Measles at Dylan Moran comedy show

Regional Public Health issued a measles warning after a person at the show had the virus.

If you were at the Dylan Moran comedy show or some city supermarkets last week, check your immunisation.

New mayor wants library repaired

Council will be briefed on the Wellington Central Library  and Civic Square before Christmas.

The cost of repairing the Central Library could stretch into the tens of millions, but new mayor Andy Foster says Civic Square is "where it should stay".

SAS passes buck to Minister video

Retired Colonel Jim Blackwell was questioned by the Operation Burnham inquiry at a public hearing in Wellington on Tuesday.

An SAS commander says he informed the Defence Minister at the time about possible civilian deaths during a 2010 raid.

Penguins 'living on a plastic beach'

Little blue penguin/kororā have a declining population in New Zealand.

There's more plastic than sand, and kororā are trapped in plastic, swallowing it, and hoarding it.

Report into spending released

The report into Mike Tana's petrol-card spending has been released.

Mike Tana had previously refused to release the report, but had maintained its findings cleared him.

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New mayor's plans for capital

Foster is opposed to the proposed $330 million Wellington Airport runway extension. (File photo)

New Wellington Mayor Andy Foster has not given up hope of a movie museum for the capital.

PM throws Justin Lester under the bus video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern threw failed Labour mayoral candidate Justin Lester under a Wellington bus by declaring he ...

It's bad enough to lose the Wellington mayoralty, but even worse when your party leader says you ran as an independent.

Flu vaccine study seeks 600 children video

Hundreds of pregnant Wellington women could help develop a universal flu vaccine, which could save lives.

Hundreds of pregnant Wellington women could help develop a universal flu vaccine.

Surprise, it's Peter Jackson

Foster was first elected to the Wellington City Council in 1992.

How a surprise meeting with Sir Peter Jackson set the course for Andy Foster's major mayoralty upset.

Understaffing 'puts patients at risk' video

CCDHB registered nurse vacancies have nearly doubled since May.

CCDHB's registered nurse vacancies have nearly doubled since May.

Campbell Barry action plan video

Barry says he is committed to treating the Naenae pool "with urgency" and ensuring local residents are part of the ...

New Lower Hutt mayor Campbell Barry enoys cricket and travelling.

DHB found to have breached woman's rights

A woman went to an emergency department with weakness in her face, arm and leg but poor communication saw her condition ...

A woman went to an emergency department with weakness in her face, arm and leg but poor communication saw her condition deteriorate.

Rates, harbour clean-up in sights of new mayor

Porirua's new mayor Anita Baker at Plimmerton Beach. Cleaning up the city's harbour, and upgrading stormwater systems ...

New Porirua mayor says 'let's see what we can trim' as she looks to suppress rates increases.

Two-horse race for regional council chair

Daran Ponter is widely tipped to become Greater Wellington Regional Council's new chairperson. (File photo)

Returning councillors Daran Ponter and Roger Blakeley reportedly in two-way battle for GWRC chair role.

Tana concedes Porirua mayoralty

Mike Tana has conceded the Porirua mayoralty and congratulated new mayor Anita Baker.

Tana called new mayor Anita Baker on Monday morning.

local body elections

Tawa residents grill mayoral hopefuls video

Andy Foster says council doesn't have the power to make any ruling on 5G

Wellington's Mayoral candidates have had weeks of hearing each other's lines on buses, tunnels, and getting the city moving but Tawa residents still had questions for them.

Arts centre of mayoral debate video

Mayor Justin Lester likened the move of  film productions to Auckland to earlier moves of head offices out of Wellington.

With Lord of the Rings, once synonymous with Wellywood heading north, what can the capital do better to make sure it doesn't lose out on the "next big thing".

'Please care enough to not trust them'

The mayoral candidates for the 2019 Porirua council elections, from left, Anita Baker, Mike Tana, Mike Duncan, Izzy ...

OPINION: The Porirua Chamber of Commerce mayoral debate: mannequins, stuck pages and caring enough to not trust anyone.

Meet the HBRC candidates

HBRC

Hawke's Bay Regional Council candidates explain why they're standing, and how they will address the region's water issues.

Wellington 'a bit stuck' video

Jenny Condie says there's a feeling Wellington "is a bit stuck".

Spats over big projects from transport to convention centres dominated a hotly fought mayoral debate between five candidates.

News

Drunk driver won't be deported video

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway said he allowed a repeat drunk driver to remain in  New Zealand because they ...

The Government granted residency to a recidivist drink driver, as deporting them would breach the international convention against torture.

Hastings building at risk of collapse

A building in Hastings is in danger of collapsing and has been cordoned off from pedestrians and nearby traffic.

Sounds Air cans Napier/Blenheim

Call for new laws to 'hammer gangs'

business

A green way to invest

Argosy is targeting a 6 Green Star Built rating for the redevelopment of 8-14 Willis Street in the Wellington CBD.

A New Zealand property company is looking for investors to support the "greening" of its properties.

Abusive director must pay costs - court

Nathan Sanders' behaviour was found to have been abusive in the conduct of a High Court case. (File photo)

Company director's conduct was nothing short of abusive, judge says.

Karam's storage biz for sale

Long-time David Bain advocate Joe Karam is selling his storage business in Marton.

Long-time David Bain advocate Joe Karam has turned an agricultural building into a self-storage business.

How big is the housing shortage?

A Colliers International report raises questions about whether Auckland's housing shortage is as bad as previously thought.

Census 2018 reveals population growth lower than what was predicted so do we still need a lot of extra homes?

Time to sell commercial property?

Auckland prime office buildings have been most attractive to international investors.

Investors have mega dollars to buy commercial property but not enough vendors are willing to sell, a new report says.

Comment

Will 'Christchurch Call' be enough?

Mourners outside the synagogue in Halle, Germany, two days after a shooting left two people dead on October 11, as a ...

OPINION: One estimate says there are at least 150 smaller 'takedown-resistant' online platforms catering to far right groups and ideologies.

Red cards for city mayors

Newly crowned Wellington mayor Andy Foster receives the phone call from Wellington City Council CEO Kevin Lavery ...

OPINION: Off you go, the voters told them. Now let's look forward to the next three years.

Here's to dim thinking

Quietly does it . . .

OPINION: Oases for overstimulated times are welcome.

Guilty until proven innocent

Profiling of applicants from particular parts of the world is regularly done right at the outset, says Darius

OPINION: Little sign of Government's well-being approach when it comes to reuniting migrant families.

Inside a candidate's mind

Quin was spurred into putting his name forward when the names he'd hoped to see entering did not eventuate.

OPINION: What if I win? All those meetings! Then sensible campaign manager brain interjected.

Culture

New mayor wants library repaired

Council will be briefed on the Wellington Central Library  and Civic Square before Christmas.

The cost of repairing the Central Library could stretch into the tens of millions, but new mayor Andy Foster says Civic Square is "where it should stay".

Bjork and ballet for NZ composer

In Bjork: All is Love, the Blackbird Ensemble pay homage to the Icelandic singer.

Between ballet and Bjork, composer Claire Cowan is being kept on her toes.

Cock raw, witty and intense

Simon Leary, left, and Jack Buchanan's relationship as John and M is put under the microscope in Cock.

Stripped back - no scenery, props or mime - Cock mimics the real-life rhythm of daily interactions and fights between people who love each other.

Dive deep to the Mermaidens

Mermaidens singer Gussie Larkin at the Others Way Festival in Auckland in August.

It's easy to be swept away on a genre-defying ocean of dreamy pop and shark-gnawed post-punk with the latest stream of musical consciousness from the Kiwi band Mermaidens.

Trumpet playing like no other

Renowned Swedish trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger's playing in the concerto 'Aerial' "was to hear startling playing of a ...

Frankenstein!! was an evening's entertainment on a grand scale that deserved a much larger audience.

Capital Life

Guide to help with trapping video

At the launch of  A Practical Guide to Trapping are, from left, Michelle Bridge, Jo Macpherson, Minister of Conservation ...

A how-to trapping guide for beginners and experts has been released by DOC.

Woman runs 200th marathon at 70

Chris Leahy,left,  with friends Charlotte and Anne at the finish of the Tauranga marathon in September.

Hutt Valley resident Chris Leahy, 70, just completed her 200th marathon for a perfect track record.

Stalkers' reign of terror

Victims of stalking are frustrated by the implicit messages being given to perpetrators by the lack of action over minor ...

Thalia's ex began threatening suicide. Then, she woke up to find him in her bed.

Bjork and ballet for NZ composer

In Bjork: All is Love, the Blackbird Ensemble pay homage to the Icelandic singer.

Between ballet and Bjork, composer Claire Cowan is being kept on her toes.

Cock raw, witty and intense

Simon Leary, left, and Jack Buchanan's relationship as John and M is put under the microscope in Cock.

Stripped back - no scenery, props or mime - Cock mimics the real-life rhythm of daily interactions and fights between people who love each other.

Sport

Phoenix sure the goals will come

Phoenix forward Callum McCowatt vies for possession with Western defender Josh Risdon.

Callum McCowatt doesn't think it will take long for the Phoenix to find their finishing touch.

Woman runs 200th marathon at 70

Chris Leahy,left,  with friends Charlotte and Anne at the finish of the Tauranga marathon in September.

Hutt Valley resident Chris Leahy, 70, just completed her 200th marathon for a perfect track record.

Phoenix lack cutting edge up front

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 13: Coach Ufuk Talay of the Phoenix talks to his players during the Round 1 A-League ...

Wellington Phoenix's lacklustre A-League season opener highlighted their need for a proven goal-scorer.

Durante jeered then cheered on return

Andrew Durante applauds Yellow Fever on his way off the pitch.

He was booed every time he touched the ball but Phoenix fans did eventually pay tribute to returning captain Andrew Durante.

Rudan has last laugh

Western striker Besart Berisha celebrates after scoring in the first half.

Phoenix lose season opener against Mark Rudan's Western United.

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