Catholic Church investigating claim boys prostituted video

At a Royal Commission of Inquiry into abuse in care hearing on Tuesday, Keith Wiffin alleged children from a Lower Hutt ...

3:36 PM  The Church is calling on anyone with information on the matter to come forward after allegations involving a Lower Hutt boys' home.

Code of conduct investigation into Wellington mayor Andy Foster cost ratepayers almost $32,000 video

The code of conduct investigation into Wellington mayor Andy Foster cost ratepayers almost $32,000. (File photo)

The investigation was called for by councillor Jenny Condie after Foster tried to share private information with her before a vote on the planned Shelly Bay development.

Govt announces $170m for early childhood pay parity video

Hipkins said services would have to ensure funding went to teacher salary before receiving it.

The move has been welcomed by the sector, which says it will directly benefit New Zealand's youngest learners.

Wellington man accused of bigamy to go on trial in July

A man accused of bigamy and fraud appeared in the Porirua District Court on Wednesday.

A man who was allegedly married to two women at the same time will go on trial in front of a judge on July 26 at Porirua District Court.

The rancour of 'Wellington Silly Council' takes a personal toll video

Andy Foster in his Terrace office soon after his

Wellington City councillors open up on job stress: "I have gone home and I have cried."

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Crime writer Kathy Reichs brings work experience to her thrillers

Forensic anthropologist and author Kathy Reichs.

Forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs brings her own dramatic work experience to her blockbuster thrillers.

Digital tool shows obstacles rangatahi face and potential for opportunities video

The tool can be accessed online or on a phone app. (File photo)

A new digital tool that shows a snapshot of how young people in Aotearoa live provides the chance to make a change.

Allegations state care boys were prostituted out to Catholic Church officials video

Keith Wiffin experienced sexual abuse at Epuni boys’ home and has previously presented evidence to the Royal Commission ...

A survivor sharing evidence at the Royal Commission Inquiry claims the practice took place in Hutt Valley, with children from Epuni boys' home.

New data shows arts sector faring far better than forecast post-lockdown video

In-person concerts – like this one of Six60’s last month at Eden Park in Auckland – and engagement in other live ...

Kiwis are set to ramp up their engagement with the arts, despite initial concerns of plummeting interest at the start of the pandemic.

Upper Hutt residents urge councillors to nix proposed land swap with developer

The Silverstream Spur land, seen from County Lane looking across Fergusson Dr.

Locals have made sure their views on a controversial land-swap plan have been heard loud and clear in discussions about the city’s future direction.

'Vile racial slurs' before fight at Wellington club rugby match — club chair

The chair of Wellington's Marist St Pats rugby club says players were subjected to “repeated vile racial slurs” on ...

Rival rugby clubs allege players and spectators were racially, verbally and physically abused in an on-field fight described by a witness as the worst he's seen.

Hawke's Bay Hospital's new record - 188 ED presentations in 24 hours

Hawke’s Bay Hospital had to put off surgeries as 188 people presented at its Emergency Department on Monday

Elective surgeries were postponed as the majority of the Emergency Department presentations were serious medical conditions.

Three people hospitalised after crash in Kelburn, Wellington

Fire and Emergency New Zealand have been called out to a sulphuric acid leak at Tasman Tanning in Washdyke. (File)

A crash involving a car and a van on Glen and Upland roads left debris 'all over the road' on Tuesday morning.

Resident wants out of 'unsafe' Strathmore flats

Resident Lisa Morunga says the police visit the Nuku St flats ‘‘every other day’’.

Residents of the Nuku St flats were told to stay indoors by police after a man was attacked with an axe and a knife on Monday night.

Broken down truck cleared from Remutaka Hill road

A truck was obstructing traffic north of the summit of Remutaka Hill.

Traffic has returned to normal after a truck blocking lanes was cleared from State Highway 2.

News

Kevin, phone home. Your dad left you money

Tom Hodgson wanted his long-lost son to share in his estate. (File photo)

18 min ago  A long-lost brother has a share of $320,000, if only he can be found.

Waka Kotahi facts wrong, says HB mayor video

2:44 PM  Agency says lower speed limit will only add 41 seconds to trip, but council says that "doesn’t bare any resemblance to the true impacts of the proposal".

Police investigate after stranger approaches child at bus stop

Woman made to take medication by court

business

New programme by Creative HQ offers cash and mentorship to climate innovators

Creative HQ is offering up to ten teams $20,000 and a 12-week mentorship programme to foster climate strategy ideas.

Up to 10 teams will get $20,000 and 12 weeks of mentorship as part of the new Climate Response Accelerator programme by Creative HQ.

Russian billionaire sues Kiwi-based website

John Bowie says the emails are protected by journalistic privilege. (File photo from 2003)

Law news publisher fights legal action by billionaire who sold Californian mansion to Meghan and Harry.

Major revamp proposed for key route into Wellington as part of transport intiative video

The proposed removal of angle parks on Throndon Quay to increase cyclist safety is expected to be a sticking point for ...

Planners are hoping to ease congestion and increase safety on one of the main arteries into the capital as part of the much maligned Let’s Get Wellington Moving transport initiative.

Marina expansion follows big spike in berth inquiries video

Seaview Marina in Lower Hutt is planning to add up to 77 new berths to keep up with demand.

Cashed-up boat buyers unable to travel are thought to be behind a spike in demand, which has resulted in a million-dollar expansion at a Lower Hutt marina.

Capital shakes it up at national bartender competition video

Winner Alex Vowles in action at the Highball NZ Bartender of the Year competition.

A two-hour written exam, a blind whisky tasting, and a cocktail-making round inspired by lockdown challenged constestants over the two-day competiton.

Comment

Govt right to target gangs with firearms bans, but is it overshooting?

Police Minister Poto Williams and Minister of Justice Kris Faafoi announce the next steps in the Government’s commitment ...

OPINION: Keeping weapons away from "high risk'' individuals is an attractive goal, but the methodology and scope of the Government's plans need close attention.

Longing for the dodgems of my youth

“There will always be things that bring out the happy worst of us. And the best of those things were the dodgems,” ...

OPINION: Dodgems were cartoon cars, the shape and colour of clown’s shoes.

Let's extend MMP into local elections

Barely four out of 10 eligible voters cast ballots in the 2019 local body elections, Peter Neilson writes, about half ...

OPINION: In Auckland the council can only borrow three times its income yet its voters are borrowing seven times their average income to buy a house.

Kill off the younger replacement model of dating

The usual office response to news of a celebrity split “played out like clockwork when Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce ...

OPINION: And above all, we need to stop playing young women and old women off against each other.

Motherhood in manacles? Oh hell no.

Women are being forced to give birth and feed their newborn babies in handcuffs

OPINION: Appalling accounts of women handcuffed for childbirth demand independent inquiry.

Culture

Crime writer Kathy Reichs brings work experience to her thrillers

Forensic anthropologist and author Kathy Reichs.

Forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs brings her own dramatic work experience to her blockbuster thrillers.

New data shows arts sector faring far better than forecast post-lockdown video

In-person concerts – like this one of Six60’s last month at Eden Park in Auckland – and engagement in other live ...

Kiwis are set to ramp up their engagement with the arts, despite initial concerns of plummeting interest at the start of the pandemic.

The artists behind Aotearoa's Covid-19 vaccination campaign

Wellington-based illustrator Jem Yoshioka with a digital billboard at Lower Hutt’s Queensgate. The billboard features ...

As the next wave of public health messaging to do with the vaccine roll-out is released, Kiwis are receiving art along with immunisation information.

Arts listings in the Wellington region from May 10-13

Wellington comic Chris Parker will MC the first heat of the Raw Comedy Quest battle at San Fran this Feb.

Ballet and comedy are some of the top picks for this week.

'Another Mammal' rich with ideas and depth

Jo Randerson has written an abstract, familiar yet mythical piece, grounded in the characters of Y (Anya Tate-Manning) ...

Leave your ideas about traditional storytelling at the door, and enjoy the wild ride of ideas, emotions and laughter.

Capital Life

New programme by Creative HQ offers cash and mentorship to climate innovators

Creative HQ is offering up to ten teams $20,000 and a 12-week mentorship programme to foster climate strategy ideas.

Up to 10 teams will get $20,000 and 12 weeks of mentorship as part of the new Climate Response Accelerator programme by Creative HQ.

Free-range employees good for wellbeing and business

Tash Pieterse works as a wellbeing and Human Resources consultant for businesses and as a coach for professionals.

A business coach says companies should trust staff to find spaces that work for them.

Crime writer Kathy Reichs brings work experience to her thrillers

Forensic anthropologist and author Kathy Reichs.

Forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs brings her own dramatic work experience to her blockbuster thrillers.

Major revamp proposed for key route into Wellington as part of transport intiative video

The proposed removal of angle parks on Throndon Quay to increase cyclist safety is expected to be a sticking point for ...

Planners are hoping to ease congestion and increase safety on one of the main arteries into the capital as part of the much maligned Let’s Get Wellington Moving transport initiative.

Wellington bus company trialling hydrogen engine add-on to reduce emissions

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Transdev is trialling a new device which could reduce diesel engine emissions by as much as 80 per cent.

Sport

Peter Umaga-Jensen gets Hurricanes 12 as Ngani Laumape omitted for Sydney trip video

Peter Umaga-Jensen shifts in one spot to second five-eighth for the Hurricanes against the Waratahs on Friday.

Team management insist the decision to rest Laumape was made before he confirmed his future in France.

'Win some, lose some': Hurricanes farewell Laumape for nearly triple his money video

Ngani Laumape will farewell the Hurricanes next month for a lucrative deal in France.

Fringe All Black had to weigh his test ambitions with a near seven-figure offer in France.

'Vile racial slurs' before fight at Wellington club rugby match — club chair

The chair of Wellington's Marist St Pats rugby club says players were subjected to “repeated vile racial slurs” on ...

Rival rugby clubs allege players and spectators were racially, verbally and physically abused in an on-field fight described by a witness as the worst he's seen.

TJ Perenara blocked from immediate Hurricanes return unless injury hits video

TJ Perenara is returning to Hurricanes training but can’t slot straight back into the team.

Canes' favourite son will be back in Wellington soon, and available, but Super Rugby rules could delay his comeback.

Central Pulse blown away by Northern Mystics after third quarter meltdown video

Grace Nweke scored a game-high 51 goals to lead the Mystics to their first-ever win over the Pulse in Wellington.

The Mystics outscored the Pulse 22-8 in the third quarter to clinch their first-ever win in Wellington during the ANZ Premiership era.

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