Nostalgics and movie buffs rejoice: DVD fundraiser for old-school video store video

Movie lovers rummage through boxes at Aro Video’s DVD Fair, held at the Aro Valley Community Hall on Saturday, and Jimi ...

4:31 PM  Locals arrived in droves to support the fundraiser, which could help Wellington stalwart Aro Video stay alive by launching online streaming.

Local art gives Wellington building sites and empty shop windows a facelift

The Love Local: City Artwork campaign is brightening the central city, and first to be adorned is the fencing on Harris ...

The Love Local: City Artwork campaign will use artworks by Xoë Hall, Miriama Grace-Smith, and Gina Kiel to add vibrancy to areas mid-revamp.

Traces of Covid-19 found in wastewater in Wellington video

The Ministry of Health is urging anyone with Covid-19 symptoms to get a test, especially those who live in Wellington. ...

Two weak positive results in the water are likely due to recently recovered cases shedding the virus.

Fishermen make it to shore after 5am capsize off Wairarapa coast

The Wellington fishing boat capsized about 15 nautical miles off Cape Palliser.

The broken mayday call came in at 5am. By 7.30am, the four crew had safely made it to shore.

New Zealanders living with cystic fibrosis wait for 'life-changing' drug video

Reese Robertson, an 18-year-old university student, has cystic fibrosis.

Reese and Ed both have cystic fibrosis, but only one of them can think about their future.

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Portrait awards warm our city with the faces of tūpuna

Finalist Huirohutu Meha Elkington’s painting ‘’Waiāio Ngā Mōrehu Elkington’’.

Award judges pour through 128 entries to select 50 for Kīngi Tūheitia Pōtatau Te Wherowhero VII Portraiture Awards.

Young people's arts festival developed in Porirua

Porirua will be getting its own youth Arts Festival in 2022, after the city had a successful programme during the 2020 ...

The festival has recieved funding through the Creative and Cultral Events Incubator fund

Artists to council: Slow down the restructure of our city's cultural taonga video

Major names in the arts world have come together to ask for widened consultation on a restructure proposal which would ...

Prominent figures in the arts world are calling on Wellington City Council and Experience Wellington to slow down a proposal to restructure cultural institutions.

Wellington could soon get new five-star hotel, supermarket in the inner city video

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Significant buildings in Wellington - private and 
public - are still empty, ...

The Amora Hotel and the Reading Cinema complex have been empty for years because of earthquake issues.

Nurses at breaking point ahead of plan to strike

Porirua nurse Angela Crespin is ready to strike over poor pay and conditions.

A Porirua nurse has described how she has to ration patient care in short-staffed shifts.

Wellington - Walking Dead to land of the living video

The James Smith carpark building, at the end of a lane next to the Opera House. The building is part of a shabby-looking ...

Empty shops and buildings litter inner-city Wellington. Anti-social behaviour and crime lurk in its shadows. But there are signs the capital is set to rise once more.

Speech sheds light on new dawn of race relations in Aotearoa/ New Zealand video

Tawa College student Lucia Bernards delivering her award-winning speech at the Race Unity Speech awards.

Lucia Bernards won the Race Unity Speech awards. Read her inspiring words here.

Rugby player who kicked opponent in head now sidelined for season after appeal

A Wellington rugby player has been suspended for 12 weeks after his penalty for kicking an opponent was appealed.

A sportsman who was suspended for five weeks after he gave another player "one big boot to the head" is now off the field for the rest of the season.

Wellington set to have its first Rainbow communities advisory group video

Wellington City Council’s newest advisory group, the Rainbow Communities advisory group, will have its first meeting in ...

The Rainbow communities advisory group will provide feedback on Wellington City Council's policy development and before votes.

Wellington City Council chief operating officer resigns after less than a year

Wellington City Council’s chief operating officer, Claire Richardson, has resigned. (File photo)

The departure of Claire Richardson follows that of the council's housing development manager John McDonald.

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What Covid-19 in our sewage means video

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5:19 PM  Covid-19 has been detected in Wellington’s wastewater. So should we be concerned?

Long Term plan submitters support the redevelopment of the Foxton Pool

The Horowhenua District Council heard from people who submitted on its Long Term Plan on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as part of its public consultation.

Queer, pirate-themed romantic comedy marks company's theatre debut

On Battle of Boulcott Farm anniversary, Lower Hutt deputy mayor tries to have Māori remembered video

business

Whakatāne mill workers feeling mixed about mill rescue video

Whakatāne's tourism has already been hard hit by Covid and the Whakaari/White Island eruption in December 2019.

An international consortium is in talks to rescue the mill from closure next month.

56 jobs disestablished, 11 redundancies – and more could come video

Hutt City Council chief executive Jo Miller says a restructure, which saw 11 people opt for redundancy, was a necessary ...

The Hutt City Council's chief executive says a recent restructure was necessary to keep the council relevant and fit for purpose.

New pay offer for Wellington bus drivers video

Tramways Union secretary Kevin O’Sullivan said the new offer was “completely unrecognisable” compared to the previous ...

Two weeks of heated negotiations between NZ Bus and bus drivers’ union Tramways have ended with a new pay proposal being put on the table.

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.

This section sat vacant for 60 years. It just sold for over $1 million video

This section in Johnsonville – 78 Fraser Avenue – sat vacant and unused for 60 years. It recently sold for slightly more ...

An undeveloped, unmarked section in Wellington has sold for $1.03 million. "It's absolutely insane," says the listing agent.

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Letter from the DomPost Editor: Why local government reporting matters

Anna Fifield, editor of The Dominion Post

Inside the Wellington newsroom, where we are holding the Wellington City Council to account.

There's more to ancestry than mere DNA video

The fruit salad of someone’s DNA does not necessarily define their identity, writes Khylee Quince. (File photo)

OPINION: Spitting in a test tube can be fun, but it doesn't tell the whole story of connection and identity.

Negotiating the Treaty relationship

Rawiri Waititi and Debbie Ngarewa-Packer say a rebalanced partnership will be good for the whole country.

OPINION: A partnership can embody separate systems. The question is how far to go before the partnership unravels.

A relaxed regime for iconic landscapes video

The high country of New Zealand deserves to be labelled iconic.

OPINION: Do we need tougher consequences for breaches of environmental rules?

Ending injustice key to Israel's future

Smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza City on Thursday.

OPINION: Peace and security will come only once Israel starts viewing Palestinians not as a demographic threat, but as equals in every way.

Culture

Nostalgics and movie buffs rejoice: DVD fundraiser for old-school video store video

Movie lovers rummage through boxes at Aro Video’s DVD Fair, held at the Aro Valley Community Hall on Saturday, and Jimi ...

Locals arrived in droves to support the fundraiser, which could help Wellington stalwart Aro Video stay alive by launching online streaming.

Local art gives Wellington building sites and empty shop windows a facelift

The Love Local: City Artwork campaign is brightening the central city, and first to be adorned is the fencing on Harris ...

The Love Local: City Artwork campaign will use artworks by Xoë Hall, Miriama Grace-Smith, and Gina Kiel to add vibrancy to areas mid-revamp.

Fantastique: Beautiful touches but just a touch too controlled

Holly Mathieson conducting the NZSO at the MIchael Fowler Centre in Wellington on May 14 for the concert Fantastique

Symphonie Fantastique: From the outset Holly Mathieson conducted with total crystalline clarity and control.

Queer, pirate-themed romantic comedy marks company's theatre debut

New Wellington based theatre company Comedy Gold has announced its debut show, When Booty Calls.

New theatre company is hoping for 'comedy gold' with a queer, pirate-themed slapstick romantic-comedy.

The art of Flying Nun - 40 years of weird video

Hellzappopin! The Art of Flying Nun exhibition, including this distinctive artwork from the album cover of the Gordons, ...

Indie label's anniversary art exhibition is being boycotted by one of its best known musicians.

Capital Life

Nostalgics and movie buffs rejoice: DVD fundraiser for old-school video store video

Movie lovers rummage through boxes at Aro Video’s DVD Fair, held at the Aro Valley Community Hall on Saturday, and Jimi ...

Locals arrived in droves to support the fundraiser, which could help Wellington stalwart Aro Video stay alive by launching online streaming.

Local art gives Wellington building sites and empty shop windows a facelift

The Love Local: City Artwork campaign is brightening the central city, and first to be adorned is the fencing on Harris ...

The Love Local: City Artwork campaign will use artworks by Xoë Hall, Miriama Grace-Smith, and Gina Kiel to add vibrancy to areas mid-revamp.

Fantastique: Beautiful touches but just a touch too controlled

Holly Mathieson conducting the NZSO at the MIchael Fowler Centre in Wellington on May 14 for the concert Fantastique

Symphonie Fantastique: From the outset Holly Mathieson conducted with total crystalline clarity and control.

Portrait awards warm our city with the faces of tūpuna

Finalist Huirohutu Meha Elkington’s painting ‘’Waiāio Ngā Mōrehu Elkington’’.

Award judges pour through 128 entries to select 50 for Kīngi Tūheitia Pōtatau Te Wherowhero VII Portraiture Awards.

On Battle of Boulcott Farm anniversary, Lower Hutt deputy mayor tries to have Māori remembered video

Tui Lewis is driving a move to address the accuracy of a Lower Hutt war memorial commemorating a battle fought in 1846.

The memorial makes no mention of the Māori killed in the 1846 Battle of Boulcott's Farm

Sport

Steel hold on for win after Taneisha Fifita ordered off

Steel wing attack Shannon Saunders drives through court against the Pulse on Sunday.

Steel goal keep sent to sideline for two minutes for repeated infringing, but it doesn't matter as southerners hold on to win.

First bidder steps up for second NRL franchise in NZ video

The Southern Orcas logo from the 2005 NRL bid.

Former NZRL chairman resuscitates Wellington-based Southern Orcas bid after NRL indicate they want a second Kiwi team in 2026.

Teams rack up a cricket score at SCG as Hurricanes beat Waratahs video

Hurricanes fullback Jordie Barrett strolls across for a try against the Waratahs.

Hurricanes open their account in a stunning tryfest, as both sides combine for a century of points.

Wellington Phoenix star struck down by injury ahead of clash with league leaders video

Phoenix captain Ulises Davila will miss Sunday’s game through injury.

Phoenix suffer major injury blow with captain Ulises Davila set to miss the next few games with a hamstring strain.

Hurricanes homecoming: Former All Blacks strongman signs on in Wellington video

Former All Blacks prop Owen Franks will be reunited with Dane Coles, right, at the Hurricanes next year.

The 108-test prop will join a former Crusaders team-mate in bolstering the Canes' tight-five next year.

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