New deputy mayor 'signals change'

Three-term councillor Tui Lewis has been announced as Hutt City's new deputy mayor. She says she wants to be part of a ...

2 min ago  The three-term councillor is excited to be part of a fresh team.

The mercurial Kiwi voter video

Wellington City's new mayor Andy Foster is confident he can have a productive relationship with his largely centre-left ...

5:51 PM  Who ended up around the council table might have had more to do with who voters wanted out than who they wanted in, a political researcher says.

Firefighters, public 'at risk' video

Thorndon senior station officer Mike Thomason said it had taken a lot for him to get to a level where he felt ...

5:38 PM  They say the proposed restructure could put firefighters and the public in danger.

Train issues in capital

Trains to the Kapiti Coast have been impacted following a power outage on Monday.

5:31 PM  Train services in Wellington have been disrupted due to a power issue.

Meth sentencing guidelines redrawn video

Meth offenders were being "over-sentenced" under the old regime, some lawyers said. (File photo)

5:13 PM  Court of Appeal injects flexibility into punishment for drug dealing menace.

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Notorious killer made to attend court video

Steve Williams in the Wellington High Court in 2004 for sentencing for the murder of Coral-Ellen Burrows.

A judge has ordered notorious killer Steve Williams to attend court in person - for his own good.

Trial over cannabis club

Dakta Green opened his cannabis club in Mt Victoria, Wellington.

Jury trial sought by cannabis campaigners after police undercover operation at club.

Road clear after crash on SH2

Motorists experienced significant delays as the crash blocked a southbound lane between Petone and Ngauranga.

The crash caused significant delays on Monday morning.

NZ Post 'not good enough' video

The firms that ran the local body elections say New  Zealand Post has to do better next time.

"My wife has got voting papers, why haven't I?" one of many complaints.

Monuments, memories, men of action

The Captain Cook statue in Victoria Square, Christchurch, honoured 'a man of strong character'.

A look back at the celebration of Captain Cook in 1969 shows how much has changed in NZ in five decades.

Deja-brew for craft beer winner

Fork & Brewer has won champion small brewery for the second year running. Their beers are brewed by head (and only) ...

Fork & Brewer ale-wizard Kelly Ryan has won the title of champion small brewery for the second year running.

We're losing our surf clubs

Matt Warren looks at the damaged concrete boat launching ramp at Paekākāriki Surf Life Saving Club.

National surf life saving manager predicts cost of fighting coastal erosion will force many clubs to shut up shop.

Silver for NZ hip-hop crew

The Company NZ, a Wellington based dance organisation in Kilbirnie, has won a Silver Medal at the World Hip Hop Unite ...

Out of 26 countries, a local hip-hop crew is bringing home silver from the World Hip Hop Unite Dance Championship.

'Asset recycling' on Foster's agenda

Andy Foster has already discussed some spending cuts.

Selling shares in airport discussed with Wellington City councillors as they prepare to be sworn in.

Councillor rouses discussion on sleeper trains video

Newly elected Greater Wellington Regional Councillor Thomas Nash is keen to see the overnight sleeper Wellington to ...

First Thomas Nash wants to fix Wellington's buses, then he wants to reinstate the overnight sleeper train between Wellington and Auckland.

local body elections

Early problem for capital's new mayor video

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster wants to bring forward construction of an extra Mt Victoria tunnel, but most of his new ...

Wellington mayor Andy Foster wants to expedite the Mt Victoria tunnel project, but most of his councillors don't.

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.

Can Foster wrangle the Left?

Andy Foster takes the phone call telling him he has won  the Wellington mayoralty from Justin Lester.

Wellington voted in a young, left-leaning council and a centre-right mayor. It is now up to Andy Foster to wrangle them.

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.

Wellington's winds of change video

Foster says he'll get on the phone to Phil Twyford to renegotiate parts of Let's Get Wellington Moving.

ANALYSIS: Three cities, three new mayors. What will the changing of the guard bring and how did we get here?

News

Storm before the warm

Snow is expected to fall to 400m in Central Otago on Tuesday evening and 300m further north to Kaikōura.

5:10 PM  Snow, rain and plummeting temperatures are forecast in the lead up to a clear long weekend.

Rebel without regrets

4:29 PM  It has been a mayoralty defined by disharmony and obstinacy. But Michael Feyen is proud he did it his way.

Humanitarian to be laid to rest in Porirua

Sea-level rise to cost $19 billion video

business

McDonald's puts a stop to Mac Burglar

Laundry Bar on Cuba St launched a vegan version of McDonald's Big Mac but the Wellington business has been sent a cease ...

Wellington bar told to stop using McDonald's-esque words and take down Hamburglar-inspired video.

Property hijack denied

The case involves allegations relating to a property in Parnell, just east of Auckland's CBD.

High-rise "corporate crash pad" developer accused of upmarket suburb mortgage scam says it's not fraud.

Overseas appointees don't represent us

New Treasury Secretary Caralee McLiesh is an Australian recruit, replacing a predecessor from Britain.

OPINION: People in our top jobs need to have an emotional stake in New Zealand.

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.

Comment

Who knows how I'll feel then?

"... the life and death of Lecretia Seales - pictured here with husband Matt Vickers in 2004 - was the dealmaker for ...

OPINION: Death, like luck, travels in waves. Death's waves seem to be peaking around me at the moment.

Adrenaline yields to pleasure of dominance

The fact the Irish had twice beaten the All Blacks in recent encounters heightened the sense of anticipation ahead of ...

OPINION: Impressive, All Blacks. Now bring on a close game.

Comedy cuts aren't funny

Radio and TV broadcaster Jesse Mulligan had an accident on his bicycle.

OPINION: MediaWorks' woes are sad, but its comedians have long enjoyed a cosy setup.

Beware of DNA health tests by ancestry companies

Get a clinician to interpret DNA screening results.

OPINION: Serious limitations in these genetic tests.

Will Faafoi save the media?

Our media is in a crisis. But Kris Faafoi would need the public onside to truly save it.

OPINION: Our media is in a crisis. But Kris Faafoi would need the public onside to truly save it.

Culture

Drax Project's summer tour

Drax Project will headline five holiday hot spot shows this summer.

Wellington jazz-pop band Drax Project will headline five holiday hot spot shows this summer.

Spine-tingling sounds from Orchestra Wellington

Orchestra Wellington conductor Marc Taddei.

Great confidence in performance of American 20th century modern Romantics.

'Ugly' Kiwi machine gun a rare find video

Most of the 1500 Charlton Automatic Rifles made in New Zealand during World War II were destroyed in a fire. Fewer than ...

A rare example of Kiwi wartime ingenuity will go on public display after spending decades hidden away in a safe.

Uncovering the secrets of wine

Jim Harre has judged wines around the world, including for the New World Wine Awards.

A wine masterclass was meant to give me an insight on wine - did it help?

Jamie Oliver's loss, events space gained video

The hall will be available for hire as an events space, catering for up to 300 guests.

Public Trust Hall was meant to be a restaurant. Now, it is a venue for hire.

Capital Life

Deja-brew for craft beer winner

Fork & Brewer has won champion small brewery for the second year running. Their beers are brewed by head (and only) ...

Fork & Brewer ale-wizard Kelly Ryan has won the title of champion small brewery for the second year running.

The ideal Te Papa boss video

2772018 Photo: ROSA WOODS/STUFF
Generic, Te Papa, Wellington, Waterfront, Museum of New Zealand.

The museum needs a new chief executive. But what qualities should it be looking for?

'Beekeeping is a thinking person's game'

Max Freshwater and his siblings all have their own beekeeping suits.

Eva Durrant took up beekeeping when she retired. Her bees make 90kg of honey a year.

Life and love in a caravan

Marisa Schuler, left, and Bree Graczyk bonded over many things, and concern over their environmental impact was one of them.

US native Bree Graczyk and Swiss-born Marisa Schuler are fans of tiny houses, sharing life and love in a 13sqm caravan.

Uncovering the secrets of wine

Jim Harre has judged wines around the world, including for the New World Wine Awards.

A wine masterclass was meant to give me an insight on wine - did it help?

Sport

Final execution costs Phoenix

Phoenix players Callum McCowatt and Jaushua Sotirio rue a near miss.

The introduction of marquee striker Gary Hooper cannot come soon enough.

Recap: Wellington v Canterbury

Wellington forward Teariki Ben-Nicholas is tackled by Canterbury centre Braydon Ennor at Westpac Stadium.

Lions books spot in Mitre 10 Cup Premiership final against Tasman with 30-19 win at Westpac Stadium.

Recap: Hawke’s Bay v Otago

Hawke's Bay's Pouri Rakete-Stones slips a tackle to score a try against Otago at Napier's McLean Park.

Magpies secure spot in Championship final with thrilling overtime win over Otago in Napier.

Phoenix have inside knowledge on opposition

Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay returns to face his former club, Sydney FC.

Ufuk Talay believes his season with Sydney FC gives the Phoenix an advantage ahead of their showdown with the champions.

From NZ to Bayern Munich

Sarpreet Singh landed a dream move to Bayern Munich in June.

Kiwi football star Sarpreet Singh still on cloud nine four months after joining German giants Bayern Munich.

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