'Tragic reality' for NZ seabirds

This year's Bird of the Year champion the Hoiho is just one of 145 seabird species in New Zealand affected by fishing ...

Bycatch of precious seabirds hasn't reduced in 10 years says Forest & Bird.

Nancy Brunning farewelled video

Multi-talented artist, Nancy Brunning was farewelled at Raukawa Marae on Wednesday.

 The changes came thick and fast in the script for the actor's funeral service, but in the end she remained the heart and soul of the story.

No rainbow for controversial clocktower video

The official Carterton clocktower colour schemes put out to public vote.

In a town famous for electing the world's first transgender mayor, a rainbow clocktower was a bridge too far

Midwives' pleas for help 'fobbed off'

A midwife speaks to the crowd gathered for a meeting about maternity services in the Hutt Valley.

Concern that more Hutt Hospital midwives will resign, despite CEO's assurances.

How much is a councillor worth?

Wellington City councillor Malcolm Sparrow says his and councillors' 11 per cent pay rise is too steep.

City councillor says he and fellow councillors don't deserve an 11 per cent pay increase

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Still no plans for Civic Square video

Wellington's Civic Square has been hit hard by the closure of several buildings. (File photo)

Heart of Wellington still little more than a murmur two years after its demise was scolded in a consultant's report.

Cellphone beats parking ticket video

Dave Finlay won a battle over a parking ticket using his smarts and a smartphone.

He's "not hi-tech", but his careful cellphone tactics helped him defeat a parking ticket.

Hefty pay rise for councillors

Wellington mayor Andy Foster says he opted for a flat structure for councillors when it came to remuneration.

One of the first things the newly formed Wellington City Council will do is vote in pay rises for everyone around the table.

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Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Westpac Stadium wants your help in choosing the top athletes and moments of the past 20 years.

Prisoners' sandwiches plastic waste

Prisons are churning through about 15 kilometres of plastic wrap every day to wrap sandwiches for prisoners. (Stock image)

That's 4680 kilometres of plastic a year to wrap two sandwiches, six days a week for prisoners.

Fishing 'bulldozing' our oceans

The Government announced in September it will increase bottom trawling for orange roughy.

They're scraping the floor clean says Greenpeace oceans campaigner Jessica Desmond.

The nuances of organ donation

Associate health minister Peeni Henare says a potential donor's family has the "absolute right" to decline donation.

An 'opt-out' system may seem a simple fix to donation rates but there are many other factors to consider.

Three kids rescued from blaze

Five pump trucks, an aerial platform and a command truck have been dispatched to fight the fire at Cannons Creek. (file ...

Bystanders helped children out of a burning house in Porirua.

Hutt maternity 'appropriately staffed' over Christmas video

Hutt Valley District Health Board is trying to fill five midwifery vacancies.

A year after an external review flagged 'severe staff shortage' and days after fiery public meeting, DHB is still allaying concerns.

Restaurateurs don't want witch hunt video

Saluté restaurant co-owner Ken Miller says Greytown has been very inclusive on the whole.

A town with the nickname 'Gaytown' was accused on social media as having homophobic locals.

News

BSA eyeing auto-play videos

Most on-demand content is excluded as it is a transmission on the demand of a particular person for reception only by ...

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has made a play to regulate auto-play videos and social media livestreaming.

Farmers fear loss of millions

A slip from August is hitting Waikura Valley farmers in the pocket during one of their most lucrative seasons.

Gangs warned over gun amnesty

Comments appropriate says doctor

business

Earthquake claim tally

The repair of the NZ Post building in Waterloo Quay is largely completed and the building is 82 per cent leased to ...

Property company Argosy's earthquake claims top $60m, much of that for the big NZ Post building in Wellington.

Straight heirs only for Tucker

A judge has found conditions in a will were too "uncertain" to stand. (File photo)

Granddad's attempt at homemade condition on his will is overturned in court.

Want to live at Sylvia Park?

Artist's impression of new expansion at Sylvia Park, Auckland. It will be called The Galleria.

New Zealand's biggest mall is set to expand with a 140-room hotel, apartments and more shops.

Fewer customers buying more booze video

After reviewing Cacace's petition the Justice Committee found the Act was in need of amendment as it was unlikely ...

Licencing laws have led to fewer customers buying more booze, which is a "stupid situation", business owner says.

Earthquake protection costs

An artist's impression of a new five level building with base-isolation to be developed by Willis Bond on Site 9 on ...

New buildings in Wellington with earthquake protection technologies are tipped to command record rents.

Comment

Education experts should take note

Quizzes are about prizes and bragging rights, but a new survey has raised concerns about New Zealanders' general knowledge.

OPINION: It's more than just a quiz; it's about our kids' ability to survive in a changing world.

Designs on your life

The ladder is a venerable thing, says Joe Bennett, who at 19 thought nothing of climbing 30 feet up. These days, he ...

OPINION: At 19 saving face was more important than saving life. Now Joe Bennett knows differently.

What men need they need desperately

Donald Pettitt says he has interviewed more than 1200 men who have sought the help of the Canterbury Men's Centre, and ...

OPINION: The 19th of November is a big day for those whose job is caring for men.

Let's keep Wellington motionless

Give us a couple of years to agree an action plan, and we can have this year's birthday tea in 2022. (File photo)

OPINION: Action is overrated. Better to keep consulting for a few more years yet.

Politicians must take back control

The importance of local democracy should be promoted by local politicians, not by council officers, argue Andy Asquith ...

OPINION: Local body elections are too important to be left in the hands of unelected officials.

Culture

Duo celebrates Gujarati cooking

The cover art of the book shows Shobha "passing on" her knowledge in the form of spices to Keryn.

A mother's dream to pass on family recipes has resulted in a beautiful cookbook.

What's On in Porirua and Kāpiti

Porirua Sing Your Lungs Out: a fun community choir for people with chronic lung disease and other chronic conditions. ...

Check out what's happening in your area.

Artist gives back to free ambulance

Blenheim-based Michael Ponder, seen here at the exhibition opening, has joined forces with his brother to raise money, ...

After a dash to hospital earlier this year, Richard Ponder of Rona Gallery is giving back to the ambulance service that came to his rescue.

Margaret Atwood to tour NZ

Canadian author Margaret Atwood will tour New Zealand in 2020.

Canadian author Margaret Atwood announced on her 80th birthday that she will tour NZ in February.

A play to send us all to hell

"Uma Lava" starring Goretti Chadwick, Anapela Polata'ivao, and Mario Faumui, will open for the first time worldwide on ...

From award-winning playwright Victor Rodger comes the world premiere of Uma Lava.

Capital Life

New cafe is a Doozy

Doozy Coffee is Upper Hutt’s answer to a friendly, vibrant and easily accessible coffee shop.

The new Park Street shop is committed to working with other local companies.

Duo celebrates Gujarati cooking

The cover art of the book shows Shobha "passing on" her knowledge in the form of spices to Keryn.

A mother's dream to pass on family recipes has resulted in a beautiful cookbook.

Artist gives back to free ambulance

Blenheim-based Michael Ponder, seen here at the exhibition opening, has joined forces with his brother to raise money, ...

After a dash to hospital earlier this year, Richard Ponder of Rona Gallery is giving back to the ambulance service that came to his rescue.

A play to send us all to hell

"Uma Lava" starring Goretti Chadwick, Anapela Polata'ivao, and Mario Faumui, will open for the first time worldwide on ...

From award-winning playwright Victor Rodger comes the world premiere of Uma Lava.

Alice panto perfect family fare

Natasha McAllister (Alice) and Tweedle Dee (Susie Berry) and Tweedle Dum (Andrew Paterson) in Alice in Wonderland The ...

It's the perfect mix - kids will love the costumes and antics, their parents the clever non-PC jokes

Sport

Nix sure win just around the corner

Phoenix midfielder Cameron Devlin vies for possession with Victory's Adama Traore.

Wellington are the only team in the A-League without a win, but Cameron Devlin is confident that will change on Saturday.

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Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Westpac Stadium wants your help in choosing the top athletes and moments of the past 20 years.

Mackay shines in 100th match

Canterbury's Frances Mackay is congratulated after dismissing Northern's Eimear Richardson in their women's one-day ...

Canterbury allrounder celebrates milestone outing with memorable performance.

Moments away from Man City debut

Manchester City's David Ball celebrates after scoring in the FA Youth Cup final.

The Phoenix striker was asked by City's manager to get stripped and ready, but Carlos Tevez wanted to play on.

Phoenix want All Whites held back

New Zealand forward Callum McCowatt evades Ireland's Conor Hourihane,

The All Whites play Lithuania six days before Wellington's next match against Brisbane Roar.

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