'Surprised and happy': Wellington students receive NCEA exam results

Tawa College head student 2022 Cedar Porteous said she was pleased with her exam results, which she eventually hopes ...

5:25 PM  Around the country, pass rates dropped and non-attendance increased, but these Wellington students have taken results in their stride.

Covid-19: Locations of interest in the Delta outbreak - January 20

There were 10 new locations added to the Ministry of Health’s official list on Wednesday, all from the North Island. ...

5:22 PM  A Hastings gym and several Palmerston North businesses - believed to be linked to an assumed Omicron case - are amongst the latest locations of interest linked to the Covid-19 outbreak on Thursday.

Entire country to go 'red' if Omicron gets out video

20012022 News Photo. VANESSA LAURIE/STUFF Labour Party Caucus was being held at The Bungalow Coastal Retreat in ...

4:54 PM  All of New Zealand will move up the traffic light system if there is a community outbreak of the more contagious Covid-19 variant, the prime minister says.

Free guided snorkel tours of Wellington marine reserve start this Saturday

Mountains to Sea Wellington is hosting two free community snorkel excursions into the Taputeranga Marine Reserve at ...

4:41 PM  Catch a glimpse of everything from big blue moki, blue cod, wrasse and spotties, to conger eels, eagle rays, sting rays, crayfish and octopus.

Adams typifies Tongans' inner strength video

Memphis Grizzlies center Steven Adams, centre right, intervenes in a scuffle between Chicago Bulls centre Tony Bradley ...

OPINION: While we mourn with the Tongan community, let us also remind ourselves of how much of our community they intrinsically are.

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Reimagining Wellington: What could we achieve with ambition and bold leadership? video

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We wanted to spark a discussion about how to make our region more liveable, more affordable, more connected.

Bringing Wellington's streams back to life and light video

An artist's impression of a daylighted Waitangi Stream on Kent/Cambridge Terrace

Wellington has buried hundreds of kilometres of natural streams in underground pipes. But what if we brought them back to the surface?

Reimagining Wellington: How Seoul uncovered a stream and changed the central city

The excavation and rehabilitation of Cheonggye Stream in Seoul has transformed the inner city. Once an elevated highway, ...

What we can learn about one Asian capital's ambition to rehabilitate natural waterways, just like those under Wellington's streets.

Reimagining Wellington: How a London construction scheme is breaking barriers video

The UK's first female advanced scaffolder, Vicky Welch, on the job.

The UK's first female scaffolder says the job is like "watching something come to life," and she wants other women to experience that too.

Reimagining Wellington: Cities are about sharing space (including with the trees)

In 2007 a two-level residential dwelling was built right under this rātā’s crown on Victoria Street in Wellington.

Hannah Hopewell of Te Herenga Waka Victoria University on landscape-led urbanism, where the nature and people can co-exist.

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Adams typifies Tongans' inner strength video

Memphis Grizzlies center Steven Adams, centre right, intervenes in a scuffle between Chicago Bulls centre Tony Bradley ...

OPINION: While we mourn with the Tongan community, let us also remind ourselves of how much of our community they intrinsically are.

Just who closed the border? video

OPINION: But shutting off arrivals in March won’t help prevent the highly transmissible variant from breaching MIQ over the next six weeks.

Omicron: The dangers and the hope video

The little thing I couldn't get out of my head video

Culture

Valuing the visual artist’s image

An Art + Object auction. Image courtesy of Art + Object.

​​​​​​​Mark Amery welcomes the first auction house adoption of a copyright scheme asking for payment for reproduction of visual artists’ artwork

How I write: Mike Munro

Mike Munro finds the hard slog of writing generally happens in the evening.

The former journalist, political minder and a consultant has just released '1921: Rugby, Race & Empire', which looks at the first Springboks’ rugby tour of New Zealand following World War I.

Te Hikoi Toi: I hear an ancestress

Interspersed throughout are scenes that depict the interactions between the early colonisers and the indigenous peoples.

Rangimarie Sophie Jolley spends time with a contemporary masterpiece - , Lisa Reihana’s in Pursuit of Venus [infected], at Te Papa.

Professor with lifetime passion for science

Alan Kaiser in Bratislava, Slovakia, in 2012.

Alan Kaiser was known internationally for his work in condensed matter physics.

Arts events and things to do in Wellington

The Six Degrees Festival at BATS Theatre showcases emerging theatre makers.

While the sun is shining head out for some arts walks or if you're a Rolling Stones fan don't miss the Sticky Fingers concert at the Opera House.

Sport

Michael Bracewell powers Firebirds to emphatic win over Aces

Michael Bracewell has been in fine form for the Wellington Firebirds this season.

The Wellington Firebirds' demolition job of the Auckland Aces moves them to within touching distance of a spot in next week's elimination final.

New signing to debut for Phoenix after Covid setback video

Gael Sandoval, right, is poised to make his Wellington Phoenix debut against Western United on Friday night.

Coach Ufuk Talay has confirmed new signing Gael Sandoval was among the 19 players who contracted Covid-19.

Wellington Phoenix captain Alex Rufer ready to return after brush with Covid-19 video

Wellington Phoenix captain Alex Rufer fights for possession with Melbourne City forward Marco Tilio.

The All Whites midfielder is confident he can be the best version of himself when the Phoenix resume their A-League Men campaign.

Phoenix fixture clash ‘unavoidable’ video

The Wellington Phoenix men have not played since stunning Melbourne City in the FFA Cup on January 5.

The Phoenix men’s and women’s games will overlap by at least 35 minutes.

From Townsville to Wellington: Central Pulse summon former Steel title-winner video

Courtney Elliott was part of the Southern Steel grand final-winning team of 2018.

Without a contract since 2020, Courtney Elliott faced another season in a semi-professional Queensland league. Now she's bound for the capital.

business

No 'I' in Well_ngton: new sign on the capital waterfront video

Mayor Andy Foster becoming the "I" at the unveiling of the new Wellington sign on the waterfront.

A new $130,000 sign on the Wellington waterfront is designed to be "Instagram-able".

Lower Hutt's long-promised hotel taking bookings for April

09/09/21. Kevin Stent/STUFF.
In August the developer behind the controversial hotel Sebel in High St, Lower Hutt, said ...

The developer promises four-star Sebel hotel will open in Lower Hutt by April

This suburb went from ugly duckling to the biggest price jump in Wellington video

The Upper Hutt suburb of Riverstone Terraces has gone from rags to riches – at first no-one wanted to live there, now ...

In the 2000s, the developer gave away a section for free because no-one wanted to live there. Now, the suburb's house price growth has outstripped everywhere else in Wellington.

It was most expensive house sold in Wellington last year - then it was demolished video

Eleven townhouses are being built at 36 Central Terrace in the Kelburn hills.

Old money, new money. One of Wellington's oldest, most expensive houses had a wealthy history, which the development rising from its wreckage now confronts.

Ngāi Tahu invests $3 million in Sharesies

Brooke Roberts, co-founder of Sharesies, said Ngāi Tahu was a strategic partner that shared core values with the platform.

Online investment platform Sharesies has announced a $3 million investment from Ngāi Tahu Holdings in an extension of its $50 million capital raise announced in October.

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Stormwater system behind Transmission Gully delays video

A new opening date for the road will not be announced until mid-February.

A new opening date for long-awaited Wellington highway will likely be announced in mid-February, as the cause of the key roadblock is revealed.

Quirky Athfield house hits the market video

Sir Ian Athfield's distinctive architectural style provides a series of "pods" and terraces, with internal and external ...

Matt Wilson is such an Athfield fan, he once built a sleep-out modelled on one of his houses. Now he's selling an Athfield house of his own.

Pūkeko trapper gets police apology for botched community justice hearing

Evan Minton, who had a pūkeko trap destroyed by vandals.

Pest controller Evan Minton was labelled a “horrid duck killer” and had his equipment vandalised, but has been denied the chance to face the culprits.

No sign of missing Stokes Valley man

Security camera footage of Sean Murrihy taken from the Koraunui Stokes Valley Community Hub on January 13. Police are ...

Sean Murrihy has not been seen since January 13. His brother believes he may have returned to the Tararua ranges, where he loved tramping as a child.

Principal buys students' togs herself video

Linden School’s Gaylene Hill with togs and stockpiled stationery she has bought to supply to students in need.

Whether it's pens, pencils, togs, clothing or lunches - going to school doesn't come cheap, and in some cases, the costs are falling to teaching staff.

Govt decision pausing MIQ rooms won't protect from Omicron - expert video

University of Otago epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker said limiting MIQ access in two to three months’ time will ...

Epidemiologist Michael Baker says it doesn't make sense to limit rooms in March and April when preparations could be made now, others argue keeping borders shut is unsustainable.

Valuing the visual artist’s image

An Art + Object auction. Image courtesy of Art + Object.

​​​​​​​Mark Amery welcomes the first auction house adoption of a copyright scheme asking for payment for reproduction of visual artists’ artwork

Resurfacing of 25,000 square metres of Wellington Airport taxiway begins

Wellington Airport’s apron taxiway is set to undergo major reconstruction for the first time since the airport ...

The airport is also getting new ground lighting and stormwater system upgrades in the first major reconstruction since it opened in 1959.

PM kicks off another year of Covid politics video

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sits down- in her  office- with Stuff ...

ANALYSIS: Jacinda Ardern will be announcing a review of the traffic light settings today, but much larger questions loom about the Government's response to Omicron.

Mother 'broken-hearted' and lost for words at death of five-year-old boy at Hutt River

Leonidas was last seen in Ngāti Tama Park, Upper Hutt at about 5.40pm on Tuesday.

More than 100 people joined the search for Maxi Tuhou's son Leonidas after he went missing on Tuesday afternoon.

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