Howzat! Wellington fans in the stands to witness Black Caps' series triumph

From left, Laurel Smith, Rory McKenzie, Sahir Hussain and Byron Terris were ready for a bumper afternoon of ...

A relaxation in Covid-19 alert levels meant crowds could could cheer on the Black Caps to a Twenty20 series victory over traditional rivals Australia.

Live: Black Caps beat Australia in fifth T20 to win series

Tim Seifert is yet to really fire for the Black Caps against Australia in this series.

Martin Guptill's 71 sets up seven wicket win a Sky Stadium.

Person dies after Whanganui crash

A two-car crash in Whanganui early Sunday has left one person dead. (File photo)

Police are working to establish the cause of the two-car collision early Sunday.

Yuki Kihara on firsts, quarantine and the creative process

'After Tsunami Galu Afiʻ (2013) by Yuki Kihara. Kihara is New Zealand’s exhibitor for the upcoming Venice Biennale.

Fa'afafine artist Yuki Kihara is New Zealand’s representative at the next Venice Biennale.

Rare chance to set sail in historic maritime flats video

It’s every New York-loft-style daydream come true.

The scent of salt spray and shipping history comes for free with these coveted inner-city Wellington homes.

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Transmission Gully paving nears halfway point, end in sight

Paving engineer Jessa Tanner is leading the complex project.

Paving work on the long-awaited Transmission Gully highway is nearing the halfway mark, as crews push towards a September opening date.

Residents and businesses sharpen swords over Hutt cycleway trial video

Wellington European School of Martial Arts lead instructor Colin McKinstry says attendance at the school has dropped off ...

A medieval martial arts school instructor says the trial Lower Hutt cycleway has cut off his access to customers “at the knees”.

Covid-19: What might NZ look like in 2022? video

New Zealand stopped the virus in its tracks with public health measures. (File photo)

Vaccines could spell the end for the coronavirus, but new viruses will be a persistent threat. What does this mean for New Zealand?

Why is Wellington building less during a housing crisis? video

A total of 3090 new homes were consented in the greater Wellington region for the year ended January 2021.

Housing consents in Wellington city were down by 21 per cent, despite a housing shortage.

Lower Hutt cycleway project one pedal closer as it receive resource consent video

The 4.4 kilometre cycleway will run along Marine Drive in two sections, between Pt Howard and the northern end of Days ...

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry says getting resource consent for the Eastern Bays Shared Path is a step forward when it came to improving the city’s infrastructure.

The day the tsunamis hit video

A change in water colour indicates a large surge coming into Tokomaru Bay on Friday morning.

It was Graeme and Pauline Summerby's dog, Monty, that felt it first. They, along with tens of thousands of others, were rattled from their sleep at 2.30am in what would be the first scare of many during the day.

'Not heterosexual' renters twice as likely to have tenancies ended video

Finding a house can be a “Wild West” for renters from rainbow communities.

New research has exposed widespread discrimination towards rainbow communities in the rental market.

Notorious 'Battle of Manners St' riddled with myths and inaccuracies - historian

Tens of thousands of American soldiers were stationed in New Zealand during WWII and tensions flared with their Kiwi ...

Rivalries between Kiwi and US soldiers led to flare-ups, but the capital's infamous Battle of Manners St was probably two incidents, not one.

Another geyser erupts on central Wellington street video

On Friday afternoon, a pipe shot up a stream of water after roading contractors at work in Marjoribanks St in the ...

A motel’s windows are the latest victim of Wellington’s water woes after yet another unexpected geyser burst forth from a central city road when contractors accidently severed a drinking water pipe.

Anger at plant losses at Featherston restoration project

Featherston resident Adele Reilly at Lake Domain where thousands of newly planted plants have died.

The regional council is tallying up how many of the 13,000 plants are still alive after summer dry spell.

News

Four road deaths within 12 hours

Four people were killed in crashes between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. (File photo)

Buller, Whanganui, Auckland and Centerbury were the sites fatal crashes at the weekend.

E-scooter injuries cost taxpayers nearly $15 million in two years video

ACC has received more than 6000 claims in the time e-scooters have been on the streets, including soft tissue injuries, fractures and head injuries.

The Lone Wolf of Wellington

Young mum determined fiance's memory will live on

business

Red meat exports ease video

China remains a strong buyer of sheepmeat and tallow.

After a bumper year last year, meat exports appear to be returning to normal.

Aspiring home buyers granted loans they can't use video

Amy and Matt Judd,may just be about to secure their first home, but the search for a home as prices rise and rise has ...

Only one in four first home loan pre-approvals now result in home purchases.

Aged 70, he has to choose between a house and his beloved dog video

Terrance De Souza fears he won't ever again have a stable job and secure housing.

Terrance De Souza worked his whole life, now he could soon be homeless and living in a car with his dog.

Wellington: a lost city for first home buyers? video

Sophie Cherry says an entire generation is getting priced out of the housing market.

Wellington's housing prices are proving steep and "unattainable" for those trying to get onto the property ladder.

Restaurant Brands to pay $18,000 for unjustifiable dismissal

Restaurant Brands, which owns KFC, Pizza Hut, Carl’s Jr and Taco Bell, has been ordered to pay a former employee $18,000 ...

Restaurant Brands didn't tell Dilshaad Gill that it would not be supporting him until three weeks before his work visa expired.

Comment

Covid comms strategy starting to look tired video

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Emergency Management Minister Kiritapu Allan, and Dr ...

OPINION: If people are confused by the rules, the messaging needs to change.

Phenomenal Pharmac losing PR battle video

Never in its almost 30-year history has drug funding agency Pharmac been under such concerted attack as it is now, says ...

OPINION: Latest review comes as agency faces becoming so demonised that it will lose its social licence.

Policing by consent is not 'woke' video

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Police commissioner Andrew Coster faced a Select Committee ‘grilling’, ...

OPINION: A social contract between Māori and police is essential for a fair and peaceful society.

Country still not ready for tsunami threats

Despite the tsunami alert, this guy was on the water in Christchurch yesterday.

Some didn't heed advice to get away from coasts.

Defending Scott Base video

Scott Base, Antarctica, with a steaming Mt Erebus in the background. Antarctica NZ has asked for $250 million to rebuild ...

She's creaky but done us proud

Culture

Yuki Kihara on firsts, quarantine and the creative process

'After Tsunami Galu Afiʻ (2013) by Yuki Kihara. Kihara is New Zealand’s exhibitor for the upcoming Venice Biennale.

Fa'afafine artist Yuki Kihara is New Zealand’s representative at the next Venice Biennale.

Artists' creativity stitch aspects of lives together

Installation images at Jhana Miller Gallery of Caroline McQuarrie’s exhibition The New Sun.

In this week’s Te Hīkoi Toi, Arihia Latham looks at some outstanding Wellington artists bringing many threads of their creative practice together.

Arts events in the Wellington region, March 5-7

The Wooden Box are playing at Days Bay on Sunday.

We may be in alert level 2 but there are still things to do around the region this weekend.

'Explore the Brain' throws light on dark subject

As dark as it is, Lydia Peckham delights the audience with her exceptional clowning, stunning digital cinema and music ...

An average daily screen time of five hours, adds up to 20 years of life living through a phone.

Mix of poetry, prose and rather a lot of exposition

Hideto Ambiguous is obviously a talented performer and writer, there are some beautiful and impactful lines but the ...

Performing on a bare, black stage Hideto Ambiguous shifts from character to character, miming and shifting in a high-energy performance.

Capital Life

Howzat! Wellington fans in the stands to witness Black Caps' series triumph

From left, Laurel Smith, Rory McKenzie, Sahir Hussain and Byron Terris were ready for a bumper afternoon of ...

A relaxation in Covid-19 alert levels meant crowds could could cheer on the Black Caps to a Twenty20 series victory over traditional rivals Australia.

Holocaust survivor's life of tolerance

A favourite family portrait of Inge Wook taken in the late 1960s. Inge Woolf dedicated her later life to educating ...

Inge Woolf fled discrimination, and was determined others would learn the lessons.

Artists' creativity stitch aspects of lives together

Installation images at Jhana Miller Gallery of Caroline McQuarrie’s exhibition The New Sun.

In this week’s Te Hīkoi Toi, Arihia Latham looks at some outstanding Wellington artists bringing many threads of their creative practice together.

The architect and the age gap

Communications adviser Moerangi Vercoe and architect Roger Walker have been together for 14 years.

Roger Walker and Moerangi Vercoe have 26 years between them and don't live together. They make a great team.

Arts events in the Wellington region, March 5-7

The Wooden Box are playing at Days Bay on Sunday.

We may be in alert level 2 but there are still things to do around the region this weekend.

Sport

Red-hot Phoenix earn back-to-back victories video

Phoenix midfielder Reno Piscopo opened the scoring with a sensational individual goal.

Sporting a red and white kit, a tribute to hosts Wollongong, the Phoenix produced their most clinical performance of the season to thump Glory 3-0.

Super Rugby: Winless Hurricanes look to 2020 after Crusaders lesson video

Crusaders wings Sevu Reece, left, and Leicester Fainga’anuku make a try-saving tackle on Hurricane Jackson Garden-Bachop ...

Down but not out, the 0-2 Hurricanes don't need to dig deep into their memory banks to know their season isn't a lost cause.

Howzat! Wellington fans in the stands to witness Black Caps' series triumph

From left, Laurel Smith, Rory McKenzie, Sahir Hussain and Byron Terris were ready for a bumper afternoon of ...

A relaxation in Covid-19 alert levels meant crowds could could cheer on the Black Caps to a Twenty20 series victory over traditional rivals Australia.

Crusaders dispatch Hurricanes with bonus point win in Christchurch video

Crusaders Richie Mo’unga, left, and Codie Taylor celebrate a first half try against the Hurricanes in Christchurch on Sunday.

Reigning champion Crusaders outscore Hurricanes five tries to two in emphatic win.

Another horror batting show sees White Ferns swept by England in T20 series video

White Ferns captain Sophie Devine is trapped lbw by England’s Katherine Brunt in a horror start to the run chase.

Senior batters again go missing and it only gets tougher with Australia about to cross the Tasman.

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