Unwell man charged over axe attack keeps suppression

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A man has been charged after an axe attack on WellingtonÕs Parliament buildings, which ...

6 min ago  A man who alleged took an axe to Parliament may have a defence of insanity.

Councillors and staff at odds again following comments on housing crisis

A Wellington City Council blueprint to create an extra 12,000 homes over the next 30 years would result in the removal ...

18 min ago  Wellington City councillor Rebecca Matthews has shot down comments made by chief city planner Liam Hodgetts about the capital's housing crisis.

New Zealand ranked best for response to Covid-19 pandemic video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at a post-cabinet briefing on Covid-19 with the director-general of health Dr Ashley ...

Out of nearly 100 countries, New Zealand has been ranked the best at responding to the Covid-19 outbreak, according to a study done by Sydney's Lowy Institute.

Plimmerton floods: Council admits community has lost faith over stormwater failures video

Firth Street residents clean up after the November floods.

“Why has it taken a flood like this to get the council to listen to us?," Plimmerton residents ask two months after devastating flash floods.

Wellington housing advocate up sticks for 'dynamic and changing' Auckland

Wellington housing affordability advocate Isla Stewart has moved to Auckland, where she is earning more money and paying ...

She's earning more money, and paying less rent.

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Power surge sees 'un-disinfected wastewater' discharged for 11 hours

“Un-disinfected wastewater” was discharged from Porirua Wastewater Treatment Plant for 11 hours last week.

Wellington Water's unhappy it took Veolia 36 hours to notify it of the incident. By then, hundreds had been surfing and swimming at nearby Tītahi Bay, Porirua.

EQC shake-up for apartment owners video

Apartment owners will benefit from EQC changes.

The Government plans to increase the number of buildings eligible for full EQC cover.

Three's a crowd: Paraparaumu, Marlborough, Geraldine Lotto players split $1m prize

Three Lotto players have split Wednesday’s $1 million first division prize.

Three people – from Paraparaumu, Marlborough and Geraldine – shared Wednesday's Lotto First Division haul.

Kiwi thriller amongst 10 terrific movies set for Sundance video

Judas and the Messiah, Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street and Life in a Day 2020 are among the most hotly ...

Wellington-shot adaptation of Owen Marshall’s award-winning short story set to debut alongside a doco on Sesame Street and Ben Wheatley's latest.

Elderly man dies after boat capsizes, surviving man swims 400m to shore

A Westpac helicopter dropped someone at the scene between Days Bay and Sunshine Bay on Sunday afternoon.

The two friends had been fishing in Wellington's Days Bay when their boat began taking on water.

Targeting 'beach culture' of illegal driving on beaches and in resort towns

Riversdale Beach Surf Lifesaving Club makes sure all of its drivers follow the rules in their vehicles that go on the ...

A father says his family has learned their lesson following an overloaded quad accident on a Wairarapa beach recently.

Team of 5 million could be jabbed in just six months: Hipkins video

The AstraZeneca vaccine, developed with Oxford University, has been beset with production issues, which could have an ...

Covid-19 Response Minister says international supply issues of AstraZeneca vaccine won't neccessarily hold up NZ's roll out.

Turn green thumbs into cash video

Think you could make a space look this lush and inviting? This might be the job for you.

Calling all green thumbs: Here's the perfect job to put your skills and talents with indoor plants to work.

Rents soar after Covid-19 freeze ends video

There is always the risk of not getting tenants, falling rents, poor developments, cost over-runs and unforeseen risks.

After the freeze was lifted, New Zealand had the largest monthly rent increase in recorded history.

Thousands wake up to earthquakes near Wellington and New Plymouth video

According to Geonet’s website, the 4.3 magnitude earthquake was felt at 6.29am on Wednesday.

The biggest was a 4.3 magnitude earthquake felt at 6.29am, 30 kilometres north-west of Levin.

News

Trial elected for musician on sex charges

Ropiha failed to show up for his trial, then pleaded guilty shortly before the rescheduled trial was to begin. (File photo)

10:37 AM  A new charge of sexual violation with a new complainant has been laid against a Wellington musician.

Forestry death in Wairarapa

10:22 AM  Worksafe is investigating the death of a forestry worker in Masterton on Tuesday evening.

Two injured after car rolls at beach

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The shipping problem everyone's passing on to the next port video

Stranded seafarers are getting increasing desperate. Photo from the ‘Still at Sea’ photo competition run by the ...

Pressure is mounting on governments around the world to avert a crisis so bad seafarers are injuring themselves so shipping firms will be forced to whisk them back home.

Job ad asks applicants to clean up after 'annoying little kids'

Laughalots Playland in Porirua copped a backlash on Facebook for a “poor taste” job ad.

Porirua business owner doesn't regret the 'somewhat tongue-in-cheek' wording, despite ad being roasted by parents on Facebook.

'Courthouse' judged worth $500k video

The property has ben sold to a Carterton local who plans to live in the property.

The gavel fell on a record price for the historic one-bed property in the Wairarapa.

Are we game for a new billion-dollar industry? video

PikPok has created games downloaded more than 350 million times around the globe, and it is soon to release its latest ...

The country’s gaming sector could be a billion-dollar industry, with Wellington a major player in that success.

Porirua housing development gets green light from independent panel

The proposed Plimmerton Farm development could house as many as 2000 new homes should it get the Environment Minister’s ...

Fate of Plimmerton Farm now lies with Environment Minister, after submissions against the plan, which would create 2000 new homes, fail to sway panel.

Comment

National's state of the nation only stirs up apathy video

National Party leader Judith Collins has an uphill battle ahead of her.

National is talking, but is anyone listening?

Ban the pokies and greyhounds video

Heather Cunningham is happy with the way Greyhound racing is conducted in New Zealand (file photo)

OPINION: There's no reason to wait. Greyhound racing exerts cruelty on the competitors and fans. The pokies gobble cash from our communities.

One wedding ring to rule them all

This year, 31 to 38 per cent of all families with dependent children will be headed by single parents.

OPINION: When it comes to finding a rental, sometimes a lie really is the best thing.

Time to get rid of another unwanted family

The stuff of Joe Bennett’s youthful nightmares – cabbage.

OPINION: I and other sophisticates would huddle over smelling salts at the end of the football field, nibbling charcoal biscuits and reciting poetry.

Our increasingly combustible country

Fire crews battle a vegetation fire in Redcliffs, Christchurch, on Monday afternoon.

EDITORIAL: Once again, the heat is on.

Culture

Putting culture in the political pipeline

If you imagine roads or pipework made more sculptural than effectual (like the work of Yona Lee, here at City Gallery in ...

Curator and researcher Sophie Jerram looks at why more of our political leaders should be artists.

Cable car tunnel to be earthquake strengthened video

There is no set date for the work to take place, but the resource application asked for a 10-year window, with the ...

An assessment has shown severe damage to the walls and partial collapse of the tunnel are possible in a moderate to severe earthquake.

Wiggles only applied for visas last week video

The Wiggles are still hopeful their New Zealand tour will go ahead.

Simon Bridges said "visa delays" could ruin the Wiggles' NZ tour. Immigration NZ say the band only applied for their visas last week.

Mural livens up wall in Karori

It was a long day of work for Keehwa Hong as she made a start on a new mural near Karori Pool.

From walking and mountain biking to the wildlife at Zealandia, Karori residents value the outdoors, a sentiment reflected in a new mural on Donald St.

Te Papa treasures: Asian New Zealanders' winning posters

Te Papa curator Grace Gassin with Chloe Or​'s winning poster.

A series of anti-racism posters from just three months ago form part of the contemporary collections of Asian New Zealand histories.

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Putting culture in the political pipeline

If you imagine roads or pipework made more sculptural than effectual (like the work of Yona Lee, here at City Gallery in ...

Curator and researcher Sophie Jerram looks at why more of our political leaders should be artists.

Cable car tunnel to be earthquake strengthened video

There is no set date for the work to take place, but the resource application asked for a 10-year window, with the ...

An assessment has shown severe damage to the walls and partial collapse of the tunnel are possible in a moderate to severe earthquake.

Woman who has lost 75 kilos looking forward to ocean swim

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Lisa McGrath (pictured) is entering an ocean swim event later this month

Sharks, broken arm and weight loss surgery prepare woman for ocean swim.

From sublime to skody - bagging 58 huts in a year video

Accessing the remote Carkeek Hut is described as the equivalent of going to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back up, ...

Visiting every Tararua Range hut in 12 months was already ambitious. But then came lockdown.

Grand old house for sale in Mount Victoria after years sitting empty

Number 105 Brougham St has been empty for years, and now it’s on the market for the first time in over 6 decades.

Complete with ballroom and a stage, seven bedrooms, and a huge garden, the house has sat empty for years, but is listed with an RV of $2,550,000.

Sport

Winless Phoenix seek improvements at both ends after disappointing defeat video

Phoenix players Ben Waine, right, and Joshua Laws rue a missed opportunity during their 2-1 defeat to the Jets.

Phoenix captain refuses to use team's lack of home advantage as an excuse, but admits they must be more clinical if they want to snap their winless run.

Tom Blundell plunders as Firebirds on brink of repeat Basin Reserve final video

Tom Blundell hit stride with the bat to guide home a Firebirds victory at the Basin Reserve (file photo).

Test opener fired when needed after team-mate's horror injury, to help pip Canterbury at the post.

Amy Satterthwaite dominates as Magicians upset frontrunning Blaze in Wellington video

Amy Satterthwaite continued her dominant season with the bat (file photo).

Canterbury removed Sophie Devine cheaply, and fellow White Ferns star seized her chance.

Phoenix still searching for first win video

Valentino Yuel of the Jets scores past Wellington Phoenix defender Joshua Laws' attempted challenge.

The Phoenix remain winless in 2021 after slumping to a toothless 2-1 defeat to wooden spoon favourites, the Newcastle Jets.

Ben Sears leads Firebirds to comfortable win video

File photo: Ben Sears, pictured playing for Wellington in 2018, snared 4-21 against the Otago Volts on Sunday.

No Jimmy Neesham, no problem for the reigning champion Wellington Firebirds against the Otago Volts.

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