The 'boutique hotel' with a no-gang-patch sign video

The Post Hotel in central Porirua has had a change of direction, sparking concerns about crime and police callouts.

9:52 AM  A central city Porirua hotel cops criticism after switching to emergency accommodation.

Coronavirus: Balancing border rules with personal responsibility video

A security guard stationed at the Stamford Plaza Hotel in Auckland, from where a 32-year-old man with Covid-19 fled on ...

With police being stationed in border hotels, will quarantining Kiwis accept tighter restrictions sparked by Covid-19 case's 70-minute dash?

Two years on and Petone to Grenada highway stuck in concrete video

Transport Minister Phil Twyford said no funding was available for the highway to be redesigned.

The long-awaited highway project has been left to gather dust since 2018.

Welly's billion dollar quake proofing mission video

A major pedestrian access to Wellington's Civic Square has been closed alongside the library due to earthquake safety ...

About 600 buildings in the capital need to be strengthened, and owners are feeling the pinch.

Chilly temperatures, fine weather on the way video

Cloud formations as the winter sun goes down. (File photo)

The worst of the cold blast has mostly passed but some overnight temperatures are lingering down close to 0C.

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It's a city of 46,000, but there's no place to sit a driving licence video

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Benjamin Prince, 18, is looking at getting his 
learner licence soon but will be ...

Benjamin Prince, 18, plans on getting a learner licence which he hopes will open the doors to independence and employment, but his home town has no testing centre.

Controversial Shelly Bay project pitched for 'shovel-ready' funding video

The lawyer for Sir Peter Jackson, right, has written to Government ministers imploring them to reject the application. ...

The $500m redevelopment proposal is the subject of two legal cases and a pending city council vote.

Children's creations brought to life through chocolate competition video

Small batches of the flavours will be made and the winner will be chosen by a panel of judges (file photo).

Five children will have their drawings and chocolate flavour creations brought to life at the Wellington Chocolate Factory.

Casualty of Havelock North gastro outbreak pleased with funding video

April Singh, a mother of eight, says it is her strong spirit and children that have kept her going over the past four years.

Since drinking the water in 2016, April Singh still can't stand for long periods of time, hold a pen or use a keyboard.

Wellington City Councillor 'disappointed' in MP's comments

Wellington City Councillor Diane Calvert says she is “disappointed” in Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson’s comments ...

Diane Calvert said the government could do more to help councils with their housing stock

Coronavirus: Exercising restraint - why Wellington isn't hosting more returning Kiwis video

Returness from Korea arrive at Wellington's Grand Mercure for their 14-day isolation period.

It has an international airport, major hospital and quality hotels, so why aren't capital hotels becoming border facilities?

Cannabis policing 'worst waste of taxpayer money', former PM Helen Clark says video

Former PM Helen Clark said the status quo of cannabis prohibition “is not acceptable”.

“This is not a referendum about whether cannabis should be available, it is already available. It’s about putting controls around it."

Police called to robbery in Paraparaumu pub

Police have responded to reports of a robbery in Paraparaumu. FILE

Reports of police cars screaming through town to scene on Kāpiti Coast.

Prolific scammer given 'one last chance'

Hall obtained the BNZ credit card details from a woman. Over 24 hours he charged $4437 to the card.

Jake Hall is out of prison, against the wishes of Police, and a District Court judge.

Man who filmed guests with camera in shampoo bottle out on parole

Tony Greathead filmed guests as they showered at his Hastings homestay.

Tony Greathead filmed naked guests at his homestay.

News

Freshwater exemptions for vegetables criticised video

Lake Horowhenua, pictured in December, suffers from extremely poor health due to urban and rural pollution.

A National MP says granting exemptions to new freshwater standards shows the rules are not fit for purpose.

Upper Hutt exhibition combines painting, sculpture and sound

An exhibition combining intricately-carved taonga pūoro, luminous paintings and a soundscape is on display through Matariki.

Harbourmaster looks for owner of 'unloved' yacht

Rabbits and laxatives: neighbours at war

business

Lockdown spurs home renovation bonanza video

Jeremy Wyn-Harris of builderscrack.co.nz says ads for renovation work have jumped dramatically.

Builderscrack says there was a near-30 per cent jump in work posted on its website in June.

Smiths City to open new store

Smiths City has had a volatile first six months of 2020, but chief executive Tony Allison is excited about the new store ...

Struggling retailer picks up high profile site in Lower Hutt, and says it could open more stores.

With winter and Covid-19 The Salvation Army's foodbank is in more demand video

Manager Tessa Reardon stocks shelves at The Salvation Army’s Foodbank in Wellington.

Volunteers, staff, donations, and people needing help all come through the doors daily, and demand is only going up.

Organ concerts on hold after crash

Two trucks have been lent by Paul Ewing of Ewing Poultry in Nelson, and Ewing is fronting the cost for some of the repairs.

A series of free, contactless organ concerts for the elderly is on the line, after the truck ran into low branches on Raroa Cres.

Shopping street turns eco-warrior

Jackson St in Petone offers a huge range of shopping and eating options. (File photo.)

Jackson St in Petone is trying to be the most sustainable street in New Zealand, thanks to its own eco-programme.

Comment

Harry Potter and the death eaters of Twitter

After facing a social media backlash for her comments about trans women, Rowling has now joined other prominent authors ...

OPINION: The "cancelling" of JK Rowling is forcing millennials to cope with their first big fall of a full-blown hero.

No surprises in Rio Tinto move video

Tiwai Point Smelter

EDITORIAL: Tiwai point's closure was a long time coming

Boag role puts Nats' regrowth on hold video

Hamish Walker and Michelle Boag.

OPINION: There were tell-tale signs that the party stalwart was losing her grip.

A warning against internalising inferiority video

Donna Miles-Mojab writes that a friend was exposed at an early age to the “white racial frame” and “in a way became her ...

OPINION: During her marriage, my friend, in her zeal to prove her equal worth, had decided to become more European than Europeans themselves.

The Covid-19 leak exposes National's lack of discipline video

National Party leader Todd Muller had no choice but to ask the party board to remove Hamish Walker.

New Zealanders were horrified by a National MP's leak of personal Covid-19 details.

Culture

Upper Hutt exhibition combines painting, sculpture and sound

Ngā Hau Ngākau runs at Expressions Whirinaki in Upper Hutt to early September.

An exhibition combining intricately-carved taonga pūoro, luminous paintings and a soundscape is on display through Matariki.

Brit seeks long-lost relatives in New Zealand

Brits Rosemary and Ron Carter died within two weeks of each other in 2009, leaving behind three daughters who are now ...

Marie Young's parents answered an ad in the Great Yarmouth Mercury 40 years ago, which led to a family reunion. Now, she's giving it a go.

Top drag queen forced home by Covid-19 video

Felicity Frockaccino: close-up and fabulous.

When the drag scene crashed, Shay Evans returned from Sydney to smalltown NZ.

Free concert webisode series to celebrate Matariki

Composer Troy Kingi helped work on the online web series.

Myth, music, song and storytelling will be brought together for an upcoming series of interactive webisodes to celebrate Matariki.

Hundreds gather in Wellington for Black Trans Lives Matter march video

Tammie Crystal and Chinwe Akomah outside Parliament after Saturday’s Black Trans Lives Matter march.

Murdered black trans woman Merci Mack’s name was said underneath Parliament on Saturday.

Capital Life

Upper Hutt exhibition combines painting, sculpture and sound

Ngā Hau Ngākau runs at Expressions Whirinaki in Upper Hutt to early September.

An exhibition combining intricately-carved taonga pūoro, luminous paintings and a soundscape is on display through Matariki.

Harbourmaster looks for owner of 'unloved' yacht

If no-one is able to prove they own the yacht, it will be declared abandoned and, owing to its age and unloved ...

A lonesome yacht on Wellington Harbour will be sailing to the scrapheap if its owner cannot be found.

It's a city of 46,000, but there's no place to sit a driving licence video

07072020 Photo: ROSS GIBLIN/STUFF 
Benjamin Prince, 18, is looking at getting his 
learner licence soon but will be ...

Benjamin Prince, 18, plans on getting a learner licence which he hopes will open the doors to independence and employment, but his home town has no testing centre.

Children's creations brought to life through chocolate competition video

Small batches of the flavours will be made and the winner will be chosen by a panel of judges (file photo).

Five children will have their drawings and chocolate flavour creations brought to life at the Wellington Chocolate Factory.

Wellington City Councillor 'disappointed' in MP's comments

Wellington City Councillor Diane Calvert says she is “disappointed” in Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson’s comments ...

Diane Calvert said the government could do more to help councils with their housing stock

Sport

Hurricanes CEO: No hard feelings with Carlos Spencer in 'very difficult time' video

Hurricanes CEO Avan Lee addresses media in March when Super Rugby looked a distant dream in 2020.

Players, coaches and staff in limbo as they await details of new competition.

Pulse prodigy Tiana Metuarau only just getting started video

Central Pulse attacker Tiana Metuarau made her 50th ANZ Premiership appearance last weekend.

Teenage attacker has already brought up 50 ANZ Premiership caps and is enjoying grabbing opportunities with both hands.

Lomax on league star dad's advice: 'some things you wouldn't get away with' video

Tyrel Lomax played a solitary test against Japan in 2018 and is destined for plenty more.

Hurricanes prop hailed as future All Blacks regular as star men spark turnaround in form.

Live: Hurricanes v Highlanders

After notching their first win of the competition against the Chiefs last weekend, the Hurricanes will be looking to go ...

All you need to know about the upcoming Super Rugby Aotearoa clash.

Canes praise improved attitude video

Hurricanes coach Jason Holland praised an improved attitude for his side’s win over the Chiefs.

Step up in mindset the key to beating Chiefs, says Hurricanes coach Jason Holland.

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