Not a lot of love for 'Captain Pugwash' flag video

On Monday, Wellington city councillor Nicola Young said revived usage of the Wellington flag and coat of arms could help ...

Wellingtonians have had some strong reactions to the idea of bringing back a little known, 1960s-designed flag as the symbol of the city.

Bike theft database called for video

Davide Conti, an enthusiastic mountainbiker, says a nationwide database would help break down the market for stolen bikes.

See how quickly brazen thieves are stealing valuable bikes in inner city Wellington

How school changes will affect you

Here's what the Government plans to do with schools and how it affects you.

Zoning, disputes, boards of trustees, principals and equality, here's what the Government's plans will mean.

Weapons found in cars video

A sawn-off .22 rifle similar to this was found during a routine stop in Masterton in the weekend.

Shotguns, rifles and pistols were discovered by police in a series of incidents

Details needed, schools say

Minister of Education Chris Hipkins answers some questions around the new 'Tomorrows Schools' education reform.

The education sector is feeling positive about a proposal to overhaul the country's education system but 'the devil is in the detail', educators warn.

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Massive school shake-up

The changes to the education system are the biggest to be made in several decades.

Schools will lose the power to set their own enrolment zones in the biggest education reform package in 30 years.

Rush to alert family to fire

Residents of the Taita home were not aware their home as ablaze, a neighbour said.

Children spotted fire when they were bouncing on a trampoline in the backyard.

Missing Masterton man

Siaumau Lote Telea of Masterton hasn't been seen since November 5.

The restaurant worker's disappearance was "out of character".

Time to revive the Wellington flag?

Councillor Nicola Young says revived usage of the Wellington flag and coat of arms could help foster a sense of "civic ...

Some Wellington City Councillors want the Wellington flag flying again.

Te Papa Museum's damaged items video

In August, the Finale: Bouquet installation at Te Papa was damaged twice by children and in September, a woman fell ...

Te Papa spokeswoman Kate Camp says most of the damage to museum items is an honest accident by visitors.

What the Fawkes

Scrub fire at Anzac Park caused by wayward fireworks display in Palmerston North.

OPINION: A dog's-eye view of Flying Noisy Scary Gun Thing Night.

Wellington hit with rain and landslip

Wellingtonians travelling on State Highway 2 experienced delays on Monday following a slip at Horokiwi.

Fine weather ahead for Wellington after a torrential day on Monday.

House fire put out in Taita

Firefighters were called to a large house fire in Taita on Monday night.

Firefighters have put out a large blaze at a house in Taita.

Conference 4 Climate held in Wellington

Climate activist and recently-elected councillor Sophie Handford spoke at the conference, saying the people who've done ...

A public-led approach could fight climate change in a new way.

Technology tackles breast cancer video

Bette Cosgrove, centre, with daughters Johanna, left, and Brit in the NopeSisters breast cancer awareness t-shirts, ...

More than 600 women die from breast cancer each year - could AI tech reduce that number?

News

What's On in Porirua and Kāpiti

Alpaca Farm Walk: Cantharis Alpacas offers pre-arranged guided farm walks with beautiful views over the majestic ​Kāpiti ...

Check out what's happening near you.

'Obnoxious' terror law slammed

Heated criticism from the Privacy Commissioner who says police will likely use proposed law as an easy option.

First home co-ownership pays off

Mayors 'ashamed' of health statistics

business

Legendary Wellington gig flat up for sale

The Riddiford family has owned 13-15 Garrett St since 1983.

It was the kind of place you could bump into Ben "Blanket Man" Hana in the lounge having a cup of tea, and the birthplace of the band So So Modern.

150-year-old hotel on block

Briarwood is a historic home and income package.

Greytown's Briarwood was built in the decade the New Zealand Wars ended.

Dunedin's Wests business for sale

Alf Loretan has been running the business since 2007.

The Dunedin-based company has been trading for more than 140 years.

Hutt housing change gets go-ahead video

An artist's impression of what Lower Hutt might look like in the future.

A radical change to town planning rules will change the way Lower Hutt looks for ever.

Heritage 'lost' says demolition opponent

The heritage-listed Gray building at the former teachers' college campus in Wellington's Karori is due to be demolished ...

Retirement village giant's decision to demolish two historic buildings over safety concerns riles heritage advocates.

Comment

Flailing in the darkness

Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton

OPINION: It's hard to fix a problem you haven't adequately measured.

What the Fawkes

Scrub fire at Anzac Park caused by wayward fireworks display in Palmerston North.

OPINION: A dog's-eye view of Flying Noisy Scary Gun Thing Night.

Lester's good works disregarded

Joseph Romanos says that never once during his time as Justin Lester's chief of staff did he see Lester subvert the good ...

OPINION: Justin Lester provided strong leadership at a difficult time for Wellington, says his chief of staff.

Four reasons Trump could win again

The Trump re-election effort is awash in money.  His campaign and related entities have raised $300 million this year, ...

OPINION: If he can win in the right places, Trump could get across the line again in 2020.

Immunity 'forgotten' after measles

The MMR vaccine preserves our ability to fight off all sorts of infectious diseases.

OPINION: More reasons to get vaccinated.

Culture

What's On in Porirua and Kāpiti

Alpaca Farm Walk: Cantharis Alpacas offers pre-arranged guided farm walks with beautiful views over the majestic ​Kāpiti ...

Check out what's happening near you.

Japan festival returns to the Hutt video

Miho Maeda has been performing tea ceremonies since she was 3 years old, learning by watching her father at home in Japan.

Immerse yourself in culture this Sunday as Hutt Japan Day fills the city with life.

Massey creatives top picks

Leda Farrow uses puppets and Plato's "Ship of Fools" to discuss machines and humans in the modern era.

Cackling skeletons and a Wolrd of WearableArt masterpiece are only the beginning.

NZSO delivers double treat

Violinist Jennifer Koh, who performed with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

A night of fine conducting by Edo de Waart and superb playing from the orchestra.

Old rivals hit the football field

David Da Vanzo and Michael De Gregorio prepare for the 20th annual game between Club Garibaldi and Club Italian in 2015. ...

Italian descendants from Nelson and Wellington take to the football field for the 24th year running.

Capital Life

Not a lot of love for 'Captain Pugwash' flag video

The Wellington City flag used to be in more regular use but it fell out of favour - along with the coat of arms - after ...

Wellingtonians have had some strong reactions to the idea of bringing back a little known, 1960s-designed flag as the symbol of the city.

Bike theft database called for video

Davide Conti, an enthusiastic mountainbiker, says a nationwide database would help break down the market for stolen bikes.

See how quickly brazen thieves are stealing valuable bikes in inner city Wellington

Japan festival returns to the Hutt video

Miho Maeda has been performing tea ceremonies since she was 3 years old, learning by watching her father at home in Japan.

Immerse yourself in culture this Sunday as Hutt Japan Day fills the city with life.

Time to revive the Wellington flag?

Councillor Nicola Young says revived usage of the Wellington flag and coat of arms could help foster a sense of "civic ...

Some Wellington City Councillors want the Wellington flag flying again.

Massey creatives top picks

Leda Farrow uses puppets and Plato's "Ship of Fools" to discuss machines and humans in the modern era.

Cackling skeletons and a Wolrd of WearableArt masterpiece are only the beginning.

Sport

Phoenix up and running

Phoenix players pile on top of goal-scorer Ulises Davila after his fifth minute penalty.

Ufuk Talay will happily bank his first point despite setting an unwanted club record.

VAR decision goes Phoenix's way

Ulises Davila celebrates after giving the Phoenix the early lead from the penalty spot.

Wellington Phoenix have picked up their first point of the season thanks to a helping hand from VAR.

Fenton doesn't require surgery

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 20: Louis Fenton of Wellington controls the ball during the round two A-League match between ...

The injury-plagued defender's latest setback is not as bad as initially feared.

Old rivals hit the football field

David Da Vanzo and Michael De Gregorio prepare for the 20th annual game between Club Garibaldi and Club Italian in 2015. ...

Italian descendants from Nelson and Wellington take to the football field for the 24th year running.

Injury adds to Fenton's misery

Louis Fenton is yet for another stint on the sidelines after dislocating his left shoulder.

Louis Fenton's rotten run with injury continues as scans reveal yet another shoulder dislocation.

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