From flatmates to a family home

Sara and Lee moved into their own place when Annabelle was on the way, and home life has changed a lot since.

Sara and Lee Corleison had hardly any furniture when they moved into their own place while expecting their daughter.

What chefs cook at home: Capitol's Tom Hutchison

When he’s not cooking at Wellington's Capitol restaurant, Tom Hutchison loves nothing more than feeding his family of ...

The Wellington chef always makes time to cook for his family, even though, he often has to adapt recipes to suit dietary requirements.

Te Hikoi Toi: Social distancing with art

'Action Movie' features three mural-size abstract paintings in hot reds and pinks and seven portrait-format paintings in ...

What is one metre? What is two? And, should I enter that lift? How to social distance with art.

The woman piloting the pandemic response video

Caroline McElnay – ‘’I feel a lot of pressure to do the best that I can, [and] be the best that I can.”

Handling Covid-19 has been like building the plane as you fly it, says Caroline McElnay.

Housing crisis looks to claim another scalp: the video games industry video

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It could be a billion dollar industry by 2025 — unless a brutal housing crisis intervenes.

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To get over 90 per cent jabbed will need a targeted information campaign video

Tricia Colling vaccinates Chase Duncan in the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board’s new vaccination bus, an old ...

OPINION: Without a clearly articulated plan of how we’re going to achieve that aim, it will remain nothing more than an elusive dream.

Aukus logic is morally wrong video

OPINION: A militaristic view of the future is dangerous and repugnant.

The power of words in a pandemic video

A reopening plan is taking shape, but how will it work? video


A Wairarapa writer dreams of his old home, from Paris, in a story of child abductions

Writer Tom Baragwanath, who is based in Paris, won the $10,000 Michael Gifkins Prize.

A manuscript which details a spate of child abductions in quiet, yet supposedly nosey, Wairarapa wins an Australasian writing prize.

The life of 'unknown' Vivienne Tait, who played opposite Selwyn Toogood

Vivienne Tait as a bridesmaid.

Vivienne Tait was described as an 'unknown' theatre actor, but she has been thrust back into the spotlight due to a chance sighting by her daughter.

'Sunrise Lullaby' a welcome respite for hibernating music fans

Wellington soul, reggae band Dr. Reknaw. Back row, left to right: Sophie Cooper (vocals/bass), Zane Hawkins (guitar), ...

The new release from Wellington band Dr Reknaw is a tempting hint at the summer to come.

Applications open for 2022 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship

Fellowship winners will get to work in the historic Frank Sargeson Centre.

The 2022 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship is taking entries from published authors.

High achiever despite great personal loss

Mary Fama with son Michael in early 1971. (For obit, from Auckland Star)

Mary Fama outlived all four of her children, while excelling at her profession.


The Black Fern who was scared about playing rugby as a kid video

Dhys Faleafaga on the charge for Wellington in their last Farah Palmer Cup match against Waikato in August.

"I would come home crying and tell mum I didn't want to play any more": the Wellington No 8 didn't always love the game when first playing with her sister in a team full of boys.

Top football striker off the field for good after third concussion video

Tom Jackson was a striker for Team Wellington. But after receiving his third concussion in March, he's decided to call ...

When Tom Jackson was struck in the head at training, he knew something was wrong. At age 30 and with a young daughter, playing on wasn't worth the risk.

'I couldn't feel my body' - All Blacks skipper lifts the lid on what it's like to play the Boks video

Ardie Savea is interviewed after the All Blacks’ victory against the Wallabies in Perth on Sunday.

Ardie Savea anticipates a typically brutal 100th test between the great rugby rivals in Townsville on Saturday.

Wellington Phoenix rule out move for All Whites captain after West Ham exit video

All Whites captain Winston Reid is now a free agent after being released from Premier League club West Ham.

Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay has shot down the prospect of signing Winston Reid and will instead look within the club’s academy ranks to finalise his playing roster.

Staging events under alert level 2 tough, but not impossible video

Trust House Teams Series was run recently under alert level 2 restrictions.

Splitting riders into bubbles allowed bike race organiser Jorge Sandoval to keep his event running. He believes others are too quick to cancel.


Trans-Tasman three-a-side judging

A joint appeal sitting followed a joint sitting of the High Court of New Zealand and the Australian Federal Court.

Halifax funds cases that raise the same issues on both sides of the Tasman have a joint online hearing.

Life in a 'vertical neighbourhood' — the housing young buyers covet video

Chamanthie Sinhalage-Fonseka has almost always lived in apartments. “The mood of the city changes and you can watch ...

Today’s 20-and-30-somethings don’t necessarily want a quarter-acre section and two cars. It is a good thing then that dense developments on public transport lines are just what the climate ordered.

What if the housing crisis could be solved overnight? video

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An architecture student considers how parking lots could be transformed almost instantly into tiny homes and self-build houses.

Ferrari, plane uncovered in bankruptcy of man jailed for Sir Peter Jackson fraud video

Eugene (Gene) DeMarco had unique skills as a pilot of vintage aircraft, but was jailed for fraud. (File photo)

Ownership of sports car, plane and offshore real estate under investigation in case against Eugene DeMarco, who ripped off the high-profile filmmaker.

Sacked border worker didn't give a reason for not having vaccine video

Border workers were the first people in New Zealand to be vaccinated against Covid-19, in Auckland on February 20, 2021. ...

A Customs worker who lost her job for failing to have the Covid-19 vaccine, and is now challenging this in the High Court, hasn't said why she refused the jab.

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A reopening plan is taking shape, but how will it work? video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed the modelling at the 1pm press conference.

OPINION: The first steps to a world beyond alert levels and lockdowns are likely to be announced within the next couple of weeks.

Taliban believed to have killed Afghan man waiting for NZ visa

People fleeing Afghanistan in late August board a Defence Force Hercules as part of a coalition evacuation. (File photo)

He made it to the Pakistan border but died after a beating, thought to be from the Taliban.

'Sunrise Lullaby' a welcome respite for hibernating music fans

Wellington soul, reggae band Dr. Reknaw. Back row, left to right: Sophie Cooper (vocals/bass), Zane Hawkins (guitar), ...

The new release from Wellington band Dr Reknaw is a tempting hint at the summer to come.

Ngāti Toa looks at trialling own digital currency video

Community liaison Lisa Tagaloa says Cannon Coin not just represent currency, it became a platform for people to build ...

As Ngāti Toa continues to build up its resources, it just makes sense that it’s hoping to trial its own digital currency.

NZ cycling's first Commonwealth Games gold medallist

Harry Kent with the New Zealand Sportsman of the Year Trophy in November 1970.

At the start of the 1970s, Harry Kent was indisputably New Zealand's greatest cyclist.

Tensions in tech: on the brink of lost opportunity

New Zealand companies, like Weta Digital, Vista Group, Pikpok and A44 are setting up offices overseas. Others are hiring ...

ANALYSIS: There's a disconnect between the rhetoric and reality facing the tech sector. It's time for industry leaders to do a better job of communicating their vital role in NZ's economic future.

Coastal hazards: Kāpiti Coast draws a line in the sand

Peka Peka resident Warwick Wyatt has been surveying the sand dunes in front of his property for the past 45 years.

Nearly a decade since the council undertook a coastal hazard mapping initiative which riled residents and went all the way to the high court, it's giving the science another go.

Doomsday or reality in the Covid-19 numbers? video

Professor Shaun Hendy’s model has been called implausible by some.

OPINION: Is the Government scaremongering?

More real estate agents than homes to sell video

Real estate agent Stephen Lee says some agents are cutting commissions to secure listings.

Real estate agents now have less than a home each on their books, which is putting pressure on commissions.

Musician who wrote her first song at age 3 now eyeing up second single

Julia Belle in the studio working on her new single, which has a working title of “Time Flies And I'm Miserable”.

There aren’t many careers where 23 feels too old. But Julia Belle worried she'd missed her chance to break into the music industry.

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