Financial headache for Hutt City video

The council also has to decide what to do with the Petone Library, which has a leaky roof and needs upgrading.

5:00 AM  A week after announcing the Petone Settlers Museum was earthquake prone, Lower Hutt's Little Theatre is now under scrutiny.

Standoff over Gold Card claim

A 35-year-old man wanted to board a bus with a SuperGold Card, causing a lengthy standoff with a driver. (File photo)

5:00 AM  A 35-year-old man boarded a Wellington bus with a SuperGold Card. It led to a lengthy stand-off.

'Stop tormenting us' begs Mum video

Cathrine MacDonald says she misses her daughter's "phone calls, her jokes, her laughter, her wisdom".

5:00 AM  Lois Tolley was stabbed and shot in 2016. Her mother wants those responsible to end family's suffering.

Trains return to normal

Trains out of Wellington were packed on Thursday after an outage earlier in the afternoon across the region.

Wellington trains are running to their normal times again, with no delays expected on Friday following an outage.

Legal test for right to vote at 16

Make it 16 Campaign co-director Gina Dao-McLay, 16, says politicians are blocking the voices of 16 and 17 year olds.

At 16, you can leave school, leave home, work fulltime, apply for a gun license and fly a plane solo. So why can't you vote?

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Body found in Hutt River

Police have been alerted to the body of a man in the Hutt River, north of Wellington. (File photo.)

Police have been alerted to the body of a man in the Hutt River, north of Wellington.

University pledges eco-plan

School Strike 4 Climate coordinator and VUW student Raven Maeder

Wellington's university says it's 'unrealistic' to eliminate gross emissions in 2030 but pledges to reduce its carbon footprint.

Stunning days, higher temps on way

It's a sunny weekend ahead for most of the country. (File photo)

Think walks along the beach, high temperatures, BBQs and beers in the sun, because this weekend is set to be a humdinger.

Dead snorkeller named

Police have released the name of a snorkeller who went missing at the weekend in Gisborne (File photo).

Isaac Miles Brown was found about midnight Sunday after he got into trouble in the water while snorkelling on Sunday.

Native birds soar in Wellington video

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In most cities worldwide biodiversity is declining, but in Wellington it's soaring.

Hutt riverside walk hurdle cleared video

Part of the central city transformation plan is for a pedestrian and cyclists' bridge, pictured in an artist's ...

Million dollar riverside sites could go to an urban renewal scheme.

Let's get Wellington moving sooner

Could a Shonan-style light railway work in Wellington? In the Japanese region, the trains consist of three cars that ...

OPINION: A suspended railway could solve many of the problems of light rail or rapid buses.

Meet the Masterton mayoral candidates

Masterton District Council

Housing, transport and the fate of the town hall are big issues in this part of Wairarapa.

Duped out of savings video

Talal Rashed Alshemari pictured with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

She says he promised private jets travel if she invested in his business, and he took her life savings.

Pumped up & over-rated video

Wellington residents pay some of the highest rates in the country.

Councils big and small are struggling to keep their rates in check.

local body elections

'Please care enough to not trust them'

The mayoral candidates for the 2019 Porirua council elections, from left, Anita Baker, Mike Tana, Mike Duncan, Izzy ...

OPINION: The Porirua Chamber of Commerce mayoral debate: mannequins, stuck pages and caring enough to not trust anyone.

Wellington 'a bit stuck' video

Jenny Condie says there's a feeling Wellington "is a bit stuck".

Spats over big projects from transport to convention centres dominated a hotly fought mayoral debate between five candidates.

Missing a knockout blow video

Wellington mayoral candidates, from left: Jenny Condie, Justin Lester, Diane Calvert, Conor Hill and Andy Foster.

There were nerves, laughter, and some good debate, but ultimately no clear winner in Wellington mayoral debate.

Video: Wellington mayoral debate

WCC

Justin Lester, Diane Calvert, Andy Foster, Jenny Condie and Conor Hill talk transport, rates and the state of the capital.

Meet the South Wairarapa mayoral candidates

Four candidates are vying to be mayor of South Wairarapa District Council.

South Wairarapa's mayoral candidates say why you should vote for them.

business

Hutt riverside walk hurdle cleared video

Part of the central city transformation plan is for a pedestrian and cyclists' bridge, pictured in an artist's ...

Million dollar riverside sites could go to an urban renewal scheme.

Prominent Courtenay Pl properties for sale

Two prominent Wellington properties, currently home to Danger Danger bar and Enigma cafe, are for sale.

Wellington properties, currently home to Danger Danger bar and Enigma cafe, are for sale.

$10,000 homes on million-dollar land

This Hataitai property has a land value which completely outweighs the value of the house sitting on it. The property is ...

Find out the Wellington suburbs where land value sometimes overwhelmingly eclipses the value of the homes that sit on it.

Plenty of work to go around

The experts are predicting that the relentless rising cost of building will moderate over the next four years.

Commercial construction is ramping up in Wellington, Waikato and Auckland.

Impact on Napier CBD considered

Goldroy Holdings No. 2 Ltd has applied for resource consent to build a multi-unit development over 1.9hectares near the ...

Proposed development's impact on art deco city centre must be considered.

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What now for Ihumātao?

Police confront protesters at Ihumātao in July.

OPINION: Mana whenua want the land back, but how will that work?

Why the grumps hate Greta video

Greta Thunberg addressing a climate change hearing in the US Congress on Wednesday. She told lawmakers they had to "wake ...

OPINION: They keep shouting at her, but she's too busy to listen.

Shocking news for older men

Dr Lisa Wildmo-Seerup resigned from Grey Power when she wasn't allowed to speak on a "racist" remit.

OPINION: Even Grey Power is having to learn that women don't like being manhandled and ordered about.

The history we've all been missing

Riwha Tītokowaru, who led the Māori forces at the Battle of Te Ngutu o te Manu, in south Taranaki, was every bit as ...

OPINION: School would have been so much more interesting if we'd been learning about our own past.

Let's get Wellington moving sooner

Could a Shonan-style light railway work in Wellington? In the Japanese region, the trains consist of three cars that ...

OPINION: A suspended railway could solve many of the problems of light rail or rapid buses.

Culture

Spring blooms at Dowse Art Museum

Lower Hutt's Dowse Art Museum is jumping into spring with four nature-themed exhibitions.

Step into the spring season with four exhibitions opening at Lower Hutt's Dowse Art Museum.

What's On in Porirua and Kāpiti

Awesome Fun Jazz Night &Jam#2: Jazz concert and jam session: (#2 of 3)This month the house band presents "Study In ...

Check out what's happening near you.

Suffrage petition turns a new page

The Suffrage Petition, held in the National Library's He Tohu, is changed over for Suffrage Day on September 19.

More than a century ago, New Zealand women made history by signing the suffrage petition.

VMAX coming to Wgtn

Lower Hutt's Queensgate Mall is getting the first VMAX theatre in the region.

Going to the movies will be like flying business class when Queensgate finally gets a new cinema.

Peggy Pickit out of date

Gavin Rutherford, left, plays the upbeat Frank while Fingal Pollock plays returned-aid worker Carol.

A new play is best when it traverses familiar topics like garage doors, marital affairs and the awkward humour of middle-aged white folk.

Capital Life

University pledges eco-plan

School Strike 4 Climate coordinator and VUW student Raven Maeder

Wellington's university says it's 'unrealistic' to eliminate gross emissions in 2030 but pledges to reduce its carbon footprint.

Spring blooms at Dowse Art Museum

Lower Hutt's Dowse Art Museum is jumping into spring with four nature-themed exhibitions.

Step into the spring season with four exhibitions opening at Lower Hutt's Dowse Art Museum.

Ramen Shop expands into burgers

The Ramen Shop is now also home to Karaage Burger at its Victoria St location.

The Wellington store is also now home to Karaage Burger, which will serve a range of Japanese-inspired fried offerings.

Suffrage petition turns a new page

The Suffrage Petition, held in the National Library's He Tohu, is changed over for Suffrage Day on September 19.

More than a century ago, New Zealand women made history by signing the suffrage petition.

A crossover of te reo and gaming

Members of the gaming and esports community Wellington Esports take part in playing League of Legends during Te Wiki o ...

You might've tried out Māori games at school, but how about mixing Māori with computer games?

Sport

New striker on target in pre-season

Jaushua Sotirio scored in a pre-season match against Western Sydney Wanderers, where he spent five seasons prior to ...

Fit-again Phoenix forward Jaushua Sotirio makes up for lost time on pre-season trip.

Phoenix face Cacace conundrum

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 13: Liberato Cacace in action during a Wellington Phoenix A-League training session at ...

If the Phoenix are serious about becoming a selling club, then they need to address the fact that their most promising player could walk for free at the end of the season.

Tasman remain unbeaten

Finlay Christie scores Tasman's opening try against North Harbour on Sunday.

Tasman turned over a 17-7 halftime deficit to remain on top of the Mitre 10 Cup premiership standings.

Hillier shoots 68, misses cut

Daniel Hillier had a rollercoaster professional debut in Amsterdam with rounds of 78 and 68 (file photo).

A second round including six birdies wasn't enough to give Kiwi pro his first payday in Europe.

Ioane poor in Wellington romp

Josh Ioane had a day to forget against Wellington on Sunday.

All Black Josh Ioane had a day to forget as Wellington dispatched Otago with ease in the capital.

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