Museum rolls out guide in sign language

A shot of the mobile guide in action, taken in Rongomaraeroa, Te Papa’s marae.

8:00 PM  Theresa Cooper knows what its like to enter a museum and not be able to properly engage with or understand much of the work on display.

Wellington cafe institution closes its doors

Click and collect service at Espressoholic after lockdown. The cafe has now closed its door. (File photo)

7:51 PM  After more than 30 years serving everyone from “prime ministers to bums”, Wellington coffee institution Espressoholic has closed its doors.

Former councillor revealed secret proposals

Former councillor Max Shierlaw, standing, said the council had a history of trying to shut him down. (File photo)

Hutt City gets interim injunction over social media posts of staffing "disestablishments".

Gordon Wilson flats 'symbol of Wellington's problems'

The Gordon Wilson Flats expressed the state’s determination to improve access to affordable and high-quality housing for ...

Nicola Willis says the now heritage listed Gordon Wilson flats should be demolished to make way for new housing.

Auditor-general called in again over surprise announcements from Wellington Mayor video

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster at Chinese New Year on February 14.

Mayor Andy Foster is accused - in the third complaint to the auditor-general - of mingling with Chinese leaders before announcing he wanted to cut funding for their garden.

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Laughing man flees police in socks and handcuffs

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A witness described a man running from police in his socks and handcuffs in Wellington after being arrested.

When is a lounge also a bedroom? video

The central Wellington flat's ‘fourth bedroom’ was a queen bed in a room aslo being used as a lounge.

A group of Wellington students signed a $1040 per week lease, only to find one of the bedrooms was also the lounge.

Women angry at gym's handling of sexual assault complaints: 'I feel like we've lost' video

Two Wellington women have spoken out about their months-long battle with a gym they worked at after complaining a ...

Two Wellington women have spoken out about their months-long battle with a gym they worked at after complaining a trainer had sexually assaulted them.

Fale Malae looking for new site after consent uncertainty

An artist's impression of what the Fale Malae may have looked like on Bunny St.

Plans for a fale malae in the heart of Wellington’s parliamentary precinct have shifted due to insurmountable issues and potentially excessive costs.

Mysterious, egg-shaped capsule helps create conversation on Covid-19 video

Known as EggFruit, the capsule is a mobile recording booth where anyone can share their thoughts and exchange opinions ...

EggFruit is a mobile recording booth where anyone can share their thoughts and exchange opinions on the Covid-19 pandemic.

Foster criticised for keeping councillors in the dark over independent review video

Foster was light on details on what the review would cost or how long it would take. (File photo)

Wellington mayor wants councillors to work together, but things have got off to a bad start.

Another cyclist death on Wellington's SH 2 'only a matter of time' video

Cyclists on State Highway 2 commemorate Brent Norriss' death. People who use the route say too many drivers are using ...

Cyclists who travel along the stretch of road where a cyclist was killed by a distracted driver say too many motorists use their phones on the route.

Three Wellington sites added to the heritage list video

The Wellington Central Library, which is currently closed due to earthquake strengthening, is one of three which have ...

The closed library and Gordon Wilson Flats are on the list, as well as the Wellington Trades Hall.

Diver jailed for taking 50 pāua from Wellington marine reserve

It is illegal to take shell fish, such as pāua, from marine reserves. (File photo)

When a member of the public approached Carl Patterson after he got out of the water he dropped his catch-bag and left the beach. But he was still caught.

Man convicted of murdering paedophile on the run four months after parole

Convicted murderer Aubrey Harrison is on the run from police.

Aubrey Harrison was convicted over the 2007 murder of convicted paedophile Glen Stinson.

News

Coroner challenged over Shoebridge case

Coroner Anna Tutton’s inquiry into the death of Hutt woman Wendy Shoebridge, is being challenged. (File photo)

Mother wants review of inquiry into daughter's death after MSD wrongly alleged fraud.

Mountain biker flown to Christchurch for after accident

A Masterton mountain biker was fortunate to have people around him who knew how to take potential spinal injuries seriously.

Caught taking residents' laundry money

Clothes shaming feeds rape culture video

business

Backbencher pub founder calls time

Elwyn and Russel Scott and their daughter Lisa Butcher at the opening of the Whistling Sisters Brewery which is the only ...

Veteran Wellington publican and brewer Russel Scott is selling his pub businesses.

KiwiRail's longest serving employee, aged 76, celebrates 60 years on the job

Keith Turuwhenua at KiwiRail's workshop on Wellington's Aotea Quay. He's worked for the organisation for 60 years.

Keith Turuwhenua is KiwiRail's longest-serving current employee, and one of only a handful of staff aged over 75. After 60 years he says "it’s like a birthday, just getting up and going to work".

House building gets more expensive

Construction at Kenepuru Landing, a new housing sub-division in Porirua. The cost of building is on the rise, as wage ...

Modest increases in building costs might not stay that way for long.

'I'm terrified': Evicted tenants fear homelessness video

Nikki Prier is heartbroken at the prospect of leaving her home of seven years.

The day before tenancy eviction laws changed, Nikki Prier and her son were given notice to move out. Now they are worried they'll be homeless in 90 days' time.

Council appeals hotel strengthening case

Wellington City Council is appealing against a court’s refusal to let it strengthen the earthquake-prone Adelaide Hotel.

A heritage, but earthquake-prone, Wellington hotel is test case for council's powers.

Comment

Clothes shaming feeds rape culture video

Lauren Hardie, 17, was sent home from Wellington Girls’ College on Friday for wearing a tank top and showing "too much skin".

OPINION: Clothes do not maketh man, but apparently they still make women victims.

All wrongdoing should fit the Whistleblowers' Bill

Graeme Buchanan writes that “all wrongdoing should be able to be surfaced via a Protected Disclosure”, not just “serious ...

OPINION: People fear that if they do the right thing and out the wrongdoing, they and their careers will be the collateral damage.

Limited progress on child poverty, but it's not on track yet

Empty swing, playground, children, child, kid, kids, poverty, generic, unsplash, file photo. Photo by Markus Spiske on ...

EDITORIAL: We still have inequalities heaped on miseries.

Farmers and dirty councils have stolen waterways from us

Stuff columnist Glenn McConnell at the base of Wairēinga, near Raglan

OPINION: Geographic taonga and awe-inspiring waterfalls have been reduced to open sewers.

Nitrates in our water - the doubts remain alarming

Nitrates in our water – cause for concern.

EDITORIAL: The case isn't proven, but we can't rest easy without knowing more.

Culture

Museum rolls out guide in sign language

A shot of the mobile guide in action, taken in Rongomaraeroa, Te Papa’s marae.

Theresa Cooper knows what its like to enter a museum and not be able to properly engage with or understand much of the work on display.

Fale Malae looking for new site after consent uncertainty

An artist's impression of what the Fale Malae may have looked like on Bunny St.

Plans for a fale malae in the heart of Wellington’s parliamentary precinct have shifted due to insurmountable issues and potentially excessive costs.

Mysterious, egg-shaped capsule helps create conversation on Covid-19 video

Known as EggFruit, the capsule is a mobile recording booth where anyone can share their thoughts and exchange opinions ...

EggFruit is a mobile recording booth where anyone can share their thoughts and exchange opinions on the Covid-19 pandemic.

Hope for a generation

Toi Whakaari third year actors Tara Erenskjold, Isabella Austin, Ashleigh Williams, Jane Wills, and Jessica Hong in the ...

Tumuaki/Director of Toi Whakaari New Zealand’s drama school Tanea Heke on what drama students can achieve.

Fringe Festival: Powerful satire tackles tough topic

Jamie McCaskill is a powerful storyteller and an excellent performer.

With an inherent charm, Jamie McCaskill brings to life his characters and their surroundings, drawing you into the world he wants to share.

Capital Life

Wellington cafe institution closes its doors

Click and collect service at Espressoholic after lockdown. The cafe has now closed its door. (File photo)

After more than 30 years serving everyone from “prime ministers to bums”, Wellington coffee institution Espressoholic has closed its doors.

Hope for a generation

Toi Whakaari third year actors Tara Erenskjold, Isabella Austin, Ashleigh Williams, Jane Wills, and Jessica Hong in the ...

Tumuaki/Director of Toi Whakaari New Zealand’s drama school Tanea Heke on what drama students can achieve.

Fringe Festival: Powerful satire tackles tough topic

Jamie McCaskill is a powerful storyteller and an excellent performer.

With an inherent charm, Jamie McCaskill brings to life his characters and their surroundings, drawing you into the world he wants to share.

Beer, dogs and surf: Why you should visit Wellington's beach suburb escape video

Catch a wave with Wellington Surf Lessons, which is based at Lyall Bay.

Lyall Bay is perfect if you need a break from the bustle of the capital's inner city.

How I write: Margaret Austin

Margaret Austin

The poet rejoices in a wall of real books in her home. "And I refuse to insult literature by peering at it onscreen".

Sport

Mountain biker flown to Christchurch for after accident

A man was airlifted to Christchurch after a crash on a Masterton farm on Wednesday night. A group of riders supported ...

A Masterton mountain biker was fortunate to have people around him who knew how to take potential spinal injuries seriously.

Number 11 Bus to the stadium: Julian Savea returns to Hurricanes starting side video

Julian Savea will wear No 11 for the Hurricanes in Super Rugby for the first time since he departed for France in 2018.

Coach insists crowd favourite had to work overtime to prove himself, and edge out Salesi Rayasi.

Ufuk Talay irked by Wellington Phoenix's failings at both ends of the pitch video

Victory striker Rudy Gestede celebrates with team-mates after scoring his second goal against the Phoenix.

If the A-League dished out awards for failing to convert chances and conceding soft goals, Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay says his struggling team would win them both.

Louis Fenton's next goal: Become A-League's best right-back video

Phoenix defender Louis Fenton, right, celebrates after scoring a late equaliser against Western Sydney.

Louis Fenton believes he can cut it as one the best fullbacks in the A-League after making a goal-scoring return to the Phoenix starting lineup.

Super Rugby preview: Strong Canes squad, but Perenara's absence the major test

New Hurricanes captain Ardie Savea, with older brother Julian who rejoins the side this year.

New skipper Ardie Savea leads a powerhouse lineup but jerseys 9 and 10 provide coach's biggest challenge.

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