'Significant delays' expected after four-car crash on Wellington highway

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5 min ago  There are no reports of injuries from the crash, which is blocking the southbound lane of State Highway 1 near Aotea Quay and causing delays.

Wellington today: Wellington's low vaccination rates, schools ask when will international students return video

A drive-through vaccination centre is open at Sky Stadium.

6:55 AM  All you need to know about what's happening in the capital today.

Hutt City Council puts positive spin on survey results

Staff at the council say it has become an unpleasant place to work because of a top-down culture and the restructuring.

The Hutt City Council claims a staff satisfaction survey was the best in a decade despite a third of respondents being unhappy.

Boeuf bourguignon à la Bennett ... serve with wine and a fat grin

“Cut up any old bacon and fry it. How much? All of it. Too much bacon is an oxymoron. Like military intelligence.”

Too much bacon is an oxymoron. Like military intelligence

Hawkish Aukus not for us

Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom have announced a new strategic defence partnership – known as Aukus ...

OPINION: Friends not allies? It works for us.

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Culture

How I write: Rebekah Campbell

Author Rebekah Campbell.

The 138 Dates author says music is her first love and she is drawn to artists that create emotional journeys in their songs.

'Sigh of relief' as 50-person cap raised to 100 video

Wellington’s Circa Theatre will return with shows under the 100-person cap.

The country’s performing arts and hospitality sectors are celebrating a shift from a 50-person cap to a 100-person one.

'Full kit and caboodle' for new comedy at BATS

Characters from Whitemen, directed by Carrie Green, will run in Bats theatre from September 23rd.

"I thought we might be cursed." Director Carrie Green admits she thought her production might have been canned by lockdown for the second year in a row. But instead it's "the full kit and caboodle" at BATS theatre.

Arts listings around the Wellington region for September 20-24

Beverly Rhodes Corrugated Iron and Hollyhocks. (2020) Oil on canvas 750x750mm. Now showing at Pātaka’s Toi Gallery.

One of the things you can do under alert level 2 is get out and visit our museums and galleries. Wear your mask, scan in, keep a 2-metre distance and follow each venue’s protocols.

How Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Weta turned Lower Hutt into Los Angeles video

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in Mr Corman on Apple TV

When Covid-19 hit, it seemed TV comedy Mr Corman wouldn't go ahead. But it found a new home in New Zealand, where its star felt “so lucky” to be based.

Sport

Nervous Tiana Metuarau struggled to eat before Ferns debut video

Silver Ferns debutante Tiana Metuarau is congratulated by team-mate Shannon Saunders after an impressive first test.

Newest Silver Fern was so nervous before her first international she found it hard to eat on game day and had sweaty hands.

Wellington Phoenix players bracing for another season away from New Zealand video

Wellington Phoenix players Ben Waine and Sam Sutton model the club's new home and away kits.

Players from the Phoenix men’s team hope a photoshoot won't be the only time they get to wear their new kit at Sky Stadium as they prepare for another long stint in Australia.

Callsign Mav claims second straight Tarzino Trophy

Callsign Mav (yellow) holds out the challenge of Spring Tide to claim his second successive Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at ...

Rising galloper Callsign Mav takes out second successive Tarzino Trophy in Hastings with a strong finish.

Taranaki keep up unbeaten start with victory over Wellington in Inglewood video

Taranaki made it three wins from three in the NPC after beating Wellington in Inglewood on Saturday.

Stephen Perofeta's 22-point haul sees the Bulls extend their lead at the top of the Championship division after picking off a second Premiership scalp.

Live NPC: Taranaki v Wellington

Taranaki Bulls vs Bay of Plenty 

Jacob Ratumaitavuki Kneepkens slips past his opposition in Inglewood on Sunday

The Championship-leading Bulls aim to tame the Lions at TET Stadium in Inglewood.

business

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

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

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

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.

Sale of 41 townhouses attracts 300 first home buyers video

Ariana McCahill (left) has become a first home buyer at 47 after her name was pulled out of a ballot for one of 11 ...

Being drawn out of a ballot for a $650,000 home is a "dream come true" for 47-year-old Ariana McCahill.

Consent delays are 'stopping us from building houses' video

Delays in building consent applications being viewed by Christchurch City Council are currently stretching out to 11 weeks.

An 11-week wait for building consent applications to be even looked at in Christchurch highlights an extreme problem affecting councils throughout the country.

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How does the Novavax vaccine work?

The Novavax vaccine is the fourth and final Covid-19 jab New Zealand has put its hand up for, but is yet to approve.

Moth cells and bark from a tree native to Chile: How does the Novavax Covid-19 vaccine work, and will it be used in New Zealand?

What if Wellington's housing crisis could be solved overnight? video

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Architecture student considers how parking lots could be transformed into housing

Man stable after paraglider crash at Te Mata Peak video

The Hawke's Bay Rescue Helicopter leaves Te Mata Peak after a paraglider crash on Tuesday afternoon.

A witness to the accident who was flying at the time described the accident as an 'incident on launch'.

Moving back for good, seeing dying relatives: The real reasons Kiwis want to come home video

Seonaid Burnie, from Christchurch, missed out on a spot to return from Scotland, where she had gone for her father's funeral.

If those who stampeded into the virtual waiting room this week were just wanting a Christmas trip, they are being quiet about it.

Wellington today, September 21: Seal visits Whairepo Lagoon for lunchtime; fears Hutt maternity crisis worse video

The juvenile seal lounged about Whairepo Logoon about lunchtime today.

All you need to know about what's happening in the capital today.

Ammonia leak discovered in flaming fridge in Wellington hotel

Fire and Emergency at the scene of a bar fridge fire at Novotel Wellington on Tuesday night.

An ammonia leak was discovered by firefighters after they put out a fire in a bar refrigerator in an empty Wellington hotel room.

'There are safeguards': Parliament pushes forward counter-terror laws video

Minister Andrew Little, responsible for the Government’s response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the ...

The Government has insisted there are sufficient “safeguards” built into powerful new counter-terrorism laws, as Parliament votes the prospective law through to its final stage.

Covid-19: Government hikes fines for pandemic rule breakers to $12,000 video

People need to have a legitimate reason for travel during alert level 3 and 4 or else they will be fined. (File photo)

People who travel without permission or for a purpose other than what was permitted out of a lockdown area could face the maximum fine.

Govt considers Afghans for refugee quota video

Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi at Question Time in the House. (file photo)

It's the first indication New Zealand may follow other countries in committing to taking refugees from Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.

Seal pup stops to bask in the sun neat popular Wellington lunch spot

A young New Zealand fur seal plays under the boardwalk at Whairepo Lagoon on Tuesday afternoon.

People lunching near Whairepo Lagoon were delighted to receive a visit from a young kekeno on Tuesday afternoon.

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