Post-Covid-19 plans: Vic Uni to move more learning online after rocky year

Victoria University is looking to future-proof itself following disruption caused by Covid-19.

7:35 PM  Facing a big Covid-19 financial hole and lingering tensions over ditched restructure, Victoria University is look for a new way of doing business.

Police considered closing school after being alerted to online threats the night before

Police carried out an overt and covert operation at Wellington High School on Thursday morning after “credible threats” ...

The threats prompted a lockdown at the school and a covert and overt surveillance operation by police.

Developer working to create houses for first home buyers video

Developer Adrian Chooi’s (left) ambition is to provide more houses priced to meet first home grant criteria in ...

Adrian Chooi worked in a petrol station when he first arrived in New Zealand. Now he is working with an iwi collective to provide homes for the community he settled in.

After 10 hours, man emerges from Cook Strait hypothermic and victorious video

Brett Richardson conquered Cook Strait on Tuesday, in 10 hours 20 minutes.

After 22 years thinking about it, Brett Richardson completes one of the toughest ocean swims in the world.

Major health service shakeup fast-tracked — Little video

Health Minister Andrew Little says the health service shakeup could take between 18 months and two years.

New health minister says 'critical decisions' on recommended changes to New Zealand's creaking public health service will be made early next year.

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Cricket Wellington dumps child exploitation image-accused Sir Ron Brierley video

Sir Ron Brierley leaves court in Sydney, Australia, in February.

Former New Zealand cricketer John Morrison walked out of a meeting where it was confirmed the tycoon had been removed as a patron.

Teenager appears in youth court after school lockdown

Police at Wellington High School on Thursday morning, after the school received a “credible threat,” which sent the ...

The youth was charged with possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition.

Senior doctor deaths blamed on burnout and stress video

Senior doctors are overstretched and overworked, union leaders say.

Six senior doctors have taken their own lives in two years while patients across the country will be seeing overly-fatigued doctors “every weekend”, a union leader says.

Colour rules the runway for young designers

The Avatar Firebenders inspired Javier Aranas with his design.

When designer Javier Anaras was given the colour Poppy as a starting point for a competition garment, inspiration struck immediately.

Wellington High student told school about online threats ahead of lockdown

Police at Wellington High school after it was placed into lockdown after a credible threat.

Wellington High School went into lockdown for about an hour on Thursday morning after police said they received a “credible threat” on social media.

Housing problems can't be fixed with 'Stalinist, gothic monstrosities' video

The draft spatial plan proposes Khandallah’s town centre become home to new developments of at least six storeys. (File ...

A former Member of Parliament says Wellington’s housing affordability issues will not be addressed by creating “'monstrosities” in Khandallah.

Huge new sanctuary for Kākāpō unanimously backed by council

Kakapo Sinbad who carries valuable Fiordland genes was involved in the artificial insemination.

Wellington is one step closer to welcoming these giant native parrots back on-shore. But who will shoulder the cost?

Burnouts in the underground car park triggers fire alarm evacuation at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

MFAT was evacuated after smoke filled the lower storeys of its building from a car doing burnouts

Smoke from someone doing burnouts in a car park beneath the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade forced bureaucrats on to the street.

Tramper's 'tormenting ordeal' huddled on a ledge for the night after 20m fall

The four friends ruinited after the rough night. From left are Gareth Bulliff, Billson Temanel, David Nicolas Ballouz, ...

Borderline hypothermic, hungry, injured and stuck in the fetal position on a small dry patch next to a waterfall, Billson Temanel​ focused on surviving.

Reforming death: The funeral sector tackles change as options grow

Death comes to us all.

Water cremation: Have your body dissolved rather than burned.

News

2022 trial for Lois Tolley murder charges

Lois Tolley, 30, was killed in her Ward St, Wallaceville, Upper Hutt, home in December 2016.

Trial delayed for three men charged with murdering the Upper Hutt woman.

RSE worker exception welcomed, despite price tag video

The horticulture industry has welcomed the decision to allow 2000 RSE workers in to the country but it will cost growers $6000 extra per worker.

Smartbanking hubs trialled as replacement for closing branches video

Manawatū cricketers ready for women's Central Super League

business

Smartbanking hubs trialled as replacement for closing branches video

Finance Minister Grant Robertson with the multi-bank Smart ATM in the background in Martinborough's Waihinga Centre.

Four small towns around New Zealand are getting fancy multi-bank ATM machines to see if they can fill the gap left by disappearing branches.

Housing problems can't be fixed with 'Stalinist, gothic monstrosities' video

The draft spatial plan proposes Khandallah’s town centre become home to new developments of at least six storeys. (File ...

A former Member of Parliament says Wellington’s housing affordability issues will not be addressed by creating “'monstrosities” in Khandallah.

Century-old tobacco factory could make way for townhouses

Consent had been lodged to turn part of the former Imperial Tobacco factory in Petone into a large townhouse development.

There will be a mix of two and three-bedroom units targetted at the affordable housing market.

Mall owners ask council to allow development up to 18 storeys video

In its spatial plan submission, the owners of Johnsonville Shopping Centre suggested the site be allowed a development ...

Owners of an ailing mall in Wellington asked the council to allow a development of up to 18 storeys on the site as the city plans for its future housing.

New interactive makers market comes to Petone this weekend video

Dani Forde, 25, is the former marketing manager for the Underground Market, before it closed last year.

Noticing a lack of enthusiasm and participation at makers markets in Wellington, young creative Dani Forde is taking matters into her own hands.

Comment

A silver lining out of this horrible year

We’ve rarely admitted loneliness to ourselves, writes Verity Johnson. But this year may have changed that.

OPINION: We never really talked properly about loneliness. At least that has changed in 2020.

We must always be vigilant about the terror threat video

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Christchurch terrorist attacks has finished its report.

OPINION: It is vital that we learn from the Christchurch terror attack.

I'm not bothered by Wellington mayor's presence at protest video

Andy Foster (left) speaks to supporter Sir Peter Jackson at Shelly Bay, on the day he announced his mayoral run in ...

OPINION: Were we pretending that Foster doesn’t still oppose the Shelly Bay development? What would have given us that idea?

Time to ditch the sexist names on tracks and climbing routes

In mountain biking it’s often the track builder who gets to name a track, writes Annemarie Jutel.

OPINION: Try googling Ginger Cougar and see if that’s something you’d like to explain to your 12-year-old.

Drug law reform is staying on the agenda video

Chlöe Swarbrick: “Nobody ... can seriously suggest that a narrow loss for one specific, niche law on cannabis shuts down ...

OPINION: We lost the referendum battle, but we'll win the war, writes Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick.

Culture

Events in the Wellington region this weekend, Nov 27-29

Guest narrator Troy Kingi, will be reading Kiwi children stories as part of a family-friendly NZSO day at Te Papa on ...

A market, arts trail, an orchestra family day and Christmas events, there’s lots on offer for all the family this weekend.

Artist Fiona Campbell on collating 100 penis prints video

Fiona Campbell with the full set of 100 penises. The artwork is titled “Members Only Collab”.

One hundred semi-anonymous penis prints have been put on show in a Wellington exhibition that challenges issues of male body shame and embarrassment.

Artist Star Gossage on impressionism and the unconscious realm

Star Gossage at her new exhibition “He Tangata The People”, at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery.

A series of dreamy impressionist paintings by wāhine Māori artist Star Gossage are set to dazzle at a new capital exhibition.

Broods singer to miss Wellington festival, stuck in US

Pop group Broods among those barred from NZ over isolation vouchers - Thumbnail

Georgia Nott failed to book a place in managed isolation in time to perform at Downtown Shakedown festival.

Diversity shines through in BATS Christmas shows

George Fowler is the Princess Boy Wonder.

In glorious form in sequins and boots, a rap is performed to audience hoots.

Capital Life

Three of the best Wellington bars to check out this weekend video

Crumpet is on Manners Street.

In the capital this weekend and fancy a quick tipple? We have you covered.

Events in the Wellington region this weekend, Nov 27-29

Guest narrator Troy Kingi, will be reading Kiwi children stories as part of a family-friendly NZSO day at Te Papa on ...

A market, arts trail, an orchestra family day and Christmas events, there’s lots on offer for all the family this weekend.

Huge new sanctuary for Kākāpō unanimously backed by council

Kakapo Sinbad who carries valuable Fiordland genes was involved in the artificial insemination.

Wellington is one step closer to welcoming these giant native parrots back on-shore. But who will shoulder the cost?

Diversity shines through in BATS Christmas shows

George Fowler is the Princess Boy Wonder.

In glorious form in sequins and boots, a rap is performed to audience hoots.

Women lighthouse keepers shine in new book

Riddell found her own connection to Mary Bennett – her great-great-aunt Margaret was married to Bennet’s youngest son, ...

From the ancient Greek goddess Hestia to New Zealand’s only female head lighthouse keeper Mary Bennett, their stories are full of adventure.

Sport

Scots College scores partnership with Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur video

Tottenham's Gareth Bale, left, celebrates with team-mates Sergio Reguilon and Son Heung-min.

English Premier League club Tottenham is teaming up with a Wellington secondary school in an attempt to unearth the next Ria Percival.

Wellington Phoenix play waiting game with Gary Hooper replacement video

Former Brighton & Hove Albion striker Tomer Hemed is on the verge of joining Wellington Phoenix.

Ufuk Talay is hopeful his final transfer target will be signed, sealed, delivered before the start of the new A-League season.

European football debut 'a dream come true' for rising star Marko Stamenic video

New Zealand midfielder Marko Stamenic made his professional debut in FC Copenhagen's 2-1 defeat to Randers.

One of New Zealand's brightest young prospects gets first taste of professional football, less than three months after signing from Wellington's Western Suburbs.

Wollongong's WIN Stadium new temporary home for Wellington Phoenix video

Wellington Phoenix will play their 13 home games at WIN Stadium in Wollongong during the 2020-21 A-League season.

The Phoenix will kick off the 2020-21 A-League season away to Brisbane Roar on December 29 before playing their first game at their home away from home in round two.

Super Rugby: BOP halfback Luke Campbell set for Hurricanes homecoming video

Luke Campbell of Bay of Plenty makes a break against Wellington, and soon to be Hurricanes team-mate Wes Goosen, at Sky ...

Perenara's sabbatical and Booth's injury leave a big gap, and former schoolboy star is front of the queue.

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