Where's Footrot Flats today?

The adventures of Wal' and Dog amused and delighted readers for decades. (Used with permission from the Ball family.)

3 min ago  A favourite of many Kiwi kids in the 1980s, Wal and the Dog are still bringing the laughs.

Penguin moved from sushi stand video

A little blue penguin rescued from Wellington Central on Saturday night returned later with a companion. (File photo)

18 min ago  Penguins visiting Wellington caused traffic concerns and were chased by cops.

Fuming over bus cancellations

Nicky Robinson's regular bus has been cancelled almost one in three times since January.

Nicky Robinson's regular bus has been cancelled one in three times since January.

Lease dispute taints retirement

Challenge Johnsonville owner Lloyd Hassed will pump his final tank of gas on Friday, despite trying for two years to ...

Loyal customers farewell retiring service station owner after he loses fight to renew his lease.

Shooting victim at hospital

A man showed up at Hutt Hospital with a gunshot wound on Monday. (File photo)

Police investigating after man shows up at Hutt Hospital with gunshot wound.

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Tough road for bus network

Greater Wellington Regional Council chairman faced much criticism over Wellington's new bus network. (File photo)

It's been a tumultuous year for Wellington's new bus network, as pressure goes on regional council to fix problems.

Name Welly's capybara twins

Capybaras are the largest rodent species in the world.

Wellington Zoo has opened the naming of its 4-week old capybara babies to a public vote.

Councils at the crossroads

Local authorities are keen to shut the gate on the growing influence of central government on their business.

Local councils are worried that central government offers of help are a takeover by stealth.

Lightning hits Levin

The moment a bolt of lightning hits a Levin retirement village, followed by a deafening roar of thunder.

Security camera records the deafening moment lightning hits a retirement village in Levin, one of 5500 strikes across NZ.

Campbell Barry runs for mayor

Hutt City mayoral candidate Campbell Barry launched his campaign on Sunday.

Campbell Barry was four years old when the man he is challenging for mayor was first elected to council.

Blaze in central Wellington motel

Seven crews worked to extinguish the blaze at the Harbour City Motor Inn.

Fire investigators will look into the cause of a fire in a central Wellington motel.

Three-wheel chase in Upper Hutt

The Stokes Valley roundabout where the chase ended.

A man has been charged with aggravated robbery and failure to stop after a three-wheel chase through Upper Hutt.

Gangs keep kids inside video

Armed police search vehicles after a gang brawl in January.

Police say this suburb is safe, but residents are uneasy about the gang members openly carrying guns.

Surgery waiting list woes

Under-used operating theatres in private hospitals are being offered up to cut public hospital waiting lists but the ...

Under-used operating theatres in private hospitals offered to cut public hospital lists but the Govt isn't keen.

Avoid jinxing the Black Caps

Martin Guptill heads back to the dressing room.
New Zealand Black Caps v India. ICC Cricket World Cup semi final match. ...

They say it's bad luck for a black cat to walk across your path, but what about a Black Cap?

News

Guilty plea to manslaughter

Conrad Gray pleaded guilty at the High Court in Whanganui. (File photo)

15 min ago  Daniel Gooch died in May 2018, about a month after he was found unconscious on a Whanganui street.

They didn't think to test for HIV

An HIV diagnosis came out of the blue for this "middle-aged, married, mother-of-two".

Mana College takes to the stage

Anorexia risk in people's genes video

business

Bars find a way for Black Caps

Bertie Burleigh, owner of New Plymouth's Peggy Gordons bar, will keep the bar open for the Black Caps.

Legally, only casinos can serve alcohol all night - but that's not stopping a few local bar owners from staying open for the Black Caps.

H&M staff suspended over stickers

H&M shop workers are highlighting their fight for a living wage.

H&M has been heavy-handed over "lighthearted" industrial action, workers say.

More R&D funding

More than 3000 businesses will be eligible for R&D tax credits sways the Minister for Research Science and Innovation, ...

More businesses will be able to tap into the Government's R&D tax credit scheme.

Back to school for builders?

The Government is proposing a major overhaul of the licensed building practitioner scheme.

What you need to know about proposed major changes in regulating builders.

Bendon group seeks brand sale

Bendon is among the brands owned by Naked Brands - the photo shows apparel at a fashion show about two years ago.

Lingerie company Naked Brands, associated with one of NZ's richest men, Eric Watson, is seeking a buyer for one of brands.

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NZ lost . . . in admiration of superb Black Caps

Jimmy Neesham consoles Martin Guptill after the Black Caps came up one run short in the Cricket World Cup final.

OPINION: Can massive global acclaim feel like a consolation prize? Ask a Black Cap.

Caution urged on probiotics

The science is still out on probiotics.

OPINION: The research is littered with inconsistent, contradictory results.

Health in a plastic-wrapped world

Yum?

OPINION: Eat, drink and be chary.

Let the widows live here

Immigration NZ must ensure all the Islamic women widowed in the mosque attacks and their whānau can live in the country ...

OPINION: Some mosque attack widows are still waiting on immigration decisions.

Wellington transport confusion

The network redesign has  been dubbed a "bustastrophe" by some.

ANALYSIS: Are any of Wellington's councils capable of running the bus network on their own?

Culture

Thin audience for gripping concert

Steven Osborne was wonderfully supported by a small orchestra of just strings, two oboes and two horns.

Surprisingly thin audience for stunning playing of a gripping and exciting programme

No 'quick or easy' fix for library video

The library was closed suddenly following engineering advice which identified "significant structural vulnerabilities."

The future of the earthquake-prone library building remains up in the air, almost four months on from its closure in March.

Choir's talent impresses governor-general

Dame Patsy Reddy praised the way the choir married together different cultures. “You cannot listen to a choir without ...

National choir's talent impresses patron Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy

Do you believe in ghosts?

The Dunstan Creek Haunting, put on by Lizzie Tollemache and David Ladderman of Rollicking Entertainment, transports the ...

REVIEW: The Dunstan Creek Haunting has plenty of twists and bumps along the way.

What's on in Porirua and Kāpiti

Men's Book Group: meets on the third Tuesday of the month. There's no need to book in. New members are always welcome! ...

Check out what's happening near you.

Capital Life

Mana College takes to the stage

Jahvarn Risati-Brown,16, as Aladdin in the Mana College production. It's the first show in 19 years for the Porirua college.

Students and teachers say the show will be worth the 19-year wait.

Name Welly's capybara twins

Capybaras are the largest rodent species in the world.

Wellington Zoo has opened the naming of its 4-week old capybara babies to a public vote.

120kg of beach rubbish removed

Volunteers scoured Petone beach to recover a massive 120 kilograms of trash over the weekend.

'Spur of the moment' beach clean sees 80 volunteers remove huge amount of rubbish.

Avoid jinxing the Black Caps

Martin Guptill heads back to the dressing room.
New Zealand Black Caps v India. ICC Cricket World Cup semi final match. ...

They say it's bad luck for a black cat to walk across your path, but what about a Black Cap?

Choir's talent impresses governor-general

Dame Patsy Reddy praised the way the choir married together different cultures. “You cannot listen to a choir without ...

National choir's talent impresses patron Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy

Sport

Phoenix roster taking shape

Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay has a further eight spots to fill on the roster.

The Phoenix can sign a further eight players but only two can come from overseas.

This is Kane's team

The current Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson -  the best captain and best batsman in the world, says Garner.

OPINION: This time Duncan Garner is really daring to dream the Black Caps can do it.

Avoid jinxing the Black Caps

Martin Guptill heads back to the dressing room.
New Zealand Black Caps v India. ICC Cricket World Cup semi final match. ...

They say it's bad luck for a black cat to walk across your path, but what about a Black Cap?

Ball brings experience to Phoenix

The Wellington Phoenix have signed veteran English forward David Ball from Rotherham United.

Wellington's latest signing was a Puskas Award nominee in 2015.

Talented bowler dies

John Lambert, front, was described as "the best two-bowl player in New Zealand" by Taranaki selector Alan Boulton.

He won six Taranaki crowns and eight Wellington titles and was said to be "the best two-bowl player in New Zealand".

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