Top drag queen forced home by covid-19 video

Felicity Frockaccino in close-up.

When the drag scene crashed, Shay Evans returned from Sydney to smalltown NZ.

Coronavirus: More than 3400 people expected to enter border hotels this week video

People exercising outside the Naumi Hotel near Auckland International Airport, which is being used as isolation ...

Officials move to bolster capacity, with more than 700 expected in on Thursday alone.

Woman dies after finding peace with past

Helga Houlahan’s “adopted” Austrian family described her as lovable and their “rose”.

After hearing a sermon on forgiveness, Helga Houlahan was able to find peace with her past. Hours later, she died in hospital after a collision on a busy road.

Exploitation prevalent in halls, student organisation claims video

Students at Victoria University talked about their experiences in student accomodation, including sexual violence and ...

One student recalled having their bond withheld after another flatmate left soap in the bathroom.

Wellington wetlands and rivers get $10m for new jobs and cleaner waterways video

Boggy Pond at Wairarapa Moana Wetlands.

Restored wetlands can suck hundreds of thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide from the air, and now Wellington has a financial boost to do so.

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Canes praise improved attitude video

Hurricanes coach Jason Holland praised an improved attitude for his side’s win over the Chiefs.

Step up in mindset the key to beating Chiefs, says Hurricanes coach Jason Holland.

Coronavirus waste adds to plastic pandemic video

Tiny pieces of pre-production plastic found littered on Whaingaroa beach. (File photo)

There's a new type of plastic littering our environment: masks, gloves and wipes.

Wellington firefighter's second chance of a career in pro rugby video

Firefighter James Cockburn, 27, is one of five guys getting a second chance at professional rugby with Three's new show, ...

James Cockburn is part of new TV show 2nd Chance Charlie, with a professional rugby contract on the line.

Anger at no changes to 'dehumanising' birth certificate law video

Dr Jaimie Veale says the current process to correct birth certificates is dehumanising for trans Kiwis.

Trans and intersex Kiwis will have to wait for a law change making it easier to amend incorrect sex details listed on their birth certificates.

Hawke's Bay quake history video

Research is under way on sediment in the Pakuratahi Valley.

Earthquake secrets from the ground could help risk assessement.

Wellingtonians are back out in force but they aren't shopping as much

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Wellington's pedestrian count is almost back to pre-COVID 19 according to ...

The highways are bustling and the buses are full, but people are only slowly returning to CBD shops.

Potential test matches could boost Wellington economy

Before the coronavirus pandemic, Sky Stadium was on track to host a Bledisloe Cup test match in August.

Rugby test match weekends bring four days of super busy trade as hotels fill up and bars get packed.

Chiefs fume over Barrett penalty video

Chiefs coach Warren Gatland was unhappy where Jordie Barrett’s huge penalty was taken from.

Warren Gatland and Sam Cane cry foul after insisting Jordie Barrett was gifted an extra "10 metres".

Canes end Chiefs' season video

The Hurricanes scored their first win of Super Rugby Aotearoa, against the Chiefs in Hamilton on Sunday.

Hurricanes survive red card to win in Hamilton and end Chiefs' hopes.

Stolen sculpture's whereabouts a mystery despite arrest over theft

A person has walked into the lobby at the QT Hotel and allegedly stolen a sculpture owned by Chris Parkin, pictured.

A man has been arrested after a bizarre incident where a heavy, well-loved sculpture was stolen from the lobby of a Wellington hotel.

News

Major manhunt for teen killer continues video

Haami Hanara was 14 when he killed Kelly Donner in 2018. Now he’s on the run.

7:36 AM  The young murderer and another teen are still on the run after escaping from a youth justice facility three nights ago.

Rogue car rolls onto rocks in Lower Hutt

7:19 AM  Emergency serviced called after single car incident in Eastbourne

Free concert webisode series to celebrate Matariki

Let them eat wood video

business

With winter and Covid-19 The Salvation Army's foodbank is in more demand video

Manager Tessa Reardon stocks shelves at The Salvation Army’s Foodbank in Wellington.

Volunteers, staff, donations, and people needing help all come through the doors daily, and demand is only going up.

Organ concerts on hold after crash

Two trucks have been lent by Paul Ewing of Ewing Poultry in Nelson, and Ewing is fronting the cost for some of the repairs.

A series of free, contactless organ concerts for the elderly is on the line, after the truck ran into low branches on Raroa Cres.

Shopping street turns eco-warrior

Jackson St in Petone offers a huge range of shopping and eating options. (File photo.)

Jackson St in Petone is trying to be the most sustainable street in New Zealand, thanks to its own eco-programme.

Countdown supermarket properties for sale

Woolworths New Zealand food sales have surged in the last six months as Kiwis rushed to stock up for the Covid-19 lockdown.

Countdown's Australian parent wants to sell two supermarket properties and lease them back.

A new career: commercial property sales?

There are just over 2000 licensed commercial property sales persons and agents in New Zealand and about 13,500 licensed ...

Is selling and leasing offices, shops and factories the job for you?

Comment

How would a Kanye run affect the election? video

President Donald Trump and rapper Kanye West in the Oval Office of the White House in 2018.

EDITORIAL: The mere possibility of his candidacy adds a degree of intrigue to an election shaping up as a contest different from any other.

Let them eat wood video

''On highly erodible soils, permanent native forests are the only wise option for carbon farming.''

OPINION: In tackling climate change, we must make sure we avoid bad ecological outcomes.

'Selfish' budget blow-in appals councillors

Most councillors thought 'Up, Up and Away' would more accurately reflect Wellington city’s budget situation.

OPINION/SATIRE: This wouldn't have happened under the old leadership.

Covid-19: NZ should take it slow and steady before reopening borders video

We’d be wise to learn from other’s mistakes before jeopardising all the hard work our team of 5 million put in to get us ...

OPINION: Iceland is opening its border, which will be worth watching.

Give the mosque bereaved more detail video

Hina Amir, a witness to the terror attack at Al Noor mosque. Lana Hart argues those members of the Muslim community who ...

OPINION: For those directly impacted, the killer’s interview responses could be an important bridge along the undulating road of grief they are on.

Culture

Top drag queen forced home by covid-19 video

Felicity Frockaccino in close-up.

When the drag scene crashed, Shay Evans returned from Sydney to smalltown NZ.

Free concert webisode series to celebrate Matariki

Composer Troy Kingi helped work on the online web series.

Myth, music, song and storytelling will be brought together for an upcoming series of interactive webisodes to celebrate Matariki.

Hundreds gather in Wellington for Black Trans Lives Matter march video

Tammie Crystal and Chinwe Akomah outside Parliament after Saturday’s Black Trans Lives Matter march.

Murdered black trans woman Merci Mack’s name was said underneath Parliament on Saturday.

Organ concerts on hold after crash

Two trucks have been lent by Paul Ewing of Ewing Poultry in Nelson, and Ewing is fronting the cost for some of the repairs.

A series of free, contactless organ concerts for the elderly is on the line, after the truck ran into low branches on Raroa Cres.

Shopping street turns eco-warrior

Jackson St in Petone offers a huge range of shopping and eating options. (File photo.)

Jackson St in Petone is trying to be the most sustainable street in New Zealand, thanks to its own eco-programme.

Capital Life

Free concert webisode series to celebrate Matariki

Composer Troy Kingi helped work on the online web series.

Myth, music, song and storytelling will be brought together for an upcoming series of interactive webisodes to celebrate Matariki.

12-hour guide to Porirua video

Whitireia Park has stunning coastal views.

Porirua is home to plenty of beautiful walking tracks, outdoor activities, neat cafés and food trucks.

Wellington firefighter's second chance of a career in pro rugby video

Firefighter James Cockburn, 27, is one of five guys getting a second chance at professional rugby with Three's new show, ...

James Cockburn is part of new TV show 2nd Chance Charlie, with a professional rugby contract on the line.

Living off the grid in Makara

Ruth Paul lives in an unintentionally eco-friendly house she and her husband built in Makara, outside of Wellington

Illustrator Ruth Paul's colourful home near a wind farm is full of family history.

Organ concerts on hold after crash

Two trucks have been lent by Paul Ewing of Ewing Poultry in Nelson, and Ewing is fronting the cost for some of the repairs.

A series of free, contactless organ concerts for the elderly is on the line, after the truck ran into low branches on Raroa Cres.

Sport

Canes praise improved attitude video

Hurricanes coach Jason Holland praised an improved attitude for his side’s win over the Chiefs.

Step up in mindset the key to beating Chiefs, says Hurricanes coach Jason Holland.

Wellington firefighter's second chance of a career in pro rugby video

Firefighter James Cockburn, 27, is one of five guys getting a second chance at professional rugby with Three's new show, ...

James Cockburn is part of new TV show 2nd Chance Charlie, with a professional rugby contract on the line.

Chiefs fume over Barrett penalty video

Chiefs coach Warren Gatland was unhappy where Jordie Barrett’s huge penalty was taken from.

Warren Gatland and Sam Cane cry foul after insisting Jordie Barrett was gifted an extra "10 metres".

Impressive Pulse win fifth straight

Magic wing attack Whitney Souness and Pulse wing defence Karin Burger tussle for the ball.

Title favourites put foot down in second quarter to make it five straight wins in ANZ Premiership.

Canes end Chiefs' season video

The Hurricanes scored their first win of Super Rugby Aotearoa, against the Chiefs in Hamilton on Sunday.

Hurricanes survive red card to win in Hamilton and end Chiefs' hopes.

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