Lily Alfeld to captain Wellington Phoenix during debut A-League Women season video

Goalkeeper Lily Alfeld has been named captain of the Wellington Phoenix.

9 min ago  The former Perth Glory goalkeeper has been appointed captain following a team vote.

Medical experts seek pregnancy termination for a mentally unwell woman

A Family Court judge has granted an application to terminate a pregnancy.

11:30 AM  Homeless, addicted and in poor mental health, an abused woman unable to make a decision about her pregnancy asked doctors and a court to intervene.

'Killer robots' international ban in Government's sights video

An international campaign against killer robots has been growing. (file photo)

10:33 AM  Mass-produced killer robots in the battlefield will lower the threshold for war, disarmament minister says.

Search for missing Kāpiti man shifts south video

Joe Pryor was last seen on Friday.

Searchers are looking in Paraparaumu for Joe Pryor who has not been seen since Friday.

Closure of resthome 'huge' blow for Porirua

Harbourview Care Home resident Myra Leggett, pictured with her son Ross, will have to find alternative accommodation if ...

Bupa has been consulting with residents, staff and unions on the future of the home and will tell residents what it plans to do with the facility on Tuesday.

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Reimagining Wellington: Balancing appetite for trails with protection of native bush video

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(Left to right) Manawa Mitcalff Matthews, Max Tebbs, Miha Mitcalff Matthews, ...

Wellington has a unique asset in its accessible mountain-biking trail network but can the capital balance creating a playground for riders alongside the need to protect sensitive habitats and native bush.

Having ambitious plans for the capital is not new (and not impossible)

Ben Schrader, Wellington historian

In aiming for a denser, more socially mixed, and vibrant city we’re not imagining something totally new. Wellington’s been there before, writes historian Ben Schrader.

Restoring the mana of the Petone Esplanade

Heavy trucks and congestion are a significant problem on Petone Esplanade.

Reimagining the Petone waterfront with more space for pedestrians and cyclists, less space for cars and trucks

The 'A' Wellington won't hear -- and it's not Auckland video

The first win of Auckland amalgamation was the start of the $4.4b City Rail Link due to open in 2024

The capital can learn from the supercity but the biggest lesson is amalgamation.

'Good urban design needs to come with housing intensification' video

Questions still hang over how the government's housing intensification policy will physically and socially shape the ...

The Hutt Valley’s big sections and flat land make it the perfect canvas to execute new housing intensification plans, but holes are already being poked in the latest blueprints to solve the housing crisis.

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Let's Get Wellington Moving makes progress on website video

Let's Get Wellington Moving revealed its proposed plans for mass rapid transit routes and changes to the Basin Reserve.

OPINION: Lets Get Wellington Moving unveils a new engagement website

Do not comment on your girlfriend's thong bikini

OPINION: A swimsuit is an expression of a woman’s sensual soul. Something completely beautiful, magical, and belonging to nobody except her.

Omicron a fresh test of reactivity and stamina against Covid

Linguistic racism causes lasting damage

Culture

How City Gallery moved the giant works of Hilma af Klint to Aotearoa

Staff inspect artworks by Hilma af Klint as they are installed in City Gallery Wellington.

Paintings by the Swedish mystic artist were packed up in bespoked, padded crates and then travelled in secrecy to Wellington.

National Library hits pause on Internet Archive deal days before deadline

National Librarian Te Pouhuaki​ Rachel Esson says the library is listening to people’s views.

Plans to export 600,000 books to an overseas-based online archive have been shelved after criticism from authors, publishers and copyright holders.

My Wellington: A 'warm and intimate' city

Ruth McIntyre, owner of the Children's Bookshop in Kilbirnie, is retiring from bookselling.

Ruth McIntyre and her late husband John opened The Children's Bookshop in 1992. Now it's time for her to enjoy a more leisurely pace of life and read some adult books.

Arts listings in the Wellington region - Nov 29-Dec 2

Sepelini Mua’au and Elle Wootton in Hole at Circa Theatre.

Theatre, comedy and a bit of Bach. There'e something for everyone as we head into a busy December.

Farmer and the fashion

Kevin Berkahn evening dress and cape photographed at Bannockburn Sluicings, Central Otago, 2019.

Escape into the unexpectedly glamorous world of Eden Hore, a visionary farmer who collected more than 200 couture gowns in 1970s Aotearoa.

Sport

Lily Alfeld to captain Wellington Phoenix during debut A-League Women season video

Goalkeeper Lily Alfeld has been named captain of the Wellington Phoenix.

The former Perth Glory goalkeeper has been appointed captain following a team vote.

'Stuff of dreams': Rachin Ravindra caps memorable debut with draw video

Rachin Ravindra notched an unbeaten 18 from 91 balls as New Zealand gained a gutsy draw in the first test against India.

Black Caps' debutant made sure he didn't look at the scoreboard or clock during gritty final wicket partnership to earn a draw in India.

Alyssa Whinham out to prove a point as a Wellington Phoenix player

Wellington Phoenix midfielder Alyssa Whinham trains ahead of the team's A-League Women debut.

The Canterbury teenager was originally told she had missed out on a contract but now hopes to become a key player.

$1.3 million skatepark damaged before finished

Masterton District Council staffers Kane Harris and Corin Haines assess the damage at the skatepark.

The pristine surface of a new skatepark in Masterton has been marred by skateboard marks. Skaters had jumped the fence and used the facility before the concrete had cured.

Penalty stoush clouds matters as Phoenix extend unbeaten streak video

Wellington Phoenix forward Ben Waine’s late penalty was saved. Attacking midfielder Reno Piscopo had wanted to take it ...

Reno Piscopo was clearly unhappy as Ben Waine stepped to take a late spot kick and arguably distracted him. Coach Ufuk Talay was keen to play it down as his side won anyway.

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How to keep your salon business alive video

Anthea Digby-Smith is the owner of Sable fine hair.

OPINION: Salons, spas, massage studios, and wellness clinics are making hard decisions on what their futures look like. Here are some tips that have helped us in recent months.

Wellington's Cuba St getting it's mojo back, retailers say video

Cuba St has come a long way in recently months, from defecation in the streets, to an increased police presence.

The capital's most recognisable street has turned over a new leaf after growing crime concerns, thanks to an increased police presence.

Activists graffiti banks in the name of green global investment

Extinction Rebellion graffiti on ANZ Bank on Lambton Quay closed the bank briefly while it was being cleaned.

The ANZ Bank on Lambton Quay had to be closed to clean graffiti off after a climate-change focused protest.

Giant phallus bouncy castle gets attention

A Hastings party company has gone viral on social media with its newest bouncy castle.

Leave the kids at home - this bouncy castle is for the adults.

A budding writer's first poem finds a home, and he does too video

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When Pakira Manaena (Ngāti Kahungunu) wrote his first poem, he drew inspiration from something he didn’t have – a home to call his own.

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Waitangi Tribunal's justice system inquiry fast-tracked

A kaupapa inquiry will look into the justice system and how it impacts Māori.

The review will likely take years, and has been brought forward due to the number of claims being made regarding justice issues.

Let's Get Wellington Moving makes progress on website video

Let's Get Wellington Moving revealed its proposed plans for mass rapid transit routes and changes to the Basin Reserve.

OPINION: Lets Get Wellington Moving unveils a new engagement website

Medical physicists set to strike

Medical physicists work closely with radiation therapists and radiation oncologists to plan individual patients' ...

Frustrations over pay talks have boiled over, the physicists' union says, leading to three days of strikes and two weeks of work to rule.It's unclear how just what the impact will be, but life-preserving services will continue.

How will schools operate under the traffic light system? video

What will schools look like under the new traffic light system?

Who will have to wear masks, will schools be closing often, and will school balls and inter-regional sports still go ahead?

How City Gallery moved the giant works of Hilma af Klint to Aotearoa

Staff inspect artworks by Hilma af Klint as they are installed in City Gallery Wellington.

Paintings by the Swedish mystic artist were packed up in bespoked, padded crates and then travelled in secrecy to Wellington.

Who demolished abandoned family home?

Sharon Albert, right, and her daughter Tina Dixon with all that is left of the old family home at Tangoio, near Napier.

Sharon Albert arrived to find the house near the Hawke's Bay beach in pieces. Now she wants answers.

Luxon v Bridges on a 'knife-edge' video

Mike Yardley says the smart money is on first-term MP Christopher Luxon. left, edging out former leader Simon Bridges, ...

Big push for a negotiated outcome between Simon Bridges and Chris Luxon to avoid a contested vote.

$1.3 million skatepark damaged before finished

Masterton District Council staffers Kane Harris and Corin Haines assess the damage at the skatepark.

The pristine surface of a new skatepark in Masterton has been marred by skateboard marks. Skaters had jumped the fence and used the facility before the concrete had cured.

Searchers scour streets and hills for Kāpiti man missing three days video

Police received a possible sighting of Joe Pryor between 8.15am and 8.20am on Friday, walking eastwards on Elizabeth St ...

Joe Pryor, 63, walked out of his workplace about 8am on Friday after writing “be back at 10.30” on a whiteboard. He hasn't been seen since.

Covid-19 Omicron: Officials looking into extra border measures video

Citizens returning from very high risk countries spend 14 days in MIQ and have to undergo five Covid-19 tests. (File photo)

The Government's aim is to keep the new variant of the coronavirus out for as long as possible in order to learn more - and caution at the border is still the watchword.

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