Man missing near Hutt River found safe

Conrad Yates, 23, has been missing since Wednesday.

8:14 PM  Conrad Yates, 23, went missing on Wednesday, but was located on Thursday

The best architecture in Wellington of 2021 video

Long House by Parsonson Architects is one of ten new houses to win an NZIA Wellington Housing Award. This project also ...

8:00 PM  From standout social housing to bespoke beach houses, the 2021 NZIA Wellington architecture awards single out both the small and the large.

Person seriously injured, lanes blocked after two crashes on Wellington highways

The Wellington motorway is down to one lane after a multi-car crash.

Two separate crashes on highways north of Wellington have left one person seriously hurt and disrupted commuter traffic.

Axle back to active self after night in the bush, his grateful mum says video

Axle's mum Haley Allatt and dad Glenn are reunited with their little boy.

The mother of 3-year-old Tolaga Bay boy who was missing for 22 hours is going to buy her adventurous son a trampoline to keep him busy.

Poisonous gases set off alarms in Remutaka Rail Tunnel

High levels of nitrogen dioxide have been detected in the Remutaka Tunnel leading to the transfer of a passenger service ...

Rail authorities have reduced the number of passenger services going through the Wairarapa-Upper Hutt tunnel because of nitrogen dioxide build up.

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Rimutaka prison hunger strike reaches 30 days video

Francis Shaw is on a hunger strike in Rimutaka Prison (File photo).

Prisoner Francis Shaw has not eaten solids for 30 days as he calls for a written New Zealand constitution.

Housing 'most urgent' issue facing Porirua, social services tell council video

Housing is being singled out as the “most urgent and pressing issue” facing families working with social services in ...

As housing availability and affordability problems plaguing city, the council is sounding alarm bells in its latest Covid-19 recovery report update.

Wellington's $2m suburbs: More homes in the capital at 'Auckland prices' video

Seatoun, on Wellington's eastern coast, has become part of the "$2 million club".

Wellington now has two $2 million suburbs, as property valuations in exclusive parts of the city jump significantly.

The hunt for Axle: How fear turned to joy as a missing toddler was found video

Axle’s mother breaks down in tears as she's reunited with her little boy 22 hours after he went missing.

After a night filled with worry, Axle’s mother is overwhelmed with emotion. Her glasses fog up with tears as she nuzzles her head into her son's shoulder. He's home.

Hospitality sector lights up the capital with new foodie festival Eat, Drink, Play

For one night only, Lucky at Press Hall is going 100 per cent vegan. Thursday, May 13, 5pm-8pm.

Wellington's newest festival is a celebration of hospitality, with fun food, daring drinks, and world-class entertainment.

Experts want self-swabbing for cervical cancer after lockdown delays video

The 50,000 cervical smears missed over lockdown will cost lives, Dr Rāwiri Jansen says.

As many as 50,000 cervical smears were missed during lockdown, but experts say cervical cancer could be eliminated with better vaccination and screening rates.

The search for Axle: Searchers never lost hope they'd find missing boy, 3, alive video

Missing Tolaga Bay boy Axle is reunited with his Mum after a night lost in bush. He was found several kilometres from ...

As the sun went down, and a missing toddler was yet to be found, those searching for him became increasingly concerned. But they never gave up hope.

Hundreds angry at public-sector pay freeze video

Erin Polaczuk says members are calling the freeze “unfair, disrespectful and appalling”. (File photo)

Union says emails rolling in from hundreds furious at "unfair, disrespectful and appalling" freeze.

Boy, 3, missing in Tolaga Bay found safe after night out alone

Damon Jeffery with Bro, the dog who was with missing three-year boy Axel

Family friend said the boy had fallen down a bank while out with dog. "He said he was trying to find his mum."

Pram hit by car on Upper Hutt pedestrian crossing

Police are appealing for witnesses after a car hit a pram in Upper Hutt on Wednesday morning.

Police are appealing for information after an infant suffered minor injuries when a car hit a pram.

News

Treaty group calls election, finally video

The hapū of Napier are yet to receive their treaty settlement due to delays involving the post-settlement governance ...

It's been 16 months since the Waitangi Tribunal called for an election at Napier treaty settlement trust.

Services restored following Chorus cable cut, says Spark

Outage left some people without access to internet for more than 24 hours.

Club finally allows women to join

Artists with initiative deserve to be seen

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Tourism happy about $200m hand up video

Te Anau-based Trips and Tramps operates trips on the Department of Conservation estate and it will get a further 6 ...

The latest Government recovery package has largely pleased the tourism industry which estimates 90,000 jobs have been lost in the last year.

$200m to help tourism 'recover and reset' video

Milford Sound will receive $15m towards planning, consenting and consultation required for new infrastructure to better ...

Five South Island areas will receive more than half of a package to help the struggling tourism industry.

Kiwis dominate in rampant house sales

Skyrocketing house sales are yet to respond to Government moves to put the brakes on prices.

Non-residents or citizens a tiny part of property transfers, Stats NZ says.

Slowdown predicted for skyrocketing property market video

House prices in the Wellington region increase 23.7 per cent over the last 12 months. CoreLogic is predicting the market ...

Relief for house buyers in the Wellington region’s booming property market could be on the horizon with signs of a slowdown beginning to show, experts say.

And this year's Wellington Mould Awards winner is ... video

This Marion St room, with no window and no door, would surely have been up for a prize at The Mouldies, Dave Armstrong’s ...

OPINION: It was a rollicking night out at the rental property industry’s annual excellence awards.

Comment

Ron Brierley in the hall of shame video

Ron Brierley as he leaves court in Sydney in 2020.

OPINION: A former high-flier is now firmly on the list of the disgraced.

Don't be so scared of a little self-determination when it comes to Māori video

Māori voters understand MMP and are willing to move between parties when a better option arrives, writes Glenn McConnell.

OPINION: ACT, which used to pride itself on freedom, is afraid of what will happen when Māori are free to help our own people.

We should ban tobacco once and for all video

The 1980s were the age of the ashtray, writes Virginia Fallon.

OPINION: The children of the '80s never stood a chance.

Ardern in the gun over He Puapua video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern “looked like a cat on a hot tin roof when being questioned by Seymour” about He Puapua, ...

OPINION: National says Labour is backing a secret 20-year plan to establish Māori sovereignty. If that's true, it's political dynamite.

New powers for the Minister of Delivery

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Deputy PM Grant Robertson: he will establish a new unit to support policy delivery.

OPINION: Is a policy implementation unit the tool of a functioning government, or the resort of a malfunctioning one? We shall see.

Culture

Artists with initiative deserve to be seen

Play_station is currently showing Learner Lover, a sculptural exhibition responding to breakups, Aotearoa’s waterways ...

Two contemporary art spaces in Wellington city are worth hunting out.

How I write: Hera Lindsay Bird

Poet Hera Lindsay Bird writes for an hour every morning before work.

The Wellington poet is taking part in the Going West Festival which celebrates live poetry with video collaborations.

Ben Brown is New Zealand's first reading ambassador video

Brown says the excuse of a lack of time for parents to read to children is just that – an excuse. “Find the time.”

Ben Brown wants parents to read to their children every day. Don’t think it will make a difference? He’d beg to differ. “It damn well will.”

Olivia Wilde heaps praise on 'fearless' Kiwi actor Thomasin McKenzie

Thomasin McKenzie will star in Perfect, directed by Olivia Wilde.

Olivia Wilde says she is "honoured" to work with Thomasin McKenzie, who will be starring in the American actor and director's upcoming project "Perfect".

Gallery collaboration sees new art festival for Wellington video

Standing, from left: Hamish McKay of Hamish McKay Gallery, Craig Beardsworth of {Suite}, Jhana Millers of Jhana Millers ...

There are hopes the capital's visual arts scene may get a profile boost by a new festival seeing galleries collaborate in an unusual partnership.

Capital Life

There's a Moët shortage, New Zealand

Moet Chandon champagne is in short supply.

The French champagne has been cleared off shelves across the country - but never fear, there are alternatives.

Artists with initiative deserve to be seen

Play_station is currently showing Learner Lover, a sculptural exhibition responding to breakups, Aotearoa’s waterways ...

Two contemporary art spaces in Wellington city are worth hunting out.

Hospitality sector lights up the capital with new foodie festival Eat, Drink, Play

For one night only, Lucky at Press Hall is going 100 per cent vegan. Thursday, May 13, 5pm-8pm.

Wellington's newest festival is a celebration of hospitality, with fun food, daring drinks, and world-class entertainment.

How I write: Hera Lindsay Bird

Poet Hera Lindsay Bird writes for an hour every morning before work.

The Wellington poet is taking part in the Going West Festival which celebrates live poetry with video collaborations.

Commemorative park to replace US Marines Hall

Porirua Little Theatre’s former home was deemed structurally unsafe in 2012, and has been closed to the public ever since.

The wrecking ball is being readied, but plans are already afoot to find a suitable replacement for Tītahi Bay, with public feedback being sought.

Sport

Coach Ufuk Talay hints at staying as Wellington Phoenix enter must-win territory video

Wellington Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay is locked in negotiations with the club regarding a potential contract extension.

Ufuk Talay has given his strongest indication yet that he will be sticking with the club for a third term as contract talks drag on deep into the A-League season.

Sam Sutton used former Phoenix star as the blueprint for left-back switch video

Phoenix defender Sam Sutton collides with Glory forward Christopher Ikonomidis.

Phoenix youngster Sam Sutton watched clips of Liberato Cacace to help prepare him for a positional switch he hopes to make permanent in the coming seasons.

New Black Cap Rachin Ravindra soaking up every detail at first camp

Black Caps coach Gary Stead speaks with Rachin Ravindra at a training camp at Lincoln this week.

Uncapped Rachin Ravindra faced his first Duke ball this week and next weekend, he'll be off to England for the first time with the Black Caps.

Hurricanes speedster Salesi Rayasi turns down shot at Olympic sevens gold video

Hurricanes wing Salesi Rayasi tiptoes away for a try against the Highlanders.

Tryscoring machine commits to Hurricanes' trans-Tasman campaign as d-day looms for Tokyo.

'I'm happy here': Ulises Davila begins contract talks with Wellington Phoenix video

Phoenix captain Ulises Davila poses for a photo with a fan after a match against Perth earlier this season.

The Phoenix's captain and best player has confirmed he is in negotiations with the club regarding a possible contract extension.

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