New World workers unpaid over lockdown

New World Thorndon workers were told if they could not work they would not be paid.

10:24 PM  ​Workers at New World supermarkets across New Zealand have been told they will be on leave without pay if they are unable to work over the lockdown. ​Workers told they will be on leave without pay if they are unable to work over the lockdown.

Wellington school burns

Smoke was emerging from the hallway of a building at Miramar Central School.

Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the blaze at Miramar Central School.

Lockdown love with greyhounds

Upper Hutt's Nicky Caradus has fostered a greyhound called Milo during the lockdown.

Greyhounds as Pets put out an urgent call for foster homes. Every dog found a home.

Hand sanitiser at $60 a bottle

A man is selling bottles of Dettol online for $60 a piece.

Facebook moves to ban listings for protective equipment and products after man tried to sell Dettol sanitiser for $60 a bottle.

Diesel spill closes motorway

Part of Wellington Urban Motorway has been closed most of Saturday after a truck crashed into a barrier and spilled ...

Part of Wellington Urban Motorway is closed after a truck crash as rain hammers the region.

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Lessons learned from lockdown

A man wears a gas mask in Ghuznee Street, Wellington as protection against the coronavirus.

OPINION: There are pros and cons to isolation in the age of the coronavirus lockdown.

Scrutiny on cruise industry likely

The Ruby Princess at the Napier Port on March 15.

There are now two coronavirus cases in Hawke's Bay connected to the ship's visit to Napier

Wellington street to reopen

The city council has been working to replace the pipe, and would reopen the road mid-next week, the council said.

One of Wellington's main streets is due to reopen after a major pipe was replaced.

Rush puts pressure on flu vaccine video

Mana Pharmacy and staff are limiting customers to the entrance of the store and frontline staff wear protective gear. ...

Flu vaccines in some parts of the country are getting low as medics wait for next shipment.

Death during lockdown

Once the body is with the funeral directors, the family can't see it again, Martin said.

When a loved one dies during the coronavirus lock down they'll still be be buried or cremated, but no-one will be there.

Restricted access to courts

Courts are limiting who can enter as support people during the lockdown. (File photo)

 Security will turn away people at courthouses unless they have permission from a judge to go in.

Capital's quiet war against the virus

Midland Park on Lambton Quay would normally be teeming with people.

As the lockdown took effect, Wellington turned into a wasteland, with the sound of wind replacing traffic on the morning commute.

Wellington strange, quiet in lockdown

A man wears a gas mask in Ghuznee St, Wellington, as the national lockdown begins.

OPINION: Humanity can be messy, annoying, inconvenient. Until it's not around anymore.

Tour guide tests positive

A tour guide who accompanied Ruby Princess cruise passengers while the ship was in Napier has tested positive for ...

"I took that group to so many places," says guide of infected cruise passengers.

Nurse reunited with stolen e-bike video

A copy of the tweet a Wellington Hospital intensive care nurse posted after her e-bike was stolen.

After working an intensive care shift, a frontline pandemic worker couldn't get home the way she planned.


Patient attended Les Mills class

A person who tested positive for coronavirus attended a class at a Wellington Les Mills gym.

A person who tested positive for coronavirus attended a fitness class at a Wellington gym.

Missing man found dead

A missing man has been found dead

'Country squire' lawyer with humanity

What love is like under lockdown


McDonald's asks for rent relief

McDonalds says some of its landlords have already been in touch.

Even McDonald's is feeling the sting from the coronavirus lockdown.

Call for tobacco factory to be shut

Professor Richard Edwards questions how Imperial Tobacco's activities could be considered to be providing an essential ...

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation is outraged at the decision to allow a tobacco factory to continue operating in the coronavirus lockdown.

Property investors left out of pocket

Hawkes Bay landlord Sharon Cullwick

Landlords say they're being asked to provide social welfare services without getting any support themselves.

Government must save building companies

Cranes all over Auckland stand motionless during the coronavirus national lockdown. Many sub-contractors will not be ...

Without Government action, construction companies will go bust in lockdown construction boss says.

Fans pledge $1.3m for board game video

Board game designer Sam Macdonald says he was unsurprised but still blown away by the backing the series received.

A Kiwi board game company's growing legion of fans have pledged $1.3 million for its latest tabletop release.


The politics of sacrifice

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Deputy PM Grant Robertson arrive at a press conference to announce the countrywide ...

OPINION: All Kiwis are being asked to sacrifice to keep others safe. But how long will people put up with that?

Now is not the time for a UBI

Finance Minister Grant Robertson has said the Government is considering a Universal Basic Income as part of its response ...

OPINION: It would cost too much, and not make enough difference for those that need it most.

Postponing Olympics the right call

The International Olympic Committee have postponed the Toyko Olympics to 2021 (file photo)

OPINION: After weeks of uncertainty, Olympic bosses finally gave in to common sense.

We know ourselves better than ever

Flowers left to mark the one-year anniversary of the Christchurch mosque attacks.

OPINION: We have nothing left to learn from the mosque shooter; now our focus should be on what we learned about ourselves.

Name any illness, I've had it

OPINION: Any random twinge can be magnified when getting really sick is on the cards.


Portrait Gallery offers online tour

Canterbury-based student of curatorial studies Maria Brown  discovered a connection between Kiwi artist Bill Sutton and ...

People in isolation can still get their art fix with the gallery's new online tour of notable artist Bill Sutton's work.

Schools to get Diary of Anne Frank in te Reo

The book was translated into te Reo in 2019 under the guidance of Anne Frank New Zealand in celebration of Frank's 90th ...

With the rise of racial discrimination, and the unrelated need for self-isolation, the story is as relevant today as it was 90 years ago.

Wellington performers to livestream shows

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra live in concert.

As social distancing comes into play, Wellington theatres and musicians are turning to the internet to reach audiences.

Taonga carved from history

Hohepa Mohi with the greenstone - pounamu - necklace that was made for him after he turned 21.

A massive piece of greenstone is huge part of Hohepa Mohi's life, and connects many whānau members.

Kiwi became a French folk legend

Graeme Allwright performing in New Zealand in 2005.

Graeme Allwright's songs of social and political protest struck a chord in 1960s France.

Capital Life

Distillery hopes sanitiser will keep spirits up

Wild Kiwi distillery has only been in operation since October, and is applying to MPI to keep their still in action - ...

After Wild Kiwi posted to Facebook announcing it was starting to produce sanitiser, demand took off.

Going into the bubble

A message to a missed cousin amid the Covid-19 lockdown.

What a difference a week makes in this strange new world, writes Bess Manson.

Wellington rugby club turns 150

Wellington Football Club has fielded a team every Saturday rugby has been played in Wellington city, like this team ...

Wellington Football Club turns 150 this week, and it's so old it doesn't even have the word rugby on its masthead.

There's water dripping from the ceiling video

Plumbing is an essential service and my leaky pipe is soon fixed.

It's a renter's worst nightmare, lockdown and an emergeny repair is needed.

Capital's feline celebrity in lockdown

Mittens, the feline social media star of Wellington, is in lockdown.

Wellington's most-famous cat, Mittens, is in lockdown but daily updates are promised.


ANZ Premiership's big plans halted

ANZ Premiership captains, Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit (Steel), Phoenix Karaka (Mystics), Katrina Rore (Pulse), Grace Kara ...

Netball NZ had lofty ambitions for 2020 ANZ Premiership. Now it could be over after one round.

Wellington rugby club turns 150

Wellington Football Club has fielded a team every Saturday rugby has been played in Wellington city, like this team ...

Wellington Football Club turns 150 this week, and it's so old it doesn't even have the word rugby on its masthead.

Postponement could end Olympic dream

Clayton Lewis could be deemed ineligible for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

He's 18 years younger than Mahe Drysdale but OlyWhites midfielder Clayton Lewis might be too old for Tokyo 2021.

Phoenix players return home

Phoenix striker David Ball celebrates after scoring against Western United.

Australia's last active sporting competition succumbs to Covid-19.

A-League future to be decided

Phoenix forward Jaushua Sotirio wore a face mask when the team flew out of Wellington.

FFA to make 'significant announcement' regarding the future of the 2019-20 A-League season.

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