Flood protection ramps up with sea-level rise of 1.35m predicted in next 100 years video

A policeman diverts traffic from a flooded Newlands Rd in July. (File photo)

7 min ago  Stopbanks are set to become higher and barrage gates more important, as flood protection in Wellington ramps up in accordance with the latest climate science.

Wellington today, October 20: New rules could mean thousands of new homes, Councillor says staff were 'undemocratic' for checking on potential library conflict

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6:57 AM  News and updates from around the region.

How I write: Science-fiction award winner Laura Jean McKay

Dr Laura Jean McKay, who won the Arthur C Clark award for her book “Animals In That Country”, is happiest with a book in ...

The Manawatū-based author has always found Janet Frame to be an inspiration.

New rules could mean thousands of new homes in Wellington video

Wellington is projected to have 80,000 new residents in the coming decades, and a significant shortfall of housing.

Tens of thousands of new homes could be enabled in Wellington after a major bipartisan housing announcement from Labour and National.

Dream home dangerous and uninhabitable, or needing a few fixes? video

Jason and Victoria Roebuck’s​ new home, on a rural block looking out at Mount Erin, has defects.

Jason and Victoria Roebuck's new home is defective. A court will decide if it is a tear-down and whether the firm that built it is hiding assets.

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Housing density gets more intensity

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National leader Judith Collins with Minister Megan Woods, National’s ...

OPINION: Things are looking up for the housing supply.

A reflection on war that somehow conjures beauty

OPINION: “beyond the hum of the bees in my wisteria you can hear the grey warbler. ... its song the signature note of the spring in these parts.”

Mourning the death of a delusion video

MMP isn't perfect but it's better than what went before video

Culture

How I write: Science-fiction award winner Laura Jean McKay

Dr Laura Jean McKay, who won the Arthur C Clark award for her book “Animals In That Country”, is happiest with a book in ...

The Manawatū-based author has always found Janet Frame to be an inspiration.

Book industry shocked at $500,000 grant for unknown literary project video

Fergus Barrowman, publisher at Victoria University Press wants details of the project made public.

There is frustration and confusion in Aotearoa’s literary sector about a $500,000 grant given to an organisation to improve Kiwis’ access to books.

Awakening a taniwha on Wellington walls

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Artists, Miriama Grace-Smith, left and Gina Kiel with their new mural, Awakening a ...

Collaborative street art trio Dream Girls bring a cinematic vibe to the walls of Tory St.

2021 'a bumpy ride' for Wellington hospitality award winners

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This year has been a 'test of resilience' for Wellington Hospitality Award winners and the wider industry.

Auction house Webb's to open premises in Wellington

Webb's is opening new premises in Wellington in November 2021.

One of Aotearoa’s leading auction houses, Webb’s, has announced it will open a new premises in the capital next month.

Sport

Former leading New Zealand cricket umpire Fred Goodall dies aged 83 video

Former test cricket umpire Fred Goodall pictured in his Newlands home in 2013.

Goodall umpired 24 tests and 15 ODIs but was best known as being the victim of an elbow in the back from West Indian fast bowler Colin Croft.

Wellington Phoenix snap up young Kiwi talent ahead of A-League Women debut video

Grace Wisnewski was a key member of the New Zealand team that clinched a bronze medal at the Under-17 Women's World Cup ...

Nine more players sign on for Wellington Phoenix's first A-League Women season.

Wellington Phoenix men sign Australia under-23 midfielder Luka Pršo video

Wellington Phoenix have signed midfielder Luka Pršo, who spent the previous A-League Men season with Newcastle Jets.

The 20-year-old played against the Phoenix last season, scoring one goal in 17 appearances for Newcastle Jets while on loan from Croatian club NK Osijek.

Wellington jump into second on Premiership ladder with win over Manawatū video

Pepesana Patafilo looks to offload during Wellington’s win over Manawatū in Palmerston North on Saturday night.

Lions end Turbos' winning run with bonus-point victory, but it was a game which was hardly a great advert for rugby.

Hustlers, scoundrals and gamblers, and that's before you even played a game of snooker. video

Bill, left, and John Arcus are regulars at The Ballroom Pool and Snooker Lounge on Courtenay Place. They've been going ...

In 1921 Percy Tremaine opened a snooker hall on Courtenay Place. A hundred years later you can still get in a game - minus the smoke and the hustle.

business

Saying cheese to a change in career

Broughton holds waxed havarti in the chiller at his Featherston store. Overseas tourists are often surprised by the ...

Paul Broughton used to be in corporate real estate, now he owns one of New Zealand's best cheese shops.

Labour MP says council housing tenants should be able to access rental subsidy video

Labour MP Paul Eagle speaks at the IRRS 4 ALL community meeting in Newtown.

Paul Eagle appeared to break party ranks when he called policy around the income-related rental subsidy "unjust" and "unfair".

Wellington On a Plate winners announced video

The best festival dish went to Boulcott Street Bistro for its Crayfish Marseille.

More than 400 festival dishes, burgers, and cocktails were rated online by thousands of diners — and the votes have been counted.

Residents to appeal airport's expansion in court

Local residents group Guardians of the Bays is taking the capital’s airport to court over what it’s calling an ...

Local lobby group Guardians of the Bays is objecting to an "aggressive and unsustainable expansion plan", and is prepared to make its case in court.

Fishing tycoon who wanted best for Whanganui

Pam Williams was hugely influential in the fishing industry.

Pam Williams was a formidable businesswoman both at home and overseas.

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First look at Naenae pool design video

Artist's impressions of the yet to be rebuilt Naenae pool in Lower Hutt. The Hutt City Council has released its plans ...

The Hutt City Council has released the proposed Naenae pool reconstruction plans as it seeks feedback from the community.

Aotearoa's rainbow communities to be counted in census video

Rainbow charity InsideOUT staff Alex Ker, left, Rebecca Lauryssen, Compass Wilts-Ramsay, Tabby Besley, Rosie Leadbitter, ...

Rainbow communities have been invisible in the census since its inception in 1851, however in 2023 they will be quantified for the first time.

Remutaka Hill Rd closures needed to retrieve truck

Remutaka Hill crash

Roading authorities are working out a plan to retrieve the truck involved in a fatal crash at the weekend.

Book industry shocked at $500,000 grant for unknown literary project video

Fergus Barrowman, publisher at Victoria University Press wants details of the project made public.

There is frustration and confusion in Aotearoa’s literary sector about a $500,000 grant given to an organisation to improve Kiwis’ access to books.

Wellington today, October 19: Two people rescued from burning building, Labour MP Paul Eagle says housing policy 'unjust'

Labour MP Paul Eagle says it is “unjust” and “unfair” that Wellington City Council housing tenants cannot access the ...

Here’s what you need to know from The Dominion Post today, plus breaking news and events from around the capital.

Naturopath back in court on osteopath claim charge

The Ministry of Health prosecuted Geoffrey Pitt over a complaint that he claimed to be an osteopath. (File photo)

Geoffrey Pitt, 80, was acquitted, but an appeal has found that was based on a misstatement of the law.

Mum 'didn't want me': Nine-year-old in tears while describing abuse at home

The girl was an unaccompanied minor on a flight from Napier to Christchurch. (File photo)

A young girl found by Air New Zealand cabin crew with cuts and bruises on her face says her mother hit her with a hammer and shut her out of the house.

Two people rescued, 10 cats and dogs removed safely from building fire

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Two occupants of an apartment above a veterinary premises in Kilbirnie, Wellington, were rescued by firefighters after the building caught fire.

Health ministry didn't seek vaccine certificate advice video

The app will confirm you meet health requirements for your journey.

Mandatory vaccine certificates could potentially breach a person's human rights, but the Ministry of Health sought no legal advice.

Third vaccine dose for immunocompromised

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield. (file photo)

The Ministry of Health is approving and recommending a third dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for people who are immunocompromised.

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