Wellington today: Judge suppresses details in soldier spy case, Unjabbed border worker loses dismissal case video

A Linton-based soldier faced a pre-trial court martial hearing at Linton Military Camp on Monday, appearing on 17 ...

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Judge suppresses name of country at centre of soldier spy case

A Linton-based soldier is facing 17 charges, including espionage.

The foreign country at the centre of an unprecedented espionage trial will remain nameless due to concern it would imperil the “defence and security of New Zealand”.

Unjabbed border worker loses dismissal case

Wanting to continue driving, he filed to the High Court for a writ of habeas corpus.

She lost her job after she refused to be vaccinated and claimed she was unfairly dismissed. A High Court judge doesn't agree.

Car overturns on SH2, North of Wellington

Traffic backed up on the Remutaka Hill Rd after a serious crash about 9.42am Monday.

A person was seriously injured when their car left the road and overturned on Remutaka Hill Rd on Monday morning.

Anna Fifield: No, Sir John Key, New Zealand is not like North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his advice read aloud from a letter during the Seventh Congress of the Socialist ...

OPINION: For one, the former prime minister would be shot - literally - if he'd criticised the leader in the real Hermit Kingdom.

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How do we convey emotion in a masked-up world? video

“Just because we can’t see each other’s teeth doesn’t mean that we can’t share a smile. The lines in our forehead and ...

OPINION: While introverts may love that a mandatory social interaction has been avoided, many of us miss these impromptu connections.

Trusting in the power of collective effort video

OPINION: Building trust is the key to overcoming the challenges of Covid-19, climate and conflict.

With Covid-19, endemic doesn't mean mild

Travelling in the post-Covid world doesn't have the same appeal video

Culture

My Wellington: 'When I see the city, I feel a sense of calm'

Vanisa Dhiru loves the seeing the vista of Wellington, driving along the motorway into the city.

Vanisa Dhiru moved to Wellington to attend university, and she's never looked back. A champion of diversity and equality, she says her biggest hope is for the capital to be a peaceful, multicultural society.

Te Papa explores Asian New Zealand language complexities, diversities

Grace Gassin is the curator of Asian New Zealand Histories at Te Papa.

Chinese languages in Aotearoa are being explored and studied by the country’s national museum.

A Wairarapa writer dreams of his old home, from Paris, in a story of child abductions

Writer Tom Baragwanath, who is based in Paris, won the $10,000 Michael Gifkins Prize.

A manuscript which details a spate of child abductions in quiet, yet supposedly nosey, Wairarapa wins an Australasian writing prize.

The life of 'unknown' Vivienne Tait, who played opposite Selwyn Toogood

Vivienne Tait as a bridesmaid.

Vivienne Tait was described as an 'unknown' theatre actor, but she has been thrust back into the spotlight due to a chance sighting by her daughter.

'Sunrise Lullaby' a welcome respite for hibernating music fans

Wellington soul, reggae band Dr. Reknaw. Back row, left to right: Sophie Cooper (vocals/bass), Zane Hawkins (guitar), ...

The new release from Wellington band Dr Reknaw is a tempting hint at the summer to come.

Sport

Hawke's Bay claim first away win over Wellington in 44 years video

Hawke's Bay proved too strong for Wellington in the capital on Sunday.

Magpies swoop on sloppy Lions to jump to second on the premiership ladder.

The Black Fern who was scared about playing rugby as a kid video

Dhys Faleafaga on the charge for Wellington in their last Farah Palmer Cup match against Waikato in August.

"I would come home crying and tell mum I didn't want to play any more": the Wellington No 8 didn't always love the game when first playing with her sister in a team full of boys.

Top football striker off the field for good after third concussion video

Tom Jackson was a striker for Team Wellington. But after receiving his third concussion in March, he's decided to call ...

When Tom Jackson was struck in the head at training, he knew something was wrong. At age 30 and with a young daughter, playing on wasn't worth the risk.

'I couldn't feel my body' - All Blacks skipper lifts the lid on what it's like to play the Boks video

Ardie Savea is interviewed after the All Blacks’ victory against the Wallabies in Perth on Sunday.

Ardie Savea anticipates a typically brutal 100th test between the great rugby rivals in Townsville on Saturday.

Wellington Phoenix rule out move for All Whites captain after West Ham exit video

All Whites captain Winston Reid is now a free agent after being released from Premier League club West Ham.

Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay has shot down the prospect of signing Winston Reid and will instead look within the club’s academy ranks to finalise his playing roster.

business

Housing crisis looks to claim another scalp: the video games industry video

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It could be a billion dollar industry by 2025 — unless a brutal housing crisis intervenes.

Trans-Tasman three-a-side judging

A joint appeal sitting followed a joint sitting of the High Court of New Zealand and the Australian Federal Court.

Halifax funds cases that raise the same issues on both sides of the Tasman have a joint online hearing.

Life in a 'vertical neighbourhood' — the housing young buyers covet video

Chamanthie Sinhalage-Fonseka has almost always lived in apartments. “The mood of the city changes and you can watch ...

Today’s 20-and-30-somethings don’t necessarily want a quarter-acre section and two cars. It is a good thing then that dense developments on public transport lines are just what the climate ordered.

What if the housing crisis could be solved overnight? video

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An architecture student considers how parking lots could be transformed almost instantly into tiny homes and self-build houses.

Ferrari, plane uncovered in bankruptcy of man jailed for Sir Peter Jackson fraud video

Eugene (Gene) DeMarco had unique skills as a pilot of vintage aircraft, but was jailed for fraud. (File photo)

Ownership of sports car, plane and offshore real estate under investigation in case against Eugene DeMarco, who ripped off the high-profile filmmaker.

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The movie that saw Weta reinvigorate a beloved franchise turns 10 video

Rise’s combination of breathtaking performances by the likes of Andy Serkis, with Weta Digital's superb CGI-creations, ...

REVIEW: The combo of breathtaking performances by the likes of Andy Serkis, with the Wellington wizards' superb CGI-creations, will leave you stunned.

How do we convey emotion in a masked-up world? video

“Just because we can’t see each other’s teeth doesn’t mean that we can’t share a smile. The lines in our forehead and ...

OPINION: While introverts may love that a mandatory social interaction has been avoided, many of us miss these impromptu connections.

Trusting in the power of collective effort video

During the Covid-19 pandemic community-based networks have sprung up to provide food and practical resources.

OPINION: Building trust is the key to overcoming the challenges of Covid-19, climate and conflict.

Transmission Gully: Unfinished billion-dollar highway's bumpy road video

Photos of Transmission Gully construction from August

The first cars should now be rolling along the long-awaited shortcut, north of Wellington. Instead, construction has been delayed for the fifth time.

My Wellington: 'When I see the city, I feel a sense of calm'

Vanisa Dhiru loves the seeing the vista of Wellington, driving along the motorway into the city.

Vanisa Dhiru moved to Wellington to attend university, and she's never looked back. A champion of diversity and equality, she says her biggest hope is for the capital to be a peaceful, multicultural society.

Travelling in the post-Covid world doesn't have the same appeal video

“Testing has turned into big business with so many different types of home kits available that the UK government has ...

OPINION: An overseas holiday may be attractive but getting there and back is a problem.

Pedestrian priority for busy Jervois Quay mooted in major Wellington development video

An architect's drawing of the proposed Willis Bond development in central Wellington appears to show a ...

A concept drawing for a new mutli-storey building shows a walkway from the waterfront to the bottom of Cuba St, which could improve the “dreary” area.

ICU staff plead for Kiwis to be jabbed amid bed, nurse shortage video

New Zealand doesn't have either enough ICU beds or the clinicians to staff them to cope with 'business as usual' care, ...

Intensive care specialists say New Zealand's ICUs would struggle with Covid-19 even with high vaccination rates, due to a shortage of beds and staff.

Te Papa explores Asian New Zealand language complexities, diversities

Grace Gassin is the curator of Asian New Zealand Histories at Te Papa.

Chinese languages in Aotearoa are being explored and studied by the country’s national museum.

Former tobacco factory stubbed out, new development closer video

Tobacco Factory, stages of demolition

Buzz surrounding townhouses replacing the century-old factory suggests Petone is becoming the “Ponsonby of Wellington”, the site's developer says.

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