Pride in disabilities grows video

WI Dance at Disability Pride 2018. From left, Emily Thompson, Kezia Bennett, Duncan Armstrong, Kate Dovey, and Jane Gordon.

Disability pride is on this week in Wellington, and organisers hope it will be a national event by 2020.

Search for missing snorkeller

Police are searching for a 33-year-old Gisborne man who went missing while snorkeling.

The 33-year-old got into trouble off the Makarori Coast on Sunday afternoon.

Transgender 'kuia' to join NZ portraits

"Carmen 2012" by Nicolette Page depicts Carmen Rupe in her trinket-filled Sydney home.

A portrait of Carmen Rupe will be the first image of an out transgender person to join the NZ Portrait Gallery's collection.

History curriculum a mammoth task

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced this week that New Zealand history would become a compulsory subject in schools ...

Government faces mammoth task with just two years to debate and implement a compulsory New Zealand history curriculum.

Life as a rugby dissident

Kevin Norquay, and Virginia Fallon are both counting sleeps until both the beginning and end of the Rugby World Cup.

OPINION: For the silent minority the days ahead will be our own endurance test.

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Meet your WCC Southern ward candidates

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We take a look at Southern ward candidates in Wellington city and ask them what they'll do about roads.

'I was a new journalist'

Before: Stuff reporter Joel Maxwell before his cut and  kōrero.

This year, for the first time, I used te reo Māori as my first language for my job.

Wet house didn't happen video

Lester came to office partly on the back of popular support for New Zealand's first wet house

Building New Zealand's first wet house in Wellington was a signature policy of Justin Lester's, but it didn't happen.

Third pop-up library for city

Motomi Morioka with her son Nobuo Morioka, 8, at the Central Library in 2017.

A third pop-up library location – the biggest of three – is set to open in Wellington's central city "early next year" in a previously earthquake-prone building.

Vintage plane expert goes down

At Warbirds over Wanakai in 2008 DeMarco flew a Sopwith Camel. (File photo)

Pilot Eugene DeMarco had unique flying skills but crashed in a courtroom.

$10,000 homes on million-dollar land

This Hataitai property has a land value which completely outweighs the value of the house sitting on it. The property is ...

Find out the Wellington suburbs where land value sometimes overwhelmingly eclipses the value of the homes that sit on it.

Wellington Water fined $67,500 video

A sewage treatment plant near Titahi Bay is now being run by an international firm. Its previous operator, Wellington ...

A "cascade of errors" has led to Wellington Water being fined $67,500 for an illegal discharge.

Filmmaker's former flyer convicted

Eugene (Gene) DeMarco was the US-born pilot who worked as production manager at The Vintage Aviator, a company of ...

A jury found Sir Peter Jackson's Vintage Aviator company's former production manager and pilot guilty.

Sports ground in housing plan

Capital Football CE Richard Reid classes the park as "horrendous".

With candidates suggesting golf courses and spots opposite dying malls to alleviate Wellington's housing crisis, a sub-par sports ground is next on the list.

Farmer morale at 'all-time low'

Masterton sheep and beef farmer Sully Alsop says despite high prices farming has never been less fun.

A young farmer's voice starts to crack when he talks about the pressure the sector is feeling.

local body elections

Hate messages on hoardings video

Hutt City Council candidate Shazly Rasheed believes she has been targeted because of her skin colour.

Local politicians have been united in condemning the incident, saying such racism must never be tolerated.

Name recognition 'paramount'

Name recognition is important for political candidates who risk being lost in a sea of billboards.

The candidates all have big smiles and bigger promises. So what's in a name when deciding your vote?

Thieves target candidate cutouts video

Hutt City Council candidate Brady Dyer is frustrated his innovative signs have been a big hit with partygoers.

Brady Dyer was probably at every good party in Lower Hutt on Saturday night.

Weta Digital staff query request

Foster said the 100 to 150 people who turned out to the launch were concerned about Shelly Bay and the Miramar Peninsula.

Weta Digital suggested workers support the launch of a mayoral candidate backed by Sir Peter Jackson.

Wellington, Hutt mayoral debates

The local body elections are on October 12, though voting papers will be sent out from September 21.

Have your say on who will head your city council for the next three years.

News

Peggy Pickit out of date

Gavin Rutherford, left, plays the upbeat Frank while Fingal Pollock plays returned-aid worker Carol.

A new play is best when it traverses familiar topics like garage doors, marital affairs and the awkward humour of middle-aged white folk.

NZ's best crime writers honoured

A story about the execution of a young immigrant has been judged NZ's best crime novel.

McIlroy wins cycling classic video

Aucklanders not voting in elections

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$10,000 homes on million-dollar land

This Hataitai property has a land value which completely outweighs the value of the house sitting on it. The property is ...

Find out the Wellington suburbs where land value sometimes overwhelmingly eclipses the value of the homes that sit on it.

Plenty of work to go around

The experts are predicting that the relentless rising cost of building will moderate over the next four years.

Commercial construction is ramping up in Wellington, Waikato and Auckland.

Impact on Napier CBD considered

Goldroy Holdings No. 2 Ltd has applied for resource consent to build a multi-unit development over 1.9hectares near the ...

Proposed development's impact on art deco city centre must be considered.

Wellington hot for commercial property

Wellington is a compelling investment story because of both rising commercial property rents and property prices, says ...

Rising rents and property values are a boon for the capital's commercial property owners.

People focus more when reading

A participant reads a newspaper as part of a study which examined how people absorbed information when reading and ...

A study of media users has shown people pay more attention when reading than when they are watching the telly.

Comment

My birth fears transcend pain

New Zealand has a shortage of midwives and those who are working are stressed and stretched so what does that mean for ...

OPINION: It's not the birth that fills me with fear but the worry that there won't be the right people around to support me.

See no evil, hear no evil

Anjum Rahman, of the Islamic Women's Council, said authorities were told about the rise of the far right before the ...

OPINION: Do we have any idea what level of racist taunts, discrimination or aggression individuals experience in NZ?

Mud stinks, and mud sticks

It's simply too hard to accept that Jacinda Ardern didn't know the alleged assault was of a sexual nature, writes Duncan ...

OPINION: What did Robertson know? And if he knew, Ardern must have known too.

Everyday Kiwis and the silent majority

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to Paris in April for the ...

OPINION: I am an everyday New Zealander. Are you?

A turning point in our history

Captain James Cook's arrival in New Zealand 250 years ago provides an example of how history is often a contest between ...

OPINION: There will be challenges for schools, but the Government's move on the teaching of NZ history should be applauded.

Culture

Peggy Pickit out of date

Gavin Rutherford, left, plays the upbeat Frank while Fingal Pollock plays returned-aid worker Carol.

A new play is best when it traverses familiar topics like garage doors, marital affairs and the awkward humour of middle-aged white folk.

Transgender 'kuia' to join NZ portraits

"Carmen 2012" by Nicolette Page depicts Carmen Rupe in her trinket-filled Sydney home.

A portrait of Carmen Rupe will be the first image of an out transgender person to join the NZ Portrait Gallery's collection.

Save the birds, get a tattoo

The kea tattoo Emma ten Have has had done ahead of the event.

What's the best way to help New Zealand's struggling native bird populations? Get a tattoo.

Joy Cowley as prolific as ever

Blindness be damned - author Joy Cowley is as busy as ever. "What else would I do with all these ideas?"

Lochiel to step out for final march

Taking to the field one last time, the Lochiel Marching Team will honour coach Colleen Pobar at the Edinburgh Tattoo, ...

Taking to the field one last time, the Lochiel Marching Team will honour coach Colleen Pobar.

Capital Life

Pride in disabilities grows video

WI Dance at Disability Pride 2018. From left, Emily Thompson, Kezia Bennett, Duncan Armstrong, Kate Dovey, and Jane Gordon.

Disability pride is on this week in Wellington, and organisers hope it will be a national event by 2020.

A toast to Toast Martinborough

Being able to take a slow twirl around the area's greatest hits is what makes Toast Martinborough so magic.

Drink, eat, listen to great live music - what's not to love about this annual event?

At home with DOC tracking dogs

Richard Johnston is a DOC pest protection and conservation dog handler. He lives at Paraparaumu beach with his partner, ...

Richard Johnston lives at Paraparaumu with three dogs and a cockatoo.

Save the birds, get a tattoo

The kea tattoo Emma ten Have has had done ahead of the event.

What's the best way to help New Zealand's struggling native bird populations? Get a tattoo.

Joy Cowley as prolific as ever

Blindness be damned - author Joy Cowley is as busy as ever. "What else would I do with all these ideas?"

Sport

Tasman remain unbeaten

Finlay Christie scores Tasman's opening try against North Harbour on Sunday.

Tasman turned over a 17-7 halftime deficit to remain on top of the Mitre 10 Cup premiership standings.

Hillier shoots 68, misses cut

Daniel Hillier had a rollercoaster professional debut in Amsterdam with rounds of 78 and 68 (file photo).

A second round including six birdies wasn't enough to give Kiwi pro his first payday in Europe.

Ioane poor in Wellington romp

Josh Ioane had a day to forget against Wellington on Sunday.

All Black Josh Ioane had a day to forget as Wellington dispatched Otago with ease in the capital.

Live: Wellington v Otago

Wellington captain Du'Plessis Kirifi will be satisfied with the second-placed Lions start this season.

The Lions take on Otago in a Mitre 10 Cup clash at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.

McIlroy wins cycling classic video

Twizel to Timaru race winner Kate McIlroy leads eventual second placegetter Oliver Davidson and sixth placegetter Amy ...

Former New Zealand sportswoman of the year Kate McIlroy has won the Twizel to Timaru Cycling Classic at her first attempt.

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