Passed out at the school gates: Grim tales of a liquor licence application video

Porirua Whanau Centre chief executive Liz Kelly, left, has led a successful community campaign with help from Kitiona ...

Children left in cars outside the pub, a man passed out at the school gates, and a volleyball court strewn with glass. A community fights back against yet another liqour store.

The Kiwi who died and came back to life video

On Thursday, Shaun Duseigneur went back to the Paekākāriki escarpment track for the first time since he died and came ...

Shaun Duseigneur died on the Paekākāriki escarpment track. Twenty minutes later, his heart started to beat for itself again.

Weaving Papatūānuku into public space

Landscape architect Megan Wraight had a collaborative approach that brought people along with her.

Obituary: Megan Wraight waved her wand and created magic.

Ariana Tikao named Arts Foundation Laureate video

Ariana Tikao, recipient of an Arts Foundation Laureate Award 2020 for her work in taonga puoro, music played on ...

She grew up in Christchurch, the youngest of seven children, and her work in taonga pūoro has garnered her national acclaim.

Jersey Boys musical to hit NZ stages next year video

Jersey Boys has hardship, tenacity, feel-good music, and the mob. “It’s got a bit of everything,” says director Grant Meese.

See the true story of how four blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop sensations of all time.

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'I feel sick when I see it every day' — Businesses on troubled city park

Tait Burge, who owns Swimsuit Coffee, is excited for what can be done with Te Aro Park in the future.

"“Yesterday I saw a woman huffing on glue with a plastic bag in broad daylight. Metres away is mum and kids walking past," one business owner told Stuff.

Judge rejects shortcut to $200,000 dowry

An attempt is being made in New Zealand to enforce a dowry payment ordered by a Dubai court. (File photo)

On the current evidence a Dubai court decision based on Sharia law was not enforceable in New Zealand, a Wellington judge decides.

Renters say goodbye to rent freeze with cake and balloons video

Renters, a renters advocacy group and politicians gathered outside of Parliament to say goodbye to the rent freeze on Friday.

The end to the rent freeze, imposed in response to coronavirus, means that from Saturday landlords can tell tenants their rents will increase.

NZ offering support to searchers of livestock ship video

Gulf Livestock 1, which sunk off the coast of Japan. It had 43 people, including two New Zealanders and almost 6000 ...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade says New Zealand is offering support in the search for the missing ship Gulf Livestock 1.

Snow, gales, heavy rain on the way, severe weather warnings issued for many regions video

Snow could even get to sea level in the far south on Monday and Tuesday, and there was a small chance of heavy snow ...

One of the worst storms of the year is expected this weekend, bringing snow, rain and gales.

Shaping the future of Aotearoa's arts sector video

Broadcaster Miriama Kamo hosted the cross-party event on Thursday.

Talk of an arts advisor, a long-term strategy and shifting funding models were discussed at a cross-party kōrero regarding the arts sector's future.

Covid-19: Kiwi yachting family desperately seeking sanctuary in New Zealand video

The Kindlers in front of the Bridge of the Americas which spans the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. Fom left, ...

Kiwi family wants to come home after years on their sailboat. But one of them is Dutch, and with cyclone season approaching, time is running out.

Jail for man who stole two police cars

Malcolm Wallace aka Karauria appeared in Napier District Court earlier this year. He has since had “NAPIER” tattooed ...

Malcolm Wallace was handcuffed, but still managed to steal two police cars within hours.

New play still work in progress

Elle Wootton (Stella), and Stevie Hancox-Monk (Bonnie) in Hole.

Set in 1986 (the year NASA demonstrated the ozone hole is a regional-scale Antarctic phenomenon) Hole is dedicated to the women pioneers of science and conservation.

Blooming success of cherry blossoms causes traffic chaos in Upper Hutt

More than 5000 people visited the Aston Norwood Cafe & Function Centre’s Japanese-inspired garden last weekend causing ...

The popularity of 300 cherry trees in full bloom near a busy state highway has forced the transport agency to step in over safety concerns.

News

Killed police officer Matt Ratana remembered as 'really positive, good fella'

Sergeant Matt Ratana was a “natural born leader”, according to cousin Adrian Rurawhe, MP for Te Tai Hauāuru.

It's been almost three decades since Matt Ratana left to live fulltime in the UK but the ripples of his death are felt strongly back in NZ.

London suburb where Sergeant Matt Ratana killed known for knife crime

Croydon, where an NZ-born police officer was shot in the line of duty, is known for its deadly knife crime and youth violence.

NZ-born police officer killed in London remembered as 'big in heart'

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Wellington needs to make its economic advantages pay

Although Wellington will probably be less exposed to the short-term economic costs of the pandemic, there are a series ...

OPINION: Wellington has had significant success over the past 20 years with companies like Xero, Trade Me, Weta Workshops but if it's not careful, the risk is it will drift.

Vintage Aviator fraudster Eugene DeMarco to be freed, Parole Board decides

DeMarco had pleaded not guilty, but was now said to take responsibility for his offending. (File photo)

Eugene DeMarco now accepts guilt and is a low risk of re-offending, Parole Board says.

Insider's guide to selling your home stuff nation video

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Sold sticker on a real estate hoarding in Toi Toi, Nelson. For sale/ ...

Top tips to get the best sale price, including what to do before you list it and why you should avoid your own open homes.

Deaf community behind Garage Project's new beer, Talk to the Hand video

Garage Project has worked with the Deaf community for the second year running to create a new beer, Talk to the Hand 2020.

Ryan Cassidy is the man behind the label art, and is a member of the brewery’s production crew, and of the Deaf community.

Home buyers look to Kāpiti Coast as demand soars video

The latest Trade Me Property Price Index has found that the Kāpiti Coast saw a 68 per cent jump in demand compared to ...

The area is seen as a retirement destination but with Transmission Gully and Covid-19 changing how people work, it's taken on a new appeal.

Comment

The worrying state of mental health video

Former National leader Todd Muller has spoken openly about his mental health issues.

OPINION: There is more awareness than ever, but is there enough help?

We all have a dope story, even my dear old dad video

A police and Defence Force cannabis raid last year. Police from a helicopter swarmed around Jenny Nicholls’ father’s ...

OPINION: He grew weed on his farm, but he was never arrested because he didn't fit the profile.

Wellington needs to make its economic advantages pay

Although Wellington will probably be less exposed to the short-term economic costs of the pandemic, there are a series ...

OPINION: Wellington has had significant success over the past 20 years with companies like Xero, Trade Me, Weta Workshops but if it's not careful, the risk is it will drift.

Gladiatorial debates not helping video

Are we any the wiser after live televised leaders’ debates?

Live televised debates fuel disenchantment with politics.

Consensus vital on Cook Strait ferry location video

CentrePort is developing plans for an upgraded ferry terminal at Kaiwharawhara, with highway, rail and bus links.

OPINION: KiwiRail's stance is not the only one that deserves to be considered, writes Daran Ponter, the chair of Greater Wellington regional council.

Culture

Weaving Papatūānuku into public space

Landscape architect Megan Wraight had a collaborative approach that brought people along with her.

Obituary: Megan Wraight waved her wand and created magic.

Ariana Tikao named Arts Foundation Laureate video

Ariana Tikao, recipient of an Arts Foundation Laureate Award 2020 for her work in taonga puoro, music played on ...

She grew up in Christchurch, the youngest of seven children, and her work in taonga pūoro has garnered her national acclaim.

Shaping the future of Aotearoa's arts sector video

Broadcaster Miriama Kamo hosted the cross-party event on Thursday.

Talk of an arts advisor, a long-term strategy and shifting funding models were discussed at a cross-party kōrero regarding the arts sector's future.

New play still work in progress

Elle Wootton (Stella), and Stevie Hancox-Monk (Bonnie) in Hole.

Set in 1986 (the year NASA demonstrated the ozone hole is a regional-scale Antarctic phenomenon) Hole is dedicated to the women pioneers of science and conservation.

People with disabilities tell stories of lockdown

Shian McCartan’s story of spending lockdown riding his bike, cooking food, and growing a beard is part of new book Life ...

Shian McCartan of Lower Hutt spent lockdown riding his bike, cooking food, and growing a beard.

Capital Life

Partners in pastry

As long as Andrew enjoys her food, and does the dishes, she's happy, Mariah says.

Mariah and Andrew Grace are the couple behind Wellington's Grace Patisserie.

Ariana Tikao named Arts Foundation Laureate video

Ariana Tikao, recipient of an Arts Foundation Laureate Award 2020 for her work in taonga puoro, music played on ...

She grew up in Christchurch, the youngest of seven children, and her work in taonga pūoro has garnered her national acclaim.

Jersey Boys musical to hit NZ stages next year video

Jersey Boys has hardship, tenacity, feel-good music, and the mob. “It’s got a bit of everything,” says director Grant Meese.

See the true story of how four blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop sensations of all time.

'It's not a level playing field' - outgoing principal of low-decile school video

Last year Appleyard won the education category in the Wellingtonian of the Year Awards for his focus on students with ...

After a quarter century leading a school in one Wellington's poorest communities, Dave Appleyard is ready to see the back of the decile system.

Blooming success of cherry blossoms causes traffic chaos in Upper Hutt

More than 5000 people visited the Aston Norwood Cafe & Function Centre’s Japanese-inspired garden last weekend causing ...

The popularity of 300 cherry trees in full bloom near a busy state highway has forced the transport agency to step in over safety concerns.

Sport

Mitre 10 Cup: Stunning 50m try from new hooker spurs Wellington to victory video

Teariki Ben-Nicholas of Wellington bolted away for telling tries either side of halftime against Bay of Plenty.

Missing their All Blacks and Julian Savea, Lions were inspired by their skipper and new No 2.

Recap: Wellington Pride v Manawatū Cyclones

The Wellington Pride have started the Farah Palmer Cup with back-to-back wins, but face a tougher test this weekend.

Wellington Pride lost to Manawatū Cyclones in the South pool of the Farah Palmer Cup.

Fostering international relations on and off the rugby field video

Wellington Pride lock Joanah Ngan-Woo made her Black Ferns debut last year.

Fresh off her 50th cap for the Wellington Pride in the Farah Palmer Cup, Black Fern Joanah Ngan-Woo has global ambitions.

Du'Plessis Kirifi and the Springboks captain who inspired his 'unique' name video

At just 23, flanker Du'Plessis Kirifi has made a big impact for the Hurricanes and Wellington.

Du’Plessis Kirifi is yet to meet the man he’s named after. But Morne du Plessis, who won 13 of his 15 tests as Springboks rugby captain, knows just who he is.

Phoenix rising star to join Greek club Xanthi video

Callan Elliot is leaving the Phoenix after two seasons to join Greek club Xanthi FC.

New Zealand under-23 international becomes the fifth player to exit the Phoenix since the conclusion of the A-League season.

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