Fale Malae looking for new site after consent uncertainty

An artist's impression of what the Fale Malae may have looked like on Bunny St.

5:00 AM  Plans for a fale malae in the heart of Wellington’s parliamentary precinct have shifted due to insurmountable issues and potentially excessive costs.

Mysterious, egg-shaped capsule helps create conversation on Covid-19 video

Known as EggFruit, the capsule is a mobile recording booth where anyone can share their thoughts and exchange opinions ...

5:00 AM  EggFruit is a mobile recording booth where anyone can share their thoughts and exchange opinions on the Covid-19 pandemic.

Foster criticised for keeping councillors in the dark over independent review video

Foster was light on details on what the review would cost or how long it would take. (File photo)

5:00 AM  Wellington mayor wants councillors to work together, but things have got off to a bad start.

Another cyclist death on Wellington's SH 2 'only a matter of time' video

Cyclists on State Highway 2 commemorate Brent Norriss' death. People who use the route say too many drivers are using ...

5:00 AM  Cyclists who travel along the stretch of road where a cyclist was killed by a distracted driver say too many motorists use their phones on the route.

Three Wellington sites added to the heritage list video

The Wellington Central Library, which is currently closed due to earthquake strengthening, is one of three which have ...

The closed library and Gordon Wilson Flats are on the list, as well as the Wellington Trades Hall.

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Beer, dogs and surf: Why you should visit Wellington's beach suburb escape video

Catch a wave with Wellington Surf Lessons, which is based at Lyall Bay.

Lyall Bay is perfect if you need a break from the bustle of the capital's inner city.

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster calls for independent review into city council

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster has called for an independent review into Wellington City Council. (File photo)

The mayor has called for rancour and partisanship to stop and said the council has "reached a crossroads".

Second house being given away by developer

A second house is being given away in Naenae, Lower Hutt.

A 130sqm four-bed bungalow with two reception rooms, bathroom and ensuite in Lower Hutt could be yours - if you can move it.

'Our hearts and spirits are broken': skilled migrant desperate for family to join him video

Tasha Gillbee said her family was heartbroken to be apart and the separation had taken a heavy emotional toll on them.

Zane Gillbee missed his daughter's first steps and second birthday, his son is on medication for separation anxiety, and his family have been apart for 18 months.

No succession plan for Māori conservation

Vicki-Anne Heikell, a field conservator at the Department of Internal Affairs, is concerned about the  lack of a ...

Twenty-five years ago, wāhine decided that the cultural sector needed Māori trained as conservators and set about making that happen.

Trials run into automated essay marking for NCEA

NZQA does not have formal plans to implement the technology, but says it is looking at how it could be used in an NCEA ...

Following a 2020 trial, the Qualifications Authority is looking at how automated marking could be used in NCEA exams.

Australian who refused Covid-19 leaves MIQ, will fly to Auckland video

Lucinda Baulch said she would be flying to Auckland after being let out of managed isolation.

Lucinda Baulch spoke to media as she left a Wellington MIQ facility after refusing a test for 28 days.

Safety beacon triggered rescue after dirt biking smash video

Ian Reed described a 5km rescue ride strapped to the back of a ute with a badly broken leg as the most painful ...

Ian Reed was carried 5km strapped to the back of a ute with a badly broken leg.

Police won't lay charges after Shelly Bay threats video

Councillor Jill Day said she would go back to police if there were further threats.

Councillor says she will go back to police if there are more threats.

Gym apologises for withdrawing woman's membership after she laid sexual assault complaint about trainer

Police are investigating three indecent assault complaints relating to an incident at a Christmas Party for ...

The gym also apologised after it posted online saying people commenting about the allegations were '"a bunch of halfwitted, gullible, imbecile sheep".

News

Clothes shaming feeds rape culture video

Lauren Hardie, 17, was sent home from Wellington Girls’ College on Friday for wearing a tank top and showing "too much skin".

5:00 AM  OPINION: Clothes do not maketh man, but apparently they still make women victims.

Farmers and dirty councils have stolen waterways from us

5:00 AM  OPINION: Geographic taonga and awe-inspiring waterfalls have been reduced to open sewers.

Bird repellant drives Canada geese from Kāpiti lake video

US film shooting in wider Manawatū is Ti West horror

business

Backbencher pub founder calls time

Elwyn and Russel Scott and their daughter Lisa Butcher at the opening of the Whistling Sisters Brewery which is the only ...

Veteran Wellington publican and brewer Russel Scott is selling his pub businesses.

KiwiRail's longest serving employee, aged 76, celebrates 60 years on the job

Keith Turuwhenua at KiwiRail's workshop on Wellington's Aotea Quay. He's worked for the organisation for 60 years.

Keith Turuwhenua is KiwiRail's longest-serving current employee, and one of only a handful of staff aged over 75. After 60 years he says "it’s like a birthday, just getting up and going to work".

House building gets more expensive

Construction at Kenepuru Landing, a new housing sub-division in Porirua. The cost of building is on the rise, as wage ...

Modest increases in building costs might not stay that way for long.

'I'm terrified': Evicted tenants fear homelessness video

Nikki Prier is heartbroken at the prospect of leaving her home of seven years.

The day before tenancy eviction laws changed, Nikki Prier and her son were given notice to move out. Now they are worried they'll be homeless in 90 days' time.

Council appeals hotel strengthening case

Wellington City Council is appealing against a court’s refusal to let it strengthen the earthquake-prone Adelaide Hotel.

A heritage, but earthquake-prone, Wellington hotel is test case for council's powers.

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Clothes shaming feeds rape culture video

Lauren Hardie, 17, was sent home from Wellington Girls’ College on Friday for wearing a tank top and showing "too much skin".

OPINION: Clothes do not maketh man, but apparently they still make women victims.

All wrongdoing should fit the Whistleblowers' Bill

Graeme Buchanan writes that “all wrongdoing should be able to be surfaced via a Protected Disclosure”, not just “serious ...

OPINION: People fear that if they do the right thing and out the wrongdoing, they and their careers will be the collateral damage.

Limited progress on child poverty, but it's not on track yet

Empty swing, playground, children, child, kid, kids, poverty, generic, unsplash, file photo. Photo by Markus Spiske on ...

EDITORIAL: We still have inequalities heaped on miseries.

Farmers and dirty councils have stolen waterways from us

Cows’ dung near a stream in Martinborough.

OPINION: Geographic taonga and awe-inspiring waterfalls have been reduced to open sewers.

Nitrates in our water - the doubts remain alarming

Nitrates in our water – cause for concern.

EDITORIAL: The case isn't proven, but we can't rest easy without knowing more.

Culture

Fale Malae looking for new site after consent uncertainty

An artist's impression of what the Fale Malae may have looked like on Bunny St.

Plans for a fale malae in the heart of Wellington’s parliamentary precinct have shifted due to insurmountable issues and potentially excessive costs.

Mysterious, egg-shaped capsule helps create conversation on Covid-19 video

Known as EggFruit, the capsule is a mobile recording booth where anyone can share their thoughts and exchange opinions ...

EggFruit is a mobile recording booth where anyone can share their thoughts and exchange opinions on the Covid-19 pandemic.

Hope for a generation

Toi Whakaari third year actors Tara Erenskjold, Isabella Austin, Ashleigh Williams, Jane Wills, and Jessica Hong in the ...

Tumuaki/Director of Toi Whakaari New Zealand’s drama school Tanea Heke on what drama students can achieve.

Fringe Festival: Powerful satire tackles tough topic

Jamie McCaskill is a powerful storyteller and an excellent performer.

With an inherent charm, Jamie McCaskill brings to life his characters and their surroundings, drawing you into the world he wants to share.

Artist inspired by cafes and daily experiences in Wellington video

Mary Guo's drawing of Midnight Espresso, a cafe on Cuba St.

Mary Guo's version of Wellington is vibrant with stand-out colours and whimsical characters.

Capital Life

Hope for a generation

Toi Whakaari third year actors Tara Erenskjold, Isabella Austin, Ashleigh Williams, Jane Wills, and Jessica Hong in the ...

Tumuaki/Director of Toi Whakaari New Zealand’s drama school Tanea Heke on what drama students can achieve.

Fringe Festival: Powerful satire tackles tough topic

Jamie McCaskill is a powerful storyteller and an excellent performer.

With an inherent charm, Jamie McCaskill brings to life his characters and their surroundings, drawing you into the world he wants to share.

Beer, dogs and surf: Why you should visit Wellington's beach suburb escape video

Catch a wave with Wellington Surf Lessons, which is based at Lyall Bay.

Lyall Bay is perfect if you need a break from the bustle of the capital's inner city.

How I write: Margaret Austin

Margaret Austin

The poet rejoices in a wall of real books in her home. "And I refuse to insult literature by peering at it onscreen".

Historic Marines Hall to be demolished video

Theatre stalwart John Mahan and his late father Basil Mahan outside the hall. John Mahan fought to retain the hall for ...

One of the last buildings linked to US Marines in WWII is to be demolished

Sport

Giant striker sends Phoenix bottom of the table

Victory striker Rudy Gestede celebrates with team-mates after scoring his second goal against the Phoenix.

The Phoenix conceded twice from set-piece to lose 2-0 to previous cellar dwellers Victory.

Louis Fenton's next goal: Become A-League's best right-back video

Phoenix defender Louis Fenton, right, celebrates after scoring a late equaliser against Western Sydney.

Louis Fenton believes he can cut it as one the best fullbacks in the A-League after making a goal-scoring return to the Phoenix starting lineup.

Super Rugby preview: Strong Canes squad, but Perenara's absence the major test

New Hurricanes captain Ardie Savea, with older brother Julian who rejoins the side this year.

New skipper Ardie Savea leads a powerhouse lineup but jerseys 9 and 10 provide coach's biggest challenge.

IPL teams might regret missing out on Black Cap Devon Conway video

Wellington duo Jimmy Neesham, left, and Devon Conway celebrate the wicket of Australia's Glenn Maxwell in the first T20.

Black Caps' man of the moment insists he wasn't disappointed by IPL auction, but team-mate says he'd have been in demand if it was held later.

Back at fullback, matchwinning memories spur Jordie Barrett for Blues rematch video

Jordie Barrett of the Hurricanes warms up ahead of the Super Rugby Aotearoa pre-season match against the Highlanders.

His brother won't be there, but Hurricanes star recalls well the July night when he broke Blues' hearts.

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