The rise of syphilis in NZ video

Under the microscope: This 1972 photomicrograph depicts a Treponema pallidum bacterium, a spirochete 5-15µm in length, ...

It used to be rare but now more and more Kiwis are catching sexually-transmitted disease syphilis.

Welly Awards split decision

Sophie Handford won the the youth category, as well as jointly winning the Wellingtonian of the Year supreme award.

Sophie Handford and Tahir Nawaz "touched the lives and sensibilities of large numbers of Wellingtonians".

Jones calls farmers 'rednecks'

Shane Jones sung Tutira Mai Nga Iwi before speaking to the crowd, appropriating the 50 Shades of Green slogan with ...

The outspoken minister described the protestors as "vitriolic" and "Ngāti Redneckery".

Mother who sued daughter wins costs

Colleen Warin has been ordered to repay the loan her parents made to her. (File photo)

Mum abandons property sale case in favour of bankruptcy attempt.

Curveball in Peter Ellis case

Peter Ellis hoped his last months would see his name cleared. The court process is set to continue into 2020.

The appeal was delayed after one Supreme Court Justice raised a question neither side had prepared for.

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14,000 on wait list for social housing video

"If the National-led Governments had delivered public housing places at the rate this Government is ramping up delivery ...

In September last year there were 9536 on waiting last. Now there are 13,966.

New head for abuse commission

Judge Coral Shaw has been promoted to Chairwoman of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care.

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care has a new chair, Judge Coral Shaw.

What's a low-carbon commute? video

Cycling to work also means people are getting more time outdoors, which is great for mental health, Dr Caroline Shaw says.

Is a bus better than a train when it comes to saving the planet while getting to work?

Florist showing beauty in sorrow

Roxy Cinema's Gandalf gets a makeover for flowers week, created by Floriade.

Kerri Murphy wants to show people, through flowers, there is always hope.

Tough gig but she loves it video

Cilla Scott says Pomare parents are just  like any other parents, they want their children to do well.

Banning gang patches just part of the job for new Pomare School principal.

Vickers proud after euthanasia vote

Matt Vickers says he is proud of the part his late wife Lecretia Seales played in advancing the pro-euthanasia cause. ...

Matt Vickers says he could not be prouder of his late wife for her part in advancing the pro-euthanasia cause.

Misinformation fear in euthanasia campaign video

Susan Austen, euthanasia campaigner, had her house bugged by police but remains resolutely for the cause.

Susan Austen has fought the law. Now the euthanasia campaigner is fighting the church.

Teen tells of first solo appointment

The case is being heard by the Medical Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal. [Stock image]

"I remember thinking,'I hope this doesn't happen every time'."

Petrol-card use comes under scrutiny

Porirua City Council chief executive Wendy Walker.

Official information request turns spotlight on chief executive's petrol card spending, after mayor dumped in elections.

Puppies abandoned in box

The Wellington SPCA would like to find out where the puppies came from to help prevent the situation from happening again.

The SPCA says the puppies were dehydrated and huddling together for warmth

News

Guilty of stabbing murder in Hutt

Warren Leonard Pay, 52, has been found guilty of murdering Faapaia Fonoilaepa, 29, at Taita, Lower Hutt, on September ...

 Three men meet on a Hutt Valley street on a Friday night. One dies, one runs and one is left without his best mate

Court floor fragile

First floor of Levin courthouse could collapse in an earthquake if repairs are not urgently completed.

Forensic secrets from the grave video

Why we need convention centre

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Buildings which don't just save lives, but time

The restoration of Wellington's old Town Hall will use base isolators to help reduce earthquake damage.

The merits of designing buildings which are not only safer but recover quicker from quakes.

Industrial landlord's profits soar

Auckland is the country's best performing industrial property market, Goodman chairman Keith Smith says.

Rising industrial property values super-charge Goodman Property Trust's profits.

What to know if you're buying a section video

A bare block of land to build a house on can be fraught with legal wrangling, hidden costs and unexpected issues.

Buying a bare patch of land to build a house on can be fraught with legal wrangling, hidden costs and unexpected issues.

When the Boomers stop working video

Frances Valintine says Boomers and Millennials are products of their time.

Boomers are filling many skill shortages but they won't be there forever.

Legendary Wellington gig flat up for sale

The Riddiford family has owned 13-15 Garrett St since 1983.

It was the kind of place you could bump into Ben "Blanket Man" Hana in the lounge having a cup of tea, and the birthplace of the band So So Modern.

Comment

We created these Millennial monsters

Green MP Chloe Swarbrick: Her "OK Boomer" phrase is as patronising as it's insulting, but so woke, writes Rosemary McLeod.

OPINION: Boomer parents gave them their sense of entitlement. Now we marvel as they mock us.

Politicians called out for bullying

Meng Foon says using racial, ethnic, religious or minority groups to make a political point is a cheap shot.

OPINION: Leaders who scaremonger and vilify minority groups are regressing race relations.

Old lessons for new media model

Outside RNZ House in Wellington.

OPINION: Latest plans for RNZ and TVNZ are good news, if the Government gets the details right.

Better to be kind than successful

Coming of age in the last decade, it certainly feels we've been taught to value being successful over being kind, writes ...

OPINION: Young people are obsessing over being seen as successful, and it's making us miserable.

Firearm registers lower gun crime

The March 15 mosque massacres in Christchurch led to a beefing up of New Zealand firearm laws, and a buyback of newly ...

OPINION: Gun registers have been successful overseas, and could be in New Zealand as well.

Culture

Florist showing beauty in sorrow

Roxy Cinema's Gandalf gets a makeover for flowers week, created by Floriade.

Kerri Murphy wants to show people, through flowers, there is always hope.

Students film island's climate crisis video

The film-makers spent 15 days in Tokelau.

Three Massey creatives are sharing Tokelau's plight against climate change.

What's On in Porirua and Kāpiti

Alpaca Farm Walk: Cantharis Alpacas offers pre-arranged guided farm walks with beautiful views over the majestic ​Kāpiti ...

Check out what's happening near you.

Japan festival returns to the Hutt video

Miho Maeda has been performing tea ceremonies since she was 3 years old, learning by watching her father at home in Japan.

Immerse yourself in culture this Sunday as Hutt Japan Day fills the city with life.

Massey creatives top picks

Leda Farrow uses puppets and Plato's "Ship of Fools" to discuss machines and humans in the modern era.

Cackling skeletons and a Wolrd of WearableArt masterpiece are only the beginning.

Capital Life

Welly Awards split decision

Sophie Handford won the the youth category, as well as jointly winning the Wellingtonian of the Year supreme award.

Sophie Handford and Tahir Nawaz "touched the lives and sensibilities of large numbers of Wellingtonians".

Florist showing beauty in sorrow

Roxy Cinema's Gandalf gets a makeover for flowers week, created by Floriade.

Kerri Murphy wants to show people, through flowers, there is always hope.

Puppies abandoned in box

The Wellington SPCA would like to find out where the puppies came from to help prevent the situation from happening again.

The SPCA says the puppies were dehydrated and huddling together for warmth

Cicio Cacio Osteria owners open deli

Stop by the new Bottega Berhampore deli for some top Italian treats.

Bottega deli will sell lasagne, pasta, meatballs, salads and pizza by the slice.

Students film island's climate crisis video

The film-makers spent 15 days in Tokelau.

Three Massey creatives are sharing Tokelau's plight against climate change.

Sport

Phoenix up and running

Phoenix players pile on top of goal-scorer Ulises Davila after his fifth minute penalty.

Ufuk Talay will happily bank his first point despite setting an unwanted club record.

VAR decision goes Phoenix's way

Ulises Davila celebrates after giving the Phoenix the early lead from the penalty spot.

Wellington Phoenix have picked up their first point of the season thanks to a helping hand from VAR.

Fenton doesn't require surgery

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 20: Louis Fenton of Wellington controls the ball during the round two A-League match between ...

The injury-plagued defender's latest setback is not as bad as initially feared.

Old rivals hit the football field

David Da Vanzo and Michael De Gregorio prepare for the 20th annual game between Club Garibaldi and Club Italian in 2015. ...

Italian descendants from Nelson and Wellington take to the football field for the 24th year running.

Injury adds to Fenton's misery

Louis Fenton is yet for another stint on the sidelines after dislocating his left shoulder.

Louis Fenton's rotten run with injury continues as scans reveal yet another shoulder dislocation.

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