Firebird with Paquita: 'Brave, innovative and welcome'

The Royal New Zealand's The Firebird.

The Royal New Zealand Ballet presents a programme that is alive with stylish design and exuberant physicality.

Wellington today: Police appeal for information into death of Wellington man Richard Wallace

Wellington nut butter company Fix & Fogg took out the supreme prize at this year’s Wellington Gold Awards on Thursday ...

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Covid-19: Relief for Kiwis returning home before trans-Tasman travel bubble pops video

Jason McGee is among the travellers who made it back into New Zealand on the last day of quarantine-free travel from ...

One returnee was so exhausted he could only muster the energy to say it was amazing to be back on New Zealand soil.

Wellington hits 126,000 doses vaccinated

Teleti Kinisome, 88, gets his shot from nurse vaccinator Luanne Cockburn at the Pacific Island Presbyterian Church in ...

As the vaccine rollout opens up to group 4, there are tens of thousands of older people in Wellington yet to get a dose.

Everything but the kitchen sink: Thieves strip Porirua building sites of 'anything of value' video

Porirua building sites damaged and stripped of anything of value

A builder said he's never seen anything like it in his 17 years in the industry, after discovering more than $50,000 worth of damage and theft at the two sites.

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An end to pain at the check-out? video

Will these vegetables in a Nelson supermarket become cheaper?

A supermarket duopoly has kept prices high and been tough on suppliers.

Why government must help fund flood protection video

OPINION: Councils alone cannot afford to protect their at-risk communities.

Good health is our own responsibility too video

Efforts to save Toa worth every cent video

Culture

Firebird with Paquita: 'Brave, innovative and welcome'

The Royal New Zealand's The Firebird.

The Royal New Zealand Ballet presents a programme that is alive with stylish design and exuberant physicality.

Wellington City Council moves ahead with new structure to arts teams video

Wellington City Council is moving ahead with a restructuring affecting its arts, culture and community services teams. ...

Wellington council is forging ahead with a proposed new structure of two of its teams, but there's concern it may be too disruptive for staff.

Arts events in the Wellington region - July 30-Aug 1

Kiwi psyche-pop sensation Benee will perform with the NZSO this weekend. (File photo)

Benee headlines this weekend's events with two shows at the MIchael Fowler Centre, backed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Hobby photographer snaps up win with Lake Wairarapa image video

Laurie Winter's winning photo of Lake Wairarapa, called Vanishing Point, was captured this year.

Waking up on a foggy morning to low cloud in pink tones and a hit of sunrise, led to Laurie Winter capturing a photo of Lake Wairarapa, called Vanishing Point.

Sharing a love of dance for all

Kezia Bennett is a founding member of WIDance - an inclusive group for dancers with disabilities.

Kezia Bennett, a wheelchair user and a founding member of WIDance, shares her passion for dance.

Sport

The next Reno Piscopo? Wellington Phoenix sign Australian-Italian midfielder

Wellington Phoenix have signed Australian-Italian Nicholas Pennington on a two-year deal.

Wellington Phoenix believe they have unearthed another hidden gem in the form of Italy born and raised Australian under-23 international Nicolas Pennington.

OlyWhites defender Callan Elliot returning to Wellington Phoenix video

OlyWhites fullback Callan Elliot is returning to Wellington Phoenix on a two-year deal.

Callan Elliot has signed back at the Phoenix, fresh off helping the OlyWhites create history by qualifying for the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics.

Bledisloe, beers and burgers: Wellington faces possible whopper weekend video

Rugby fans head to Sky Stadium in Wellington to watch last year’s Bledisloe Cup Test between the Wallabies and All ...

There'll be rugby, restaurants and beer if the capital's Bledisloe test match is moved to the middle of next month - just after annual festival Beervana and during Wellington on a Plate. Will Wellington cope with the expected influx of visitors?

‘I was almost in tears’: Liberato Cacace wonder-goal sends family into delirium video

Liberato Cacace scored a world-class goal to open the scoring in the OlyWhites’ 3-2 defeat to Honduras in Kashima.

Liberato Cacace's father said he must have watched the goal back '55 times' already after the OlyWhites defender lit up the Olympics with a world-class strike.

'My lungs were gone, the body was freezing up': Clareburt blames morning start video

Lewis Clareburt couldn’t maintain his super swim on the freestyle leg in the medley final.

Top Kiwi medal hope's worst fears of a morning final in Tokyo were realised, as he sought solace from another shattered Olympian.

business

Filmmaker's claims against fraudster top $4m

A company and trust from the stable of movie mogul Sir Peter Jackson claim they are owed about $4.2m. (File photo)

Potentially valuable WWII fighter plane could be in kitty for as yet unknown creditors.

Historic Ohakune post office repackaged as ‘ultra-premium’ apartments

Ohakune’s historic former post office building at 23 Clyde St has been transformed into a luxury lodge with three ...

High-end mountain lodge in former Ohakune post office building

Skills shortage dampener on booming infrastructure industry video

Civil construction - which includes roads, water and energy networks, broadband and community projects - is booming

A growing number of apprentices won't immediately plug the gaps for skills-starved civil construction firms.

'Peter robbed to pay Peter' — Jackson claims payback

Sir Peter Jackson took a close interest in his airplane company, but a manager was lining his own pockets. (File photo)

The official assignee has stepped in for a bankrupt fraudster in film-maker Sir Peter Jackson's quest for justice.

Inland Revenue looking for alternative space to Asteron Centre video

Inland Revenue staff are going to Upper Hutt, working from home or being squeezed in with other departments.

It could be three months before a plan for huge city office block is clear.

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Wellington City Council moves ahead with new structure to arts teams video

Wellington City Council is moving ahead with a restructuring affecting its arts, culture and community services teams. ...

Wellington council is forging ahead with a proposed new structure of two of its teams, but there's concern it may be too disruptive for staff.

Supermarket price row: it's not the workers' fault video

It was sometimes hard for shoppers to understand pricing strategies, the commission said.

Countdown boss appeals to shoppers not to take out any strong feelings they may have on supermarket staff.

Arts events in the Wellington region - July 30-Aug 1

Kiwi psyche-pop sensation Benee will perform with the NZSO this weekend. (File photo)

Benee headlines this weekend's events with two shows at the MIchael Fowler Centre, backed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Urgent cancer cases waiting too long for treatment video

Cancer Society chief executive Dr Chris Jackson says focus on faster cancer treatment has slipped.

The national average for treating the most urgent patients within two months has dipped below target.

The long row to an Olympic final video

Tom Mackintosh, Hamish Bond, Tom Murray, Michael Brake, Daniel Williamson, Phillip Wilson, Shaun Kirkham, Matt MacDonald ...

A messy erg as a novice rower at high school was an early sign Phillip Wilson had the potential to be a New Zealand Olympian.

Masks, gloves, and sanitisers: Former Wellington student offers glimpse into Olympic village

New Zealand Olympic athlete Beth Ross says her Games experience has been “incredible and surreal” despite strict social ...

New Zealand rower Beth Ross says her world champion eights crew, which is gunning for gold on Friday, has taken a "just go with it" approach to strict Covid-19 protocols.

Nut butter makers Fix & Fogg take out supreme prize at Wellington Gold Awards video

Wellington nut butter company Fix & Fogg took out the supreme prize at this year’s Wellington Gold Awards on Thursday ...

The popular Wellington company with a discreet window-shop in a central city laneway has recently broken into the lucrative US market.

Police deem Te Papa item 'not suspicious'

Te Papa in Wellington has been evacuated. (File photo)

Te Papa was evacuated after a suspicious item was found on Thursday but a search later revealed it was not dangerous.

Government's bowel cancer programme the 'budget version' says Bowel Cancer NZ video

Bowel screening test kits are sent out to those aged between 60 and 74 around the country. (File photo)

The nation-wide bowel screening programme has picked up more than 1000 cancers in the past four years, but Bowel Cancer New Zealand says its age limit should be lowered.

Wellington bus drivers accept pay deal video

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 Members of the Tramways Union reject the latest bus company’s offer at a ...

Wellington bus drivers have accepted a new collective agreement offer from employer NZ Bus, ending a bitter months-long negotiation.

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