Regional cities leading capital's growth video

Justin Lester says there are good levels of growth across the city.

7:23 PM  In 2013 Wellington city lead the region's growth, now the outlying cities are taking over that leadership role

Transgender health care dire - survey

People march up Queen Street in February this year in Auckland as part of  #ourmarch.

​Transgender and non-binary Kiwis are at a greater risk of psychological distress, suicidal thinking and suicide attempts, a landmark survey has found.

Grey Power bullying counter-claim

Barbara Branch alleges that Grey Power president Mac Welch bullied her.

The group's president Mac Welch claims a woman who accused him of bullying was the one who attacked him.

Vandalism slows trains

Vandalism has seen some trains removed from services for passengers travelling along the Johnsonville line in ...

Some Wellington train services have been affected after being vandalised.

Council urged to buy surplus land

About 400 hectares of land will be declared surplus by the NZTA.

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is being urged to buy the Transmission Gully land to keep it safe from developers.

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Family harm - one every 4 minutes

New Zealand has one of the highest reported rates of domestic violence in the developed world.

A family harm investigation is triggered less than every four minutes, new police figures show.

Where to put 20,000 cars? video

An artist's impression of the 35 million litre concrete reservoir at Prince of Wales Park in Mount Cook. The reservoir ...

Each day 20,000 vehicles use Wellington's Wallace St. They will need to go elsewhere for months.

Convicted killer wants media interview video

Fugitive Phillip Smith, also known as Phillip Traynor, as he passed through Auckland Airport in 2014 on route to Brazil. ...

Face to face, not just written correspondence, should be allowed, Smith says.

Bomb in abandoned SUV

A small explosive device was found in a SUV, following a crash on Hutchison Rd, Newtown.

'Item of concern' in abandoned SUV was a bomb, police confirm.

Wellington prices 'set to keep rising'

Head of Trade Me Property Nigel Jeffries said there were no signs that Wellington's rapid property price growth would slow.

Record prices continue - but only for some parts of country.

Suzie's story of survival and hope video

Suzie Lea Harris from Wellington, spent her early 20s in and out of a psych ward.

In her early 20s, Suzie Harris was drowning and nobody could save her. Then she decided to fight.

'If we get it wrong someone dies' video

Kaiwhakahaere Caroline Herewini says domestic violence doesn't discriminate.

How will they stop him from killing her? By hiding her. A day inside a women's refuge.

Quake hits lower North Island

Thousands of people have reported feeling the quake.

A light quake has shaken the capital and been felt by more than 14,000 people.

One injured in 'explosion'

The motel's owner, Aaron Chang, says he was quite shocked to find out about the fire

An explosion at an Upper Hutt motel left one person in hospital with serious burns.

Defence Force called to Wellington crash

The crash was on Hutchison rd, Newtown.

'Item of concern' found after driver fled crash.

local body elections

'Please care enough to not trust them'

The mayoral candidates for the 2019 Porirua council elections, from left, Anita Baker, Mike Tana, Mike Duncan, Izzy ...

OPINION: The Porirua Chamber of Commerce mayoral debate: mannequins, stuck pages and caring enough to not trust anyone.

Meet the HBRC candidates

HBRC

Hawke's Bay Regional Council candidates explain why they're standing, and how they will address the region's water issues.

Wellington 'a bit stuck' video

Jenny Condie says there's a feeling Wellington "is a bit stuck".

Spats over big projects from transport to convention centres dominated a hotly fought mayoral debate between five candidates.

Missing a knockout blow video

Wellington mayoral candidates, from left: Jenny Condie, Justin Lester, Diane Calvert, Conor Hill and Andy Foster.

There were nerves, laughter, and some good debate, but ultimately no clear winner in Wellington mayoral debate.

Video: Wellington mayoral debate

WCC

Justin Lester, Diane Calvert, Andy Foster, Jenny Condie and Conor Hill talk transport, rates and the state of the capital.

News

Posters pulled over nonsensical te reo Māori

Greater Wellington Regional Council has pulled back posters urging people to vote, after admitting the te reo used was ...

Not even the Māori Language Commission can say what council's garbled reo message on posters means.

Donna Hay cans NZ tour

The NZ tour was slated for December, but the foodie has cancelled due to "unforeseen circumstances" .

MP question's community trust morals

'Selfish' escapee jailed video

business

A bite and swig out of RWC video

Cookie Time's offerings in Tokyo for the Rugby World Cup have a Japanese twist.

How Kiwi food and wine companies are plotting their assault on the Japanese market.

Hutt riverside walk hurdle cleared video

Part of the central city transformation plan is for a pedestrian and cyclists' bridge, pictured in an artist's ...

Million dollar riverside sites could go to an urban renewal scheme.

Prominent Courtenay Pl properties for sale

Two prominent Wellington properties, currently home to Danger Danger bar and Enigma cafe, are for sale.

Wellington properties, currently home to Danger Danger bar and Enigma cafe, are for sale.

$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.

Comment

Geothermal critical to carbon-zero video

I love driving by Wairakei and seeing the network of snaking pipes and the clouds of steam they produce, writes Griffin.

OPINION: $10.7m given to GNS for next-generation geothermal power welcome.

A more workable work visa system

Iain Lees-Galloway:  a more streamlined, less complex system.

OPINION: Sorely needed improvements show up at last.

Stories needed to make history

Kaumatua Ruakere Hond in 2013 in the Jailhouse Backpackers, formerly the Addington Gaol, where Tohu Kakahi and Te Whiti ...

OPINION: Writing our history stories into the new national curriculum should involve differing perspectives.

World Cup brings Dad back

For hours my father would park up in the red brocade throne, till my mother launched an assault, digging him out of it ...

OPINION: It feels like Dad is back in his favourite armchair, just in time for the World Cup.

NZDF's credibility dilemma

270317 News Photos: Maarten Holl.
The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Tim Keating (pictured), holds a media ...

OPINION: The Defence Force has been corrupt or incompetent. Either is bad news for a public looking for truth and some trust.

Culture

Suzie's story of survival and hope video

Suzie Lea Harris from Wellington, spent her early 20s in and out of a psych ward.

In her early 20s, Suzie Harris was drowning and nobody could save her. Then she decided to fight.

Long forgotten Hutt plans

When First Lady of the United States Eleanor Roosevelt  visited the Ford Factory in Seaview, in 1943, someone forget to ...

In August 1943, Wellingtonians were surprised to wake up and read in the Evening Post that the First Lady of the United States was in town.

Double basses a sensory treat

Marc Taddei built the score up from listening to the Mitropoulos/Bernstein recording and startled the audience by having ...

Marc Taddei startles audience with eight double basses supporting 10 cellos.

Who's on the stage at WOW?

Members from the Crows Feet Dance Collective will be taking to the WOW stage for the first time.

From under 10s, to people hitting their 70s, everyone's got a spot on the WOW stage.

A writer's dream - and nightmare

Mr. Alister Taylor, publisher of the explicit sex instruction manual Down Under The Plum Trees seen on arrival at the ...

Alister Taylor launched many Kiwi writers' careers - but he also left many of them unpaid.

Capital Life

Long forgotten Hutt plans

When First Lady of the United States Eleanor Roosevelt  visited the Ford Factory in Seaview, in 1943, someone forget to ...

In August 1943, Wellingtonians were surprised to wake up and read in the Evening Post that the First Lady of the United States was in town.

Double basses a sensory treat

Marc Taddei built the score up from listening to the Mitropoulos/Bernstein recording and startled the audience by having ...

Marc Taddei startles audience with eight double basses supporting 10 cellos.

Growing up on Kāpiti Coast

"The beauty of growing up in Ōtaki was having it all: sea, sun and sky," says Pera Barrett.

Pera Barrett, 35, is an author, rapper and bank worker. He lives in Tawa with his wife and children.

Who's on the stage at WOW?

Members from the Crows Feet Dance Collective will be taking to the WOW stage for the first time.

From under 10s, to people hitting their 70s, everyone's got a spot on the WOW stage.

Three decades among VHS and DVDS

Aro Video, based in Wellington's Aro St, is known for its collection of more than 20,000 films and DVDs.

From Pulp Fiction to Inception, Aro Video owner Andrew Armitage can chart the store's life.

Sport

Striker apologised after debut to forget

Phoenix striker David Ball takes on Walter Scott and Alex Rufer during a training match.

David Ball stood up in front of his new team-mates and apologised for his performance in last month's FFA Cup defeat.

Live: Auckland v Wellington

Auckland's Harry Plummer is tackled during last week's 28-13 win over Counties Manukau in Pukekohe.

The reigning champions take on the in-form Lions in a Mitre 10 Cup clash at Eden Park.

Willis declines late invite

Kiwi middle distance runner Nick Willis has declined a last minute invitation to compete at the world athletics ...

Kiwi says no to world athletics after last ditch invite to global championships.

Rugby's unsavoury fan culture

There is a "code of silence" around drinking, male behaviour and rugby. (Stock image)

Bar staff say they are belittled, elbowed, spanked, and groped by drunken fans and players. C

Stadium named after women's running hero

Boston Marathon hero Kathrine Switzer, who lives part-time in Wellington, has had a stadium named after her in Dunkirk, ...

The hero of the 1967 Boston Marathon has had a stadium named after her in France.

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