Plastic rubbish mailed to MPs video

Coordinator Wade Bishop says more than 120 parcels have been sent to date

MPs, you have mail: Plastic rubbish sent by the public and paid for by you

Serious injury after workplace accident

One person has been seriously injured after a workplace accident in Karori

A person has serious injuries after being 'caught' between a pair of trucks in a workplace accident in Wellington.

New broom for Hutt City Council video

Hutt City Mayor Campbell Barry was sworn in on Wednesday evening. With him is the council's chief executive, Jo Miller.

Diversity a feature of new Hutt City politicians.

Councillor positions on line

Former Wellington mayor Justin Lester is pondering calling for an election recount.

A recount which returns Justin Lester to power would spell the end for one Wellington City councillor.

Invalid votes cost Lester mayoralty

Ousted Wellington mayor Justin Lester is still pondering a vote recount, believing his 62-vote losing margin could be ...

Say what you like about Andy Foster but his supporters are better form-fillers.

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Wellington's new Tea Project

Tea Project is a lux new bubble tea joint in Cuba St

Christina Meng's new bubble tea enterprise is the culmination of nearly half-a-decade of research.

Wellington: A city on hold

Wellington mayor elect Andy Foster in his Terrace office. He believes the possibility of Justin Lester winning on a ...

What you need to know about the challenges facing Andy Foster's mayoralty.

Posties asked to help voters video

Getting people to vote was a major challenge in the recent local body election. NZ Post says it delivered 3.2 million ...

Did a lack of postal boxes contribute to the poor voter turnout?

Commissioner appointed at Te Aute

A commissioner has been appointed at Te Aute College after concerns were raised about the school's direction. (File photo)

Ministry of Education has sent in a commissioner to try and help Te Aute College out of troubled waters.

'I must leave the politics to politicians'

Porirua City Council chief executive Wendy Walker says the timing was difficult for decision making.

New mayor backs Porirua council chief executive after controversial election-time email.

Accessibility not part of Building Act reforms video

Pusa Finau says new homes need to be built to meet the needs of people with disabilities and the country's ageing population.

With just one ramp in his home, Pusa Finau says he would not survive if a fire broke out simply because he would have no way of getting out.

Retail outlets back airport expansion

Wellington Airport will take over half of the Miramar golf course as part of its expansion plans, and has earmarked ...

Business owners in the path of Wellington Airport's planned expansion are backing the billion-dollar development

More flights baffles experts video

Wellington Airport's plan for a $1 billion upgrade says the airport also has a target for 30 per cent less carbon ...

Despite messages to reduce air travel, Wellington Airport is planning for 25 per cent more flights by 2040.

'Politics played' over mayoral recount

Andy Foster may have accumulated more votes than his predecessor Justin Lester, yet recount talks continue to be a ...

Andy Foster calls his 62-vote victory a "landslide", but Justin Lester says the vote was flawed. A recount could cost $100,000.

Cook painting could be worth $300,000

Captain James Cook, painted by John Webber about 1780. A much smaller portrait of Cook by Webber is up for auction in London.

A little known portrait of Captain James Cook will be auctioned in London next week.

local body elections

Early problem for capital's new mayor video

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster wants to bring forward construction of an extra Mt Victoria tunnel, but most of his new ...

Wellington mayor Andy Foster wants to expedite the Mt Victoria tunnel project, but most of his councillors don't.

Report into spending released

The report into Mike Tana's petrol-card spending has been released.

Mike Tana had previously refused to release the report, but had maintained its findings cleared him.

Can Foster wrangle the Left?

Andy Foster takes the phone call telling him he has won  the Wellington mayoralty from Justin Lester.

Wellington voted in a young, left-leaning council and a centre-right mayor. It is now up to Andy Foster to wrangle them.

Campbell Barry action plan video

Barry says he is committed to treating the Naenae pool "with urgency" and ensuring local residents are part of the ...

New Lower Hutt mayor Campbell Barry enoys cricket and travelling.

Wellington's winds of change video

Foster says he'll get on the phone to Phil Twyford to renegotiate parts of Let's Get Wellington Moving.

ANALYSIS: Three cities, three new mayors. What will the changing of the guard bring and how did we get here?

News

Indian dance school turns 20

Radhika Ravi stepped up to organise and lead the yearly event to an audience of over 400 people.

When an Indian dance school director was called back to India after her mother's death,her daughter stepped up to lead the school's anniversary show

Police minister's expired rego

Keen-eyed constituent spots MP's car rego expired for over a month.

Gangs with guns increasing risk

Brosnan Deputy Mayor of Napier

business

Double bunking in prisons to stay

The Department of Corrections said there was inconsistency around rules that may expose the Department to legal challenges.

Updated prisons laws outlaw tattooing and increase testing for drugs, but don't get rid of double bunking.

Nah, Yeah - they're in the top 20

The design students spent endless days and long nights working on their design.

Two Victoria University students beat out more than 4000 entries for a place in the top 20 of an international design award.

McDonald's puts a stop to Mac Burglar

Laundry Bar on Cuba St launched a vegan version of McDonald's Big Mac but the Wellington business has been sent a cease ...

Wellington bar told to stop using McDonald's-esque words and take down Hamburglar-inspired video.

Property hijack denied

The case involves allegations relating to a property in Parnell, just east of Auckland's CBD.

High-rise "corporate crash pad" developer accused of upmarket suburb mortgage scam says it's not fraud.

Overseas appointees don't represent us

New Treasury Secretary Caralee McLiesh is an Australian recruit, replacing a predecessor from Britain.

OPINION: People in our top jobs need to have an emotional stake in New Zealand.

Comment

We'll miss Three when it's gone

OPINION: Is technology helping us, or creating more problems? Read the comments, listen to your friends, and think.

Tears on top of the world

Parachute jumps are one of the Everests people set themselves these days. Here a delegate experiences a virtual jump at ...

OPINION: Climbing our Everests isn't all it's cracked up to be.

How we'll build better buildings

Hundreds of major buildings have been found to have defective or missing concrete or reinforcing steel.

OPINION: The engineering industry is committed to learning from past mistakes.

Safety trumps inmates' letter rights

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has sought to make the monitoring of mail in and out of prisons more robust.

OPINION: If beefed-up powers for monitoring inmates' mail leave some without an outlet for their most depraved thoughts, that's the point.

Richer than ever, except housing have-nots

The real inequality is between those who can get together a housing deposit and those who cannot.

OPINION: New Zealand has the fifth-highest level of adult wealth. Problem is it is split between the property haves and have-nots.

Culture

Indian dance school turns 20

Radhika Ravi stepped up to organise and lead the yearly event to an audience of over 400 people.

When an Indian dance school director was called back to India after her mother's death,her daughter stepped up to lead the school's anniversary show

Skies light up over Hutt Valley

The Highlight festival has drawn more than 100,000 visitors to the Hutt in previous years. (File photo)

Once the sun is down, the lights will come on at Highlight.

Cook painting could be worth $300,000

Captain James Cook, painted by John Webber about 1780. A much smaller portrait of Cook by Webber is up for auction in London.

A little known portrait of Captain James Cook will be auctioned in London next week.

What's On in Porirua and Kāpiti

Heart Medications: The Heart Foundation is holding free information sessions to discuss heart medications. Registered ...

Check out what's happening near you.

Drax Project's summer tour

Drax Project will headline five holiday hot spot shows this summer.

Wellington jazz-pop band Drax Project will headline five holiday hot spot shows this summer.

Capital Life

Indian dance school turns 20

Radhika Ravi stepped up to organise and lead the yearly event to an audience of over 400 people.

When an Indian dance school director was called back to India after her mother's death,her daughter stepped up to lead the school's anniversary show

Wellington's new Tea Project

Tea Project is a lux new bubble tea joint in Cuba St

Christina Meng's new bubble tea enterprise is the culmination of nearly half-a-decade of research.

Skies light up over Hutt Valley

The Highlight festival has drawn more than 100,000 visitors to the Hutt in previous years. (File photo)

Once the sun is down, the lights will come on at Highlight.

Nah, Yeah - they're in the top 20

The design students spent endless days and long nights working on their design.

Two Victoria University students beat out more than 4000 entries for a place in the top 20 of an international design award.

Deja-brew for craft beer winner

Fork & Brewer has won champion small brewery for the second year running. Their beers are brewed by head (and only) ...

Fork & Brewer ale-wizard Kelly Ryan has won the title of champion small brewery for the second year running.

Sport

Indian dance school turns 20

Radhika Ravi stepped up to organise and lead the yearly event to an audience of over 400 people.

When an Indian dance school director was called back to India after her mother's death,her daughter stepped up to lead the school's anniversary show

Phoenix to unleash gun striker

Phoenix striker David Ball glides past Sydney midfielder Luke Brattan during Sunday's 2-1 defeat.

The Phoenix hope star signing's availability will offset the loss of another key player.

Final execution costs Phoenix

Phoenix players Callum McCowatt and Jaushua Sotirio rue a near miss.

The introduction of marquee striker Gary Hooper cannot come soon enough.

Recap: Wellington v Canterbury

Wellington forward Teariki Ben-Nicholas is tackled by Canterbury centre Braydon Ennor at Westpac Stadium.

Lions books spot in Mitre 10 Cup Premiership final against Tasman with 30-19 win at Westpac Stadium.

Recap: Hawke’s Bay v Otago

Hawke's Bay's Pouri Rakete-Stones slips a tackle to score a try against Otago at Napier's McLean Park.

Magpies secure spot in Championship final with thrilling overtime win over Otago in Napier.

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