Coronavirus: Millions of masks to be released video

Windsor Pharmacy pharmacist Aiwei Chai and pharmacy technician Terryll Tomlins wearing face masks in the Invercargill ...

8:25 PM  Officials want New Zealanders to wear masks, and so it's drawing upon its own supplies.

'Damp', 'dilapidated’: Survey of young Wellingtonians not absolutely positive

The lower North Island, including Wellington, has enjoyed a fortnight of unseasonably calm and dry weather, but more ...

7:47 PM  A survey of Wellington young professionals has elicited some interesting responses about what they think of the capital city.

Wellington company penalised by Twitter after poking fun at Trump

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EightyOne executive creative director Chris Bleackley says he was penalised by Twitter after poking ...

7:38 PM  Trump mockery prompts hatemail to Wellington company and apparent Twitter penalty.

Mophead, a book about a quirky kid, wins top NZ book prize

Marsh has been awarded the highest prize in children’s publishing – The Margaret Mahy Book of the Year

7:00 PM  “Mophead is about me," says the author. "This quirky out-of-the-box kid who came from nowhere and just kept standing in her difference.”

Transport services quiet as mask-wearing becomes more common video

Train passengers on the Kāpiti train line are wearing masks as most of the country moves to alert level 2 on Wednesday.

Transport authorities are confident there is capacity to accommodate social distancing under new alert restrictions

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Book of New Zealanders' stories

Winnie Laban and Judith Collins appear in adjacent pages in the book.

When a Wellington man set out tell the stories of everyday Kiwis in all their diversity, he also found a few that readers might recognise.

Coronavirus: Woman inundated with alert notifications video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield, advised the nation there would be ...

The Christchurch resident said she had received the notification more than 20 times, until it finally stopped around 11am.

'Absolutely frantic': Mask makers swamped after NZ Covid alert levels raised

Hills Hats has sold out of masks and is “absolutely frantic”, says general manager Simon Smuts-Kennedy.

Wellington mask-maker Simon Smuts-Kennedy is telling staff not to panic, and he worries about disappointing customers.

Coronavirus: How prepared is NZ for a second wave?

Cars wait outside the St Lukes COVID-19 testing centre in Auckland, New Zealand (file image).

Experts have long warned community transmission could happen, but a rapid response to the virus will determine how far it spreads.

Third arrest in Tolley murder case

Lois Tolley posted this photo just weeks before she was killed. Friends say she was getting her life back on track and ...

A third man has been arrested and charged in relation to the murder of Lois Tolley in Upper Hutt in 2016.

Coronavirus: Face masks sell out, just when we need them most video

Unichem Chemist on Willis Street, Wellington, displays a sign saying face masks are out of stock

We need them, we are told to get them, but many pharmacies have run dry at crunch time.

Volunteers warned of dangers of canning security camera monitoring video

Police Minister Stuart Nash visits the volunteer camera base at Wellington central police station in 2018. The service ...

As Wellington's central city violence soars, it's been revealed authorities were urged not to drop volunteer service.

Dying man says he should've been tested for prostate cancer earlier video

Chris Andrews is dying of prostate cancer, but says an earlier blood test could have detected the disease and ...

Chris Andrews, who is dying from prostate cancer had to request his own test after years of symptoms.

Concerns NZDF Covid-19 cluster did not self-isolate video

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Defence Force housed Covid-infected personnel in barracks, to the concern of health officials.

What do the alert levels mean?

Masks should be worn in places where physical distancing is difficult, the Prime Minister says.

Auckland heads to Alert Level 3, and the rest of NZ level 2 from midday Wednesday for three days.

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Some sports on hold again

Manawatū’s club rugby finals will go ahead this weekend despite the increase in Covid-19 alert level.

7:00 PM  Club rugby finals and club hockey will go ahead, but other codes are off thanks to the coronavirus crisis return.

The cartoonist and the war hero video

7:00 PM  What drove New Zealand's greatest war hero, Charles Upham? Tom Scott looked for answers.

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Discrimination on grounds of pregnancy alleged

Beauty therapist Zelinda Doria complained she was discriminated against on the grounds of pregnancy.

A beauty therapist says when she told her Taupō employer she was pregnant the attitude towards her completely changed.

Insurance company alleges remotely triggered arson of Wellington house video

The house in Woodridge, Wellington was gutted by the fire on November 23, 2013.

Homeowners sue in an attempt to force IAG to pay up for a Wellington house.

Upper Hutt set to attract international film productions with $45m studio under construction

A $45 million film studio development is under construction in Upper Hutt.

“Wallywood” is set to become the latest part of Wellington’s booming screen industry with a $45 million studio development under construction north of the capital.

Calls for council to buy Kāpiti Coast Airport video

Air Chathams’ first flight arrives at Kāpiti Coast Airport in 2018.

Council says Kāpiti's airport worth millions to district, 'welcomes further discussions'.

Surge of violence in party district video

Wellington City councillor Fleur Fitzsimons wanted to see new bylaws to make Courtenay Place safer.

Increased alcohol-fuelled violence on Courtenay Place is resulting in calls for tougher restrictions.

Comment

A future we don't need to gamble on

New Zealand would be a better off without pokies, but getting rid of them creates another set of issues.

OPINION: It has long been acknowledged that class four non-casino electric gambling machines are a problem we don’t need.

Who's your money on? video

Louis DeJoy, who took over as US Postmaster General in June, has made large donations to the Trump campaign and other ...

OPINION: There aren't quite enough stupid white people to vote him back into power.

Let the market decide who gets Covid video

Do we want privatisation of the managed isolation process? Dave Armstrong suggests not.

OPINION/SATIRE: Private companies running managed isolation - what could possibly go wrong?

Fraudsters like Harrison cannot be left to shed their pasts like snakeskin video

Joanne Harrison, who defrauded the Ministry of Transport of more than $720,000, was deported to the UK, where she is ...

OPINION: Serve your jail time and you're entitled to a fresh start. But not an erased past.

Stop whingeing, be appy

The Government's Covid-19 tracing app on a phone.

OPINION: There’s a lot of whingeing going on. And I am not talking about informed debates.

Culture

Book of New Zealanders' stories

Winnie Laban and Judith Collins appear in adjacent pages in the book.

When a Wellington man set out tell the stories of everyday Kiwis in all their diversity, he also found a few that readers might recognise.

Wellington markets escape need for resource consent - except one video

Newtown Fruit and Vegetable Market doesn't have resource consent, but Wellington City Council won't be requiring it to do so.

Lone complainant could cost Johnsonville market operators thousands to become compliant, but other markets aren't required to chase council's rubber stamp.

Learning how to read, five decades into life video

Gayle Snowden went through five decades of her life barely knowing how to read.

Gayle Snowden lived through five decades barely knowing how to read or write. Now 62, she's celebrated reading written text aloud for the first time.

'Sit-down comedian' earning laughs in the capital video

Comedian with cerebral palsy Dave Batten, his power chair, weighing 120kg, in the background.

Dave Batten has cerebral palsy, and has wanted to be a comedian since he was a boy; now he's making waves in Wellington, a Raw Quest semi-finalist.

NZTA to pull apart Smisek kilns brick by brick video

The two kilns built by Mirek Smisek that will be deconstructed and moved by the NZ Transport Agency to make way for the ...

About 4000 bricks will be painstakingly taken down in the next fortnight and reassembled.

Capital Life

Book of New Zealanders' stories

Winnie Laban and Judith Collins appear in adjacent pages in the book.

When a Wellington man set out tell the stories of everyday Kiwis in all their diversity, he also found a few that readers might recognise.

Taita College old boy discovers secrets of the tuatara genome

University of Otago geneticist Professor Neil Gemmell travelled from New Zealand to Scotland to investigate the waters ...

Neil Gemmell has travelled the world hunting mythical monsters and sequencing animal genomes, but his love of science began in the Hutt Valley.

It's all back on in Wairarapa

Dave Dobbyn will be performing at the Carterton Events Centre at the end of the month.

It's been amazing how fast the events calendar in Wairarapa has filled up after lockdown eased.

Wellington markets escape need for resource consent - except one video

Newtown Fruit and Vegetable Market doesn't have resource consent, but Wellington City Council won't be requiring it to do so.

Lone complainant could cost Johnsonville market operators thousands to become compliant, but other markets aren't required to chase council's rubber stamp.

Weta costumier's dashing decor video

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Weta Costume Maker Flo Foxworthy (pictured)  talks about her style

A legend in the world of burlesque costuming, Flo Foxworthy is all about film and owning her first home.

Sport

Finals-bound Phoenix lose star striker for Jets clash video

A hamstring injury has ruled Phoenix striker Gary Hooper out of Thursday's game against the Jets.

Hamstring injury sidelines marquee man Gary Hooper as Phoenix chase best-ever regular season finish.

Community sport under threat for weekend

Amateur sport could be in doubt around the country this weekend after fresh community transmission.

Community transmission is likely to see Auckland amateur sport canned this weekend.

Lockdown to impact Super Rugby Aotearoa, ANZ Premiership video

Crowds like this are unlikely to be seen at Eden Park this weekend as Auckland returns to Covid-19 alert level 3.

Updates due on Wednesday as Auckland returns to alert level 3 with professional competitions still to be completed.

Mainland Tactix beat Central Pulse to set up rematch in grand final video

Mainland Tactix goal attack Te Paea Selby-Rickit looks for a team-mate during their game against the Central Pulse.

The Mainland Tactix beat an understrength Central Pulse to secure their place in the title decider, where the two teams will meet again.

Hurricanes wing Kobus van Wyk cited for 'red card offence' throw on Brad Weber video

Kobus van Wyk is bound for English club Leicester after his Hurricanes Super Rugby commitments are over.

Canes wing's stint could be over a week early as he faces possible suspension for flipping Chiefs halfback.

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