'Politics played' over mayoral recount video

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

11:31 AM  Andy Foster calls his 62-vote victory a "landslide", but Justin Lester says the vote was flawed.

Obese elderly a growing problem video

The number of obese people in rest homes in increasing, a new study has found.

More obese people than ever before are living in rest homes - and the sector is struggling to care for them.

Airport flips terminals as part of $1b revamp

Wellington Airport will take over half of the Miramar golf course as part of its planned expansion.

Sale of Miramar Golf Club land imminent as Wellington Airport reveals details of $1 billion expansion plan.

Foster is not just Sir Peter's puppet

When Andy Foster announced his mayoral run at Shelly Bay in Wellington, Sir Peter Jackson was there to support him.

Wellington has a new conservative captain at the helm as the official result of the close race is imminent.

Our $1200-worth of unused stuff video

Buying secondhand keeps people in jobs locally, the Zero Waste Network says.

Every New Zealander is hoarding about $1200 worth of unused things, according to a Trade Me survey.

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Meth sentencing guidelines redrawn video

Meth offenders were being "over-sentenced" under the old regime, some lawyers said. (File photo)

Court of Appeal injects flexibility into punishment for drug dealing menace.

'Sheer luck no one was hurt'

Police tape surrounds the entrance to Wairoa police station.

A shot fired into a police officer's home could have had a "tragic outcome", district commander says.

Foster delivered deputy ultimatum

Pic Andrew Gorrie. The Dominion Post. 29/08/07 FEATURES Council Meeting. For Nick Venter. Councillor - Andy Foster ...

It's only been a few days and already new mayor Andy Foster faces a tough decision

Tiny house stoush heads to Environment Court video

Jono Voss is battling the Hutt City Council in his quest to keep his tiny house.

Small house causes big legal headaches for Lower Hutt man locked in consenting battle with local council.

Locals oppose bigger cleanfill video

Sally-ann Moffat believes that expanding the Wainuiomata cleanfill could lead to an environmental disaster.

Residents fear cleanfill will cause an "environmental disaster" similar to the Fox River on the West Coast.

Electrocution victim named

Unison de-energised the lines after receiving a call after 4pm on Thursday.

Falaniko Ah Lin, 57, died at an orchard in the Hawke's Bay on Thursday.

Notorious killer made to attend court video

Steve Williams in the Wellington High Court in 2004 for sentencing for the murder of Coral-Ellen Burrows.

A judge has ordered notorious killer Steve Williams to attend court in person - for his own good.

Trial over cannabis club

Dakta Green opened his cannabis club in Mt Victoria, Wellington.

Jury trial sought by cannabis campaigners after police undercover operation at club.

Road clear after crash on SH2

Motorists experienced significant delays as the crash blocked a southbound lane between Petone and Ngauranga.

The crash caused significant delays on Monday morning.

NZ Post 'not good enough' video

The firms that ran the local body elections say New  Zealand Post has to do better next time.

"My wife has got voting papers, why haven't I?" one of many complaints.

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

Snowy blast coming

Snow is expected to fall to 400m in Central Otago on Tuesday evening and 300m further north to Kaikōura.

MetService warns six major highways could be closed by snow as freezing weather sweeps through the country.

My own voyage of discovery

OPINION: Cook commemorations have show how little most Kiwis know of our own history.

Nah, Yeah - they're in the top 20

Days lost to strikes - who knows? video

business

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.

A green way to invest

Argosy is targeting a 6 Green Star Built rating for the redevelopment of 8-14 Willis Street in the Wellington CBD.

A New Zealand property company is looking for investors to support the "greening" of its properties.

Culture

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.

Spine-tingling sounds from Orchestra Wellington

Orchestra Wellington conductor Marc Taddei.

Great confidence in performance of American 20th century modern Romantics.

'Ugly' Kiwi machine gun a rare find video

Most of the 1500 Charlton Automatic Rifles made in New Zealand during World War II were destroyed in a fire. Fewer than ...

A rare example of Kiwi wartime ingenuity will go on public display after spending decades hidden away in a safe.

Uncovering the secrets of wine

Jim Harre has judged wines around the world, including for the New World Wine Awards.

A wine masterclass was meant to give me an insight on wine - did it help?

Jamie Oliver's loss, events space gained video

The hall will be available for hire as an events space, catering for up to 300 guests.

Public Trust Hall was meant to be a restaurant. Now, it is a venue for hire.

Capital Life

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.

The ideal Te Papa boss video

2772018 Photo: ROSA WOODS/STUFF
Generic, Te Papa, Wellington, Waterfront, Museum of New Zealand.

The museum needs a new chief executive. But what qualities should it be looking for?

'Beekeeping is a thinking person's game'

Max Freshwater and his siblings all have their own beekeeping suits.

Eva Durrant took up beekeeping when she retired. Her bees make 90kg of honey a year.

Life and love in a caravan

Marisa Schuler, left, and Bree Graczyk bonded over many things, and concern over their environmental impact was one of them.

US native Bree Graczyk and Swiss-born Marisa Schuler are fans of tiny houses, sharing life and love in a 13sqm caravan.

Sport

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.

Singh learning from the best in the business

Sarpreet Singh landed a dream move to Bayern Munich in June.

Kiwi football star still on cloud nine four months after joining German giants.

Phoenix have inside knowledge on opposition

Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay returns to face his former club, Sydney FC.

Ufuk Talay believes his season with Sydney FC gives the Phoenix an advantage ahead of their showdown with the champions.

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