Library set to avoid demolition video

Wellington's Central Library has been closed since March 2019

But Wellington ratepayers could ultimately pay $200m for the privilege of keeping it.

Govt 'must be upfront on exemptions' video

Judith Collins says the criteria for border exemptions should be transparent.

The Avatar crew were granted an exemption to come into the country, but America's Cup teams are still waiting for visas.

Mushroom expert allowed in, dad maybe video

Nathan and Sandy Parrot were married in Waiheke Island in April. He is now stuck in the US wanting to return for the ...

Immigration NZ will reconsider application for dad-in-waiting.

Say yes to Hollywood millions video

James Cameron and Jon Landau arrive in Wellington. Jon Landau Instagram post.

OPINION: The Avatar crew have a gift for us in their carry on luggage: a billion dollar booster shot for the economy.

LOTR plans to restart video

An Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at, Wellington Airport, which flew directly from Los Angeles. It was believed ...

The television crew for Lord of the Rings is expected back in New Zealand

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US billionaire invests, backs NZ tourism video

Foley Wines has just got the green light to build a multi-million winery complex at Martinborough's Te Kairanga Vineyard

Millions to be spent upgrading Wairarapa winery, with billionaire saying he backs New Zealand tourism.

Time to call 'Cut!' on film subsidy video

Zoë Saldana as Neytiri and Sam Worthington as Jake Sully in Avatar.

OPINION: The decision to wave Avatar filmmakers through the border shows it's time for filmmakers to be stripped of their generous subsidies.

My two dads: Same-sex couple's baby joy video

Baby Amalia gets ready for her first plane ride - from Adelaide to her new home in Queensland. She is wearing ...

From newspaper ad to new dads, Māori man from Ōtaki realises his baby dream with his Aussie husband amid Covid-19 'craziness'.

Screening criteria slows diagnosis video

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To get through bowel cancer treatment Rob King has a mantra “It is what it is and I ...

At 45, Rob King was thought to be too young to get bowel cancer, so he had to be screened in the private sector.

First film resumes shooting video

Kāpiti filmmaker Linda Niccol, left, filming The Handkerchief in Wellington's Botanic Gardens in 2013.

Poppy has become the first feature film to resume shooting in New Zealand since the Covid-19 lockdown.

'Political favouritism' for film crews video

An Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at, Wellington Airport ,which flew directly from Los Angeles carrying film ...

Decision to let Avatar crew into country branded "an insult to working New Zealanders" by one MP.

Money pit from demolition mishap video

Punctured, leaking, and vandalised, a Tory St section of Maison Cabriole has an uncertain future. (File photo)

Concrete column dropped through an apartment roof causes more than a hole.

Stuck in India, Kiwis charter their own plane video

A group of New Zealanders stuck in India have arranged to charter a Singapore Airlines flight home...now they just need ...

They have a plane, a plan and the money to pay for it, but they have waiting weeks for government approval.

Search for serial criminal

Police are searching for wanted man Tarryn O'Sullivan

Wellington police are searching for 33-year-old Tarryn O'Sullivan, who has two warrants out for his arrest.

Body found after tramper goes missing video

Search and rescue efforts start for a missing tramper in Ruahine Forest Park. Pictured: SAR volunteer in Kahurangi ...

Police said they recovered the body of a man on Tuesday morning.

News

Balloon cuts power video

Porirua's east has been hit by a power outage. FILE

Helium balloon cuts power to thousands.

What Level 1 will look like video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced social distance rules will end at Alert Level 1 but borders will stay tightly controlled.

Aquarium, wastewater 'irony'

Horse trainer Ron Taylor dies

business

Property market 'on the brink' video

House prices are expected to fall - but how much?

QV warns things may be about to change quickly.

Money pit from demolition mishap video

Punctured, leaking, and vandalised, a Tory St section of Maison Cabriole has an uncertain future. (File photo)

Concrete column dropped through an apartment roof causes more than a hole.

Retirement village dispute deepens

The Poynton retirement village is one of 25 owned and run by Metlifecare

Metlifecare shareholders are to be asked to back legal action against Swedish investor.

Landlords get five-month extension

New rules bring in minimum insulation requirements for rental properties.

Investment properties have until end of 2020 to meet this year's Healthy Homes requirement.

Maori chiefs remembered video

Ngai Tahu Property's Tawhiri block in Rolleston is close to several port company transport hubs.

Iwi developments named after original users of the land.

Comment

Black lives matter in NZ too video

Police restrain a man during the Justice for George Floyd protest in Philadelphia over the weekend.

OPINION: Those who claim race relations in the US have nothing to do with New Zealand are wrong.

Time to get off our own knees, perhaps

On Monday protesters gathered in Auckland's Aotea Square to voice their disgust at the murder of George Floyd in the US ...

When not to kneel, when not to kneel, and when to arise.

Let's revive the CBD video

A large number of public servants are yet to return to their offices in central Wellington.

Opinion: Let's not allow Wellington's CBD to become a ghost town, writes Dave Armstrong.

Hats off to the old gambler video

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters thinks after the protests on Sunday, we should go to Covid Alert Level 1 immediately.

OPINION: Things must be getting back to normal if Peters is up to his old tricks.

Silent spreaders still a mystery

The Diamond Princess cruise ship arrives at Yokohama, Japan, in mid February. The crew and passengers became unwitting ...

OPINION: Silent Covid-19 cases could be what fuels a second wave of infections once lockdown restrictions ease off.

Culture

Which eBooks are Wellingtonians reading since lockdown? video

Harry Potter remains popular with kids, with nine of the top ten audiobooks from the series. Pictured: Alex Lindley, 6, ...

The number of eBook and audiobook issues has increased by thousands since the Covid-19 lockdown - but which books are people favouring?

Kiwi revolutionised wine bars in London

Don Hewitson, right, and his brother, Iain.

Don Hewitson shook up and levelled the British wine bar scene.

Funding call for rest home concerts

Residents at Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village in Nelson watch the first in a series of travelling organ concerts on ...

A world-renowned organist is set to hit the road in the north island this month for a series of free concerts for the elderly, if funds can be raised.

Te Papa reopens Thursday video

Maintenance workers prepare for Te Papa's opening in level 2 after the 68-day closure.

Our national museum has been closed for 68 days because of Covid-19.

Old photo prompts memories of 1970s Wellington bar

The waitresses on opening night at the Woolshed, 1972, as remembered by waitress Libby Kemp, from left: Sandra, sisters ...

With sheepskin seat covers and mini skirts, the Woolshed was one of Wellington's first family restaurants.

Capital Life

Wairarapa and Hutt trains suspended

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Coronavirus Covid 19 Wellington pandemic  epidemic virus generic alert level 3 ...

Train services to the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa have been replaced by buses because a signal failure could not be fixed overnight.

Which eBooks are Wellingtonians reading since lockdown? video

Harry Potter remains popular with kids, with nine of the top ten audiobooks from the series. Pictured: Alex Lindley, 6, ...

The number of eBook and audiobook issues has increased by thousands since the Covid-19 lockdown - but which books are people favouring?

Signal fault halts Hutt trains

Metlink train services on the Hutt Valley and Melling have been replaced by buses following a signal fault.

All trains between on the Hutt and Melling lines have been replaced by buses following a signal fault.

5 great day trips from Wellington video

Cape Palliser Lighthouse is reached by a gentle climb of 250 wooden steps.

There's a lot to see and do on the capital's doorstep.

They call a converted shipping trawler home video

Margie Petherick and Robert Baldock on their renovated fishing trawler called Anvil, at Seaview Marina.

Robert Baldock and Margie Petherick run Shipwreck Trading in Petone, refurbishing old marine parts for interiors, and return to their houseboat at night.

Sport

Jane's hope for Super Rugby crowds video

Hurricanes assistant coach Cory Jane is optimistic crowds will be able to return to Super Rugby Aotearoa.

Hurricanes assistant hopeful live rugby can provide a lift to Kiwis after pandemic.

Kiwi rider conquers 'Everest' video

Kiwi mountainbike rider Tom Bradshaw completed the Everest Challenge in 24 hours.

Mountainbiker burns whopping 17,000 calories during mammoth 24-hour lockdown challenge.

Club opens door to ABs stars video

All Blacks stars Ma'a Nonu and Julian Savea turned out for Oriental-Rongotai in 2013.

Club boss says Ma'a Nonu and the Bus, Julian Savea, would be just the ticket if the pair turned out for club rugby.

Cricket clubs to play for free video

Wellington Blaze captain Sophie Devine holds the Super Smash trophy aloft at the Basin Reserve in January

Cricket Wellington to wear a $300k cost to run competitions as they cut clubs a break.

Football fans urged to use common sense video

Western Suburbs forward Callum McCowatt celebrates after scoring against Lower Hutt during a match in 2017.

Football ready for restart but spectators must follow the rules, says federation CEO.

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