Prison report reveals rise in gang activity and intimidation

Rimutaka Prison in Upper Hutt (File photo)

2 min ago  Rimutaka Prison has seen a rise in gang membership, with reports of violence and standover tactics in its high-security units.

Walkway and cycleway planned between Shelly Bay and Scorching Bay

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Public engagement on development proposals of Shelly Bay is opening to the public to ...

4:07 PM  The shared path would close one traffic lane and has been approved for government funding, along with a temporary cycleway in Brooklyn.

Partner of slain Kiwi officer tells of 'gentle giant'

London's Metropolitan Police force said Sgt. Matiu (Matt) Ratana, 54, was shot at the Croydon Custody Center in the ...

4:02 PM  The Kiwi-born sergeant shot dead in London "will always be in my head and in my heart".

Police Remembrance Day: First officer killed on duty in 11 years honoured

The first police officer killed on duty in 11 years, Matthew Hunt, has been honoured in a memorial ceremony in ...

Constable Matthew Hunt has been honoured at a memorial ceremony in Wellington.

Shining the spotlight on NZ's hidden events workforce

Cathy Knowsley runs her own health and safety business, Hi Viz Events, in Wellington.

It’s all too common in the world where the spotlight rules supreme: for each artist on stage there are half a dozen workers making the magic happen.

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Prisoner granted bail goes missing

Sam Sulusi failed to hand himself in after spending time with his dying father.

Sam Sulusi was granted bail to attend his father's funeral on Friday.

Three shots fired in suburban street

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No one was injured in the incident around 1am on Sunday.

Truck and trailer rolls on Wellington motorway

A truck and trailer unit rolled on State Highway 1 at Ngauranga Gorge on Monday afternoon, causing traffic congestion.

Motorists travelling southbound on State Highway 2 are still experiencing delays after the incident shortly after 3pm Monday.

South Island snow 'absolutely brilliant' for ski areas video

28092020. Barry Harcourt. News. Southland Times/Stuff. Snow in Southland, pictured sheep and her young lamb in the ...

Fights in and out of Queenstown and Invercargill airports have resumed, and ski areas expect top spring conditions once the "weather bomb" storm clears.

Knife-wielding woman disarmed by ex-bodyguard outside Courtenay Place bar video

Musician Cam Galbraith was the right person in the right place at the right time on Sunday, when a woman with a knife ...

Mental heath advocate Cam Galbraith was the right person to be standing outside a Wellington bar when a woman threatened people with a knife.

Residents' safety concerns to be considered at Shelly Bay vote video

Miramar Peninsula residents are concerned the development will lead to traffic congestion and pose safety risks for ...

Petition with almost 4500 signatures will be on the table when city councillors decide whether to sell land for controversial development.

'I was thinking the worst': Son breaks down when dad found alive on kayak 15km from shore

Paora Ropiha with Coastguard members Aaron Boyle and Adrian Brown.

A 52-year-old was found 14.8km offshore, after strong winds blew a father and son out to sea while diving near Gisborne.

Wellington City Mission receives $10m from Government for new community hub

Wellington City Mission’s new community building will be called Whakamaru which means to give shelter.

The new building will have a community cafe, a social supermarket and 35 housing units designed to accommodate and care for people experiencing chronic homelessness.

Government loans now available for quake prone buildings video

Wellington City has hundreds of earthquake prone buildings, with many now being covered by a new low-interest loan ...

But some quake-prone apartment owners say the loans are tantamount to coercion, and will sink them into debt.

Darren Watson in concert for release of new album

Folk-blues musician Darren Watson is releasing his new album, Getting sober for the end of the sorld, on October 1 at ...

Watson's favourite track is Ernie Abbott. 'I knew it the minute I wrote it; this is the best thing I’ve ever done.'

News

SFO to speak on NZ First Foundation investigation

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Winston Peters delivers a speech in Orewa

3:24 PM  The Serious Fraud Office says it will issue a statement on its investigation into the NZ First Foundation this afternoon.

Horowhenua mulls charging some people for their water use

People subdividing their property or using too much could be slapped with a bill.

Stormwater expense stymies expansion plans

Improvising jazz group for Wellington festival

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Remote work, downsizing free up space in office rental market

A lot of Wellington firms are downsizing their office, creating a sudden surplus of sub-lettable space.

There is now up to 30,000 sq m more office space available in Wellington alone.

Revenue hit: What climate change may cost our biggest companies

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A change to financial disclosure rules won the praise of a Nobel prize-winning economist and was called New Zealand's 'most significant climate policy.'' What will it reveal?

Wellington needs to make its economic advantages pay

Although Wellington will probably be less exposed to the short-term economic costs of the pandemic, there are a series ...

OPINION: Wellington has had significant success over the past 20 years with companies like Xero, Trade Me, Weta Workshops but if it's not careful, the risk is it will drift.

Vintage Aviator fraudster Eugene DeMarco to be freed, Parole Board decides

DeMarco had pleaded not guilty, but was now said to take responsibility for his offending. (File photo)

Eugene DeMarco now accepts guilt and is a low risk of re-offending, Parole Board says.

Insider's guide to selling your home stuff nation video

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Sold sticker on a real estate hoarding in Toi Toi, Nelson. For sale/ ...

Top tips to get the best sale price, including what to do before you list it and why you should avoid your own open homes.

Comment

Tiwai's story is now "To be continued . . .''

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern at a press conference in Invercargill.

EDITORIAL: It was the sort of news to make Jacinda Ardern the toast of the south; and her effigy the toast of points further north.

Youth experiencing a 'triple shock' from Covid-19 video

The economic scars caused to those who were Neets as a result of the global financial crisis were compounded by the loss ...

OPINION: Next time you hear someone say the end of 2020 can’t come soon enough, spare a thought for our young people, the "lockdown generation".

Will we see a vote to continue with hypocrisy on dope? video

The cannabis question looks like one that’s headed back into the “too hard” basket.

OPINION: Politicians are scared of backing a losing cause. So we look set to be stuck in our own version of Prohibition.

Tax sugary drinks like smokes

Lana Hart says sugary drinks should be taxed to fund dental care, in the same way that many other “expensive problems ...

OPINION: Many of New Zealand’s expensive problems are paid for by their leading causes.

Spare me the debates, just let me vote now video

Debate, or wrestling match? Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins go head to head in the first leaders’ debate on TVNZ 1 on ...

OPINION: I'm in my entrenched position, and you're probably in yours. So let's get it done.

Culture

NZ Symphony Orchestra back performing for a delighted audience once again

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppänen.

REVIEW: The NZSO return sounded as if they have had no disruptions to its schedule.

Darren Watson in concert for release of new album

Folk-blues musician Darren Watson is releasing his new album, Getting sober for the end of the sorld, on October 1 at ...

Watson's favourite track is Ernie Abbott. 'I knew it the minute I wrote it; this is the best thing I’ve ever done.'

Weaving Papatūānuku into public space

Landscape architect Megan Wraight had a collaborative approach that brought people along with her.

Obituary: Megan Wraight waved her wand and created magic.

Ariana Tikao named Arts Foundation Laureate video

Ariana Tikao, recipient of an Arts Foundation Laureate Award 2020 for her work in taonga puoro, music played on ...

She grew up in Christchurch, the youngest of seven children, and her work in taonga pūoro has garnered her national acclaim.

Shaping the future of Aotearoa's arts sector video

Broadcaster Miriama Kamo hosted the cross-party event on Thursday.

Talk of an arts advisor, a long-term strategy and shifting funding models were discussed at a cross-party kōrero regarding the arts sector's future.

Capital Life

Improvising jazz group for Wellington festival

Drawing inspiration from American composer and conductor Butch Morris, Riki Gooch presents his new symphony Ngā Tuone ...

Riki Gooch presents his new symphony Ngā Tuone as part of the Wellington Jazz Festival, using unique forms of conducting and improvisation.

Darren Watson in concert for release of new album

Folk-blues musician Darren Watson is releasing his new album, Getting sober for the end of the sorld, on October 1 at ...

Watson's favourite track is Ernie Abbott. 'I knew it the minute I wrote it; this is the best thing I’ve ever done.'

Build your own Wellington adventure video

David Bowie mural by artist Xoë Hall.

You've already had to change your life in 2020, don't go back to "normal", go get lost. It's the best way to discover, or rediscover, your backyard.

Partners in pastry

As long as Andrew enjoys her food, and does the dishes, she's happy, Mariah says.

Mariah and Andrew Grace are the couple behind Wellington's Grace Patisserie.

Ariana Tikao named Arts Foundation Laureate video

Ariana Tikao, recipient of an Arts Foundation Laureate Award 2020 for her work in taonga puoro, music played on ...

She grew up in Christchurch, the youngest of seven children, and her work in taonga pūoro has garnered her national acclaim.

Sport

Mitre 10 Cup: Stunning 50m try from new hooker spurs Wellington to victory video

Teariki Ben-Nicholas of Wellington bolted away for telling tries either side of halftime against Bay of Plenty.

Missing their All Blacks and Julian Savea, Lions were inspired by their skipper and new No 2.

Recap: Wellington Pride v Manawatū Cyclones

The Wellington Pride have started the Farah Palmer Cup with back-to-back wins, but face a tougher test this weekend.

Wellington Pride lost to Manawatū Cyclones in the South pool of the Farah Palmer Cup.

Fostering international relations on and off the rugby field video

Wellington Pride lock Joanah Ngan-Woo made her Black Ferns debut last year.

Fresh off her 50th cap for the Wellington Pride in the Farah Palmer Cup, Black Fern Joanah Ngan-Woo has global ambitions.

Du'Plessis Kirifi and the Springboks captain who inspired his 'unique' name video

At just 23, flanker Du'Plessis Kirifi has made a big impact for the Hurricanes and Wellington.

Du’Plessis Kirifi is yet to meet the man he’s named after. But Morne du Plessis, who won 13 of his 15 tests as Springboks rugby captain, knows just who he is.

Phoenix rising star to join Greek club Xanthi video

Callan Elliot is leaving the Phoenix after two seasons to join Greek club Xanthi FC.

New Zealand under-23 international becomes the fifth player to exit the Phoenix since the conclusion of the A-League season.

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