Fishing 'bulldozing' our oceans

Little is known about trawling's long-term impact on the array of plant, fish and invertebrate life on the seabed.

6 min ago  They're scraping the floor clean says Greenpeace oceans campaigner Jessica Desmond.

The nuances of organ donation

Associate health minister Peeni Henare says a potential donor's family has the "absolute right" to decline donation.

5:26 PM  An 'opt-out' system may seem a simple fix to donation rates but there are many other factors to consider.

Three kids rescued from blaze

Five pump trucks, an aerial platform and a command truck have been dispatched to fight the fire at Cannons Creek. (file ...

4:42 PM  Bystanders helped children out of a burning house in Porirua.

Hutt maternity 'appropriately staffed' over Christmas video

Hutt Valley District Health Board is trying to fill five midwifery vacancies.

4:39 PM  A year after an external review flagged 'severe staff shortage' and days after fiery public meeting, DHB is still allaying concerns.

Restaurateurs don't want witch hunt video

Salute restaurant co-owner Ken Miller says Greytown has been very inclusive on the whole.

4:37 PM  A town with the nickname 'Gaytown' was accused on social media as having homophobic locals.

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Kiwis lack general knowledge

Almost half of the 1000 Kiwis who took part in a New Zealand Initiative general knowledge survey did not know how long ...

A lot of New Zealanders have awful general knowledge. Take our quiz to see how you compare.

NZ First Foundation dodging electoral rules?

12072019 News Photo: Abigail Dougherty/Stuff. Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters, held ...

Political donations appear to have been hidden in a slush fund controlled by Winston Peters' advisers.

Lifesaving labrador saves floundering foxy

Marley the labrador that helped rescue a small dog swept out to sea.

Marley the labrador was a key player in the rescue of a small dog swept out to sea at Petone beach.

Cruise ship on the move again

Tug boats assisted the ship while the mechanical issue was fixed.

Mega-liner heads to sea after mechanical issues stopped it dead in Wellington harbour.

The 7-year-old philanthropist video

Eddie Writes was  the youngest winner at the 2019 Wellingtonian of the Year Awards, receiving a Philanthropy showcase award.

Eddie Writes, 7, has raised thousands of dollars for Wellington Regional Hospital and does not plan on stopping anytime soon.

Serepisos' $35,000 harassment claim

Terry Serepisos outside the Wellington District Court in 2014.

Former bankrupt tycoon Terry Serepisos is taking a claim out on the property owner who just can't get the former TV star out of his house.

Hapai building closes in Upper Hutt

The Hapai building in Upper Hutt has been closed due to earthquake concerns.

The much-used community building has been closed due to structural concerns.

Rail commuters facing delays

Train services between Wellington City and Porirua have been affected by an overhead power problem and a suspected track ...

Commuters heading home could expect delays as problems affect some train services on Monday afternoon.

Shortages sting bus commuters

Damages to Wellington's bus network 'almost irreversible' says Tramways union as suspended bus route numbers stagnate. ...

Damages to Wellington's bus network are 'almost irreversible' says Tramways union as suspended bus route numbers stagnate.

Secret passport case to continue

A woman's New Zealand passport was cancelled on grounds that she was only to know the "gist" of. (File photo)

A woman whose passport was cancelled on security grounds, gets chance to progress her claim.

News

Killer driver's jail term reduced

The Court of Appeal has reduced the jail term of a driver who killed his best friend.

 Seven months has been knocked off the jail term of a drunken speeding driver who killed his best mate.

What's On in Porirua and Kāpiti

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Pay rise for councillors

Fun farce lacks frenetic factor

business

Want to live at Sylvia Park?

Artist's impression of new expansion at Sylvia Park, Auckland. It will be called The Galleria.

New Zealand's biggest mall is set to expand with a 140-room hotel, apartments and more shops.

Fewer customers buying more booze video

After reviewing Cacace's petition the Justice Committee found the Act was in need of amendment as it was unlikely ...

Licencing laws have led to fewer customers buying more booze, which is a "stupid situation", business owner says.

Earthquake protection costs

An artist's impression of a new five level building with base-isolation to be developed by Willis Bond on Site 9 on ...

New buildings in Wellington with earthquake protection technologies are tipped to command record rents.

Massive housing shortfall forecast

The Wellington suburb of Karori. The city faces a population surge that could require it to home about five more ...

A Hutt-Valley's worth of newcomers will move into Wellington city. Will there be enough homes?

Buildings which don't just save lives, but time

The restoration of Wellington's old Town Hall will use base isolators to help reduce earthquake damage.

The merits of designing buildings which are not only safer but recover quicker from quakes.

Comment

What men need they need desperately

Donald Pettitt says he has interviewed more than 1200 men who have sought the help of the Canterbury Men's Centre, and ...

OPINION: The 19th of November is a big day for those whose job is caring for men.

Let's keep Wellington motionless

Give us a couple of years to agree an action plan, and we can have this year's birthday tea in 2022. (File photo)

OPINION: Action is overrated. Better to keep consulting for a few more years yet.

Politicians must take back control

The importance of local democracy should be promoted by local politicians, not by council officers, argue Andy Asquith ...

OPINION: Local body elections are too important to be left in the hands of unelected officials.

Changes will mean better rentals

Associate Housing Minister Kris Faafoi has announced changes to improve the quality of rental housing and the rights of ...

OPINION: Good landlords and tenants have little to fear in Government's proposals to improve rental market.

Transparency and clean-up needed

Afghan mothers Baskul (left), and Tohira, who each lost two children in an explosion in Bamiyan Province in 2014.

OPINION: Bamiyan residents need assurances as soon as possible that NZDF firing ranges have been cleared.

Culture

What's On in Porirua and Kāpiti

Porirua Sing Your Lungs Out: a fun community choir for people with chronic lung disease and other chronic conditions. ...

Check out what's happening in your area.

Artist gives back to free ambulance

Blenheim-based Michael Ponder, seen here at the exhibition opening, has joined forces with his brother to raise money, ...

After a dash to hospital earlier this year, Richard Ponder of Rona Gallery is giving back to the ambulance service that came to his rescue.

Margaret Atwood to tour NZ

Canadian author Margaret Atwood will tour New Zealand in 2020.

Canadian author Margaret Atwood announced on her 80th birthday that she will tour NZ in February.

A play to send us all to hell

"Uma Lava" starring Goretti Chadwick, Anapela Polata'ivao, and Mario Faumui, will open for the first time worldwide on ...

From award-winning playwright Victor Rodger comes the world premiere of Uma Lava.

Alice panto perfect family fare

Natasha McAllister (Alice) and Tweedle Dee (Susie Berry) and Tweedle Dum (Andrew Paterson) in Alice in Wonderland The ...

It's the perfect mix - kids will love the costumes and antics, their parents the clever non-PC jokes

Capital Life

Artist gives back to free ambulance

Blenheim-based Michael Ponder, seen here at the exhibition opening, has joined forces with his brother to raise money, ...

After a dash to hospital earlier this year, Richard Ponder of Rona Gallery is giving back to the ambulance service that came to his rescue.

A play to send us all to hell

"Uma Lava" starring Goretti Chadwick, Anapela Polata'ivao, and Mario Faumui, will open for the first time worldwide on ...

From award-winning playwright Victor Rodger comes the world premiere of Uma Lava.

Alice panto perfect family fare

Natasha McAllister (Alice) and Tweedle Dee (Susie Berry) and Tweedle Dum (Andrew Paterson) in Alice in Wonderland The ...

It's the perfect mix - kids will love the costumes and antics, their parents the clever non-PC jokes

Posthumous playwriting award for Brunning

Nancy Brunning on Sunday was named the Bruce Mason Award winner.

Nancy Brunning has won the top playwrighting award in New Zealand - just a day after her death.

A Toast to casual fashion

Fashion ambassadors will be looking out for stylish punters. (File photo)

'Toast' prompts punters to put their best fashion foot forward.

Sport

Mackay shines in 100th match

Canterbury's Frances Mackay is congratulated after dismissing Northern's Eimear Richardson in their women's one-day ...

Canterbury allrounder celebrates milestone outing with memorable performance.

Moments away from Man City debut

Manchester City's David Ball celebrates after scoring in the FA Youth Cup final.

The Phoenix striker was asked by City's manager to get stripped and ready, but Carlos Tevez wanted to play on.

Phoenix want All Whites held back

New Zealand forward Callum McCowatt evades Ireland's Conor Hourihane,

The All Whites play Lithuania six days before Wellington's next match against Brisbane Roar.

Phoenix up and running

Phoenix players pile on top of goal-scorer Ulises Davila after his fifth minute penalty.

Ufuk Talay will happily bank his first point despite setting an unwanted club record.

VAR decision goes Phoenix's way

Ulises Davila celebrates after giving the Phoenix the early lead from the penalty spot.

Wellington Phoenix have picked up their first point of the season thanks to a helping hand from VAR.

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