Police lose case to stop fraudster Joanne Harrison keeping KiwiSaver funds video

Joanne Harrison during sentencing at the Manukau District Court, Auckland, in 2017. (File photo)

12:14 PM  She defauded the Ministry of Transport of more than $700,000, but will be paid $23,000 of retirement savings despite still owing money from her crime.

Wellington today: Over 13,500 vaccines administered on Saturday in Hutt and Wellington; Government to bolster climate funding video

The Harbourside Market reopened on Sunday.

Here’s what you need to know from The Dominion Post today, plus breaking news and events from around the capital.

Pokie machine 'sinking lid' on the table as Lower Hutt reviews gambling video

The Hutt City Council is reviewing its gambling policy, which could result in reducing the number of machines in the ...

More than $23.5m was spent on pokies in Lower Hutt in the six months to June 2021. The take in Wellington – a city double the size – was $31.1m.

New Zealand to quadruple climate cash for poor countries video

Climate Change Minister James Shaw has announced a big boost to New Zealand’s climate finance commitment.

The Government is promising a four-fold boost in money New Zealand pays other countries to help adjust to climate change.

Car-share app giving free credit for people travelling to be vaccinated

Mevo is offering free rides to those on their way to get the Covid-19 vaccine until the country reaches its 90 per cent ...

Mevo is offering free rides to and from vaccination centres for anyone over 21 years with a full driver’s licence to get their first or second dose.

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Covid-19: Don’t let our scientists be silenced

Stuff science columnist Peter Griffin.

OPINION: Standing up to people abusing our scientists is not about stifling debate, it’s about ensuring scientists feel safe enough to inform the debate.

The gang problem is not just about personal choices video

OPINION: It turns out that our wish for gang members to “go away” is in fact part of the problem.

Finding a way to communicate in the age of mask wearing video

Why Nats could have new leader by Christmas video

Culture

Auction house Webb's to open premises in Wellington

Webb's is opening new premises in Wellington in November 2021.

One of Aotearoa’s leading auction houses, Webb’s, has announced it will open a new premises in the capital next month.

International concern about Internet Archive-National Library deal

National Librarian Rachel Esson says it recently contacted rights-holders, offering them to opt out of the donation.

An international group of authors including Sir Philip Pullman are concerned about the National Library's partnership with the Internet Archive.

My Wellington: 'Brimming with possibilities and creativity'

Vicci Ho is the programmer of Chinese & East Asian cinema at the NZ International Film Festival.

The New Zealand International Film Festival’s programmer of Chinese and east Asian cinema Vicci Ho arrived in Wellington 12 days before the first lockdown.

First glimpse at Yuki Kihara's exhibition at Venice Biennale video

Two Fa’afafine (After Gauguin) [2019] from the Paradise Camp [2019] series by Yuki Kihara.

Climate change, queer rights and decolonisation are explored by Yuki Kihara for Aotearoa’s pavilion at the upcoming International Art Exhibition.

Te Hīkoi Toi: The ghosts of ourselves

Before the emergence of the selfie, a self-portrait of Ann Shelton from the 1990s at Envy Gallery (image with Pegasus light).

Arihia Latham on how art traverses the inner wilderness.

Sport

Wellington jump into second on Premiership ladder with win over Manawatū video

Pepesana Patafilo looks to offload during Wellington’s win over Manawatū in Palmerston North on Saturday night.

Lions end Turbos' winning run with bonus-point victory, but it was a game which was hardly a great advert for rugby.

Hustlers, scoundrals and gamblers, and that's before you even played a game of snooker. video

Bill, left, and John Arcus are regulars at The Ballroom Pool and Snooker Lounge on Courtenay Place. They've been going ...

In 1921 Percy Tremaine opened a snooker hall on Courtenay Place. A hundred years later you can still get in a game - minus the smoke and the hustle.

World championship-winning Big Air team all cheers after 'massive' win video

Elite is made up of 20 girls and four boys. The team's ages range from 14 to 28.

A Kiwi cheerleading team couldn't make world final in the US due to Covid-19, but a video of their routine after 10 days of preparation still beat the best.

Wellington Phoenix sign young defender on loan from Melbourne Victory video

Wellington Phoenix have signed defender Matthew Bozinovski on loan from Melbourne Victory.

Wellington Phoenix have made use of a rarely-used signing method to help fill the void created by captain Steven Taylor’s shock retirement.

Wellington Phoenix appoint Gemma Lewis as club's first A-League Women's coach video

Gemma Lewis has been appointed head coach of the Wellington Phoenix A-League Women team.

Wellington Phoenix have appointed an A-League Women’s coach but still have plenty of work to do ahead of their first season.

business

Fishing tycoon who wanted best for Whanganui

Pam Williams was hugely influential in the fishing industry.

Pam Williams was a formidable businesswoman both at home and overseas.

Inside Ron Brierley's 'radical' fall from grace video

Sir Ron Alfred Brierley (left) leaves Downing Centre Court on Thursday with his lawyer.

He was once known as a feared corporate raider. Now he's a sad figure whose name will forever be linked with semi-naked images of underage girls.

'Like a dungeon': Trade Me pulls listing for $520-a-week basement rental video

The two-bedroom rental in central Wellington, now withdrawn by Trade Me, appeared to have no windows or ventilation.

A flat appearing to have no windows or ventilation was marketed as a “funky haven”, but a renters' advocate says the landlord is trying to “polish a turd”.

Building up: Wellington unveils major housing plan video

Character protections have been removed in suburbs like Mount Victoria.

Apartments up to 12 storeys high are part of a major council plan to tackle the Wellington's growing housing crisis.

Kāpiti plans to grow up and out

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Kāpiti is expecting major growth over the next 30 years which will see a need for almost 14,000 homes as it makes room for at least 32,000 more people.

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$7500 pay rise or a new colleague: Council decision time video

Councillor Malcolm Sparrow stepped down from the Wellington City Council last week.

The heir apparent to the Wellington City Council seat made vacant by Malcom Sparrow's retirement is 'not available'. Now councillors have to work out what to do with his pay.

Wellington On a Plate winners announced video

The best festival dish went to Boulcott Street Bistro for its Crayfish Marseille.

More than 400 festival dishes, burgers, and cocktails were rated online by thousands of diners — and the votes have been counted.

Residents to appeal airport's expansion in court

Local residents group Guardians of the Bays is taking the capital’s airport to court over what it’s calling an ...

Local lobby group Guardians of the Bays is objecting to an "aggressive and unsustainable expansion plan", and is prepared to make its case in court.

Wellington Harbourside Market reopens with no restriction on numbers

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The on-again-off-again market ran on Sunday with no crowd number restrictions.

Air conditioning problem turns around trans-Tasman plane

The Perth-bound flight has turned around and is now heading towards Auckland (File photo)

The Air New Zealand plane was over the Tasman Sea when it turned back to Auckland.

Wellington jump into second on Premiership ladder with win over Manawatū video

Pepesana Patafilo looks to offload during Wellington’s win over Manawatū in Palmerston North on Saturday night.

Lions end Turbos' winning run with bonus-point victory, but it was a game which was hardly a great advert for rugby.

PM meets her Lego likeness at vaccination event video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (left) with mathematician Greg Edwards (middle), who has a lego likeness of Ardern ...

Greg Edwards has a lego likeness tattoo of PM Jacinda Ardern on his arm, and on 'Super Saturday' he got to show it off to Ardern herself.

'I decided to do it for my family' video

Cheyenne Hohepa, 23, got her first vaccine dose at the ‘Do it 4 the East’ Porirua youth-led event on 'Super Saturday'.

Wellingtonians did not disappoint on 'Super Saturday', with capital residents flocking to vaccination centres across the region.

Live NPC: Manawatū v Wellington

Manawatū are riding a three-game winning streak and will fancy their chances against Wellington in Palmerston North.

There's plenty at stake for both teams as the in-form Turbos welcome the Lions to Palmerston North.

Driver dies after truck goes down bank on SH2, north of Wellington

Remutaka Hill crash

One person has been confirmed dead after a truck overturned and tumbled down a bank on Remutaka Hill, between Upper Hutt and Featherston.

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