Family lockdown boogie

Family Lockdown Boogie took three days to write and the music video was filmed over four nights.

Jack Buchanan and his family suddenly had a lot of spare time. So they made a lockdown music video.

Police lockdown powers revealed

Police have released updated guidelines around Alert Level 4 rules and provided clarity around what was acceptable ...

Police can't stop your run or bike ride, or even break up a low-key party - unless they suspect you have coronavirus.

Coronavirus: from China's epicenter and back

List has had to leave his 1-year-old daughter Miranda behind in China.

Jeremy List is stuck in an Auckland hotel, his daughter and wife left half a world away in a Chinese village.

Thank you, essential workers

"I have immense respect that these essential services will adapt and competently navigate the immense challenges and as ...

Prominent Kiwis thank those keeping the country going during the coronavirus lockdown.

The stories behind the bears

People have been encouraged to put a soft toys in their windows to cheer up the country's children. This Care Bear was ...

Special gifts, wrestling competitors and international travellers - oh the lives the teddy bears have lived.

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Supermarkets stretched, but supply chain 'secure' video

Shoppers at Countdown Porirua queue up to enter the store in makeshift lanes made form upturned shopping trolleys during ...

With queues snaking onto the footpath, under-pressure food giants insist they can handle lockdown demands.

Fewer GP visits brings backlog warning

Dr Bryan Betty, medical director of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, says any backlog of GP work ...

This comes as hospitals brace themselves for an influx of coronavirus patients

Viral balls get thumbs-down

It was a fine line between in and out  of Porirua's tennis courts.

Balls and racquets now a no-no for council.

Moore Wilson's staff raise concerns

A staff member alleges some people have been forced to take annual leave without consent.

A staff member alleges "people have been forced onto annual leave without consent" or have just not been paid.

Four new cases at Wellington wedding

Thirteen people have tested positive to coronavirus after attending a Wellington wedding.

Four more people have tested positive for coronavirus after attending a Wellington wedding, bringing the total size of the cluster to 13 cases.

Coronavirus cruise ship cluster

The Ruby Princess cruise ship is presently off the coast of Sydney.

Cruise ship cluster jumps by seven overnight.

Vaccine could mean life 'back to normal'

A vaccine for coronavirus is said to be at least 18 months away, though several are under development. Pictured doing ...

Vaccine herd immunity coverage could be lower than what's required for other diseases like measles, says vaccinologist.

Coronavirus: Wellington projects need priority

An extra Mt Victoria tunnel should be top of the government's post-lockdown to-do list, the Wellington Chamber of ...

Chamber of Commerce says extra Mt Victoria tunnel should be top of Government's post-lockdown to-do list.

Concern over vulnerable prisoners

Civil liberties lawyer Michael Bott is worried about his intellectually disabled client in prison.

Disabled prisoner can barely read and can't give instructions by phone or video link, lawyer says.

Virus hammers business confidence

Business confidence has plummeted to record lows as stores shut up shop during the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. ...

Central New Zealand businesses were already expecting the worst, even before New Zealand went into lockdown.

News

What's happening to NZ wildlife

A native skink in a Christchurch garden. Kiwis in lockdown are encouraged to look for and record animals and plants ...

Scientists expect subtle ripples across the landscape.

Libraries' digital coronavirus 'surge'

Ebooks and audiobooks are flying off the virtual shelves as people try to fill their days at home.

Great science problem solved with NZ help

Top brass wants 'respectful challenge'

business

Froth blowing off craft beer

Epic Brewing Company founder Luke Nicholas says having a contact in China helped him prepare for the coronavirus lockdown.

Breweries are an essential service, but small beer companies are doing it tough during the lockdown.

Wellington Chocolate Factory wins gold

Wellington Chocolate Factory's founder Gabe Davidson, right, with one of his growers in Peru in February, 2019.

Local chocolate has taken home two golds and a silver in the 2020 NZ Chocolate Awards.

Moteliers versus landlords

Many motel owners are facing rents of thousands of dollars each month with little or no income coming in.

Some landlords are more generous than others in reducing rents for struggling motels.

Capital businesses halt rent payments video

Wellington Hospitality Group manager Jamie Williams says dozens of businesses have agreed with their landlords to ...

Dozens of Wellington businesses suspend rent payments but more action sought from city council

Property investors need to stop being entitled

Last week, the Government announced that property investors could not evict tenants over the next three months, nor ...

OPINION: Time for landlords to step up and prove stereotypes wrong.

Comment

Mountain bikes out of molehills

Should Health Minister David Clark have been on his bike during a pandemic?

OPINION: Was David Clark's bike ride such a crime?

The new elite - essential workers

Essential workers like cleaners are getting the credit they deserve.

OPINION: Essential workers often do the most boring jobs and get paid peanuts.

Government let magazines down

Sally Duggan, executive director of the Magazine Publishers Association.

OPINION: It's no coincidence that Bauer closed the day after being told publishing ban would stand.

Nasty discoveries on the home front

Verity Johnson: ''We're coming face to face with the full arsenal of our partner's professional skills.''

OPINION: For many of us who've never seen our partner at work, it's weird meeting their work self for the first time.

New need for old habits

Preserving could become tomorrow's luxury, writes Rosemary McLeod. "I assure you that I am in no way subjugated by my ...

OPINION: Making jam and recycling clothes have fallen out of fashion. They could soon be tomorrow's luxuries.

Culture

Wellington Chocolate Factory wins gold

Wellington Chocolate Factory's founder Gabe Davidson, right, with one of his growers in Peru in February, 2019.

Local chocolate has taken home two golds and a silver in the 2020 NZ Chocolate Awards.

Explore Wellington from home with VR

Play with a real local Wellington band on Cuba St in WellTown, a VR tour of Wellington city.

The city is physically off limits, but a new virtual reality game and 360 degree video experience might be the next best thing.

Wellington gallery window has an artwork a day video

Suite gallery's first artwork of the day on March 26 is Wayne Youle's 'Pesky Neighbour', which gallery director David ...

People within walking distance of Cuba St can check out a new artwork every day while out for a breath of fresh air.

Portrait Gallery offers online tour

Canterbury-based student of curatorial studies Maria Brown  discovered a connection between Kiwi artist Bill Sutton and ...

People in isolation can still get their art fix with the gallery's new online tour of notable artist Bill Sutton's work.

Schools to get Diary of Anne Frank in te Reo

The book was translated into te Reo in 2019 under the guidance of Anne Frank New Zealand in celebration of Frank's 90th ...

With the rise of racial discrimination, and the unrelated need for self-isolation, the story is as relevant today as it was 90 years ago.

Capital Life

Thank you, essential workers

"I have immense respect that these essential services will adapt and competently navigate the immense challenges and as ...

Prominent Kiwis thank those keeping the country going during the coronavirus lockdown.

Working from home with Eric Janssen

The new office, resplendent with soft toys and technical hardware.

How are Wellingtonians adapting to working from home? Eric Janssen enjoys family breakfasts, but misses workplace banter.

The stories behind the bears

People have been encouraged to put a soft toys in their windows to cheer up the country's children. This Care Bear was ...

Special gifts, wrestling competitors and international travellers - oh the lives the teddy bears have lived.

Supermarkets stretched, but supply chain 'secure' video

Shoppers at Countdown Porirua queue up to enter the store in makeshift lanes made form upturned shopping trolleys during ...

With queues snaking onto the footpath, under-pressure food giants insist they can handle lockdown demands.

Backyard trappers' time to shine

A shag on Miramar peninsular, as the region sees a big increase in wildlife thanks to predator free efforts.

The Miramar peninsula was tantalisingly close to totally eradicating rats, stoats and mustelids.

Sport

Viral balls get thumbs-down

It was a fine line between in and out  of Porirua's tennis courts.

Balls and racquets now a no-no for council.

Golf clubs could perish

Greens could be ruined around the country if greenkeepers are unable to care for them during the four week lockdown.

Greens could be wrecked and golf clubs ruined if greenkeepers shut out in lockdown.

Delay helps 'super quick' Clareburt

Bronze medallist Lewis Clareburt of New Zealand after the men's 400m medley final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Medal prospect thinks he's "start to go crazy" during lockdown with five housemates, including his parents.

ANZ Premiership's big plans halted

ANZ Premiership captains, Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit (Steel), Phoenix Karaka (Mystics), Katrina Rore (Pulse), Grace Kara ...

Netball NZ had lofty ambitions for 2020 ANZ Premiership. Now it could be over after one round.

Wellington rugby club turns 150

Wellington Football Club has fielded a team every Saturday rugby has been played in Wellington city, like this team ...

Wellington Football Club turns 150 this week, and it's so old it doesn't even have the word rugby on its masthead.

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