Porirua Mayor 'fuming' after NZTA shelves Transmission Gully merge lane plans video

Transmission Gully roading works at Pāuatahanui.

Anita Baker says people who think that Transmission Gully would alleviate traffic could be in for a rude awakening after NZTA shelves plans for merging lane.

Missing Gisborne boy found after police search

The missing child has been found.

The 12-year-old boy was found overnight after going missing on Friday.

Villa's first owner was 'quite the scoundrel' - four wives, theft, adultery video

Janey Grocott’s house in Mein Street was built for Henry Wright.

Turns out Henry Wright, who built this 1880s house, now for sale, was not exactly an upstanding member of the community, says his great-great-grandson.

Don't make returning international students pay MIQ fees - union video

University of Otago’s trial of a cash-free campus last year was such a success it’s now permanent.

International students should be exempt from managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) charges as they are already treated as “cash cows”, a union says.

Transmission Gully paving nears halfway point, end in sight

Paving engineer Jessa Tanner is leading the complex project.

Paving work on the long-awaited Transmission Gully highway is nearing the halfway mark, as crews push towards a September opening date.

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The day the tsunamis hit video

A change in water colour indicates a large surge coming into Tokomaru Bay on Friday morning.

It was Graeme and Pauline Summerby's dog, Monty, that felt it first. They, along with tens of thousands of others, were rattled from their sleep at 2.30am in what would be the first scare of many during the day.

'Not heterosexual' renters twice as likely to have tenancies ended video

Finding a house can be a “Wild West” for renters from rainbow communities.

New research has exposed widespread discrimination towards rainbow communities in the rental market.

Notorious 'Battle of Manners St' riddled with myths and inaccuracies - historian

Tens of thousands of American soldiers were stationed in New Zealand during WWII and tensions flared with their Kiwi ...

Rivalries between Kiwi and US soldiers led to flare-ups, but the capital's infamous Battle of Manners St was probably two incidents, not one.

Another geyser erupts on central Wellington street video

On Friday afternoon, a pipe shot up a stream of water after roading contractors at work in Marjoribanks St in the ...

A motel’s windows are the latest victim of Wellington’s water woes after yet another unexpected geyser burst forth from a central city road when contractors accidently severed a drinking water pipe.

Anger at plant losses at Featherston restoration project

Featherston resident Adele Reilly at Lake Domain where thousands of newly planted plants have died.

The regional council is tallying up how many of the 13,000 plants are still alive after summer dry spell.

Wellington on tsunami watch, disruption for ferries after earthquakes video

Wellington's Harbour seemed much as usual on Friday.

Capital is on tsunami watch and ferries have been delayed after three large earthquakes struck off the coast of New Zealand on Friday morning.

Dogs warned owners of early-morning 7.1 earthquake on East Coast video

Graeme Summersby, who lives on top of a hill between Hicks Bay and Te Araroa on the East Coast, and his Jack Russel ...

As their owners slept soundly in homes up and down the East Coast, it was their dogs – of all breeds and ages – that raised the alarm.

Police appeal for witness who saw man make intimate recording of woman without her knowledge

Police want to speak to a man who helped a woman after he saw another man making an intimate visual recording of her ...

The incident took place on Victoria St, near the intersection of Bond St, at approximately 1pm on Thursday.

Couple separated a year after strict regulations restrict wife from entering NZ

Ketan Barhate, a New Zealand resident, has left his job and returned to India to be with his wife Kalindi after INZ ...

The happy couple were joined by an arranged marriage, but his wife wasn't offered the right visa.

Aged 70, he has to choose between a house and his beloved dog video

Terrance De Souza fears he won't ever again have a stable job and secure housing.

Terrance De Souza worked his whole life, now he could soon be homeless and living in a car with his dog.

News

The Lone Wolf of Wellington

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster

Bursting pipes and a fractured in-fighting - It must be pretty lonely being Mayor Andy Foster right now,

Young mum determined fiance's memory will live on

Little Harley-Jean Bell often says “Dad” or “dadda” as she discovers her voice. But her father isn’t there to return her infectious smile and cheeky expressions.

Holocaust survivor's life of tolerance

Man told to find a partner to help him buy a home video

business

Red meat exports ease video

China remains a strong buyer of sheepmeat and tallow.

After a bumper year last year, meat exports appear to be returning to normal.

Aspiring home buyers granted loans they can't use video

Amy and Matt Judd,may just be about to secure their first home, but the search for a home as prices rise and rise has ...

Only one in four first home loan pre-approvals now result in home purchases.

Aged 70, he has to choose between a house and his beloved dog video

Terrance De Souza fears he won't ever again have a stable job and secure housing.

Terrance De Souza worked his whole life, now he could soon be homeless and living in a car with his dog.

Wellington: a lost city for first home buyers? video

Sophie Cherry says an entire generation is getting priced out of the housing market.

Wellington's housing prices are proving steep and "unattainable" for those trying to get onto the property ladder.

Restaurant Brands to pay $18,000 for unjustifiable dismissal

Restaurant Brands, which owns KFC, Pizza Hut, Carl’s Jr and Taco Bell, has been ordered to pay a former employee $18,000 ...

Restaurant Brands didn't tell Dilshaad Gill that it would not be supporting him until three weeks before his work visa expired.

Comment

Covid comms strategy starting to look tired video

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Emergency Management Minister Kiritapu Allan, and Dr ...

OPINION: If people are confused by the rules, the messaging needs to change.

Phenomenal Pharmac losing PR battle video

Never in its almost 30-year history has drug funding agency Pharmac been under such concerted attack as it is now, says ...

OPINION: Latest review comes as agency faces becoming so demonised that it will lose its social licence.

Policing by consent is not 'woke' video

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Police commissioner Andrew Coster faced a Select Committee ‘grilling’, ...

OPINION: A social contract between Māori and police is essential for a fair and peaceful society.

Country still not ready for tsunami threats

Despite the tsunami alert, this guy was on the water in Christchurch yesterday.

Some didn't heed advice to get away from coasts.

Defending Scott Base video

Scott Base, Antarctica, with a steaming Mt Erebus in the background. Antarctica NZ has asked for $250 million to rebuild ...

She's creaky but done us proud

Culture

Artists' creativity stitch aspects of lives together

Installation images at Jhana Miller Gallery of Caroline McQuarrie’s exhibition The New Sun.

In this week’s Te Hīkoi Toi, Arihia Latham looks at some outstanding Wellington artists bringing many threads of their creative practice together.

Arts events in the Wellington region, March 5-7

The Wooden Box are playing at Days Bay on Sunday.

We may be in alert level 2 but there are still things to do around the region this weekend.

'Explore the Brain' throws light on dark subject

As dark as it is, Lydia Peckham delights the audience with her exceptional clowning, stunning digital cinema and music ...

An average daily screen time of five hours, adds up to 20 years of life living through a phone.

Mix of poetry, prose and rather a lot of exposition

Hideto Ambiguous is obviously a talented performer and writer, there are some beautiful and impactful lines but the ...

Performing on a bare, black stage Hideto Ambiguous shifts from character to character, miming and shifting in a high-energy performance.

CubaDupa hoping third time's a charm for mass musical performance video

Taiko drumming group Taikoza are among the more than 300 musicians taking part in the CubaSonic performance.

This is the third year the festival is attempting to stage its ambitious CubaSonic project, which will see 300 musicians take over Cuba Street.

Capital Life

Holocaust survivor's life of tolerance

A favourite family portrait of Inge Wook taken in the late 1960s. Inge Woolf dedicated her later life to educating ...

Inge Woolf fled discrimination, and was determined others would learn the lessons.

Artists' creativity stitch aspects of lives together

Installation images at Jhana Miller Gallery of Caroline McQuarrie’s exhibition The New Sun.

In this week’s Te Hīkoi Toi, Arihia Latham looks at some outstanding Wellington artists bringing many threads of their creative practice together.

The architect and the age gap

Communications adviser Moerangi Vercoe and architect Roger Walker have been together for 14 years.

Roger Walker and Moerangi Vercoe have 26 years between them and don't live together. They make a great team.

Arts events in the Wellington region, March 5-7

The Wooden Box are playing at Days Bay on Sunday.

We may be in alert level 2 but there are still things to do around the region this weekend.

'Explore the Brain' throws light on dark subject

As dark as it is, Lydia Peckham delights the audience with her exceptional clowning, stunning digital cinema and music ...

An average daily screen time of five hours, adds up to 20 years of life living through a phone.

Sport

Rising star Ben Waine ready to make his mark in the A-League video

Ben Waine was brought into the starting XI for last month’s game against the Wanderers.

Ben Waine wants to emulate the success of academy graduates Sarpreet Singh and Liberato Cacace after getting a consistent run of starts for the Phoenix.

Phoenix welcome Steven Taylor back but have work to do while he's in quarantine video

Wellington Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay has mostly worn a suit on the sideline this season, but changed to a tracksuit for ...

Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay has a points target in mind, but he's keeping that number close to his chest ahead of Perth Glory's visit on Sunday.

'We didn't fire a shot': Black Caps coach irked by passive batting showing video

Oops: New Zealand's Tim Seifert, left, collides with Australia's Ashton Agar during game four.

Gary Stead demands a return to all-out aggression from his top order in a do-or-die T20 decider.

Black Caps hammered again as Australia steam into Sunday series decider video

Tim Seifert of the Black Caps is bowled by Kane Richardson of Australia during game four.

On a pitch that delighted the spinners and made batsmen nervous, Australia were too good again.

Familiar batting woes for White Ferns as England cruise to T20 series victory video

White Ferns batter Amelia Kerr is stumped by England’s Amy Jones.

Again not enough runs on the board as England's Tammy Beaumont provides a batting lesson.

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