An plea for attitude change video

Jane Mair lost her teenage son three years ago in a quad bike accident, now she's determined to see significant changes ...

Kiwis' relaxed ''she'll be right' approach to quad bike safety can have deadly consequences.

Mounting debt sank Taratahi

Taratahi Agricultural Training College in Carterton is now in liquidation.

A bad year for student numbers was enough to push a 100-year-old institution over the edge.

Hutt Hospital nurse assaulted

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It's the third confirmed incident at the hospital in as many weeks.

'We feel like refugees'

The 'unruly' British family attracting attention in New Zealand say they have been forced to hide in the Wellington hills.

Unruly British tourists claim to be hiding in the Wellington hills and fear going out in public.

Hutt Valley housing boom video

Realtor John Ross has waited 38 years for a housing boom in Lower Hutt.

Affordable homes lure Wellingtonians north to the Hutt Valley

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End in sight for container wall video

Deven Singh from Wellington City Council says more containers will need to be added to the container wall.

It's quietly become part of Wellington's landscape, and will get bigger before it gets smaller.

Judge doesn't buy conman's story

Brian Hunter has multiple convictions, which include convictions for impersonating a pilot and a lawyer.

Conman who claimed he was never told of a defamation case against him has his claim thrown out.

Levels of inappropriate prescribing low

Between 1997-2016, there were just 25 disciplinary cases where drugs of dependence were inappropriately prescribed, ...

Disciplinary cases for inappropriate prescribing of drugs by doctors in New Zealand are not common, but the consequences can be dire.

'Unruly' family hits Wellington

The travelling family have become infamous in recent days.

Infamous family of tourists accused of lying in a bid to talk their way into a Wellington motel.

Houses in the way of highway video

The Pōneke Villas, with an $850,000-odd price tag, are under construction even as NZTA says they may soon be demolished ...

A wrecking ball-shaped question mark hangs over a new Wellington development.

Finding housing a challenge video

Women unable to find accommodation are returning to violent partners.

Spending six months in emergency accommodation with two kids was a tough ask for a woman fleeing a violent partner.

Doctors' strike ends, but drama ensues video

Supporters of striking junior doctors picked outside Palmerston North Hospital on Wednesday.

DHB leader claps back over junior doctors' union criticism of its part in contract negotiations.

Carterton man goes missing

Police are appealing to the public for help with finding Finn Yeats, 20, who's silver Subaru station wagon was last seen ...

Family concerned for welfare of Finn Yeats, 20, who has been missing since Tuesday.

Person freed after Wellington crash

Traffic camera footage of SH2 north of Wellington shows the crash and resulting traffic delays.

Van rolls on State Highway 2 north of Wellington, causing traffic headaches

Life-threatening IUD nightmare

Chanelle McGlue believes her IUD made her sick.

Within two months of getting an IUD, Wellington woman Chanelle McGlue was in a coma.


Social houses not for sale

Kāpiti council is selling two of the 13 houses it "holds for operational reasons."

Despite speculation, Kāpiti council's social houses are not for sale.

More deaths than days

We're 18 days into 2019, and 21 people have died on our roads: "We're losing more than one a day."

Fears for missing son

Cancer Society defends sunblock


The rise of the $10 meat pie

The $16 pie at Pickle & Pie in Wellington comes with gravy, pickle and mashed potatoes.

Humble pie might be hard to swallow, but what about the increasing cost of a hot meat pie?

Tricky tax decision on buildings

The Tax Working Group is likely to advise Government to reinstate  tax deductions for commercial, industrial and ...

Will depreciation of buildings be allowed again to reduce tax obligations?

WOF retests show high fail

Only 4070 motorists out of close to 25,000 told to get new warrants for their vehicles have bothered to do so.

Despite a worryingly high WOF failure rate, only 4000 motorists have bothered to get their vehicles rechecked.

Was cinema complex dangerous?

Reading Cinemas appears to be making efforts to bear the brunt of the closure.

OPINION: Workers may wonder how safe they were in now-closed Reading complex.

125,000 trips since October

Onzo rideshare bikes were launched in Wellington in October last year. Wellingtonians have since taken about 50,000 ...

Wellington and Hutt Valley residents have taken to personal ridesharing like ducks to water.


Professional tennis and me

Rafael Nadal of Spain: Would have been a formidable opponent.

OPINION: Columnist Martin van Beynen looks back on his professional tennis career.

Brexit for bad-egg Brits

Members of the unruly travelling family leaving Hamilton District Court after the appearance of another member of the ...

OPINION: In Britain they're considering a messy exit from Europe; here, we're working on an exit for a group of messy Brits.

NZ deserves better guests video

Tina Maria Cash, 26, left, shields herself from waiting media after pleading guilty in Hamilton District Court of two ...

OPINION: Tourists need to stop crapping everywhere and treating our place like a tip.

Why so sensitive, Piers?

Piers Morgan - such a sensitive sausage.

OPINION: Men are panicking about masculinity. They should just calm down and be rational.

Extension will hit city's well-being

Richard Randerson: Seventy per cent of public submissions to the Environment Court opposed a runway extension.

OPINION: Issues of the environment and climate change are at the heart of a decision on the runway extension.


What's on in Wellington

Madiba the Musical tells the story of Nelson Mandela and is coming to a Wellington stage in February 2019.

Take a look at what's happening in and around Wellington.

Allegations snuff NZ band

The Eversons' record label has dropped the band.

A record label has dumped Wellington band The Eversons, citing "unresolved" allegations.

Art, music and events in Kāpiti and Porirua.

Art Exhibition Currency Wai Taonga: Environmental art exhibition 1st - 20th January by jeweller JoAnna Mere featuring ...

Check out what's happening near you.

Glide Time star dies at 99

The original cast of Glide Time.  Ian McClymont, second from left, played Wally the caretaker.

Ian McClymont was an actor, potter and, in later life, a champion croquet player.

This week's top reads

Anne Kennedy's The Ice Shelf follows one woman and her fridge across Wellington.

This week: Anne Kennedy's The Ice Shelf follows one woman and her fridge across Wellington. Plus flashes of gold in Feminists Don't Wear Pink.

Capital Life

Wrinkle and fancy free

Two weeks after having the injections, and Audrey Malone is very happy with the result.

"I have not been the best at looking after my skin. I worship the sun - tanning is my favourite past time."

The dish that's #1 for 30 years

Chef Rex Morgan spends two days making his jus.

The secret to a dish that's been popular for three decades.

Traffic delays at Hutt Hospital

Anyone visiting Hutt Hospital over the next four months should expect delays. Wellington Water is upgrading the supply ...

Hutt Hospital visitors advised to leave earlier to cope with traffic delays.

Gin just the tonic for long weekend

Gindulgence aimed to introduce people to the variety of gin available and offered gin samples, cocktails and food.(File ...

A new booze festival has its Wellington debut this weekend, but it's not all about getting sloshed.

They're the people's pets

Lou Stichbury and her fox terriers Penny (left), and Coco at her business Stichbury Boutique on Wellington's waterfront.

Wellington is famous for a lot of things but it's the shop-dwelling animals that have taken the hearts of the city's people.


Munro shines with the ball video

Black Cap Colin Munro nabbed 4-15 from four overs for Auckland against Wellington in the T20 Super Smash.

Colin Munro finds form before Indian ODIs, starring with four wickets and 41 in Auckland Aces' T20 victory.

Keeping Krishna a priority for Nix video

Phoenix striker Roy Krishna is fouled by Jacob Melling during last weekend's 3-2 win over the Mariners.

Phoenix coach wants to lock in-form striker Roy Krishna down to a new contract, believing the Fijian international has the potential to win A-League's golden boot.

Nix player unfazed by sex claims

Steven Taylor (L) is unfazed at reports linking him to simultaneous romantic relationships with three models.

Steven Taylor: "If I was a married man I'd be holding my hands up - but I'm not.''

Rudan brings belief back to Nix video

Coach Mark Rudan threw his fist in the air as the Phoenix extended their unbeaten streak by beating the Mariners 3-2.

Mark Rudan doing his bit for football in New Zealand, not just Wellington.

Phoenix rally for record-setting win video

Wellington Phoenix players celebrate after David Williams' 65th minute match-winner.

Season-high crowd on hand to watch a remarkable comeback as the Nix go unbeaten in eight.

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