'He stepped up': Wellington Phoenix skipper Alex Rufer rises to the challenge video

Wellington Phoenix Alex Rufer celebrates Gary Hooper’s goal against Western United which he helped create.

The under pressure midfielder was instrumental in both goals as the Phoenix snapped their four-game losing run in the A-League Men with a much-needed win.

Firefighters using water supply reservoir to fight Upper Hutt blaze video

A third helicopter is en route.

Residents of Silverstream have been asked to conserve water to let reservoir refill.

New Wellington Phoenix signing Gael Sandoval hits the ground running video

Gael Sandoval celebrates with Gary Hooper after scoring Wellington Phoenix’s first goal against Western United.

Ufuk Talay was umming and ahing over whether to start his new signing against Western United on Friday. In hindsight, he was sure glad he did.

Wellington's cleanest and dirtiest swim spots video

Scorching Bay, near Wellington’s harbour entrance, has some of the city’s most swimmable sea.

All things are not equal as Wellingtonians flock to our clean and dirty beaches.

Te Hīkoi Toi: Rita Angus’ Thorndon

Rita Angus, 'View from Tinakori Road', 1966-67, oil on hardboard. Reproduced courtesy of the Estate of Rita Angus. ...

Mark Amery takes an art walk with Rita and friends from the Wellington Botanic Gardens to City Gallery and Te Papa.

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Reimagining Wellington: What could we achieve with ambition and bold leadership? video

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We wanted to spark a discussion about how to make our region more liveable, more affordable, more connected.

Bringing Wellington's streams back to life and light video

An artist's impression of a daylighted Waitangi Stream on Kent/Cambridge Terrace

Wellington has buried hundreds of kilometres of natural streams in underground pipes. But what if we brought them back to the surface?

Reimagining Wellington: How Seoul uncovered a stream and changed the central city

The excavation and rehabilitation of Cheonggye Stream in Seoul has transformed the inner city. Once an elevated highway, ...

What we can learn about one Asian capital's ambition to rehabilitate natural waterways, just like those under Wellington's streets.

Reimagining Wellington: How a London construction scheme is breaking barriers video

The UK's first female advanced scaffolder, Vicky Welch, on the job.

The UK's first female scaffolder says the job is like "watching something come to life," and she wants other women to experience that too.

Reimagining Wellington: Cities are about sharing space (including with the trees)

In 2007 a two-level residential dwelling was built right under this rātā’s crown on Victoria Street in Wellington.

Hannah Hopewell of Te Herenga Waka Victoria University on landscape-led urbanism, where the nature and people can co-exist.

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Othering those Kiwis outside our borders only sows division video

Covid-19 response minister Chris Hipkins speaks to the media in New Plymouth this week.

OPINION: “It may be a new year, but Labour is still singing the same old song despite providing us with a glimmer of hope at the end of last year...”

China's menacing message to Winter Olympians

OPINION: China looks to intimidate potential protesters.

Transmission Gully is long overdue, it's time for answers

The year that Covid really crimps Labour's vision video

Culture

Te Hīkoi Toi: Rita Angus’ Thorndon

Rita Angus, 'View from Tinakori Road', 1966-67, oil on hardboard. Reproduced courtesy of the Estate of Rita Angus. ...

Mark Amery takes an art walk with Rita and friends from the Wellington Botanic Gardens to City Gallery and Te Papa.

Heritage tourism is booming in Aotearoa. Why? video

Clendon House in Rawene is one of Heritage NZ’s staffed properties.

Kiwis have used the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity to flock to heritage sites in unprecedented numbers.

Influential dancer and memorable tutor

Louis Solino in The Nero Show, at Circa Theatre, Wellington, in 2010.

Louis Solino influenced many dance students in their subsequent careers.

Wellington-based author Sally J. Morgan wins Portico Prize

Wellington-based academic and writer Sally J. Morgan has won the Portico Prize.

A chance encounter with serial killer Fred West inspired Sally J. Morgan's debut novel. Now, the Wellington-based author has won a UK writing award for her book Toto Among the Murderers.

Wellington venues and events ready to 'roll with it' as red light looms video

Homegrown director Andrew Tuck said, without government support, a shift to the red traffic light setting would mean the ...

Event organisers in the capital are watching and waiting to see whether Omicron will scupper their plans, with community cases emerging.

Sport

'He stepped up': Wellington Phoenix skipper Alex Rufer rises to the challenge video

Wellington Phoenix Alex Rufer celebrates Gary Hooper’s goal against Western United which he helped create.

The under pressure midfielder was instrumental in both goals as the Phoenix snapped their four-game losing run in the A-League Men with a much-needed win.

New Wellington Phoenix signing Gael Sandoval hits the ground running video

Gael Sandoval celebrates with Gary Hooper after scoring Wellington Phoenix’s first goal against Western United.

Ufuk Talay was umming and ahing over whether to start his new signing against Western United on Friday. In hindsight, he was sure glad he did.

Gael Sandoval scores on debut as Phoenix men return to winning ways video

Wellington Phoenix midfielder Gael Sandoval celebrates with Gary Hooper after scoring the opening goal.

It took just 16 minutes for the Mexican to make his mark in the A-League Men.

Wellington venues and events ready to 'roll with it' as red light looms video

Homegrown director Andrew Tuck said, without government support, a shift to the red traffic light setting would mean the ...

Event organisers in the capital are watching and waiting to see whether Omicron will scupper their plans, with community cases emerging.

Michael Bracewell powers Firebirds to emphatic win over Aces video

Michael Bracewell has been in fine form for the Wellington Firebirds this season.

The Wellington Firebirds' demolition job of the Auckland Aces moves them to within touching distance of a spot in next week's elimination final.

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WorkSafe investigating Wellington's Prefab cafe

The staff at Wellington's Prefab Cafe were not wearing masks or checking vaccine passes on Friday morning.

Customers are dining at Prefab, but serving staff are not wearing masks or checking vaccine passes.

No 'I' in Well_ngton: new sign on the capital waterfront video

Mayor Andy Foster becoming the "I" at the unveiling of the new Wellington sign on the waterfront.

A new $130,000 sign on the Wellington waterfront is designed to be "Instagram-able".

Lower Hutt's long-promised hotel taking bookings for April

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In August the developer behind the controversial hotel Sebel in High St, Lower Hutt, said ...

The developer promises four-star Sebel hotel will open in Lower Hutt by April

This suburb went from ugly duckling to the biggest price jump in Wellington video

The Upper Hutt suburb of Riverstone Terraces has gone from rags to riches – at first no-one wanted to live there, now ...

In the 2000s, the developer gave away a section for free because no-one wanted to live there. Now, the suburb's house price growth has outstripped everywhere else in Wellington.

It was most expensive house sold in Wellington last year - then it was demolished video

Eleven townhouses are being built at 36 Central Terrace in the Kelburn hills.

Old money, new money. One of Wellington's oldest, most expensive houses had a wealthy history, which the development rising from its wreckage now confronts.

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NZ's Covid-19 drugs explained video

MedSafe provisions currently state remdesivir should be used in patients aged 12 years and older who require oxygen.

A swarm of medicines are joining the arsenal as a second line of defence against all stages of Covid-19. We find out what NZ has got its hands on.

The year that Covid really crimps Labour's vision video

20012022 News Photo. VANESSA LAURIE/STUFF 1pm Press Conference about Omicron and plan for traffic light system plan. ...

OPINION: The Government looks pretty well-prepared for Omicron. But under crushing pressure, other policy areas can spiral out of political control.

Behind the Lens: Kevin Stent's favourite photos

An animated RNZ Nights host Bryan Crump leads the Doubtful Sounds in a version of High by Lighthouse Family during ...

Visual journalist Kevin Stent talks us though what was happening on both sides of the lens as the shutter snapped open and shut when he captured his top moments.

European powers are back in NZ's strategic calculations video

US President Joe Biden, joined virtually by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, right on screen, and British Prime ...

OPINION: Germany and the UK’s increasing interest in the Indo-Pacific region suggests great power politics is back in full force.

Genome sequencing suggests Omicron lay undetected for 10 days video

Genome sequencing of the new Omicron case in Palmerston North has shown no links to the MIQ facility, suggesting the ...

No links have been found between the case in Palmerston North and the MIQ facility, suggesting the virus was contracted before a 10-day MIQ stay.

How tainted milk powder destroyed one family's lives video

This photo of Lina, taken by her mother, shows the girl's bruises after being relentlessly bullied at school. Other kids ...

The Chinese babies who drank tainted milk powder are teenagers now -- but the consequences continue to have severe effects on their lives.

Gael Sandoval scores on debut as Phoenix men return to winning ways video

Wellington Phoenix midfielder Gael Sandoval celebrates with Gary Hooper after scoring the opening goal.

It took just 16 minutes for the Mexican to make his mark in the A-League Men.

Phoenix women lose to Adelaide after conceding own goal video

Wellington Phoenix defender Kate Taylor winces in pain following a collision with Adelaide United’s Dylan Holmes.

The Phoenix fell to their seventh straight defeat after a defensive lapse allowed Adelaide to snatch a narrow win in the sweltering heat.

Wellington-based author Sally J. Morgan wins Portico Prize

Wellington-based academic and writer Sally J. Morgan has won the Portico Prize.

A chance encounter with serial killer Fred West inspired Sally J. Morgan's debut novel. Now, the Wellington-based author has won a UK writing award for her book Toto Among the Murderers.

Covid-19: Locations of interest in the Delta outbreak - January 21

Eighteen more locations of interest were added to the Ministry of Health’s official list on Thursday. (File photo)

Anyone who travelled on the same flight as a confirmed Omicron case in Palmerston North is asked to get tested for Covid-19 as soon as possible.

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