Upper Hutt crash slows commuters

Traffic is slow on SH2 near Upper Hutt following a crash. (File pic)

6:24 PM  A crash on SH2 is causing delays

No movement on tiny home battle video

"I cannot and will not have someone take my life's savings from me and leave me broke and homeless when all is said and ...

5:16 PM  A homeownership dream several years in the making is turning into a nightmare for an aspiring tiny home builder.

Missing body murder trial begins

David Owen Lyttle says he was lying when he confessed to killing his friend Brett Hall.

Brett Hall and David Lyttle had been friends for years but money, and a firearm, came between them.

Medication caused cardiac arrest

Wairarapa DHB failed to provide adequate care to a woman who suffered cardiac arrest. (File photo)

Woman suffered cardiac arrest as result of medication prescribed by Wairarapa DHB staff.

Missing snorkeller found dead

Police have found a body, believed to be that of a snorkeller missing near Gisborne (File photo).

The 33-year-old man went missing after getting into trouble in the water while snorkelling on Sunday.

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Serepisos' mother facing eviction

Terry Serepisis in 2014.

The once high-flying property tycoon used his mother's properties as loan collateral and has failed to pay the money back.

Hubbing nightmare, round two

Wellington's proposed mass transit system could be bad news for commuters in the eastern and southern suburbs. (File photo)

Councillor warns commuters Wellington's proposed mass transit system could require more people to transfer.

Pride in disabilities grows video

WI Dance at Disability Pride 2018. From left, Emily Thompson, Kezia Bennett, Duncan Armstrong, Kate Dovey, and Jane Gordon.

Disability pride is on this week in Wellington, and organisers hope it will be a national event by 2020.

Search for missing snorkeller

Police are searching for a 33-year-old Gisborne man who went missing while snorkeling.

The 33-year-old got into trouble off the Makarori Coast on Sunday afternoon.

Transgender 'kuia' to join NZ portraits

"Carmen 2012" by Nicolette Page depicts Carmen Rupe in her trinket-filled Sydney home.

A portrait of Carmen Rupe will be the first image of an out transgender person to join the NZ Portrait Gallery's collection.

History curriculum a mammoth task

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced this week that New Zealand history would become a compulsory subject in schools ...

Government faces mammoth task with just two years to debate and implement a compulsory New Zealand history curriculum.

Life as a rugby dissident

Kevin Norquay, and Virginia Fallon are both counting sleeps until both the beginning and end of the Rugby World Cup.

OPINION: For the silent minority the days ahead will be our own endurance test.

A toast to Toast Martinborough

Being able to take a slow twirl around the area's greatest hits is what makes Toast Martinborough so magic.

Drink, eat, listen to great live music - what's not to love about this annual event?

Having a baby? Name it stress video

Pregnant? Increasingly the advice is to get on the phone immediately if you want to secure a midwife.

National midwife shortages are leaving some pregnant women high and dry without the support they need.

My birth fears transcend pain

New Zealand has a shortage of midwives and those who are working are stressed and stretched so what does that mean for ...

OPINION: It's not the birth that fills me with fear but the worry that there won't be the right people around to support me.

local body elections

Hate messages on hoardings video

Hutt City Council candidate Shazly Rasheed believes she has been targeted because of her skin colour.

Local politicians have been united in condemning the incident, saying such racism must never be tolerated.

Name recognition 'paramount'

Name recognition is important for political candidates who risk being lost in a sea of billboards.

The candidates all have big smiles and bigger promises. So what's in a name when deciding your vote?

Thieves target candidate cutouts video

Hutt City Council candidate Brady Dyer is frustrated his innovative signs have been a big hit with partygoers.

Brady Dyer was probably at every good party in Lower Hutt on Saturday night.

Weta Digital staff query request

Foster said the 100 to 150 people who turned out to the launch were concerned about Shelly Bay and the Miramar Peninsula.

Weta Digital suggested workers support the launch of a mayoral candidate backed by Sir Peter Jackson.

Wellington, Hutt mayoral debates

The local body elections are on October 12, though voting papers will be sent out from September 21.

Have your say on who will head your city council for the next three years.

News

Armed robbery a failure

Two people armed with a knife attempted to rob Mako Mako Rd Dairy in Levin on Monday.

5:37 PM  Two bandits entered a Horowhenua dairy armed with a knife. They fled empty-handed and are now in custody.

Psychologists' strike continues

Hundreds of DHB-employed psychologists are set to strike for the third time this year over their working conditions.

Kiwi win at Creative Emmys video

Tariff rate quota on post-Brexit agenda in NZ

business

$10,000 homes on million-dollar land

This Hataitai property has a land value which completely outweighs the value of the house sitting on it. The property is ...

Find out the Wellington suburbs where land value sometimes overwhelmingly eclipses the value of the homes that sit on it.

Plenty of work to go around

The experts are predicting that the relentless rising cost of building will moderate over the next four years.

Commercial construction is ramping up in Wellington, Waikato and Auckland.

Impact on Napier CBD considered

Goldroy Holdings No. 2 Ltd has applied for resource consent to build a multi-unit development over 1.9hectares near the ...

Proposed development's impact on art deco city centre must be considered.

Wellington hot for commercial property

Wellington is a compelling investment story because of both rising commercial property rents and property prices, says ...

Rising rents and property values are a boon for the capital's commercial property owners.

People focus more when reading

A participant reads a newspaper as part of a study which examined how people absorbed information when reading and ...

A study of media users has shown people pay more attention when reading than when they are watching the telly.

Comment

Caught in a perfect storm

Jane Bowron: "Christ could be depicted riding the bus, happily shooting the breeze with commuters and giving up his seat ...

OPINION: The word "perfect" has become ubiquitous. It's the new "awesome".

The past is a colourful country

I've been able to uncover a Netflix costume drama's worth of family history, writes Phil Quin. (File photo)

OPINION: With a few simple search terms, I've uncovered a Netflix costume drama's worth of family history.

The exploitation gig

Tracking down and charging Lime e-scooters is another gig anyone can pick up.

OPINION: The gig economy is often presented as the path to freedom from the 9 to 5 drudgery most of us call a work day. But that's a lie.

NZ's chance to name a planet video

This artist's concept by Nasa shows a hypothetical gas giant exoplanet. NZ gets to name something similar.

OPINION: We can do better than HD 137388 and HD 137388b.

My birth fears transcend pain

New Zealand has a shortage of midwives and those who are working are stressed and stretched so what does that mean for ...

OPINION: It's not the birth that fills me with fear but the worry that there won't be the right people around to support me.

Culture

Peggy Pickit out of date

Gavin Rutherford, left, plays the upbeat Frank while Fingal Pollock plays returned-aid worker Carol.

A new play is best when it traverses familiar topics like garage doors, marital affairs and the awkward humour of middle-aged white folk.

Transgender 'kuia' to join NZ portraits

"Carmen 2012" by Nicolette Page depicts Carmen Rupe in her trinket-filled Sydney home.

A portrait of Carmen Rupe will be the first image of an out transgender person to join the NZ Portrait Gallery's collection.

Save the birds, get a tattoo

The kea tattoo Emma ten Have has had done ahead of the event.

What's the best way to help New Zealand's struggling native bird populations? Get a tattoo.

Joy Cowley as prolific as ever

Blindness be damned - author Joy Cowley is as busy as ever. "What else would I do with all these ideas?"

Lochiel to step out for final march

Taking to the field one last time, the Lochiel Marching Team will honour coach Colleen Pobar at the Edinburgh Tattoo, ...

Taking to the field one last time, the Lochiel Marching Team will honour coach Colleen Pobar.

Capital Life

Looking at 50 years of DCM

The photos focus on solutions to homelessness - such as helping out in the foodbank.

Photo exhibition shows the community that has gathered around Wellington charity DCM.

Pride in disabilities grows video

WI Dance at Disability Pride 2018. From left, Emily Thompson, Kezia Bennett, Duncan Armstrong, Kate Dovey, and Jane Gordon.

Disability pride is on this week in Wellington, and organisers hope it will be a national event by 2020.

A toast to Toast Martinborough

Being able to take a slow twirl around the area's greatest hits is what makes Toast Martinborough so magic.

Drink, eat, listen to great live music - what's not to love about this annual event?

At home with DOC tracking dogs

Richard Johnston is a DOC pest protection and conservation dog handler. He lives at Paraparaumu beach with his partner, ...

Richard Johnston lives at Paraparaumu with three dogs and a cockatoo.

Save the birds, get a tattoo

The kea tattoo Emma ten Have has had done ahead of the event.

What's the best way to help New Zealand's struggling native bird populations? Get a tattoo.

Sport

Tasman remain unbeaten

Finlay Christie scores Tasman's opening try against North Harbour on Sunday.

Tasman turned over a 17-7 halftime deficit to remain on top of the Mitre 10 Cup premiership standings.

Hillier shoots 68, misses cut

Daniel Hillier had a rollercoaster professional debut in Amsterdam with rounds of 78 and 68 (file photo).

A second round including six birdies wasn't enough to give Kiwi pro his first payday in Europe.

Ioane poor in Wellington romp

Josh Ioane had a day to forget against Wellington on Sunday.

All Black Josh Ioane had a day to forget as Wellington dispatched Otago with ease in the capital.

Live: Wellington v Otago

Wellington captain Du'Plessis Kirifi will be satisfied with the second-placed Lions start this season.

The Lions take on Otago in a Mitre 10 Cup clash at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.

McIlroy wins cycling classic video

Twizel to Timaru race winner Kate McIlroy leads eventual second placegetter Oliver Davidson and sixth placegetter Amy ...

Former New Zealand sportswoman of the year Kate McIlroy has won the Twizel to Timaru Cycling Classic at her first attempt.

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