Missing men still yet to be found

Police have concerns for the wellbeing of missing 26-year-old, Hallam Kupa.

8:37 AM  Police have concerns for the wellbeing of two men missing in Wellington and Hawke’s Bay in separate incidents on Friday and Sunday.

My Wellington: A 'warm and intimate' city

Ruth McIntyre, owner of the Children's Bookshop in Kilbirnie, is retiring from bookselling.

Ruth McIntyre and her late husband John opened The Children's Bookshop in 1992. Now it's time for her to enjoy a more leisurely pace of life and read some adult books.

Former nurse slams infection control in Hutt Hospital video

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Former Hutt Valley Hospital nurse Mary-Ann Coervers

Hutt Valley DHB has strongly refuted a former nurse's claim the region could have faced a Delta outbreak due to poor infection control at its hospital.

Arts listings in the Wellington region - Nov 29-Dec 2

Sepelini Mua’au and Elle Wootton in Hole at Circa Theatre.

Theatre, comedy and a bit of Bach. There'e something for everyone as we head into a busy December.

Farmer and the fashion

Kevin Berkahn evening dress and cape photographed at Bannockburn Sluicings, Central Otago, 2019.

Escape into the unexpectedly glamorous world of Eden Hore, a visionary farmer who collected more than 200 couture gowns in 1970s Aotearoa.

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Reimagining Wellington: Balancing appetite for trails with protection of native bush video

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(Left to right) Manawa Mitcalff Matthews, Max Tebbs, Miha Mitcalff Matthews, ...

Wellington has a unique asset in its accessible mountain-biking trail network but can the capital balance creating a playground for riders alongside the need to protect sensitive habitats and native bush.

Having ambitious plans for the capital is not new (and not impossible)

Ben Schrader, Wellington historian

In aiming for a denser, more socially mixed, and vibrant city we’re not imagining something totally new. Wellington’s been there before, writes historian Ben Schrader.

Restoring the mana of the Petone Esplanade

Heavy trucks and congestion are a significant problem on Petone Esplanade.

Reimagining the Petone waterfront with more space for pedestrians and cyclists, less space for cars and trucks

The 'A' Wellington won't hear -- and it's not Auckland video

The first win of Auckland amalgamation was the start of the $4.4b City Rail Link due to open in 2024

The capital can learn from the supercity but the biggest lesson is amalgamation.

'Good urban design needs to come with housing intensification' video

Questions still hang over how the government's housing intensification policy will physically and socially shape the ...

The Hutt Valley’s big sections and flat land make it the perfect canvas to execute new housing intensification plans, but holes are already being poked in the latest blueprints to solve the housing crisis.

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My Wellington: A 'warm and intimate' city

Ruth McIntyre, owner of the Children's Bookshop in Kilbirnie, is retiring from bookselling.

Ruth McIntyre and her late husband John opened The Children's Bookshop in 1992. Now it's time for her to enjoy a more leisurely pace of life and read some adult books.

Arts listings in the Wellington region - Nov 29-Dec 2

Sepelini Mua’au and Elle Wootton in Hole at Circa Theatre.

Theatre, comedy and a bit of Bach. There'e something for everyone as we head into a busy December.

Farmer and the fashion

Kevin Berkahn evening dress and cape photographed at Bannockburn Sluicings, Central Otago, 2019.

Escape into the unexpectedly glamorous world of Eden Hore, a visionary farmer who collected more than 200 couture gowns in 1970s Aotearoa.

New portraiture exhibition pays homage to the 1980s

Jeffrey Harris' 'The Prisoner of Love' (1982), private collection.

Big hair, pop-coloured clothing, Robert Muldoon, the Springbok tour, and Homosexual Law Reform are referenced in a new Portrait Gallery exhibition.

Captivating play humanises stories of scientists and activists

Sepelini Mua'au and Stevie Hancox-Monk in Hole, a play which leaves you thinking about failed opportunities.

'Hole' is a play that leaves you thinking - about the failed opportunities we had to act on climate change over the past three decades, and the need for urgency now.

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Wellington's Cuba St getting it's mojo back, retailers say video

Cuba St has come a long way in recently months, from defecation in the streets, to an increased police presence.

The capital's most recognisable street has turned over a new leaf after growing crime concerns, thanks to an increased police presence.

Activists graffiti banks in the name of green global investment

Extinction Rebellion graffiti on ANZ Bank on Lambton Quay closed the bank briefly while it was being cleaned.

The ANZ Bank on Lambton Quay had to be closed to clean graffiti off after a climate-change focused protest.

Giant phallus bouncy castle gets attention

A Hastings party company has gone viral on social media with its newest bouncy castle.

Leave the kids at home - this bouncy castle is for the adults.

A budding writer's first poem finds a home, and he does too video

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When Pakira Manaena (Ngāti Kahungunu) wrote his first poem, he drew inspiration from something he didn’t have – a home to call his own.

Council hits out at 'blunt approach' to increase housing intensification video

A new build at Waiwhetu, in Lower Hutt.

The Hutt City Council says the Government’s attempt to accelerate housing density is a blunt instrument that will undermine its existing efforts to address the housing crisis.

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Traffic light settings for all areas to be announced video

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Covid Response Minister Chris Hipkins and ...

ANALYSIS: At 4pm the Government is set to outline which parts of the country get what freedoms this coming Friday.

Concerns after 26-year-old man goes missing in Napier

Hallam Kupa, also known as Josh, has not been seen since the early hours of Sunday.

People are being asked to check their properties after Hallam Kupa, who is also known as Josh, was last seen in the Napier suburb of Taradale, Sunday morning.

Twenty properties in Lower Hutt without water after pipe bursts

Wellington Water is responding to a burst pipe on Wellington Rd in Lower Hutt's Wainuiomata on Sunday evening. (File photo)

Wellington Water crews were working to fix a burst pipe on Sunday evening.

'We just want him home', says daughter video

Police received a possible sighting of Joe Pryor between 8.15am and 8.20am on Friday, walking eastwards on Elizabeth St ...

The search continues for a 63-year-old Wellington father who left work on Friday and wrote on a whiteboard that he'd return two hours later, but didn’t.

Covid-19: Positive case in Hawke's Bay video

Hawke's Bay Hospital emergency department, where the Covid case visited.

An icecream parlour, a pharmacy and a supermarket have been identified as locations of interest after a positive Covid-19 community case has been discovered in Hawke’s Bay.

Penalty stoush clouds matters as Phoenix extend unbeaten streak video

Wellington Phoenix forward Ben Waine’s late penalty was saved. Attacking midfielder Reno Piscopo had wanted to take it ...

Reno Piscopo was clearly unhappy as Ben Waine stepped to take a late spot kick and arguably distracted him. Coach Ufuk Talay was keen to play it down as his side won anyway.

Wellington health board reaches 90 per cent Covid-19 vaccination video

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 Porirua and Hutt City are taking part in a vaccination rate to get both cities up ...

The region is only the second - after Auckland - to hit the milestone.

Phoenix women embracing 'firsts' as start of inaugural season nears video

Gemma Lewis is set to coach the Wellington Phoenix women in their first season.

Gemma Lewis is their first coach. She's assembled their first squad. Friday brings their first match. But when will they get their first win?

Phoenix men claim first win of season, holding off Mariners video

The Wellington Phoenix celebrate a goal during their A-League Men win over the Central Coast Mariners.

For just the second time in the past nine seasons, the Phoenix are unbeaten through their opening two games, as missed penalty doesn't haunt them in Wollongong.

'Gossamer' the winning word for national spelling bee champion

The winner of the 2021 Spelling Bee Max Carter, 14, from Wellington’s Scots College.

In a field of contestants split between two cities, Max Carter, 14, has emerged as the national spelling bee champion after 18 gruelling rounds of competition.

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