Warins a family at war

The Warins in happier times: Marian Warin, Trevor Warin, and daughter Colleen Warin. (File photo)

Marian and Trevor Warin are trying to sell their daughter's Waiheke Island property to get the money they're owed.

Teachers' strike crescendo in Wellington

Wellington teachers have walked out of their classrooms for the second time this year.

Primary and secondary teachers' unions set for a joint campaign, as NZEI rolling strikes wrap up.

Cruise ships' dark wake video

Onboard spas, restaurants and hotel needs mean cruise ships' engines are always on.

Tourists with big pockets on Wellington-bound cruise ships are bringing something with them - emissions.

Is under-resourcing behind rise in road toll?

The latest police annual report has decried the under-resourcing of road police as the Christmas danger zone approaches.

As the road toll continues to climb police have taken aim at the under-resourcing of road policing.

Grub's up in Petone video

Chef Jian Min Ni, known as Jimmy, cooks up a storm at the Shangahi Kitchen.

Restauranteur Paul Rowan has seen Jackson St undergo a major change since he bought the Empire Hotel 10 years ago.

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NZ not immune to antibiotic crisis

The need for antibiotics to be used only when necessary is the message coming out as part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week.

New drugs are failing to keep pace with superbugs, and experts warn Kiwis aren't immune to the threat.

'Unexplained' baby death in Porirua

Warspite Ave in Porirua, where police are conducting a scene examination after a baby died.

A three-month-old baby has died in "unexplained" circumstances in Porirua, police say.

Well-respected Wellington doctor dies

Wellington doctor Peter Hicks passed away suddenly during a camping trip on Monday, aged 57.

ICU doctor Peter Hicks, 57, died suddenly during a camping trip at Mt Cook National Park.

RWC staying put up north

The Women's Rugby World Cup is coming to New Zealand, but not south of Auckland. (File photo)

Most regions wanted to host Women's RWC games, but NZR wasn't keen to spread them around.

Capital kindness day

Clare Sutton, chef at Wellington Soup Kitchen, cooks between 100 and 120 meals a day for those who come through the soup ...

Mayor Justin Lester has made Friday Wellington's first annual day of kindness, or Manaaki Day.

Seismic upgrade for Old St Paul's

Old St Paul's church in Thorndon will close from May to October 2019 in order to undertake seismic strengthening. (File ...

The site of many historic events in Wellington will close its doors for quake strengthening.

Iwi hemp venture to create jobs

Ngāti Kahungunu believes quality production processes are key to profitability.

If plans for a processing plant go ahead in Tararua it could create more than 150 jobs.

Fire on Te Mata Peak

A scrub fire has firefighters working on Te Mata Peak.

Firefighters have brought the Hawke's Bay blaze under control, but at this stage the cause is not known.

Stewart Island's kiwi neighbours video

The Capital Kiwi initiative has some serious money behind it. In August, the Government-run Predator Free 2050 ...

A Stewart Island resident who lives with kiwi in her backyard says Wellingtonians could too.

Council approves historic theatre strengthening video

Wellingtonians will pay an extra $16m needed to complete earthquake strengthening work at the  St James Theatre.

An extra $16.7m put aside for earthquake strengthening at Wellington's St James Theatre, originally built in 1912.

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$422.5m for science research

The Science Board, which is responsible for investing Government funds in research, science and technology, approved ...

The Government is investing $422.5m New Zealand's 11 National Science Challenges.

'Our Sharon' coming back to town

The 80s are back as 'our Sharon' - Sharon O'Neill - returns on tour.

Faces of 'forgotten' victims

Song transformed into theatre

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Amora Hotel sold for undisclosed amount

Amora Hotel on Wakefield St has been sold by its Thai owners to Prime Property Group for an undisclosed sum.

New owner will take over seismic repairs and will restore hotel.

Parkable wants fewer car parks

Parkable chief executive Toby Littin says a staggering 80 per cent of under used car parks in Auckland.

Kiwi parking app Parkable makes use of car parks sitting empty.

Mojo coffee sale falls through

Mojo is back with its owners after a deal to it fell through.

Sale of coffee chain Mojo for $19m is off.

Turning Canterbury water into big money

A shipping container loaded with boxes of Cloud Ocean Water at the factory site in Belfast.

A Chinese water bottling company is battling hostile local reaction as it invests millions into its export venture.

Boost for timber construction

An illustration of the five-storey apartment building to be developed at Clearwater in Christchurch to showcase mid-rise ...

A five-storey wooden apartment building at Clearwater in Christchurch is to be developed next year

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Andrew Little, you're a hero

Andrew Little's calm, mature approach has put people at the centre of everything he has done on Pike River.

OPINION: The Nats tired of Pike River, but Little had a plan - and he had willpower.

Wear those pants with pride

file photo, generic, woman doing yoga at the beach

OPINION: Why the outrage over women in yoga pants? I'll wear them if I want to.

Nicholas can't let go on Haumaha

Louise Nicholas is consulted on police handling of sexual abuse claims on the basis of her past experience with of ...

OPINION: Why would Louise Nicholas expect any say on who should be a deputy commissioner of police?

The definition of gender

Gender-inclusive bathroom signs present more than just male and female options.

OPINION: There should be more public discussion of changing gender options.

Read all about it

Ian Grant, a former newspaper editor and National Business Review founder, has published Lasting Impressions, a history ...

OPINION: Once, people couldn't get enough of newspapers.

Culture

'Our Sharon' coming back to town

O'Neill circa 1980s battles a wind machine on the video shoot for Physical Favours.

The 80s are back as 'our Sharon' - Sharon O'Neill - returns on tour.

Song transformed into theatre

Grace director Nikita Tu-Bryant (middle) says the production explores a woman's grapple to reconcile different values ...

Tale of reconciliation between culture and modern identity told though puppetry and movement.

A dreamer of dances

Choreographer and dancer Douglas Wright at his home in Mt Albert, Auckland, in 2015.

Douglas Wright, who has died aged 62, was a fearless and prolific phenomenon.

A lioness to NZ's ballet lion

June Greenhalgh in The Merry Widow/Vilia, with the Britain's Festival Ballet, in 1953.

June and Russell Kerr married in the 1950s and were still holding hands when she died.

Seismic upgrade for Old St Paul's

Old St Paul's church in Thorndon will close from May to October 2019 in order to undertake seismic strengthening. (File ...

The site of many historic events in Wellington will close its doors for quake strengthening.

Capital Life

The Lost Children refound video

Vera Egermayer's cousin, Josef (Pepicek) Mautner, lost his life in the Holocaust.

A memorial to the lost children of the Holocaust comes at a time when history is in danger of repeating itself, writes Bess Manson.

'Our Sharon' coming back to town

O'Neill circa 1980s battles a wind machine on the video shoot for Physical Favours.

The 80s are back as 'our Sharon' - Sharon O'Neill - returns on tour.

The face of capital's coffee scene

Suzy van der Kwast, who ran Suzy's Coffee Bar in Wellington.

Suzy van der Kwast was the glamorous owner and host of Suzy's Coffee Lounge.

Song transformed into theatre

Grace director Nikita Tu-Bryant (middle) says the production explores a woman's grapple to reconcile different values ...

Tale of reconciliation between culture and modern identity told though puppetry and movement.

Take a city tour - virtually

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I-Site staff to operate a Google Street View Trekker ? a wearable backpack outfitted with ...

Feel like taking a walking tour of some of Wellington's great attractions but can't be bothered leaving the house?

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RWC staying put up north

The Women's Rugby World Cup is coming to New Zealand, but not south of Auckland. (File photo)

Most regions wanted to host Women's RWC games, but NZR wasn't keen to spread them around.

Wellington to host ABs-Boks video

Aphid Dyantyi of South Africa celebrates a try during the win over the All Blacks in Wellington in September.

Capital confirmed to host the Rugby World Cup preview between All Blacks and South Africa next year.

Patel: 'Chucking' a grey area video

Ross Taylor's gesture infuriated Pakistan fans.

Jeetan Patel defends Ross Taylor, saying his throwing gesture was likely out of frustration at murky rules.

Homecoming looms for Tall Black

Canterbury's Ethan Rusbatch is in line to play for the Tall Blacks in front of his hometown Christchurch crowd against ...

Ethan Rusbatch in contention to play for Tall Blacks in home city in rare appearance in the Garden City later this month.

MPs attacked over ABs 'junket' video

Speaker Trevor Mallard and National MP insist $24,000 taxpayer-funded Japan trip was all about trade and promoting NZ.

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