Council-owned beachfront plots sold to hotel developer video

These lots on Marine Parade in Paraparaumu Beach were bought by Kāpiti Coast District Council for $1.43 million in 2019. ...

3 min ago  The two plots have been bought by Safari Group Limited with plans to build a mixed-use development on the site, including a 46-room hotel.

Kiwi pensioners affected by unforeseen impact of Russian sanctions video

Along with other countries, New Zealand has imposed sanctions on Russia’s financial institutions in response to Vladimir ...

13 min ago  MFAT issues new guidance for banks, after hundreds of Kiwi pensioners were left out of pocket due to unintended consequences of Russian sanctions.

Wellington Airport post $3m profit, passengers up 19%

Wellington Airport

10:41 AM  In the year to 31 March 2022, the airport counted more than 3.5 million passengers. Just 48,667 of these were international passengers, due to the travel restrictions of Covid-19.

More funding announced for mental health and addiction services video

Health Minister Andrew Little says the NZNO has U-turned on its agreement to put the agreed pay equity deal to a vote.

Speaking in Christchurch, Health Minister Andrew Little said Thursday’s budget will include a $100m investment in mental health over four years

Why does the internet hate Amber Heard so much?

“But I think there’s also a deeper, digital-era problem here. [Amber] Heard is too difficult for the internet,“ writes ...

OPINION: Amber Heard is messy because she seems both victim, and co-perpetrator, of abuse in the relationship.

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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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Why does the internet hate Amber Heard so much?

“But I think there’s also a deeper, digital-era problem here. [Amber] Heard is too difficult for the internet,“ writes ...

OPINION: Amber Heard is messy because she seems both victim, and co-perpetrator, of abuse in the relationship.

Council leadership must trust elected representatives with legal advice

OPINION: Is council leadership the red traffic light in the Cobham Drive of transparency and open democracy?

The imperial curse that continues to haunt the Middle East

Why haven’t you had Covid-19 yet?

Culture

'Cringeworthy' fun still relevant today

Singer and choreographer Andrea Sanders has devised and written Cringeworthy the 80s which opens at Circa Theatre on May 21.

Singer and choreographer Andrea Sanders transports audiences back to a time vastly different to the NZ we know today.

Wellington musician Chris Lam Sam wins at NZ Children's Music Awards

Chris Lam Sam took home the award for Best Children’s Music Video.

Wellington-based Chris Lam Sam has won the Best Children’s Music Video award at the NZ Children’s Music Awards.

Hollywood interest sparks sequel by Paraparaumu students video

Melissa Welch, Amy Morris, GJ Samuel (in the box), Olivia Morris, Theo Hadfield ​and Liz Wyatt are part of a low budget ...

Low budget Maze Runner a YouTube hit for a group of Paraparaumu teens

Amalia Hall's long-awaited debut doesn't disappoint

Violinist Amalia Hall adapted seamlessly to the changing moods and intense technical demands of John Corigliano’s The ...

The violinist's performance was nerveless in a concert of storytelling works.

From Grace Kelly to Jackie O, chance to see iconic handbags

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Whirinaki Whare Taonga director Leanne 
Wickham with handbag collection from an ...

A fascination with Princess Diana brings famous handbags to exclusive exhibition in Upper Hutt.

Sport

Stars grind out crucial win over Pulse

Stars goal shoot Maia Wilson puts up an attempt against the Pulse.

Stars gain important away win over Pulse in the capital to move closer to securing ANZ Premiership finals spot.

Wellington Phoenix eye return to normality after two seasons away from home video

Wellington Phoenix players slump to the turf at AAMI Park following their elimination final defeat to Western United.

The Phoenix are looking forward to getting home after their crazy campaign, spent primarily in Australia, ended with a defeat in the playoffs.

Hurricanes fight back for crucial win over Waratahs in Sydney video

Hurricanes captain Ardie Savea scored a late try for a comeback win over the Waratahs.

Quest for home quarterfinal still on as Jason Holland hooks both starting props and Canes come from 15-0 down with a late Ardie Savea try.

Phoenix denied by incredible save in A-League Men playoff video

Western United goalkeeper Jamie Young pulls off a vital save to keep out a Phoenix attempt.

The Phoenix were unable to find a way past Western shotstopper Jamie Young after conceding inside the first 10 minutes.

Poor fitness to the premiership's form player: Kelly Jury's rise

Kelly Jury is the fittest she’s been and it’s translated into sparkling performances for the Pulse this season.

Silver Ferns defender was sent home from a national training camp last January for not meeting fitness standards. Sixteen months on, she's in the form of her life.

business

Christchurch vets buy famed Britten Stables home for $7.85 million video

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The daughter of John Britten and her husband spent $2.5m renovating the property - which has seven en-suite bedrooms, a glass atrium and an indoor pool.

Fully occupied Willis St apartments for sale

The property for sale at 222-236 Willis St, Te Aro, offers 8880-sqm of net lettable area across six floors located on a ...

A fully leased student apartment building offering a significant and secure income in the heart of Wellington city is on the market for sale.

Residential development an option for historic Nelson site video

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Ian Keightley of Sotheby’s International Realty is ...

A landmark central Nelson property, Wainui House, is up for sale, with the potential for residential development.

Flatbread maker limits noise but neighbours say they are still sleep-deprived video

The factory produces flatbreads that are sold around the country.

Residents living near a noisy factory are still being kept awake despite the factory meeting noise standards.

Number of houses in Wellington for sale up 90% video

The number of houses on the market in the Wellington region has increased 90% according to TradeMe.

The capital’s volatile housing market appears to have “turned a corner” with the supply of properties for sale nearly doubling in the last 12 months.

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Fight to protect wetland that never existed costs regional council $500k-plus video

Land in Upper Hutt's Whiteman's Valley was contested through the Environment Court as wetlands.

An Environment Court case involving an Upper Hutt subdivision wrongly thought to include a wetland has been labelled a “truly spectacular failure”.

'Cringeworthy' fun still relevant today

Singer and choreographer Andrea Sanders has devised and written Cringeworthy the 80s which opens at Circa Theatre on May 21.

Singer and choreographer Andrea Sanders transports audiences back to a time vastly different to the NZ we know today.

Guerilla Palestine protest at Te Papa after mayor blocks council building use video

One of the images featured slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

Justice for Palestine refused to be silenced despite Andy Foster cancelling the projection of the flag on to the Michael Fowler Centre.

New 81-room 'Microtel' to open in inner city Wellington

Microtel by Wyndham Wellington Central is set to open on Vivian St later this year. This is example of what a room will ...

The Wyndham-branded hotel is is being developed on Vivian St by the Stonewood Group, owned by the Chow brothers.

100,000 trees to be planted from 'tips of mountain tops' to urban areas video

From left: Chief Justice Helen Winkelmann, Project Crimson chairperson Joris De Bres and Minister of Conservation Kiri Allan.

A kauri planted in the grounds of Government House has marked both the launch of a nationwide planting project and the Queen's 70th jubilee.

NZ sanctions Belarusian leaders video

Ukrainian servicemen inspect a house during a reconnaissance mission in a recently retaken village on the outskirts of ...

The Government has sanctioned the leaders and military of Belarus, an eastern European country that has supported Russia's war against Ukraine.

Striking health workers: 'We need to be valued' video

Mental health workers Jasmine Bowie, left, and Zoe Hunt, in Wellington's Civic Square on Monday morning. Hunt is one of ...

If a premature baby is struggling to breathe at 3am, it’s a physiotherapist like Gillian who gets the call. Yet she's paid “diddly squat”.

Need a bus in Tawa? You can now order it to your door video

On-demand public transport has launched in Wellington for the first time, part of a 12-month Metlink trial in the suburb ...

Customers in the Wellington suburb can order rides from small buses operating through an app with “virtual stops” and no set routes.

Online tool helps ramp up youth interest in local government video

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The 5-minute survey asks young people what they would like their region to look like in 2050.

Restrained prisoner's cardiac arrest death prompts training changes

Kolby Heta, 33, died while being restrained in Hawke’s Bay Prison. (File photo)

Prison guards acted reasonably in restraining an agitated Kolby Heta but he may not have died had he been left in his cell, a coroner has found.

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