Two much-loved dads killed in crash

Pat O'Brien and his wife Theresa. Pat died in a crash on the Hawke's Bay Expressway on Friday.

12:12 PM  Flaxmere's Pat O'Brien was driving southbound, and Napier's Tony Anderson northbound, when their cars collided.

Catfish loses his own game

The Light Project's Nikki Denholm said two-thirds of young New Zealander's had watched porn.

11:30 AM  The 14-year-old wanted money to help her family. The online predator wanted her to send nude photos.

Rest home funding 'ageist'

Hospitals and hospices are sending terminally ill patients to rest homes for palliative care - but the facilities are ...

More elderly are being sent to rest homes to die. But under-funding could put their care at risk.

GWRC proposes climate committee

Greater Wellington Regional Council chairman Daran Ponter has proposed setting up a new climate committee.

Greater Wellington Regional Council wants to establish a climate committee to tackle climate change.

Missing Hawke's Bay man found

Police have concerns for missing Hawke's Bay man Trevor Ellmers.

Trevor Ellmers, 76, was last seen in Waipukurau on Friday morning.

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Hutt maternity diaries: 'I felt so alone' video

Smeets says her experience of the birthing unit has made her think twice about having a second child.

First-time mum fears for what Hutt Hospital's maternity unit has in store for her this Christmas, as more harrowing stories emerge.

Climate change fuels bushfires

A member of the news media watches flames from a wildfire beside the Sierra Highway, California.

Dangerous fire-risk days in some parts of New Zealand could double by 2050, a fire scientist warns.

Rimu fruit could save the kākāpō video

A recent funding grant of $960,000 will aid the investigation in to the link between kākāpō breeding and rimu fruit.

A diet of rimu fruit could help boost quirky kākāpō survival.

Black market paua guilty plea

Giancarlo 'Joe' D'Esposito paid cash for black market paua from an undercover MPI agent. (File photo)

Giancarlo D'Esposito bought illegal paua with wads of cash - but he was buying from an undercover agent.

'A bad, bad house'

Murdered schoolgirl Karla Cardno would now be in her 40s. Her killer has been denied parole.

For some, it's still difficult to walk past the house where the teenage Karla Cardno was held and tortured.

Cardno's killer declined parole

Karla Cardno was killed in 1989 after being abducted off the streets of Taita.

The man who killed teenager Karla Cardno has to stay behind bars until at least 2021, but has made "significant progress".

How to survive a scooter crash video

Shoulder roll like a professional stunt double. Dayna Grant takes a tumble for the team and shows us how to fall off ...

Top stuntwoman demonstrates how to minimise injury if you're coming off a scooter at speed.

Curveball in Peter Ellis case

Peter Ellis hoped his last months would see his name cleared. The court process is set to continue into 2020.

The appeal was delayed after one Supreme Court Justice raised a question neither side had prepared for.

The rise of syphilis in NZ video

Under the microscope: This 1972 photomicrograph depicts a Treponema pallidum bacterium, a spirochete 5-15µm in length, ...

It used to be rare but now more and more Kiwis are catching sexually-transmitted disease syphilis.

Welly Awards split decision

Sophie Handford won the the youth category, as well as jointly winning the Wellingtonian of the Year supreme award.

Sophie Handford and Tahir Nawaz "touched the lives and sensibilities of large numbers of Wellingtonians".

News

Massey closes vet tech course

"We don't just stand there looking pretty. We are the ones who care for your animals," says one current student. (File pic).

A letter sent to students just before an exam said the course was no longer viable.

From numbers to names

Under mounting pressure, a team raced against the clock to get the bodies of the terror attack returned. This is their story.

Massive housing shortfall forecast

National want court closure assurances

business

Earthquake protection costs

An artist's impression of a new five level building with base-isolation to be developed by Willis Bond on Site 9 on ...

New buildings in Wellington with earthquake protection technologies are tipped to command record rents.

Massive housing shortfall forecast

The Wellington suburb of Karori. The city faces a population surge that could require it to home about five more ...

A Hutt-Valley's worth of newcomers will move into Wellington city. Will there be enough homes?

Buildings which don't just save lives, but time

The restoration of Wellington's old Town Hall will use base isolators to help reduce earthquake damage.

The merits of designing buildings which are not only safer but recover quicker from quakes.

Mother who sued daughter wins costs

Colleen Warin has been ordered to repay the loan her parents made to her. (File photo)

Mum abandons property sale case in favour of bankruptcy attempt.

Industrial landlord's profits soar

Auckland is the country's best performing industrial property market, Goodman chairman Keith Smith says.

Rising industrial property values super-charge Goodman Property Trust's profits.

Comment

Winston's port in a storm

The Whangārei port move is "shamelessly" the work of NZ First deputy Winston Peters and his colleague Shane Jones, ...

OPINION: When it comes to shifting Ports of Auckland to Whangārei, this Government is dreaming.

Listen then decide on euthanasia

David Seymour celebrates his euthanasia bill passing on Wednesday night. It will now be included on a referendum at next ...

OPINION: It's time to take the passion out of the euthanasia debate.

Hating the human species

The mayor of Venice this week blamed climate change for flooding in the historic city, which reached the second-highest ...

OPINION: We are the most destructive species ever. So what's not to like?

We created these Millennial monsters

Green MP Chloe Swarbrick: Her "OK Boomer" phrase is as patronising as it's insulting, but so woke, writes Rosemary McLeod.

OPINION: Boomer parents gave them their sense of entitlement. Now we marvel as they mock us.

Politicians called out for bullying

Meng Foon says using racial, ethnic, religious or minority groups to make a political point is a cheap shot.

OPINION: Leaders who scaremonger and vilify minority groups are regressing race relations.

Culture

Play in a pub fun night out

Four Nights in the Green Barrow Pub follows pub owner Darragh (Finlay Langelaan) and Arad (Alex Rabina), a stranger who ...

It's not often you can walk into a performance space and order a pint from one of the actors. Then have one of the band try to wheedle it off you.

Arts and crafts down but not out

Tyler Florance, 17, of St Patricks College, Wellington, will be displaying his art at the Seatoun Arts and Crafts ...

After 46 years, Seatoun Arts and Crafts is still advocating for excellence in art.

Florist showing beauty in sorrow

Roxy Cinema's Gandalf gets a makeover for flowers week, created by Floriade.

Kerri Murphy wants to show people, through flowers, there is always hope.

Students film island's climate crisis video

The film-makers spent 15 days in Tokelau.

Three Massey creatives are sharing Tokelau's plight against climate change.

What's On in Porirua and Kāpiti

Alpaca Farm Walk: Cantharis Alpacas offers pre-arranged guided farm walks with beautiful views over the majestic ​Kāpiti ...

Check out what's happening near you.

Capital Life

A Toast to casual fashion

Fashion ambassadors will be looking out for stylish punters. (File photo)

'Toast' prompts punters to put their best fashion foot forward.

Massive housing shortfall forecast

The Wellington suburb of Karori. The city faces a population surge that could require it to home about five more ...

A Hutt-Valley's worth of newcomers will move into Wellington city. Will there be enough homes?

Play in a pub fun night out

Four Nights in the Green Barrow Pub follows pub owner Darragh (Finlay Langelaan) and Arad (Alex Rabina), a stranger who ...

It's not often you can walk into a performance space and order a pint from one of the actors. Then have one of the band try to wheedle it off you.

Arts and crafts down but not out

Tyler Florance, 17, of St Patricks College, Wellington, will be displaying his art at the Seatoun Arts and Crafts ...

After 46 years, Seatoun Arts and Crafts is still advocating for excellence in art.

Welly Awards split decision

Sophie Handford won the the youth category, as well as jointly winning the Wellingtonian of the Year supreme award.

Sophie Handford and Tahir Nawaz "touched the lives and sensibilities of large numbers of Wellingtonians".

Sport

Moments away from Man City debut

Manchester City's David Ball celebrates after scoring in the FA Youth Cup final.

The Phoenix striker was asked by City's manager to get stripped and ready, but Carlos Tevez wanted to play on.

Phoenix want All Whites held back

New Zealand forward Callum McCowatt evades Ireland's Conor Hourihane,

The All Whites play Lithuania six days before Wellington's next match against Brisbane Roar.

Phoenix up and running

Phoenix players pile on top of goal-scorer Ulises Davila after his fifth minute penalty.

Ufuk Talay will happily bank his first point despite setting an unwanted club record.

VAR decision goes Phoenix's way

Ulises Davila celebrates after giving the Phoenix the early lead from the penalty spot.

Wellington Phoenix have picked up their first point of the season thanks to a helping hand from VAR.

Fenton doesn't require surgery

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 20: Louis Fenton of Wellington controls the ball during the round two A-League match between ...

The injury-plagued defender's latest setback is not as bad as initially feared.

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