Australian military man with Kiwi partner and job lined up unable to enter NZ video

Matthew Moore says if Immigration New Zealand doesn’t approve their applications, he will have to wait for a ...

3:20 PM  He has a local bank account, an IRD number, KiwiSaver and a job - but it's still a no to crossing the border.

Truck rolls on Wellington highway

Motorists have been told to take extra care after a truck rolled on State Highway 1 near Tawa on Monday.

2:47 PM  The left lane of State Highway 1 near the Tawa Interchange is closed.

Retired doctor among activists on hunger strike at parliament video

Climate change protesters have launched a hunger strike at parliament. From left: David Goldsmith, Robin Treadwell, Tim ...

2:27 PM  A retired doctor and a stay-at home dad are among climate activists who have begun hunger striking on parliament lawn.

Terrace Tunnel reopens after over-height vehicle closed southbound lane

The Terrace Tunnel has been closed to southbound traffic

An overheight vehicle cleared the tunnel this morning.

Crash at Ngauranga Gorge cleared

A crash on SH1 at Ngauranga Gorge has slowed down south and northbound traffic.

Traffic is easing after a four-vehicle crash caused delays this morning.

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Kāpiti Coast crashes cause congestion

An earlier crash on SH1 caused congestion.

Two separate crashes on the Kāpiti Coast caused significant congestion for motorists heading back to the capital on Sunday.

Pregnancy warnings on alcohol to be mandatory in NZ - unless blocked by Australia video

A mandatory pregnancy warning label has been recommended by the food standards authority.

A vote next week is the latest step in a long fight to warn women about drinking while pregnant.

Third library for Wellington's CBD

Te Awe Library has plenty of seating, quiet zones and meeting rooms.

Te Awe Library will be the third and largest interim library to open in the CBD

Tunnel crash causes driver headaches

Southbound traffic on SH1 into Wellington was stopped after a crash in the Terrace Tunnel.

A crash in the Terrace Tunnel has now been cleared.

Coronavirus: Close contact tests positive video

The latest case of Covid-19 had been in managed isolation at Christchurch’s Commodore Hotel on Memorial Avenue, Burnside ...

Woman in her 20s who recently returned from Rome, via Doha and Sydney is the country's newest case.

Significant delays after crash

There is significant congestion on SH1 north of the capital after a crash.

Motorists should expect significant delays headed out of Wellington after a crash caused congestion on Saturday.

Interislander turns around after passenger's medical issue

Picture of the ferry turning around back to Picton on Saturday.

The sailing was disrupted for 30 minutes before setting sail again.

City's motel industry propped up by emergency need video

Belmont Motor Lodge owner Helen Zhang says the Porirua motel's corporate customer base has started to return after Covid-19.

Usually by midday, one motelier will have received a dozen calls from the Ministry of Social Development - asking if he has more space.

Dying man marries love of his life in hospice

Engaged 10 years ago, Marg had delayed the wedding after her grandmother predicted she would have a “long life but a ...

Roy and Marg Kellahan's story is one of a palm reader's prediction, love and chicken soup.

Te Papa's lockdown files - documenting history as it happens video

Cleaner Kellie Tapuae in the Wellington foyer, taking care of Te Papa while it was closed to the public.

Museum photographers took to the streets over lockdown to capture the mood of the city.

News

Police shooting from 2000 back in court

Steven Wallace was shot by police in Waitara's main street in April 2000.

6 min ago  Steven Wallace has been dead 20 years but his family says there's unfinished business.

Bid to liquidate one of NZ's largest olive oil companies made after bills unpaid

An application to liquidate Matapiro Olives is being filed after it failed to pay a processing debt.

Another $5m advanced to Transmission Gully builders as negotiations drag on video

Original musical has small town debut in Kāpiti

business

Delays over commercial rents cause pain video

Eat cafe owner John David is looking to close down his restaurant, Cin Cin, now that he has been presented with a weekly ...

Small business owners say govt is failing to implement proper measures to control rent and lease arrangements.

Original musical has small town debut in Kāpiti

Front row from left, Lance Shepherd (who plays Lou)  Danni Parsons (Nico), Thomas McGinty (John). Second row from left ...

An original musical featuring the songs of Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground is set to hit the stage this month.

Old bank being converted to transitional housing centre for men video

Ron Vink is converting former council chambers in Upper Hutt into transitional housing.

An unoccupied bank building in Upper Hutt’s CBD is being converted into transitional housing as New Zealand's housing crisis worsens.

'Pokie trusts giving little back to the community' video

The Problem Gambling foundation says the Upper Hutt community fed more than $10 million into pokie machines between ...

The Problem Gambling Foundation says pokie machie trusts have taken more than $10 million out of Upper Hutt since the start of 2019 but have given just $800,000 back in grants.

Coronavirus: Wellington eateries claim slice of $421m spending surge in June video

Restaurant Association national president and co-owner of Monsoon Poon, Boulcott Street Bistro, and Burger Liquor Mike ...

The benefits of a recent surge in retail care spending are filtering through to Wellington eateries, but the Restaurant Association says they aren’t out of the woods yet.

Comment

New law cause for global alarm video

Protesters set up a defence shield using umbrellas and wave Hong Kong Independence flags during a march against the new ...

OPINION: Kiwis might think this law is irrelevant to them. But Article 38 states that it applies to offences “from outside the region".

NZ gut bacteria researchers study how the whole microbiome functions

PhD student Laura Payling is looking at how the human microbiome functions. She can’t allow oxygen into her lab machine ...

OPINION: Feed your gut bacteria well. They flourish on variety and so do we.

Scientists keeping a watchful eye on coronavirus mutations video

One coronavirus mutation is getting a lot of attention from scientists. They call it G614. (File photo)

OPINION: As Covid-19 has spread all over the world, it has done exactly what scientists predicted it would do - mutate.

Inglorious end to a lifetime of influence video

Hamish Walker and Michelle Boag.

OPINION: Michelle Boag will be heading into a period of self-isolation, thanks to her former protege.

Five ways Trump could still win video

US President Donald Trump.

OPINION: The president's re-election is looking like a long shot, but the race isn't over yet.

Culture

Original musical has small town debut in Kāpiti

Front row from left, Lance Shepherd (who plays Lou)  Danni Parsons (Nico), Thomas McGinty (John). Second row from left ...

An original musical featuring the songs of Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground is set to hit the stage this month.

Third library for Wellington's CBD

Te Awe Library has plenty of seating, quiet zones and meeting rooms.

Te Awe Library will be the third and largest interim library to open in the CBD

NZ musicians back touring video

The Beths’ Elizabeth Stokes says they’re thrilled to be back touring.

The Beths are wasting no time with the borders closed, starting a 16-date New Zealand tour on Saturday.

Te Papa's lockdown files - documenting history as it happens video

Cleaner Kellie Tapuae in the Wellington foyer, taking care of Te Papa while it was closed to the public.

Museum photographers took to the streets over lockdown to capture the mood of the city.

The joys of writing in one's golden years video

Porirua’s Irene Swadling, 81, has written a new self-published novel called Crying Trees, which uses fictional ...

Former teacher Irene Swadling, 81, has just self-published a novel which puts fictional characters into historical NZ settings.

Capital Life

Original musical has small town debut in Kāpiti

Front row from left, Lance Shepherd (who plays Lou)  Danni Parsons (Nico), Thomas McGinty (John). Second row from left ...

An original musical featuring the songs of Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground is set to hit the stage this month.

Third library for Wellington's CBD

Te Awe Library has plenty of seating, quiet zones and meeting rooms.

Te Awe Library will be the third and largest interim library to open in the CBD

Stray cat now part of the furniture at Wellington rest home

Coco the cat moved into Rita Angus during the coronavirus lockdown.

Coco quickly made herself at home at Rita Angus Retirement Village, winning the hearts of staff and residents alike

Te Papa's lockdown files - documenting history as it happens video

Cleaner Kellie Tapuae in the Wellington foyer, taking care of Te Papa while it was closed to the public.

Museum photographers took to the streets over lockdown to capture the mood of the city.

Upper Hutt exhibition combines painting, sculpture and sound

Ngā Hau Ngākau runs at Expressions Whirinaki in Upper Hutt to early September.

An exhibition combining intricately-carved taonga pūoro, luminous paintings and a soundscape is on display through Matariki.

Sport

'Grumpy' Hurricanes ready for test match intensity against Blues video

Hurricanes fullback Jordie Barrett in the clear on a frustrating but successful afternoon for the home side.

Postponed Battle of the Barretts has plenty riding on it and Hurricanes insist they can lift.

Hurricanes too strong for Highlanders video

Kobus van Wyk and Jordie Barrett of the Hurricanes celebrate his try.

Hosts score three tries to one and win 17-11, but struggle to shake off their feisty opponents.

European offers on the table for Phoenix star Liberato Cacace

Wellington Phoenix fullback Liberato Cacace is on the verge of a move to Europe.

It's only a matter of time before Liberato Cacace is on the move – but will he see out the rest of the A-League season?

Painful memories of 2015 final spur Perenara in gripping ABs duel video

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 21: TJ Perenara of the Hurricanes looks on during the round 2 Super Rugby Aotearoa match ...

All Blacks halfbacks the only starters returning, five years on from the Cake Tin decider.

Coles injury sees Aumua unleashed for Hurricanes video

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 20: Asafo Aumua of the Hurricanes during a Hurricanes Captains Run at Sky Stadium on June ...

All Blacks hooker out of Highlanders match, as coach tries to allay fears over calf injury.

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