Tonga aid appeals get under way, Kiwis asked to give generously video

Parts of Tonga have been left devastated by the tsunami.

Aid appeals are getting under way for tsunami-stricken Tonga, but warnings are being sounded about donating to unverified organisations.

'No question' self-isolation model will happen video

Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says the Government will not release more MIQ rooms until a decision has been ...

Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says returnees will eventually self-isolate, but says Omicron means he can't say when.

No sign of missing Stokes Valley man

Police are seeking sightings of Sean Murrihy. Sean was last seen on Thursday 13 January. Police and his family are ...

Sean Murrihy has not been seen since January 13. His brother believes he may have returned to the Tararua ranges, where he loved tramping as a child.

Prominent sportsman's fraud and theft takings top $100,000

The Masterton District Court heard the sportsman created text conversations between two phones to make it appear as if ...

A well-known national representative in court, to be sentenced for defrauding his grandfather, has pleaded guilty to also conning cash out of a friend.

No 'I' in Well_ngton: new sign on the capital waterfront video

Mayor Andy Foster becoming the "I" at the unveiling of the new Wellington sign on the waterfront.

A new $130,000 sign on the Wellington waterfront is designed to be "Instagram-able".

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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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Firms with lean staffing will struggle if Omicron hits video

Empty shelves in Ohio as Omicron takes hold. We can expect similar shortages here, if the variant spreads.

OPINION: Companies are scrambling to figure out how they'll cope with Omicron. So far, things are not looking good.

The sporting parents who hijack their children's lives

OPINION: They hijack their children’s lives and try to live them for them. It is particularly common with sport.

Tonga has strength and spirit to recover video

A delayed reply to a text can be a sign of love

Culture

How I write: Mike Munro

Mike Munro finds the hard slog of writing generally happens in the evening.

The former journalist, political minder and a consultant has just released '1921: Rugby, Race & Empire', which looks at the first Springboks’ rugby tour of New Zealand following World War I.

Te Hikoi Toi: I hear an ancestress

Interspersed throughout are scenes that depict the interactions between the early colonisers and the indigenous peoples.

Rangimarie Sophie Jolley spends time with a contemporary masterpiece - , Lisa Reihana’s in Pursuit of Venus [infected], at Te Papa.

Professor with lifetime passion for science

Alan Kaiser in Bratislava, Slovakia, in 2012.

Alan Kaiser was known internationally for his work in condensed matter physics.

Arts events and things to do in Wellington

The Six Degrees Festival at BATS Theatre showcases emerging theatre makers.

While the sun is shining head out for some arts walks or if you're a Rolling Stones fan don't miss the Sticky Fingers concert at the Opera House.

A good obituary is a spotlight on history video

Akiko Ota Omundsen was a witness to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. She lived much of her later life in Wellington.

Obituaries provide a public record of many a fascinating life, can raise big questions, and their writers know they will be read for generations.

Sport

Phoenix fixture clash ‘unavoidable’ video

The Wellington Phoenix men have not played since stunning Melbourne City in the FFA Cup on January 5.

The Phoenix men’s and women’s games will overlap by at least 35 minutes.

From Townsville to Wellington: Central Pulse summon former Steel title-winner video

Courtney Elliott was part of the Southern Steel grand final-winning team of 2018.

Without a contract since 2020, Courtney Elliott faced another season in a semi-professional Queensland league. Now she's bound for the capital.

Stunned Phoenix midfielder Alyssa Whinham's priceless goal celebration video

Wellington Phoenix midfielder Alyssa Whinham surprised herself by scoring the opening goal against Brisbane Roar.

The 18-year-old wrote the word 'shoot' on her wrist tape to remind her what to do when she gets close to goal, but she still could not believe it when she scored.

19 players from Wellington Phoenix's A-League Men squad contracted Covid-19 video

Wellington Phoenix men’s coach Ufuk Talay.

Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay ran training sessions for just five players last week following a Covid-19 outbreak in the squad while in Australia.

Blaze destroy Brave for record low T20 total video

Xara Jetly took an amazing 4-1 off three overs in the Wellington Blaze’s huge win over the Northern Brave in Whangārei.

Xara Jetly claims stunning figures of 4-1 off three overs as hosts in Whangārei slump to 46 all out.

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Lower Hutt's long-promised hotel taking bookings for April

09/09/21. Kevin Stent/STUFF.
In August the developer behind the controversial hotel Sebel in High St, Lower Hutt, said ...

The developer promises four-star Sebel hotel will open in Lower Hutt by April

This suburb went from ugly duckling to the biggest price jump in Wellington video

The Upper Hutt suburb of Riverstone Terraces has gone from rags to riches – at first no-one wanted to live there, now ...

In the 2000s, the developer gave away a section for free because no-one wanted to live there. Now, the suburb's house price growth has outstripped everywhere else in Wellington.

It was most expensive house sold in Wellington last year - then it was demolished video

Eleven townhouses are being built at 36 Central Terrace in the Kelburn hills.

Old money, new money. One of Wellington's oldest, most expensive houses had a wealthy history, which the development rising from its wreckage now confronts.

Ngāi Tahu invests $3 million in Sharesies

Brooke Roberts, co-founder of Sharesies, said Ngāi Tahu was a strategic partner that shared core values with the platform.

Online investment platform Sharesies has announced a $3 million investment from Ngāi Tahu Holdings in an extension of its $50 million capital raise announced in October.

No applications for Govt's $23m apartment scheme video

Minister of Building and Construction Poto Williams said the scheme was being reviewed.

No-one has applied for a $23 million Government scheme intended to help struggling apartment owners in earthquake-prone buildings, sixteen months after it was launched.

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How I write: Mike Munro

Mike Munro finds the hard slog of writing generally happens in the evening.

The former journalist, political minder and a consultant has just released '1921: Rugby, Race & Empire', which looks at the first Springboks’ rugby tour of New Zealand following World War I.

Body found in Hutt River in search for missing boy

Leonidas, 5, was reported missing in Upper Hutt on Tuesday afternoon.

The 5-year-old was found dead after an extensive search was launched on Tuesday afternoon.

Next MIQ lobby postponed as Omicron arrivals surge video

Simeon and Deborah Reardon in MIQ at the Crowne Plaza (file photo).

There has been a tenfold increase in positive Covid-19 cases at the border compared with December.

Orca pod filmed in Napier channel, and stingray on camera in Wellington harbour video

A stingray meanders down the waterfront in Wellington, heading toward the strait from Oriental Bay.

A group of young yachties were treated to a visit from a pod of orca in the Napier channel on Monday afternoon.

Turning cities into video games could boost understanding of the climate crisis video

Currently a prototype, the video game version of Wellington will help residents understand the impacts of climate change.

Wellington is being made into a video game world to get residents engaged in the city's future, and winning the council a million-dollar prize.

Brooklyn wind turbine still out of action, seven months after fault discovered

The turbine was built to harness Wellington’s notorious wind, but it was cold, damp weather that put it out of action ...

The 67-metre tall landmark’s blades haven’t turned since June, when it was taken out of service for maintenance.

Lower Hutt's long-promised hotel taking bookings for April

09/09/21. Kevin Stent/STUFF.
In August the developer behind the controversial hotel Sebel in High St, Lower Hutt, said ...

The developer promises four-star Sebel hotel will open in Lower Hutt by April

Unvaccinated people demand rates rebates over facilities they can't use video

Auckland Council says it has received 139 complaints and requests for a reduction in rates, due to vaccination pass ...

Some are calling for discounts on bills, saying if they can't use facilities that need vaccine passes they shouldn't have to pay. Councils disagree.

Phoenix fixture clash ‘unavoidable’ video

The Wellington Phoenix men have not played since stunning Melbourne City in the FFA Cup on January 5.

The Phoenix men’s and women’s games will overlap by at least 35 minutes.

Light rainfall in Tonga could make ash dangerous video

Ash on the ground in Tonga could become more dangerous if light rain arrives.

Some rain is predicted tonight in Tonga, with a chance of thunderstorms, which could make ash heavier, experts say.

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