Woman's death 'unexplained' video

Police are investigating the 'unexplained' death of a woman found in the boatshed lagoon in Wellington on Saturday.

Police enquiries into death's circumstances continuing, after body was found in Wellington Harbour.

Gisborne running out of water

Gisborne is running out of water and a total ban on outside water use is in place (file photo).

Not enough water to put out a major fire if one breaks out in the district.

'A rat hole not worth a dollar' video

Bravewin Faumuina says that when he used the toilet at Auckland Astro Motel, the smell wafted up the pipe and into his ...

Auckland motel given $3.1m in emergency housing grants despite being "unsanitary" and without a building code of compliance.

Fixing vocational education video

Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced the proposed overhaul on Wednesday.

Some polytechnics are flying high; others are dead weight. Can a plan to bring them together fix the sector's woes?

Restored and gifted to NZ video

Wellingtonian Susan Price has gifted a block of flats - known as Chevening - to Heritage New Zealand to ensure her ...

After restoring a block of flats to their 1920s glory, Wellingtonian Susan Price is giving it to Heritage NZ.

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Thousands ready to hit the Bays video

The Round the Bays 2018 half marathon runners pictured from above.

It looks like it will be fine when thousands of runners hit the road for Round the Bays.

Antarctic voyage returns video

A Humpback whale fluke on Scott Seamount, seen from the Tangaroa on the 2019 Antarctic voyage.

From bacteria to whales, a recent Antarctica trip was 'a voyage of extremes', scientist says.

Second Elton show at Mission

Elton John is coming in 2020.

The legendary performer has added another night at The Mission Estate winery.

Look what landed in Island Bay video

It look as though it's just landed from another planet, but this ferro-cement dome house in Island Bay was built in the ...

'Don't disregard it because it's different.' Here's a Star Wars fantasy with few straight walls.

Westpac Stadium name change

Westpac Stadium's naming deal will end at the end of this year.

The "Cake Tin's" official name is set to be retired as Westpac ends its 20-year sponsorship.

Teacher's hidden bathroom cam

The teacher pleaded guilty in Wellington District Court on Friday.(File photo)

The Wellington man had hours of intimate visual recordings of women in his home.

Seasonal labour shortage declared

The shortage is for a six-week period between 25 February and 5 April 2019. (File photo).

People on visitor visas can now apply to work on orchards and vineyards in Hawke's Bay.

Fatal crash 'like a bomb going off'

A man died after colliding with a truck on State Highway 5, near Eskdale last night.

'There was nothing anyone could do to help the driver of the car

Wairoa crash victim named

Hohipa died after the vehicle he was driving failed to navigate a moderate bend in the road and went down a bank.

Phillip Hohipa, from Lower Hutt, died after the car he was driving went down a bank.

Luther: Written in Wellington

Idris Elba has played Detective Chief Inspector John Luther since 2010.

British born screenwriter, and now Wellington resident, Neil Cross is the man behind hit show Luther.

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'Racist' school uniform policy video

Seven-year-old Maimai Mvundura wears her braids with pride despite it and Afros being banned at several top schools ...

A school uniform policy banning Afros and braids has been slammed as "racist" and "discriminatory".

Blame for the 'rat hole' motel

Finger-pointing after revelation taxpayers paid $3.1m to house people in substandard emergency housing.

Car mechanic wins $63,000

Fire at Willis St restaurant

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Risk of chat about China

Kapa Haka and stunning scenery selling the tourism message to the Chinese travel industry at a Kia Ora South event in ...

The tourism industry is worried speculation about Chinese political interference could damage our image.

Hubbard director a 'scapegoat'

Allan Hubbard.

A Timaru director on a company owned by Allan Hubbard says he was a scapegoat when he was banned for four years.

Licorice factory up for grabs

The business, which is not part of the sale, is one of Levin's biggest employers.

The Australian-owned business will continue to lease the space, worth nearly $3m.

No extension for council tenants

A family in a council-owned house in Kāpiti have until March 15 to find another property.

 A council paper recommended a six month postponement but was withdrawn.

Wellington rent crunch

Wellington city renters now face much higher rents than those in Auckland.

The average rent in Wellington has hit $595 a week - $45 more than Auckland.

Comment

Shameful snub of a heroic dad

David White, father of murdered Waikato mother Helen Meads, is embarking on a national speaking tour to address the ...

OPINION: David White is trying to set a good example. But MPs aren't listening.

NZ's tricky path with China

New Zealand's relationship with China always has its delicate moments. They may be getting more frequent, it might not ...

OPINION: Our relationship with China is shifting and not for the better. But not all is what it seems, writes Stacey Kirk.

The 'tragedy' of high country land sales

Peter Thiel owns land near Wanaka that was once part of a pastoral lease.

OPINION: The axing of tenure review should have happened years ago.

Paranoid about fire danger

Close: Helicopter pilots and firefighters on the ground fought hard to save houses like this.

OPINION: Why I'm feeling paranoid about the fire danger around the country.

Cruel warriors in my garden

The air is filled with cabbage white butterflies these hot, sweaty days.

OPINION: They say there's a looming insect extinction. Not at my place.

Culture

How wrong his teachers were

John Jeffries
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They said John Jeffries wouldn't go far. He became a judge, a deputy mayor and much else besides.

Kapa haka festival for capital video

Te Matatini will kick off on February 20 at a pōwhiri at Waitangi Park where up to 5000 are expected to attend, ...

Next week, the capital will swell as more than 60,000 people flock to the "biggest Maori event in the world", Te Matatini Ki Te Ao.

What's on in Wellington

Te Matatini is a significant cultural festival and the pinnacle event for Māori performing arts, held this year in ...

Take a look at what's happening in and around Wellington.

We're adding, not taking away

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester: "Our current ambition is clear. We want to take our city's relationship with te reo ...

OPINION: Wellington wants a te reo transformation, writes mayor Justin Lester.

Reprieve for scientists video

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Generic, Te Papa, Wellington, Waterfront, Museum of New Zealand.

Top Te Papa scientists axed in a controversial restructure given a stay of execution.

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The long North Island trek home video

Larissa Mueller is heading off on a horse trek to circumnavigate the North Island, fundraising for a charity called the ...

Northern coastlines will be home to a horsewoman raising money for charity during year-long ride.

Coach marched team to success

Colleen Pobar's Lochiel Marching Drill Team performed at the famous invitation-only Edinburgh Tattoo six times.

Colleen Pobar wanted her marching "girls" to reach their full potential as strong, fearless women.

Sweetcorn elevated with foraged fennel pollen

At 50-50 in Paraparaumu Beach, a sweet corn soup with confit yolk & magnolia petals

A soup that's the soul of a Kāpiti summer.

Restored and gifted to NZ video

Wellingtonian Susan Price has gifted a block of flats - known as Chevening - to Heritage New Zealand to ensure her ...

After restoring a block of flats to their 1920s glory, Wellingtonian Susan Price is giving it to Heritage NZ.

Kapa haka festival for capital video

Te Matatini will kick off on February 20 at a pōwhiri at Waitangi Park where up to 5000 are expected to attend, ...

Next week, the capital will swell as more than 60,000 people flock to the "biggest Maori event in the world", Te Matatini Ki Te Ao.

Sport

Waratahs v Hurricanes: Recap

Hurricanes No 8 Gareth Evans makes a break during a recent pre-season match with the Crusaders.

The Hurricanes overcome a stuttering performance and grab a win over the Waratahs.

Ross Taylor's Black Caps plan

Ross Taylor hasn't put a timeline on his international future for the Black Caps and reckons he could continue for ...

In sublime touch with the bat, Black Caps' elder statesman reckons he's got several years left in him yet.

Phoenix v Victory: Recap

Roy Krishna's form in front of goal this season has made him a target for several A-League clubs.

Phoenix claim 1-1 draw against high-flying Melbourne Victory at Eden Park.

Thousands ready to hit the Bays video

The Round the Bays 2018 half marathon runners pictured from above.

It looks like it will be fine when thousands of runners hit the road for Round the Bays.

Westpac Stadium name change

Westpac Stadium's naming deal will end at the end of this year.

The "Cake Tin's" official name is set to be retired as Westpac ends its 20-year sponsorship.

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