Serious injury in forklift incident

A person has been injured in an incident involving a  forklift and a worker on foot at the Port of Napier on Wednesday ...

9:28 AM  A port worker has suffered crush injuries to a foot in a forklift incident in Napier.

Ramen Shop expands into burgers

The Ramen Shop is now also home to Karaage Burger at its Victoria St location.

The Wellington store is also now home to Karaage Burger, which will serve a range of Japanese-inspired fried offerings.

Meet the Kāpiti mayoral candidates

Four people are vying to become mayor of the Kāpiti Coast.

Kāpiti mayoral candidates talk about why they're standing, and their policy on rates, housing and transport.

Council breached bus contracts video

The New Zealand Transport Agency has threatened to pull funding from Greater Wellington Regional Council over breaches ...

NZTA threatens to pull funding from regional council over Wellington bus network contract breaches.

Meet the South Wairarapa mayoral candidates

Four candidates are vying to be mayor of South Wairarapa District Council.

South Wairarapa's mayoral candidates say why you should vote for them.

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Train driver bloodied and bruised video

Wairarapa train services have been halted after a tree struck a locomotive near Woodside.

A train driver escaped with a few gashes and a headache after "hunk" of tree smashed through his locomotive's window.

Civilian casualties 'entirely plausible'

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman stands with Brigadier Chris Parsons, middle, at Linton army base in 2013. Parsons was ...

An SAS commander misunderstood an acronym so wrongly cast aside possible civilian deaths.

Minister reveals education priorities

More than a year after a mass feedback process over New Zealand's education system, the government has released its findings.

More than a year after a mass feedback process over New Zealand's education system, the government has released its findings.

Hospice apartments full steam ahead video

Mary Potter Hospice is building an apartment complex adjacent to the hospice building in Mein St, Newtown. The drive ...

With a contractor locked in and the final consent all but locked in, those at the helm of Mary Potter Hospice are pleased their controversial apartment vision will soon be fulfilled.

Tūī sculpture takes to the skies video

Izzy might be New Zealand's fattest  tūī, weighing in at 200 kilograms..

Some say tūī are taking over Wellington - now the city's largest tūī is back.

Kākāpō population at record 213 video

DOC scanned and treated about 50 birds for aspergillosis this year.

Despite an outbreak of disease the nationally critical kākāpō is at it's highest population in about 70 years.

First Jackson, then Sprey backs Foster video

Wellington mayoral candidate Andy Foster confirmed he had been offered support from Phil Sprey.

$10,000 for Andy Foster's Wellington mayoral bid comes from would-be Hutt City councillor Phil Sprey.

VMAX coming to Wgtn

Lower Hutt's Queensgate Mall is getting the first VMAX theatre in the region.

Going to the movies will be like flying business class when Queensgate finally gets a new cinema.

Video: Wellington mayoral debate

WCC

Justin Lester, Diane Calvert, Andy Foster, Jenny Condie and Conor Hill talk transport, rates and the state of the capital.

My solutions to the trolley folly

Those clean, green trolleys had to go, otherwise Wellington could never had its wonderful new and efficient bus hub ...

OPINION: Donate those old buses to a Museum of Local Body Failures, or use them as library replacements.

local body elections

Wellington 'a bit stuck' video

Jenny Condie says there's a feeling Wellington "is a bit stuck".

Spats over big projects from transport to convention centres dominated a hotly fought mayoral debate between five candidates.

Missing a knockout blow video

Wellington mayoral candidates, from left: Jenny Condie, Justin Lester, Diane Calvert, Conor Hill and Andy Foster.

There were nerves, laughter, and some good debate, but ultimately no clear winner in Wellington mayoral debate.

Meet the Porirua mayoral candidates

Many of Porirua's mountain bike tracks offer views over the city and harbour.

The candidates for the Porirua mayoralty talk about why they're standing, and their policy on rates, housing and transport.

Hate messages on hoardings video

Hutt City Council candidate Shazly Rasheed believes she has been targeted because of her skin colour.

Local politicians have been united in condemning the incident, saying such racism must never be tolerated.

Name recognition 'paramount'

Name recognition is important for political candidates who risk being lost in a sea of billboards.

The candidates all have big smiles and bigger promises. So what's in a name when deciding your vote?

News

Gorge detour to close

The Pahīatua Track will be closed for three days so a detailed inspection can be carried out safely. (File photo)

On-foot inspection of Manawatū Gorge detour will close road for three days.

Police 'came down hard'

He's training as a doctor at 52. He wonders what he could have achieved if police had treated him differently in his youth.

Suffrage petition turns a new page

A young girl's plea after dog attacks video

business

Prominent Courtenay Pl properties for sale

Two prominent Wellington properties, currently home to Danger Danger bar and Enigma cafe, are for sale.

Wellington properties, currently home to Danger Danger bar and Enigma cafe, are for sale.

$10,000 homes on million-dollar land

This Hataitai property has a land value which completely outweighs the value of the house sitting on it. The property is ...

Find out the Wellington suburbs where land value sometimes overwhelmingly eclipses the value of the homes that sit on it.

Plenty of work to go around

The experts are predicting that the relentless rising cost of building will moderate over the next four years.

Commercial construction is ramping up in Wellington, Waikato and Auckland.

Impact on Napier CBD considered

Goldroy Holdings No. 2 Ltd has applied for resource consent to build a multi-unit development over 1.9hectares near the ...

Proposed development's impact on art deco city centre must be considered.

Wellington hot for commercial property

Wellington is a compelling investment story because of both rising commercial property rents and property prices, says ...

Rising rents and property values are a boon for the capital's commercial property owners.

Comment

Annual revenge of the insulted

As Joe Bennett has found, a knee-buckling cough can strike anyone, anywhere.

OPINION: If a line makes me laugh I keep it in, even when I know it's unjust, even when I know it will bring trouble.

NZ's hypocritical stance on Amazon fires video

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is quite right to view the consternation expressed by countries like New Zealand over ...

OPINION: Does New Zealand have a leg to stand on when it comes to condemning Brazil's forest fires?

The revolution is coming - slowly

New Zealand, like many other countries, is finally realising that time is running out to avert sustained temperature ...

OPINION: NZ is finally making progress towards zero carbon. But it's not all plain sailing.

History on the line in World Cup

Springbok wing James Small (left) and the legendary Jonah Lomu, seen here in a test in Christchurch, face each other in ...

OPINION: Here's hoping for a successful Rugby World Cup presided over by camaraderie and mutual respect.

My solutions to the trolley folly

Those clean, green trolleys had to go, otherwise Wellington could never had its wonderful new and efficient bus hub ...

OPINION: Donate those old buses to a Museum of Local Body Failures, or use them as library replacements.

Culture

Suffrage petition turns a new page

The Suffrage Petition, held in the National Library's He Tohu, is changed over for Suffrage Day on September 19.

More than a century ago, New Zealand women made history by signing the suffrage petition.

VMAX coming to Wgtn

Lower Hutt's Queensgate Mall is getting the first VMAX theatre in the region.

Going to the movies will be like flying business class when Queensgate finally gets a new cinema.

Peggy Pickit out of date

Gavin Rutherford, left, plays the upbeat Frank while Fingal Pollock plays returned-aid worker Carol.

A new play is best when it traverses familiar topics like garage doors, marital affairs and the awkward humour of middle-aged white folk.

Transgender 'kuia' to join NZ portraits

"Carmen 2012" by Nicolette Page depicts Carmen Rupe in her trinket-filled Sydney home.

A portrait of Carmen Rupe will be the first image of an out transgender person to join the NZ Portrait Gallery's collection.

Save the birds, get a tattoo

The kea tattoo Emma ten Have has had done ahead of the event.

What's the best way to help New Zealand's struggling native bird populations? Get a tattoo.

Capital Life

Ramen Shop expands into burgers

The Ramen Shop is now also home to Karaage Burger at its Victoria St location.

The Wellington store is also now home to Karaage Burger, which will serve a range of Japanese-inspired fried offerings.

Suffrage petition turns a new page

The Suffrage Petition, held in the National Library's He Tohu, is changed over for Suffrage Day on September 19.

More than a century ago, New Zealand women made history by signing the suffrage petition.

A crossover of te reo and gaming

Members of the gaming and esports community Wellington Esports take part in playing League of Legends during Te Wiki o ...

You might've tried out Māori games at school, but how about mixing Māori with computer games?

Looking at 50 years of DCM

The photos focus on solutions to homelessness - such as helping out in the foodbank.

Photo exhibition shows the community that has gathered around Wellington charity DCM.

Pride in disabilities grows video

WI Dance at Disability Pride 2018. From left, Emily Thompson, Kezia Bennett, Duncan Armstrong, Kate Dovey, and Jane Gordon.

Disability pride is on this week in Wellington, and organisers hope it will be a national event by 2020.

Sport

Phoenix face Cacace conundrum

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 13: Liberato Cacace in action during a Wellington Phoenix A-League training session at ...

If the Phoenix are serious about becoming a selling club, then they need to address the fact that their most promising player could walk for free at the end of the season.

Tasman remain unbeaten

Finlay Christie scores Tasman's opening try against North Harbour on Sunday.

Tasman turned over a 17-7 halftime deficit to remain on top of the Mitre 10 Cup premiership standings.

Hillier shoots 68, misses cut

Daniel Hillier had a rollercoaster professional debut in Amsterdam with rounds of 78 and 68 (file photo).

A second round including six birdies wasn't enough to give Kiwi pro his first payday in Europe.

Ioane poor in Wellington romp

Josh Ioane had a day to forget against Wellington on Sunday.

All Black Josh Ioane had a day to forget as Wellington dispatched Otago with ease in the capital.

Live: Wellington v Otago

Wellington captain Du'Plessis Kirifi will be satisfied with the second-placed Lions start this season.

The Lions take on Otago in a Mitre 10 Cup clash at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.

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