Kelburn garage went for $115k

This rundown garage at C/18 Ngaio Road, Kelburn, Wellington sits on 95 square metres and sold in September for $115,000. ...

9 min ago  It was valued at $50k, but this Kelburn garage, which needs demolishing, sold for $115,000.

Capital's property market still sizzling video

An architect's impression of the Mt Cook apartment building that will be roughly half Kiwibuild, half open market.

1:40 PM  Small houses grow in popularity and the capital's housing market loses no heat.

Roof collapses on Hastings building

A large section of the roof on the coolstore on Caroline Road, Hastings, collapsed.

No-one injured in Hastings roof collapse.

Art director's mansion up for sale gallery video

This 1900s mansion has been restored over a 10-year period by Peter Jackson's art director Michael Pangrazio. It is now ...

Peter Jackson's art director Michael Pangrazio spent 10 years renovating this Lower Hutt mansion.

$15m redevelopment for college

Mana College welcomed Bill English iun 2017 when he announced a $9 million revamp. That has now been increased to $15m.

Porirua's Mana College is getting new classrooms, library and admin block.

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Snooped on neighbour's file 73 times

The government agency employee apparently did not know his access might be randomly audited. (File photo)

Not content with "browsing" a neighbour's file, a government employee added claims of bad conduct.

Families caught in patch war

The shot out windows of a car in Hanson Gr, Stokes Valley, the scene of a shooting on Saturday night.

A Hutt Valley cul-de-sac has had two shootings in two months. Residents have had enough.

Capital's 'unrealistic cyclemania' video

Bryan Weyburne when he retired from real estate in 2010. He is behind a new group set up to contest the next Wellington ...

A new political party has been formed in Wellington and it could prove a nightmare for cyclists.

Woman falls onto tracks

A woman who fell onto the train tracks at Trentham Station on Saturday night after the horse races, was treated for ...

Onlookers called the woman's fall a 'frightful accident'.

Pro-lifers turn out en masse

Hundreds of Wellingtonians clutching pink and blue balloons and chanting in-sync have made their anti-abortion views ...

Clutching balloons and chanting, hundreds of protesters made their anti-abortion views heard in Wellington.

Plastic recycling scheme binned video

Kiwis are putting soft plastic recycling in the right place in bins at supermarkets, but currently, it's headed for a ...

Some NZ supermarkets stop accepting soft plastic recycling after reports of it being stockpiled.

Spruce-up for killing flats

The tired flats now due for an upgrade.

To some a cesspool of crime, to others a home. Either way, HNZ is giving its Petone flats a makeover.

The rise of adventure parks

Adventure parks are on the rise across New Zealand, as people look for chances to do risky-feeling activities in a safe ...

How many adventure parks does New Zealand need?

Pedestrian hit on Courtenay Plc

A pedestrian was hit by a bus on Friday night on Courtenay Place  in Wellington.

Police confirmed a man has been hit by a bus on Courtenay Place and has a leg injury.

Baking and murder in Petone

Life returns to normal in the Jackson St flats after a decapitation days before.

Despite three killings, Wellington Housing NZ flat residents see some good in the bad.

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Peak landowner left in cold

Te Mata Peak track, after remediation work by Hastings District Council, which saw the top 500m of the 2.2km track ...

0 min ago  Te Mata Peak track landowner: 'The council have never come near me'

Shop displays apartheid era flag

18 min ago  Residents of a north Wellington suburb want 'racist' flag removed from a shop window.

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Mystery of the littered beaches video

business

Failed Corbel debts higher than $5m

Andrew Oorschot is the receiver from Ashton Wheelans at the Corbel Construction offices.

More than $5 million owed to creditors after construction company collapse.

Big Christchurch industrial property deal

Mark Frances, managing director of Augusta Capital, said it was planning a $110m capital raising to buy Castle Rock and ...

A Christchurch industrial property has sold for $53.75 million

Ngāi Tahu's honey scrap

A sticky divorce between Ngāi Tahu and Watson & Son has its High Court aftermath.

Ngāi Tahu Holdings' honey company had to enforce its rights to place hives on a property.

Earthworks to start on Boulcott site

William Cottrell objects to Summerset's plan to build a $150 million retirement home on his boundary. He is concerned he ...

After nearly six years Summerset is finally about to make progress on a $150 million retirement village in Lower Hutt.

New heights for tourism spending

In the treetops at Adrenalin Forest in the All Terrain Park on Pyes Pa Rd in Bay of Plenty.

Latest tourism data shows the increasing importance to the New Zealand economy.

Comment

Government should fund research

NZ universities don't fund research, says Dr Siouxsie Wiles.

OPINION: I have to find the money to pay salaries and buy petri-dishes.

The joys of being young again video

There is no formal pet bereavement policy currently in place however many employers allow personal leave, sick days, ...

OPINION: I have decided that, from now on, I will identify as a young person.

We must protect Wellington wildlife video

Tom Kay, Forest & Bird's lower North Island regional manager.

OPINION: Imagine a future where hills, valleys and coasts are thriving with bush, birds, and native species.

Santa and big little lies video

Classic Santa: supernatural genre fiction that's now in a difficult transition period.

OPINION: He's fiction anyway, so who cares if he wears a korowai or a fat suit?

Fight or flight? A striking question

Air New Zealand aircraft maintenance engineers, aircraft logistics and related staff have scheduled a strike four days ...

OPINION: Ho-ho-holy moley. A Christmas airline strike? Seriously?

Culture

Connecting China to Cuba St

Just as the Terracotta Army served a purpose in the afterlife, Lee says her art has a job to do, forging connections ...

The artist has created a "transit lounge" for visitors to Te Papa's big new show.

Size and scale of choral singing makes the difference in Messiah

Soloists in Handels Messiah performed in Wellington, from left,  Nicholas McGegan, Madeleine Pierard, Kristin Darragh, ...

REVIEW: A fine performance with much to admire but memories of 2015 Messiah linger.

Christmas celebrated with brass

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Christmas Brass

REVIEW: Excellent solo moments reminded us of the sheer calibre of the players that make up our national orchestra.

NZ Festival a rolling arts splash

Discussions with the arts community indicate there is sufficient demand for rolling arts experiences in between the ...

Wellington may have lost its appetite for the rugby sevens but we are hungry for more arts events, writes Bess Manson.

What's on in Wellington

Shut Up and Dance want to raise $1000 for Wellington Rape Crisis and $1000 Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation Wellington with ...

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

Capital Life

Shop displays apartheid era flag

South African retailer Steven Scheckter said displaying the controversial flag was "a very stupid thing to do" because ...

Residents of a north Wellington suburb want 'racist' flag removed from a shop window.

Partying safe this summer

Matthew Mclaughlin described the campaign as an effort to try and change people's behaviour.

More than 200 bar staff in Wellington have been trained to recognise people in distress on a night out.

Bowling champs take to the world stage video

Teen tenpin bowlers Devan Sahayam, 16, left, Ash Ball, 19, and Clare Sahayam, 17, have all been selected to represent ...

Three teens are ready to knock down their competition on the international stage of tenpin bowling.

Murderer lives on in Te Papa artwork

Detectives leave the house in Bassett Rd after the discovery of the two bodies of victims Frederick George Walker and ...

A dark fascination within New Zealand art world sparked by murder and mystery.

Defined by enduring principles

Gordon Whiting presiding over the 2014 board of inquiry into the proposed Basin Reserve flyover in Wellington.

A tribute to former Environment Court judge Gordon Whiting, who died last month.

Sport

Bowling champs take to the world stage video

Teen tenpin bowlers Devan Sahayam, 16, left, Ash Ball, 19, and Clare Sahayam, 17, have all been selected to represent ...

Three teens are ready to knock down their competition on the international stage of tenpin bowling.

Canterbury clinch semifinal berth

Olive Tapu gets congratulations from Canterbury manager Kate Turner after their 3-2 win over Wellington in Christchurch.

Canterbury trailed in four matches at halfway but recovered to beat Wellington 3-2 in the feature clash.

Early excitement at interprovincials

Canterbury celebrate victory on day one of the women's golf interprovincials in Christchurch.

Close finishes order of the day at women's interprovincials as Wellington take early lead.

From a wheelchair to ocean swimming video

Jessica Johnstone, 8, had hip dysplasia when she was a baby and underwent surgery to put plates in to help mould her hips.

Eight-year-old Jessica Johnstone brushed off hip surgery to start ocean swimming.

Hearts, Hinds stay unbeaten

Opener Lauren Down starred with the bat for the Auckland Hearts over the weekend against the Northern Spirit.

Auckland and Central make it four from four in women's 50-over competition and look early favourites for title.

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