Residents' parking hike 'pretty horrid'

Resident James Lynex is disappointed Wellington City Council has chosen to increase resident parking permit prices by 50 ...

7:36 PM  Legal concerns, stiff public opposition and the mayor questioning the need for 50 per cent price rise fails to sway Wellington councillors.

Seven strikes and no solution video

Several strikes across the country have resulted in little movement towards a solution. (file photo)

After months of bargaining and multiple strikes, IDEA services union members are taking their fight for better working conditions to the Employment Relations Authority.

Gun lobby promises court action video

The Council of Licensed Firearm Owners, often referred to as New Zealand's gun lobby, has promised court action ...

Gun owners are being asked to donate in the "hundreds of thousands" for court challenge of semi-automatic ban.

Staff satisfaction plunges at Te Papa

Staff morale at Te Papa is at an all-time low.

Chief Executive says he regrets not restructuring the organisation "quicker" after receiving an all-time low staff satisfaction score.

Trans and non-binary genders to be counted

The Trans and Non-Binary Artists Showcase at the NZ Games Festival in Wellington in April this year aimed to elevate the ...

The Household Economic Survey will also ask respondents about their sexuality.

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Napier street still in lockdown

Police were still at the scene at 7pm.

15 min ago  A dozen armed police and ambulance seen move through cordon on Napier street.

More gun reform end of July

8:02 PM  The Government will hold off from announcing further gun reforms until its $208 million buyback scheme "beds in".

Hero dog reunited with owner

Housing for capital's homeless

business

Air NZ loses case against Z

Air New Zealand was forced to cancel flights in 2017 when fuel supplies were interrupted.

High Court dismisses Air NZ's lawsuit against Z Energy, says Marsden refinery's pipeline risk was well known.

Call for review on water take

Greater Wellington Regional Council understands Heretainga water intends to bottle water at the Refreshment Pl site. The ...

The Greater Wellington Regional Council has been called to review a consent allowing a company to take nearly 180 million litres a year from an Upper Hutt aquifer.

Hotels to feel the heat

SkyCity's new Horizon Hotel in Auckland, under construction, is expected to open in 2020 and will have 303 rooms.

The hotel industry is bracing for stiffer competition as a wave of new rooms comes on stream.

Burrell-board pops up in capital

The first of a series of billboards promised by Wellington developer Richard Burrell who says they will be a 'fun' ...

A Wellington developer says his central Wellington billboard is the start of a "fun" campaign to keep developments at Shelly Bay in the public eye.

Oil and gas ban impact?

The former headquarters of Shell Todd Oil Services and now the home of Austrian oil giant OMV is up for sale a year ...

The former headquarters of Shell Todd Oil Services in New Plymouth is for sale.

Comment

Gut bacteria interfere with medicine

Parkinson's is a progressive neurodegenerative condition caused by not having enough dopamine in the brain.

OPINION: Different things happen depending on which microbes live in a patient's gut.

Shocked by a courteous driver

Research shows one-third of Kiwi drivers surveyed were confused about how to say thank you on the road. (Stock photo)

OPINION: A random act of kindness on the road was such a surprise I couldn't help crying in gratitude.

My beef with the vegan fat cats

James Cameron and partner Suzy Amis Cameron are in plant-based versions of meat and dairy products.

OPINION: Self-awareness is the first casualty of entitlement, as James Cameron demonstrates.

Changing times for companion animals

Dogs have been domesticated for thousands of years but their position in human society could change in response to the ...

OPINION: Pat the dog, a Border Collie cross, is a hero. But his days may be numbered.

Baby uplift puts onus on whānau

Home-wreckers or baby-savers?

OPINION: Let's stop calling New Zealand's uplifted babies the "stolen generation".

Capital Life

Basketball a lifesaver

Pip Korent, 17, has been granted his wish - a professional-level basketball half-court in his own backyard. He has been ...

Pip Korent was diagnosed with cancer at high school. Then Make-A-Wish made his basketball dream come true.

Kindy's cold plunge for funds

The Plimmerton Mid Winter Dip raised nearly $3000 for Plimmerton Kindergarten.

The 23rd annual mid-winter dip raised thousands for Plimmerton Kindergarten.

Container Kai feeding Porirua

The volunteers at Porirua Salvation Army preparing meals at the Container Kai.

The Salvation Army in Porirua is home to a colourful new kitchen: Container Kai.

Could the canele be the next macaron?

Grace Patisserie's nine original gateaux and tarts, are French inspired but some incorporate Asian flavours such as ...

The now-revived canele almost died out in its native Bordeaux.

Marae tackle elderly isolation

People take part in a dance class at Wainuiomata Marae in Lower Hutt.

Isolation can be a big problem facing our elderly, but Lower Hutt marae are doing their best to combat it.

Sport

Saints stay unbeaten

Wellington Saints' swingman Reuben Te Rangi tries to get by Canterbury Rams defender Tony Tolovae on his way to the basket.

Saints move to 15-0 in NBL after tense win over Rams.

Play-by-play: Hurricanes v Bulls

All Blacks midfielder Ngani Laumape has been one the Hurricanes' star performers this season.

The Hurricanes v Bulls a play-at-a-time at Westpac Stadium, Wellington.

Recap: Hurricanes v Bulls

Hurricanes playmaker Beauden Barrett will be expected to guide the home side past the Bulls in Wellington.

Hurricanes see off late Bulls charge to book Super Rugby semifinal spot.

We heard them roar

All Blacks fullback Don Clarke eludes Lions winger P. B. Jackson, and sets off down field at Carisbrook, Dunedin.

Sixty years ago, the All Blacks were successful but dull. Then the 1959 British Lions arrived.

Phoenix reward hometown product

Ben Waine. Honduras v New Zealand, FIFA U20 World Cup, Lublin, Poland. Saturday 25 May 2019.
Copyright photo: Rafal ...

Having supported the club throughout his childhood, Wellington schoolboy Ben Waine says 'it's a dream come true' to sign for the Phoenix.

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