Museum in grandad's memory video

Andy Wickens' militaria collection is on display in a private museum which he calls 'Das Bunker Kapiti' below his home ...

5:11 PM  A vegan driving instructor has built a private military museum beneath his home north of Wellington.

Claims landlord reviews fake

Real Estate Institute chief executive, Bindi Norwell said Quinovic had done a number of things that were 'potentially ...

4:56 PM  Landlords may love Quinovic but what if their appreciation is not real?

Unique kilns to be saved

Mirek Smisek in his Waikanae home in 2009.

Potter Mirek​ Smišek's​ two beehive kilns are believed to be the only of their kind in New Zealand, and they're in the path of new expressway works.

Gin's a hit in Wellington

Suzanne Whitehouse and cousins Florence Hill and Cassandra Grove, all of Wellington, at Gindulgence.

Gin experts and amateurs alike flocked to Wellington's waterfront to sip cocktails in the summer sun.

The man with 8000 toy cars video

Some of the 8,000 model cars in Pawson's collection.

Dave Pawson didn't have much in the way of toys as a child. Now he's got thousands and he's sharing the fun.

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Pacific culture in the spotlight

Toe Fiu from Porirua with her two nephews Aniseko Hopper, 9, and Joseph Maposua 11, singing to the band Punialava'a ...

About ten thousand Wellingtonians turned out for the annual festival, which celebrates the vibrancy of all things Pacific.

2019: The outlook for wāhine

Will menstrual cups replace tampons and pads this year?

Hopefully we'll farewell tampons, sort birth control and see more of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

A plea for attitude change video

At age 17 Rhys Mair died after crashing a borrowed quad bike in a remote area of the Wairarapa.

Kiwis' relaxed ''she'll be right' approach to quad bike safety can have deadly consequences.

Mounting debt sank Taratahi

Taratahi Agricultural Training College in Carterton is now in liquidation.

A bad year for student numbers was enough to push a 100-year-old institution over the edge.

Hutt Hospital nurse assaulted

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It's the third confirmed incident at the hospital in as many weeks.

'We feel like refugees'

The 'unruly' British family attracting attention in New Zealand say they have been forced to hide in the Wellington hills.

Unruly British tourists claim to be hiding in the Wellington hills and fear going out in public.

Hutt Valley housing boom video

Realtor John Ross has waited 38 years for a housing boom in Lower Hutt.

Affordable homes lure Wellingtonians north to the Hutt Valley

Screen time damaging children

Young children who are exposed to too much screen time are more likely to develop physical and behavioural problems. ...

Study shows Kiwi kids become sicker and fatter if exposed to too much screen time.

Rats forced to swim for their lives

A mouse is forced to swim in a beaker of water during a forced swim test.

Animal welfare groups call on universities to ban drug test that forces rodents to tread water.

Gin just the tonic for long weekend

Gindulgence aimed to introduce people to the variety of gin available and offered gin samples, cocktails and food.(File ...

A new booze festival has its Wellington debut this weekend, but it's not all about getting sloshed.

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Imports don't 'pave way' for recreational cannabis video

New Zealand will get to vote on legalising cannabis for personal use in a 2020 referendum.

5:46 PM  Cannabis company allowed to import type of cannabis that can make one high.

Big Dig a big success

Thousands of people hit the beach to pour through the sand for prizes.

Kiwis rebel over digital parking

Krill causes stink

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Hutt Valley housing boom video

Realtor John Ross has waited 38 years for a housing boom in Lower Hutt.

Affordable homes lure Wellingtonians north to the Hutt Valley

The rise of the $10 meat pie

The $16 pie at Pickle & Pie in Wellington comes with gravy, pickle and mashed potatoes.

Humble pie might be hard to swallow, but what about the increasing cost of a hot meat pie?

Tricky tax decision on buildings

The Tax Working Group is likely to advise Government to reinstate  tax deductions for commercial, industrial and ...

Will depreciation of buildings be allowed again to reduce tax obligations?

WOF retests show high fail

Only 4070 motorists out of close to 25,000 told to get new warrants for their vehicles have bothered to do so.

Despite a worryingly high WOF failure rate, only 4000 motorists have bothered to get their vehicles rechecked.

Was cinema complex dangerous?

Reading Cinemas appears to be making efforts to bear the brunt of the closure.

OPINION: Workers may wonder how safe they were in now-closed Reading complex.

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Professional tennis and me

Rafael Nadal of Spain: Would have been a formidable opponent.

OPINION: Columnist Martin van Beynen looks back on his professional tennis career.

Brexit for bad-egg Brits

Members of the unruly travelling family leaving Hamilton District Court after the appearance of another member of the ...

OPINION: In Britain they're considering a messy exit from Europe; here, we're working on an exit for a group of messy Brits.

NZ deserves better guests video

Tina Maria Cash, 26, left, shields herself from waiting media after pleading guilty in Hamilton District Court of two ...

OPINION: Tourists need to stop crapping everywhere and treating our place like a tip.

Why so sensitive, Piers?

Piers Morgan - such a sensitive sausage.

OPINION: Men are panicking about masculinity. They should just calm down and be rational.

Extension will hit city's well-being

Richard Randerson: Seventy per cent of public submissions to the Environment Court opposed a runway extension.

OPINION: Issues of the environment and climate change are at the heart of a decision on the runway extension.

Culture

Gin's a hit in Wellington

Suzanne Whitehouse and cousins Florence Hill and Cassandra Grove, all of Wellington, at Gindulgence.

Gin experts and amateurs alike flocked to Wellington's waterfront to sip cocktails in the summer sun.

Pacific culture in the spotlight

Toe Fiu from Porirua with her two nephews Aniseko Hopper, 9, and Joseph Maposua 11, singing to the band Punialava'a ...

About ten thousand Wellingtonians turned out for the annual festival, which celebrates the vibrancy of all things Pacific.

What's on in Wellington

Madiba the Musical tells the story of Nelson Mandela and is coming to a Wellington stage in February 2019.

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

Allegations snuff NZ band

The Eversons' record label has dropped the band.

A record label has dumped Wellington band The Eversons, citing "unresolved" allegations.

Art, music and events in Kāpiti and Porirua.

Art Exhibition Currency Wai Taonga: Environmental art exhibition 1st - 20th January by jeweller JoAnna Mere featuring ...

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Museum in grandad's memory video

Andy Wickens' militaria collection is on display in a private museum which he calls 'Das Bunker Kapiti' below his home ...

A vegan driving instructor has built a private military museum beneath his home north of Wellington.

Gin's a hit in Wellington

Suzanne Whitehouse and cousins Florence Hill and Cassandra Grove, all of Wellington, at Gindulgence.

Gin experts and amateurs alike flocked to Wellington's waterfront to sip cocktails in the summer sun.

Giving hope to those in foster care video

Foster Hope volunteer June Matthews.

Helping hands: June Matthews believes every foster child deserves to know their community cares about them.

Pacific culture in the spotlight

Toe Fiu from Porirua with her two nephews Aniseko Hopper, 9, and Joseph Maposua 11, singing to the band Punialava'a ...

About ten thousand Wellingtonians turned out for the annual festival, which celebrates the vibrancy of all things Pacific.

Wrinkle and fancy free

Two weeks after having the injections, and Audrey Malone is very happy with the result.

"I have not been the best at looking after my skin. I worship the sun - tanning is my favourite past time."

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Phoenix coach's 'huge sacrifice'

Phoenix coach Mark Rudan raises his fist in celebration following their comeback win against the Mariners last weekend.

Mark Rudan says he would have declined the Wellington Phoenix job if he knew it would be this difficult living away from his family.

Munro shines with the ball video

Black Cap Colin Munro nabbed 4-15 from four overs for Auckland against Wellington in the T20 Super Smash.

Colin Munro finds form before Indian ODIs, starring with four wickets and 41 in Auckland Aces' T20 victory.

Keeping Krishna a priority for Nix video

Phoenix striker Roy Krishna is fouled by Jacob Melling during last weekend's 3-2 win over the Mariners.

Phoenix coach wants to lock in-form striker Roy Krishna down to a new contract, believing the Fijian international has the potential to win A-League's golden boot.

Nix player unfazed by sex claims

Steven Taylor (L) is unfazed at reports linking him to simultaneous romantic relationships with three models.

Steven Taylor: "If I was a married man I'd be holding my hands up - but I'm not.''

Rudan brings belief back to Nix video

Coach Mark Rudan threw his fist in the air as the Phoenix extended their unbeaten streak by beating the Mariners 3-2.

Mark Rudan doing his bit for football in New Zealand, not just Wellington.

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