Delving into a treasure trove video

Ian Parddington is a well-known face at the Second Treasures  tip shop in Owhiro Bay. His home is full of treasured ...

10:25 AM  In an overflowing house, Ian Parddington has a treasure in every corner. Some he's even built himself.

Rāhui after crater death

The man was recovered from the lake by members of the group but later died.

10:09 AM  People urged to stay away from the upper reaches of Mt Ruapehu after man fell to his death in crater lake.

Ploggers to the rescue

Zola McDonald with some of her plogging haul.

It's no fun picking up lazy people's rubbish, but these Kiwis do it anyway.

School sickness puzzle

Concerned parents gather outside South End and Montessori schools in Carterton. About 30 children fell ill after ...

Competing theories over cause of Carterton school's mystery substance scare that saw 10 students hospitalised.

Dream home's transformation video

Mark and Glenda Burgess and the unwanted transformer.

Couple turned up to new house to find large ugly transformer in front of main window.

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Cancer at just 10 months old video

Two-year-old Elsie Lee  was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at 10 months old.  She has now recovered from the treatment, ...

Elsie Lee runs laughing laps around the house and digs up worms with no sign she could easily not be here at all.

Join the litter roll of honour gallery

Piles of litter were left around Queenstown Bay after the Christmas Day party in 2017.

Email us photos of your rubbish collection and be part of the 'Litterati'.

Avalon Espresso an oasis in the heart suburbia

Avalon Espresso on High St in Lower Hutt.

A welcome addition to Lower Hutt, Avalon Espresso offers good coffee, some nice treats and a relaxed atmosphere.

Learning from cleaner countries video

In Tokyo, public toilets, streets, parks, lakes, and public places in general are almost completely litter-free.

Japanese culture and pride means no littering, but that's not the case in New Zealand.

Five-week extension for Haumaha video

The appointment of police Deputy Commissioner Wally Haumaha is being scrutinised by a Government inquiry, after issues ...

Government inquiry into appointment of high-ranking cop will take longer than expected.

Homicide in Upper Hutt

There was a large police presence on Golder St, Upper Hutt early Thursday evening.

A man is dead after a stabbing which had police swarm an quiet Upper Hutt street.

Woman took a knife to her breasts video

Paraparaumu woman Sarah Baker has 18H breasts and for the past five years has been battling to get a reduction but had ...

Knocked back for reduction surgery, this was Sarah Baker's moment of desperation.

NZTA blamed for yard flooding video

Flooding from a recent heavy rainfall event. Chapman says it often inches towards his house, and on a number of ...

Graeme Chapman is sick of contacting NZTA asking for remedial work so his yard doesn't flood.

Anxious students skipping school

Family, a disinterest in class and mental health issues – particularly anxiety – have a major impact on student rolls.

Students are regularly skipping school because of anxiety and mental health issues, a report has found.

Bottle store owner speaks out video

Fairmont Wairama appeared in court on Tuesday.

Robber had a kitchen knife in each hand, and a bail monitor on one ankle.

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Upper Hutt house fire

A house on Bristol St, Trentham caught fire early on Sunday.

Damage understood to be significant after early morning fire in Upper Hutt.

Pilot located after Carterton scare video

Plot thickens in case of mysterious school illness, after pilot located.

Harbour overcome Magpies video

A plane, a smell, then he felt sick


Tourism 'asleep at the wheel' video

Air New Zealand has raised the prospect of a new Central Otago international airport.

NZ's becoming a mass tourism destination "without knowing it", expert says.

Copycat crims trawl the web

It is increasingly common for "black hats", including as hackers, to copy websites by the hundreds using free ...

Hundreds of websites copied - but it's just another day on the web.

Eroad 'insider' not guilty

Hamish Marc Sansom 'not guilty'.

A businessman who the Financial Markets Authority prosecuted for alleged insider trading has been found not guilty.

Search for widow's money

A Wellington woman whose estate is now in question, must have liked this Strathmore house - she owned it twice.

Mary Patricia Scott-Smith probably had $650,000 in the bank - but then she only had $200,000.

Rich lister's poor review of Ardern

Craig Heatley winged into Christchurch airport at the controls of his own jet.

With good mate John Key in tow, a Kiwi millionaire questions the PM's credentials at his book launch.


A bit of bother over backpay

Iain Lees-Galloway says BusinessNZ is playing "silly buggers" over backpay for pay equity.

OPINION: When you're courting someone, it is not polite or politic to call them names.

Sorry day for a once proud party

Duncan Garner: "A once proud party has agreed to lose its name because the ageing husband isn't happy with who's getting ...

OPINION: Labour has given itself an uppercut over what to call the Government.

You and Dad are feminists too

Verity Johnson: "For me a feminist is simply someone who understands that society puts lousy expectations on people ...

OPINION: You don't need a uterus, you just need a good heart.

Meth panic was always political video

Housing Minister Phil Twyford, left, and Housing NZ chief executive Andrew McKenzie say tenants evicted after meth tests ...

OPINION: Housing NZ's tough meth policy was driven by Government.

The trouble with judging the judge

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's alleged teenage behaviour is a mainstay of American films and TV, writes ...

OPINION: Brett Kavanaugh's behaviour wasn't right, but does that make it totally wrong?


Art, music and events in Kāpiti and Porirua.

Want to see your event in this list? Visit and fill out the online form with your event details. Make sure you do this at least one week before your event. Inclusion is at the editor's discretion.

Trump's back in town

Comedian Alexander Sparrow is back for a third - and possibly final - rendition of American president Donald Trump.

An orange wig, one or two tics and you've got yourself a Donald Trump on your hands.

Karori Cemetery's lone French soldier

A ceremony at the Small Chapel at the Karori Cemetery will honour the 100th anniversary of Tetiamana Atea's death on ...

It's been 100 years since the only French soldier to be buried on New Zealand soil died.

Two lifelong friends mark a WOW anniversary video

Wellington designers Renee Louie, left, and Kayla Christensen have been best friends since kindergarten and for the last ...

As WOW nears its 30th show, two Wellington designers celebrate their own WOW anniversary.

All jazzed up

Jonathan Roxmouth, who plays the role of Billy Flynn, is the epitome of slick suavity.

Chicago The Musical brings its fair share of razzle dazzle to the capital, Ann Hunt says.

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Delving into a treasure trove video

Ian Parddington is a well-known face at the Second Treasures  tip shop in Owhiro Bay. His home is full of treasured ...

In an overflowing house, Ian Parddington has a treasure in every corner. Some he's even built himself.

Why Wellington is potty for Potter

Harry Potter seems to be an obsession with Wellingtonians.

A series of sell-out Harry Potter pub quizzes proves that some (especially Wellingtonians, for some reason) just can't shake their obsession.

Where to eat $3 soup

The Blue Nile has popped up in various locations around Wellington, and is now to be found in Allen St.

The Blue Nile has wended its way through various incarnations around Welly in recent years, from a hole in the wall up Tory St to an Ethiopian food stall at the Newtown market, at last reaching the centre of the action on Allen St.

Avalon Espresso an oasis in the heart suburbia

Avalon Espresso on High St in Lower Hutt.

A welcome addition to Lower Hutt, Avalon Espresso offers good coffee, some nice treats and a relaxed atmosphere.

Vote looms on Housing NZ-council partnership

Wellington City Council will vote to sign off on a partnership with Housing New Zealand (HNZ) that will see it lease 104 ...

Wellingtonians look set to become the Government's landlord.


Grant feared for future

Silver Ferns defender Katrina Grant has a fresh appreciation for representing her country after the turmoil of April's ...

Katrina Grant has bounced back from the darkest chapter in Silver Ferns history and has a fresh appreciation for representing her country.

Five-year deal for Wellington teen

Wellington utility Billy Proctor has signed a five-year deal with the Hurricanes - the longest in franchise history.

Promising Wellington back Billy Proctor offered the longest deal in Hurricanes history.

Moulding a Kiwi Messi: Ole

The Western Suburbs team pose for a photo before the Chatham Cup final.

How one of NZ's premier football academies is hoping to unearth a global superstar.

When passion is palpable video

Kenji Nishi shows off some of the All Blacks memorabilia which sits pride of place at the New Zealand Friendship ...

Meet Kenji Nishi - one of the All Blacks' biggest supporters you've likely never heard of.

Council serves $1m for tennis

Wellington City Council's grants subcommittee voted to approve $1m in funding for the centre that hosts national and ...

One of the country's best tennis facilities is set to get public funding for a multi-million dollar revamp.

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