Ruins remain where the Buchanans' dream home once stood.

Family hit by string of disasters

To say Bruce Buchanan has had some bad luck recently would be an understatement.

5-year flu vaccine video

Kiwi scientists have made a world-first breakthrough that could help pave the way to a universal vaccine for the ...

Kiwis push universal flu vaccine closer to reality with world-first breakthrough.

Mum fights closure of camps

Protest to highlight lack of help for children with mental health problems.

Lights giving passengers the blues

Routes and timetables aren't the only  bus feature communters are struggling to adjust to.

Will DHBs dig deep? video

Nurses want more investment, but Govt says there's no more money. Will the impasse be resolved?

No fees  for high density homes

One city in the  region is trying to encourage higher density housing by scrubbing consent fees.

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Fight against extradition

Kyung Yup Kim had left Shanghai before the body of Peiyun Chen was found. (File photo)

Kyung Yup Kim denies killing anyone but has already spent five years in prison fighting extradition.

Shane Jones keeps texts secret

Shane Jones says 365 people backed his Fonterra attack - but he won't release the evidence.

Lolly jobs for Levin

Breadcrumbs app creates trail to secret spots

business

Entrepreneur aspires to Xero-like success

Re-Leased executives, from left Sam Howie, head of partnerships, Tom Wallace, founder and chief executive, and Richard ...

Ambitious Kiwi digital start-up is focusing on the United Kingdom and Australian markets for expansion of its commercial property management software

Chow bros quit dancing

John Chow, left, and brother Michael are shifting their focus to growing the hotel side of their business.

Rich list Chow brothers will spend sale proceeds of their dance studio ramping up hotel plans and projects.

End to hostile property partnership

One owner claimed the other's cooking smells were unpleasant but the man who was accused said he didn't cook, he mostly ...

There was more than just hostility in the air at a Lower Hutt property, a disgruntled co-owner claimed.

BYO bag rewards from supermarkets

Supermarkets say Kiwis are adjusting well to bringing their own bags  as the move to phase out single-use plastic continues.

Supermarkets are sweetening the deal for bag-bringing customers, but not at the level Aussie stores do.

Circular economy future of recycling

Recycling firm Method is owned by Steven and India Korner.

These Kiwi companies are trying to find solutions to the complexity of recycling.

Comment

NZ faces historic choice

Former Greens MP Kennedy Graham says: "If it is good enough for the German chancellor and the prime minister of Samoa to ...

OPINION: We should join countries who have made aggression by leaders a crime.

Let pilot programme overlap review

Health Minister David Clark.

OPINION: There are some subjects political rivals should be above using for point-scoring purposes with potential voters.

Find the money for the nurses

"When I drive past striking nurses standing outside Wellington Hospital, I toot my horn in support," writes Dave ...

OPINION: Let's have a Fiscal Irresponsibility Act so we can pay them what they deserve.

Time to share Antarctic stations and reform the treaty

The Americans are planning to upgrade McMurdo Station, which has an eccentric collection of buildings. Should the US and ...

There are too many bases on the Ice.

Bring on Winston The Musical

Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters: "Watching the acting PM achtung-ing the press gallery night after night on the ...

OPINION: The past few weeks have been fun, but we need song and dance too.

Culture

Art, music and events in Kāpiti and Porirua.

Kapi Mana Community Choir Launch: Up for some singing? Come to the launch night of the new Kapi-Mana Community Choir. ...

Check out what's happening in your neighbourhood.

Review: Songs of Moana, by Orchestra Wellington and Te Vaka

Songs of Moana, by Orchestra Wellington and Te Vaka.

Our reviewer, five-year-old Eva Benrahan, sings and dances her way through the show.

NZSO again shows world class

Simon Trpceski.

John Button reviews a stunning night by the NZSO and Simon Trpceski.

Tuesday's crossword solutions

Crossword puzzle close-up

Solutions to the Telegraph crossword can be found here.

Etching on aluminium takes $20k prize

Lower Hutt artist Jacqui Colley  has been named winner of the $20,000 Parker Drawing Prize.

Lower Hutt woman Jacqui Colley has claimed the $20,000 Parkin art prize

Capital Life

Fees dropped for higher density housing

Upper Hutt City Council is trying to stimulate higher density housing development in the city by waving consent fees. ...

One city in the Wellington region is trying to encourage higher density housing by scrubbing consent fees.

Breadcrumbs app creates trail to secret spots

Breadcrumbs app co-founders Brendan Platt, left, and Cameron Brodie hope new students in Wellington can settle into ...

Two Wellington entrepreneurs have developed a digital trail of breadcrumbs to help people settle into a new city.

Living alone is better for you

It's worth considering how solitude has the capacity to be liberating and soothing, too.

It's worth considering how solitude has the capacity to be liberating and soothing, too.

Etching on aluminium takes $20k prize

Lower Hutt artist Jacqui Colley  has been named winner of the $20,000 Parker Drawing Prize.

Lower Hutt woman Jacqui Colley has claimed the $20,000 Parkin art prize

Wellington dancers wow in Indonesia

At the end of the week-long course, Indonesian students put on a showcase of the moves they had  learned.

New Zealand School of Dance tutors take some of their best moves over to Indonesia.

Sport

Hillier nears world top-20

Daniel Hillier with golf major champions Sir Bob Charles and Michael Campbell after winning the Bledisloe Cup for top ...

After finishing seventh in the European Amateur, Daniel Hillier does it again in a top US tournament.

Central Pulse show their class

Sulu Fitzpatrick of the Pulse competes for the ball against Maia Wilson of the Stars.

A 15-goal thumping of the Northern Stars moves them one win away from hosting the national netball premiership final.

Burger's long road to the Pulse

Karin Burger was a competitive high jumper at secondary school.

Karin Burger follows Irene van Dyk and Leana du Bruin's footsteps from South Africa to NZ.

Full-bore now for Canes and Chiefs

The Hurricanes will be intent on turning the tables on the Chiefs when they meet again in next weekend's quarterfinal.

No option but playing the trump cards now, as quarterfinal matchup pits tasty rematch.

Canes sorry for angry tweet video

Fa'auli was suspended for four weeks last year after he was cited.

Hurricanes express regret for tweeting Johnny Fa'auli was a "player with a bad history of that crap" after red card.

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