Child sex pic offender in Australia under new name

New Zealand man Daniel Jones, convicted of possessing child pornography, has been found to be operating a horse-breeding ...

7:00 PM  Daniel Jones turned up as Luke Evans in rural New South Wales.

A problem of unwanted plastics video

More plastics will likely be destined for the landfill as international demand for scrap waste decreases.

Eugenie Sage says New Zealand's needs to become more resilient to waste market changes as plastics unwanted overseas are sent to the tip.

Civic Square heartbreak video

Wellington's Civic Square is suffering from the closure of several buildings due to earthquake risk.

Less than a year after being renamed Te Ngākau or 'the heart' of Wellington, things at Civic Square aren't going so well.

Wellington Mayor claps back over Shelly Bay

Director Sir Peter Jackson has slammed Wellington City Council and Mayor Justin Lester on his public Facebook page, ...

Sir Peter Jackson's firing shots at city council over controversial development, but Justin Lester isn't rolling over.

Trans and non-binary artists showcased video

Exhibition organiser Michelle Kan said trans and non-binary people are not often visible in the gaming world.

The exhibition organiser says trans and non-binary people are not often visible in the gaming industry.

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Easter traffic eases

Traffic is building on State Highway 1 north of Wellington.

Congestion clears, after delays on State Highway 1 between Plimmerton and Paekākāriki.

Artwork for Muslim community needs home

St Mary's College students have created an artwork to show love and solidarity to the Muslim community following the ...

Students who produced artwork in show of support to Muslim community want to find it a Wellington home.

Sir Peter Jackson's gun collection video

Kiwi film director Sir Peter Jackson is known to be an avid firearm collector. (File photo)

Firearm collectors own more than 6000 machine guns - the film director among them. Yet exemptions to the new gun laws raise questions.

NZTA criticised for transport snubs video

An artist's impression of the proposed Petone-to-Grenada highway, which has also been shelved by the New Zealand ...

Anger from across Wellington region as major Hutt Valley roading projects are shelved.

Crowd wowed by mass ascension gallery video

The morning sun lit up the hot air balloons over Carterton.

Wairarapa skies graced with colour over Easter weekend.

Hugo's new lease on life video

Hugo has spastic quadriplegia, a type of cerebral palsy which makes walking and other simple tasks difficult and painful.

Reliant on a wheelchair for much of his life, 5-year-old Hugo is now walking after life-changing surgery.

Traffic outside Wellington eases

Drivers heading out of Wellington were warned to expect delays of up to 45 minutes between Peka Peka and Ōtaki, but the ...

Easter rush north of Wellington finally eases for traffic from people fleeing the capital for long weekend.

Crash site cleared at Plimmerton

A crash blocked traffic on State Highway 1 north of Wellington, however was later cleared.

There were delays for motorists on State Highway 1 north of Wellington on Thursday night, after a car rolled.

Council plan to hand over homes to govt

The council's document sets out four options, but two are impossible if Housing NZ exercises a right of first refusal.

The council hopes the partnership with Housing NZ will provide up to 300 'warm, dry' homes.

Council rejects housing strategy

Rebecca Hemmingson has been looking for rental accommodation in Upper Hutt since Christmas. She supports anything the ...

A report dismissing the need for a social housing strategy in Upper Hutt has drawn criticism.

News

Rabbit giveaway turns sour

A now deleted post on the MoreFM Manawatū Facebook page was giving listeners a chance to win a real rabbit this Easter.

A Palmerston North radio station has been criticised for trying to give away a live rabbit this Easter.

Road from ruin video

As a commissioners' hearing finishes, what comes next for the new Manawatū-Hawke's Bay highway?

Escape room owners sound alarm

Charges laid over air ambulance transfer

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Escape room owners sound alarm

An exit door in one of Confinement's rooms.

Five Polish teens died in an escape room fire. NZ operators say a similar disaster could happen here.

Ebert subbies battle on video

Daniel Pepperell's family company lost $120,000 in Ebert's collapse.

Some lost employees, some lost a year's worth of pay. Some are increasing fees and vowing it won't be them - again.

Not all bad in construction

Limited construction capacity in New Zealand is preventing an oversupply of buildings and a property market crash, ...

Limited construction resources have an upside.

Building a $400m property empire

Cornerstone half-owner Charlie Zheng and chief executive Andrew Cotterrell in front of the Ricoh Building on Victoria ...

Upgrading historic buildings, seismic strengthening behind impressive value growth.

Trust cuts grants to strengthen portfolio

A meeting was held at the Greytown Town Hall on Tuesday to share the Greytown Trust Lands Trust budget.

Educators alarmed that sport gets biggest slice of Greytown trust's funding pie.

Comment

Ardern didn't spend political capital video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at a press conference announcing there would be no capital gains tax, despite the ...

​OPINION: The capital gains tax was the holy grail on the way to Jacinda's socialist nirvana.

The moment is here

Environment Aotearoa 2019 makes grim reading about the impact of humans on the planet. Is the Government brave enough to ...

OPINION: Jacinda Ardern called climate change our "nuclear-free" moment. A damning new report suggests the Doomsday Clock has moved closer to midnight.

Dumb speech rather than hate speech

Israel Folau, playing for the Waratahs, deserves respect for his rugby talent. How much should we give his religion?

OPINION: If Folau is guilty of hate speech, what does that say about all fundamentalists.

Lime scooters are feminist chariots

Lime scooters: a life-changing innovation for young urban women.

OPINION: They're a young woman's trust steed in a dark city full of misogynists.

The holy and the self-righteous

Julian Assange on his way to court in London last week after his arrest at the Ecuadorian embassy.

OPINION: I wept for Notre Dame, but not for Assange (though I hope his cat's OK).

Culture

Wellington's Clucky the Chicken is back

Clucky the Hen dates back to the late 20th century, when it was first put on display at Kirkcaldie and Stains.

Remember Clucky the Hen? The animatronic chicken from Kirkcaldie and Stains is back.

Theatre's longest-running guessing game video

Mark Wynter plays the mysterious Mr Paravicini in The Mousetrap.

Mark Wynter's role in the Agatha Christie classic comes with a twist. Or does it?

A walk through the cosmos

Rothschild's sculptures on display include a plastic-strip curtain and a punching bag.

Internationally recognised sculptor Eva Rothschild has her cosmos-inspired work on display in Wellington.

Baby takahē chick named video

Zealandia encouraged people to come and see Te Āwhiorangi before he was moved. April is also Takahē Awareness Month.

The five-month-old chick, born to mother Nio and father Orbell, is healthy and well at Wellington's Karori Sanctuary.

Art, music and events in Kāpiti and Porirua.

The BeatGirls: In The Mood- A musical tribute to the war songs of the 1st and 2nd World Wars, April 25, 2pm, Southwards ...

Check out what's happening near you.

Sport

Live: Phoenix v Melbourne City

Wellington Phoenix striker Roy Krishna is in the hunt for the A-League golden boot with 15 goals this season.

Mark Rudan's men aim to bounce back from successive defeats across the ditch against their playoff rivals.

10 in a row for Pulse

Sulu Fitzpatrick of the Pulse battles for possession with Samantha Sinclair and Kelsey McPhee of the Magic.

Aliyah Dunn provides another shooting masterclass to keep Central Pulse perfect.

Durante undecided on retirement

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 03:  Andrew Durante of the Phoenix looks on during the round three A-League match ...

Wellington's inspirational leader says he won't make a decision on his playing future until after the A-League season.

Recap: Sunwolves v Hurricanes

All Blacks enforcer Ngani Laumape has been a wrecking ball in the Hurricanes midfield this season.

John Plumtree's side come off the bye to face the Australian conference strugglers in Tokyo.

Play-by-play: Sunwolves v Hurricanes

Vaea Fifita will wear the No 6 jersey for the Hurricanes clash with the lowly Sunwolves in Tokyo.

The Sunwolves v Hurricanes a play-at-a-time at Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo.

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