Capital streams 'a public risk' video

Pollution in the Kaiwharawhara Stream in Wellington photographed in September.

There's something in the water in Wellington - E coli.

Fire station bell fails

One of Fire and Emergency's system to alert firefighters to fires is failing up to eight times a month (File photo).

System that rings bell in fire stations suffering regular failures.

Remutaka or Rimutaka?

Rimutaka is now Remutaka - depending on the context.

Whenever we use Remutaka we get a flurry of complaints. Here's why we spell it that way.

High speed chase abandoned

The chase started at Otaihanga, Kāpiti (File photo).

Police have arrested a driver who took off from officers and onto the wrong side of State Highway 1.

Violent assault in cemetery

Matthew Fuller assaulted his girlfriend in a cemetery.

Woman thought she was going to die among headstones.

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'I wasn't allowed to kiss my baby'

Sabotaging and confiscating contraceptives and controlling access to abortions are just some of the disturbing ...

A mother's instincts were perversely denied by a partner so controlling he forbade her from breastfeeding and kissing her newborn baby.

'Wild things' to light up Hutt

In 2018, HighLight attracted more than 100,000 people to Lower Hutt.

Organisers are expecting more than 100,000 people to attend over the four-day HighLight Carnival of Lights.

Scientists monitor the Hikurangi video

Once instruments have surfaced, scientists must look for red flags during the day, or bright flashing lights at night ...

Scientists conducting research into our largest fault are installing the next round of earthquake-monitoring technology.

Fleeing man dies in bush

A man died in the bush off the Remutaka Hill Rd after fleeing an earlier crash at the intersection of Cambridge Tce and ...

A driver who tried to drag a child out of a car to escape police after a high-speed crash later died in bush near Wellington.

Suzy gets shorn video

Suzy was hand-shorn with blade shears by world record holder and Champion Blade Shearer Peter Casserly, who also sheared ...

Suzy the sheep has been shorn - but will her locks make a world record?

Storm delays Antarctica summer

A recent storm outside Scott Base.

It has been decades since Antarctic weather kept scientists stranded so long.

Leopard seal visits Wellington video

A Leopard seal at Petone Beach on Sunday could be seen rolling around in the waves.

A Leopard seal in the waves at Petone Beach could be dangerous.

NZ's top olive oil named

New Zealand produces some of the world's best extra virgin olive oil, and awards for the best were handed out on ...

New Zealand's best olive oil producer has won the industry's top award three of the past five years.

Arrests after gun shown to police

Two men have been arrested after a gun was pointed at police officers in Wycliffe St, Napier, on September 29.

Two men arrested after pointing firearm to police out car window in Napier.

Fuel prices force change in habits video

Francis Homer of Berhampore has put plans to buy a car on hold due to petrol prices, opting to bus.

If you're searching for an electric car, bike, or a scooter to outrun rising fuel prices, you're not alone.

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Press Hall takes top prize

Willis St food court, Press Hall, took home the Wellington Property Council's supreme award.

The McKee Fehl development stood out for its repurposing of an 85-year-old earthquake prone space.

Aucklanders look south to property invest

T&G Global's warehouse, cool and cold storage and distribution facility at 39 Dakota Crescent, Christchurch is up for sale.

Christchurch industrial property is attracting Auckland investors.

Fletcher pulls offer for Steel & Tube

Fletcher Building made its play while Steel & Tube was trying to turn itself around.

Building giant gives up on wooing steelmaker, shortly after upping its offer.

NZ's top olive oil named

New Zealand produces some of the world's best extra virgin olive oil, and awards for the best were handed out on ...

New Zealand's best olive oil producer has won the industry's top award three of the past five years.

Kiwi homeowners defy rising tides

Coastal erosion is a problem in parts of the country and is set to get worse.

Storms on the American east coast show how climate change threatens the most vulnerable communities, but Kiwis still pay a premium for true waterfront.

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A soap opera of our politics

Taylor Swift encouraged her young American fans to enrol to vote and they responded in their droves.

OPINION: How to get kids to vote? Jane Bowron offers some suggestions.

Māori hit hardest in weed 'war' video

Marijuana is that it is both a punchline and the final sentence of a national tragedy, says Joel Maxwell.

OPINION: Too many Māori have had their lives irrevocably messed up by courts and cops, rather than by the weed they consumed to get there.

Without geo-engineering, we are imperiled

New science columnist Peter Griffin has written about science and tech for nearly 20 years, including 10 years as ...

We've got one ace card left to play on climate change, argues new science columnist.

Might be problems this time, Houston

The crew made it back safely. But now what?

OPINION: The International Space Station is going to need a lot of the Right Stuff.

Ardern's populist play

Kris Faafoi, widely regarded as a rising star of the Government, did not speak a single word at his appearance alongside ...

OPINION: After signalling it would "take the politics out", the Government makes competition probes highly political.

Capital Life

Stuck bus holds up traffic

Residents on the dead-end street complained the jam was "very inconvenient" and stopped them from being able to get to ...

The bus was stuck for about an hour on a dead-end street where no bus routes go.

What's on the menu at Supper Club?

Chef Martin Bosley is back for the Supper Club, after having a hand in setting it up more than a decade ago. He's been ...

Celebrity chef Martin Bosley has returned for an annual mystery dinner fundraiser.

Making the walls Māori

The idea for the wallpaper was sparked in 2012 when Witehira started a PhD in Fine Arts in Massey.

A Māori-inspired wallpaper may seem like a simple thing, but for at least one artist, it's much more.

Landmark home resale 'as is' video

This Aro Valley, Wellington house in Epuni Street is back on the market after being sold in March for $1.51 million. ...

Seven months after going for $1.51m, it's back on the market with "issues around water tightness".

A quiet divide live

NZ musician Rhian Sheehan's music style is impossible to pin down.

REVIEW: Rhian Sheehan fits into so many styles that it's impossible to pin him down

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Phoenix sign Nelson teenager

Callan Elliot showed his leadership qualities when he captained Tasman United against Auckland City last season.

Paul Ifill's prodigy Callan Elliot signs first professional contract with Wellington Phoenix.

Ferns' belief skyrockets video

Silver Ferns goal defence Katrina Grant wrestles the ball off Caitlin Bassett during Sunday's big win against Australia.

Victory over Australia provides Silver Ferns with much needed confidence boost.

Coles returns as 'Naki relegated

All Blacks hooker Dane Coles warms up ahead of his return to rugby against Taranaki in the Mitre 10 Cup.

Taranaki relegated to Mitre 10 Cup championship section as Dane Coles and Wellington book semifinal spot.

Williamson in the runs

Black Caps captain Kane Williamson was in the runs during the opening round of the Plunket Shield, notching 83 in the ...

Kane Williamson makes up for first innings fail with 83 in second dig as ND make winning start to Plunket Shield.

Ferns learning to win video

Noeline Taurua was pleased with the progress from the Silver Ferns, but says they need to learn how to grind out wins in ...

Silver Ferns show signs of progress, but closing out games is still an issue for Noeline Taurua's side.

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