Mediation fails in doctors' strike saga

Junior doctors rallied outside Auckland Hospital during a nationwide strike this month.

4 min ago  More patients set to be affected, as DHBs and junior doctors fail to iron out their differences.

Kapiti council ditches 'unusual' plan

One of the most indebted councils per capita in the country, the Kāpiti Coast District Council is currently $141m in ...

15 min ago  The multi-million-dollar borrowing scheme has been unanimously rejected.

Storm batters parts of NZ

Wild weather and caused a tree to 'hug' a car in Bishopdale, Christchurch, on Wednesday.

2:22 PM  Hundreds of homes in the South Island remain without power, while Christchurch suffered its worst wind damage since 2014.

Bullying rife among fire fighters video

An independent review has highlighted bullying and harassment at Fire and Emergency New Zealand. (File photo)

Report into harassment inside our urban and rural firefighting organisation is "confronting".

'Mum didn't deserve to die like this'

Miriama Raukawa was killed in a stabbing on Wicksteed St in central Whanganui on Tuesday afternoon.

The son of a woman murdered in Whanganui says she will forever be in his heart.

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Firefighters lift tree

Ngai Tahu Tourism chief executive Quinton Hall at the Shotover Jet base on Wednesday.

A group of firefighters coming off a Shotover Jet boat ride in Queenstown helped lift a tree that collapsed on five people, including two children.

Wellington home up in flames video

Emergency services attend a large house fire on Raroa Rd in Wellington.

Neighbours saw smoke and flames billowing from the back of a Kelburn house.

NZ schools need 376 teachers video

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Schools pulling in relievers, retirees and principals as Government's overseas recruitment drive comes too late, union says.

Thieves pounce on 'abandoned' van

The campervan owned by Roger Watkin, parked on Matai in Raumati Beach.

Campervan owner says his vehicle was stolen because council placed an orange sticker on it.

Whanganui reeling after stabbing

Whanganui residents are mourning the death of a woman but are asking people to not let it define the community.

But residents say there is more to the town than violence.

Wellington bus route returns

The direct bus service between Wellington Railway Station and Vogeltown will be returned on a six-month trial basis.

Bus service between Vogeltown and railway station are reinstated following public pressure.

New Zealand is getting sunnier

45 Degrees South Weather Services owner Andy Fraser checks a thermometer and sunshine recorder at the Invercargill ...

There's been a slow but sure rise in sunshine hours across New Zealand in recent decades.

Victim had 'the kindest heart' video

Flowers were left by a power pole across the road from the house where a person died of stab wounds.

A woman raised by the victim in fatal Whanganui stabbing says she was "the best thing that ever happened to me".

Penguin death angers environmentalist

Sally Bain belives we are lucky to have kororā in Wellington Harbour and we must all do more to protect them.

Call to keep dogs off beaches when kororā (little blue penguins) are breeding.

Hawke's Bay's housing hardship video

Work and Income's East Coast region has emerged as the region which received the largest number of Emergency Housing ...

Motels become stop-gap measures for many in desperate need of a place to live.

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Disruptions on Remutaka Hill Rd

Remutaka Hill Rd, between Featherston and Upper Hutt, will be closed for 10 nights in March. (File photo)

3:53 PM  Busy SH2 link north of Wellington to be closed for maintenance for 10 nights in March.

Eye-gouger has parole declined

3:19 PM  Sio Muliipu used a knife to gouge his girlfriend's eye, and has been declined parole due to his high risk of reoffending.

PM and Deputy not giving up on Kiwibuild

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Cryptopia's global rise and fall

Police remain ensconced at Cryptopia headquarters.

How did a cryptocurrency Christchurch exchange company attract millions of international traders?

Optimism across the country

Tauranga commercial property investors are the most confident in the country, according to Colliers International's ...

Commercial property investors are the most confident in two years.

PM and Deputy not giving up on Kiwibuild

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she is not giving up on KiwiBuild and still has confidence in Housing Minister Phil ...

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is not giving up on KiwiBuild and says she still has confidence in her Housing Minister.

Over $23m vanishes from Cryptopia video

Detective inspector Greg Murton leaving the meeting with Cryptopia staff.

Cops call for help from abroad as they investigate huge cyber theft of cryptocurrency from Christchurch firm.

Wellington has priciest rentals

Tenants in the capital city can now expect to pay $780 more a year than those in Auckland.

It's more expensive to have a house in the capital than Auckland.

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For richer or poorer

New Zealand's less wealthy half is less wealthy than in 2017's figures.

OPINION: Both rich and poor became less wealthy last year.

Venezuela needs our milk

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has overseen a series of disastrous policies that have left the people further ...

OPINION: Venezuela once spent billions on NZ milk. Now it's broke, we should give it for free.

I remember when ...

New Zealand Truth was once the only paper that covered sex cases and was kept out of sight in respectable homes.

OPINION:

Misconduct threshold too high

After two incidents at which drinks were served, a partner in a law firm harassed female employees.

OPINION: With its soft response to a sex abuse complaint, Law Society Standards Committee is opening the door for more such incidents.

Ardern's Brexit plea video

British Prime Minister Theresa May greets Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern outside Number 10 Downing Street in London. ...

OPINION: Prime minister's awkwardly timed visit sought assurances Britain cannot possible offer.

Culture

A must see for new parents

Emily Writes' Rants in the Dark opens Circa Theatre's 2019 season

Sometimes it turns out the movie - or play - is just as good as the book.

Art, music and events in Kāpiti and Porirua.

The 2019 Kāpiti Writers' Retreat: Immerse yourself in writing and conversation this summer. This two-day gathering for ...

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Kāpiti Coast to rock out to Coastella video

Coastella, now in its fourth year, draws crowds from Wellington, Hawke's Bay and even the South Island.

Grassroots festival Coastella celebrates its fourth year on the Kāpiti Coast.

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.

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Viking Orion visits Wellington

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Nordic-themed ship has a snow grotto, planetarium, infinity pool and room for 930 guests.

Sing a song of friendship

McDonald's character Wolfgang can teach kids about their emotions.

For author - and now songwriter - Avril McDonald, stories teach kids emotional tools.

Penguin death angers environmentalist

Sally Bain belives we are lucky to have kororā in Wellington Harbour and we must all do more to protect them.

Call to keep dogs off beaches when kororā (little blue penguins) are breeding.

A must see for new parents

Emily Writes' Rants in the Dark opens Circa Theatre's 2019 season

Sometimes it turns out the movie - or play - is just as good as the book.

Kāpiti Coast to rock out to Coastella video

Coastella, now in its fourth year, draws crowds from Wellington, Hawke's Bay and even the South Island.

Grassroots festival Coastella celebrates its fourth year on the Kāpiti Coast.

Sport

Krishna denied from the spot video

Nathan Burns, handed a surprise start, squeezes through Anthony Caceres and Brandon O'Neill.

Sydney FC have continued their dominance in Wellington to hand the Phoenix their first defeat in 60 days.

Kiwi players stepping up for Phoenix

New Phoenix coach Mark Rudan has managed to get the best out of midfielder Alex Rufer.

Kiwis playing their part in Phoenix's resurgence.

Krishna double in Nix draw video

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20: Roy Krishna of the Wellington Phoenix celebrates after scoring a goal during the ...

Phoenix extend unbeaten streak to nine games despite conceding late to draw with Victory.

Racking up the kilometres for the Cancer Society

Cancer couldn't stop Louise Curtis from jumping on her bike to fundraise for the Cancer Society and other institutes.

A personal battle with cancer has led one woman to jump on her bike for charity.

Recap: Phoenix v Victory

Steven Taylor, Roy Krishna and David Williams  have helped the Wellington Phoenix go eight games unbeaten.

Phoenix and Victory share spoils from thrilling 3-3 draw in Melbourne.

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