Tank saves paua diver from shark

A paua diver escaped injury after being attacked by a shark near the Chatham Islands on Sunday. (File photo)

1 min ago  Diver escapes uninjured after great white shark goes for tank during attack near Chatham Islands.

New name for Basin Reserve?

Supporters of an initiative to rename the Basin Reserve the 'Support Women's Sport Basin Reserve' are trying to raise ...

19 min ago  A two-year name could be coming soon for the 'Support Women's Sport Basin Reserve'.

Council hits delete on Phone2Park app

More than 2200 people have signed a petition urging Wellington City Council to reconsider its axing of the Phone2Park app.

4:35 PM  More than 2000 angry motorists have signed a petition urging the council to reconsider the decision made without public consultation.

Kāpiti's macrons defaced for fourth time

Where's our macrons? The district's welcome signs have had their macrons painted out again.

4:32 PM  Who's afraid of a little white line?

City council in firing line over buses

Wellington's city and regional councils have been summoned to a select committee meeting to explain problems with the ...

4:23 PM  Parliamentary select committee summons regional and city councils over bus debacle.

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Man in Napier standoff guilty

Detectives at the house which was the subject of a 11-hour police lockdown in Napier on the morning of Tuesday, June 25.

Hemi Taylor carried a baby when he emerged from a house after an 11-hour armed standoff with police.

Bold target set for road deaths video

The site of a multi-fatality crash on State Highway 3, near Waverley, South Taranaki on June 27, 2018. Seven people lost ...

If the strategy works, it will mean the road toll in 2030 will be the lowest since 1949.

Band more than brass, it's gold

The Wellington Brass Band.

A 110-year-old Wellington band has reigned supreme in a 139-year-old competition.

Wake up to a rare eclipse

An aircraft passes the full moon as a lunar eclipse begins in Frankfurt, Germany, in January this year.

A penumbral eclipse will be visible for most of NZ about 8am on Wednesday.

Trades Hall suspect revealed

Detective John Rongen carries a suitcase similar to the boobytrapped  one which exploded in trades hall ,wellington, ...

Edgar Kidman lived in a ramshackle Breaker Bay home searched after the 1984 suitcase bombing. Police found a confounding set of clues.

Porirua Council's $56,000 'desktop exercise'

Waterfront apartment development concept drawings for a ''desktop exercise'' have cost Porirua ratepayers more than $56,000.

The detailed concept drawings were presented to councillors in a public-excluded meeting last year.

20,000 emergency calls disconnected video

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Response rates for 111 calls have worsened this year, as the volume of calls grow and police struggle to meet their target.

Wellington commuters 'ripped off'

Transport advocate Tony Randle says Wellington City bus users are being ripped off compared with those across the rest ...

Figures show Wellington City bus commuters paying more for their service than others across the region.

Wellington's 'biggest issue'

Regional council staff fronted a parliamentary select committee in September last year to explain problems with the new ...

Key players in Wellington bus network revamp and attempted fix share their views on what happened and the way forward.

Dog owner ordered to pay $1000

A nurse was bitten by a Mastiff Labrador cross at a Hastings address. (File photo)

Nurse screamed for help as dog attacked her as she made a home visit.

News

Confession 'didn't happen'

Joseph William Johnson's friend says he never confessed to murdering Palmiro MacDonald.

4:47 PM  A female of a man accused of murder says he never confessed to the crime while in her company, directly contradicting a key Crown witness' account.

Te Papa Manukau museum shelved, again

4:17 PM  South Auckland councillor gutted Te Papa has again ditched Manukau museum plans.

Penguin nests full of plastic video

Porirua Council's $56,000 'desktop exercise'

business

Insurance for new house building?

The Government is proposing people building a new house or doing a significant renovation should buy insurance to ...

The Government is proposing people building a new house or doing a significant reno have to buy insurance to cover problems and defects.

Finance company to repay $2.7m

Lenders must tell borrowers about applying for changes to their agreement in case of unforeseen hardship.

Aotea Finance says 'bad advice' was why it failed to disclose information to borrowers.

Porirua Council's $56,000 'desktop exercise'

Waterfront apartment development concept drawings for a ''desktop exercise'' have cost Porirua ratepayers more than $56,000.

The detailed concept drawings were presented to councillors in a public-excluded meeting last year.

Lease dispute taints retirement

Challenge Johnsonville owner Lloyd Hassed will pump his final tank of gas on Friday, despite trying for two years to ...

Loyal customers farewell retiring service station owner after he loses fight to renew his lease.

Bars find a way for Black Caps

Bertie Burleigh, owner of New Plymouth's Peggy Gordons bar, will keep the bar open for the Black Caps.

Legally, only casinos can serve alcohol all night - but that's not stopping a few local bar owners from staying open for the Black Caps.

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Managing our emotions

A young child  might be upset and crying for any number of reasons: they are hungry, sad, frustrated, over-tired. Each ...

OPINION: The more kids understand why they are feeling angry or sad, the more as adults they will manage those emotions appropriately.

Who says you don't belong?

US President Donald Trump tweeted that four US congresswomen should go back to where they came from.

OPINION: An ugly racist slogan is widely used.

More feelings are on the horizon

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, "one of the best yet least obtrusive batsmen in the world", plays a sweep shot in ...

OPINION: What will we do with ourselves now the cricket's over? Oh hang on ...

Communities united by tragedy

The Masjid Al Noor, one of two Christchurch mosques to be attacked on March 15.

OPINION: A donation that reflects a warm and respectful relationship between religious communities.

NZ lost . . . in admiration of superb Black Caps

Jimmy Neesham consoles Martin Guptill after the Black Caps came up one run short in the Cricket World Cup final.

OPINION: Can massive global acclaim feel like a consolation prize? Ask a Black Cap.

Culture

Band more than brass, it's gold

The Wellington Brass Band.

A 110-year-old Wellington band has reigned supreme in a 139-year-old competition.

What's on in Porirua and Kāpiti

Over 40, have a motorcycle?: Meet the Kāpiti branch of the Ulysses Club at our social coffee morning. See ...

Check out what's happening near you.

Thin audience for gripping concert

Steven Osborne was wonderfully supported by a small orchestra of just strings, two oboes and two horns.

Surprisingly thin audience for stunning playing of a gripping and exciting programme

No 'quick or easy' fix for library video

The library was closed suddenly following engineering advice which identified "significant structural vulnerabilities."

The future of the earthquake-prone library building remains up in the air, almost four months on from its closure in March.

Choir's talent impresses governor-general

Dame Patsy Reddy praised the way the choir married together different cultures. “You cannot listen to a choir without ...

National choir's talent impresses patron Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy

Capital Life

New name for Basin Reserve?

Supporters of an initiative to rename the Basin Reserve the 'Support Women's Sport Basin Reserve' are trying to raise ...

A two-year name could be coming soon for the 'Support Women's Sport Basin Reserve'.

New cafe for Lyall Bay

This unlikely combination is salty, creamy and sweet.

Good Dixies is the latest cafe to join the already impressive line-up in Wellington's Lyall Bay.

Band more than brass, it's gold

The Wellington Brass Band.

A 110-year-old Wellington band has reigned supreme in a 139-year-old competition.

Mana College takes to the stage

Jahvarn Risati-Brown,16, as Aladdin in the Mana College production. It's the first show in 19 years for the Porirua college.

Students and teachers say the show will be worth the 19-year wait.

Name Welly's capybara twins

Capybaras are the largest rodent species in the world.

Wellington Zoo has opened the naming of its 4-week old capybara babies to a public vote.

Sport

Phoenix to assess PNG star

Papua New Guinea striker Tommy Semmy in action against the All Whites in 2017.

Roy Krishna's departure opens the door for another Oceania standout to stake his claim.

Phoenix roster taking shape

Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay has a further eight spots to fill on the roster.

The Phoenix can sign a further eight players but only two can come from overseas.

This is Kane's team

The current Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson -  the best captain and best batsman in the world, says Garner.

OPINION: This time Duncan Garner is really daring to dream the Black Caps can do it.

Avoid jinxing the Black Caps

Martin Guptill heads back to the dressing room.
New Zealand Black Caps v India. ICC Cricket World Cup semi final match. ...

They say it's bad luck for a black cat to walk across your path, but what about a Black Cap?

Ball brings experience to Phoenix

The Wellington Phoenix have signed veteran English forward David Ball from Rotherham United.

Wellington's latest signing was a Puskas Award nominee in 2015.

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