Dreams of Wellington

Susan Freeman-Greene, chief executive of Engineering New Zealand, says Wellington needs to foster a "mash-up" of ...

Prominent Wellingtonians will outline their dreams for the city at a Rotary Forum next week.

Celebrating birthdays that can never be video

4 Real was one of the more 'out there' baby names of the past two decades.

The prevalence of NZ's rejected baby names has proven the perfect inspiration for a new photography series.

Booze trumps Treaty cost video

Alcohol costs New Zealand billions of dollars per year, according to a study.

You are paying $1635 a year for New Zealand's alcohol problem whether you drink or not.

Stillborn birth concealed

A woman has cried as the circumstances of a stillborn birth were recounted in court. (File photo)

A woman in a very fragile state who did not know she was pregnant, had a stillborn baby.

Fraud charges after kura probe

The ministry's Katrina Casey said due to the "serious allegations" of the Deloitte report, the Minister of Education ...

Serious Fraud Office called in to investigate financial misappropriation at kura.

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Ministry apologises over Metlink 'mess' bus tweet

A tweet appearing under the Ministry of Justice tells Metlink its bus system is a "mess".

Ministry of Justice didn't mince its words over Metlink bus changes in a now-deleted Twitter post.

Mind-body help for pain, fatigue video

When Mel Abbott was told of a therapy that could cure her chronic fatigue she was on a plane to the United Kingdom ...

Mel Abbott lost her entire 20s to chronic illness but that all changed after a two-week course in the UK.

Bus drivers' warning video

Full-time Wellington bus driver and Tramways Union delegate Daniel Scotford addresses the Greater Wellington Regional ...

Exhaustion a ticking time bomb, city councillors are told.

'Swamp' of a state house video

Kelly Keefe, front, standing in her kitchen with children Darnell Staunton, 14,  Kiana Staunton, 15 and Tyson Staunton, ...

Kelly Keefe says her son shouldn't have to climb into the ceiling to stop the water pouring into her kitchen.

New Zealand basketball stalwart dies

Justin Toebes with former Saints player and basketball mentor Kenny McFadden in 2010.

He was once the lawyer for high-flying Terry Serepisos, but was revered for his commitment to basketball.

Offer 'insulting', says education union

Psychologists, speech language and occupational therapists working with schools and early childhood centres will follow ...

About 850 school support staff, many who work with children with higher needs, will strike on Tuesday.

Special housing law rejected

Current case law, based on a recent Shelly Bay High Court case, sets out that buildings in SHAs could be expected to be ...

Wellington city leaders reject special housing legislation the Government "bullied" them into accepting.

Ahead of his time in the '80s

Neighbours could sound the alarm and talk to neighbours at the touch of a few buttons.

Engineer made prototype electronic gadgets, some of which were pooh-poohed at the time.

Councillors do not eat dogs

Dogs are still sometimes eaten in South Korea but they won't be on the menu for an official delegation there.

Wellington council's curious memo may have made a dog's breakfast out of relations with South Korea.

PM's day: Babies, bread and boomers

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Labour MP Meka Whaitiri get a tour of Breadcraft's new plant in Masterton. They were ...

Ardern's first visit to the regions since maternity leave involved an old, red ute, not a Crown limo.

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Walked off bus bleeding video

Passenger Jacob Haronga received cuts to his hands from the glass shattering.

The Wellington bus screeched to a halt, its glass panel shattering. Jacob Haronga stepped off, stunned, and cut.

Oldest Māori radio station may close

The country's oldest Māori​ radio station risks closure, with a hui called to discuss the future of Wellington's Te Ūpoko​ o te Ika.

Trees transplanted for shade video

Teen helps fund new ambulance video

business

The spectre of risk-based insurance

Paul Newberry-Johnson stacks bricks from his severely damaged brick house after the Waiau-Kaikoura Earthquake in 2016.

Risk-based home insurance is becoming a reality, and the implications for New Zealand communities could be severe.

Queenstown hotels bursting and pricey

An executive king studio at the QT hotel in Wellington.

Occupancy rates in the hotel industry have been generally flat or falling for the first six months of 2018 in the main centres, a real estate report reveals.

Getting freedom campers to pay up

Getting councils and private investors interested in user pays freedom camping blocks has been a tough sell for ...

A West Coast rūnanga wants to build a chain of user-pays ablution blocks for freedom campers.

Chinese spooked by housing ban

The Property Council says small developments will likely go unfinished due to the ban.

Chinese real estate site says foreign buyer ban is unwise and not useful.

Happy staff, less shoplifting

Shoplifting creates significant losses for businesses.

Want to reduce shoplifting? Be kind to your employees.

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Shut down Viagogo now

German tourist Stephanie Heinemann was turned away from an All Black test with an invalid ticket from Viagogo.

OPINION: If Viagogo was a retail shop on the main street, we would have fireballed the place by now.

Uneasy over Haumaha case

Deputy police commissioner Wally Haumaha has apologised to Nicholas for historic comments.

OPINION: Suspicion of revenge in Louise Nicholas' comments over Wally Haumaha.

The media is not the enemy

President Donald Trump's language has become divisive and dangerous, says the New York Times.

OPINION: A strong, free press is a defence against autocracy and falsehoods.

I'm a rebel, I swear

Verity Johnson: "I love swearing, preferably loudly, frequently and with as much creativity as I can."

OPINION: A well-placed profanity is a tiny act of rebellion against what is "proper".

Government out of step on Israel

Israelis stand by a house damaged by a missile fired from Gaza Strip, in a kibbutz near the Israel and Gaza border, ...

OPINION: Ardern Government conspicuously quiet about attacks against Israel.

Culture

Dreams of Wellington

Susan Freeman-Greene, chief executive of Engineering New Zealand, says Wellington needs to foster a "mash-up" of ...

Prominent Wellingtonians will outline their dreams for the city at a Rotary Forum next week.

Celebrating birthdays that can never be video

4 Real was one of the more 'out there' baby names of the past two decades.

The prevalence of NZ's rejected baby names has proven the perfect inspiration for a new photography series.

Oldest Māori radio station may close

Te Ūpoko o Te Ika Radio has been operating for 33 years.

The country's oldest Māori​ radio station risks closure, with a hui called to discuss the future of Wellington's Te Ūpoko​ o te Ika.

International films reel in fans

Festival director Bill Gosden had predicted there would be high demand in the capital,  citing user-friendly online ...

More than 84,000 tickets were sold for Wellington's run of the New Zealand International Film Festival.

Modern-day Kate Sheppards recognised

Inano Dance school founder Te Hau Winitana will feature in an exhibition at Petone Settlers Museum.

Five women from Hutt Valley will soon be seeing their own faces in a new museum exhibition.

Capital Life

Teen helps fund new ambulance video

Several dozen people crowded out the St John's Bar to celebrate the ambulance's launch on August 15.

Adam Bird could have saved for an Xbox or a new bike – instead the teen's pocket money went to an ambulance.

Modern-day Kate Sheppards recognised

Inano Dance school founder Te Hau Winitana will feature in an exhibition at Petone Settlers Museum.

Five women from Hutt Valley will soon be seeing their own faces in a new museum exhibition.

Wellington's public watchdog

Bryan Pepperell tried to encourage more people to grow home gardens and therefore become more self sufficient during his ...

Obituary: Bryan (Pepp) Pepperell, Wellington city councillor and fierce council critic.

Special housing law rejected

Current case law, based on a recent Shelly Bay High Court case, sets out that buildings in SHAs could be expected to be ...

Wellington city leaders reject special housing legislation the Government "bullied" them into accepting.

Worser Bay lifeguards training up for summer

Club members lent a hand washing cars after they received $10,000 to go towards IRB training.

Two hours in one of Worser Bay Surf Club's inflatable rescue boats and you're shattered - but it's worth it to save lives.

Sport

From South Africa to Silver Ferns video

Karin Burger has been selected in the Silver Ferns on the back of a standout season with the Central Pulse.

Karin Burger's Silver Ferns call-up helps erase the pain of losing netball final.

Hillier's US roll continues

New Zealand's Daniel Hillier was top seed for the US Amateur matchplay round of 64.

One win down, five to go for gun Kiwi golfer Daniel Hillier at the prestigious US Amateur.

Fifita in No 6 if he's worthy video

Unwanted by the All Blacks, Vaea Fifita will wear the No 6 jersey for Wellington on Sunday to try and prove a point.

If Vaea Fifita wants the Hurricanes' No 6 jumper, he'll have to earn it, coach John Plumtree says.

Langman, Kopua will raise bar

Laura Langman and Casey Kopua face up to South Africa prior to a 2012 test.

OPINION: Recalling legendary Silver Ferns duo is a boon, not a blunder, this close to the 2019 World Cup.

Star duo back for Silver Ferns video

Former captain Casey Kopua has stepped out of retirement and been named in the Silver Ferns 2018-19 squad.

Laura Langman and Casey Kopua named in the first Silver Ferns squad since coach Janine Southby's exit.

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