Woap gears up for final week

Lashings is back with its Buzzed! Affogato and Brownie Bar as part of the final week of Wellington on a Plate.

Pies, dumplings, cocktails, desserts, high teas - it's just not burgers at Wellington on a Plate.

New approach for young offenders

Young offenders with disabilities need a fair go, Judge Walker said.

More than 40 per cent of people appearing in the District Court have an acquired brain injury, judge says.

Finally, a fine(ish) August weekend

Snow on Burkes Pass earlier in August.

But there's a chance of severe gales in exposed areas of Auckland and Northland on Sunday.

Measles case on domestic flight

Measles warning signs are plastered all over Middlemore Hospital, Auckland,  as doctors fight to prevent the spread of ...

Health official advises others who were on the flight to check their vaccination history.

Time magazine's favourite NZ spots video

Time has praised Zealandia for its foresight in creating a 500-acre predator-proof sanctuary.

Wellington restaurant and eco-sanctuary counted among the best.

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Vote to delay Shelly Bay review

Developer Ian Cassels says he has played by the rules and will walk if that is disproved.

After debate over development, councillors step back from deciding review's terms of reference.

Car crashes into Work and Income

A car has crashed into a Work and Income building on Lee St, Napier.

A person has escaped uninjured after crashing into Work and Income

MP punched and pushed to the ground

Paul Harris has admitted punching Green co-leader James Shaw several times.

Emotional and grieving, Paul Harris punched James Shaw several times.

Escapees not wearing handcuffs video

Wiremu Eparaima, 30, Te Wera Hemara, 27, and Emmanuel Witana, 23 are wanted after escaping police in Levin on Wednesday ...

Only two officers were in charge of the four offenders, who are believed not to have been handcuffed at the time they made their bid for freedom.

Plastic could spread disease

This degraded plastic was found buried beneath seaweed in the UK.

Plastic in drinking water has been called a 'complete failure' to manage pollution.

Jail for the ex from hell

Kerryn Mitchell was sentenced in the Hutt District Court to two years and nine months in prison on charges of  breaching ...

Kerryn Mitchell's victims have been living in fear of their stalker for 13 years.

The Stranglers announce NZ shows video

The Stranglers have announced Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch dates for February 2020.

The Golden Brown hitmakers will be teaming up with Kiwi legends Mi-Sex on the 2020 tour.

Hutt singer looks to America

Jason Henderson has been working as a night porter but he dreams of making it big as an actor in Hollywood. He is ...

Night porter hoping to follow in the footsteps of Robert Duval.

Shelly Bay infrastructure costs challenged video

Developer Richard Burrell commissioned the review but says he didn't push for a particular outcome.

One cost is $93.5m and another is $20m. They can't both be right.

Welly's hopes for more intensification

Wellington City Council is already looking at intensifying some of the city's character suburbs

The cry for less "nimby" moaning and more housing will be a familiar one for Wellingtonians familiar with numerous development setbacks and neighbourhood legal battles.

News

Drug testing beyond the festivals video

It's near impossible to tell what a drug is at face value.

8:28 PM  Each year volunteers descend on some of New Zealand's biggest festivals to test punters drugs, now they're expanding their remit.

Candidates show support for elderly

No surprises on the hot topic dominating Grey Power hosted meeting.

Private sanctuary haven for NZ wildlife video

Arrest after fatal assault

business

The new shape of shopping

Commercial Bay will open in March 2020.

Don't call it a mall - its developers say Commercial Bay won't look like anything Kiwis have seen here before.

Neighbours pay price for bad tenants

If landlords cannot effectively remove tenants with bad behaviour, it is neighbours that suffer, writes Andrew King.

OPINION: 90-day eviction rule needs to stay, to protect communities from antisocial behaviour.

Wilshire Group remaking the city

With three decades in property development, the new CEO of Wilshire Group Andrew Brown is looking forward to where the ...

High demand for inner city commercial space but developer is remaining coy.

$18m for industry training

The building sector is coming to grips with training reforms.

The Government is forging ahead with reforms against the protests of industry training organisations.

E-scooter war heats up

As e-scooter competitors jockey for position, all are trying to outdo each other with deals and benefits. Singaporean ...

New companies, super-sized scooters and freebies are all part of the now competitive e-scooter market.

Comment

Why poetry matters

Poetry knows no barriers or prejudices, says Siobhan Harvey.

OPINION: A poem expresses perfectly the things we feel deeply, but may not be able to put into words.

'Cool' is now mainstream

OPINION: 1960s cool was more cringe to Rosemary McLeod.

Alan Jones: enemy of understanding

Alan Jones' rants about Jacinda Ardern were partly triggered by the fact she's a successful, charismatic female ...

OPINION: Shock jock's disgusting rants prevent us having proper conversations about gender and race.

Neighbours pay price for bad tenants

If landlords cannot effectively remove tenants with bad behaviour, it is neighbours that suffer, writes Andrew King.

OPINION: 90-day eviction rule needs to stay, to protect communities from antisocial behaviour.

City's grotty side on show from bus

Karl du Fresne: It looks beautiful at night, but in the harsh light of day, some areas of Wellington hardly live up to ...

OPINION: I'll get howled down for saying it but bits of Wellington look tired and unloved.

Culture

The influence of McCahon

Nine of Colin McCahon's artworks have been installed at Te Papa as part of an exhibition celebrating a centenary since ...

One hundred years on from his birth, Colin McCahon's artworks still hold a lot of meaning today.

Hutt singer looks to America

Jason Henderson has been working as a night porter but he dreams of making it big as an actor in Hollywood. He is ...

Night porter hoping to follow in the footsteps of Robert Duval.

Let's put fun back in our nightlife

A report by the New Zealand Initiative says recent restrictions on the night-time economy have made nights out "overly ...

OPINION: We should look for positives in a vibrant night-time economy, instead of endless restrictions.

The Laughing Samoan dives into feature film

Fepulea'i is used to slipping between characters in skit shows, so sticking to one character - wannabe investigator Bob ...

Comedian Tofiga Fepulea'i had stage and small screen experience under his belt. The one thing he was missing: a feature film.

New galleries for Expressions

Rose Clent faces her fear of spiders. Spiders feature prominently in Expression's current exhibition Bugs Our Backyard ...

rguably Upper Hutt's best kept secret, the arts centre and museum has been granted $1.3 million towards a much needed extension.

Capital Life

The influence of McCahon

Nine of Colin McCahon's artworks have been installed at Te Papa as part of an exhibition celebrating a centenary since ...

One hundred years on from his birth, Colin McCahon's artworks still hold a lot of meaning today.

Hutt singer looks to America

Jason Henderson has been working as a night porter but he dreams of making it big as an actor in Hollywood. He is ...

Night porter hoping to follow in the footsteps of Robert Duval.

Sample a feijoa custard crumble macaron

Heart 2 Heart is open near Parliament on Lambton Quay.

Macarons are the stars at Heart 2 Heart Cafe in Lambton Quay, Wellington.

Puppacino? Dog-friendly cafes on the rise video

Scout the terrier enjoys nothing more than a quick stop at his local cafe for a puppaccino at Crumb in Auckland.

Anyone for a bone broth pupsicle or a Bloodhound Mary?

The Laughing Samoan dives into feature film

Fepulea'i is used to slipping between characters in skit shows, so sticking to one character - wannabe investigator Bob ...

Comedian Tofiga Fepulea'i had stage and small screen experience under his belt. The one thing he was missing: a feature film.

Sport

Fifita misses Lions win

Vaea Fifita didn't play for Wellington because of a knee injury.

All Black World Cup hopeful ruled out with knee injury as Lions get first win.

Recap: Wellington v Canterbury

Wellington's Vince Aso makes a break during last week's thrilling 27-all draw with Hawke's Bay in Napier.

The Lions host the red-and-blacks in a Mitre 10 Cup clash at Westpac Stadium.

Phoenix invest in Aussie's potential

Wellington Phoenix have signed Reno Piscopo on a three-year deal from Italian club AC Renate.

The ex-Inter Milan youth player is rated so highly the Phoenix forked out a transfer fee to sign him.

A new stadium experience?

A mock-up of what the Sky Stadium will look like after its rebrand.

Sky's sponsorship of the Cake Tin could mean new technology-driven experiences for fans.

Footballer's injury hell

Louis Fenton was sidelined for 20 weeks when his broken foot became infected.

When pus started oozing out of Louis Fenton's foot, he knew something wasn't right.

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