Kmart in Napier to be bigger

Napier's Kmart may be bigger than originally planned. (File photo)

7 min ago  Work hasn't even started on Napier's Kmart, but already the proposed development has expanded.

$550,000 Newtown apartments snapped up

Resource consent has been granted for a 56-strong apartment development in the Wellington suburb of Newtown.

19 min ago  41 apartments sell in four weeks - despite having no car parking and the fact they haven't been built yet.

Fined for 'little Injun' harassment

In the three months Gideon Soares worked for the Wellington central company, Fullstop Ltd, he was racially harassed by ...

Printing boss referred to employee as "my little Injun", but says she's mortified by finding she racially harassed him.

Review: Plenty of Strength & Grace

Stand to Reason by Andrea Schermoly, part of Strength & Grace by the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Ann Hunt finds strength and grace in this stunning dance compilation.

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.

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Zero bully prosecutions video

Wellington Women Lawyers' Association convener Steph Dyhrberg has taken aim at WorkSafe.

New Zealand's workplace safety watchdog is under fire for refusing to investigate sexual assault in workplaces.

Sex offender avoids jail

Paul Collier met his 15-year-old victim on a "Daddy dominate little girl" website.

Paul Collier met his victim on a 'Daddy dominate little girl' website.

Men charged over synthetic supply

Three men have been charged with possession and supply of synthetic material (File photo)

A trio from Napier have been charged with the offences after the death of a 55-year-old man.

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.

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.

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Peaches survives capital run

Peaches, a one-year-old ibizan hound, is back with owner Christine Small in Timaru after protesting her move to ...

11:51 AM  A rare dog is back in Timaru after a traumatic move to Wellington that involved breaking her leg.

Finding gold in the dark

Kelly Jarvis' pursuit of art has taken her into the black and the colour.

Walked off bus bleeding video

Oldest Māori radio station may close

business

How to avoid construction disputes

Polly Pope, partner with Russell McVeagh, says the single biggest factor in construction disputes was a lack of ...

Law firm Russell McVeagh has published a report on how to avoid construction disputes which nearly all contractors think will rise.

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.

Comment

Below the beltway

As thousands of striking teachers march on Parliament, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern makes an unscheduled appearance to ...

Limogate, the teachers' strike, foreign buyers - who's up and who's down in politics this week?

The cloak of respectability

Don Brash has become a free speech martyr. Could he be New Zealander of the Year next?

OPINION: Has Don Brash contributed to our well being?

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.

Culture

Posters pulled amid free speech stoush

Gerlich said Phantom Billstickers had buckled to pressure from lobbyists with political and corporate backing that she ...

Feminist's suffrage posters pulled in move backed by rainbow youth lobby groups.

Review: Balancing Point

Balancing Point by Footnote New Zealand Dance

Ann Hunt discovers an impressive work - but with many flaws, too.

Review: Plenty of Strength & Grace

Stand to Reason by Andrea Schermoly, part of Strength & Grace by the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Ann Hunt finds strength and grace in this stunning dance compilation.

Finding gold in the dark

Artist Kelly Jarvis finds inspiration from having natural spaces around her.

Kelly Jarvis' pursuit of art has taken her into the black and the colour.

Karen O'Leary: paranormal but very normal

Created by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, Wellington Paranormal spoofs police reality shows

She may be funny on the spoof show Wellington Paranormal, but Karen O'Leary has a serious side.

Capital Life

$550,000 Newtown apartments snapped up

Resource consent has been granted for a 56-strong apartment development in the Wellington suburb of Newtown.

41 apartments sell in four weeks - despite having no car parking and the fact they haven't been built yet.

Posters pulled amid free speech stoush

Gerlich said Phantom Billstickers had buckled to pressure from lobbyists with political and corporate backing that she ...

Feminist's suffrage posters pulled in move backed by rainbow youth lobby groups.

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.

Sport

Stead's road to Black Caps video

Gary Stead was unveiled as the new Black Caps coach on Wednesday.

Using a bulky video camera to give feedback in the 90s, new Black Caps coach has always been a sharp thinker.

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.

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