The Collective are brewing their first batch at Duncan's Brewery in Paraparaumu.

Brewing beer is their 'cup of tea' video

Sick of being overlooked for jobs, six people with intellectual disabilities became bosses.

MPs back bowls clubs

Police have opposed the renewal of about a dozen bowls club liqour licences across the Wellington region, based on the ...

Wellington politicians wade into the perceived police "crackdown" on selling alcohol at bowls clubs.

Wellington Zoo reimbursed for theft

5:20 PM  Restaurant makes kind donation to cover money lost when zoo's donation box was stolen.

Fundraiser for TV star's land access

Officials suggested a fundraiser to pay Matt Lauer compo for public access to his land.

Earthquake shakes central NZ

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake, centred near Picton, gives lower North Island a jolt.

Dairies need to change tactics video

It should be out with the smokes and in with healthy, eat-on-the-run food, experts say.

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Five weekend crashes stack up

Police and emergency services have attended five Manawatū crashes in the weekend.

6:36 PM  Two seriously injured, a pharmacy door smashed, and nurse assaulted.

Manhunt after beach knife attack

Police cordon now lifted after knife attack reported at remote beach community.

Sir Peter's art competition controversy

Not so green: The new DOC minister

business

Brewing beer is their 'cup of tea' video

Cameron Stichbury, Neville Pugh and Janie Martin are three of six people who started The Independence Collective.

Sick of being overlooked for jobs, six people with intellectual disabilities became bosses.

Breaking a lease on quake-damage offices

Deloitte House and the Wellington waterfront.

The Court of Appeal upholds a lease for offices in an earthquake-damaged high rise.

Begging to become a bolthole

The Westhaven Lodge straddles a ridge, giving all round views.

Luxury lodge near Farewell Spit with huge $24m price tag likely to be snapped up by overseas millionaire.

New bullying complaints committee

Dame Margaret Bazley was commissioned to write a report on the law firm Russell McVeagh, triggered by complaints of ...

Lawyers are wanted for a committee to hear complaints of bullying and harassment in the profession.

Troubled Smiths City takes stock 100 years on

Shirley Brown is the eldest Granddaughter of Smiths City Founder Henry Cooper Smith. Her father was Ron Smith, one of ...

Smiths is celebrating 100 years of a retail business that nearly sunk in the 1990s and is evaluating its relevance for shoppers beyond 2018.

Comment

Solo parents, I share your struggle

Duncan Garner: Parenting solo is a scarily massive responsibility.

OPINION: Ignore the judgments; just focus on your kid, says solo Dad Duncan Garner.

Casting a light on tragedy

Minister Andrew Little, with Pike River family members Anna Osbourne and Sonya Rockhouse, is set to sign off the concept ...

OPINION: Not everyone will be happy that we are one step closer to re-entering the Pike River mine.

Peters the survivor

Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters at the weekly post cabinet press conference,the Beehive,Wellington.

OPINION: Winston Peters' political purpose has moved a long way from his wish in 1975 to be the voice of the Māori People.

Are we over being rated?

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is among those desperate to reform the rating system.

OPINION: Local government looks to find new ways of being funded.

Pandering to wind-up merchants

Lauren Southern, the  agitator who wasn't allowed to speak at the Auckland Council's Bruce Mason Centre.

OPINION: The Free Speech Coalition smacks of old white men steeped in the privilege of their gender and skin colour.

Culture

Saturay's crossword solutions

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Solutions to the Telegraph crossword can be found here.

Young playwright to open third show

Anna Secker has written, directed and performed in three shows in as many years.

Three plays in three years for a young Hutt Valley playwright - and she has a salami costume to thank.

What's on in Wellington: Arts, culture and events

Iris Reesby's first solo exhibition On a Wing and a Birdsong is on at the Alfred Memelink Gallery in Petone from July 21.

Find out what's happening in Wellington this week.

Friday's crossword solutions

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Solutions to the Telegraph crossword can be found here.

Te reo Māori play 'more than language'

Hone Hurihanganui is used to writing haka and waiata, so tackling a play, especially around the time of his father's ...

For writer Hone Hurihanganui, first play he wrote was a way to connect with his dad.

Capital Life

Rockstar magician rolls into town

Magician Dynamo has wowed audiences around the world but is stopping in Wellington for the first time.

Magician Dynamo has walked on the Thames, fallen from skyscrapers and now he's hitting Wellington.

What's on in Wellington: Arts, culture and events

Iris Reesby's first solo exhibition On a Wing and a Birdsong is on at the Alfred Memelink Gallery in Petone from July 21.

Find out what's happening in Wellington this week.

Te reo Māori play 'more than language'

Hone Hurihanganui is used to writing haka and waiata, so tackling a play, especially around the time of his father's ...

For writer Hone Hurihanganui, first play he wrote was a way to connect with his dad.

Welcome to chaos

Wagamama's cold concrete floor and hard benches do not make for a comfortable dining experience.

The seats, were hard, the food wasn't good and the service was even worse. There's little to commend at Wagamama Wellington.

$95,000 to wine and dine

Wreda hosted six guests from the Australiasian Human Genetics at Noble Rot, which cost $567.

Wellington's economic agency uses top restaurants as backdrop for bringing money into region.

Sport

Giants stand tall in NBL

Australian guard Damon Heuir poured in 30 points as the Nelson Giants upset the Wellington Saints in the NBL.

Nelson Giants show why they'll be in the mix at NBL's Final Four weekend, upsetting Wellington Saints.

Things are looking up for Fenton video

Louis Fenton has rejoined the Wellington Phoenix ahead of the 2018-19 A-League season.

Fit-again Phoenix player desperate to revive injury plagued football career.

Next Phoenix signing revealed

Michal Kopczynski, right, shakes hands with Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos after their Champions League meeting in 2016.

Import with Uefa Champions League experience flies to Wellington ahead of Phoenix move.

Recap: Hurricanes v Chiefs

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 20: Ben Lam of the Hurricanes scores a try during the Super Rugby Qualifying Final match ...

Chiefs score two late tries but Hurricanes hang on to win 32-31 and advance to the Super Rugby semifinals.

Fresh faces in Ferns?

Mystics wing attack Elisapeta Toeava could continue her family's proud history of making New Zealand sports sides later ...

After Commonwealth Games debacle, just how many new Silver Ferns will be named next month?

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