The general manager of the construction company said the pair's actions were "not sensible on any level".

Crane climbers' midnight trip

9:54 PM  The identity of Wellington daredevils who scaled a 70-metre-high crane remains a mystery.

Attacked by paint pest

Allanah Barley with her VW Golf, which was covered in paint in a drive-by attack in central Wellington on Saturday night.

Drive-by attacker covers pedestrian and cars in paint in central Wellington.

More storms brewing

If it felt like the sun was back to stay, it wasn't. The winds will return on Monday.

Relief as mum found safe video

"Nobody wants to lose their mum," says son after searchers find Elisabeth Loughran, 68, in dense bush near Plimmerton.

Ban likely for rogue fan

League officials will "come down harshly" on fan who joined on-field scuffle.

Newlywed's murder still a mystery

Police are continuing to interview witnesses to a suspected Wellington homicide.

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Push for capital birthing centre

Island Bay mum Ronja Ievers, with children Bo, 1, and Otto, 4, is among Wellington mothers lobbying for a birthing ...

Wellington is the only main city without one. Mums and midwives say that needs to change.

Brittle bone adventurer 'critical' video

Family gathers after man who has a bone disorder is seriously hurt during a marathon.

God's welcome to ghostly jail video

'I'm guilty, there you go'


Living wage: victories all round

Rea Williams from The Fresh Desk cleaning company after the 2016 Living Wage rate was announced in February. It will be ...

Wellington City Council and Chamber of Commerce agree to disagree on living wage.

Gaming device gets kids jumping

Springfree Trampolines has launched the Tgoma, patented technology that gives kids and adults trampoline exercise ...

Kiwi fitness technology is using gaming technology to get people moving more outdoors.

Taxpayer funds secret 'thriller' ride

Henry van Asch and AJ Hackett take a tandem bungy jump in 2008 to celebrate 20 years of commercial bungy jumping. Next ...

A new extreme thrill seeking ride is planned for Queenstown, but details are top secret.

Industrial vacancy rates drop

The amount of empty industrial space in Wellington is at its lowest level in six years.

The amount of empty industrial space in Wellington is at its lowest level in six years.

Site in heart of Porirua for sale

Kiwi Property is selling two properties in Porirua, while Auckland-based company, Estes Properties, is selling the other.

A site, once home to well-known Wellington department store, James Smiths, is up for grabs.


Editorial: The uses of sunshine

Police Minister Judith Collins.

OPINION: Judith Collins has become an enthusiastic campaigner against corruption. Stimulated by British Prime Minister David Cameron's global jamboree in London on the subject, the Minister of Police wants action. 

TPPA highlights constitutional failings

Kennedy Graham, Green list MP.

Green MP Kennedy Graham criticises handling of trade deal in select committee.

Editorial: Hard to justify fund secrecy

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown.

Editorial: The oddly-named Wellington Economic Initiatives Development fund (WEID) is still too secretive.

Foreign buyer data sham

Duncan Garner "genuinely apologised' to viewers after the second cut to the restaurant, saying they "saw too much".

OPINION: Housing Minister wouldn't bet one of his houses on foreign buyers' data being in any way credible.

A case study in overkill

Hilary Barry with her feet more firmly on the ground for TV3.

Is the world going mad, or is it just me?


Maori remains come home

Te Papa marae co-ordinator Hema Temara mourns over ancestral remains following their repatriation from New York in 2014, ...

The remains of dozens of Maori and Moriori, including skulls, heads and tattooed skin, are returning to NZ.

Strikemaster makes hard rock comeback

Strikemaster playing Bar Bodega in 2013.

32 years after opening for Motorhead a Wellington rock band have recorded their first studio album.

The man behind the masks

Jacob Rajan has notched up 19 years with his company, Indian Ink.

The Indian actor renowned for performing behind a mask shares his 19-year journey with his theatre company.

Album Review: Afro-Celt Sound System, The Source

Afro-Celt Sound System's The Source is out now.

REVIEW: A wonderful album, soured only by the experience of money rearing its ugly head

All that jazz

Alexis French and Oscar Laven perform at the Rogue and Vagabond at the Wellington Jazz Festival.

Wellingtonians can keep warm this winter with a bit of groove when the Wellington Jazz Festival swings into town.

Capital Life

Five and Dime to offer silver service without price tag

Elie Assaf, owner of Five Boroughs and the new restaurant Five and Dime on Cuba.

Five and Dime to offer silver service without price tag 

Foraging fundraiser for a good cause

A table full of guests enjoying the Make a Meal in May event, with Kaibosh volunteer and communications manager Anoushka ...

Maeve Jones and Rachael Caughley spent a grand total of $0 on a potluck dinner they hosted last Saturday.

Father of creative writing Bill Manhire

11052016 News Photo: Maarten Holl.
National Portrait.
Bill Manhire - poet, writer and father of creative writing in New ...

On poetry, teaching and fear of death.

Strikes, mail and banking along the waterfront

Looking south down Customhouse Quay in 1906. The Government Life Building and the Chief Post Office are on the right.


Forced marriage HIV victim speaks out

Malawian politician Olipa Chimangeni faced tragedy, severe poverty, and stigma to change attitudes towards HIV and AIDS, ...

Forced marriage led to an HIV death sentence for Olipa Chimangeni. Now the Malawian woman is asking for help to create change.


The Hurricanes remain a riddle

Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara says the team still aren't meeting their own expectations.

Hurricanes still 'striving' to reach their potential.

Pulse targeting respect after humiliating loss

Pulse captain Katrina Grant will be in for a busy night marking up against Mystics' shooter Maria Tutaia on Monday.

 Mystics and Pulse determined to bounce back following thumpings last week.

Canes won't dwell long on Reds

It took a late try from reserve back Ngani Laumape, right, to secure the Hurricanes' win over the Reds.

Hurricanes happy to take Reds win after interesting week.

Ban likely for rogue fan

A Wellington club league match between University and Te Aroha was abandoned early in the second half after a spectator ...

Wellington league officials will "come down harshly" on fan who joined on-field scuffle in a club match.

Southerners set Super standard video

Waisake Naholo at the double: The Highlanders wing, seen here evading the tackle of marker Jone Macilai, notched another ...

Highlanders, Crusaders set the standard with Super Rugby stunner.

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