Firefighter flamin' lucky

Injured firefighter counts his blessings this Xmas

Firefighter Troy Mahupuku suffered burns to 23 per cent of his body last year, scarring him for life. But it also brought home how much he loves his family.
Troy Mahupuku

Railyards venue plan

5:00am A concert venue is being planned for above the tracks just outside Wellington railway station.

Dog-bite victim's smile 'a sneer'

5:00am A woman has been found guilty after her dog attacked a friendly admirer, ripping off her lower lip, leaving her smile looking like a "sneer".

Prisoner flees from hospital

Prisoner escapes from custody of two Corrections officers while in hospital.

Bosses illegally docking wages

5:00am Agriculture, forestry and fishing bosses are big offenders when it comes to ripping off workers.

Work on extra lane to start soon

5:00am Road cones and speed restrictions are about to become a common sight on Wellington's motorway.

Outlook good for Christmas

Weather forecasters say they are pretty confident Wellington is in for a cracker Christmas Day.

'Upper Hutt, City of Song'

Upper Hutt is preparing for a battle against Whangarei for the title of "city of song".

Bulk retail potential recognised

Popular Taupo track vandalised

The death of whaling

In 1964, the last whale was harpooned off the Kaikoura coast.

The good times are rolling

We look back on 2014 and ask: Is this as good as it gets?

Silver Fern Farms allowed meat discharge

Silver Fern Farms (SFF) has been granted consent to discharge meat sewage into the Waimakariri river, after hearing commissioners placed "little weight" on a petition signed by thousands.

SMEs vulnerable to phreaking

Famous trek recreated

Payments show Fonterra's in tight corner

Fonterra's advance monthly payments to its suppliers this spring went unusually close to breaching its end-of-year payout forecast.

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas ...

For three days Labour leader Andrew Little shut himself in a room and set about writing a personal message in 450 different Christmas cards.

Brownlee security details differ

Gerry Brownlee walked past a Chch Airport employee before the man could tell him he had to go security, report shows.

Slater wins quote of the year

Former MP 'broke rules' by accessing records

Traps, 1080, 'vital to save kiwi'

Trapping and killing pests in your own back yard is "just what you have to do", Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says.

Alcohol sponsorship ban a step too far

Aministerial forum led by former rugby league coach Graham Lowe wants to ban alcohol sponsorship in sports.

Black flag just a front for monster

Terrible scenes out of the Sydney siege this week and a lot of the discussion has turned to terrorism.

Capital shouldn't kill off Snapper

New ferry the right fit

Give runway plan every chance

Wellington is now halfway into the detailed legwork needed to justify an airport runway extension.

Second season for Thunderbirds

Another season of Thunderbirds remake commissioned before first even screens on network TV.

The spirit of folk: French for Rabbits

French for Rabbits play Wellington tomorrow after several months overseas.

What's on in Wellington

Triumph and tragedy

Cutting it fine: Rebuilding fine arts

The 132-year-old New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts has had a rocky year, but it's determined to rebuild.

Slap on those sunnies

A bit of Kiwi ingenuity is helping people keep track of their sunglasses.

Richard Taylor's love for Wellington

Weta Workshop founder Sir Richard Taylor talks about his love for Wellington.

Glorious food at the waterfront

Win big in the Canon 'Kiwi Summer' photo competition

My secret Wellington

Sam Scott of the Phoenix Foundation was born and bred in Newtown. Here are his picks.

Earl Va'a appointment at Wellington a shock

Wellington Rugby Union drop a bombshell that's sure to further confound their wary stakeholders.

Top-four carrot for confident Wellington Phoenix

Ernie Merrick is crook but the rest of the Wellington Phoenix game is in good health.

Albert Riera wants Phoenix-Auckland match

Big Bash does T20 in style

Wellington NRL bid stands firm - consortium

Meetings with prospective sponsors on both sides of the Tasman take place.

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