Slade O'Rorke-St John and girlfriend Bethany Hokum are angry that Reading Cinemas Porirua staff removed his wheelchair, leaving him stranded.

Wheelchair user stranded

8:39 AM  Wellington man left stranded at the movies after staff take his wheelchair away.

'Nuts' on new drug

Psychedelic drug 'N-Bomb' comes in sheets of blotter tabs and bears similarities to LSD or "acid." Police seized this sheet of Beatles-imprinted N-Bomb tabs from Wellington university student who ordered it off a Silk Road like website in 2014.

7:30 AM  Police take four violent patients to Wellington Hospital for sedation after they tripped out on fake acid.

More job cuts in mail

New Zealand Post is eyeing another round of staff cuts and some store closures.

Train stuck on tracks

18 min ago  Hutt Valley trains services into Wellington have been suspended.

'Shoddy' repairs leave wonky floor

8:28 AM  Sam Thompson regrets signing off his house repairs despite a wonky floor and with a chair leg nailed in as support.

Petone dog ban may go

Dogs may again be welcome on Jackson St, as long as they are on a leash.

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News

Call to accelerate progress on Great Harbour Way

Super-imposing a photo of the cycle/walkway by Frank Kitts Park over the top of a potential Petone-Ngauranga harbourside reclamation shows how a critical component of the Great Harbour Way could look.  Project backers Graeme Hall and Allan Brown says whenever they show this illustration to local people, the response is almost invariably "aah, this is what we need..."

8:13 AM  Backers of the Great Harbour Way see a "one-off opportunity" to give the cycleway-walkway around the inner edge of Wellington harbour a massive tail wind.

Skate jam winner flips for win

8:00 AM  Skater wins a car by leaping over it.

Shocked into reality of war

Brophy comes full circle with Nextstage

Business

Mothballed institution up for sale

The long-disused CIT site in Upper Hutt, now up for sale.

All eyes are on the buyer of Upper Hutt's CIT site.

Vernon Small: Surplus obsession so last election

OPINION: Stark warning from Reserve Bank needs significant action from Government on May 21.

Shed 5, Wellington Waterfront.

Chefs get creative to cook meals

A gas fault, two nights in a row, left hundreds of diners in Queens Wharf restaurants hungry and cold as they waited for it to be fixed.

Comment

Close to the family grapevine

Photo: Ella Brockelsby. Linda Burges and Jane Bowron at We Love TV - Tuesday 19th March 2013. Ponsonby Central, Auckland, New Zealand. Photo: Ella Brockelsby

OPINION: There’s no guarantee that you and your siblings will keep in touch in later years.

Vernon Small: Surplus obsession so last election

OPINION: Stark warning from Reserve Bank needs significant action from Government on May 21.

Duncan Garner says his wife has helped their son, 4, move from a baby to a boy.

The mother of all dilemmas

OPINION: My wife's three-month break from paid work ends on Monday – and she can't wait.

Culture

Delightful touches and fine performance from Orchestra Wellington

Conductor Marc Taddei's sympathetic direction produced some fine playing by Orchestra Wellington in its first concert of 2015.

8:19 AM  REVIEW: Orchestra Wellington's first concert for 2015

Midge Ure wows again in Wellington

REVIEW: Band Aid and Ultravox star Midge Ure rolls out the classics and reels in the audience at Bodega in Wellington.

Collaborators on the play Sleeping Around coming to the Little Theatre are, from left, Carmel McGlone, Catherine Downes (director) and Geraldine Brophy.  It's a return to the Lower Hutt venue for all three, as they all performed there as children.  Downes is holding a photo of herself on the Little Theatre stage as a five-year-old ballet student.  Photo: SIMON EDWARDS, FAIRFAX

Brophy comes full circle with Nextstage

Plenty of Hutt people head to Wellington for a culture fix.  Why can't the reverse also be true?

Capital Life

Secret Welly: Michel Tuffery

Artist Michel Tuffery, with his favourite train, Cyclops.

Artist makes sweeping discoveries about Pacific Island soldiers who served in WW I.

Wellington's blockbuster premiere

A crowd of 100,000 crammed onto Courtenay Place in 2003 to see Lord of the Rings stars at the third film's world premiere.

Ryan Lake won the Wellington regional apprentice of the year last year and is encouraging others to enter.

Top builders wanted

New Zealand carpentry apprentices are being urged to show off their skills and talent in this year's Apprentice of the Year competition.

Sport

Skate jam winner flips for win

Dylan Whatford, 23, of Kapiti  wins the Lower Hutt Skate Jam with this jump over the competition's prize - a Ford Fairmont.

8:00 AM  Skater wins a car by leaping over it.

Canes weigh approach after defeat

TJ Perenara didn't immediately think the Hurricanes needed to pull back on their attacking intent in the wake of their first loss of the season.

West Coast Fever's Natalie Medhurst, left, is challenged by the Pulse's Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit in Wellington.

Shooting costs Pulse again in loss to Fever

Shaky shooting has cost the Central Pulse another trans-Tasman Netball League win.

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