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Snappy smartphone bus fares video

Wellington bus commuters can pay their fare by swiping their smart phone, Semble chief executive Rob Ellis says.

Android smartphones can be used to pay a bus fare, taxi and parking with Snapper from Tuesday.

Plumber fraud charges: $1.42m

Accused Suzanne Davies at the start of her trial at Wellington District Court for $1.42 million fraud.

Former Zip Plumbing worker accused of stealing $1.42m in cheques written to herself.

Humanity in the grimmest of settings

Sven Pannell, left, speaks to Magnus Mazimpaka, a journalist working for the Rwanda New Times in Kigali.

Wellington film-maker Sven Pannell returns to Rwanda 10 years later to track down his saviour.

Burglars take schools' laptops

The alarm went off at Hutt Intermediate School, but thieves still made off with about 26 MacBook laptops, eMac computers and camera equipment.

Laptops, a TV and a guitar have been stolen from three Lower Hutt schools over the past fortnight.

Science camp at Solway a hit with the girls

Intermediate age girls from many Wairarapa schools attended a science camp at Solway College this week

Science camp in Masterton in the first week of the school holidays was a chance for Wairarapa girls to learn about everything from microbiology to coding.

Golden lining for Canes fan, age 10

Alex Hall with his  grandfather Graeme Hall at the Super 15 rugby final in Wellington.

A hard hat made for half-time happiness for one young Hurricanes fan from Auckland.

Dead cow blights Hutt River

A dead cow spotted in Hutt River just north of Totara Park bridge in Upper Hutt.

A dead cow offered an unsightly riverside scene to a family out walking on Sunday.

Wellington will be "bitterly cold"

Snow closed the State Highway 2 Rimutaka Hill Rd this time last year.

NZTA is warning of snow, ice, and freezing temperatures on Wellington roads.

Wellington

Snappy smartphone bus fares video

Wellington bus commuters can pay their fare by swiping their smart phone, Semble chief executive Rob Ellis says.

Android smartphones can be used to pay a bus fare, taxi and parking with Snapper from Tuesday.

Humanity in the grimmest of settings

Sven Pannell, left, speaks to Magnus Mazimpaka, a journalist working for the Rwanda New Times in Kigali.

Wellington film-maker Sven Pannell returns to Rwanda 10 years later to track down his saviour.

Wairarapa

The flu season is nigh

Flu rates are starting to rise, particularly in the Bay of Plenty, Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay.

The flu season is under way and the public has been warned it could be nasty.

Big freeze on way

Rimutaka Hill road was closed to snow on July 22, 2014 - and a repeat is likely this week.

North Island faces bitterly cold week, with temperatures close to zero and snow in places.

Porirua

Young butcher's chance of a lifetime

Rod Preston, left, managing director of Preston's Master Butcher, congratulates Kalolo Fale, after he was awarded an Outward Bound scholarship by Dunninghams.

A former Mana College student has been given the opportunity to attend Outward Bound.

Porirua dancer aiming high

Rose Chim, 16, is excited about opportunities that are opening up in the dance world.

Rose Chim has her sights set on the international stage after moving up from domestic competitions.

Kapiti

Golden lining for Canes fan, age 10

Alex Hall with his  grandfather Graeme Hall at the Super 15 rugby final in Wellington.

A hard hat made for half-time happiness for one young Hurricanes fan from Auckland.

Felled tree cuts power

040513 NEWS. Robert Charles/Taranaki Daily News. Powerlines, Inglewood. For File.

They were supposed to remove a tree too close to power lines. Instead they accidentally dropped it on the 33,000-volt lines.

Hutt Valley

Burglars take schools' laptops

The alarm went off at Hutt Intermediate School, but thieves still made off with about 26 MacBook laptops, eMac computers and camera equipment.

Laptops, a TV and a guitar have been stolen from three Lower Hutt schools over the past fortnight.

That tackle's got to hurt

Victoria University Hunters prop Shawn Gielen-Relph just moments after scoring a season-ending try that finished with a broken leg.

A soon-to-be doctor ended up on the other side of the operating table after breaking his leg scoring a try.

Hawke's Bay

The flu season is nigh

Flu rates are starting to rise, particularly in the Bay of Plenty, Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay.

The flu season is under way and the public has been warned it could be nasty.

Costly callout to night divers

The Lowe Corporation rescue helicopter made a needless flight from Napier to Pourerere beach to look for a diving instructor and his pupil.

Police yet to decide if Hawke's Bay pair will be billed for $5500 rescue mission.

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