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Did phone charger cause fire?

The house fire on Adelaide Rd, Berhampore, on Friday.

Check your phone charger for faults. It could save you a house.

Ayla Collins improving daily

Nora Madill with Jerry Collins' orphaned daughter, Ayla Collins, a few days after her discharge from a Canadian hospital.

Former All Black Jerry Collins' orphaned baby Ayla is thriving in Canada.

Good news at last for refugee family

Falma Atakure, left, and Ylak Tlahun will be moving with their children Natnael and Tensae Ayele from their damp Strathmore house to a new home in Kilbirnie, Wellington.

Ylak Tliahun cried when he saw his new house after a long battle with Housing New Zealand.

Switch and save

Wellington households save hundreds by switching power companies.

Households save hundreds of dollars each year by switching power companies.

Sludge found in Kapiti stream

The oily sludge discovered in Wainui Stream on Sunday.

A man used rubbish gloves and an icecream container to "bail out" sludge from a Kapiti stream.

Found: Couple who lost photos

They were lost but now they're found. They may have lost 1500 holiday snaps in England ... but a British 'sleuth' can now return the priceless memories to Kate and Blu Lang.

It took only 20 minutes to identify 'mystery' Kiwis on holiday in Britain.

$400,000 waterfront changing shed?

Thrill-seekers taking the plunge from Wellington's waterfront jump platform  could get a place to change out of their wet togs.

People who leap from the jump platform could get a place to change out of their togs.

Found: The happy snaps couple

Do you know this couple? They may have lost 1500 holiday snaps ... but a British 'sleuth' is hoping to return the priceless memories.

We asked, do you know them? Within minutes they'd been found.

Wellington

Good news at last for refugee family

Falma Atakure, left, and Ylak Tlahun will be moving with their children Natnael and Tensae Ayele from their damp Strathmore house to a new home in Kilbirnie, Wellington.

Ylak Tliahun cried when he saw his new house after a long battle with Housing New Zealand.

Found: Couple who lost photos

They were lost but now they're found. They may have lost 1500 holiday snaps in England ... but a British 'sleuth' can now return the priceless memories to Kate and Blu Lang.

It took only 20 minutes to identify 'mystery' Kiwis on holiday in Britain.

Wairarapa

Death in hospital car park

A man has died in this car park at Wairarapa Hospital in Masterton after having a heart attack in his parked car.

A doctor finishing a night shift found a body close to the hospital’s A&E entrance.

Fatal crash case to proceed

Eamonn Woods, 29, in Masterton District Court earlier this year, denies causing the death of his girlfriend Laura Jessop, 19, in an accident last year.

Whether the accused was driving or not will be decided at trial, judge rules.

Porirua

Ayla Collins improving daily

Nora Madill with Jerry Collins' orphaned daughter, Ayla Collins, a few days after her discharge from a Canadian hospital.

Former All Black Jerry Collins' orphaned baby Ayla is thriving in Canada.

Found: Couple who lost photos

They were lost but now they're found. They may have lost 1500 holiday snaps in England ... but a British 'sleuth' can now return the priceless memories to Kate and Blu Lang.

It took only 20 minutes to identify 'mystery' Kiwis on holiday in Britain.

Kapiti

Sludge found in Kapiti stream

The oily sludge discovered in Wainui Stream on Sunday.

A man used rubbish gloves and an icecream container to "bail out" sludge from a Kapiti stream.

MH17 seeds land in Wellington

Otaki man Rob Ayley, 29, was the proud father of two young sons.

Rob Ayley's Wellington family will grow sunflowers from the Ukranian plane crash site.

Hutt Valley

Barmy for buttons

A collection of Ruth Meier's Art Deco, buttons, currently being showcased as an exhibition at the Dowse.

A 3000-strong button collection is behind a new art exhibition.

Cinema screens give way to television screens

New Zealand actress Ngaire Porter enjoys the brand-new 700-seat Regent cinema in Naenae, Lower Hutt, in 1958.

Vistavision gave way to television as the decline of Wellington's great cinema age began in the 1960s.

Hawke's Bay

Half-a-million dollar meth bust

Just over half a kilo of methamphetamine, recovered by police from a vehicle in Hawke's Bay

Half-a-million dollars of methamphetamine seized and two men arrested in drugs bust.

Kiwi 'thrillseeker' killed in France

Aaron Cooke reportedly tried to take off between two hanging glaciers before his fatal fall.

Paraglider Aaron Cooke touched the lives of many his family says.

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