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Bummer summer's late comeback

The sun shone for more hours this summer than previous bad summers.

This summer didn't have much to boast about, but Wellingtonians had something - until Sunday night happened.

Crash helper's phone stolen

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Someone stole Jason Christensen's phone while he was being a good samaritan at the scene of a car crash.

Big game for Petone

The club that launched the career of Puma legend Felipe Contepomi is playing Petone this Saturday, as part its ...

Star studded Argentinian side to play Petone.

Quest building 'snapped up' for millions

The Quest serviced apartments have been sold to a local family trust.

The four star Quest hotel building now has local owners.

Dot says goodbye to Jimmy

Dot Collis was one of 3000 applicants for the front desk role at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor when it opened in ...

After 45 years of service at Wellington's James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor Dot Collis is saying goodbye.

200 not out for Houghton

Taita captain Mark Houghton in action for the Firebirds.

Cap in hand for Mark Houghton.

Green thumbs at Wainuiomata school

Charles Watkins (left) and Margaret Angelo help teacher Mary Atua in the gardens at St Claudine Thevenet School.

Green-fingered students in Wainuiomata hope to put in an orchard at their school

Bad back stumps Cr

Campbell Barry is best known as a Hutt City councilor but he dreams of umpiring at Lords.

Uber driving politician enjoys cricket umpiring.

Wellington

Bummer summer's late comeback

The sun shone for more hours this summer than previous bad summers.

This summer didn't have much to boast about, but Wellingtonians had something - until Sunday night happened.

Brewing hub gets a boost

Boneface Brewing's comic book influenced logo.

A new player in the craft beer game has arrived at the old Dunlops factory as Upper Hutt's push for an industry destination hub grows.

Wairarapa

Don't panic, airshow organisers tell ticket holders

The Yak 52 team sits forlornly on Hood Aerodrome as rain continues to pour down.

Wings Over Wairarapa organisers are advising ticket-holders to be patient with ticket refunds.

Milking sheep up for auction video

The Kings aim to encourage others into the industry .

Dairy sheep will be up for auction in Carterton next month, in a Kiwi first.

Porirua

'Temporary' closure lasts nine months

Porirua Police Station has been closed at the weekends since June 2016.

There's still nobody home at the police stations in two North Island cities on weekends.

Clifford's piano falls quiet

Cliiford Matthews, who tinkled the ivories at Longview Home in Tawa for 38 years before recently giving up.

The Porirua 86-year-old is closing the lid on teaching after 38 years.

Kapiti

Paekakariki Hill Rd reopens after crash

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A man is in hospital after his car flipped north of Wellington. 

Bumpy start, smooth finish

The Mackays to Peka Peka section of the Kapiti expressway, from Poplar Ave, with a pedestrian over bridge.

The $630m Kapiti expressway's been dubbed NZ's best road, but it's had big challenges.

Hutt Valley

Green thumbs at Wainuiomata school

Charles Watkins (left) and Margaret Angelo help teacher Mary Atua in the gardens at St Claudine Thevenet School.

Green-fingered students in Wainuiomata hope to put in an orchard at their school

Griffiths proud to wear the city colours

Still in the game, Blair Griffiths.

Councillor still in the game - rugby that is

Hawke's Bay

Crash helper's phone stolen

04032015 Photo:ROSS GIBLIN/FAIRFAX
Generic photo city, police vehicle, emergency.

Someone stole Jason Christensen's phone while he was being a good samaritan at the scene of a car crash.

Quest building 'snapped up' for millions

The Quest serviced apartments have been sold to a local family trust.

The four star Quest hotel building now has local owners.

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