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DOC revamps flawed restructure

Department of Conservation director-general Lou Sanson, pictured tramping in the Tararuas in February, is rolling out nationwide changes to the organisation's controversial restructure.

DOC rolls out changes nationwide to fix problems with its controversial restructure.

'Idiotic' teens spark gun scare

A realistic-looking toy gun from a $2 shop.

Teen "fired" what looked like a real gun at terrified shopkeeper.

Traffic delays caused by bad weather

Wellingtonians are more tempted to hop into their cars on wet and windy days.

When the weather outside is frightful, Wellingtonians jump in their cars.

$1.4m fraudster guilty

Suzanne Davies has been found guilty of defrauding Tawa plumbing supply chain Zip Plumbing of $1.4 million. She will be sentenced later this month.

Wellington jury finds Suzanne Davies, 60, guilty on all 300 dishonesty charges.

Strippers, drinks and Taylor Swift

"It's a tough enough life being a student, having that money there is a nice back up", said one student.

Booze, flights and nights with strippers are some of the things students say they are spending their Studylink loans on.

WINZ shooting case delayed

The WINZ office in the Ashburton Community Link did not reopen after the double fatal shooting in 2014. Now, Worksafe is prosecuting the Ministry of Social Development for failing to adequately protect staff.

Worksafe NZ prosecution of MSD over Ashburton shooting will go to a hearing next year.

Wellington winds cancel flights video

Wellington is in for a windy day on Tuesday

Strong winds that cancelled Wellington flights on Tuesday have calmed in the afternoon.

A peep at birds of the 1860s

Drawing of Little Spotted Kiwi by Johannes G Keulemans, part of the Buller's Birds exhibition at Expressions.  Photo courtesy of Te Papa.

An exhibition that looks back on NZ's most famous book on native birds.

Wellington

Wellington winds cancel flights video

Wellington is in for a windy day on Tuesday

Strong winds that cancelled Wellington flights on Tuesday have calmed in the afternoon.

Sightings of missing girl reported

LA Tukerangi told family on Saturday she was being held against her will by Dean Whakatau.

Father of a missing 15-year-old believes his daughter is "playing along" with an older man to keep herself safe.

Wairarapa

Gale force winds on the way

The MetService has issued a gale force warning for Wellington and the Wairarapa.

Gale force winds are set to rip through Wellington and the Wairarapa.

Trial after leg amputation

Police investigators comb Miriam St, Masterton in March after a gang confrontation.

Two people face trial after a woman hit with a car during a gang clash had her leg amputated.

Porirua

Young dancer stepping it up

Kirsten Ocampo, originally from Porirua, is excited about the opportunity to star in  New Zealand film Born to Dance.

Young dancer Kirsten Ocampo is finding her rhythm on the big screen.

Living wage movement launch in Porirua

Parking warden Esau Taniela will speak in Porirua this Thursday.

Porirua is ready for the living wage and it has a launch this week.

Kapiti

Kura kids share thoughts on language week video

Te Rito kura students, from left, Mangaia Pasene-Hughes, Iriaka Pasene-Grennell, Marara Metekingi, Manihera Tehei and Niwareka Kiriona.

Kids who started life in te reo share thoughts in language week.

Art trail price hike slammed

Kapiti artist Anne Bellamy with one of her watercolours.

Trail no democracy as art and crafters revolt.

Hutt Valley

A peep at birds of the 1860s

Drawing of Little Spotted Kiwi by Johannes G Keulemans, part of the Buller's Birds exhibition at Expressions.  Photo courtesy of Te Papa.

An exhibition that looks back on NZ's most famous book on native birds.

Kiwi takes on poachers

Adrian Fraser is in South Africa working on a big game conservation project.

Cecil was the last straw for one Upper Hutt aerial installer, who has gone to Africa to combat poaching.

Hawke's Bay

Speedway victim in legal limbo video

Bryan Forbes, of Hastings, who was injured in an accident at Meeanee Speedway.

A speedway volunteer who had both legs broken in an accident has no legal protection.

Teen stabbed in Napier

A teenager was taken to hospital after being stabbed in Napier on Saturday night.

Teenager in stable condition after Napier stabbing, police appeal for information.

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