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Chimp undergoes ear op video

The procedure to address the nasty ear infection is likely to be the last chance to save Cara the chimp's hearing.

Wellington Zoo's Cara the chimp is recovering after an ear operation to save her hearing.

Kids not impressed by flag designs

Pupils from Ngaio School hold up the four alternate flag options revealed at Te Papa on Tuesday morning.

Ngaio School pupils have carried out their own version of the national flag referendum.

Final four flag designs gallery video

The final four flag options.

Prime Minister John Key has picked his favourites of the final four flag designs.

Precious memories returned

Deborah Wall holds a photo album containing photos of her late mother, Jean, 30 years after the family heirloom was left in a van abandoned in Christchurch.

Family photo album found in van abandoned in Christchurch 30 years ago claimed by late owner's daughter.

NZ 'left behind' on drug funding video

Masterton's Allyson Lock feels as if the government said "you're not worth it" when she applied for expensive treatment to fight rare, painful and potentially fatal Pompe disease.

Rare disease sufferer tired of Government's "buck-passing" over her potentially fatal condition.

Gas price increase

From October most power companies selling gas will increase the price.

Consumers look set to pay more on their gas bills from October.

Fewer fines being dished out

Fewer parking fines are being dished out in Wellington.

Wellington City Council's revenue from fines and penalties is dropping steadily.

One in four amalgamation votes cast

Hawke's Bay voters are being asked to vote yes or no to a proposal to create a regional super council.

Almost a quarter of Hawke's Bay voters have had their say in the region's amalgamation poll but the returning officer says it is too early to predict the final turn-out.

Wellington

Kids not impressed by flag designs

Pupils from Ngaio School hold up the four alternate flag options revealed at Te Papa on Tuesday morning.

Ngaio School pupils have carried out their own version of the national flag referendum.

Fewer fines being dished out

Fewer parking fines are being dished out in Wellington.

Wellington City Council's revenue from fines and penalties is dropping steadily.

Wairarapa

NZ 'left behind' on drug funding video

Masterton's Allyson Lock feels as if the government said "you're not worth it" when she applied for expensive treatment to fight rare, painful and potentially fatal Pompe disease.

Rare disease sufferer tired of Government's "buck-passing" over her potentially fatal condition.

High hopes site will add verve to town

Locals hope the sale of a bare section on Featherston's main road will improve the town.

Vacant lot in Featherston's main street finally hits the market.

Porirua

Police missed body

Police at the scene where a body was found in a Housing NZ flat in Titahi Bay, Porirua, on Sunday.

Police and Housing NZ each visited Porirua flat after complaints over smell, but did not enter.

Strength in numbers for Titahi Bay principals

The principals, from left,Vanessa Hendry, left, Colin Tarr, Kaye Brunton, Marion Tuite, Kerry Delaney, Dairne Kaimoana, and Elmer Breedt.

A group of principals from western Porirua have formed a school cluster.

Kapiti

Supermarket booze ban

A Kapiti supermarket has been hit with a four-day liquor sales ban after selling alcohol to a minor.

A Kapiti supermarket has copped a four-day alcohol ban after being caught selling to a minor.

Woman punched by bedroom invader

A police dog trailed a man after a woman was punched in her bedroom early Friday morning.

A woman woke up to a horrific surprise in her bedroom at Paraparaumu Beach.

Hutt Valley

Doctor takes the reins at HVDHB

Incoming Hutt Valley DHB chief executive Dr Ashley Bloomfield.

For the first time since being formed in 2001, the Hutt Valley District Health Board will be run by a clinician.

Island a sad reminder of racism

Historian Lynette Shum with a tribute Wellington's Chinese community placed on Mokopuna Island in 2004 for its "leper", Kim Lee.

A Wellington grocer was unlucky enough to be Chinese during a leprosy panic in 1903.

Hawke's Bay

One in four amalgamation votes cast

Hawke's Bay voters are being asked to vote yes or no to a proposal to create a regional super council.

Almost a quarter of Hawke's Bay voters have had their say in the region's amalgamation poll but the returning officer says it is too early to predict the final turn-out.

Don't be cruel, begs noisy Elvis video

Elvis impersonator Craig Martin is upset a neighbour called noise control when he practiced at his Napier home

Impersonator told to turn down his practice sessions after noise complaint.

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