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Basin flyover officially scrapped

The proposed $90 million Basin Reserve flyover project is now officially dead.

NZTA has officially abandoned its plans for a Basin Reserve flyover.

No-one home as fire destroys Wainuiomata flat

A house in Weymouth Grove, Wainuiomata, was engulfed in flames on Thursday morning.

No-one was home in a Wainuiomata house destroyed by fire this morning.

Rod Petricevic's jail release challenged

Rod Petricevic was previously refused parole after 'failing to show enough remorse for his crimes'.

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is trying to stop former Bridgecorp boss Rod Petricevic's release from jail.

Car plunges into harbour gallery

A car crashed into the water near the Massey Memorial at Shelly Bay in Wellington.

Man helped from a car that went over a bank into Wellington Harbour.

Failed Kapiti Arts Trail applications overturned

Rona Morton-Grant has been allowed to take her place on the Kapiti Arts Trail after her the decision to reject her application was overturned.

Artists who had their Kapiti Arts Trail applications rejected are now being allowed to take their places on the trail.

Staff involved in blackmarket issued warning

Hawke's Bay Seafoods premises were raided by MPI compliance officers on Wednesday

Seafood company co-operating with authorities over investigation into blackmarket operation.

Defiant park users confront construction machinery

Workers driving heavy machinery in Queen Elizabeth Park face walkers and cyclists continuing into construction areas despite 'no entry' signs and verbal warnings.

Walkers and cyclists are putting themselves in danger near heavy machinery in Queen Elizabeth Park, and some have abused workers.

Mayor backs ejecting trio

Kapiti Coast District Council buildings, Rimu Rd, Paraparaumu.

Kapiti's mayor defends decision to eject three members of the public from council meeting.

Wellington

Basin flyover officially scrapped

The proposed $90 million Basin Reserve flyover project is now officially dead.

NZTA has officially abandoned its plans for a Basin Reserve flyover.

Rod Petricevic's jail release challenged

Rod Petricevic was previously refused parole after 'failing to show enough remorse for his crimes'.

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is trying to stop former Bridgecorp boss Rod Petricevic's release from jail.

Wairarapa

All Blacks thrill fans video

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All Blacks Ma'a Nonu, Nehe Milner-Skudder and Victor Vito with children from Greytown Early Years childcare centre this morning.

A whole town was in the palm of three All Blacks' large mitts this morning - then it painted them.

School abuzz for ABs video

Carterton School pupils, from left, Lyon Rodger, Kayne Allanson, Jeordie Fennell, Harry Russell and Georgie-Leigh Te Rangi are thrilled to be meeting three of the All Blacks.

All Blacks' trek around the smaller centres has two Wairarapa towns excited.

Porirua

'Give up his body' - neighbour told wife

A body was found in this Titahi Bay state home on Sunday.

Through a crack in a window, a neighbour tried to convince a woman to give up her dead husband's body.

Truckie wins national hero award

Michael McGregor, whose bravery at an incident this year has been acknowledged with a hero award.

A local truck driver has won the 'NZ Road Transport Hero 2015' award at an event in Christchurch onĀ 

Kapiti

Failed Kapiti Arts Trail applications overturned

Rona Morton-Grant has been allowed to take her place on the Kapiti Arts Trail after her the decision to reject her application was overturned.

Artists who had their Kapiti Arts Trail applications rejected are now being allowed to take their places on the trail.

Defiant park users confront construction machinery

Workers driving heavy machinery in Queen Elizabeth Park face walkers and cyclists continuing into construction areas despite 'no entry' signs and verbal warnings.

Walkers and cyclists are putting themselves in danger near heavy machinery in Queen Elizabeth Park, and some have abused workers.

Hutt Valley

No-one home as fire destroys Wainuiomata flat

A house in Weymouth Grove, Wainuiomata, was engulfed in flames on Thursday morning.

No-one was home in a Wainuiomata house destroyed by fire this morning.

Fire-dousing dragon wins civic award

Lower Hutt Civic Award winner Bob Rowell's tales of musical theatre dramas - both front and back stage - went down well with the audience, and Mayor Ray Wallace.

Civic award winner Bob Rowell, a musical theatre veteran, recalled when he came to a witch's rescue.

Hawke's Bay

Staff involved in blackmarket issued warning

Hawke's Bay Seafoods premises were raided by MPI compliance officers on Wednesday

Seafood company co-operating with authorities over investigation into blackmarket operation.

Opening performance honours Tama Huata

Tama Huata, Hastings, was the founder of the National Waiata Maori Music Awards, an annual event honouring those working in Maori music.

The opening performance of this year's National Waiata Maori Music Awards will be a special tribute to the event's founder.

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