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CuriousCity: Inside the charity bins video

Clothing piled high in sacks from charity bins is dealt with on the sorting floor of the St Vinnies Newtown store.

From building off-cuts to sleeping vagrants - all sorts turn up in the St Vinnies clothing bins.

Harry Potter now on sale in NZ video

Avid Harry Potter fan Sara Epperson and her 13-month old daughter Milly, lined up at Whitcoulls South City, ...

Fans across NZ flocked to bookstores on Sunday to get their hands on the eighth Harry Potter title.

Hutt students build preschool in Samoa

A group of students from Hutt International Boys' School raised funds and travelled to Samoa to build a preschool.

While July was cold and wet in the Hutt Valley, 12 Hutt International Boys' School students and two of their teachers toiled away in the heat and humidity of Samoa during the recent school break.

Fur flies over Hutt dog park

Little Dribblers in action on McEwan Park, Petone. The council wants to build a fenced off dog park to help owners ...

Fur flying over proposed Hutt dog park.

Business blooms for Porirua florist

Tracey King from Black Rose Florist Porirua has recently moved her business back into Cobham Ct and is hoping other ...

Tracey Wellington has moved her business into Hartham Pl, Porirua and she's hoping others will join her.

Sunken digger, hidden prankster

A 25 tonne digger has been hauled from the Kapiti Coast surf  after it was discovered there Saturday morning.

A $250,000 digger was dragged out of the surf at Kapiti - but how did it end up there?

Asbestos found near school

A specialist asbestos removal team remove traces of the dangerous material from a central Newtown, Wellington building ...

Workers made a dangerous find while digging outside a Wellington school.

Antique vestments stolen from church

Antique embroidered vestments were similar to this design.

Embroidered vestments more than 100 years old stolen nicked from Wellington church.

Wellington

CuriousCity: Inside the charity bins video

Clothing piled high in sacks from charity bins is dealt with on the sorting floor of the St Vinnies Newtown store.

From building off-cuts to sleeping vagrants - all sorts turn up in the St Vinnies clothing bins.

Sunken digger, hidden prankster

A 25 tonne digger has been hauled from the Kapiti Coast surf  after it was discovered there Saturday morning.

A $250,000 digger was dragged out of the surf at Kapiti - but how did it end up there?

Wairarapa

Drones v pea weevils

Crop surveying can be done with fixed-wing drones such as this Gatewing X100 drone.

Experts say aerial technology could be a vital weapon against biosecurity threats.

Super district on the cards

The Wairarapa landscape, politically-speaking, could be set to change.

The super-city idea could make way for a super-district in the Wellington region.

Porirua

Fighting for girl power

Seen here with Latu Talu, head coach of the gym Simone Harris is the first female coach in Billy Graham's boxing academy..

If boxing can help at-risk boys, why not girls too?

NZ's top property hot spot?

Major earthworks for the Transmission Gully motorway north of Wellington are well under way. It will be finished in ...

Porirua suburb of Cannons Creek, Wellington, tops property investor list - but not everyone is happy.

Kapiti

Sunken digger, hidden prankster

A 25 tonne digger has been hauled from the Kapiti Coast surf  after it was discovered there Saturday morning.

A $250,000 digger was dragged out of the surf at Kapiti - but how did it end up there?

Judge clears way for kids' camp

The house where Stand Children's Services wants to set up a children's village.

Court rejects arguments against a children's village in a well-to-do neighbourhood.

Hutt Valley

Hutt students build preschool in Samoa

A group of students from Hutt International Boys' School raised funds and travelled to Samoa to build a preschool.

While July was cold and wet in the Hutt Valley, 12 Hutt International Boys' School students and two of their teachers toiled away in the heat and humidity of Samoa during the recent school break.

Fur flies over Hutt dog park

Little Dribblers in action on McEwan Park, Petone. The council wants to build a fenced off dog park to help owners ...

Fur flying over proposed Hutt dog park.

Hawke's Bay

Harry Potter now on sale in NZ video

Avid Harry Potter fan Sara Epperson and her 13-month old daughter Milly, lined up at Whitcoulls South City, ...

Fans across NZ flocked to bookstores on Sunday to get their hands on the eighth Harry Potter title.

Prison contraband arrests

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L-R:  Razor wire or razor ribbon on the perimeter fence.
The Arohata Women's Prison ...

Four men are accused of trying to get drugs over the wire into Hawke's Bay prison.

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