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Toddler drowns in pond

Remy Stirling Wiffen, the son of former Central Pulse netballer Daya Wiffen, has drowned.

Cheeky, adventurous 18-month-old Remy Wiffen was adored by everyone, his family says.

Faafoi slams housing policy

Mana MP Kris Faafoi is taking issue with the Government's state housing policy.

Mana MP Kris Faafoi says selling state houses to an Australian company will not go down well in Porirua.

One dead in Johnsonville stabbing video

Police at the Broderick Rd, Johnsonville cordon.

A 9-year-old boy is among the victims in a late-night stabbing in Wellington that killed one.

Outrage at body move 'betrayal'

Norman John Harris killed Cheyenne Ihaka, 16, in a car crash, then moved his body to divert the blame.

Even the judge is unhappy with the punishment for a teen who moved his friend's body into the driver's seat of a car to take the blame for a crash.

Stormy weather eases by game time

Put back into its place in May, the Wellington Zephyrometer should get a testing workout in the next day or two.

It's going to be a wet and windy end to the week for many - but things should settle down for Saturday's Super Rugby final in Wellington.

Hunt for dangerous man in the Hutt

Kayne Allan Byrne, 27, is wanted by police.

Police are warning the public to stay away from a dangerous man on the run in the Hutt Valley.

NZ Ballet: 60 years of costumes gallery video

02062015 news photo: Rhiannon McConnell/Fairfax NZ: Technical director Andrew Lees says thousands of Royal New Zealand Ballet costumes have been kept over the years

Skeletons, guns, swords and a giant crocodile, all in an unassuming Upper Hutt warehouse.

The bizarre calls we make

Wellington City Council has been receiving some strange inquiries.

"Is this the number where I can find a wife?" a caller has asked Wellington council.

Wellington

One dead in Johnsonville stabbing video

Police at the Broderick Rd, Johnsonville cordon.

A 9-year-old boy is among the victims in a late-night stabbing in Wellington that killed one.

Hunt for dangerous man in the Hutt

Kayne Allan Byrne, 27, is wanted by police.

Police are warning the public to stay away from a dangerous man on the run in the Hutt Valley.

Wairarapa

Outrage at body move 'betrayal'

Norman John Harris killed Cheyenne Ihaka, 16, in a car crash, then moved his body to divert the blame.

Even the judge is unhappy with the punishment for a teen who moved his friend's body into the driver's seat of a car to take the blame for a crash.

Clue to suspects in hut trashing

Cone Hut was originally built by Tararua Tramping Club in 1946, using local totara timbers, adzed into framing and split into slab walls.  It was rebuilt in the 1980s.

Club considers closing trashed hut, as clues about vandals come to light.

Porirua

Faafoi slams housing policy

Mana MP Kris Faafoi is taking issue with the Government's state housing policy.

Mana MP Kris Faafoi says selling state houses to an Australian company will not go down well in Porirua.

Lakes leak, money drains away

Te Marua's water storage lakes in 1984, when the southern lake (top) was 70 per cent complete. Leaks were discovered the next year.

Wellington's water storage lakes endured a disastrous decade of construction, leaking water and money in volumes.

Kapiti

Toddler drowns in pond

Remy Stirling Wiffen, the son of former Central Pulse netballer Daya Wiffen, has drowned.

Cheeky, adventurous 18-month-old Remy Wiffen was adored by everyone, his family says.

Kapiti flood scheme delayed by negotiations

Bennetts Rd, near the Waitohu Stream in Otaki, flooded on Saturday last week, then dry by the following Monday.

Access through private land delayed flood work, council says.

Hutt Valley

Owner lodges dog shooting complaint

Byron Cooper says his beloved dog Akuma should not have been shot by police.

Wainuiomata man takes case to Independent Police Conduct Authority after AOS shot his dog.

'They basically killed my family'

Byron Cooper says his beloved dog Akuma did not deserve to die.

Man whose dog was killed by police in a "terrifying" armed raid says pet was like a family member.

Hawke's Bay

Policeman's lot is not a happy one

A survey shows that nearly a quarter of police staff in some districts are feeling disengaged in their work.

The Gilbert and Sullivan song was right, a survey of police job satisfaction shows.

Sunny outlook for Hawke's Bay jobs

Pipfruit and tourism have helped boost jobs ads in Hawke's Bay by more than 11 per cent on a year ago.

There is a jobs bonanza in Hawke's Bay from better times for the pipfruit and tourism sectors.

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