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One critical after serious crash

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash in Porirua.

A multiple car crash on State Highway 58 north of Wellington has left one person in a critical condition and forced the closure of the highway.

Phoenix soft drink recall

Phoenix Organic Cola is among the drinks being recalled.

Hundreds of thousands of bottles recalled, over fears of glass fragments in drink.

'Real-time' eye on fishing boats

Under an MPI proposal fishermen would enter fishing data into a device such as an iPad or tablet as they were fishing

Computer monitoring on all boats may replace fisheries observers.

SPCA to trial body cameras

Wellington SPCA's senior animal welfare inspector Ben Lakomy will become the first SPCA inspector nationwide to be armed with a body camera while investigating animal abuse cases.

Wellington's SPCA inspectors will lead the way in a national trial.

Unlikely that babies seen as 'lab rats'

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley was furious at officials who suggested an observational trial on 60,000 newborns to check abuse-predictor tool.

Officials proposing study to see whether children would get abused wouldn't have thought of them as "lab rats", ethics expert says.

Harbour death may remain mystery

More than 400 mourners gathered for popular Irish expat Finbarr Clabby's funeral earlier this month.

Hopes dashed that CCTV might answer how Finbarr Clabby ended up in the water.

More money for nurse training

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced more funding for high-level nurses.

As Wellington's hospitals reach near full capacity, Government moves to boost senior nursing staff.

'So many red herrings'

Danica Weeks, whose husband was aboard the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, in Sydney. 6th March 2015 Photo: Janie Barrett

After a 510-day wait, Danica Weeks faces another 24 hours before she can be sure if this is the MH370 breakthrough.

Wellington

Wait drags on for chilly residents

Marshall Court Apartments Tenants, including Lawrie Penney, front, meet council representatives over concerns with the new building.

Residents of Wellington's award winning council flats are still waiting for curtains and baffles.

Flyover: Option X returns to haunt NZTA gallery video

The Architectural Centre's proposed alternative to the Basin Reserve flyover, known as Option X.

It started as a sketch on an envelope, and became one of the main roadblocks to the Basin Reserve flyover.

Wairarapa

Woolly thinking could win $80k

Wairarapa designer Emma Warren's "Bound by 8" glueless woollen shoes, built around wool's inherent felting properties, have scored her a spot in the finals of the international Dyson design awards.

She grew up on a Wairarapa sheep farm, now she's rebooting fashionable shoes.

DHB staff not taking leave

Wairarapa Hospital Masterton Hospital A&E Accident and Emergency DHB Ambulance

For many of Wairarapa health board's 500 staff it is a case of all work and no play.

Porirua

One critical after serious crash

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash in Porirua.

A multiple car crash on State Highway 58 north of Wellington has left one person in a critical condition and forced the closure of the highway.

NZ couple touched by kindness

A memory card with 1500 holiday snaps of this couple was found in Wells, England on 21 July. With the help of Stuff readers, the couple has since been identified as Kate and Blu Lang, of Porirua.

Couple on mystery camera memory card grateful to be found.

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

Barging to Matui/Somes

DOC is today using a barge to take heavy equipment to Matui/Somes Island.

A heavily laden barge joined boating traffic on Wellington Harbour this morning.

Petone dog row likely

Hutt City Council is calling for submissions on whether dogs should be allowed on Jackson St, Petone, and whether the city needs fenced dog parks.

A scrap seems inevitable over possible changes to Hutt council rules over dogs.

Hawke's Bay

Shotgun, cash and meth arrest

Police have recovered half a kilogram of  methamphetamine from a vehicle in the car park of the Napier Warehouse.

Police grab 45-year-old man with 500g of meth in Warehouse car park.

Gang cut from NZ GTA gallery

100% Pure New Zealand, Hell Pizza and 'Te Warewhare' in a Dre Hema-Kani's GTA V modification.

More classic Kiwi icons have been added to Grand Theft Auto, but the Mongrel Mob is out.

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