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Wellingtonian scores role in Shortland Street

Wellington actor Maxwell Apse, who is playing Edwin Daley in Shortland Street.

A young Wellingtonian actor hit the small screen for the first time last week, after securing a 15-episode run in Shortland Street.

The world of a foreign correspondent

David Barber: "The Mururoa nuclear bomb testing trip was the highlight of my life because that was the world's first government ban the bomb protest."

Former foreign correspondent David Barber talks about working in 50 countries, the prime minister who tried to destroy his career and having the right to die.

What's on in Wellington

William Kircher stars in The Hound of the Baskervilles at Circa Theatre.

Music, comedy, art and sports. Here's what's on this week.

From an army base to Wellywood

Burnham St as it is in 2015, from the Dorset Cove housing development. The Fort Dorset park in the middle of the photo is now part of Seatoun School.

Burnham St's varied history includes an army base, a film set and a housing development.

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.

The three Rs - and two Cs

Wellington Girls College students, from left, Alice Galinski, Josie Chambers, Erica Painter and Jenny Whipps are all participating in the Codeworx competition in October.

Computer coding could sit alongside reading, writing and arithmetic under Labour plan.

Whanau 'abandoned' child sex victim

Judge Tony Adeane said a Gisborne family's intimidation of a victim of sexual offending "made a mockery of notions of whanau".

Mother and daughter jailed for trying to pervert the course of justice in child sex case.

Cabbie bowled over ombudsman

Dame Beverly Wakem was injured when a taxi reversed and knocked her down.

Beverley Wakem "gobsmacked" as driver who broke her leg is discharged without conviction.

Wellington

The world of a foreign correspondent

David Barber: "The Mururoa nuclear bomb testing trip was the highlight of my life because that was the world's first government ban the bomb protest."

Former foreign correspondent David Barber talks about working in 50 countries, the prime minister who tried to destroy his career and having the right to die.

What's on in Wellington

William Kircher stars in The Hound of the Baskervilles at Circa Theatre.

Music, comedy, art and sports. Here's what's on this week.

Wairarapa

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.

Death in hospital car park

A man has died in this car park at Wairarapa Hospital in Masterton after having a heart attack in his parked car.

A doctor finishing a night shift found a body close to the hospital’s A&E entrance.

Porirua

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.

Ayla Collins improving daily

Nora Madill with Jerry Collins' orphaned daughter, Ayla Collins, a few days after her discharge from a Canadian hospital.

Former All Black Jerry Collins' orphaned baby Ayla is thriving in Canada.

Kapiti

Charity box theft astounds widow

Michele Phillips and workers at Kapiti Radiators and Tyres are shocked a memorial charity box for the business' founder Paul Phillips was stolen in a break-in on Wednesday morning.

Charity box in memory of Kapiti businessman who died from cancer stolen from his widow.

Sludge found in Kapiti stream

The oily sludge discovered in Wainui Stream on Sunday.

A man used rubbish gloves and an icecream container to "bail out" sludge from a Kapiti stream.

Hutt Valley

Tramper injured in bush

Wellington's Westpac rescue helicopter flew a man to Wellington Hospital after he was injured tramping in steep bush in the Hutt Valley.

Elderly tramper airlifted to hospital after falling in steep bush near Wellington.

Aqua-jogger catches clothes thief

Naenae Olympic Pool was opened in 1956 by then-Lower Hutt mayor Percy Dowse.

An aqua-jogger caught a thief trying on her clothes in a public swimming pool carpark.

Hawke's Bay

Whanau 'abandoned' child sex victim

Judge Tony Adeane said a Gisborne family's intimidation of a victim of sexual offending "made a mockery of notions of whanau".

Mother and daughter jailed for trying to pervert the course of justice in child sex case.

Gang cut from NZ GTA gallery

100% Pure New Zealand, Hell's 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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