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Rare white whale spotted

An up-close look at the white humpback whale, thought to be known as Migaloo.

A rare white humpback whale spotted in Cook Strait is one of only four ever recorded.

Students tackle Masterton graffiti video

Makoura College students help clean up graffiti in Masterton.

Masterton college students muck-in to tackle town's graffiti.

Tun of fun: Crafting own hop heaven

Bringing their wort to the boil for their American Pale Ale is Upper Hutt Leader reporter Blake Crayton-Brown, left, and manager Grant Davidson.

A Wellington brewing enterprise enables quaffers to make their own hoppy concoctions.

Editorial: Care needed with TPP

Trade Minister Tim Groser says it's "show time" for the 12-country Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal.

OPINION: NZ needs to be ready to walk away from the Trans Pacific Partnership if it doesn’t deliver.

Cheesy ad boosts tax refund payouts video

Inland Revenue has spent $41,000 on a series of tax refund videos based on 1980s aerobics.

A cheesy aerobics video ad campaign has led to Inland Revenue handing out an extra $50 million in tax refunds.

Donor suffers for her gift

Robin Howarth is regaining his health after a kidney transplant, but has seen the health and finances of his donor, daughter Elsie, fall apart.

Giving her dad a kidney saved the taxpayer thousands, but she's still waiting for support.

Baby Ayla well enough to return home

Neemia Tialata tweeted this photo of baby Ayla.

Jerry Collins baby daughter is now well enough to leave French hospital and return to her mother's native Canada

Lifeline for capital's trolley buses

Trolley buses could be a feature of Wellington's streets beyond June 30, 2017, thanks to a regional council plan change.

Council plan change opens the door for trolley buses to hang around beyond 2017.

Wellington

Editorial: Care needed with TPP

Trade Minister Tim Groser says it's "show time" for the 12-country Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal.

OPINION: NZ needs to be ready to walk away from the Trans Pacific Partnership if it doesn’t deliver.

Donor suffers for her gift

Robin Howarth is regaining his health after a kidney transplant, but has seen the health and finances of his donor, daughter Elsie, fall apart.

Giving her dad a kidney saved the taxpayer thousands, but she's still waiting for support.

Wairarapa

Backyards trashed by fleeing car

A worker repairs a fence smashed by a man fleeing police in Masterton on Thursday afternoon.

One man arrested and another being hunted after car chase smashes fences, gardens and lawns.

Farmer welcomes river access

Ali Gordon, Mia Gordon, Alistair Gibb and daughter Emma on a pony trek on the track across farmland to a scenic section of the Ruamahanga River near Gladstone.

Alistair Gibb says he would like to see better public access across farmland - and he is showing the lead.

Porirua

Donor suffers for her gift

Robin Howarth is regaining his health after a kidney transplant, but has seen the health and finances of his donor, daughter Elsie, fall apart.

Giving her dad a kidney saved the taxpayer thousands, but she's still waiting for support.

Viard first-five leads by example

Bishop Viard 1st XV first-five Foliga Vaalepu-Austin is having an outstanding season.

Foliga Vaalepu-Austin is one of the leaders on the field for Bishop Viard's 1st XV.

Kapiti

'He was precious, amazing, cheeky'

Remy Stirling Wiffen with his mother Daya Wiffen.

Toddler's service marked with party parents never got to throw for him.

Drug trial collapses

A drug trial collapsed this week for reasons that are suppressed.

What was supposed to be a six-week trial has been abandoned in the first week.

Hutt Valley

Hutt Hospital called out on epilepsy

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Hutt Valley seizure sufferers receive poorer treatment than patients in Wellington.

Belted up from weight loss

050814 Hutt News: Rawiri Nathan

Rawiri Nathan can now fly without a seat belt extension.

Hawke's Bay

First-time winners in Wellington marathon

Napier's Ruby Muir was 28sec off the women's course record in winning the Wellington marathon today.

Two runners secured their first marathon wins in Wellington on Sunday morning.

Driver hurt in Clive crash

A 33-year-old man was taken to hospital after driving into a power pole in Hawke's Bay.

Man taken to hospital with head injuries after car hits power pole near Clive.

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