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Prison inquiry into armed inmate

Rimutaka prison is investigating how a prisoner managed to get a weapon to court.

How did remand prisoner have weapon when he appeared in Wellington court?

Dancing with the death penalty wins Stage Challenge prize

Horowhenua College students had something very right with their Stage Challenge production of Dead Wrong, which topped entries from throughout the country for concept.

Teens exploring the death penalty debate through a creative stage production have won a national prize.

Motorway to close completely

Four new gantries, similar to the one pictured, will be installed while the motorway is closed this weekend.

The Wellington urban motorway will be shut in both directions on Saturday night.

Good-sort still a mystery

The Chaston children, from left, Savannah, 4, Deegan, 2, Dantae, 7, and up front stacking cans from the mystery food box is Logan, 2, with Kirsty Crane and Kevin Chaston.

A mysterious good-sort has been delivering food parcels to families needing a bit of help.

Tostee caught in parole bind

Gable Tostee.

Australian man accused of killing NZer Warriena Wright could face conflicting bail conditions when he is released from prison.

Basin Reserve flyover appeal finishes gallery video

An artist's impression of what the proposed Basin Reserve flyover would look like from Hania St in central Wellington.

NZTA says it did not need to spend lots of time looking at Basin flyover alternatives.

Phoenix 'confident' over recall

Phoenix Organic Cola is among the drinks being recalled.

Soft drinks company believes it has pinpointed all affected batches.

Two options for bus network

Two options have been identified for a rapid bus network through central Wellington.

Plans to create a rapid bus network through Wellington have been narrowed down to two choices.

Wellington

Basin Reserve flyover appeal finishes gallery video

An artist's impression of what the proposed Basin Reserve flyover would look like from Hania St in central Wellington.

NZTA says it did not need to spend lots of time looking at Basin flyover alternatives.

Two options for bus network

Two options have been identified for a rapid bus network through central Wellington.

Plans to create a rapid bus network through Wellington have been narrowed down to two choices.

Wairarapa

Not guilty pleas: $30m gaming charges

Pokie machines.

Four men have pleaded not guilty to allegations of $30 million in gaming fraud.

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.

Porirua

One injured after crash blocks SH58

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

A multiple-car crash closed a main highway north of Wellington for about 8 hours.

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

Good-sort still a mystery

The Chaston children, from left, Savannah, 4, Deegan, 2, Dantae, 7, and up front stacking cans from the mystery food box is Logan, 2, with Kirsty Crane and Kevin Chaston.

A mysterious good-sort has been delivering food parcels to families needing a bit of help.

Hutt town hall costs rise again

The horticultural hall (left, in this 2013 photo), has already been bowled to make way for a new events centre.  The town hall and clock tower will stay, but costs to upgrade and earthquake strengthen them are rising.

The cost of the Hutt City Council's upgraded Town Hall and new events centre continues to rise.

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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