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Good news at last for refugee family

Falma Atakure, left, and Ylak Tlahun will be moving with their children Natnael and Tensae Ayele from their damp Strathmore house to a new home in Kilbirnie, Wellington.

Ylak Tliahun cried when he saw his new house after a long battle with Housing New Zealand.

Kids go on crime spree

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Children as young as nine are behind a spate of crimes in suburban Porirua.

Porirua getting wired for fast wi-fi

Those in Porirua CBD should be able to enjoy access fast, free wi-fi by the end of the year.

Porirua's cbd could have a new fast and free public wi-fi service by the end of the year.

Do you know this couple?

Do you know this couple? They may have lost 1500 holiday snaps ... but a British 'sleuth' is hoping to return the priceless memories.

Kiwi couple may have lost 1500 holiday snaps overseas. But help is at hand.

Switch and save

Wellington households save hundreds by switching power companies.

Wellington households save hundreds of dollars each year by switching power companies.

Phone charger could have caused fire

Firefighters battled a blaze at a Berhampore house on Friday.

Check your phone charger for faults. It could cost you a house.

Celebrated movie horse dies

Wabe the Friesian horse starred in films including the Chronicles of Narnia.

New Zealand's first horse of cinema has died.

Sculpture to take pride of place

An artist's impression of Neil Dawson's sculpture, Ascension, planned for the northern entrance to Masterton.

A ten metre high sculpture, suspended five metres above the ground is to be installed at the northern end of Masterton.

Wellington

Do you know this couple?

Do you know this couple? They may have lost 1500 holiday snaps ... but a British 'sleuth' is hoping to return the priceless memories.

Kiwi couple may have lost 1500 holiday snaps overseas. But help is at hand.

Trapped by 'taxi rage'

Student Sonia Costin outside the Arlington Apartments, where her taxi driver pursued a pedestrian in a road-rage incident on Saturday night.

Wellington taxi passenger caught in the middle of a road-rage stoush between her driver and a pedestrian.

Wairarapa

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.

Fatal crash case to proceed

Eamonn Woods, 29, in Masterton District Court earlier this year, denies causing the death of his girlfriend Laura Jessop, 19, in an accident last year.

Whether the accused was driving or not will be decided at trial, judge rules.

Porirua

Kids go on crime spree

26052015 NEWS Charlotte Curd/Fairfax NZ. Generic picture of New Plymouth Police Station. police

Children as young as nine are behind a spate of crimes in suburban Porirua.

Porirua getting wired for fast wi-fi

Those in Porirua CBD should be able to enjoy access fast, free wi-fi by the end of the year.

Porirua's cbd could have a new fast and free public wi-fi service by the end of the year.

Kapiti

MH17 seeds land in Wellington

Otaki man Rob Ayley, 29, was the proud father of two young sons.

Rob Ayley's Wellington family will grow sunflowers from the Ukranian plane crash site.

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

Barmy for buttons

A collection of Ruth Meier's Art Deco, buttons, currently being showcased as an exhibition at the Dowse.

A 3000-strong button collection is behind a new art exhibition.

Cinema screens give way to television screens

New Zealand actress Ngaire Porter enjoys the brand-new 700-seat Regent cinema in Naenae, Lower Hutt, in 1958.

Vistavision gave way to television as the decline of Wellington's great cinema age began in the 1960s.

Hawke's Bay

Half-a-million dollar meth bust

Just over half a kilo of methamphetamine, recovered by police from a vehicle in Hawke's Bay

Half-a-million dollars of methamphetamine seized and two men arrested in drugs bust.

Kiwi 'thrillseeker' killed in France

Aaron Cooke reportedly tried to take off between two hanging glaciers before his fatal fall.

Paraglider Aaron Cooke touched the lives of many his family says.

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