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Helping to rebuild Cheboche

Katy Austin is raising money through the Cheboche Area Trust to help the post-earthquake rebuild in Nepal.

Hutt Valley woman Katy Austin was one week into a seven-week holiday in the UK last month when a devastating earthquake hit Nepal.

Lost in dense bush, woman 'ran for her life'

Susan O'Brien with 9-month-old Misha. She found the strength to survive a night in the bush after drinking the breast milk she is still feeding to Misha.

Breast milk expressed into a Moro bar wrapper gave her "adrenaline rush".

Boy in critical condition

Police outside Taradale School in Napier, on Monday, May 25, 2015.

A nine-year-old pupil is critical after being strangled in a school accident.

Wellington below freezing

Snow fall on the State Highway 2 Rimutaka Hill Rd, between Wairarapa and Hutt Valley, this week.

Central New Zealand caught the coldest of the cold overnight with temperatures dropping below freezing.

Titahi Bay couple provide a pathway to US

Kiwi Athletes Agency's Rob and Liesl Cheyne.

A Porirua couple are helping promising New Zealand athletes to get US college scholarships.

Post union boss wades in

"People in New Zealand expect a service and they're not getting it," says Postal Workers Union president John Maynard.

NZ Post is removing street post boxes because of vandalism.

Norths stalwart hits 100

Brenda Collins has notched 100 games for Northern United.

Brenda Collins is the third player to notch 100 games for Northern United's women's rugby side.

Few takers for CBD market

The Titahi Bay Lions Saturday market, first day at the back of the Waitangirua Mall on May 2.

Porirua City Council is struggling to attract tenders for the city centre market.

Wellington

Lost in dense bush, woman 'ran for her life'

Susan O'Brien with 9-month-old Misha. She found the strength to survive a night in the bush after drinking the breast milk she is still feeding to Misha.

Breast milk expressed into a Moro bar wrapper gave her "adrenaline rush".

Children find body of missing man

John Holmes Smith went missing in March 1986, aged 76.

John Smith's family finally have closure, with his remains identified after 29 years.

Wairarapa

Netball 'a victim of sexism'

Netball players at Masterton's Colombo Rd courts are putting up with substandard facilities while male-dominated sports enjoy lavish upgrades, a Wairarapa netball administrator says.

While male sports get upgrades, Wairarapa's netballers play on a dark court known as The Dungeon.

Partner mourns "ray of sunshine"

Shirley Mareikura, 44, of Masterton, was killed in a car crash at Mt Bruce north of Masterton on Wednesday night.

Partner of crash victim Shirley Mareikura had premonition of tragedy when siren sounded.

Porirua

Vandals hit Titahi Bay School

Some of 21 windows smashed during a vandalism spree at Titahi Bay school overnight on Thursday.

Primary school has 21 windows smashed in overnight attack.

Bail for Tawa killing charge

Bruce Coker died after suffering a head injury.

Accused gets electronically monitored bail on a charge of manslaughter of Bruce Coker at Tawa.

Kapiti

Our Lady of the Coast

Sculptor Martin Roestenberg works on his Virgin Mary statue, Our Lady of Lourdes, on site at Paraparaumu in 1958.

The faithful and bargain-savvy flocked to Paraparaumu's Virgin Mary statue.

School moves on from floods video

Flooding at Tawa School.

Flood-hit classrooms at a Wellington school should be moved, says principal.

Hutt Valley

Seal 'on the loose' in Lower Hutt

A seal relaxes along the Waiwhetu Stream in Lower Hutt.

Lower Hutt's young seal pup is better behaved than one causing commotion up north.

Nothing trivial about John

John Ogilvie lost his fullback spot to Bob Scott in 1954, when the former All Black joined Petone.

John Ogilvie lost his fullback spot in the Petone rugby team to Bob Scott in 1954.

Hawke's Bay

Boy in critical condition

Police outside Taradale School in Napier, on Monday, May 25, 2015.

A nine-year-old pupil is critical after being strangled in a school accident.

Rubbish dumper lands in tip

A man escaped serious injuries when he fell 1.5m into the dumping area at the Hastings Refuse Transfer Station on Sunday.

A trip to the tip ended up with a Hastings man joining his rubbish in the dumping area.  

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