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40,000 at Pukeahu's first dawn service gallery video

25042015 Photo:Ross Giblin/Fairfax NZ
The ANZAC Day dawn service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington.

Wellington's Pukeahu National War Memorial hosted its inaugural dawn ceremony, the first to mark the Anzac centenary.

Anzac Parade captures capital video

Reporter Matt Stewart in vintage military costume for Wellington's Anzac Eve Parade marking the centenary of the Gallipoli landings.

The Anzac Parade marking 100 years since the Gallipoli landings captured the capital.

Wellington

Anzac Parade captures capital video

Reporter Matt Stewart in vintage military costume for Wellington's Anzac Eve Parade marking the centenary of the Gallipoli landings.

The Anzac Parade marking 100 years since the Gallipoli landings captured the capital.

'Severe' quake near St Arnaud gallery video

Damage to a supermarket in Motueka from the April 24 earthquake.

A "severe" earthquake measuring 6.2 hit inland from Kaikoura, rattling Wellington and Christchurch.

Wairarapa

'Let her death not be in vain' video

Alexis Still

Families of Carterton tragedy welcome coroner's findings.

Balloon deaths 'preventable' gallery

The site of the fatal balloon accident in Carterton, Wairarapa, in which 11 people were killed.

Coroner recommends law change to prevent another such tragedy.

Porirua

Jewel thief earns prison time for haul

Behind bars, but keeping abreast on social media.

A man who ended up with more than $20,000 worth of gold and jewellery from two stores has been jailed for 2 1/2 years.

Cadets commemorate Anzac Day in Canberra

Alex Asbery, under officer in 41 City of Porirua Squadron, is excited to be part of a group of cadets celebrating the centenary of World War I in Camberra, Australia.

Alex Asbery and 14 other cadets from Porirua will spend Anzac week in Canberra.

Kapiti

Thousands turn out in for Anzac Day services

Dawn breaks at the Paraparaumu Memorial Arch.

A huge crowd turned out for Paraparaumu's Anzac Day dawn service.

Legal high call delayed for 'miracle'

Kapiti's council has delayed a decision on where legal highs can be sold in the district.

A decision that would see legal highs sold near a planned Catholic school has been delayed.

Hutt Valley

Cops chase car thief

Man leads police on car chase on Wellington's outskirts.

Hub caps flew as driver tried - and failed - to flee police down wrong side of road.

Hutt legal careers wrapped up

When Penny le Page and John Grigg arrived for their last day of work on Friday, they found their building covered in plastic wrap and a sign saying it was under quarantine.

 

Hawke's Bay

Taonga stolen near Hastings gallery

A mere that was taken during the burglary of a house in Hastings.

Hawke's Bay police are appealing for the return of 14 stolen taonga items.

Kiwi killed by Isis 'died a hero' video

Kadhem Chilab Abbas was killed instantly after a rocket attack on his car in Tikrit.

He left NZ to care for a sick son in Iraq, but was so appalled by IS that he took up arms.

Local papers

Thousands turn out in for Anzac Day services

Dawn breaks at the Paraparaumu Memorial Arch.

A huge crowd turned out for Paraparaumu's Anzac Day dawn service.

Anzac Day carries great-grandparents ideals into our world

28042015  Chilton St James pre-schoolers who scattered poppies among crosses honouring Gallipoli Fallen included, from left, Ruwenthika Nithyananthan, Alice McGeorge, Annabelle Walshe, Zoe Crout.  Photo: SIMON EDWARDS, FAIRFAX

Remembrance is not just a salute to the past, Chilton St James School old girl Lieutenant Commander Jenny Hoadley of the Royal NZ Navy told the school's Anzac ceremony.

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