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Paws in the city gallery video

Greta Terris, 5, of Berhampore gets up close and personal with 3-month-old Bruno at Wellington SPCA's open day on Saturday.

Claws and paws as SPCA opens its doors.

Capital Waitangi Day celebrates culture gallery video

The 'war/ceremony' waka is returned to the wharewaka at Whairepo Lagoon as part of Te Wharewaka o Poneke celebrations for Waitangi Day in Wellington.

Family and culture mark capital Waitangi Day celebrations.

Rise of beauty entrepreneurs

Kiwi vlogger Shannon Harris, otherwise known as Shaaanxo, is ranked fourth in the world for beauty channels on YouTube and is New Zealand's most subscribed channel.

Beauty is a billion dollar business in New Zealand, and it's bred a new generation of entrepreneurs.

Long weekend traffic jams

It was slow-going on the highways north of Wellington on Friday.

Traffic snarled up north of Wellington as everyone escapes for the long weekend.

Mallard supporting illegal racer's court case

Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard: "I think it is important to provide some support for [the man], who has entirely through his own poor judgement and panic, got himself into, what he knows, is a very serious situation".

MP Trevor Mallard asked court to allow a man caught at 210kmh to escape conviction for lying to police.

Council 'regifts' sewer pipes

Stella Lawson copped a $22,000 repair bill the other week when the sewer pipe connecting to her house failed.

Wellington City Council is considering taking back responsibility for sewer pipes it 'gifted' to homeowners 10 years ago.

Fence issue has city-wide implications

Peter Aitchison sits in his lounge looking out at the view, which was blocked by a neighbour's fence. The Environment Court has ordered the fence to come down.

A couple who fought for their view and won may have the huge fence taken down faster than they had hoped.

Crowds fill Te Papa video

Crowds gather outside Te Papa's Gallipoli: The Scale of our War exhibition.

Te Papa museum had its busiest January ever, with Gallipoli and DreamWorks exhibitions drawing crowds.

Wellington

Paws in the city gallery video

Greta Terris, 5, of Berhampore gets up close and personal with 3-month-old Bruno at Wellington SPCA's open day on Saturday.

Claws and paws as SPCA opens its doors.

Capital Waitangi Day celebrates culture gallery video

The 'war/ceremony' waka is returned to the wharewaka at Whairepo Lagoon as part of Te Wharewaka o Poneke celebrations for Waitangi Day in Wellington.

Family and culture mark capital Waitangi Day celebrations.

Wairarapa

Teens farewelled in Featherston and Northland

The aftermath of a crash in the Masterton CBD on Sunday morning that killed two teens.

Packed funeral for teen remembered for his " awesome, outgoing character".

Armed man on the run

Police say Califf Anthony Dickson is on the run.

Police are searching for Featherston man Califf Anthony Dickson, who is believed to be in the greater Wellington area.

Porirua

Capital Waitangi Day celebrates culture gallery video

The 'war/ceremony' waka is returned to the wharewaka at Whairepo Lagoon as part of Te Wharewaka o Poneke celebrations for Waitangi Day in Wellington.

Family and culture mark capital Waitangi Day celebrations.

Armed man on the run

Police say Califf Anthony Dickson is on the run.

Police are searching for Featherston man Califf Anthony Dickson, who is believed to be in the greater Wellington area.

Kapiti

'Ghost chips' apology from Eta

The offending packet of chips, as posted by Nathan Dickey, on the Eta Facebook page.

Eta has apologised after a 150g Kettle chips packet was found to contain only 40g.

American barbecue coming to Waikanae

Todd Cameron at Waikanae's North End Brewery, which he jointly runs. The brewery will be joined by a barbecue restaurant, Salt and Wood Collective, at the end of March.

A smoker oven imported from America will be one of the star attractions of a new barbecue restaurant under construction in Waikanae. 

Hutt Valley

Mallard supporting illegal racer's court case

Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard: "I think it is important to provide some support for [the man], who has entirely through his own poor judgement and panic, got himself into, what he knows, is a very serious situation".

MP Trevor Mallard asked court to allow a man caught at 210kmh to escape conviction for lying to police.

Armed man on the run

Police say Califf Anthony Dickson is on the run.

Police are searching for Featherston man Califf Anthony Dickson, who is believed to be in the greater Wellington area.

Hawke's Bay

Free parking fails to deliver diners video

Aaron Wheadon outside his restaurant and bar, Down the Road, in Hastings. He says a Hastings District Council trial of free parking in the central city has cost him significant business.

A Hastings initiative to encourage people into the city has been welcomed by most but is backfiring for one restaurant owner.

AOS cop wants name secret

A Hawke's Bay armed offender's squad member acquitted of careless use of a firearm has appealed a judge's decision that would see him identified.

Officer who accidentally shot a handcuffed man has filed appeal to keep name suppression

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