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The Ohariu charade

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne.

Opinion: This year, both Tory and Green supporters could be holding their nose as they cast their vote in Ohariu.

Bringing summer to Welly

Tomorrow People keyboardist Tana Tupai says Homegrown is a "iconic festival in our backyard".

Tomorrow People's "sunshine reggae" will bring summer to Wellington after all, at next month's Jim Beam Homegrown.

Parting gift becomes an attraction

The piano will ultimately be housed at the new town hall though it will have to have a special storage compartment built ...

Music teacher's grand piano, bequeathed to Martinborough community, has enabled the creation of a new music festival.

It's a double rainbow

Gordon Douglas snapped the rainbow in Hataitai on Sunday night.

Snap-happy locals were delighted by the rare phenomenon. But can you see it?

Kebai Liu found dead

The body of Wellington woman Kebai Liu, 76, has been located by police after an exhaustive two-day search.

Police have confirmed a body found in a bush is that of a missing elderly Wellington woman.

Phew! the race is run gallery

About 2000 runners prepare for the half-marathon.

Record 14,300 round the bays on a calm capital day.

Swimmer completes strait's 100th crossing

Filipowski only discovered his ability to swim long distances in 2011 but has been a roll over since, completing long ...

Near perfect conditions helped an American swimmer conquer the Cook Strait crossing for the 100th time.

Big bill for riverbank and flood defence repairs

Frequent flooding has turned the Kebbells Bend Trail beside the Waikanae River from a pleasant gravel pathway to a ...

GWRC faces a sizeable bill to repair riverbanks and flood defences damaged by all the unseasonal flooding.

Wellington

Bringing summer to Welly

Tomorrow People keyboardist Tana Tupai says Homegrown is a "iconic festival in our backyard".

Tomorrow People's "sunshine reggae" will bring summer to Wellington after all, at next month's Jim Beam Homegrown.

It's a double rainbow

Gordon Douglas snapped the rainbow in Hataitai on Sunday night.

Snap-happy locals were delighted by the rare phenomenon. But can you see it?

Wairarapa

Parting gift becomes an attraction

The piano will ultimately be housed at the new town hall though it will have to have a special storage compartment built ...

Music teacher's grand piano, bequeathed to Martinborough community, has enabled the creation of a new music festival.

Former WWI pilots' relatives meet

Michael Bell, left, and Cynthia Williams, right, in front of the  Vintage Aviator FE2B.  With them is Vintage Aviator  ...

Wings continues tradition of bringing aviation fans together.

Porirua

Thousands lost in building sale

Property developer Ian Cassels.

As property prices surge nationwide, one council loses thousands on real estate deal.

Busy times for Solia

Frances Solia, who owns a gym in Porirua and has been named as Samoa's new national coach.

The former Central Pulse netball player doesn't have much time to sit still.

Kapiti

What does $630m look like?

The Kapiti Coast Express Day will open up 5km of the new expressway to the public, with shuttle buses, entertainment ...

Huge crowds give brand, spanking new SH1 Kapiti expressway an unofficial road test.

Whooping cough at Kapiti school

Another case of whooping cough has been diagnosed in a college student from the Wellington region.

The highly infectious disease has been diagnosed in yet another student.

Hutt Valley

Beer, bikes, bays and art deco

Thousands typically flock to the Island Bay Festival in Wellington.

From the Rounds the Bays to Napier's art deco festival, we're spoiled for choice this weekend.

Beauty seen from a bird's eye view

Video artist Murray Hewitt offers a new perspective of the Hutt River as part of the Common Ground festival in Lower Hutt.

Artist Murray Hewitt will take viewers on a bird's eye tour of Hutt River

Hawke's Bay

Singing in the rain

Zack, 10, and Jayde White, 8, with the Gemco car Zach raced on Sunday morning.

No amount of rain could stop the music and dance and art deco.

E.coli found in Hawke's Bay water

Residents of the seaside town of Waimarama have been advised to boil their drinking water until further notice.

Residents in the Hawke's Bay town of Waimarama have been told to boil their water, after low levels of E.coli were detected.

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