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Black Cap pleads guilty

Cricketer Doug Bracewell has pleaded guilty to driving with breath alcohol more than three-time the legal limit. (File photo)

Doug Bracewell admits to drink driving, saying he "stuffed up and made an extremely bad call".

Mayor challenges Government

Horowhenua councillor Ross Campbell is accused by other councilors of breaching the code of conduct.

Horowhenua mayor Michael Feyen doesn't trust his deputy mayor, but can't get rid of him.

Blaze guts Porirua home

The house is well involved just after 9am on Thursday.

Nobody injured but property destroyed in huge fire.

Fancy a drop?

Is bigger better when it comes to wine?

Drinking wine at a winery, while listening to winemakers debate about wine

Call to abolish restraint beds

The plight of Ashley Peacock has shone a spotlight on seclusion practices in recent years.

Review into jails, police and healthcare says seclusion and restraints are used too often.

Stop hedging us in video

Vince Osborne stands in front of his hedge in January.

OPINION: Some neighbours have only to see a hedge before they dream of a chainsaw. Do they have nothing better to do?

Dust off your clogs

Foxton's Big Dutch Day Out at the deMolen Windmill in Foxton will raise money to restore the town's stone-ground flour mill.

Foxton's out-of-action windmill is turning 14, and this year's party could get it working again.

House engulfed in flames

A house fire took over an hour to control in Wairarapa. (FILE PHOTO)

Fire crews battle a blaze in rural Wairarapa.

Wellington

Police injuries going down

Frontline police officers reported 1765 injuries sustained on the job in 2016.

Burns, puncture wounds, being spat on - better work stories?

'Probable' Wellington Zika case

An Aedes aegypti mosquito that can transmit the Zika virus.

Resident had "all the clinical features of Zika" after trip to Tonga last year.

Wairarapa

House engulfed in flames

A house fire took over an hour to control in Wairarapa. (FILE PHOTO)

Fire crews battle a blaze in rural Wairarapa.

Sinister rumours as six cats go missing

Masterton's Bentley Street, where there are plenty of cats and, also, plenty of intrigue.

Among the tidy villas and hedges on Bentley St, residents suspect something sinister is afoot.

Porirua

Blaze guts Porirua home

The house is well involved just after 9am on Thursday.

Nobody injured but property destroyed in huge fire.

Diver dies at Titahi Bay

A diver died after getting into trouble at Titahi Bay on Sunday. (FILE)

A diver got into trouble on Sunday afternoon in Porirua and died before a helicopter arrived.

Kapiti

Stop hedging us in video

Vince Osborne stands in front of his hedge in January.

OPINION: Some neighbours have only to see a hedge before they dream of a chainsaw. Do they have nothing better to do?

Stepdad 'beat up rapist'

A Paraparaumu man has gone on trial for beating the man who raped his stepdaughter.

His teen stepdaughter was raped. Now he's accused of bashing the man who did it.

Hutt Valley

Prayers on council agenda queried

Lower Hutt councillor Chris Milne took issue with Christian prayers being added to the committee meeting agenda, "in ...

Lower Hutt councillor criticises inclusion of "religious statement" at meeting.

Suspected brawl at Wainui shop

Reports of fighting in a shop on Wainuiomata's Queen St has prompted a police response. (FILE PHOTO)

Police respond to reports of a Wainuiomata shopkeeper being hit in the head.

Hawke's Bay

Black Cap pleads guilty

Cricketer Doug Bracewell has pleaded guilty to driving with breath alcohol more than three-time the legal limit. (File photo)

Doug Bracewell admits to drink driving, saying he "stuffed up and made an extremely bad call".

Fancy a drop?

Is bigger better when it comes to wine?

Drinking wine at a winery, while listening to winemakers debate about wine

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