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Anzac Day protests: fair or foul? video

Soldiers stand guard during the Anzac Day National Commemoration Service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

Anzac Day or the right to protest - is one any more sacred than the other?

Removing barriers to microchipping

From early 2018, Wellington will become the first city in New Zealand to make microchipping compulsory for cats, ...

A series of free microchipping sessions is at the heart of efforts to ensure all cats in the capital are chipped before a new bylaw comes into play.

Hongi and a handshake video

Willie Apiata greets a soldier with a hongi during the Anzac Day National Commemoration Service at Pukeahu National War ...

Victoria Cross recipient at ease with the public during Anzac Day services.

May month of planting

Plantings will be held every week during May by the Manawa Karioi Ecological Restoration Project.

Planting drive to kick of with trip to Tapu Te Ranga Marae next month.

Wellington debut for Africa film fest

Opening night film 'The Wedding Ring' offers a female perspective on love, marriage and customs as seen by the Niger’s ...

Wellingtonians are being invited on "a cultural safari" when the Africa Film Festival hits the capital in May.

Polluted stream frustrations video

A dead eel found in the stream earlier in April.

Clean-up reveals mayor's anger with slow progress - but council's own landfill also under fire.

Nokia House: in or out?

Nokia House on Manners St was one of the buildings deemed to need more checks after the Kaikoura earthquake.

Tenants, engineers and landlords have "differences in opinion" over occupancy of high-rise office building post quake.

Man seriously injured in Makara

The ambulance service and police were called to the scene.

Man injured after bicycle and car collide in Makara, Wellington.

Ringing in the good times video

Wellington Hospital's brand new end-of-treatment' bell at Wellington Hospital is the second in this country and 91st ...

Sam Hopkins becomes the first to sound Wellington Hospital's new end-of-cancer treatment bell.

Kiwi jet skier in unchartered waters

Jet ski racer Carl Lampe has set his sights on a top 10 finish at the UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.

At speeds of 140 kilometres, jet skier sets sights on world series

One hundred years of wisdom

Author Renee Hollis is travelling around New Zealand interviewing dozens of centenarians about their lives in the hope ...

Author is on mission to share the stories of our centenarians before it's too late.

Rental squeeze hits family

Justin Ferguson (rear) and his children Louie, 9, Otis, 8, Mila, 6, Joni, 4, and wife Mara have been looking for a house ...

After eight months of searching, a family of six say they're no closer to securing a Wellington rental.

Coffee, cake and ... Islam?

So far the Wellington meetups have drawn half a dozen people or so but organisers hope that number will grow as the word ...

Kiwi Muslims are driving a counter narrative to the negativity surrounding Islam and it's gaining traction in the capital.

Students petition council

Mikah Miller, 10, points out the dangerous crossing in Strathmore that many students have to make each day.

Adding a zebra crossing to busy Wellington road will make it safer, student says.

Drax back once again

Following a busy summer season of gigs both at home and abroad, Drax Project is headed back to the capital for  Easter.

From humble origins busking in Wellington to supporting Six60 on their Australian tour, Drax Project are going from strength to strength.

Origami wizard coming to town

Little Dog Barking actor Kenny King, with puppet Tim, from the company's play A Sausage Went for a Walk.


Rubbing shoulders with netball stars

Pulse captain Katrina Grant, with Abigail Callaghan, 9, Harriet Pearce, 11, and Tactix captain Hayley Saunders before ...

Eleven-year-old Harriet Pearce won the opportunity through the ANZ Future Captains competition to meet two of the country's best netballers.

Project 44 comes to life

Eastern Ward Councillors Simon Marsh, Sarah Free and Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle at the new Raukawa St satellite community ...

Three-year project to get satellite community centre in the Eastern suburbs is fulfilled.

$1m to go for surf club

The new surf life-saving clubrooms are due to open in October this year.

Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving Club's new build is on track but there's still another $1m needed to cover costs.

Turning bronze to gold

'Up' by Wellington sculptor Melissa Young has strong structural and architectural feel to it.

Wellingtonian Melissa Young is a finalist in the Small Sculpture section of the Waiheke Community Art Gallery competition.

Council fells wrong trees

Lynne and Murray Biggs at the same spot on Friday.

Tree-a culpa: Council sorry for mistakenly cutting down mature native trees.

Parking wardens with body cameras

Wellington parking warden Mathew with one of the new cameras that will be worn by all wardens from this week.

The capital's parking wardens now have an extra defence against the torrent of abuse they receive on a daily basis.

Nurses reunite in Wellington

The 1957 nursing class - no one could remember the name of the skeleton.

Polio, sprinkle damp tea leaves on the floor and giant needles: a lot has changed in 60 years of nursing.

Missing man found safe

Richard Smith, 78, was found safe in Rotorua after catching a bus there from his home in Wellington.

Richard Smith, 78, took a bus in his dressing gown from Wellington to Rotorua.

Velodrome alive with action

Nick Warren of Tawa took out the top spot in the open and under 19 men category for the fourth year running.

The final round of the fifth-annual Burkes Cycles Speed League was full of surprises with plenty of velodrome action.

Pole position a slap in nose video

The veranda pole on the corner of Cuba and Ghuznee streets partially blocks a pedestrian crossing.

A black pole supporting a veranda, has blocked a busy Wellington crossing. How did it get consent?

Hefty fee to keep free store open

The Free for All store's Dee Glentworth and councillor David Lee.

Parking dispute and other complaints may mean a charity store in an upmarket Wellington suburb has to shut.

Getting stuck into archaeology

Wellington archaeologist Bruce McFadgen (pictured left here in 1970) will present a talk on earthquakes and tsunamis in ...

Plans for the inaugural NZ Archaeology Week have finally been set in stone after years of planning.

Massive milestone

Berhampore Kindergarten began in 1917 in the Masonic Hall in Chilka Street before moving to its current site, on Stanley ...

Wellington's oldest kindergarten, Berhampore Kindergarten, turns 100 – and there's a party to celebrate.

Getting by on $500 per week

Sean Morrison and Bex Currie are hoping to gain financial assistance to enrol Elsie, 21-months-old, in an early learning ...

Getting by on a benefit can be tough, especially with moving costs and two infants at home.

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