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Humid in north, mainly fine down south

Crank up the air conditioning today as cloud cover and warm weather makes for a sticky day. 

Shed fire sends smoke over Lyall Bay

A fire in a Lyall Bay shed which lit up the sky this morning has been extinguished.

Justice system just fine says Key

John Key has dismissed calls for an independent commission to review possible miscarriages of justice.

A hockey match of 'absolute brilliancy'

In September 1914 the Basin Reserve witnessed the first New Zealand women's sports team.

One-in-a-million baby girl

Baby girl loses her battle to live

To her mother, she was one in a million, an unlikely joyous child with a rare condition, who died before her time.

Mob street makeover brings buyers

A street that was once notorious as a Mongrel Mob stronghold is now turning into a middle-class dream.

Water meters reduce usage

Kapiti Coast Water Meter

Water meters in Kapiti have caused a marked reduction in consumption this summer.

Bus shelters become art works

Two bus stop murals have appeared to brighten up the quiet streets of suburban Wellington.

Recycling truck driver dies

A recycling truck driver dies in hospital a day after he was caught in vehicle's hydraulic equipment.

Japan's Toshi Ogawa, 60, becomes oldest person to swim Cook Strait

A Japanese man has become the oldest person ever to swim Cook Strait.

Powershop expands Wairarapa service centre, adding up to 70 jobs

Powershop is enlarging its Wairarapa service centre potentially adding 70 new jobs over the next few years.

Trainer Manuel Dalton brings a truck-load of fitness

Manuel Dalton brings the gym to you

Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtime workouts go on the road.

Big rigs roll for show and great cause

Greg Perkins shrugs off the many hours he has put into organising the Great Wellington Truck and Transport Show.

Regional chambers of commerce weigh in on super-city

Wellington super-city logo

Surveys show Wellington region's businesses are generally in favour of changing local government.

WWII pilot Les Munro donates medals to fund memorial

The surviving pilot from WWII's Dam Buster raids is selling his medals to help fund a memorial.

Suspected arson at Victoria University law school building

The Southern Hemisphere’s largest wooden building was targeted in a suspected arson overnight.

Bankrupt lawyer Rob Moodie to pay nearly $43,000

Lawyer Rob Moodie has been ordered by the High Court to pay former employee nearly $43,000.

Driver trapped by rubbish truck in Wellington

A driver is in a critical condition after being caught in the back of a recycling truck today.

Quirky new Panhead beers offer a taste of newspapers past

Four new beers from Panhead Custom Ales mark the 150th anniversary of The Evening Post.

Under-fire manager in lewd cake case disappears

Senior manager involved in the lewd cake case disappears from company records.

Grandfather reels in the catch of his life

An 86-year-old grandfather reeled in the best surprise of his life - a whopping 300 kilogram blue marlin off the Northland coast.

Cardinal loses his cassock in luggage mishap

He has been anointed by the Pope, but Wellington's new cardinal still faces normal trials.

Officer went into 'survival mode' in pit bull attack

'It was over in a heartbeat... seemed like forever'

Covered in pepper spray and his own blood as he grappled with an angry pit bull, all Chris Barclay could think about was surviving.

Euthanasia campaign rides surge of support

Former Labour MP Maryan Street is back fighting for the right to die.

Wairarapa's weekend merry-go-round

Thousands of visitors will throng Wairarapa this weekend to enjoy wine, races and flying fleeces.

Super-city plan 'should be dropped'

Wellington's super-city proposal is "deeply flawed" and should be dropped, according to two-thirds of the region's councils.

Kapiti councillor takes own council to court

Kapiti councillor takes his own council to the High Court over his exclusion from pay review process.

Brain or spine tissue on Mark Lundy's polo shirt, scientist says

Testing found brain or spine tissue on the sleeve of Mark Lundy's polo shirt, a Dutch scientist says.

Toilet overflows on Mana Bus Wellington-Auckland service

Toilet overflows on a Mana Bus service from Wellington to Auckland, which then arrived over an hour late.

Archaeological find at Transmission Gully site

Find at Transmission Gully site could prove valuable for archaeologists working on Wellington's history.

War memorial recalls those who served

At the end of WWI, with 18,000 Kiwis killed, NZ made the practical decision to leave the dead where they fell.

Porirua council softens its pro-super-city stance

Porirua City Council has watered down its official submission on amalgamation.

Double century for Longview Home residents

Two women at Longview Home, Tawa, turn 101 and 104 this month. Times sure have changed since they were young.

Simpson looks to life after council

Porirua City Council chief executive Gary Simpson, standing down in October, believes no one is irreplaceable.

Questions over speed camera and signage

Don't mention the words "speed camera" and "Whitford Brown" to Josie Campbell.

Elderly man falls down river bank in Waikanae

The elderly man fell down a riverbank while riding a mobility scooter, which landed on top of him.

'Depraved' sex offender refused parole

Man who abused family members for more than a decade refused release.

Wellington police officer resting at home after bottle attack

Young front-line constable resting at home after second attack on police officers yesterday.

Campaign aims to save 'New Zealand's largest artwork' from sea erosion

For two decades, a concrete poem that may be New Zealand's longest artwork has been living on borrowed time.

Breakfast often cut to feed Wellingtonians' coffee habit

There's nothing like a cup of coffee for breakfast - but that's all some of us are having.

Motor neuron disease patients criticise Theory of Everything portrayal

Real life with motor neuron disease

Film The Theory of Everything has been criticised by motor neuron disease patients for failing to show the reality of living with the terminal disease.

Electricity prices to get a trim in Wellington

Most power users in Wellington should see some small relief in their bills from April 1.

Napier seeks recall of 'inaccurate' debt report

Napier council wants to recall a report that found it was in far worse financial shape than thought.

Faulty breast implants hit New Zealand taxpayers' pockets

Faulty breast implants and hip replacements may be costing taxpayers millions.

Mitchell's vision to house the city's poor

The landscape of Holloway Rd around the end of the 19th century is a nice reminder of the early history of one of Wellington's most famous suburbs.

Anzac tattoo goes viral

'Obviously it struck a chord'

A poignant tattoo honouring Kiwi war veterans has caught the world's imagination, going viral on social media just days after being inked onto a Lower Hutt man.

Lundy car contamination 'not ruled out'

The chance of Mark Lundy’s car being contaminated cannot be ruled out, a UK crime scene examiner tells murder trial jury.

Mark Lundy murder retrial: week 4

Paint flecks found on the bodies of Christine and Amber Lundy at centre of questioning in retrial of Mark Lundy.

Police officer injured in alleged attack by man and dog

Police officer allegedly punched by man, then mauled by dog in Foxton this morning.

Man denies bus shelter damage

Man facing charge of unlawful possession of firearm after hundreds of bus shelters damaged.
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