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Carnival attracts thousands

Mila Tilley with her brother Jayden Tilley ride in the front of the dragon ride.

Wet and windy weather did not stop thousands of people from attending the Petone Winter Carnival on Saturday.

Little boat gets into big trouble video

Bill Cook, son-in-law Will Tong, and son Rowan Cook were rescued by a fishing vessel on Sunday morning after being caught on rough seas with a broken propeller.

An seven-hour boat saga for three men caught in a storm at sea off Palliser Bay.

Teen stabbed in Napier

A teenager was taken to hospital after being stabbed in Napier on Saturday night.

Teenager in stable condition after Napier stabbing, police appeal for information.

Italian Film Festival folds

Italian Film Festival director Tony Lambert has decided to scrap the festival after 19 consecutive years.

"I've spent the last three years trying to keep it alive, but I came to realise it couldn't work anymore."

A covered market in the Oaks?

Wellington City Councillor Andy Foster says Wellington needs more inner-city park space, and the Oaks could be an option.

Wellington City Council says Wellington needs more inner-city park space, and the Oaks could be an option.

Emotional farewell for Alana Madill

Jerry Collins and partner Alana Madill in Grande Prairie.

Funeral held in Canada to remember Jerry Collins' partner Alana Madill.

Fire at Berhampore flats

Fire fighters fought a blaze in Berhampore on Sunday morning.

A top floor flat on fire in Wellington.

Winston to boost NZ First, or resign

Winston Peters at a meeting in Rotorua.

Winston Peters vows to quit if NZ First doesn't triple in size. Sort of.

Truck tips on Desert Road

The truck tipped on an icy patch of road north of the Desert Road summit.

A truck driver was taken to hospital after his truck tipped on the Desert Road.

Snapper ripped off online

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Jade Cvetkov thought the money her mother left her would fulfil a dream, but it bought her only heartbreak.

Tokakece big weapon for MSP against OBU

Bruising Marist St Pats No. 8 Peniasi Tokakece has been a key figure in their run to the Jubilee Cup final. Photo: ROSS GIBLIN/FAIRFAX NZ.

It's a shame for Marist St Pats' opponents that their matches aren't played midweek.

Stopbank residents in shock video

Marsden St resident Richard Ashton is still in shock after hearing he may have to sell his house to Greater Wellington Regional Council so they can build a new stopbank along the Hutt River.

Residents and businesses have mixed feelings about flood protection plan to buy up their properties.

A good day's a dull day video

Wellington bus driver David Ford travelling through the city on the Karori-Lyall Bay route.

Wellington's bus drivers have had a bad rap of late. But most of them do their job and go home without incident.

Big Sugar blames parents

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The soft drink industry says "don't blame us" for the rotting teeth of toddlers.

Prison inquiry into armed inmate

Rimutaka prison is investigating how a prisoner managed to get a weapon to court.

How did remand prisoner have weapon when he appeared in Wellington court?

Dancing with death

Death row prisoners in the Dead Wrong production, Raiha Kiriona, left, lead actor Jamiee Harris, middle, and Connor Parker.

A dramatic stage piece about the death penalty takes out student Stage Challenge award.

Motorway to close completely

Four new gantries, similar to the one pictured, will be installed while the motorway is closed this weekend.

The Wellington urban motorway will be shut in both directions on Saturday night.

A different way to see video

Having gone blind in later life, Elaine Waters has had to learn to see differently.

Almost 170,000 Kiwis have some form of vision loss. All of them see the world differently.

Final whistle for oldest netballer video

With a hip-replacement next week Robbie Herbison, 60, is donning her white New Balance netball shoes for her last competitive game of a 43-year hobby today.

At the age of 60, Robbie Herbison is donning her bib for the last time today.

Good-sort still a mystery

The Chaston children, from left, Savannah, 4, Deegan, 2, Dantae, 7, and up front stacking cans from the mystery food box is Logan, 2, with Kirsty Crane and Kevin Chaston.

A mysterious good-sort has been delivering food parcels to families needing a bit of help.

Tostee caught in parole bind

Gable Tostee.

Australian man accused of killing NZer Warriena Wright could face conflicting bail conditions when he is released from prison.

Basin Reserve flyover appeal finishes gallery video

An artist's impression of what the proposed Basin Reserve flyover would look like from Hania St in central Wellington.

NZTA says it did not need to spend lots of time looking at Basin flyover alternatives.

Phoenix 'confident' over recall

Phoenix Organic Cola is among the drinks being recalled.

Soft drinks company believes it has pinpointed all affected batches.

Two options for bus network

Two options have been identified for a rapid bus network through central Wellington.

Plans to create a rapid bus network through Wellington have been narrowed down to two choices.

Meth ring boss jailed

Abby Rae Cummins, Michael Edwin Debreceny, Kien Trung Dao, Kevin Kakada Chea were sentenced in the High Court at Wellington for their part in a methamphetamine ring based in the Chews Lane apartments.

Jail term of 17 years imposed on the head of a Wellington meth ring.

Sticky-fingered comedy fan

Urzila Carlson.

The mystery of Urzila Carlson's missing plaque.

All police to carry Tasers

Senior Sergeant Alan Reece with a X2 Taser.

New Zealand police will now routinely carry Tasers, it has been announced.

Dr Lambie sets sights on Miss World video

The daughter of two doctors, Deborah Lambie has been working towards a career in medicine since childhood.

Deborah Lambie graduates as a doctor on the day she leaves to represent New Zealand in Miss World.

Hutt town hall costs rise again

The horticultural hall (left, in this 2013 photo), has already been bowled to make way for a new events centre.  The town hall and clock tower will stay, but costs to upgrade and earthquake strengthen them are rising.

The cost of the Hutt City Council's upgraded Town Hall and new events centre continues to rise.

Fresh take on globalisation

Waiwhetu photographer Dionne Ward has had to learn the brush and glue techniques of billboard pasting as she has mounted around town her documentary/constructed still life images exploring the theme 'globalisation'.

A photographer has focused on Lower Hutt's Riverbank market in a project to emphasise the connection between global forces and our local lives.

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