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Wellington hit-and-run

Wellington police are hunting for a motorist involved in a hit-and-run in Wainuiomata.

Police search for driver who fled after hitting a woman near a golf course.

Wellington turn out for Xmas parade

Santa making his way to the David Jones store in Wellington.

Hundreds of people have lined the streets to see the man in red.

Police swoop in after body found video

Police guard a homicide investigation scene in Wallaceville, Upper Hutt.

Men were seen running from an Upper Hutt house just after midnight. Then the woman was found dead.

Woman struck by car in Wainuiomata

A 32-year-old woman was hit by a car in Wainuiomata on Saturday morning.

A woman has been left in a serious condition after being hit by a car in Wainuiomata.

Crash on SH1 off ramp

Towies on the way after casr spins out, smashes light pole.

Delays on busy Wellington route after car spins out and reportedly smashes into light pole.

Big spike in school donations

Schools gathered more than $124 million in donations in 2015, up $11.8m from the previous year.

Schools raised more than $124.9m last year, up $11.8m on year before.

A fishy predicament

The Reading Cinema car parking building in Wellington will be pulled down with cars still trapped inside.

A "filthy mess" awaits one quake-evacuated family whose fish dinner is still on the bench.

Teenager taking his invention to the world

Ben (Benjamin) Bell with a prototype Wellband.

Benjamin Bell might be young, but the aspiring entrepreneur has already caught the eye of the health tech industry.

Taylor fascinated by bugs

Sir Richard Taylor says creating Bug Lab was a fascinating challenge.

Weta Workshop head Sir Richard Taylor has a new appreciation for bugs, thanks to Te Papa.

Passionate historian of Wellington's watery past

Ken Scadden helped write the story of the General Grant - a ship wrecked off the Auckland Islands in 1866, with a vast ...

From chasing shipwrecks to defending Wellington's waterfront heritage, maritime history was Ken Scadden's thing.

The 'Modfather' has left the building

Ray Columbus, musician and mentor, has died.

Ray Columbus was a musical pioneer and a mentor to some of our top talent.

Fury in Queen St

At least one car was upturned in the carnage.

Among the fury, as rioters rioted and police policed, a Maori warden in Auckland led a brave plea for peace.

Laser cutter 'likely cause' of fire video

The fire, which started in a technology classroom, has caused at least $700,000 of damage.

Hutt Valley High School fire caused at least $700k-worth of damage by destroying technology rooms.

MSD investigator not told to prosecute

Coroner Anna Tutton has heard that a manager did not know the extent of the risk to Wendy Shoebridge,

Investigator never told manager of risk to woman being investigated.

Spotify success for Masterton band

L.A. Women lead singer Jake Schdroski in the video for 'Hurricane Love', which has become a hit for the Masterton band ...

A song cooked up by three Masterton musos on their laptop has become a hit on Spotify.

Free the Paekakariki 4000

About 80 community members gather on Sunday for the Free the Fish campaign, at the Wainui Stream, in Paekakariki.

Environmental group accuses NZ Transport Agency of imprisoning native fish.

Cyclists in the driving seat

Cyclist Elaine Richardson  in the driving cab of a Mercedes Actros truck.

Cyclists encouraged to see the road from truckies' perspective.

'A normal school with babies'

Kim Edmonds, 21, and son Luca. Kim is studying law at Victoria University after graduating from Tawa's He Huarahi ...

School books and nappies combine seamlessly at one Wellington school.

Zealandia has stellar year

The year was marked by Zealandia's highest ever visitor numbers with 125,849 passing through the doors

A record number of visitors has helped Zealandia turn around its financial woes.

Pop-up shop on a huge scale video

Lower Hutt New World is going to re-open as a pop-shop in a large marquee.

Supermarket closed by Queensgate quake risk is reformed as a massive 'pop up' shop.

All clear - except one

The building on the corner of Lyndey Pl South, Porirua, is the only building in the city to be closed off after the ...

Porirua's buildings came off pretty much unscathed in the recent earthquake.

'No snakes, tigers, only earthquakes'

Yasin Ashira, Lien Vang and Mohamad Asaad at English Language Partners New Zealand in Porirua.

People from 27 different ethnic groups are learning English in Porirua.

Who's the biggest Westie? video

Paula Bennett in 2009 with her distinctive electorate car.

The race for deputy prime minister is also a battle of the west.

Christmas burglary's 'happy ending'

Christmas presents stolen in a Napier burglary were recovered  by police within hours of the break-in.

Napier man grateful police were quick to make an arrest after gifts were snatched from his home.

No bail for beach driver video

Police pursued Hoani Wiremu Bennett through Titahi Bay and used spikes to stop his car.

Taking his sister's car without her permission was the first of many wrong turns.

Books for PNG

Thousands of books leave New Zealand and Australia for Papua New Guinea each year as part of the project.

A small project to get books into Papua New Guinea has grown to 100,000 of reading material a year

Avalon back Waldrom

Scott Waldrom during his prime playing for Avalon in 2001.

Avalon shows its support for Scott Waldrom.

Jellyfish wash up in big numbers

A large number of jellyfish-like creatures have washed up at Lyall Bay.

Swarm on Lyall Bay beach likely to have been driven by unusually warm sea.

Crash car was fleeing police

Two cars that collided head-on in Tasman Rd, Otaki, about 12.30pm on Friday.

Stolen BMW that sped through Otaki before crashing had its tyres spiked by police.

New station for modern policing

The front of Napier's new police station which opened on Friday.

Take a look at the new Napier police station fit for the 21st century

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