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Holiday traffic congestion eases

A crash on SH1 at Tawa on Saturday caused a major motorway snarl-up north of Wellington and holidaymakers headed out of ...

Wellington motorway returns to normal after crash causes traffic chaos for holidaymakers.

Boogie Wonderland in liquidation

**** NIGHT CLUB 4 ---? SUNDAY STAR TIMES--- Tripping the light fantastic at Boogie Wonderland. 17/08/04 Picture by David ...

Saturday night's not the night for dancing after demise of popular Wellington hot spot.

Mum and boys stuck in Tararuas

A mum and her two sons spent a cold, wet night in the bush, after becoming exhausted during a tramp in the Tararua Range.

The family endured a cold, wet night in the bush before rescue teams found them.

College's $20k funding cut

Tawa College principal Murray Lucas may have $20,000 less in his 2017 budget.

Wellington school faces large cash shortage under new targeted funding scheme.

Scandals can't harm NZ rugby

All Blacks' halfback Aaron Smith's teary media address after his bathroom romp in a Christchurch Airport has been seen ...

Aussie writer and former Wallaby laughs off the idea that any lasting harm has been done to NZ rugby.

ABs are role models - period video

New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew fronted a press conference to announce the findings of a review into the ...

Has sex, violence and misogyny turned New Zealanders off rugby? You tell us.

Ministry's seclusion room apology

The Ministry of Education has apologised to Education Minister Hekia Parata for the handling of a complaint into a ...

Ministry of Education admits it didn't act with urgency it should have to stop autistic student being kept in seclusion.

Cute toy - or racist relic?

Some say fun, others say racist - at least the n-word is no longer there.

Wellington shoppers divided on replicas of money box once sold under offensive name.

Thin blue line is too thin

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Chris Cahill, the new Police Association president.

Police aim to make NZ the safest country in the world - but say they're stretched to "breaking point".

Meads: Why old men are tough

Former All Black Sir Colin Meads says his generation descended from war heroes who were stoic, and so many men aspired ...

Sir Colin Meads says there's still a place in NZ for stoic men who "get on with it".

Left without care at 94

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Dorothy Dyett, 94, waited 14 weeks for her care provider to provide bathing ...

Kilbirnie resident was meant to get help bathing after displacing her hip - but no-one showed up.

Airport parking wars turn nasty

Kauri St resident Howard Rait reckons a local is taking matters in to their own hands as airport parking wards heat up.

Tyres have been slashed as parking frustrations grow in Miramar.

Near jeopardy: Tostee juror's Instafail

Why did Gable Tostee make an audio recording of his date with Kiwi Warriena Wright?

The moment an Instagramming juror nearly jeopardised the Gable Tostee trial.

Titahi Bay North get new goalposts

Joe Apikotoa, from the Wellington Lions, helps with the bar of one of the new Titahi Bay North School rugby goalposts.

Playing rugby at a decile 2 school in Porirua just got a lot easier thanks to the Wellington Lions.

Crash briefly closes SH2

Emergency services have cleared a crash just north of Masterton.

A person is in a serious condition after a crash just north of Masterton this afternoon. 

Ruled out from new park

Even on a miserable wet day, Val Jenness enjoys walking Teddy on Avalon Park. Walking helps alleviate her back pain but ...

Disabled woman no longer able to walk her dog at Avalon Park.

Historic building altered without consent

Elliott House in Kent Tce, Wellington, was designed in 1913 by notable New Zealand architect William Gray Young.

Wellington dairy owner admits "mistakes" over changes made to 100-year-old building.

Busy weekend for road works

An impression of the Haywards interchange on State Highway 2. Work is due to be completed in June 2017.

Haywards Interchange one of a number of work sites motorists can expect to encounter.

School keeps NZ beautiful

Eastern Hutt School won the Keep NZ Beautiful's Sustainable Schools Award because of projects like their garden.

EnviroWarriors have been rewarded.

Does Tostee have Asperger's?

Gable Tostee refused to speak to media after being found not guilty of Warriena Wright's murder and manslaughter.

Early psychiatric report said acquitted "playboy" had limited ability to socialise.

Helping the children play

Three-year-old Micah Noakes-Duncan playing at home. His mum Cat Noakes-Duncan is organising a playgroup for Lower Hutt ...

A special playgroup offers help to parents with children on the autism spectrum.

Wellington to get new hotel

The T&G or ''Harcourts'' building, on the corner of Lambton Quay and Grey St is a category one heritage site.

Once headed for demolition, the old Harcourts building is getting a happier ending.

Council may face building action

Waiata House in Masterton was held up as a gold star building, meeting 130 per cent of code when it was built. It later ...

Wrangle over earthquake-prone buildings in Masterton could lead to legal action.

Fresh and cheap rising star

Naenae Fruit and Vege Co-Op coordinator Jill Kirkland says the scheme is proving popular throughout the Valley.

$10 vege bags prove a winner for Naenae co-op

Police: Lock it or lose it

Kapiti police are also being kept busy by an increase of burglaries.

The days of leaving your door unlocked in small towns may be over, with an increase of "opportunist" thefts in Kapiti and Porirua.

Biopsy on hospital's waste mountain

Capital & Coast DHB generates between 4000 and 5000 kilograms of waste every day.

Capital & Coast DHB generates up to 5000kg of waste every day - so where does it all go?

Three Trust buildings earthquake prone

Waiata House

All of Lands Trust Masterton new buildings may be affected by design flaws.

Gypsy traveller arrives in Wellington gallery

Jola Josie put everything in her house truck together herself, from 100 per cent recycled wood.

Jola Josie McDonald has gypsy blood, her mother's spirit - and now a house truck to further her adventures.

Solving the future's problems

Papakowhai School pupils David Ayora, Jade Lin, Emma Jenkins and Grace Fale, with parent Sarah Ramey Ayora, will head to ...

The world's big issues occupy the minds of Porirua pupils heading to the Future Problem Solving nationals.

Meth courier gets home detention

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A drug courier has been sentenced after being caught transporting P across the country for a second time.

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