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Wellington's four big threats

Wellington has identified the four big threats to its prosperity, which it needs to plan for.

The four big 'future shocks' that keep Wellington's disaster planners awake at night have been revealed.

Man escapes monitoring bracelet

Police say Lydon Keil who removed his electronic monitoring bracelet in Wainuiomata should not be approached.

Police say Lyndon Keil should not be approached.

How killers could have walked free

Moko Rangitoheriri's death shocked the nation.

The brutal killing of Moko at the hands of his caregivers sparked national outrage. Why wasn't it murder?

Postie EVs not for us

151014 New Photo Supplied Not For Sale. Going up: The Paxster model scooter which NZ Post is trialling on the streets of ...

NZ Post's new electric vehicles are not suitable for Wellington's footpaths, says the city's mayor.

Army, Fire, Police... Dad

Joseph Konlechner graduated top of his class at the Porirua Police College last week. His sister Esther Konlechner took ...

He's fought fires, administered aid in Papua New Guinea and just graduated as a cop, but Joseph Konlechner's toughest job yet is about to begin.

'Rare, but nasty' disease prompts warning

Since 2010 there have been 52 reported cases of meningococcal disease.

Meningococcal disease progresses very quickly. "Even when you get people into hospital it can be too late."

Lindauer forger eludes police

The portrait said to be of Hamiora Maioha, purportedly by Gottfried Lindauer but now known to be a forgery, was snapped ...

Investigation fails to discover who faked a painting that cost the Alexander Turnbull Library $75,000.

Fire badly damages house video

A Penrose St, Lower Hutt home was badly damaged by fire on Monday.

Residents were at home when fire broke out , with around 30 firefighters tackling Lower Hutt blaze.

Indecent assault sentence for nurse

David Alexander Savage maintains his innocence but a jury found him guilty.

Woman renounces victim status and says, for all she has lost, it is over for her.

‘Fresh meat’ rolls into Wellington

Roller derby is becoming increasingly popular in Wellington.

Strap on those skates and give roller derby a go with another opportunity to join Richter City.

Health centres come together out of hours

The Upper Hutt Health Centre.

Upper Hutt doctore combien after hours

Uni hall slapped with booze ban

A student who needed metal staples for a gash on his head after a drunken slide down a banister sparked a booze ban at ...

Booze ban in force at Weir House in Wellington, after a student fractured his skull sliding on a banister.

Prisoners doing lengthy stretches

Yoga instructor Christine Langdon volunteers her time teaching inmates at Arohata Prison.

It's all about long lines and deep breaths for some of New Zealand's toughest women.

Californian opens Wairarapa's window

Founder of new Martinborough arts, crafts and music business Ventana, Auriga Martin.

It's got the wine, the IT, the surfing and the arty folk - it's NZ's California, new retailer believes.

Leg amputated after brawl

Noel Martin is charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, unlawful assembly, and using a car as a ...

An organised gang fight in Masterton ended with a woman being rammed by a car. She later lost her leg.

Gypsy daughter coming home

Jola Josie McDonald is returning from Norway to New Zealand to rediscover her gypsy roots.

Jola Josie McDoanld is returning from Norway to travel New Zealand and relive her mother's gypsy lifestyle.

Hospice thinks big

Te Omanga Hospice will move into its new Fitzherbert St warehouse in Petone in August.

Te Omanga Hospice is moving from Jackson St, Petone to Fitzherbert St, Petone.

Pretoria House up for grabs

Lower Hutt's three-storey Pretoria House is on the market.

A Lower Hutt office building - dubbed Pretoria House - is up for sale and is expected to fetch up to $1.7 million.

'Help everybody' video

Aotea College head boy Noa Woolloff says age doesn't determine someone's ability to be a good parent.

 It's been six months since teenage parent Noa Woolloff hit the news and it turns out he's been pretty busy.

Wainui sports hub divides clubs

Wainuiomata's Trei Mu celebrates a first half try in a recent league encounter with Petone. The league club is ...

 Wainuiomata sports clubs disagree over sporting hub.

Residents join national voice calling for Justice for Moko

Mongrel Mobster Fats Moke holds up Mason Evans, 5, to address a crowd of about 200 outside Hutt Valley District Court.

About 200 protesters gathered to take a stand against child abuse.

Elderly attack victim stable

A green and silver 1996 Toyota Carib station wagon, similar to the vehicle stolen from an elderly Hastings man on Saturday.

The 77-year-old attacked in his Hastings home on Saturday remains in hospital.

Hutt Valley rockers the talk of the city

Lower Hutt band City Talk on stage at the 2016 Wellington and Hutt Rockquest finals. The band features Harrison Pratt ...

They might not have won the regional final, but a Hutt Valley band could still make it on to the national stage in the Smokefree Rockquest.

Wellington's gone to the dogs

Wellington dog owners pay the most when it comes to registering their dogs with the council.

Geography matters when it comes to paying for man's best friend.

Wainui monster Upper Hutt

Wainuiomata winger Micheal Lealava'a spins in the tackle before scoring a try as his team beat Upper Hutt 51-20.


Leicester wants Central Ward seat

Mark Leicester has entered the race to be a Hutt City councillor.

Mark Leicester seeking a seat at the Hutt City Council table.

Rain heavy, thunder possible

Porirua residents will be hoping for no return of flooding in their area in May.

Much of New Zealand is under a severe weather watch on Monday morning.

'She's so strong, my girl'

Currently in Wellington Hospital, Ella Davenport has had her fair share of battles after being born with Down Syndrome, ...

Ella Davenport, 15, has had more than her fair share of health battles. Now she's fighting the biggest one of all.

Peeping Toms take to the skies

Drones have been blamed for a number of peeping incidents, information from Civil Aviation shows.

Drones are being spotted hovering outside people's windows at night.

What's in the Beehive basement? video

David Coetzee, national controller of the National Crisis Management Centre, on the stairway down to the emergency ...

Beds, a stocked kitchen and some serious emergency gear lie under the Beehive.

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