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Hawke's Bay police find Jason Wright

Police have located Jason Wright, 48, in Napier.

Hawke's Bay Police have found Jason Wright.

Should we be paid to recycle?

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Councils urge Government to adopt national cash-for-bottles scheme.

Peas off the garden menu

Wairarapa's $15m pea farming industry will be halted for two years as the Government scrambles to eradicate the pea weevil.

Discovery of pest hits Wairarapa pea farmers, and home gardeners - but shouldn't stop shop supplies.

Mallard to vacate Hutt South

Trevor Mallard would like the Labour Party to look for his successor as soon as possible.

He says he wants Speaker's job, but John Key says he's "waving the white flag".

Dispute over Rich Lister's will

Hugh Green was the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame 2013 Laureate.

Hugh Green left hundreds of millions, and his children are fighting for control.

Burnt by solar power price hike

Unison Networks argues that most solar-panel users are not fully off the grid, and are still heavy users of peak-time power.

Electricity firm raises prices for solar-panel users, saying they get unfair benefits.

Makara hit by weekend weather

Makara beach on Wellington's west coast was hit by harsh weather in the weekend.

The popular Wellington beach did not escape the will weather unscathed.

Delays expected north of capital

Waves in Plimmerton, Wellington lash at the coast on Sunday as rough weather continues across the region.

NZTA warns traffic will be slow between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki while storm damage is fixed.

Mate's death inspires win

Aviu Senitu's picture has hung at Eskview Rugby Club since his death in December 2015.

Rugby club almost folded, then a player died. Now his team-mates have won their division in his memory.

'They're study pods, not bedrooms'

The property manager has claimed the two cubicles on the ground floor are "study pods", not bedrooms.

Property manager defends Wellington loft with makeshift cubicles, which was labelled 'unliveable' by students.

Offender on run for a month

Police are seeking Lyndon Keil after he removed his bracelet and took off in late June.

Police say 'dangerous' man removed his monitoring bracelet and did a runner nearly a month ago.

Kiwi Game Jam success

The ACG Yoobee Kiwi Game Jam in Wellington.

'They wander amongst us' was theme of 48 hour game jam in Wellington.

Police, SIS trawling Trade Me

Trade Me's transparency report reveals the extent of police requests for member's information.

Stolen goods, non-delivery and drugs top the list of police requests for information on auction site members.

Teen's composition on song

Stokes Valley 18-year-old Liam Furey has won a nationwide prize for an original chamber music composition.

Liam Furey prefers not to talk about his earliest pieces of musical composition.

Wainui meet Tawa in semis

Wainuiomata's Micheal Lealava scores against Tawa during their recent 29-15 loss. Wainuiomata will be looking to reverse ...

Wainuiomata to play Tawa in Jubilee Cup semis.

Pokemon fever hits the Hutt

A wild Krabby appeared at the Stokes Valley library!

Pokemon fever well and truly hit the Hutt Valley over the July school holidays.

Bank robbery arrest

Police outside the Westpac Bank in Petone shortly after it was robbed.

Police have made an arrest over a Lower Hutt bank robbery that happened in June.

Fraudster about to be released

Fraudster Wayne Patterson.

With only a day to go before a $3.4 million benefit fraudster is released, Corrections ask a judge for special release conditions.

Bay man missing for three days

Police are looking for 48-year-old Flaxmere man Jason Wright who has been missing since Friday.

Police are appealing for sightings of Flaxmere man Jason Wright who went missing on Friday.

Crash on Rimutaka hill

Rimutaka Hill road is down to one lane after a crash early this morning.

A two car crash has closed one lane on the Rimutaka hill.

Cash for child abuse tip-offs

Who killed twins Chris and Cru Kahui? Someone knows - yet they are not telling and no one has ever been convicted over ...

Police may pay cash to informants to break the wall of silence around child abuse.

Hawke's Bay man missing

Police are looking for 48-year-old Flaxmere man Jason Wright who has been missing since Friday.

Police are appealing for sightings of Flaxmere man Jason Wright who went missing on Friday.

Whanganui double blaze

Two neighbouring properties are on fire in Whanganui.

One person taken to hospital after neighbouring houses catch fire.

Toddler left to die in pain

Tyla-Maree Flynn's death could have been prevented if she'd received treatment for burns to 20 per cent of her body sooner.

If Tyla-Maree Flynn had been taken to the doctor after she was burned, she'd still be alive.

Wellington gets a hammering gallery video

Children watch the rough seas along Steyne Avenue, near Plimmerton train station.

Roads, beaches and seawalls have all been engulfed by massive waves north of the capital.

Police end Mary Berrington search

Police are still searching for Upper Hutt woman Mary Berrington, who has been missing since July 19.

Search suspended after police fail to find Upper Hutt woman missing since Wednesday.

Cubicles apartment called 'unliveable' gallery

The apartment features two 'loft bedrooms' and two bedrooms on the lower floor.

Wellington loft with makeshift cubicles as bedrooms labelled "unlivable" by students and health experts.

Porirua power mostly restored

Power is cut to homes in the Mana area.

Five homes remain without power near Porirua after hours-long cut affected hundreds.

Mobster 'Fats' wants to be fit video

Fats Moke, 43, is a big man with a gang history who has worked with Dr Tom Mulholland to get his diabetes under control.

The Lower Hutt gang member does not want his 11 children to see him die early from diabetes.

Mystery anchor hauled from the deep

The Hikitia, floating crane, lifts a 140-year-old anchor out of Wellington Harbour.

An anchor thought to be close to 150-years-old has been pulled from Wellington Harbour.

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