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Taekwondo gold medallist sentenced

Jason Teio at the ITF World Champs.

A former gold medal winning martial artist has been given home detention after using his skills to assault three people.

Winners receive an extra special prize

The eight 2016 Hutt City Youth Awards winners, with art winner, Julian Dennison, represented by his cousin Gabriel ...

A MP has used his connections to swing the winners an extra special prize.

Midnight call changes career

Ryan Sandford has found the media attention in Bangladesh overwhelming.

It is a long way from Fraser Park to the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka but that is the unlikely football path travelled by Ryan Sandford.

Dash for cones as fire burns

Fire investigators at the scene of the house fire on Sunday.

As a massive fire engulfed the Wellington house, fire crews had to rush back to their trucks to stop students stealing them.

Cops find missing woman

Police have located a woman missing in Karori bush.

Missing woman found in Karori bush.

Crown limos go the distance

Prime Minister John Key arrives in Canterbury in a crown limo.

Crown limo drivers were nabbed 19 times for speeding.

Family's double cancer blow

Jesse Warena and his mum Pearl McRae, Jesse is fighting terminal cancer.

A Hawke's Bay father and his teenage son were given a terminal cancer diagnosis just months apart.

A predator free capital?

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Miramar is rumoured to be the first stage of plans to make Wellington predator-free.

New Sikh temple opens video

A ceremony was held on Sunday to mark the arrival of the holy books at the new temple.

Where shopping aisles once stood, people will now pray at the largest Sikh temple in the lower North Island.

Safer lunches together video

Police recruit Bradley Parkes loves the food he gets served up.

CuriousCity: eight kitchen staff feed up to 450 diners three times at day at the Royal Police College.

Rising from the ashes video

Jasper Betty, nine, at the back of the Keirunga theatre following  an arson attack.

Havelock North 9-year-old fundraising quest for beloved theatre.

Stabbing victim stable video

A man remains in intensive care after being stabbed six times when a party turned into a street fight in Naenae on ...

The stabbing victim from a brawl in Naenae is now in a stable condition in ICU.

'Winston's salary should be docked'

Winston Peters: "This is electoral apartheid."

OPINION: A few men's egos got in the way of a hard-fought and momentous resolution to the Taranaki Treaty claim – the latest in a long, shameful history.

Saving Wellington from disaster

A devastating earthquake is one of the major threats to Wellington. But the capital now has the beginnings of a plan to ...

The capital has come up with a bold plan to soften the blow of a major earthquake and sea level rise.

'Strong' quake hits East Cape

Te Araroa has been rattled again.

A magnitude 5.1 quake hits an already-rattled Te Araroa.

Two-storey Basin design backing

Aerial view from west. Jo Coughlan has promised to bring the two-storey Basin Reserve proposal to the NZTA as an option ...

A two-storey design for the Basin Reserve gained support from mayoral candidate.

Family fears for wanted man

Kyung Yup Kim is wanted in China but has spent five years behind bars here.

New Zealand wants to send back a resident wanted in China where he is a murder suspect - but he will keep fighting extradition.

Jail for importing meth

A woman jailed for importing methamphetamine used a prisoner to contact the supplier in Thailand.

A Rimutaka Prison inmate was the go-to guy for people wanting to import methamphetamine.

Custody law farcical: judge

Hundreds of inmates have had their release dates brought forward.

Judge says system full of pitfalls after Supreme Court ruling impacts hundreds of jail sentences.

Top WCC pay packets revealed

Wellington City Council CEO Kevin Lavery is one of five council staff members earning more than $300,000.

Wellington City Council staff are "victims of their own success" with almost 200 employees taking home six-figure paychecks.

Counselling service allegedly targeted

A drug counselling service says it has been targeted by false investors twice in less than a year.

Counselling service on alert as false investors strike twice in less than a year.

Life Flight team back on air video

The Life Flight Trust Westpac helicopter on a training mission at Pencarrow Head Lighthouse in Wellington.

The Wellington Life Flight Trust help more than 100 people get urgent medical care every month.

'Secret' Wellington school ball

The Facebook post for 2016's unofficial Wellington College school ball.

Students told their ball was cancelled only two days out promised refunds if they can't make it to "secret" location.

Teen groped in broad daylight

The elderly man also kissed her and touched her chest, said the victim.

A man old enough to be her grandfather put his hand up the Wellington teenager's skirt in front of other bus passengers.

Candidate's fliers found in rubbish

Wellington City Council eastern ward candidate Chris Calvi-Freeman, and Wellington mayoral candidate Helene Ritchie ...

An eastern ward council candidate is furious after finding his fliers in a recycling bin.

Do the maths

Margaret Priest (at whiteboard), head of maths at Wellington Girls' College, and a team of teachers could not work out ...

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Voting paper for the 2016 Local Elections, Nelson City Council ...

Haven't filled in your voting papers yet? Here's a few things you should know before you do.

Man forced child to watch porn

The judge said the man engineered opportunities to be alone with the victim.

Wellington man who abused his nine-year-old niece blamed stress and anxiety for the offending.

Hutt's first co-ed roller derby game a smashing success

Otautahi Roller Derby League members try to block  Hutt Valley Vanguard Roller Derby League's Scott Illeman, who would ...

Hutt roller derby team rolled - and smashed - their way to success.

Two hurt in house fire video

Firefighters at the scene of a blaze in Bulls Ave, Wainuiomata, where two of their colleagues received minor injuries ...

Pair taken to hospital after Wainuiomata house fire.

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