A torrential mudslide has slammed into the side of a Wellington waterfront apartment block, forcing a mass evacuation.
Two children a woman have been left with critical head injuries after their car flipped and landed in a river.
Train commuters returning home to the Kapiti Coast tonight are warned to expect significant delays after a power failure that disrupted signaling in Porirua.
Louise Nicholas was among two people who today implored the Government to properly fund abuse support services.
William, Kate and baby Prince George have arrived in Australia, after wrapping up their NZ tour in a wet Wellington.
More than 60 new hi-tech speed cameras are set to be used at about 200 sites - but police won't say where.
Organisers of the biennial Wings Over Wairarapa air show are looking to extend the event to three or four days.
Three of the five Wairarapa town water supplies were found to have tested positive for E coli bacteria over the past two years, but retesting found no evidence of ongoing contamination.
MetService has issued a severe weather warning for much of northern and central New Zealand, including Wellington.
Convicted killer and child sex offender Phillip John Smith is to remain behind bars as his latest parole bid is rejected.
Should the Basin Reserve flyover be an iconic structure that defines the capital city or a modest bridge that quietly slinks into its surrounds?
A Porirua Chamber of Commerce employee lost 200 tickets for the Anzac Day Aussie rules game.
Shooting an armed teenager was "the worst feeling I have ever had," a police officer says.
The largest contingent of New Zealand artists in history will take part in seven festivals in Edinburgh in August.
Chocolate treats going down well
MATT STEWART - © Fairfax NZ NewsA longer lead-in time to Easter is seeing shoppers devouring chocolate with a passion.
An Otaki man has admitted murdering a Christchurch woman and robbing two backpackers.
Cats are cavorting through properties at a rate of 49 million trespasses a year, according to a study.
A total rates rise above five per cent is planned for Upper Hutt residents.
Parental fear has led to a drop in the number of children cycling to school - and more cars.
The Ruataniwha dam has been given approval, but the accompanying plan change may mean it doesn't get off the ground.
Radical brain surgery Milan's best shot
Radical surgery to remove part of Milan Ellis's brain could have left her blind or paralysed.
Coroner predicts further problems with 'danger spots' Wellington's inner-city bypass.
Former student Marc Ellis has returned to Eastbourne's Wellesley College to celebrate its centenary.
Longer lead-in to Easter sees shoppers devouring chocolate with a passion.
A Wellington student who ordered synthetic LSD online was sentenced to community service.
A mother whose baby died in her arms believed cot death could only happen in cots.
There will no glass of wine with a movie this Easter after a cinema was refused a special licence.
Internet Party ends discussions with unnamed sitting MP.
Five-car pileup is causing delays for motorists leaving Wellington tonight, but no injuries reported.
Engineers working on Aratere's rudder problems have been unable to remove the cracked rudder stocks.
Ohariu MP Peter Dunne wants NZ Transport Agency to withdraw Takapu Valley and Tawa motorway expansion plans.
Kilbirnie and Johnsonville have received minor boosts in Wellington's annual budget.
Fears have been raised over Wellington's inner city bypass following the death of a motorcyclist.
More than 1m Kiwis born overseas
Almost a quarter of New Zealand's population was born overseas, according to the latest data from the 2013 census.
A coroner says a police officer's training was over-ridden by instinct when faced with an armed teen.
Pokies and TAB outlets could be set up in the suburbs in a new policy being floated by Porirua City Council.
The proposed Ruataniwha dam and irrigation scheme has been approved by a board of inquiry.
The symmetry of the Basin Reserve will be destroyed by a proposed flyover and new Basin pavilion, critics of the project say.
Wellington City Council has committed itself to bringing Christmas cheer to the city this year.
A judge has suppressed the name of the man charged with the arson of a Kilbirnie storage facility earlier this month.
The officers who fatally shot a teenager will have their identities hidden during an inquest.
A Lower Hutt baby turned blue and reached for his mother's face before dying in her arms, a coroner has found.
Cook Strait ferry Stena Alegra has returned to service after being damaged last week.
A boy accidentally shot his eight-year-old sister in the stomach with a slug gun on Sunday.
Man arrested and charged with arson over a fire at a storage facility containing treasures including Oscar awards.
Fire fighters eventually find 'culprit' that led to the evacuation of a CBD building this morning.
Wellington DJ Danny Lemon had hoped for a miracle - but he lost 8500 records in the Kilbirnie storage fire.
A distraught elderly widow had to be helped into court to be told how she caused the death of a motorcycling grandfather.
Hundreds of NCEA students have been sent other people's exam booklets by mistake.
Reality TV show a recruitment drive for women
The police force is set on shaking any lingering perceptions of being a blokey "boys' club", with a new reality TV show called Women in Blue.
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