Election hopeful's fire truck tagged

Stuart Nash's Fire truck

Labour election hopeful Stuart Nash says a graffiti attack on his fire truck was not politically-motivated.

Yes, Wellington is open for business

Wellington generic

A year ago Prime Minister John Key said Wellington was "dying". Have things got better or worse in the year since?

$60m makeover for former Defence HQ


A grand old dame of the Wellington public service has had a $60 million makeover.

Triple tragedy 'How can this be happening?'

Cheyenne Ihaka

Two families are reeling after strange coincidences tragically linked three fatal car crashes.

'I'll do whatever I can to find my dad'

 Ruth Talalelei

Ruth Talaleilei is desperate for find her father, who has been missing for two weeks.

Councillor faces censure over dam claims


A Hawke's Bay regional councillor is facing possible censure after claiming other councillors wanted the proposed Ruataniwha dam "at any cost".

'Team effort' nets furtive sex predator


A man who put an advert on a website seeking underage girls for sex has been jailed.

Patient no-shows squander millions


Millions wasted as tens of thousands of patients fail to show up to appointments every year.

Airport runway to extend into Lyall Bay

wellington airport runway

A planned extension of Wellington Airport's runway is virtually assured of going into Lyall Bay.

Capital city's fortunes turning around

Wellington Waterfront

Life is looking up in the capital, The Dominion Post has found in a new report on the Wellington economy.

Chamber blames tiny minority for flyover 'tragedy'

Basin Reserve flyover

Wellington businesses say the Government might be better off accepting the Basin Reserve flyover's demise - so it can get cracking on an alternative plan instead.

Sons have forgiven dad who beat them


Man who beat his young sons until they pleaded for him to stop avoids a jail sentence.

A date with West Ham United

Ricardo Vaz Te shows reporter his moves

Ricardo Vaz Te

I'm wearing pink boots for the much anticipated kick-about with a world-class footballer.

Interislander ferry out of action again


Ferry Aratere will be out of action for a check-up, just weeks after returning to sailing the Cook Strait.

Plane loses steering, New Plymouth airport shut

 SHUT: New Plymouth airport.

New Plymouth Airport is closed after an Air New Zealand plane lost steering while on the runway.

Twin lambs ease each other's pain

Twins ease the pain

Mirjam Guesgen

A little love between lambs can go a long way during the painful tail-docking season.

Arsonist's husband rejects home detention


Woman can't be sentenced to home detention because her husband will not approve it.

Footy ticket sales disappoint

Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix management makes last-minute plea for the public to get behind a "historic" game.

Battle looms over proposed Porirua supermarket

Countdown Porirua

Residents are gearing up for battle over a giant $17 million supermarket in Porirua.

Dead teen's father died in recent crash

Cheyenne Ihaka

16-year-old killed in a fatal crash on Wednesday lost his father in a car accident under two months ago.

Bus and car collide

Car crash Porirua

A bus and a car have collided in the Porirua suburb of Titahi Bay this morning.

Guilty plea in advertising scam case


Man pleads guilty to his part in an advertising-invoice scam alleged to have cost its victims over $1 million.

Jail term for foster care centre arsonist


A man who set fire to a foster care service had to be removed from the dock after receiving a hefty jail sentence.

The art of picking up a bargain

Collectors hope to pick up a bargain

Carla Russell

Hawk-eyed collectors and hopeful first-time buyers will be jostling for bargains at this weekend's New Zealand Art Show.

Train crash driver had used drugs

Melling train crash removal

Call for compulsory drug testing for train drivers after it was revealed the Melling station crash driver had used cannabis.

Outspoken councillor censured

Jackie Elliott

A Kapiti Coast District Councillor has been found to have breached the councillor code of conduct twice.

My mind went blank, says $1.5m Lotto winner

Lotto ticket

Wellington's $1.5m Lotto winner had no idea she'd won until she checked at the store.

Steiner school cleared of racist teachings

school generic

A Ministry of Education investigation has cleared a school of teaching racist theories.

No decision on possible flyover appeal

Basin Reserve flyover

The Government is staying tight-lipped about whether it will appeal the Basin Reserve flyover decision.

Councils to lobby on super-cities

Hutt City Council 3F

Super-City opponents have won a small victory against unwanted amalgamation.

Trio broke into prison to hold a party


A Wellington trio broke in to a prison to have a party - and unsurprisingly got caught out.

Dead teenage driver named


An teenage driver killed in a head-on crash in Tararua has been named.

Kapiti council proceeds with proposed district plan

Kapiti Coast

Kapiti Coast District Council has voted to proceed with its controversial proposed district plan

Is it time to tunnel across the Cook Strait?

Creating a fixed link between the north and south islands would solve a lot of problems, says Grant McLachlan.

Winning Wellington Phoenix back in town

Andrew Durante

Satisfied but level-headed Wellington Phoenix return to the capital ready for Saturday's clash.

Have a say on climate change

Climate change

Wellingtonians are being asked for their input on the regional council's climate change strategy.

Film Festival ticket sales up

film festival

Ticket sales for this year's International Film Festival are up on previous years.

Kapiti far from 'God's waiting room'

Kapiti Coast

Kapiti's future as a regional red zone because of its aging population has been rubbished by the district's mayor.

Trial over storage unit fire


A man charged over a storage facility fire that destroyed hundreds of units is to go to trial.

Will we remember them?

RSA Ron Turner

The Wellington Returned and Services Association is in danger of perishing along with its members.

Illness delays Interislander ferry sailing

Cook Strait ferry Kaitaki

An Interislander ferry sailing was delayed this morning after the ship's master called in sick.

Milder weather on the way

Sun, sunny, hot day, heat wave

After enduring some very cold weather, Wellington can expect some warmer temperatures.

Dog of a day trapped on a clifftop

Clifftop rescue for Pepper the labrador

Pepper the dog

Abseiling SPCA volunteers have rescued a dog called Pepper from a clifftop ledge above a quarry.

Train crash driver had 'smoked cannabis'

Melling train crash removal

The driver of a train that crashed in Lower Hutt two months ago tested positive for cannabis use.

Where to next for Basin solution?

Basin Reserve flyover

A tunnel north of the Basin Reserve has been ruled out by the Government as an alternative.

Police shooting still unresolved a year on


It is still unclear what caused police to accidentally shoot a man during an arrest last year.

Happy trails on Ruapehu at last

Ruapehu snow

The slow start to the snow season appears over after a strong southerly blanketed Mt Ruapehu yesterday.

Change is all around us

Commuters in WEllington, New Zealand

NZ in 2014 has more immigrants, fewer smokers, and more lecture halls filled with students.

Sharing produces rewards

Wairarapa Eco Farm

A new type of farming sees members pay upfront for a year's worth of produce, accepting whatever the land provides.

A taste of cafe culture at school

Wellington college cafe

Wellington College students won't be falling asleep, now the school has a coffee shop.
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