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Paws in the city gallery video

Greta Terris, 5, of Berhampore gets up close and personal with 3-month-old Bruno at Wellington SPCA's open day on Saturday.

Claws and paws as SPCA opens its doors.

Capital Waitangi Day celebrates culture gallery video

The 'war/ceremony' waka is returned to the wharewaka at Whairepo Lagoon as part of Te Wharewaka o Poneke celebrations for Waitangi Day in Wellington.

Family and culture mark capital Waitangi Day celebrations.

Rise of beauty entrepreneurs

Kiwi vlogger Shannon Harris, otherwise known as Shaaanxo, is ranked fourth in the world for beauty channels on YouTube and is New Zealand's most subscribed channel.

Beauty is a billion dollar business in New Zealand, and it's bred a new generation of entrepreneurs.

Long weekend traffic jams

It was slow-going on the highways north of Wellington on Friday.

Traffic snarled up north of Wellington as everyone escapes for the long weekend.

Mallard supporting illegal racer's court case

Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard: "I think it is important to provide some support for [the man], who has entirely through his own poor judgement and panic, got himself into, what he knows, is a very serious situation".

MP Trevor Mallard asked court to allow a man caught at 210kmh to escape conviction for lying to police.

Council 'regifts' sewer pipes

Stella Lawson copped a $22,000 repair bill the other week when the sewer pipe connecting to her house failed.

Wellington City Council is considering taking back responsibility for sewer pipes it 'gifted' to homeowners 10 years ago.

Fence issue has city-wide implications

Peter Aitchison sits in his lounge looking out at the view, which was blocked by a neighbour's fence. The Environment Court has ordered the fence to come down.

A couple who fought for their view and won may have the huge fence taken down faster than they had hoped.

Crowds fill Te Papa video

Crowds gather outside Te Papa's Gallipoli: The Scale of our War exhibition.

Te Papa museum had its busiest January ever, with Gallipoli and DreamWorks exhibitions drawing crowds.

The waiting game

Sue and Steve Mexted say they are keeping positive despite their situation.

Life on a donors list leaves many in limbo as they contemplate their future.

Teens farewelled in Featherston and Northland

The aftermath of a crash in the Masterton CBD on Sunday morning that killed two teens.

Packed funeral for teen remembered for his " awesome, outgoing character".

'Ghost chips' apology from Eta

The offending packet of chips, as posted by Nathan Dickey, on the Eta Facebook page.

Eta has apologised after a 150g Kettle chips packet was found to contain only 40g.

Public consultation on Movie Museum and Convention Centre

Sir Peter Jackson with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, an item from his movie collection that will be housed in the new Movie Museum in Wellington.

Wellingtonian ratepayers have their say on the proposed Movie Museum.

Free parking fails to deliver diners video

Aaron Wheadon outside his restaurant and bar, Down the Road, in Hastings. He says a Hastings District Council trial of free parking in the central city has cost him significant business.

A Hastings initiative to encourage people into the city has been welcomed by most but is backfiring for one restaurant owner.

Capital leaves tensions to Waitangi

Morrie Love, club chairman for Te Wharewaka o Poneke with waka Te Rerenga Kotare, which will be launched into Wellington Harbour for Waitangi Day.

Wellington will mark Waitangi Day with cultural celebrations and avoid any political stoush.

Armed man on the run

Police say Califf Anthony Dickson is on the run.

Police are searching for Featherston man Califf Anthony Dickson, who is believed to be in the greater Wellington area.

Found: Long-lost friend Joe

Twenty years ago American Lissa Carlino met Joe Wareham in San Francisco. After two years of searching for him, they finally meet again in Wellington.

American writer Lissa Carlino says Joe Wellington still has the "kind eyes" she remembered from 20 years ago.

Porirua man wanted on multiple warrants

Shane Pearson is wanted by Porirua police.

Shane Pearson is wanted by police for multiple warrants to arrest.

Man arrested after manhunt named

An alleged gunman was arrested after a manhunt near Martinborough on Monday.

Day-long manhunt ends in remand in custody for Martinborough man, whose name suppression ended.

Paedophile blogger released

Paedophile Stephen Shone has been released from prison.

Stephen Shone released on the condition he doesn't blog about his sexual offending.

American barbecue coming to Waikanae

Todd Cameron at Waikanae's North End Brewery, which he jointly runs. The brewery will be joined by a barbecue restaurant, Salt and Wood Collective, at the end of March.

A smoker oven imported from America will be one of the star attractions of a new barbecue restaurant under construction in Waikanae. 

Wanted man armed and dangerous

Police are asking for help to locate a man thought to be armed, who has links to Waikanae.

Latin passion in Paekakariki

Wellington band Garage Latino in action. They are travelling to perform in Paekakariki in their first concert outside the capital.

Those in the crowd returning for the first Mulled Wine Concert of the year will be dancing to a different beat than they're used to.

Sydney mayor backs Nix

Sydney's mayor has backed the 'Save the Nix' campaign - citing the ''mutually beneficial'' bond between New Zealand and Australia.

The Wellington Phoenix have a new ally, an Aussie.

Bus fires in Kilbirnie

Go Wellington buses burnt out at Kilbirnie yard.

Investigators are treating a fire that damaged four buses at a Wellington depot as suspicious.

Weather 'relief' for Martinborough Fair

Shoppers enjoy the Martinborough Fair.

Martinborough is humming ahead of its colourful annual market fair.

Policing power

Auditor-General Lyn Provost is all smiles, but don't be fooled - there is a rod of iron up her spine.

From New Zealand's first female deputy police commissioner to public spending watchdog

AOS cop wants name secret

A Hawke's Bay armed offender's squad member acquitted of careless use of a firearm has appealed a judge's decision that would see him identified.

Officer who accidentally shot a handcuffed man has filed appeal to keep name suppression

Mathew Kidman in custody

Mathew Kidman faces charges of dishonestly receiving a car, stealing petrol, and driving while disqualified.

Alleged bail runaway Mathew Kidman has made a screen appearance in court.

Wine flight takes off

An Air New Zealand flight attendant pours a glass of wine on the first 'Wine Flight', which paired award-winning wines with views over the landscape where they were produced.

Flight attendants on two Q300 planes served the assembled media and wine experts glasses of wine from the vineyards below.

Man electrocuted at egg farm

Silos at the Henergy egg farm in the Wairarapa where a contractor died in an acccident on Thursday.

Electrical contractor dies after shock in chiller's roof space.

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