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Apology for filming up dress

Court

A woman whose stockings were filmed under her dress has received an apology of sorts.

Family threatened at knifepoint

Police

A Napier family awoke to a teenager threatening them with a knife and demanding money.

Stolen gun, booze found in bush

Police

Man charged after he shows police where he stashed a stolen gun and booze.

Five new speed cameras for Wellington

speed camera

Drivers hurtling around Wellington at speed will soon be at the mercy of five digital speed cameras.

Second appeal for theft info

Kapiti pharmacy theft

Fresh appeal for information on man caught on security footage in connection with two robberies.

Big day for a little blue penguin

Big day for a little blue penguin

little penguin

After eight weeks in Wildbase Hospital, this little blue penguin was right at home as soon as she hit the water.

NZ support for Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong expats across New Zealand are staging a show of support for pro-democracy protests.

Central Wellington office building evacuated

Terrace fire

Help was close at hand when an office block two doors down from Fire Service HQ was evacuated today.

Deadly mophine overdose was accidental - coroner

Judge, court, gavel, justice

Morphine overdose that killed a Lower Hutt man last year was not deliberate, a coroner has found.

Police slammed for alcohol death investigation delay

Michael Lafou

Coroner criticises seven-month delay in interviewing man who supplied alcohol to teen who died.

Council in the dogbox for its care of canines

Dog

Hastings councillors have been given a verbal slap around the ears over the conditions at the local pound.

Ocean waka visit first in 175 years

Sailing to retrace ancient coastal sea paths

Double-hulled ocean Waka

Double-hulled ocean-going waka Te Matau a Maui will be the first such craft to visit Wairarapa in 175 years.

High seas batter Hawke's Bay as spring sun retreats

Holly Harbour

High seas are battering the Hawke's Bay coast, with this week's taste of summer over.

Foodstuffs HQ to stay put for now

Pak'n'Save

Foodstuffs has backtracked on a decision to move from it's Silverstream headquarters in mid-2015.

Abuse claims rubbish, says foster dad

Child abuse, sexual abuse, paedophile

Man accused of beating and neglecting foster children describes allegations as "absolute rubbish".

National war museum possible by 2020: report

DOMINION MUSEUM:

A permanent national war museum in Wellington could open by 2020, a feasibility study says.

Southward selling six unrestored cars

Century-old cars making room for modern motors

Southward cars

Six century-old cars, including one that raced in early New Zealand competitions, are being sold.

Greater Wellington is watching you

Wellington railway stations

Train taggers beware - you are being watched.

Martinborough to toast food as much as wine at annual party

Toast Martinborough

As 10,000 tickets go on sale, Toast Martinborough is giving itself a gourmet makeover.

Watchdog warns of 'Grants Department' scam

NZ money, cash

A scam in which people are told they are entitled to a tax refund from a fictitious government agency is doing the rounds in Wellington.

Hospital patient takes peek at info of others

Paperwork

Breach of privacy by an emergency department patient is referred to police.

Companies capitalise on wish for a beehive buzz

Bees

The buzz of having bees is no longer just the talk of keen gardeners but of city workers wanting to do their bit for the environment.

Mice-fattened trout await anglers

BIG TROUT

Never mind the mouse plague, the trout are set to be monstrous this season.

Law mooted to force space for cyclists

Cyclist

Motorists could be forced to slow down and sit behind cyclists until it's safe to pass, and any inconvenience "is worth it", panel pushing law change says.

Lawyer's ID still secret

Justice

Lawyer facing drugs charges loses court bid to keep identity secret but name suppression remains.

Council chief gets pay rise

Kevin Lavery

Wgtn City Council chief gets 2% pay rise after positive review of performance.

Juken NZ fined over finger injury

Forestry

A forestry and timber company has been fined after a worker lost part of his finger in an accident.

Dunne duped into serial killer retweet

Peter Dunne's tweet of Harold Shipman

Govt minister Peter Dunne pranked into retweeting a photo - but it wasn't who he thought it was.

Courthouse sentenced to demolition

Petone courthouse

WelTec plans to demolish the old quake prone Petone courthouse and turn it into a park.

Camera watches over CCTV centre

CCTV centre

Big Brother may be watching you but someone else can watch him.

Teen sentenced for sheep slaughter

Sheep

Tararua teenager gets community work for his part in the slaughter of pregnant ewes.

Hit-and-run nearly fatal for biker

Police

A motorcyclist could have easily died in a late night hit and run in Whanganui, police say.

Ivivi's back on market

Victoria St upgrade prompts sell-off

Ivivi

Former World Trade Centre building, bought for about $4 million in 2011 from Serepisos' liquidator, goes back on the market.

A Golden Mile site to fit the budget

Prudential Assurance building

Another remnant of bankrupt property developer Terry Serepisos' empire is on the market again.

Shedding 100kg - but more to go

''I was too embarrassed to show my face in public.''

Petranoff Smith

Petranoff Smith used to eat 16 slices of bread, 16 eggs, a packet of bacon for breakfast; now he's a 100kg lighter.

Rat's tail gets the chop

Hadleigh Cox

With one snip of the scissors, Hadleigh Cox's rat's tail was gone and with it, a part of his identity.

New tunnel 'a buzz' for earlybirds

Arras Tunnel traffic

Wellington's new Arras Tunnel has slotted straight into the central city landscape as if it had always been there.

Pair admit exploiting migrant workers

Court

Two more people plead guilty in relation to exploitation of workers by a Wellington immigration agency.

Cunliffe formally steps down

David Cunliffe

Labour leader steps down amid warning that conservative supporters won't back Grant Robertson.

Building up a sustainable thirst

Megan Stephens of Social Lab

A university sustainability project has become a popular green activity "Social Lab".

Foster mum in dock still loves her kids

Court

A foster mother accused of beating and neglecting CYF children in her care says she still loves them.

Police handling 12,000 suicide calls a year

depression bullying suicide

Police are receiving 12,000 attempted or threatened suicide calls a year.

NZ Post weighs its options in Mana

nz post

Nearly four months after the Mana PostShop closed, NZ Post is considering opening a small store in the suburb.

Working wind wand gift for Wellington

Zephyrometer

Wellington will be getting a fully repaired and functional Zephyrometer this holiday season.

Elderly woman knocked over by punch

Police

Elderly woman in Napier is punched to the ground after asking a cyclist to give way to her.

Crane topples over at CentrePort

Crane down

A CentrePort employee driver has had a lucky escape after a straddle crane toppled on to its side.

Confidence in regions drops

economy generic

Falling dairy prices and rising interest rates are knocking confidence in some regions.

Drivers test new Wellington tunnel

Arras Tunnel traffic

Wellington's new Arras Tunnel has had a smooth first rush hour.

Spring storm sweeps through

weather

Weekend storm blew through the capital, dampening plans for outdoor fun but without major mishap.

House on the move

Two hours to move house just 1.5 kilometres

HOUSE ON THE MOVE

It was a nostalgic moment for John and Julianne O'Kane as they watched their former family home being carted off to make way for the Kapiti Expressway.
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