Homes evacuated over grenade

Police cordoned off part of Victory Ave in Karori after an old grenade was spotted in a gutter at about 5.20pm on ...

Houses in Wellington were cleared after the discovery of an old grenade in a gutter.

Cheaper student fares on horizon

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Wellington's mayor says room could be found in the budget to subsidise public transport for students.

'She came across so sweet'

Joanne Harrison during her sentencing at Manukau District Court on Tuesday.

For some, Joanne Harrison's jail sentence has been a relief. For others, it raises more questions than it answers.

Did firms pocket quake cash?

The money is there for employees out of work from the November quake but not all are getting it.

Over 1300 businesses applied for a quake subsidy to pay staff, but at least one worker is yet to see any of it.

Record new consents for Capital

Wellington City Council is progressing towards achieving its annual 1500 target for new building consents, with 1204 new ...

Wellington Mayor says rash of new residential building consents for the capital will ease affordability.

Biter's discharges challenged

Satinder Singh says his immigration status is at risk if he is convicted of nose-biting.

Crown says Blenheim man should have been convicted for biting another man's nose.

Masterton District Council set for trading vote

Bear Flag Books owner Mark Rogers believes Easter trading rules in Masterton should stay the way they are "not because ...

It's nearly D-Day for a decision on Easter Sunday trading in Masterton.

More wardens, fewer tickets gallery

A Taranaki St driver was nabbed after not paying for parking for an hour.

If you think you are seeing more parking wardens in Wellington, your eyes are not deceiving you.

Lives on hold to save whales

Marine mammal medics, from left: Cameron Sang, Natalia Parra-Sierra and Britta Hollmann head out to provide first aid to ...

When hundreds of whales stranded at Farewell Spit, Cameron Sang and Britta Hollmann dropped everything.

Man injured in scooter crash

People tend to a man after he was injured in a scooter crash in Brooklyn, Wellington.

Members of the public rush to help man injured in Brooklyn, Wellington.

Saving a million-dollar forest

Community environmental volunteer group, Friends of Tawa Bush Reserves, is campaigning for Wellington City Council to ...

Wellington ratepayers are considering buying a million-dollar forest to save it from the clutch of developers.

Break down delays commuters

A technical fault on the Capital Connection has resulted in all Metlink Kapiti services being held up.

The broken down Capital Connection train held up all services on Wellington's Kapiti line. .

More Miramar parking woes

Rental cars from Go Rental in Strathmore, are parked on Broadway.

As one Miramar parking debacle starts getting sorted another rumbles on.

Delays after SH1 crash

A crash on State Highway 1 is causing delays near Ngauranga Gorge in Wellington.

Two-car crash cleared, but causing delays in peak hour for northbound lane at Ngauranga Gorge, north of Wellington.

Homegrown set to sell out

More than 40 acts will play the annual festival on Wellington's Waterfront in front of about 20,000 punters.

There will be no shortage of people enjoying some choice Kiwi music at Homegrown next month.

Round The Bays recap gallery

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Can you spot yourself in our photo gallery? And search for your and friends' results.

It's a double rainbow

Gordon Douglas snapped the rainbow in Hataitai on Sunday night.

Snap-happy locals were delighted by the rare phenomenon. But can you see it?

Bringing summer to Welly

Tomorrow People keyboardist Tana Tupai says Homegrown is a "iconic festival in our backyard".

Tomorrow People's "sunshine reggae" will bring summer to Wellington after all, at next month's Jim Beam Homegrown.

Kebai Liu found dead

The body of Wellington woman Kebai Liu, 76, has been located by police after an exhaustive two-day search.

Police have confirmed a body found in a bush is that of a missing elderly Wellington woman.

Phew! the race is run gallery

About 2000 runners prepare for the half-marathon.

Record 14,300 round the bays on a calm capital day.

Swimmer completes strait's 100th crossing

Filipowski only discovered his ability to swim long distances in 2011 but has been a roll over since, completing long ...

Near perfect conditions helped an American swimmer conquer the Cook Strait crossing for the 100th time.

Big bill for riverbank and flood defence repairs

Frequent flooding has turned the Kebbells Bend Trail beside the Waikanae River from a pleasant gravel pathway to a ...

GWRC faces a sizeable bill to repair riverbanks and flood defences damaged by all the unseasonal flooding.

Coma kid reunited with rugby hero

A young Thaddeus McCarthy before an accident in 2000 that left him in a coma for four weeks.

Seventeen years after a life-changing road accident, a young crash victim is reunited with the rugby hero who was there for him in his darkest days.

Flashback: Sweetwaters, 1980

Sweetwaters Festival in 1980.

It was a new festival in a new decade and the sun shone. Nearly everything was good when Sweetwaters began.

A Viking 'Whale rider'

Ilena Shadbolt plays a young Linayehin in Tears of Valhalla.

In Viking short film Tears of Valhalla, the female protagonist faces prejudice just as Pai did in the Kiwi classic Whale Rider.

Wellington woman missing - again

Kebai Liu, 76, has been reported missing, again, almost 24 hours after police first said she had disappeared.

An elderly Wellington woman has gone missing for the second time in two days.

Time's up for parking vandals video

Numbers like these on car parks in Wellington's CBD are being chipped off, and the council believes businesses are to blame.

Wellington's business owners are sabotaging sensor car parks to get free parking for customers.

Quake-affected building shut

Wellington office building 80 The Terrace is owned by Mt Everest Properties.

More disruption in Wellington CDB, as NZ Fire Service HQ shut after engineers say building needs engineering work.

Delays after SH1 crash

A serious crash closes northbound lanes of SH1 in Kapiti.

Serious crash causing delays in peak traffic on SH1 in Kapiti, north of Wellington.

St James to close for a year

The yellow stickered St James Theatre on Courtenay Place will close for earthquake strengthening in 2018.

National ballet will need a new home while Wellington's 105-year-old theatre is quake-strengthened.

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