Wellington

Yacht towed back to shore video

Lady Elizabeth IV battled rough seas to rescue a 40-foot yacht in Palliser Bay with three people on board.

Rescue boat has reached three people stuck on a yacht in high seas near Wairarapa.

Fire at Berhampore flats

Fire fighters fought a blaze in Berhampore on Sunday morning.

A top floor flat on fire in Wellington.

Winston to boost NZ First, or resign

Winston Peters at a meeting in Rotorua.

Winston Peters vows to quit if NZ First doesn't triple in size. Sort of.

Tokakece big weapon for MSP against OBU

Bruising Marist St Pats No. 8 Peniasi Tokakece has been a key figure in their run to the Jubilee Cup final. Photo: ROSS GIBLIN/FAIRFAX NZ.

It's a shame for Marist St Pats' opponents that their matches aren't played midweek.

A good day's a dull day video

Wellington bus driver David Ford travelling through the city on the Karori-Lyall Bay route.

Wellington's bus drivers have had a bad rap of late. But most of them do their job and go home without incident.

Final whistle for oldest netballer video

With a hip-replacement next week Robbie Herbison, 60, is donning her white New Balance netball shoes for her last competitive game of a 43-year hobby today.

At the age of 60, Robbie Herbison is donning her bib for the last time today.

Basin Reserve flyover appeal finishes gallery video

An artist's impression of what the proposed Basin Reserve flyover would look like from Hania St in central Wellington.

NZTA says it did not need to spend lots of time looking at Basin flyover alternatives.

Two options for bus network

Two options have been identified for a rapid bus network through central Wellington.

Plans to create a rapid bus network through Wellington have been narrowed down to two choices.

Meth ring boss jailed

Abby Rae Cummins, Michael Edwin Debreceny, Kien Trung Dao, Kevin Kakada Chea were sentenced in the High Court at Wellington for their part in a methamphetamine ring based in the Chews Lane apartments.

Jail term of 17 years imposed on the head of a Wellington meth ring.

Terrorism blamed for Wellington bomb attack gallery

Uniformed and plainclothed policemen  outside the front door of the Trades Hall in Vivian St, Wellington. Shattered remnants of the buildings front doors lie in the gutter.

New Zealand lost more than a man's life when a bomb exploded in central Wellington in 1984.

What makes Wellington readers tick?

Wellington Libraries and community spaces manager John Stears says the recent popular books have been about politics and food.

What do Wellingtonians love reading? Crime, food and politics.

Not guilty pleas: $30m gaming charges

Pokie machines.

Four men have pleaded not guilty to allegations of $30 million in gaming fraud.

Police seek sex attacker

Wellington police asked members of the public to help identify a man who allegedly indecently assaulted a 23-year-old woman in Mt Victoria about 6pm on Saturday.

A 23-year-old woman was attacked after being followed by a stranger in Mt Victoria.

Wait drags on for chilly residents

Marshall Court Apartments Tenants, including Lawrie Penney, front, meet council representatives over concerns with the new building.

Residents of Wellington's award winning council flats are still waiting for curtains and baffles.

Flyover: Option X returns to haunt NZTA gallery video

The Architectural Centre's proposed alternative to the Basin Reserve flyover, known as Option X.

It started as a sketch on an envelope, and became one of the main roadblocks to the Basin Reserve flyover.

A glamorous gap year in show business

Disney on Ice skaters Kristy Wright of Fairport, New York, and  Laura Monachino of Auckland.

Kristy Wright and Laura Monachino have real world careers on hold while they tour as ice performers with Disney On Ice.

Lifelong champion of Victoria University

Former Victoria University chancellor Tim Beaglehole had a fondness for popular reads, like the Princess Diana biography, as well as intellectual works.

Tim Beaglehole was a historian, university administrator and scion of a famous New Zealand family of scholars.

Flashback: Kendall wins gold

Barbara Kendall on the podium at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, with her gold medal.

Barbara Kendall crushed Olympic rivals at Barcelona, but was beaten in Porirua by a 14-year-old.

Jetstar to fly Wellington-Dunedin

Jetstar will fly between Wellington and Dunedin from October.

Jetstar will launch its sixth domestic jet route and add more trans-Tasman seats this summer.

NZ couple touched by kindness

A memory card with 1500 holiday snaps of this couple was found in Wells, England on 21 July. With the help of Stuff readers, the couple has since been identified as Kate and Blu Lang, of Porirua.

Couple on mystery camera memory card grateful to be found.

The world of a foreign correspondent

David Barber: "The Mururoa nuclear bomb testing trip was the highlight of my life because that was the world's first government ban the bomb protest."

Former foreign correspondent David Barber talks about working in 50 countries, the prime minister who tried to destroy his career and having the right to die.

What's on in Wellington

William Kircher stars in The Hound of the Baskervilles at Circa Theatre.

Music, comedy, art and sports. Here's what's on this week.

Cabbie bowled over ombudsman

Dame Beverley Wakem was injured when a taxi reversed and knocked her down.

Beverley Wakem is "gobsmacked" that driver who broke her leg has been discharged without conviction.

Pizza fingers guitar thief

Nairn said he remembers clearly when he first saw the instrument. It was "love at first sight".

Thief gets a supreme surprise when pizza order leads police to his home.

Basin flyover 2.0 on the cards?

How the proposed Basin Reserve flyover would look from the median between Kent and Cambridge terraces in central Wellington.

A redesigned and repackaged Basin Reserve flyover could still get the green light, opponents say.

Arahura's final Strait crossing video

He was on its maiden voyage in 1983 and Ron Baulch, of Upper Hutt, made sure he was a passenger on the final return crossing of the interislander ferry Arahura on Wednesday.

The retired Arahura ferry made its final Cook Strait passenger crossing on Wednesday.

Catholic rally soothes moral panic in 1950s Wellington

Catholic priest Patrick Peyton drew 25,000 people to his family prayer rally at the Basin Reserve on April 4, 1954.

Prayer could solve the world's problems, from teen sex to nuclear war, Wellingtonians were told in 1954.

Maori language week protests

Maori language champions march on Mercer and Willis streets in Wellington during Maori Language Week in August 1980.

Like the kiwi and kokako, the Maori language was a rare bird at risk of extinction in 1980.

Toddlers with rotten teeth

A 3-year-old had 11 teeth extracted after being given Coke in a sipper bottle throughout the day.

Children still in nappies are having their rotten teeth pulled out - and sugar is being blamed.

Good news at last for refugee family

Falma Atakure, left, and Ylak Tlahun will be moving with their children Natnael and Tensae Ayele from their damp Strathmore house to a new home in Kilbirnie, Wellington.

Ylak Tliahun cried when he saw his new house after a long battle with Housing New Zealand.

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