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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New police kiosk for Karori

Community police in Karori are shifting base to a weekly kiosk.

Police are launching a new kiosk which will see them on site at Karori Community Centre for three hours each week.

Crushed teen in critical condition

A 14-year-old boy remains in a serious condition at Nelson Hospital after being crushed by a trailer on a farm.

A Nelson teenager crushed by a farm trailer remains in a serious condition in Wellington Hospital. 

Bush fire in Upper Hutt

A scrub fire spanning two hectares flared up in the hills near Upper Hutt on Thursday.

A fire on the outskirts of Upper Hutt has burned through two hectares of bush.

Hair dye back on shelves

Irritation on Sheryl Smith's neck after she used Nice 'n Easy hair dye two weeks ago. "I feel like someone's poured acid all over my head," she said.

Distributor says tests have shown product that caused allergic reactions is safe.

Fans sell out as heat rises

Boulcott Farm Heritage Golf Club greenkeeper Matthew Spraggs cools off under the sprinkler after a hot Hutt day.

Shortage of fans in Porirua, as Hutt came within a whisker of its record temperature on Wednesday.

Woman dead in flat named

Rosemary Dey, 31, was found dead in her Newtown flat on Tuesday night. Her death is so far unexplained.

Rosemary Dey's death in her Wellington flat remains unexplained. She had gone missing before.

Man arrested after 'threats'

A man was arrested after police temporarily closed Manners St. Some shop staff understood the man was accused of making "threats" before his arrest.

Police block off Manners St in Wellington as they arrest a man in a shoe shop.

Teen crushed by farm trailer

A man was flown to Nelson Hospital after a power pole crashed into the cab of his digger.

A Nelson teenager is in intensive care after being backed over by a trailer on Wednesday afternoon.

Do you know Joe from Wellington?

American woman Lissa Carlino from Khandallah is looking for a long-lost friend she met in the USA. The mystery man is named Joe, is a New Zealander, and is possibly from Wellington.

Do you know a Wellington man by the name of Joe, with kind eyes, about 40-years-old?

What's On in Wellington: From Feb 4

Celebrate our national day with friends and whanau at Waitangi Park. There will be kai and kapa haka and music from noon.

Music, comedy, theatre and sport - it's all on in Wellington.

The Hutt feels the heat

030215. News. KEVIN STENT/FAIRFAX NZ. Boulcott Farm Heritage Golf Club groundsman Matthew Spraggs cools off under the sprinkler after a hot Hutt day.

Humid, hot and touching 30 degrees - are we still in Wellington?

Hutt Rd upgrade good for business

What the proposed upgrade to Hutt Road would look like.

Shop owners say changes to Hutt Rd will be generally welcome, but parking was likely to remain a problem.

Newtown death 'unexplained'

Police investigate a flat in Constable St, Newtown, where the body of a woman in her 30s was found on Tuesday night.

Police found woman's body after friends called them with concerns about her whereabouts.

Killer appeals over Blessie murder video

Blessie Gotingco was murdered in in May 2014.

Tony Robertson has appealed his conviction and sentence for killing Blessie Gotingco, saying the case against him was fabricated.

Seawall brings relief to Breaker Bay

Breaker Bay and Moa Point Progressive Association chairman Lester Goodfellow and Wellington City Councillor Ray Ahipene-Mercer at the shoreline in Breaker Bay that has been eroded by tides and storms.

Years of waves crashing over the road eight or nine times each winter will hopefully be at an end in Breaker Bay as Council starts work on a new seawall.

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