Wellington

Lions touch down in Welly video

Loose forward Sean O'Brien walks through a "guard of honour" set up by the fans.

The British and Irish Lions rugby tour has finally rolled into the capital.

Behind the scenes at the Bolton video

Bolton Hotel Wellington

The beds are made and the bar is stocked as hundreds of Lions fans take up residence in 5-star luxury.

$30m roaring into town video

An estimated $30 million is expected to be pumped into the Wellington regional economy during the week-long stay of The ...

About $30m is expected to be pumped into Wellington during the British and Irish Lions games.

Keeping the red army well

Wellington Hospital ED specialist Dr Paul Quigley says extra staff will be on the floor on the night of both the Lions ...

Medical services are bracing themselves for a busy week as a red sea of rugby fans flood into Wellington. 

Sudoku seven take on world video

From left, Finbarr Noble, Jordan Hamel, Simon O'Donnell and Matt Russell from Aotearoa Puzzles Inc.

Kiwis never thought a passion for problem-solving and pub quizzes would take them to the world puzzle champs.

Great teachers changing lives

Sarah Sharpe is passionate about working with dyslexic kids, and says turning their achievement around only takes ...

Teachers are the biggest influence on kids' success: From the Christchurch quake tragedy to Parliament's select committees, we meet some of NZ's finest.

Wellington: Ready to roar

British and Irish Lions' fans are in good spirits after notching up victories against the New Zealand Provincial ...

All you need to know for the Lions' visit to Wellington.

Student vs climate change minister

University of Waikato law student Sarah Thomson will appear early to her court case in Wellington to give a speech on ...

Student will soon have her day in court as she challenges Paula Bennett on climate change.

Virtual power plant on trial

Craig Burt is taking part in a “virtual power plant” trial, designed to support Wellingtonians in the event of a natural ...

Wellington residents could end up sharing electricity with neighbours after a disaster.

Bars to share info on patrons

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Party goers queue to get into the nightspots in Courtenay Place after the All Blacks vs Irish and ...

Go Pro footage and bouncer intel will be used to get Wellington's bar-goers to behave.

Daughter's bill soars

Colleen Warin was ordered to pay her parents $367,000, now topped off with nearly $14,000 legal costs.

Colleen Warin's $367,000 debt to her parents has increased by another $14,000.

Squeegee bandit attacks woman

A Wellington squeegee bandit attacked a woman while bystanders watched, a witness says.

Bystanders rushed into help but only after the attacking squeegee bandit had fled.

Win: Tickets to second Lions test

Watch the All Blacks take on the Lions in the second test in Wellington.

The July 1 game in Wellington is sold out - but we can still get you there.

Northland Tunnel strengthening delayed

Northland Tunnel will be down to one lane for the next six months as work begins on strengthening the almost 90-year ...

Completion of work on the Northland Tunnel has been delayed until September.

Landfill bills to rocket

Wellington ratepayers are facing heavy cost increases for dumping over the next two years.

Costs created by gas emissions could mean higher fees and a rise in rates.

Bistro closes its doors

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An empty and closed Tinakori Bistro on Tinakori Rd.  The restaurant has gone ...

Tinakori Bistro is in liquidation, owing more than $300,000, including unpaid wages.

Maccas to quit Johnsonville Mall

McDonald's NZ has confirmed it will leave the Johnsonville Shopping Centre in September. (File photo)

Future looks more uncertain with exit of McDonald's and optometrist OPSM.

Goodbye to 'pager rage'

Dr Kyle Perrin, general physician and clinical director for performance and innovation at Wellington Hospital says the ...

Capital & Coast trades bygones for smartphones as Spark sheds bleeping pager network.

Town Hall cost likely to rise

An artist impression of the restored Wellington town hall, which will cost at least $90m and reopen in 2021.

Council endorses plan to revamp Wellington's town hall but warn the $90m cost could climb.

Delays ease on SH2

Traffic is heavy northbound on SH2 out of Wellington.

Traffic flow has returned to normal around Upper Hutt after two earlier crashes.

Island Bay cycleway: what's next

A working party of Wellington City Councillors is to oversee the final engagement process and design options on the ...

Residents are being assured a solution will be in place by September.

Gone in 60 minutes video

The derelict property, at 82 Wallace St, was torn down in 60 minutes.

A dilapidated and earthquake-damaged house in the central Wellington at risk of collapse has been torn down.

Price to be made public

Athfield Architects' images of the proposed Willis Bond development at Site 9. If the building goes ahead,“high level ...

If a new Wellington waterfront development goes ahead, the commercial terms will be publicly released.

Bystander jumps in, gets cut

Petone TAB, where the aggravated robbery took place.

A TAB punter ended up with a cut to the arm after trying to stop a Lower Hutt aggravated robbery.

Beervana sales looking stout

Beervana is when the craft beer capital embraces the New Zealand-wide beer loving community in a big bearded beer hug.

Beervana 2017 is set to to be the beeriest yet if ticket sales are anything to go by.

Pedestrian killed in Wellington

Police have closed Pouto Road south of Dargaville after a fatal crash.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating the death of a 79-year-old.

SeniorNet turns 25

SeniorNet Wellington members learn to play Solitaire, 1992.

Technology has changed a lot since 1992, but an organisation teaching tech to seniors is still going strong

'Mad scientists' take the plunge video

Wellington NIWA staff leap off Evans Bay pier to celebrate the shortest day of the year.

Niwa workmates celebrate the winter solstice with a plunge into the icy sea.

Dancers delight kids

Eddie Madril is a member of the Pascua Yaqui tribe of Southern Arizona and Northern Sonora Mexico, on Wednesday he ...

Wellington kids get a taste of Native American culture and dance.

Hit-and-run victim stable

The woman was hit outside Wairarapa Hospital in Masterton while dropping her children off at karate.

Wairarapa woman's trip to a karate lesson with her kids nearly ended her life.

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