Wellington's crash hot spots revealed

SH1 at the intersection of Karo Dr and Victoria St is the spot where the most crashes have occurred in Wellington in the past five years. A red-light camera was recently installed to try and cut the crash rate.

Karo Drive, Ohiro Rd and Willis St among the biggest problem spots for crashes.

Welcome to the 40kmh motorway video

Three new speed cameras have been proposed for the Wellington motorway, in addition to the one at Ngauranga Gorge.

Three speed cameras could be policing Wellington's new "smart" motorway next year.

Wellington will be 'bitterly cold'

Snow closed the State Highway 2 Rimutaka Hill Rd this time last year.

NZTA is warning of snow, ice, and freezing temperatures on Wellington roads.

Marae investigates crayfish scammer

Tapu Te Ranga Marae wants to clear its reputation after a resident is accused of running a door-to-door scam under its name.

A Wellington marae wants to clear its name of involvement after a resident is accused of scamming Island Bay locals under its name.

Kiwis prove home is where heart is

Bill Ryalls on his boat Segara.

Nearly 100,000 people in NZ, like Bill and Penne, live in an "other occupied private dwelling".

Wellington motorway getting wider video

Contractors prepare to shift an old motorway off-ramp at Kaiwharawhara sideways to connect with the Wellington urban motorway.

Wellington's motorway is now a little wider thanks to an impressive feat of engineering.

Top court hears Red Devils case

The Red Devils "patch".

The infamous police case involving Nelson's Red Devils motorcycle club may be on its final journey.

Wellington, the unofficial capital of Tokelau

Children of Tokelauan migrants have a singalong at Elsdon Youth Camp, Porirua, in February 1980. The bulk of Wellington's Tokelauan community lives in Porirua and the Hutt Valley.

It seemed like a good idea: move the entire population of Tokelau to New Zealand.

Snappy smartphone bus fares video

Wellington bus commuters can pay their fare by swiping their smart phone, Semble chief executive Rob Ellis says.

Android smartphones can be used to pay a bus fare, taxi and parking with Snapper from Tuesday.

Humanity in the grimmest of settings

Sven Pannell, left, speaks to Magnus Mazimpaka, a journalist working for the Rwanda New Times in Kigali.

Wellington film-maker Sven Pannell returns to Rwanda 10 years later to track down his saviour.

Young butcher's chance of a lifetime

Rod Preston, left, managing director of Preston's Master Butcher, congratulates Kalolo Fale, after he was awarded an Outward Bound scholarship by Dunninghams.

A former Mana College student has been given the opportunity to attend Outward Bound.

Low-flying planes a worry

Low-flying planes have some Wellington residents concerned.

Some Wellington residents are complaining about low-flying planes.

Libraries resort to debt collectors

Wellington City Council is resorting to debt collectors and the courts to recover fees and fines - particularly for library books.

Wellingtonians owe more than $800K in overdue library fees, part of nearly $2m owed to council.

Blessie's killer loses name appeal

The man convicted of the rape and murder of Blessie Gotingco, in the dock during his trial.

The man found guilty of murdering Blessie Gotingco has lost a suppression appeal but remains a face without a name in the meantime.

Big freeze on way

Rimutaka Hill road was closed to snow on July 22, 2014 - and a repeat is likely this week.

North Island faces bitterly cold week, with temperatures close to zero and snow in places.

Police broke search promise

Dirty Politics author Nicky Hager.

Lawyer says officers broke pledge not to act on anything they found until their search warrant was tested in court.

Pencil drawing sells for six figures

'Dinner Time' by British artist L S Lowry commanded $95,000 at Dunbar Sloane's Wellington auction on Wednesday. The work beat Lowry's previous record for a work on paper of AUD $38,000, setting an Australasian record.

Pencil drawing of working-class men eating dinner snapped up for six figures in Wellington.

Wartime bridge a challenge to the brave

An anti-submarine boom linked Eastbourne to Ward Island during World War II.

Only the brave and lawless risked a rickety wartime bridge linking Eastbourne to Ward Island.

Editorial: Care needed with TPP

Trade Minister Tim Groser says it's "show time" for the 12-country Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal.

OPINION: NZ needs to be ready to walk away from the Trans Pacific Partnership if it doesn’t deliver.

Donor suffers for her gift

Robin Howarth is regaining his health after a kidney transplant, but has seen the health and finances of his donor, daughter Elsie, fall apart.

Giving her dad a kidney saved the taxpayer thousands, but she's still waiting for support.

Lifeline for capital's trolley buses

Trolley buses could be a feature of Wellington's streets beyond June 30, 2017, thanks to a regional council plan change.

Council plan change opens the door for trolley buses to hang around beyond 2017.

Police ID harbour body video

Police cordoned off Queens Wharf near Wagamama restaurant on Sunday morning, after the discovery of Finbarr Clabby's body.

Next of kin are being notified of man's Wellington Harbour death.

Highlanders fans win big at TAB

Generic money.

Over $1m wagered on Super Rugby final, with one punter making a $15,000 profit.

Shepherds delight as beer runs low

Landers Army leader Andrew James was still celebrating the morning after the Highlanders' Super Rugby triumph.

They came, they saw, and the southerners almost ran a Wellington pub dry.

Highlanders welcomed home video

Highlanders centre Malakai Fekitoa holds the Super Rugby trophy aloft at Dunedin Airport.

Electric blue and gold scenes in Dunedin as fans turn out in force to sing for their champions.

Oldest man lived from first plane to space race

William Swensson, centre, lived to 108 years with daughter Maureen and son George in their Holloway Rd home.

New Zealand changed out of recognition over the course of William Swensson's life.

Van rolls, two seriously injured

Two people were left with serious injuries and had to be airlifted to Wellington Hospital after the van they were travelling in rolled off the road.

Woman suffers spinal injuries and a man has severe leg fractures after a crash in Awatere Valley, Marlborough.

Editorial: Parliament took its eye off the bullies

ACT leader David Seymour and four Green MPs were on the same side when they opposed the Harmful Digital Communications Bill in Parliament.

Despite a wave of online opposition, Parliament has passed a new law against cyber bullying.

Stabbing case: bedside hearing

Police at the Broderick St, Johnsonville cordon.

Woman, 25, to be held in hospital until next court appearance.

Windy night for Wellington video

The wind wand in Wellington has been blown over flat after masisive gusts hit the city

A windy night hit Wellington, with calm weather forecast for the weekend.

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