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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.

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.

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.

Found: Couple who lost photos

They were lost but now they're found. They may have lost 1500 holiday snaps in England ... but a British 'sleuth' can now return the priceless memories to Kate and Blu Lang.

It took only 20 minutes to identify 'mystery' Kiwis on holiday in Britain.

$400,000 waterfront changing shed?

Thrill-seekers taking the plunge from Wellington's waterfront jump platform  could get a place to change out of their wet togs.

People who leap from the jump platform could get a place to change out of their togs.

Found: The happy snaps couple

Do you know this couple? They may have lost 1500 holiday snaps ... but a British 'sleuth' is hoping to return the priceless memories.

We asked, do you know them? Within minutes they'd been found.

Bottle attack on taxi video

Kiwi Cabs Taxi driver Peter Bui, who had two windows in his taxi smashed by a part-full bottle of vodka.

Group of men hurl bottle through cab window, then drop their pants and laugh.

Wellington's Bresolin dynasty begins with a pizza slice

Restaurateur Remiro Bresolin in 1999.

With a flourish of a chequered tablecloth, a flamboyant Italian made Wellington a foodie mecca.

Trapped by 'taxi rage'

Student Sonia Costin outside the Arlington Apartments, where her taxi driver pursued a pedestrian in a road-rage incident on Saturday night.

Wellington taxi passenger caught in the middle of a road-rage stoush between her driver and a pedestrian.

Bessie the life-changer video

Ella Bunny, 12, takes brother Henry, 9, and Henry's assistance dog Bessie for an after-school walk. Henry is autistic, and Bessie is trained to dig her heels in if Henry is in danger of running away or running on the road.

Life's a walk in the park for autistic 9-year-old now that Bessie is around.

Five-day ban for booze bust

Boxes of corn chips surround the alcohol display at Pak 'n Save Kilbirnie after it was banned from selling alcohol.

Alcohol ban at Kilbirnie Pak 'n Save after sales to 16-year-olds.

Car crime spikes in capital

Spate of suburban smash-and-grabs from vehicles during weekend.

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