Wellington

New reservoir for south Wellington

Work has begun on a new $3.5 million reservoir above the south Wellington suburb of Melrose.

Summer in the city

It's hotter, drier and less windy

Wellington Summer

Wellington is basking in a January blessed with higher temperatures, and less wind and rain than in the past 52 years.

Mast-er of the airwaves

Titahi Bay radio mast has broadcast news of wars, mankind on the Moon, and the Queen's coronation.

Golden Mile losing its shine

More than eight per cent of the Wellington region's shop space is vacant.

Television couple in Bali shakedown

Political journalist Barry Soper may be known at home, but in Indonesia he was just a tourist a cop tried to con.

Thorndon PostShop to close

Another PostShop is to close, this time Thorndon.

Irish luck runs out for Molly Malones

Wellington's popular Irish bar Molly Malones has closed.

Court evacuated due to bad smell

Wellington District Court was evacuated this morning due to a strange smell on one of the floors

Opening hours curbed

Police welcome the rejection of Wellington City Council's plan to extend late night drink hours.

Blocking of demolition a 'precedent'

An Environment Court ruling that blocked demolition of a Lambton Quay heritage building created a precedent.

Igloos stuck in people's minds

Ian Athfield has left Wellington richer, writes Michael Forbes

Festival honours settlers

Petone celebrates 175 years since ship landed

Petone's first settlers would recognise the hoop skirts and horse-drawn carts to be seen on the foreshore on Monday.

Mini supermarket for Cable Car lane

Countdown is opening a supermarket in the heart of Wellington city later this year.

Trees trashed

A Wellington bar patron trashed $3000 of trees after being told to leave the premises because he was drunk.

Kayaker's lucky rescue

A woman who tipped from her kayak in the sea off Wellington has been saved.

Stolen car crashes in Wellington

A man rolled a stolen car and then fled the scene after a lunch time crash in the central city.

Six arrested over robbery

Six arrested after a Wellington 24-hour store was robbed and a worker assaulted.

Vic uni's expansion under way

Victoria University's city campuses' multimillion-dollar project aimed at attracting more students.

Victoria St tops ticket earnings

If your New Year resolution is to save more, don't test your luck parking on Victoria St.

Window falls from high rise

There was an explosive sound when a window pane fell from Wellington's most famous high-rise.

Accused 'of interest'

A "person of interest" in a homicide investigation, arrested on unrelated charges, was on the run for over a month, his mother says.

Sunny holiday outlook

An unbroken run of sunny weather could lie ahead for Wellington in the next five days.

Capital shouldn't kill off Snapper

OPINION: Wellington needs cheap, reliable public transport to arrest its declining use and get more cars off our congested roads.

Fire engulfs classroom

A classroom in Khandallah was gutted by fire early on Wednesday morning, leaving little but a few fire-damaged resources.

From flowerbeds to focal point

Sitting in Civic Square on a sunny day, it's hard to recall that Wellington's most impressive public space used to be just another road.

Revamp for cenotaph well in hand

Wellington's cenotaph upgrade should be completed well before April's WWI centenary commemorations.

Revamp for cenotaph on target

A $2.5 million upgrade of the area around Wellington's cenotaph is taking shape.

Charges for public spaces dropped

Plans to charge ratepayers for using public parks and beaches for events are being scrapped.

Options considered for sea wall

Opponents of plans to pull down Island Bay's battered sea wall may get a reprieve

Trolley bus wires down

A trolley bus is blocking Lambton Quay after part of an overhead wire snapped.

Paving the way to Anzac Day

Wellington's new war memorial park is rising out of the dirt in Buckle St.

Nesting in the zoo

Animal hospital marks milestone

It was the arrival of a certain emperor penguin that jumpstarted the success of The Nest hospital at Wellington Zoo.

Capital holding on to cash

Wellingtonians have not been spending as much as Aucklanders and Cantabrians.

25 years of Fringe

Renowned festival's next offering: 120 shows

Wellington's Fringe Festival turns 25 next year and returns with another 120 quirky offerings.

Seatoun fights for play area

Seatoun Park playground has little more than a rusty slide and swings, but Seatoun community members are fighting to keep it.

Stamp of approval for images

Reserve Bank's new fakeproof bank notes will feature images by photographer Rob Suisted.

Oh Christmas tree

Santa's helpers spread Yuletide cheer

Santa's elves have braved Wellington's high winds to hang decorations around the city, including two Christmas trees.

Mod-cons delight flats' tenants

Blond wood, double glazing replace '70s mint-green and apricot in revamped housing block.

Council shrugs off lease idea

Johnsonville's $16m community hub going ahead, and council won't be leasing the space.

Motorway crash cleared

A multi-vehicle crash caused delays on the motorway into Wellington this morning.

Homeware hauled from habour

Chairs, a table, television and even a season of Baywatch on DVD have been fished out of Wellington harbour.

Bus door mishaps continue

More tales of Wellington passengers getting trapped in bus doors have emerged.

Glitch means cash only for parking

A parking meter glitch means Wellingtonians are unable to pay for a park using text-to-pay or credit cards.

Bad boys, bad boys

150 years of news: reforming delinquents

Concerns over youth committing crimes or being out of work are nothing new.

Dyslexic teen scores Xero internship

Teenager Matthew Strawbridge went from hero to Xero after the boss of the multibillion tech firm offered him a summer internship.

New speed camera goes live

Police warn drivers to slow down, with another hi-tech speed camera going live in Wellington.

The pride of the zoo

They all hailed King Dick

He lived in Wellington for only 14 years, but what years they were. King Dick was probably the most beloved animal in the city during his lifetime.

Missing guide dog in Wellington

A guide dog scared by Guy Fawkes fireworks has gone missing in Newtown, Wellington.

Move to limit drug sales

Sale of legal highs could be limited to Wellington's CBD if council passes proposed policy.

Majestic centre upgrade blows out

Cost of strengthening Wellington's tallest building blows out again to $83.5 million, more than doubling original estimates.

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