Wellington

Our overcrowded schools

Newtown School was operating at 142 per cent capacity, according to Ministry of Education figures.

Almost a quarter of Wellington region's schools at risk of overcrowding, or already over capacity.

No-begging zones at ATMs?

Beggars near an ATM machine in Manners St, Wellington, on Tuesday. Businesses in the city consider it to be one of the ...

Perimeters could be marked around ATMs to prevent intimidation of customers.

MoT fraud: Security concerns too

Former MoT manager Joanne Harrison's fake firm was involved in murky 'security services' before her fraud was uncovered.

Another twist in Joanne Harrison fraud scandal, with concerns fraudster hid behing 'covert' security operation as suspicions were raised with her boss.

'Beware of light rail'

An artist's impression of what light rail advocates hoped trams running along Lambton Quay would look like.

Engineering expert warns jumping from bus route to light rail is not as easy as it sounds.

'Snitch' argues for suppression video

Swedish tourists Urban Hoglin and Heidi Paakkonen disappeared in the Coromandel area in 1989. David Tamihere was ...

Witness from David Tamihere's 1990 trial says he should keep suppression.

Sweet like Honey.

Wellington pop band Honey. From left: Lydia Reid, Andy Hockey, Matt Dixon and Alexander Reid.

It's been a busy few months for Wellington's newest pop band, but they show no signs of slowing down

Welly killed its golden goose

The crowd goes wild at the Wellington Sevens - during its pomp the event brought millions in revenue to the capital.

PR boss blames moral panic among the city's "establishment" for demise of sevens.

Pak 'n Save's $21,000 muesli bar

Pak 'n Save in Lower Hutt, from which security guard Robert Edlin was unjustifiably dismissed after an incident ...

Misunderstanding at checkout ends in huge compo payout to sacked security guard.

Not your typical house sale

The fire-damaged Seatoun Scout Hall is up for sale again.

If you have a free afternoon on Tuesday or Thursday, bring a torch to inspect some real estate in Seatoun.

New York, New York - 75 times

Patricia Taylor and daughter Rebecca at New York Fashion Week in 2007.

Wellington couple have clocked up the air miles to help out their designer daughter.

Speeding car crashes on expressway

The accident happened just south of the Kapiti Rd onramp to the expressway.

Driver lost control, and crash ended up blocking one southbound lane.

CCTV to solve capital's begging issues

NEC head of smart city solutions Tim Packer and Wellington City Council community networks safety advisor Julia Hamilton ...

'Big brother' technology deployed to keep capital safe. But what about privacy?

Drug accused on run

Police urged the public not to approach Toman.

Public urged not to approach wanted man.

Sevens loss 'good'

A dearth of fans at Westpac Stadium was the clearest indication the Sevens tournament in Wellington was in trouble.

Wellington mayor and officials say there's no use in flogging a dead horse.

Bitterly-cold capital start

Wellingtons South Coast,including Island Bay, was hammered by large waves at high tide early Sunday afternoon.

Wellington's coldest night of 2017 saw temperatures below freezing.

Celeb doodles for a good cause

You and Me and the Big Blue Sea by childrens entertainer Claudia Gunn is one of 15 pieces being auctioned in the Parent ...

Richard O'Brien and Suzy Cato are among 15 celebs donating art to raise money for families raising children with disabilities.

'Here it is, let's get on with it'

A lack of commitment to light rail was one of the concerns raised during community workshops on solutions to ...

Plans to ease Wellington's congestion issues run the risk of being a "talk-fest", says councillor.

Body of missing Wellington man found

Police have located the body of missing Wellington man, Shaun David Hart.

Police searching for a Wellington man last seen on Friday have found his body.

Scott Dixon wins Indy 500 gallery

Scott Dixon douses himself with milk after winning the Indianapolis 500 in 2008.

Scott Dixon, known for his high-speed cool-headedness, let the emotions flow after he crossed the finish line.

College students' green dream

Niamh Murphy, left, and Josie Knight-Maclean, Wellington East Girl's College environmental prefects, are campaigning to ...

Wellington East Girls' College's environment committee aims to slash school's carbon footprint: starting with solar panels

Is it dark yet? video

Sam and Lily Thomas cut some shapes in Wellington.

Reporter Carly Thomas' kids tried out the LUX Light Festival and gave it three thumbs up.

Library gaming divides parents

Tyreese Bennett-James, 9, tries out the new PlayStation 4 at the Ruth Gotlieb Kilbirnie Library, where it is available ...

Wellington libraries have bought PlayStations to attract kids - but some parents are not happy.

Erosion eats into Makara track video

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L-R: Christine Grace from the Makara/Ohariu Community Board at the track erosion ...

Storms and surges have left popular walking track narrow and treacherous.

Privacy bungle: MSD deputy quits

Murray Edridge, photographed in 2009, has quit his deputy chief executive role at MSD. But a public service union says ...

But union says he's taken the rap for others who were also responsible.

Smart motorway, dumb drivers

The New Zealand Transport Agency says drivers are not sticking to the speed limit on Wellington's smart motorway, on ...

Speeding and poor driving habits reducing benefits of $55m Wellington project.

Ambulance chief's $60m gripe

Wellington Free Ambulance chief executive Diana Crossan, who retired from the role this week, hopes for a future in ...

Police and fire are fully funded, so why not ambulances, says outgoing WFA boss.

Circa and Te Papa team up

Wellington waterfront neighbours Te Papa and Circa Theatre are joining forces to collaborate commercially and creatively.

Artistic neighbours join forces in hopes of creating cultural hub on the waterfront.

Orcas spotted at Wellington bay

The pod spotted, with  Tapu Te Ranga Island in the background, at Island Bay.

Surfer hot-steps it out of water to avoid feeding frenzy as pod make their way along Wellington's south coast.

Crash killed his lover

Damian Andrew Lawson said he never wanted to drive again after killing the woman he loved in a car crash.

Damian Lawson said his passenger who was killed when he fled police was "the love of his life".

Tell Somnium your secret

The monster sits on a throne in Wellington Museum, with his belly ready to hold the innermost thoughts of Wellingtonians.

Wellington to get its first winter festival, complete with a burning effigy named Somnium.

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