Kiwis on island brace for cyclone video

The couple have received an evacuation pack from the authorities on Hamilton Island.

A Wellington couple holidaying on Australia's Hamilton Island can only wait as Cyclone Debbie surges toward them.

Olympics 'the ultimate goal'

Anton Pagalilawan, centre, and Elian Pagalilawan, right, have recently returned from Okinawa where they trained with the ...

Anton and Elian Pagalilawan's Olympic dreams helped thanks to Karate New Zealand deal with Okinawa

Inciting abduction suppression expires

Police opposed suppression on the grounds naming Kight might result in more information coming forward. (File photo)

Michael John Kight is in custody after allegedly inciting a child abduction.

Tenting outside Te Papa museum video

It is understood two freedom campers spent the weekend on the lawns outside Te Papa in Wellington after being unable to ...

A couple of freedom campers have found a picturesque, albeit illegal, spot to camp.

'Landbankers' hit back at mayor

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester wants to tackle landbanking to address the city’s housing issues.

Wellington developers criticise Justin Lester's council for not supporting plan to build 147 new homes.

China, NZ unite over cancer drugs

Cancer vaccination immunotherapy treatments are set to be trialed in New Zealand in a partnership between Malaghan ...

Kiwis promised first bite at new cancer vaccines driven by Chinese and Malaghan researchers.

Removing barriers to exercise

People of all ages and abilities are able to take part in the sessions with Southan offering plenty of options for lower ...

A weekly free exercise session is growing in popularity with a burgeoning number of Wellingtonians dedicating Saturday mornings to fitness.

A life of drugs and violence

Hemi Te Poono, 33, appeared at the High Court in Wellington and was sentenced to eight years and six months jail for ...

At 14 Hemi Te Poono was sent with CYF approval to live at a Mongrel Mob HQ. That sent him on a path of destruction.

GWRC chairman backs light rail move

An artist's impression of what light rail advocates hope to see  in the Wellington CBD.

Chris Laidlaw says capital needs "similar approach" to Auckland to fix traffic congestion.

Fee to fly drones?

The number of drone flights in New Zealand is growing exponentially.

Popularity of drones could see operators charged each time a machine takes to the skies.

Council and iwi to sign MOU

An artist's impression of a proposed development at Shelly Bay. An MOU will be signed between Wellington City Council ...

Shelly Bay one of the projects iwi and council to work closely on under MOU.

Super-Dupa effort on Cuba video

Andrew Strugnell covered in dye from the Indian Colour Festival enjoys a band at CubaDupa.

A super effort goes into organising the popular street festival.

Flashback: NZ's great hoax

Prime Minister Peter Fraser was apparently going to be kidnapped in 1942. This never happened. A statue of him was later ...

Syd Ross told an incredible lie, which, even more incredibly, was believed in the mad paranoia of World War II.

Welly's bumper sports weekend

Phoenix player Kosta Barbarouses says the team loves hearing the support of Yellow Fever at home games. (FILE)

Whip out your black and yellow: the Hurricanes, Phoenix and Pulse all play in Wellington April 7-9.

Lions tour screenings uncertain

Melanie and Sarah Sharpe were among hoards of anxious fans who watched the All Blacks beat Australia in the 2015 Rugby ...

No city has locked in fan zone broadcast rights, including Wellington.

The 'seven islands scenario'

Wellington could be split up into seven "islands" if a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck on the Wellington fault line.

Big quake could splinter Wellington region into seven 'islands', which would be cut off for months.

Sevens scheduling rules Dunedin out

Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium is out of contention to host next year's Sevens due to scheduling issues.

With the students out of town, Dunedin won't be chasing sevens hosting rights.

$500k boost for 'cultural capital '

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester said Wellington’s arts and culture scene is to receive a half a million dollar boost. A ...

Mayor says extra funding will take arts and culture to 'next level'.

Messages incited abduction of boy

A man has appeared in court accused of texting explicit sexual content to someone he thought was under 16 years. (FILE)

Police want defendant's name published to help find possible victims.

Stranger approaches children

Papakowhai School pupils were offered a ride to school by a stranger. (File photo)

Porirua children offered a ride to school by a stranger knew exactly what to do, principal says.

Shoe camera man sentenced

Prosecutors allege a phone-on-shoe set up, similar to this, was used by Lyle Musson for making intimate visual ...

Victim of covert filming in pool changing room "sickened" by thought the images could be online.

Euthanasia drug court appearance

Supporters of Susan Austen outside the Wellington District Court at an earlier court appearance.

Further charge coming for woman accused of importing euthanasia drugs.

SH2 flowing freely after crash

Traffic is backed up from Melling to Major Drive after a crash on State Highway 2 this morning. (File Photo)

Traffic flowing freely after a crash earlier this morning.

A glass one quarter empty

The Glass Packaging Forum says 27 per cent of bottles and packaging end up in landfill.

Roughly 60,000 tonnes - quarter of the country's recyclable glass - wound up in landfills last year.

Kapiti speed limits to drop

The Mackays to Peka Peka section of the Kapiti expressway, from Poplar Ave, with a pedestrian over bridge.

NZTA confirms reduced speeds for several roads near Kapiti expressway.

Winning numbers 'didn't look right'

At first, the woman thought the numbers "didn't look right". (FILE PHOTO)

Wellington woman's Lotto ticket didn't feature any of her lucky numbers. Now she's a millionaire.

Mansfield's remains to stay put

The mayor of Avon has rejected a bid by Wellington to have Katherine Mansfield's remains exhumed from the French town ...

Bringing back author's remains to NZ a "mad and idiotic suggestion," Mansfield scholar says.

Teacher's sex abuse sentence slashed

Former Porirua teacher Stacey Reriti at her sentencing in 2015, as a judge talks about her offending.

Porirua teacher jailed for having sex with a boy has nine months cut from her prison sentence.

Smoke coming from hospital

Black smoke seen billowing on the Wellington skyline, near the suburb of Mt Cook.

Firefighters find no emergency after reports of thick black smoke traced to Wellington Hospital's chimneys.

Rimutaka serious crash

State Highway 2 over Rimutaka Hill will need to close for a period on Thursday for a rescue helicopter to land.

Southbound lane on Rimutaka Hill Rd reopened after early-morning crash.

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