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Glass breaks, car and motorbike crash

Police were called to a car versus motorcycle crash in Kapiti on Wednesday

Car and motorbike crash as they near broken glass after a sheet of it fell off a truck in Kapiti.

Vinnies goes mobile

Areta Chapman walks to her local community centre to meet with the Vinnies in the Village social worker.

Drop-in social welfare clinics to support Wellingtonians in need are popping up at community centres across Wellington.

Motorway 'stitch' goes like clockwork video

NZTA contractors install an overhead gantry across the Wellington urban motorway as part of its $87 million upgrade.

Transport Agency shows off its successful work to create a "smart" road.

Young doctors bullied

Surgeons are singled out as the worst bullies of their junior colleagues in a survey that suggests harassment is widespread in our hospitals.

Young doctors are doing it tough, but few dare to complain.

Happy campers in Happy Valley?

The car park at Happy Valley Park could one day be a tourist hot-spot if a camping ground gets the go-ahead.

Wellington may be about to get its first official campground: the Happy Valley Park car park.

Hotel to get $8m facelift

Amalgamated Holdings Group chief executive  David Seargeant in the lobby of the Museum Art Hotel.

Wellington's Museum Art Hotel is in good hands, says its new owner, who plans to stay focused on art.

Editorial: Come down hard on the unsporting

Indigenous Aussie Rules star Adam Goodes has taken leave from the sport after being repeatedly booed by fans at stadiums.

Lengthy bans are absolutely justified for violent or racist outbursts on the sports field.

Wellington winds cancel flights video

Wellington is in for a windy day on Tuesday

Strong winds that cancelled Wellington flights on Tuesday have calmed in the afternoon.

Daredevils came of age at Island Bay pier

Divers enjoy Island Bay's pier.

Generations of Island Bay schoolchildren tested their mettle on a controversial diving pier.

Sightings of missing girl reported

LA Tukerangi told family on Saturday she was being held against her will by Dean Whakatau.

Father of a missing 15-year-old believes his daughter is "playing along" with an older man to keep herself safe.

Councils warned: You can't go on like this

The local government reorganisation debate in Wellington is not over, Local Government Minister Paula Bennett says.

Local Government Minister Paul Bennett says more CCOs and even elimination of regional councils are options to be debated.

Louise Nicholas' house burgled

Louise Nicholas was recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Anti-rape advocate says she feels violated after her house is ransacked.

Car ban on Golden Mile?

A business case for Wellington's new bus rapid transit network proposes having no general traffic on parts of Lambton Quay, Willis St and Manners St.

Parts of Lambton Quay, Willis St and Manners St could become the sole domain of buses.

Council demolishes Red Rocks bach video

South coast bach owner Duncan Mackay, who is being forced out of his bach and will now have to stand by and watch it's demolition.

Renovations have changed bach so much it is no longer heritage-listed, says council.

Teen arrested over muggings

Police are hunting a group of young men over a spate of muggings in the capital.

Wellington police arrested a 17-year-old after several violent late-night street muggings.

Cilla's 'disgusting' NZ leg-shot

Dominion chief photographer Barry Durrant photographed Cilla Black in Wellington in 1972.

When Cilla Black visited Wellington in 1972, one photograph of her caused a stir.

Singing Sister dies, aged 101

Wellington's Sister Mary Winefride Blake has died aged 101.

Wellington nun and singing teacher Mary Winefride Blake, awarded various honours, has died.

Murder-accused goes unnamed

Police at the Johnsonville scene where five people were allegedly injured, one of them fatally.

There are concerns about the mental health of woman charged over Johnsonville stabbings.

One day, two Wellington yacht rescues

Lady Elizabeth IV battled rough seas to rescue a 40-foot yacht in Palliser Bay with three people on board.

Wellington's police launch had a busy day with two yacht rescues from Palliser Bay.

Little boat gets into big trouble video

Bill Cook, son-in-law Will Tong, and son Rowan Cook were rescued by a fishing vessel on Sunday morning after being caught on rough seas with a broken propeller.

Three men were caught in a storm for seven hours at sea off Palliser Bay.

A covered market in the Oaks?

Wellington City Councillor Andy Foster says Wellington needs more inner-city park space, and the Oaks could be an option.

Wellington City Council says Wellington needs more inner-city park space, and the Oaks could be an option.

Fire at Berhampore flats

Fire fighters fought a blaze in Berhampore on Sunday morning.

A top floor flat on fire in Wellington.

Winston to boost NZ First, or resign

Winston Peters at a meeting in Rotorua.

Winston Peters vows to quit if NZ First doesn't triple in size. Sort of.

Tokakece big weapon for MSP against OBU

Bruising Marist St Pats No. 8 Peniasi Tokakece has been a key figure in their run to the Jubilee Cup final. Photo: ROSS GIBLIN/FAIRFAX NZ.

It's a shame for Marist St Pats' opponents that their matches aren't played midweek.

Kenny holds, Blumsky folds

Kenny the Busker protests against yet another seizure of his amplifier in 2001.

A busker took his signature song to heart during a good-natured battle with Wellington's mayor.

Gaslight illuminates filthy city

Miramar's gasworks in the 1920s. The plant was built in 1912, when electric light was already gaining ground over gas.

Wellingtonians could finally dodge open sewers at night when gas streetlights were introduced.

A good day's a dull day video

Wellington bus driver David Ford travelling through the city on the Karori-Lyall Bay route.

Wellington's bus drivers have had a bad rap of late. But most of them do their job and go home without incident.

Final whistle for oldest netballer video

With a hip-replacement next week Robbie Herbison, 60, is donning her white New Balance netball shoes for her last competitive game of a 43-year hobby today.

At the age of 60, Robbie Herbison is donning her bib for the last time today.

When transport plans hit the skids

NZTA had to remove these cycle lanes on a road near Cambridge after a single day.

OPINION: Cycle lanes are a good idea, but implementing them poorly simply gives their critics ammunition.

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.

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