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Man threatens to shoot at Wellington City Council

A man being arrested by police after allegedly threatening to shoot people in the Wellington City Council reception area.

A man walked into the Council reception and threatened to shoot.

CentrePort selling waterfront land

CentrePort Wellington is selling its land located at 1-19 Shelly Bay Rd.

More of Shelly Bay is up for grabs for developers as CentrePort Wellington sells its land.

Car in stream after parking fail

The car is loaded on to a truck after being pulled from a culvert outside Lewis's Home Fabrics in Ngauranga.

Massive parking fail sees car wedged vertically in a Wellington culvert.

Kiwi teens 'addicted' to sexting

NetSafe is aware of children as young as 11 sexting, and say it is a widespread problem among Kiwi teenagers.

"You'd be hard pressed to find a teen that hasn't been asked to send a naked or semi-naked photo of themselves in NZ."

Super Bowl in Wellington

Broncos fan Dilon Neumayr celebrates a touchdown at the Green Man pub in Wellington.

About 50-60 people, mostly Americans, watched Super Bowl 50 in a Wellington pub.

Things to do on Waitangi Day

The Black Caps will play Australia in Hamilton today.

Scratching around for ways to use up those last few hours of the public holiday? Here's five ideas.

Featherston family terrorised

Hoani Wiremu Korewha, 15, was killed in a crash in Masterton's main street last Sunday.

Youth mobs continue to torment the family of a girl they blame for the deaths of two teenage boys.

This is a view worth fighting for gallery video

The Aitchison's million-dollar Roseneath view returns to its former glory as the fence blocking it comes down following a court order.

Stressed, debilitated, and walled in, the Aitchisons went into exile. Now, their home is waiting for them.

Wellington woman takes out 100km run

Wellingtonian Fiona Hayvice 60km into the Tarawera UltraMarathon on Saturday.

A woman who won a a gruelling 100km race says her secret weapon was the thought of a cold beer at the finish line.

Chinese New Year marked

Nicholas Dong, a member of the Wellington Chinese Sports and Cultural Centre is the lion's head in new year celebrations at Dragons Restaurant.

Wellington's Chinese community have kicked-off Chinese New Year celebrations with feasts and dragons.

Paws in the city gallery video

Greta Terris, 5, of Berhampore gets up close and personal with 3-month-old Bruno at Wellington SPCA's open day on Saturday.

Claws and paws as SPCA opens its doors.

Capital Waitangi Day celebrates culture gallery video

The 'war/ceremony' waka is returned to the wharewaka at Whairepo Lagoon as part of Te Wharewaka o Poneke celebrations for Waitangi Day in Wellington.

Family and culture mark capital Waitangi Day celebrations.

Rise of beauty entrepreneurs

Kiwi vlogger Shannon Harris, otherwise known as Shaaanxo, is ranked fourth in the world for beauty channels on YouTube and is New Zealand's most subscribed channel.

Beauty is a billion dollar business in New Zealand, and it's bred a new generation of entrepreneurs.

Long weekend traffic jams

It was slow-going on the highways north of Wellington on Friday.

Traffic snarled up north of Wellington as everyone escapes for the long weekend.

Council 'regifts' sewer pipes

Stella Lawson copped a $22,000 repair bill the other week when the sewer pipe connecting to her house failed.

Wellington City Council is considering taking back responsibility for sewer pipes it 'gifted' to homeowners 10 years ago.

Crowds fill Te Papa video

Crowds gather outside Te Papa's Gallipoli: The Scale of our War exhibition.

Te Papa museum had its busiest January ever, with Gallipoli and DreamWorks exhibitions drawing crowds.

The waiting game

Sue and Steve Mexted say they are keeping positive despite their situation.

Life on a donors list leaves many in limbo as they contemplate their future.

Like a Fitbit for dogs

Heyrex canine data collection software tracks, records and communicates dog behaviour.

Wellington company's wearable technology for dogs can track behaviour and weight loss.

Public consultation on Movie Museum and Convention Centre

Sir Peter Jackson with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, an item from his movie collection that will be housed in the new Movie Museum in Wellington.

Wellingtonian ratepayers have their say on the proposed Movie Museum.

Capital leaves tensions to Waitangi

Morrie Love, club chairman for Te Wharewaka o Poneke with waka Te Rerenga Kotare, which will be launched into Wellington Harbour for Waitangi Day.

Wellington will mark Waitangi Day with cultural celebrations and avoid any political stoush.

Armed man on the run

Police say Califf Anthony Dickson is on the run.

Police are searching for Featherston man Califf Anthony Dickson, who is believed to be in the greater Wellington area.

Found: Long-lost friend Joe

Twenty years ago American Lissa Carlino met Joe Wareham in San Francisco. After two years of searching for him, they finally meet again in Wellington.

American writer Lissa Carlino says Joe Wellington still has the "kind eyes" she remembered from 20 years ago.

Porirua man wanted on multiple warrants

Shane Pearson is wanted by Porirua police.

Shane Pearson is wanted by police for multiple warrants to arrest.

Sydney mayor backs Nix

Sydney's mayor has backed the 'Save the Nix' campaign - citing the ''mutually beneficial'' bond between New Zealand and Australia.

The Wellington Phoenix have a new ally, an Aussie.

Bus fires in Kilbirnie

Go Wellington buses burnt out at Kilbirnie yard.

Investigators are treating a fire that damaged four buses at a Wellington depot as suspicious.

Mathew Kidman in custody

Mathew Kidman faces charges of dishonestly receiving a car, stealing petrol, and driving while disqualified.

Alleged bail runaway Mathew Kidman has made a screen appearance in court.

New police kiosk for Karori

Community police in Karori are shifting base to a weekly kiosk.

Police are launching a new kiosk which will see them on site at Karori Community Centre for three hours each week.

Crushed teen in critical condition

A 14-year-old boy remains in a serious condition at Nelson Hospital after being crushed by a trailer on a farm.

A Nelson teenager crushed by a farm trailer remains in a serious condition in Wellington Hospital. 

Bush fire in Upper Hutt

A scrub fire spanning two hectares flared up in the hills near Upper Hutt on Thursday.

A fire on the outskirts of Upper Hutt has burned through two hectares of bush.

Hair dye back on shelves

Irritation on Sheryl Smith's neck after she used Nice 'n Easy hair dye two weeks ago. "I feel like someone's poured acid all over my head," she said.

Distributor says tests have shown product that caused allergic reactions is safe.

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