Wellington

Richard Dawkins suffers stroke, cancels tour

Richard Dawkins suffered a minor stroke on Saturday night

The celebrity biologist and atheist suffered a minor stroke, forcing him to cancel his trip to New Zealand.

Ex-mayoral runner in blast gallery video

Former Wellington mayoral candidate Carl Gifford, pictured 18 months ago.

Carl Gifford, mastermind of Wellington's Carlucci Land, is in hospital with burns after his digger exploded.

Tackling sexism at work

Jessica Venning-Bryan, founder of Cultivate Mentoring Lab.

Young professional women still encounter sexism in the workplace, says mentoring programme founder.

Crash on Paekakariki Hill Rd

A crash has occurred on the Paekakariki Hill, near Puatauhanui, this evening.

One person has serious injuries to their legs.

Mini-golf fire under control video

110215. News. KEVIN STENT/FAIRFAX NZ. A helicopter douses the fire at Carlucci Land mini golf course at Owhiro Road,Wellington.

Fire seen across the city leaves a digger driver with serious burns to his hands and face.

Dissolution of monastery's view?

St Gerard's Church and Monastery needs extensive earthquake strengthening, which could cost its owners about $10 million.

Neighbours fear iconic views of St Gerard's Church and Monastery could be in jeopardy.

Lawyer appeals negligence finding

A lawyer is alleged to have been negligent when a couple wanted to challenge a debt to a finance company.

She was found negligent over advice she gave to couple involved in fight with finance company.

Thunderbirds to screen on Amazon

Thunderbirds Are Go! will be broadcast in the United States as an Amazon Original Kids Series on Prime Video.

Pukeko Pictures' remake of cult TV show to be screened on demand on Amazon.

Council wants sewerage pipes back

Wellington City Council is thinking about taking back control of a potentially deteriorating sewer system it "gifted" to the capital's homeowners a decade ago.

The water pipes outside your house look likely to be brought back in-house by Wellington City Council.

Todd family sells vineyards

The Todd family has sold 1500 hectare of vines and bare land to Marlborough-based wine company Indevin.

One of New Zealand's richest families has sold its entire vineyard holding in Marlborough.

Fat and in denial

Research has shown Kiwi parents consider their normal-weight children underweight, and consider overweight children to be healthy.

Kiwis might tout themselves as a sports-mad nation, but the reality is most of us are fat and inactive.

Green light for movie museum gallery

The Movie Museum founders Sir Peter Jackson and Sir Richard Taylor

Councillor questions whether Sir Peter Jackson needs ratepayers to build home for his project.

Big delays after serious crash

Traffic backed up after a crash on SH1 at Pukerua Bay.

Crash at Pukerua Bay leaves commuter traffic backed up bumper-to-bumper.

Five sharks off Kapiti Coast video

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Police are warning people in the area to stay out of the water.

FMA defends deregistration of Vivier

Vivier chief executive Luigi Wewege (left) with Bevan Chuang and John Palino.

The Financial Markets Authority has challenged a High Court ruling that it breached a company's right to natural justice.

Wellington's big blue future video

A first look for Wellingtonians at the new buses, which will come in to service in 2018.

Wellingtonians today get to glimpse their plus-sized future.

Fish fancier's costly court move

Most of the inside of the flat was stripped due to water damage.

Man whose fishtank overflowed and flooded neighbour's flat ordered to pay $10k legal bill.

Beyonce at the Fringe

Wellington performance artist Rose Kirkup as her altar-ego Tasha Fierce, the star of her solo show I Am... Tasha Fierce.

Tasha Fierce is outrageously obsessed with Beyonce.

Carless day on Miramar Peninsula

Ciclovia organisers Glenda McCallum and Ron Beernink ride their bikes near Shelly Bay ahead of Ciclovia.

Wellingtonians can get a taste for transport without cars and buses on the road on the Miramar Peninsula on February 14.

What's On in Wellington: From Feb 11

Frocks on Bikes is hosting Love to Roll 2016 on Feb 14 from noon at Freyberg Beach to Island Bay.

Music, comedy, sport and theatre, it's all on in Wellington.

Scots College's secret tunnels

Old boys, dignitaries and current pupils and staff at the Scots College centenary chapel service. The flag being raised is the centenary flag that will fly for all 2016.

As the private boys' school celebrates its centenary, stories of 1920s crowdfunding and secret tunnels are revealed.

The joy of sextech

Cindy Gallop, founder & CEO of makelovenotporn.com, who is speaking at Webstock in Wellington this week.

Founder of "real sex" site heads for Wellington to discuss difference between reality and porn.

Thief nicks basketball singlets

The alleged thief parked his getaway vehicle in a loading zone nearby the store.

Witnesses watch as brazen thief grabs armful of singlets from Footlocker store, then makes a dash for it.

Sunshine has tills running hot

Gelato on the Wellington waterfront has been more popular than ever this summer.

Wellingtonians are spending money at home as they lap up abnormally warm temperatures.

Lurking rapist appeals against conviction

Justin Ames Johnston at an earlier High Court hearing.

A convicted rapist caught lurking outside a teenager's sleepout is appealing to the Supreme Court.

Naked man near school

Police have warned Tawa Intermediate School staff and parents after a naked man was spotted in a van near the school.

Parents warned after children say they saw a naked man in a van near a school in Tawa.

Busy days for Porirua's first librarian

Catherine Mathews, Porirua's first librarian. She is a resident at Summerset at Aotea.

Catherine Mathews can recall working in Porirua's first library like it was yesterday - and remembers the genuine excitement around the town at the time.

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.

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.

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.

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