Wellington

Polluted stream frustrations video

A dead eel found in the stream earlier in April.

Clean-up reveals mayor's anger with slow progress - but council's own landfill also under fire.

Nokia House: in or out?

Nokia House on Manners St was one of the buildings deemed to need more checks after the Kaikoura earthquake.

Tenants, engineers and landlords have "differences in opinion" over occupancy of high-rise office building post quake.

Borer, leaks plague capital homes

An investigation of Wellington's housing stock has found earthquake concerns in 60 per cent of 100 inspected homes.

Infestations and poor weather proofing raise earthquake concerns in inquiry into city housing stock.

Dancers delight video

The eyes have it: Kunaratnam Velautham, Artistic Director of Vehaara Arts Dance Studio.

Colourful performers, exotic peacocks and fierce fighters came together to celebrate diversity.

Wellington's magic bullets video

The original Bata Bullet sneakers. Regarded as quintessentially Kiwi, they were made here, but originated in the United ...

PVC gumboots, still made at Wellington's Bata factory, are as Kiwi as Fred Dagg.

Man seriously injured in Makara

The ambulance service and police were called to the scene.

Man injured after bicycle and car collide in Makara, Wellington.

Our Anzac Day services

The Anzac Day Dawn Service held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, 2016.

Here's everything you need to know for services and events across Wellington, Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay.

Cars hit in Rimutaka landslide

A landslide has closed State Highway 2 at the summit of Rimutaka Hill Rd. (File photo)

State Highway 2 north of Wellington reopens after a landslide that hit two cars.

Wellington 12-year-old found

Wellington girl Jayda Harris, 12 went missing about midday on Friday. She was found late on Saturday.

Police say they've found Jayda Harris, who left home about midday on Friday and disappeared.

Our finest young voices

The choir are holding an open rehearsal at Wellington Girls' College on Sunday, April 23.

A new cycle of the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir has begun, with a week-long camp in Wellington.

Virgin in a condom

Counter-protesters during a demonstration about Tania Kovats' Virgin in a Condom exhibit at Te Papa, in 1998. Playing ...

A statue just 7.5cm high played God against the devil and made some question if our national museum belongs to us all.

Brass band's Star Wars march video

Wellington Brass Band coordinator Byron Newton came up with the idea of a Star Wars-themed arrangement for the band's ...

Darth Vader and Jedi summoned as Wellington Brass Band chases fifth national title.

Ringing in the good times video

Wellington Hospital's brand new end-of-treatment' bell at Wellington Hospital is the second in this country and 91st ...

Sam Hopkins becomes the first to sound Wellington Hospital's new end-of-cancer treatment bell.

Police hunt Wellington flasher

The walking track in Wellington's Prince of Wales Park where a woman was startled by a man masturbating.

Man exposed himself to women on popular walking track on four occasions, police say.

Stopping exotic invaders may be impossible

New Zealand's biosecurity laws are the most stringent in the world. Yet there is probably little chance of slowing down ...

Invasive species "homogenise" indigenous environments.

Push for Bernie memorial

Bernie the bernese dog of Oriental Parade, Wellington.

Bernie the beloved shop dog may get a memorial, and the Wellington mayor is open to the idea.

Woman charged with aiding suicide

Supporters of Susan Dale Austen gathered for one of her court appearances. (File photo)

Susan Austen was already accused of importing a euthanasia drug after the death of Annemarie Treadwell​ in 2016.

Woman's body found in harbour video

Police prepare to recover the body from the harbour.

The body found in Wellington Harbour was that of a middle-aged woman, police say.

How cheap is too cheap for a coffee? video

Coffix, the new cafe on the Wellington block, is selling all its coffees for $2.50. (File photo)

New Wellington cafe's $2.50 offer may be great for customers, but what about growers?

Slow Boat’s vinyl celebration

Still going strong, despite the odds: the famous Slow Boat Records store in Wellington's Cuba Street.

Cuba St store will have two live performances to mark International Record Store Day.

Time's up for Basin stand

The Museum Stand at the Basin Reserve has been judged by Wellington City Council "a significant health and safety risk ...

OPINION: Not every old building should stay standing simply because it is old.

Fire in Wainuiomata

Police and fire attended the incident on Thursday evening. (FILE PHOTO)

A fire that collapsed the roof of a house is to be investigated by specialists.

U-turn on housing plan

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Generic house construction Nelson with timber framing to illustrate ...

Wellington City Council likely to scrap its "silver bullet" plan for housing crisis.

Drug buyer's 'stupid mistake'

Wellingtonian James Jordan Winstanley set up a "dark net" website so he could buy drugs. (File photo)

Wellington man wanted drugs for himself, so he set up a "dark net" trading site.

Marsden teacher censured

Nigel Schofield-Matthews exchanged inappropriate emails with the year 13 student, asking her to skip class to spend time ...

Religious education head asked year 13 girl to skip school to spend time with him.

Mecca madness hits Wellington

People lined up around the block in Wellington to grab the first products from the new Mecca Maxima store.

People lined up for more than 24 hours to be the first to catch a glimpse of a new cosmetics store.

Police called to capital train

The Petone train station, where police were called to on Thursday morning (File photo).

Hutt Valley commuters had to deal with a large and angry man on their train on Thursday morning.

One hundred years of wisdom

Author Renee Hollis is travelling around New Zealand interviewing dozens of centenarians about their lives in the hope ...

Author is on mission to share the stories of our centenarians before it's too late.

On track for a tragedy

CCTV image of the girl riding her bike in front of a train at a level crossing in Tawa at the end of March.

Young cyclist dicing with a train is an image to make any parent's blood run cold.

What's wrong with James? video

James Swan, 4, with mum Nicola. He is losing the ability to walk and eat normally, due to a mystery illness.

Four-year-old has "life-limiting" condition so rare there isn't even a name for it.

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