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Penguin killed in dog attack

A penguin has been killed by a dog in central Wellington (File photo).

A dead little blue penguin in Wellington is being used as a reminder to keep dogs on leashes.

Back in the saddle video

A newly banded tieke.

A project to band and follow tieke living outside the safety of the Zealandia has begun.

Standstill looms for capital buses

Masterton companyTranzit is the preferred bidder to take over 60 per cent of Wellington's bus services.

Commuter chaos could be on the way as Wellington's bus drivers reject pay offer from new boss and threaten to strike.

Ex-mayors receive service honours

Two of Wellington's former mayors, Celia Wade-Brown, left, and Fran Wilde, are honoured at Government House investitures ...

Fran Wilde and Celia Wade-Brown have scored high honours from the Queen.

Road opponents band together

A Wellington lobby group fears a similar proposal to the controversial Basin flyover could be on the cards.

Lobby group formed amid fears of another central Wellington flyover plan.

Mall meeting draws hundreds

Plans to redevelop Johnsonville Shopping Centre have been in the pipeline for years, with residents fed up with the slow ...

"What should the beating heart of the northern suburbs is on life support."

Capital's economic boss steps aside

Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency chief executive 
Chris Whelan will step down and take on an advisory ...

Chris Whelan will no longer lead Wellingon's economic development agency.

More police caught speeding

More than 100 police vehicles were caught speeding without justification from January to March.

More than 100 police vehicles were caught speeding in first three months of 2017.

Old-school tech saves the day

When technology failed, a judge improvised in traditional fashion.

Courtroom audio link fails, so judge holds up signs for prisoner to read.

Lost records frustrate mothers

Maggie Wilkinson, now in her 70s and living in the Coromandel, tried to take on the Anglican church over her baby's ...

Women whose babies were taken from them continue fight for justice in Parliament.

Christmas in November?

Last year's Very Welly Christmas was hailed a success, but retailers say people did not shop.

Capital's Christmas festival to be held in November because December doesn't suit retailers.

Toy libraries still playing

Ellie Hewitt, left, and Jackson Kosena look no further than the Brooklyn Toy Library for all of their playtime needs.

They've stood the test of time, even in age of tablets and online shopping.

'The hope - it's massive'

Children with a rare form of epilepsy had half as many seizures when treated with CBD, a clinical study has revealed. ...

Children with a rare form of epilepsy had half as many seizures when treated with a cannabis product, clinical study shows.

Save a Wellington institution video

Radio Active has launched a campaign to raise $88,600 to keep the station afloat. Pictured: DJ Nick Madder.

Wellington's Radio Active was given a reprieve but a fundraising drive is underway to keep it afloat.

Capital buses to stop

Commuters are in for headaches as the new operator of Wellington's bus fleets hits an impasse with the drivers' union.

Some commuters are in for headaches as bus drivers hold stopwork meeting.

Garden overdue and over-budget

More than five years after it was first mooted, a new Children's Garden at Wellington Botanic Garden is finally set to ...

Despite delays, a new children's garden in Wellington is almost a reality.

Grow up, Wellington

Wellington's housing density could change in suburban areas if the Housing Forum recommendations are adopted.

Housing crisis can be solved by raising height limits in the suburbs, a report says.

Train improvements delayed

A planned upgrade of the Hutt Valley rail line has been put on hold while funding is sought.

Upgrades to Wellington's commuter trains have been put on ice while the council searches for $30m.

Child secretly drugged

The woman was sentenced to home detention after secretly drugging her daughter.

Mum took home an anti-psychotic drug from hospital and hid it in daughter's yoghurt, causing serious side-effects.

Jailed fraudster's second appeal bid

Loizos Michaels bled his victims dry, one judge said.(File photo)

Multi-million dollar fraudster, behind scheme to build casino in Wellington, appeals sentence.

Our overcrowded schools

Newtown School was operating at 142 per cent capacity, according to Ministry of Education figures.

Almost a quarter of Wellington region's schools at risk of overcrowding, or already over capacity.

Plans of Paramount importance

Wellington Film Society is rallying to save Wellington's oldest cinema after the cinema's operators announced they would ...

Wellington City Council has released plans to show what a proposed hotel or apartment building in the Paramount Theatre building could look like

No-begging zones at ATMs?

Beggars near an ATM machine in Manners St, Wellington, on Tuesday. Businesses in the city consider it to be one of the ...

Perimeters could be marked around ATMs to prevent intimidation of customers.

MoT fraud: Security concerns too

Former MoT manager Joanne Harrison's fake firm was involved in murky 'security services' before her fraud was uncovered.

Another twist in Joanne Harrison fraud scandal, with concerns fraudster hid behing 'covert' security operation as suspicions were raised with her boss.

'Beware of light rail'

An artist's impression of what light rail advocates hoped trams running along Lambton Quay would look like.

Engineering expert warns jumping from bus route to light rail is not as easy as it sounds.

'Snitch' argues for suppression video

Swedish tourists Urban Hoglin and Heidi Paakkonen disappeared in the Coromandel area in 1989. David Tamihere was ...

Witness from David Tamihere's 1990 trial says he should keep suppression.

Sweet like Honey.

Wellington pop band Honey. From left: Lydia Reid, Andy Hockey, Matt Dixon and Alexander Reid.

It's been a busy few months for Wellington's newest pop band, but they show no signs of slowing down

Welly killed its golden goose

The crowd goes wild at the Wellington Sevens - during its pomp the event brought millions in revenue to the capital.

PR boss blames moral panic among the city's "establishment" for demise of sevens.

Pak 'n Save's $21,000 muesli bar

Pak 'n Save in Lower Hutt, from which security guard Robert Edlin was unjustifiably dismissed after an incident ...

Misunderstanding at checkout ends in huge compo payout to sacked security guard.

Not your typical house sale

The fire-damaged Seatoun Scout Hall is up for sale again.

If you have a free afternoon on Tuesday or Thursday, bring a torch to inspect some real estate in Seatoun.

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