Welly weather - it's the bomb

Joe Moon, of Upper Hutt, gets a splashing from step-son Quinton Haywood, 14 .

The water was breath-takingly cold, but that didn't put some off a harbour swim.

Jamming in the sunshine video

Getting ready for the show at the Wellington Folk Festival in Moore's Valley, Wainuiomata, on Sunday.

The Wellington Folk Festival has welcomed big crowds to Wainuiomata this weekend.

Booze checkpoint abuse?

The lethal drug Nembutal, used by terminally-ill patients to perform euthanasia.

Police accused of rights breach by stopping elderly women to gather details on euthanasia group.

Cat snipping may cut out poor

Kitten Inn owner Susan McNair is worried the Wellington SPCA's new heavily discounted cat microchipping service will be ...

Fears that SPCA's web-only deal will exclude elderly and those without credit cards.

Finder of lost families

Salvation Army Family Tracing team leader Vivienne Hill.

Vivienne Hill never knew her parents growing up. Now she helps others find theirs.

One critical after SH1 crash video

The crash at Paekakariki has closed SH1 in both directions.

Head-on crash on the Kapiti Coast closed the main road out of Wellington for hours and left at least one person badly injured.

Capital call for palm oil action video

Robyn has developed a special bond with her keeper.

It's vitally important to Robyn, a gibbon at Wellington Zoo.

Holiday traffic congestion eases

A crash on SH1 at Tawa on Saturday caused a major motorway snarl-up north of Wellington and holidaymakers headed out of ...

Wellington motorway returns to normal after crash causes traffic chaos for holidaymakers.

Boogie Wonderland in liquidation

**** NIGHT CLUB 4 ---? SUNDAY STAR TIMES--- Tripping the light fantastic at Boogie Wonderland. 17/08/04 Picture by David ...

Saturday night's not the night for dancing after demise of popular Wellington hot spot.

Scandals can't harm NZ rugby

All Blacks' halfback Aaron Smith's teary media address after his bathroom romp in a Christchurch Airport has been seen ...

Aussie writer and former Wallaby laughs off the idea that any lasting harm has been done to NZ rugby.

Ministry's seclusion room apology

The Ministry of Education has apologised to Education Minister Hekia Parata for the handling of a complaint into a ...

Ministry of Education admits it didn't act with urgency it should have to stop autistic student being kept in seclusion.

Cute toy - or racist relic?

Some say fun, others say racist - at least the n-word is no longer there.

Wellington shoppers divided on replicas of money box once sold under offensive name.

Left without care at 94

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Dorothy Dyett, 94, waited 14 weeks for her care provider to provide bathing ...

Kilbirnie resident was meant to get help bathing after displacing her hip - but no-one showed up.

Airport parking wars turn nasty

Kauri St resident Howard Rait reckons a local is taking matters in to their own hands as airport parking wards heat up.

Tyres have been slashed as parking frustrations grow in Miramar.

Historic building altered without consent

Elliott House in Kent Tce, Wellington, was designed in 1913 by notable New Zealand architect William Gray Young.

Wellington dairy owner admits "mistakes" over changes made to 100-year-old building.

Busy weekend for road works

An impression of the Haywards interchange on State Highway 2. Work is due to be completed in June 2017.

Haywards Interchange one of a number of work sites motorists can expect to encounter.

Healthy snack box delivery

Good Grazing snack boxes includes a variety of snacks such as triple nut banana bars, protein balls, kalamata olive ...

Most of us have experienced the 3pm slump, where we reach for the chocolate to stave off hunger, only to regret it later.

Does Tostee have Asperger's?

Gable Tostee refused to speak to media after being found not guilty of Warriena Wright's murder and manslaughter.

Early psychiatric report said acquitted "playboy" had limited ability to socialise.

Biopsy on hospital's waste mountain

Capital & Coast DHB generates between 4000 and 5000 kilograms of waste every day.

Capital & Coast DHB generates up to 5000kg of waste every day - so where does it all go?

Gypsy traveller arrives in Wellington gallery

Jola Josie put everything in her house truck together herself, from 100 per cent recycled wood.

Jola Josie McDonald has gypsy blood, her mother's spirit - and now a house truck to further her adventures.

Solving the future's problems

Papakowhai School pupils David Ayora, Jade Lin, Emma Jenkins and Grace Fale, with parent Sarah Ramey Ayora, will head to ...

The world's big issues occupy the minds of Porirua pupils heading to the Future Problem Solving nationals.

Parents worried about student stress

Patrick McKibbin with sons Ben, 18, left, and Tim, 16, who have been used as a case study for a report around parents ...

More than half of Kiwi parents say their kids are not equipped to deal with stress, says study.

Woolf in ambassador's clothing

City councilor Simon Woolf, with former Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown, will take on a new role as ambassador for ...

Wellington now has a 'city ambassador' and a 'city scientist' after mayor Justin Lester dished out new portfolios.

Armed police in CBD

There are reports armed officers are attending an incident on Nairn St.

Reports of a person carrying what appeared to be a firearm.

Harbour death remains a mystery

A coronial inquest has found Finbarr Clabby was intoxicated and could have collapsed due to a heart problem before he ...

He couldn't swim and disliked the water. So how did Finbarr Clabby end up drowning in Wellington Harbour?

Lights out at Cuba crossroads

The four-way stop arrangement has long puzzled drivers, and created headaches for pedestrians.

Wellington's most baffling intersection won't get traffic lights, after council U-turn.

Alligator dies of pneumonia

Nine-year-old alligator Fiona has passed away at the National Aquarium in Napier.

Nine-year-old Fiona found lying at bottom of her pool at National Aquarium in Napier.

Flashback: Death of a poet

James K Baxter was snapped by The Evening Post on his mail round shortly after being awarded the prestigious Robert ...

James K Baxter is regarded by many to be the country's greatest poet, whose death resonated throughout New Zealand.

Car dealer told to pay up

June is a bumper time for new car bargains with significant discounts

A Napier dealer sold a faulty car to a German tourist. It lasted just 20 days.

Votes to halt Shelly Bay sale

An artist's impression of a joint venture development at Shelly Bay by the Port Nicholson Block Development Trust and ...

The future of Wellington's Shelly Bay is uncertain after opponents challenged its sale.

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