Kids were playing among a pile of rubbish dumped on a lawn outside a contaminated house, locals say.
Fire engines hold up capital's evening traffic after smoke spotted coming from offices.
Wellington's cycling battleground has shifted from Island Bay to the bush.
"Pounamu does that - it always comes home," says owner of burgled art gallery.
After 26 year around Cuba St, weather and science instrument retailer shutting its doors.
Appeal judge says home detention was a real alternative.
"Let's find out his address and then we'll turn up at his place," commenter wrote.
Porirua could be on Nasa's radar soon, with a plan to attract its scientists to the city north of Wellington.
Judge dismisses claim that thousands of tickets for unregistered cars were invalid.
A Porirua meth hui was gut wrenching, full of emotion and nothing like your standard meet-the-candidates meeting.
Kelvin Hastie started trying to "kill stuff" two years ago. He ended up uniting a community. Now, the city shares his vision.
Al Brown's executive chef is branching out on his own with a seasonal yum cha style restaurant in Auckland.
Wellington's outdoor trails are one of the glories of the green capital, but tensions are rising among users.
A handful of unusual ingredients are proving essential in the staging of a gruesome opera production.
Recognition for volunteer brigades needed in the future, a Wellington fire service told Parliament.
The departing Porirua mayor says that it is the people he worked with that he will miss - and Cannons Creek fish and chips.
The country is in for a warm and dry three months - and that includes drought-stricken Canterbury.
Steve the seal is back, along with one cute little blue penguin.
Tawa's "uninviting wind tunnel" will be upgraded to become a hive of activity in the Wellington suburb.
Basic hand tools were used to free a girl trapped in a Whanganui laundromat.
They don't work about a third of the time - but they still frighten offenders.
High school and tertiary students say adding interest to student loans would make them even scarier.
There was tears and laughter as councillors Ray Ahipene-Mercer and Mark Peck said their goodbyes.
Could you walk home from Wellington to Porirua or Kapiti if rail and roads were destroyed?
A sweet new business has sprung up on Kapiti Island.
Students should return to paying interest on their loans to make tertiary education more accessible, a report suggests.
"New Zealand will take part with her sister States for the cause of the Mother Country, which is the cause of all who own her sway."
Can a high school serve up a five course dinner worth the $75 ticket price?
Wellington's cycling mayor Celia Wade-Brown has pedaled off into the sunset for the last time.
Mayor who wrote character reference now says player's actions were "absolutely despicable".