Wellington

Celia says farewell

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown with the portrait of her and her bike, which was unveiled at her final council meeting.

Wellington's cycling mayor Celia Wade-Brown has peddled off into the sunset for the last time.

Guppy turns back on Filipo

Upper Hutt mayor Wayne Guppy

Mayor who wrote character reference now says player's actions were "absolutely despicable".

Council approves disaster plan

Wellington will press ahead with its 30-point plan to deal with the devastation of a major disaster.

Strategy that could force Wellingtonians to earthquake strengthen their houses will be developed further.

Capital gets taiaha for Lions tour

Celia Wade-Brown receiving the taiaha at her final Wellington City Council meeting.

Traditional Maori weapon will go to the winner of the Hurricanes v Lions game next year.

Rugby 'needs more sincerity'

The public wants more sincerity from sports administrators, including New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew.

Responses to scandals come across as too cliched, says Otago University professor.

Voter turnout at new low

Just 11 days out from the final ballot Wellington voters are even more apathetic than usual.

Just 11 days from local elections, Wellington's voting figures are well down on 2013 levels.

Regional council to pay living wage

Greater Wellington regional councillor Sue Kedgley hopes the decision to pay a living wage sends a strong signal to its ...

Decision could see cleaners and security guards' pay increase by 25 per cent, union claims.

Dividing a $24 million farm

The farm is owned by two sisters, one of whom has gone to the Court of Appeal.

It's not war, but it's not happy families either as two sisters are split on dividing their inheritance.

Students 'frustrated' over fee rise

Victoria University students want to see an increase in quality teaching, along with an increase in fees.

Victoria student leader calls for rise in teaching quality to match increase in fees.

Public outrage fells Filipo video

Losi Filipo, right, playing for Wellington on September 18.

A day of public scrutiny proved too much for Wellington Rugby.

Political rivals feel the pressure video

Hutt Valley political rivals Chris Bishop, left, and Trevor Mallard with Wellington Free Ambulance intensive care ...

National's Chris Bishop gets one over Hutt rival Trevor Mallard, but it's all in a good cause.

Judge: Sport's a career too

Judge Bruce Davidson, who discharged Losi Filipo without conviction on an assault charge.

Judge at centre of public backlash discharged another rugby player on assault charge last year.

Regional council looks at living wage

Rea Williams from The Fresh Desk cleaning company shows off the 2016 Living Wage rate, which was announced in February.

Hundreds of employees could be affected, but the cost to ratepayers is unknown.

Judge congratulates drug dealer

Clarke John Persico had been to counselling, had a supportive partner, an apprenticeship and was helping to care for his ...

Meth supplier got clean and turned his life around after being caught.

$150m Johnsonville revamp

The redeveloped Johnsonville Shopping Centre will cost more than $150m and include space for 120 retailers, a cinema and ...

Tenants feared the shopping centre was dying a slow death but 'game-changing' plans are back on track.

Man taken to hospital after crash

The driver of the truck was taken to hospital following the crash.

It appeared the truck had hit the tunnel, possible damaging it, police said.

Rugby player's brutality unpunished video

Assault victim Greg Morgan is calling on Wellington rugby to sack Losi Filipo (right), after he was discharged without ...

Wellington rugby player Losi Filipo's brutal assault cost a promising player his future, but he was let off so he could still play.

Bringing back the birdsong video

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Rats and stoats have no place in Wellington, where an action plan has been announced to get rid of them forever.

The rising cost of knowledge

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Victoria University's Council has voted to increase all fees by 2 per cent in 2017.

'I lost $75K to witchdoctor'

They promised her heaven but put her through hell, a Wellington woman says of witchdoctors who misused the "Gayatri" brand.

A palm reading led to a Wellington woman being scammed by a witchdoctor.

Leopard seal spotted on Titahi Bay

A Leopard Seal that spotted on a Plimmerton beach last week has moved to Titahi Bay.

A Leopard Seal seen on Plimmerton beach last week has moved on to Titahi Bay.

Dash for cones as fire burns

Fire investigators at the scene of the house fire on Sunday.

As a massive fire engulfed the Wellington house, fire crews had to rush back to their trucks to stop students stealing them.

A predator free capital?

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Miramar is rumoured to be the first stage of plans to make Wellington predator-free.

New Sikh temple opens video

A ceremony was held on Sunday to mark the arrival of the holy books at the new temple.

Where shopping aisles once stood, people will now pray at the largest Sikh temple in the lower North Island.

Safer lunches together video

Police recruit Bradley Parkes loves the food he gets served up.

CuriousCity: eight kitchen staff feed up to 450 diners three times at day at the Royal Police College.

Stabbing victim stable video

A man remains in intensive care after being stabbed six times when a party turned into a street fight in Naenae on ...

The stabbing victim from a brawl in Naenae is now in a stable condition in ICU.

'Winston's salary should be docked'

Winston Peters: "This is electoral apartheid."

OPINION: A few men's egos got in the way of a hard-fought and momentous resolution to the Taranaki Treaty claim – the latest in a long, shameful history.

Saving Wellington from disaster

A devastating earthquake is one of the major threats to Wellington. But the capital now has the beginnings of a plan to ...

The capital has come up with a bold plan to soften the blow of a major earthquake and sea level rise.

Two-storey Basin design backing

Aerial view from west. Jo Coughlan has promised to bring the two-storey Basin Reserve proposal to the NZTA as an option ...

A two-storey design for the Basin Reserve gained support from mayoral candidate.

Top WCC pay packets revealed

Wellington City Council CEO Kevin Lavery is one of five council staff members earning more than $300,000.

Wellington City Council staff are "victims of their own success" with almost 200 employees taking home six-figure paychecks.

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