Woman dies in horse riding accident

One woman is dead after a horse riding accident in Levin.

A woman who died after falling from her horse has been named.

Tongan fans in full voice for last pool game video

The mood at the Thirsty Whale in Mt Albert was one of celebration.

Tonga's underdog status going into their match against the All Blacks wasn't going to keep their fans in bed.

Wellington hosts Maori economic 'movers and shakers'

Federation Of Maori Affairs chairwoman Traci Houpapa (left) and Liz Mellish, chairwoman of the Palmerston North Maori Reserve Trust, a "sister" of The Wellington Tenths Trust, at the opening of the FOMA conference in Wellington.

Conference will discuss opportunities to diversify into new types of investment.

Final five flags in the flesh

Real-life versions of the five alternative flags will begin to pop up around the country from now onwards.

Wellington's Civic Square will host the five alternative flag designs from Monday.

View-blocking fence heading to court

Roseneath resident Peter Aitchison doesn't have much to look at, other than timber, from the living room of his Maida Vale Rd home.

Wellington man who built a fence blocking his neighbour's million dollar views says he’s standing up for everyone’s privacy.

From teacher to top cop

Inspector Sarah Stewart is Manawatu's first female area commander.

Inspector Sarah Stewart taught in Gisborne before following her dad into the police.

Flashback: Massacre on the West Coast

Stan Graham with one of his game birds. From the book Bad Blood by H A Willis.

Something snapped in Stan Graham's mind and seven victims would soon be slain.

Arrest after crane climb attempt

A man descends the floating crane 'Hikitia, which is tied up alongside Taranaki Wharf, after police caught him scaling it on Thursday. A man died after plunging to his death leaping from the 45-metre-high crane in March this year.

Police catch man trying to climb the same crane Jamie Gibbon died jumping from in March.

Council removes Shelly Bay red tape

The hills overlooking Wellington's Shelly Bay have been designated a special housing area by Wellington City Council, opening the door for new development.

Much of the red tape standing in the way of a San Francisco-style makeover of Shelly Bay has been removed.

Do you know this family?

Do you recognise this family? They lost their camera at Wellington Airport.

Wellington police try to return a camera lost at the airport to its rightful owners.

Amnesty on jailed Kiwi's case

Amnesty International says Philip Blackwood, a New Zealander jailed in Myanmar, is  a prisoner of conscience.

Amnesty International says New Zealander Philip Blackwood is a prisoner of conscience in Myanmar.

Demerit point suspensions invalid

Lawyer Douglas Ewen said people should get legal advice if they wanted to challenge a demerit points suspension.

A judge throws out two demerit points driving suspensions, potentially affecting thousands of others.

Inland Revenue threatened

A threat has been made to an IRD office in Wellington, police say.

A caller has made threats to "blow someone away" at a central Wellington Inland Revenue.

Te Papa's origins in Museum St

Museum St today looking north from Bowen St. The grassy area and sculptures to the left of the photo is where the Colonial Museum once was. Parliament is to the right.

Museum St, a small street off Bowen St, now houses only the New Zealand Parliament buildings, but was once the home of early Wellington's pioneering spirit.

Cuba St carbon monoxide leak

Emergency services were called out to Cuba St, Wellington on Thursday morning after a carbon monoxide leak.

A carbon monoxide leak forced the evacuation of a central Wellington property on Thursday morning.

What's On in Wellington: From Oct 8

Katchafire front man Logan Bell during a set at Homegrown in 2015.

Music, dance, theatre, sport and more - it's all on in Wellington.

Court gives match to Lacoste

French firm Lacoste has cultivated its own breed of crocodile design.

The latest round of many disputes over the use of a crocodile design has gone to Lacoste.

Search for Alex resuming Thursday video

Alexander Fisher has been missing since early on Tuesday.

Ten-year-old Alexander Fisher has been missing for nearly 48 hours and the search will stop overnight.

More tsunami hazards for Wellington

With arms stretching toward Wellington and into Palliser Bay, the Cook Strait Canyon provides another tsunami risk in the earthquake-prone area.

Tsunamis 10 metres high or more could hit Wellington's south coast after landslides in undersea canyons.

Property firm out of liquidation

Lodge In The City accommodation on Taranaki St is owned by Portfolio Property Management director Craig Relph and managed by Portfolio.

High Court ends liquidation of Wellington property management company Portfolio Property Management.

Right to push for progress on Shelly Bay

Shelly Bay, site of a former Defence Force base on Wellington's Miramar Peninsula, may be made a "special housing area" with fast-tracked building conditions.

OPINION: The prime coastal spot has been a dump for too long - and Wellington should do what it can to get things moving.

Wellington airport ditches car park plans video

Bridge Street apartment owner Dora Koleff can't sell her properties due to the planned expansion of Wellington Airport

A Wellington woman claims she can't sell her properties after Wellington Airport decimated her neighbourhood.

Keep up with the kaka-dashians

People will now be able to tune in to watch a family of Wellington kaka go about their everyday business.

A live video feed is giving people an intimate peek into the life of a family of kaka.

Porirua crash cleared

Police are at a crash in Porirua

A crash near Porirua has been cleared.

Hilltop homes proposed for Shelly Bay

Wellington's Shelly Bay could be a step closer to having a San Francisco-style makeover if the city council votes to designate it a special housing area.

Wellington's attempt at becoming the San Francisco of the South Pacific is gaining momentum.

Robber fails in Supreme Court bid

Rawiri David Lawson said he was innocent of one robbery despite his previous convictions for others.

Rawiri Lawson has lost his last shot at convincing a court he did not rob a supermarket.

Paintball shooter denied diversion

A man, whose name is suppressed, allegedly targeted children with a paintball gun.

A Porirua man accused of shooting at children with a paintball gun has been denied diversion.

Nun goes homeless for charity

Sister Catherine Hannan getting a taster of what it is like to sleep in a car.

More than 200 Wellingtonians will take to the street on Friday for World Homeless Day.

Former Foodstuffs sites in limbo

The former Tip Top Bakery in Hanson St remains vacant. The building is owned by Ryman Healthcare.

Two Wellington properties sold by Foodstuffs remain vacant after several years.

Camp ground threat to nearby schools

Peter Noble, Owhiro Bay School board chairman, is concerned about city council plans for a camp ground next to his school.

Owhiro Bay school are fighting a Wellington City Council proposal to site a campground alongside them.

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