Roads closed as waves hammer coast

Rough swells in Cook Strait have cancelled ferry sailings and closed roads on Wellington's south coast and in Kaikoura. This photo was taken from Kaikoura.

Massive storm churns up sea to cause disruption and delays on east coast.

Hurricanes stick by jailed fan

Kiwi bar manager Philip Blackwood with partner Noemi Stephannie  Almo. They have a baby daughter, who was born in August.

Kiwi in jail in Myanmar for using image of Buddha to promote cheap drinks is to get a signed shirt from his favourite team.

Waterfront plan gets nod from council

An artists impression of a Chinese Garden in Frank Kitts Park. the garden is a key part of the city's three-year waterfront development plan approved by a council committee on Wednesday.

A revamp of Frank Kitts Park that will ditch the amphitheatre and install a Chinese Garden has gained approval from Wellington City Council.

'No liberty to choose time of death'

Lawyer Lecretia Seales has turned to the court to affirm her rights.

Law does not recognise lawyer's claim to freedom in choosing death details, says Crown.

Seales 'can't change law'

Lecretia Seales, first diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2011 and now expected to have only weeks to live.

Terminally ill lawyer says she wants to clarify law. The Crown says she wants to change it - and she can't.

Town hall's future decided

Wellington Town Hall will be transformed into a music hub under a plan approved by the city councillors on Tuesday.

City councillors have agreed to a plan to turn the Wellington Town Hall into a music hub.

Wellington ED slow in rankings

Wellington Hospital, where the patient is being tested.

Patients in the capital are more likely to wait longer in the emergency department.

Towering Titahi Bay radio mast revolutionised radio

Titahi Bay's 213-metre radio mast towers over its transmitting station, and the suburb, in the late 1960s.

Titahi Bay's giant radio mast cemented the foundations for Radio New Zealand in 1937.

Lost runner tells of her ordeal

Susan O'Brien with 9-month-old Misha. She found the strength to survive a night in the bush after drinking the breast milk she is still feeding to Misha.

Breast milk expressed into a Moro bar wrapper gave her "adrenaline rush".

Children find body of missing man

John Holmes Smith went missing in March 1986, aged 76.

John Smith's family finally have closure, with his remains identified after 29 years.

Council looks at extending living wage

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Contracted staff could be in line to get a pay rise as the council looks to extend the living wage.

Seales wants 'opposite of suicide'

Lecretia Seales has an inoperable brain tumour and wants the option of asking a doctor to help her die.

Assisted dying ruling would allow terminally ill lawyer to live longer, court is told.

DHB failed suicidal mental health patient

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A mental health patient attempted suicide just hours after being cleared to go home.

More chilly nights after snow day

Snow at Sir Michael Hill's Arrowtown property.

More bitterly cold nights are on the way, following a wintry blast that spread snow as far as Napier.

Kiwi turned down Chariots of Fire fame

Future Olympic medallist, governor-general and royal surgeon Arthur Porritt, far right, competes in a 100-yard race at Athletic Park in 1923.

Modesty prevented a Kiwi athletics legend getting his dues on the silver screen.

Final farewell for Iroquois video

The Iroquois helicopter fleet makes a last flight around Wellington's south coast on the final day of the fleet's farewell tour of New Zealand.

Wellington was the last stop in a farewell tour for the air force's Iroquois helicopter fleet.

Rizalman moves closer to sex-charge trial

Muhammad Rizalman bin Ismail at a previous court hearing.

A Malaysian diplomatic employee who returned to NZ to face a sex charge will have a pre-trial hearing in August.

Jersey to lift Blackwood's spirits video

Brian and Angela Blackwood hope to take their son, Philip, a signed Hurricanes shirt. Philip Blackwood has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years of prison with hard labour in Myanmar.

With over two years in a Myanmar prison ahead, his parents want to help - Hurricanes style.

Predator risk to Kiwi kids

Video chat website Omegle is attracting increasing numbers of Kiwi children, who are putting themselves at risk, cyber safety experts warn.

A website with the tagline 'Talk to strangers!' is a hotbed for predators and an increasing risk for Kiwi kids.

New trains arrive in Wellington

A Matangi train has been hit by a slip in Wellington

The first of 35 new Matangi trains have rolled into Wellington.

Lunch back on the table for WCC

Councillors will vote on free lunches.

Hungry councillors to vote on whether or not to have ratepayer funded lunches.

Laser shone at pilot

A person allegedly pointed a green laser beam into the cockpit of a plane.

Police investigating the use of a laser aimed at a passenger plane's cockpit during a flight out of Wellington.

'Dangerous' wanted man caught

Wanted man Koru Meihana Coker has been arrested by police.

A 'dangerous' wanted man has been arrested by police.

How healthy is your community?

Where are nation's most dangerous drinkers?

Hawke's Bay has NZ's most dangerous drinkers - but nobody is sure why.

Opponents set out euthanasia case

Lecretia Seales is an acclaimed cook and was treated to chef Sam Pope making a five-course meal for her at home.

Lecretia Seales' court case extends beyond her, and puts others' lives at risk, opponents say.

Tutus and trumpets in the trenches

The New Zealand Army Band and the Royal New Zealand Ballet collaborate on Salute, a WWI commemorative show making its world premiere in Wellington on Friday night. Dancer Lucy Green with, from left, Corporal Marc Ellis, Yang Liu, Corporal Vaea Peterson, Lori Gilchrist, Private Jordan Seaton, Alayna Ng, Private Raynor Martin, Bronte Kelly, Private Joel Williams, Katherine Grange and Private Hettie Adams.

The army band meets the ballet in this WWI commemoration show.

Bail for Tawa killing charge

Bruce Coker died after suffering a head injury.

Accused gets electronically monitored bail on a charge of manslaughter of Bruce Coker at Tawa.

Family wrangle over classic car

A family is undergoing a High Court estate battle to determine the value of a classic car.

A classic Oldsmobile car is at the centre of a family spat over a dead man's estate.

Budget 2015: MetService on the move

MetService headquarters in the Wellington suburb of Kelburn.

MetService will use Budget funding to safeguard itself against the threat of a Wellington earthquake.

Family dictator's abuse appeal

A man portrayed as an indolent, reeking, misogynist claims miscarriage of justice.

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