Wanted: A few good men

Wellington's new Big Buddy mentoring co-ordinator Dave Burcher.

Dave Burcher is looking for a bunch of good Kiwi blokes.

Teen's jaw smashed in random attack video

Tony Winitana in Wellington Hospital after the attack.

A Wellington student has had three plates inserted into his face after a brutal attack.

Injured bird takes free flight

An injured northern royal albatross found off the coast of Kaikoura was treated at Vet Care Kaikoura before being flown up to Wellington for further treatment.

Air NZ has flown an injured albatross, found off the Kaikoura coast, to Wellington for specialist treatment.

Package 'looked like bomb'

The robot sent to detonate the suspicious item inside the cordon.

Police say a device left in Lambton Quay was deliberately made to look like an explosive.

Joyce dampens runway hopes

Wellington's political leaders are becoming increasingly confident the runway extension will get off the ground.

Wellingtonians excited but Government yet to be convinced the runway extension will fly.

'Bomb' cordon lifted video

L-R:  Bomb disposal experts neutralise the suspicious package on the pavement outside McDonalds on Lambton Quay in Wellington.

Bomb disposal robot called in to explode suspicious package in Lambton Quay.

Ferry could go faster

Strait Shipping is seeking resource consent for the Strait Feronia to travel at 18 knots through the Marlborough Sounds.

Scientists to conduct wave testing as part of faster ferry application.

Talking turkey for Thanksgiving video

Pieter Nolle at the Downtown Community Ministry Traditional American Thanksgiving hosted by the American Embassy at the Wesley Church Hall.

About 200 of Wellington's most vulnerable enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving lunch on Wednesday.

Protest hailed as success video

Police attempt to talk down Greenpeace protesters who scaled NIWA ship
Tangaroa in Wellington.

A court date has been set for Wellington Greenpeace protesters who stormed a NIWA research vessel.

Cruise ships worth $65m to Wellington

Explorer of the Seas, one of the biggest cruise ships to visit Wellington this season arrived in the Wellington on Wednesday, where passengers spent the day enjoying the capital.

Cruise ship passengers arrive in New Zealand with Auckland on their mind but leave talking about Wellington, says a cruise boss.

Pukeko Pictures creates WotWots sister series

Pukeko Pictures has signed a development deal with Chinese entertainment group, Guangdong Huawen Century Animation Company, to produce ???Kiddets???, a sister series to Pukeko Pictures??? hit pre-school animated series, The WotWots.

Deal will see Sir Richard Taylor's company develop a show called 'Kiddets'.

Out-of-control dart gets monkey

Winnie, the Wellington Zoo spider monkey that was hit by a wayward tranquilliser dart.

Winnie the Wellington Zoo spider monkey was minding her own business ... then, thwak.

Runway extension: How it will work gallery video

Wellington Airport Runway Extension.

Read what the independent experts had to say about Wellington Airport's runway extension.

Big gains from runway gallery video

Experts say Wellington Airport's runway extension could pump $2b into the national economy

Cheaper flights and revenue boost tipped if Wellington Airport extends runway as planned.

Young ones bring nature back

The moa surrounded by children at the Imagine My City launch.

Ahead of next week's climate conference in Paris, Wellington children make plans closer to home.

Ship protest over video

The three Greenpeace protesters on the gantry of the Tangaroa research ship in Wellington Harbour.

Three Greenpeace protesters have climbed down from their perch on the Tangaroa research ship.

Case for longer runway builds

An impression of what Wellington Airport's runway extension might look like.

OPINION: Wellington should not submit to miserliness and give up on a proper runway too soon.

Wind sculpture broken

The Akau Tangi sculpture on Cobham Dr in Evans Bay will be taken down for repairs in the coming weeks.

The cone sculpture in Cobham Dr that moves with the wind will be removed for repairs after two cones fell off.

David Jones plans for new store

David Jones head of property Cristie Gordon travelled from Sydney to update the Property Institute about plans for its new store.

Wellingtonians' "appetite" for luxury goods and big spending habits attracted David Jones to the capital.

Mei Fan guilty verdict video

Mei Fan at her birthday celebrations on November 4, 2013. Her body was found just six days later.

Mei Fan was one of two Wellington women who died weeks apart after seeking help.

Delays on Wairarapa line

Commuters on the Wairarapa train line faced delays on Tuesday.

Wairarapa commuters are delayed for more than an hour on Tuesday.

Fans pitch in to save life

Elton John performing in Wellington.

An Elton John fan who had a heart attack at the star's concert is alive, thanks to quick-thinking onlookers.

Slices of happiness rewarded

Nicole Murray, left, and Marie Fitzpatrick have won a Kiwibank Local Hero award for setting up a baking charity that delivers homemade goods to people in need.

Two Wellingtonians have won a Local Hero award for delivering home baking to people going through a rough time.

Girl scaled barrier to pat cheetah

A schoolgirl managed to pat a cheetah through a mesh fence at Wellington Zoo.

A 12-year-old ignored "you will get bitten" signs at Wellington Zoo.

Defence protesters in court

Police arresting a protester at a defence industry forum in Wellington.

Protesters who targeted the Defence Industry Association forum in Wellington are expected to plead not guilty.

Beached boardroom meeting

Climate change campaigners battle wind and waves to take part in a soggy 'boardroom meeting' at Wellington's Oriental Bay.

This is one way to do business on a sunny Wellington day.

I'm still sitting: Elton dance gripe

Elton John encouraged fans to get on their feet.

Some who tried to dance on Saturday night say they were heckled and jeered.

Artwork irreparable after 'malicious' attack video

Artist Chris Bennewith amongst the tattered 'Remembrance' sculpture installation.

Creator devastated after vandals destroy Gallipoli-inspired art installation in Wellington.

Elton fans spend up large

Elton John fans soak up the atmosphere at his Wellington concert in Westpac Stadium on Saturday. Before the show, many fans enjoyed a bit of shopping, which pleased retailers.

Christmas came early for Wellington retailers on Saturday as thousands of Elton John fans spent up a storm.

S&P rates Wellington's credit highly

Deputy mayor Justin Lester says council's AA long-term credit rating should give businesses and Wellingtonians high confidence that the capital.

Ratings agency says it rates capital's standalone credit profile is stronger than the Crown's

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