Wellington

The plan to tackle pre-loading

Police on Wellington's Blair Street. Authorities are planning to close Blair and Allen Streets on weekend nights to ...

Plans are afoot to close Courtenay Place party zone to traffic from 10pm at weekends.

Hongi and a handshake video

Willie Apiata greets a soldier with a hongi during the Anzac Day National Commemoration Service at Pukeahu National War ...

Victoria Cross recipient at ease with the public during Anzac Day services.

Wellington debut for Africa film fest

Opening night film 'The Wedding Ring' offers a female perspective on love, marriage and customs as seen by the Niger’s ...

Wellingtonians are being invited on "a cultural safari" when the Africa Film Festival hits the capital in May.

Puppets behaving badly video

Tom Clarke plays Jason and his demonic puppet, Tyrone, in Hand to God.

Tyrone the puppet has a big smile, but don't let that fool you - he doesn't belong on Sesame St.

Mystery plane lands in capital

A jet with blocked details landed at Wellington Airport on Monday evening.

Gulfstream jet with blocked flight tracker credentials touches down in Wellington.

'Discount' price for Shelly Bay?

An artist's impression of a joint venture development at Shelly Bay by the Port Nicholson Block Development Trust and ...

Wellington developers claim council land at Shelly Bay could be sold for fraction of its $10m value.

Capturing the elusive Aurora

Lans Hansen said he waited his whole life to capture this photo of the Aurora Australis, near Breaker Bay in Wellington ...

"They really look like lights dancing back and forth."

Rare falcon shot dead

DOC is outraged after a kareakea was killed in Nikau Valley, Paraparaumu. (FILE PHOTO)

DOC furious over killing of protected bird, which could lead to a two-year jail sentence or a $100k fine.

Dyslexia no barrier for Hoey

Hoey, who didn't learn to to write until he was eight years old, says his dyslexia gave his teaching a unique perspective.

Dyslexic Dominic Hoey learned to write at eight years old - now the published author and poet is teaching writing courses.

Polluted stream frustrations video

A dead eel found in the stream earlier in April.

Clean-up reveals mayor's anger with slow progress - but council's own landfill also under fire.

Nokia House: in or out?

Nokia House on Manners St was one of the buildings deemed to need more checks after the Kaikoura earthquake.

Tenants, engineers and landlords have "differences in opinion" over occupancy of high-rise office building post quake.

Borer, leaks plague capital homes

An investigation of Wellington's housing stock has found earthquake concerns in 60 per cent of 100 inspected homes.

Infestations and poor weather proofing raise earthquake concerns in inquiry into city housing stock.

Dancers delight video

The eyes have it: Kunaratnam Velautham, Artistic Director of Vehaara Arts Dance Studio.

Colourful performers, exotic peacocks and fierce fighters came together to celebrate diversity.

Wellington's magic bullets video

The original Bata Bullet sneakers. Regarded as quintessentially Kiwi, they were made here, but originated in the United ...

PVC gumboots, still made at Wellington's Bata factory, are as Kiwi as Fred Dagg.

Man seriously injured in Makara

The ambulance service and police were called to the scene.

Man injured after bicycle and car collide in Makara, Wellington.

Our Anzac Day services

The Anzac Day Dawn Service held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, 2016.

Here's everything you need to know for services and events across Wellington, Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay.

Cars hit in Rimutaka landslide

A landslide has closed State Highway 2 at the summit of Rimutaka Hill Rd. (File photo)

State Highway 2 north of Wellington reopens after a landslide that hit two cars.

Wellington 12-year-old found

Wellington girl Jayda Harris, 12 went missing about midday on Friday. She was found late on Saturday.

Police say they've found Jayda Harris, who left home about midday on Friday and disappeared.

Our finest young voices

The choir are holding an open rehearsal at Wellington Girls' College on Sunday, April 23.

A new cycle of the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir has begun, with a week-long camp in Wellington.

Virgin in a condom

Counter-protesters during a demonstration about Tania Kovats' Virgin in a Condom exhibit at Te Papa, in 1998. Playing ...

A statue just 7.5cm high played God against the devil and made some question if our national museum belongs to us all.

Brass band's Star Wars march video

Wellington Brass Band coordinator Byron Newton came up with the idea of a Star Wars-themed arrangement for the band's ...

Darth Vader and Jedi summoned as Wellington Brass Band chases fifth national title.

Ringing in the good times video

Wellington Hospital's brand new end-of-treatment' bell at Wellington Hospital is the second in this country and 91st ...

Sam Hopkins becomes the first to sound Wellington Hospital's new end-of-cancer treatment bell.

Police hunt Wellington flasher

The walking track in Wellington's Prince of Wales Park where a woman was startled by a man masturbating.

Man exposed himself to women on popular walking track on four occasions, police say.

Stopping exotic invaders may be impossible

New Zealand's biosecurity laws are the most stringent in the world. Yet there is probably little chance of slowing down ...

Invasive species "homogenise" indigenous environments.

Push for Bernie memorial

Bernie the bernese dog of Oriental Parade, Wellington.

Bernie the beloved shop dog may get a memorial, and the Wellington mayor is open to the idea.

Woman charged with aiding suicide

Supporters of Susan Dale Austen gathered for one of her court appearances. (File photo)

Susan Austen was already accused of importing a euthanasia drug after the death of Annemarie Treadwell​ in 2016.

Woman's body found in harbour video

Police prepare to recover the body from the harbour.

The body found in Wellington Harbour was that of a middle-aged woman, police say.

How cheap is too cheap for a coffee? video

Coffix, the new cafe on the Wellington block, is selling all its coffees for $2.50. (File photo)

New Wellington cafe's $2.50 offer may be great for customers, but what about growers?

Slow Boat’s vinyl celebration

Still going strong, despite the odds: the famous Slow Boat Records store in Wellington's Cuba Street.

Cuba St store will have two live performances to mark International Record Store Day.

Time's up for Basin stand

The Museum Stand at the Basin Reserve has been judged by Wellington City Council "a significant health and safety risk ...

OPINION: Not every old building should stay standing simply because it is old.

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