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WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 27: Ma'a Nonu breaks through a tackle during the Super Rugby Semi Final match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies at Westpac Stadium on June 27, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Mark Tantrum/Getty Images)

Hurricanes to release up to 5000 more tickets as scalpers cash in on Monday's sellout.

Editorial: State house sell-off gets stranger

Australian non-profit company Horizons Housing is considering buying up to 400 state houses from the Government.

OPINION: The Government's Australian flirtation only makes the sales of state houses more dubious.

Drug ring 'talked in code'

A six-week drug trial has begun in Wellington.

Prosecution says drug ring used code in case police were eavesdropping - and they were.

New experiences just a click away

Positively Wellington Tourism chief executive David Perks with the new experience app.

Stuck on Wellington holiday ideas? This online tool makes it easy.

Rioting students annex public toilets

Victoria University student Jennifer Compton is forcibly removed from the Taj Mahal by police officers.

Wellington's Taj Mahal toilets, now a pub, were occupied by Victoria University students in 1967.

Sinking car mystery

Police, ambulance and fire services rushed to Grays Road, Pauatahanui Sunday morning after getting reports of a semi-submerged vehicle off the coast.

Ambulance, fire and police rush to sinking car, unable to tell if anyone's in it.

Bank robber caught in Wellington

A man thought to be behind two knifepoint bank robberies in Auckland and Wellington has been arrested.

Police arrest man who accused of robbing banks in Auckland and Wellington at knifepoint.

Tractor tradition in Parliament protests

Bob Tizard, soon to be Labour's energy minister, draws attention to alternative fuels in June 1987. Tractors soon became a regular feature of rural protests at Parliament.

Tractors became a regular feature at Parliament after featuring in a 1987 protest.

New World to shift 'gauntlet of alcohol'

New World Newtown has agreed to speed up the process of shifting its alcohol section from the store's entrance.

Wellington supermarket says it will move "gauntlet of alcohol" from entrance within three months.

Opening the door to Sir Peter Jackson's house

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in his home at Bag End on the set of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Director Sir Peter Jackson has his own replica of Bilbo's house under his Wairarapa home.

Pull the right book in Sir Peter Jackson's house and the bookcase will open to Bag End - the home of Bilbo Baggins.

Police draw guns in Wellington CBD gallery

Armed police arrested a man outside The Third Eye microbrewery on Arthur St in central Wellington.

Police had their guns out as they arrested a man in central Wellington.

Johnsonville trains running again

A land slip that halted trains on the Johnsonville line has been cleared.

Services have resumed on the Johnsonville line after an earlier land slip.

Wahine hit by second blow on eve of refloating

A fierce storm on May 8, 1969 broke the Wahine in three and pushed most of the hull underwater.

The doomed Wahine was hit by a second storm, ruining hopes of refloating the ship.

Police grad follows in the family footsteps

A proud family moment. From left, Sue and Dave Allan, Glen and Brittany Allan, and Russell Joseph.

It's probably quite rare for a graduate of the New Zealand Police College to have most of their family in the force. But Glen Allan is one of the few.

Apartment tenants left in the dark

About half the 140 apartments in the Century City complex in Tory St have lost power for the night.

About 70 apartments in the Century City block face a night without power.

Sweethearts together to the end

A Wellington couple who were married 67 years couldn't bear to be apart, dying within hours of each other on Tuesday. Hugh, 94, and Joan, 92, Nees both died in their sleep of natural causes after telling family they didn't want to live without each other.

After 67 years of marriage, they couldn't live for more than a couple of hours without each other.

Obituary: John Marshall was 'integrity personified'

Prominent lawyer John Marshall.

Friends say much-loved Wellington lawyer John Marshall was about as close to perfect as one gets.

Island Bay cycleway gets green light

The Island Bay cycleway has been given the green light by the city council.

Building on the controversial Island Bay cycleway could start within a few months.

Plunket founder saves thousands of young lives

Plunket founder Frederic Truby King in 1913.

A hidden Wellington hilltop has a noble history as a pioneering Plunket maternity hospital.

Charity biscuits combine baking talents

Wellington Returned and Services' Association member Les Coutts tastes a Cranzac biscuit next to creator Steve Joll, with Chas O'Donnell, left, and Gillian Price.

Cranberries boosted a fundraiser's Anzac biscuit sales from an expected $400 to $8000.

Cenotaph pipped to Last Post?

Wellington RSA president Ron Turner is fighting to keep the dawn service at Wellington Cenotaph.

After 77 years, a growing dawn service could be moved from the Cenotaph to Pukeahu.

Bigger fine for bus company

Police Vehicle Safety Officer Dave Bergeman conducts a pressure test on a Go Wellington bus door in August 2013.

A Wellington bus company has had its fine increased after 144 passengers complained about being trapped in bus doors.

Editorial: Restart contributions to Super Fund

NZ Super Fund chief executive Adrian Orr has overseen a successful period for the fund, which was the best-performing sovereign wealth fund in the world over the past five years.

OPINION: The NZ Super Fund has been a winner, so the Government should start paying into it again now.

NZ's record cold snap

The South Island's Mackenzie Basin has got -20C twice this week and could be heading towards another.

NZ has recorded temperatures of -20C just four times ever - two of them in the past two nights.

Wellington's 10-year budget signed off

The Wellington Town Hall.

Wellington City Council has set an average rates increase of 3.9 per cent over the next 10 years.

Oriental Bay sand a shifty problem

Auckland boy Bio Taleo, 6, gets buried at Oriental Bay by his cousins on Boxing Day 2005.

Golden sand has always been a foreign import to Oriental Bay, and usually a temporary one.

Fire threatens high school guns

Firefighters battle a blaze at St Patrick's College, Silverstream, in April 1939.

A fire destroyed the guns Upper Hutt college students used to train for World War II.

Sweatshirt shakes off bad rap

Earl Sweatshirt performs at the Laneway Festival at Silo Park, Auckland, in 2014. He will perform in Wellington and Auckland in July.

Member of rap group Odd Future, banned from playing NZ last year, is coming to Wellington.

Editorial: Good start on reviving the sevens

It's an open question how many people will buy a joint package to the sevens and the races, but there's no harm in trying the deal.

OPINION: Sevens organisers' new plans are useful, but they should act on prices too.

Sabotage claims in cycleway debate

Anti-cycleway signs along The Parade, Island Bay.

Allegations of ''hysteria'' and sabotage are flying as the Island Bay cycleway dispute heats up.

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