Wellington

Us Two: Barnaby Weir, Lee Prebble

"There's never a Black Seeds song that comes out exactly how we wanted it with no effect from him, he's all over it," ...

They worked together on the first Black Seeds album in 2001, now they're working on the sixth.

Capital's new quake laws

Possible new earthquake regulations could force some Wellington homeowners to fork out for having their chimney removed.

New regulations designed to shield Wellington from big earthquakes could cost homeowners.

Welly 2017: The big issues

Wellington City Councill’s resilience strategy is set to dominate the  capital's agenda and will see the implementation ...

Wellington has plenty on its plate in 2017 with the ongoing threat of 'the big one' looming large.

This Kiwi dream is being washed away

A seawall built of concrete blocks in an effort to protect properties in Haumoana, Hawke's Bay.

Councils' plans to fight rising sea levels threaten coastal property ownership.

Disaster planning begins with kids

Rita Assad, 8, from Sydney, learns about natural disasters at Te Papa's Awesome Forces exhibition. Rita was visiting Te ...

Teach a child how to behave in an earthquake, and they'll show their parents.

Teen's 6 hours alone after arrest

The Wellington central police station, where a 14-year-old girl was left waiting for hours alone.

The 14-year-old was left waiting for her mum in an interview room for six hours.

Porirua considers begging ban video

Porirua mayor Mike Tana says council is looking at how to keep beggars away from city businesses.

Concerns about the aggressiveness of Porirua's beggars has prompted the mayor to look at a ban.

Wellington women join global march

To prepare for the march, participants have been working together on placards explaining why they are protesting.

Hundreds expected to join solidarity march as Donald Trump is inaugurated.

Beach rescuer: 'They could have died'

The jacket, keys and phone charger found after a car flipped and sank in Wellington Harbour.

The car flipped into Wellington Harbour, and two young men crawled out through a broken windscreen. Now, their rescuer wants to find them.

Polytech library still closed

Whitireia's library was a mess after the November 14 earthquake.

The building was one of the only ones in Porirua to be damaged in the earthquake.

Bubbles a big hit

One of Little Ben's Big Bubbles in full flight at the 2016 version of Eat, Drink & Be Crafty in Pauatahanui.

There's nothing like a country fair with the family, with a big one on next weekend.

Porirua's classical music success

Rochelle Pese, 10, performs as part of Porirua's Virtuoso String Orchestra.

The children from Porirua's low-decile schools are making beautiful music

Eagle confirms Rongotai run

Deputy Wellington Mayor Paul Eagle is going to run on the Labour ticket in Rongotai for the general election.

Wellington's recently appoint deputy mayor is now having a tilt at Parliament.

Famous clock frozen in time

Viewed on the western face, the Wellington central fire station's clock is frozen in time.

Wellington's famously unreliable central fire station clock has ticked its last tock. But surgery is at hand.

Dean's building a habit

Dean Eager in Cambodia in 2013 during the Habitat for Humanity project to build homes for impoverished villagers.

The Porirua resident love building new homes in Cambodia.

Minivan crash in Napier

The minivan crashed on Marine Parade, Napier.

Vehicle was carrying 11 people - including seven children - when it hit a tree.

The real cost of 'free' schooling

Tisa Malaulau, left, is starting year 12 at Tawa College, this year. Mum Dinah Ostler-Malaulau, second from right, says ...

For a child born today, the cost of 13 years of "free" schooling has risen to more than $38,000, up 15 per cent on 10 years ago.

Waterfront goes interstellar

Capital E Great Scavenger Hunt performers. From left: Matt Pike, Sabrina Martin, Neenah Dekkers-Reihana, Sarah Tuck and ...

Young Wellington astronauts have been called back down to earth for Capital E's Great Scavenger Hunt this weekend.

Music video: Brave or bonkers? video

Filmmaker Tim Hamilton tries lip-synching in the middle of Wellington's weather bomb.

It seemed a good idea to harness the bomb low's artistic merit for a shoot. To him, not us.

Weekend after the weather bomb

Wild weather tips over a traffic light in Dixon St, Wellington.

The weather will offer a few lollies this weekend, especially on Anniversary Day.

Quake exam docs get reprieve

Any trainee GPs who failed the exam held in Wellington just hours after the magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura quake will now be ...

Trainee GPs who sat an exam hours after the Kaikoura quake are told they can resit if they fail.

Capital Menzshed facing extinction

City Menzshed has operated out of the former Chinese Mission building on Frederick St for the past four years but the ...

But as Wellington branch closes, another in Porirua is about to be built.

Mural escapes quake demolition

Jim Allen's mural has survived the demolition of the office building at 61 Molesworth St in central Wellington.

Artwork by sculptor Jim Allen survives demolition of quake-damaged Wellington office building.

'My heart was in my throat' video

Kristy Carstairs said the second landing attempt at Wellington Airport on Thursday was nerve-wracking.

The first landing attempt was aborted, the successful second attempt earned an ovation.

The art we own is gathering dust

Wellington City Council has moved its most expensive piece, Charles Barraud's portrait of Te Puni, to the council’s ...

NZ ratepayers own half a billion dollars of art - but 93 per cent of it isn't on display.

Bomb low: Traffic light toppled video

A traffic light has toppled at the intersection of Taranaki St and Dixon St.

Bomb low winds gusting more than 100kmh cause a few problems, but the worst is still to come.

Traffic flow resumes for commuters

Crash near Hobson St overbridge.

A crash near Wellington's Hobson St overbridge has been cleared and congestion has now eased.

Three, two, onesie, go!

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester, in black, was pipped for gold in the Onesie 100 warm-up event along the city's ...

Bedroom attire will take to the sevens field in sprint race for charity.

Sevens upbeat on ticket sales

Wellington Sevens organisers have tried to rejuvenate the annual two-day tournament by shunning its booze-fuelled party ...

Tournament boss bullish, despite predictions half the tickets will remain unsold.

Up close and personal with kea video

A new walk-through kea aviary will open on Saturday for Wellington Anniversary Weekend.

Wellington Zoo's newest residents will be sharing their aviary with the public this weekend.

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