New HNZ houses for Johnsonville

An impression of what the 21-unit Housing New Zealand complex in Johnsonville is expected to look like.

Ohariu MP Peter Dunne says there were concerns the site would be sold.

Wheelchair user a concert 'fire risk'

100413. Photo Maarten Holl/Fairfax Media, The Dominion Post.
MS sufferer Susi Wassong joining disability groups ...

Wet and cold, Susi Wassong was refused entry and wheeled to a soundless, viewless exit hallway.

Wellington's killer great white

Kohe Habberfield and John-Paul Young prepare for their first swim in 2010.

Every year, a group braves chilly Wellington waters to pay respect to a man who died in an 1852 shark attack.

Bad holiday ends in conviction

An Austrian tourist spent time on life support after a serious crash in Wellington.

Tourist who flipped a car and hit two others in Wellington ends his holiday with a $400 fine.

Indecent kiss alleged before surgery

Wellington Regional Hospital, where a woman said she was indecently kissed by a medical professional.

Accuser believes believes other medical professionals covered up incident.

Weather bombs away - again

Wellington's summer of rain coats is set to continue.

Wellingtonians should brace themselves for a third storm system in less than a week.

Apple shortage over soon

The apple shortage should soon be over, with the New Zealand harvest about to begin.

Strong apple harvest promises to have supermarkets restocked within two weeks.

Road repairs force partial closure

A large cavity and broken water pipe was discovered under Featherston St in central Wellington. The broken pipe saw the ...

Large hole in Featherston St caused by leaking pipe will impact traffic for a few more days.

Long road back

Heavy traffic is making the journey sluggish for motorists along State Highway 1 at Raumati on Tuesday morning.

Lengthy delays that hit those heading south on SH1 to Wellington this morning have now cleared.

Editorial: Too soon to give up on sevens

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester takes part in a running race to drum up attention about the sevens.

OPINION: Forget what the tournament used to be - it's still a good event.

'I really do want to pay it off, but...'

Josh Clifford has been paying his student loan back from Australia, but says he's struggling to make a dent in the ...

Kiwis are taking out bigger student loans and taking more time to pay off the debt.

Capital water leak 'not significant' video

Contractor Justin Glover inspects the damage.

Wellington came close to running dry, but its leaking pipe wasn't bad enough to trigger an alarm.

Did the 'fun police' ruin the Sevens? video

An Otago University sports marketing expert says the Wellington Sevens' shift away from its party reputation, which ...

Shunning its boozy "mates day out" reputation hurt the Wellington Sevens, marketing expert says.

More fake goods being seized

Customs has seen a recent increase in fake wireless headphones, cellphone screens, cases batteries, and smart-watches.

Fake Nike footwear, counterfeit Disney-brand clothes and phony GHD hair straighteners among items seized.

Mayor pipes up on laterals video

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester is backing calls for the city council to take on responsibility for maintaining the ...

Justin Lester accepts that fixing lateral pipes should be the remit of Wellington City Council.

Pasifika Festival cancelled

Previous Wellington Pasifika Festivals have brought out big crowds on Wellington Anniversary Day.

Wellington's day to celebrate pacific culture has been cancelled due to bad weather.

50 huts, 365 days

Mary Culpan visited 50 huts in a year. Here she is in Kylie Biv, a tiny two person bivouac up on a ridge line in Ruahine ...

Mary Culpan celebrated her 50th birthday by visiting 50 of New Zealand's back-country huts.

Capital almost ran out of water video

Contractor Justin Glover inspects the damage.

Wellington came dangerously close to running dry after the city's main water supply pipe sprang a leak.

Severe weather hits capital video

Rain and wind gusts of up to 120kmh hit Wellington city on Sunday.

140kmh winds cancel flights and cause part of Wellington's CBD to close due to unstable glass.

Unexpected find in harbour

The most unusual item recovered from Wellington Harbour's annual spring clean on Sunday was a bottle containing the ...

Clean-up dive in Wellington Harbour fishes up a biosecurity surprise, starring a snake and a scorpion.

Snedden: End for Wellington 7s video

Snedden, who was in charge of the 2011 Rugby World Cup organising committee, says the apparent demise of the Sevens is ...

The man who delivered us the Rugby World Cup says the writing is on the wall for Wellington Sevens.

What lurks beneath gallery video

Seahorses are welcome features of Wellington Harbour's seaweed line. Shopping trolleys are not.

Wellington Harbour holds many treasures, and a whole lot of junk too.

Love trumps hate video

Hundreds of people marched in Wellington on Saturday to protest the inauguration of United States President Donald Trump.

US ex-pats show their colours as hundreds protest Trump's inauguration in 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.

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