Wellington

Council wins $273,000 leaky home case

Developer ordered to pay Wellington City Council $273,000 in leaky home settlement.

Former developer told to pay towards the cost of settling home owner's claim.

Surviving bloodshed in Myanmar

Zaw Zaw is thankful he no longer has to witness death and torture on a daily basis.

After years of bloodshed, torture and forced labour in Myanmar, Zaw Zaw has settled in Wellington.

Groups want say in cancer case

Lecretia Seales has an inoperable brain tumour and wants to be able to ask for help to die.

Lecretia Seales is dying, and doesn't have time for delays in her legal case.

Aussie as the Taj Mahal video

Wellington man Dominic Trewavas says using Indian rocks at the Australian Memorial at Pukeahu The National War Memorial Park ''wrecks the whole narrative'' and it should be pulled down.

Sandstone columns meant to represent Australia's "Red Centre" were quarried near Agra.

Stevens killing: Pair plead not guilty

Matthew Stevens, of Lower Hutt, was found outside his car in suspicious circumstances on Paekakariki Hill Rd yesterday.

All three people charged with murdering Matthew Stevens have now pleaded not guilty.

Sleepout sex prowler appeals

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Dangerous offender claims he planned a theft, not a sex attack.

New cancer treatment eases side effects

Oncologist Dr Doug Iupati, left, radiation therapists Chelsea Bryant and Junou Huang treat demonstrate volumetric arc radiotherapy on volunteer "patient" Blair Steer.

A new radiotherapy treatment has dramatically reduced side effects for prostate cancer patients.

Train runs red light

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A "few hundred" passengers were stuck on a Hutt Valley train after it ran a red light.

Pilot dies 70 years after being shot down in WWII

WWII pilot and Group Captain Fred Tucker at his home in Karori in 2012.

A celebrated World War II pilot has died just eight days out from Anzac Day.

Manslaughter case change

Manslaughter accused Hariboy Hetaraka will face a changed charge at his Wellington trial in September over the death of Clark McCulloch.

National War Memorial Park opens gallery

National War Memorial Park opens in Wellington.

Despite a strong southerly, more than 500 people attended the official opening of the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington.

From idealism to brutal reality video

Dazzle camouflage on a German heavy artillery gun in Peter Jackson's Great War Exhibition. The bold contrasted colours hid the shape of the gun from black and white aerial cameras that could not pick up the pattern.

New Zealand's role in World War I is being commemorated using silver screen magic with the opening of Peter Jackson's Great War Exhibition.

Supreme Court allowed Lundy evidence

In the moments before the jury's verdicts are read, Mark Lundy waits in the dock.

The Supreme Court refused to hear Lundy's attempt to exclude scientific evidence from his retrial.

New venue for Porirua Market

The Porirua Market in 2009 was a bustling icon of Porirua. Titahi Bay Lions hope their new market adventure will be the same.

Porirua Market is on the move after weeks of discussion between members of Titahi Bay Lions and Porirua City Council.

Wellington bus accused of hit-and-run

A Valley Flyer bus

Valley Flyer bus driver accused of hitting a car, then driving off for a smoko.

Big waves destroy car park

Huge waves swamped Lyall Bay Pde and damaged the footpath and car park.

Massive waves destroy a car park and footpath in Lyall Bay.

Murder still a mystery, 45 years on

Arthur Allan Thomas at his parents' Pukekawa farm the day after he was freed from prison after being pardoned in December 1979.

He would be convicted twice of the Crewe murders, but Arthur Allan Thomas always insisted he was an innocent man.

Lundy Crown lawyer cost $209,000

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The final bill is in from the QC who lead the successful prosecution of Mark Lundy.

Appeal court split on Lundy decision

Mark Lundy in the High Court at Wellington, seconds before his guilty verdict was delivered at his retrial.

Court of Appeal judges were divided over whether a jury should hear disputed evidence about the source of the tissue on Mark Lundy's polo shirt.

Smoke on multiple levels video

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A Wellington high rise has been evacuated after smoke was smelt on multiple levels.

Servicemen's graves in disrepair

Karori resident and returned serviceman Ken Rigarlsford says it is disgraceful that there.

A century on from the Gallipoli landing, the graves of servicemen in Karori Cemetery are falling into disrepair.

Facelift for old hill road

Cars cruise down Carlton Gore Rd in Roseneath in 1925 shortly after major road reconstruction work was finished.

The 90-year-old road linking Oriental Bay to Roseneath in Wellington is being made stronger and safer.

Sea swell closes road

Workers clear up after large waves hammered Lyall Bay in Wellington.

A road around Wellington's South Coast has been closed after large waves spread debris across it.

Hutt strangler had stalked before

Nika Abraham at the Wellington High Court during his 2003 murder trial for killing Lower Hutt women, Kate Alkema.

Murderer denied parole as he makes an admission more than a decade after his "appalling" crime.

The letter history interrupted

Central Markets Lower Hutt is auctioning a lot of Walter Nash letter and photos. Pictured is market owner Alan Fisher.

Documents belonging to Prime Minister Sir Walter Nash, have been found in a house lot going to auction.

Rare kiwi chicks treated for parasite

Aonach, a Haast Tokoeka kiwi chick, has beaten a life-threatening parasite infection with the help of Wellington Zoo vets.

One Haast Tokoeka kiwi chick pulled through after treatment at Wellington Zoo, but its sibling died from the infection.

Arrests over Hawke's Bay meth bust

Emergency services were called to the crash on State Highway 25 between Timata Rd and Woody Hill Rd, south of Tairua just before 7am on Thursday.

Four arrested after an investigation into $280,000 worth of imported methamphetamine.

Bleach spilled on waterfront

Wellington Harbour, 2013: The harbour is now dominated by the reclamation associated with CentrePort's container terminal at the top. With containerisation came new roll-on/roll-off cargo handling methods that required more land for shipping berths. The Wellington Harbour Board Container Terminal was created by the reclamation of 24.3 hectares of back-up space, capable of holding thousands of containers. In the bottom centre of the picture, the old overseas terminal has almost been fully converted into the new Clyde Quay Wharf apartment complex.

Emergency services workers are cleaning up a bleach spill on Wellington's waterfront.

Rimutaka jail out of lockdown

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Senior Corrections Officer Paraka Daniel in one of the new uniforms in a low security unit at Rimutaka Prison.

Mystery caller prompts bomb scare at the prison.

Southerly sets in

On Wellington's south coast, a storm was brewing after a night of heavy rain.

The heavy rain that lifted drain covers in Wellington has gone - but now comes the southerly.

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