Tunnel 'a buzz' for earlybirds

Arras Tunnel traffic

Wellington's new Arras Tunnel has slotted straight into the central city landscape as if it had always been there.

Building up a sustainable thirst

Megan Stephens of Social Lab

A university sustainability project has become a popular green activity "Social Lab".

A sneak peek at the new tunnel


It will be pedestrians who get first look at the Arras Tunnel on Saturday before it opens to traffic next week.

Shelly Bay paint job no-go for council

Shelly Bay

Part of Shelly Bay is finally being spruced up, but Wellington City Council is not coming to the party.

High school students' lucky break

Wellington High School students were sent home early on the last day of term after a circuit breaker blew this afternoon.

Safety concerns for crossing

Jervois Quay

Red-light runners near Wellington's waterfront has prompted businesses in to call for new safety measures.

Apartments await sign-off

New Victoria St apartments

A church trust has its eyes on the heavens, with plans for a 19-storey apartment building in Welly.

Water, water, everywhere

Youth council calls for waterfront drink fountains


Wellington's Youth Council is fundraising to get a trial of drinking fountains on Wellington's waterfront.

Trains still screeching


Rain, leaves blamed for ongoing problems on the noise-plagued Johnsonville rail line.

Council puts squeeze on parking

Wadestown Rd Wellington

Wellington City Council will break out the yellow paint and give parking in the city a shake up.

Lawyer's fight for name suppression


Prominent Wellington lawyer on drugs charges is taking his fight to keep his name suppressed to the High Court.

Storm causes delays, cancellations

Gale-force winds

Train services between Wellington and Petone have been temporarily cancelled amid reports of water on the railway tracks.

'We've got a job ahead'

Grant Robertson

Labour's Grant Robertson remains the Wellington Central MP, but his party is struggling in the capital.

Critics expect Gully is a go

transmission gully

National's win likely means controversial Transmission Gully roading project will be gearing up.

Status quo in capital

Grant Robertson

Wellington's political landscape will remain unchanged for another three years.

Gloom for Labour, joy for MPs

Labour Party

Victory by Labour candidates in the Wellington region offset a dismal party vote nationally.

Labour in control in capital


Wellington region appears to be retaining its Labour MPs as vote counts near 100 per cent.

Relief arson eyesore is going

Allenby arson

Grant Lyon was looking out his bathroom window the last time he spotted the neighbouring property on fire.

Uber excited?


A controversial  car hire service that delivers passengers home for cheaper than a taxi is now in Wellington, but there is no way the New Zealand Taxi Federation is giving it a free ride.

Tawa Goes to Town with 720 singers

Tawa Goes to Town

Tawa Goes to Town with 720 singers in biennial music festival that has taken place since 1982.

Party views on state housing

Holly Walker

Parties outline stances on state housing, focusing on Wellington, where the issue has been a thorny one.

Team touts early underpass

underpass early

Motorists will soon be able to drive through Buckle St's Memorial Park underpass, five weeks early.

Quake-hit car parks to reopen

car parks Wellington

Two parking buildings damaged in last year's magnitude 6.5 earthquake are expected to reopen by Christmas.

Council to jazz up streets

Bond, lower Cuba set for summer revamp

Bond St

Hundreds of thousands of dollars are being spent tarting up two central Wellington streets.

Taekwondo sensation

From supporter to world champion

Anita Broczek

She went to taekwondo classes to support her children but now she has her own medals.

Quake-prone flats sold

Gordon Wilson flats

The Gordon Wilson Housing New Zealand complex in central Wellington has been sold to Victoria University.

Charges after shooting


Two men have now appeared in court after a man was shot in Island Bay late last month.

Man found stabbed

Wellington stabbing

Police appeal for witnesses after 45-year-old man stabbed at Wellington flat.

Labour secure in Te Tai Tonga


Te Tai Tonga is in the red for this year's election - Labour red.

Council splurges on Zoo

Meet the locals

$1.5 million council grant mean the Zoo's 'Meet the Locals' project will complete well ahead of schedule.

Pedestrian hit: Willis St

A pedestrian has been hit by a vehicle on Willis St in central Wellington.

Two hurt in head-on crash


Two people have been injured in a two-car, head-on crash in Newlands this morning.

T-rex goes on rampage

Dinosaur tests courage of Wellingtonians

scotty the t rex

He's a 12-metre-long mechanical Tyrannosaurus and he'd like you to meet his family.

Ngaio Gorge: Only for the daring

B/W Ngaio gorge

Kaiwharawhara Rd juts from Hutt Rd and becomes Ngaio Gorge Road as it climbs towards Khandallah.

Newtown fires up for politicians

Chris Finlayson

When the revolution comes, it will begin in Newtown, said candidates meeting MC Patrick Morgan.

Dunne faces tough race for seat

Dunne Andersen

A new contender adds to Peter Dunne's difficulties in holding on to his electorate of 30 years.

Fall in visitors for national museum


Fewer visitors - particularly Wellingtonians - are heading to Te Papa.

Bumps in the night

Museum exhibits odd after-hours behaviour

Museum of Wellington

When the lights are out and the doors are locked, what happens in a museum?

Former cinema owner bankrupted

Empire Cinema - Island Bay

The former owner of the Island Bay cinema has been declared bankrupt.

Police investigating shooting

Hospital corridor, generic

Police are investigating after a man arrived at Wellington Hospital today seeking treatment for bullet wounds.

Woman hit by car named


Police have named a young woman who died early yesterday morning after being struck by a vehicle.

Library lending drops, ebook demand soars

Shalanei Taniela

Wellingtonians are going online to find their latest reading material, with fewer visiting the city's libraries.

Lawyer on drugs charges

Pills, drugs

Prominent Wellington lawyer will have a full hearing next month to see if he will keep name suppression.

Alpaca pack a punch

Stephen Mulholland with some of his female alpacas.

Couple tried every major NZ city before deciding on Wellington lifestyle and alpaca farming.

Shed 6 surpasses expectations

shed 6

Never mind the Town Hall closure, Wellington is still open for conferences.

War museum could be short-lived

Dominion Museum

The former Dominion Museum is set to be converted to an army museum, but the facility may last for just four years.

Who will be Wellington's man?

Grant Robertson

An all-male group of candidates are lining up in Wellington Central, including incumbent Grant Robertson.

Seawall plans halted


Plans to fix a shattered South Coast seawall are on hold because the council fears another battle with residents.

Speed limit hits bump

Durham St traffic jam

A proposed 30kmh limit for Wellington's central city has faltered at the final speed bump.

Fifty years behind the wheel

Long drive: Go Wellington bus driver William Le’aupepe will celebrate 50 years on the job tomorrow. ntsG

Bus driver William Le'aupepe was shocked more than 50 years ago after learning he would need a licence.

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