Double rainbow over Wellington

Gordon Douglas snapped the rainbow in Hataitai on Sunday night.

Snap-happy capital residents delighted as rare phenomenon appears in sky at sunset.

Phew! the race is run gallery

About 2000 runners prepare for the half-marathon.

Record 14,300 round the bays on a calm capital day.

Swimmer completes strait's 100th crossing

Filipowski only discovered his ability to swim long distances in 2011 but has been a roll over since, completing long ...

Near perfect conditions helped an American swimmer conquer the Cook Strait crossing for the 100th time.

Big bill for riverbank and flood defence repairs

Frequent flooding has turned the Kebbells Bend Trail beside the Waikanae River from a pleasant gravel pathway to a ...

GWRC faces a sizeable bill to repair riverbanks and flood defences damaged by all the unseasonal flooding.

Coma kid reunited with rugby hero

A young Thaddeus McCarthy before an accident in 2000 that left him in a coma for four weeks.

Seventeen years after a life-changing road accident, a young crash victim is reunited with the rugby hero who was there for him in his darkest days.

Flashback: Sweetwaters, 1980

Sweetwaters Festival in 1980.

It was a new festival in a new decade and the sun shone. Nearly everything was good when Sweetwaters began.

A Viking 'Whale rider'

Ilena Shadbolt plays a young Linayehin in Tears of Valhalla.

In Viking short film Tears of Valhalla, the female protagonist faces prejudice just as Pai did in the Kiwi classic Whale Rider.

Wellington woman missing - again

Kebai Liu, 76, has been reported missing, again, almost 24 hours after police first said she had disappeared.

An elderly Wellington woman has gone missing for the second time in two days.

Time's up for parking vandals video

Numbers like these on car parks in Wellington's CBD are being chipped off, and the council believes businesses are to blame.

Wellington's business owners are sabotaging sensor car parks to get free parking for customers.

Quake-affected building shut

Wellington office building 80 The Terrace is owned by Mt Everest Properties.

More disruption in Wellington CDB, as NZ Fire Service HQ shut after engineers say building needs engineering work.

Delays after SH1 crash

A serious crash closes northbound lanes of SH1 in Kapiti.

Serious crash causing delays in peak traffic on SH1 in Kapiti, north of Wellington.

St James to close for a year

The yellow stickered St James Theatre on Courtenay Place will close for earthquake strengthening in 2018.

National ballet will need a new home while Wellington's 105-year-old theatre is quake-strengthened.

Ute submerged in Hutt River

A Toyota stuck in the Hutt River, near the Melling Bridge in Lower Hutt on Friday afternoon.

Police baffled as to why a ute was attempting to cross the Hutt River, right next to a bridge.

More CCTV for uni walkway

A CCTV camera will be installed at the top of the stairs, on the Boyd Wilson Field to the Terrace Walkway. It will be ...

Extra CCTV cameras will be installed along a notoriously dangerous student walkway in Wellington.

Dope breach but no jail

Daryl Kirk in court on the day she learned the jury's verdict that she was guilty of the manslaughter of Adam Watkins.

Killer could have seen home detention sentence torn up, but judge shows compassion.

90 years of free ambulances

Sir Charles John Boyd Norwood founded Wellington Free Ambulance 90 years ago this year. His grandson, Wayne, says it was ...

To this day, Wellington Free Ambulance has never sent a bill for an emergency.

Council sticks to its guns

An artists' impression of the performing arts centre planned for Aotea College, thought to cost about $3.5m for a ...

No ratepayer funding will go towards a performing arts centre in Porirua anytime soon.

No Chinese Garden in 2017

Images of the proposed Chinese Garden. Wellington Mayor Justin Lester said the garden was not likely to happen in the ...

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester does not see the garden as a priority.

Missing woman found

Kebai Liu has been found safe and well after being reported missing on Thursday.

Kebai Liu was found overnight after calls from the public.

From Sweden to Wellington

Seven out of the ten new international students have come from a new Scandinavian outreach programme which is making ...

Record numbers of Scandinavian students are studying in Wellington thanks to a new outreach programme.

Wellington woman missing

Kebail Liu was last seen wearing a light blue top, and blue jeans.

Kebai Liu, 76, has been missing since Thursday morning.

Health services merger

Primary health organisations Compass Health and Well Health Trust are to merge.

Compass Health and Well Health Trust say merger is necessary to adequately care for patients.

Begging now a business

A Wellington retail group says the "gorilla man" in the central city uses different tactics to get money, such as a ...

Wellington's beggars have a roster, and are using plenty of quirky tactics to maximize their take.

Smart cameras to fight crime

Integrated CCTV cameras and software could provide numberplate information to police immediately.

A system of cameras that can recognise numberplates is being considered to tackle crime.

Club rugby kicks off soon

Tawa premier rugby players celebrate winning the Jubilee Cup at Porirua Park last August.

Wellington club rugby begins again in March, with tournament changes galore.

No libraries or love

A High Court judge has put in place rules for a sex offender's life pending a parole board's terms for his supervision.

A sex offender is outside prison but not free to do as he pleases, judge rules.

Leggett moves back to Porirua

Not retired: Nick Leggett is advising Wellington businesses.

Eight months after moving to Wellington for a tilt at its mayoralty, Nick Leggett has headed back up the road.

Mother mourns 'free spirit'

Annette Leadbetter says her son Josh Leadbetter was a colourful, caring man whose nature was to care for others. Josh ...

Josh Leadbetter's mum pays tribute to 'flamboyant, colourful' man.

Age no barrier to success on stage

Wellington's award-winning youth theatre companies, Wellington Young Actors and Churton Park Young Actors have been ...

A combined group of Wellington actors are the youngest company to ever produce shows in NZ Fringe Festival history.

Defence House for demolition: Peters

Defence House has been closed since the November quake.

Winston Peters said Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee knows the building has to come down.

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