Last salute for Captain Hurricane

Captain Hurricane, aka Nathan Lewer, will wear the costume for the last time at this weekend's Super Rugby final.

New Captain Hurricane wanted as long-time mascot Nathan Lewer retires after 21 years.

Cheap new Japanese cars

Importer, 2 Cheap Cars, says it will sell Japanese vehicles such as the popular Toyota Corolla for thousands of dollars cheaper than official New Zealand dealers.

Importer says he'll "shake up the industry" with parallel importing of cars - saving consumers up to $10,000.

Regal gift for Wellington Museum video

The uniform of the self-styled Duke of Wellington - AKA Tony Catford - has been donated to the Wellington Museum.

The Duke of Wellington's uniform has been gifted to the city museum.

Fans brave cold for tickets

Highlanders fan David Cassie, left, was braving the cold as well as the taunts of Hurricanes fan Nathan Uriarau as they both queued for tickets outside Te Papa on Tuesday night.

Lines form at Te Papa, 15 hours before second-chance rugby tickets go on sale.

Canes jersey drought

RYOS store assistant manager Amie Chandler. The Wellington store ran out of Hurricanes jerseys on Saturday, and other sports stores have only children's sizes left.

Wellington shops run out of jerseys, after failing to predict the team's success.

Drug case money handed back

Frozen money returned, drug trial jury hears.

The long-time partner of a defendant in a drugs trial has had her inheritance returned.

New experiences just a click away

Positively Wellington Tourism chief executive David Perks with the new experience app.

Stuck on Wellington holiday ideas? This online tool makes it easy.

Mei Fan murder trial due

Mei Fan on her birthday, just days before her death.

October trial set for estranged husband charged with murdering Mei Fan in Wellington.

More seats, more tickets video

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 27: Ma'a Nonu breaks through a tackle during the Super Rugby Semi Final match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies at Westpac Stadium on June 27, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Mark Tantrum/Getty Images)

Hurricanes to release up to 5000 more tickets as scalpers cash in on Monday's sellout.

Editorial: State house sell-off gets stranger

Australian non-profit company Horizons Housing is considering buying up to 400 state houses from the Government.

OPINION: The Government's Australian flirtation only makes the sales of state houses more dubious.

Drug ring 'talked in code'

A six-week drug trial has begun in Wellington.

Prosecution says drug ring used code in case police were eavesdropping - and they were.

Rioting students annex public toilets

Victoria University student Jennifer Compton is forcibly removed from the Taj Mahal by police officers.

Wellington's Taj Mahal toilets, now a pub, were occupied by Victoria University students in 1967.

Sinking car mystery

Police, ambulance and fire services rushed to Grays Road, Pauatahanui Sunday morning after getting reports of a semi-submerged vehicle off the coast.

Ambulance, fire and police rush to sinking car, unable to tell if anyone's in it.

Bank robber caught in Wellington

A man thought to be behind two knifepoint bank robberies in Auckland and Wellington has been arrested.

Police arrest man who accused of robbing banks in Auckland and Wellington at knifepoint.

Tractor tradition in Parliament protests

Bob Tizard, soon to be Labour's energy minister, draws attention to alternative fuels in June 1987. Tractors soon became a regular feature of rural protests at Parliament.

Tractors became a regular feature at Parliament after featuring in a 1987 protest.

New World to shift 'gauntlet of alcohol'

New World Newtown has agreed to speed up the process of shifting its alcohol section from the store's entrance.

Wellington supermarket says it will move "gauntlet of alcohol" from entrance within three months.

Opening the door to Sir Peter Jackson's house

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in his home at Bag End on the set of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Director Sir Peter Jackson has his own replica of Bilbo's house under his Wairarapa home.

Pull the right book in Sir Peter Jackson's house and the bookcase will open to Bag End - the home of Bilbo Baggins.

Police draw guns in Wellington CBD gallery

Armed police arrested a man outside The Third Eye microbrewery on Arthur St in central Wellington.

Police had their guns out as they arrested a man in central Wellington.

Johnsonville trains running again

A land slip that halted trains on the Johnsonville line has been cleared.

Services have resumed on the Johnsonville line after an earlier land slip.

Wahine hit by second blow on eve of refloating

A fierce storm on May 8, 1969 broke the Wahine in three and pushed most of the hull underwater.

The doomed Wahine was hit by a second storm, ruining hopes of refloating the ship.

Police grad follows in the family footsteps

A proud family moment. From left, Sue and Dave Allan, Glen and Brittany Allan, and Russell Joseph.

It's probably quite rare for a graduate of the New Zealand Police College to have most of their family in the force. But Glen Allan is one of the few.

Apartment tenants left in the dark

About half the 140 apartments in the Century City complex in Tory St have lost power for the night.

About 70 apartments in the Century City block face a night without power.

Sweethearts together to the end

A Wellington couple who were married 67 years couldn't bear to be apart, dying within hours of each other on Tuesday. Hugh, 94, and Joan, 92, Nees both died in their sleep of natural causes after telling family they didn't want to live without each other.

After 67 years of marriage, they couldn't live for more than a couple of hours without each other.

Obituary: John Marshall was 'integrity personified'

Prominent lawyer John Marshall.

Friends say much-loved Wellington lawyer John Marshall was about as close to perfect as one gets.

Island Bay cycleway gets green light

The Island Bay cycleway has been given the green light by the city council.

Building on the controversial Island Bay cycleway could start within a few months.

Plunket founder saves thousands of young lives

Plunket founder Frederic Truby King in 1913.

A hidden Wellington hilltop has a noble history as a pioneering Plunket maternity hospital.

Charity biscuits combine baking talents

Wellington Returned and Services' Association member Les Coutts tastes a Cranzac biscuit next to creator Steve Joll, with Chas O'Donnell, left, and Gillian Price.

Cranberries boosted a fundraiser's Anzac biscuit sales from an expected $400 to $8000.

Cenotaph pipped to Last Post?

Wellington RSA president Ron Turner is fighting to keep the dawn service at Wellington Cenotaph.

After 77 years, a growing dawn service could be moved from the Cenotaph to Pukeahu.

Bigger fine for bus company

Police Vehicle Safety Officer Dave Bergeman conducts a pressure test on a Go Wellington bus door in August 2013.

A Wellington bus company has had its fine increased after 144 passengers complained about being trapped in bus doors.

Editorial: Restart contributions to Super Fund

NZ Super Fund chief executive Adrian Orr has overseen a successful period for the fund, which was the best-performing sovereign wealth fund in the world over the past five years.

OPINION: The NZ Super Fund has been a winner, so the Government should start paying into it again now.

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