Wellington

Brooklyn water warning

Residents of Brooklyn, Wellington, have been told their water will be cut off for two hours on Monday night.

Wellington residents get unusual warning that water is being cut off.

Wellington rents skyrocket

Wellingtonian Shirley Jones and her partner are both 45, both professionals, and considering commuting weekly from ...

Landlord tells of 600 phone calls and 300 emails in first 48 hours of listing property.

Legal queries over sewer bill

Warwick Eves has confirmed he is seeking legal advice after being slammed with a more-than-$9000 lateral pipe repair bill.

Lawyer casts doubt on council policy, as officials investigate resident's $9000 bill.

Lawyer loses to Law School

Victoria University Law School in Wellington, from which Caroline Sawyer claimed constructive dismissal.

Former Victoria University law lecturer's claims over bullying case are rejected.

Giddy up for cup day video

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Hurricanes  with the Wellington Cup and Super Rugby Cup   Brad Shields ...

Hurricanes stars get to horse around with Wellington's other big sporting trophy.

Beloved yacht sells for $480,000

The 1944 Staysail Schooner has made several long-distance journeys, including successfully making it across the Tasman ...

A 1944 yacht listed for $1 has sold after a frantic two-week auction online.

Tasty Welly tops global list

Laundry's gumbo dish has been named on National Geographic's list of great eats.

National Geographic has named Wellington food spots on an international shortlist.

Osteria del Toro turning Brazilian?

Osteria del Toro in Tory St has been sold to the owners of a Brazilian-style restaurant in Auckland called Wildfire.

Wellington restaurant sold after "surprise" offer from Auckland business.

Rents hit record high

Figures from the Trade Me Rental Index showed the median weekly rent jumped to a record $450 nationally.

Having trouble finding an affordable place to rent? You're not alone.

Confidence dwindles in capital

Statistics House on Harbour Quays has been closed since the Kaikoura earthquake.

First it was the earthquake, then it was flooding - Wellington businesses are fast losing optimism.

Native birds fly on waterfront

The Halo Project celebrates the halo effect of sanctuaries like Zealandia, which have helped increase native bird ...

The Halo Project is a collaborative installation celebrating the beauty and sounds of our country's native birds.

'Council sewer pipe policy stinks' video

Khandallah resident Warwick Eves disapproves of Wellington City Council's lateral pipe policy, forcing him to cough up ...

It's not on his land, he doesn't own it, yet a Wellington homeowner must pay $9476 to repair a collapsed sewage pipe.

More speed cameras coming

The Wellington region is home to one of the country's most snap-happy speed cameras at Whitford Brown Ave in Porirua.

Motorists face a crackdown as police plan a rollout of new cameras in speeding hotspots.

Capital's culture status under threat

A research report for Wellington City Council recommends the council should accelerate the renovation and reopening of ...

Wellington venues too big and expensive to retain the best performers, insiders' report shows.

A job for cricket purists video

Basin Reserve scoreboard attendants, from left, Jack Laurenson, Nick Denby, Harry Nevin, George Leach, Charlie Morris, ...

CuriousCity: The famous Basin Reserve scoreboard is a hive of activity behind the calm exterior.

Four seasons to continue in capital

More wind and rain is forecast to hit the capital this week.

Summer remains disappointing as rain is expected throughout Wellington Anniversary Weekend.

Wind, rain warning for North Island

Bad weather continues to batter Wellington this summer.

Wet weather and 130kmh gusts are in store for Wellington, but it's a clear day for the South Island.

4.5 shock near Seddon

The 4.5 jolt was centred 20km east of Seddon.

A strong magnitude 4.5 earthquake rattled central New Zealand just after midday on Saturday

Cathartic costume cleanout video

Thousands of items are up for grabs - representing decades of fashion and costume histor.

A Wellington costume shop is starting fresh, culling thousands of items in the process.

Fight for man crushed to death by lift

Brendon Scheib was killed when a lift came down as he was working in the lift shaft, and crushed him.

Horrific accident robbed Brendon Scheib of the joy sharing in his daughter's engagement. And his widow is angry and ready to sue.

Arrested autistic boy in limbo

With no appropriate accommodation being available that night, the intellectually disabled 14 year-old stayed in the cells.

14-year-old autistic boy spends night in cell because nothing appropriate was available.

Isn't it meant to be summer?

12012017 News Photo Monique Ford / FAIRFAX NZ
Billboards torn loose as 120kmh winds hit Wellington 
NZ Post sign coming ...

If you think January has been colder than usual, you'd be right.

Outpatients affected in strike

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Waikato Hospital. Penbroke St. Sign, Generic pic, Gate 2, Emergency, Delivery ...

More than 500 Wellington patients have had appointments shifted due to an impending doctors' strike.

Fleeing in search of sun

Booking interest in Brisbane, Australia has increased by about 10 per cent from this time last year according to ...

 The number of Kiwis flying to sunny destinations is soaring as they look for a way to escape cold weather.

Just ducking in for help

Craig Shepherd with another duck, not Kevin Grant.

A duck walks in to an ambulance bay but it isn't the beginning of a joke.

Students fighting for flats

Byron Oosthuizen has been looking for a new flat in Wellington since the start of January, and says it's already tough ...

The rush has started early this year, and rents are higher than ever.

Council satisfied with landfill

Spicer landfill has gone through many changes since September 2015.

The management plan at Spicer Landfill seems to be working.

How to stop recycling flying

Frobisher St, Island Bay's Petra Inglin had her recycling taken away despite it being held down with bungy cords.

Wellingtonians will soon be able to pimp their wheelie bins with an anti-wind clip.

Is this a bullet hole?

What appears to be a bullet hole in the back of a crashed 4WD on the road to Red Rocks, Wellington.

A man faces drug and driving charges but police won't speculate on the possible bullet hole in his back window.

Chips lure dance star home video

West End dancer Leslie Bowman grew up in Lower Hutt and is back in town for a visit from London.

Leslie Bowman's conquered the London stage, but the Hutt will always be home.

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