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Wild weather hits NZ

Angus Beattie managed to capture this photo of lightning over the City of Sails from the Auckland University library.

Band of turbulent weather rolls past Auckland - but Hamilton, New Plymouth and Westport next on hit list.

Capital bars 'terrified' of police

A police officer keeps a watchful eye on bar-hoppers along Wellington's Courtenay Place.

Wellington bars are loath to help drunk patrons for fear of attracting police, owner says.

A woman's story of homelessness

Regina Tito's story of living rough on Wellington's streets was captured in Loading Doc film Street Smart.

Regina Tito slept at train stations, streets - even toilets. "It is warm, and you can lock the doors, so that's safety."

Body found in car

Police found a dead body in a car by the Wellington motorway.

A man's body was found in a car beside the Wellington motorway on Thursday morning.

Hawke's Bay forest fire

A helicopter is battling a Hawke's Bay blaze. File photo.

A large fire has broken out in a Hawke's Bay forestry block.

'Stranger danger' warning

Schools say the creepy incident was a chance to remind people of safety messages.

Wellington school kids urged to walk in groups after reports of "suspicious activity".

Now for the shoppers video

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After a gala opening night, Wellington's David Jones is now set to open its doors to the public.

Eyesore, or heritage building?

An appeal has been lodged against the decision to delist the former Housing NZ complex, built in the 1950s.

The people who stopped the Basin Flyover have halted this crumbling edifice's demise - at no small cost.

Rise in drink-drive deaths

Drive-Press January 10

Lowering the drink-driving limit had little effect on reducing deaths last year.

Dogfight at the Dorchester

Callum is in the doghouse but Sandy Thomson has suggested a  compromise to get him home.

More snarling in court as apartment block directors face opposition from residents.

YHA hostels go solar

Ben Cloake, left, sales manager at Sunshine Solar and Chris Sperring, central area manager for YHA New Zealand, atop the ...

The charity is investing $2.7m in building one of the largest solar networks in the country.

Ruby Rabbit loses booze licence

Ruby Rabbit bar owner Neil Andrews outside the Wellington club's previous incarnation, Famous, in 2014

Wellington bar can no longer sell alcohol after police raise concerns.

Police seeking bail absconder

Police say Daniel Blair breached bail conditions and is wanted for arrest.

Daniel Blair is believed to be in the Wellington or Hutt Valley area.

Life with a brain tumour video

Cyrus Taylor dreams of one day being able to help those who need support and advice.

'Always look at the upsides. Look at the downsides and you may miss something.'

Mountain biker injured in thick bush

Life Flight Trust rescue staff winched a mountain biker 150 feet from within a thick tree canopy near the Tinakori Ridgeline.

Rescuers couldn't see him through the trees, so he had to direct them by phone.

Runner defying doc's orders

Mary Varnham and Roger Robinson have both taken different approaches to their physical activity, post-surgery.

The founder of Wellington's 'tin knee club' believes having your knee replaced should not slow you down.

Charity victim of stealing spree

A selection of some of the tools uncovered in Newtown, Wellington.

Huge trove of stolen tradies' tools uncovered during Wellington drugs arrest.

Makeover for trail's rugged gorge

Track improvements have been carried out on ''Siberia Gorge'', part of the Rimutaka Rail Trail.

$80,000 track improvements have been carried out on the Rimutaka Rail Trail.

Lester rules out capital super-city

Wellington Deputy Mayor and 2016 mayoral candidate Justin Lester has ruled out a Wellington/Porirua merger - or any type ...

Wellington's mayoral candidates have revealed where they stand on a council merger with Porirua.

New Wellington coding workshop for kids

Rose Taylor celebrated her 15th birthday at coding camp.

"Everything is related, the coding is just the language that helps us all communicate," the event organiser says.

Mallard to vacate Hutt South

Trevor Mallard would like the Labour Party to look for his successor as soon as possible.

He says he wants Speaker's job, but John Key says he's "waving the white flag".

Makara hit by weekend weather

Makara beach on Wellington's west coast was hit by harsh weather in the weekend.

The popular Wellington beach did not escape the will weather unscathed.

Delays expected north of capital

Waves in Plimmerton, Wellington lash at the coast on Sunday as rough weather continues across the region.

NZTA warns traffic will be slow between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki while storm damage is fixed.

'They're study pods, not bedrooms'

The property manager has claimed the two cubicles on the ground floor are "study pods", not bedrooms.

Property manager defends Wellington loft with makeshift cubicles, which was labelled 'unliveable' by students.

Crash on Rimutaka hill

Rimutaka Hill road is down to one lane after a crash early this morning.

A two car crash has closed one lane on the Rimutaka hill.

Wellington gets a hammering gallery video

Children watch the rough seas along Steyne Avenue, near Plimmerton train station.

Roads, beaches and seawalls have all been engulfed by massive waves north of the capital.

Cubicles apartment called 'unliveable' gallery

The apartment features two 'loft bedrooms' and two bedrooms on the lower floor.

Wellington loft with makeshift cubicles as bedrooms labelled "unlivable" by students and health experts.

Mystery anchor hauled from the deep

The Hikitia, floating crane, lifts a 140-year-old anchor out of Wellington Harbour.

An anchor thought to be close to 150-years-old has been pulled from Wellington Harbour.

Saving the country's native plants video

Collection curator Finn Michalak at Otari-Wilton Bush where native plants, some rare and endangered, are propagated and ...

Wellington's Otari-Wilton's Bush is home to roughly half of the country's 3000 native plants.

Moko, 3, 'badly behaved' video

Moko Rangitoheriri was tortured and killed by Tania Shailer and David Haerewa

One of Moko Rangitoheriri's killers launches appeal, and argued at her sentencing she was driven to violence.

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