Old Maccas now art space

Artist Simon Baker has taken over the Porirua McDonald's to bake bread and is encouraging other artists to come down and share recipes.

An abandoned McDonald's in Porirua has become the starting point for an art festival in Porirua.

Peter Jackson 'top tourism promoter'

Sir Peter Jackson's Great War Exhibition in the Wellington Dominion Museum commemorates the role played by New Zealand in World War One and has already attracted thousands of visitors.

Sir Peter Jackson was one of three Wellington-based winners at the national tourism awards.

Porirua's swinging street party

Sophie Taylor-Edwards, 9, tucks into one of the waffles at the Porirua 60s-themed street party. Taylor-Edwards is learning about the history of Porirua at Postgate School in Whitby.

Porirua went back in time on Friday to celebrate its 50th anniversary of being a city.

Deal too good to be true?

Wellington Airport's proposed runway extension would extend south into Lyall Bay, blocking the ocean views of the 19 houses in Moa Point Rd.

Home owners near Wellington Airport's proposed runway extension could get $10k compo even if the project falls over.

Two people hit by bus

A bus that struck two pedestrians is parked on Manners St at the intersection with Cuba St.

Two people have suffered moderate injuries after being hit by a bus in Wellington.

Impact of legal aid decision disputed

The Supreme Court's legal aid decision is out but its impact is still being debated.

Legal Aid Services had "unhelpful thinking" about the impact of a court decision, a lawyer says.

Retailer offers vouchers, apology

Harvey Norman customers who angry after being told furniture they bought in an online sale was wrongly priced have been offered a gift voucher and an apology by the retailer.

Lawyer advises customers caught up in a Harvey Norman sale glitch to fight for their goods and "stuff" the $100 voucher.

Manslaughter verdict from one punch

Hariboy Hetaraka is on bail pending sentencing for manslaughter.

Hariboy Hetaraka's claim of self-defence has failed against a manslaughter charge.

Fitzherbert Tce's link with Katherine Mansfield

Fitzherbert Terrace in 1933 looking north towards Hobson St. Men creating gardens in the centre strip. The houses to the left of the photo were removed for the motorway.

Fitzherbert Tce has been chopped and changed in the last 150 years.

Council buys historic reserve

The hidden inner-city park that Wellington City Council have recently purchased at Flagstaff Hill.

Wellington City Council has bought Flagstaff Hill, an inner-city green space many Wellingtonians probably haven't heard off.

Harvey Norman 'sale' price glitch

Harvey Norman sale.

Harvey Norman made an error, selling furniture worth thousands of dollars for as little as $79.

Editorial: Fares jumped too far, too fast

Fares for public transport across the Wellington region rose by as much as 18 per cent, adjusted for inflation, over the nine years to 2015.

OPINION: Wellington already has the best public transport passenger figures in the country, so why aren’t its fares the lowest?

Flashback: When the clanging stopped

Former Wellington dusty Adam Hendry with two children he looks after at the Brooklyn Community Centre, Cyrus Fa'aea, 9, and Ruby Harris, 6.

The sacks were heavy with trash and he had dirty water slopping down his back but Adam Hendry would return to being a Wellington rubbish man of old in a flash.

U-turn on Curtis St

The earthworks planned for a controversial Karori development will have to wait now the Environment Court has recalled its final decision on the site.

Environment Court decision recalled after feedback from Wellington residents was not sought.

Diving into a flash new pool

Kerry Prendergast tested out the new Karori swimming pool, which she is to open  as her first appointment as Mayor.

Kerry Prendergast made a splash at her first official mayoral engagement when she opened Karori's new pool.

Guilty plea to Hutt murder

Stuart Graham Wilton pleaded guilty to the murder of Matthew Stevens of Lower Hutt.

Family of Matthew Stevens, found dead on Paekakariki hill, tell of their "massive" loss.

Rising rent leaves cafe's future uncertain

Arabica Cafe owner Sam Rama. The cafe in Grey St is suffering from rising rent prices.

Rising rent is driving tenants away.

Chasing sharks part of the job

National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours under water.

When he dives beneath the ocean's surface he's looking to come face-to-face with its scariest inhabitants.

What's On in Wellington: From October 1

World of Wearable Arts is on at the TSB Arena Wellington until October 11

Music, dance, theatre, sport and more - it's all on in Wellington.

$8k bill for evicted man video

Bart Kropelnicki was evicted by Wellington City Council then invoiced more than $8000 for associated costs. The council claims it wasn't an invoice.

Wellington's council claims an $8000 invoice addressed to an evicted man was not an invoice.

Jury retires in manslaughter trial

Hariboy Hetaraka said he thought Clark McCulloch was going to hit him so he gave him a quick jab.

A jury's consideration of the issues in a manslaughter trial will stretch into a second day.

Judge considers witness intimidation case

A judge is considering if a defendant tried to intimidate witnesses.

A judge ponders if a defendant was "beard rubbing" or trying to intimidate witnesses.

Capital Devotion parties unite

Alisdair France, a Devotion festival organiser setting up for the annual dance party at Shed 26, Wellington in November 1992.

Wellington's Devotion parties celebrated diversity in the decade of dance.

Is Panda-gate brewing?

Prime Minister John Key's wife, Bronagh, at Chengdu with a panda, during an official visit last year.

PM didn't know Gerry Brownlee, labelled a courier by Labour, was hand delivering a panda proposal in China.

A hop back in time

Wellington City councillor Nicola Young with the penultimate edition of the Sports Post in 1975. It features her picture on the front page.

When the penultimate edition of the Sports Post hit the news stands on the day before Easter Sunday in 1975, sports fans were wished a happy Easter by a junior reporter and a buck-toothed rabbit.

Self defence issue for jury

Hariboy Hetaraka faces a manslaughter charge over the death of Clark McCulloch.

Jury hears self defence and cause of death are issues for them to decide on.

Train driver ignores stop signal

KiwiRail will investigate why a train driver allegedly ignored a stop signal.

A train driver has allegedly ignored a stop signal, bringing services on the Wellington-Taita line to a halt.

Sevens countdown begins

New Zealand Sevens player Ardie Savea puts a cape on the Solace in the Wind on the Wellington waterfront as tickets to the HSBC Wellington Sevens go on sale.

Wellington Sevens tickets go on sale and static super heroes are here to tell you about it.

Call to legalise pill testing

The lethal chemical PMA, also known as "Dr Death", has been detected in "Green Apple" Ecstasy pills sold in Wellington, sparking calls for pill testing services to be legalised.

Lethal chemicals found in illegal drugs sparks calls for Government to ease restrictions on pill testing.

Brakes put on mobile library

The city's first mobile library bus, parked outside Wellington Town Hall in Wakefield Street, August 1947.

The wheels Wellington's mobile library stopped going round and round in June 2006.

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