State 'has failed' autistic inmate

Justice David Collins, who said it was important to ask how the current regime benefited the detained man.

Legal arguments continue over man detained since 2006 for smashing windows.

Week of bus delays ahead

An unspecified problem with the trolley bus fleet's power supply is expected to cause disruptions to all Go Wellington ...

Metlink has warned that this morning's disruptions may continue until Monday.

Parole for 'gay hate' killer

Jeff Whittington, 14, was beaten to death in May 1999 by two men. One was Stephen Smith who was granted parole during a ...

Wellington teen's killer given another chance, after three previous paroles failed.

The 38 high-risk quake streets

Cuba St is on the list of streets where building owners need to secure unreinforced masonry facades and parapets within ...

Nick Smith releases list of streets most at risk of falling facades and parapets in an earthquake.

Capital claws back some summer

A perfect sunny windless Christmas day Oriental Bay and waterfront Wellington city.
Beach, Heat, Hot, Sun, Sand, Sea

Wellington enjoyed significantly more 'beach days' in February, after the worst January in 30 years.

Vehicle flips in Karori

A vehicle has flipped and is blocking one lane in the Wellington suburb of Karori.

Traffic diversions are in place after a vehicle flipped, blocking one lane of Chaytor St.

Pilots win over runway

An aerial map of Wellington Airport showing where the proposed runway extension would be built to the south.

Concerns over safety areas at proposed airport extension upheld by court.

Locals want final say on cycleway

The Island Bay Residents' Association has put forward a proposal that voting on the future of the seaside suburb's ...

Island Bay locals want the final say on what to do with their controversial cycleway to be 90 per cent theirs.

$12m to expand landfill

Wellington's southern landfill has about eight years of capacity left and will require another resource consent before ...

But councillor questions whether there are better, and cheaper, ways to deal with rubbish.

Crockery and stalls

Newtown Festival co-founder Anna Kemble Welch and volunteer Murray Carson try out the steriliser part of the Wash ...

How to have zero waste from a festival - using crockery instead of paper plates.

Sea fog smothers Wellington coast

Sea fog rolled into Wellington Airport mid-morning on Tuesday.

Fog that covered Wellington mid-morning has mostly cleared.

Wellington 3590 homes short

People are flocking to Wellington in greater numbers but the capital can't build home quick enough, leaving it 3590 ...

Capital can't build homes quick enough to keep pace with population growth, leaving it thousands short.

Baker in top competition

While Baker has played in exotic locations and iconic concert halls all around the world, he said the most rewarding ...

Violinist Benjamin Baker is returning home as the only Kiwi finalist in the Michael Hill International Violin Competition

Dunne deal a smart move from the Left

Peter Dunne faces a stiff challenge from the Left for his seat.

OPINION: The Greens have come up with a smart play, but it's not guaranteed to work.

Capital cashes in on student boom

Margaret Ortega, left, from Hong Kong, says she loves Wellington because it's big enough that you are never bored, but ...

International students are increasingly choosing to study in Wellington, and the capital is cashing in.

New claims in detention case

Claims of political interference, and arguments about community safety, were heard at the High Court in Wellington.

Should a severely disabled man's rights outweigh community safety, court is asked.

An intruder in her bedroom

A Wellington woman woke to find a strange man in her bedroom in Aro Valley early on Sunday. (File photo)

Woman wakes to find a strange man in her Wellington home.

Pokie machine deception alleged

Mike O'Brien in 2007.

When authorities did not trust a key person, his influence was hidden, court told.

Whooping cough spreading

Wellington is going through a cluster of whooping cough cases.

At least four more cases of the disease have been reported in Wellington.

Bummer summer's late comeback

The sun shone for more hours this summer than previous bad summers.

This summer didn't have much to boast about, but Wellingtonians had something - until Sunday night happened.

Brewing hub gets a boost

Boneface Brewing's comic book influenced logo.

A new player in the craft beer game has arrived at the old Dunlops factory as Upper Hutt's push for an industry destination hub grows.

Spare us festival of the super-fit

Buses were laid on for runners after their exertions, but they ought to have sauntered home, writes Jane Bowron.

OPINION: Are the rest of us sloths supposed to look on admiringly at these narcissists, asks Jane Bowron.

Quake work to protect fish

Te Papa marine scientist Dr Clive Roberts shows visitors specimens in the museum's Spirit Collection - a facility where ...

Te Papa closes its research facility, because even dead fish need to be safe in an earthquake.

Family's nightmare after nasty crash

Brendon Demmocks, who is fighting for his life after a horror accident on The Murray River, with his nephew Riley, in a ...

Kiwi man Brendon Demmocks has been left in a coma after a horror water accident in Melbourne.

Time to take keys from top cop?

Police Commissioner Mike Bush has been forced to own up to a drink driving conviction, after months spent trying to ...

OPINION: It's a crying shame our police hierarchy is so willing to sweep a drink-drive conviction under the carpet.

Doucas honoured by SPCA gallery

Doucas donated millions of dollars from her estate into the SPCA and was a lifelong volunteer.

 Animal activist honoured with renaming of SPCA hospital in her name.

Piggery burns to the ground video

The blaze caused alarm among some unaware locals.

Pig pen that starred in Mike King's animal welfare expose has gone up in flames, alarming neighbours.

Flashback: 1951 Waterfront Dispute

Graham McCready was six years old during the 1951 waterfront dispute.

The 1951 Waterfront Dispute was so bitter that children were made to eat lunch on the other side of the playground.

Shift from illness to wellness

Physios involved in the Pinc & Steel walk up Mt Vic on Sunday, February 26. From left, Chris Marshall, Emma Mark, Andrea ...

Get some fresh air and exercise, all while helping ensure cancer patients can access physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

Very Welly Christmas for 2017

Wellington businesses are being urged to take part in the 2017 Very Welly Christmas parade and festival on Lambton Quay.

A Very Welly Christmas set to return in 2017.

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