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Double-deckers closer for Wellington

Wellington could soon have diesel-electric buses like this one in London.

Wellington commuters could soon ride to work on double-decker buses.

Woman punched by bedroom invader

A police dog trailed a man after a woman was punched in her bedroom early Friday morning.

A woman woke up to a horrific surprise in her bedroom at Paraparaumu Beach.

Guard pilfers charity money

In the dead of night a security guard pilfered from charity.

He used a handsaw to steal from the donation box he was guarding, then taped it back up.

Plenty at stake in capital parking stoush

The block of flats in Hanson St, Wellington that is at the centre of a six-year parking battle between property owner Zoran Barbalich and Wellington City Council.

The validity of Wellington's parking laws is being threatened by a court battle.

Century-old Wellington depot to go

The Kilbirnie bus depots in Wellington, built more than 100 years ago, will be demolished.

Kilbirnie's century-old bus depot is going to be torn down.

New interisland ferry fails to impress

John McAlpine, Minister of Railways, cuts the ribbon to allow the first car to drive off the Aramoana after its maiden crossing from Wellington to Picton on August 13, 1962.

The newspaper sport of ferry-bashing was invented in 1962 when the interislander Aramoana was plagued with problems.

Leaning tower gets approval

Resource consent has been given for a new control tower for Wellington Airport, which was designed to lean into the prevailing wind.

Wellington Airport's new control tower with a 12.5 degree lean has been granted resource consent.

Date set for storage arson appeal

Angelo Bitossi at his sentencing in February.

A November date has been set for hearing convicted arsonist's appeal.

Mayor cuts down on travel costs

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown.

Celia Wade-Brown's international travel is in line to cost less than half the previous mayor's.

Teenage killer's suppression bid

Dairy owner Arun Kumar was stabbed to death.

Teen found guilty over Arun Kumar's death needs his future considered, says lawyer.

Six-year parking battle

Zoran Barbalich, who fears he will struggle to attract future tenants if he cannot offer them resident parking.

A long-running stoush over parking in central Wellington has made it to the High Court.

Wellingtonian preserves messages from the trenches

Wellington man Glenn Reddiex with his postcard collection. He has released a book of postcards from World War I.

Glenn Reddiex researches history by collecting postcards, especially World War I postcards.

What's On in Wellington

Victor Victorious (Eli Joseph),  Rachel Rouge, Daniel John Smith & Emma Wollum from The Menagerie variety show which returns to the Fringe Bar on August 29.

Music, comedy, art and sports. Here's what's on this week.

Tolerton uncovers a forgotten history

Wellington author Jane Tolerton at her Bed and Breakfast, Booklovers, in Pirie St.

 

Travel perks under the microscope

Wellington City Council is developing a travel policy for elected members visiting places such as San Francisco.

Wellington City Council wants more transparency about trips and gifts for elected members.

Petone Car Giant closed

Car Giant

Inland Revenue has applied to put Petone car yard, Car Giant into liquidation.

Tidy up quick, the Queen's coming round

The Queen and Prince Philip on their state house tour in Cannons Creek in 1963.

A Porirua family were given only half an hour's warning of a very important visitor.

Young poet recreates women in history

Poet Nina Powles will speak at the 6 Poets in 60 Minutes event at Unity Books for National Poetry Day.

A young poet will play an important role in National Poetry Day events.

All Whites star funds scholarship video

Winston Reid of West Ham United outjumps Charles N'Zogbia of Aston Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Aston Villa at Boleyn Ground on November 8, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)

Winston Reid delivers a special message to a couple of young footballers with big dreams.

Ex-mayor talks parents' dementia video

Kerry Prendergast will be formally announced on Wednesday as an ambassador for Alzheimer's NZ. At the time she agreed to take the role, she did not know her mother would be diagnosed with dementia.

Kerry Prendergast speaks of the cruelty of a condition that hits someone every 3.2 secs.

Food cart on footpath leaves sour taste

Newlands resident Paul Robinson in front of the Kenmore St footpath in Newlands, which is now home to a food cart.

It's a ratepayer-funded path, built on private land. So who has the rights to use it?

Trust hopeful for station deal

KiwiRail has confirmed it may sell Wellington Railway Station, and the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust is keen to buy it.

Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust looks to buy Wellington station from KiwiRail.

Sodden sermon at Wellington cathedral

Rain pelts the faithful in Wellington's half-built Anglican cathedral in October 1958.

Wellington Anglicans could not wait for a cathedral roof before holding a sermon.

School drop-off zone nightmare

From left, Brian Cashmore, Lisa Brown and Dulcie Stone at the spot where most of the school traffic backs up.

Residents are fed up with illegal parking outside a Tawa school during school drop-off times.

Missing woman in Wellington

Police are looking for a missing woman in Wellington

A woman is missing in central Wellington with limited English, and possibly bare feet.

More council staff earn six figures

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Workers march though Wellington to support the living wage.

Living Wage movement is concerned the inequality gap is getting bigger.

Bearded lady on lookout for love

Lynn Werrett and her bearded dragon lizard Ember.

Dating scene can be tough when you've been asleep for five months.

Brutal Pageant queens of the rink video

Brutal Pageant have waited half a decade to win the title.

Ladies in red take out roller derby champ in vicious final.

Hanging around for a living

Alex King, top, with colleague Matt Lyttle, working on the Legal House building in Lambton Quay.

Alex King was scared of heights - now he dangles from some of Wellington's highest buildings.

Poison fears in collie's death

Stefan Prentice with his dog Frankie at work at Regional Wines and Spirits in 2013. Frankie died from suspected poisoning.

Frankie was a healthy 8-year-old Wellington border collie who died suddenly.

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