Tutus and trumpets in the trenches

The New Zealand Army Band and the Royal New Zealand Ballet collaborate on Salute, a WWI commemorative show making its world premiere in Wellington on Friday night. Dancer Lucy Green with, from left, Corporal Marc Ellis, Yang Liu, Corporal Vaea Peterson, Lori Gilchrist, Private Jordan Seaton, Alayna Ng, Private Raynor Martin, Bronte Kelly, Private Joel Williams, Katherine Grange and Private Hettie Adams.

The army band meets the ballet in this WWI commemoration show.

Bail for Tawa killing charge

Bruce Coker died after suffering a head injury.

Accused gets electronically monitored bail on a charge of manslaughter of Bruce Coker at Tawa.

Family wrangle over classic car

A family is undergoing a High Court estate battle to determine the value of a classic car.

A classic Oldsmobile car is at the centre of a family spat over a dead man's estate.

Budget 2015: MetService on the move

MetService headquarters in the Wellington suburb of Kelburn.

MetService will use Budget funding to safeguard itself against the threat of a Wellington earthquake.

Family dictator's abuse appeal

A man portrayed as an indolent, reeking, misogynist claims miscarriage of justice.

Cars stomped at Tawa station

Julia Gates' Toyota Corolla was stomped on after she left it at the new Tawa railway station car park for the day.

A size 11 shoeprint is the only clue in the stomping of cars at Tawa station.

Last orders at Quenched site

Quenched was advertising with the phrase: Don’t stop the party at your place early, we are here to help.

New alcohol delivery service shuts down its site - at least for now.

Coker death: Charge reduced

Cruz Mason Murray charged with manslaughter of Bruce Coker at Tawa.

The murder charge for the death of a Wellington man has been changed to manslaughter.

Mummified child coming home

The mummified remains of a Tainui child will be welcomed home at a ceremony at Te Papa on Monday, May 25, before returning to their whanau.

Mummified remains of a Tainui child among four sets returned after more than a century overseas.

Mall upgrade long overdue

Paper Plus manager David Preston said he would like to see more specialty shops in Johnsonville Shopping Centre if the planned upgrade goes ahead.

Will the much-delayed expansion of Johnsonville Shopping Centre ever take place?

Dying lawyer's last work day

Lecretia Seales is asking the High Court to uphold her right to die at the time of her choosing.

Lecretia Seales has resigned from the Law Commission before next week's case about her choice over how she dies.

Life after a brain tumour

Wellington student Tommie Maharaj carried a rock with the word hope throughout his ordeal.

Tommie Maharaj was at university alone one night in February 2014 when the right side of his body collapsed.

Teens riot at Rolling Stones gig

Mick Jagger is accosted by a fan during a Wellington Town Hall gig in 1966 that descended into hysteria and violence. Bill Wyman is to the left, and Brian Jones in the background.

Hysterical teenagers mobbed the rock band during a Wellington concert in 1966.

Turbine becomes beloved mascot

A digitally altered image shows the present Brooklyn turbine on the left, standing 45 metres tall from base to blade tip, and the possible size of its replacement, at 77 metres.

Brooklyn's wind turbine has been a hit since its 1993 inception as a short-term energy experiment.

Camera error: fines wiped

The speed camera at Ngauranga Gorge.

More than $150,000 in fines cancelled after software glitch in Wellington speed camera.

Police hunt dangerous man

Koru Meihana Coker is wanted by police.

Police are seeking information on a dangerous man, wanted on theft and drug charges.

Insurance industry downplays quake report

Proof that central New Zealand could be ticking down to a giant quake shouldn't send insurance premiums soaring again.

Insurance companies already knew a large earthquake would make Wellington a death-trap.

Gully could have been a lifeline gallery video

A computer-generated image of the proposed Transmission Gully motorway, as seen from the Cannon's Creek bridge looking south towards Wellington.

Almost 23,000 motorists could have avoided storm gridlock via Transmission Gully.

Tiger barely earns his stripes

Tiger Woods struggled in driving rain at the 2002 New Zealand Open in Paraparaumu, barely making the top 40 by end of day's play.

In 2002 the NZ Open almost tamed a tiger - world number one golfer Tiger Woods, that is.

Flood victims return home gallery

Residents of flood-hit homes in Raumati Beach, like this one on Moa St, have begun to return home.

Most flood evacuees have returned home, but the damage may take months to repair.

Welly's blue mood

People from the Wellington region are some of the most likely in the country to be psychologically distressed, according to new data.

Wellingtonians are some of the most likely people in the country to have anxiety or a depressive disorder.

Students swap books for shovels

Wellington Volunteer Student Army member Madeleine Ashton-Martyn shovels mud off the front lawn of a house in Rangituhi Cres, Porirua.

Wellington's students have picked up shovels to help out the region's flood victims.

Wellington convention center plans resurrected

The car park opposite Te Papa between Cable and Wakefield Street, where it is being planned to develop a purpose built convention centre and five star hotel.


Flooding victim named

Karori man Paul Hill has been identified as the man found dead in flood waters in Petone, Hutt Valley on Thursday.

The man found in Wellington flood waters was an active tramper, a doctor, and a much loved grandfather.

Seales' claim to a death with dignity

Lecretia Seales.

Terminally ill Wellington woman Lecretia Seales wants to live as long as possible, but not at any cost.

Wellington floods: Off the rails video

A digger works on a damaged bank in Raumati.

The damage done to Wellington's rail network by flooding may trump the harm done by the brutal winter storm of 2013, KiwiRail says.

Cops must cyber-crime upskill

Kiwi police officers must now know how to track an IP address and interpret metadata.

All NZ police must now be trained in fighting cyber-crime by 2017.

The make you feel good guy video (explicit)

Wellington funny guy Cohen Holloway's childhood clowning included climbing the fence at Wellington Zoo to commune with the animals for free.

A comedian's life is a minefield, but playing the clown was a perfect coping mechanism growing up, says Cohen Holloway.

More rain to come

Tiana Grace carries her son Rawiri Grace, 7, as her other son Anaru Grace, 9, strides ahead to their grandmother Helene Treiblmayr's flooded house, shortly before discovering its ruined contents inside.

Wellington residents are in for another battering on Friday as heavy rain continues to fall.

No rest from the floods

Tiana Grace carries her son Rawiri Grace, 7, as her other son Anaru Grace, 9, strides ahead to their grandmother Helene Treiblmayr's flooded house, shortly before discovering its ruined contents inside.

The aftermath of the downpour that pummeled Wellington is likely be felt far and wide on Friday.

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