Snow falls around NZ

Snow blankets Arrowtown.

Up to 30cm of snow fell in parts of country overnight, with falls continuing this morning.

Rugby shirt to lift Myanmar prisoner's spirits video

Brian and Angela Blackwood hope to take their son, Philip, a signed Hurricanes shirt. Philip Blackwood has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years of prison with hard labour in Myanmar.

Parents say Hurricanes jersey will cheer up their son in Myanmar prison.

Predator risk to Kiwi kids

Video chat website Omegle is attracting increasing numbers of Kiwi children, who are putting themselves at risk, cyber safety experts warn.

A website with the tagline 'Talk to strangers!' is a hotbed for predators and an increasing risk for Kiwi kids.

New trains arrive in Wellington

A Matangi train has been hit by a slip in Wellington

The first of 35 new Matangi trains have rolled into Wellington.

Lunch back on the table for WCC

Councillors will vote on free lunches.

Hungry councillors to vote on whether or not to have ratepayer funded lunches.

Laser shone at pilot

A person allegedly pointed a green laser beam into the cockpit of a plane.

Police investigating the use of a laser aimed at a passenger plane's cockpit during a flight out of Wellington.

'Dangerous' wanted man caught

Wanted man Koru Meihana Coker has been arrested by police.

A 'dangerous' wanted man has been arrested by police.

How healthy is your community?

Where are nation's most dangerous drinkers?

Hawke's Bay has NZ's most dangerous drinkers - but nobody is sure why.

Opponents set out euthanasia case

Lecretia Seales is an acclaimed cook and was treated to chef Sam Pope making a five-course meal for her at home.

Lecretia Seales' court case extends beyond her, and puts others' lives at risk, opponents say.

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.

Centennial exhibition a hit with crowds gallery

190515 News: 150 years of news.
Tourist advertisement for the New Zealand Centennial Exhibition, 1939-1940.
Shows a stylised illustration of the bow of a ship at the right, with a distant sailing ship at the left, both against a red background. Below are a New Zealand flag and a strip of a Maori design motif. The title words are above and below. By George Bridgman, 1897?-1966; New Zealand. Tourist and Publicity Department

A hundred years of nation-building was celebrated at Wellington's Centennial Exhibition in 1939 and 1940.

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.

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