Wellington

Maori remains return home

A powhiri for the 2005 return of toi moko - Maori heads - at Te Papa (File photo).

After being stolen for overseas audiences, 59 Maori and Moriori remains have come home.

BYO meals to council

Hutt City Councillor Campbell Barry reckons his colleagues should bring their own meals to meetings.

A Lower Hutt councillor reckons he and his colleagues should ditch the catering and pack or buy their own lunches.

Euthanasia expert tours NZ

Professor Jan Bernheim was invited from Belgium to New Zealand by the Voluntary Euthanasia Society.

Professor Jan Bernheim believes we should allow people to end their own lives, like his home country Belgium.

Dog saves owner from house fire

Firefighters were still damping down hotspots on Monday morning  following a blaze at this Awatuna house around 3am.

"He was woken by his dog. He heard glass breaking and got out."

The wounds of war

The interior of an Australian advanced dressing station on the Menin Road during the Third Battle of Ypres ...

Wounded, a new temporary exhibition, has opened at The Great War Exhibition.

All you can carry

The Food Show punters (left to right) Rosalyn Grospe and Eva Chiou, both of Levin, eat their hearts out.

Some filled suitcases with goodies as roughly 14,000 whet their appetites at The Food Show.

Quake stretched capital steel

36 Customhouse Quay had steel stretch during the Kaikoura quake.

Some tenants of a central Wellington building will not return to offices on Monday pending a closer look at an engineer's report.

Boardwalk to the bay?

An artist's impression of the proposed Shelly Bay development, depicting a cantilevered boardwalk.

A cantilevered walkway could be used to reach Wellington's Shelly Bay development but ratepayers look set to foot some of the bill.

A lesson in giraffeanese video

Life Education educator - aka Harold the giraffe -  Kapa Te Aho teaching at Plimmerton School.

The children who excitedly file in to see Harold the Life Education giraffe are coming out with big life lessons.

Seven months to fix tip

T&T Landfills will take seven months to do remediation work to stop contaminating Owhiro Stream.

Do the work and worry about the paperwork later, Wellington council tells landfill operators.

Kiwi strips off at Paris cabaret video

Marissa Burgess' Cabaret de Paris opened in Auckland on Saturday night, and plays Wellington on Sunday before spreading ...

As famed showgirl Marissa Burgess opens her Cabaret de Paris here this weekend, one NZer recalls the life-changing experience of dancing with the notorious Folies Bergere.

Porirua man missing

Kapiti-Mana Police are looking for 49-year-old John Griffen.

Police have concerns for the welfare of 49-year-old John Griffen who has gone missing.

Finding a home for stories

Brucey Downs, 27, is one of the many Kiwis affected by homelessness.

"Being homeless is a roller coaster that goes up and down, it's complicated that way."

Anna Pavlova visits NZ

Ballet dancer Anna Pavlova, who performed in New Zealand in 1926.

Anna Pavlova helped crashed motor bikers and dispensed advice on feet. She was also an incredible dancer.

Shelter takes out top award

The team of eight from Wellington High School were awarded Supreme Winner for 2017 for the Roxy5 Short Film Competition.

Budding film-makers flex their muscles through the Roxy5 Short Film Competition.

Sixty years of Scouting memories

The Scouts marched at Parliament Buildings, before leaving on the Monowai for the jamboree in Birmingham.

Scouts who sailed to UK in 1957 recall a life-changing trip around the world.

Fraudster's sentence reduced

Jenna Davidson was convicted of defrauding Wellington Airport, then went on to do the same at ACC.

Jenna Davidson sought home detention. A judge didn't agree, but cut her sentence.

Cyclists battling cones in their road

Chairman of Cycle Aware Wellington, Ron Beernink.

Road cones and work signs are appearing in Wellington's bike lanes, putting cyclists in danger.

Help, I'm in Te Awamutu video

News director Katie Chapman tries her hand at the geography quiz.

Could you pass the ambulance call-takers' New Zealand geography test?

New housing set to 'warp' Kapiti

The Ngarara subdivision beside Te Moana Rd, Waikanae Beach. The first stage, comprising 55 homes, could be finished by ...

Massive 850-lot development in Waikanae could be just the start, says mayor.

Measles case prompts public warning

The measles virus is highly contagious and easily spread from one person to another through the air via sneezing or coughing.

Health officials say Wellington patient may have spread the illness before being diagnosed.

Penguin killed in dog attack

A penguin has been killed by a dog in central Wellington (File photo).

A dead little blue penguin in Wellington is being used as a reminder to keep dogs on leashes.

Back in the saddle video

A newly banded tieke.

A project to band and follow tieke living outside the safety of the Zealandia has begun.

Standstill looms for capital buses

Masterton companyTranzit is the preferred bidder to take over 60 per cent of Wellington's bus services.

Commuter chaos could be on the way as Wellington's bus drivers reject pay offer from new boss and threaten to strike.

Ex-mayors receive service honours

Two of Wellington's former mayors, Celia Wade-Brown, left, and Fran Wilde, are honoured at Government House investitures ...

Fran Wilde and Celia Wade-Brown have scored high honours from the Queen.

Road opponents band together

A Wellington lobby group fears a similar proposal to the controversial Basin flyover could be on the cards.

Lobby group formed amid fears of another central Wellington flyover plan.

Mall meeting draws hundreds

Plans to redevelop Johnsonville Shopping Centre have been in the pipeline for years, with residents fed up with the slow ...

"What should the beating heart of the northern suburbs is on life support."

Capital's economic boss steps aside

Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency chief executive 
Chris Whelan will step down and take on an advisory ...

Chris Whelan will no longer lead Wellingon's economic development agency.

More police caught speeding

More than 100 police vehicles were caught speeding without justification from January to March.

More than 100 police vehicles were caught speeding in first three months of 2017.

Old-school tech saves the day

When technology failed, a judge improvised in traditional fashion.

Courtroom audio link fails, so judge holds up signs for prisoner to read.

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