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Meth house contents exposed

Household items contaminated with P were left on the front lawn of a Housing New Zealand property in Wainuiomata.

Kids were playing among a pile of rubbish dumped on a lawn outside a contaminated house, locals say.

Alarm over smoke in lift video

The Fire Service has responded to reports of smoke at Anvil House on Wakefield St on Friday evening.

Fire engines hold up capital's evening traffic after smoke spotted coming from offices.

Capital's next big cycling stoush

Electric bikes are now permitted in parts of Wellington's popular Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park.Wellington

Wellington's cycling battleground has shifted from Island Bay to the bush.

Pounamu 'will find its way home'

Many carved toki, by Brian and Hene Hill, were taken in a smash and grab at Artel Gallery in Waikanae on February 25.

"Pounamu does that - it always comes home," says owner of burgled art gallery.

Met Shop moves online

The Met Shop co-owner Terry McDavitt with Moana the Moa. The Wellington store is closing early next week but an online ...

After 26 year around Cuba St, weather and science instrument retailer shutting its doors.

Jail term quashed for assaults

The jail term a Wellington District Court judge imposed for assaulting two women, has been overturned on appeal.

Appeal judge says home detention was a real alternative.

Filipo protest organiser threatened

Aaron Hailwood cancelled plans to protest after Losi Filipo's playing contract was  terminated.

"Let's find out his address and then we'll turn up at his place," commenter wrote.

Space and science for Porirua

Nasa satellite images like this, taken in 2009, are always of interest to the wider public.

Porirua could be on Nasa's radar soon, with a plan to attract its scientists to the city north of Wellington.

Ticket challenge thrown out

Al O'Connor has lost a challenge to the validity of tickets on unregistered cars.

Judge dismisses claim that thousands of tickets for unregistered cars were invalid.

Doing nothing not an option

Dennis Makalio, senior Mongrel Mob member, says there's not enough help for methamphetamine addicts who want to get clean.

A Porirua meth hui was gut wrenching, full of emotion and nothing like your standard meet-the-candidates meeting.

Wellington's smiling assasin video

Kelvin Hastie, Wellington's predator-free hero.

Kelvin Hastie started trying to "kill stuff" two years ago. He ended up uniting a community. Now, the city shares his vision.

New restaurant opening

Chef and restaurant owner Kyle Street.

Al Brown's executive chef is branching out on his own with a seasonal yum cha style restaurant in Auckland.

Trouble on the trails

Biking in the green belt.

Wellington's outdoor trails are one of the glories of the green capital, but tensions are risingĀ among users.

Guts and gore at the fore

Sweeney Todd tells the story of a murderous 19th-century barber who conspires with a local baker.

A handful of unusual ingredients are proving essential in the staging of a gruesome opera production.

Changes coming to fire service

Plimmerton Volunteer Fire Brigade will benefit from proposed changes coming to fire services, says its chief Carl Mills.

Recognition for volunteer brigades needed in the future, a Wellington fire service told Parliament.

Porirua on the right track, Leggett says

Porirua mayor - for the next few days - Nick Leggett.

The departing Porirua mayor says that it is the people he worked with that he will miss - and Cannons Creek fish and chips.

Warm temperatures to reign video

Omihi valley in North Canterbury showing a false green tinge at the start of spring following a dry winter in the ...

The country is in for a warm and dry three months - and that includes drought-stricken Canterbury.

Waterfront sea life make for cute overload

This blue penguin was spotted preening itself on the Wellington Waterfront on Thursday.

Steve the seal is back, along with one cute little blue penguin.

Plaza focus of $1m upgrade

The first conceptual images of the redesigned Tawa plaza upgrade.

Tawa's "uninviting wind tunnel" will be upgraded to become a hive of activity in the Wellington suburb.

Girl trapped in washing machine

The Fire Service used basic hand tools to free a girl trapped in a commercial washing machine.

Basic hand tools were used to free a girl trapped in a Whanganui laundromat.

Tasers' bark is worse than bite video

Senior Sergeant Alan Reece with an X2 Taser.

They don't work about a third of the time - but they still frighten offenders.

Loans already daunting, say students

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academia, account, accumulation, bank, banking, ...

High school and tertiary students say adding interest to student loans would make them even scarier.

City councillors sign off

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Celia Wade-Brown, and outgoing councillors Ray Ahipene-Mercer (R) and Mark ...

There was tears and laughter as councillors Ray Ahipene-Mercer and Mark Peck said their goodbyes.

Walking home after the Big One

Kapiti Lions are organising a Long Walk Home event to get people prepared for a disaster in Wellington.

Could you walk home from Wellington to Porirua or Kapiti if rail and roads were destroyed?

Island abuzz with new business

Beekeeping on Kapiti island may not be a new venture but now people can buy the honey made on the bird sanctuary.

A sweet new business has sprung up on Kapiti Island.

Student loan interest call

Productivity Commision chairman Murray Sherwin says the current tertiary system does a great job for students, but it's ...

Students should return to paying interest on their loans to make tertiary education more accessible, a report suggests.

Flashback: Our first call to war

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"New Zealand will take part with her sister States for the cause of the Mother Country, which is the cause of all who own her sway."

Heretaunga on a Plate

Year 11 Heretaunga College student Lilly Jefferies prepares to take out main courses to serve at the school's Wellington ...

Can a high school serve up a five course dinner worth the $75 ticket price?

Celia says farewell

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown with the portrait of her and her bike, which was unveiled at her final council meeting.

Wellington's cycling mayor Celia Wade-Brown has pedaled off into the sunset for the last time.

Guppy turns back on Filipo

Upper Hutt mayor Wayne Guppy

Mayor who wrote character reference now says player's actions were "absolutely despicable".

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