Wellington

Wellington: Ready to roar

British and Irish Lions' fans are in good spirits after notching up victories against the New Zealand Provincial ...

All you need to know for the Lions' visit to Wellington.

Student vs climate change minister

University of Waikato law student Sarah Thomson will appear early to her court case in Wellington to give a speech on ...

Student will soon have her day in court as she challenges Paula Bennett on climate change.

Virtual power plant on trial

Craig Burt is taking part in a “virtual power plant” trial, designed to support Wellingtonians in the event of a natural ...

Wellington residents could end up sharing electricity with neighbours after a disaster.

Bars to share info on patrons

0307 2005 NEWS.
Party goers queue to get into the nightspots in Courtenay Place after the All Blacks vs Irish and ...

Go Pro footage and bouncer intel will be used to get Wellington's bar-goers to behave.

Daughter's bill soars

Colleen Warin was ordered to pay her parents $367,000, now topped off with nearly $14,000 legal costs.

Colleen Warin's $367,000 debt to her parents has increased by another $14,000.

Squeegee bandit attacks woman

A Wellington squeegee bandit attacked a woman while bystanders watched, a witness says.

Bystanders rushed into help but only after the attacking squeegee bandit had fled.

Win: Tickets to second Lions test

Watch the All Blacks take on the Lions in the second test in Wellington.

The July 1 game in Wellington is sold out - but we can still get you there.

Northland Tunnel strengthening delayed

Northland Tunnel will be down to one lane for the next six months as work begins on strengthening the almost 90-year ...

Completion of work on the Northland Tunnel has been delayed until September.

Landfill bills to rocket

Wellington ratepayers are facing heavy cost increases for dumping over the next two years.

Costs created by gas emissions could mean higher fees and a rise in rates.

Bistro closes its doors

22062017 ROBERT KITCHIN/FAIRFAX NZ
L-R:  
An empty and closed Tinakori Bistro on Tinakori Rd.  The restaurant has gone ...

Tinakori Bistro is in liquidation, owing more than $300,000, including unpaid wages.

Maccas to quit Johnsonville Mall

McDonald's NZ has confirmed it will leave the Johnsonville Shopping Centre in September. (File photo)

Future looks more uncertain with exit of McDonald's and optometrist OPSM.

Goodbye to 'pager rage'

Dr Kyle Perrin, general physician and clinical director for performance and innovation at Wellington Hospital says the ...

Capital & Coast trades bygones for smartphones as Spark sheds bleeping pager network.

Town Hall cost likely to rise

An artist impression of the restored Wellington town hall, which will cost at least $90m and reopen in 2021.

Council endorses plan to revamp Wellington's town hall but warn the $90m cost could climb.

Delays ease on SH2

Traffic is heavy northbound on SH2 out of Wellington.

Traffic flow has returned to normal around Upper Hutt after two earlier crashes.

Island Bay cycleway: what's next

A working party of Wellington City Councillors is to oversee the final engagement process and design options on the ...

Residents are being assured a solution will be in place by September.

Gone in 60 minutes video

The derelict property, at 82 Wallace St, was torn down in 60 minutes.

A dilapidated and earthquake-damaged house in the central Wellington at risk of collapse has been torn down.

Price to be made public

Athfield Architects' images of the proposed Willis Bond development at Site 9. If the building goes ahead,“high level ...

If a new Wellington waterfront development goes ahead, the commercial terms will be publicly released.

Bystander jumps in, gets cut

Petone TAB, where the aggravated robbery took place.

A TAB punter ended up with a cut to the arm after trying to stop a Lower Hutt aggravated robbery.

Beervana sales looking stout

Beervana is when the craft beer capital embraces the New Zealand-wide beer loving community in a big bearded beer hug.

Beervana 2017 is set to to be the beeriest yet if ticket sales are anything to go by.

Pedestrian killed in Wellington

Police have closed Pouto Road south of Dargaville after a fatal crash.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating the death of a 79-year-old.

SeniorNet turns 25

SeniorNet Wellington members learn to play Solitaire, 1992.

Technology has changed a lot since 1992, but an organisation teaching tech to seniors is still going strong

'Mad scientists' take the plunge video

Wellington NIWA staff leap off Evans Bay pier to celebrate the shortest day of the year.

Niwa workmates celebrate the winter solstice with a plunge into the icy sea.

Dancers delight kids

Eddie Madril is a member of the Pascua Yaqui tribe of Southern Arizona and Northern Sonora Mexico, on Wednesday he ...

Wellington kids get a taste of Native American culture and dance.

Hit-and-run victim stable

The woman was hit outside Wairarapa Hospital in Masterton while dropping her children off at karate.

Wairarapa woman's trip to a karate lesson with her kids nearly ended her life.

Body found in burnt-out house video

The fire in early hours of Wednesday morning completely destroyed the home in the Nelson suburb of Stoke, killing one ...

Police working to identify body in Nelson home destroyed by early morning blaze.

Name change for notorious alley

The alley runs from Boyd Wilson Field by Victoria University down to The Terrace, and past Te Aro Primary School.

Pathway between university and The Terrace is given a new name.

Rain floods garden with sewage

Pat and Patricia O'Neill say their Housing New Zealand home in Strathmore becomes surrounded by sewage during heavy rain.

For two decades, this elderly Wellington couple have put up with toilet paper and the stink of poo in the garden after every storm.

Painting Wellington beautiful

A new mural on Cuba St is helping spread an important environmental message while also preventing graffiti on what has ...

A frequently tagged Cuba St wall has had an artistic make-over in the hope of deterring future vandalism.

$240,000 windfall for Wellington community trust

Karori Community Hall Trust chairman Kelvin Giles and Deputy chairwoman Julie Crengle on a site visit of the Karori ...

Funding to complete a Wellington community centre all-but guaranteed if land sale succeeds.

Ruined by name, ruined by nature

The towing company has its work cut out to remove RUINED from the rocks.

A car with the licence plate RUINED has landed on rocks on Wellington coast.

Ad Feedback
special offers
Ad Feedback