Lester gets his mayoral chains

Wellington's new mayor Justin Lester says he is looking forward to getting on with the job now that the mayoral chains ...

Wellington's new mayor has been officially sworn in, promising to "talk less and to do more".

Autographs make their mark gallery

A Wellingtonian collector is auctioning 350 autographed photos on TradeMe.

Wellington man auctions his huge collection, from Halberg to Spielberg.

Xero boss supporting founders

Xero chief executive Rod Drury will be hosting the FounderCon NZ conference in Wellington in November.

Business founders are putting their heads together to create a forum.

Vape away the kilograms?

Vaping could provide similar appetite-suppressing effects to smoking, research suggests.

E-cigarettes could stave off cravings, research says - but should they be encouraged?

Boy, 5, badly hurt in scooter crash

Emergency services respond to a scooter incident involving a 5-year-old boy in Carterton.

Fears of life-threatening injuries ease as he is flown to hospital after Carterton accident.

Adulterous priest wins job fight

Michael Godfrey has fought the Anglican Church to be reinstated as Dean of Waiapu after being stood down for having two ...

He was stood down having two affairs 25 years ago. Now, he's back behind the pulpit.

Staff cuts plan at Vic Uni

Victoria University students are protesting against proposed cuts to staff numbers in the School of Language and Cultures.

Victoria University students are fighting a proposal to reduce staff numbers in the School of Languages and Cultures.

Police raids over the top

Longtime Voluntary Euthanasia Society member Wilhelmina Irving was visited by police after attending an Exit ...

OPINION: In this sphere, police need to use discretion and humanity.

Disability is no barrier to exercise

Achilles ambassador Jaden Movold was on hand to inspire participants with help from Cigna and Achilles staff and athletes.

A blind Wellington athlete is putting out the call for more disabled athletes to get involved in sports in the capital.

Teens want a youth centre

Onslow College students Oliver Curran, Thalia Garam-Walford and Rachel Murray want somewhere other than the Johnsonville ...

Some Johnsonville teenagers are hopeful a change in council will help them establish a new youth centre in the Wellington suburb.

Wellington Halloween festival bigger than ever gallery

This weekend Queens Wharf in Wellington will be transformed into a steampunk-inspired world for Capital E's Halloween ...

Make-believe world takes over Queens Wharf this weekend.

Armed hold-up at dairy

Police are searching for an armed robber in Porirua.

Police are hunting for a man with a sawn-off rifle who demanded cash from a Porirua dairy.

Three rescued from Tararuas

The rescued trampers wait for the helicopter to take off after they were flown to Otaki Forks on Monday night.

Trampers grateful they had beacon: "The helicopter came within the hour, it was amazing."

Crash victim a pioneering detective

Te Rauoriwa Daphne Pomare was returning from a holiday visiting family in Western Australian mining country when her car ...

Woman killed in Kapiti Coast crash was first female Maori in CIB.

Danger in turning up to work

Workers remove asbestos from a Newtown building site earlier in 2016.

Fumes and dust are killing hundreds, sometimes years after their exposure.

Modern Maori comedy gallery

The cast of The Biggest, a comedy written and directed by Jamie McCaskill, about prejudice in rural New Zealand. From ...

A host of Wellington theatre royalty will be together on stage in a new Maori theatre story with a difference.

Booze checkpoint abuse?

The lethal drug Nembutal, used by terminally-ill patients to perform euthanasia.

Police accused of rights breach by stopping elderly women to gather details on euthanasia group.

Welly weather - it's the bomb

Joe Moon, of Upper Hutt, gets a splashing from step-son Quinton Haywood, 14 .

The water was breath-takingly cold, but that didn't put some off a harbour swim.

Jamming in the sunshine video

Getting ready for the show at the Wellington Folk Festival in Moore's Valley, Wainuiomata, on Sunday.

The Wellington Folk Festival has welcomed big crowds to Wainuiomata this weekend.

What word won him Spellbound? video

Newlands College student and spelling champ Finn Lewis.

Wellington teen Finn Lewis takes national title in TV gameshow Spellbound.

Cat snipping may cut out poor

Kitten Inn owner Susan McNair is worried the Wellington SPCA's new heavily discounted cat microchipping service will be ...

Fears that SPCA's web-only deal will exclude elderly and those without credit cards.

Finder of lost families

Salvation Army Family Tracing team leader Vivienne Hill.

Vivienne Hill never knew her parents growing up. Now she helps others find theirs.

One critical after SH1 crash video

The crash at Paekakariki has closed SH1 in both directions.

Head-on crash on the Kapiti Coast closed the main road out of Wellington for hours and left at least one person badly injured.

Capital call for palm oil action video

Robyn has developed a special bond with her keeper.

It's vitally important to Robyn, a gibbon at Wellington Zoo.

Holiday traffic congestion eases

A crash on SH1 at Tawa on Saturday caused a major motorway snarl-up north of Wellington and holidaymakers headed out of ...

Wellington motorway returns to normal after crash causes traffic chaos for holidaymakers.

Welly blog celebrates first birthday gallery

Lucy Revill runs the Residents of Welly blog, which is about to celebrate its first birthday.

A Wellington blogger has found love, and a career, online.

Boogie Wonderland in liquidation

**** NIGHT CLUB 4 ---? SUNDAY STAR TIMES--- Tripping the light fantastic at Boogie Wonderland. 17/08/04 Picture by David ...

Saturday night's not the night for dancing after demise of popular Wellington hot spot.

Scandals can't harm NZ rugby

All Blacks' halfback Aaron Smith's teary media address after his bathroom romp in a Christchurch Airport has been seen ...

Aussie writer and former Wallaby laughs off the idea that any lasting harm has been done to NZ rugby.

Ministry's seclusion room apology

The Ministry of Education has apologised to Education Minister Hekia Parata for the handling of a complaint into a ...

Ministry of Education admits it didn't act with urgency it should have to stop autistic student being kept in seclusion.

Cute toy - or racist relic?

Some say fun, others say racist - at least the n-word is no longer there.

Wellington shoppers divided on replicas of money box once sold under offensive name.

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