Wellington

Pencil-drawing sells for six figures

'Dinner Time' by British artist L S Lowry commanded $95,000 at Dunbar Sloane's Wellington auction on Wednesday. The work beat Lowry's previous record for a work on paper of AUD $38,000, setting an Australasian record.

Pencil-drawing of working class men eating dinner snapped up for six-figures in Wellington.

Editorial: Care needed with TPP

Trade Minister Tim Groser says it's "show time" for the 12-country Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal.

OPINION: NZ needs to be ready to walk away from the Trans Pacific Partnership if it doesn’t deliver.

Donor suffers for her gift

Robin Howarth is regaining his health after a kidney transplant, but has seen the health and finances of his donor, daughter Elsie, fall apart.

Giving her dad a kidney saved the taxpayer thousands, but she's still waiting for support.

Lifeline for capital's trolley buses

Trolley buses could be a feature of Wellington's streets beyond June 30, 2017, thanks to a regional council plan change.

Council plan change opens the door for trolley buses to hang around beyond 2017.

Police ID harbour body video

Police have cordoned off Queens Wharf following the discovery of a body.

Next of kin are being notified of man's Wellington Harbour death.

Highlanders fans win big at TAB

Generic money.

Over $1m wagered on Super Rugby final, with one punter making a $15,000 profit.

Shepherds delight as beer runs low

Landers Army leader Andrew James was still celebrating the morning after the Highlanders' Super Rugby triumph.

They came, they saw, and the southerners almost ran a Wellington pub dry.

Highlanders welcomed home video

Highlanders centre Malakai Fekitoa holds the Super Rugby trophy aloft at Dunedin Airport.

Electric blue and gold scenes in Dunedin as fans turn out in force to sing for their champions.

Oldest man lived from first plane to space race

William Swensson, centre, lived to 108 years with daughter Maureen and son George in their Holloway Rd home.

New Zealand changed out of recognition over the course of William Swensson's life.

Van rolls, two seriously injured

Two people were left with serious injuries and had to be airlifted to Wellington Hospital after the van they were travelling in rolled off the road.

Woman suffers spinal injuries and a man has severe leg fractures after a crash in Awatere Valley, Marlborough.

Editorial: Parliament took its eye off the bullies

ACT leader David Seymour and four Green MPs were on the same side when they opposed the Harmful Digital Communications Bill in Parliament.

Despite a wave of online opposition, Parliament has passed a new law against cyber bullying.

Stabbing case: bedside hearing

Police at the Broderick St, Johnsonville cordon.

Woman, 25, to be held in hospital until next court appearance.

Windy night for Wellington video

The wind wand in Wellington has been blown over flat after masisive gusts hit the city

A windy night hit Wellington, with calm weather forecast for the weekend.

Wellington business confidence slips

Wellington business confidence has dipped but signs for the long-term are good according to the Employers' Chamber of Commerce.

Wellington business confidence has dipped slightly but it's not a cause for concern, says the Chamber of Commerce.

Drug trial collapses

A drug trial collapsed this week for reasons that are suppressed.

What was supposed to be a six-week trial has been abandoned in the first week.

Runners not horsing around

Tim  Corbett, 22, will run the Wellington marathon wearing a horse suit to raise money for the SPCA.

"It’ll be fun for the first 100 metres, and then it’s just going to be a nightmare."

Capital's highway stitch-up video

This 300-tonne, 30-metre off-ramp at Kaiwharawhara, which has sat unused since the 1960s, will be "stiched" on to the Wellington urban motorway to create a fourth northbound lane.

An old off-ramp will be "stitched" on to Wellington's motorway to create a fourth lane.

Old men at war

David Reed, 70, is moving on from troubled times with his 86-year-old neighbour.

They are two old men, with two small flats, side by side, with more than a wall dividing them.

Quake felt across Manawatu

The 4.1 magnitude quake struck at 5.09 am, 20 kilometres north-east of Pongaroa, at a depth of 54km.

An earthquake in the Tararua district has been felt widely across the Manawatu region.

Winter show lit up cold months gallery

Models in a safety exhibition at the Winter Show building in August 1957.

Winter became a wonderland each year at an annual Wellington fairground expo.

'Tragic' family stabbings video

Police have set up a tent outside the house in Broderick Rd where four people were stabbed.

Woman, 25, in custody after 67-year-old stabbed to death, and four others hurt.

Editorial: Greek bind shows the worst of Europe

Greece has been put through a kind of endless purgatory since being bailed out by European lenders in 2010. Even though it has implemented cost-cutting reforms, its economy has deteriorated further.

For all of Greece's profligacy, its treatment by European politicians and central banks has been worse.

Ice rink plan for Wellington

300413.Kevin Stent/DominionPost. News. Lily Marshall,9,left, and Elizabeth Jensen,11, having fun back on the reopened Ice Skating Rink at Queens Wharf.

Charitable trust seeks land and money for "desperately needed" site.

Handless corpse reveals Wellington's underbelly

Stanlake's killer Daniel Moore was described as a young man without the brains to succeed in crime.

A grisly find on a Wellington beach revealed an underworld of drugs and violence in 2006.

Hunt for dangerous man in the Hutt

Kayne Allan Byrne, 27, is wanted by police.

Police are warning the public to stay away from a dangerous man on the run in the Hutt Valley.

Walsh's rollercoaster ride

Cricket World Cup head Therese Walsh has lived and breathed cricket and rugby for 12 years.

Recently knighted Therese Walsh was initially reluctant to take on the Cricket World Cup top job.

From the hospital to the zoo

Owen St looking north with Wellington Hospital in the distance on the left.

Owen St in Newtown links two famous Wellington landmarks.

Last salute for Captain Hurricane

Captain Hurricane, aka Nathan Lewer, will wear the costume for the last time at this weekend's Super Rugby final.

New Captain Hurricane wanted as long-time mascot Nathan Lewer retires after 21 years.

Cheap new Japanese cars

Importer, 2 Cheap Cars, says it will sell Japanese vehicles such as the popular Toyota Corolla for thousands of dollars cheaper than official New Zealand dealers.

Importer says he'll "shake up the industry" with parallel importing of cars - saving consumers up to $10,000.

Editorial: More to do on tackling scalpers

Queues for tickets at least privilege fans willing to sacrifice their time - though scalpers can always join them too.

OPINION: Until a better solution emerges, the government should widen its scalping ban.

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