Man shot at Makara

Makara shooting

Two people are in police custody after a man was shot on a beach near Wellington early this morning.

Boost for graffiti arsenal

Council adds $100,000 to graffiti busting fund

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Wellington City Council has given its graffiti warriors a $100,000 funding boost

Fans chow down on Super fare

westpac stadium

Hungry Hurricanes fans jumped at the chance to scoff down Westpac Stadium's new menu.

Jaywalkers push up crash stats

pedestrian crossing

Jaywalkers are to blame for almost all crashes involving pedestrians in central Wellington.

Predator fear after attacks

Terrace fears

There are fears a sexual predator is at work after two women were attacked in central Wellington.

Second sexual assault

There are fears a serial sexual offender is targeting women in central Wellington, after two attacks in the same area less than 24 hours apart.

Serepisos assets on the block

Terry Serepisos

Receivers are selling bankrupt developer Terry Serepisos' waterfront portfolio.

Criticism for opening on Good Friday

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Shops flouting Easter trading rules are doing their employees a disservice, the retailers' union says.

Miramar murder mystery

A closer look at Mei Fan's sad end

mei fan

To the people in her life, slain Miramar woman Mei Fan was not a victim - she was a mother, a lover, and a businesswoman establishing herself as a new migrant. Talia Shadwell reports on the five-month murder inquiry that led to the arrest of her husband, Michael Preston.

Plea to save coastline

Breaker Bay coast

More riprap is desperately needed to save Breaker Bay's storm-eroded coastline, say residents.

Cool things in the kids' capital

Acrobatics, bowling, seeing cave weta up close, guided kitchen tours, shows and movies - Wellington has it all these school holidays.

1940s block survives mudslide

Oriental Bay slip

A 1945 apartment block survived a mudslide almost intact, but its much newer neighbour was not so lucky.

Wild weather disrupts ferry sailings

Interislander ferry, Aratere

Interislander ferries are being delayed and cancelled due to high winds and rising seas.

Slip sounded 'like an explosion'

Firefighters clean up the flooding at a residential building in Oriental Bay, Wellington

Oriental Bay residents were evacuated after a slip crashed into an apartment block last night.

Pushed out of paradise

Tawa Family

Stephanie Sole "cried and cried" when she learnt her dream home could be taken away from her.

Tale of the lucky sixpence

Te Papa photos bring war stories to life

Te Papa war photo

An exhibition of World War I photos was opened with a ceremony at Te Papa today.

Estranged husband charged

Mei Fan

Wellington woman Mei Fan's estranged husband has been charged with her murder.

Easter and liquor laws to hit bars

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Wellington's hospitality industry is preparing for "double whammy" of liquor laws this weekend.

Legal action considered over fire


Customers who lost possessions in the Kilbirnie storage fire are pushing for an inquiry.

Mei Fan murder arrest

Mei Fan

A Wellington man has been arrested and charged with murder in relation to the stabbing of a Miramar woman.

Lounge reclaims stadium's sea views

westpac stadium

Westpac Stadium hopes to lure fans back with its new lounge, which features sea views.

Weather warning for Wellington

Wellington rain

MetService has issued a severe weather warning for much of northern and central New Zealand, including Wellington.

'Horrendous' killer to stay in jail

Phillip John Smith

Convicted killer and child sex offender Phillip John Smith is to remain behind bars as his latest parole bid is rejected.

Cats cavorting through capital

Microchip cat

Cats are cavorting through properties at a rate of 49 million trespasses a year, according to a study.

'N-bomb' ordered online

andrew harrison

A Wellington student who ordered synthetic LSD online was sentenced to community service.

Cinema 'tripped up' by new liquor law

penthouse cinema

There will no glass of wine with a movie this Easter after a cinema was refused a special licence.

City bypass a danger

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Coroner predicts further problems with 'danger spots' Wellington's inner-city bypass.

Dunne slams NZTA's road plan

Peter Dunne

Ohariu MP Peter Dunne wants NZ Transport Agency to withdraw Takapu Valley and Tawa motorway expansion plans.

Suburbs funded in budget change

Wellington Road, Kilbirnie

Kilbirnie and Johnsonville have received minor boosts in Wellington's annual budget.

City bypass too dangerous - coroner

Karo Dr

Fears have been raised over Wellington's inner city bypass following the death of a motorcyclist.

Basin symmetry could be destroyed

Basin Reserve flyover

The symmetry of the Basin Reserve will be destroyed by a proposed flyover and new Basin pavilion, critics of the project say.

Christmas cheer to return to cbd

Wellington Santa parade

Wellington City Council has committed itself to bringing Christmas cheer to the city this year.

Accused denies arson


A judge has suppressed the name of the man charged with the arson of a Kilbirnie storage facility earlier this month.

Stena Alegra back in service

Stena Alegra

Cook Strait ferry Stena Alegra has returned to service after being damaged last week.

Storage fire arrest


Man arrested and charged with arson over a fire at a storage facility containing treasures including Oscar awards.

Smoke smell prompts evacuation

Victoria St evac

Fire fighters eventually find 'culprit' that led to the evacuation of a CBD building this morning.

The day the music died for dazed DJ

Danny Lemon's records

Wellington DJ Danny Lemon had hoped for a miracle - but he lost 8500 records in the Kilbirnie storage fire.

Ferry repair delays hamper sailings

Stena Alegra

Repairs to damaged Cook Strait ferry Stena Alegra have been further delayed.

Rugby beers get OK

westpac stadium

Westpac Stadium has had to jump through hoops to ensure fans can have a beer this Easter.

Airbags needed to lift bus off man


A distraught bus driver is off work after a man was left trapped and injured under his bus.

Anger over fire 'silence'

Anger continues over Kilbirnie storage blaze

storage blaze

Customers who lost possessions in a Wellington storage facility blaze are fuming.

Man hit by bus in serious condition


A Wellington man is in a serious condition after being trapped beneath a bus.

Zoo's wild dogs gone

Old age catches up with Mongo and Moyo

african wild dogs

Wellington Zoo's last two African Wild Dogs have been put down due to old age.

Train line reopened after slip

matangi train

The Johnsonville train line is back in business after a slip forced the suspension of services today.

Power cut hits Wellington

Power, electricity, power lines, power pole

Parts of Wellington were hit by a brief but far-reaching power cut this morning.

Selfies, jokes and royal charm

Duke and Duchess Royal reception

The prince joked, the duchess charmed and some of the guests took selfies at last night's state reception.

On the tsunami line

What is the line's impact on house prices?

tsunami line

Hazard zone markings appear to have no negative effect on house prices - a relief to residents of south coast suburbs.

Support for fire victims?

Artist wants healing after losing everything

Kilbirnie fire suspect

A sculptor who lost nearly everything in the Kiwi Self Storage fire wants to start a support group.

Man sought over blaze

Kilbirnie fire suspect

Police are looking for a man seen carrying a tank into a Wellington storage facility shortly before a fire ripped through it.

Sarwan Lata murder accused named


Name suppression has lapsed for the man charged with murdering a Wellington woman last year.

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