Wellington

Five sharks off Kapiti Coast

Sharks have been spotted off the Kapiti Coast.

Police are warning people in the area to stay out of the water.

Green light for movie museum gallery

The Movie Museum founders Sir Peter Jackson and Sir Richard Taylor

Should Sir Peter Jackson get ratepayers' money for his Wellington movie museum? One city councillor didn't think so.

Wellington's big blue future video

Greater Wellington Regional Council transport portfolio leader Paul Swain.

Wellingtonians today get to glimpse their plus-sized future.

Fish fancier's costly court move

Most of the inside of the flat was stripped due to water damage.

Man whose fishtank overflowed and flooded neighbour's flat ordered to pay $10k legal bill.

Scots College's secret tunnels

Old boys, dignitaries and current pupils and staff at the Scots College centenary chapel service. The flag being raised is the centenary flag that will fly for all 2016.

As the private boys' school celebrates its centenary, stories of 1920s crowdfunding and secret tunnels are revealed.

The joy of sextech

Cindy Gallop, founder & CEO of makelovenotporn.com, who is speaking at Webstock in Wellington this week.

Founder of "real sex" site heads for Wellington to discuss difference between reality and porn.

Thief nicks basketball singlets

The alleged thief parked his getaway vehicle in a loading zone nearby the store.

Witnesses watch as brazen thief grabs armful of singlets from Footlocker store, then makes a dash for it.

Sunshine has tills running hot

Gelato on the Wellington waterfront has been more popular than ever this summer.

Wellingtonians are spending money at home as they lap up abnormally warm temperatures.

Lurking rapist appeals against conviction

Justin Ames Johnston at an earlier High Court hearing.

A convicted rapist caught lurking outside a teenager's sleepout is appealing to the Supreme Court.

Naked man near school

Police have warned Tawa Intermediate School staff and parents after a naked man was spotted in a van near the school.

Parents warned after children say they saw a naked man in a van near a school in Tawa.

Busy days for Porirua's first librarian

Catherine Mathews, Porirua's first librarian. She is a resident at Summerset at Aotea.

Catherine Mathews can recall working in Porirua's first library like it was yesterday - and remembers the genuine excitement around the town at the time.

CentrePort selling waterfront land

CentrePort Wellington is selling its land located at 1-19 Shelly Bay Rd.

More of Shelly Bay is up for grabs for developers as CentrePort Wellington sells its land.

Man threatens to shoot at Wellington City Council

A man being arrested by police after allegedly threatening to shoot people in the Wellington City Council reception area.

A man walked into the Council reception and threatened to shoot.

Car in stream after parking fail

The car is loaded on to a truck after being pulled from a culvert outside Lewis's Home Fabrics in Ngauranga.

Massive parking fail sees car wedged vertically in a Wellington culvert.

Kiwi teens 'addicted' to sexting

NetSafe is aware of children as young as 11 sexting, and say it is a widespread problem among Kiwi teenagers.

"You'd be hard pressed to find a teen that hasn't been asked to send a naked or semi-naked photo of themselves in NZ."

Super Bowl in Wellington

Broncos fan Dilon Neumayr celebrates a touchdown at the Green Man pub in Wellington.

About 50-60 people, mostly Americans, watched Super Bowl 50 in a Wellington pub.

Things to do on Waitangi Day

The Black Caps will play Australia in Hamilton today.

Scratching around for ways to use up those last few hours of the public holiday? Here's five ideas.

Featherston family terrorised

Hoani Wiremu Korewha, 15, was killed in a crash in Masterton's main street last Sunday.

Youth mobs continue to torment the family of a girl they blame for the deaths of two teenage boys.

This is a view worth fighting for gallery video

The Aitchison's million-dollar Roseneath view returns to its former glory as the fence blocking it comes down following a court order.

Stressed, debilitated, and walled in, the Aitchisons went into exile. Now, their home is waiting for them.

Wellington woman takes out 100km run

Wellingtonian Fiona Hayvice 60km into the Tarawera UltraMarathon on Saturday.

A woman who won a a gruelling 100km race says her secret weapon was the thought of a cold beer at the finish line.

Chinese New Year marked

Nicholas Dong, a member of the Wellington Chinese Sports and Cultural Centre is the lion's head in new year celebrations at Dragons Restaurant.

Wellington's Chinese community have kicked-off Chinese New Year celebrations with feasts and dragons.

Paws in the city gallery video

Greta Terris, 5, of Berhampore gets up close and personal with 3-month-old Bruno at Wellington SPCA's open day on Saturday.

Claws and paws as SPCA opens its doors.

Capital Waitangi Day celebrates culture gallery video

The 'war/ceremony' waka is returned to the wharewaka at Whairepo Lagoon as part of Te Wharewaka o Poneke celebrations for Waitangi Day in Wellington.

Family and culture mark capital Waitangi Day celebrations.

Rise of beauty entrepreneurs

Kiwi vlogger Shannon Harris, otherwise known as Shaaanxo, is ranked fourth in the world for beauty channels on YouTube and is New Zealand's most subscribed channel.

Beauty is a billion dollar business in New Zealand, and it's bred a new generation of entrepreneurs.

Long weekend traffic jams

It was slow-going on the highways north of Wellington on Friday.

Traffic snarled up north of Wellington as everyone escapes for the long weekend.

Council 'regifts' sewer pipes

Stella Lawson copped a $22,000 repair bill the other week when the sewer pipe connecting to her house failed.

Wellington City Council is considering taking back responsibility for sewer pipes it 'gifted' to homeowners 10 years ago.

Crowds fill Te Papa video

Crowds gather outside Te Papa's Gallipoli: The Scale of our War exhibition.

Te Papa museum had its busiest January ever, with Gallipoli and DreamWorks exhibitions drawing crowds.

The waiting game

Sue and Steve Mexted say they are keeping positive despite their situation.

Life on a donors list leaves many in limbo as they contemplate their future.

Like a Fitbit for dogs

Heyrex canine data collection software tracks, records and communicates dog behaviour.

Wellington company's wearable technology for dogs can track behaviour and weight loss.

Public consultation on Movie Museum and Convention Centre

Sir Peter Jackson with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, an item from his movie collection that will be housed in the new Movie Museum in Wellington.

Wellingtonian ratepayers have their say on the proposed Movie Museum.

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