Wellington

Wairarapa shaken by 4.4 quake

A 4-4-magnitude quake was centred near Eketahuna

A 4-4-magnitude near Eketahuna has shaken the lower North Island.

Fewer restaurants forced to shut

Vista Cafe in Oriental Tce was shut down for a day in October for health concerns. Owner Lexie Murdoch said it had since completely refurbished the kitchen.

We name the Wellington restaurants closed for health reasons in 2014-15.

Hawke's Bay flat fire

Firefighters are battling a blaze in Hastings

A fire in a Hawke's Bay flat has been put out.

Accountancy partnership for growth

A Wellington accounting company riding on the coat-tails of Xero, has set their sights on further expansion.

Foodie festival 'huge' success

Zibibbo chef and co-owner Glen Taylor shows off the Damson-cured Ora king salmon with foraged fennel, gin botanicals, vanilla and salmon crackling. The entree is part of the restaurant's award winning Wellington on a Plate menu.

Hospitality staff can slow down after serving thousands of mouths during a "hugely" successful Wellington on a Plate festival.

Man found after bracelet cut

Zane McVeigh, 19.

Latest man to go missing after his monitoring bracelet was cut once helped try to abduct a woman.

Radio studios burn in mystery arson gallery

Radio host Doreen Kelso, right, interviews Margaret David for her programme Person To Person at Broadcasting House in August 1976.

Wellington's world-class Broadcasting House radio studio met a grim end - first bowled, then burned.

Trolley derby thrills mini racers

Wellington mayor William Appleton, front, is towed uphill in a trolley cart during a parade to open the first derby. Karori Progressive Association president William Pringle follows behind him.

There were no idle hands to interest the devil during New Zealand's first trolley derby in 1948.

Bring on car wash backlash

Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett says there is a silver lining to the backlash about a bylaw change.

Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett welcomes the car wash haters - at least now people are listening.

Double-deckers closer for Wellington

Wellington could soon have diesel-electric buses like this one in London.

Wellington commuters could soon ride to work on double-decker buses.

Woman punched by bedroom invader

A police dog trailed a man after a woman was punched in her bedroom early Friday morning.

A woman woke up to a horrific surprise in her bedroom at Paraparaumu Beach.

Guard pilfers charity money

In the dead of night a security guard pilfered from charity.

He used a handsaw to steal from the donation box he was guarding, then taped it back up.

Plenty at stake in capital parking stoush

The block of flats in Hanson St, Wellington that is at the centre of a six-year parking battle between property owner Zoran Barbalich and Wellington City Council.

The validity of Wellington's parking laws is being threatened by a court battle.

Century-old Wellington depot to go

The Kilbirnie bus depots in Wellington, built more than 100 years ago, will be demolished.

Kilbirnie's century-old bus depot is going to be torn down.

New interisland ferry fails to impress

John McAlpine, Minister of Railways, cuts the ribbon to allow the first car to drive off the Aramoana after its maiden crossing from Wellington to Picton on August 13, 1962.

The newspaper sport of ferry-bashing was invented in 1962 when the interislander Aramoana was plagued with problems.

Flashback: New Zealand's golden day

Peter Snell, left, and Murray Halberg at Wellington's Westpac Stadium in 2000.

In a city famed for its gladiators, two Kiwis stood up to the test and won in one golden day.

Leaning tower gets approval

Resource consent has been given for a new control tower for Wellington Airport, which was designed to lean into the prevailing wind.

Wellington Airport's new control tower with a 12.5 degree lean has been granted resource consent.

Date set for storage arson appeal

Angelo Bitossi at his sentencing in February.

A November date has been set for hearing convicted arsonist's appeal.

Mayor cuts down on travel costs

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown.

Celia Wade-Brown's international travel is in line to cost less than half the previous mayor's.

Teenage killer's suppression bid

Dairy owner Arun Kumar was stabbed to death.

Teen found guilty over Arun Kumar's death needs his future considered, says lawyer.

Six-year parking battle

Zoran Barbalich, who fears he will struggle to attract future tenants if he cannot offer them resident parking.

A long-running stoush over parking in central Wellington has made it to the High Court.

Wellingtonian preserves messages from the trenches

Wellington man Glenn Reddiex with his postcard collection. He has released a book of postcards from World War I.

Glenn Reddiex researches history by collecting postcards, especially World War I postcards.

What's On in Wellington

Victor Victorious (Eli Joseph),  Rachel Rouge, Daniel John Smith & Emma Wollum from The Menagerie variety show which returns to the Fringe Bar on August 29.

Music, comedy, art and sports. Here's what's on this week.

Tolerton uncovers a forgotten history

Wellington author Jane Tolerton at her Bed and Breakfast, Booklovers, in Pirie St.

 

Travel perks under the microscope

Wellington City Council is developing a travel policy for elected members visiting places such as San Francisco.

Wellington City Council wants more transparency about trips and gifts for elected members.

Petone Car Giant closed

Car Giant

Inland Revenue has applied to put Petone car yard, Car Giant into liquidation.

Tidy up quick, the Queen's coming round

The Queen and Prince Philip on their state house tour in Cannons Creek in 1963.

A Porirua family were given only half an hour's warning of a very important visitor.

Young poet recreates women in history

Poet Nina Powles will speak at the 6 Poets in 60 Minutes event at Unity Books for National Poetry Day.

A young poet will play an important role in National Poetry Day events.

All Whites star funds scholarship video

Winston Reid of West Ham United outjumps Charles N'Zogbia of Aston Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Aston Villa at Boleyn Ground on November 8, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)

Winston Reid delivers a special message to a couple of young footballers with big dreams.

Ex-mayor talks parents' dementia video

Kerry Prendergast will be formally announced on Wednesday as an ambassador for Alzheimer's NZ. At the time she agreed to take the role, she did not know her mother would be diagnosed with dementia.

Kerry Prendergast speaks of the cruelty of a condition that hits someone every 3.2 secs.

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