Wellington

Flashback: NZ's great hoax

Prime Minister Peter Fraser was apparently going to be kidnapped in 1942. This never happened. A statue of him was later ...

Syd Ross told an incredible lie, which, even more incredibly, was believed in the mad paranoia of World War II.

Welly's bumper sports weekend

Phoenix player Kosta Barbarouses says the team loves hearing the support of Yellow Fever at home games. (FILE)

Whip out your black and yellow: the Hurricanes, Phoenix and Pulse all play in Wellington April 7-9.

Lions tour screenings uncertain

Melanie and Sarah Sharpe were among hoards of anxious fans who watched the All Blacks beat Australia in the 2015 Rugby ...

No city has locked in fan zone broadcast rights, including Wellington.

The 'seven islands scenario'

Wellington could be split up into seven "islands" if a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck on the Wellington fault line.

Big quake could splinter Wellington region into seven 'islands', which would be cut off for months.

Sevens scheduling rules Dunedin out

Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium is out of contention to host next year's Sevens due to scheduling issues.

With the students out of town, Dunedin won't be chasing sevens hosting rights.

$500k boost for 'cultural capital '

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester said Wellington’s arts and culture scene is to receive a half a million dollar boost. A ...

Mayor says extra funding will take arts and culture to 'next level'.

Messages incited abduction of boy

A man has appeared in court accused of texting explicit sexual content to someone he thought was under 16 years. (FILE)

Police want defendant's name published to help find possible victims.

Stranger approaches children

Papakowhai School pupils were offered a ride to school by a stranger. (File photo)

Porirua children offered a ride to school by a stranger knew exactly what to do, principal says.

Shoe camera man sentenced

Prosecutors allege a phone-on-shoe set up, similar to this, was used by Lyle Musson for making intimate visual ...

Victim of covert filming in pool changing room "sickened" by thought the images could be online.

Euthanasia drug court appearance

Supporters of Susan Austen outside the Wellington District Court at an earlier court appearance.

Further charge coming for woman accused of importing euthanasia drugs.

SH2 flowing freely after crash

Traffic is backed up from Melling to Major Drive after a crash on State Highway 2 this morning. (File Photo)

Traffic flowing freely after a crash earlier this morning.

A glass one quarter empty

The Glass Packaging Forum says 27 per cent of bottles and packaging end up in landfill.

Roughly 60,000 tonnes - quarter of the country's recyclable glass - wound up in landfills last year.

Kapiti speed limits to drop

The Mackays to Peka Peka section of the Kapiti expressway, from Poplar Ave, with a pedestrian over bridge.

NZTA confirms reduced speeds for several roads near Kapiti expressway.

Winning numbers 'didn't look right'

At first, the woman thought the numbers "didn't look right". (FILE PHOTO)

Wellington woman's Lotto ticket didn't feature any of her lucky numbers. Now she's a millionaire.

Mansfield's remains to stay put

The mayor of Avon has rejected a bid by Wellington to have Katherine Mansfield's remains exhumed from the French town ...

Bringing back author's remains to NZ a "mad and idiotic suggestion," Mansfield scholar says.

Teacher's sex abuse sentence slashed

Former Porirua teacher Stacey Reriti at her sentencing in 2015, as a judge talks about her offending.

Porirua teacher jailed for having sex with a boy has nine months cut from her prison sentence.

Smoke coming from hospital

Black smoke seen billowing on the Wellington skyline, near the suburb of Mt Cook.

Firefighters find no emergency after reports of thick black smoke traced to Wellington Hospital's chimneys.

Rimutaka serious crash

State Highway 2 over Rimutaka Hill will need to close for a period on Thursday for a rescue helicopter to land.

Southbound lane on Rimutaka Hill Rd reopened after early-morning crash.

Century-old church for sale

St Philip's Church in Paremata, Porirua, needs a new home.

Want to make a "prophet"? Then this former church could be for you.

ScarJo film boosts capital gallery

Scarlett Johansson filming a scene for Ghost in the Shell in Wellington's Victoria St.

Ghost in the Shell star Scarlett Johansson loves Wellington. Her movie boosted its economy by $85m.

Tenant caught up in dispute

An ongoing dispute over a power bill has ended up in a Tenancy Tribunal hearing at the Wellington District Court.

Woman stuck in the middle of a fight between owners of two units had her power and water cut off.

Cycleway spells doom for dairy

The owners of Chappies Dairy say their business has fallen away with only one car park now outside their shop. Four were ...

Wellington shop owners say controversial cycleway has killed off customers and forced their retirement.

NZ Rugby shops for Sevens cities gallery

Poor ticket sales left vast sections of Westpac Stadium empty during January's tournament - a far cry from the ...

Handful of potential hosts in the running to snare tournament from capital after dismal ticket sales.

Police chase death plea

Damian Andrew Lawson when he left hospital in June, 2016, to appear in the Porirua District Court.

Damian Lawson's reckless driving - at times twice above the speed limit - caused the death of his passenger.

Football legends on their way

Legendary Liverpool footballers Didi Hamann, John Arne Riise, Luis Garcia and Jerzy Dudek are coming to Wellington this ...

Four Liverpool greats are coming to Wellington to present tales of their careers and views on the game to die-hard football fans.

Rain forecast for CubaDupa

Vospertron will feature in the 2017 CubaDupa Festival.

It seems nobody at CubaDupa forgot to make the crucial call, "don't rain on my parade".

Baby box charity's milestone

Jo Alderdice runs Little Sprouts. The volunteer-run charity gives away free baby packs to vulnerable families per year.

A "conservative estimate" shows Little Sprouts has gifted more than $1 million worth of baby items to families in need.

Superyacht graces Wellington gallery

A $100 million super-yacht belonging to German screw magnate Reinhold Wurth berthed in Wellington harbour on Sunday.

The $100m vessel, owned by a German billionaire, boasts a jacuzzi and its own helicopter.

Finding the quake danger zones video

Professor Brendon Bradley has won a PM's Science prize for his research into where the earth shakes the most, based on ...

3D model of the land beneath us may explain why some areas in NZ suffer far more damage than others after quakes.

Movie museum delayed

An artist's impression of Wellington's proposed new convention centre and movie museum, as seen from Cable St, which is ...

Wellington unsure when its new movie museum will be built, as it waits for Sir Peter Jackson's sign-off.

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