Wellington

Big search for missing Kiwi

Michael Junior Huria, who is thought to have ties to Wellington and Hawke's Bay, has been missing since Monday in ...

Massive search for Kiwi in Australia, after his disappearance in "highly unusual circumstances".

Proposal to shift freedom campers

Freedom campers get a taste of Wellington beach life at Owhiro Bay.

McEwan park in Lower Hutt could be the answer to Wellington's freedom camping woes.

Left Bank bar bid rejected

Left Bank on Cuba Mall has become a downtown haven for late-night drinking, vagrancy and anti-social behaviour.

Could a bar be the cause - or cure - for crime in a Wellington laneway?

Former roofer at NZ Fashion Week

Jerome Taylor says he "copped a bit of flak from the boys" when he made the switch from roofing to fashion design.

Jerome Taylor "copped a bit of flak from the boys" in Wainuiomata when he became a fashion designer.

Lester's street safety pledge

In 2014 the university and city council worked together to make the steps between the Terrace and Boyd Wilson park ...

Uni students back proposal to improve safety on Wellington's streets after reports of assaults.

ABs brighten sick kids' day

Jorden Riley and Ananda Acharya, meet All Black Dane Coles.

Young epilepsy sufferers at Wellington Hospital get to meet their All Blacks heroes.

Alleged protester gets bail

The ute that Ken Thurston allegedly drove on to the forecourt of Parliament on Budget Day 2016.

After more than two months in custody alleged Budget Day protester, Ken Thurston, gets bail.

NZ Post profit up, letters drop

AUCKLAND, AUCKLAND - APRIL 06:  New Lynn Kiwibank and Postshop on April 6, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand ...

Postal service reports a $141m profit and parcel growth, but posties are delivering fewer letters.

Man in court after AOS callout

Armed police at the cordoned off Miriam St in Masterton last week. One of the men who allegedly sparked the callout, ...

Suspect arrested in armed police callout in Masterton last week has appeared in court.

All Blacks blackout partially lifted video

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen, right, with New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew.

Lunch guests will be allowed to see part of training run - but team deny they're paranoid about bugging.

Jailed then bailed

Andrew Averill made two court appearances, jailed at one and released on bail at the other.

Andrew Averill was sentenced to jail on Monday, but bailed on Thursday pending an appeal.

Teen rescued from Rimutakas

A helicopter was used to carry an injured teenager out of the Rimutakas after a mountainbiking accident during a school ...

Challenging weather makes for a daring rescue.

A heavy lift for light rail fans

Light rail has experienced a resurgence from the US to Australia recently, including in Melbourne, pictured.

OPINION: Light rail has its appeal, but the cost of bringing it to Wellington remains worrying.

Coastguard base lost to blaze

Peter Feely stands in the charred portacom the Mana Coastguard used as a base.

A Porirua coastguard has had to move their operations inland after a fire scuppered their waterfront base.

New gate means less wait at airport video

Wellington Airport's five new e-gates.

Nearly 12 million people enter New Zealand each year and that entry just got faster.

Celebrating road patrollers

Three road patrol kids stand outside Newtown School, July 1966.




City Archives have these images (see snip below) ...

Not much has changed since 1966 for the road patrollers at a Wellington school.

Meet community candidates

Current members of Makara/Ohariu Boar, from left, Judy Liddell, Christine Grace (Chairwoman), Hamish Todd (Deputy ...

The rural Makara/Ohariu area in Wellington has eight people vying for six seats in this year's local election.

Preaching policy at the pub

Wellington mayoral candidates Jo Coughlan, Justin Lester, Nicola Young and Nick Leggett push their case to voters on the ...

Wellington's mayoral contenders debate the big issues over a pint at the Backbencher.

Gisborne's $1m Lotto win

Someone will be celebrating a big Lotto win in Gisborne on Wednesday night.

Someone in Gisborne will be raising a glass this evening after big Lotto win.

Pedal power behind recycling video

Kaicycle is a food waste bicycle collection service based in Wellington.

Kaicycle is fundraising to improve their urban waste collection service and help keep food waste out of landfills.

Problems plague new fire trucks

$20m worth of new Fire Service trucks are plagued with problems.

"They are top-of-the-line appliances and we expect them to be right," says fire boss.

Marathon drugs trial wraps up

Clint John Helmbright was alleged to be at the centre of a busy drug network.

It took 10 weeks at the High Court in Wellington, but the case is finally over - for now.

Concern as teaching workforce ages

Minister of Education Hekia Parata has acknowledged there's an ageing workforce, and is working on measures to mitigate it.

Teachers over 60 have more than doubled in the past 10 years, and the number of younger educators willing to step up is in decline.

Fears for kids over funding plan

Giovanni Tiso supports early intervention for children with learning disabilities, but says there's simply not enough ...

Father supports early intervention for kids with learning disabilities, but says not enough is being done.

Convicted killer Preston appeals

Justice Joe Williams sentenced Michael Preston to a minimum of 19 years in jail for stabbing his ex-wife to death.

Convicted killer's lawyer says Crown case relied on weaving together too many unreliable "strands" to jail Preston.

New hub for all childcare

Gillian Brookes

A Wellington mother takes a chance on a tech start-up to help other parents find the best childcare options in their area.

Walkers found in Waikanae bush

A rescue team has found a couple who were lost in the Hemi Matenga Memorial Park, near Waikanae.

The pair had called police to tell them they had no idea how to get out.

Throttle down for self-drive cars video

150415. News. KEVIN STENT/FAIRFAX NZ.  Tesla S owner Sean Dick in auto pilot on the Wellington motorway.

Transport Minister Simon Bridges wants trials to begin this year - but is technology ready?

Human rights at ground level

Power chair user Erin Gough could not get into Slim Davey's pub on her first attempt, but was invited back by owner ...

All it takes is a bit of wood, some goodwill - and free cocktails always help.

Machete robbery at petrol station

Police are appealing for sightings of this person who robbed a petrol station in Napier on Monday.

Police are trying identify offender who robbed a Mobil station in Napier on Monday.

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