Wellington

Girl trapped in washing machine

The Fire Service used basic hand tools to free a girl trapped in a commercial washing machine.

Basic hand tools were used to free a girl trapped in a Whanganui laundromat.

Tasers' bark is worse than bite video

Senior Sergeant Alan Reece with an X2 Taser.

They don't work about a third of the time - but they still frighten offenders.

Loans already daunting, say students

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High school and tertiary students say adding interest to student loans would make them even scarier.

City councillors sign off

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Celia Wade-Brown, and outgoing councillors Ray Ahipene-Mercer (R) and Mark ...

There was tears and laughter as councillors Ray Ahipene-Mercer and Mark Peck said their goodbyes.

Walking home after the Big One

Kapiti Lions are organising a Long Walk Home event to get people prepared for a disaster in Wellington.

Could you walk home from Wellington to Porirua or Kapiti if rail and roads were destroyed?

Island abuzz with new business

Beekeeping on Kapiti island may not be a new venture but now people can buy the honey made on the bird sanctuary.

A sweet new business has sprung up on Kapiti Island.

Student loan interest call

Productivity Commision chairman Murray Sherwin says the current tertiary system does a great job for students, but it's ...

Students should return to paying interest on their loans to make tertiary education more accessible, a report suggests.

Heretaunga on a Plate

Year 11 Heretaunga College student Lilly Jefferies prepares to take out main courses to serve at the school's Wellington ...

Can a high school serve up a five course dinner worth the $75 ticket price?

Celia says farewell

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown with the portrait of her and her bike, which was unveiled at her final council meeting.

Wellington's cycling mayor Celia Wade-Brown has pedaled off into the sunset for the last time.

Guppy turns back on Filipo

Upper Hutt mayor Wayne Guppy

Mayor who wrote character reference now says player's actions were "absolutely despicable".

Council approves disaster plan

Wellington will press ahead with its 30-point plan to deal with the devastation of a major disaster.

Strategy that could force Wellingtonians to earthquake strengthen their houses will be developed further.

Capital gets taiaha for Lions tour

Celia Wade-Brown receiving the taiaha at her final Wellington City Council meeting.

Traditional Maori weapon will go to the winner of the Hurricanes v Lions game next year.

Rugby 'needs more sincerity'

The public wants more sincerity from sports administrators, including New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew.

Responses to scandals come across as too cliched, says Otago University professor.

Voter turnout at new low

Just 11 days out from the final ballot Wellington voters are even more apathetic than usual.

Just 11 days from local elections, Wellington's voting figures are well down on 2013 levels.

Regional council to pay living wage

Greater Wellington regional councillor Sue Kedgley hopes the decision to pay a living wage sends a strong signal to its ...

Decision could see cleaners and security guards' pay increase by 25 per cent, union claims.

Dividing a $24 million farm

The farm is owned by two sisters, one of whom has gone to the Court of Appeal.

It's not war, but it's not happy families either as two sisters are split on dividing their inheritance.

Students 'frustrated' over fee rise

Victoria University students want to see an increase in quality teaching, along with an increase in fees.

Victoria student leader calls for rise in teaching quality to match increase in fees.

Public outrage fells Filipo video

Losi Filipo, right, playing for Wellington on September 18.

A day of public scrutiny proved too much for Wellington Rugby.

Political rivals feel the pressure video

Hutt Valley political rivals Chris Bishop, left, and Trevor Mallard with Wellington Free Ambulance intensive care ...

National's Chris Bishop gets one over Hutt rival Trevor Mallard, but it's all in a good cause.

Judge: Sport's a career too

Judge Bruce Davidson, who discharged Losi Filipo without conviction on an assault charge.

Judge at centre of public backlash discharged another rugby player on assault charge last year.

Regional council looks at living wage

Rea Williams from The Fresh Desk cleaning company shows off the 2016 Living Wage rate, which was announced in February.

Hundreds of employees could be affected, but the cost to ratepayers is unknown.

Judge congratulates drug dealer

Clarke John Persico had been to counselling, had a supportive partner, an apprenticeship and was helping to care for his ...

Meth supplier got clean and turned his life around after being caught.

$150m Johnsonville revamp

The redeveloped Johnsonville Shopping Centre will cost more than $150m and include space for 120 retailers, a cinema and ...

Tenants feared the shopping centre was dying a slow death but 'game-changing' plans are back on track.

Man taken to hospital after crash

The driver of the truck was taken to hospital following the crash.

It appeared the truck had hit the tunnel, possible damaging it, police said.

Rugby player's brutality unpunished video

Assault victim Greg Morgan is calling on Wellington rugby to sack Losi Filipo (right), after he was discharged without ...

Wellington rugby player Losi Filipo's brutal assault cost a promising player his future, but he was let off so he could still play.

Bringing back the birdsong video

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Rats and stoats have no place in Wellington, where an action plan has been announced to get rid of them forever.

The rising cost of knowledge

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Victoria University's Council has voted to increase all fees by 2 per cent in 2017.

'I lost $75K to witchdoctor'

They promised her heaven but put her through hell, a Wellington woman says of witchdoctors who misused the "Gayatri" brand.

A palm reading led to a Wellington woman being scammed by a witchdoctor.

Leopard seal spotted on Titahi Bay

A Leopard Seal that spotted on a Plimmerton beach last week has moved to Titahi Bay.

A Leopard Seal seen on Plimmerton beach last week has moved on to Titahi Bay.

Dash for cones as fire burns

Fire investigators at the scene of the house fire on Sunday.

As a massive fire engulfed the Wellington house, fire crews had to rush back to their trucks to stop students stealing them.

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