Wellington

Congestion eases on SH1

Traffic heading north on the way into Paekakariki on Friday night.

Traffic is flowing freely again after long northbound delays on the Kapiti Coast.

Fake NZ hospital used in scam

A Google listing for the fictitious St Vincent Ranui Hospital, supposedly in the Wellington suburb of Karori.

Foreign doctors were lured by big salaries at a Wellington hospital - but "St Vincent Ranui" doesn't exist.

Pokies accused 'collateral damage'

The Department of Internal Affairs said Mike O'Brien was "unsuitable" to be involved in the pokie gambling business.

Inquiry into who was behind pokie machine operations was flawed, says lawyer.

Arson target jailed for drug crimes

Darren McKinley has been jailed for four years and eight months for his part in a gang-backed drug ring.

He was targeted in a Wellington storage facility fire jailed for his part in a drug ring - now he's been jailed.

Hotel closure hits wedding plans

The Amora Hotel in Wakefield St is to close for major renovation work.

Couple had venue booked, and invitations sent, when Amora announced closure.

Survival kits a 'recipe for disaster' video

Emergency survival kit contents.

Consumer NZ finds many pre-made survival kits, designed to save lives, lack key items or have poor-quality gear.

'The family might harass me'

The backyard of Corrinne Oliver's home in Mauriceville after it caught fire on Thursday. The house became engulfed in ...

Woman who allegedly set fire to home of family who took her in now fears retribution.

Amazing racing around Oregon

As part of an Amazing Race-style challenge, dozens of people in the travel industry spent 10 days exploring Oregon and ...

The photography skills of a Wellington travel consultant helped a Kiwi team win an Amazing Race-style challenge.

Shelly Bay revamp to start in 2018 video

An artist's impression of what the revamped Shelly Bay could look like.

Face-lift for dilapidated Wellington bay could leave ratepayers $1.5m better off each year.

Look Who's Talking: Ella Ruth Clifford

Ella-Ruth Clifford, 10, during her visit to the Porirua mayor's office.

This Porirua 10-year-old has big plans for the future.

Sneak peek at Transmission Gully video

The 27-kilometre, four-lane motorway will run inland between Wellington northern suburbs and Paekakariki on the Kapiti ...

After two million man hours, the motorway north of Wellington still isn't halfway built.

Comedy for a cause

All money from SpinningTop's Good Guys comedy show goes directly to projects on the Burma-Thai border.

Your laughter can build a school for displaced migrant children in Myanmar at charity comedy gala.

Sevens decision still pending video

No decision yet on whether Wellington's Westpac Stadium will be given another try at hosting the annual Sevens tournament.

Could a meeting in Tokyo next month say sayonara to Wellington's hosting rights?

Pokie gambling deceit 'unproved'

Mike O'Brien pleaded not guilty to five charges.

Crown's claims of deception fall at several hurdles, says defence lawyer.

Bar guilty over smoking area

The George, in Willis St, has been fined again for allowing people to smoke in the grated foyer at the front of the bar.

The George convicted again over its "substantially enclosed" smoking area.

Catholics honoured - 67 years late

When plans for the board were first drawn up in 1950, the St Alban's vicar scuppered the project because it would have ...

Anglican church axed plans for WWII memorial, because it would have named Catholics.

Police injuries going down

Frontline police officers reported 1765 injuries sustained on the job in 2016.

Burns, puncture wounds, being spat on - better work stories?

'Probable' Wellington Zika case

An Aedes aegypti mosquito that can transmit the Zika virus.

Resident had "all the clinical features of Zika" after trip to Tonga last year.

Anzac Day protests: fair or foul? video

Soldiers stand guard during the Anzac Day National Commemoration Service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

Anzac Day or the right to protest - is one any more sacred than the other?

Pokie scheme 'netted $1m a year'

Michael Joseph O'Brien was allegedly at the centre of a pokie machine grants scam.

Crown alleges true control was concealed to deceive gambling authorities.

Shelly Bay: have your say

Wellington City Council wants public feedback on its plans to sell council land at Shelly Bay.

Ratepayers are being asked for their views on the proposed sale of council land.

Van stolen twice in four days

26042017 News. CAMERON BURNELL/FAIRFAX NZ Musician and Banjo player Helena Faust with her camper van which was stolen ...

Having your car stolen isn't fun, especially when it happens twice inside of a week.

Woman hit, no conviction

Constable Daniel Farrell has been discharged without conviction after being charged with careless driving causing injury ...

Constable discharged without conviction after hitting a pedestrian while driving a police car.

Removing barriers to microchipping

From early 2018, Wellington will become the first city in New Zealand to make microchipping compulsory for cats, ...

A series of free microchipping sessions is at the heart of efforts to ensure all cats in the capital are chipped before a new bylaw comes into play.

Too much drink, close the streets

Police on Wellington's Blair St. Authorities are planning to close Blair and Allen streets on weekend nights to traffic ...

The boozing is so bad in central Wellington, two streets may need closing at weekends.

Hongi and a handshake video

Willie Apiata greets a soldier with a hongi during the Anzac Day National Commemoration Service at Pukeahu National War ...

Victoria Cross recipient at ease with the public during Anzac Day services.

Wellington debut for Africa film fest

Opening night film 'The Wedding Ring' offers a female perspective on love, marriage and customs as seen by the Niger’s ...

Wellingtonians are being invited on "a cultural safari" when the Africa Film Festival hits the capital in May.

'Discount' price for Shelly Bay?

An artist's impression of a joint venture development at Shelly Bay by the Port Nicholson Block Development Trust and ...

Wellington developers claim council land at Shelly Bay could be sold for fraction of its $10m value.

Puppets behaving badly video

Tom Clarke plays Jason and his demonic puppet, Tyrone, in Hand to God.

Tyrone the puppet has a big smile, but don't let that fool you - he doesn't belong on Sesame St.

Mystery plane lands in capital

A jet with blocked details landed at Wellington Airport on Monday evening.

Gulfstream jet with blocked flight tracker credentials touches down in Wellington.

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