Wellington

Rays to oust Kitts from lagoon

Frank Kitts Lagoon in Wellington could soon have a new name.

Frank Kitts Lagoon has never had an official name. That could all soon change.

No such thing as a free lunch

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Councillors exchange free lunch for an hour long lunch break.

Cyclist seriously injured by car

Police are investigating after a cyclist was hit by a car in Newlands Thursday morning.

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after being hit by car in Newlands.

Park and be damned, she says

Upton Tce resident Sally King says parking needs to be better in Thorndon.

Thorndon residents are not happy their suburb contains three residential parking zones.

Engineering rescues after quakes

New Zealand Urban Search and Rescue engineer Scott Miller in Japan after the tsunami flattened former holiday destination Tokura on March 11, 2011.

USAR was 'a joke' until the Christchurch quake, when they worked 37 hours straight. Now they save lives the world over.

Council forced to waive parking tickets

Motorists given parking tickets at the bottom of Cuba St - as well as six other Wellington streets - could now challenge their tickets after the council failed to paint white lines on the road.

Wellington City Council's efforts to beautify the streets could cost it thousands of dollars.

Council backs runway and waterfront plans

An artists impression of a Chinese Garden in Frank Kitts Park. the garden is a key part of the city's three-year waterfront development plan approved by a council committee on Wednesday.

Councillors emphasise runway business case must stack up before public money committed.

Seales 'can't choose time of death'

Lawyer Lecretia Seales has turned to the court to affirm her rights.

Judge thanks dying lawyer for bringing her case to court.

Roads closed as waves hammer coast video

Rough swells in Cook Strait have cancelled ferry sailings and closed roads on Wellington's south coast and in Kaikoura. This photo was taken from Kaikoura.

Massive storm churns up sea to cause disruption and delays on east coast.

Knifepoint robbery at Porirua petrol station

Porirua police are hunting a robber.

Man waved knife in female attendant's face and demanded money.

Woman stabs man in the back

Police are seeking a female attacker responsible for an assault in Porirua on Tuesday morning.

Victim remains in hospital in serious but stable condition.

Hurricanes stick by jailed fan

Kiwi bar manager Philip Blackwood with partner Noemi Stephannie  Almo. They have a baby daughter, who was born in August.

Kiwi in jail in Myanmar for using image of Buddha to promote cheap drinks is to get a signed shirt from his favourite team.

Bastion of Wellington Catholic education demolished

St Patrick's College pictured in 1928, at its original location next to the Basin Reserve.

New Zealand's first Catholic boys' college was torn down in 1980, after nearly a century.

Seales 'can't change law'

Lecretia Seales, first diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2011 and now expected to have only weeks to live.

Terminally ill lawyer says she wants to clarify law. The Crown says she wants to change it - and she can't.

Town hall's future decided

Wellington Town Hall will be transformed into a music hub under a plan approved by the city councillors on Tuesday.

City councillors have agreed to a plan to turn the Wellington Town Hall into a music hub.

Wellington ED slow in rankings

Wellington Hospital, where the patient is being tested.

Patients in the capital are more likely to wait longer in the emergency department.

Towering Titahi Bay radio mast revolutionised radio

Titahi Bay's 213-metre radio mast towers over its transmitting station, and the suburb, in the late 1960s.

Titahi Bay's giant radio mast cemented the foundations for Radio New Zealand in 1937.

Lost runner tells of her ordeal

Susan O'Brien with 9-month-old Misha. She found the strength to survive a night in the bush after drinking the breast milk she is still feeding to Misha.

Breast milk expressed into a Moro bar wrapper gave her "adrenaline rush".

Children find body of missing man

John Holmes Smith went missing in March 1986, aged 76.

John Smith's family finally have closure, with his remains identified after 29 years.

Council looks at extending living wage

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Contracted staff could be in line to get a pay rise as the council looks to extend the living wage.

Seales wants 'opposite of suicide'

Lecretia Seales has an inoperable brain tumour and wants the option of asking a doctor to help her die.

Assisted dying ruling would allow terminally ill lawyer to live longer, court is told.

DHB failed suicidal mental health patient

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A mental health patient attempted suicide just hours after being cleared to go home.

More chilly nights after snow day

Snow at Sir Michael Hill's Arrowtown property.

More bitterly cold nights are on the way, following a wintry blast that spread snow as far as Napier.

A street history made for TV

Egmont St hosted the Purple Onion drag club and a protest scene during the filming of a 2014 television movie called How To Murder Your Wife, set in the 1970s.

Dynamite, drag artists and poultry add to Egmont St's interesting street history.

Kiwi turned down Chariots of Fire fame

Future Olympic medallist, governor-general and royal surgeon Arthur Porritt, far right, competes in a 100-yard race at Athletic Park in 1923.

Modesty prevented a Kiwi athletics legend getting his dues on the silver screen.

Final farewell for Iroquois video

The Iroquois helicopter fleet makes a last flight around Wellington's south coast on the final day of the fleet's farewell tour of New Zealand.

Wellington was the last stop in a farewell tour for the air force's Iroquois helicopter fleet.

Rizalman moves closer to sex-charge trial

Muhammad Rizalman bin Ismail at a previous court hearing.

A Malaysian diplomatic employee who returned to NZ to face a sex charge will have a pre-trial hearing in August.

Jersey to lift Blackwood's spirits video

Brian and Angela Blackwood hope to take their son, Philip, a signed Hurricanes shirt. Philip Blackwood has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years of prison with hard labour in Myanmar.

With over two years in a Myanmar prison ahead, his parents want to help - Hurricanes style.

Predator risk to Kiwi kids

Video chat website Omegle is attracting increasing numbers of Kiwi children, who are putting themselves at risk, cyber safety experts warn.

A website with the tagline 'Talk to strangers!' is a hotbed for predators and an increasing risk for Kiwi kids.

New trains arrive in Wellington

A Matangi train has been hit by a slip in Wellington

The first of 35 new Matangi trains have rolled into Wellington.

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