Wellington

Tawa Goes to Town with 720 singers

Tawa Goes to Town

Tawa Goes to Town with 720 singers in biennial music festival that has taken place since 1982.

Party views on state housing

Holly Walker

Parties outline stances on state housing, focusing on Wellington, where the issue has been a thorny one.

Team touts early underpass

underpass early

Motorists will soon be able to drive through Buckle St's Memorial Park underpass, five weeks early.

Quake-hit car parks to reopen

car parks Wellington

Two parking buildings damaged in last year's magnitude 6.5 earthquake are expected to reopen by Christmas.

Council to jazz up streets

Bond, lower Cuba set for summer revamp

Bond St

Hundreds of thousands of dollars are being spent tarting up two central Wellington streets.

Taekwondo sensation

From supporter to world champion

Anita Broczek

She went to taekwondo classes to support her children but now she has her own medals.

Quake-prone flats sold

Gordon Wilson flats

The Gordon Wilson Housing New Zealand complex in central Wellington has been sold to Victoria University.

Charges after shooting

Police

Two men have now appeared in court after a man was shot in Island Bay late last month.

Man found stabbed

Wellington stabbing

Police appeal for witnesses after 45-year-old man stabbed at Wellington flat.

Labour secure in Te Tai Tonga

Tirikatene

Te Tai Tonga is in the red for this year's election - Labour red.

Council splurges on Zoo

Meet the locals

$1.5 million council grant mean the Zoo's 'Meet the Locals' project will complete well ahead of schedule.

Pedestrian hit: Willis St

A pedestrian has been hit by a vehicle on Willis St in central Wellington.

Two hurt in head-on crash

ambulance

Two people have been injured in a two-car, head-on crash in Newlands this morning.

T-rex goes on rampage

Dinosaur tests courage of Wellingtonians

scotty the t rex

He's a 12-metre-long mechanical Tyrannosaurus and he'd like you to meet his family.

Ngaio Gorge: Only for the daring

B/W Ngaio gorge

Kaiwharawhara Rd juts from Hutt Rd and becomes Ngaio Gorge Road as it climbs towards Khandallah.

Newtown fires up for politicians

Chris Finlayson

When the revolution comes, it will begin in Newtown, said candidates meeting MC Patrick Morgan.

Dunne faces tough race for seat

Dunne Andersen

A new contender adds to Peter Dunne's difficulties in holding on to his electorate of 30 years.

Fall in visitors for national museum

TE PAPA

Fewer visitors - particularly Wellingtonians - are heading to Te Papa.

Bumps in the night

Museum exhibits odd after-hours behaviour

Museum of Wellington

When the lights are out and the doors are locked, what happens in a museum?

Former cinema owner bankrupted

Empire Cinema - Island Bay

The former owner of the Island Bay cinema has been declared bankrupt.

Police investigating shooting

Hospital corridor, generic

Police are investigating after a man arrived at Wellington Hospital today seeking treatment for bullet wounds.

Woman hit by car named

Police

Police have named a young woman who died early yesterday morning after being struck by a vehicle.

Library lending drops, ebook demand soars

Shalanei Taniela

Wellingtonians are going online to find their latest reading material, with fewer visiting the city's libraries.

Lawyer on drugs charges

Pills, drugs

Prominent Wellington lawyer will have a full hearing next month to see if he will keep name suppression.

Alpaca pack a punch

Stephen Mulholland with some of his female alpacas.

Couple tried every major NZ city before deciding on Wellington lifestyle and alpaca farming.

Shed 6 surpasses expectations

shed 6

Never mind the Town Hall closure, Wellington is still open for conferences.

War museum could be short-lived

Dominion Museum

The former Dominion Museum is set to be converted to an army museum, but the facility may last for just four years.

Who will be Wellington's man?

Grant Robertson

An all-male group of candidates are lining up in Wellington Central, including incumbent Grant Robertson.

Seawall plans halted

Seawall

Plans to fix a shattered South Coast seawall are on hold because the council fears another battle with residents.

Speed limit hits bump

Durham St traffic jam

A proposed 30kmh limit for Wellington's central city has faltered at the final speed bump.

Fifty years behind the wheel

Long drive: Go Wellington bus driver William Leā€™aupepe will celebrate 50 years on the job tomorrow. ntsG

Bus driver William Le'aupepe was shocked more than 50 years ago after learning he would need a licence.

Street with a political heart

Bowen St

Thorndon's Bowen St literally cuts right through the heart of Wellington's political beast.

Conscientious objectors

Remember those who spoke out against WWI

WW1 objector strap

Relatives of World War I objectors are being asked to share their ancestors' stories.

New chapter for school

Arson-hit library given a helping hand

Book fair

Leftover books from the annual DCM book fair will help to replace Paraparaumu School's devastated library,

Speed limit cut could save $500k

30 kmh speed limit

Reducing the speed limit to 30kmh in the CBD is expected to save Wellington nearly half a million dollars a year.

Sallies plan one-stop Newtown base

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is planning to set up a new base in Newtown to house all its operations in the suburb.

Creche's next move not decided

Home of Compassion Creche

The historic creche on Buckle St has reached its final resting place, but what it will be used for remains a mystery.

Newtown fire subsides

Newtown Fire

Firefighters are battling a serious house fire in Newtown.

City flat on fire again

allenby tce

An arson plagued flat on Allenby Tce in Wellington has been damaged by fire again.

Planned cycle routes attract criticism

Cycleway, cycling, lane

A citizens' advisory panel has recommended the wrong cycleway options for Newtown, some locals say.

Santa's coming to town

Christmas

Deck the halls and skip the malls because Christmas is coming back to the golden mile.

Plan to slow traffic over first hurdle

Lambton Quay

Plans to slow down central Wellington traffic are one step closer.

Gorge crash cleared

Police

A crash blocking a southbound lane of State Highway 1 into Wellington has now been cleared.

Weather warnings for NI

Wild weather

Several parts of the North Island can expect rain, snow or thunder today as a front moves north.

Wind may whistle in backup power

Wind Wellington

Wellington's infamous wind could prove to be a lifeline in the event of a big earthquake.

Kicking up stink about track waste

Colin Tofts

Concern is growing over mountainbike tack users defecating on nearby paths and road.

Final page for bookshop

No competing with online sales

Tim and Glenda Skinner

The owners of another independent Wellington bookshop closing its doors say the might of online juggernauts spelt the final chapter.

Film Festival ticket sales up

film festival

Ticket sales for this year's International Film Festival are up on previous years.

Wellington RSAs in decline

RSA Ron Turner

The Wellington Returned and Services Association is in danger of perishing along with its members.

Cannabis in train driver

Melling train crash removal

The driver of a train that crashed in Lower Hutt two months ago tested positive for cannabis use.

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