Wellington

Train runs red light

A "few hundred" passengers were stuck on a Hutt Valley train after it ran a red light.

National War Memorial Park opens gallery

National War Memorial Park opens in Wellington.

Despite a strong southerly, more than 500 people attended the official opening of the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington.

From idealism to brutal reality video

Dazzle camouflage on a German heavy artillery gun in Peter Jackson's Great War Exhibition. The bold contrasted colours hid the shape of the gun from black and white aerial cameras that could not pick up the pattern.

New Zealand's role in World War I is being commemorated using silver screen magic with the opening of Peter Jackson's Great War Exhibition.

Supreme Court allowed Lundy evidence

In the moments before the jury's verdicts are read, Mark Lundy waits in the dock.

The Supreme Court refused to hear Lundy's attempt to exclude scientific evidence from his retrial.

Wellington bus accused of hit-and-run

A Valley Flyer bus

Valley Flyer bus driver accused of hitting a car, then driving off for a smoko.

Big waves destroy car park

Huge waves swamped Lyall Bay Pde and damaged the footpath and car park.

Massive waves destroy a car park and footpath in Lyall Bay.

Murder still a mystery, 45 years on

Arthur Allan Thomas at his parents' Pukekawa farm the day after he was freed from prison after being pardoned in December 1979.

He would be convicted twice of the Crewe murders, but Arthur Allan Thomas always insisted he was an innocent man.

Lundy Crown lawyer cost $209,000

New Zealand crest.

The final bill is in from the QC who lead the successful prosecution of Mark Lundy.

Appeal court split on Lundy decision

Mark Lundy in the High Court at Wellington, seconds before his guilty verdict was delivered at his retrial.

Court of Appeal judges were divided over whether a jury should hear disputed evidence about the source of the tissue on Mark Lundy's polo shirt.

Smoke on multiple levels video

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A Wellington high rise has been evacuated after smoke was smelt on multiple levels.

Servicemen's graves in disrepair

Karori resident and returned serviceman Ken Rigarlsford says it is disgraceful that there.

A century on from the Gallipoli landing, the graves of servicemen in Karori Cemetery are falling into disrepair.

Facelift for old hill road

Cars cruise down Carlton Gore Rd in Roseneath in 1925 shortly after major road reconstruction work was finished.

The 90-year-old road linking Oriental Bay to Roseneath in Wellington is being made stronger and safer.

Sea swell closes road

Workers clear up after large waves hammered Lyall Bay in Wellington.

A road around Wellington's South Coast has been closed after large waves spread debris across it.

Hutt strangler had stalked before

Nika Abraham at the Wellington High Court during his 2003 murder trial for killing Lower Hutt women, Kate Alkema.

Murderer denied parole as he makes an admission more than a decade after his "appalling" crime.

The letter history interrupted

Central Markets Lower Hutt is auctioning a lot of Walter Nash letter and photos. Pictured is market owner Alan Fisher.

Documents belonging to Prime Minister Sir Walter Nash, have been found in a house lot going to auction.

Rare kiwi chicks treated for parasite

Aonach, a Haast Tokoeka kiwi chick, has beaten a life-threatening parasite infection with the help of Wellington Zoo vets.

One Haast Tokoeka kiwi chick pulled through after treatment at Wellington Zoo, but its sibling died from the infection.

Arrests over Hawke's Bay meth bust

Emergency services were called to the crash on State Highway 25 between Timata Rd and Woody Hill Rd, south of Tairua just before 7am on Thursday.

Four arrested after an investigation into $280,000 worth of imported methamphetamine.

Bleach spilled on waterfront

Wellington Harbour, 2013: The harbour is now dominated by the reclamation associated with CentrePort's container terminal at the top. With containerisation came new roll-on/roll-off cargo handling methods that required more land for shipping berths. The Wellington Harbour Board Container Terminal was created by the reclamation of 24.3 hectares of back-up space, capable of holding thousands of containers. In the bottom centre of the picture, the old overseas terminal has almost been fully converted into the new Clyde Quay Wharf apartment complex.

Emergency services workers are cleaning up a bleach spill on Wellington's waterfront.

Rimutaka jail out of lockdown

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Senior Corrections Officer Paraka Daniel in one of the new uniforms in a low security unit at Rimutaka Prison.

Mystery caller prompts bomb scare at the prison.

Southerly sets in

On Wellington's south coast, a storm was brewing after a night of heavy rain.

The heavy rain that lifted drain covers in Wellington has gone - but now comes the southerly.

International award for photo

Amber Griffin's self portrait

Wellington photographer Amber Griffin has won gold for her dance photography.

Crash rescuers cut off car roof

A seriously injured man had to be cut from his car which crashed off State Highway 1,  in between Paremata and Porirua.

Emergency workers prised the roof off a car to rescue a seriously injured man trapped inside, who came close to crashing into water off State Highway 1.

Trapped shark seen near Te Papa video

Shark trapped in Wellington Harbour

A shark in Wellington Harbour is a blue shark, which "will grab a chunk" of those who get too close.

More Jetstar luggage woes

Jetstar has swung to an underlying profit as its domestic performance improved.

Faulty Jetstar loading gear at Wellington Airport has left yet more passengers without their luggage.

Car parking sensors replace paper tickets

Parking sensors can send alerts to wardens as soon as a driver overstays their limit.

Displaying tickets on the dashboard may become a thing of the past in Wellington if a technology trial takes off.

Patient disputes safety measures

Tania and Tawhai Konia. Tania fell from a hospital bed and suffered bruising when visiting Wellington Hospital's emergency department.

A Miramar woman entered Wellington Hospital with facial numbness and came home with bruises.

Capital trains alert service down

ON THE TRACKS: In 2012,  the fleet of new Matangi train started servicing Wellington.

Technical glitches have shut down Tranz Metro's electronic alert system.

14-year-old accused of assault

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Police say a 14-year-old boy from Tawa is responsible for an indecent assault in the north Wellington suburb.

Abrupt ending to singer's Wellington concert 'shambolic'

Disappointed fans took to Facebook to complain about singer David Gray's Wellington concert being cut short by a smoke alarm sounding off - with one reviewer labeling the handling of the affair "shambolic."

Public rejects link road

Stephen Mulholland on his Takapu Valley farm. He asked Wellington City Council on Wednesday to not build support NZTA's proposed road through the valley.

There is overwhelming opposition to the planned Takapu link road, Wellington City Council has heard.

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