Quake felt across Manawatu

The 4.1 magnitude quake struck at 5.09 am, 20 kilometres north-east of Pongaroa, at a depth of 54km.

An earthquake in the Tararua district has been felt widely across the Manawatu region.

'Tragic' family stabbings video

Police have set up a tent outside the house in Broderick Rd where four people were stabbed.

Woman, 25, in custody after 67-year-old stabbed to death, and four others hurt.

Elderly neighbours at war

David Reed, 70, is moving on from troubled times with his 86-year-old neighbour.

One is 70, the other 86 - and their dispute landed one of them in court.

Capital's highway stitch-up video

This 300-tonne, 30-metre off-ramp at Kaiwharawhara, which has sat unused since the 1960s, will be "stiched" on to the Wellington urban motorway to create a fourth northbound lane.

An old discarded off-ramp will be "stitched" on to Wellington's motorway to create a fourth lane.

Editorial: Greek bind shows the worst of Europe

Greece has been put through a kind of endless purgatory since being bailed out by European lenders in 2010. Even though it has implemented cost-cutting reforms, its economy has deteriorated further.

For all of Greece's profligacy, its treatment by European politicians and central banks has been worse.

Ice rink plan for Wellington

300413.Kevin Stent/DominionPost. News. Lily Marshall,9,left, and Elizabeth Jensen,11, having fun back on the reopened Ice Skating Rink at Queens Wharf.

Charitable trust seeks land and money for "desperately needed" site.

Handless corpse reveals Wellington's underbelly

Stanlake's killer Daniel Moore was described as a young man without the brains to succeed in crime.

A grisly find on a Wellington beach revealed an underworld of drugs and violence in 2006.

Hunt for dangerous man in the Hutt

Kayne Allan Byrne, 27, is wanted by police.

Police are warning the public to stay away from a dangerous man on the run in the Hutt Valley.

Walsh's rollercoaster ride

Cricket World Cup head Therese Walsh has lived and breathed cricket and rugby for 12 years.

Recently knighted Therese Walsh was initially reluctant to take on the Cricket World Cup top job.

From the hospital to the zoo

Owen St looking north with Wellington Hospital in the distance on the left.

Owen St in Newtown links two famous Wellington landmarks.

Last salute for Captain Hurricane

Captain Hurricane, aka Nathan Lewer, will wear the costume for the last time at this weekend's Super Rugby final.

New Captain Hurricane wanted as long-time mascot Nathan Lewer retires after 21 years.

Cheap new Japanese cars

Importer, 2 Cheap Cars, says it will sell Japanese vehicles such as the popular Toyota Corolla for thousands of dollars cheaper than official New Zealand dealers.

Importer says he'll "shake up the industry" with parallel importing of cars - saving consumers up to $10,000.

Editorial: More to do on tackling scalpers

Queues for tickets at least privilege fans willing to sacrifice their time - though scalpers can always join them too.

OPINION: Until a better solution emerges, the government should widen its scalping ban.

Regal gift for Wellington Museum video

The uniform of the self-styled Duke of Wellington - AKA Tony Catford - has been donated to the Wellington Museum.

The Duke of Wellington's uniform has been gifted to the city museum.

Fans brave cold for tickets

Highlanders fan David Cassie, left, was braving the cold as well as the taunts of Hurricanes fan Nathan Uriarau as they both queued for tickets outside Te Papa on Tuesday night.

Lines form at Te Papa, 15 hours before second-chance rugby tickets go on sale.

Canes jersey drought

RYOS store assistant manager Amie Chandler. The Wellington store ran out of Hurricanes jerseys on Saturday, and other sports stores have only children's sizes left.

Wellington shops run out of jerseys, after failing to predict the team's success.

Drug case money handed back

Frozen money returned, drug trial jury hears.

The long-time partner of a defendant in a drugs trial has had her inheritance returned.

New experiences just a click away

Positively Wellington Tourism chief executive David Perks with the new experience app.

Stuck on Wellington holiday ideas? This online tool makes it easy.

Allen favours Hurricanes

Hurricanes captain Mark Allen leads a charge against the Blues during their inagural Super 12 match, at the Palmerston North Showgrounds on March 1,1996.

Bull Allen is picking the Hurricanes to score a big win in the Super Rugby final on Saturday.

Lakes leak, money drains away

Te Marua's water storage lakes in 1984, when the southern lake (top) was 70 per cent complete. Leaks were discovered the next year.

Wellington's water storage lakes endured a disastrous decade of construction, leaking water and money in volumes.

Mei Fan murder trial due

Mei Fan on her birthday, just days before her death.

October trial set for estranged husband charged with murdering Mei Fan in Wellington.

More seats, more tickets video

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 27: Ma'a Nonu breaks through a tackle during the Super Rugby Semi Final match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies at Westpac Stadium on June 27, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Mark Tantrum/Getty Images)

Hurricanes to release up to 5000 more tickets as scalpers cash in on Monday's sellout.

Editorial: State house sell-off gets stranger

Australian non-profit company Horizons Housing is considering buying up to 400 state houses from the Government.

OPINION: The Government's Australian flirtation only makes the sales of state houses more dubious.

Drug ring 'talked in code'

A six-week drug trial has begun in Wellington.

Prosecution says drug ring used code in case police were eavesdropping - and they were.

Rioting students annex public toilets

Victoria University student Jennifer Compton is forcibly removed from the Taj Mahal by police officers.

Wellington's Taj Mahal toilets, now a pub, were occupied by Victoria University students in 1967.

Sinking car mystery

Police, ambulance and fire services rushed to Grays Road, Pauatahanui Sunday morning after getting reports of a semi-submerged vehicle off the coast.

Ambulance, fire and police rush to sinking car, unable to tell if anyone's in it.

Bank robber caught in Wellington

A man thought to be behind two knifepoint bank robberies in Auckland and Wellington has been arrested.

Police arrest man who accused of robbing banks in Auckland and Wellington at knifepoint.

Tractor tradition in Parliament protests

Bob Tizard, soon to be Labour's energy minister, draws attention to alternative fuels in June 1987. Tractors soon became a regular feature of rural protests at Parliament.

Tractors became a regular feature at Parliament after featuring in a 1987 protest.

New World to shift 'gauntlet of alcohol'

New World Newtown has agreed to speed up the process of shifting its alcohol section from the store's entrance.

Wellington supermarket says it will move "gauntlet of alcohol" from entrance within three months.

Opening the door to Sir Peter Jackson's house

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in his home at Bag End on the set of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Director Sir Peter Jackson has his own replica of Bilbo's house under his Wairarapa home.

Pull the right book in Sir Peter Jackson's house and the bookcase will open to Bag End - the home of Bilbo Baggins.

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