'Always look at the upsides' video

Cyrus Taylor dreams of one day being able to help those who need support and advice.

Cyrus Taylor, 10, has an uncertain future with brain tumour. But it isn't stopping him from living a positive life.

Mountain biker injured in thick bush

Life Flight Trust rescue staff winched a mountain biker 150 feet from within a thick tree canopy near the Tinakori Ridgeline.

Rescuers couldn't see him through the trees, so he had to direct them by phone.

Runner defying doc's orders

Mary Varnham and Roger Robinson have both taken different approaches to their physical activity, post-surgery.

The founder of Wellington's 'tin knee club' believes having your knee replaced should not slow you down.

Charity victim of stealing spree

A selection of some of the tools uncovered in Newtown, Wellington.

Huge trove of stolen tradies' tools uncovered during Wellington drugs arrest.

Makeover for trail's rugged gorge

Track improvements have been carried out on ''Siberia Gorge'', part of the Rimutaka Rail Trail.

$80,000 track improvements have been carried out on the Rimutaka Rail Trail.

Lester rules out capital super-city

Wellington Deputy Mayor and 2016 mayoral candidate Justin Lester has ruled out a Wellington/Porirua merger - or any type ...

Wellington's mayoral candidates have revealed where they stand on a council merger with Porirua.

New Wellington coding workshop for kids

Rose Taylor celebrated her 15th birthday at coding camp.

"Everything is related, the coding is just the language that helps us all communicate," the event organiser says.

Mallard to vacate Hutt South

Trevor Mallard would like the Labour Party to look for his successor as soon as possible.

He says he wants Speaker's job, but John Key says he's "waving the white flag".

Makara hit by weekend weather

Makara beach on Wellington's west coast was hit by harsh weather in the weekend.

The popular Wellington beach did not escape the will weather unscathed.

Delays expected north of capital

Waves in Plimmerton, Wellington lash at the coast on Sunday as rough weather continues across the region.

NZTA warns traffic will be slow between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki while storm damage is fixed.

'They're study pods, not bedrooms'

The property manager has claimed the two cubicles on the ground floor are "study pods", not bedrooms.

Property manager defends Wellington loft with makeshift cubicles, which was labelled 'unliveable' by students.

Crash on Rimutaka hill

Rimutaka Hill road is down to one lane after a crash early this morning.

A two car crash has closed one lane on the Rimutaka hill.

Wellington gets a hammering gallery video

Children watch the rough seas along Steyne Avenue, near Plimmerton train station.

Roads, beaches and seawalls have all been engulfed by massive waves north of the capital.

Cubicles apartment called 'unliveable' gallery

The apartment features two 'loft bedrooms' and two bedrooms on the lower floor.

Wellington loft with makeshift cubicles as bedrooms labelled "unlivable" by students and health experts.

Mystery anchor hauled from the deep

The Hikitia, floating crane, lifts a 140-year-old anchor out of Wellington Harbour.

An anchor thought to be close to 150-years-old has been pulled from Wellington Harbour.

Saving the country's native plants video

Collection curator Finn Michalak at Otari-Wilton Bush where native plants, some rare and endangered, are propagated and ...

Wellington's Otari-Wilton's Bush is home to roughly half of the country's 3000 native plants.

Moko, 3, 'badly behaved' video

Moko Rangitoheriri was tortured and killed by Tania Shailer and David Haerewa

One of Moko Rangitoheriri's killers launches appeal, and argued at her sentencing she was driven to violence.

Living with my dad's suicide video

Comedian Cori Gonzalez-Macuer says depression is nothing to feel ashamed of.

Cori Gonzalez-Macuer is still haunted by his sister's screams when he told her their dad had killed himself.

Fog stranded travellers angry

Fog blankets Auckland Airport earlier this month.

Families forced to camp overnight at Auckland Airport, and some say they weren't given enough help.

How did fraud suspect flee?

Joanne Harrison, also known as Joanne Sharp, is believed to have left New Zealand as questions began to be asked about ...

Transport Ministry manager may have approved her own leave, and left on fake passport.

Brewery lines up Lyall Bay move


Wellington craft beer producer ParrotDog is shifting its home base.

'Toxic' council coup attempt

Mayoral hopeful Andy Foster withstood an attempt by fellow councillors to oust him from the transport committee chairmanship.

Electioneering set to get ugly as failed council coup reveals rifts in capital.

Worshippers flock to capital

Arise Church senior pastor John Cameron.

Almost 7000 members of the Arise church are gathering in Wellington this weekend.

Pipped by Aussie big sister

Wellington has been rated second behind Canberra in a survey of quality of life.

Wellington's sister city Canberra has the best quality of life in the world - apparently.

IT glitch offers jobs for all

NZ Nurses Organisation spokeswoman Liz Robinson described the situation as "hopes raised and then dashed".

About 600 newly graduated nurses thought they had secured jobs in Auckland.

Stick men want more pay

Activists dressed as Pak n Save stick men protest outside the Porirua Store on Parumoana St. First Union say they are ...

Union asking for Porirua Pak 'n Save workers to have parity with other Wellington supermarkets

Where will our phones go next?

A "Pidgey" Pokemon is seen on the screen of the Pokemon Go mobile app.

After Pokemon Go the sky's the limit, says Kiwi games developer.

Public tip-offs lead to arrest

A member of the public dobbed in Matthew Taylor to police.

Police catch a Wellington man wanted for burglary after locals help out with information.

Hip hop's 'Olympics of dance'

Shae King goes through a routine that propelled him and his dance crew in to a world competition.

Dancers are training just as hard as our top athlete's for their shot at glory.

Akatarawa bridge busts budget

The Birchville bridge in the floodwaters on October 29 last year.

A new bridge to cutoff Upper Hutt community will cost $1m more than first thought.

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