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.

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.

Philosophy major to Sergeant

Acting Sergeant Phillip Pithyou at the Wellington Central Police Station.

Policing was the furthest thing from his mind, but an encounter with a community constable abruptly changed his career path.

Fatherhood 'relaxing' for Porirua mayor

Wellington mayoral candidate Nick Leggett,step daughter Madi Masaga-Pita,11, and his wife Emily, with their newborn son ...

Nappy changing, lullabies and baby bathing are helping a mayoral contender relax.

The long run

Nick Willis running in Wanaka.

After the pain of London, Nick Willis contemplated giving up running. Then he found his way back.

Four-car crash on SH1, Wellington

Four cars have crashed on State Highway One, near Wellington.

A four-car crash has occurred near the Newlands on-ramp in Wellington.

Car smash after robbery

Police at Brooklyn Food Market, the scene of a suspected robbery on Thursday night.

"Cops all over the place" after robbery reported at Brooklyn dairy.

Concerns about $750k staffer

Joanne Harrison was general manager of organisational development at the Ministry of Transport.

Public servant accused of theft does a runner, as it emerges concerns were raised at previous workplace.

Police lied to catch killer

Nearly seven years after his baby died, Tawera Wesley Wichman has been sent to jail for her manslaughter.

Supreme Court backed controversial sting used to convict baby-shaker - but judges had grave doubts.

How our troops measure up

Adam Dooley, part of the 3-D scanner project team, wears a soldier reference kit during testing.

From uniforms to helicopters, 3-D technology is helping shape the Defence Force.

Waging war on wasp sex

A project that aims to radically decrease wasp populations is making progress, with researchers developing a pathogen ...

Scrambling the sex life of summer's stinging villain could be the key to their demise.

Wellington rapist denied parole

Justin Ames Johnston has been denied parole. He is currently serving time for the attempted sexual violation by unlawful ...

Justin Johnston's next bid for freedom now won't be until 2018.

How police caught baby killer

Tawera Wichman had little experience of the criminal law when he became the centre of a concerted police undercover ...

It took seven years and an elaborate sting to convict Tawera Wichman of shaking his baby to death.

Merchant sailor confronted U-boat

Mayor and Corporation of Dover on their way to meet the body of Captain Charles Fryatt on July 7, 1919.

A little-known Wellington street has connections with a British sailor who was executed by the Germans in World War I.

A good year turns horrible

On Mt Taranaki, formerly Egmont, six climbers fell to their death in 1953, in our worst alpine tragedy.

'There was no shout or cry. There was just silence.'

Home stereo bursts into smoke

An old plugged-in amp burst into smoke at Thomas Morgan's home on Thursday.

Warnings after two fires in quick succession blamed on old appliances and overloaded multibox.

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