Appeal against preventive detention

There is no end in sight for Allan Rosewarne's current prison term but he wants that changed.

Allan Rosewarne's lawyer says hearing one of his victim's evidence was a watershed moment.

Appeal in 50-year-old sex case

A 50-year gap since abuse was alleged to have happened required an extra warning to jurors, a lawyer says.

Ageing Wairarapa man appeals against his conviction for abusing boy in 1960s.

Dinah Priestley's many talents

Dinah Priestley:  "I hated school. I must have been really stupid, because I didn't realise that a girls' school was going to be just girls."

Caitlin Salter talks to artist, writer and actor Dinah Priestley about being on a soap opera, falling into The Ganges and preserving old Thorndon. 

Poet's tribute to netball greats

Wellington poet Mark Pirie with his netball poem collection, 12 Netball Poems.

Poet Mark Pirie's love of netball goes back a long way.

Magic coming to the capital

Wellington Magic Club president Nopera Whitley.

Hold on to your hats, Wellington, a rabbit might just jump out of it.

Airport opts for longer haul gallery

An aerial simulation of the proposed Wellington Airport runway extension.

Runway extension plan will go before Environment Court, rather than a board of inquiry.

Westpac Stadium due for spruce-up

Westpac Stadium's concourse is colourful enough during the Rugby Sevens, but stadium bosses feel it lacks life during the rest of the year.

Its tired, grey concourse needs livening up before the Lions tour in 2017.

Green ribbons for Alex video

Alex Fisher, 10, who was found dead at Waitarere Beach on Thursday.

Friends and family remember 10-year-old at a touching service in Levin.

Trust eyes Wellington railway station

The Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust has asked Kiwirail for an in-depth evaluation of the seismic standard of Wellington Railway station before buying.

Trust formally starts negotiations to buy the Crown-owned Wellington railway station.

Toddler assaulted in Hawke's Bay - police

Investigators at the Flaxmere, Hastings, house where it is alleged a 2 1/2-year-old boy was assaulted.

17-year-old accused under 24-hour curfew after court appearance.

A verdict each way in witness intimidation case

Justice Nicholas Davidson decided a defendant was not just massaging his face as a witness gave evidence against him.

A defendant has been found guilty of trying to intimidate one witness, but acquitted of trying to intimidate another witness.

Cigarette 'sparked mower explosion'

Nikki Delaney, 31, is said by police to have been lighting a cigarette while refuelling a lawnmower, when it exploded in her face.

Wellington woman injured in Rarotonga blast was lighting cigarette, police say.

Waterfront building okayed

The Willis and Bond & Co building granted consent for the Wellington waterfront.

A major development on Wellington's inner city waterfront gets green light after years of debate.

Harvey Norman fallout 'a wake-up call'

A Harvey Norman online sale, which was wrongly priced, offered this furniture for $95.

Retailers are reassessing their online sales offerings in the wake of price glitch in Aussie retailer's 'biggest ever sale'.

Teens in bigger trouble - mental health worker

Ministry of Justice Wellington Regional justice liaison nurse Menetta Te Aonui, 53.

Teens are causing increasingly serious crimes despite offender numbers dropping.

Kiwi hurt in lawnmower accident out of coma

Nikki Delaney, 31, is fighting for her life after a lawnmower exploded in her face in Rarotonga.

A teacher injured in a lawnmower accident in Rarotonga will be moved out of intensive care today and assessed for surgery.

Basin Reserve fire causes car chaos video

Flames move along the grass bank at the Basin Reserve.

Firefighters battle grass fire at Wellington's historic cricket ground, the Basin Reserve.

Gang uses drug tests to come clean

3D's Sam Hayes speaks to a  Wellington Black Power gang member about their decision to go methamphetamine free.

A group from Black Power is requiring members to pass a drug test or face being kicked out.

Woman dies in horse riding accident

One woman is dead after a horse riding accident in Levin.

A woman who died after falling from her horse has been named.

Tongan fans in full voice for last pool game video

The mood at the Thirsty Whale in Mt Albert was one of celebration.

Tonga's underdog status going into their match against the All Blacks wasn't going to keep their fans in bed.

Wellington hosts Maori economic 'movers and shakers'

Federation Of Maori Affairs chairwoman Traci Houpapa (left) and Liz Mellish, chairwoman of the Palmerston North Maori Reserve Trust, a "sister" of The Wellington Tenths Trust, at the opening of the FOMA conference in Wellington.

Conference will discuss opportunities to diversify into new types of investment.

Final five flags in the flesh

Real-life versions of the five alternative flags will begin to pop up around the country from now onwards.

Wellington's Civic Square will host the five alternative flag designs from Monday.

View-blocking fence heading to court

Roseneath resident Peter Aitchison doesn't have much to look at, other than timber, from the living room of his Maida Vale Rd home.

Wellington man who built a fence blocking his neighbour's million dollar views says he’s standing up for everyone’s privacy.

From teacher to top cop

Inspector Sarah Stewart is Manawatu's first female area commander.

Inspector Sarah Stewart taught in Gisborne before following her dad into the police.

Flashback: Massacre on the West Coast

Stan Graham with one of his game birds. From the book Bad Blood by H A Willis.

Something snapped in Stan Graham's mind and seven victims would soon be slain.

Arrest after crane climb attempt

A man descends the floating crane 'Hikitia, which is tied up alongside Taranaki Wharf, after police caught him scaling it on Thursday. A man died after plunging to his death leaping from the 45-metre-high crane in March this year.

Police catch man trying to climb the same crane Jamie Gibbon died jumping from in March.

Council removes Shelly Bay red tape

The hills overlooking Wellington's Shelly Bay have been designated a special housing area by Wellington City Council, opening the door for new development.

Much of the red tape standing in the way of a San Francisco-style makeover of Shelly Bay has been removed.

Do you know this family?

Do you recognise this family? They lost their camera at Wellington Airport.

Wellington police try to return a camera lost at the airport to its rightful owners.

Amnesty on jailed Kiwi's case

Amnesty International says Philip Blackwood, a New Zealander jailed in Myanmar, is  a prisoner of conscience.

Amnesty International says New Zealander Philip Blackwood is a prisoner of conscience in Myanmar.

Demerit point suspensions invalid

Lawyer Douglas Ewen said people should get legal advice if they wanted to challenge a demerit points suspension.

A judge throws out two demerit points driving suspensions, potentially affecting thousands of others.

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