Driver remains in ICU after smashing through train-track barrier near Wellington.
Fire at luxury hotel contained to restaurant but guests evacuated as precaution.
Guests have been evacuated from the Sofitel Hotel in Wellington's CBD because of fire.
Associate Professor Nancy Bertler explains why she loves working in a place colder than your freezer.
The washing hung on the line outside. Inside, two bodies lay dead. The incident would become known as the machine-gun murders.
From dodging the mafia in Sicily, to living on a remote New Zealand peninsula, James McNeish's body of work matched his adventurous life.
She's not on a bank note, but Rita Angus' portrait could soon be painted on a central Wellington wall.
Conservation department moves staff out of celebrated Wellington CBD office while quake assessment is done.
People living, and partying, in a yellow-stickered Wellington office block long after it was ruled prone.
He planned to die, but was let outside alone anyway. Five years later, fragmented paperwork took the blame.
Survey finds NZ men spend, on average, $41 more on their partners at Christmas.
Public helps keep driver alive after car crashes through train barrier and down a bank in Wellington.
Papali'i Lagolago did her best with a very difficult client, High Court judge says.
The closure of BNZ's Newtown branch is causing a stir in the suburb with residents irked at the lack of information they received from the bank.
Helen Clark's former spin doctor is working for Wellington Mayor Justin Lester.
Pensioner said he was a cop and asked a woman to pull down her top. He ended up nicked himself.
The council has purchased a $1.5 million property to house its emergency operations site.
A new Wellington business is establishing itself on the principle of providing work experience to marketing students.
The ancient art of Melanesian female tatu is being revitalised by women paying homage to the ink their grandmothers had.
Wellington's High Court building has water and other damage.
The Porirua City Council needs to be doing more to solve the city's litter problems, residents say.
Country music star Keith Urban thanks Kaikoura earthquake recovery staff with free tickets to his show.
Heidi Pryor's friend stabbed her multiple times with a large knife, severing vital arteries. The woman also believed she was communicating with an angel at the time.
Ten Christmas Tables for Te Omanga showcases local homes for a good cause.
Destruction of 61 Molesworth St shows more people living in supposedly vacant office block.
Two firefighters treated after a blaze in a shed storing 800 tonnes of sulphur, but residents are allowed home.
Metlink spreads the Christmas spirit by announcing heavily discounted holiday season fares.
Review into hiring practices at public and private prisons.
Army truck carrying live ammo was involved in crash with a Mob car, NZDF confirms.
Once a cheaper alternative to Wellington, average house prices in Porirua are steadily increasing.