Wellington

'No change, no bus ride'

A Go Wellington bus

Two commuters were allegedly ordered off bus to get change - only for driver to leave.

Wellington business attraction campaign across the ditch

The 'Wellington Adds Up' campaign aims to attract expanding Australian start-ups and businesses to move to Wellington.

Wellington economic agencies are continuing to knock on Australia's door for business.

Wellingtonians have their say online

18062014 News Photo. CAMERON BURNELL/FAIRFAX NZ. Wellington City Council. Full Council Meeting. WCDC. Council Chambers.

A record number of residents have given their feedback on the city's long-term plan ahead of public hearings.

Instant tests for drink-drivers video

Constable Krista Kite demonstrates one of the new police breathalysers which performs three tests in one - cutting out the trip to the police station.

New breathalysers cut out need for long trips to nearest police station.

Gallipoli diorama unveiled today video

Sir Peter Jackson opens a new display in The Great War Exhibition.

A ten-metre miniature replica of the Battle of Chunuk Bair has been unveiled to the public.

Watkins trial date set

Trial date set for Adam Watkins murder charge.

A date has been set to hear the case against the woman accused of killing Adam Watkins.

Royal baby saluted video

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.

Wellingtonians living under a rock would have been woken up to royal baby news by a loud 21-gun salute.

Mei Fan trial delayed

Mei Fan on her birthday just days before she was found dead in her Wellington home.

The trial over Mei Fan's 2013 death in Miramar has been delayed, probably until 2016.

Man's body found by luck

Graham Hutcheon was found dead in Wellington Harbour in June 2014. He had been a passenger on Interislander ferry Kaitaki.

Interislander ferry crew failed to raise questions over why 69 people got on, but only 68 got off.

Kiwi off to save death row inmates

Otago University law graduate Andrew Row will travel to Texas in January to do voluntary work on death row cases.

Kiwi law graduate Andrew Row is off to Texas to volunteer his services for prisoners on death row.

Grace for UFB critics

Bea Cardno is 76 and legally blind, but has to pay extra for ultrafast broadband in her new council flat.

Slingshot offers a financial reprieve to council flat residents who don't want UFB.

New TV series for Weta Workshop

Game of Thrones actor Iain Glen will star in a new trans-Tasman TV series that Weta Workshop is helping to create.

Weta Workshop has joined production of Cleverman, a new cross-Tasman TV drama that stars Game of Thrones actor Iain Glen.

Wellington eatery's vitriolic rant video

1605 2014 Photo: ROSS GIBLIN/FAIRFAX NZ 
Mike Duffy with his old caravan and ambulance set up in Cuba St to serve Ekim Burgers.

The customer sent a polite private message, they responded with a public and expletive-filled missive.

Journalist's killer seeks to change plea

Michael Umanui Werahiko, who pleaded guilty to the murder of journalist Derek Round, is now seeking to change his plea.

The man who admitted murdering Derek Round in Whanganui says he had bad legal advice.

Arrests after broken bottle threat

Two people have been arrested after a Singaporean family were robbed in Levin.

Pair charged after Singaporean tourists robbed in Levin supermarket car park.

Shelter hours limited

Wellington Night Shelter.

Wellington City Council increases its annual grant to the Night Shelter, but not as much as was hoped.

From bedroom to moat video

Brittany Ormrod takes refuge on her flatmate's bed during Tuesday's floods.

A deluge of water flooded down Aro St, Wellington, flooding a low-lying flat and almost swamping a bed.

Container cafe gets people talking

Baristas Georgia Hudson and Kirk Hodgson say Stories Coffee has intrigued pedestrians in lower Cuba St.

Wellington's first container cafe is serving up jobs for young baristas.

Home detention for changing evidence

Kelly Kirk has been sentenced to home detention and community work for interferring with evidence in a fatal shooting.

A Hutt Valley woman was sentenced to home detention while her daughter faces murder charge.

Doctor till death

Margaret Cruikshank graduates from Otago Medical School, circa 1897.

Margaret Cruickshank was New Zealand's first female doctor. She would also milk the cows and feed the baby

Teeth-pulling trial continues

Philip Lyle Hansen appears in Wellington District Court.

Alleged teeth-puller Philip Hansen told woman he was trained in dentistry, a court hears.

Prison stabbing self defence claim

The Court of Appeal reserved its decision on prison stabber Dean Michael Vincent's case.

Dean Michael Vincent thought having a ball kicked at him in a prison yard was the start of something bigger and so made a pre-emptive strike.

Young footballer takes on big guns video

Seven-year-old Grayson Lunman and former NZ and Pheonix goalkeeper Mark Paston play the keepy uppy challenge at Te Papa to mark 30 days until the first match kicks off for the FIFA U20 World Cup.

He is just seven but Grayson Lunman can give even an All White a run for his money.

School pools under threat

Newtown School principal Mark Brown has joined with Alan Chambers, Lyall Bay Surf Club coach Walter Maxwell and Southern Ward councillor Paul Eagle to see pools like Rongotai Colleges restored.

Five Wellington school pools face eventual closure as the fund which kept them running dries up.

Hillary, Tenzing's sons united

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay  after becoming the first to climb Mt Everest in 1953.

Chance brings Peter Hillary and Jamling Tenzing Norgay to the same tiny village to seek shelter.

Second woman tells of tooth-pulling

Philip Hansen was accused by a second woman of pulling out her teeth with a pair of pliers.

She could hear her teeth cracking as accused Philip Hansen yanked them out, she tells court.

Crisis mode in Wellington floods video

A woman undergoes a double eyelid surgery at a hospital in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province August 26, 2011. The double eyelid surgery, a kind of cosmetic surgery which aims to add a crease to the eyelids, can make the eyes appear larger. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

Doctors worked under torch light after floods hit Wellington, cutting power and swamping homes and businesses.

Fluoridation appeal adjourned

The Court of Appeal has postponed hearing a fluoridation case.

Anti-fluoridation campaigners are likely to have their legal complaints bundled up for hearing in a single appeal, if necessary.

Peter Jackson's grief for Lesnie

Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie holds the Oscar after winning Best Cinematography at the 74th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, March 24, 2002.

"Andrew was an irreplaceable part of my family ... he only ever served what he believed in."

Flooding woes far from over gallery video

Mud covers Wright St in Wellington's Mt Cook.

Heavy downpours overwhelm some homes and infrastructure in the capital.

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