Wellington

Dash for cones as fire burns video

Fire investigators at the scene of the house fire on Sunday.

As a massive fire engulfed the Wellington house, fire crews had to rush back to their trucks to stop people getting into them.

Safer lunches together video

Police recruit Bradley Parkes loves the food he gets served up.

CuriousCity: eight kitchen staff feed up to 450 diners three times at day at the Royal Police College.

Stabbing victim stable video

A man remains in intensive care after being stabbed six times when a party turned into a street fight in Naenae on ...

The stabbing victim from a brawl in Naenae is now in a stable condition in ICU.

'Winston's salary should be docked'

Winston Peters: "This is electoral apartheid."

OPINION: A few men's egos got in the way of a hard-fought and momentous resolution to the Taranaki Treaty claim – the latest in a long, shameful history.

Saving Wellington from disaster

A devastating earthquake is one of the major threats to Wellington. But the capital now has the beginnings of a plan to ...

The capital has come up with a bold plan to soften the blow of a major earthquake and sea level rise.

Two-storey Basin design backing

Aerial view from west. Jo Coughlan has promised to bring the two-storey Basin Reserve proposal to the NZTA as an option ...

A two-storey design for the Basin Reserve gained support from mayoral candidate.

Top WCC pay packets revealed

Wellington City Council CEO Kevin Lavery is one of five council staff members earning more than $300,000.

Wellington City Council staff are "victims of their own success" with almost 200 employees taking home six-figure paychecks.

Counselling service allegedly targeted

A drug counselling service says it has been targeted by false investors twice in less than a year.

Counselling service on alert as false investors strike twice in less than a year.

Life Flight team back on air video

The Life Flight Trust Westpac helicopter on a training mission at Pencarrow Head Lighthouse in Wellington.

The Wellington Life Flight Trust help more than 100 people get urgent medical care every month.

'Secret' Wellington school ball

The Facebook post for 2016's unofficial Wellington College school ball.

Students told their ball was cancelled only two days out promised refunds if they can't make it to "secret" location.

Candidate's fliers found in rubbish

Wellington City Council eastern ward candidate Chris Calvi-Freeman, and Wellington mayoral candidate Helene Ritchie ...

An eastern ward council candidate is furious after finding his fliers in a recycling bin.

Your Wellington election guide

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Voting paper for the 2016 Local Elections, Nelson City Council ...

Haven't filled in your voting papers yet? Here's a few things you should know before you do.

Hip replacements under microscope

Bernadette Rae, a former yoga teacher who had a DePuy implant, has had repeated operations in the hope of improving her ...

Legal claim over faulty hip replacement devices progresses haltingly.

Remand blunder: 500 affected

The Supreme Court has agreed a prisoner was jailed too long.

Corrections admits 500 inmates may be affected by a landmark ruling on when prisoners should be released.

Hospitals' foreign-object horrors

One patient reported to Capital & Coast District Health Board to have a paua shell removed from their body.

Screws, bottles, fresh produce, a chicken bone and even a paua shell - all things found in places they shouldn't be.

Cops hit city-wide crime ring

Detective Sergeant Steve Wescott with some of the seized goods.

Methampetamine, cannabis plants and ornamental eagle recovered in Wellington-wide searches.

Kiwi film-maker fighting cancer video

Wellington film-maker Costa Botes, left, made Act of Kindness with Sven Pannell,

Wellington documentary maker Costa Botes has told friends on Facebook he is one week into chemotherapy.

Helen Kelly in hospice

Helen Kelly, former president of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions, is optimistic a revolutionary Cuban lung ...

Helen Kelly keeps on fighting from her hospice bed.

Island plan looks a winner

New technologies might immerse tourists in the history of Matiu/Somes Island - without the need to muck around with the ...

OPINION: Bringing the "Peter Jackson experience" to Matiu/Somes Island could be a brilliant idea, if it's done carefully.

Rack on: Bike racks on Wellington buses

Ben Jack has a go putting a bike on a bus while Melanie Thornton - Manager of Sustainable Transport  for GWRC watches on.

Cycle to work, ride home as bike racks arrive in Wellington.

No Fuku' fission in ya fish

Workers wearing radiation protective gear rest on a road at TEPCO's tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power ...

An NZ study of seafood after a Japanese nuclear disaster has found there's radiation in what we eat - but not from that meltdown.

Bail for man wanted by China

Justice Minister Amy Adams has agreed to extradite a Korean-born New Zealand resident to face allegations he killed a ...

A New Zealand resident suspected of killing a woman in China to be freed on bail, despite the Government agreeing to extradite him.

NZ's democracy triumph

Suffrage leader Kate Sheppard.

New Zealand women won the historic right to vote but would they use it?

A concierge for commuters

A concept drawing of how Wellington's central city bus interchange could look after it receives a makeover from Greater ...

Wellington's main bus and train station is getting a spruce up, which could include five-star service.

Capital's first long-haul flight lands video

The Singapore Airlines flight was greeted with a powhiri.

Singapore Airline's first long-haul service to Wellington was greeted with a powhiri.

Trust won't buy railway station

The Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust will not be buying Wellington railway station.

Trust elects not to exercise right of first refusal over Wellington landmark.

Exploiting store in liquidation

Sun 2 Moon in Johnsonville was put into liquidation on Monday.

Wellington grocery store recently ordered to pay $53,000 for worker exploitation will be liquidated.

Architecture that's awesome

The planned Film Museum and Conference Centre, to cost $150 million.

Opinion: Wellington is alive with building activity. What part does architecture play in the city's vision?

Mum would not stop overdosing

The woman suffered from depression and borderline personality disorder, Coroner Tom Scott's report said.

Concerns about response when woman showed determination to keep overdosing, coroner rules.

Witchdoctors travelled widely

Well-travelled witchdoctors snuck past gatekeepers to set up shop in NZ.

Immigration Minister says more resources allocated to busy Mumbai office, as quack doctors exposed.

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