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Wellington's housing crisis plan video

An architect drawing of the proposed replacement of Arlington Apartments in Mt Cook.

Wellington City Council reveals plan to build 750 homes to avoid an Auckland-style housing crisis.

Beauden Barrett on bench

Manawatu's Otere Black gets the nod at first five-eighth for the Hurricanes.

Star All Blacks Dane Coles and Beauden Barrett are held back by Hurricanes.

Capital rowers clean up

Men's novice 8's final, in which there were athletes from Wellington, Star BC and Petone in the boats.

Despite a challenging season Wellington rowers proved their worth at the national championships in Twizel.

'Chop shop' pair appeal

Toyotas were also seen as reliable for a chop shop.

Consistency was a byword in the thievery, judge says.

'A certain class of person'

Ad from 1952 Kapi Mana Porirua

Smoking on the train, beer bottles and guns were the crime headlines in 1950 Porirua.

Taika's top honour video

Film maker Taika Waititi has been named the New Zealander of the Year.

The director, actor and comic represents the best we can be: "Creative, courageous, audacious, subversive and downright funny."

Trapped man rescued from truck

Emergency services have freed a man trapped in a truck on which power lines had fallen on.

Emergency services have rescued a person trapped in a truck with downed power lines on top in Hutt Valley.

'WTF springs to mind'

The month-long WTF! Women's Theatre Festival aims to celebrate women in the industry.

Women are still under-represented in theatre, so this month at Circa is all about celebrating them.

Water quality fears

One of the two Macaskill Lakes used to store back-up water for the region.

Councillors approve over $3 million to install new filters in Wellington's storage lakes after new algae detected.

Raroa School gets $1.1m

Raroa Normal Intermediate School, in the northern Wellington suburb of Johnsonville, will get $1.1m from the Government ...

Taxpayer funding will see two new classrooms built at northern Wellington school.

CentrePort looking beyond recovery

Councillors have aired frustration towards directors of CentrePort for their lack of transparency and engagement with ...

Councillors seek clarity and air frustration toward CentrePort as it considers its long term future.

Tragic diving decision

Wellington personal trainer Willie Collins, the cousin of late All Black Jerry Collins, drowned while diving for ...

Coroner says a Wellington man should not have been allowed to ascend to the surface unaccompanied.

Council tight-lipped on Tawa forest

Community environmental volunteer group, Friends of Tawa Bush Reserves has asked Wellington City Council to make a bid ...

Wellington City Council debates potential purchase of million-dollar forest behind closed doors.

Kerr gets the call up

Tawa College student Amelia Kerr has been called into the New Zealand White Ferns Twenty20 International squad in Australia.

Teenage legspinner Amelia Kerr has joined the White Ferns side in Australia for her first overseas tour.

Free curtains from March

The Curtain Bank team are "taking a big deep breath now as the season kicks off," says Healthy Homes Manager Miranda ...

Summer may finally be here, but the Wellington Curtain Bank is already getting ready for the cooler months.

Jailed fraudster's destructive streak

Joanne Harrison during her sentencing at Manukau District Court on Tuesday.

Ministry of Transport fraudster Joanne Harrison "a complete piece of work" relative says.

Pasifika Film Fest sails to capital

The Pasifika Film Fesitval aims to showcase and inspire Pasifika stories and narratives through film, with the hope of ...

The sounds and stories of the Pacific are coming to you.

Homes evacuated over grenade

Police cordoned off part of Victory Ave in Karori after an old grenade was spotted in a gutter at about 5.20pm on ...

Houses in Wellington were cleared after the discovery of an old grenade in a gutter.

Cheaper student fares on horizon

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Wellington's mayor says room could be found in the budget to subsidise public transport for students.

Did firms pocket quake cash?

The money is there for employees out of work from the November quake but not all are getting it.

Over 1300 businesses applied for a quake subsidy to pay staff, but at least one worker is yet to see any of it.

Record new consents for Capital

Wellington City Council is progressing towards achieving its annual 1500 target for new building consents, with 1204 new ...

Wellington Mayor says rash of new residential building consents for the capital will ease affordability.

Biter's discharges challenged

Satinder Singh says his immigration status is at risk if he is convicted of nose-biting.

Crown says Blenheim man should have been convicted for biting another man's nose.

Masterton District Council set for trading vote

Bear Flag Books owner Mark Rogers believes Easter trading rules in Masterton should stay the way they are "not because ...

It's nearly D-Day for a decision on Easter Sunday trading in Masterton.

More wardens, fewer tickets gallery

A Taranaki St driver was nabbed after not paying for parking for an hour.

If you think you are seeing more parking wardens in Wellington, your eyes are not deceiving you.

Lives on hold to save whales

Marine mammal medics, from left: Cameron Sang, Natalia Parra-Sierra and Britta Hollmann head out to provide first aid to ...

When hundreds of whales stranded at Farewell Spit, Cameron Sang and Britta Hollmann dropped everything.

Man injured in scooter crash

People tend to a man after he was injured in a scooter crash in Brooklyn, Wellington.

Members of the public rush to help man injured in Brooklyn, Wellington.

Saving a million-dollar forest

Community environmental volunteer group, Friends of Tawa Bush Reserves, is campaigning for Wellington City Council to ...

Wellington ratepayers are considering buying a million-dollar forest to save it from the clutch of developers.

Break down delays commuters

A technical fault on the Capital Connection has resulted in all Metlink Kapiti services being held up.

The broken down Capital Connection train held up all services on Wellington's Kapiti line. .

More Miramar parking woes

Rental cars from Go Rental in Strathmore, are parked on Broadway.

As one Miramar parking debacle starts getting sorted another rumbles on.

Delays after SH1 crash

A crash on State Highway 1 is causing delays near Ngauranga Gorge in Wellington.

Two-car crash cleared, but causing delays in peak hour for northbound lane at Ngauranga Gorge, north of Wellington.

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