Wellington

Teen driver still critical

Police blocked entry to Middleton Rd at the Takapu Rd roundabout in Tawa after a serious crash on Friday.

Driver remains in ICU after smashing through train-track barrier near Wellington.

All safe after fire at new Sofitel

Firefighters remained at the scene on Saturday morning.

Fire at luxury hotel contained to restaurant but guests evacuated as precaution.

Fire at Wellington hotel

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Guests have been evacuated from the Sofitel Hotel in Wellington's CBD because of fire.

Antarctic researcher's day to day

Lead ice core researcher Dr Nancy Bertler looks at some 2000-year-old ice in the newly opened Ice Core Research ...

Associate Professor Nancy Bertler explains why she loves working in a place colder than your freezer.

Murder on Bassett Rd

Detectives leave the house in Bassett Rd after the discovery of the two bodies in the front room in 1963.

The washing hung on the line outside. Inside, two bodies lay dead. The incident would become known as the machine-gun murders.

'A book is not a toy'

James McNeish had the face of a "Renaissance prince", one fellow scribe once suggested.

From dodging the mafia in Sicily, to living on a remote New Zealand peninsula, James McNeish's body of work matched his adventurous life.

Honouring Rita Angus

A mock up of what the Rita Angus mural could look like.

She's not on a bank note, but Rita Angus' portrait could soon be painted on a central Wellington wall.

DoC staff leave capital office video

Offices have been closed at Nokia House, on Manners St in central Wellington, 18 days after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

Conservation department moves staff out of celebrated Wellington CBD office while quake assessment is done.

Party in quake-prone building

Prime Property owner Eyal Aharoni in discussions with Mike Scott from Wellington City Council about his condemned ...

People living, and partying, in a yellow-stickered Wellington office block long after it was ruled prone.

Troubling case of William Campbell video

William Campbell was about 20 in this photo, taken Christman time on the West Coast's Punakaiki track. When he was 26 he ...

He planned to die, but was let outside alone anyway. Five years later, fragmented paperwork took the blame.

Women reap Xmas rewards

Kiwi men spend more, on average, on their partners' Christmas presents, according to a new survey.

Survey finds NZ men spend, on average, $41 more on their partners at Christmas.

Driver crashes through train barrier

Police cordon off the entrance to Middleton Rd, at the Takapu Rd roundabout, in Wellington after a car crashed through a ...

Public helps keep driver alive after car crashes through train barrier and down a bank in Wellington.

Lawyer wins disciplinary appeal

A couple's fight with a finance company ended up in a fight with their lawyer as well.

Papali'i Lagolago did her best with a very difficult client, High Court judge says.

BNZ closes Newtown branch

Newtown shopkeeper Nelish Vallabh is planning on changing banks following the closure.

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.

Spin doctor hired by mayor

Mike Munro, pictured here in 2005, was chief press secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office under Helen Clark’s ...

Helen Clark's former spin doctor is working for Wellington Mayor Justin Lester.

'Pull down your top, ma'am'

Makatea had two previous convictions for impersonating a police officer.

Pensioner said he was a cop and asked a woman to pull down her top. He ended up nicked himself.

New emergency base in Porirua

Porirua City Council has purchased a new building to house their Emergency Operations Centre.

The council has purchased a $1.5 million property to house its emergency operations site.

Giving students a career 'leg-up'

According to a 2016 MYOB survey, 44 per cent of employers don't think the tertiary education system gives students the ...

A new Wellington business is establishing itself on the principle of providing work experience to marketing students.

Replicating their grandmother's ink video

Julia Mage'au Gray using the traditional "hand poke" method to tattoo Gem Wilder at Pataka Museum, Porirua.

The ancient art of Melanesian female tatu is being revitalised by women paying homage to the ink their grandmothers had.

Court building sound but soggy

High Court hearings have been shifted to other court buildings nearby.

Wellington's High Court building has water and other damage.

Council doing a 'rubbish' job

Rubbish lying in bush near Aotea Lagoon, Porirua.

The Porirua City Council needs to be doing more to solve the city's litter problems, residents say.

Tickets to say thanks

Singer Keith Urban has offered the free tickets for all those who worked to help others following the Kaikoura quake.

Country music star Keith Urban thanks Kaikoura earthquake recovery staff with free tickets to his show.

'Hers was a very disturbed mind'

Heidi Pryor was murdered at a house in the Wellington suburb of Strathmore in May.

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.

Tour homes for Christmas inspiration

The table features many festive rabbits.

Ten Christmas Tables for Te Omanga showcases local homes for a good cause.

Demolition reveals more tenants

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The demolition of 61 Molesworth Street building. The interior of an illegal ...

Destruction of 61 Molesworth St shows more people living in supposedly vacant office block.

Traffic chaos after sulphur blaze

Firefighters are at a 100-tonne sulphur fire in Hawke's Bay.

Two firefighters treated after a blaze in a shed storing 800 tonnes of sulphur, but residents are allowed home.

$1 Welly Christmas bus fares

Metlink has announced reduced bus fares in the lead-up to Christmas.

Metlink spreads the Christmas spirit by announcing heavily discounted holiday season fares.

Ex-con worked for Corrections too

Rimutaka Prison in Upper Hutt, where the Serco employee was asked to leave a course.

Review into hiring practices at public and private prisons.

Army and Mongrel Mob collide

A New Zealand Defence Force Light Operational Vehicle was involved in a crash with members of the Mongrel Mob in October.

Army truck carrying live ammo was involved in crash with a Mob car, NZDF confirms.

House prices rocket up in Porirua

Plimmerton's real estate is among the priciest in Porirua.

Once a cheaper alternative to Wellington, average house prices in Porirua are steadily increasing.

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