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Jetstar to fly Wellington-Dunedin

Jetstar will fly between Wellington and Dunedin from October.

Jetstar will launch the service in October, and will have more seats on offer for trans-Tasman flights this summer.

NZ couple touched by kindness

A memory card with 1500 holiday snaps of this couple was found in Wells, England on 21 July. With the help of Stuff readers, the couple has since been identified as Kate and Blu Lang, of Porirua.

Couple on mystery camera memory card grateful to be found.

The world of a foreign correspondent

David Barber: "The Mururoa nuclear bomb testing trip was the highlight of my life because that was the world's first government ban the bomb protest."

Former foreign correspondent David Barber talks about working in 50 countries, the prime minister who tried to destroy his career and having the right to die.

What's on in Wellington

William Kircher stars in The Hound of the Baskervilles at Circa Theatre.

Music, comedy, art and sports. Here's what's on this week.

From an army base to Wellywood

Burnham St as it is in 2015, from the Dorset Cove housing development. The Fort Dorset park in the middle of the photo is now part of Seatoun School.

Burnham St's varied history includes an army base, a film set and a housing development.

Cabbie bowled over ombudsman

Dame Beverley Wakem was injured when a taxi reversed and knocked her down.

Beverley Wakem is "gobsmacked" that driver who broke her leg has been discharged without conviction.

Pizza fingers guitar thief

Nairn said he remembers clearly when he first saw the instrument. It was "love at first sight".

Thief gets a supreme surprise when pizza order leads police to his home.

Basin flyover 2.0 on the cards?

How the proposed Basin Reserve flyover would look from the median between Kent and Cambridge terraces in central Wellington.

A redesigned and repackaged Basin Reserve flyover could still get the green light, opponents say.

Arahura's final Strait crossing video

He was on its maiden voyage in 1983 and Ron Baulch, of Upper Hutt, made sure he was a passenger on the final return crossing of the interislander ferry Arahura on Wednesday.

The retired Arahura ferry made its final Cook Strait passenger crossing on Wednesday.

Maori language week protests

Maori language champions march on Mercer and Willis streets in Wellington during Maori Language Week in August 1980.

Like the kiwi and kokako, the Maori language was a rare bird at risk of extinction in 1980.

Toddlers with rotten teeth

A 3-year-old had 11 teeth extracted after being given Coke in a sipper bottle throughout the day.

Children still in nappies are having their rotten teeth pulled out - and sugar is being blamed.

Good news at last for refugee family

Falma Atakure, left, and Ylak Tlahun will be moving with their children Natnael and Tensae Ayele from their damp Strathmore house to a new home in Kilbirnie, Wellington.

Ylak Tliahun cried when he saw his new house after a long battle with Housing New Zealand.

Found: Couple who lost photos

They were lost but now they're found. They may have lost 1500 holiday snaps in England ... but a British 'sleuth' can now return the priceless memories to Kate and Blu Lang.

It took only 20 minutes to identify 'mystery' Kiwis on holiday in Britain.

$400,000 waterfront changing shed?

Thrill-seekers taking the plunge from Wellington's waterfront jump platform  could get a place to change out of their wet togs.

People who leap from the jump platform could get a place to change out of their togs.

Found: The happy snaps couple

Do you know this couple? They may have lost 1500 holiday snaps ... but a British 'sleuth' is hoping to return the priceless memories.

We asked, do you know them? Within minutes they'd been found.

Bottle attack on taxi video

Kiwi Cabs Taxi driver Peter Bui, who had two windows in his taxi smashed by a part-full bottle of vodka.

Group of men hurl bottle through cab window, then drop their pants and laugh.

Wellington's Bresolin dynasty begins with a pizza slice

Restaurateur Remiro Bresolin in 1999.

With a flourish of a chequered tablecloth, a flamboyant Italian made Wellington a foodie mecca.

Trapped by 'taxi rage'

Student Sonia Costin outside the Arlington Apartments, where her taxi driver pursued a pedestrian in a road-rage incident on Saturday night.

Wellington taxi passenger caught in the middle of a road-rage stoush between her driver and a pedestrian.

Bessie the life-changer video

Ella Bunny, 12, takes brother Henry, 9, and Henry's assistance dog Bessie for an after-school walk. Henry is autistic, and Bessie is trained to dig her heels in if Henry is in danger of running away or running on the road.

Life's a walk in the park for autistic 9-year-old now that Bessie is around.

Five-day ban for booze bust

Boxes of corn chips surround the alcohol display at Pak 'n Save Kilbirnie after it was banned from selling alcohol.

Alcohol ban at Kilbirnie Pak 'n Save after sales to 16-year-olds.

Car crime spikes in capital

Spate of suburban smash-and-grabs from vehicles during weekend.

Fix my leaky school, begs principal video

South Wellington Intermediate School principal Traci Liddall wants the Ministry of Education to finish fixing the roof of the school.

Work to repair a Wellington intermediate school's roof has been on hold all year.

NZTA 'hell-bent' on Basin flyover

A simulation of how the Basin Reserve flyover would look from Ellice St in central Wellington.

Basin Reserve flyover opponents attack NZTA's effort at coming up with other ideas.

Queen Victoria falls out of favour

Wellington's Queen Victoria statue at its original location in Post Office Square, pictured around 1906.

Queen Victoria might have ruled a great empire, but she left her Wellington subjects cold.

A life devoted to music and mystery

Ian Lyons, cellist and luthier.

Ian Lyons, cellist and luthier, saw life as he did his beloved stringed instruments - as a beautiful mystery.

Serious motorcycle accident in Horowhenua

21042015. News. Photo supplied / Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter.
The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Tararua Ranges late yesterday afternoon to assist NZ Police in the search and rescue of a 52 year old Wellington man.  
The man was unable to make his own way out of the ranges and was suffering from exhaustion when located by the NZ Police SAR Team.  The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was directed to Field Hut where the onboard Crewman was able to safely extract the man using the rescue hoist.
The mission was completed at last light and Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter Pilot and Base Manager, Chris Moody, was delighted by the performance of his new helicopter, 'The hoist mission was conducted with ease using the increased capabilities provided by the newly commissioned Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter.???

A teenager has life-threatening head injuries after falling off his motorbike.

New timetable for Johnsonville line

Services on TranzMetro's Johnsonville line were disrupted 58 times between April and July - mainly due to wet tracks.

KiwiRail rolls out new timetable for Johnsonville line in an effort to combat ongoing delay issues.

Couples kiss for freedom video

Johnsonville couple Matt and Becs Peel were among 100 people to recreate a famous victory day photo, 70 years after World War II ended.

Dozens of lovers pucker up in Wellington, to turn their French kisses American to recreate iconic photo.

Motorway begins its painful path

Wellington motorway under construction in November 1967, as viewed from old Hutt Road.

Years of planning, wrangling and unpopular decisions led to Wellington's urban motorway in the 1960s.

10 reasons why Welly should always be the capital

You can't beat Wellington on a good day. The capital's harbour at dusk, as seen from the top of the Piwakawaka track.

Happy 150th Birthday Wellington! Andrea Vance marks the occasion with ten reasons why the capital can never realistically shift back to Sydney, Russell or Auckland.

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