Wayward dart hits innocent monkey

A Wellington Zoo spider monkey has been hit by a wayward tranquilliser dart.

Winnie the Wellington Zoo spider monkey was minding her own business ... then, thwack.

Runway extension: How it will work gallery video

Wellington Airport Runway Extension.

Read what the independent experts had to say about Wellington Airport's runway extension.

Protest hailed as success video

Police attempt to talk down Greenpeace protesters who scaled NIWA ship
Tangaroa in Wellington.

A court date has been set for Wellington Greenpeace protesters who stormed a NIWA research vessel.

Big gains from runway gallery video

Experts say Wellington Airport's runway extension could pump $2b into the national economy

Cheaper flights and revenue boost tipped if Wellington Airport extends runway as planned.

Ship protest over video

The three Greenpeace protesters on the gantry of the Tangaroa research ship in Wellington Harbour.

Three Greenpeace protesters have climbed down from their perch on the Tangaroa research ship.

Case for longer runway builds

An impression of what Wellington Airport's runway extension might look like.

OPINION: Wellington should not submit to miserliness and give up on a proper runway too soon.

Wind sculpture broken

The Akau Tangi sculpture on Cobham Dr in Evans Bay will be taken down for repairs in the coming weeks.

The cone sculpture in Cobham Dr that moves with the wind will be removed for repairs after two cones fell off.

David Jones plans for new store

David Jones head of property Cristie Gordon travelled from Sydney to update the Property Institute about plans for its new store.

Wellingtonians' "appetite" for luxury goods and big spending habits attracted David Jones to the capital.

Mei Fan guilty verdict video

Mei Fan at her birthday celebrations on November 4, 2013. Her body was found just six days later.

Mei Fan was one of two Wellington women who died weeks apart after seeking help.

Delays on Wairarapa line

Commuters on the Wairarapa train line faced delays on Tuesday.

Wairarapa commuters are delayed for more than an hour on Tuesday.

Fans pitch in to save life

Elton John performing in Wellington.

An Elton John fan who had a heart attack at the star's concert is alive, thanks to quick-thinking onlookers.

Slices of happiness rewarded

Nicole Murray, left, and Marie Fitzpatrick have won a Kiwibank Local Hero award for setting up a baking charity that delivers homemade goods to people in need.

Two Wellingtonians have won a Local Hero award for delivering home baking to people going through a rough time.

Girl scaled barrier to pat cheetah

A schoolgirl managed to pat a cheetah through a mesh fence at Wellington Zoo.

A 12-year-old ignored "you will get bitten" signs at Wellington Zoo.

Defence protesters in court

Police arresting a protester at a defence industry forum in Wellington.

Protesters who targeted the Defence Industry Association forum in Wellington are expected to plead not guilty.

Beached boardroom meeting

Climate change campaigners battle wind and waves to take part in a soggy 'boardroom meeting' at Wellington's Oriental Bay.

This is one way to do business on a sunny Wellington day.

I'm still sitting: Elton dance gripe

Elton John encouraged fans to get on their feet.

Some who tried to dance on Saturday night say they were heckled and jeered.

Artwork irreparable after 'malicious' attack video

Artist Chris Bennewith amongst the tattered 'Remembrance' sculpture installation.

Creator devastated after vandals destroy Gallipoli-inspired art installation in Wellington.

Elton fans spend up large

Elton John fans soak up the atmosphere at his Wellington concert in Westpac Stadium on Saturday. Before the show, many fans enjoyed a bit of shopping, which pleased retailers.

Christmas came early for Wellington retailers on Saturday as thousands of Elton John fans spent up a storm.

S&P rates Wellington's credit highly

Deputy mayor Justin Lester says council's AA long-term credit rating should give businesses and Wellingtonians high confidence that the capital.

Ratings agency says it rates capital's standalone credit profile is stronger than the Crown's

Capital looks to widen smoking ban

James Mullins is fine with vaping in Wellington's Botanic Gardens but thinks smokers should be courteous and light up on the footpath outside.

The people of Wellington have spoken, and they want to be smoke-free.

Stock car driver hit by theft

Kyle Lane wins National stockcar champion in 2011. This weekend, Lane's stockcar gear and parts were stolen.

Thieves using wheelbarrows have ruined the beginning of a stock car driver's season.

Crash causes traffic problems

A crash near the Terrace off ramp is slowing down traffic.

Traffic congestion is reportedly easing after a crash.

Capital's crackdown on cats

Betty the cat, found in Wellington with only front legs working. Rehab/physio got one rear leg working, other one will be amputated in Wellington on May 8, 2014. Supplied by Wellington SPCA

Wellington considers a cat curfew, microchipping, and limiting the number of felines per household.

Walkers put foot down on sharing video

Kiwis who like to get about on foot are fed up with having to share their footpaths with cyclists.

Capital could regret forcing cyclists and pedestrians to share the footpath, a transport expert says.

Power lines down over truck

Police are at the scene of downed power lines in Wainuiomata.

Driver stays in cab after downed power lines fall on truck.

Footpath wars: cyclists vs walkers

Kiwis who like to get about on foot are fed up with having to share their footpaths with cyclists.

Pedestrians are fed up with having to share their footpaths with cyclists.

Tourist pays for wrong-lane crash

A promotional video commissioned by Tourism New Zealand attracted controversy because it showed a campervan driving on the wrong side of the road.

Spaniard was confused after being directed into wrong lane at roadworks.

More streets get 30kmh limit

Five more Wellington suburban centres will have the speed limits reduced to 30kmh from February, bringing the total at the lower speed to 17.

Wellington motorists will be slowing down in most suburban centres, and more limits are likely.

Sentence failure leads to jail

Kelly Kirk has been jailed for failing to carry out the community sentences she was given earlier this year.

Kelly Kirk failed on home detention so she was sentenced to jail instead.

Where the seas will claim

Houses in Days Bay received a taste of the damage brought by sea level rise in a June 2013 storm.

New maps highlight low-lying areas of Wellington likely to be affected by the rising tides.

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