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Car upside down on railway tracks video

Car ends up on railway tracks after veering off road

A driver veered off the road, ploughed through a fence and flipped, disrupting late-night trains.

'Toxic' New Zealand's expensive bill

Contaminated Te Mome Stream - or Dead Man's Arm to locals - has priority status for a clean-up.

One-by-one New Zealand's toxic sites are being cleaned up but a pool of 60 awaits.

Car takes a spin in Wellington Harbour video

The amphibious Aquada that carried British entrepreneur Richard Branson across the English Channel in 2004 tackles ...

Amphibious vehicle just one of many on display at the MTA car show.

Woman hit by car dies

Churchill Dr, Crofton Downs, was closed for a while after the collision on Saturday morning.

The pedestrian in her mid-twenties was hit by a car in Makauri, Gisborne.

Fearless fighter for human rights

The Very Rev John Murray. B: November 5 1929, D February 17 2017.

The Very Rev John Murray worked to bring his church into the present, and dedicated his life to campaigning for what he believed in.

A shade for every face

Once the shade is perfect, the formula is poured into the lipstick mold and left to set for about 15 minutes.

Custom cosmetics are a big deal in New York, and now they're available in Lower Hutt.

Hutt school swindler paroled

The Parole Board believes Donald Hancox does not pose an undue risk to the community and he will be released next month. ...

Donald Hancox admits his actions were illegal, and is freed after 10 months in jail.

Congestion eases on SH1

Traffic heading north on the way into Paekakariki on Friday night.

Traffic is flowing freely again after long northbound delays on the Kapiti Coast.

Fake NZ hospital used in scam

A Google listing for the fictitious St Vincent Ranui Hospital, supposedly in the Wellington suburb of Karori.

Foreign doctors were lured by big salaries at a Wellington hospital - but "St Vincent Ranui" doesn't exist.

Pokies accused 'collateral damage'

The Department of Internal Affairs said Mike O'Brien was "unsuitable" to be involved in the pokie gambling business.

Inquiry into who was behind pokie machine operations was flawed, says lawyer.

Arson target jailed for drug crimes

Darren McKinley has been jailed for four years and eight months for his part in a gang-backed drug ring.

He was targeted in a Wellington storage facility fire jailed for his part in a drug ring - now he's been jailed.

Hotel closure hits wedding plans

The Amora Hotel in Wakefield St is to close for major renovation work.

Couple had venue booked, and invitations sent, when Amora announced closure.

Survival kits a 'recipe for disaster' video

Emergency survival kit contents.

Consumer NZ finds many pre-made survival kits, designed to save lives, lack key items or have poor-quality gear.

'The family might harass me'

The backyard of Corrinne Oliver's home in Mauriceville after it caught fire on Thursday. The house became engulfed in ...

Woman who allegedly set fire to home of family who took her in now fears retribution.

Amazing racing around Oregon

As part of an Amazing Race-style challenge, dozens of people in the travel industry spent 10 days exploring Oregon and ...

The photography skills of a Wellington travel consultant helped a Kiwi team win an Amazing Race-style challenge.

Shelly Bay revamp to start in 2018 video

An artist's impression of what the revamped Shelly Bay could look like.

Face-lift for dilapidated Wellington bay could leave ratepayers $1.5m better off each year.

Look Who's Talking: Ella Ruth Clifford

Ella-Ruth Clifford, 10, during her visit to the Porirua mayor's office.

This Porirua 10-year-old has big plans for the future.

Sneak peek at Transmission Gully video

The 27-kilometre, four-lane motorway will run inland between Wellington northern suburbs and Paekakariki on the Kapiti ...

After two million man hours, the motorway north of Wellington still isn't halfway built.

Comedy for a cause

All money from SpinningTop's Good Guys comedy show goes directly to projects on the Burma-Thai border.

Your laughter can build a school for displaced migrant children in Myanmar at charity comedy gala.

Sevens decision still pending video

No decision yet on whether Wellington's Westpac Stadium will be given another try at hosting the annual Sevens tournament.

Could a meeting in Tokyo next month say sayonara to Wellington's hosting rights?

Pokie gambling deceit 'unproved'

Mike O'Brien pleaded not guilty to five charges.

Crown's claims of deception fall at several hurdles, says defence lawyer.

Bar guilty over smoking area

The George, in Willis St, has been fined again for allowing people to smoke in the grated foyer at the front of the bar.

The George convicted again over its "substantially enclosed" smoking area.

Catholics honoured - 67 years late

When plans for the board were first drawn up in 1950, the St Alban's vicar scuppered the project because it would have ...

Anglican church axed plans for WWII memorial, because it would have named Catholics.

Police injuries going down

Frontline police officers reported 1765 injuries sustained on the job in 2016.

Burns, puncture wounds, being spat on - better work stories?

'Probable' Wellington Zika case

An Aedes aegypti mosquito that can transmit the Zika virus.

Resident had "all the clinical features of Zika" after trip to Tonga last year.

Anzac Day protests: fair or foul? video

Soldiers stand guard during the Anzac Day National Commemoration Service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

Anzac Day or the right to protest - is one any more sacred than the other?

Pokie scheme 'netted $1m a year'

Michael Joseph O'Brien was allegedly at the centre of a pokie machine grants scam.

Crown alleges true control was concealed to deceive gambling authorities.

Shelly Bay: have your say

Wellington City Council wants public feedback on its plans to sell council land at Shelly Bay.

Ratepayers are being asked for their views on the proposed sale of council land.

Van stolen twice in four days

26042017 News. CAMERON BURNELL/FAIRFAX NZ Musician and Banjo player Helena Faust with her camper van which was stolen ...

Having your car stolen isn't fun, especially when it happens twice inside of a week.

Woman hit, no conviction

Constable Daniel Farrell has been discharged without conviction after being charged with careless driving causing injury ...

Constable discharged without conviction after hitting a pedestrian while driving a police car.

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