City call centre shuts

Clementine West working at CallActive which was officially opened by the Prime Minister in Wellington.in 2013.

A call centre operator had hoped to create thousands of jobs in Wellington. Now it has folded.

Vita's fighting fundraiser video

Vita Ede, 2, wearing her favourite colour beanie, the purple.

Vita - the little girl whose name means 'life' - has helped raised thousands for charity through her own range of beanies.

Somalia wins community football comp

The Somali football team pump up the adrenalin before their game against Ireland at the NZ Communities Football Cup held at Wakefield Park.

A team featuring Somalian refugees has once again won the New Zealand Communities Football Cup.

Climate of change as NZ marches gallery video

The Wellington march heads to Parliament in the hope the Government will hear their calls for more action.

Thirty five rallies nationwide demand the Government do more to prevent catastrophic climate change.

Hunters, dog rescued

An injured hunter, his mate and a dog spent a night in the bush before being rescued by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter in Marlborough on Saturday.

An injured hunter, his mate and their dog have been rescued after an injury forced them to spend a night in the bush.

Refugees and police in football battle

Junior All White Noah Billingsley works with Tai Hawkins, 11, from Naenae Intermediate during the kids skill session at the Youth Forum of the New Zealand Communities Football Cup.

The annual Communities Football Cup is on this weekend in Wellington.

Strong winds cancel flights video

A plane has a rough landing in Wellington.

Planes are cancelled and drivers are being warned to take care as high winds slam Wellington.

Councillor quits for music video

Ray Ahipene-Mercer is going back to a life of rock 'n' roll next year and won't stand for council in the up-coming election.

Long-term councillor Ray Ahipene-Mercer is leaving politics and picking up a guitar.

No conviction for child porn

A Wellington IT professional was discharged without conviction after admitting to 47 counts of possessing child pornography.

A Wellington man on 47 charges of possessing child porn has been discharged without conviction.

Have you seen this man?

This man is wanted by police after a number of robberies in the Wellington area.

Police believe the man is behind a number of burglaries.

Kittens visit Stuff's newsroom video

This SPCA kitten is dreaming of a brighter future.

When we learnt felines would be carted throughout workplaces on Friday, we were loath to miss out.

Capital's runway extension laid bare video

Wellington's political leaders are becoming increasingly confident the runway extension will get off the ground.

The case has been made for Wellington Airport's runway extension, but will it really fly?

Lawyer appeals against drug convictions

Lawyer Keith Jefferies wants drug convictions removed.

A former drug-using lawyer has lost work and his lodge membership, court hears.

More drunk attacks in Wellington

Tony Winitana 19, was bashed by two strangers on Courtenay Pl on Sunday morning and needed surgery to his broken jaw. Police are looking for the offenders.

The emergency room is getting up to eight people a night who have been assaulted while out drinking.

Teen's jaw smashed in random attack video

Tony Winitana in Wellington Hospital after the attack.

A Wellington student has had three plates inserted into his face after a brutal attack.

When teenagers could drink (legally)

It has been 16 years since New Zealand's drinking age was lowered from 20  to 18.

It has been 16 years since a law change that allowed some high school students to drink alcohol.

Suppression shield bypassed

University of Otago is defending action taken against an employee who had appeared in court.

Judges may have to make exceptions to suppression orders.

Seven days of sevens festival

Wellington Sevens ticket sales slumped in 2015 and police cracked down hard on bad behaviour, so in an attempt to lure back true rugby fans sevens organisers slashed ticket prices and changed the date and days of the 2016 event.

Wellington hosting a 'seven days of sevens' festival on the waterfront and civic square.

Wellingtonian bursts into tears over return of stolen trailer

Wellingtonians Simon and Sophie Legge were delighted police returned their stolen trailer. And this time about four years ago, their van got pinched.

Police returned a family's livlihood and brought them to tears.

Wanted: A few good men

Wellington's new Big Buddy mentoring co-ordinator Dave Burcher.

Dave Burcher is looking for a bunch of good Kiwi blokes.

Injured bird takes free flight

An injured northern royal albatross found off the coast of Kaikoura was treated at Vet Care Kaikoura before being flown up to Wellington for further treatment.

Air NZ has flown an injured albatross, found off the Kaikoura coast, to Wellington for specialist treatment.

Package 'looked like bomb'

The robot sent to detonate the suspicious item inside the cordon.

Police say a device left in Lambton Quay was deliberately made to look like an explosive.

Joyce dampens runway hopes

Wellington's political leaders are becoming increasingly confident the runway extension will get off the ground.

Wellingtonians excited but Government yet to be convinced the runway extension will fly.

'Bomb' cordon lifted video

L-R:  Bomb disposal experts neutralise the suspicious package on the pavement outside McDonalds on Lambton Quay in Wellington.

Bomb disposal robot called in to explode suspicious package in Lambton Quay.

Ferry could go faster

Strait Shipping is seeking resource consent for the Strait Feronia to travel at 18 knots through the Marlborough Sounds.

Scientists to conduct wave testing as part of faster ferry application.

Talking turkey for Thanksgiving video

Pieter Nolle at the Downtown Community Ministry Traditional American Thanksgiving hosted by the American Embassy at the Wesley Church Hall.

About 200 of Wellington's most vulnerable enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving lunch on Wednesday.

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.

Cruise ships worth $65m to Wellington

Explorer of the Seas, one of the biggest cruise ships to visit Wellington this season arrived in the Wellington on Wednesday, where passengers spent the day enjoying the capital.

Cruise ship passengers arrive in New Zealand with Auckland on their mind but leave talking about Wellington, says a cruise boss.

Pukeko Pictures creates WotWots sister series

Pukeko Pictures has signed a development deal with Chinese entertainment group, Guangdong Huawen Century Animation Company, to produce ???Kiddets???, a sister series to Pukeko Pictures??? hit pre-school animated series, The WotWots.

Deal will see Sir Richard Taylor's company develop a show called 'Kiddets'.

Out-of-control dart gets monkey

Winnie, the Wellington Zoo spider monkey that was hit by a wayward tranquilliser dart.

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

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