Wellington

Wellington will be "bitterly cold"

Snow closed the State Highway 2 Rimutaka Hill Rd this time last year.

NZTA is warning of snow, ice, and freezing temperatures on Wellington roads.

Young butcher's chance of a lifetime

Rod Preston, left, managing director of Preston's Master Butcher, congratulates Kalolo Fale, after he was awarded an Outward Bound scholarship by Dunninghams.

A former Mana College student has been given the opportunity to attend Outward Bound.

Sound stage a step closer

Lawn No 1, near the middle gate at Aotea Lagoon, is one of the locations proposed for the Porirua Rotary Club's soundshell plan.

A $115,000 grant from Mana Community Grants has taken the Rotary Club of Porirua Sundown's sound stage proposal to the next step.

Big push coming for motorway

Contractors prepare to shift an old motorway off-ramp at Kaiwharawhara sideways to connect with the Wellington urban motorway.

Don't be alarmed if you happen to notice Wellington's motorway creeping sideways.

Overdue fines at nearly $2m

Wellington City Council is resorting to debt collectors and the courts to recover fees and fines - particularly for library books.

Wellington City Council is resorting to debt collectors and court to recover fees and fines - particularly for library books.

Blessie's killer loses name appeal

The man convicted of the rape and murder of Blessie Gotingco, in the dock during his trial.

The man found guilty of murdering Blessie Gotingco has lost a suppression appeal but remains a face without a name in the meantime.

Big freeze on way

Rimutaka Hill road was closed to snow on July 22, 2014 - and a repeat is likely this week.

North Island faces bitterly cold week, with temperatures close to zero and snow in places.

Police broke search promise

Dirty Politics author Nicky Hager.

Lawyer says officers broke pledge not to act on anything they found until their search warrant was tested in court.

Pencil-drawing sells for six figures

'Dinner Time' by British artist L S Lowry commanded $95,000 at Dunbar Sloane's Wellington auction on Wednesday. The work beat Lowry's previous record for a work on paper of AUD $38,000, setting an Australasian record.

Pencil-drawing of working class men eating dinner snapped up for six-figures in Wellington.

Wartime bridge a challenge to the brave

An anti-submarine boom linked Eastbourne to Ward Island during World War II.

Only the brave and lawless risked a rickety wartime bridge linking Eastbourne to Ward Island.

Editorial: Care needed with TPP

Trade Minister Tim Groser says it's "show time" for the 12-country Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal.

OPINION: NZ needs to be ready to walk away from the Trans Pacific Partnership if it doesn’t deliver.

Donor suffers for her gift

Robin Howarth is regaining his health after a kidney transplant, but has seen the health and finances of his donor, daughter Elsie, fall apart.

Giving her dad a kidney saved the taxpayer thousands, but she's still waiting for support.

Lifeline for capital's trolley buses

Trolley buses could be a feature of Wellington's streets beyond June 30, 2017, thanks to a regional council plan change.

Council plan change opens the door for trolley buses to hang around beyond 2017.

Police ID harbour body video

Police cordoned off Queens Wharf near Wagamama restaurant on Sunday morning, after the discovery of Finbarr Clabby's body.

Next of kin are being notified of man's Wellington Harbour death.

Highlanders fans win big at TAB

Generic money.

Over $1m wagered on Super Rugby final, with one punter making a $15,000 profit.

Shepherds delight as beer runs low

Landers Army leader Andrew James was still celebrating the morning after the Highlanders' Super Rugby triumph.

They came, they saw, and the southerners almost ran a Wellington pub dry.

Highlanders welcomed home video

Highlanders centre Malakai Fekitoa holds the Super Rugby trophy aloft at Dunedin Airport.

Electric blue and gold scenes in Dunedin as fans turn out in force to sing for their champions.

Oldest man lived from first plane to space race

William Swensson, centre, lived to 108 years with daughter Maureen and son George in their Holloway Rd home.

New Zealand changed out of recognition over the course of William Swensson's life.

Van rolls, two seriously injured

Two people were left with serious injuries and had to be airlifted to Wellington Hospital after the van they were travelling in rolled off the road.

Woman suffers spinal injuries and a man has severe leg fractures after a crash in Awatere Valley, Marlborough.

Editorial: Parliament took its eye off the bullies

ACT leader David Seymour and four Green MPs were on the same side when they opposed the Harmful Digital Communications Bill in Parliament.

Despite a wave of online opposition, Parliament has passed a new law against cyber bullying.

Stabbing case: bedside hearing

Police at the Broderick St, Johnsonville cordon.

Woman, 25, to be held in hospital until next court appearance.

Windy night for Wellington video

The wind wand in Wellington has been blown over flat after masisive gusts hit the city

A windy night hit Wellington, with calm weather forecast for the weekend.

Wellington business confidence slips

Wellington business confidence has dipped but signs for the long-term are good according to the Employers' Chamber of Commerce.

Wellington business confidence has dipped slightly but it's not a cause for concern, says the Chamber of Commerce.

Drug trial collapses

A drug trial collapsed this week for reasons that are suppressed.

What was supposed to be a six-week trial has been abandoned in the first week.

Runners not horsing around

Tim  Corbett, 22, will run the Wellington marathon wearing a horse suit to raise money for the SPCA.

"It’ll be fun for the first 100 metres, and then it’s just going to be a nightmare."

Capital's highway stitch-up video

This 300-tonne, 30-metre off-ramp at Kaiwharawhara, which has sat unused since the 1960s, will be "stiched" on to the Wellington urban motorway to create a fourth northbound lane.

An old off-ramp will be "stitched" on to Wellington's motorway to create a fourth lane.

Old men at war

David Reed, 70, is moving on from troubled times with his 86-year-old neighbour.

They are two old men, with two small flats, side by side, with more than a wall dividing them.

Quake felt across Manawatu

The 4.1 magnitude quake struck at 5.09 am, 20 kilometres north-east of Pongaroa, at a depth of 54km.

An earthquake in the Tararua district has been felt widely across the Manawatu region.

Winter show lit up cold months gallery

Models in a safety exhibition at the Winter Show building in August 1957.

Winter became a wonderland each year at an annual Wellington fairground expo.

'Tragic' family stabbings video

Police have set up a tent outside the house in Broderick Rd where four people were stabbed.

Woman, 25, in custody after 67-year-old stabbed to death, and four others hurt.

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