Hilltop homes proposed for Shelly Bay

Wellington's Shelly Bay could be a step closer to having a San Francisco-style makeover if the city council votes to designate it a special housing area.

Wellington's attempt at becoming the San Francisco of the South Pacific is gaining momentum.

Robber fails in Supreme Court bid

Rawiri David Lawson said he was innocent of one robbery despite his previous convictions for others.

Rawiri Lawson has lost his last shot at convincing a court he did not rob a supermarket.

Paintball shooter denied diversion

A man, whose name is suppressed, allegedly targeted children with a paintball gun.

A Porirua man accused of shooting at children with a paintball gun has been denied diversion.

Nun goes homeless for charity

Sister Catherine Hannan getting a taster of what it is like to sleep in a car.

More than 200 Wellingtonians will take to the street on Friday for World Homeless Day.

Former Foodstuffs sites in limbo

The former Tip Top Bakery in Hanson St remains vacant. The building is owned by Ryman Healthcare.

Two Wellington properties sold by Foodstuffs remain vacant after several years.

Camp ground threat to nearby schools

Peter Noble, Owhiro Bay School board chairman, is concerned about city council plans for a camp ground next to his school.

Owhiro Bay school are fighting a Wellington City Council proposal to site a campground alongside them.

Man reclaims stolen jacket

Daniel Nelson stands outside his Kiwi Community Arts Hub in Wainuiomata where a similar jacket to the one being worn, and hanging, was stolen.

A man whose leather jacket was stolen got it back after seeing the thief wearing it.

Newspaper tracks north

Passengers on The Dominion Post Readers' Rail Tour

Almost 90 people have left Wellington for 13 days on the The Dominion Post Readers' Rail Tour.

Capital's cycling mayor among world's best

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, seen here on an electric bike, has been labelled "New Zealand's poster girl for cycling".

She's our "poster girl for cycling" and her leadership in Wellington is turning heads overseas.

Job losses at Ericsson plant in Porirua

240511 news/business photo  Stacy squires the press. ultra fast broadband. high speed internet.Multimedia communications contractors run out "micro duct" in Barton Street this afternoon. Micro duct houses the fiber optic cables  Rob Barrington (left) and Wayne Llewellin  feeds microduct underground

Ericsson is dumping one third of its staff at its Porirua factory, citing market changes.

End of the line for Capital's trolleys

Wellington's trolley buses are not due at the scrap heap until July 2017, but the first pieces of the overhead wire network have already disappeared from Hataitai.

The axe has fallen on Wellington's first trolley route, despite their demise not being scheduled until 2017.

Harvey Norman shoppers seek legal advice

A Harvey Norman online sale, which was wrongly priced, offered this furniture for $199.

Some Harvey Norman customers are considering legal action against the retailer over an online sales glitch.

NZ ad campaigns on wrong side video

AA says it appears the campervan was actually on the right side of the road but the image has been flipped, so it appears to be on the wrong side.

Tourism NZ may have been left red-faced, but one of our biggest rental car companies is also guilty.

Capital rugby fans well behaved

Fans cheer on the All Blacks at Wellington's Four Kings early in the morning.

Wellington rugby fans can drink beer while they watch the RWC but most opt for coffee.

The wind then the warmth

Strong winds have pounded New Zealand overnight.

After a gusty night, the lower North Island is in for some warmth.

'They failed dismally'

Sam Ashworth, from Preston, England, said he felt "pure disappointment" when he watched the English rugby team lose to Australia on Sunday morning at Four Kings bar in Wellington.

Wellington-based Englishman "sombre" after England's dismal Rugby World Cup performance.

Old Maccas now art space

Artist Simon Baker has taken over the Porirua McDonald's to bake bread and is encouraging other artists to come down and share recipes.

An abandoned McDonald's in Porirua has become the starting point for an art festival in Porirua.

Peter Jackson 'top tourism promoter'

Sir Peter Jackson's Great War Exhibition in the Wellington Dominion Museum commemorates the role played by New Zealand in World War One and has already attracted thousands of visitors.

Sir Peter Jackson was one of three Wellington-based winners at the national tourism awards.

Porirua's swinging street party

Sophie Taylor-Edwards, 9, tucks into one of the waffles at the Porirua 60s-themed street party. Taylor-Edwards is learning about the history of Porirua at Postgate School in Whitby.

Porirua went back in time on Friday to celebrate its 50th anniversary of being a city.

Deal too good to be true?

Wellington Airport's proposed runway extension would extend south into Lyall Bay, blocking the ocean views of the 19 houses in Moa Point Rd.

Home owners near Wellington Airport's proposed runway extension could get $10k compo even if the project falls over.

Two people hit by bus

A bus that struck two pedestrians is parked on Manners St at the intersection with Cuba St.

Two people have suffered moderate injuries after being hit by a bus in Wellington.

Impact of legal aid decision disputed

The Supreme Court's legal aid decision is out but its impact is still being debated.

Legal Aid Services had "unhelpful thinking" about the impact of a court decision, a lawyer says.

Retailer offers vouchers, apology

Harvey Norman customers who angry after being told furniture they bought in an online sale was wrongly priced have been offered a gift voucher and an apology by the retailer.

Lawyer advises customers caught up in a Harvey Norman sale glitch to fight for their goods and "stuff" the $100 voucher.

Manslaughter verdict from one punch

Hariboy Hetaraka is on bail pending sentencing for manslaughter.

Hariboy Hetaraka's claim of self-defence has failed against a manslaughter charge.

Okewa Rainwear seeking investors for expansion

Okewa Rainwear owners Nick and Nevada Leckie in their pop-up store in Victoria St, Wellington, which will be open for two more weeks to complement online sales.

A Wellington couple who turned their frustration with the Wellington's weather into a thriving business are"putting feelers out" for experienced partners and investors to help with rapid expansion overseas.

Fitzherbert Tce's link with Katherine Mansfield

Fitzherbert Terrace in 1933 looking north towards Hobson St. Men creating gardens in the centre strip. The houses to the left of the photo were removed for the motorway.

Fitzherbert Tce has been chopped and changed in the last 150 years.

Council buys historic reserve

The hidden inner-city park that Wellington City Council have recently purchased at Flagstaff Hill.

Wellington City Council has bought Flagstaff Hill, an inner-city green space many Wellingtonians probably haven't heard off.

Harvey Norman 'sale' price glitch

Harvey Norman sale.

Harvey Norman made an error, selling furniture worth thousands of dollars for as little as $79.

Editorial: Fares jumped too far, too fast

Fares for public transport across the Wellington region rose by as much as 18 per cent, adjusted for inflation, over the nine years to 2015.

OPINION: Wellington already has the best public transport passenger figures in the country, so why aren’t its fares the lowest?

Flashback: When the clanging stopped

Former Wellington dusty Adam Hendry with two children he looks after at the Brooklyn Community Centre, Cyrus Fa'aea, 9, and Ruby Harris, 6.

The sacks were heavy with trash and he had dirty water slopping down his back but Adam Hendry would return to being a Wellington rubbish man of old in a flash.

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