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Prime Minister Bill English and Mimisa Omeri at Windley School, Porirua.

Porirua's children had the tough questions ready when the PM hit town

'An island without a hospital'

Kenepuru Hospital's after-hours service was threatened with nightly closure last year.

Porirua City will be an island without a hospital should a major natural disaster strike, the city's mayor has warned.

Mystery graves among the roses

One of the headstones at Pauatahanui Burial Ground.

​The mystery graves are unnamed and unknown but still cared for.

PJs needed for foster kids

Pyjamas are needed to help keep foster children warm this winter.

A Wellington charity is asking for donations of pyjamas for the region's foster children.

Expressway tip: Learn to merge video

The Mackays Crossing to Peka Peka section of the Kapiti expressway opened to traffic in February.

Drivers complaining the new Kapiti expressway is slowing their commute and relief may be a long time coming.

Trans community celebrates rising visibility

Jem Traylen, trans representative at Rainbow Wellington.

Wellington to turn pink, white and blue for international transgender day of visibility.

Doco to tackle rape culture

Atkinson says the purpose of the film will be to educate people about topics like rape culture and consent.

The recent furore over rape culture in schools has inspired Stella Atkinson to make a documentary.

Stepping into the light - a trans' story

Jem Traylen was once Jeremy Traylen, and wrote about economics for the Evening Post. Now she is an advocate for diversity.

OPINION: I was an earnest young man teaching economics. Now I'm an earnest young-at-heart woman fighting for diversity.

Town Hall fix bill balloons video

An artist impression of the restored Wellington Town Hall, which will not have the neon lights when completed in 2021.

Cost of restoring Wellington's Town Hall hit $90m - and it won't be open until 2021.

Capital could lift accessibility game

Disability advocate Paul McKenzie says while Wellington was good, it was not excellent when it came to wheelchair ...

Wellington is doing just the basics when it comes to accessibility, a disability advocate says.

'An accident waiting to happen'

Miguel Ferrer, 11, was hit on a Wellington pedestrian crossing on Monday, leaving his bike's tyre mangled.

Wellington father wants answers after his son is hit by car on pedestrian crossing that council knew was dangerous.

Last minute reprieve for Radio Active

Lauren Spring and Liam Kennedy from RadioActive's Thursday drive show.

Radio Active handed a lifeline by backers including Wellington's mayor and Fat Freddy's Drop.

Traffic heavy on SH1

Traffic is heavy on SH1, north of Wellington. (File photo)

The NZ Transport Agency are warning motorists of congestion north of Wellington.

Half a century on the tracks video

Wellington train driver Bruce Crosby has been behind the controls for half a century.

Train driving was a much different business when Bruce 'Bing' Crosby began doing it 50 years ago.

Passenger 'appalled' by Air NZ

Augustus Whanga, Vickie Davis and Gillian Finnegan at Wellington Airport.

A group of Air NZ passengers was shunted from hotel to hotel, hungry and confused, a disgruntled traveller says.

Eat a kiwi, save a kiwi

Whittaker's marketing manager Holly Whittaker, left, and Kiwis for kiwi executive director Michelle Impey, right.

For the second year in a row, Whittaker's has chosen saving our iconic native bird as its large charitable activity.

Karori campus house on market

The house in Karori has been offered back to the family of those who owned it before it was part of the campus under the ...

Original owners of Karori campus house test its worth on the market before commiting to buying it back.

Health issues in spotlight

A record 520 delegates are attending this year's conference.

More than 500 professionals and students will brainstorm this week to find solutions for a range of health issues affecting Kiwis.

Amputation for Lola the cat

Lola the Aro Park Cat has had her front leg amputated after a dog attack earlier this month.

Wellington cat with fan following will have her leg amputated after a dog attack.

Wowing at iD Fashion week

Models Kitty Morris-Hollis (left) and Veronica Maughan display Tess Norquay's collection Please Like Me that was entered ...

Wellington graduates pick up design awards at Dunedin fashion week.

Council and iwi partnership

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester​ and city councilors greet Taranaki Whanui and Toa Rangatira representatives before the ...

Wellington City Council sign economic partnership agreement with iwi.

Quake claims settled by Christmas

EQC has completed the majority of land damage assessments for the most severely damaged properties - most are in or ...

Insurance Council says most Kaikoura quake claims should be settled by the end of the year.

CBD water outages fixed

Water outages have hit Lambton Quay and The Terrace. (File photo)

Water supply to Lambton Quay and The Terrace is back to normal.

Eat, sleep, physics, repeat

Year 12 students Finn Messerli, Zoe Mansell and Izzy Bremnar took home the top prize at the NZ Young Physicists ...

For the third year running, Onslow College students have taken out the top spot at a national physics tournament.

Capital's $630m headache video

Traffic is detoured over the new Peka Peka overbridge, which runs above the Kapiti expressway route.

It was meant to make life easier but motorists say new $630m expressway has made the morning rush twice as bad.

'Shameful manipulation' of pass rates

University and polytechnic staff are being pressured to pass students who would otherwise fail to meet Government ...

University and polytech staff pressured to pass failing students to keep funding, survey says.

Airport covered in fog

Thick fog has delayed flights into Wellington. (File photo)

Parts of Wellington airport are covered in thick fog causing disruption to incoming flights.

Fire at Wellington cafe video

Fire crews have been called to a fire at a cafe in Wellington. (File photo)

Fire crews have extinguished a fire at the One Fat Bird cafe in Karori.

Look Who's Talking: Noa Woolloff

Noa Woolloff was the head boy of Porirua's Aotea College.

New Zealand's best known teenage dad answers the not-so-hard questions.

Oriental Bay fountain broken video

The Carter Fountain in Wellington's Oriental Bay is a popular sight, by day and by night.

Wellington's favourite fountain is out of action, and could remain so for months.

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