Man's body found by luck

Graham Hutcheon was found dead in Wellington Harbour in June 2014. He had been a passenger on Interislander ferry Kaitaki.

Interislander ferry crew failed to raise questions over why 69 people got on, but only 68 got off.

Kiwi off to save death row inmates

Otago University law graduate Andrew Row will travel to Texas in January to do voluntary work on death row cases.

Kiwi law graduate Andrew Row is off to Texas to volunteer his services for prisoners on death row.

Grace for UFB critics

Bea Cardno is 76 and legally blind, but has to pay extra for ultrafast broadband in her new council flat.

Slingshot offers a financial reprieve to council flat residents who don't want UFB.

New TV series for Weta Workshop

Game of Thrones actor Iain Glen will star in a new trans-Tasman TV series that Weta Workshop is helping to create.

Weta Workshop has joined production of Cleverman, a new cross-Tasman TV drama that stars Game of Thrones actor Iain Glen.

Wellington eatery's vitriolic rant video

1605 2014 Photo: ROSS GIBLIN/FAIRFAX NZ 
Mike Duffy with his old caravan and ambulance set up in Cuba St to serve Ekim Burgers.

The customer sent a polite private message, they responded with a public and expletive-filled missive.

Journalist's killer seeks to change plea

Michael Umanui Werahiko, who pleaded guilty to the murder of journalist Derek Round, is now seeking to change his plea.

The man who admitted murdering Derek Round in Whanganui says he had bad legal advice.

Arrests after broken bottle threat

Two people have been arrested after a Singaporean family were robbed in Levin.

Pair charged after Singaporean tourists robbed in Levin supermarket car park.

Shelter hours limited

Wellington Night Shelter.

Wellington City Council increases its annual grant to the Night Shelter, but not as much as was hoped.

From bedroom to moat video

Brittany Ormrod takes refuge on her flatmate's bed during Tuesday's floods.

A deluge of water flooded down Aro St, Wellington, flooding a low-lying flat and almost swamping a bed.

Container cafe gets people talking

Baristas Georgia Hudson and Kirk Hodgson say Stories Coffee has intrigued pedestrians in lower Cuba St.

Wellington's first container cafe is serving up jobs for young baristas.

Home detention for changing evidence

Kelly Kirk has been sentenced to home detention and community work for interferring with evidence in a fatal shooting.

A Hutt Valley woman was sentenced to home detention while her daughter faces murder charge.

Doctor till death

Margaret Cruikshank graduates from Otago Medical School, circa 1897.

Margaret Cruickshank was New Zealand's first female doctor. She would also milk the cows and feed the baby

Teeth-pulling trial continues

Philip Lyle Hansen appears in Wellington District Court.

Alleged teeth-puller Philip Hansen told woman he was trained in dentistry, a court hears.

Prison stabbing self defence claim

The Court of Appeal reserved its decision on prison stabber Dean Michael Vincent's case.

Dean Michael Vincent thought having a ball kicked at him in a prison yard was the start of something bigger and so made a pre-emptive strike.

Young footballer takes on big guns video

Seven-year-old Grayson Lunman and former NZ and Pheonix goalkeeper Mark Paston play the keepy uppy challenge at Te Papa to mark 30 days until the first match kicks off for the FIFA U20 World Cup.

He is just seven but Grayson Lunman can give even an All White a run for his money.

School pools under threat

Newtown School principal Mark Brown has joined with Alan Chambers, Lyall Bay Surf Club coach Walter Maxwell and Southern Ward councillor Paul Eagle to see pools like Rongotai Colleges restored.

Five Wellington school pools face eventual closure as the fund which kept them running dries up.

Hillary, Tenzing's sons united

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay  after becoming the first to climb Mt Everest in 1953.

Chance brings Peter Hillary and Jamling Tenzing Norgay to the same tiny village to seek shelter.

Second woman tells of tooth-pulling

Philip Hansen was accused by a second woman of pulling out her teeth with a pair of pliers.

She could hear her teeth cracking as accused Philip Hansen yanked them out, she tells court.

Crisis mode in Wellington floods video

A woman undergoes a double eyelid surgery at a hospital in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province August 26, 2011. The double eyelid surgery, a kind of cosmetic surgery which aims to add a crease to the eyelids, can make the eyes appear larger. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

Doctors worked under torch light after floods hit Wellington, cutting power and swamping homes and businesses.

Fluoridation appeal adjourned

The Court of Appeal has postponed hearing a fluoridation case.

Anti-fluoridation campaigners are likely to have their legal complaints bundled up for hearing in a single appeal, if necessary.

Peter Jackson's grief for Lesnie

Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie holds the Oscar after winning Best Cinematography at the 74th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, March 24, 2002.

"Andrew was an irreplaceable part of my family ... he only ever served what he believed in."

Flooding woes far from over gallery video

Mud covers Wright St in Wellington's Mt Cook.

Heavy downpours overwhelm some homes and infrastructure in the capital.

Banks seeks acquittal over lunch dates video

John Banks is back at the Court of Appeal in Wellington  wanting the court to reconsider the order that he should face a second trial charged with making a false return of Auckland mayoralty election expenses.

Two lunches, two Americans, two donations: who's telling the truth?

Booze ban for halls

Victoria University's  Katharine Jermyn Hall on Boulcott St is under an alcohol ban.

A Vic Uni accommodation hall has banned alcohol after ''excessive drinking" and wild behaviour that left holes in the ceiling.

Next stop, Nepal

Caritas Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand humanitarian programme co-ordinator Mark Mitchell back home with his daughters Hannah,11, on left, and Emma,9. He has just been involved in relief work in Vanuatu,and is soon to head off again to Nepal.

Mark Mitchell has just returned from devastation in Vanuatu is preparing for the next disaster, in Nepal.

Car crime squad launched

Wellington's new car squad want to stop this happening to your ride. This is all that was left of one stolen car discovered at the home of an alleged "chop shop" ring accused of converting stolen cars for parts in Brooklyn last July.

A crack car squad is back in Wellington as police deal with as many as 50 thefts from cars a week.

Anzac Parade captures capital video

Reporter Matt Stewart in vintage military costume for Wellington's Anzac Eve Parade marking the centenary of the Gallipoli landings.

The Anzac Parade marking 100 years since the Gallipoli landings captured the capital.

'Severe' quake near St Arnaud gallery video

Damage to a supermarket in Motueka from the April 24 earthquake.

A "severe" earthquake measuring 6.2 hit inland from Kaikoura, rattling Wellington and Christchurch.

Cops chase car thief

Man leads police on car chase on Wellington's outskirts.

Hub caps flew as driver tried - and failed - to flee police down wrong side of road.

Assisted dying test case limits set

Lecretia Seales has an inoperable brain tumour and wants the option of asking a doctor to help her die.

A terminally ill Wellington lawyer taking a test case on assisted dying, will have to deal with interest groups having a say in her case on a limited basis.

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