NASTY SURPRISE: James Whitaker is still trying to get rid of the stench of the sewage he came across while surfing in Lyall Bay yesterday.

Sewage spoils it for surfer

Julie Ash - © Fairfax NZ News

Several hours after his early morning surf James Whitaker was still trying to rid himself of the stench he encountered at Wellington's Lyall Bay.

Teen struck by bus 'critical'

Lane Nichols - © Fairfax NZ News

A teenager was in a critical condition with head and chest injuries after running into the path of an Airport Flyer bus.

Pet dumping rate alarms shelter

Kiran Chug - © Fairfax NZ News

Unwanted pets are being taken to the Wellington SPCA at a rate that is alarming staff.

Holidaymakers brace for gales

Kiran Chug - © Fairfax NZ News

Trampers are being warned to avoid rivers and holidaymakers and campers in much of the country south of Taupo are being urged to take care as severe gales batter both islands.

Cuts keep hopes alive

Lane Nichols - © Fairfax NZ News

The Chest Hospital pet shelter project looks set to continue after being given the green light by the Wellington SPCA board.

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