Three Wellington properties shot at in 24 hours, police investigating gang links

Three properties were shot at within 24 hours in Wellington.

2:17 PM  Police are investigating potential links between separate shootings after three Wellington and Hutt Valley properties were fired on within 24 hours.

Wellington MIQ facility evacuated in false fire alarm

People in managed isolation at Wellington's Bay Plaza were evacuated on Tuesday after an alarm activation.

2:11 PM  The Bay Plaza Hotel was evacuated on Tuesday afternoon after an alarm was activated on the 11th floor.

Car travelled wrong way on Wellington motorway for 10km before fatal crash

The crash took place at the Pipitea section of the Wellington Urban Motorway at 4.20am.

1:55 PM  A driver travelled the wrong way for about 10 kilometres on State Highway 1and 2 before colliding with an oncoming car in a crash which killed two and left two critically injured

Bucket of fuel lit in Bay View BP video

Damage to the BP forecourt at Bay View in Napier.

1:13 PM  Three people were inside the car when a bucket of fuel went up in flames

Search for missing Wellington kayaker enters day three video

Searchers look for kayaker Koyren Campbell, whose kayak was found on the Wellington South Coast on Sunday. He remains ...

The search for a kayaker missing off Wellington’s South Coast has now entered day three with police divers scouring the bay where his kayak was found.

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Petone's wharf closed for up to six weeks video

A cross-section of a pile from Lower Hutt's Petone wharf shows damage done by marine worms. The wharf was closed at 8pm ...

The wharf was already in poor condition when damage from recent earthquakes turned out to be much worse that first thought.

Kayaker missing off Wellington's south coast named

The search for a missing kayaker restarted at first light on Monday.

Koyren Campbell's employer headed out to the harbour on a jet ski on Monday to help in the search for the missing 22-year-old.

Council vows to fix problems at algae-infested Aotea Lagoon video

The Aotea Lagoon duck pond, which sits next to a children’s playground, is filled with sludge and algae, but few ducks.

The few ducks enjoying a pond at one of Porirua's flagship public spaces trudge through murky, sludgy and stagnant water - and locals have had enough.

St Anthony's School's gate saga solved

St Anthony’s School gate has surfaced, not stolen as first suspected, but taken for tidying up by a well-meaning ...

A well-meaning member of the community has put his hand up as the culprit, not for stealing it as first thought, but removing the gate for some TLC.

On the push to get every Kiwi scanning, every time video

Stop Scanner time image from Sharon Murdoch

As new highly transmissible Covid-19 strains send countries into lockdowns, Stuff is forging ahead with its campaign to remind Kiwis to keep scanning QR codes.

Sexual-abuse survivor helps others with mental health through Covid pandemic

Sexual abuse survivor Patrick Hill has set up free online mental health coaching sessions called Positive with Patrick.

Patrick Hill, who was abused as a young teenager, is now using his life experiences to help others with free coaching videos.

A look inside Waipawa's famous 'murderer's hut'

The Waipawa cottage is most famous for a bizarre killing that took place there in 1994.

Built in the 1800s, one of Waipawa's famous cottages has seen better days.

Wellington students call for better living support

VUWSA president Michael Turnbull says the cost of living in Wellington is too high, and its pushing students out of the ...

Current rent prices are forcing students into sub-par accommodation, or away from the city centre.

Search for missing kayaker stood down overnight

Wellington police put out a message asking if anyone recognised this kayak found floating about 3.30pm in Tarakena Bay ...

Police are asking if anyone recognises the red kayak which was found floating around 3.30pm at Tarakena Bay.

#DorkParking warning: 'We will go back with the ticket books' video

Cars parked on the footpath at Wellington's Princess Bay left little to no room for pedestrians.

Parking etiquette has been thrown out-the-window as Wellingtonians rush to the beach.

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Gusts of up 117 kmh recording on Remutaka Hill Rd

The Remutaka Hill Road on State Highway 2 has recorded wind speeds of 117 kmh on Tuesday and motorists were warned to ...

4 min ago  Rain has pelted the west coast of the South Island and now the central part of the country is experiencing gale force winds.

Brain injury victim soothes with newfound musical talent video

A traumatic brain injury and newfound ability to play the harp is inspiring Shellie Hanley to help others who are suffering.

Ali Harper puts on month-long Burt Bacharach show at Circa

Mum of boy with Down's syndrome 'overwhelmed' after son given 'inclusive' doll

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Porirua housing development gets green light from independent panel

The proposed Plimmerton Farm development could house as many as 2000 new homes should it get the Environment Minister’s ...

Fate of Plimmerton Farm now lies with Environment Minister, after submissions against the plan, which would create 2000 new homes, fail to sway panel.

Baby dies before mum arrives at hospital after medical flight diversion video

Wellington Hospital, where a Westpac Rescue Helicopter transported a woman to after the medical flight she was on board ...

A plane bound for Kāpiti was diverted to Palmerston North after a threat. It's understood the baby of a woman on board died before she arrived at Wellington Hospital.

Wellington property values grow fastest out of New Zealand main centres in 2020 video

Wellington saw the largest annual growth in property value out of New Zealand’s six main centres in 2020.

Real estate agents say the housing stock in the capital is the lowest it has been in decades.

Behind the scenes at the Whittaker's chocolate factory

New creations begin as sample blocks in the lab, to be tasted by the rest of Sinclair’s team, and then reworked until ...

From dark ghana and peppermint, to plum and almond, Megan Sinclair spends her days combining flavours and taste-testing new products in her lab.

Newcomers to bay excluded from water scheme after 'suspicion' among residents

An independent commissioner has had to lay down the law after residents in Marlborough’s Oyster Bay failed to solve a ...

Commissioner quotes Aristotle as he hands down philosophic decision on "equal shares".

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For your small screen viewing, familiar titles with a new twist

A comedy to watch out for will be ‘David in Charge’, about a bright young single man, with an interest in ballroom ...

OPINION: Some of the best shows to watch on the small screen this year have a familiarity to them.

Language Matters: what's behind word borrowing?

Given that 2018 census data suggests only 4 per cent of New Zealanders speak te reo Māori, it seems curious that many of ...

OPINION: Most acts of borrowing [of words] are nothing but fleeting momentary travels of words across language boundaries

How Trotty dodged a bullet

Another life used up: the tale of Trotty the cat. (Stock photo)

OPINION: The authorities wanted to put him down. Six weeks later, he's staged a recovery.

Lana Hart: The magical power of selective profanity

“A strategically-placed naughty word can delight, convince, insult, entertain, soothe and excite like few other words ...

OPINION: Few New Zealanders, in my experience, seem to take care that it’s illegal to swear in public.

Tuberculosis has vaccine lessons for Covid

Stuff science columnist Dr Siouxsie Wiles.

OPINION: Let's not repeat the same mistakes we made with TB with Covid-19.

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Ali Harper puts on month-long Burt Bacharach show at Circa

'The Look of Love’ runs at Circa Theatre in Wellington from January 23 through February.

Christchurch singer Ali Harper is set to perform a medley of Burt Bacharach’s loved hits in a nearly month-long run at Circa Theatre.

The rugby ball that made LGBTQI+ history

The ball from the first gay inter-provincial rugby match between the Krazy Knights from Wellington, and the Ponsonby ...

The Wellington Krazy Knights presented it to their biggest fan after the historic game.

Hansel and Gretel soundtrack brings ballet alive

Composer Claire Cowan’s Hansel and Gretel soundtrack is an immersive, world-building, and character-filled listen

Composer Claire Cowan wrote the score to the Royal NZ Ballet’s 2019 production of Hansel and Gretel to great acclaim, now she’s recorded and released it with the NZSO.

Events around the Wellington region this week

Greer Phillips as Julia in The Turn of the Screw. The New Zealand horror film, is being released in cinemas on January 21.

As the school holidays continue on, there are still plenty of things to see and do.

Marianna Simnett's upcoming exhibition examines fears about the body

'Blood in My Milk' – which features a variety of insects, children and doctors – is one of three featured works in ...

The global pandemic has sharpened phobias about the body. Simnett's exhibition confronts and challenges those fears, pushing audiences to rethink their preconceptions.

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The rugby ball that made LGBTQI+ history

The ball from the first gay inter-provincial rugby match between the Krazy Knights from Wellington, and the Ponsonby ...

The Wellington Krazy Knights presented it to their biggest fan after the historic game.

Hansel and Gretel soundtrack brings ballet alive

Composer Claire Cowan’s Hansel and Gretel soundtrack is an immersive, world-building, and character-filled listen

Composer Claire Cowan wrote the score to the Royal NZ Ballet’s 2019 production of Hansel and Gretel to great acclaim, now she’s recorded and released it with the NZSO.

St Anthony's School's gate saga solved

St Anthony’s School gate has surfaced, not stolen as first suspected, but taken for tidying up by a well-meaning ...

A well-meaning member of the community has put his hand up as the culprit, not for stealing it as first thought, but removing the gate for some TLC.

My Wellington - Jet Patel

Chef Jet Patel outside Zany Zeus in Moera. “Their organic cheese selection and milkshakes are out of this world.”

"If it starts with beer and freshly shucked oysters, I know it's going to be a great night."

Events around the Wellington region this week

Greer Phillips as Julia in The Turn of the Screw. The New Zealand horror film, is being released in cinemas on January 21.

As the school holidays continue on, there are still plenty of things to see and do.

Sport

The rugby ball that made LGBTQI+ history

The ball from the first gay inter-provincial rugby match between the Krazy Knights from Wellington, and the Ponsonby ...

The Wellington Krazy Knights presented it to their biggest fan after the historic game.

Tamati Ellison joins Crusaders' coaching group

Wellington NPC assistant coach Tamati Ellison has joined the Crusaders’ coaching staff.

Four-test All Black Tamati Ellison will continue his move into coaching, linking up with the Crusaders.

Corbin Strong triumphs at New Zealand Cycle Classic

Corbin Strong is all smiles after winning the New Zealand Cycle Classic in Wellington on Sunday.

Southland rider holds his nerve in close finish to New Zealand Cycle Classic to capture the 2021 title.

Super Smash: Sophie Devine on fire again as Wellington Blaze extend their lead video

Sophie Devine smashed another quick half century as the Wellington Blaze thumped the Canterbury Magicians. (File photo)

Amy Satterthwaite's half century in vain as Canterbury lose 6-9 then White Ferns skipper backs up her record-breaking knock in style.

Canterbury Kings snap Wellington Firebirds' five-match unbeaten run video

Canterbury Kings captain Cole McConchie led his side to a four-wicket win over Wellington

Canterbury captain Cole McConchie led his side to a superb four-wicket win against previously unbeaten Wellington.

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