Fire at Sal's Pizza halts orders

A fire at a Wellington Sal's Pizza restaurant saw punters evacuated and pizza orders halted.

Wellington road closed until April

A sample of the sludge that Wellington Water is trucking to the Southern landfill.

Authorities hope two breaks in Wellington's water infrastructure is all for now.

One critical following crash

Police are at the scene of a crash in Hawke's Bay (file photo).

A crash near Hastings has left one person critical. Diversions are in place near the scene.

$1m to transport sludge

A Wellington Water contractor loads sludge into a tanker at the Moa Point treatment plant.

Wellington Water will spend $200,000 a week to manually transport sludge after a wastewater pipe broke.

Port reopens after gas leak video

Picton Volunteer firefighters attending the LPG gas leak near the harbour on Friday morning.

Shipping operations resume after a gas leak closes the ferry terminal and several streets in Picton.

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Mortgage 'cheaper than rent' video

Wellington City is at the heart of a regional rental squeeze.

The only way for a Wellington couple to get out of the region's rental crisis was to buy in Levin.

Basin's missed cricket opportunity video

It's been called New Zealand's spiritual home of cricket, but the Basin has missed out on big cricket games due to ...

Wellington fans will miss out on seeing stars like Sophie Devine in the Cricket World Cup's biggest games - because the Basin Reserve doesn't have any lights

Sludge picked up around the clock

Wellington Water contractors are making about 300 trips a day to take sludge from the Moa Point Treatment Plant to the ...

Another pipe failure in Wellington means millions of litres of "sludge" will be driven to landfill day and night for weeks.

$1 short, and told to leave train video

Sarah Lewer was on the Wellington to Wairarapa train when she found she needed an extra $1. A member of the public gave ...

Humiliated woman asked to leave packed train despite fellow passenger offering $1 fare shortfall.

Transitional houses upsets residents video

Wainuiomata residents close to a site earmarked for a transitional housing development say people need permanent homes, ...

Kāinga Ora is under fire from residents living near a site earmarked for transitional housing who say it is not what the community needs.

More gang arrests made

More arrests have been made as gang tensions continue to rise. (File photo)

Six people were arrested on Wednesday as police try to clamp down on rising gang tensions on the East Coast.

One dead in Carterton crash

Police are at the scene of a fatal crash in Carterton. (File photo)

The person who died is understood to be the sole occupant of a vehicle that crashed at an intersection.

How Welly is an outlier

Sea fog rolled into Wellington recently.

Temperatures soar around the country but the capital has yet to reach 25 degrees Celsius.

The battle for homes

Tenants in central Wellington moving to a new property are paying a median $600, Trade Me says.

Two-bed house for $550 was the most popular rental listing on TradeMe. It's no surprise as prices soar.

$400,000; the cost of being a brainy woman

Canterbury University associate professor Ann Brower has co-authored a study that has found women in academia are paid ...

Over the course of her career, the average female academic is paid $400,000 less than her male colleagues.


Alleged car thief arrested

Police have arrested a 43-year-old man in relation to car thefts across Manawatū.

Police have arrested a man thought to have been behind some of the car thefts plaguing the Manawatū region.

Firefighters battle vegetation fires

It took almost an hour to contain a large grass fire north of Foxton.

More gang arrests made

Cotton On closes Porirua stores


Cotton On closes Porirua stores

Cotton On workers in Porirua have been given less than two weeks notice that the stores are closing.

Staff told to look for vacancies on Cotton On's website to avoid redundancy, union says.

The battle for homes

Tenants in central Wellington moving to a new property are paying a median $600, Trade Me says.

Two-bed house for $550 was the most popular rental listing on TradeMe. It's no surprise as prices soar.

Preparing for the big one

Many communities throughout New Zealand are at risk of isolation when vulnerable road networks are damaged.

New Zealand has at least 500 active fault lines, anyone of which could rupture at any time with no warning, causing a quake.

Cafe warned to move picnic table video

Fiona Greig, the owner of Waikanae cafe Sunday Cantina, has been told by Kāpiti Coast District Council she has to move ...

Council's tough new table talk has baffled businesses struggling to survive.

Jobs on the line at tobacco factory

Tobacco products have been made at the site of Imperial Tobacco's Petone factory for a century. (File photo)

Over 100 people could lose their job if a tobacco manufacturer in Wellington closes.


Crunch time for media

As Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media, Kris Faafoi is set for an interesting year as decisions ...

OPINION: The mainstream media is in trouble. What can the Government do?

Why Holocaust Day still matters video

The Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, which is now a museum and memorial. For many Jews, Holocaust remembrance is ...

OPINION: The events of March 15 brought home to NZ the importance of tackling endemic racism.

Nowhere to hide for Sussexes

The Duke of Sussex: ''His mother being hounded to her death by paparazzi would naturally be on his mind.''

OPINION: The Hollywood red carpet Meghan could have known is nothing compared to The Royal Show.

Meghan's millennial fairytale

To me, writes Verity Johnson,  the idea of marrying a royal, specifically an English royal, kinda feels like buying a ...

OPINION: The job sucked, she quit, and her man supported her. Isn't that what we all want?

Kids being made into climate zealots

Green Party co-leader James Shaw. The Greens' fingerprints are all over the addition of climate change to the school ...

OPINION: Out goes religious instruction and in comes its secular substitute - climate change.


What's On in Porirua and Kāpiti

Ōtaki Kite Festival 10am till 4pm: Fun for all the family, this free event brings together NZKA kite fliers from all ...

Check out what's happening near you.

What's On in Porirua and Kāpiti

Eat Drink & Be Crafty: Enjoy locally made crafts, food, refreshments and music in a rural setting at Battle Hill, ...

Check out what's happening near you.

Stories 'ripped out of me'

Patricia McFall, left, and daughter Ashleigh Feu'u pictured here before Patricia's death in January.

Ashleigh Feu'u spent the last year collecting her mother's stories, only to lose them all in a burglary

Inside St James Theatre video

The St James Theatre was built in 1912 and was mainly used as a space for comedians, jugglers, acrobats and dancers.

Shock absorbers and reinforcing bars are being placed in the theatre but when it opens it will look like its old self.

Christmas camping alive and well video

The Robinson tent is on the far right.

And there's always a camping story to tell - from sleeping through a storm to making life-long friends

Capital Life

Blind man halts buses in protest

Gyles-Bedford says busses failing to stop for orange lights, or speeding through intersections are "dangerous" and "not on".

Wesley Gyles-Bedford is out to stop rule-breaking Wellington bus drivers.

Mazz Scannell's 15 Minutes

Mazz Scannell has been a teacher, a banker, sold insurance and, more recently, a journalist.

Mazz Scannell talks about her many careers, sewerage in Wellington, and "aspirational clothing".

Kristen Lunman's 15 Minutes

Tech startup queen Kristen Lunman talks Italy, surfing, and trashy TV.

Tech startup queen Kristen Lunman talks Italy, surfing, and trashy TV.

Ian Prince's 15 Minutes

Ian Prince lives in a retirement village and sees his neighbours every day.

Ian Prince talks dogs, sharks, and cellphones at the dining table.

Lucy Zee's 15 Minutes

Lucy Zee talks Instagram, achieving her goals, and a bucket full of chicken skin from KFC.

Lucy Zee talks Instagram, achieving her goals, and a bucket full of chicken skin from KFC.


Substitutes rescue Phoenix

Phoenix goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic punches the ball clear.

Unconvincing Phoenix overcome poor first half to down bottom-place Jets.

Conway nears Black Caps call

In-form Wellington batsman Devon Conway becomes eligible for Black Caps selection in September, three years after moving ...

Firebirds star must be rushed into Black Caps as soon as he's eligible, says title-winning coach.

Live: Blues v Hurricanes

The Blues celebrate Matt Duffie's try – one of four for them in last week's hitout against the Chiefs in Waihi.

Leon MacDonald's men take on their Kiwi rivals in their final pre-season hitout at Onewa Domain.

Ekenasio almost quit netball

Silver Ferns captain Ameliaranne Ekenasio has been among the best shooters in world netball over the past 18 months.

Ferns skipper was on verge of chucking in netball, until Pulse changed her life.

Fatialofa out of intensive care video

Michael Fatialofa is showing signs of improvement in his recovery from a neck injury.

Worcester club say NZ recruit could be treated at "internationally-acclaimed spinal injuries unit''.

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