Three people hospitalised after crash in Kelburn, Wellington

Fire and Emergency services attended a crash in Kelburn on Tuesday morning. (File photo)

11:38 AM  A crash involving a car and a van on Glen and Upland roads left debris 'all over the road' on Tuesday morning.

Resident wants out of 'unsafe' Strathmore flats

Resident Lisa Morunga says the police visit the Nuku St flats ‘‘every other day’’.

11:33 AM  Residents of the Nuku St flats were told to stay indoors by police after a man was attacked with an axe and a knife on Monday night.

Broken down truck cleared from Remutaka Hill road

A truck was obstructing traffic north of the summit of Remutaka Hill.

11:20 AM  Traffic has returned to normal after a truck blocking lanes was cleared from State Highway 2.

'Vile racial slurs' before fight at Wellington club rugby match — club chair

The chair of Wellington's Marist St Pats rugby club says players were subjected to “repeated vile racial slurs” on ...

A rugby club involved a match which saw players and spectators from rival sides fight on the field says violence and racism have no place in the sport.

Confusion reigns during Brooklyn Hill cycleway construction video

A bus slows for a cyclist going up the hill on Sunday.

A lack of signage on the Wellington pop-up cycle lane is creating confusion as motorists continue to park within the plastic markers of the new lane.

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The big drip: Longest-running Wellington leak revealed video

Sonya Bissmire, with children Freddie Child, 11, and Toby Child, 8, make their way through the “non-urgent” Cleveland St ...

Fifty complaints a day as Wellington becomes an increasingly-leaky city.

Two people seriously injured following three vehicle motorway crash in Porirua

The area where the crash took place has now been cleared. (File photo).

One person has been transported to hospital and the road has now reopened.

Major revamp proposed for key route into Wellington as part of transport intiative video

The proposed removal of angle parks on Throndon Quay to increase cyclist safety is expected to be a sticking point for ...

Planners are hoping to ease congestion and increase safety on one of the main arteries into the capital as part of the much maligned Let’s Get Wellington Moving transport initiative.

Lowering speed limit on Napier-Taupō Rd 'will save lives' video

200520 NEWS. Photo: John Cowpland / alphapix. Napier Taupo road - fatal crashes. Mohaka Bridge, scene of one of Hawkes ...

An international roading expert says lowering the speed limit on one of New Zealand’s most dangerous highways will have huge safety benefits.

Overwhelming support for Māori ward in Wellington

Wellington City councillor Jill Day started the process last year for establishing a Māori ward. (File photo)

Nearly 94 per cent of submitters support plan establish a Māori ward in Wellington, ahead of next year's local body elections.

Lost buoy worth $400,000 recovered from Kāpiti seafloor video

Researchers have recovered a NIWA scientific buoy from the Kāpiti Marine Reserve that went missing in late March.

Researchers have hauled up the scientific buoy, weighing more than 3 tonnes, from the bottom of the Kāpiti Marine Reserve.

Drugs in the mailbox: Increase in unsuspecting residents receiving packages video

21092017 PHOTO: MANDY TE/STUFF Letterboxes with "no circulars" and "no junk mail" signs have been receiving electoral mail.

One of the parcels delivered was found to contain a 'highly dangerous' meth substitute which may be circulating in Wellington.

Wellington bus company trialling hydrogen engine add-on to reduce emissions

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Transdev is trialling a new device which could reduce diesel engine emissions by as much as 80 per cent.

Local talent named and famed as finalists announced in Wellington sport awards

Ardie Savea accepts his Personality of the Year award at the 2019 Dominion Post Sport and Recreation Awards. Savea is up ...

Ardie Savea, Amelia Kerr, and Ameliaranne Ekenasio are among 59 finalists announced across 11 categories, with awards to be announced in June.

Self-testing 'a game-changer' in cervical screening video

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Emergency Management Minister Kiritapu Allan, NEMA National ...

Self-testing as part of cervical cancer screening has been described as a game-changer by Minister Kiri Allan, who highighted the issue when she announced her own cancer diagnosis.

News

New scultpure representing a meeting place unveiled in Levin

A new sculpture by Muaūpoko artist Sian Montgomery-Neutze is on display in Levin.

11:31 AM  The sculpture is called Te Pūtahitanga and is located in the centre of four landmarks.

Nation's largest tax fraudster jailed for 8.5 years video

10:29 AM  Fraudster who stole $17 million in tax tells judge "I haven't done anything wrong".

Forced to take the car, at times I was driving slower than I cycle

More than 20 families still homeless 6 months after Napier floods

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Marina expansion follows big spike in berth inquiries video

Seaview Marina in Lower Hutt is planning to add up to 77 new berths to keep up with demand.

Cashed-up boat buyers unable to travel are thought to be behind a spike in demand, which has resulted in a million-dollar expansion at a Lower Hutt marina.

Capital shakes it up at national bartender competition video

Winner Alex Vowles in action at the Highball NZ Bartender of the Year competition.

A two-hour written exam, a blind whisky tasting, and a cocktail-making round inspired by lockdown challenged constestants over the two-day competiton.

A love story: 'We shook hands and agreed to have a kid'

Natalie Sisson and Joshua Vial met at an entrepreneurial conference, a week after Natalie wrote down who her “perfect ...

Natalie Sisson decided to be open to the possibility of a partner. Soon, she met Josh.

The slow - but necessary - transition away from emergency housing video

Ihaka Huata now works a night job in Petone.

Hoteliers are making millions providing emergency housing. But one inner-city Wellington operator benefiting from the system says it needs to end.

Inside Wellington's most notorious inner-city emergency housing hotel video

Daphany Haenga didn’t feel safe during her first stay at The Setup on Manners. The second stay is a different story ...

Daphany Haenga's room overlooks a back alley where drug deals are thrashed out around the clock. This is what life is like at the sharp end of NZ's housing crisis.

Comment

Let's extend MMP into local elections

Barely four out of 10 eligible voters cast ballots in the 2019 local body elections, Peter Neilson writes, about half ...

OPINION: In Auckland the council can only borrow three times its income yet its voters are borrowing seven times their average income to buy a house.

Kill off the younger replacement model of dating

The usual office response to news of a celebrity split “played out like clockwork when Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce ...

OPINION: And above all, we need to stop playing young women and old women off against each other.

Motherhood in manacles? Oh hell no.

Women are being forced to give birth and feed their newborn babies in handcuffs

OPINION: Appalling accounts of women handcuffed for childbirth demand independent inquiry.

Forced to take the car, at times I was driving slower than I cycle

On Dave Armstrong’s recent trip to Paraparaumu – reluctantly in a car – traffic ground to a halt around Pukerua Bay, as ...

OPINION: Wellington is still a region that privileges the private car way above all other forms of transport.

Turning 65 shouldn't signify you are 'past it'

Seniors have a wealth of knowledge, experience and wisdom to share, says Ziena Jalil. And yet many face discrimination ...

OPINION: Some of my best learning has been from hearing stories from my senior colleagues about their career journeys.

Culture

The artists behind Aotearoa's Covid-19 vaccination campaign

Wellington-based illustrator Jem Yoshioka with a digital billboard at Lower Hutt’s Queensgate. The billboard features ...

As the next wave of public health messaging to do with the vaccine roll-out is released, Kiwis are receiving art along with immunisation information.

Arts listings in the Wellington region from May 10-13

Wellington comic Chris Parker will MC the first heat of the Raw Comedy Quest battle at San Fran this Feb.

Ballet and comedy are some of the top picks for this week.

'Another Mammal' rich with ideas and depth

Jo Randerson has written an abstract, familiar yet mythical piece, grounded in the characters of Y (Anya Tate-Manning) ...

Leave your ideas about traditional storytelling at the door, and enjoy the wild ride of ideas, emotions and laughter.

NZSO's 'Four Seasons' a fresh triumph

Under the direction of NZSO Concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppänen, the orchestra’s performance of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons ...

What might have seen old and stale reappeared as vivid and fresh. In short, a triumph.

A comedy show with no audience?

Angella Dravid, from Taskmaster New Zealand, says she’s been surprised by the uptake of this year’s comedy festival.

The Comedy Festival is on, but some are worried shows are receiving little or no fanfare.

Capital Life

Major revamp proposed for key route into Wellington as part of transport intiative video

The proposed removal of angle parks on Throndon Quay to increase cyclist safety is expected to be a sticking point for ...

Planners are hoping to ease congestion and increase safety on one of the main arteries into the capital as part of the much maligned Let’s Get Wellington Moving transport initiative.

Wellington bus company trialling hydrogen engine add-on to reduce emissions

Internal Affairs folder containing personal details left on Wellington bus - Thumbnail

Transdev is trialling a new device which could reduce diesel engine emissions by as much as 80 per cent.

Arts listings in the Wellington region from May 10-13

Wellington comic Chris Parker will MC the first heat of the Raw Comedy Quest battle at San Fran this Feb.

Ballet and comedy are some of the top picks for this week.

Marina expansion follows big spike in berth inquiries video

Seaview Marina in Lower Hutt is planning to add up to 77 new berths to keep up with demand.

Cashed-up boat buyers unable to travel are thought to be behind a spike in demand, which has resulted in a million-dollar expansion at a Lower Hutt marina.

Tawa College student wins national Race Unity Speech Award

Lucia Bernards, a year 12 student at Tawa college, is the winner of this year’s Race Unity Speech Awards held on Sunday, ...

Lucia Bernards has taken out the national title at the Race Unity Speech Awards, with a speech calling for a race relations strategy in schools.

Sport

'Vile racial slurs' before fight at Wellington club rugby match — club chair

The chair of Wellington's Marist St Pats rugby club says players were subjected to “repeated vile racial slurs” on ...

A rugby club involved a match which saw players and spectators from rival sides fight on the field says violence and racism have no place in the sport.

Central Pulse blown away by Northern Mystics after third quarter meltdown video

Grace Nweke scored a game-high 51 goals to lead the Mystics to their first-ever win over the Pulse in Wellington.

The Mystics outscored the Pulse 22-8 in the third quarter to clinch their first-ever win in Wellington during the ANZ Premiership era.

Wellington Phoenix defender has history with A-League Golden Boot Jamie Maclaren video

Melbourne City striker Jamie Maclaren has scored 22 goals this season, double the next highest scorer in the A-League.

Tim Payne and Jamie Maclaren used to be team-mates at Blackburn Rovers, but they will square off when Wellington Phoenix play table toppers Melbourne City this weekend.

Local talent named and famed as finalists announced in Wellington sport awards

Ardie Savea accepts his Personality of the Year award at the 2019 Dominion Post Sport and Recreation Awards. Savea is up ...

Ardie Savea, Amelia Kerr, and Ameliaranne Ekenasio are among 59 finalists announced across 11 categories, with awards to be announced in June.

Saints, Hawks set early tone in NBL video

Taane Samuel top scored for the Saints with 26 points in their win over the Sharks on Friday.

NBL's 2019 finalists, the Saints and Hawks, look the early teams to beat after both maintaining their unbeaten records.

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