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Elderly sex offender seeks freedom

Neil Pitceathly, 76, says he should be released from the 18-year jail term imposed for stupefying his second wife and ...

Neil Pitceathly drugged his second wife and recorded himself raping her. He wants to die at home with wife No 3.

Teen accused of murder named

40-year-old Kelly Alex Donner's body was found outside a pub in Flaxmere on March 4.

Name suppression lapsed for 14-year-old boy accused of murder.

Pedestrian hit by bus

A man in his 50s was hit by a bus on Lambton Quay Tuesday morning.

Wellington Free Ambulance are transporting the man to the hospital with moderate injuries.

Less oxygen for lung patients video

Gillian Cavell, 74, has emphysema, a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The way hospitals worldwide treat patients with chronic lung disease looks set to change thanks to new Kiwi research.

Capital streams 'a public risk' video

Pollution in the Kaiwharawhara Stream in Wellington photographed in September.

There's something in the water in Wellington - E coli.

Fire station bell fails

One of Fire and Emergency's system to alert firefighters to fires is failing up to eight times a month (File photo).

System that rings bell in fire stations suffering regular failures.

Remutaka or Rimutaka?

Rimutaka is now Remutaka - depending on the context.

Whenever we use Remutaka we get a flurry of complaints. Here's why we spell it that way.

High speed chase abandoned

The chase started at Otaihanga, Kāpiti (File photo).

Police have arrested a driver who took off from officers and onto the wrong side of State Highway 1.

Violent assault in cemetery

Matthew Fuller assaulted his girlfriend in a cemetery.

Woman thought she was going to die among headstones.

Car in Porirua homicide found

Police want to speak to this person, who they believe was driving the Mazda in Porirua in the days after the incident.

Police have found the silver Mazda RX8 they were looking for in relation to the homicide investigation but still want to find the driver.

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Nix recruit takes the long Way

The Wellington Phoenix have signed Callan Elliot and Reuben Way ahead of the 2018-19 A-League season.

Wellington's latest recruit had given up on professional football five years ago.

Phoenix sign Nelson teenager

Callan Elliot showed his leadership qualities when he captained Tasman United against Auckland City last season.

Paul Ifill's prodigy Callan Elliot signs first professional contract with Wellington Phoenix.

Ferns' belief skyrockets video

Silver Ferns goal defence Katrina Grant wrestles the ball off Caitlin Bassett during Sunday's big win against Australia.

Victory over Australia provides Silver Ferns with much needed confidence boost.

Coles returns as 'Naki relegated

All Blacks hooker Dane Coles warms up ahead of his return to rugby against Taranaki in the Mitre 10 Cup.

Taranaki relegated to Mitre 10 Cup championship section as Dane Coles and Wellington book semifinal spot.

Williamson in the runs

Black Caps captain Kane Williamson was in the runs during the opening round of the Plunket Shield, notching 83 in the ...

Kane Williamson makes up for first innings fail with 83 in second dig as ND make winning start to Plunket Shield.

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