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Guy leading Ōtaki

National MP Nathan Guy is looking for a fourth win in the Ōtaki electorate.

Guy takes early lead in Ōtaki. Is there change in the wind in Whanganui?

Grand Arcade gets major refurbishment

An artist's rendering of the refurbished Grand Arcade, forecast to be completed early 2019.

The building is the site of one of the few fatalities in Wellington due to an earthquake.

National Portrait: Tough justice

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L-R:  Sonja Cooper with office dog 'Coco'.
National Portrait - Sonja Cooper is a lawyer ...

They said justice for state abuse victims wasn't possible under the law. Sonja Cooper proved them wrong.

The rise, and rise, of the Kāpiti Coast

A new housing subdivision in the northern end of Waikanae illustrates the rapid expansion of the Kapiti coast.

It's a strip of land north of Wellington facing more change in a few years than most districts face in decades - $2 billion worth.

Straight-shooter diplomat

Malcolm Templeton, NZ diplomat.

Malcolm Templeton served New Zealand in numerous diplomat postings and has left a body work greatly valued by diplomats, historians and foreign policy commentators.

Sofar so good for refugees

Electronic pop singer-songwriter Estère.

Small gig in capital apartment part of a global Amnesty International project.

Shock as man dies after train crash

A ute engine lies in the grass at the scene of the fatal collision between the ute and train.

A man in his 60s has died after his ute smashed into a passenger train in Horowhenua.

Teens arrested over Napier robbery

Police arrived to find the alleged offenders running from the store.

Two 16-year-olds arrested after customer "badly shaken" in alleged supermarket robbery.

Wellington

Guy leading Ōtaki

National MP Nathan Guy is looking for a fourth win in the Ōtaki electorate.

Guy takes early lead in Ōtaki. Is there change in the wind in Whanganui?

Grand Arcade gets major refurbishment

An artist's rendering of the refurbished Grand Arcade, forecast to be completed early 2019.

The building is the site of one of the few fatalities in Wellington due to an earthquake.

Wairarapa

New chief executive for Pukaha

New Pukaha Mount Bruce chief executive Emily Court.

Emily Court is set to become Pukaha Mount Bruce's CEO

Collision at notorious intersection

The crash occurred at an intersection that locals have been calling for change at for many years.

Intersection Carterton mayor has been trying to get upgraded for some time is scene of another accident.

Porirua

Parties for the nearly departed video

Ken Turner and partner Sarah Angus.
Ken has terminal cancer and held a "living wake" for family and friends last weekend.

"Living wakes" have become a final festivity of life in the face of death.

Treatment for kidnap accused

Whitby woman Jo Alderdice, who saved a 3-year-old child from attempted abduction.

Man in Whitby case schizophrenic and suffering "grandiose religious delusions".

Kapiti

Road projects hit Kāpiti housing

John and Julianne O'Kane watch their former family home in Paraparaumu being carted off to make way for the expressway ...

Market not delivering what community needs, taskforce tells council.

Gully earthworks error

Initial estimates were that 6.5m cubic metres of earth would need to be moved. The motorway partnership has now applied ...

Sheer volume of earth that needs to move for $850m motorway catches planners out.

Hutt Valley

Families 'not coping' in Hutt

In May 2017, there was an average of six months between initial contact and follow up appointments for youth accessing ...

Teens seeking non-urgent mental health appointment would have to wait at least eight weeks.

Māori music strong in the Hutt

Amba Holly with her 2016 Best Female Solo Aritst and 2017 Radio Airplay awards.

Musicians from Upper and Lower Hutt have been recognised at the recent Waiata Māori Music Awards.

Hawke's Bay

Teens arrested over Napier robbery

Police arrived to find the alleged offenders running from the store.

Two 16-year-olds arrested after customer "badly shaken" in alleged supermarket robbery.

Shellfish link to sickness bug

Three people have been taken to hospital in Hawke's Bay this week with symptoms of paratyphoid.

Three in hospital in Hawke's Bay with paratyphoid. One ate shellfish from marina.

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