Eastern Suburbs

Struggle to save driver


Police and paramedics tried in vain for 30 minutes to save a Wellington man who died after suffering an apparent heart attack while driving.

Armed police hunt 'person of interest'

Police car generic 1

Armed police search house, but the person they are looking for is not home.

Cinema cements suburb's place

roxy cinema

Since Wellington's film industry set up shop in Miramar, locals had been begging for something to show off its strongest asset.

Disappearing gun unearthed

Disappearing gun

A huge coastal defence gun has been hauled from the ground after decades buried at Wellington's Miramar Peninsula.

Historic film lab to close

Park Road Post

The move to digital will see Sir Peter Jackson close his film processing lab in Miramar.

Charge after 'silly small' paua taken

Paua Dom

A Wellington couple had their car seized after allegedly collecting about 150 undersized paua.

Bowls club reborn as community centre

ADAM POULOPOULOS - The Wellingtonian

Hataitai Bowling Club's facilities changed hands last week and will now be the local community centre's headquarters.

Thick fog over capital clears

Fog Dom Strap

A bank of fog that forced flight delays and cancellations in Wellington has cleared.

Kilbirnie festival comes together

Kilbirnie Festival

AMY JACKMAN - The Wellingtonian

Holes will be filled in, fences removed, diggers driven off and Bay Rd will be transformed for the 18th Kilbirnie Festival this Sunday.

Airport holding pens anger drivers

Airport taxis

Taxi drivers say new cab stand arrangements at Wellington Airport raise health and safety issues and are causing large delays.

Bitter section dispute decided

Hana Wolzak

The fall out between Wellington neighbours has cut deeper than the swath of the diggers.

New track put through paces

Runner Strap

A leading sports figure hopes a new outdoor track in Kilbirnie will encourage the community to lead active lifestyles - and perhaps even pursue sport long-term.

Kilbirnie upgrades making progress

Road cones

Kilbirnie retailers have praised Wellington City Council for speeding up the beautification work along Bay Rd that was turning shoppers away.

Heart attack death at Makara Peak

ambulance strap

A 50-year-old Wellington man died after suffering a heart attack in Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park on Saturday.

Disruptive revamp irks retailers

Bay Rd

Kilbirnie retailers angry after City Council stopped work on the Bay Rd shopping centre revamp at night.

Kittens run over in carpark

Kitten rescue

A pair of kittens were run over in the Miramar New World carpark this afternoon and more may be wandering the eastern suburb.

Bus barns facing demolition

Bus barns

The Kilbirnie bus barns may be knocked down soon - but not in the next year or so.

Strathmore water main bursts


Water is expected to return shortly to Strathmore homes affected by a burst main today.

Car smashes into house

Woman taken to hospital after Miramar crash

Miramar car v house

A woman has been taken to hospital after a car crashed into a house in Miramar this afternoon.

Kings of the castle

World record smashed at Lyall Bay

Lyall Beach

The world sandcastle building record has been smashed in an effort that turned Lyall Bay Beach into a 2-kilometre construction zone.

Thousands see old jail off

Mt Crawford Prison

Wellingtonians have flocked to an open day Mt Crawford Prison, which is soon to close for good.

Small house fire in Hataitai

Fire engine

Firefighters responded to a fire in the roof of a Moxham Ave house this afternoon.

Public can get taste of prison life

Mt Crawford Prison

Wellingtonians can see Miramar's Mt Crawford Prison this Saturday before it closes for good.

Tunnel no longer option for Basin

Basin Flyover

Eleventh-hour attempts to reignite debate over a Basin Reserve tunnel have come to nothing.

Group hit with badminton bill

Hataitai badminton

Group fears it may have to disband after being hit with a huge legal bill for its failed fight against expansion of Hataitai's Badminton Hall.

Flyover design revealed

Latest 'Basin Bridge' concept going public

Basin Flyover

A concept design for the Transport Agency's proposed Basin Reserve flyover will be presented at a series of public information days in Wellington this week.

New World expansion on hold

New World Island Bay

The expansion of Island Bay New World, which would have demolished of a takeaway shop, is on hold.

Porirua least disaster-prepared


Porirua residents are the least prepared in the Wellington region for a major disaster while those in the Hutt Valley and Kapiti the most.

Slips could cut off capital for months


A big quake could leave Wellington reliant on barges and helicopters for survival, new predictions show.

New images of Kilbirnie store attack

Kilbirnie attempted robbery photo

A man who bashed a Kilbirnie liquor store attendant was left bleeding after the attack, police say.

No 'Lord Mayor' for Wellington

Fran Wilde

The controversial Lord Mayor title suggested as part of a Wellington regional council will be scrapped.

Newtown roadworks close cafe

Ballroom cafe

The Ballroom Cafe in Newtown has closed and the owner says roadworks outside are to blame.

Flyover 'option X' debate reopened

basin flyover

Greater Wellington Regional Council wants a Basin Flyover tunnel option to be reassessed.

Students safer for exams

$50,000 hall quake-strengthening passes mark

Rongotai College

Urgent $500,000 quake-strengthening work on Rongotai College's school hall will be completed just in time for NCEA exams.

Worker bashed in store raids

The assaulted Kilbirnie Liquor Centre employee

A terrified Kilbirnie shop attendant was punched repeatedly by a man trying to steal liquor.

Two Kilbirnie robberies on same day

Kilbirnie attempted robbery photo

The main street of Kilbirnie has seen two attempted robberies on the same day.

Black kittens' lucky day

Cat adopts orphaned kittens after own died

SPCA cats

On a day when most people avoid black cats, Arabella collected a litter of them.

Quake bills to hit rates

Houses on hill

Wellington homeowners face higher rates as quake-proofing costs hit commercial property values.

Winners and losers

Wellington Housing

House values in some Wellington suburbs have jumped up in the latest rating valuations while one suburb is down 5 percent.

Disgrace or historic place?

Some say it's a disgrace but the Historic Places Trust wants Wellington Prison on its register.

$40m airport upgrade

wellington airport

A $40 million upgrade of Wellington Airport's domestic terminal will increase its size by a third.

Breastfeeding mum banished

Jayshriben Patel, 26, and her son,  Aryan, 18 months. She was told to stop breastfeeding at the Indian Community Hall

A mother was told she must breastfeed in the toilets at an Indian hall in Wellington.

Stores lose booze

Kiwi wineries are having to sell bulk wine in return for getting their bottled brand on supermarket shelves.

A number of small Wellington convenience stores have had their alcohol licences revoked.

Wall of holes for tenants' privacy

Newtown Park flats

Unique privacy screens now cover one a Newtown Park apartment building to improve privacy.

Basin bus breakdown blocked traffic

Bus breakdown

Traffic backed up at the Mt Victoria tunnel today after a city-bound Tranzit bus broke down on the Basin Reserve side.

Cafe worker loses payout

Money pocket

A Chinese man awarded almost $26,000 in unpaid wages has had the decision overturned after he sent forged documents to Immigration New Zealand.

Neighbours tried to save woman

Ruth Tapper and Shashi Lala say their bravery award brings back sad memories

Two women who tried to save a neighbour who was stabbed to death were among those honoured in the Safety in the City Awards.

Nuns say no to childcare centre plan

Laird Cameron and Sarah-Jane Paine with their children

About 40 families need a new childcare centre because a new location couldn't be found for their asbestos-riddled Island Bay centre.

Elderly man missing for days

Hazrat Mohammed Adam

Police have serious concerns for an elderly Wellington man missing since Friday.

Fire at Moa Point

fire strq

Police have been called to a suspicious fire at Moa Point that burnt a large area of scrub and tussock.

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