$62,000 for three-penny stamp

The mint-condition HMS Vanguard stamp, which had a pre-sale estimate of $50,000, sold for $62,000 in Wellington on Saturday.

Wellington auction fetches top prices for rare stamps, coins and banknotes.

Sea creature stench repulsive

Tiny sea creatures called valella, which have washed up en masse at Makara, on Wellington's west coast.

The electric-blue beach party is over: Now get ready for the smell.

Plane lands in paddock

A herd of beef cattle at Te Horo, Kāpiti, surround a plane that touched down in their paddock on Sunday.

Plane forced into emergency landing on Kāpiti farm - the cattle responded by licking the aircraft.

Plane down in Kāpiti

A group of Te Horo cows got a surprise visitor to their paddock on Sunday. (File photo)

When a plane went down in a Kāpiti paddock, the only witnesses were cows.

Bikers go pink for cancer ride video

Kāpiti Coast cancer survivor Lea Lavery rides pillion with partner Chris Riddel. "I'm quite happy being on the back," ...

About 250 "pinked out" bikes took part in Sunday's Wellington Pink Ribbon Ride.

Winning team thank superfan

Martin with the Bruce Steel trophy. "I tell you what, mate. They're playing bloody good rugby," he says of the ...

Bruce Martin has supported Horowhenua-Kāpiti for longer than he can remember.

Māori adze found on fairway

A Māori adze unearthed during excavations of the Waikanae Golf Club's ninth hole in early October.

An ancient Māori woodworking tool has been unearthed at Waikanae's golf course.

Man seriously hurt after crash

A man has been taken to Wellington Hospital in a serious condition. (File photo)

Two cars collide on the Kāpiti Coast, leaving a man seriously injured in hospital.

Highway crashes cause delays

At 7pm a commuter was reporting that northbound traffic on Wellington's urban motorway was clogged all the way back to ...

Three-car collisions hold up commuters on SH1 and SH2 north of Wellington.

Historic bridge collapses

The historic Ngatiawa Bridge, at Reikorangi, near Waikanae, before its collapse.

Unused historic bridge on the Kāpiti Coast collapses, residents asked to stay clear.

Here comes Poppy

Kapiti film-maker Linda Niccol has recently received development funding from the NZ FIlm Commission for her movie Poppy.

Linda Niccol hopeful her story about a girl with "a little bit extra" will be filmed in New Zealand.

Kāpiti's 'mud crisis' harming animals video

Horrace the pig has been contributing to the mud problem, which isn't as much fun as it might seem for him.

These cute critters should be as happy as pigs in mud, but instead they're drowning in it.

Our great big, little gay parade

Pride in Paekākāriki organisers Pat McIntosh, Val Little, and Danielle Burns, with Bucko the "gayhound" outside the ...

A Kāpiti Coast pedestrian crossing could soon host the world's shortest gay pride parade.

Auction may stamp $2.2m mark

International stamp and coin dealer John Mowbray of Mowbray Collectables, Otaki.

Mint stamp expected to top $50,000 at New Zealand's largest-ever stamp and coin auction.

Kāpiti man found

Police are appealing for sightings of missing Kapiti man Jason Jon Penny.

Jason Jon Penny, who vanished on Thursday, has been found safe and well.

Transmission Gully to be user pays?

Puhoi state highway one on the approach to the toll road district of Rodney picture Neville Marriner. Northern Gateway ...

NZTA ponders charging motorists a toll to ride Wellington's most anticipated motorway.

Kāpiti man missing

Police are appealing for sightings of missing Kāpiti man Jason Jon Penny.

Jason Jon Penny withdrew money before vanishing after work on Thursday.

'They don't deserve to die' video

Nearly 3000 chickens need homes before they become dog food at the end of the month.

Want to adopt a chicken? How about 3000?

Capital trains back on track

Buses replaced trains on most services on Wednesday due to a strike over rail workers' terms and conditions.

Services back to normal following worker strike which disrupted commuters.

Kāpiti boxing 'on the radar'

Winners in the ring were Kāpiti boxers, from left, Toby Jensen, Zac Jensen, Szilard Laszlo and Andor Laszlo.

Young boxers are helping put their local club on the sport's 'radar'.

Health fears over fare rises

A health service provider says proposed fare increases on Wellington's public transport could affect people's health.

Health officials say public transport price hike could make the low-paid sicker.

Plastic-free living a breeze

A selection of plastic alternative containers, used by the Ubels-Benefield family of Paekākāriki.

"Our grandparents and great-grandparents would have done it," plastic-free family says.

Kids stranded by train doors video

Lauren Petersen, with Chelsea, 5, Georgia, 1, and Zara, 3. She and Georgia were stuck on the train while Chelsea and ...

Wellington train pulls out of station before mum can follow daughters on to platform.

Water shut-off defended by Lake trust

Phil Taueki has demanded the water supply to the old nursery building he is occupying  be turned back on.

Trust says it will always defend its rights in court about jurisdiction of its property.

Expressway's leaky lanes video

Next stop, Paraparaumu, heading south on the newly-opened first section of the Kapiti expressway.

Kāpiti's new $630m road is leaking so badly that 14km of it will need resealing.

Car and motorcyclists collide

Police said one person suffered very minor injuries after a motorbike and car collided on Kāpiti Rd, north of Wellington.

A lucky escape at the Kāpiti interchange.

Three brothers, three widows, 12 kids video

The three Sinclair brothers, from left, Bob, Jim and Bill Sinclair.

A record let Carolyn Gill hear her father's voice for the first time since he drowned, 50 years ago.

Vehicles pelted with pallet, rocks

A truck was hit by objects hurled from an overbridge on the Kāpiti expressway, north of Wellington.

Cars and trucks damaged after rocks and a wooden pallet thrown off overbridge on to SH1 expressway.

Manslaughter charge driving death

Caroline Boyd died after being hit by a car on March 19.

A man has been charged with manslaughter over the death of former public servant Caroline Boyd.

Slip risk closes Kāpiti rd

Temporary road closure barriers at the north-end of slip-prone Waterfall Road, Paraparaumu.

Waterfall Road to remain closed for at least another three weeks.

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