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Scribe 'fighting addiction': family

Malo Ioane Luafutu, better known as Scribe, is wanted by Canterbury police for failing to appear in court and various ...

Family of hip hop artist Scribe standing by him, calling him a "teddy bear" fighting a drug addiction.

Horowhenua could boom

Horowhenua District Council, Levin, 2015

Consultancy says district's population on the rise. Government stats department says otherwise.

Missing teen found dead

Hastings teen Ariana Reedy, missing since Tuesday night, has been found dead.

The 15-year-old girl was last seen late at night on Napier's Bluff Hill.

Botany v bikes in bush battle video

160817 News Photos: Maarten Holl
From left, Chris Horne, Sunita Singh and Marg Pearce have co-signed a letter to the ...

Botanists fear Porirua's new mountain bike track will destroy a native reserve.

Homes burgled after landslip

Part of Cluny Rd, where at least one property was evacuated after a landslip, was still blocked off on Wednesday.

First one of them was evacuated, then thieves got in while owners were out.

Cat caught in trap put down

The gin trap in which a cat was found caught near a childcare centre in Mungavin Ave, Porirua.

It was found hanging from the trap on the fence of a childcare centre.

Transport Ministry clearout

Ministry of Transport chief executive Peter Mersi is expected to announce four new deputy chief executive roles soon, ...

Three top officials at troubled organisation leave in restructure.

Caution: silly road names ahead

The Poplar Ave interchange on the Kapiti Expressway, in the middle of the shot. Hugging the hills is the old highway, ...

Not everyone took Kapiti's $100,000 consultation project entirely seriously.

Lamb rustler strikes

Newborn lambs have been stolen from Mangaroa Valley, Upper Hutt. (File photo)

Five stolen lambs, some just days old, won't be being properly fed, owner fears.

Girls take every prize

Aotea College principal Kate Gainsford says the school had a group of academically gifted girls last year, and it would ...

Dad of three boys has gender bias fears after girls scoop all of the top academic prizes at Porirua school.

Dude, where's my beach? video

Boat repairer John Kelly on the beach that was there one day and gone the next.

Porirua had what seemed a firm sandy beach on Sunday. By Monday it was gone.

Hutt's roast chicken kerfuffle

On election day Mayor Ray Wallace chose to have his picture taken with local children. Ten months later he is working ...

Hutt City Mayor Ray Wallace wants a "blended family" working together to benefit the city.

Hutt man on the run

Police are seeking to locate Darren Roger Miller, 41, who has a warrant to arrest for breaching bail.

Darren Roger Miller, 41, is on the run from police.

Asbestos found in backyard

Tenant Jade Darbyshire believes his landlords  failed to properly address his concerns about asbestos found in the yard ...

"It's been making people sick for years," claims Paekakariki tenant.

Gun pointed at shop assistant's head

One of the men who robbed the Avalon Mini Mart on High St, Lower Hutt

Mini mart owner on edge after first robbery in 12 years.

Emergency rail crossing for Waikanae

The single crossing in Waikanae over its main trunk line railway tracks, which carry the Kapiti Line trains.

Kapiti Coast town to finally get an emergency rail crossing.

Hastings kura finally gets new home

The government has finally found a new home for Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Wananga Whare Tapere o Takitimu in Hastings.

$12m plan to relocate school caught up in mushroom farm stink.

Bridge replacements under way

Work on replacing the Manawatu River Bridge and Whirokino Trestle Bridge has started.

A $70 million replacement of two vital bridges to Foxton is well under way.

Sex worker v client

A judge is to rule whether a missing Indian businessman is guilty of indecent assault.

Foreign businessman allegedly bit and licked a sex worker - but he won't be in court when he learns his fate.

Sports coach sentenced for indecency

Three out of six victims were at court to see their old sports coach sentenced for indecent assault.

Six victims say he abused them in their teenage years.

Russell happy back at Oxford Cr

Nathan Russell, new principal at Oxford Crescent Primary in Upper Hutt.

Nathan Russell begins his principal's career at Oxford Cresent primary

Deserted coastal subdivision for sale video

The 44-lot subdivision has paved streets, street lights, and sewerage and water systems that have never been used.

Two times developers tried to turn the street lights on in this prime Mahia subdivision. Both times it backfired.

Bottles replace biscuits at factory video

Flight Plastics chief executive Keith Smith with a handful of processed PET flakes and a fruit punnet made of recycled ...

A new plastic processing facility means 200 million bottles a year can be turned into recyclable food packaging.

Wellington's warming up to spring

The first two months of spring are predicted to be slightly warmer than average in the capital.

With warmer than average temperatures this month, is it time to say goodbye to winter in the capital?

'Grow up' councillors told

Roast chicken has been a source of embarrassment for Lower Hutt councillors after it was revealed they were getting free ...

Efforts to resolve Lower Hutt's free lunches debate descend into farce.

Event run on pedal power

The team from Lucid Dreambike will be at Wellington Museum's Pedal Power event, with adapted bikes and wheelchairs.

Wellington Museum's event will feature a stage, audio, DJ turntable and lighting powered by bikes.

Capital to host global music festival

Viola player Donald Maurice is serving as host chair for the upcoming International Viola Congress to be held in ...

The UK's loss is Wellington's gain with an international viola festival now set to be held in the city.

Tenths drops Ngatata threat

Sir Ngatata Love appears for sentencing in the High Court at Wellington in 2016.

The Maori trust that Love was jailed for defrauding says there's no point taking it further.

Kids anxious over National Standards

In 2016, more teachers said some students were experiencing anxiety over National Standards that was negatively ...

Teachers believe anxiety caused by National Standards is hindering learning.

Shed 9 plans divide opinion

An artist's impression of the proposed building at Site 9 on Wellington's waterfront. The site 10 development is on the ...

Just over half of Wellingtonians approve of new waterfront building.

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