Rates outstripping inflation

Porirua Mayor Mike Tana, whose ratepayers highest average residential rates in the Wellington region.

Across the country, council bills are rising almost five times faster than inflation.

Arrest after TAB robbery

07012016 News Photo: Maarten Holl
file photos - generic police photos - shot in Naenae, Wellington

Police have arrested a 36-year-old man after two recent robberies.

They're taking the P

Kapiti Mayor K Gurunathan says there are better ways of raising awareness about methamphetamine abuse than altering ...

Dozens of Kapiti road signs have lost the letter P - and some are not amused.

Takahe head for Karori video

A takahe spotted at Zealandia earlier this year.

A couple of takahe are heading to the hills of Karori to retire.

Alleged people smuggler gets appeal

The Supreme Court could be the last hope for Maythem Radhi to stay with his family. (File photo)

Case of Iraqi man fighting to stay in NZ after being accused of people smuggling heads to the Supreme Court.

Hutt delays after truck rolls

There were significant traffic delays after a truck carrying a digger rolled at the intersection of Fergusson Dr and ...

Delays after a truck carrying a digger rolled in Upper Hutt

Highlighting a not-so-sweet subject

Jasmine Togo-Brisby's Bitter Sweet 2013 - 2015 is a sculpture made up of a pile of skulls cast in unrefined sugar.

A sculpture cast from unrefined sugar is a Wellington-based artist's way of telling her family's history in the sugar-slave trade.

Vigil recalls gastro crisis

Euphemia Baker at the candlelight water vigil in Wellington on Sunday.

One year on from Havelock North water crisis, communities send message to government.

Founder's legacy lives on

Sohaib Bakkali of Lower Hutt wanted to show his son Jibril how to plant trees so that he would be conscious that life is ...

Some of Wellington's rarest plant species given new life with coastal project on late Bruce Stewart.

Falling rocks ahead video

Falling rock on August 18 in the Ngaio Gorge in Wellington.

Tiny blue car just escapes falling boulders as dashcam captures danger in the Ngaio Gorge.

The woman behind the Plate video

Kaibosh's 'All Taste, No Waste' event is running as part of this year's Wellington On A Plate.

"I would be lying if I said I wasn't thinking about next year already."

Wild weather for central NZ

Wild weather.

Severe weather watches issued for Marlborough, Wellington, Kapiti and Wairarapa.

Books behind bars

Research shows study can "significantly reduce the risk of re-offending following release" according to Corrections.

Two inmates invite us into their world to show how study is transforming them.

Delays ease on Kapiti Coast

Traffic at the Plimmerton roundabout on State Highway 1 about 5.30pm. NZTA is warning of 40-minute delays in the area.

Weekend congestion over, after delays of up to 40 minutes earlier in evening.

Tory St's imaginary makeover

Wellington's takeaway coffee cups would be re-used in a unique way in this Victoria University student design.

Victoria University landscape architecture students reimagine quake-hit Wellington street.

Electric car runs on $10 a week video

Nathan Murrell says his Nissan Leaf is "dirt cheap" to run, and loves Wellington's hills.

Owner sings praises as electric vehicle numbers in Wellington double in a year.

Kiwi's terror miss in Spain video

Kiwi man Glen Holt, who lives in Barcelona, Spain, and narrowly avoided the terror attack there on Thursday August 17 ...

A Wellingtonian living in Barcelona avoided the terror attack only because he stopped to change what he was listening to on his phone.

New slip closes Ngaio Gorge video

A new slip has closed Ngaio Gorge Rd in Wellington, near the site of the first.

Ngaio Gorge Rd reopens, after a new slip temporarily closed it.

Council defends ad hoardings

One of three new digital advertising boards in Wellington's Lambton Quay. In 2015, a coroner raised fears about such ...

Lambton Quay signs won't be a safety risk, it says, despite coroner's concerns.

Council tickets its own contractor

A contractor to Wellington Water, which is partially owned by the Wellington City Council, was given a $60 infringement ...

Traffic control trailer gets $60 ticket - while working on Wellington council project.

Fraudster could lose KiwiSaver

Joanne Harrison appeared via video link to a court for one appearance in August 2016. (File photo)

MoT cheat Joanne Harrison is fighting to hold on to about $110,000 in savings.

Delays after Paekakariki crash

Two early morning crashes are causing significant traffic delays north of Wellington.

Two early morning crashes are causing significant traffic delays north of Wellington.

Landlords hit out at rental WoF

To achieve the new rental WoF, a property must pass all 29 criteria including insulation, heating, ventilation and ...

"Army of clipboard holders" won't keep kids healthy, says investors' federation.

Window blown from building video

Around 5am, MetService meteorologist Stephen Glassey said a wind gust of 126kmh was recorded at Mt Kaukau in Wellington ...

Just when we thought it was over, winter roared back with a vengeance.

Delays on SH1 near Otaki

The crash is on the northbound lane of the bridge over the Otaki River.

Motorists travelling northbound on SH1 near Otaki should expect delays.

Women in hostage drama video

Armed offenders squad members used the weapons before entering the property off Kings Crescent, near Hutt Hospital.

Watch the moment police storm a hostage situation in Lower Hutt with stun grenades.

The future of Polhill Reserve

A rider on 'Serendipity' trail in Polhill.

Plans for a 2.5km downhill mountain bike track has walking and cycling groups locking horns.

Plea in people-smuggling case

The Supreme Court has yet to decide if it will hear Maythem Radhi's appeal.

Maythem Radhi has one last chance to avoid extradition, or improve its terms.

Uni determined to demolish flats

The flats were built in the 1950s, and are a rare example of high-rise social housing built under a National government.

Vice-chancellor to challenge court ruling on Wellington's "architectural faux pas".

Rental WoFs for capital video

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says the council wants to "lift rental standards and make better accommodation available ...

Wellington becomes first to introduce voluntary warrant of fitness for rental properties.

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