Wellington

Wind hits Welly flights

Wellington's wind is notorious for giving passengers landing in the city a bumpy landing. (File photo)

Flights have been disrupted in the capital, and some have been diverted.

$7m for 1.7km cycleway?

The layout of Wellington's Island Bay cycleway, which places the bike lane between the kerb and parked cars, has divided ...

Design options reveal the costs of solving Wellington's cycling dilemmas.

Tweeter answers new call

Wellington barrister Pheroze Jagose was sworn in by Chief justice Dame Sian Elias.

Newest High Court judge described as kindly, scary-looking, and grammatically correct.

Eight-year parking saga over

A block of flats in Wellington's Hanson St, which were at the centre of an eight-year parking battle between owner Zoran ...

Long-running stoush over Wellington parking permits finally ends in Court of Appeal.

Damaged trees coming down

Prince of Wales Park, between Mt Cook and Brooklyn, where pines and macrocarpas suffered badly in the storms earlier ...

About 100 pines and macrocarpas in Wellington park are for the chop.

Private cancer centre opens video

The facility is set to treat hundreds of patients each year and, from next year, will include multi-million dollar ...

Wellington hospital's former Christmas decorations storeroom has been transformed into a private cancer care centre.

New home for community Menzshed

Menzshed Wellington coordinator Ross Buckley (left) with 'sheddie' Colin Malthouse and Menzshed volunteer Alan outside ...

DIY community project group finds new home in Hataitai after two-year hunt.

Skiffington freezing order made

Former Tenths Trust chairman Sir Ngatata Love is serving a jail term for obtaining by deception. (File photo)

Half-shares of five properties frozen.

Wilson's at it again

More people have been ticketed by Wilson Parking for parking in a free Wellington car park.

Parking giant caught out as more unhappy motorists come forward.

Plastic bag petition presented

Four students from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School presented a 17,800-signature-strong petition calling for a plastic ...

A 17,800-strong petition calling for a levy on plastic bags was presented to the Government.

Home detention for pokie fraud

Michael Joseph O'Brien had denied being significantly involved in the management of a gambling industry trust.

A short spell in custody shattered Nelson businessman Paul Max, court told.

Floods, crash in Wellington

State Highway 1 north of Tawa, near the scene of the crash.

Significant flooding on SH1 causes crash between truck and car north of Wellington.

Join the Readers' Rail Tour

A regular tour-goer says travelling by train is a great way to see the country.

The 2017 Dominion Post Readers' Rail Tour will travel throughout the North Island.

US top judge in NZ

US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts cedes to Judge Judy in the recognition stakes.

John Roberts is okay that Judge Judy is better known.

Wellington council under investigation

Wellington City Council is being investigated by the Ombudsman over its failure to release information on the ...

Ombudsman investigating Wellington City Council's refusal to release info to ratepayers.

WWI exhibition could be extended

Sir Peter Jackson's personal collection features in the Great War Exhibition at the old Dominion Museum, which was ...

Question hangs over whether Sir Peter Jackson's Great War exhibition is popular enough to warrant Govt extension.

Drunk driver caught twice in a week

Caught drunk driving twice in a week he was both times more than four times the legal limit.

Driver caught more than five times over the limit was on his way to get more booze.

Slip closes Kapiti road

Paekakariki Hill Rd has been closed by a slip.

Paekakariki Hill Rd, linking Porirua and Kapiti, has reopened after a slip.

'Always challenge parking tickets'

Consumers should challenge "unreasonable" parking tickets,  Consumer NZ advises.

Pay what's reasonable and let them chase you for the rest, says Consumer NZ.

Sports fields turn to mudbaths

Wellington City Council may be forced to close some of the city's traditional grass sports fields, or restrict play on ...

All Wellington's grass sports fields are closed, with many now "sodden bogs".

Expressway surface leaking

Water penetrating the road surface has led to remedial work being needed on the Kapiti expressway. (File photo)

Water penetration is the cause of "pavement issues" on new Kapiti road.

Landslip in Lower Hutt

A land slip blocks a road in Lower Hutt.

Large rock blocking one lane of Normandale Rd, near State Highway 2.

Toilet training for boys and girls

Huggies has retracted content which listed different toilet training advice for girls and boys.

Huggies removes gender specific toilet training advice from website, admitting it's "not appropriate".

Wellington Coll headmaster retiring

Wellington College headmaster Roger Moses has announced he will retire in April 2018.

Roger Moses will finish a 23-year run in April next year.

Airport's morning of disruptions

Wellington Airport has been evacuated after a fire scare (File photo).

Check-in glitches, a power outages and an evactuatio: it's been a morning of disruptions at Wellington Airport.

Balfour St slip cleared

A land slip disrupted traffic in Balfour St, Vogeltown, on Tuesday morning.

Road has been reopened following slip in Vogeltown, Wellington.

Suicide trial date closer

Susan Dale Austen had supporters outside on the days she appeared in the District Court.

Hutt Valley woman charged with assisting a suicide may face trial early next year.

Do we have hazard fatigue?

Civil Defence says it's important to follow a trusted source for official warnings.

Half of Kiwis don't trust official disaster warnings, with the "cry wolf effect" making younger and more educated people sceptical.

Capital's cycle lanes a Kiwi-first

A proposed new contra-flow bike lane on Wellington's Cuba St will allow people to ride both ways along part of the ...

Proposed new lanes will allow Wellington's cyclists to ride against the flow of traffic.

Ticketed in free car park

Shane Leach has been parking his motorhome in the free car park since November, but has been ticketed twice by Wilson ...

The tiny car park is a "hidden gem" free spot in the capital. That didn't stop Wilson Parking.

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