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Electorate at a glance: Mana

Child poverty and housing prices some of the concerns for voters in the Mana electorate.

Child poverty and housing prices some of the concerns for voters in the Mana electorate.

Fake names in benefit reviews

Chief executive Brendan Boyle said the ministry was considering its legal position.

MSD's "extraordinary misbehaviour" is referred to the solicitor-general.

Movie Museum a step closer

Sir Peter Jackson with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, an item for his movie collection which will be housed in the new Movie ...

First of two resource consents for Peter Jackson project has been lodged.

'Mr Angry' is No 1 safety hazard

Personal confrontation was identified as the number one health and safety risk for Wellington City Council staff and the ...

Wellington council staff - especially traffic wardens - at increased personal risk.

Earthquake jolts NZ

The quake was centred 30 kilometres northeast of Seddon.

Central New Zealand jolted by a short and sharp earthquake.

Capital train drivers could strike

Capital commuters are likely to face disruptions as rail workers prepare to strike.

Disruptions ahead for Wellington rail commuters as employment dispute boils over.

Convicted killer sues for transfer

Convicted murderer Stephen Hudson appeared by audio-visual link to the High Court in Wellington. (File photo)

Stephen Hudson was in Whanganui Prison, he's now in Rimutaka, but he wants to be at Tongariro.

Warning over indecent exposures

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Police warn parents and schools over spate of incidents involving children.

Accident blamed on cycleway

Linda Gibson is worried a child could die after she collided with a cyclist on the controversial Island Bay cycleway.

Locals say a fatal accident is only a matter of time after crash badly injured a pedestrian and cyclist.

At a glance: Te Tai Hauāuru

From left, Te Tai Hauāuru candidates Adrian Rurawhe, Jack McDonald, Howie Tamati and Wikitoria Waitai-Rapana at a meet ...

Te Tai Hauāuru was once dominated by the Māori Party but is now held by Labour's Adrian Rurawhe.

Electorate at a glance: Rongotai video

Wellington Airport and Miramar Golf Club. Wellington's eastern and southern suburbs make up the electorate of Rongotai.

Rongotai Electorate will have a new MP for the first time in 23 years after the election.

At a glance: Te Tai Tonga

Te Tai Tonga electorate.

Big names competing to win the biggest electorate in the country- Te Tai Tonga.

Mental health patients 'let down' video

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says a letter to the Ministry of Health and Capital & Coast DHB shows how badly patients ...

In a letter obtained by Labour, Wellington GPs say too many patients are dying.

'Suspect' suitcase full of clothes

A suspicious suitcase left outside the Treasury in Wellington has been found to be full of clothes.

Police stopped Wellington traffic to examine a case left outside the Treasury.

'Hard' choices ahead on housing

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Wellington City Council chief executive Kevin Lavery.

Chief exec warns Wellington councillors their agenda won't be easy to deliver.

Building Parliament with Minecraft

Ben Vickers, far right, of Waikanae School, says the pupils learned to collaborate and work as a team. In this shot is ...

Wellington pupils have digitally recreated Parliament, with a bit of creative licence.

Beautiful take on a bloody battle

The laser cut soldiers on Sophia's skirt were digitised from a painting of a Kiwi soldier in the National Collection of ...

Centenary of NZ's darkest day is marked in an unconventional way - through fashion.

Euthanasia drug case

Susan Austen in the dock at the Wellington District Court.(File photo)

Lower Hutt woman's aiding suicide case on track for February trial.

Ōtaki becomes the North Pole

The North Pole Express will travel from Paraparaumu to the "North Pole" - actually Ōtaki - and back.

Travel in true Christmas fashion onboard Kāpiti's North Pole express.

At a glance: Wairarapa

The Ruamahanga River near Masterton, taken from the air during the 2014 Wairarapa Balloon Festival.

Lack of housing, low wages and polluted waterways key issues for voters in Wairarapa.

Caught by their own rules

Shelly Bay as it is today.

Wellington councillors thought they had bargaining power over Shelly Bay plans. They don't.

Wellington wet house stalled

Wellington City Council has asked the Ministry of Social Development to help fund a wet house project for homeless ...

Mayor's election pledge is reliant on incoming government providing funds.

Kindy's only trike, trampoline stolen

A sign put up by staff from Ngaio Kindergarten, after their only bicycle and trampoline were stolen.

A Wellington kindergarten has been left without trike or trampoline after theft in the night.

Penguins nesting in plastic video

New Zealand's little blue penguins come ashore between May and June to prepare nests, and may waddle up to 1.5 ...

Wheezing under Wellington house was from a bird with a bag around its neck.

A hard fought for crossing

Eastern Ward councillor, Simon Marsh with Scots College pupil Mikah Miller at the council's city strategy committee ...

An 11-year-old on a mission- behind a soon to be established zebra crossing near a school.

Wellington loves WOW

Two of the outfits you can expect to see during the 2017 WOW show.

It's been a calendar highlight for more than a decade, and now the city is declaring its love for WOW loud and clear.

Electorate at a glance: Rimutaka video

The contest for Rimutaka is a low key affair where even the hoardings make little impact.

Youth engagement and employment key concerns in Rimutaka Electorate.

Curbing the housing crisis

Wellington City Council's housing priority initiatives for consideration includes redeveloping central area buildings ...

Council to set up subcommittee to fast-track housing decisions.

Light rail debate heats up

An artist's impression of what light rail advocates hoped trains running along Lambton Quay would look like.

The Greens say it's affordable for Wellington. National's Transport Minister Simon Bridges says they're wrong.

Regional climate change response

Storm-force winds like this one that battered Lyall Bay with swells up to 10 metres high are predicted to become more ...

Wellington's local authorities are coming together in the fight against climate change.

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