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.

Botany v bikes in bush battle video

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Whooping cough at college

One person has been diagnosed as having whooping cough at Onslow College earlier this month. (File photo)

Single case of the disease has been confirmed at Onslow College, Wellington.

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