Charity packages tackle needs

Given For You family care packages include items like tissues, toothpaste, soap, towels and shampoo.

Wellington charity Given for You identifies needs and then takes them on with a range of care packages

Escaper still on the loose

A man has escaped his probation officer in Wellington and is now on the run from police.

Police tracked him by his electronic anklet - but after 8 hours had not found him.

Who will be Wellington's new 2IC?

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester, right, will announce his replacement for Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle within the next ...

Councillor with less than a year's experience in the mix to be capital's new deputy mayor.

Doctor loses citizenship fight

Dr Robert Taylor has twice fought a decision to revoke his citizenship. He won the first time but the second time a ...

Robert Taylor didn't mention a sex offence arrest when he applied to be a Kiwi.

Wind disrupts Wellington flights

Anyone flying to or from Wellington Airport on Monday night is advised to check their flight information. (File photo)

Several flights out of the capital have been cancelled or delayed.

Turfed out by Welly's wind video

Karori artificial turf blown away.

Contractors laid artificial turf in Karori - but understimated capital's infamous wind.

Final curtain call for Paramount

The Paramount Theatre - built in 1917 - in 1923.

Last screening to be held on Monday night at 100-year-old Wellington cinema.

Loose cladding on Boulcott St building video

Firefighters work to remove cladding blown loose from the top floor of the Spark building on Boulcott St, Wellington.

Fire services secure loose cladding.

Will this fix Island Bay's cycleway? video

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester believes his compromise is "common sense" solution for the layout of The Parade.

Wellington now plans to spend $4.1m on new solution to solve cycleway debacle.

Windy night in Wellington

A tree has blown over in Manchester St, Newtown, Wellington.

Enjoy the relative lull - more strong wind is coming for Wellington.

Welly nominations open

Nominations for the 2017 Wellingtonian of the Year Awards open today.

Dominion Post Wellingtonian of the Year Awards nominations are now open.

We'll fight on, vows Māori Party

Māori Party co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox are both out of Parliament.

Winston Peters may cause Māori to regret their poll decisions, says Marama Fox.

Back to the polls in Welly, Hastings

Here we go again ... Wellington hasn't seen the last of election billboards with a by-election scheduled for the end of ...

Wins for Paul Eagle and Lawrence Yule have triggered local body by-elections.

Guy wins Ōtaki for National

National MP Nathan Guy has kept his Ōtaki seat, easily.

National candidate keeps Whanganui as well, but Labour holds Te Tai Hauāuru.

Defiant Wellington turns redder

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Greg O'Connor, left and Paul Eagle have both been elected to Parliament under the ...

In 2014 the Nats won the capital's party votes. It was a different story this time.

What it's like to work with Winston

Annette King delivers her valedictory speech to Parliament, applauded by Jacinda Ardern. She says Peters is good to work ...

Kingmaker Winston Peters has an unlikely cheerleader: Annette King.

Mandarin gaining momentum

Teacher Qiubo Li with Mandarin students Sienna Barrington Prowse (4 1/2) and sister Olympia Barrington Prowse.

It's by far the most widely spoken language in the world and it's increasing in popularity in New Zealand.

Labour paints Wellington red video

Wellington City deputy mayor Paul Eagle comfortably won the Rongotai seat with 16,983 votes.

Wellington's electoral candidates painted the capital red on Saturday night - but it was a muted occasion as Labour's outcome hung in the balance.

Wellington votes red - so far video

Grant Robertson, Labour Party candidate for Wellington Central, looks likely to win the top spot.

Ahead of the final tally, the voters of the greater Wellington region were mainly of a red hue.

Person dead after roof fall

A person has died after falling from a roof in the Bay of Plenty.

Police are investigating the death of a person who fell from a roof on Saturday night.

Grand Arcade gets major refurbishment

An artist's rendering of the refurbished Grand Arcade, forecast to be completed early 2019.

The building is the site of one of the few fatalities in Wellington due to an earthquake.

Sofar so good for refugees

Electronic pop singer-songwriter Estère.

Small gig in capital apartment part of a global Amnesty International project.

Parties for the nearly departed video

Ken Turner and partner Sarah Angus.
Ken has terminal cancer and held a "living wake" for family and friends last weekend.

"Living wakes" have become a final festivity of life in the face of death.

Fire victim a Family Court protester

A cordon was put up outside Parliament after the man set himself alight.

Man who died after setting himself alight had been in dispute with courts.

MSD's appeal for fake names

Earlier this month, Ministry for Social Development chief executive Brendan Boyle said pseudonyms protect staff and on ...

MSD are fighting to suppress the names of staff, saying they're keeping them safe.

11th-hour Shelly Bay hiccup

The controversial Shelly Bay development could have went ahead, even if the council did not sell or lease its land. But ...

Judicial review looms, just as councillors were ready to rubber-stamp plans.

Protest sign beside man on fire video

Emergency services near a patch of burnt grass outside Parliament House in Wellington where a man reportedly set himself ...

Man who set himself on fire at Parliament grounds may have brought sign with him.

World-class study beckons

Chairman of the Woolf Fisher Trust  Sir Noel Robinson with the Woolf Fisher Scholars for 2018 from left: Josh Brian, ...

Three top Kiwi scholars are off to Cambridge University free-of-charge thanks to one of the country's most generous scholarships.

Gully earthworks error

Initial estimates were that 6.5m cubic metres of earth would need to be moved. The motorway partnership has now applied ...

Sheer volume of earth that needs to move for $850m motorway catches planners out.

Reward for precious memorial items

Flowers and notes were placed as tributes on a lamp post at the scene of the horrific car crash in Levin.

The family of young men who died in a horror crash in Levin have offered a cash reward to get memorial items back.

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