Wellington

01:21
The Department of Conservation has described the move as a gamechanger.

Kāpiti locals launch 24/7 surveillance camera to deter marine reserve poaching

Guardians of the Kāpiti Marine Reserve say there's been a massive increase in reported cases of illegal fishing in the reserve.

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Sonam Shelar

Body found on Wairarapa beach believed to be that of missing 26-year-old pregnant woman

Sonam Shelar was last seen at home on Cashmere Avenue in the suburb of Khandallah about 8.30am on Saturday.

01:34
It's put the spotlight on the homelessness issue in the capital.

Councillor causes a stir after suggesting group living in cars in Wellington are freedom campers

Nicola Young says she’s received abusive messages since the comment, but she told 1 NEWS this is a valid problem.

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Victim Support reviewing response to four Ōtaki deaths

The families of two of the four people who died have said the group was in touch with them just once.

Homicide investigation launched after three-month-old baby girl dies of 'non-accidental' injuries in Porirua

A 22-year-old man is facing charges of male assaults female and assault on a child.

Police continue to search for Wellington woman, Sonam Shelar, who's been missing since Saturday

"It's been cold...and we, like her family are worried for her,” police said.

Sonam Shelar

Police seek public's help to locate missing Wellington woman

Sonam Shelar was last seen at 8.30am on Cashmere Avenue, Khandallah, yesterday.

04:05
Beula Thomas is this week’s winner.

Woman helping families at Wellington's neonatal intensive care unit rewarded

Beula Thomas is the Good as Gold recipient for aiding the babies and families dubbed the 'Brave Hearts'.

04:23
Tomorrow night they’re up for four Tuis at the Vodafone Music Awards.

Wellington's Drax Project speak about humble beginning busking on Cuba Street

A year ago, the Wellington-based group all still had day jobs.

Lime e-scooters en route to Wellington 'before Christmas'

Lime have had more than 300,000 registered trips in Auckland and Christchurch.

Close up of a kiwi bird a flightless bird endemic to New Zealand.

As first of 4400 traps set, advocates envision kiwi roaming through Wellington backyards

An ambitious project to kill their predators is underway in the capital.

Drone disrupting airspace 'could have been catastrophic'

The controlled airspace around Wellington Airport was closed for 30 minutes last night after a drone was spotted.

01:31
Getting tens of thousands of people out of the capital after an earthquake is a big worry for Civil Defence.

'A real issue' - Wellingtonians test walking home from city after an earthquake

Getting tens of thousands of people out of the capital after an earthquake is a big worry for Civil Defence.

Some passengers have been waiting at Auckland Airport for a flight into Wellington since late last night.

False fire alarm forces evacuation of Wellington Airport terminal

The sprinkler system was knocked, setting off the fire alarm.

00:19
Hunter Macdonald is charged with reckless damage after the incident went viral last month.

Man who broke $300k Wellington sculpture in viral video appears in court

Hunter Macdonald previously defended his actions by noting there wasn't a "do not climb" sign.

00:44
The huge marine mammal has been in the harbour for a few days, and today it was especially active.

Scientists reveal age and gender of Matariki the whale, who charmed Wellington in July

Auckland University scientists were able to extract DNA from a small skin sample.

00:23
The hospital is being funding by a donation from philanthropist Mark Dunajtschik.

Wellington children's hospital closer to reality with $45.6m Govt funding boost

The cash infusion is in addition to a $50 million donation last year from philanthropist Mark Dunajtschik.

00:16

Summer comes early for Wellington bucket fountain

The Cuba Street fountain was given a makeover to help celebrate New Zealand Flowers Week.

03:32
Jack Candlish played a part in building the city’s distinctive café scene. Now he’s found his true love.

Wellington entrepreneur living the dream with eco-surfboard business

Jack Candlish makes his unique surfboards out of recycled materials.

Nine suburbs in Wellington hit $1 million as house values continue to rise

In 2015 only two suburbs had an average house price of more than $1 million.

Arson suspected to be behind fire at Kmart in Porirua

A spokesperson said the fire started in the Christmas decoration aisle and it was believed to have been deliberate.

03:27
The quake caused Parliament to be suspended this afternoon.

Aftershocks likely after 6.2 quake strikes central North Island

The quake, which struck at 3.13pm, was centred at a depth of 207km.

'We're interrupting your speech' - Anne Tolley suspends Parliament as 'substantial earthquake' rattles MPs

National's Alfred Ngaro was powering on with a speech about letting fees when the 6.2 quake struck.

Watch: The moment Parliament is evacuated after 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Wellington

Cameras captured the dramatic moment Parliament was struck by the quake.

Porirua community demands help after six suspected suicides: 'It's just too many'

An emergency community meeting was held at Porirua College hall last night and about 200 people attended.

03:58
Officers O’leary and Minogue had it all under control.

Hilary Barry patrols the streets with Wellington Paranormal officers as royal mania takes over the capital

While Officers O'Leary and Minogue had it all under control - paranormal or otherwise - Hilary tagged along with her trusty tiara just in case.

00:51
The Duchess of Sussex applauded her husband’s efforts from a safe distance.

Prince Harry draws laughs from the crowd as he tries out VR tech at Courtenay Creative

The Duchess of Sussex applauded her husband's efforts from a safe distance.

01:59
Houghton Valley School came for a walk in the hopes of 'getting a glimpse' of their Royal Highnesses - they got a lot more.

Watch: Royal couple stop for impromptu chat with starry-eyed Wellington kids

Houghton Valley School came for a walk in the hopes of 'getting a glimpse' of their Royal Highnesses - they got a lot more.

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