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Body of missing Carterton man, Finn Yeats, found in the Tongariro area

The 20-year-old was reported missing from his home Thursday last week.

Interislander ferries to be replaced with rail ready fleet

The new boats will be able to carry more people and freight, and will be faster.

Kāpiti Coast highway redesign begins this week

The former state highway will be turned into a local road.

Trains suspended on Johnsonville line in Wellington after car drives onto tracks at Khandallah station

Social media pics showed the car had been driven off the edge of the platform.

Wellington housing (file picture).

Lower Hutt building consents at record high

Lower Hutt is bracing for a building boom.

A person holds an umbrella during rainy weather.

Weather Outlook: Day at beach for North Island while it's a day indoors for the South

MetService New Zealand predicts thunderstorms for the lower South Island today.

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Wellington rats face death by chocolate in trapping trial

The regional and city council plan to use chocolate to lure rats into traps that will kill them instantly.

Stuart Nash said it has "nothing to do with me at this point".

Student union labels Police Minister's comments on sexual assault 'inflammatory and unhelpful'

Stuart Nash told RNZ that anecdotal evidence suggested a February-March spike could be due to the return of university.

Wellington bus drivers to strike, refuse to take fares over part-time shifts dispute

The industrial action is due to begin on Monday January 28 if a settlement can't be reached.

Lime scooter company working to win over Wellington, but it's not easy

Wellington City Council isn't convinced the scooters are safe enough for the CBD.

Lower Hutt mayor calls for 'harmony' after gang brawl in Stokes Valley park

Police are promising a round the clock presence until they establish who was involved in the brawl.

SPCA finds no evidence of cruelty after Wellington address searched over decorated birds

Reports of decorated birds spiked during the 2018 Christmas period.

A large New Zealand longfin eel

Eels and whitebait beneath the streets of Wellington? Council wants to find out

There are many underground streams in the capital and a study is underway into their health and biodiversity.

Watch: Kind-hearted rescuers help dolphins trapped in shallows of Wellington's Houghton Bay

Two dolphins became stranded after a large pod came into shore chasing a school of fish.

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Thousands of people are still walking beside it after the building was deemed an earthquake risk.

Tenants of Wellington's Reading Cinemas complex kept in dark about when they can reopen

An official report on the complex's potential seismic risk is expected within the next week.

Queenstown (file picture).

Fluctuating E coli levels in Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu prompts calls for more research

It comes after tests found high levels of the bacteria at Queenstown Bay on Sunday.

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Sparrows and pigeons adorned with Christmas decorations have been found dead over the last three years.

Breakthrough made in disturbing case of birds found decorated with tinsel in Wellington

Sparrows and pigeons adorned with Christmas decorations have been found dead over the last three years.

Wellington Airport given more time for runway extension plans

But the Environment Court says the delays in the case reflected badly on the administration of justice and it was aware many participants had "had enough".

Birds decorated in tinsel distressed, malnourished and dying in Wellington

"We really would like to try and put a stop to it as quickly as we can," the SPCA says.

Masterton-Wellington rail passengers face disruptions after derailment

A crane is needed to lift the locomotive and carriage back onto the tracks.

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Thousands of people are still walking beside it after the building was deemed an earthquake risk.

Uncertainty for Reading Cinema tenants after abrupt closure over earthquake risk

Engineers have identified risk to parts of the building, and a final assessment is being completed.

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