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Was Grant Robertson's mini budget a triumph or did it simply fail to deliver?

Inside Parliament: Rating Labour's mini budget - Corin and Co deliver their verdict

Was Grant Robertson's mini budget a triumph or did it simply fail to deliver?

Police open new combined evidence centre in Wellington

The Police Minister says the centre had "very real potential" to be world-leading in the field of evidence-based policing.

Foreign Minister Winston Peters takes cheeky dig at Gerry Brownlee after taking his job, but National MP bites back with brilliant retort

The former Foreign Minister gave as good as he got in the exchange that had the House in stitches.

'We will take on debt to clean up the mess' – fired up Finance Minister clashes with Steven Joyce over mini-budget

The National MP accused the Government of adding high levels of debt in the new budget.

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Students will participate in a week-long internship with a live studio role, and get one-on-one training.

Talented Weta Workshop artists spilling secrets to the next generation of designers

The company sees it as a chance to pay it forward by sharing their mastery.

Watch: 'An ineffective policy' - Bill English and Jacinda Ardern clash over free year of tertiary education

Mr English says the Government has removed planned tax deductions to pay for the policy.

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Person dies as bulldozer plunges 80 metres down Wellington bank

The crash happened at Makara in Wellington's west late this morning.

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The creations are the work of master brick-man Ryan McNaught.

Wonders of the World recreated in Lego for new Te Papa exhibition

The exhibition features 50 different landmarks from the Great Pyramid and the Taj Mahal to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Woman who covered up Lower Hutt murder to be released on parole

Kelly Crook will be released in January into a community-based facility.

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The 30-year-old was shot dead at point blank range in her home, no arrests have been made.

Police investigating slaying of Upper Hutt woman Lois Tolley have list of 12 suspects

She was shot at point blank range and stabbed a year ago tomorrow.

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The daughter of a policeman, the PM says she still considers herself part of the policing family during police and custom dog graduation.

Video: Jacinda Ardern fawns over police pup – 'You I would take home in a second!'

The daughter of a policeman spoke of how she still considers herself part of the policing family.

On November 1st police seized $20 million worth of cocaine in Tauranga.

Three arrested after more than 1kg of cocaine seized in Wellington

Searches by police seized 1.35kg of cocaine, and men from Columbia and Malaysia were arrested.

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1 NEWS gave the big questions to the politicians to battle it out, and they even found a few things they agreed on!

Political Showdown: Green MP Chloe Swarbrick v ACT leader David Seymour

1 NEWS gave the big questions to the politicians and left them to battle it out.

01:58
Kiwi doctors in the capital are trying to increase the level of oxygen that can reach premature babies developing brains.

World-first Wellington study tries to increase oxygen intake for premature babies

More than 5,000 babies are born prematurely in NZ annually, often affecting development.

Officer hit by car fleeing police checkpoint

A disqualified driver has fled a police checkpoint in Wellington, hitting an officer in the process.

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Two men charged over serious assault in Wellington

Police say the victim has had to endure multiple surgeries to fix a broken jaw from the attack.

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Trains to run as normal in Wellington tomorrow as rail workers' strike called off

The Rail Maritime Transport Union were to strike in the capital for the second time on Friday.

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

Video: Plans for Wellington's new $50 million children's hospital take shape

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

01:57
The warm weather is putting a strain on the water supply, with a sprinkler ban already in place.

Wellington enjoys third driest November on record - but it's not all good news

Last year 240mm of rain fell in November, but this time around, there's been just 17mm.

Officials warn swimmers to stay out of Wellington's Hutt River

There is the potential for toxic algae to be ingested by swimmers.

Dry weather and high demand for water have forced the district council to introduce the ban.

Lay off Wellington! Long dry spell, heavy consumption brings sprinkler ban

See which Wellington suburbs will suffer the sprinkler ban.

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Staff will meet to discuss the next steps in their protest against Wellington Regional Council.

Wellington bus drivers halting 500 services for industrial talks

Drivers say the council failed to safeguard existing jobs and wages for staff when they changed service providers.

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The Prime Minister wants to meet with the victims’ families to discuss a memorial for the 40th anniversary of the disaster.

'This has been a long time coming' – Jacinda Ardern to discuss memorial for those killed in Erebus disaster

The Prime Minister wants to meet with the victims’ families to discuss a memorial.

Man arrested for stabbing in Wellington

The incident occurred in Strathmore Park at about 11.30pm.

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The Council and Wellington Water have posted signs at the waterfront warning people to avoid swimming in the area.

Video: Wellingtonians ignore warnings of wastewater leak and swim in harbour

The Council and Wellington Water have posted signs at the waterfront warning people to avoid swimming in the area.

Farmers Santa Parade Auckland 2015

Santa set to wow thousands in this weekend's Auckland and Wellington parades

Thousands are expected to turn out to see Santa parades in Auckland and Wellington.

Woman, 17, charged over shooting of Wellington taxi driver

She faces wounding and firearms charges after Dylan Nuku was charged earlier in the week.

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