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A road closure sign in front of a Police vehicle

Man dies in 'medical event' while driving in Wellington

Traffic was disrupted in between Ngauranga and Petone.

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The fire at the scrap yard has caused a street to be closed and nearby businesses to be evacuated in Lower Hutt.

Lower Hutt recycling yard fire reportedly sparked by a lithium ion battery

The Scrap Metal Recycling Assoc warns with increasing tip fees, such objects will be slyly dumped at yards.

A Wilson Parking building in Hong Kong.

Wilson Parking taken to court by Commerce Commission, accused of monopolising Wellington parking facilities

Proceedings have been filed by the Commerce Commission against Wilson Parking, who are accused of substantially restricting the competition in Wellington's car park market.

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The fire at the scrap yard has caused a street to be closed and nearby businesses to be evacuated in Lower Hutt.

Person taken to hospital after fire at scrap metal yard in Lower Hutt

Fire fighters atop aerial ladders have been battling the Petone blaze.

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Over 60 firefighters are battling the Petone blaze which started in a machine cutting fridges.

Watch: Smoke billows from major scrap metal yard blaze in Lower Hutt, significant delays expected

Parkside Road in Petone has been closed with the blaze also causing nearby businesses to be evacuated as a precaution.

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They’re known as the Mama’s on Patrol, and have spent the past three years walking the famous Wellington street.

Group of Wellington mamas help strengthen sense of community on Cuba Street

The women, decked out in hi-vis vests and flowers in their hair, are known as the mamas.

Wellington, New Zealand - March 1, 2017: Sculpture displayed in front of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, New Zealand capital city on a sunny day.

Jobs on the line at Te Papa, document leak reveals

About 50 jobs are affected, and 20 to 25 jobs could be lost.

Wellington cathedral shuts over quake safety concerns

A peer review said the cathedral met less than 15 per cent of the new building standard.

An image of the Wellington southern right whale, captured off the southern coast at 8am on July 11.

Matariki fireworks all-go for tonight with no sightings of Wellington's whale

Weather and whale permitting, the display will go ahead tonight at 6:30pm and will last 10 minutes.

Northbound lane on SH1 north of Wellington reopens but major delays expected after truck and two cars crash

The southbound lane has been diverted to Paekākāriki Hill Road, which is unsuitable for trucks and heavy vehicles.

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Police and firefighters were called to Henley Lake around 8pm last night after the camper travelled around 20 metres beyond the shore line.

Video: Bizarre half-submerged campervan in Masterton lake draws screams of glee from kids

Five people were evacuated after the camper entered the lake last night.

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A number of people suffered moderate and serious injuries in the smash tonight.

Serious two-car crash on Kāpiti Coast sees 'a number' of people injured

There are a number of people with moderate to serious injuries, and a helicopter has been called to the scene.

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The rare sighting came a little too close for comfort when the whale breached and landed near the researchers’ boat.

Whale's visit to Wellington Harbour may signal population revival - marine scientist

Victoria Warren says southern right whales have been recorded around NZ in increasing numbers.

Paul TeHiko

'We are still reeling' - family issue desperate plea after Hutt Valley man shot dead

Paul Te Hiko, a 40-year-old builder, died of a gunshot wound at his Wainuiomata home in March.

Sign advising there is flooding ahead on a road

Slips, power cuts in Wellington after overnight storm

Electricity is also out in parts of Taranaki and Whanganui.

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International students are signing illegal tenancy agreements which includes clauses about how tenants can be fined.

Concerns that international students are being exploited by some landlords

One student was fined for not doing chores and noise issues after signing an illegal contract.

Disabled student unable to finish degree without support

A woman with Cerebral Palsy fears she may have to quit her studies after funding for her academic support worker ran out.

'Matariki the Wellington Whale' attracts large fanbase on social media

It's delayed the berthing of an Interislander ferry and postponed the capital's Matariki fireworks.

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The Sweet as Hutt Hot Chocolate challenge is back for a fourth year.

Watch: Lower Hutt cafes vie for the title of best hot chocolate maker in town

The Sweet as Hutt Hot Chocolate challenge is back for a fourth year.

Curious whale in Wellington Harbour delays berthing of Interislander ferry and postpones capital's Matariki fireworks

It's the first sighting of a southern right whale in the capital for eight years.

Man wanted over Wellington shooting, two others charged

A 36-year-old man was shot at an address in Stokes Valley on June 26.

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Ms Genter  says being able to clip your bike to the front of a bus is the future of public transport.

Watch: Take a look at Wellington's new fully electric double decker buses

The Regional Council's goal is to have a fully electric fleet by 2021.

A road closure sign in front of a Police vehicle

Four people injured, two critically, in crash north of Wellington

Two others received serious injuries in the crash on State Highway One.

Spectacular new video shows southern right whale leaping from water off Wellington

The mammal was first spotted in Wellington Harbour yesterday.

The service resumed this afternoon after the fault stop the train service for five hours.

Services on Wellington train line suspended after person hit and killed

Police say they’ve received reports that a person was hit by a train near Tawa around 7.45am.

Magnifying glass in front of an open newspaper with paper houses. Concept of rent, search, purchase real estate.

Tenancy Tribunal slams Wellington property management firm for delaying repair work on mouldy house

Alex Holland said he first contacted Oxygen in March after black mould appeared. But it was not until 22 June that repairs were completed.

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