Vehicle ban confuses whitebaiters and beachgoers in Kāpiti

"The (district council) is issuing permits which it has no authority to do so," one local said.

A plane is suspected of accidentally spraying the school with pesticide and several children have been hospitalised.

Police investigations and search for pilot underway after Carterton school students were hospitalised

A plane, possibly a Cessna, was seen flying near the school between 1.30 and 2.30pm yesterday.

Man arrested after fatal stabbing in Upper Hutt

Despite efforts to revive the male victim, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Being homeless threw up an unexpected obstacle for a mum wanting to educate her child.

Mum distraught as son turned away from Hutt Valley High School because he didn't have permanent address

She complained to the Ministry of Education and shortly after the school reversed its decision.

Wellington bus network changes to be reviewed after council bombarded with complaints

The regional council today voted for an independent review.

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Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash near Upper Hutt

State Highway 2 in Kaitoke is now open again after closing for a time.

Seven Sharp’s Arrun Soma spoke with Molly Mason.

Meet the transgender Wellington school caretaker brightening up kids' days

Molly Mason uses her talent to good effect by beatboxing with the kids at lunchtime.

Robbery in porirua

Do you know who this is? Public help sought after aggravated robbery in Porirua

This man demanded cash and cigarettes. He had had a tattoo on his left index finger and thumb.

Research presented at a sleep conference includes results from an Australian survey

Ridesharing service Ola to begin operating in New Zealand early next month

Ola is looking for drivers from Tuesday, and hope to begin taking on customers next month.

First look at Wellington's 'fantastic' new social housing units

The 104 unit-development, Te Māra apartments is in the inner-city suburb of Mount Cook.

Armed police are at the scene where a man was killed in a fight in Lower Hutt last night with police hoping to remove the body from  the scene this afternoon.

Police search for man seen at the scene of fatal attack in Lower Hutt

Police have named the 29-year-old victim of the Friday night attack.

Armed police are at the scene where a man was killed in a fight in Lower Hutt last night with police hoping to remove the body from  the scene this afternoon.

Armed police at the scene of a fight in Lower Hutt where a man was killed

Police are hoping to remove the body of the 29-year-old man this afternoon.

Department of Conservation staff say in the past month they've had their car tyres slashed and wheel nuts loosened.

Ban 1080 activist denies killing native birds scattered across Parliament's steps by children - 'an act of theatre'

Five native birds were among the wildlife scattered on Parliament's steps yesterday.

Our water supply might be abundant, but our pipe systems are inefficient and leaky, says Water NZ CEO John Pfahlert.

Water meters likely for all New Zealand households in the future, expert says

We tend to over consume without them, says Water New Zealand CEO John Pfahlert.

Wellington warned of water shortages if usage remains the same

Those long showers are going to start causing a problem in coming years, a new report suggests.

View from Mount Victoria into the bay of Wellington (capital city of New Zealand)

Wellington named the top destination in New Zealand by Lonely Planet

Auckland dropped two places from last edition while Christchurch was left out of the top 20.

It’s not just councils that are going ape over guerrilla gardeners.

What's wrong with a bit of DIY roadside berm beautification?

It’s not just councils that are going ape over guerrilla gardeners.

Not learning the language growing up was Jacinda Ardern’s biggest educational regret.

Jacinda Ardern kicks off Māori Language Week in Wellington

One of the 50 teenagers gathered at Taraika marae on the school grounds asked if the PM thought there would ever be a prime minister that could speak Māori.

Heavy rain leaves group trapped for three nights in hut near Wellington

A one-night tramp through Remutaka Forest Park ended up as a three-night sleep over.

Slow smoked beef short rib wins Wellington burger competition

The Brewed to the Bone Burger includes candied bacon, with a boozy cheese sauce.

Breakfast weatherman Matty McLean has the latest forecast.

Strong winds, heavy rain forecast to lash Wellington

Hawke's Bay and Gisborne are set for a drenching with too with rain forecast this morning, set to get heavier later today.

Some parents are seeing red, and it’s parting schoolyard relationships.

Religious education row splits Wellington state school community

Some Khandallah School parents are seeing red and the issue is parting schoolyard relationships.

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Lower Hutt resident arrested, accused of stabbing another woman multiple times

Police were called to a property in Wainuiomata at around 10pm.

The incident occurred on Port Road, near the Seaview Marina, at 4.39am.

Firefighters extinguish engulfed ute inside Lower Hutt office building

Emergency services were called to the scene on Port Road, near the Seaview Marina, at around 4.39am.

Rochelle Cole with her husband John and their children.

Wellington family puts newspaper ad to find a home

They've been looking for the past nine months, but have so far come up short.

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