Wellington

Man dead in train accident

A man has been killed after being hit by a train in Upper Hutt. Police said they were called to the scene near the Heretaunga Railway station about 4.10pm. Metlink said buses would replace trains between the Taita and Upper Hutt stations. The 4.20pm...... Read More

Kapiti’s waste reduction plan gets council grant

Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Grants Allocation Committee has announced this year’s community recipients of its Waste Levy grants for waste reduction projects and technology in Kāpiti. The grants support practical on-the-ground projects...... Read More

Police continue taxi driver shooting investigation

Wellington Police are following good leads as they continue to investigate the shooting of a taxi driver. The man was shot while in his cab on Stone St in the suburb of Miramar at about 9pm on Saturday November 18. The victim had taken a man and a...... Read More

Athletes gear up for National Games

More than 1250 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 42 Special Olympics Clubs and three schools are set to take part in the 2017 Special Olympics National Summer Games. The games are held every four years, and will take place from November 26...... Read More

False UV protection claims not good enough for sunbathers

Sunbathers in Wellington yesterday appeared to be dismayed to find two brands of sunscreen were withdrawn for false levels of UV protections and a third had its status downgraded. None of them had any of the brands that were affected but said...... Read More

Mental health centre to be moved after attempted abduction

A mental health respite centre in a Porirua neighbourhood is to be moved, after a patient tried to abduct a child. In March, the 32-year-old man tried to grab a three-year-old girl who was with her father. A report, released yesterday, said a less experienced...... Read More

One Year Done: Wellington apartment dwellers still shaky

Nerves remain on edge in central Wellington a year on from the Kaikoura earthquake, a survey shows. A survey of 803 people who live in city apartments shows that since Kaikoura, eight out of 10 are more concerned about their safety during earthquakes...... Read More

Wellington transport system at standstill

Wellington public transportation systems are expected to come to a standstill today as members of the Rail Maritime and Transport Union strike until 2am tomorrow. The stri​​​​​​ke comes as a result of months of negotiations...... Read More

Body of missing diver found

The Police National Dive Squad has this evening recovered the body of the diver who was reported missing off the coast of Makara, in Wellington. The man’s family have been notified and are requesting privacy at this time. "Police would like...... Read More

Union works receive overwhelming public support

Commuters are displaying an outpouring of support for rail workers after news of strike action on Wellington’s trains was announced last night. In a Facebook post the local union affiliates council, Unions Wellington, put out an appeat for solidarity...... Read More