Wellington

Transformation Taita wins LGNZ EXCELLENCE Award

Hutt City Council’s project to transform the lives of young people in the high-deprivation suburb of Taita was recognised at the Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards gala dinner on Monday night. Transformation Taita was named as winner...... Read More

Wellington summit aims to walk the walk

Pedestrian advocacy group Living Streets Aotorea is aiming to push walking up the national agenda with the inaugural NZ Walking Summit 2017. The event, which will take place this week in Wellington, aims to inspire Kiwis to get walking and help make...... Read More

Serious crash in Wellington

UPDATED: The road at Mungavin Ave is now reopened after a serious crash at the roundabout earlier this morning. The driver of the single vehicle involved is understood to be in a serious to critical condition. The circumstances of the crash are...... Read More

One dead in Kapiti Coast​​​​​​​ crash

A collision between a car and a bus in the Kapiti Coast town of Waikanae, north of Wellington, has left one person dead. Emergency services responded to the crash on Te Moana Road at approximately 4:30pm this afternoon. Police have confirmed...... Read More

Court asked to overturn immigration decision

A decision by the immigration authorities that the manager of a provincial McDonald's restaurant did not qualify for the skilled migrant category was wrong and should be overturned, the High Court in Wellington has been told. Immigration New Zealand...... Read More

Concerned for missing woman with dementia

Police are concerned for the wellbeing and safety of 82-year-old Salma Rizk who has been reported missing in Wellington this afternoon. Salma suffers from dementia and was last seen at her home address on Batchelor Street, Newlands, around...... Read More

So many artworks, so many stories

Every artwork in the Taku Hikoi, La’u Malaga: My footprint, my walk, my journey exhibition, showing at Pataka Art +Museum in Porirua has its own story. The exhibition runs from 21 July to 20 August. It is the culmination of months of work by...... Read More

Tararua Range trampers find their way out

A group of trampers reported missing in the Tararua Range earlier today have successfully made their way out. The four trampers were initially logged as overdue, but made contact with police shortly before midday. A statement released...... Read More

UPDATE: SH1, Ngauranga Gorge now open

UPDATED 2.09pm: SH1, Ngauranga Gorge, Wellington has re-opened in both directions.   Police would like to thank motorists for their patience.   EARLIER:SH1, Ngauranga Gorge, Wellington has been closed in both directions. The...... Read More

Appointments not affected by gorge closure

Patients with hospital appointments today should plan their journey in advance, and allow more time to travel to Wellington Regional Hospital. Around 30 people were unable to attend their appointments at the hospital today, due to the closure...... Read More