Wellington

Five men charged with abduction and rape

The trial of five men charged with the abduction and rape of a woman in Kāpiti is set to begin tomorrow. The men appeared at the Wellington High Court today, each facing at least a dozen charges, including abduction with intent to have sexual connection,...... Read More

$500,000 win for two lucky Lotto players

Two Lotto players will be counting their lucky stars after each winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division in tonight's live Lotto draw. The winning tickets were sold at Chartwell Lotto in Hamilton and on MyLotto to a player from Wellington. Powerball...... Read More

Cafe opens doors of opportunity for released inmates

Hope has the strong aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans at Arohata women's prison. For the past three years, Wellington's Lauren Tennent has run barista training courses inside the prison, teaching 30 inmates each year the dark arts of coffee...... Read More

Wellington bus route reinstated after complaints

After weeks of complaints, Wellington will get back its popular route 18 service. The service, between Miramar and Victoria University, will now operate in off-peak times in addition to its present peak hour-only operation. Greater Wellington Regional...... Read More

Wellington submarine pipe to supply water in an emergency

A pipe is to be built under Wellington Harbour, to supply the capital with fresh water in the event of a large earthquake. Greater Wellington Regional councillors voted today to go ahead with a plan to build the cross-harbour pipe - which would help...... Read More

Teachers prepared for two-day strike

Striking teachers held rallies throughout the country and showed support for a two-day strike if they don't get an improved offer from the Ministry of Education. The strike closed hundreds of schools, affecting 400,000 pupils. In the capital,...... Read More

Sir Peter Jackson’s movie museum plan dropped

Plans for a combined conference centre and movie museum in Wellington have been scrapped. The Wellington City Council and The Movie Musuem Limited (TMML), a company set up by Sir Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Sir Richard Taylor, and Tania Rodger, announced...... Read More

Child injured in Wellington crash

A child is in serious condition after being hit by a car in Wellington. Police are attending a crash in Paparangi, Wellington where a child has been struck by a car about 9.50am. The child has been taken to hospital via ambulance in a serious condition,...... Read More

Police warn of thefts from vehicles in Petone

Police are urging people to take extra care following an increase in thefts from vehicles in Petone. The thefts have occurred from vehicles parked in public car parks on The Esplanade and at Percy’s Reserve over the past month. “While...... Read More