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38 people will lose their jobs at Vega.

Porirua firm shut down months after overseas buyout

Dozens of workers will lose their jobs.

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Summer's back for the weekend

Blue skies have returned, after days of heavy rain.

Andrew King of the Property Investors Federation.

It's getting 'harder and harder' to be a landlord, landlords claim

Many are looking to put their money into other investments.

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Are these New Zealand's top towns and cities?

Reddit users came up with some interesting options for their favourite place.

The port operator says the current facilities lack connectivity and are ready to be brought into the 21st century.

Floating link spans for new ferry terminal

CentrePort is developing a plan for a new multi-modal, multi-operator Cook Strait ferry terminal in Wellington with floating link spans to ferries.

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Man seriously injured in Lower Hutt crash

The impact of the crash flipped his car onto its side.

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Police seek help to find man behind hit-and-run

A man ran over a member of the public, who intervened in domestic violence.

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Lack of shade putting Wellington kids at risk

A study has found children in the capital are at high risk of sunburn.

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake has jolted parts of the upper South Island.

Light quake shakes upper South Island

The magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck 35km north of Hanmer Springs at around 9am.

What are the chances of winning Lotto?

Lotto Strike struck twice in Whangarei

First Division meanwhile went to a gambler in Wellington.

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Quake shakes central New Zealand

The "moderate" quake struck 20km south of Seddon at about 8:12am.

Flooding in Kaiaua and elsewhere around the country.

The outlook for Saturday

Heavy rainfall and storm surges have battered the North Island, but it can't last forever.

Tom was left with serious injuries after the attack.

SPCA 'blown away' by Kiwis' $21k donation to injured cat

The owner of Tom, who was mauled by a dog, faced homelessness to cover the vet bill.

The Wellington trolley bus cables have been in place for 70 years.

Bus wires to come down in Wellington CBD

"The central city landscape in Wellington is going to change," a council spokesman says.

Two of the men were wearing rubber masks, while another had their face partially hidden by clothing.

Men in rubber masks rob store

Up to five men may have been involved in the New Year's Eve robbery

The donation bucket was stolen at a sausage sizzle at Bunnings Warehouse in Petone.

Cat charity robbed in broad daylight

Disgruntled donors contacted Outpawed to express their disappointment.

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Fire destroys central Wellington building

A firefighter has been injured while fighting the blaze.

A fire engine outside of a hotel after a false alarm.

House ablaze in Wellington CBD

Fire crews fear the blaze could spread.

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Ed Sheeran fan fuming after Jetstar cancels her flight last-minute

Her planned arrival has been thrown into chaos, thanks to a sudden change by Jetstar.

Members of the public didn't bat an eyelid, and jumped in to assist the constable.

Police praise those who helped officer

Members of the public have helped a lone police officer make an arrest on a Wellington street.