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Drunk league fan charged after botched pitch invasion

He failed to jump a barrier at the Kiwis vs Fiji game in Wellington, and may have broken his ankle.


The Wellington cafe where you walk in for a coffee and walk out with a cat

Neko Ngeru is the first cat cafe in NZ to offer adoption services.

A high-level business case will be presented by WE next week.

Wellington Electricity plan to spend $31m

Wellington Electricity will spend $31 million to make the region's network more resilient to earthquakes and the Commerce Commission will consider its plan.

The strike will last for 24 hours.

Rail strike traffic actually 'pretty good' - NZTA

Traffic was a bit heavier than usual, but Wellingtonians appear to have heeded calls to stay home or leave earlier.

The union says Transdev wants to take away pay and rights.

Rail strike: More industrial action likely

The rail workers' union has been accused of being "disingenuous in the extreme".


Major train strike in Wellington

There won't be replacement buses.

On Tuesday afternoon, searchers found the man's spear gun, diving float and catch bag at Makara.

Third day of searching begins for Wellington diver

He was diving off Makara on Wellington's west coast.


Kaikoura quake recovery continues in Wellington

The city is 258 kilometres from Kaikoura, but suffered significant damage.

The man was diving off the coast of Makara in Wellington.

Wellington diver missing for 24 hours

The 24-year-old man was diving alone off the coast of Makara.

A magnitude 4.8 quake has shaken Wellington.

Quake shakes the capital

The quake was centred 30km west of Wellington at a depth of 36km.

The extent of the damage was yet to be confirmed.

Wellington school fire put out

Firefighters have extinguished a blaze at Otari School in the Wellington suburb of Wilton with no reports of injuries from the incident.


No funeral for Paddles, says event organiser

Organisers hope attendees don't expect much, because they aren't planning anything.


Hyped Peru football fans cheer on streets

They're excited ahead of Saturday's World Cup qualifier.

He was flown to Wellington Hospital in a stable condition.

Sick fisherman rescued off Cape Palliser

A sick fisherman has been lifted off his vessel and flown to Wellington Hospital.

Latest figures show 606 New Zealanders have taken their own life since July 2016.

Saving a life 'doesn't cost anything'

An event to help bring down the country's high suicide rate will be held on Wellington's waterfront on Saturday.

Snoop Dogg is a big fan of marijuana.

Cannabis protesters want law stubbed out

Saturday marks 90 years since smoking cannabis was banned in New Zealand, and protests are planned.

Auckland Museum's commemorative service starts at 11am.

Why 1917 was just as important as 1918

Next year marks the centenary of the end of World War I, but historians say 1917 was just as important a year.


Controversial 'Hobbit law' up for review

The law banned collective bargaining in the film industry.

Peruvian football fans tune up for World Cup playoff.

Peruvian fans told 'no instruments' for World Cup qualifier

But they promise to make themselves heard anyway at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.

The windscreen of the bus after the crash on Manners Street.

Pedestrian hit by bus in Wellington CBD

A man has been hospitalised in a serious to critical condition.