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Wellington Church's innovative way to get Kiwis into prayer

The so-called 'Prayer Ambulance' is a real leap of faith for the Anglican Diocese.


Mystery as dead wallaby's body goes missing in Wellington

It's unclear how the wallaby got into the city, or where its carcass has gone.

weather bad

Winds and rain lash the South Island

It could be a rough day on the weather front for many down south, but the north won't go unscathed.


Wellington teen killed in police pursuit was in the car boot

Police said a couple of the six occupants "got out of the car to run off after the crash".


Teen dead in crash after Wellington police pursuit

Six people were in the stolen car at the time.

The Wellington Synchro girls are training to take on the rest of the North Island at the Sychronised Swimming championships.

Synchronised swimmers compete for North Island glory

"You really have an appreciation for how hard these girls work."

A pet cat asleep on the doormat in a conservatory.

'Snip n Chip' campaign launched in Wellington

The SPCA hopes it will prevent pets from being neglected.


Stressed, anxious bus drivers ask Govt for help

"I've had to stop driving in the middle of my trips because I've been crying," one driver said.

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Wellington waterfront to get a new name

Mayor Justin Lester says it's "an elegant name for one of the most beautiful parts of Wellington".

Hundreds of people from Tauranga iwi took part in a hikoi to Parliament on Tuesday.

Tauranga iwi protest Govt plans to reassign their land

Hundreds took part in the march timed to coincide with a Supreme Court hearing.


Is Wellington on the brink of a housing crisis?

University students are begging politicians for help as they struggle to pay the bills.


Toppled sewage truck closes popular Wellington walkway

The 20-tonne truck will be removed by two tow trucks.


How a 30-year-old biscuit tin helps maintain New Zealand's democracy

Mitchell Alexander explains the most Kiwi part of New Zealand's lawmaking.


Euthanasia activist fined $7500 for importing suicide drug

She was previously acquitted on a charge of aiding a suicide.


Exhibition showcases movers and shakers of Kiwi rock

The exhibition is on for New Zealand Music Month.


Kiwi knights battling it out at the world championships

New Zealand's fighters are ready for war.

Midwives marched from Civic Square to Parliament on International Midwives' Day.

Midwives march to Parliament to demand better pay, working conditions

"One, two, three, four, we don't want to be so poor."


Quake-prone building owner pleads guilty

It's the first successful prosecution of its kind in New Zealand.


Victoria University looking to change its name

The name change would help avoid confusion for overseas students.

Nismo the dog got himself in a spot of bother after he hopped onto a Canterbury bus.

Auckland Council votes to allow pets on Auckland trains and buses

They will have to travel in a carrier and in off peak hours though.