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The group doesn't want to get rid of helmets, rather to have the option to not wear one.

Cyclists hold protest ride calling for end to compulsory helmet laws

They don't want to stop wearing them, rather to be given the choice.


Whistling Sisters the latest in Wellington's brewpub boom

On-site brewers are taking on beer giants at their own game.

Constable Georgia, Becca and Ben Allen and daughter Natalie.

Police rescue woman in labour stuck in Wellington traffic

"The traffic was just not moving," Becca Allen says, but the baby was well on the way.


Wellington students march against sexual violence

"Russell McVeagh, assaulting people's not ok," they chanted.

Police have launched a homicide inquiry into the death of Wainuiomata man.

Homicide inquiry into death of Wainuiomata man under way

A post mortem examination indicated he died from a gunshot wound.

Photoshopped image of Mayor Justin Lester walking on the proposed crossing.

Wellington to get rainbow 'pride' crossing

Wellington council is celebrating the city's pioneering role in New Zealand's pride movement.


Getting hands-on with the future of art

The Future Playground exhibit at the New Zealand Festival has been causing a stir.


Unexplained death in Lower Hutt

A 40-year-old man was found at a property in Wainuiomata on Wednesday night.

Faamanu Milford severely injured his young children in 2007.

Man charged with attempted murder of his kids to be released

Faamanu Milford's former partner is terrified he will come after her family.

A group of rafters have been reunited after they got into trouble in the Hutt River.

Embarrassed rafters reunited after Hutt River trouble

Two members of the group spent a cold night in the bush.


Summer's heat and humidity continues into autumn

And Saturday may be a preview of what's to come.

The mystery pasta.

Spaghetti discovered on top of Wellington's Mt Victoria

No one knows how the pasta got there.

Customs Cafe on Ghuznee Street

Wellington's five best coffee spots

New Zealand's capital city has dozens of amazing cafes - here are the best of the best.

Stoats are one of the unwanted species.

Wellington goes all-in on predator-free plan

Wellington City Council's draft 10-year plan marks $3.6 million over 10 years to support the predator-free goal.

Krispy Kreme's NZ opening drew long lines.

NZ's best doughnut shops that aren't Krispy Kreme

You won't need to line up for 36 hours to get these stores' sweet treats.

The programme hopes to one day offer NCEA credits for conservation.

Predator-free school pilot trains new generation of conservationists

The programme hopes to one day offer NCEA credits for conservation.

An effigy of the Prime Minister has been unveiled at Wellington's Backbencher pub.

Jacinda Ardern puppet unveiled at Backbenchers pub

"My orthodontist would be so proud," she said of the toothy caricature.

Jadah George's 10-year-old twin daughters Lilly and Mya were travelling as unaccompanied minors on a flight from Brisbane to Chirstchurch.

Parents livid as Air NZ fails to notify them of kids' whereabouts

A nameless employee took the children to a McDonald's and put them in a hotel.


Oriental Bay has some of the world's worst plastic pollution - study

It comes as more than 65,000 people sign a petition asking to ban single use plastic bags.

Get ready Wellingtonians, here comes the southerly change.

'Prepare for the blast' - MetService issues severe weather watch

Get ready Wellingtonians, here comes the southerly change.