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'Encapsulate' was the supreme winner.

First-time entrant wins top WOW prize

Rinaldy Yunardi took out the supreme award with 'Encapsulate', a garment made of plastic ropes and LEDs.

Te Papa.

Te Papa named one of the world's top museums

But where exactly did it rank in TripAdvisor's annual rankings?

Ambulances are seen outside parliament

Parliament protester who set himself on fire dies

The man who set himself on fire outside Parliament on Thursday died overnight.


Witnesses 'were yelling for help' for man on fire outside Parliament

The man set himself alight as shocked witnesses watched on.

Police are investigating whether the same man was involved in each incident.

Wellington police warn of flashers

In one reported incident, a man also tried to lure a young boy with sweets.

H & M shop front, Athens, Greece.

H&M Wellington store to open in October

The store will be at Queensgate mall in Lower Hutt.


Wellington police seek owners of huge cannabis stash

"If this is yours can you please get in touch with us."

The person survived, but their arm has been permanently injured.

Wellington home invader jailed over stabbing attack

The person survived, but their arm has been permanently injured.


Electric planes under development at Victoria Uni

The first hybrid-electric passenger plane could be made in New Zealand.


School kapa haka performs for rest home

For one elderly resident, the Māori Language Week performance brought back fond memories.


Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori in full swing around the country

It's thought most people will speak Te Reo Māori within 100 years.

Cropped image of depressed man at the psychotherapist. Doctor is making notes while listening to his patient

Wellington youth mental health service forced to turn away hundreds of patients

Evolve's chairperson says the center has seen a surge in demand in recent years.

The plane was forced to turn back for an engineering check-up.

'Massive bang' as Air NZ flight struck by lightning

A passenger onboard the Auckland to Wellington flight said her mind "went to the worst-case scenario".

Sunday was  World Suicide Prevention Day.

'Administrative' error behind suicide snub - English

National didn't RSVP to an invitation sent by the families of suicide victims.


Rain, thunder and a chance of tornadoes

Localised tornadoes may cause damage to buildings, trees and power lines.


Large fire in central Wellington building

The fire in a multi-storey building has been contained.

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Phil Goff in 2003; Phil Goff on The AM Show

Phil Goff reveals worst gift he's ever received

"It was the most hideous thing."


Election debate a cut above at Wellington hairdresser

Mr Muir hopes to attract people who might normally shy away from politics.


Alternative Manawatu gorge options investigated

The gorge has been closed to all traffic since late April, due to slips.

Heavy rain has caused multiple slips in Wellington overnight.

Heavy rain causes slips and evacuations in Wellington

The capital has had more than 1000 slips this winter.