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Commuter chaos in Wellington

Govt admits 'inappropriate' role in Wellington bus chaos

Tranzit alleges political interference blocked unemployed people from driving jobs.

Wellington buses taken over by Tranzit

Wellington commuter chaos as Tranzit takes over bus routes

One bus was supposed to go via Ngauranga Gorge, but went through Ngaio Gorge instead.

Roman Magpantay is an expert scaffolder from the Philippines.

Foreigners in NZ construction reaches record high

Interestingly, it's not dampened the number of young Kiwis breaking into the industry.


No, Matariki the whale is not back in Wellington Harbour

Don't take the bait.

The show lit up the sky on Saturday night.

Livestream: Wellington's Sky Show fireworks display

Saturday night's show was a visual delight for all.


The Wellington Fashion gala helping emerging designers

"You sort of get your creativity nurtured at university, but you don't get the business side."

The whale's tail.

Wellington to hold Matariki fireworks today

But only if the whale does not come back.


Truck and cars collide on SH1 on Kapiti Coast

Traffic is at a standstill between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki.


Man assaults two women within minutes in Upper Hutt

Police are seeking information over yesterday's alleged incident.


Wellington Matariki fireworks set for this weekend

It'll go ahead on Saturday - as long as the whale is gone.

Renting is fast becoming the number one housing issue.

Renters United announces plan to fix renting

The 36-point proposal has been called a "once-in-a-decade opportunity".


Large house on fire in Lower Hutt

A fire spokesperson says the fire is "well involved".

The EU refused to waive Eva Tvarozkova's diplomatic immunity.

Kiwi landlord can't recoup $20k EU diplomat owes him

Eva Tvarozkova's immunity in NZ means she can't be made to pay rent and damages.


Wellington's 'Matariki' whale could be a good sign - expert

It may be a sign of a recovering population.

Firemen outside the Petone Working Men's Club.

Destructive weather wreaks havoc on NZ - and it's not over

Prepare for heavy wind and rain.

The southern right whale has been in the harbour for days.

Wellington whale continues to cause traffic problems

Motorists are getting stuck in Miramar, en route to the airport.


Beans behind bars: The woman turning prisoners into baristas

A new addition to Wellington's cafe scene is helping ex-jailmates build better lives through coffee.

The Wellington Whale.

Police plea to Wellington whale watchers to be safe on the roads

They are urging people to not stop on the motorway.

The Wellington whale.

Five facts about the Wellington whale

The southern right whale has been delighting Wellington residents for several days.

The council warns the fireworks could cause it to "act unpredictably".

Wellington's Matariki fireworks postponed by harbour whale fears

The council warns the fireworks could cause it to "act unpredictably".