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Exclusive: Wellington to get first electric ferry in Southern Hemisphere

The company behind it has eyes on a direct service from the CBD to the airport.

It's turned a lacklustre fishing trip into a memory of a lifetime.

Watch: Orca pod cruise up, shove fishing crew in spectacular video

"Look at the size of that monster!"


Squalid Wellington flat advertised as 'New York style loft living' draws ridicule online

"New York at the height of the Great Depression."

Watch; Lime launches scooter safety event in Auckland

Lime scooters launch in the Hutt Valley

It's the valley's time to scoot.


Quake rattles Palmerston North

Almost 700 people have reported feeling it.


As it happened: Vigils honour Grace Millane across New Zealand

The vigil in Auckland ended with the crowd singing 'Amazing Grace'.

Watch; Duncan Garner bashes Nelson's Māori Santa

Maori Santa could be heading to Wellington

A Givealittle page to bring him to the capital has raised more than $1000.


Car crashes into power pole in Khandallah

The car was "full throttle" against the pole.

The MP was warned against $11.5 million worth of projects.

Treasury concerned over Shane Jones' spending

The MP was warned against $11.5 million worth of projects.


Bid to bring Māori Santa to Wellington gains momentum

"We just wanted to show him some support and some love."

Aziz talks to The AM Show about the vigils happening nationwide.

Nationwide vigils for Grace Millane: Where they're happening

British tourist Grace Millane was killed in Auckland last week.


Petone's 'Bronx' in line for an upgrade

The housing block's had three killings in five years, including last week's decapitation.

Anyone with information is urged to call police.

Gang shooting in Lower Hutt

There is a large police presence at a property in Lower Hutt.

The debate over taking abortion out of the Crimes Act is heating up.

Sir Bill English joins anti-abortion activists in march through Wellington

The debate over taking abortion out of the Crimes Act is heating up.

NZ Resident Doctors' Association spokesperson Kathryn Foster on The AM Show.

GPs go on strike for the first time

They want their dentist colleagues to have the same employment agreement.


Thousands sign petition demanding full funding for sexual violence support services

Sexual assault is "rampant" in NZ, says Marama Davidson.


Decapitated murder victim a 'kind' man who fought for justice - ex-employer

A man has been charged with Francis "Frank" Tyson's gruesome murder.


Murder charge over Petone man's grisly decapitation death

The 41-year-old has been granted name suppression.


Missing Wellington man and his daughter found

The pair were with relatives.


Horrific decapitation of elderly man in Petone

Police will not speculate on any motive, but confirm the victim had no gang ties.