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The increasingly busy Wellington Airport is set to expand.

Wellington Airport unveils billion-dollar redevelopment plan

The airport has offered to shell out $31 million for half of Miramar Golf Course.

People are advised to keep an eye on the latest severe weather watches.

Gale force winds to rip across NZ

The strong winds could cause power cuts and make driving difficult.

The salvage operation was successful.

Crane successfully lifted from sea bed after complex salvage operation

The 25-tonne crane fell off a Lower Hutt wharf earlier in October.

Watch: Is 2019 the year of the vegan?

McDonald's serves Wellington bar cease and desist over vegan burger name

It says the notice was "friendly".

Watch: Andy Foster has unseated Justin Lester in a stunning political upset.

Wellington's Mayor-elect doesn't want a recount

Only 62 votes separate Andy Foster and incumbent Justin Lester, who's asking for a recount.

Andy Foster and Justin Lester.

Justin Lester hints at recount in Wellington City mayoralty race

Final results show he had just 62 votes fewer than Andy Foster.

People are advised to avoid the area.

Police find no suspicious items after 'threat' on Interislander ferry

Cordons have now been lifted.

The post has received over 6000 likes and more than 800 comments.

'Give this man a raise ASAP': Eye-catching rows of perfectly stacked snacks stun

A Wellington supermarket worker has been noticed for his outstanding organisational skills.

Watch: Wellington gets $6.4 billion public transport and infrastructure upgrade

Wellington council swiftly removes ads after racist comments from poster boy

The council removed almost $20,000 worth of material.

Parents were being urged to check their children had been vaccinated.

1200 people exposed to measles at church camp

Anyone not immunised was being told to go into quarantine.

Watch: Andy Foster unseated Justin Lester in a stunning upset.

PM to apologise to former Wellington mayor for forgetting he ran as a Labour candidate

Jacinda Ardern said Justin Lester ran as an independent after he lost the mayoralty.

Andy Foster spoke to The AM Show

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster tight-lipped on Sir Peter Jackson cash

He's given a ballpark figure but won't reveal the details - yet.

Andy Foster has unseated Justin Lester in a stunning political upset.

Wellington mayoralty: Andy Foster defeats Justin Lester

But it was by a narrow margin.

Katherine Mansfield House

Katherine Mansfield House reopens after months of renovations

It's now "very instagrammable" apparently.

Watch:Campbell Barry protests against "a double standard" free lunches for Councillors.

Lower Hutt elects New Zealand's youngest Mayor in history

Campbell Barry is just 28-years-old.

Watch: GCSB boss Andrew Hampton warns against local election online voting.

Wellington mayoralty: Andy Foster in narrow lead over Justin Lester

There are just over 700 votes separating the pair.

The move has angered some residents.

Wellington Botanical Gardens rubbish bins removed

The move has angered many residents.


Anonymous ex-student donates 'guilt' money to Wellington University House

They say they're paying "reparations" for wrong-doing in the past.

Micah Geiringer was removed from his school roll after he spent 60 days protesting climate change inaction at Parliament.

Kiwi teen kicked out of school for too much climate protesting

The school said it was against their kaupapa.

Watch: The capital is the first of more than 60 cities across the globe to be targeted by Extinction Rebellion activists this week.

Extinction Rebellion vandalises Parliament statues in protest of colonisation, climate change

The group also lit flares on Parliamentary ground.