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Some monkeys at Wellington Zoo were injured after a break in in 2018.

Wellington Zoo euthanises four baboons

It was due to a "breakdown in social structure".

The ballerina artwork will be dancing in Oriental Bay until March 3.

Ballerina lights up Oriental Bay for Wellington performance festival

The artwork will be on display until March 3.


Watch: Incredible Te Reo rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody

This will give you goose bumps.

Watch; Beating the heat: How Auckland Zoo's new arrivals are faring over summer

Doc Martin star savages New Zealand zoos as 'backwards', 'awful'

"I wish they'd just shut all their bloody zoos - let those animals die."

People turned up hours early to secure a good seat for the festival.

World Cup of kapa haka kicks off in Wellington

Up to 60,000 people are expected to attend over four days.

The "top lad" cleaned up the wharf out of the kindness of his own heart.

Watch: Young man cleans up locals' infamous bomb spot as 'good deed'

"It's a shame there are not more like you."

Thee mugshots.

Two of three men arrested over roofing scams appear in court

The pair were charged with illegally using false documents.

Watch:New Zealand's first Vegan Pie Awards were held recently

Activists erect billboard urging Wellington to go vegan

The group behind it reckons most people already believe in the movement.


Plunket attacks peace group's credibility over opposing fake bomb comments

It follows the now-infamous Jordan Peterson interview with Sean Plunket last week.

The Wellington man boarded the bus after the crash.

Watch: Wellington motorist boards bus after crash, rages at driver

The furious man was forced to defend himself after passengers leapt to the bus driver's defence.


Wellington Town Hall strengthening budget blows out

The building is 114 years old.


Two more popular rivers polluted by toxic algae

Otaki River has seen the amount of toxic algae covering it dramatically grow in the last two weeks.

Whairepo Lagoon.

Body found in Wellington lagoon being treated as 'unexplained'

Police are investigating.


Where to see vivid sunsets brought on by Australian dust cloud

New Zealand is getting a Valentine's Day treat.

Lala visiting after her nightly hunt.

Watch: Wellington cat once stole neighbour's underwear, now it's stealing toys

She has been described as the real life Slinky Malinki.

The group of performers broke out in a shoe-shine frenzy.

Watch: Shoe shine flash mob breaks out on Wellington's Cuba Street

A resident says the performance is why he loves the city.

The fire is consuming scrub on the hill.

Fire engulfs hill in Wellington's Wadestown

The smoke can be seen from kilometres away.

Watch: New dad Josh Thompson explains five things you're not doing right as a parent of a newborn.

Chris Hipkins rails against 'sexist' Te Papa toilet sign

The father-of-two wants the museum to know that "men change nappies too".


Two elderly men driving tractors from Auckland to Wellington and back

With a top speed of 38km/h, it'll be a slow trip.


Terrace Tunnel now open in both directions

Police are attending the incident.