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In 2014 Grace Leung thought she recognised a sketch of her attacker.

Doubts over police handling of Wellington sex attacks

There are potential links between as many as 12 assaults in the city.

A woman walking at night.

Wellington police hunting possible serial sex attacker

He told one of his victims: "Scream and I'll kill you."

bus wheel

No more long days for upset Wellington bus drivers

They'll be going home off after eight hours' work like everybody else, the union says.

The owners of the Petone building had ignored a decade of the Council's attempts to make it safer.

Wellington company fined $37,500 for quake-prone building

It's the first prosecution of its kind in New Zealand.


ComCom takes legal action against Wilson Parking

It follows complaints about prices at a Wellington carpark.

One Wellington woman said on Twitter the last thing she wants after a day staring at a computer screen is a bright blue light on the bus.

Kiwis lash out at 'migraine trigger' neon blue lights on buses

An optometrist warns the lights could disrupt sleeping patterns.


Businesses evacuated from massive factory fire in Lower Hutt

Smoke could be seen from across the harbour.

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.