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Tourists pump $2.7 billion into the Wellington regional economy every year.

Time declares Wellington home to two 'world's greatest places'

The iconic magazine reckons world travellers must get to the NZ capital.

Watch: Cannabis lovers gather at Whangarei Daktory for happy end to 2016.

Wellington cannabis club raided, two men arrested

It's believed one of the accused is the man behind the Daktory chain of cannabis stores.


Earthquake felt by thousands in central New Zealand

More than 3000 people reported they felt it.


Wellington City Council responds to criticism of 'nightmare' hand statue

"It is a little creepy…"

Josh exhibited true Kiwi ingenuity with his trolley invention.

Watch: Wellington teen finds speedy way to carry bags along waterfront

Kiwi ingenuity is clearly still a thing.

Singapore Airlines operates a flight between Wellington and Singapore via Melbourne.

'World's most advanced airliner' headed for Wellington

Wellingtonians, get ready for an upgrade


'Nightmare' hand sculpture arrives in Wellington, horrifies locals

"Gaze upon him, is that the face of a merciful God?"

One shop owner is trying to lead by example.

'Let's leave tarakihi alone': Fish and chip shop owner stops selling most popular fish

"Let that stock level get back up and let's try some other fish."

scene of crime

Police treating Kapiti death as homicide

Police are investigating the death of a woman following an alleged assault.


What does it take to pass the police fitness test?

It's not as easy as it may seem.


Dangerous drugs stolen from Hutt Hospital could cause death

Doctors are "urgently requesting" the return of the 20 vials.

Watch: Rat infestation not confined to Titirangi as populations double across New Zealand

Wellington's huge rat population causing damage to houses, bait stations

A pest control expert says his business is booming thanks to the increase.

Watch: The Government believes upping standards for rental homes could save lives.

Damp, mouldy homes blamed for high rate of kids with respiratory infections

About half of all GP consultations for under-twos involve respiratory illnesses.

Watch: Opinions differed on The AM Show.

Bid to rename cricket ground 'Support Women's Sport Basin Reserve' fails

"The initiative to raise awareness for women's sport is one we should all support."

Susie Robertson was on The AM Show.

Wellington Curtain Bank needs your curtains

There's a huge shortage of curtains.

Watch: 'We shouldn't put up with this': Train manager who kicked passenger off train urges Kiwis to stand up to racism

'This is racism:' Wellington Mayor condemns abusive email

"This is the kind of language that should put a person on a watch list."


Wellington man pleads guilty to murdering woman and sexually assaulting her 12-year-old daughter

The young girl needed surgery to reconstruct her skull after he hit her with a mallet.

Emergency services are at the scene.

Motorists warned of delays after Wellington chemical spill

One lane of SH1 is closed.

Snelgrove finally has a headstone.

Gallipoli veteran buried 100 years ago finally gets headstone

"I pass the cemetery twice every day... I had no idea he was here."

JJ Phillips has been hailed as a hero for her actions against racism.

Train manager who kicked passenger off urges Kiwis to stand up to racism

"It's important that people like JJ stand up for what's right."