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A Wellington woman was diagnosed with 'lesbianism'.

Wellington doctor diagnoses woman with 'lesbianism'

She was confused upon discovering her sexual orientation was included in her medical records.

During last year's election, Jacinda Ardern's bodyguard attracted headlines for his hipster beard.

NZ cities catastrophically underperform in hipster rankings

Not even our cultural capital Wellington could crack the Hipster Index's top 250.

Police apprehended a 13-year-old girl after she stole a car in Paraparaumu.

Paraparaumu girl steals car with eight other kids

The passengers ranged in age from 10 to 16.

A photo from the The Battle of Passchendaele.

Wellington creates field of crosses for WWI dead

The Field of Remembrance includes 5,270 crosses.

Wellington trio Mermaidens have been nominated for a Taite Music Prize.

Mermaidens say 'friendship' behind Taite Music prize nomination

The Wellington trio's new album is in the running for New Zealand's biggest independent music award.


Benny the beagle found after nine days missing

A slice of misfortune had rendered Benny unable to move.

All projections will take place in the early evening and they will be in different locations around the city.

Projections to get Wellington talking

Buildings, backdrops and landscapes will act as giant canvasses in the next 4 weeks.

79 Boulcott Street was evacuated this afternoon.

Wellington skyrise evacuated after quake damage found

Everyone must leave the Boulcott Street office building.

Image: Matt Newman-Hall and Spike have been searching for Benny for six days.

Wellington goes to crazy lengths to find Benny the Beagle

The treasured dog has been missing for six days.


Woman dies after being hit by car in driveway in Wellington

Emergency services were called just after midday.


'We're sorry': Mojo Coffee responds to price hike criticism

It controversially bumped up prices after the Govt's minimum wage increase.

An excerpt from an NZBC news report as the Wahine disaster unfolded on April 10. 1968.

Video: The first news report on Wahine disaster in 1968

The haunting footage shows survivors being brought to shore.

Photo: Rescuer Terry Kelliher told his story at the Wahine 50th commemoration.

Rescuer takes 50 years to share 'haunting' Wahine experience

"In some ways it just seems like a couple of years ago," he said.

Pupils at Muritai School have created a museum of artifacts in honour of the 50th anniversary.

Descendents of Wahine victims honour the fallen

Some of the pupils are relations of the survivors of the disaster.

NIWA forecaster Chris Brandolino told The AM Show it's a good idea to wear your warmest coat tomorrow.

Temperatures to plunge as wintry blast unleashes on NZ

Cold southerlies could see snow down to 300 metres in parts of Canterbury.

The attack occurred outside Newtown School in southern Wellington.

Arrest after 'idiotic' attack on Wellington parking warden

Friday's assault left him with injuries so bad, he needed facial reconstruction surgery.


Monkeys hurt in Wellington Zoo overnight break-in

The zoo originally believed one had been stolen, but she was hiding.

A police uniform.

Missing toddler found after father responds to Facebook post

The young boy went walkabout in the early hours of the morning.


What do bus drivers in New Zealand actually get paid?

It can vary greatly across the country.

The Samoan pe'a, or tattoo, is a mark of enormous respect.

Samoa's most famous tattooist to visit New Zealand

The master tufuga will tattoo NZ-born Samoans with traditional pe'a.