Wellington

False UV protection claims not good enough for sunbathers

Sunbathers in Wellington yesterday appeared to be dismayed to find two brands of sunscreen were withdrawn for false levels of UV protections and a third had its status downgraded. None of them had any of the brands that were affected but said...... Read More

Mental health centre to be moved after attempted abduction

A mental health respite centre in a Porirua neighbourhood is to be moved, after a patient tried to abduct a child. In March, the 32-year-old man tried to grab a three-year-old girl who was with her father. A report, released yesterday, said a less experienced...... Read More

One Year Done: Wellington apartment dwellers still shaky

Nerves remain on edge in central Wellington a year on from the Kaikoura earthquake, a survey shows. A survey of 803 people who live in city apartments shows that since Kaikoura, eight out of 10 are more concerned about their safety during earthquakes...... Read More

Wellington transport system at standstill

Wellington public transportation systems are expected to come to a standstill today as members of the Rail Maritime and Transport Union strike until 2am tomorrow. The stri​​​​​​ke comes as a result of months of negotiations...... Read More

Body of missing diver found

The Police National Dive Squad has this evening recovered the body of the diver who was reported missing off the coast of Makara, in Wellington. The man’s family have been notified and are requesting privacy at this time. "Police would like...... Read More

Union works receive overwhelming public support

Commuters are displaying an outpouring of support for rail workers after news of strike action on Wellington’s trains was announced last night. In a Facebook post the local union affiliates council, Unions Wellington, put out an appeat for solidarity...... Read More

Police ask Wellington motorists to take it easy

Wellington Police are asking motorists to take it easy on the road tomorrow with planned railway strikes in the region. “There is going to be a massive increase in traffic around the wider region so we need people to be sensible in their travel...... Read More

Search for missing diver suspended for the night

The search for a diver missing off the west coast of Wellington has been suspended for the night. An operation off Makara to find the 24-year-old New Plymouth man started last night and continued until just after 6pm today. The search is due to recommence...... Read More

Martin and Levi to start for Kiwis

Te Maire Martin returning to the halves and hooker Danny Levi getting his first start are the two significant changes to the Kiwis side to take on Fiji in their World Cup quarter final in Wellington on Saturday. The Kiwis are coming off a loss to Tonga...... Read More

Greenpeace turns Parliament lawn into a riverbed

  Politicians might have to carry out a river-crossing to get to work today.   Greenpeace is creating a fifty metre long 'waterway' on parliament lawn, as part of its campaign to save New Zealand rivers.   At 1.15pm the environmental...... Read More