Wellington

One dead in Kapiti Coast​​​​​​​ crash

A collision between a car and a bus in the Kapiti Coast town of Waikanae, north of Wellington, has left one person dead. Emergency services responded to the crash on Te Moana Road at approximately 4:30pm this afternoon. Police have confirmed...... Read More

Court asked to overturn immigration decision

A decision by the immigration authorities that the manager of a provincial McDonald's restaurant did not qualify for the skilled migrant category was wrong and should be overturned, the High Court in Wellington has been told. Immigration New Zealand...... Read More

Concerned for missing woman with dementia

Police are concerned for the wellbeing and safety of 82-year-old Salma Rizk who has been reported missing in Wellington this afternoon. Salma suffers from dementia and was last seen at her home address on Batchelor Street, Newlands, around...... Read More

So many artworks, so many stories

Every artwork in the Taku Hikoi, La’u Malaga: My footprint, my walk, my journey exhibition, showing at Pataka Art +Museum in Porirua has its own story. The exhibition runs from 21 July to 20 August. It is the culmination of months of work by...... Read More

Tararua Range trampers find their way out

A group of trampers reported missing in the Tararua Range earlier today have successfully made their way out. The four trampers were initially logged as overdue, but made contact with police shortly before midday. A statement released...... Read More

UPDATE: SH1, Ngauranga Gorge now open

UPDATED 2.09pm: SH1, Ngauranga Gorge, Wellington has re-opened in both directions.   Police would like to thank motorists for their patience.   EARLIER:SH1, Ngauranga Gorge, Wellington has been closed in both directions. The...... Read More

Appointments not affected by gorge closure

Patients with hospital appointments today should plan their journey in advance, and allow more time to travel to Wellington Regional Hospital. Around 30 people were unable to attend their appointments at the hospital today, due to the closure...... Read More

Work continues on Wellington highway slip

Two southbound lanes of State Highway 1 into Wellington are expected to be open again on Wednesday morning after being blocked by a landslide. The NZ Transport Agency says the planned reopening time of 6am is subject to final safety assessments. The...... Read More

New children’s hosptial for Wellington

Wellington Regional Hospital is set to benefit from a new $50 million children’s hospital thanks to local property developer Mark Dunajtschik. One of Wellington’s major benefactors – in the areas of education, health and sport –...... Read More

First section of connection track open

  This week the Council finished and opened the first section of the Paekakariki Connection Track, a walkway that aims to provide a safer passage through a bush setting, between Paekakariki and the popular Te Araroa Escarpment walking track.   Parks...... Read More