Wellington

Delays on new diversion anger Wellington motorists

The Transport Agency is promising lengthy delays north of Wellington won't extend into the Christmas period, but frustrated commuters are not holding their breath. Traffic travelling to and from the Kāpiti Coast north of Wellington was brought...... Read More

Grass flush has mowing crews working long hours

A perfect combination of warm temperatures and rain has combined to produce prodigious grass growth in Wellington. As residents with big lawns and grass berms will have learned in the past few weeks, the grass has been growing at an exhaustingly-rapid...... Read More

Pharmacy wins battle with govt for right to sell kombucha

A Wellington pharmacy has won an expensive legal battle with the government over the right to sell kombucha. WellWorks co-owner Ben Latty has won a legal battle with the government to sell kombucha at his pharmacy. Like any pharmacy, Wellness Works...... Read More

Police use of pepper spray on man unlawful - IPCA

The police watchdog has found the use of pepper spray against a man, and his subsequent arrest in Porirua last year, were unlawful. The Independent Police Conduct Authority has ruled that officers had no lawful power to stop the man getting out of...... Read More

Community-based sentence for gun-toting teen

A teen who carried the gun which her companion used to shoot a Wellington taxi driver has been ordered to serve six months' community detention. Paris Ohuka, who is now 18, was sentenced in the High Court in Wellington and was also ordered to undertake...... Read More

No birds at anti-1080 protest died from poison

Autopsies of the birds laid on the steps of Parliament during an anti-1080 protest in September show none died from the poison and one protected species had been shot. Six birds - including kererū, weka, red-billed gull and kingfisher - were strewn...... Read More

Back on the front line

After 12 years in Police, Constable Damien O’Kane has achieved his dream job – even if it meant giving up his sergeant stripes to do it. Damien graduated with patrol dog Pac from the Dog Training Centre (DTC) at Trentham last week and is...... Read More