Wellington

Historic house needs new lease of life

Wellington City Council is looking for a long-term community focused or NGO tenant to lease a historically significant house located in Khandallah Park. The former Khandallah custodian’s residence located at 86 Clark Street, has local historical...... Read More

Emergency landing at Napier airport after engine failure

Air New Zealand says there was no engine fire on a plane that had to make an emergency landing at Napier Airport this afternoon. The airline says one engine on the aircraft experienced surging shortly after take-off. This resulted in engine fuel burning...... Read More

Wellington council seeks rent subsidies for housing tenants

The Wellington City Council is calling on the government to urgently reinstate rent subsidies for people living in the city's social housing. Councillor Brian Dawson, who holds the housing portfolio, moved an amendment during a meeting this morning...... Read More

Warning for car owners

Sergeant Yvette McKelvie is warning car owners to keep tabs on their cars. Certain vehicles appear to be more attractive to thieves than others and there is something you as owners can do about this, especially owners of Mazda Demio vehicles and Subaru...... Read More

Mamas on patrol

Picking their way through the shoppers, diners, drinkers and buskers, the Mamas are a high-vis, high-profile injection of good humour and sound advice in Wellington’s bustling Cuba Quarter. The Mamas are the more mature end of Wellington Pasifika...... Read More

Changes to bus timetables could throw commuters in Wellington

There may be some confusion for commuters as Tranzit begins operating the Hutt Valley bus routes today, the company says. The Wairarapa bus company won the contract to take over 60 percent of Wellington's bus routes from NZ Bus in May last year. Commuters...... Read More

Porirua station opens doors seven days a week

From Monday 18 June Porirua Police Station will have its front counter open to the public seven days a week, and will stay open an extra hour Monday to Friday. The front counter is currently open to the public Monday-Friday 8am-6pm. From Monday it...... Read More

Cause of death in lift shaft unclear

Exactly what lead to the death of a man who was crushed in a lift shaft in Wellington in January 2016 remains unclear. Coroner Tim Scott has released his findings into the death of Brendon Scheib, a 54-year-old lift technician who was killed while...... Read More