Vita Molyneux is a Wellington-based Multimedia Journalist for the New Zealand Herald.
Vita double majored in English and Media at both Auckland and Victoria University before graduating in 2018 and working for Newshub as a Wellington digital producer. During her time at Newshub Vita covered the Operation Burnham inquiry, the Christchurch terror attack, the Whaakari/White Island eruption and the Covid-19 pandemic among scores of other stories. She began working for the NZ Herald in 2021 and has covered the posthumous Peter Ellis appeal as well as countless other cases throughout every court in Wellington. On a day-to-day basis, Vita covers breaking news and other stories from the capital and the wider region. You can contact Vita at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12,000 Kiwis being contacted after personal data leak
12,000 Covid-19 vaccinators have been identified as victims of the data leak.
World-renowned Wellington restaurant announces closure
'The world has changed since those doors opened, and so have we.'
'Beautiful' Wellington teen Otis Hill dies after two-year cancer fight
The 17-year-old died in hospice on Monday.
Wellington Children's Hospital evacuated after suspected gas leak
Twelve fire appliances are in attendance.
Teen's love of music a source of strength against terminal cancer
Otis Hill was given three months to live back in 2022.
Police scour landfill for answers to Wellington murder
Police think items were dumped in the Porirua landfill by a person of interest.
Escaped prisoner who raped woman fires lawyers, refuses to acknowledge court during sentencing
Damon John Exley was convicted twice before for similar offences.
Police following ‘positive lines of inquiry’ after elderly woman found dead
Helen Gregory, 79, was found dead in her home last week.
Body found after person jumped off crane into Wellington Harbour
Safety measures to keep people off the historic crane have been considered.
Holiday rain, thunder on radar; Westland faces fresh flood threat, gales
MetService has issued a warning to Coasters.
Back to school: How to pack healthy lunches that won’t break the bank
It's a big ask, but with some expert tips it can be possible.
'Moment of stupidity': Calls for vehicle ban after teen crushed by flipped ute on Muriwai Beach
Two rescue helicopters responded along with fire, ambulance and police services.
'How many deaths do you need?' - Muriwai residents say beach ute tragedy was 'avoidable'
Two rescue helicopters have responded along with fire, ambulance and police.
'Time is not on our side': Govt urged to fix Cook Strait ferries
The Maritime Union says the situation's reached a crisis point.
Celia Wade-Brown has ‘mixed feelings’ about stepping into Golriz Ghahraman’s empty Green seat
The former Wellington Mayor said the circumstances were not what she hoped.
Popular bar blames 'unruly' tourists for sudden closure
The bar breached its liquor licence, but a sign blames 'unruly out of towners'.
Wellington faces water restrictions as system struggles to cope with demand
The restrictions will come into effect net week.
Wellington Water staffer ‘remorseful’ after boasting about not working
Her remorse comes as more water restrictions are set to be introduced for the region.
Police hunt for man after pro-Palestine protester hit with metal rod
The incident occurred at a protest in Auckland yesterday evening.
Kiwi woman racing against the clock to be with dying sister in Oz
Shermayne Young has been given a month to live, and her sister wants to be by her side.
Auckland Juicy Fest: Police assaulted, 12 arrests after ‘several disorder events’
It comes after claims Mongrel Mob spoiled Wellington event.
Soggy end to 2023: Heavy rain, thunderstorms to sweep across NZ
Forecasters are warning heavy bursts of rain could lead to flooding and slips.
'This is horrendous': Westfield Mall evacuated, retailers in tears as crowds descend across Auckland
Consumer experts urge shoppers to research first before buying on-sale items.
Christmas traffic: Two dead after three crashes in an hour
There have been two crashes in the North Island and one in the South.
Diver hospitalised after being ‘pummelled’ by waves at Port Waikato
The diver was airlifted to hospital in a serious condition.
Christmas mayhem: Auckland motorway crash causes traffic build-up
And for Kiwis flying to their Xmas destination, here are tips to make the trip easier.
16-year-old arrested after alleged hit and run of off-duty cop
The female pedestrian was dragged by the car for a short distance.
Birthday party shooting: Police name person killed in Stokes Valley
One person was found dead and another critically injured at the party last weekend.
Watch: 'I never expected it' - dance novice learns salsa ahead of epic wedding proposal
Richard Heaps spent three months on a salsa crash course to ask his partner to marry him.
Passenger hits out at Govt's decision to can Cook Strait ferries
"What is the Government waiting for? An actual disaster where people lose their lives?"
Te Papa to ‘think about’ future display of Treaty of Waitangi after defacing, 12 arrests
Man abseiled from the roof of the museum and defaced the Treaty of Waitangi exhibition.
'Extremely precious': Teeny tiny Bible carefully repaired
The miniature Bible comes with its own magnifying glass.
Wellington braces for another day of protest action
It's the third protest in as many days for the capital.
Christmas parade cancelled after Auckland BurgerFuel car incident
Organiser says the parade is "really sensitive to health and safety issues".
Kayak owner found safe and well after craft discovered off Raumati sparks search
The kayak was found anchored and upturned off the coast this morning.
Foxton house fire: Four women, one man arrested over gang member's death
Dean Kahukiwa died in September.
'Thankful': Tory Whanau speaks for first time since revealing drinking problem
Whanau has received hundreds of messages of support after revealing her drinking problem.
Luxon, Seymour, Peters penis poster: Wellington City Council puts out order to remove flyers
Councillor Teri O'Neill posted the flyers with her friends last Friday night.
Mega-landlord says 'dramatic' uptick in housing market under new Govt
Matt Ryan, who owns more than 100 properties, said more houses are selling at auction.