A rubbish truck crashed into a house on Maungaraki Rd, Lower Hutt.

'Earthquake' was a truck video

Two people in a rubbish truck escaped injury after the vehicle slammed into a house.

CEO's shock departure

Hawke's Bay Regional Council chief executive Andrew Newman.

On Friday his pending resignation was written off as 'malicious gossip'. Today he resigned.

Council tight-lipped on Tawa forest

1:30 PM  City councillors debate potential purchase of $1.2m forest behind closed doors.

Man fined over cat's death

Injured and fading, Eli the cat tried to claw her way out of a possum trap. She couldn't.

De-finned shark washes up

1:45 PM  The body of a shark with its fin removed has washed up on an East Cape beach.

'Sexual deviant' grubs swarm

Swarms of bugs keen to procreate are running rife in Hawke's Bay.

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Dog saved from kayak

Police search for a missing kayaker off Wellington's south coast.

A curious tale of a dog, a yellow kayak, and an offshore wind.

Ministry must come clean

OPINION: She was hired as a senior public servant despite her past. How could this happen?

Kerr gets the call up

Free curtains from March


Shaky capital: 100 days on gallery video

The demolition of the condemned Reading Cinema carpark in Wellington's central city is "around three-quarters complete" ...

One hundred days after the Kaikoura quake, about 200 people are unable to return to their Wellington homes.

CentrePort future on the table

Wellington property developer Ian Cassels has his own ideas of what CentrePort should look like

Call for future of CentrePort to be rethought in light of damage caused by the November quake.

Cheaper student fares on horizon

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Go Wellington bus

Wellington's mayor says room could be found in the budget to subsidise public transport for students.

Expressway negotiations turn sour

Murray Livingstone in front of the new Poplar Ave roundabout, which has been built as part of Kapiti Expressway ...

Pair believe NZTA have not properly compensated them for the loss of their business to make way for the expressway.

Carterton approves Easter trading

Carterton's main street, which will be busier on Easter Sunday in the future.

Shoppers needn't stay home on Easter Sunday, the Carterton District Council has decided.


Public service vs cash

Adrian Orr, CEO NZ Super Fund.

OPINION: Bill English would be right to sack members of the board of the Super Fund.

E Kore Ano, Never Again

Respectful public inquiries can provide closure, as well as new openings, for victims of abuse, their families and ...

Opinion: The Open Letter to Prime Minister Bill English, calling for an independent inquiry to deal with abuse of children under state care, has been steadfastly downplayed by the Government. Why?

Rats an unprecedented threat

A rat trap making volunteer day on Stewart Island.

 Opinion: An explosion of the rat population on Stewart Island, a vital part of the conservation estate, is not a good look amid pledges of making New Zealand predator-free by 2050, say a group of perennial trampers.

School starts and kids' well-being

Moving to an earlier age for starting school  could mean less choice, less flexibility, and lower ability to be ...

OPINION: Having children start school before their fifth birthday may not really be good for them.

Harawira tries again

Mana Party Leader Hone Harawira and Maori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell competing at the 2017 Waka Ama Sprint Nationals.

It's the deal-making season for politicians. The latest is the proposed marriage between Mana's Hone Harawira and the Maori Party, the group he divorced with such biting acrimony back in 2011.


Mikado debut for Wellington soprano

Olivia Sheat, 22-year-old Dame Malvina Major Scholar with NZ Opera.

At just 22, Olivia Sheat is about to make her professional opera debut.

Crossword solutions: Wednesday, February 22

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Find the solutions to The Dominion Post's backpage puzzle here.

The Lads find their niche

Steve King and Mark Millard are probably New Zealand's most popular Christian kids music duo.

A Kiwi duo making Christian music for kids have struck it big overseas.

Interesting ideas, excellent dancing

Samuel Hall's Subsequent Slavery offered up an interesting idea that could perhaps be developed further.

REVIEW: The Toi Poneke Dance Residency show offered up interesting ideas and entertaining works.

Tinie Tempah's Kiwi motivation

Tinie Tempah has two shows coming up in Auckland and Wellington.

The UK rapper's looking for some music guinea pigs in NZ, and he wants to film a music video.

Capital Life

Fringe Festival's Emma Hall: 'The librarian look is hot right now'

Emma Hall is performing her one woman shows at New Zealand fringe festivals this month.

Something happened in my 20s – it all just fell apart.

Wine & food on Wellington waterfront

Plenty to choose from at the Wellington Wine & Food Festival

Lashings of beer, bubbles and burgers.

Pasifika Film Fest sails to capital

The Pasifika Film Fesitval aims to showcase and inspire Pasifika stories and narratives through film, with the hope of ...

The sounds and stories of the Pacific are coming to you.

Inexorable passage of time

When an acquaintance from many years ago gets in touch, Joe Bennett's thoughts turn to how fast time passes.

Opinion: When old acquaintances remeet, it's a sharp reminder of how time hasn't stood still.

Review: Foxglove Bar & Kitchen

The pumpkin and feta wantons at Foxglove Kitchen & Bar, Queens Wharf, Wellington.

We visited the waterfront establishment's on a rare, fine day in Wellington.


Testimonial for Lia

The Wellington Phoenix will play a testimonial match for Vince Lia in March.

Wellington Phoenix stalwart's career to be celebrated with social match and This Is Your Life dinner.

Kerr gets the call up

Tawa College student Amelia Kerr has been called into the New Zealand White Ferns Twenty20 International squad in Australia.

Teenage legspinner Amelia Kerr has joined the White Ferns side in Australia for her first overseas tour.

Hurricanes now the hunted

Winning back-to-back Super Rugby titles is beyond many teams.

Success could be the Hurricanes' biggest Super Rugby enemy.

Team Wellington crowdfund OCL shortfall

Southern United's Andy Mulligan challenges Leo Villa of Team Wellington during the Football match at Rugby Park in ...

Franchise needs $25,000 to cover final costs of travelling to New Caledonia for Oceania's showpiece club competition.

Tawa-Lyndhurst, Paraparaumu dominant

Issac Becroft plays for Wellington club in Wellington premier tennis.

Defending champions continue to lead Wellington premier tennis competitions.

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