A crane is called in to retrieve a car that plunged nose-first into a culvert outside in the Ngauranga Gorge.

Car in stream after parking fail

14 min ago  Three suffer bruises and cuts as vehicle is wedged vertically in a Wellington culvert.

Teen 'sext' addicts

NetSafe is aware of children as young as 11 sexting, and say it is a widespread problem among Kiwi teenagers.

"You'd be hard pressed to find a teen that hasn't been asked to send a naked or semi-naked photo of themselves in NZ."

Family with rider during crash

Motorcyclist died after collision with car in Hawke's Bay.

Grace fights pain with smiles

Surviving an illness that would break the spirit of most, Grace's spark is undimmed.

Weapons flooding in

Importation of knives, knuckledusters and military style guns has skyrocketed.

Growth in million-dollar homes

Million-dollar properties in Hawke's Bay are in hot demand, with interest from NZ and abroad.

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Lifelong interest that keeps going

Bill Platt was commended on his 45 years of commitment to the Trust Porirua Brass Band.

9:22 AM  Bill Platt had two interests while growing up — rugby and playing the euphonium.

Paremata roundabout still a problem

9:19 AM  Caroline Collins is still concerned  about the Paremata roundabout almost a year after NZ Transport Agency said it would look into the problems there.

Cash for Coastella approved

A Kiwi KFC wedding

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Air NZ's $25m tech spend

A technology upgrade to Air New Zealand's ATR fleet will provide a more consistent service for customers, especially over winter.

Air New Zealand is spending large on advanced flight technology for its ATR fleet.

Growth in million-dollar Hawke's Bays property market

This home in Endsleigh Drive, Havelock North sold in December, as demand for million-dollar properties in Hawke's Bay grows.

Million-dollar properties in Hawke's Bay are in hot demand, as interest from national and international buyers strengthens, a real estate agent says.

90-day trial basics

According to MYOB's 2015 Business Monitor, 63 per cent of small business owners surveyed employed new staff on a 90-day trial period in the 12 months to August 2015.

The 90-day trial is a great way for employers to test out an employee's fit but there are finer legal details that many people miss.

What to know about Australian GST

They are one of our closest neighbours but there are key differences between GST in New Zealand and GST in Australia.

Tax is a very real concern for everyone doing business in another country and it is no different when heading to Australia.

This is a view worth fighting for gallery video

The Aitchison's million-dollar Roseneath view returns to its former glory as the fence blocking it comes down following a court order.

Stressed, debilitated, and walled in, the Aitchisons went into exile. Now, their home is waiting for them.

Comment

Bowron: In a froth at cafe owners

If a customer wants trim milk then cafes should serve it, Jane Bowron says.

Cafe owners who refuse to serve trim coffee seem to have forgotten that the customer is always right.

Editorial: A day to celebrate - and debate

It was fair enough for Prime Minister John Key to decline to go to Waitangi this year, but he was wrong to admire Australia's national day.

OPINION: Why does a national day have to be all sweetness and light?

Mindless mindfulness

The new fad for mindfulness in the weight-loss industry makes a mockery of its Buddhist origins.

OPINION: The "mindfulness" fad is nonsense, especially when it comes to weight loss.

Lessons of the American primary season

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump discusses the issues.

Editorial: Religion and money have great influence in American politics, but much less in NZ. 

Minimum alcohol prices are worth trying

Problems with alcohol

Editorial: Minimum prices for alcohol could reduce problem drinking.

Culture

Album Review: Los Lobos, Gates of Gold

Los Lobos' Gates of Gold is out now.

REVIEW: Rediscover Los Lobos with Gates of Gold

Crowds fill Te Papa video

Crowds gather outside Te Papa's Gallipoli: The Scale of our War exhibition.

Te Papa museum had its busiest January ever, with Gallipoli and DreamWorks exhibitions drawing crowds.

Fat Freddy's Drop new music video video

A moment from the 10 Feet Tall video clip.

10 Feet Tall features local kids in an idyllic Kiwi holiday spot.

Dame Kiri firmly focused on the future

Dame Kiri says she never loses sight of New Zealand being her birthplace, her home, and where her roots are.

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa on her NZ tour, her beloved dogs, and why she finds selfies horrible.

Crossword solutions: Tuesday, February 9

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

Capital Life

A Kat who loves dogs

Kat Davey and her dogs make quite a splash where ever they go.

Upper Hutt dog walker Kat Davey gets noticed where ever she goes.

This is a view worth fighting for gallery video

The Aitchison's million-dollar Roseneath view returns to its former glory as the fence blocking it comes down following a court order.

Stressed, debilitated, and walled in, the Aitchisons went into exile. Now, their home is waiting for them.

Found: Long-lost friend Joe

Twenty years ago American Lissa Carlino met Joe Wareham in San Francisco. After two years of searching for him, they finally meet again in Wellington.

American writer Lissa Carlino says Joe Wellington still has the "kind eyes" she remembered from 20 years ago.

Policing power

Auditor-General Lyn Provost is all smiles, but don't be fooled - there is a rod of iron up her spine.

From New Zealand's first female deputy police commissioner to public spending watchdog

Scots parade, picnic, and pipes

Scots College students at the whole school chapel service on Tuesday.

Scots College is rapidly approaching its 100th anniversary on Monday, February 8.

Sport

Firebirds beat Volts to go top

Dane Hutchinson helped skittle Otago's rescue bid.

Solid performance sees Firebirds storm to 102-run win over the Otago Volts in the Plunket Shield.

Willis trains straight after Street Mile win

Nick Willis crosses the Kilmore St finish line to win the Christchurch Street Mile.

Nick Willis headed off to Hagley Park for another training run after winning the Christchurch Street Mile.

Phoenix fail to fire - again video

Michael McGlinchey squanders a glorious opportunity in front of goal.

Ernie Merrick's 'nice guys' go down to a single goal as Perth take all the glory in Wellington.

Onslow draw with Easts draw, Hutt win

Iain McPeake took five wickets to help Hutt District beat Johnsonville in the Pearce Cup.

The top two Pearce Cup sides, Onslow and Easts, fought out a competitive draw, while Iain McPeake led Hutt District to a thrilling outright win over Johnsonville.

Colson's 97 moves Firebirds close to win

Wellington are well poised to chase victory against Otago in Queenstown.

Fraser Colson's 97 has helped his Wellington Firebirds side set Otago 391 to win their Plunket Shield match.

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