Caritas Internationalis humanitarian programme co-ordinator Mark Mitchell back home with his daughters Hannah,11, on left, and Emma,9. He has just been involved in relief work in Vanuatu,and is soon to head off again to Nepal.

Next stop, Nepal

Mark Mitchell has just returned from devastation in Vanuatu is preparing for the next disaster, in Nepal.

Fund for Nepalese kids

A boy cries amidst the devastation in Kathmandu.

Aid agency mounts fundraising effort focused on the nearly one million children made vulnerable by Nepal earthquake

Crack car squad back

A crack car squad is back as police deal with up to 50 thefts from cars a week.

NZ Nepalis reassured

Wellington's Nepali community has no reports of relatives hurt or killed in the quake.

Right-to-die battle

Terminally ill lawyer's fight to change assisted dying laws will now involve lobby groups.

Gales ease, rain heads south

1 min ago  Wind and rain are still battering parts of the North Island but after shattered windows and flying roof tiles, things are bit calmer in the Auckland region.

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Road cone dance puts hole in ceiling

A Victoria University accommodation hall has banned alcohol after ''excessive drinking" and wild behaviour that left holes in the ceiling.

Anzac exhibition a hit

Visitors are queuing for more than two hours for Te Papa's latest exhibition. Is it worth it?

Hutt connections to conflict not forgotten

Wellington scrub fire closes road

Business

Country pub spreads wings

The new general manager of Greytown's White Swan hotel, Dale Keith, plans to capitalise on growing numbers of national and international tourists visiting Wairarapa.

The new manager of the landmark pub is aiming for a difficult balance: attracting upmarket clientele, without alienating faithful locals.

Growth into the foreseeable future

A Wellington search engine and data analytics tech company has raised enough capital to see growth "well into the foreseeable future".

Photo: Ella Brockelsby. Linda Burges and Jane Bowron at We Love TV - Tuesday 19th March 2013. Ponsonby Central, Auckland, New Zealand. Photo: Ella Brockelsby

When sought after public opinion is ignored

OPINION: Why bother asking citizens to buy into a feel-good share idea scheme and then disregard their suggestions?

Comment

Action needed to control housing inflation

There are ways to curb booming Auckland property prices.

OPINION: Despite Bill English saying 'pretty much not really anything' to do about Auckland['s housing boom, there are quite a few things that could be done.

Tough laws needed for safety and assurance

OPINION: There must be no repeat of the terrible Carterton balloon crash.

Photo: Ella Brockelsby. Linda Burges and Jane Bowron at We Love TV - Tuesday 19th March 2013. Ponsonby Central, Auckland, New Zealand. Photo: Ella Brockelsby

When sought after public opinion is ignored

OPINION: Why bother asking citizens to buy into a feel-good share idea scheme and then disregard their suggestions?

Culture

Crossword solutions: Saturday, April 25

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Solutions to The Dominion Post's daily back-page crossword are available here.

Crossword solutions: Monday, April 27

Solutions to The Dominion Post's daily back-page crossword are available here.

One of the paintings, by Corporal Ernest Casey, that is showing in St Paul's as part of a WWI exhibition.

WWI exhibition at St Paul's

A Titahi Bay woman is the brains behind a World War I exhibition at St Paul's Cathedral.

Capital Life

Harlem Globetrotters thrill Basin Reserve crowd

The Globetrotters had plenty of fun while drubbing their Hawaiian opponents at the Basin Reserve.

A flash squad of barnstorming basketballers stunned Wellington with their skill and antics in 1957.

Turkish hero remembered

It was a bleak, chilly day when a memorial Kamal Ataturk was unveiled in Wellington 25 years ago.

Andy Lee is in Wellington to support the Carlton Blues, as they take on the St Kilda Saints in an Anzac Day AFL match at Westpac Stadium today.

Aussie Rules and toads in blenders

Comedian Andy Lee talks about AFL, meeting Hamish Blake, and Gap Year moments.

Sport
Sydney FC's Rhyan Grant comes in for some close attention from Roly Bonevacia during Sunday's A-League match at Westpac Stadium.

Sydney FC take top-two finish from Phoenix's grasp

The Phoenix will likely host Melbourne City next Sunday in an A-League elimination final.

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