Alex Hall with the signed Hurricanes top he was presented at the Super 15 rugby final at Westpac Stadium.

Golden lining for Canes fan, 10

9:50 AM  A hard hat made for half-time happiness for one young Hurricanes fan from Auckland.

Snow for Wellington?

Snow in Heddon Bush, Southland.

10:33 AM  Severe weather hits country with snow and ice in the south and severe thunderstorm risk for the north.

Harbour victim had been at rugby

Man whose body was found in the harbour couldn't swim - alcohol likely wasn't an issue.

Sponge offers hope for cancer cure

Powerful toxin in Kiwi sea sponge stops growth of lung tumours, say scientists.

Fines nearly $2m

Wellington City Council is resorting to debt collectors and court to recover fees and fines.

Big push coming for motorway

Don't be alarmed if you happen to notice Wellington's motorway creeping sideways.

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Science camp at Solway a hit with the girls

Intermediate age girls from many Wairarapa schools attended a science camp at Solway College this week

10:37 AM  Science camp in Masterton in the first week of the school holidays was a chance for Wairarapa girls to learn about everything from microbiology to coding.

Dead cow blights Hutt River

9:45 AM  A dead cow offered an unsightly riverside scene to a family out walking on Sunday.

Wellington will be "bitterly cold"

Young butcher's chance of a lifetime

Business

Summerset Group sales record

Summerset chief executive Julian Cook said the retirement village company hit a new sales record in the half-year to June 30.

5 min ago  Summerset has recorded its highest level of half year sales this year.

Council snaps up Carters site

10:43 AM  Carters hardware site seen as strategic purchase for Porirua council.

This 108-year old concrete block residence in Lower Hutt has been used commercially since the 1950s and is now up for sale.

Arts and Crafts treasure up for sale

10:47 AM  A piece of Lower Hutt history goes on the market.

Comment

Damage lingers long after waters recede

Houses in Matata after being destroyed by huge floods and slips in 2005.

The mental health effects of flooding go on for years afterwards.

Why I climbed Parliament

OPINION: Nelson activist Verena Maeder explains why she risked a prison sentence to call for action on climate change.

Elsie Howarth donated her kidney to her father Robin Howarth and is struggling with the consequences financially and health wise while her dad's health is improving.

Organ donors penalised for altruism

OPINION: Live organ donors suffer too big a financial penalty for their altruism.

Culture

Crossword solutions: Tuesday, July 7

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

Pencil-drawing sells for six figures

Pencil-drawing of working class men eating dinner snapped up for six-figures in Wellington.

Rose Chim, 16, is excited about opportunities that are opening up in the dance world.

Porirua dancer aiming high

Rose Chim has her sights set on the international stage after moving up from domestic competitions.

Capital Life

Pencil-drawing sells for six figures

'Dinner Time' by British artist L S Lowry commanded $95,000 at Dunbar Sloane's Wellington auction on Wednesday. The work beat Lowry's previous record for a work on paper of AUD $38,000, setting an Australasian record.

Pencil-drawing of working class men eating dinner snapped up for six-figures in Wellington.

Tun of fun: Crafting own hop heaven

A Wellington brewing enterprise enables quaffers to make their own hoppy concoctions.

An anti-submarine boom linked Eastbourne to Ward Island during World War II.

Wartime bridge a challenge to the brave

Only the brave and lawless risked a rickety wartime bridge linking Eastbourne to Ward Island.

Sport

Canes re-sign rising star No 10

Hurricanes first five-eighth Otere Black in action against the Blues during his first Super Rugby season.

12 min ago  NZ under-20s and Maori All Black first five-eighth Otere Black signs two year Super Rugby deal.

Day passes back to attract sevens fans

Prices have been cut, and day passes brought back in a bid to lure sevens fans back to Wellington in January.

Titahi Bay darts player Craig Caldwell has struck top form.

Caldwell likes the lights

Craig Caldwell is a busy man in the darts world this month and next.

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