The Chaston children, from left, Savannah, 4, Deegan, 2, Dantae, 7, and up front stacking cans from the mystery food box is Logan, 2, with Kirsty Crane and Kevin Chaston.

Good-sort still a mystery

5:54 PM  A mysterious good-sort has been delivering food parcels to families needing a bit of help.

Armed inmate in court

Rimutaka prison is investigating how a prisoner managed to get a weapon to court.

6:46 PM  How did remand prisoner have weapon when he appeared in Wellington court?

Tostee in parole bind

Australian accused of killing Warriena Wright could face conflicting bail conditions.

Meth ring boss jailed

Jail term of 17 years imposed on the head of a Wellington meth ring.

Won't be 'bridge to nowhere' gallery video

NZTA gives assurances that a Basin flyover would make way for a transport makeover.

Bus system options considered

Plans to create a rapid bus network through Wgtnnarrowed down to two choices.

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Dancing with the death penalty wins Stage Challenge prize

Horowhenua College students had something very right with their Stage Challenge production of Dead Wrong, which topped entries from throughout the country for concept.

6:30 PM  Teens exploring the death penalty debate through a creative stage production have won a national prize.

Phoenix 'confident' over recall

Soft drinks company believes it has pinpointed all affected batches.

Two options for bus network

All police to carry Tasers


Kirkcaldie & Stains sold

From left, Rosemary Ralston, Lady Joan Gillies and Sally Abernethey vote during Kirkcaldie and Stains final shareholding meeting at the Intercontinental Hotel.

5:53 PM  It was standing room only as Kirkcaldie & Stains' shareholders voted to sell the Kirkcaldies brand and assign the store lease to David Jones.

Pukeko Pictures gets new boss

Children's TV production company Pukeko Pictures has appointed a new boss to oversee the growth of the Wellington company.

Survey which probes the health of the housing market finds people are largely negative about house buying.

Bad time to buy, says housing survey

House prices are not expected to stop rising, according to latest survey


No bitter pill to swallow in TPP deal

Concerns the impact of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement on Pharmac have featured in protests against the proposed trade deal.

OPINION: The TPPA could boost the NZ economy by $2b a year, allow better access to goods.

Sometimes lives outweigh liberty

OPINION: Tony Robertson presents a dreadful test for the justice system.

Anne Tolley

Editorial: Kids not 'lab rats'

OPINION: No government should experiment on children.


Crossword solutions: Friday, July 31

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

A glamorous gap year in show business

Kristy Wright and Laura Monachino have real world careers on hold while they tour as ice performers with Disney On Ice.

Adele Haenel and Kevin Azais in Love at First Fight. Their performances netted them each France’s equivalent of an Oscar this year.

Love and other catastrophes

French comedy drama Love at First Fight has been a hit for both its first-time director and his young stars.

Capital Life

One great big hoppy family

Garage Project co-owner and head brewer Pete Gillespie.

As Beervana approaches, here's a taste of what's in store in NZ's craft beer capital.

Overdue since 2009

Someone has a book on Aborigines that was due back at Wellington library in 2009.

Wellington Libraries and community spaces manager John Stears says the recent popular books have been about politics and food.

What makes Wellington readers tick?

What do Wellingtonians love reading? Crime, food and politics.


Upper Cut ready to land blow

Manawatu Steeplechase winner Upper Cut will attempt to give trainer Mark Oulaghan a seventh Koral Steeplechase win, at Riccarton.

7 min ago  Upper Cut seeks a seventh Koral Steeplechase win for trainer Mark Oulaghan.

Zwolle, here they come

Frankly, the goal is to go to The Netherlands and never come back.

Hurricanes and Wellington prop John Schwalger will make his return to rugby in a preseason match against Canterbury, his first match in 16 months after he was sidelined due to blood clots on his lungs.

Schwalger back as Va'a gets a first look at Lions

A Wellington stalwart returns from a long layoff in the Lions' first pre-season rugby match

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