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Te reo at rugby gets 'em talking

A Wellington under-6 rugby team speaks only in te reo Maori at training and matches.

Option X returns gallery video

The Architectural Centre's proposed alternative to the Basin Reserve flyover, known as Option X.

4:15 PM  It started as a sketch on an envelope, and became one of the main roadblocks to the Basin Reserve flyover.

Wait drags on for chilly residents

4:45 PM  Residents of Wellington's award winning council flats are still waiting for curtains.

SPCA to trial body cameras

6 min ago  Wellington's SPCA inspectors will lead the way in a national trial.

Mayday from charter boat cancelled

4:35 PM  An injured man was airlifted off a charter boat that had been taking on water.

Woolly thinking could win $80k

She grew up on a Wairarapa sheep farm, now she's rebooting fashionable shoes.

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News

Unlikely that babies seen as 'lab rats'

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley was furious at officials who suggested an observational trial on 60,000 newborns to check abuse-predictor tool.

5 min ago  Officials proposing study to see whether children would get abused wouldn't have thought of them as "lab rats", ethics expert says.

Harbour death may remain mystery

7 min ago  Hopes dashed that CCTV might answer how Finbarr Clabby ended up in the water.

More money for nurse training

'So many red herrings'

Business

Pukeko Pictures gets new boss

Pukeko Pictures works with ITV Studios in Britain to produce a computer-generated remake of Thunderbirds Are Go

5:34 PM  Children's TV production company Pukeko Pictures has appointed a new boss to oversee the growth of the Wellington company.

'Technology is the biggest story' video

Time editor Nancy Gibbs believes technology is the biggest story in this "golden age of journalism".

Queenstown town centre manager Steve Wilde, First Retail Group managing director Chris Wilkinson and client services manager Lorraine Nicholson are working on a strategy for Queenstown's CBD.

Queenstown no longer reliant on its good looks alone

Central Queenstown has traded on its good looks long enough and is in danger of losing its appeal, a new business group believes.

Comment

Sometimes lives outweigh liberty

Tony Robertson.

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

Is the Government obsessed with degrees?

OPINION: If delivering skills for industry is the aim the Government needs a much broader focus than degree courses.

Foreign buying of Auckland houses is a key point of difference between National and Labour over the Trans Tasman Partnership free trade deal.

NZ will sign TPP - end of story

OPINION: The sun will more than likely come up tomorrow and New Zealand will sign the TPP deal.

Culture

Love and other catastrophes

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

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

Art trail price hike slammed

Trail no democracy as art and crafters revolt.

Disney on Ice skaters Kristy Wright of Fairport, New York, and  Laura Monachino of Auckland.

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.

Capital Life

Overdue since 2009

210313. Kevin Stent/Dominion Post. Wellington Library, where the WCC has budgeted $350,000 for the Mayor's temporary relocation on the fourth floor.

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

DC-3 comes in for landing

A project illustrating a slice of New Zealand aviation history has taken off.

Puppet Fiction heads to Edinburgh

There are plenty of strings attached for one Wellington barista's fringe passion project.

Sport

Zwolle, here they come

Wellington United players Jayme-Lee Hunter, left, and Michaela Robertson (foreground) model the blue-and-white hoops of PEC Zwolle. Zwolle players Jolijn Heuvels, left, and Jorie Schepers are spending their off-season with Wellington United.

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

From Colombia to Canterbury

Cali one week, Christchurch the next.

Silverstream hooker Asafo Aumua has been in outstanding form this year.

Another final in sight for Silverstream

St Pat's Silverstream have made a habit of being part of the big show.

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