Electric bikes are now permitted in parts of Wellington's popular Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park.Wellington

Capital's next big cycling stoush

Wellington's cycling battleground has shifted from Island Bay to the bush.

Meth house claims

Household items contaminated with P were left on the front lawn of a Housing New Zealand property in Wainuiomata.

Children played in contaminated household items dumped on lawn, say residents.

Alarm over smoke in lift video

Fire engines hold up capital's evening traffic after smoke spotted coming from offices.

$1m for beachside bungalow

Modest 3-bed home in Wellington's Island Bay sparks bidding war at auction.

Garner: Tackling inept rugby bosses

5:00 AM  OPINION: Heads should roll at NZ Rugby because bosses are out of touch - and this week added insult to serious injury.

Student loan debtors bankrupt

"Traitors" claim as Kiwis overseas declare themselves bankrupt due to mounting debt.

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News

From flat white to flowerbed video

Many coffee lovers don't realise the plastic lining in a takeaway coffee cup means they can't be recycled in New Zealand.

Z's coffee cup recycling scheme could be good news for gardeners.

Cat's horrific slug gun injuries video

Graphic image: Bored schoolkids may have been responsible for attack that shattered pet's jaw.

Safer com-moo-nities together

From cells to swells

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Alarm over smoke in lift video

The Fire Service has responded to reports of smoke at Anvil House on Wakefield St on Friday evening.

Fire engines hold up capital's evening traffic after smoke spotted coming from offices.

$1m for beachside bungalow

10 Beach St, Island Bay, which recently sold for $965,000 at auction - $315,000 above its Rateable Value (RV).

Modest 3-bed home in Wellington's Island Bay sparks bidding war at auction.

Met Shop moves online

The Met Shop co-owner Terry McDavitt with Moana the Moa. The Wellington store is closing early next week but an online ...

After 26 year around Cuba St, weather and science instrument retailer shutting its doors.

Big walkers spend up

A tramper celebrates reaching the Nelson Lakes on the Te Araroa Trail which takes five months to complete on average.

The Te Araroa Trail is proving a nice little earner for businesses along its 3000km length.

Housing boom hopes dashed video

The ink on Auckland's new Unitary Plan has barely dried but economists are already casting doubt that it will deliver a ...

Over 100 challenges against the new Auckland Unitary Plan set to stall long-awaited developments.

Comment

Brash

Former National Party leader Don Brash.

PRIME Minister John Key has wisely rejected Don Brash's "broken record" call to put an end to Maori "privilege." Key abandoned Brash's policy, first announced at his Orewa speech in 2004, as soon as he replaced him as National Party leader..

Garner: Tackling inept rugby bosses

Steve Tew added insult to serious injury when he asked an assault victim's mother if she was enjoying all the publicity. ...

OPINION: Heads should roll at NZ Rugby because bosses are out of touch - and this week added insult to serious injury.

Midwives

A puzzling finding about babies' health.

A major study has shown that babies born under the care of midwives face greater health risks than those born under the supervision of doctors. These findings are serious and research is urgently needed to uncover the reasons.  

Lessons from overseas for NZ

Liberal Australians love to hate Pauline Hanson, but she is in the Senate because a substantial number of Queenslanders ...

Opinion: Multiculturalism, long an article of faith in liberal Western democracies, is under intense pressure. Will it spread to NZ?

Rugby still doesn't get it

Losi Filipo, right, was discharged without a conviction after a violent assault on four people in Wellington in 2015.

OPINION: Rugby needs its own rehabilitation, starting with meaningful suspensions for those who commit violent crimes.

Culture

Guts and gore at the fore

Sweeney Todd tells the story of a murderous 19th-century barber who conspires with a local baker.

A handful of unusual ingredients are proving essential in the staging of a gruesome opera production.

Come fly with me

Air Force Band clarinettist LAC Hannah Sellers.

The 65-piece NZ Air Force Band will be presenting some theatrical and quirky tunes in Wellington next month.

A whole new world for George Henare video

George Henare plays a convincing sultan and loving father to Princess Jasmin in Disney's stage production of Aladdin.

The Aladdin actor reveals what he'd wish for if he found a genie lamp.

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Crossword solutions: Friday, September 30

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

Capital Life

From flat white to flowerbed video

Many coffee lovers don't realise the plastic lining in a takeaway coffee cup means they can't be recycled in New Zealand.

Z's coffee cup recycling scheme could be good news for gardeners.

Rehoming bicycles with refugees

The El Masri family, left to right: Moustafa, 4, dad Mounir El Masri, and daughters Nagham, 7, and Baraa, 5.

The El Masri family, from Syria, have been gifted bikes to support them in their adjustment to their New Zealand community.

Come fly with me

Air Force Band clarinettist LAC Hannah Sellers.

The 65-piece NZ Air Force Band will be presenting some theatrical and quirky tunes in Wellington next month.

Couple save 103-year-old church video

Community spirit rallied and the church was restored and reopened in 1988.

A couple have taken a leap of faith on themselves and purchased a church to renovate.

New $3.7m playground opens Sunday

It has been all hands to the pump for workers finishing the new Avalon Park playground.

The new $3.7 million Avalon Park playground will be unveiled this Sunday.

Sport

Lions thrash Stags 60-21

Wellington Lions flanker Vaea Fifita claims a high ball in his side's win over the Southland Stags on Friday night.

Wellington run in nine tries as Southland's 15-year drought in the capital continues.

Barefoot Kiwi top of water world

Georgia Groen is now a world champion barefoot waterskier.

In 2014, Kiwi barefoot water-skier Georgia Groen said she wanted to be No 1 in the world.

Fast bowler likes North City

Hamish Bennett in action for the Black Caps against India at Eden Park, Auckland, in 2014.

New Zealand cricketer Hamish Bennett is heading for the capital this summer.

Vikings under-12s win admirers

Porirua Vikings under 12 team.

Porirua Vikings under 12s didn't do all their winning on the field.

Olympic athletes inspire youngsters

Step 10 Individual Jayde Maguire practicing her beam routine.

Olympic success for New Zealand's athletes has inspired budding sports stars in Wellington.

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