Weta Digital will work with Steven Spielberg and Disney on The BFG movie.

Bringing the BFG to life

4:43 PM  Wellington's Weta Digital will be bringing Steven Spielberg's giants in The BFG to life.

$1.4m fraudster guilty

Suzanne Davies has been found guilty of defrauding Tawa plumbing supply chain Zip Plumbing of $1.4 million. She will be sentenced later this month.

5:00 PM  Wellington jury finds Suzanne Davies, 60, guilty on all 300 dishonesty charges.

'Benji factor' for Welly

Benji Marshall celebrating one of the tries of the season just what Wellington RL wanted to see.

MSD shooting case delayed

3:59 PM  Worksafe NZ prosecution of MSD over Ashburton shooting will go to a hearing next year.

Wellington winds cancel flights video

Strong crosswinds have cancelled some flights into and out of Wellington airport.

Young dancer stepping it up

Young dancer Kirsten Ocampo is finding her rhythm on the big screen.

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News

Strippers, drinks and Taylor Swift

"It's a tough enough life being a student, having that money there is a nice back up", said one student.

4:19 PM  Booze, flights and nights with strippers are some of the things students say they are spending their Studylink loans on.

A peep at birds of the 1860s

An exhibition that looks back on NZ's most famous book on native birds.

Malone 'hated by his superiors'

Sightings of missing girl reported

Business

Capital gets own property gongs

Mike Cole, Wellington branch president of the Property Council, wants to recognise local property heroes.

Wellington to honour its own commercial property trailblazers.

Power bill control

More companies are giving consumers more opportunities to take control of their bills.

Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter NZAS as seen from Bluff Hill.

Tiwai deal 'brilliant outcome'

Aluminium production will continue at Bluff's Tiwai Point smelter, meaning a huge sigh of relief for Southland.

Comment

Window closing fast on climate change options

A larger investment in wind power would be a major boost to New Zealand's renewable energy goals.

OPINION: Pilots know that there is a brief window of time between losing oxygen and passing out. With climate change, we are at that moment now.

Why 'lab rats' study was inflammatory, misleading

OPINION: "These children are not lab-rats," Tolley wrote. Science collided with politics, and politics won.

Senior Sergeant Alan Reece with a X2 Taser.

Editorial: Proceed with caution on Tasers

OPINION: The decision to arm all front-line police with Tasers should be a trial only.

Culture

A peep at birds of the 1860s

Drawing of Little Spotted Kiwi by Johannes G Keulemans, part of the Buller's Birds exhibition at Expressions.  Photo courtesy of Te Papa.

An exhibition that looks back on NZ's most famous book on native birds.

Crossword solutions: Tuesday, August 4

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

Andrew Garfield plays a tradesman evicted by a ruthless foreclosing agent, only to end up working for him in 99 Homes.

A foreclosure thriller in Florida

99 Homes is a thriller starring Spider-Man's Andrew Garfield where the backdrop is the collapse of Florida's housing market.

Capital Life

Elders appreciate chef Phillips' innovations

Rodney Phillips, Executive Chef at Elderslea Lodge in Upper Hutt, won first place in the inaugural Senior Lifestyle Cuisines Competition in Auckland.  He is pictured with Elderslea activities representative Denise Niedermeyer, at the opening of the rest home's cafe, Mint.

An award-winning Upper Hutt chef has found rest home residents to be very appreciative of his efforts.

No, it's not a UFO

It's a lenticular - relax, that doesn't mean we can expect little green men. Most likely.

Loretta's vegetable salad.

From the Menu: Salad with a zing

Roast cauliflower, chargrilled brocolini, spinach, sunflower seeds and tahini dressing makes for a tasty plate.

Sport

Phelan switches to Mahanadi

Shaun Phelan will ride Mahanadi when the Central Districts jumper attempts a second Grand National Hurdles win at Riccarton on Wednesday.

Shaun Phelan has been quick to find a new mount for Wednesday's Grand National Hurdles.

Rugby 'crash course' for Osaka teens

Former All Black fullback Christian Cullen is helping give teens from Osaka, Japan, a taste of New Zealand-style rugby.

Kevin Braswell will swap a Southland Sharks singlet for a Wellington Saints coaching top for the next two years.

Braswell signs Saints coaching deal

American will coach Wellington in 2016 NBL season after the franchise made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

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