The Otaki home of Tanja Gerritsen has been flooded three times in 18 months. Sandbags now permanently decorate her backyard.

Big bill for  flood repairs

GWRC faces a sizeable bill to repair riverbanks and flood defences damaged by all the unseasonal flooding.

Kebai Liu found dead

The body of Wellington woman Kebai Liu, 76, has been located by police after an exhaustive two-day search.

The family of the elderly Wellington woman are desperate to have her home again.

Former WWI pilots' relatives meet

Wings over Wairarapa continues tradition of bringing aviation fans together.

Singing in the rain

No amount of rain could stop Napier's celebration of music, dance and art deco.

Pilot survives crash video

A pilot who survived a helicopter crash in the remote Ruapehu district was  transporting beehives.

Phew! We've done it gallery

Record 14,300 round the bays on a calm capital day.

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News

Double rainbow over Wellington

Gordon Douglas snapped the rainbow in Hataitai on Sunday night.

12:44 AM  Snap-happy capital residents delighted as rare phenomenon appears in sky at sunset.

Swimmer completes strait's 100th crossing

Near perfect conditions helped an American swimmer conquer the Cook Strait crossing for the 100th time.

Leak delay blamed on traffic

Multi cultural version of Treaty

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Leak delay blamed on traffic

Authorities have denied a delay in fixing a leak in a quiet York Bay street resulted from the need for a traffic ...

Woman told a leak could not be fixed without a traffic management plan.

Post uniforms become bags

Habiba Orabi proudly shows off a bag she made.

A practical way to reduce plastic bag use.

Security breach still out of public reach

Corporations in New Zealand do not need to report if their data falls into the wrong hands.

Australia has passed data breach legislation, when will we?

Time's up for parking vandals video

Numbers like these on car parks in Wellington's CBD are being chipped off, and the council believes businesses are to blame.

Wellington's business owners are sabotaging sensor car parks to get free parking for customers.

Record apple season

Pipfruit New Zealand chief executive is looking forward to a big season.

Apple growers prepare for record harvest.

Comment

Friends but no deals

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull meets with NZ PM Bill English in Queenstown.

The trans-Tasman leaders' meeting was a disappointment. The two prime ministers traded bromides about the Anzac spirit and announced small beer news about scientific co-operation.

Garner: Disaster in the making?

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee, left, Mayor of Selwyn District Sam Broughton and Prime Minister Bill English ...

OPINION: Who was in control as Christchurch hills and homes were ravaged by fire? No-one very smart is the answer.

A swirl of confusion around every emergency

Christchurch Adventure Park shows the destruction caused by the fires.

OPINION: Despite all its quake practice, Civil Defence is giving out unclear messages, and creating more anxiety.

No place like home

Bill English the puppet at the Backbenchers pub.

Opinion: American visitors get a taste of what makes New Zealand special and distinctive.

Build a coalition of the willing

A Palestinian boy, who lives in a container as a temporary replacement for his destroyed house, jumps over a flooded ...

Opinion: Until there are leaders in Israel and Palestine with a longer-term vision, the world should do all it can to help find regional or creative solutions to the conflict.

Culture

The rise and fall and rise of a stand-up

Essentially Gerard Harris' show Attention Seeker is about someone secretly always wanting attention, but not prepared to ...

REVIEW: Gerard Harris' performance is nothing short of engaging as he races through his life-story, often going off on unrelated tangents.

Crossword solutions: Saturday, February 18

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

GnR guitar picks for sale

Guns N' Roses performed at Wellington's Westpac Stadium in February, now their guitar picks are on Trade Me.

Fans can take a piece of Guns N' Roses history home with them, but it's not going cheap.

Crossword solutions: Friday, February 17

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

'Fun, fitness and friendship'

Kapi Mana Insteps Leisure Marching Team at a 2016 competition.

80 teams will descend on Porirua for the Leisure Marching nationals next month.

Capital Life

Post uniforms become bags

Habiba Orabi proudly shows off a bag she made.

A practical way to reduce plastic bag use.

A Viking 'Whale rider'

Ilena Shadbolt plays a young Linayehin in Tears of Valhalla.

In Viking short film Tears of Valhalla, the female protagonist faces prejudice just as Pai did in the Kiwi classic Whale Rider.

Retrievers' golden retreat

Sensitive, gentle and friendly - the golden retriever.

Known for their delightful natures, the members of this dog breed prefer the company of their own kind.

Mary Brito joins MCC elite

Mary Brito has only missed one women's cricket World Cup since it started in 1973. She is holding a picture of  the ...

Lower Hutt's Mary Brito honoured by MCC

No Chinese Garden in 2017

Images of the proposed Chinese Garden. Wellington Mayor Justin Lester said the garden was not likely to happen in the ...

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester does not see the garden as a priority.

Sport

Phew! the race is run gallery

About 2000 runners prepare for the half-marathon.

Record 14,300 round the bays on a calm capital day.

HBU hammer Wee Nix

Wellington Phoenix reserve team player Ben Mata stands dejected as Hawke's Bay celebrate a goal on Sunday.

A 7-2 loss left Wellington Phoenix reserves coach Andy Hedge fuming at the effort of some of his players.

Boyd comfortable without 'rock stars'

Halfback TJ Perenara and the Hurricanes were all smiles after beating the Crusaders in Waverley.

Hurricanes coaches have a wee bit to ponder ahead of Super Rugby opener.

Nix crowds hit all-time low

Wellington Phoenix co-coach Des Buckingham looks dejected after a missed opportunity against Melbourne City on Saturday.

A horrendous season has seen the Wellington Phoenix's average home attendances slip to a new low of 6310.

Third titles for Auckland softballers

Auckland pitcher Kenta Okazaki fires down a fast ball in the National Fastpitch Championships softball final at Lower Hutt.

Aucklanders clinch softball three-peat.

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