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

Bringing the BFG to life

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.

Wellington jury finds Suzanne Davies, 60, guilty on all 300 dishonesty charges.

'Idiotic' teens spark gun scare

Teen "fired" what looked like a real gun at terrified shopkeeper.

Strippers, drinks and Taylor Swift

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

Bad weather causes delays

When the weather outside is frightful, Wellingtonians jump in their cars.

MSD shooting case delayed

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

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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.

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

Tree house mount design a winner

Tree house foundation wins top prize in the New Zealand section of the 15th James Dyson Award.

DOC revamps flawed restructure

'Idiotic' teens spark gun scare

Business

Weta Digital working with Spielberg

Jemaine Clement will play a giant in Steven Spielberg's version of Roald Dahl's BFG.

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

Tiwai deal 'brilliant outcome'

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

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

Capital gets own property gongs

Wellington to honour its own commercial property trailblazers.

Comment

Window closing on climate change

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

'Benji factor' to boost Welly crowd

Benji Marshall will be a major drawcard for fans when he plays for the Dragons against the Warriors in Wellington on Saturday.

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

Braswell signs Saints coaching deal

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

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

Phelan switches to Mahanadi

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

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