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Synthetic cannabis dealers stocking up online

Alpha-PVP in crystal form is known on the street as "bath salts" or flakka. It elicits delirium and hallucinogenic highs. These "bath salts" were seized in an earlier drug bust.

3:47 PM  Police accuse Hutt Valley dealers of shopping online for synthetic cannabis.

Steve-O stunt encourages bath tub protester

3:40 PM  Steve-O stunt spurs on Wellington's bath tub orca captivity protester.

Students drift back after online threat

Search for a missing boy


'Other mines will sell' - Solid Energy

Solid Energy is closing its operations in Huntly but predicts the rest of its operations will sell.

Solid Energy is confident it won't have to shut any more mines after planned Huntly East closure.

Apartment sold after fish tank flood

The one bedroom apartment at 3/212 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay in Wellington once sold for $1.85 million. Now it's going to auction starting at just $550,000.

Million-dollar Wellington waterfront apartment wrecked in an accidental flooding sold for a "steal".

More collaboration needed to stay ahead in digital

A global report examined how government bodies seeking to make the transformation to digital could overcome barriers. Although New Zealand was ahead of most of the world, more collaboration was needed.

A global report examines how government bodies seeking to make the transformation to digital can overcome barriers.

Luxury pad up for grabs

The main house features a grand entrance, walk-in safe, storage and a three-car garage.

A 67-hectare Hawke's Bay property which includes a helipad, tennis court, lake, and stabling, could all be yours for a small fortune.

$1m prize competition misleading - watchdog

Sydney-based Amalgamated Holdings, owner of Event Cinemas, has been warned for offering prizes the Commerce Commission believes the company did not intend to provide.

If it seems too good to be true, it almost always is.


Editorial: Too soon for vindication on Iraq

Prime Minister John Key fulfilled an earlier promise by visiting Camp Taji, where New Zealand troops are training Iraqi soldiers.

OPINION: The prime minister was right to go to Iraq, but saying the trip "vindicates" him was strikingly premature.

Right to push for progress on Shelly Bay

Shelly Bay, site of a former Defence Force base on Wellington's Miramar Peninsula, may be made a "special housing area" with fast-tracked building conditions.

OPINION: The prime coastal spot has been a dump for too long - and Wellington should do what it can to get things moving.

Why is bribery still legal in New Zealand?

New Zealand is rated as the second least corrupt country in the world, but bribery is still technically legal here.

OPINION: A recent report asking if Australia and New Zealand corrupt has once again highlighted that we face a more significant risk of corruption than is commonly acknowledged.

Rebellion can take hold at any walk of life

Actress Demi Moore has shown she is the rebellious type.

OPINION: Rebellion can be such a cliche, so it’s all the more commendable that girl jihadists are adding a game changer to the possibilities.

A modest deal that comes with costs

Trade Minister Tim Groser at the Trans-Pacific Partnership press conference.

Forget the lofty talk about how much of the Earth’s landmass the TPP covers – for New Zealand, this looks like a slim achievement at best.


Star-crossed lovers in a man drought

Actress Renee Lyons, who will appear in Ache at Circa Theatre.

A couple share instant chemistry but circumstances repeatedly block their pairing-up in a romantic comedy set against a man drought.

Who's supporting Robbie Williams?

Robbie Williams performs in Wellington on October 31, and Auckland on November 3.

Check it out, because you might Love, Love, Love it.

Bubblelands asks the big questions

Bubblelands explores the culinary habits of Chinese culture, from the point of view of the food.

In the tank of a Chinese restaurant a blue cod and a crayfish wait to be "chosen".

Album Review: Goldberg, Misty Flats

Goldberg's Misty Flats is out now.

REVIEW: Goldberg an unusual folk hero

Crossword solutions: Friday, October 9

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

Capital Life

Pull up a pew for Maori, Irish music

Motu: Oileain perform at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow in January.  Giving punters in Ireland a taste of the te reo/Irish fusion hasn’t come about yet ‘‘but it’s in the pipeline,’’ organiser and guitarist Gerry Paul said.

Kiwi pub crowds loved an Irish/Maori musical collaboration last year but the Wellington stop on Motu:Oileain's return tour will be a different kind of venue - a church.

Days of Naenae pub bookies, jars recalled

George McLennan has many happy memories of drinking Red Band at the Naenae Hotel.

Bookmakers, half gallon jars and scraps are just a few memories George McLennan has of the Naenae Hotel.

Bubblelands asks the big questions

Bubblelands explores the culinary habits of Chinese culture, from the point of view of the food.

In the tank of a Chinese restaurant a blue cod and a crayfish wait to be "chosen".

Arrest after crane climb attempt

A man descends the floating crane 'Hikitia, which is tied up alongside Taranaki Wharf, after police caught him scaling it on Thursday. A man died after plunging to his death leaping from the 45-metre-high crane in March this year.

Police catch man trying to climb the same crane Jamie Gibbon died jumping from in March.

Protesters and police clashing over Vietnam

Victoria University students marching down Molesworth St to Parliament grounds, protesting against the visit of a two-man American Vietnam mission to New Zealand. 1 August 1967.

New Zealand's involvement in the Vietnam War sparked widespread condemnation across the country.


Big boots for Krishna to fill

Goal celebrations are something everyone wants to see plenty of from Phoenix striker Roy Krishna.

Looks like a lot's on Roy Krishna's shoulders.

Lions strangely uncomfortable at home

Wellington coach Earl Va'a is working hard to ensure the team play to their potential at home. Photo: HAGEN HOPKINS/GETTY IMAGES.

Wellington try to turn around poor form at home.

Cane to lead Wellington in Shand Cup

Jonathan Cane takes over as Wellington men's captain after winning the strokeplay/matchplay double.

Jonathan Cane and Te Rongopai Clay will captain the Wellington men's and women's teams this weekend.

Twins sidelined after appeal withdrawn

The clubs will packed away for the year by Peter Spearman-Burn after he withdrew his appeal into a four-month ban for club throwing.

Peter Spearman-Burn's ban from Wellington Golf for "tossing clubs" will stand after he withdrew his appeal.

Papps ton continues Napier runfest

Having been appointed Wellington captain for the new season, Michael Papps showed his form with a warmup century in Napier.

Wellington captain Michael Papps racked up another century, in a warmup game against Central Districts.

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