Stafford Smith can finally get closure after his father, John Smith's remains were found in Wellington after missing for nearly 30 years.

Closure after 29-year mystery video

Man able to farewell his father who went missing nearly 30 years ago in Wellington.

'Sleep-driver' off road

Darryl Cox during sentencing in Masterton District Court on Tuesday on charges of drink driving and driving while suspended. He pleaded guilty last month after initially arguing he was sleep-driving at the time, because of medicine he was taking.

Claim of a medical condition was part of attempt to get his life back together, man says.

How much is a teacher worth?

Being stressed about the next bill shouldn't be a concern for a working professional, says school teacher.

Seales 'can't change law'

Crown says terminally ill lawyer wants to change law, not clarify it. And she can't.

Getting a real soaking video

Six-metre waves have forced a ferry cancellation, broken a Wellington Airport warning buoy loose, and drenched onlookers.

HB abduction attempt

A man reportedly tried to abduct a child outside a school in Hastings on Tuesday.

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Parking problems in Johnsonville

It's twilight and Miguel Sales ventures out into traffic with his pram in Johnsonville. He is sick of parked cars blocking the footpath.

10:14 PM  A Johnsonville resident says cars parked on a busy footpath are a danger to pedestrians.

Tears for fallen soldiers

Marines mingled with MPs at a Memorial Day service in Wellington.

Getting a real soaking video

Youth art lights up outdoor gallery

Business

Investors borrow up large ahead of crackdown

Property investors account for one in every three dollars borrowed in the housing market.

Investors borrowing $1.8 billion make up one third of the mortgage market.

Freedive for dolphins video

Wellington game studio teams with NZ's top free diver to help save endangered dolphins.

Quenched was advertising with the phrase: "Don’t stop the party at your place early, we are here to help."

Quenched vows to return refuelled

Booze delivery service says it will be back in business soon, despite criticism.

Comment

Local Government embarks on programme to improve performance

The public have a low awareness of important services such as rubbish and recycling collection.

OPINION: Local  government is the beating heart of New Zealand's communities but an independent survey shows it could do better

Editorial: Councillors don't deserve a free lunch

OPINION: It is odd that Wellington City Councillors think the ratepayers owe them a free lunch. They don't.

Taxing property is not a straight forward business.

Tax to stop ‘bad’ behaviour dents level playing field

OPINION: A tax that is designed to raise no, or very little, revenue is not necessarily all that strange. And it certainly doesn’t mean the tax is ineffective.

Culture

Crossword solutions: Tuesday, May 26

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

Towers sing Lydia video

To mark NZ Music Month, Wellington-based indie-pop band Towers will cover well-known Kiwi songs.

Capital Life

Alternative therapies bring cancer hope

Weta Workshop costume designer Claire Prebble has received vitamin C, ozone and hyperthermia therapy.

Public donations of $94,000 allowed a Kiwi designer to seek alternative treatment overseas.

Our Lady of the Coast

The faithful and bargain-savvy flocked to Paraparaumu's Virgin Mary statue.

Future Olympic medallist, governor-general and royal surgeon Arthur Porritt, far right, competes in a 100-yard race at Athletic Park in 1923.

Kiwi turned down Chariots of Fire fame

Modesty prevented a Kiwi athletics legend getting his dues on the silver screen.

Sport

Argentina u20s arrive in Wellington

Argentina under-20 football star Giovanni Simeone arrived at Wellington Airport on Tuesday.

The Argentina under-20 Fifa World Cup squad arrived in Wellington on Tuesday amid news of potential small crowds.

Game all but over for Central Pulse

Pulse's trans-Tasman netball campaign all but over after 52-47 loss to Magic in Hamilton.

Brendon McCullum falls first ball to England allrounder Ben Stokes during day five of the first test at Lord's.

Scars of Lord's defeat may run deeper than Black Caps admit

New Zealand were excellent for most of the first test but went missing when it counted

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