David Shanks endured a cold night outside Te Papa in Wellington as he waited in line to buy tickets to the Super Rugby final.

Surprise visit for rugby fans video

6 min ago  Hurricanes visit with pizza and hot chocolate for fans in 15-hour queue for final tickets.

Canes jersey drought

RYOS store assistant manager Amie Chandler. The Wellington store ran out of Hurricanes jerseys on Saturday, and other sports stores have only children's sizes left.

Wellington shops run out of jerseys, after failing to predict the team's success.

'Do the teaching you are paid to do'

8:33 AM  A row broke out after student claimed she was suspended over controversial speech.

City council is a $6/day bargain

OPINION: For Wellington City, July 1 heralds the beginning of a decade of growth.

World first for Scrabble teen

At 15, John McNaughton is the youngest player to qualify for the world championships.

Capital Connection train saved

7:25 AM  $650,000 in ratepayer funding means Palmerston North-Wellington train will continue.

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News

Kiwi creators head to World Art Games

Sheryl Gallagher, left, from Upper Hutt, and Carrie Burke, from Lower Hutt, two members of the NZ team of six heading to the World Art Games in Slovenia , September 1-9.

8:12 AM  They're each frantically fundraising to meet the $5000 cost to attend the World Art Games but the team of six representing New Zealand are fizzing about the opportunity.

Fans brave cold for tickets

Lines form at Te Papa, 15 hours before second-chance rugby tickets go on sale.

'They basically killed my family'

Rugby scalper sabotage bids

Business

New player in dairy goat industry

Matthew and Sarah Bolton and established the goat milking venture Oete Farms and formed a supply partnership with New Image Group Nutritionals who will process the milk into infant formula for the Asian market.

A NZ-based nutritional products company has formed a supply partnership to make a push into the dairy goat infant formula industry.

Capital got $35m cricket boost

Visitor spending during the Cricket World Cup injected millions into the Wellington economy, "exceeding expectations".

Business confidence has slipped for the the second consecutive month.

Business confidence slumps

Business confidence has slipped for the second consecutive month, with the agriculture industry the least upbeat.

Comment

Editorial: Risks and opportunities in council plan

Wellington City Council's big plans for the city have to pass a strict test before ratepayers' money is spent on them.

OPINION: The council can help lay the conditions for a dynamic city but needs to carefully balance its spending plans against cost to ratepayers.

Future remains unclear, but fog starts to lift

OPINION: The stroke ward was called Solomon. My mother was on a bed in the corner. I didn't immediately recognise her. She was slumped to one side, asleep.

New Zealand is looking to leave a mark in its month chairing the United Nations Security Council.

NZ looks to Middle East

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully outlines what he hopes to achieve at the UN security council.

Culture

Crossword solutions: Wednesday, July 1

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

Songbird back in national choir

Shannon singer prepares for concert with national choir.

Retreat by Wellington artist Seraphine Pick.

Seraphine Pick's Search engine surrealism

Wellington painter Seraphine Pick took inspiration from the plethora of images on the internet for her new works.

Capital Life

New experiences just a click away

Positively Wellington Tourism chief executive David Perks with the new experience app.

Stuck on Wellington holiday ideas? This online tool makes it easy.

Tent city rises as rugby fans camp for test

Rugby fans camped overnight outside Wellington's Athletic Park ahead of an All Blacks-Springboks test match clash in 1956.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 27: Ma'a Nonu breaks through a tackle during the Super Rugby Semi Final match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies at Westpac Stadium on June 27, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Mark Tantrum/Getty Images)

Tickets selling for $400 online video

Tickets for Super Rugby final sell in under a minute, and scalped ones instantly appear online.

Sport

Fans brave cold for tickets

Highlanders fan David Cassie, left, was braving the cold as well as the taunts of Hurricanes fan Nathan Uriarau as they both queued for tickets outside Te Papa on Tuesday night.

Lines form at Te Papa, 15 hours before second-chance rugby tickets go on sale.

Santner in, Williamson top ranked

Kane Williamson is the top-ranked NZ cricketer while Mitchell Santner is the new face in the 20 contracted players.

Rugby fans keen to get their hands on a ticket to the Hurricanes vs Highlanders rugby game have gone online to try their luck.

Rugby scalper sabotage bids

Angry fans are striking back at scalpers with absurdly priced bids, including one of $56m.

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