Balancing full-time study with a rigorous training schedule has paid off for Petone club rower Ruby Willis

Petone rower's Olympic test

2:35 PM  Ruby Willis could cement a place rowing in the Olympics if she performs well at thejunior world champs.

Dogs attack, kill cats

Two pit-bull type dogs are being hunted after a double-attack on Sunday.

3:13 PM  Dog control are hunting two "pit-bull'-type dogs that killed two cats.

NZTA sorry for threatening letter

3:11 PM  Bruce Tie was "blown away" when he was accused of using fake names to driver licences.

Seeking $14m for Wainui blueprint

A group wanting to foster growth in Wainuiomata seeks up to $14m from council.

Charges: $30m fraud

A well known racing family asks for charges of gaming fraud to be dismissed.

Driverless cars on the way

Self-driving cars could be hitting NZ's roads in next few years, Transport Minister says.

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Hutt Phoenix fan top of the league

24102014 News Photo: Kevin Stent/Fairfax NZ. 
Football fan and leukaemia sufferer Draven Bradley, left, enjoyed a VIP experience with his family at yesterday?s Wellington Phoenix match thanks to fundraising organised by Yellow Fever member Matt Weldon-Smith.

19 min ago  Enabling families at Ronald McDonald House to experience VIP treatment at Wellington Phoenix football games

Penalty upheld for arm-burning accident

3:12 PM  The $57,500 penalty on a Lower Hutt food factory was reasonable, judge says.

Snail mail takes 20 days

Teacher admits assaulting teen

Business

Penalty upheld for arm-burning accident

The baking machine where a woman's arm was trapped at temperatures up to 85C for 40 minutes.

3:12 PM  The $57,500 penalty on a Lower Hutt food factory was reasonable, judge says.

Wind farm consent extended

Meridian Energy has been granted a five-year consent extension for its wind farm, Project Central Wind.

Some of the finalists of the 2015 Gold Awards arrive at the Wharewaka on Thursday night. From left: Olivia lsen (Uprise), Richard Capie (BRANZ) and Sara Orsborn (Mytrucking).

Gold Awards finalists announced

Wellington businesses are sharp, sophisticated organisations, Wellington Gold Awards organiser says.

Comment

Scandal should claim Fifa boss

Fifa President Sepp Blatter at a press conference following a Fifa Executive Committee meeting in Zurich.

OPINION: It’s the world’s biggest sport, so it is oddly fitting that Fifa, football’s governing body, is now tied up in the largest case of sports corruption.

No reward from Little risk

OPINION: They say politics is the art of the possible, but it's equally the art of deciding what it's possible to risk.

Jane Ward from Colyton, Manawatu, learns safe quad bike riding with David Skiffington from FarmSafe.

Education the key to farm safety

OPINION: A punitive approach to farm safety will not work, writes Federated Farmers' Katie Milne.

Culture

Towers sing Slice of Heaven video

Towers perform Slice of Heaven

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

A powerhouse TV drama

REVIEW: Even if you loathe hip-hop and rap music, Empire is a powerhouse series which promises guest appearances by big stars such as Beyonce. Best show of the week.

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Crossword solutions: Friday, May 29

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

Capital Life

The game changers of tomorrow

Charlizza Harris from Upper Hutt was nominated for a Youth Week award by her boss and supporter, Sue Jury, CEO of the YMCA.

Young movers and shakers shine at the 2015 Youth Week Awards.

Mystery of the missing teenage model

A pretty Lower Hutt teenager vanished into thin air in 1961, leaving a cold trail and a dead suspect behind her.

Crafters & Co bar, Victoria St, Wellington.

Rude food, bar the mayo

Disruptive roadworks actually do patrons a good turn on this occasion.

Sport

Hutt Phoenix fan top of the league

24102014 News Photo: Kevin Stent/Fairfax NZ. 
Football fan and leukaemia sufferer Draven Bradley, left, enjoyed a VIP experience with his family at yesterday?s Wellington Phoenix match thanks to fundraising organised by Yellow Fever member Matt Weldon-Smith.

19 min ago  Enabling families at Ronald McDonald House to experience VIP treatment at Wellington Phoenix football games

Plenty to gain for hungry Canes against Crusaders

A Super Rugby playoff berth is assured for the Hurricanes but they'll want a home semifinal.

Wellington Saints import Torrey Craig has set the league alight with his high scoring and highlight-reel dunks

Craig's journey to the Wellington Saints video

3:00 PM  Saint Torrey Craig described as one of the best basketball imports to ever play in New Zealand.

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