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Capital claws back some summer

Wellington enjoyed significantly more 'beach days' in February, after the worst January in 30 years.

Our high-risk streets

Cuba St is on the list of streets where building owners need to secure unreinforced masonry facades and parapets within ...

Nick Smith releases list of streets needing work to fix facades and parapets.

Woman doused in petrol

18 min ago  Ingrid Carson was covered in the flammable substance by a faulty pump. But she was told to drive home.

A week of bus delays

Metlink has warned that this morning's disruptions may continue until Monday.

Parole for 'gay hate' killer

Wellington teen's killer given another chance, after three previous paroles failed.

Tower demolished for apartments

Developer plans apartments for Lower Hutt fire station.

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News

Foxton people protest against street makeover

Protesters staged a sit in at Foxton cenotaph, in 
September 2016, in an effort to prevent the Horowhenua District ...

10:24 PM  A peaceful protest is set to take place in Foxton as residents are frustrated with the council.

State 'has failed' autistic inmate

Legal arguments continue over man detained since 2006 for smashing windows.

Bravery runs in the family

Vehicle flips in Karori

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Tower demolished for apartments

The tower behind the station was demolished this week.

Developer plans apartments for Lower Hutt fire station.

The 38 high-risk quake streets

Cuba St is on the list of streets where building owners need to secure unreinforced masonry facades and parapets within ...

Nick Smith releases list of streets most at risk of falling facades and parapets in an earthquake.

Pilots win over runway

An aerial map of Wellington Airport showing where the proposed runway extension would be built to the south.

Concerns over safety areas at proposed airport extension upheld by court.

$12m to expand landfill

Wellington's southern landfill has about eight years of capacity left and will require another resource consent before ...

But councillor questions whether there are better, and cheaper, ways to deal with rubbish.

Pokie machine deception alleged

Mike O'Brien in 2007.

When authorities did not trust a key person, his influence was hidden, court told.

Comment

Illegal land grabs push peace further away

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a visit to the Israeli settlement of Gilo in 2012.  Gilo is an urban ...

Opinion: A balancing of power is critical to successful peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine.

Lessons of the by-election

Jacinda Ardern, the new Labour MP for Mt Albert.

The victory of Jacinda Ardern in the Mt Albert by-election means nothing for the future of Labour. There was no contest with National and Ardern's big majority came without real competition.

No limits on private 'attack ads'

Unlike with electioneering via billboards, newspapers or the internet, the law traditionally has seen the broadcast ...

Opinion: Political parties are constrained in their use of the broadcast media for electioneering purposes, but, according to the Court of Appeal, private individuals and groups are not.

Spare us festival of the super-fit

Buses were laid on for runners after their exertions, but they ought to have sauntered home, writes Jane Bowron.

OPINION: Are the rest of us sloths supposed to look on admiringly at these narcissists, asks Jane Bowron.

Would you wade into a 'Smithable' river?

Not wading but swimming: Nick Smith prepares for a dip in the Manawatu River in 2016.

OPINION: Baby boomers like me remember clean rivers - and we vote. Dave Armstrong writes.

Culture

Crockery and stalls

Newtown Festival co-founder Anna Kemble Welch and volunteer Murray Carson try out the steriliser part of the Wash ...

How to have zero waste from a festival - using crockery instead of paper plates.

Baker in top competition

While Baker has played in exotic locations and iconic concert halls all around the world, he said the most rewarding ...

Violinist Benjamin Baker is returning home as the only Kiwi finalist in the Michael Hill International Violin Competition

Gilbert celebrates win till 5am

Kiwi John Gilbert poses with his Best Film Editing Oscar for Hacksaw Ridge, with presenters Michael J Fox and Seth Rogen.

Kiwi Oscar winner was delighted with his victory, but can't believe Oscars' "monumental stuff-up".

Daniel O'Donnell is back video

Daniel O'Donnell is known for his three-hour concerts and meet and greets after each.

It's been two years since the prolific Irish entertainer left music to care for his wife. She's better now, and O'Donnell on the road again.

Crossword solutions:Tuesday, February 28

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Find the solutions to The Dominion Post's backpage puzzle here.

Capital Life

The 38 high-risk quake streets

Cuba St is on the list of streets where building owners need to secure unreinforced masonry facades and parapets within ...

Nick Smith releases list of streets most at risk of falling facades and parapets in an earthquake.

$12m to expand landfill

Wellington's southern landfill has about eight years of capacity left and will require another resource consent before ...

But councillor questions whether there are better, and cheaper, ways to deal with rubbish.

Get into gear and bike the trail

The popular Bike the Trail family event takes place on Sunday, March 5.

Bike the Trail gets into gear.

PM stops in for a beer

Joan Egan and Jennifer Mettrick with the Prime Minister.

Bill English visits Ryman home.

Bad back stumps Cr

Campbell Barry is best known as a Hutt City councilor but he dreams of umpiring at Lords.

Uber driving politician enjoys cricket umpiring.

Sport

Troublesome trio back in the mix

Wellington Phoenix's Tom Doyle went against team protocols after the loss to Melbourne City on February 18.

Wellington Phoenix bad boys in line to re-join the squad this weekend after sitting out for a week.

Barrett plays the wrong tune

Jordie Barrett's choice of music has come into question from his Hurricanes team-mate Julian Savea.

Hurricanes rookie Jordie Barrett's taste in music has The Bus fuming.

Seven games at once in club rugby opener

Upper Hutt Rams' fullback Tafa Tafa battles against Wellington last season. These teams will meet in the second round of ...

Upper Hutt's large open parks will be the perfect location for Wellington club rugby's Gala Day.

Verma resurgent against Canterbury

Anurag Verma is in resurgent form for Wellington after a tough 2016.

Anurag Verma continued his resurgent run of form with four wickets for the Wellington Firebirds on Monday.

Big game for Petone

The club that launched the career of Puma legend Felipe Contepomi is playing Petone this Saturday, as part its ...

Star studded Argentinian side to play Petone.

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