18042015. News.Photo:Kevin Stent/Fairfax NZ. Neil Finn performs to delighted fans at Slow Boat Records,Cuba St,Wellington as part of global Record Store Day. On stage with guitarist Jesse Sheehan and vocalist Lisa Tomlins.

Slow Boat turns to crowded house

Neil Finn was the perfect choice to mark world Record Store Day at Slow Boat in Wellington.

$1m Weta lawsuit 

17042015 News. Cameron Burnell/Fairfax NZ. Film maker Peter Jackson at the WWI exhibition he built at the old Dominion museum which was created to mark the 100 anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.

Production assistant suffered horrific injuries during booze-fuelled Fourth of July party.

Newtown sex assault

Man dragged woman into bushes, but her screams startled him.

Midge Ure wows again

16 min ago  REVIEW: Band Aid and Ultravox star Midge Ure rolls out the classics and reels in the audience at Bodega in Wellington.

Odd couple comedy on Hutt stage

Expectations of a smooth relationship collapse as quickly as the wonky deck chair.

Smuggled geckos return home

Two native geckos are recovering in Wellington Zoo after a trip around the world

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News

Stuck passenger: We weren't angry

The Cathay Pacific aircraft at Ohakea on Saturday that was diverted to the air base for seven hours because of bad weather in Auckland.

10:13 AM  Seven hours on the tarmac in Ohakea wasn't an ordeal for 266 people onboard, says passenger.

Stuck on plane for 7 hours

More than 250 passengers on a flight from Hong Kong were stuck on a plane at Ohakea Air Force base for seven hours.

Trapped by storm's rising waters

National War Memorial Park opens gallery

Business

Mothballed institution up for sale

The long-disused CIT site in Upper Hutt, now up for sale.

All eyes are on the buyer of Upper Hutt's CIT site.

Vernon Small: Surplus obsession so last election

OPINION: Stark warning from Reserve Bank needs significant action from Government on May 21.

Shed 5, Wellington Waterfront.

Chefs get creative to cook meals

A gas fault, two nights in a row, left hundreds of diners in Queens Wharf restaurants hungry and cold as they waited for it to be fixed.

Comment

The mother of all dilemmas

Duncan Garner says his wife has helped their son, 4, move from a baby to a boy.

OPINION: My wife's three-month break from paid work ends on Monday – and she can't wait.

No need to jump the gun on road-building

OPINION: The Basin Reserve flyover has cast a long shadow over transport politics in Wellington.

Finance Minister Bill English and Prime Minister John Key should acknowledge that a marginal surplus or deficit is just so last election.

Vernon Small: Surplus obsession so last election

OPINION: Stark warning from Reserve Bank needs significant action from Government on May 21.

Culture

Ricky Martin's still got it

Singer Ricky Martin.

REVIEW: Ricky Martin gives the audience what they want with a high-octane performance at Wellington's TSB Arena.

Finn to rock Slow Boat

Cuba St institution celebrates Record Store Day with a performance from Kiwi music godfather Neil Finn.

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Crossword solutions: Saturday, April 18

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

Capital Life

Secret Welly: Michel Tuffery

Artist Michel Tuffery, with his favourite train, Cyclops.

Artist makes sweeping discoveries about Pacific Island soldiers who served in WW I.

Paint the park red

Put on a blindfold, grab a paintbrush and be part of a new Wellington public artwork.

Lord of the Rings director, writer and producer Peter Jackson waves to fans during the Return of the King premiere parade.

Wellington's blockbuster premiere

A crowd of 100,000 crammed onto Courtenay Place in 2003 to see Lord of the Rings stars at the third film's world premiere.

Sport

Swindale Shield: April 18, 2015

Mackenzie v Temuka: Looking for a break is Temuka player Paula Fonokalifi.

1 min ago  Swindale Shield match reports from April 18, 2015.

Tahs push offside boundaries in win

"Bordering on?" Canes coach Chris Boyd said when asked if the Tahs rushing defence had bordered on being offside.

Southland Sharks forward Tai Wesley is challenged by Wellington Saints defender Damien Ekenasio during their exciting NBL encounter in Invercargill.

Saints stay unbeaten, win over Sharks

Wellington extended unbeaten run in NBL to six wins with thrilling 94-92 victory over Southland in Invercargill.

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