The Air Force Black Falcons will fly over Wellington at lunchtime on Friday.

Black Falcons' capital fly-by

1:21 PM  RNZAF aerobatic team will give people a taste of their skill in the skies over Wellington today.

Supporters fill court video

Supporters of Susan Austen outside  Wellington District Court on Friday.

12:05 PM  Susan Dale Austen appears in court accused of importing common euthanasia drug.

'It's money well spent'

First section of Kapiti expressway opens to traffic - and rave reviews.

800 houses for Porirua

New development, across from  Aotea subdivision, will be aimed at first-home buyers.

Hutt River strangler remains in jail

Parole Board decides to keep Friday the 13th-inspired killer Nika Abraham behind bars.

Hospitals switch on wifi

Free wifi made available to overnight inpatients in Wellington and Kapiti.

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News

Teen charged with murder

Mark Beale, who was found unconscious at Haumoana, Hawke's Bay on the morning of February 6, 2017.

0 min ago  Police have arrested a 19-year-old man weeks after death of Hawke's Bay man Mark Beale

Books stolen in Porirua

10 min ago  A community children's library kidnapping? You wouldn't read about it...

Step-dad guilty of killing toddler

Car rolls on Napier-Taupo road

business

Looming 'subbies' law unclear: surveyors

The new retentions law should ensure subcontractors get paid, but quantity surveyors say the fine details are still to ...

Retention money needs workable guidelines before law comes in, group says.

Stinky water turns off tourists

Overseas visitors are not impressed to find warning signs like this one at Canterbury's Coes Ford.

Overseas visitors expecting pristine countryside are being put off by NZ's pollution.

800 houses for Porirua

An aerial shot of Kenepuru Hospital and surrounding land in 2002.

Unlike the more expensive Aotea subdivision nearby, the new development's aimed at first home buyers.

Hospital site just the medicine

A large portion of industrial land is up for sale near Porirua Hospital.

A rare large industrial site in Porirua hits the market.

Wellington's housing crisis plan video

An architect drawing of the proposed replacement of Arlington Apartments in Mt Cook.

Wellington City Council reveals plan to build 750 homes to avoid an Auckland-style housing crisis.

Comment

Where's Railways of National Significance?

Covering 316 hectares of fertile land with a road, the Kapiti Expressway, is poor stewardship, says Viola Palmer.

Opinion: The cost to taxpayers and the damage to the environment far outweigh any small benefit the Kapit Expressway will bring to car travel times.

Cadbury and the consumers

New Zealand filmstar Sam Neill backs a boycott of Cadbury

Cadbury's abandonment of Dunedin poses hard questions about profits and power. Cadbury's owner, the giant multinational Mondelez, made the announcement more in sorrow than in anger. It said it just couldn't afford to keep making chocolate in Dunedin when 60 per cent of it was sold in Australia and had to be shipped across a very expensive bit of water.

Farewell Jane Roe, complicated champion of abortion rights

Norma McCorvey, right, was the anonymous plaintiff known as Jane Roe in the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 Roe vs Wade ...

OPINION: She was full of contradictions, like all of us.

Lessons from the quake

The demolition of the quake-damaged Reading Cinema carpark building, which began on January 4, is now in its final stages.

A hundred days after the Kaikoura earthquake is a good time to reflect on what the capital has learnt. The November 14 shake was a shocking wake-up call for Wellington in more ways than one. We are still learning its lessons.

Ministry must come clean

Former MoT manager Joanne Harrison was finally forced out of the shadows. When will MoT say what it knew?

OPINION: She was hired as a senior public servant despite her past. How could this happen?

Culture

Classical music and comedy collide

04022016 supplied photo arts: The Modern Maori Quartet.

The Modern Maori Quartet are joining forces with the country's premiere orchestra for a nationwide tour.

Crossword solutions: Friday, February 24

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

Taika picks NZ over Hollywood

"I think we need to encourage storytelling and creative writing from an early age, and we need to foster it throughout ...

2017's New Zealander of Year says he turned down Tinsel Town move to tell Kiwi stories.

Homegrown sells out

Homegrown 2017 is due to go ahead on Saturday March 4.

Tickets for Wellington's Homegrown festival have officially sold out for 2017.

The Mikado's own wandering minstrel

Jonathan Abernethy, who plays the wandering minstrel romantic lead named Nanki-Poo in The Mikado, is a bit of a ...

Meet the IT student turned opera heartthrob.

Capital Life

Homegrown sells out

Homegrown 2017 is due to go ahead on Saturday March 4.

Tickets for Wellington's Homegrown festival have officially sold out for 2017.

'WTF springs to mind'

The month-long WTF! Women's Theatre Festival aims to celebrate women in the industry.

Women are still under-represented in theatre, so this month at Circa is all about celebrating them.

Fringe Festival's Emma Hall: 'The librarian look is hot right now'

Emma Hall is performing her one woman shows at New Zealand fringe festivals this month.

Something happened in my 20s – it all just fell apart.

Wine & food on Wellington waterfront

Plenty to choose from at the Wellington Wine & Food Festival

Lashings of beer, bubbles and burgers.

Pasifika Film Fest sails to capital

The Pasifika Film Fesitval aims to showcase and inspire Pasifika stories and narratives through film, with the hope of ...

The sounds and stories of the Pacific are coming to you.

Sport

Black Caps make schoolgirl's day

Erin Buckland works on her training drills at the Basin Reserve.

Surprise, you're playing with the Black Caps.

Beauden Barrett on bench

Manawatu's Otere Black gets the nod at first five-eighth for the Hurricanes.

Star All Blacks Dane Coles and Beauden Barrett are held back by Hurricanes.

ODI gloves causing headaches

Tom Latham stumps JP Duminy during another impressive wicketkeeping display, but his lean run of batting form is causing ...

Stunning Black Caps victory masks concerns with ODI wicketkeeper's role.

Cory Jane: still calling the shots

How sweet it was for Cory Jane, scoring a try as the Hurricanes beat the Lions in last year's Super Rugby final.

Off-contract at the end of the season, the 34-year-old is weighing up his Super Rugby future.

Taylor 'one of the greats'

Ross Taylor's 102 not out, his 17th ODI century, anchored what coach Mike Hesson described as a clinical batting ...

Ross Taylor deserves to be labelled one of cricket's batting greats, his coach says.

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