Wellington boy Cyrus Taylor, 10, has an inoperable brain tumour at the bottom of his brain stem.

'Always look at the upsides' video

Advice from a 10-year-old living with a brain tumour: "You have to get through it."

Too flash for its staff?

Hutt City Council's Laings Rd administration building after the $22m rebuild.

Spate of bizarre injuries in Lower Hutt's upgraded council HQ.

Let go after cancer diagnosis

Real estate agent claims he was cut loose after disclosing terminal illness.

Moderate quake in Hawke's Bay

The region has been shaken by a tremor with a magnitude of 4.3.

Bar harassment apology

Women who complained of "unwanted touching" were not taken seriously by Wellington bar.

Mountain biker winched from bush

Rescuers couldn't see him through the trees, so he had to direct them by phone.

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Killer refused parole

Brayden Windley, who was involved in the killing of Michael Valentine, has been declined parole for the second time.

One of the killers of Michael Valentine, who bled to death on his front lawn after being stabbed, has been declined parole.

Parents happy with home fixup

Family happier after raising awareness of housing issues, but MP warns more trouble is looming.

Nature's volley wrecks tennis court video

Runner defying doc's orders

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Too flash for council staff?

Hutt City Council's Laings Rd administration building after the $22m rebuild.

They've been injuring themselves in bizarre ways since moving into Lower Hutt's upgraded HQ.

Backpacker jobs probe welcomed

MBIE is trying to ensure that backpackers willing to swap their labour for accommodation are not taken advantage of.

Alleged abuse of work exchange schemes is being investigated by the MBIE.

Workplace drug testing

Many employers have a "zero tolerance" approach to drugs and alcohol within the workplace.

OPINION: Employers are often being found to have taken too hard a line when it comes to employee drug-use.

Backpackers doing jobs for a bed

Argentinian tourist Maria Arcos has worked in several New Zealand backpacker hostels in return for free accommodation.

The growing practice of trading a bed for menial work is under investigation.

Student hostels selling for millions

University students.

 A portfolio of three Wellington halls of residence, including two leased by Victoria University of Wellington, is up for grabs with an estimated worth of $44 million.

Comment

Fixing our murder law stuff nation

The 17-year prison sentences for the manslaughter of Moko Rangitoheriri drew a public outcry as some thought the two ...

OPINION: This is why we need "degrees" of murder and corporate manslaughter charges.

Editorial: Odds against Mallard

Trevor Mallard has been MP for Hutt South since 1993.

OPINION: Trevor Mallard has had a chequered record in the House, but that could be a help to him.

NZ's pushed practical initiatives

Czech soldiers stand near a Czech military airplane carrying humanitarian aid supplies after it landed in Damascus ...

OPINION: New Zealand is down to its last six months on the United Nation's highest body – the Security Council.

Paying for child abuse tip-offs

It's an indictment on all of us that payments for child abuse tip-offs have to be considered.

There is something repellent about paying for information about abuse - but the police have made a reasonable case for it.

Ode to unknown shopper

Why do we need celebrity chefs like the coy Nigella Lawson?

OPINION: In a time of mayhem, murder and Trump I bring you a celebration of the ordinary, my Hymn to the Unknown Shopper.

Culture

Crossword solutions: Wednesday, July 27

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

Sir Richard unveils secrets video

Richard Taylor debuts the first sneak peek at designs for Ghost in the Shell, at Comi-Con in San Diego.

Weta's special effects guru debuts the first sneak peek of Ghost in the Shell designs at Comic-Con.

Crossword solutions: Wednesday, July 27

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

Crossword solutions: Tuesday, July 26

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

Album Review: Bleakley/Crayford/Donaldson, The Truth Isn't Always Ornamental

Bleakley/Crayford/Donaldson's The Truth Isn't Always Ornamental is out now.

REVIEW: An album that grows on your with repeated listening

Capital Life

Te Papa? Piece of cake

Anna Schouten, of Go Cake Yourself, shows Chocolate Festival co-founder Iva Sajdl her chocolate Te Papa cake.

Go Cake Yourself owner Anna Schouten spent four days creating a Te Papa cake to be displayed at next month's NZ Chocolate Festival.

Teen's composition on song

Stokes Valley 18-year-old Liam Furey has won a nationwide prize for an original chamber music composition.

Liam Furey prefers not to talk about his earliest pieces of musical composition.

Al Brown shows his green thumb

Al Brown is now the official ambassador for Garden to Table.

Restaurateur Al Brown is now the official ambassador of Garden to Table, a charity helping schools teach Kiwi kids about good nutrition.

A taste of... Neo Cafe & Eatery

The vegetarian burger at Neo.

These guys do the most user-friendly brews around.

Hip hop's 'Olympics of dance'

Shae King goes through a routine that propelled him and his dance crew in to a world competition.

Dancers are training just as hard as our top athlete's for their shot at glory.

Sport

Kiwi refs overlooked for semis

Jaco Peyper, right, standing with Chiefs' flanker and co-captain Sam Cane, will control the Lions versus Highlanders ...

Kiwi whistleblowers consigned to assistant referee and TMO duties in Super Rugby semis.

Sail to start for Phoenix in China

Oliver Sail will be the Phoenix goalkeeper against Beijing BG.

With first-choice goalkeeper Glen Moss out injured, Oliver Sail gets a starting chance.

Vaigafa MVP in national title win

New Zealand under-15 representative Ezrah Vaigafa led his Wellington team to a national title over the weekend.

The Rongotai College junior basketballer has added another accolade to his already impressive list.

St Mary's continue netball domination

St Mary's goal shoot Saviour Tui leaps for the pass in a dominant win over Wellington East Girls' College on Monday night.

The St Mary's netball team are unstoppable in the Wellington competitions this year.

Stream set for traditional clash

St Pat's Silverstream's Riley Forbes attempts to tackle a Palmerston North Boys' High School player during a match in June.

Wellington's two St Patrick's Colleges square off in their traditional rugby match on Wednesday.

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