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John John McNaughton the young scrabble champ

World first for Scrabble teen

At 15, John McNaughton is the youngest player to qualify for the world championships.

Passenger power wins

Capital Connection commuters disembark at Otaki's train station.

3 min ago  An army of rail passengers have saved their own train service.

Canes jersey drought

Wellington shops run out of jerseys, after failing to predict the team's success.

'Suspended for criticising teachers'

16 min ago  A row broke out after student claimed she was suspended over controversial speech.

Calorie rise blamed for obesity

11:24 AM  Too much food, rather than too little exercise, to blame for expanding waistlines.

Ranfurly Shield clash in Napier

11:59 AM  Horowhenua-Kapiti rugby players are hoping to win Ranfurly Shield off Hawke's Bay.

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Fruit trees in parks grows produce access

Helping Mayor Ray Wallace put in a plum tree at Walter Mildenhall Park - the first under a new programme to plant fruit trees on city reserves - are Shakira Abel-McEwen, left, and Poppy Harrison.

12:04 PM  Hutt parks will double as places to play and pick fruit in the future.

Kiwi creators off to World Art Games

Six Kiwi artists - all but one of them from Wellington - are heading to the World Art Games in Slovakia.

Keeping it in the family

Commuters celebrate trains rescue

Business

New player in dairy goat industry

Matthew and Sarah Bolton and established the goat milking venture Oete Farms and formed a supply partnership with New Image Group Nutritionals who will process the milk into infant formula for the Asian market.

A NZ-based nutritional products company has formed a supply partnership to make a push into the dairy goat infant formula industry.

Capital got $35m cricket boost

Visitor spending during the Cricket World Cup injected millions into the Wellington economy, "exceeding expectations".

Business confidence has slipped for the the second consecutive month.

Business confidence slumps

Business confidence has slipped for the second consecutive month, with the agriculture industry the least upbeat.

Comment

City council is a six-dollar-a-day per person bargain

The council has increased funding to the arts to build on the success of events like the LUX festival of light .

OPINION: For Wellington City, July 1 heralds the beginning of a decade of growth and economic transformation, for its strong, diverse and prosperous communities.

NZ looks to Middle East

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully outlines what he hopes to achieve at the UN security council.

Wellington City Council's big plans for the city have to pass a strict test before ratepayers' money is spent on them.

Editorial: Risks and opportunities in council plan

OPINION: The council can help lay the conditions for a dynamic city but needs to carefully balance its spending plans against cost to ratepayers.

Culture

Kiwi creators off to World Art Games

Sheryl Gallagher, left, from Upper Hutt, and Carrie Burke, from Lower Hutt, two members of the NZ team of six heading to the World Art Games in Slovenia , September 1-9.

Six Kiwi artists - all but one of them from Wellington - are heading to the World Art Games in Slovakia.

Seraphine Pick's Search engine surrealism

Wellington painter Seraphine Pick took inspiration from the plethora of images on the internet for her new works.

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Crossword solutions: Wednesday, July 1

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

Capital Life

New experiences just a click away

Positively Wellington Tourism chief executive David Perks with the new experience app.

Stuck on Wellington holiday ideas? This online tool makes it easy.

Tent city rises as rugby fans camp for test

Rugby fans camped overnight outside Wellington's Athletic Park ahead of an All Blacks-Springboks test match clash in 1956.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 27: Ma'a Nonu breaks through a tackle during the Super Rugby Semi Final match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies at Westpac Stadium on June 27, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Mark Tantrum/Getty Images)

Tickets selling for $400 online video

Tickets for Super Rugby final sell in under a minute, and scalped ones instantly appear online.

Sport

Santner snares NZC contract

An impressive debut in England has seen Mitchell Santner elevated to his first NZ Cricket contract.

17 min ago  Spinner recognised for "genuine all-round ability" one of three changes to NZ Cricket's top-20 contract list.

Fans brave cold for tickets

Lines form at Te Papa, 15 hours before second-chance rugby tickets go on sale.

David Shanks endured a cold night outside Te Papa in Wellington as he waited in line to buy tickets to the Super Rugby final.

Surprise visit for rugby fans video

Hurricanes with pizza and hot chocolate in the night for rugby fans in 15-hour queue for final tickets.

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