Bryan Forbes, of Hastings, who was injured in an accident at Meeanee Speedway.

Speedway victim in legal limbo video

Volunteer who had both legs broken in accident has no legal protection as worker.

Car-free Golden Mile?

A business case for Wellington's new bus rapid transit network proposes having no general traffic on parts of Lambton Quay, Willis St and Manners St.

Parts of Lambton Quay, Willis St and Manners St could become the sole domain of buses.

Maori Council 'fires' Hall on TPP

Wellington lawyer's firm dismissed from handling Maori Council's TPP claim.

More pests on island sanctuaries

New Zealand's island sanctuaries invaded by pests a record number of times in the past year.

Council demolishes bach video

Renovations have changed bach so much it is no longer heritage-listed, says council.

Trial after amputation

Two people face trial after a woman hit with a car during a gang clash had her leg amputated.

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News

Windy Wellington to get windier

Wellington is in for a windy day on Tuesday

6:31 AM  More wild winds are forecast for Wellington on Tuesday.

Power restored in Wainuiomata

Power has been restored in Wainuiomata after a power line was brought down.

Doctors' scripts scattered in street

Gale force winds on the way

Business

Capital gets own property gongs

Mike Cole, Wellington branch president of the Property Council, wants to recognise local property heroes.

Wellington to honour its own commercial property trailblazers.

Power bill control

More companies are giving consumers more opportunities to take control of their bills.

Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter NZAS as seen from Bluff Hill.

Tiwai deal 'brilliant outcome'

Aluminium production will continue at Bluff's Tiwai Point smelter, meaning a huge sigh of relief for Southland.

Comment

Editorial: Proceed with caution on Tasers

Senior Sergeant Alan Reece with a X2 Taser.

OPINION: The decision to arm all front-line police with Tasers should be a trial only.

Bowron: A deal that would sink NZ

OPINION: Only a madman would sign us up to a deal that had no benefit to us and lost control of our destiny.

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley canned a ministry trial, saying she did not want children used as 'lab rats'.

Politics win when they collide with science

OPINION: A minister sees a briefing paper with a proposal to test a computer model designed to identify children at risk of maltreatment.

Culture

Crossword solutions: Monday, August 3

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

Samarpana - a beautiful evening of dance

REVIEW: Ann Hunt review the Samarpana dance show.

Italian Film Festival director Tony Lambert has decided to scrap the festival after 19 consecutive years.

Italian Film Festival folds

"I've spent the last three years trying to keep it alive, but I came to realise it couldn't work anymore."

Capital Life

From the Menu: Salad with a zing

Loretta's vegetable salad.

Roast cauliflower, chargrilled brocolini, spinach, sunflower seeds and tahini dressing makes for a tasty plate.

Kenny holds, Blumsky folds

A busker took his signature song to heart during a good-natured battle with Wellington's mayor.

The clouds are commonly mistaken for UFOs.

No, it's not a UFO

It's a lenticular - relax, that doesn't mean we can expect little green men. Most likely.

Sport

'Benji factor' to boost Welly crowd

Benji Marshall will be a major drawcard for fans when he plays for the Dragons against the Warriors in Wellington on Saturday.

Benji Marshall celebrating one of the tries of the season just what Wellington RL wanted to see.

Braswell signs Saints coaching deal

American will coach Wellington in 2016 NBL season after the franchise made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

Shaun Phelan will ride Mahanadi when the Central Districts jumper attempts a second Grand National Hurdles win at Riccarton on Wednesday.

Phelan switches to Mahanadi

Shaun Phelan has been quick to find a new mount for Wednesday's Grand National Hurdles.

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