Mud covers Wright St in Wellington's Mt Cook.

After hours centre closes gallery video

9:41 AM  Urgent Medical Centre closes while 27 flooded buildings attended to in two hours.

DNA clues revealed

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Illustration / graphic  DNA double helix

Some people have natural genetic health benefits that could be used to treat others.

Keep up the pressure: Helen Kelly

OPINION: Workers need a three-pronged approach to improve safety in the workplace.

Aid coordinator packed for Nepal

Mark Mitchell, who just returned from devastation in Vanuatu, prepares for next disaster, in Nepal.

Alcohol ban for uni student halls

"Excessive drinking" and behaviour that left holes in ceiling led to halls of residence alcohol ban.

Shanghai tucks into Kiwi pies

What started out as a hangover cure for expats is now a thriving business in China

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News

Mixed views on capital value

Generic housing photo. House houses real estate property

8:40 AM  A proposal to change how rates are calculated by Horowhenua District Council has drawn more than 250 submissions.

Poppies knitted to adorn battlefield marker

A cross that once marked the World War One battlefield grave of a New Zealand soldier became an Anzac centennial focus for parishioners at St Mary's Anglican Church in Silverstream. 

Upper Hutt shines at brass champs

USAR team heads to Nepal

Business

A piece of Chinatown up for sale

The Brooksbank building in Haining St, up for sale

14 min ago  A building invokes ghosts of Wellington's Chinese past

Upmarket restaurant preferred tenant

9:53 AM  A commercial Wellington landlord would prefer to see an upmarket restaurant rather than a bar in the former 3C premises.

An artist's impression of the $80m Cuba St Campus, a joint venture between Whitireia and WelTec polytechnics, scheduled for completion in 2018.

Weltec move prompts sale

9:57 AM  A building currently leased by Weltec is well suited for apartments or student accommodation, agents say.

Comment

Action needed to control housing inflation

There are ways to curb booming Auckland property prices.

OPINION: Despite Bill English saying 'pretty much not really anything' to do about Auckland['s housing boom, there are quite a few things that could be done.

Tough laws needed for safety and assurance

OPINION: There must be no repeat of the terrible Carterton balloon crash.

Photo: Ella Brockelsby. Linda Burges and Jane Bowron at We Love TV - Tuesday 19th March 2013. Ponsonby Central, Auckland, New Zealand. Photo: Ella Brockelsby

When sought-after public opinion is ignored

OPINION: Why bother asking citizens to buy into a feel-good share idea scheme and then disregard their suggestions?

Culture

Crossword solutions: Saturday, April 25

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

WWI exhibition at St Paul's

A Titahi Bay woman is the brains behind a World War I exhibition at St Paul's Cathedral.

‘‘It was like having lunch with the Loch Ness monster, ‘‘ Dennis Locorriere says of meeting Sylvia of Sylvia's Mother.

The voice of Dr Hook

As "the voice" of Dr Hook, Dennis Locorriere spent three decades singing about Sylvia's mother.

Capital Life

Man Up: Urzila Carlson

Comedian Urzila Carlson talks to Capital Day ahead of her comedy festival show Man Up at Hannah Playhouse, May 5-9.

9:11 AM  Urzila Carlson's Comedy Festival show Man Up explores where you fit in society.

Aussie Rules and toads in blenders

Comedian Andy Lee talks about AFL, meeting Hamish Blake, and Gap Year moments.

The Globetrotters had plenty of fun while drubbing their Hawaiian opponents at the Basin Reserve.

Harlem Globetrotters thrill Basin Reserve crowd

A flash squad of barnstorming basketballers stunned Wellington with their skill and antics in 1957.

Sport
Sydney FC's Rhyan Grant comes in for some close attention from Roly Bonevacia during Sunday's A-League match at Westpac Stadium.

Sydney FC take top-two finish from Phoenix's grasp

The Phoenix will likely host Melbourne City next Sunday in an A-League elimination final.

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