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Skate jam winner flips for win

Dylan Whatford, 23, of Kapiti  wins the Lower Hutt Skate Jam with this jump over the competition's prize - a Ford Fairmont.

Skater wins a car by leaping over it.

Stuck on plane for 7 hours

More than 250 passengers on a flight from Hong Kong were stuck on a plane at Ohakea Air Force base for seven hours.

Stuck passenger: We weren't angry

Smuggled geckos return home

Business

Mothballed institution up for sale

The long-disused CIT site in Upper Hutt, now up for sale.

All eyes are on the buyer of Upper Hutt's CIT site.

Vernon Small: Surplus obsession so last election

OPINION: Stark warning from Reserve Bank needs significant action from Government on May 21.

Shed 5, Wellington Waterfront.

Chefs get creative to cook meals

A gas fault, two nights in a row, left hundreds of diners in Queens Wharf restaurants hungry and cold as they waited for it to be fixed.

Comment

The mother of all dilemmas

Duncan Garner says his wife has helped their son, 4, move from a baby to a boy.

OPINION: My wife's three-month break from paid work ends on Monday – and she can't wait.

No need to jump the gun on road-building

OPINION: The Basin Reserve flyover has cast a long shadow over transport politics in Wellington.

Finance Minister Bill English and Prime Minister John Key should acknowledge that a marginal surplus or deficit is just so last election.

Vernon Small: Surplus obsession so last election

OPINION: Stark warning from Reserve Bank needs significant action from Government on May 21.

Culture

Midge Ure wows again in Wellington

Scottish musician Midge Ure was in fine voice at Bodega.

REVIEW: Band Aid and Ultravox star Midge Ure rolls out the classics and reels in the audience at Bodega in Wellington.

Crossword solutions: Saturday, April 18

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

Singer Ricky Martin.

Ricky Martin's still got it

REVIEW: Ricky Martin gives the audience what they want with a high-octane performance at Wellington's TSB Arena.

Capital Life

Secret Welly: Michel Tuffery

Artist Michel Tuffery, with his favourite train, Cyclops.

Artist makes sweeping discoveries about Pacific Island soldiers who served in WW I.

Paint the park red

Put on a blindfold, grab a paintbrush and be part of a new Wellington public artwork.

Lord of the Rings director, writer and producer Peter Jackson waves to fans during the Return of the King premiere parade.

Wellington's blockbuster premiere

A crowd of 100,000 crammed onto Courtenay Place in 2003 to see Lord of the Rings stars at the third film's world premiere.

Sport

Henry-less Saints go 6-0 in Southland

Sharks forward Tai Wesley is defended by Saints forward Damien Ekenasio during Saturday's game in Invercargill.

4 min ago  Wellington Saints forward Leon Henry will visit a specialist on Monday to assess whether surgery is required after his sickening fall during Friday's 108-97 National Basketball League win over the Taranaki Mountain Airs.

Skate jam winner flips for win

Skater wins a car by leaping over it.

Daniel Hillier poses with the New Zealand amateur trophy Auckland's Titirangi course on Sunday.

Lower Hutt teens win NZ amateur titles

6:04 PM  It was a double delight for Lower Hutt golf course Manor Park on Sunday as two of its talented teens won national titles.

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