Letisha King with dogs Star, left, and Star's one-year-old pup Lyla.

Train driver to the rescue video

8:37 PM  After commuter train hit dogs on the track, the driver went beyond the call of duty.

Lester gets his chains

Wellington's new mayor Justin Lester says he is looking forward to getting on with the job now that the mayoral chains ...

8:52 PM  Wellington's new mayor has been officially sworn in, promising to "talk less and to do more".

Scooter boy hit head after crash

Five-year-old Carterton boy's injury renews calls for compulsory helmet rule.

Tiny house, big charm

Live large by living tiny in a $85,000 house on wheels, and get yourself on the property ladder.

Family wake up to no wheels

Family car was left sitting on blocks, after all four wheels stolen in an overnight burglary.

Emergency app raises eyebrows

Free app has emergency services asking why they weren't consulted.

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$800,000 for science boss

GNS Science chief executive Mike McWilliams was the highest paid CRI boss in the last financial year.

A 75 per cent salary hike ex-GNS Science chief has raised questions of a golden handshake.

Autographs make their mark gallery

Wellington man auctions his huge collection, from Halberg to Spielberg.

Property boom hits Hastings

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District-wide house prices are up 17.9 per cent since 2013 - but valuers say the rise may be understated.

Tourism wants GST share

International tourists pumped $14.5b into the economy in the year to March.

The Government has collected $2.8b in GST from visitors and the tourism industry wants a share of the money.

$2.8 million BNZ mystery

Ramin Sarin and Mayor Ray Wallace were all smiles when they unveiled plans for a new hotel in Hutt City.

What does the council plan to do with the BNZ building in Lower Hutt?

'Consummate director' dies

Denham Shale (left) was appointed chairman of Dunedin City Holdings by mayor Dave Cull (right) in 2011, after the ...

Former president of the Institute of Directors, Denham Shale, has died, aged 76.

Tourism spend hits $34b

Tourism now generates 5.6 per cent of GDP.

Nearly eight per cent of Kiwi work force now directly employed in tourism as visitor spending hits new high.


Police raids over the top

Longtime Voluntary Euthanasia Society member Wilhelmina Irving was visited by police after attending an Exit ...

OPINION: In this sphere, police need to use discretion and humanity.

A voice from Joe's past

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's hair is illuminated as he greets the crowd at a campaign rally.

Opinion: A phone call almost brings Joe Bennett to tears.

Ghoulish floating graves of Louisiana

A youth plays in a building destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Coteaux, Haiti, this month.

Opinion: As with the gun debate in the US, there is a match-up between attitudes to climate change and political allegiance, says temporary California resident David Mackay.

Cities' past informs future

August's campylobacter outbreak in Havelock North showed how vulnerable towns and cities are to epidemics.

Opinion: We see ourselves a a society rooted in the land but for a hundred years more Kiwis have lived in urban than rural areas.

Labouring for a strong union movement

Helen Kelly was a deeply political person who didn't just want to make a point, she wanted to make a difference.

Opinion: Trade unions are key to the fight Helen Kelly so ably led for a fair and just society.


WelTec's creatives on display

Emily Marshall with one of her works from "Bigger than us" which is one of 31 works by WelTec Creative Technologies ...

WelTec graduate's 'light bulb' moment key to completing works.

Fridge comedy contents a mixed bag

Fred is Cold introduces an inanimate object as the protagonist to lighten up the trauma that three individuals are ...

REVIEW: While Fred is Cold offers up some good ideas told in an unusual way, a lot more work needs doing on both the script and the production.

Celebrating the "spine of the community"

New Zealand's second national bookshop day will be held on this Saturday, with various events and activities across the ...

Indie bookshops say they are not going away

Crossword solutions: Tuesday, October 25

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

Circa's latest a must-see

Aidee Walker and Arthur Meek star in Lungs.

REVIEW: Lungs is as visually interesting as it is verbally.

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WelTec's creatives on display

Emily Marshall with one of her works from "Bigger than us" which is one of 31 works by WelTec Creative Technologies ...

WelTec graduate's 'light bulb' moment key to completing works.

Wellington Halloween festival bigger than ever gallery

This weekend Queens Wharf in Wellington will be transformed into a steampunk-inspired world for Capital E's Halloween ...

Make-believe world takes over Queens Wharf this weekend.

Modern Maori comedy gallery

The cast of The Biggest, a comedy written and directed by Jamie McCaskill, about prejudice in rural New Zealand. From ...

A host of Wellington theatre royalty will be together on stage in a new Maori theatre story with a difference.

New playground a success

Emily Herbert, 8, from Whiteman's Valley, was one of many youngsters who enjoyed the water feature at Avalon Park on Sunday.

The newly upgraded Avalon Park playground is proving a big hit.

Cat snipping may cut out poor

Kitten Inn owner Susan McNair is worried the Wellington SPCA's new heavily discounted cat microchipping service will be ...

Fears that SPCA's web-only deal will exclude elderly and those without credit cards.


Trying conditions at NZ amateur champs

Juliana Hung was leading the women's field after day one of the New Zealand amateur championships at Wellington on Wednesday.

Competition is tight in the men's and women's fields at the NZ amateur champs.

Stars align for 'Basin Blast'

Stephen Fleming, centre, is bringing his Melbourne Stars to Wellington on December 7 for a Twenty20 game.

Top cricketers heading to Wellington for a Twenty20 'Basin Blast' double header.

'Rough diamonds' of 7s wanted

Ashley Drake scores a try for the Cook Islands at the Wellington Sevens. Drake, now the H-K sevens coach, is hoping to ...

The Horowhenua-Kapiti sevens coach is hoping to find the next big star through Facebook and an open training.

Bullen, Reid the main hopes for Kapiti

Brian Bullen, left, with John Robertson. Bullen will be competing in next week's North Island Croquet Championships.

Two Kapiti players will have the hopes of the district riding on their performance at the North Island Croquet Championships next month.

Tratt to learn from mistake video

Wellington Phoenix defender Jacob Tratt chases Melbourne City's Fernando Brandan to the ball in round one this season.

The Wellington Phoenix defender does not expect another defensive lapse like the one which let Sydney FC steal all three points on Sunday.

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