Karen Gillan will be the big drawcard at this year's Wellington Armageddon Expo, part of the first ever New Zealand Comic Con.

Doctor Who's Gillan touches down

12:31 PM  NZ Comic Con and Armageddon are on their way to Wellington.

Baby dies: head injury

Police have cordoned off a house in Raumati Beach following the death of a baby girl.

12:16 PM  A man is charged and a homicide investigation begun, with a Kapiti Coast baby dead in hospital.

Icy blast moves up the country

12:28 PM  The Rimutaka Hill Rd near Wellington has reopened after overnight snowfall.

'Miracle' newborn whale in strait

12:01 PM  A whale calf seen during an annual DOC survey only the second seen in NZ since 2010.

Capital's crash hot spots

Karo Drive, Ohiro Rd and Willis St among the biggest problem spots for crashes.

Man stabbed in neck

A man recovers in hospital after he was stabbed in the neck at a Lower Hutt pizza shop.

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News

Hunt on for oldest undies

Josie Bidwill, Thunderpants Director is on a quest to find the oldest pair of Thunderpants.

12:11 PM  Thunderpants calls for people's oldest smalls, with a 20-year supply of knickers on the line.

Web brings the world to Melinda

Melina Bennett has an incurable degenerative disease, but is staying positive with the help of the web.

Newborn humpback in Cook Strait

The unofficial capital of Tokelau

Business

Rangatira invests in Bio-Strategy

Rangatira Investments chief executive Phil Veal said the company was aiming to drive significant growth at Bio-Strategy.

11:43 AM  Wellington investment company Rangatira has bought a majority stake in a biotechnology firm with an aim to accelerate growth.

Supermarket given three months to move booze

A Newtown supermarket has been forced to move its storefront alcohol display.

Molly Malone’s Irish bar and 3 C Bar former director Ewan Henderson.

Scaffolding to blame for failure

Former director of Molly Malone's bar in Wellington claims scaffolding put up by the landlord at his other business led to the demise of the popular bar.

Comment

Student data part of complex puzzle

The 2015 School Report project is about providing information about every school in the country.

OPINION: Parents always want to find the best school for their kids.

Despite what you hear, inequality has risen in New Zealand

​OPINION: Inequality has risen sharply in New Zealand – despite what some would have you believe.

Elsie Howarth donated her kidney to her father Robin Howarth and is struggling with the consequences financially and health wise while her dad's health is improving.

Kidney donation law change should go further

 OPINION: While New Zealand's kidney donation rate has risen slightly in the past year, the financial burden borne by live kidney donors following surgery continues to be a major barrier to organ donation.

Culture

Elves' play a shoo-in

The Elves and the Shoemaker lends itself to lots of action songs, which the young audience members gleefully engage in with great enthusiasm.

REVIEW: Two school holiday plays of well-known stories have very different results

Crossword solutions: Wednesday, July 8

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

Sven Pannell, left, speaks to Magnus Mazimpaka, a journalist working for the Rwanda New Times in Kigali.

Humanity in the grimmest of settings

Wellington film-maker Sven Pannell returns to Rwanda 10 years later to track down his saviour.

Capital Life

Diving into a shameful secret

Shameful shut out

12:25 PM  In the second of a Winter Essay series: the pain of teen rejection - whether you're the perpetrator or the receiver.

A peek inside Government House video

One of Wellington's grandest homes opens its doors to the public.

Children of Tokelauan migrants have a singalong at Elsdon Youth Camp, Porirua, in February 1980. The bulk of Wellington's Tokelauan community lives in Porirua and the Hutt Valley.

The unofficial capital of Tokelau

It seemed like a good idea: move the entire population of Tokelau to New Zealand.

Sport

Onslow College hooping along

Onslow College has made a good start to the premier one college basketball competition.

Onslow basketball coach Craig Freear wants his team to fly under the radar but his players are not making it easy.

Hurricanes coach proud of season

Chris Boyd blames basic handling errors for his side's heartbreaking Super Rugby final loss to the Highlanders.

HIBS sports captain Ben Sears is making a significant impact for his school across two sporting codes.

Man for all seasons

Ben Sears is proving to be a man for all seasons.

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