A light rail tram passes the David Jones department store in Melbourne. Could this scenario play out in Wellington's ...

Who still wants light rail?

Jo Coughlan says it won't happen if she's Wellington's mayor. What do the other candidates think?

How he fleeced school

Donald Hancox defrauded Upper College while he was in charge of the school's purse strings.

Report reveals how Upper Hutt College was conned - and audits failed to pick it up.

Solar warnings at rail crossings video

Low-cost warning signs at rural crossings tested in Wairarapa and Rangitikei.

Elderly revolt over bank plan

What happens when an age-old tradition dies in an old-age town?

Teen rescued from Rimutakas

Challenging weather makes for a daring helicopter rescue.

Parent attacks school's response

"They've handled this very poorly ... I'm furious," says father as teacher is investigated.

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News

Lake battler dejected but defiant

Phil Taueki, self-appointed guardian of Lake Horowhenua.

Long-running campaign over lake pollution leads to fighting talk in High Court.

Flaxmere incident 'harmless'

Police say man in car trying to pick up 9-year-old was a miscommunication.

Man in court after AOS callout

Councils clash on gastro inquiry

business

Events centre and hotel delayed

The construction of Lower Hutt's apartment hotel has been delayed.

New brooms turning SLI around

US-based SLI chief executive Chris Brennan who was appointed last year.

SLI remains confident after making sweeping management changes

Company 'a device for bribe': Crown

Flanked by supporters, Sir Ngatata Love arrives arrives at High Court in Wellington on Monday. The case is set to ...

Sir Ngatata's corruption case wraps up with claims his partner's company was set up to gain multi-million dollar payment.

Apple harvester Scales steady

Scales managing director Andy Borland (pictured) says apple volumes are four years ahead of target.

The Scales apple harvest hit a record but earnings were relatively steady

Ebos on growth and profit roll

Ebos chief executive Patrick Davies has delivered a $123 million profit.

Christchurch-based Ebos has become a major player in the Australasian health products business

Comment

Bring NZ Wars into view

A ceremony marking the handover of Rangiriri, site of one of the major battles in the New Zealand Wars.

OPINION: The New Zealand Wars are a foundational part of this country's history, and every person should have at least a passing knowledge of them.

Paying for a perfect smile

This little boy is unafraid to smile. But some people are, if it reveals teeth neglected because they could not afford a ...

OPINION: Rosemary McLeod is grateful, for limited reasons, that her mother was vain.

Historic building boom

The simple, obvious and only solution to housing a growing population is to build more houses and build them faster. ...

OPINION: New Zealand is in the midst of an historic building boom. Across the country, building activity is at an 11-year high.

Two watchdogs better than one

New Zealand is part of the Westminster family of nations.

OPINION: One of the constitutional roles of the public service is to provide free and frank advice. Public servant officials should, as the recent Dominion Post editorial wrote, "be brave and tell the minister something that he or she doesn't want to hear".

Moderate drinking is OK

There is well-acknowledged evidence showing light to moderate drinking can have a range of health benefits, says Spirits NZ.

OPINION: This month a group of academics are holding meetings in provincial towns around the country. They have two messages – there is no safe level of alcohol consumption and alcohol causes caner cancer.

Culture

A very funny and original show

Jessica Brien delivers a yoga class like no other in Coriander's Yoga(ish) Show.

REVIEW: From start to finish, Brien engages her audience with consummate ease

Crossword solutions: Thursday, August 25

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

Kiwi soundtrack for sci-fi horror

Caii-Michele Baker is a Kiwi singer who has recorded the theme song for a new Argentinian sci-fi thriller called Pacifico.

Looking for an otherworldly soundtrack to your out of this world horror film? Think New Zealand, naturally.

Crossword solutions: Wednesday, August 24

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

Crossword solutions: Tuesday, August 23

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

Capital Life

4 ways to cut food waste

Duck liver parfait with donut holes.

Lessons from the All Taste No Waster dinner.

Cherry beer's sweet back story

Pete Gillespie, co-owner of Garage Project, which has collaborated with Karma Cola to produce cherry-flavoured Lola.

The story behind Lola

Feast not for the faint-hearted

Cardiac Cuisine, a Wellington On a Plate event boasting six courses of hearts.

This is one banquet which the chef has put more than his own heart and soul into.

Pedal power behind recycling video

Kaicycle is a food waste bicycle collection service based in Wellington.

Kaicycle is fundraising to improve their urban waste collection service and help keep food waste out of landfills.

Local's guide to Wellington weekend stuff nation video

A short stroll from the city is Wellington's beach – Oriental Bay.

A Wellingtonian and travel blogger describes his perfect itinerary for a couple of nights in the capital.

Sport

First half blitz powers Otago to win

Otago's Jack Wilson and Wellington's Jackson Garden-Bachop compete for the ball.

Otago outscored Wellington five tries to three in the second round match in Dunedin.

All Blacks blackout partially lifted video

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen, right, with New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew.

Lunch guests will be allowed to see part of training run - but team deny they're paranoid about bugging.

Halaholo committed to Cardiff

Willis Halaholo starred for the Hurricanes as they won their first Super Rugby title.

Waikato midfielder keen to play for Wales in three years time after his super form for the Hurricanes.

Double the derby action

Blockers attempting to stop each others team scoring

The best roller derby team in the country is preparing to face off against Auckland in a clash that will decide who progresses in the league.

Miramar set for Birkenhead clash

Miramar Rangers celebrate a goal in their 4-2 win over Cashmere Tech in the Chatham Cup quarterfinals.

A ninth consecutive Chatham Cup road trip sees Rangers travel to Auckland for a semifinal against Birkenhead United.

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