Colin Slade, left, is congratulated by teammate Israel Dagg after he stood up to the pressure of kicking a last-minute conversion to beat Australia in Brisbane last year.

Stress: ABs' toughest opponent

Feeling challenged at the World Cup could bring out the best, but stress will do the opposite.

Struggle to ID body

The state house in Titahi Bay where a body was found on Sunday.

Police scour dental records to ID decomposed man in "bizarre" scene.

Big changes to quake building rules

Government halves timeframe to make the most earthquake-prone buildings safer.

Bid to lure girl, 12, into car

Hawke's Bay police search for two men who pursued girl as she tried to run away.

Mail thief jailed

Thieves used fish hooks to pilfer thousands of items from postboxes in Hawke's Bay and Manawatu.

Growth looks set to continue

Wellington's economy is in good shape across retail, house sales and accommodation.

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School abuzz for ABs video

Carterton School pupils, from left, Lyon Rodger, Kayne Allanson, Jeordie Fennell, Harry Russell and Georgie-Leigh Te Rangi are thrilled to be meeting three of the All Blacks.

All Blacks' trek around the smaller centres has two Wairarapa towns excited.

Ambulance must reinstate fired staff

Wellington Free Ambulance has been told to reinstate two paramedics after employment case.

Three months to rapidly grow companies

Safety buffer for cyclists looms

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Big changes to quake building rules

The scene on Colombo St in Christchurch after buildings collapsed on to two buses during the February 2011 earthquake. Ann Brower was the sole survivor in one bus.

Government halves timeframe to make the most earthquake-prone buildings safer.

Growth looks set to continue

Wellington City’s economy has strengthened during the middle stages of 2015.

Wellington's economy is in good shape across retail, house sales and accommodation.

Three months to rapidly grow companies

From left, Dogmatek audio owner Tim Prebble and Jack Candlish from Organic Dynamite, who are taking part in New Zealand's first manufacturer accelerator programme with Lightning Lab Manufacturing in Lower Hutt.

Their product ideas range from surfboards to motion capture technology but the entrepreneurs behind eight startups have yet to prove they can turn prototypes into saleable products.

Capital house prices rise slightly

Wellington house prices have risen 2.6 per cent over the past year, lagging Auckland's more than 20 per cent increase.

The average price for a house in Wellington is $546,914, up 2.4 per cent over the past year.

Gas price increase

From October most power companies selling gas will increase the price.

Consumers look set to pay more on their gas bills from October.

Comment

New Zealand should take lead on climate change in the Pacific

Cyclone Pam was one of the strongest ever recorded in the South Pacific.

By Rachael Le Mesurier, Executive Director of Oxfam New Zealand

Editorial:

John Burrows, chair of the Flag Consideration Panel,  announces the four final flag designs.

OPINION: The choice now seems to be between the existing flag or some form of silver fern.

How old age can put us in a cruel prison

Old age can rob us of our independence.

OPINION: Joe Bennett's mother's stroke shows us again that age is cruel, robbing us of our independence.

Editorial: Parental leave love will be spread thinly

Labour MP Sue Moroney.

The Government doesn't want to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks. But it knows the policy would be popular.

New rules for drones balance safety and the potential for wider use

The rules surrounding drone flights are controversial.

OPINION: Some have suggested new Civil Aviation rules for unmanned aircraft (commonly known as drones) go too far — but Civil Aviations says they take a balanced approach to enable operations, while maintaining safety for other airspace users, the public and property,

Culture

Measure for measure this is passionate Shakespeare

Measure for Measure has been cut to 2 hours, 10 minutes for Bats Theatre, but still delivers.

REVIEW: A new version of Measure for Measure is just the right length to enjoy.

The magic of engaging with music

Ludwig Treviranus, a composer at Arts Splash.

Ludwig Treviranus first performed in Wellington's Artsplash Festival as a nine-year-old.

Crossword solutions: Wednesday, September 2

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

Rose-Noelle drama a voyage of dark discovery

Drama Abandoned showed that the Rose-Noelle crew were at odds right from the start.

REVIEW: Kiwi drama Abandoned showed again that while we all knew the story and the ending, it kept the viewer hooked.

A long journey to the stage

Acushla-Tara Sutton and Paul Waggott in Robert Lord's The Travelling Squirrel. "As soon I started reading the script I felt I knew who Bart was," says Waggott.

Kiwi Robert Lord's play The Travelling Squirrel has never been fully staged in his homeland - until now

Capital Life

Cassandra's gruelling charity run in Kenya

Cassandra Treadwell running through the Masai Mara Game Park in Kenya.

Once a year, the sun-beaten Masai Mara National Park in Kenya becomes a marathon race track.

Home meals for new mums

Vic Parsons and son Kiva. Parsons had created a Loving Mamas Kitchen to help provide new mums with cooked meals.

Vic Parsons is helping new mums get food on the table.

Gourmet goodies stock food parcels

House of Dumplings gifts 500 dumplings to the Wellington City Mission to set the City Mission’s new partnership with The Food Show in motion. Left to right, House of Dumplings owner Vicky Ha, City Mission regulars Muzza Ward and Peter Chan, and Wellington City Mission chief executive Michelle Branney.

City Mission food parcels to go gourmet after The Food Show.

The magic of engaging with music

Ludwig Treviranus, a composer at Arts Splash.

Ludwig Treviranus first performed in Wellington's Artsplash Festival as a nine-year-old.

Island a sad reminder of racism

Historian Lynette Shum with a tribute Wellington's Chinese community placed on Mokopuna Island in 2004 for its "leper", Kim Lee.

A Wellington grocer was unlucky enough to be Chinese during a leprosy panic in 1903.

Sport

Hodge conquers mountain to make world champs team

Tim Hodge (front) on his way to winning the Wellington Cross-Country Championships on July 18, a results which helped earn him a spot at the World Mountain Running Championships.

Tim Hodge has made the New Zealand team for the World Mountain Running Championships in Wales.

Cory's World Cup dream crashes to earth

Cory Jane steps up for the Wellington Lions the evening before the All Blacks' World cup team announcement.

Cory Jane’s hopes of playing a second rugby World Cup crashed to earth on Sunday morning.

Papps to skipper the Firebirds

Wellington Firebirds stalwart Michael Papps will captain the team in all three formats in the absence of James Franklin.

Michael Papps has been given the Wellington captaincy by new coach Bruce Edgar.

Jordan Hunt looking at US options

Onslow College's Hayden Robertson, right, rises above Newlands College defender Zyrus Grace in the Wellington premier one basketball final.

Jordan Hunt towers above his schoolmates but height is always relative on a basketball court.

Scots lose Moascar Cup in odd circumstances

St Andrew's College, from Christchurch, are the new holders of the Moascar Cup.

Scots College have lost the Moascar Cup in odd circumstances.

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