A concept design of how the proposed Basin Reserve flyover would look from Hania St in central Wellington

$12m wasted on scrapped flyover

NZTA has officially abandoned its plans for a Basin Reserve flyover.

Family's flight fury

Nelson woman Tamika White, bottom left, remains in Nelson Hospital following a brain hemorrhage that left her on life support. Pictured from top left, with her brothers Kelly White, Michael White and sister Julie Brown.

Family of critically ill woman in Wellington Hospital angry after Air NZ refuses to refund flights.

One-punch killer guilty

Cruz Murray found guilty of manslaughter after a fatal punch felled Bruce Coker.

Callous thief steals final photos

A little girl is heartbroken after the last photos of her deceased father were stolen.

Protesters call for refugee quota rise

"Do unto others as we did to your mother," protesters calling for quota rise tell PM.

Ash tattoos on the increase video

An increasing number of people are taking memorial tattoos a step further than most.

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News

Snow forecast for Rimutakas

Snow is set to fall to 400m on the Rimutaka hill overnight Saturday, which could cause headaches for motorists this weekend.

A wintry chill hits the capital this weekend as an icy front looms from the south

Serial rapist denied parole

A serial rapist with an "appalling history" of offending against women will stay in jail after he was declined parole. 

Bouncy slide owner charged

The harsh reality of rugby

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How to grow a super-city

The public needs to know what might happen when Auckland population hits 2 million in 2031, says John Daley.

The economy will be hurt if a super-city grows badly, says an Australian expert.

Petricevic's release challenged

Rod Petricevic was previously refused parole after 'failing to show enough remorse for his crimes'.

SST wants to stop former Bridgecorp boss Rod Petricevic's release from jail.

Staff involved in blackmarket issued warning

Hawke's Bay Seafoods premises were raided by MPI compliance officers on Wednesday

Seafood company co-operating with authorities over investigation into blackmarket operation.

Masonry changes right, says Property Council

Fallen masonry from a broken cross lies next to St. Mary's Anglican Church in Timaru.

Landlord group gives qualified support to law change on unreinforced masonry.

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.

Comment

Garner: Modern family dilemmas

Duncan Garner and his wife have a total of six children in their lives.

OPINION: Life in a blended family can have its ups and downs.

Editorial: The upside of Australia's downturn

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott

OPINION: We're used to Australians doing better than New Zealand. So enjoy their temporary downturn.

Leading the charge on cleaner water

Porirua City Councillor Bronwyn Kropp demonstrating how to divert car washing detergent into a garden using a dam of towels.

OPINION: If, by making a small change in our behaviour, we can help protect the harbour, why wouldn't we do it?

Politicians will run a mile, but our abortion laws encourage deceit

Stratford mother Hillary Kieft watches National MP Chester Borrows sign her family petition seeking a change to the law that allows teenagers to have abortions without their parents' knowledge.

OPINION: While abortions are ostensibly about protecting women’s mental health, they often have precisely the reverse effect.

Editorial: Shorter deadline for quake fix is welcome

Canterbury earthquake survivor Ann Brower with Housing and Building Minister Nick Smith.

OPINION: The Canterbury earthquake continues to force improvements to our law.

Culture

Crossword solutions: Saturday, September 5

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

Crossword solutions: Friday, September 4

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

Not many plays as good as this

The White Guitar's story of the Luafutu family, including rapper Scribe is powerful theatre.

REVIEW: The story of rapper Scribe and his family in play The White Guitar is superb theatre.

No impediment to talent

Despite some clunky improv, Sam Brooks' Stutterpop is a charming and very different kind of show.

REVIEW: Sam Brooks' stutter hasn't stopped him performing in a clever and insightful show.

Reaching a new audience

Gabrielle Stevenson as burlesque madame Kitty de Luge in a new web series by Rodrigo Films called Dropped Pie.

A film company with a small budget has called in favours, but has a worldwide audience thanks to the web.

Capital Life

Mana Island a sanctuary and deathtrap gallery

A topographical map commissioned in 1873 by the government's first tenant farmer, John Fortescue.

Tiny Mana Island has a big history, hosting legendary explorer Kupe and launching New Zealand's wool industry.

Shaken not stirred, and in high spirits

Bartender Ray Letoa preparing his winning cocktail at CoCo at the Roxy, where he has worked since 2011

Ray Letoa has shaken and stirred his way to the top of a Wellington cocktail competition.

Getting back to being a kid

Cancer survivor Zariah Kahui-Riddler, 6, was joined at Camp Quality by her sister Kalia Kahui, 11.

The kids at Camp Quality have one thing in common, they have all survived cancer.

National memories erased by fire

Charred government records damaged in the Hope Gibbons fire are still held by Archives New Zealand, but countless documents were destroyed completely.

Precious historical records fluttered aflame through Wellington as a storage building burned in 1952.

What's On in Wellington: Sept 3-10

The Phoenix Foundation are playing at San Fran in Cuba St on Sept 18 at 8pm. Tickets $35 from undertheradar.co.nz.

Music, comedy, art and sports. Here's what's on this week.

Sport

Emotional Imrie step closer to Rio

Wellington kayaker Kayla Imrie is still riding high on the buzz of qualifying a New Zealand K4 500m boat for the Rio Olympics.

Pride of Mana Kayak Racing Club within touching distance of Olympics with gun K4 500m NZ women's team.

Hillier adds another national title to list

Daniel Hillier, pictured winning the national amateur title in April, won the New Zealand under-19 strokeplay over Kevin Koong in a playoff on Friday.

Having won the national amateur title in April, Wellington's Daniel Hillier added the under-19 strokeplay to his list.

Unlucky All Blacks lift Lions

Cory Jane will play at fullback for Wellington in Saturday's clash with Southland.

Awkward moments put to bed as Cory Jane and Jeremy Thrush rev up for domestic season.

Boys give Hutt netball edge

Hutt Player of the Day Jenna-Rose Mafua.

Hutt Intermediate used boys to compete in netball

Basin showpiece for Wellington

The Basin Reserve will host all the Firebirds' home cricket matches this summer, as well as a Pakistan ODi and an Australia test.

Cricket Wellington will host all their domestic matches at the Basin Reserve.

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