The Gamestarter team of Joss Doggett, left, Hamish Palmer, Nay Lin Htaik, Phyo Thu, Alistair St Pierre and Mark Major (front).

Freediving to save dolphins video

Wellington game studio teams with Kiwi world-record diver to save endangered dolphins.

HB abduction attempt

Police would like to speak to this man after an incident in Hastings.

3:06 PM  A man reportedly tried to abduct a child outside a school in Hastings on Tuesday.

Wellington ED slow in rankings

2:58 PM  Patients in the capital are more likely to wait longer in the emergency department.

Parents question boy's injury

1:48 PM  Parents demand answers from school about critical injuries suffered in "window jump".

Quenched vows to return refuelled

16 min ago  Booze delivery service says it will be back in business soon, despite criticism.

MPs' workload 'lightest for 20 years'

1:50 PM  Parliament business hours are at lowest ebb since before 1996, according to study.

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News

Buoy, check out those waves

A large buoy has broken loose on Wellington's south coast and washed up at Lyall Bay.

2:54 PM  Large waves have broken a Wellington Airport warning buoy loose.

Town hall's future decided

2:48 PM  City councillors have agreed to a plan to turn the Wellington Town Hall into a music hub.

Council urged to buy Trentham house

US Marines run draws record field

Business

ParrotDog toast Aussie beer win

ParrotDog brewery was awarded champion international brewery at the Australian Beer Awards. Celebrating from left, Elvin Els, Kit Mulligan, Wattie Watson, Matt Warner, Matt Stevens, Matt Kristofski and Andrew Muckle.

Wellington craft brewers ParrotDog expect strong growth after several Australian Beer Awards.

Why NZ should promote Wellington

OPINION: Wellington has the potential to help national growth by taking some of the pressure off Auckland.

Richard Riddiford, founding managing director of Palliser Estate Wines is retiring after 25 years.Pip Goodwin will now take up the position as chief executive.

New CEO for Palliser Estate

The founding managing director of Palliser Estate Wines is retiring after 25 years at the helm.

Comment

Local Government embarks on programme to improve performance

The public have a low awareness of important services such as rubbish and recycling collection.

OPINION: Local  government is the beating heart of New Zealand's communities but an independent survey shows it could do better

Editorial: Councillors don't deserve a free lunch

OPINION: It is odd that Wellington City Councillors think the ratepayers owe them a free lunch. They don't.

Taxing property is not a straight forward business.

Tax to stop ‘bad’ behaviour dents level playing field

OPINION: A tax that is designed to raise no, or very little, revenue is not necessarily all that strange. And it certainly doesn’t mean the tax is ineffective.

Culture

Crossword solutions: Tuesday, May 26

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

Towers sing Lydia video

To mark NZ Music Month, Wellington-based indie-pop band Towers will cover well-known Kiwi songs.

Capital Life

Alternative therapies bring cancer hope

Weta Workshop costume designer Claire Prebble has received vitamin C, ozone and hyperthermia therapy.

Public donations of $94,000 allowed a Kiwi designer to seek alternative treatment overseas.

Our Lady of the Coast

The faithful and bargain-savvy flocked to Paraparaumu's Virgin Mary statue.

Future Olympic medallist, governor-general and royal surgeon Arthur Porritt, far right, competes in a 100-yard race at Athletic Park in 1923.

Kiwi turned down Chariots of Fire fame

Modesty prevented a Kiwi athletics legend getting his dues on the silver screen.

Sport

Scars of Lord's defeat may run deeper than Black Caps admit

Brendon McCullum falls first ball to England allrounder Ben Stokes during day five of the first test at Lord's.

9 min ago  New Zealand were excellent for most of the first test but went missing when it counted

Second Super Rugby start looms for Black

Not so hidden gem Otere Black should not be just a Hurricane for the here and now.

Despite the best efforts of captain Katrina Grant, right, the Central Pulse were unable to beat the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic on Monday night. Photo: Fairfax NZ.

Game all but over for Central Pulse

Pulse's trans-Tasman netball campaign all but over after 52-47 loss to Magic in Hamilton.

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