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Stuck on plane for 7 hours

The Cathay Pacific aircraft at Ohakea on Saturday, about 15 minutes after landing.

1:13 PM  More than 250 passengers on a flight from Hong Kong were stuck on a plane at Ohakea Air Force base for seven hours.

Stuck passenger: We weren't angry

Seven hours on the tarmac in Ohakea wasn't an ordeal for 266 people onboard, says passenger.

Smuggled geckos return home

Trapped by storm's rising waters

Business

Mothballed institution up for sale

The long-disused CIT site in Upper Hutt, now up for sale.

All eyes are on the buyer of Upper Hutt's CIT site.

Vernon Small: Surplus obsession so last election

OPINION: Stark warning from Reserve Bank needs significant action from Government on May 21.

Shed 5, Wellington Waterfront.

Chefs get creative to cook meals

A gas fault, two nights in a row, left hundreds of diners in Queens Wharf restaurants hungry and cold as they waited for it to be fixed.

Comment

The mother of all dilemmas

Duncan Garner says his wife has helped their son, 4, move from a baby to a boy.

OPINION: My wife's three-month break from paid work ends on Monday – and she can't wait.

No need to jump the gun on road-building

OPINION: The Basin Reserve flyover has cast a long shadow over transport politics in Wellington.

Finance Minister Bill English and Prime Minister John Key should acknowledge that a marginal surplus or deficit is just so last election.

Vernon Small: Surplus obsession so last election

OPINION: Stark warning from Reserve Bank needs significant action from Government on May 21.

Culture

Midge Ure wows again in Wellington

Scottish musician Midge Ure was in fine voice at Bodega.

REVIEW: Band Aid and Ultravox star Midge Ure rolls out the classics and reels in the audience at Bodega in Wellington.

Crossword solutions: Saturday, April 18

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

Singer Ricky Martin.

Ricky Martin's still got it

REVIEW: Ricky Martin gives the audience what they want with a high-octane performance at Wellington's TSB Arena.

Capital Life

Secret Welly: Michel Tuffery

Artist Michel Tuffery, with his favourite train, Cyclops.

Artist makes sweeping discoveries about Pacific Island soldiers who served in WW I.

Paint the park red

Put on a blindfold, grab a paintbrush and be part of a new Wellington public artwork.

Lord of the Rings director, writer and producer Peter Jackson waves to fans during the Return of the King premiere parade.

Wellington's blockbuster premiere

A crowd of 100,000 crammed onto Courtenay Place in 2003 to see Lord of the Rings stars at the third film's world premiere.

Sport

Saints stay unbeaten, win over Sharks

Southland Sharks forward Tai Wesley is challenged by Wellington Saints defender Damien Ekenasio during their exciting NBL encounter in Invercargill.

Wellington extended unbeaten run in NBL to six wins with thrilling 94-92 victory over Southland in Invercargill.

Tahs end Canes winning run in Welly video

Streak over at seven as defending champion Waratahs claim exciting 29-24 Super Rugby victory.

Hurricanes first five-eighth Beauden Barrett collects the ball among the congestion of the Waratahs defence during his sides narrow loss in Wellington.

Tahs push offside boundaries in win

"Bordering on?" Canes coach Chris Boyd said when asked if the Tahs rushing defence had bordered on being offside.

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