The Aitchison's million-dollar Roseneath view returns to its former glory as the fence blocking it comes down following a court order.

End for view-blocking fence gallery video

It was the fence that blocked a Wellington couple's dream harbour view. Now it's coming down.

$300k for 'snitches'

Secretly trading inside information on the inner-workings of the criminal world is a dangerous job. Police pay cash for informants' tips.

Informant payments: the transactions so 'hush-hush' police won't talk about them.

Crash driver named

The 23-year-old man who died after a crash near Ohakea on Saturday was Carl Amey of Rongotea.

Who killed the Wellington Sevens?

"Not I," said the leery, vomiting drunks. "Not I," said the PC fun police. "Not I," said NZ Rugby...

Biker killed on SH5

A motorcyclist has died in Hawke's Bay after a crash involving a tourist driver.

Things to do on Waitangi Day

Scratching around for ways to use up those last few hours of the public holiday? Here's five ideas.

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Growth in million-dollar Hawke's Bays property market

This home in Endsleigh Drive, Havelock North sold in December, as demand for million-dollar properties in Hawke's Bay grows.

11:13 AM  Million-dollar properties in Hawke's Bay are in hot demand, as interest from national and international buyers strengthens, a real estate agent says.

Featherston family terrorised

Youth mobs continue to torment the family of a girl they blame for the deaths of two teenage boys.

Farm boys fly at rodeo video

Wellington woman takes out 100km run

business

Air NZ's $25m tech spend

A technology upgrade to Air New Zealand's ATR fleet will provide a more consistent service for customers, especially over winter.

Air New Zealand is spending large on advanced flight technology for its ATR fleet.

Growth in million-dollar Hawke's Bays property market

This home in Endsleigh Drive, Havelock North sold in December, as demand for million-dollar properties in Hawke's Bay grows.

Million-dollar properties in Hawke's Bay are in hot demand, as interest from national and international buyers strengthens, a real estate agent says.

90-day trial basics

According to MYOB's 2015 Business Monitor, 63 per cent of small business owners surveyed employed new staff on a 90-day trial period in the 12 months to August 2015.

The 90-day trial is a great way for employers to test out an employee's fit but there are finer legal details that many people miss.

What to know about Australian GST

They are one of our closest neighbours but there are key differences between GST in New Zealand and GST in Australia.

Tax is a very real concern for everyone doing business in another country and it is no different when heading to Australia.

This is a view worth fighting for gallery video

The Aitchison's million-dollar Roseneath view returns to its former glory as the fence blocking it comes down following a court order.

Stressed, debilitated, and walled in, the Aitchisons went into exile. Now, their home is waiting for them.

Comment

Bowron: In a froth at cafe owners

If a customer wants trim milk then cafes should serve it, Jane Bowron says.

Cafe owners who refuse to serve trim coffee seem to have forgotten that the customer is always right.

Editorial: A day to celebrate - and debate

It was fair enough for Prime Minister John Key to decline to go to Waitangi this year, but he was wrong to admire Australia's national day.

OPINION: Why does a national day have to be all sweetness and light?

Minimum alcohol prices are worth trying

Problems with alcohol

Editorial: Minimum prices for alcohol could reduce problem drinking.

Our future prosperity depends on how we help the less fortunate now

KidsCan CEO and co-founder, Julie Chapman.

OPINION: With the future welfare and prosperity of our nation dependent on the effective education of our next generation, denying the reality of hardship or poverty in New Zealand is futile and self defeating.

Who killed the Wellington Sevens?

Akira Ioane of New Zealand fends Kwagga Smith of South Africa during the 2016 Wellington Sevens cup final match at Westpac Stadium

"Not I," said the leery, vomiting drunks. "Not I," said the PC fun police. "Not I," said NZ Rugby...

Culture

Crowds fill Te Papa video

Crowds gather outside Te Papa's Gallipoli: The Scale of our War exhibition.

Te Papa museum had its busiest January ever, with Gallipoli and DreamWorks exhibitions drawing crowds.

Fat Freddy's Drop new music video video

A moment from the 10 Feet Tall video clip.

10 Feet Tall features local kids in an idyllic Kiwi holiday spot.

Dame Kiri firmly focused on the future

Dame Kiri says she never loses sight of New Zealand being her birthplace, her home, and where her roots are.

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa on her NZ tour, her beloved dogs, and why she finds selfies horrible.

Crossword solutions: Monday, February 8

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

Cheap booze 'destroying pub trade'

Backbenchers pub managing director Alistair Boyce believes supermarkets and big liquor stores are damaging Wellington's bars and restaurants.

Boss of Wellington's Backbencher pub wants new pricing law to protect hospitality industry.

Capital Life

This is a view worth fighting for gallery video

The Aitchison's million-dollar Roseneath view returns to its former glory as the fence blocking it comes down following a court order.

Stressed, debilitated, and walled in, the Aitchisons went into exile. Now, their home is waiting for them.

Found: Long-lost friend Joe

Twenty years ago American Lissa Carlino met Joe Wareham in San Francisco. After two years of searching for him, they finally meet again in Wellington.

American writer Lissa Carlino says Joe Wellington still has the "kind eyes" she remembered from 20 years ago.

Policing power

Auditor-General Lyn Provost is all smiles, but don't be fooled - there is a rod of iron up her spine.

From New Zealand's first female deputy police commissioner to public spending watchdog

Scots parade, picnic, and pipes

Scots College students at the whole school chapel service on Tuesday.

Scots College is rapidly approaching its 100th anniversary on Monday, February 8.

A taste of... Cuckoo Cafe & Cocktail Emporium

The monstrous platter.

A taste of…Cuckoo Cafe & Cocktail Emporium

Sport

Phoenix fail to fire - again video

Michael McGlinchey squanders a glorious opportunity in front of goal.

Ernie Merrick's 'nice guys' go down to a single goal as Perth take all the glory in Wellington.

Onslow draw with Easts draw, Hutt win

Iain McPeake took five wickets to help Hutt District beat Johnsonville in the Pearce Cup.

The top two Pearce Cup sides, Onslow and Easts, fought out a competitive draw, while Iain McPeake led Hutt District to a thrilling outright win over Johnsonville.

Colson's 97 moves Firebirds close to win

Wellington are well poised to chase victory against Otago in Queenstown.

Fraser Colson's 97 has helped his Wellington Firebirds side set Otago 391 to win their Plunket Shield match.

Wellington woman takes out 100km run

Wellingtonian Fiona Hayvice 60km into the Tarawera UltraMarathon on Saturday.

A woman who won a a gruelling 100km race says her secret weapon was the thought of a cold beer at the finish line.

Melville win national club sevens

Upper Hutt's Jackson Garden-Bachop is brought down near the tryline, and it was a narrow miss for his side in the national club sevens final against Melville.

The Upper Hutt Rams have fallen at the final hurdle of the national club sevens, going down to Melville 34-24 in the final.

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