Helen Collins holds aloft the club rugby winning trophy after captaining the Norths to victory. She and Tiana Collins both played in the final for the club their brother, late All Black Jerry Collins, played for.

Triumph for Collins' sisters

5:00 AM  Two of Jerry Collins' sisters have brought home a club rugby victory for their brothers' beloved Norths Rugby Club.

Cops taking aim

Police announced last week all frontline officers are to be armed with Tasers.

5:00 AM  Young, drunk and violent people account for more than half of all suspects dealt with by police.

OBU win Jubilee Cup gallery video

Fans hold their breath as MSP fight back bravely before OBU prevail.

The Oaks could go

WCC says Wellington needs more inner-city park space, and the Oaks could be an option.

Hot water cylinder catches fire

Tenants of a house heard a commotion which turned out to be a fire.

Three rescued from yacht video

An seven-hour boat saga for three men caught in a storm at sea off Palliser Bay.

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News

$2m Avalon Park upgrade starts soon

An artist's impression of the new Avalon park playground.

5:21 AM  Avalon Park is about to get a $2 million upgrade, aimed at making it a regional attraction.

Pioneering Petone scientists remembered

5:10 AM  A renowned Petone resident has been honoured with a brass plaque in Wellington.

Peters launches into race row

Carnival attracts thousands

Business

Power bill control

Consumers want more control of bills.

5:00 AM  More companies are giving consumers more opportunities to take control of their bills.

Thunderbirds launches Pukeko Pictures video

5:00 AM  The remaking of cult TV show Thunderbirds has launched Pukeko Pictures to the world.

NZAS will decide on Monday whether to renew an energy contract with Meridian Energy.

Tiwai electricity decision today

5:00 AM  The Tiwai Point aluminium smelter owners will have to decide today whether to renew a Meridian Energy contract.

Comment

Bowron: A deal that would sink NZ

ISDS would allow foreign companies to challenge US laws — and potentially to pick up huge payouts from taxpayers — without ever stepping foot in a US court.

5:00 AM  OPINION: Only a madman would sign us up to a deal that had no benefit to us and lost control of our destiny.

Getting out the dog whistle

5:00 AM  OPINION: There is an old saying that there is no such thing as bad publicity. If you believe that then Colin Craig would be at around 7 per cent in the polls, not 0.7 per. But in the case of the Labour Party, the saying may be correct.

Tony Robertson was convicted of the rape and murder of Blessie Gotingco.

Duncan Garner: Keep evil in prison

OPINION: Imagine making a mistake that would later cost an innocent woman her life.

Culture

Crossword solutions: Monday, August 3

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5:00 AM  Solutions to The Dominion Post's daily back-page crossword are available here.

Samarpana - a beautiful evening of dance

5:00 AM  REVIEW: Ann Hunt review the Samarpana dance show.

Italian Film Festival director Tony Lambert has decided to scrap the festival after 19 consecutive years.

Italian Film Festival folds

"I've spent the last three years trying to keep it alive, but I came to realise it couldn't work anymore."

Capital Life

No, it's not a UFO

The clouds are commonly mistaken for UFOs.

It's a lenticular - relax, that doesn't mean we can expect little green men. Most likely.

Wellington Italians share recipes

5:00 AM  The Wellington on a Plate event celebrating food, tradition, and family.

Miramar's gasworks in the 1920s. The plant was built in 1912, when electric light was already gaining ground over gas.

Gaslight illuminates filthy city

5:00 AM  Wellingtonians could finally dodge open sewers at night when gas streetlights were introduced.

Sport

Hill earns Wellington recall

Old Boys University wing Joe Hill stretches out for the first of his two tries in Wellington premier club rugby's Jubilee Cup final against Marist St Pats.

OBU wing Joe Hill earns Wellington recall after starring in Jubilee Cup final.

Norths survive late bid from Ories

Norths were running on fumes at the end of the Victoria Tavern Trophy for Wellington women's rugby but they had just enough in the tank to beat Oriental Rongotai 24-22 at Porirua Park on Saturday.

Current Old Boys University rugby captain Joe Beech [left] meets 1966 Victoria University captain Gary Hermansson. Beech has become the first university club captain to lift the Jubilee Cup since Hermansson did it 49 years ago.

1966 skipper on hand to see OBU break drought

Out of the crowd and into the teeming rain, 74-year-old Gary Hermansson experienced something he hadn't enjoyed in 49 years.

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