Student Jacqui Ormsby with the water system, using totara wood as a filter, that won the regional science fair.

Nature's answer to dirty water

Following a quake, Wellingtonians may have a high school student to thank for clean water.

Eateries forced to shut

Vista Cafe in Oriental Tce was shut down for a day in October for health concerns. Owner Lexie Murdoch said it had since completely refurbished the kitchen.

6:43 AM  We name the Wellington restaurants closed for health reasons in 2014-15.

Unsettled spring start 

The lower North Island can expect patches of sunshine, cloud and rain  to welcome in the new season.

Criminal trackers glitches revealed

Warning for e-monitoring glitch affecting more than 100 criminals.

Curtis St redevelopment win

The controversial re-zoning of land on Curtis St and earthworks are set to go ahead.

Hawke's Bay flat fire

6:34 AM  A fire in a Hawke's Bay flat has been put out.

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Waipesi hailed for lifting opportunities

Handing out books at a gather of Waipesi, (Wainuiomata Pacific Education Success Initiative) were Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard (centre) and  Labour's community sector spokeswoman Poto Williams and youngsters Lucia Faapusa (on Trevor's knee), Jackson Whiu, Dominic Volkner and Levi Kahui-Puhia.

6:47 AM  A programme opening up education opportunities for Pacific Island children is being hailed as a success.

Mum's lunch enterprise has NZ mission

Renee Ailao makes school lunches for 300 kids a day.  She'd like to be doing it for 10,000.

Waka ama the future for Paralympian

Accountancy partnership for growth

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Mum's lunch enterprise has NZ mission

Renee Ailao, centre, of the children's lunch-making business Kids' Food, showed Local Government Minister Paul Bennett and Hutt list MP Chris Bishop around her Wainuiomata operation last week.

Renee Ailao makes school lunches for 300 kids a day.  She'd like to be doing it for 10,000.

Accountancy partnership for growth

A Wellington accounting company riding on the coat-tails of Xero, has set their sights on further expansion.

Curtis St redevelopment win

Karori homeowner Wayne Newman and other members of the Creswick Valley Residents Association have been fighting council re-zoning plans of the Curtis St site for years.

The controversial re-zoning of land on Curtis St and earthworks are set to go ahead, after the case was heard by the Environment Court.

Creativity fills banana void

Spotted at Countdown Newtown in Wellington: Banana bread posing as bananas.

With no bananas to fill the shelves, one Wellington supermarket got creative.

Sponsorship key to Canes growth

Hurricanes chief executive Avan Lee.

As a number of Hurricanes prepare for World Cup duty, the Wellington franchise is on the hunt for a sponsor.

Comment

National gets third-termitis

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse: likeable, but out of his depth.

OPINION: John Key warned Cabinet not to be arrogant and contract the dreaded disease.

Editorial: Housing is the Government's Achilles heel

Housing Minister Nick Smith.

Government is failing the test on Auckland and state housing problems.

In Rugby State, opening the pubs comes first

Prime Minister John Key is a great rugby supporter - and an even bigger supporter of looking blokey.

The urgency given to the Drink Piss While Watching Sacred Rugby Bill was enough to make you vomit.

Keep the break from the ads

Putting advertisements on around the clock might seem consistent - but few viewers want it.

All can unite against the final victory of commercial yawp.

Fixing failures with CYF kids will be costly

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley wants to shake up the system for state care of children, but it is not clear how.

OPINION: How far is the reforming minister really prepared to go with state care for children?

Culture

Neil Finn announces solo shows

Neil Finn will sing songs from his extensive back catalogue on his upcoming solo shows.

Neil Finn has announced intimate solo shows with strings in Wellington and Christchurch.

Crossword solutions: Monday, August 31

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

Heartfelt and sure-footed Bruckner

Violinist Baiba Skride.

REVIEW: NZSO review by John Button

Crossword solutions: Saturday, August 29

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

The right direction for Touch Compass

Touch Compass dances, literally and figuratively, inside and outside the box in Acquisitions.

REVIEW: Touch Compass challenges people's people’s perceptions of who can dance and what dance is.

Capital Life

Nature's answer to dirty water

Student Jacqui Ormsby with the water system, using totara wood as a filter, that won the regional science fair.

Following a major quake, Wellingtonians may have a local high school student to thank for a clean drink of water.

Radio studios burn in mystery arson gallery

Radio host Doreen Kelso, right, interviews Margaret David for her programme Person To Person at Broadcasting House in August 1976.

Wellington's world-class Broadcasting House radio studio met a grim end - first bowled, then burned.

Trolley derby thrills mini racers

Wellington mayor William Appleton, front, is towed uphill in a trolley cart during a parade to open the first derby. Karori Progressive Association president William Pringle follows behind him.

There were no idle hands to interest the devil during New Zealand's first trolley derby in 1948.

App keeps parents in the loop

Vicki Campbell and 4-year-old son Jed Karam use the Educa programme through their childcare centre. It's a digital platform that helps parents and teachers to stay in the loop.

Get more out of the question "how was school today?"

IHC Art Awards winner has it all sewn up

Chris Wills' intricate cross-stitch map of New Zealand won him first prize of $5000.

Give him the blueprint and he'll stitch it in to the real world.

Sport

Merrick happy with Nix draw

Learning who everyone is has been a priority for new Phoenix import Jeffrey Sarpong.

Wellington Phoenix held to 3-3 draw by Capital Football XI in pre-season match.

Lions fairly proud after easy win

Lions halfback Adam Deck makes a pass during his side's 29-0 win over Northland at Westpac Stadium.

Encouraging signs weren't hard to find at Westpac Stadium, on Saturday night.

Lions tame Taniwha in Wellington

Frae Wilson of Wellington spins a pass out at a raing Westpac Stadium.

Wellington remain unbeaten in the national provincial championship after seeing off Northland 29-0.

Rovers hope to continue cup run

Stephen Hoyle, left, was one of Napier City Rovers' goal scorers in their 3-0 Chatham Cup win over Western Suburbs. Photo: MONIQUE FORD/FAIRFAX NZ.

Napier City Rovers head to Auckland on Sunday, as their quest for an elusive fifth Chatham Cup title continues.

Sarpong's road to Phoenix

Jeffrey Sarpong is happy to have landed at the Wellington Phoenix after a frustrating professional career.

New Dutch striker moves on from frustrating first decade of pro football and is ready to reinvigorate career.

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