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Underage alcohol sting

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Police report three businesses in the Wellington region for selling alcohol to minors.

Investor fights to hide name

Ross Asset Management investor pursued for money by liquidators tries to keep his name secret.

Roads reopen after spill

Eight officers arrest one teen

Business

Extra funding to smooth way for exporters

David Percy, who started Pertronic Industries 33 years ago in his garage, shows Customs Minister Nicky Wagner an example of fire detection panels and circuit boards the Lower Hutt firm now exports around the world.

Customs gets an extra $6.2 million to help exporters take advantage of Free Trade Agreements.

Wellington tourism industry thriving

Wellington is primed to capitalise on a thriving tourism industry after a record breaking start to the year.

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown meets Taupo Mayor David Trewavas, who took the inaugural Taupo-Wellington flight with Sounds Air.

Inaugural flight touches down video

Sounds Air made its inaugural flight from Taupo to Wellington on Tuesday.

Comment

Editorial: The value of good political radar

State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie, left, made a hash of the exit of Roger Sutton, right, from Cera.

OPINION: The State Services Commission deserves its poor ranking in the Trans Tasman newsletter.

Runway merits must be weighed

Runway extension is not a new idea for Wellington, but could be a good one, writes Linda Meade.

Re-elected and under-fire Fifa president Sepp Blatter pauses during a news conference in Zurich.

Reason: The murky world of Fifa exposed

OPINION: Football’s governing body rips off investors, it launders money, initially through Swiss accounts, the Feds move in and then people cry like babies, says Mark Reason.

Culture

Crossword solutions: Wednesday, June 3

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

A fast and furious Hamlet pays off

REVIEW: Globe to Globe Hamlet by William Shakespeare, directed by Dominic Dromgoole & Bill Buckhurst.

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard's Django & Jimmie

Town and country in new album

REVIEW: Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard play an assortment of tunes inspired by Django Reinhart and Jimmie Rogers.

Capital Life

A drummer's secret Welly

Musician Myele Manzanza, photographed in Wellington

"African drums are to contemporary music what Latin is to the European languages today."

Auckland vs Wellington beer battle video

OPINION: Wellington holds New Zealand's beer crown, but Auckland is hot on its heels.

Jamie Selkirk, founder of the Roxy5 short-film competition, won by students from Otaki College.

Otaki scoops film prize

Winners of Roxy5 film competition are "natural born storytellers", Weta's Jamie Selkirk says.

Sport

Black Caps slip to fourth in world rankings

England captain Alastair Cook and New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum shake on a drawn test series, after the Black Caps' 199-run win at Headingley.

Despite their 199-run win over England, the Black Caps have slipped a spot to fourth on the world test rankings

American football coming to Auckland, Wellington

Auckland and Wellington will get their first taste of American football early next year.

Hollis better for World Cup experience

Porirua archer Jeremy Hollis will be hoping to carry his good form at a World Cup event into the indoor nationals in Porirua in August.

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