Captain Hurricane, aka Nathan Lewer, will wear the costume for the last time at this weekend's Super Rugby final.

Last salute for Captain Hurricane

New Captain Hurricane wanted as long-time mascot Nathan Lewer retires after 21 years.

One dead in homicide

Police said several houses have been "contained".

9 min ago  One person is dead and several others have been taken to hospital after an incident in Johnsonville.

Alex Renton dies

Alex Renton, the Nelson teenager who received government permission to use medicinal cannabis, has died.

AOS callout in Kapiti

Police stop car and search Waikanae home in hunt for guns and drugs.

Girl still 'proud' of speech video

Student who criticised teachers says she has been treated unfairly, but has no regrets.

Dog shooting complaint laid

Man takes case to Independent Police Conduct Authority after AOS shot his dog.

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Girl still 'proud' of speech video

Napier Girls' High School student Anela Pritchard talks about the impact her speech has had.

Student who criticised teachers says she has been treated unfairly, but has no regrets.

Cheap new Japanese cars

Importer says he'll "shake up the industry" with parallel importing of cars - saving consumers up to $10,000.

ERO concerns at Wainui college

Policeman's lot is not a happy one

Business

Sheep industry celebrates its best

Clinton farmer Hamish Bielski won the Ballance Agri-Nutrients Sheep Industry Emerging Talent award in the 2015 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards.

The sheep industry's standout performers have been named at the Beef + Lamb NZ Sheep Industry Awards in Invercargill.

Sunny outlook for Hawke's Bay jobs

There is a jobs bonanza in Hawke's Bay from better times for the pipfruit and tourism sectors.

Importer, 2 Cheap Cars, says it will sell Japanese vehicles such as the popular Toyota Corolla for thousands of dollars cheaper than official New Zealand dealers.

Cheap new Japanese cars

Importer says he'll "shake up the industry" with parallel importing of cars - saving consumers up to $10,000.

Comment

City council is a six-dollar-a-day per person bargain

The council has increased funding to the arts to build on the success of events like the LUX festival of light .

OPINION: For Wellington City, July 1 heralds the beginning of a decade of growth and economic transformation, for its strong, diverse and prosperous communities.

NZ looks to Middle East

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully outlines what he hopes to achieve at the UN security council.

Wellington City Council's big plans for the city have to pass a strict test before ratepayers' money is spent on them.

Editorial: Risks and opportunities in council plan

OPINION: The council can help lay the conditions for a dynamic city but needs to carefully balance its spending plans against cost to ratepayers.

Culture

Seraphine Pick's Search engine surrealism

Retreat by Wellington artist Seraphine Pick.

Wellington painter Seraphine Pick took inspiration from the plethora of images on the internet for her new works.

Crossword solutions: Wednesday, July 1

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

Sheryl Gallagher, left, from Upper Hutt, and Carrie Burke, from Lower Hutt, two members of the NZ team of six heading to the World Art Games in Slovenia , September 1-9.

Kiwi creators off to World Art Games

Six Kiwi artists - all but one of them from Wellington - are heading to the World Art Games in Slovakia.

Capital Life

Rugby fans camp for test

Fans who queued all night witnessed a a particularly bloody match and an All Blacks loss against the 1956 Springboks in Wellington.

Rugby fans camped overnight outside Wellington's Athletic Park ahead of an All Blacks-Springboks test match clash in 1956.

New experiences just a click away

Stuck on Wellington holiday ideas? This online tool makes it easy.

Dame Kate Harcourt for Partridge Jewellers.

Dame Kate a glittering icon

As the new face of a jewellery campaign, Dame Kate Harcourt is shining.

Sport

Nix draw Mariners in FFA Cup

Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick will be keen for some silverware next season.

The Phoenix have drawn the Central Coast Mariners in the round of 32 in the FFA Cup

Standing room only for rugby fans

Hurricanes fans who missed out on tickets are rushing to claim prime spots in city bars.

New Zealand pace duo Trent Boult and Tim Southee are both set to miss next month's tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa.

NZ call for backup on African tour

As many as five frontline Black Caps could miss the tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa next month.

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