Dragonfly co-owner Brent Wong is excited the cordons on Courtenay Place have been lifted, allowing them to open in early ...

Wellington quake cordon shrinks

Safety cordon took a bite out of business, but new hope dawns as cordon rolled back.

Husband conned too

Tania McCartney, left, pictured outside Hastings District Court last year before her sentencing on theft charges.

She stole from the school where she worked, and also took from her husband.

'It's money well spent' video

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Barricaded inside MP's office

Police had to deal with former mental health patient, who did not feel safe outside of Trevor Mallard's office.

Fears for historic cottage gallery

Descendants of a family who lived in historic cottage fear it could be demolished to make way for traffic tunnel.

Haward guilty of beach rape

Jury finds Paraparaumu beach rapist guilty after three hours of deliberations.

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Very Welly Christmas for 2017

Wellington businesses are being urged to take part in the 2017 Very Welly Christmas parade and festival on Lambton Quay.

9:12 PM  A Very Welly Christmas set to return in 2017.

Organ donation rates in the dozens

9:05 PM  Organ donor's father pleads for higher donation rates as statistics paint a stark picture.

Hospice surprise $1.35m buyer

'I would like to tell him I forgive him'

business

Very Welly Christmas for 2017

Wellington businesses are being urged to take part in the 2017 Very Welly Christmas parade and festival on Lambton Quay.

A Very Welly Christmas set to return in 2017.

Hospice surprise $1.35m buyer

Britannia House trust chair Stephen Fitzjohn is delighted that it as been purchased by Te Omanga Hospice for $1.35 ...

Te Omanga Hospice purchases former Petone rest home.

Air craft diplomacy video

Flight Lieutenant Rebecca Lee and Squadron Leader Rich Mcphaden fly the A400M over the Marlborough Sounds on Friday.

One of Britain's most modern military planes drops into Wellington as part of an international sale pitch.

Third 'winter' for Kaikoura

Whale Watch is still running less than a quarter of the trips it would normally at this time of year.

Kaikoura businesses are desperate for an extension to the wage subsidy that has kept them afloat since the November earthquake.

Wellington quake cordon shrinks

The Reading car park demolition, viewed from Tory St and Wakefield St in Wellington.

Safety cordon took a bite out of business, but new hope dawns as cordon rolled back.

Comment

Where's Railways of National Significance?

Covering 316 hectares of fertile land with a road, the Kapiti Expressway, is poor stewardship, says Viola Palmer.

Opinion: The cost to taxpayers and the damage to the environment far outweigh any small benefit the Kapit Expressway will bring to car travel times.

Cadbury and the consumers

New Zealand filmstar Sam Neill backs a boycott of Cadbury

Cadbury's abandonment of Dunedin poses hard questions about profits and power. Cadbury's owner, the giant multinational Mondelez, made the announcement more in sorrow than in anger. It said it just couldn't afford to keep making chocolate in Dunedin when 60 per cent of it was sold in Australia and had to be shipped across a very expensive bit of water.

Farewell Jane Roe, complicated champion of abortion rights

Norma McCorvey, right, was the anonymous plaintiff known as Jane Roe in the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 Roe vs Wade ...

OPINION: She was full of contradictions, like all of us.

Lessons from the quake

The demolition of the quake-damaged Reading Cinema carpark building, which began on January 4, is now in its final stages.

A hundred days after the Kaikoura earthquake is a good time to reflect on what the capital has learnt. The November 14 shake was a shocking wake-up call for Wellington in more ways than one. We are still learning its lessons.

Ministry must come clean

Former MoT manager Joanne Harrison was finally forced out of the shadows. When will MoT say what it knew?

OPINION: She was hired as a senior public servant despite her past. How could this happen?

Culture

Classical music and comedy collide

04022016 supplied photo arts: The Modern Maori Quartet.

The Modern Maori Quartet are joining forces with the country's premiere orchestra for a nationwide tour.

Crossword solutions: Friday, February 24

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

Taika picks NZ over Hollywood

"I think we need to encourage storytelling and creative writing from an early age, and we need to foster it throughout ...

2017's New Zealander of Year says he turned down Tinsel Town move to tell Kiwi stories.

Homegrown sells out

Homegrown 2017 is due to go ahead on Saturday March 4.

Tickets for Wellington's Homegrown festival have officially sold out for 2017.

The Mikado's own wandering minstrel

Jonathan Abernethy, who plays the wandering minstrel romantic lead named Nanki-Poo in The Mikado, is a bit of a ...

Meet the IT student turned opera heartthrob.

Capital Life

Very Welly Christmas for 2017

Wellington businesses are being urged to take part in the 2017 Very Welly Christmas parade and festival on Lambton Quay.

A Very Welly Christmas set to return in 2017.

Q&A: Kirsty Buggins

New Wellington Night Shelter general manager Kirsty Buggins.

The woman at the helm of Wellington Night Shelter is taking time to reflect on the role after her first four months.

Homegrown sells out

Homegrown 2017 is due to go ahead on Saturday March 4.

Tickets for Wellington's Homegrown festival have officially sold out for 2017.

'WTF springs to mind'

The month-long WTF! Women's Theatre Festival aims to celebrate women in the industry.

Women are still under-represented in theatre, so this month at Circa is all about celebrating them.

Fringe Festival's Emma Hall: 'The librarian look is hot right now'

Emma Hall is performing her one woman shows at New Zealand fringe festivals this month.

Something happened in my 20s – it all just fell apart.

Sport

Black Caps defend fortress video

Tim Southee celebrates a South African wicket ahead of a return to Westpac Stadium, where he's New Zealand's most ...

Wellington World Cup memories linger for pivotal Black Caps v South Africa ODI.

Easy does it for 'Canes

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd hasn't gone overboard with his scouting of the Sunwolves.

Hurricanes taking a low-key approach to Sunwolves.

Into the unknown for TW

Former All Whites coach Kevin Fallon will take charge of Puaikura at the OFC Champions League.

The New Zealand champions' first game of the OFC Champions League group stage will be against a Kevin Fallon-coached team.

Meet the Hurricanes' quiet achiever

Michael Fatialofa, left, says it's "fun times'' being a Hurricane.

Michael Fatialofa has come from nowhere to become the Hurricanes' senior lock and lineout caller.

Rested Rabada selection headache

Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada is being kept in cotton wool by South African management as they try to have him firing for ...

South Africa management face tough calls on their bowling stocks as three-test series looms.

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