Midwives gather outside the High Court at Wellington.

Midwives sue Government video

1:53 PM  Midwives have lodged the nation's biggest equal pay challenge.

Body found in Porirua

A man's body was found in this state house in Porirua. Police say it had been there for weeks.

6 min ago  Neighbours noticed a smell which led to the discovery of a body in state house in Porirua.

Punch was self-defence, jury told

8 min ago  Cruz Murray's single punch shattered Bruce Coker's skull and lead to his death, court told.

 Jetstar site crashes video

12:49 PM  Jetstar will extend its $9 fare sale on new regional routes.

Hotel focus on accessibility

A sign language restaurant and rooms for people with disabilities are offered by a Wellington hotel.

Sick of Auckland? Try Welly - mayor

1:58 PM  Wellington's mayor says Aucklanders tired of high house prices and long commutes should move to the capital.

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News

Man ran off with register

The alleged register robber wore a Converse All Star hoodie, blue pants and black sunglasses.

1:34 PM  Lower Hutt police seek man who allegedly stole a cash register from a High St dairy in July.

Taylor Swift evicts Sir Ian

1:30 PM  Sir Peter's NY apartment was home to Sir Ian McKellen, until Taylor Swift bought it.

Harriers to run old timers day

Hutt goalie facing one last battle

business

More houses on the way

The increase in building consents follows a disappointing flat patch.

Surging building consent numbers should please home buyers and the Reserve Bank.

High hopes site will add verve to town

Locals hope the sale of a bare section on Featherston's main road will improve the town.

Vacant lot in Featherston's main street finally hits the market.

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.

Controversial re-zoning of land and earthworks in the Wellington suburb of Karori are set to go ahead.

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 its sights on further expansion.

Comment

Here's the news, read by Jennifer Lawrence

With modern technology, Jennifer Lawrence's voice could be reaidng the news.

OPINION: Do we really have to bid a fond farewell to any voice in the world ever again?

New Zealand needs to do more to tackle overdose problem

New Zealanders don’t like to talk openly about intravenous drug use

OPINION: Monday is International Overdose Awareness Day.

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.

Culture

A spectacular ensemble with stunning vocals

Some classy jazz playing and singers made for an impressive show by Postmodern Jukebox.

REVIEW: Postmodern Jukebox's gimmick is unoriginal, but they still produced an impressive show in Wellington.

Some great dance with body, heart and mind

Light is projected on to dancer Jeremy Beck during a performance by Footnote New Zealand Dance for its 30Forward show in Wellington.

REVIEW: Footnote New Zealand Dance's 30Forward show another highlight for excellent ensemble.

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

Capital Life

Piri tale coaches kids to dream big

Kicking off kids' dreams: the front cover of Jared Bell's picture book for children, Piri's Big All Black Dream.

Kick off your own dreams into reality - just as Piri Weepu did.

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?"

Sport

Dramatic introduction for Marino

Wellington second rower Solomona Sio is all wrapped up by the Akarana defenders.

It was quite an introduction to representative football, for Darryl Marino.

Hutt goalie facing one last battle

Eastern Hutt goalkeeper Leonie Broome is battling cancer but still played a major role helping Eastern Hutt win the Premier Two title.

The Eastern Hutt Hockey Club is holding a fund-raiser for Leonie Broome this Saturday.

Trials champ revving up enduro scene

Wainuiomata’s Jake Whitaker, on a Husqvarna TE250, turned his moto trials skills into enduro racing success at the inaugural Moonshine Run Hard event.

Jake Whitaker's trials skills helped him blitz the field at the recent Moonshine Run Hard Enduro.

Piri tale coaches kids to dream big

Kicking off kids' dreams: the front cover of Jared Bell's picture book for children, Piri's Big All Black Dream.

Kick off your own dreams into reality - just as Piri Weepu did.

City Rovers into Chatham Cup final

Saul Halpin, in blue, and Napier City Rovers are through to the Chatham Cup final.

Stephen Hoyle secured Napier City Rovers a berth in the Chatham Cup final with win over Birkenhead United on Sunday.

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