Kapiti College Year 12 students Samantha Swift and Nadia Moore with Honey the dog in the school's room offering canine ...

Paws for clear thoughts

1:21 PM  Dogs in college classroom calm student nerves before their exams.

Send-off for Sir Jerry video

Farewell ceremony for the Governor General, His Excellency The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae.

1:45 PM  Trumpets, and a hongi from Prime Minister John Key heralds farewell for Governor-General.

Driver avoids harbour dip

12:50 PM  A car has narrowly avoided ending up in Wellington Harbour after leaving the road.

Concern as teaching workforce ages

9 min ago  Teachers over 60 have more than doubled in the past 10 years, and the number of younger educators willing to step up is in decline.

Kelly's Cuba cancer mission video

1:21 PM  Terminally ill Helen Kelly is in Cuba, getting treatment for her cancer.

Torched sign too much

Election billboard vandals bring fire to the Kapiti Coast and torch the current Mayor's signs.

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News

Marathon drugs trial wraps up

Clint John Helmbright was alleged to be at the centre of a busy drug network.

0 min ago  It took 10 weeks at the High Court in Wellington, but the case is finally over - for now.

Octogenarian on booze charge video

2 min ago  'There's no money in cordial' says 80-year-old bootlegger as he leaves court.

Fears for kids over funding plan

'Very unlikely' bug came from river

business

Partner 'wrongly used my name'

Sir Ngatata Love has told the Wellington High Court that his partner Lorraine Skiffington was claiming to represent him ...

Maori leader says it was "not acceptable" that partner was claiming to be acting on his behalf in negotiations.

CentrePort pocket $17.9m

CentrePort chief executive officer Derek Nind says the port's plans to deepen Wellington Harbour will bring increased ...

CentrePort pays owners Greater Wellington Regional Council and Horizons Regional Council $6.8m in dividends.

Briber's company in trouble

Gregory Hutt, pictured, appeard for sentencing in the High Court in Wellington in 2012, after earlier pleading guilty to ...

Company linked to man tied up in ACC bribery scandal runs into multi-million dollar trouble.

Love can't recall bank account

Sir Ngatata Love arrives at the High Court in Wellington on Monday, during his trial on fraud charges.

Maori leader said he had no memory of an account in his name used for a deposit on a beachfront property.

Neighbours fight hospice apartment plans

An artist's impression of Mary Potter Hospice's proposed apartment complex at Mein St in Newtown, Wellington.

Complex aimed at securing Mary Potter Hospice's financial future worries Newtown locals.

Comment

Historic building boom

The simple, obvious and only solution to housing a growing population is to build more houses and build them faster. ...

OPINION: New Zealand is in the midst of an historic building boom. Across the country, building activity is at an 11-year high.

Two watchdogs better than one

New Zealand is part of the Westminster family of nations.

OPINION: One of the constitutional roles of the public service is to provide free and frank advice. Public servant officials should, as the recent Dominion Post editorial wrote, "be brave and tell the minister something that he or she doesn't want to hear".

Moderate drinking is OK

There is well-acknowledged evidence showing light to moderate drinking can have a range of health benefits, says Spirits NZ.

OPINION: This month a group of academics are holding meetings in provincial towns around the country. They have two messages – there is no safe level of alcohol consumption and alcohol causes caner cancer.

Andrew Little: National has no answers

Labour leader Andrew Little outside boarded-up derelict state housing in Hamilton.

OPINION: It's official: the average Auckland house price has doubled since the Key Government came to power.

The generation game

The factual label of baby-boomer evolved gradually into the implication that all people born between 1946 and 1964, from ...

OPINION: Heartfelt thanks to all of you who took the trouble to put me right about the number of laps in 10,000 metres. I'm not sure however you'll find it so easy to spot today's deliberate error.

Culture

Kiwi soundtrack for sci-fi horror

Caii-Michele Baker is a Kiwi singer who has recorded the theme song for a new Argentinian sci-fi thriller called Pacifico.

Looking for an otherworldly soundtrack to your out of this world horror film? Think New Zealand, naturally.

Crossword solutions: Wednesday, August 24

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

Crossword solutions: Tuesday, August 23

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

Album Review: Neil Young, Earth

Neil Young's Earth is out now.

REVIEW: It feels like Neil Young is the last protest singer left standing.

Opera for everyone hits Wellington

Barbara Paterson as Donna Anna.

There's a new kid on Wellington's arts block, and it's changing up the opera game.

Capital Life

Local's guide to Wellington weekend stuff nation video

A short stroll from the city is Wellington's beach – Oriental Bay

A Wellingtonian and travel blogger describes his perfect itinerary for a couple of nights in the capital.

Review: Sterling's WOAP burger

Sterling's WOAP burger, $22.

A taste of…Sterling, 101 The Terrace

Human rights at ground level

Power chair user Erin Gough could not get into Slim Davey's pub on her first attempt, but was invited back by owner ...

All it takes is a bit of wood, some goodwill - and free cocktails always help.

Cupcakes and cuddles at cat cafe event

Southern Cross bar owner Liz Clarke with SPCA cat Ariel.

Cuddling cats while eating croquettes and cupcakes has been a dream-come-true for these cat lovers.

Erskine College upgrade backed in the bay

Architectural drawings of the renovated chapel in a proposed $30m housing redevelopment of Island Bay's heritage-listed ...

Island Bay meeting backs $30m Erskine College redevelopment.

Sport

Rider suffers 'painful' season-ending injury

Rae Morrison in action during the second round of the Enduro World Series in Bariloche, Argentina.

Rae Morrison will be sidelined for approximately three months after breaking her heel in the latest round of the Enduro World Series.

HVHS win girls' football title

Members of the Hutt Valley High School girls' first XI celebrate winning the Wellington premier girls' title on ...

Hutt Valley High School get revenge on St Mary's College for last year's girls' first XV final loss.

WC into 'Canes regional final

Wellington College have won through to the Hurricanes region top four final, where they will play Hastings Boys' High School.

Wellington College set to challenge the might of Hastings Boys' High School in Palmerston North on Saturday.

'Squealing' Coles shrugs off praise

Hooker Dane Coles was among New Zealand's tryscorers in Saturday's big win over Australia.

Dane Coles rejects talk of his reaction to pain-killing injections before gritting his teeth against Wallabies.

Last ABs tickets up for grabs

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika talks to Wallabies captain Stephen Moore after losing game one of the three-match ...

Fewer than 200 tickets are available for Saturday's second Bledisloe Cup test in Wellington.

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