Joe Apikotoa is a young prop going places.

Code-hopping prop impresses

17 min ago  Not many teens leave the Melbourne Storm, but prop Joe Apikotoa sees a future in rugby.

No parole after 47 yrs

One of the only known photos of Alfred Thomas Vincent, then aged 12.

17 min ago  Alfred Vincent is 78 and increasingly frail - but is still deemed unsafe to leave prison.

Failures with CYF kids will be costly

17 min ago  OPINION: How far is the reforming minister prepared to go with state care for kids?

Most beautiful city, with best loo

12:48 PM  Hastings won NZ's most beautiful city, as well as best toilet - which had more entries.

Kids are big business gallery

Is the little collectables craze harmless family fun, or ethically questionable marketing?

Infant deaths prompt hui

Caregivers must keep vigilant to curb the growing number of infants suffering sudden deaths.

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Aged care facility for Whitby

An artist's impression of the proposed aged care facility at Whitby Lakes Retirement Village.

1:00 PM  Whitby is to get a new 60-bed aged care facility.

Woman punched by bedroom invader

A woman woke up to a horrific surprise in her bedroom at Paraparaumu Beach.

StudyLink worker stole $61,000

Driveway car wash ban


InternetNZ on the move

80 Willis St, part of the Singaporean-owned Grand Central complex.

Internet body moves to get its subsidiaries on same floor.

Kiwi drones crack into US airspace video

Altus business development manager Simon Morris with the company's Delta X8 drone.

A robust piece of Kiwi ingenuity is on threshold of cracking the US drone market.

Leaning tower gets approval

Resource consent has been given for a new control tower for Wellington Airport, which was designed to lean into the prevailing wind.

Wellington Airport's new control tower with a 12.5 degree lean has been granted resource consent.

Deka meets the wrecking ball video

An artist's impression of the old Deka site on the corner of Cuba and Dixon redeveloped by Willis Bond & Co. into a art and technology hub for Whitireia and WelTech campus students.

A retro landmark of Wellington's retail scene has met the wrecking ball.

PM launches post site revamp

Prime Minister John Key presses the ominous big red button, with Acting Hutt Mayor David Bassett looking on.

A retail and office development on a prime Petone site will involve hundreds of jobs.


Fixing failures with CYF kids will be costly

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley wants to shake up the system for state care of children, but it is not clear how.

OPINION: How far is the reforming minister really prepared to go with state care for children?

Start again with flag design

The flag consideration panel's longlist includes many designs that look like advertising logos, including one very similar to

OPINION: It's not too late to ditch the proposed flag designs and start again.

No defence for keeping refugee quota so small

Students from Nelson College for Girls have been among those supporting a campaign to double New Zealand's refugee quota.

OPINION: If we doubled the refugee quota, we would only be doing what we've done in the past, given population growth.

Editorial: Holiday hodge-podge will remain

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse.

OPINION: Government changes to Sunday trading laws still leave a shambles.

Life locked up is not one of luxury

Prison is not a place anyone wants to be.

OPINION: Prison is a vile place everywhere, and I'm unsure how much good it ever does.


The right direction for Touch Compass

Watching Windows plays with scale and space, again utilising boxes of various shapes and sizes.

REVIEW: Touch Compass challenges people's people’s perceptions of who can dance and what dance is.

Crossword solutions: Friday August 28

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

Dai's Eastbourne gig sells out

Comedian Dai Henwood will do a stand-up show at Brew'd in Eastbourne on September 3.

Dai Henwood's return to the Hutt Valley stomping ground of his early years has proved a success.

Black Dog cabaret no downer

The late Robbie Tripe.

Wellington's theatrical community will gather on Sunday to remember and celebrate to life of actor Robbie Tripe.

Lord of the Dance steps up

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is a highly energised and polished production.

REVIEW: While the story is slight and cliched, there's much to like in this Lord of the Dance.

Capital Life

IHC Art Awards winner has it all sewn up

Chris Wills' intricate cross-stitch map of New Zealand won him first prize of $5000.

Give him the blueprint and he'll stitch it in to the real world.

New interisland ferry fails to impress

John McAlpine, Minister of Railways, cuts the ribbon to allow the first car to drive off the Aramoana after its maiden crossing from Wellington to Picton on August 13, 1962.

The newspaper sport of ferry-bashing was invented in 1962 when the interislander Aramoana was plagued with problems.

Wellingtonian preserves messages from the trenches

Wellington man Glenn Reddiex with his postcard collection. He has released a book of postcards from World War I.

Glenn Reddiex researches history by collecting postcards, especially World War I postcards.

What's On in Wellington

Victor Victorious (Eli Joseph),  Rachel Rouge, Daniel John Smith & Emma Wollum from The Menagerie variety show which returns to the Fringe Bar on August 29.

Music, comedy, art and sports. Here's what's on this week.

Tolerton uncovers a forgotten history

Wellington author Jane Tolerton at her Bed and Breakfast, Booklovers, in Pirie St.



Code-hopping prop impresses

Joe Apikotoa is a young prop going places.

Not many teenagers walk away from the Melbourne Storm, but young prop Joe Apikotoa sees his future in rugby.

Bosson seeking Makfi hat-trick

Leading jockey Opie Bosson will team up with Turn Me Loose again in the Group I Makfi Stakes at Hastings on Saturday.

The kilos are dropping off Opie Bosson as he prepares for spring racing and a possible Makfi hat-trick at Hastings.

Black Caps' depth the big gain

Black Caps wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi departs cheaply as South Africa close in on a 62-run win in the third ODI in Durban.

NZ lost their world ranking of three with a South African series defeat, but gained valuable experience.

Hurricanes sign Lions loosie Fifita

Wellington loose forward Vaea Fifita in action during last season's national provincial championship.

Sacrifice and hard work have paid off for Wellington loose forward Vaea Fifita.

Basin to become Baz's back yard

Brendon McCullum is on track to play his 100th consecutive test at the Basin Reserve against Australia in February.

Nearly two years since he stopped the Basin with his test triple-century, Brendon McCullum is set to play his 100th test there against Australia.

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