"It seems this little fellow was a fan too."

Wasp in Whittaker's honey choc

"He texted me saying 'is it supposed to have a wasp in it?' I replied 'ew'."

Boy hurt 'in escape'

Taradale Primary School, Napier, where a nine-year-old boy was critically injured in an "unfortunate accident".

A boy critically injured in a school window may have been trying to escape after toilet door became stuck.

Nicholas praises police recruits

The anti-rape activist never dreamed she would be patron of a class of new police officers.

Green light for Basin lights funding  

New lights at the Basin Reserve have been kept in council budgets - but only just.

Station 'slasher' arrested

Man arrested after an alleged unprovoked attack at Waikanae train station.

No paint lines, must waive fines

Wellington City Council's efforts to beautify the streets could cost it thousands of dollars.

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Guards graduate as jail jobs cut

Newly graduated Corrections officer Renee Manaena, wearing the cloak, has won the Minister of Corrections' Excellence Award.

Corrections axes 192 jobs and tells affected staff they can apply for new roles.

Rays to oust Kitts from lagoon

Frank Kitts Lagoon has never had an official name. That could all soon change.

Call to scrap Basin reserve lights fails

'Prepare to be named and shamed'


Gold Awards finalists announced

Olivia Olsen, Richard Capie, and Sara Orsborn.

Wellington businesses are sharp, sophisticated organisations, the Wellington Gold Awards organiser says.

A town with no pub video

Locals up in arms as last orders are called at Eketahuna's only pub.

CentrePort worker Mark Samoa was killed when a forklift driver failed to see him and pushed two huge packs of paper pulp together, crushing him on  January 20, 2013.

Port guilty over crushing death

Sisters of a man who died after being crushed between two pulp bales cried in court as they told of the impact of his death.


No reward from Little risk

Prime Minister John Key leads a risk-averse party.

OPINION: They say politics is the art of the possible, but it's equally the art of deciding what it's possible to risk.

Kiwi climate change plan 'innovative and promising'

OPINION: New Zealand can play a huge part in climate change talks this year, writes Professor Dave Frame.

National MPs applaud following Bill English's Budget speech.

Parliament yawns while problems mount

OPINION: Parliament's workload is light under a do-little government.


Crossword solutions: Thursday, May 28

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

Mapp and Lucia's comedy of manners remains timeless

REVIEW: In Mapp and Lucia Miranda Richardson sports flashes and gnashes in such a way as a smile from her is like the threat of battery acid.

Circus performers from Awkward Productions entertain crowds at Fever Pitch, Civic Square, as part of the FIFA U-20 World Cup festivities.

What's on in Wellington

What's on in Wellington over the next week.

Capital Life

Rude food, bar the mayo

Crafters & Co bar, Victoria St, Wellington.

Disruptive roadworks actually do patrons a good turn on this occasion.

My Secret Wellington

Elizabeth Connor is a meditating scientist.

St Patrick's College pictured in 1928, at its original location next to the Basin Reserve.

Bastion of Wellington Catholic education demolished

New Zealand's first Catholic boys' college was torn down in 1980, after nearly a century.


Plenty to gain for hungry Hurricanes against Crusaders

Hurricanes lock James Broadhurst on the charge during a Super Rugby match against the Sharks.

A Super Rugby playoff berth is assured for the Hurricanes but they'll want a home semifinal.

Hurricanes eye wounded Crusaders in Nelson

Team lists speak volumes for two teams' contrasting fortunes ahead of Super Rugby clash.

Katrina Grant has received a suspended two-match ban for her outburst at umpire Jono Bredin.

Grant given suspended ban for umpire outburst

Central Pulse skipper receives suspended ban for her conduct during a match against Steel on May 17. 

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