Bashed for a packet of smokes video

5:00 AM  Porirua grandmother Linda McElwee throttled and bashed for cigarettes and an iPad.

Limit curbs drink drive

Lower drink-driving limits have changed motorists' behaviour, and resulted in less spending at bars and restaurants.

5:00 AM  New, lower alcohol limit seems to be working - and bars don't like it.

Accused a former mental patient

5:00 AM  A man accused of slashing a stranger's face with a knife had previously been committed.

Driverless cars on the way

13 min ago  Self-driving cars could be hitting NZ's roads in next few years, Transport Minister says.

Guards graduate as jail jobs cut

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

'Prepare to be named and shamed'

Judge warns woman who stole from disabled clients that name suppression won't last.

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Slinn persuasive on senior issues

Tom Slinn of Hutt City Grey Power was in his element keeping control at a Hutt City Grey Power meeting in September 2008 featuring then Prime Minister Helen Clark.  Mr Slinn died in Lower Hutt on May 20, 2015.  Photo: SIMON EDWARDS, FAIRFAX

6:17 AM  Tom Slinn, a man credited with pulling together Hutt City Grey Power and putting it on a path to relevance and vitality, has died.  He was 91.

Historic church windows replaced

5:00 AM  New windows at historic St Joseph's Church in Pauatahanui have finally been installed.

Nicholas praises police recruits

Rays to oust Kitts from lagoon


Gold Awards finalists announced

Olivia Olsen, Richard Capie, and Sara Orsborn.

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

Fairfax plans further editorial restructure

Media company unveils widespread editorial changes amid challenging conditions.

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Farmers face 'brutal' times

Federated Farmers predict brutal six months ahead for dairy farmers as Fonterra cuts milk price forecast for this season.


Education the key to farm safety

Jane Ward from Colyton, Manawatu, learns safe quad bike riding with David Skiffington from FarmSafe.

5:00 AM  OPINION: A punitive approach to farm safety will not work, writes Federated Farmers' Katie Milne.

Parliament yawns while problems mount

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

Prime Minister John Key leads a risk-averse party.

No reward from Little risk

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


Crossword solutions: Friday, May 29

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5:00 AM  Solutions to The Dominion Post's daily back-page crossword are available here.

Crossword solutions: Thursday, May 28

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

American drama Empire is a powerhouse series inspired by the hip-hop music industry.

A powerhouse TV drama

5:00 AM  REVIEW: Even if you loathe hip-hop and rap music, Empire is a powerhouse series which promises guest appearances by big stars such as Beyonce. Best show of the week.

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The game changers of tomorrow

Charlizza Harris from Upper Hutt was nominated for a Youth Week award by her boss and supporter, Sue Jury, CEO of the YMCA.

5:00 AM  Young movers and shakers shine at the 2015 Youth Week Awards.

Mystery of the missing teenage model

5:00 AM  A pretty Lower Hutt teenager vanished into thin air in 1961, leaving a cold trail and a dead suspect behind her.

Crafters & Co bar, Victoria St, Wellington.

Rude food, bar the mayo

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


Plenty to gain for hungry Canes 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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