Epuni Street resident Scott Martin holds up some of the doctors' prescriptions he found scattered outside his Lower Hutt home this afternoon.

Doctors' scripts scattered in street

An investigation is under way after prescriptions were strewn through a Lower Hutt neighbourhood.

Balloon tragedy plea

Carterton balloon tragedy victim Alexis Still, was one of 11 killed when the hot air balloon they were in crashed into a power line in 2012.

MPs have rejected a plea for rules to keep families updated on treatment of victims' bodies.

Wellington winds cancel flights

12:15 PM  Strong crosswinds have cancelled some flights into and out of Wellington airport.

Stevens murder trial set for 2016

Three charged over Matthew Stevens' death have been remanded for a February trial.

Louise Nicholas' house burgled

11:33 AM  Anti-rape advocate says she feels violated after her house is ransacked.

Landfill odour issue gets political

The smelly issue of Spicer Landfill has got political.

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News

Sightings of missing girl reported

LA Tukerangi told family on Saturday she was being held against her will by Dean Whakatau.

17 min ago  Father of a missing 15-year-old believes his daughter is "playing along" with an older man to keep herself safe.

Wind and rain warnings

12:24 PM  MetService has issued severe weather watches for most of the North Island.

Councils warned: You can't go on like this

Living wage movement launch in Porirua

Business

Capital gets own property gongs

Mike Cole, Wellington branch president of the Property Council, wants to recognise local property heroes.

Wellington to honour its own commercial property trailblazers.

Power bill control

More companies are giving consumers more opportunities to take control of their bills.

Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter NZAS as seen from Bluff Hill.

Tiwai deal 'brilliant outcome'

Aluminium production will continue at Bluff's Tiwai Point smelter, meaning a huge sigh of relief for Southland.

Comment

Window closing fast on climate change options

A larger investment in wind power would be a major boost to New Zealand's renewable energy goals.

12:33 PM  OPINION: Pilots know that there is a brief window of time between losing oxygen and passing out. With climate change, we are at that moment now.

Why 'lab rats' study was inflammatory, misleading

OPINION: "These children are not lab-rats," Tolley wrote. Science collided with politics, and politics won.

Senior Sergeant Alan Reece with a X2 Taser.

Editorial: Proceed with caution on Tasers

OPINION: The decision to arm all front-line police with Tasers should be a trial only.

Culture

A foreclosure thriller in Florida

Andrew Garfield plays a tradesman evicted by a ruthless foreclosing agent, only to end up working for him in 99 Homes.

99 Homes is a thriller starring Spider-Man's Andrew Garfield where the backdrop is the collapse of Florida's housing market.

Crossword solutions: Tuesday, August 4

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

Drawing of Little Spotted Kiwi by Johannes G Keulemans, part of the Buller's Birds exhibition at Expressions.  Photo courtesy of Te Papa.

A peep at birds of the 1860s

Over 140 years ago, two men created what remains New Zealand's most famous book on native birds. A History of the Birds of New Zealand combined the passion and knowledge of ornithologist Walter Buller with the talents of artist J G Keulemans. 

Capital Life

Elders appreciate chef Phillips' innovations

Rodney Phillips, Executive Chef at Elderslea Lodge in Upper Hutt, won first place in the inaugural Senior Lifestyle Cuisines Competition in Auckland.  He is pictured with Elderslea activities representative Denise Niedermeyer, at the opening of the rest home's cafe, Mint.

An award-winning Upper Hutt chef has found rest home residents to be very appreciative of his efforts.

No, it's not a UFO

It's a lenticular - relax, that doesn't mean we can expect little green men. Most likely.

Loretta's vegetable salad.

From the Menu: Salad with a zing

Roast cauliflower, chargrilled brocolini, spinach, sunflower seeds and tahini dressing makes for a tasty plate.

Sport

'Benji factor' to boost Welly crowd

Benji Marshall will be a major drawcard for fans when he plays for the Dragons against the Warriors in Wellington on Saturday.

Benji Marshall celebrating one of the tries of the season just what Wellington RL wanted to see.

Braswell signs Saints coaching deal

American will coach Wellington in 2016 NBL season after the franchise made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

Shaun Phelan will ride Mahanadi when the Central Districts jumper attempts a second Grand National Hurdles win at Riccarton on Wednesday.

Phelan switches to Mahanadi

Shaun Phelan has been quick to find a new mount for Wednesday's Grand National Hurdles.

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