Bernadette Byrne (Jennifer Byrne, left) and Victor Victoria (Vicky Falconer-Pritchard) of Australian act EastEnd Cabaret.

EastEnd Cabaret a multifaceted hit

Social media lets a colourful Aussie duo performing in Wellington connect with audiences off stage.

Overload: 111 hang-ups

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A surge in 111 calls meant some were cut off unanswered at the weekend.

Low police presence hurts Hutt: MP

9:54 AM  Hutt policing becoming lower-priority and residents worse off for it, Trevor Mallard claims.

Lundy trials cost $6m and rising

Taxpayers spent nearly $6m putting double-murderer Mark Lundy behind bars twice.

Police search dog still missing

10:21 AM  Missing police dog Thames did not seek food at huts in the Tararua Ranges overnight.

Quite a kitty bequeathed to cats

A cat lover has left her $400,000 fortune to kittens in need at the Wellington SPCA.

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Wainui rugby premiers desperate for win

Hokianga Morunga looks to escape the clutches of an Upper Hutt Rams tackler during Saturday's clash.  Photo: COLIN WILLIAMS

2 min ago  Justin Wilson knows just how true the old rugby adage is that 'you don't play rugby on paper'.

PM: Cabinet minister won't step down over brother

10:16 AM  A Cabinet minister whose brother is facing indecency charges will not step down, Prime Minister John Key says.

Family died while praying

Wanted: Male primary school teachers

Business

Canheads the face of Panhead's new beers

Two of Panhead's new Canhead beer characters, Lola Deville and Johnny Octane.

Mike Neilson thinks it's time New Zealanders gave canned beer a second chance.

Farming smarter not harder

A young Tararua couple reveal how they are keeping their farm system simple.

Photo: Ella Brockelsby. Linda Burges and Jane Bowron at We Love TV - Tuesday 19th March 2013. Ponsonby Central, Auckland, New Zealand. Photo: Ella Brockelsby

Hats off to those who escaped

OPINION: Hilarious names are the only thing to envy at Gloriavale, says 'Chastity Fortitude.'

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Student binging leaves a bad taste

STRASBOURG, FRANCE - MAY 18. Italian students from the Primo Levi Technical Institute of Vignola in the Modena Province, toast wit glasses of beer in a pub during a school trip to Strasbourg to visit the European Parliament on May 18, 2004. School trips for teenager are very often a sort of initiation trip where they get in contact for the first time with alcohol and drugs and were they never sleep for the all time of the trip. But they can be also extraordinary occasion to get to know each others better even if for those which are consider "different" can be a nightmare experience .Mainly the teenager during those school trip are only interested in clubs, shopping and having a pizza instead that the cultural aspects of the tripp. (Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)

9:44 AM  OPINION: University hostel alcohol bans show student drinking can quickly cross the line.

Hats off to those who escaped

OPINION: Hilarious names are the only thing to envy at Gloriavale, says 'Chastity Fortitude.'

A woman walks beside a cycling lane in Florence March 12, 2015.    REUTERS/Max Rossi (ITALY - Tags: SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

Welcome movement on cycling

9:40 AM  OPINION: The arguments for decent cycle lanes are simple and convincing.

Culture

An energy-sapping two hours of knockabout farce

Kathleen Burns, second from left, is an outstanding Beatrice who plays the breeches role with style and fervour in A Servant to Two Masters

10:16 AM  REVIEW: There isn’t much improvisation or audience involvement in A Servant to Two Masters as the actors must for ever be thinking of the next pratfall.

Capital grooves for Dance Day

Hundreds got their groove on at Te Papa to celebrate International Dance Day.

NZ Music Month, Towers cover Goldenhorse's Maybe Tomorrow.

Maybe Tomorrow on the Cable Car video

8:59 AM  To mark NZ Music Month, Wellington-based indie-pop band Towers will cover well-known Kiwi songs.

Capital Life

Agency: The modern-day Mad Men video

The cast of Agency, a comedy web series filmed in Wellington which pokes fun at the corporate world. Left to right, Glen Puklowski as Duncan, Samantha Reed as Summer, and Ben Forman as Tom.

Big ideas, big characters, and big blunders: a new web series takes the mickey out of marketing.

Fame and shame in Wainuiomata

The name Chloe became synonymous with Wainuiomata in 1994.

Midnight Espresso on Cuba street.

A capital cafe crawl

Wellington is almost as well-known for its cafe culture as it is for windy weather. We checked it out over a long weekend.

Sport

Grant still believes Pulse can make the playoffs

It was another night of long faces for Liana Leota and the Central Pulse, following Saturday's loss to the Steel.

With three teams to qualify for the New Zealand conference, you'd expect a side with the Pulse's talent to waltz in.

Hundreds turn out for Crazyman

Lower Hutt's annual Crazyman multisport race attracted about 400 competitors this year.

Wellington Phoenix striker Nathan Burns is challenged by Melbourne City keeper Andrew Redmayne at Westpac Stadium.

Phoenix eliminated from playoffs by Melbourne City

Once talked about as potential A-League minor premiers, even champions, the Phoenix instead fell at the first playoff hurdle.

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