Fairfax reporter Rachel Thomas visits the Wellington Islamic Centre in Kilbirnie and was show how to wear a hijab.

What makes a Muslim? video

Wellington reporter Rachel Thomas dons a hijab and learns the basics of Islam.

Freedom camper fix?

Owner of Top 10 Holiday Park Lower Hutt, Allen Levin  with Janna Kahui at the end of McEwan Park by Petone foreshore.

Wellington could solve its freedom camper woes by shifting them to Lower Hutt.

Manhunt for Kiwi missing in Oz

Man with ties to Wellington disappears in "highly unusual circumstances" near Perth.

Garner: A solution for sex offenders

5:00 AM  Community fury at sex offenders in their street is understandable, but we can't allow mob justice.

Yealand's winery for sale

5:00 AM  Yealands Estate Wines is selling its Crossroads winery and vineyards in Hawke's Bay.

Left Bank bar bid rejected

Could a bar be the cause - or cure - for crime in a Wellington laneway?

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News

Wellington's 'Ponsonby' hub

The site of the former Greytown Four Square store and adjoining land, which was developed into new retail spot, is on ...

The "most sophisticated retail property ever built in the Wairarapa" is up for grabs.

Hutt project manager wins big

5:00 AM  Rodney Verhoeven, of Hawkins, took out the top award for his work on the Walter Nash Centre.

Man dies at Waterloo station

Fog machine foils burglary

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Wellington's 'Ponsonby' hub

The site of the former Greytown Four Square store and adjoining land, which was developed into new retail spot, is on ...

The "most sophisticated retail property ever built in the Wairarapa" is up for grabs.

Hutt project manager wins big

Rodney Verhoeven, of Hawkins, took out the top award for his work on the Walter Nash Centre.

Rodney Verhoeven, of Hawkins, took out the top award for his work on the Walter Nash Centre.

Big restructure at Martin Jetpack

Martin Jetpack chief executive Peter Coker is taking on a new role as vice president global community of innovators ...

Martin Jetpack has switched senior executives, laid off staff, and farewelled two directors

Corrupt mastermind or duped friend?

Flanked by supporters, Sir Ngatata Love arrives arrives at High Court in Wellington during the final week of the trial, ...

Crown claims Sir Ngatata Love was seeking enrichment. His defence says others took advantage of his trust.

NZ Post profit up, letters drop

AUCKLAND, AUCKLAND - APRIL 06:  New Lynn Kiwibank and Postshop on April 6, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand ...

Postal service reports a $141m profit and parcel growth, but posties are delivering fewer letters.

Comment

Garner: A solution for sex offenders

Placing a sex offender near Maungaraki School proves Corrections needs a total overhaul of how they handle these cases.

Community fury at sex offenders living in their street is understandable - but we can't allow mob justice to take over.

A heavy lift for light rail fans

Light rail has experienced a resurgence from the US to Australia recently, including in Melbourne, pictured.

OPINION: Light rail has its appeal, but the cost of bringing it to Wellington remains worrying.

We just need to deliver the best

Effective teaching means personalising the experience of learners so they achieve the highest possible standards in ways ...

OPINION: The model of learning needs to ensure all learners, regardless of the mode in which they learn, get a 21st century education.

Policy for the birds

Tutaepatu Lagoon is a 49-hectare spring-fed freshwater wildlife sanctuary in Canterbury.

OPINION: A successful native biodiversity National Policy Statement will require all political parties to be on it.

Bring NZ Wars into view

A ceremony marking the handover of Rangiriri, site of one of the major battles in the New Zealand Wars.

OPINION: The New Zealand Wars are a foundational part of this country's history, and every person should have at least a passing knowledge of them.

Culture

Te Papa’s getting bugged

Ruud "The Bug Man" Kleinpaste is bringing his creepy crawly bug lab to Te Papa.

Te Papa announces a new creepy-crawly collaboration with Weta Workshop.

A very funny and original show

Jessica Brien delivers a yoga class like no other in Coriander's Yoga(ish) Show.

REVIEW: From start to finish, Brien engages her audience with consummate ease

Crossword solutions: Saturday, August 27

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Find the solutions to The Dominion Post's backpage puzzle here.

Crossword solutions: Friday, August 26

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Crossword solutions: Thursday, August 25

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Capital Life

4 ways to cut food waste

Duck liver parfait with donut holes.

Lessons from the All Taste No Waster dinner.

Cherry beer's sweet back story

Pete Gillespie, co-owner of Garage Project, which has collaborated with Karma Cola to produce cherry-flavoured Lola.

The story behind Lola

Feast not for the faint-hearted

Cardiac Cuisine, a Wellington On a Plate event boasting six courses of hearts.

This is one banquet which the chef has put more than his own heart and soul into.

Pedal power behind recycling video

Kaicycle is a food waste bicycle collection service based in Wellington.

Kaicycle is fundraising to improve their urban waste collection service and help keep food waste out of landfills.

Local's guide to Wellington weekend stuff nation video

A short stroll from the city is Wellington's beach – Oriental Bay.

A Wellingtonian and travel blogger describes his perfect itinerary for a couple of nights in the capital.

Sport

It's back to reality as Smith returns from Rio

Kelsey Smith in action during the Olympic Games semifinal against eventual champions Great Britain.

She may have returned home without a medal but Kelsey Smith has described her first Olympic Games experience as "one of the funnest things I've ever done."

Who are the top sport people?

The Tawa Tigers wrestling Club scooped most of the honours at the Porirua Sports Awards in 2011.

The Porirua City Council is calling for nominations for the city's top sports awards.

First-half blitz propels Otago

Otago's Jack Wilson and Wellington's Jackson Garden-Bachop compete for the ball.

Otago outscored Wellington five tries to three in the second round match in Dunedin.

All Blacks blackout partially lifted video

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen, right, with New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew.

Lunch guests will be allowed to see part of training run - but team deny they're paranoid about bugging.

Halaholo committed to Cardiff

Willis Halaholo starred for the Hurricanes as they won their first Super Rugby title.

Waikato midfielder keen to play for Wales in three years time after his super form for the Hurricanes.

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