Wellington personal trainer Willie Collins, the cousin of late All Black Jerry Collins, drowned while diving for ...

'Tragic' diving decision: coroner

Jerry Collins' cousin should not have been allowed to ascend on his own from a scuba dive.

Player admits attack

Kolinio Yabia Tamanitoakula

5:34 PM  Mid Canterbury rugby player Kolinio Tamanitoakula admits attempted rape after match in Gisborne.

Debt to fund Hutt growth

6:09 PM  Hutt City plans to use debt to rejuvenate city,

Easter Sunday trading gets nod

5:30 PM  It was tight, but Masterton District Council will let all shops open on Easter Sunday.

Wairarapa cannabis bust

5:19 PM  Police seize over 300 plants linked to cannabis operation in Featherston and Greytown.

CentrePort's future discussed

4:55 PM  Councillors air frustration toward CentrePort as it considers its long-term future.

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Councillors at odds over velodrome

An artist's impression of the multi-use sports facility, including a velodrome, being proposed by Napier City Council.

5:45 PM  The decision whether to build a controversial multimillion-dollar velodrome in Napier has stalled.

Donated bikes stolen from school

5:14 PM  A locked door and a padlocked gate didn't stop thieves from taking ten bikes from a Lower Hutt school

Raroa School gets $1.1m

Kapa haka "Olympics" begins


Debt to fund Hutt growth

Hutt City is to use debt to fund growth.

Hutt City plans to use debt to rejuvenate city,

Masterton to get Easter Sunday trading

Masterton's Queen St, seen here, might be a lot busier on Easter Sunday following a council vote.

It was tight, but the Masterton District Council is allowing shops to open on Easter Sunday.

Shaky capital: 100 days on gallery video

The demolition of the condemned Reading Cinema carpark in Wellington's central city is "around three-quarters complete" ...

One hundred days after the Kaikoura quake, about 200 people are unable to return to their Wellington homes.

CentrePort future on the table

Wellington property developer Ian Cassels has his own ideas of what CentrePort should look like

Call for future of CentrePort to be rethought in light of damage caused by the November quake.

Cheaper student fares on horizon

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Wellington's mayor says room could be found in the budget to subsidise public transport for students.


Ministry must come clean

Former MoT manager Joanne Harrison was finally forced out of the shadows. When will MoT say what it knew?

OPINION: She was hired as a senior public servant despite her past. How could this happen?

Public service vs cash

Adrian Orr, CEO NZ Super Fund.

OPINION: Bill English would be right to sack members of the board of the Super Fund.

E Kore Ano, Never Again

Respectful public inquiries can provide closure, as well as new openings, for victims of abuse, their families and ...

Opinion: The Open Letter to Prime Minister Bill English, calling for an independent inquiry to deal with abuse of children under state care, has been steadfastly downplayed by the Government. Why?

Rats an unprecedented threat

A rat trap making volunteer day on Stewart Island.

 Opinion: An explosion of the rat population on Stewart Island, a vital part of the conservation estate, is not a good look amid pledges of making New Zealand predator-free by 2050, say a group of perennial trampers.

School starts and kids' well-being

Moving to an earlier age for starting school  could mean less choice, less flexibility, and lower ability to be ...

OPINION: Having children start school before their fifth birthday may not really be good for them.


Mikado debut for Wellington soprano

Olivia Sheat, 22-year-old Dame Malvina Major Scholar with NZ Opera.

At just 22, Olivia Sheat is about to make her professional opera debut.

Crossword solutions: Wednesday, February 22

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

The Lads find their niche

Steve King and Mark Millard are probably New Zealand's most popular Christian kids music duo.

A Kiwi duo making Christian music for kids have struck it big overseas.

Interesting ideas, excellent dancing

Samuel Hall's Subsequent Slavery offered up an interesting idea that could perhaps be developed further.

REVIEW: The Toi Poneke Dance Residency show offered up interesting ideas and entertaining works.

Tinie Tempah's Kiwi motivation

Tinie Tempah has two shows coming up in Auckland and Wellington.

The UK rapper's looking for some music guinea pigs in NZ, and he wants to film a music video.

Capital Life

Fringe Festival's Emma Hall: 'The librarian look is hot right now'

Emma Hall is performing her one woman shows at New Zealand fringe festivals this month.

Something happened in my 20s – it all just fell apart.

Wine & food on Wellington waterfront

Plenty to choose from at the Wellington Wine & Food Festival

Lashings of beer, bubbles and burgers.

Pasifika Film Fest sails to capital

The Pasifika Film Fesitval aims to showcase and inspire Pasifika stories and narratives through film, with the hope of ...

The sounds and stories of the Pacific are coming to you.

Inexorable passage of time

When an acquaintance from many years ago gets in touch, Joe Bennett's thoughts turn to how fast time passes.

Opinion: When old acquaintances remeet, it's a sharp reminder of how time hasn't stood still.

Review: Foxglove Bar & Kitchen

The pumpkin and feta wantons at Foxglove Kitchen & Bar, Queens Wharf, Wellington.

We visited the waterfront establishment's on a rare, fine day in Wellington.


Councillors at odds over velodrome

An artist's impression of the multi-use sports facility, including a velodrome, being proposed by Napier City Council.

The decision whether to build a controversial multimillion-dollar velodrome in Napier has stalled.

Phoenix need accountability, unity

Wellington Phoenix captain Andrew Durante in action this season.

A players-only meeting has the Wellington Phoenix squad heading in the right direction, says captain Andrew Durante.

Testimonial for Lia

The Wellington Phoenix will play a testimonial match for Vince Lia in March.

Wellington Phoenix stalwart's career to be celebrated with social match and This Is Your Life dinner.

Sofia Rosa to clash with Winx?

Sofia Rosa is being aimed at a clash with super mare Winx in the Group I Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

If top New Zealand mare performs on Saturday, she is likely to clash with Winx.

Kerr gets the call up

Tawa College student Amelia Kerr has been called into the New Zealand White Ferns Twenty20 International squad in Australia.

Teenage legspinner Amelia Kerr has joined the White Ferns side in Australia for her first overseas tour.

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