Eketahuna Commerical Hotel managers Phil Ryan and Kaye Brotherton.

Wairarapa town to run dry video

5:09 PM  Locals up in arms as Eketahuna is to lose its only drinking hole.

Passenger slashed

Police are looking for this man after an assault in Waikanae.

Man waiting on platform is stabbed in random attack at Waikanae station.

Roads closed, ferries disrupted video

3:47 PM  Roads from Kaikoura to Napier hit hard as massive waves pound east coast.

Seales: last session in court

4:20 PM  Dying lawyer returns to court for the final session in her case to have a doctor help her to die if suffering becomes intolerable.

Man turns himself in

Police interview man after alleged abduction attempt of child near a school.

Half of Wairarapa trains run late

Line hits a new low for punctuality, with half of trains late into Wellington.

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News

Takeaway store destroyed in fire

Fire guts Sun Ming Takeaways in the main street of Shannon, Horowhenua. Fire Safety Officer Murray Kidd was at the scene on Wendesday.

5:10 PM  A Shannon takeaway store on State Highway 57 has been destroyed after an early morning fire.

Seal returned to the wild

5:08 PM  A rogue seal's Lower Hutt adventure has ended after it was captured by DOC rangers.

Counting the cost of the flood

Late councillor's wife elected to board

Business

Investors borrow up large ahead of crackdown

Property investors account for one in every three dollars borrowed in the housing market.

Investors borrowing $1.8 billion make up one third of the mortgage market.

Freedive for dolphins video

Wellington game studio teams with NZ's top free diver to help save endangered dolphins.

Quenched was advertising with the phrase: "Don’t stop the party at your place early, we are here to help."

Quenched vows to return refuelled

Booze delivery service says it will be back in business soon, despite criticism.

Comment

Stripping citizenship a step too far

A car is engulfed by flames during clashes in Ramadi on Saturday as the city falls to the Islamic State.

OPINION: The war on Isis is less than a year old, but its consequences keep rippling around the world.

Local Government embarks on programme to improve performance

OPINION: Local  government is the beating heart of New Zealand's communities but an independent survey shows it could do better

Supermarket Waitrose has joined the traditional three lions and a crown on English cricketer Stewart Broad's chest.

Advertising's battle to take over the world

OPINION: We now expect to see commerce everywhere. And even if we hide from it, it comes to find us.

Culture

Road trip play a tightly wrought drama

Victoria Seymour gives an arresting performance as Quinn in Wings at Bats Theatre.

REVIEW: Despite a pedigree of familiar plot devices, Wings is still an engrossing play.

Crossword solutions: Wednesday, May 27

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

Carmen Bradford romped through five numbers, the best being a note perfect imitation of Ella Fitzgerald’s scat singing.

Count Basie Orchestra in full swing

REVIEW: Count Basie Orchestra review

Capital Life

My Secret Wellington

Elizabeth Connor, TED wellington speaker

Elizabeth Connor is a meditating scientist.

NZ's biggest board game convention

Put down the controllers and pick up some dice at Wellycon this weekend.

Titahi Bay's 213-metre radio mast towers over its transmitting station, and the suburb, in the late 1960s.

Towering Titahi Bay radio mast revolutionised radio

Titahi Bay's giant radio mast cemented the foundations for Radio New Zealand in 1937.

Sport

Town beat College in thriller

St Pat's Town v Wellington College, May 27, 2015.

5:13 PM  St Pat's Town have beaten Wellington College 15-11 in a tight and tense traditional rugby clash.

Traditional rivals square off again

St Pat's Town the narrow favourites against Wellington College in annual fixture on Wednesday.

Kiwi bar manager Philip Blackwood with partner Noemi Stephannie  Almo. They have a baby daughter, who was born in August.

Hurricanes stick by jailed fan

Kiwi in jail in Myanmar for using image of Buddha to promote cheap drinks is to get a signed shirt from his favourite team.

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