Susan O'Brien with 9-month-old Misha. She found the strength to survive a night in the bush after drinking the breast milk she is still feeding to Misha.

Lost runner's LOTR moment

10 min ago  Breast milk expressed into a Moro bar wrapper gave her "adrenaline rush".

Children's skull find

John Holmes Smith went missing in March 1986, aged 76.

Three children helped sold the mystery of engineer John Smith, who went missing 29 years ago.

Wellington below freezing

6:38 AM  Central NZ caught the coldest of the cold overnight with temperatures below freezing.

Schoolboy badly hurt

13 min ago  A 9-year-old pupil is critical after being strangled in a school accident.

Council may extend living wage

Contracted staff could be in line to get a pay rise as the council looks to extend the living wage.

Seales wants 'opposite of suicide'

Palliative care may not help terminally ill Lecretia Seales, euthanasia case judge told.

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Helping to rebuild Cheboche

Katy Austin is raising money through the Cheboche Area Trust to help the post-earthquake rebuild in Nepal.

11 min ago  Hutt Valley woman Katy Austin was one week into a seven-week holiday in the UK last month when a devastating earthquake hit Nepal.

Union boss wades in on Creek post box

New Zealand Post's actions in withdrawing street post boxes have annoyed the president of the Postal Workers Union of Aotearoa.

Titahi Bay couple provide a pathway to US

Norths stalwart hits 100


New CEO for Palliser Estate

Richard Riddiford, founding managing director of Palliser Estate Wines is retiring after 25 years.Pip Goodwin will now take up the position as chief executive.

The founding managing director of Palliser Estate Wines is retiring after 25 years at the helm.

Wellington soda business bubbling

It's only been three years but Wellington business Six Barrel Soda is thriving and predicting more growth.

Larry Keeley, an innovation expert from the US, will host workshops in Wellington and Auckland in May.

More than new tech

A United States innovation expert is set to change what Wellington businesses owners know about innovation.


Local Government embarks on programme to improve performance

The public have a low awareness of important services such as rubbish and recycling collection.

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

Editorial: Councillors don't deserve a free lunch

OPINION: Wellington city councillors should buy their own lunches

Taxing property is not a straight forward business.

Tax to stop ‘bad’ behaviour dents level playing field

OPINION: A tax that is designed to raise no, or very little, revenue is not necessarily all that strange. And it certainly doesn’t mean the tax is ineffective.


Crossword solutions: Tuesday, May 26

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

Towers sing Lydia video

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

Capital Life

Kiwi turned down Chariots of Fire fame

Future Olympic medallist, governor-general and royal surgeon Arthur Porritt, far right, competes in a 100-yard race at Athletic Park in 1923.

Modesty prevented a Kiwi athletics legend getting his dues on the silver screen.

Remembering The Berry Boys

A box of plate glass negatives discovered by chance in Wellington has spurred an award-wining documentary.

Sculptor Martin Roestenberg works on his Virgin Mary statue, Our Lady of Lourdes, on site at Paraparaumu in 1958.

Our Lady of the Coast

The faithful and bargain-savvy flocked to Paraparaumu's Virgin Mary statue.


Game all but over for Central Pulse

Despite the best efforts of captain Katrina Grant, right, the Central Pulse were unable to beat the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic on Monday night. Photo: Fairfax NZ.

Pulse's trans-Tasman netball campaign all but over after 52-47 loss to Magic in Hamilton.

More wanted from Black Caps spinner Craig

Spinner Mark Craig under the microscope against fast improving England at Leeds

Hurricanes first five eighth Otere Black enjoys a lighter moment during training.

Second Super Rugby start looms for Black

Not so hidden gem Otere Black should not be just a Hurricane for the here and now.

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