Seatoun in the 1920s, at the time Fort Dorset, in the foreground, was declared a military establishment. In those days Burnham St, in the centre of the photo, ran east from beyond Seatoun Park, on the left, to Fort Dorset.

From an army base to Wellywood

An army base and a film set part of the history of Burnham St in Wellington.

Gaming charges: $30m

Pokie machines.

11:49 AM  Four men have pleaded not guilty to allegations of $30 million in gaming fraud.

Police to routinely carry Tasers

11:02 AM  New Zealand police will now routinely carry Tasers, it has been announced.

Kirkcaldie & Stains building sold

12:05 PM  Standing room only as shareholders voted to sell brand, store lease to David Jones.

Call for info on sex attacker

A 23-year-old woman was attacked after being followed by a stranger in Mt Victoria.

Timeout for wrong shoes

Wainuiomata school stands by its decision to put kids in timeout if they wear incorrect uniform.

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News

Options for bus network found

Two options have been identified for a rapid bus network through central Wellington.

0 min ago  Plans to create a rapid bus network through Wellington have been narrowed down to two options.

Work and travel made easy

It's never been easier to work when you want, where you want, and one Kiwi is living the dream.

Motorcyclist dead in Whanganui

One injured after crash blocks SH58

Business

Pukeko Pictures gets new boss

Pukeko Pictures works with ITV Studios in Britain to produce a computer-generated remake of Thunderbirds Are Go

Children's TV production company Pukeko Pictures has appointed a new boss to oversee the growth of the Wellington company.

'Technology is the biggest story' video

Time editor Nancy Gibbs believes technology is the biggest story in this "golden age of journalism".

Queenstown town centre manager Steve Wilde, First Retail Group managing director Chris Wilkinson and client services manager Lorraine Nicholson are working on a strategy for Queenstown's CBD.

Queenstown no longer reliant on its good looks alone

Central Queenstown has traded on its good looks long enough and is in danger of losing its appeal, a new business group believes.

Comment

Hunting can save African wildlife

Cecil the lion was a popular attraction among visitors to the Hwange National Park.

12:03 PM  OPINION: The death of Cecil caused outrage, but big game hunting offers a key to conservation.

Editorial: Kids not 'lab rats'

OPINION: No government should experiment on children.

Concerns the impact of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement on Pharmac have featured in protests against the proposed trade deal.

No bitter pill to swallow in TPP deal

OPINION: The TPPA could boost the NZ economy by $2b a year, allow better access to goods.

Culture

Crossword solutions: Friday, July 31

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

A glamorous gap year in show business

Kristy Wright and Laura Monachino have real world careers on hold while they tour as ice performers with Disney On Ice.

Adele Haenel and Kevin Azais in Love at First Fight. Their performances netted them each France’s equivalent of an Oscar this year.

Love and other catastrophes

French comedy drama Love at First Fight has been a hit for both its first-time director and his young stars.

Capital Life

Overdue since 2009

210313. Kevin Stent/Dominion Post. Wellington Library, where the WCC has budgeted $350,000 for the Mayor's temporary relocation on the fourth floor.

Someone has a book on Aborigines that was due back at Wellington library in 2009.

DC-3 comes in for landing

A project illustrating a slice of New Zealand aviation history has taken off.

Wellington puppeteer Jon Coddington.

Puppet Fiction heads to Edinburgh

There are plenty of strings attached for one Wellington barista's fringe passion project.

Sport

Schwalger back as Va'a gets a first look at Lions

Hurricanes and Wellington prop John Schwalger will make his return to rugby in a preseason match against Canterbury, his first match in 16 months after he was sidelined due to blood clots on his lungs.

A Wellington stalwart returns from a long layoff in the Lions' first pre-season rugby match

Another final in sight for Silverstream

St Pat's Silverstream have made a habit of being part of the big show.

Wellington United players Jayme-Lee Hunter, left, and Michaela Robertson (foreground) model the blue-and-white hoops of PEC Zwolle. Zwolle players Jolijn Heuvels, left, and Jorie Schepers are spending their off-season with Wellington United.

Zwolle, here they come

Frankly, the goal is to go to The Netherlands and never come back.

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