'Dinner Time' by British artist L S Lowry commanded $95,000 at Dunbar Sloane's Wellington auction on Wednesday. The work beat Lowry's previous record for a work on paper of AUD $38,000, setting an Australasian record.

Dinner Time sells for six figures

Pencil drawing of working-class men eating snapped up in Wellington.

Big freeze on way

Rimutaka Hill road was closed to snow on July 22, 2014 - and a repeat is likely this week.

16 min ago  North Island faces bitterly cold week, with temperatures close to zero and snow in places.

Hager search promise

3:01 PM  Police are accused of breaking an undertaking not to act on Nicky Hager findings until warrant tested in court.

The flu season is nigh

The flu season is under way and the public has been warned it could be nasty.

No trade-off in marriage equality

NZ trade with Asia after over 2 years of legal gay marriage rubbishes Aussie claim.

Accused was 'seen hours before'

Mental health carers saw accused only hours before attack that left one dead, four wounded.

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News

League player breaks ankle scoring try

Victoria University Hunters prop Shawn Gielen-Relph just moments after scoring a season-ending try that finished with a broken leg.

7 min ago  A soon-to-be doctor ended up on the other side of the operating table after breaking his ankle scoring a try.

Blessie's killer loses name appeal

3:13 PM  The man found guilty of murdering Blessie Gotingco has lost a suppression appeal but remains a face without a name in the meantime.

Rare white whale spotted video

Students tackle Masterton graffiti video

Business

NZ dollar falls on Greek vote

People celebrate in front of the Greek parliament as the people of Greece reject the debt bailout by creditors.

Greece's rejection of a bailout offer has sent the New Zealand dollar down to a new five-year low.

Still a place for print in digital business

Software and printing company MEA Vertigo sees a lot of potential in the Wellington market, its manager says.

Tuatara Breweries chief executive Richard Shirtcliffe says the company will start brewing overseas before the end of 2015.

Tuatara to brew overseas

Wellington craft brewer will be making beer overseas by end of the year.

Comment

Why I climbed Parliament

Verena Maeder faces a three-month prison sentence if she is convicteed of trespass for her part in a Greenpeace protest on the roof of Parliament.

OPINION: Nelson activist Verena Maeder explains why she risked a prison sentence to call for action on climate change.

Editorial: Care needed with TPP

OPINION: NZ needs to be ready to walk away from the Trans Pacific Partnership if it doesn’t deliver.

One way to avoid the ticket queues is to get a season ticket.

Tickets not the only thing scalped

OPINION: Ticket scalping is just taking the free market to its logical extreme.

Culture

The Prince and the Aussie

‘‘I wasn’t really into music. I thought I was going to go into sport for a good majority of my childhood,’’ says Darren Hart, aka Harts.

Multi-instrumentalist Darren Hart, who plays New Zealand next week, loved music superstar Prince. Then Prince called him.

Bic Runga and Tiny Ruins exquisite as duo

REVIEW: Bic Runga's request to work with Tiny Ruins was a smart move when the results were seen live in Wellington.

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Crossword solutions: Monday, July 6

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

Capital Life

Tun of fun: Crafting own hop heaven

Bringing their wort to the boil for their American Pale Ale is Upper Hutt Leader reporter Blake Crayton-Brown, left, and manager Grant Davidson.

A Wellington brewing enterprise enables quaffers to make their own hoppy concoctions.

Oldest man lived from first plane to space race

New Zealand changed out of recognition over the course of William Swensson's life.

Bic Runga with Auckland singer Hollie Fullbrook aka Tiny Ruins.

Tiny Runga and the super covers

REVIEW: Bic Runga and Hollie Fullbrook supergroup drives perfect performance at the Wellington Opera House.

Sport

Southland Sharks NBL champions

Kevin Braswell of the Sharks drives to the hoop during the National Basketball League grand final.

Southland Sharks beat Wellington Saints to be crowned NBL champions.

'Senior Canes deserved better'

Hurricanes No 9 feels for senior players after last chance for a Super Rugby title eluded them.

Hurricanes players - right to left - TJ Perenara, Conrad Smith, James Marshall and Beauden Barrett wonder what went wrong after losing the Super Rugby final to the Highlanders at Westpac Stadium on Saturday

Canes tense up under weight of history

OPINION: The Hurricanes fluffed their lines on the big stage, leaving a familiar feeling in the capital.

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