Regina Tito's story of living rough on Wellington's streets was captured in Loading Doc film Street Smart.

A story of homelessness

Regina Tito slept at train stations, streets - even toilets. "It is warm, and you can lock the doors, so that's safety."

Bars 'terrified' of cops

A police officer keeps a watchful eye on bar-hoppers along Wellington's Courtenay Place.

1:53 PM  Capital bars are loath to help drunk patrons for fear of attracting police, owner says.

Wild weather coming

2:19 PM  Lightning lashes Auckland as squally storms whip over the North Island.

Shoppers flock to David Jones video

Dozens of people queued up in the cold for the opening of Wellington's newest department store.

Body found in car near capital

A man's body was found in a car beside the Wellington motorway on Thursday morning.

Tostee shames news reporter

The alleged murderer of Lower Hutt woman Rie Wright has vented on social media.

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Martinborough wine pioneer dies

Palliser Estate founding managing director Richard Riddiford has died. He handed over the reigns to Pip Goodwin last year.

11 min ago  Richard Riddiford - the man who helped put the NZ wine region on the world map - has died following a short illness.

"Slap with wet bus ticket'

Response after councillor's email draws no censure.

Hutt mayors get colourful

Sex workers for disabled men

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Martinborough wine pioneer dies

Palliser Estate founding managing director Richard Riddiford has died. He handed over the reigns to Pip Goodwin last year.

Richard Riddiford - the man who helped put the NZ wine region on the world map - has died following a short illness.

Rich, but not rich enough

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Some of our favourite famous Kiwis may not make the Rich List.

Andrea Moore turns to crowdfunding video

An Andrea Moore show at New Zealand Fashion Week, where the new I Am range will be launched.

The Kiwi fashion designer has big plans to grow her label though Farmers.

Why Indonesia should be on the business radar

John Key talks to media in Surabaya, Indonesia.

OPINION: Indonesia is rapidly evolving into mega economy and of increasing importance to New Zealand.

Eyesore, or heritage building?

An appeal has been lodged against the decision to delist the former Housing NZ complex, built in the 1950s.

The people who stopped the Basin Flyover have halted this crumbling edifice's demise - at no small cost.

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Editorial: High-stakes bet on Wellington

The first David Jones store outside Australia has opened in Wellington.

OPINION: David Jones could give the city a blast of retail energy.

Greed is good prevails

We're checking out on our last student party, that's what, all cheap plonk and cannabis.

OPINION: Business language has replaced the language of ethics, with its boring focus on fairness, and the world has never seemed more dangerous - in our lifetime - than it does now.

People persuasion the key

Whio families thrive when effective pest control is in place - these birds have established a habitat in the Ruahine ...

OPINION: The Government has announced plans to form a joint-venture company to spearhead pest eradication efforts and exterminate all rats, stoats and possums in New Zealand by 2050.

Fixing our murder law stuff nation

The 17-year prison sentences for the manslaughter of Moko Rangitoheriri drew a public outcry as some thought the two ...

OPINION: This is why we need "degrees" of murder and corporate manslaughter charges.

Editorial: Odds against Mallard

Trevor Mallard has been MP for Hutt South since 1993.

OPINION: Trevor Mallard has had a chequered record in the House, but that could be a help to him.

Culture

Conchords' cast back together

Jemaine Clement, Rhys Darby, Kristen Schaal and Bret McKenzie have reunited for the stage.

Bret McKenzie and Jermaine Clement were joined on stage recently by some surprise guests.

Four festival films to see this week

Cristian Mungiu's Graduation is a nuanced and endlessly debatable piece of work.

Ex-Wellingtonian's documentary 'challenging' and 'completely unforgettable'

Album Review: The Gurdjeiff Ensemble, Komita

The Gurdjieff Ensemble's  Komita is out now.

REVIEW: The Gurdjieff Ensemble's latest offers slow, methodical, gentle music.

Bay Shorts entries pour in

One of the HB Shorts organisers Deborah Burnside collects entries from the post box.

Entries are pouring in for this year's HB Shorts writing, art and poetry competition - pleasing the event's organisers. 

Crossword solutions: Wednesday, July 27

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

Capital Life

David Jones beauty treats & freebies

David Jones shoppers can get facial treatments in store.

If you need your brows done, your skin sorted, or your wardrobe personally styled, here's your spot.

9 common lies you tell the doctor

Sometimes we lie because we don't think the doctor needs to know, and sometimes we lie purely out of habit.

"I only drink occasionally." Sound familiar?

Te Papa? Piece of cake

Anna Schouten, of Go Cake Yourself, shows Chocolate Festival co-founder Iva Sajdl her chocolate Te Papa cake.

Go Cake Yourself owner Anna Schouten spent four days creating a Te Papa cake to be displayed at next month's NZ Chocolate Festival.

Teen's composition on song

Stokes Valley 18-year-old Liam Furey has won a nationwide prize for an original chamber music composition.

Liam Furey prefers not to talk about his earliest pieces of musical composition.

Al Brown shows his green thumb

Al Brown is now the official ambassador for Garden to Table.

Restaurateur Al Brown is now the official ambassador of Garden to Table, a charity helping schools teach Kiwi kids about good nutrition.

Sport

Rich, but not rich enough

Lorde

Some of our favourite famous Kiwis may not make the Rich List.

Super stats - say what?

Aaron Smith and Waisake Naholo celebrate too soon as a try against the Chiefs in their final regular season game is ...

Super Rugby down to four, so which team statistically has the edge? Find the title favourite here.

New signings on form for Nix

Gui Finkler (left) and Kosta Barbarouses (centre) both scored in the Wellington Phoenix's win over Beijing BG.

Kosta Barbarouses and Gui Finkler shine as Wellington claim the Capital Cup against Beijing BG.

Don't write Coles off yet

Captain Dane Coles of the Hurricanes leaves the field with an injury during the Super Rugby quarterfinal.

Canes captain understood to be testing rib protectors in order to play in the Super Rugby semifinals.

Aumua stars in Stream's big win gallery video

St Pat's Silverstream's Albert Polu runs with the ball in his side's win over St Pat's Town on Wednesday.

St Pat's Siverstream thrashed their traditional Town rivals at rugby on Wednesday.

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