Josie Bidwill, Thunderpants Director is on a quest to find the oldest pair of Thunderpants.

Hunt on for oldest undies

Thunderpants calls for people's oldest smalls - with a 20-year supply up for grabs.

Baby dies: Man in dock

Police have cordoned off a house in Raumati Beach following the death of a baby girl.

3:07 PM  Man faces assault charge after death of six-month-old Kapiti girl in hospital.

'Choking hazard' bears recalled

2:35 PM  Phil & Teds are recalling 15,300 teddy bears gifted to sick children since 2010.

'Miracle' whale calf in Cook Strait video

7 min ago  A newborn whale seen during an annual DOC survey the second seen in NZ since 2010.

Burns locked in at FC Tokyo

3:51 PM  Socceroos and ex-Phoenix striker Nathan Burns all signed up with Japanese club.

Doctor Who's Gillan touches down

NZ Comic Con and Armageddon are on their way to Wellington.

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News

Trees gone with the wind video

The helicopter removed the trees piece by piece.

Helicopter tree removal attracts public attention on Oriental Bay.

Name suppression ends for Wellington nurse

Wellington nurse abandons appeal over name suppression on indecency charges.

Lightshow for capital's 150th

King reappointed as Tararua CEO

Business

Former WOW CEO joins Cawthron

Cawthron Institute Board Chairman, Ian Kearney, says Meg Matthews will be an asset to his board and the wider organisation.

Meg Matthews appointed as the new director of Cawthron Institute, NZ's largest independent science organisation.

Scaffolding to blame for failure

Former director of Molly Malone's bar in Wellington claims scaffolding put up by the landlord at his other business led to the demise of the popular bar.

Rangatira Investments chief executive Phil Veal said the company was aiming to drive significant growth at Bio-Strategy.

Rangatira invests in Bio-Strategy

Wellington investment company Rangatira has bought a majority stake in a biotechnology firm with an aim to accelerate growth.

Comment

Student data part of complex puzzle

The 2015 School Report project is about providing information about every school in the country.

OPINION: Parents always want to find the best school for their kids.

Despite what you hear, inequality has risen in New Zealand

​OPINION: Inequality has risen sharply in New Zealand – despite what some would have you believe.

Elsie Howarth donated her kidney to her father Robin Howarth and is struggling with the consequences financially and health wise while her dad's health is improving.

Kidney donation law change should go further

 OPINION: While New Zealand's kidney donation rate has risen slightly in the past year, the financial burden borne by live kidney donors following surgery continues to be a major barrier to organ donation.

Culture

Elves' play a shoo-in

The Elves and the Shoemaker lends itself to lots of action songs, which the young audience members gleefully engage in with great enthusiasm.

REVIEW: Two school holiday plays of well-known stories have very different results

Crossword solutions: Wednesday, July 8

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

Sven Pannell, left, speaks to Magnus Mazimpaka, a journalist working for the Rwanda New Times in Kigali.

Humanity in the grimmest of settings

Wellington film-maker Sven Pannell returns to Rwanda 10 years later to track down his saviour.

Capital Life

Diving into a shameful secret

Shameful shut out

In the second of a Winter Essay series: the pain of teen rejection - whether you're the perpetrator or the receiver.

A peek inside Government House video

One of Wellington's grandest homes opens its doors to the public.

Children of Tokelauan migrants have a singalong at Elsdon Youth Camp, Porirua, in February 1980. The bulk of Wellington's Tokelauan community lives in Porirua and the Hutt Valley.

The unofficial capital of Tokelau

It seemed like a good idea: move the entire population of Tokelau to New Zealand.

Sport

Onslow College hooping along

Onslow College has made a good start to the premier one college basketball competition.

Onslow basketball coach Craig Freear wants his team to fly under the radar but his players are not making it easy.

Hurricanes coach proud of season

Chris Boyd blames basic handling errors for his side's heartbreaking Super Rugby final loss to the Highlanders.

HIBS sports captain Ben Sears is making a significant impact for his school across two sporting codes.

Man for all seasons

Ben Sears is proving to be a man for all seasons.

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