Sirocco, one of only 125 living kakapo, gets acquainted with his new enclosure at Zealandia.

Sirocco back at Zealandia video

The flightless parrot, whose antics made him a  star, returns to civilisation to see his public.

Tots with rotten teeth

A 3-year-old had 11 teeth extracted after being given Coke in a sipper bottle throughout the day.

Children still in nappies are having their rotten teeth pulled out - and sugar is being blamed.

Is the Govt obsessed with degrees?

OPINION: If delivering skills for industry is the aim the Government needs a much broader focus than degree courses.

Food dynasty began with a pizza

With a flourish of a chequered tablecloth, a flamboyant Italian made Wgtn a foodie mecca.

Did phone charger cause fire?

Check your phone charger for faults. It could save you a house.

David Ross bankrupt

Wellington man responsible for NZ's single biggest individual fraud is declared bankrupt.

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News

Ayla Collins improving daily

Nora Madill with Jerry Collins' orphaned daughter, Ayla Collins, a few days after her discharge from a Canadian hospital.

Former All Black Jerry Collins' orphaned baby Ayla is thriving in Canada.

Good news at last for refugee family

Ylak Tliahun cried when he saw his new house after a long battle with Housing New Zealand.

Switch and save

Sludge found in Kapiti stream

Business

Switch and save

Wellington households save hundreds by switching power companies.

Households save hundreds of dollars each year by switching power companies.

Immigration incentives will benefit Wellington

New immigration policy changes will benefit Wellington, say business leaders in the city.

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Retirement village operator Summerset has purchased land adjacent to its existing village in Warkworth, pictured.

Summerset retirement Auckland spending spree

Wellington-based retirement village operator Summerset is on a spending spree in Auckland.

Comment

A peculiar and unhealthy saga

Director-General of Health Chai Chuah

OPINION: Why are health officials toying with revolutionary ideas?

Migrant move the least Nats can do

OPINION: Encouraging immigrants to live in the regions is an obvious but small step to take.

Plastic bags are a menace to wildlife.

Recycling scheme for plastic bags won't work

Opinion:A national levy is needed to reduce the plague of plastic bags.

Culture

Crossword solutions: Wednesday, July 29

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

Sculpture to take pride of place

A ten metre high sculpture, suspended five metres above the ground is to be installed at the northern end of Masterton.

Being Poirot was as much a tribute to actor Daviid Suchet as to the phenomenon that is Agatha Christie.

Watching this detective is mesmerising to the last case

REVIEW: The Poirot episodes really are great fun, gorgeous to look at and so numerous

Capital Life

$400,000 waterfront changing shed?

Thrill-seekers taking the plunge from Wellington's waterfront jump platform  could get a place to change out of their wet togs.

People who leap from the jump platform could get a place to change out of their togs.

From the menu

A risotto so creamy and delicious the recipe had to be shared.

Robin Greenberg - Her film Return of the Free China Junk is in the NZ International film Festival.

My Secret Wellington - Robin Greenberg, film maker

Robin Greenberg, whose film features in the New Zealand International Film Festival, shares her top spots in Wellington.

Sport

Another final in sight for Silverstream

Silverstream hooker Asafo Aumua has been in outstanding form this year.

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

Big roles for Wellington College skipper

Kemara Hauiti-Parapara thrives with the ball in hand but it doesn't have to be a rugby ball.

Wellington East schoolmates Phoebe Edwards, left, and Kelsey Forman relished their experience at the world youth championships in Colombia.

From Colombia to Canterbury

Cali one week, Christchurch the next.

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