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Driverless cars on the way

Self-driving cars could be hitting NZ's roads in next few years, Transport Minister says.

Grandmother bashed video

Linda McElwee, 63, of Porirua.

Linda McElwee played possum to survive a brutal attack in her home - for smokes and an iPad.

Car smashed, abandoned

A car crashed through 40m of railing and had its number plates ripped off.

Fumes bring train station to halt

10:21 AM  All services were suspended when fumes entered Wellington station air conditioning.

New limits curb drink driving

New, lower alcohol limit seems to be working - and bars don't like it.

Accused a former mental patient

A man accused of slashing a stranger's face with a knife had previously been committed.

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News

Grey Power advocate dies, age 91

Tom Slinn of Hutt City Grey Power was in his element keeping control at a Hutt City Grey Power meeting in September 2008 featuring then Prime Minister Helen Clark.  Mr Slinn died in Lower Hutt on May 20, 2015.

Tom Slinn, a man credited with pulling together Hutt City Grey Power and putting it on a path to relevance and vitality, has died.  He was 91.

Seeking $14m for Wainui blueprint

A group wanting to foster growth in Wainuiomata is seeking up to $14 million from the Hutt City Council.

Car hits tree in Eastbourne

Historic church windows replaced

Business

Gold Awards finalists announced

Some of the finalists of the 2015 Gold Awards arrive at the Wharewaka on Thursday night. From left: Olivia lsen (Uprise), Richard Capie (BRANZ) and Sara Orsborn (Mytrucking).

Wellington businesses are sharp, sophisticated organisations, Wellington Gold Awards organiser says.

Farmers face 'brutal' times

Federated Farmers predict brutal six months ahead for dairy farmers as Fonterra cuts milk price forecast for this season.

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Trustpower - Tararua Wind Farm

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Wind farm consent extended

Meridian Energy has been granted a five-year consent extension for its wind farm, Project Central Wind.

Comment

Scandal should claim Fifa boss

Fifa President Sepp Blatter at a press conference following a Fifa Executive Committee meeting in Zurich.

10:22 AM  OPINION: It’s the world’s biggest sport, so it is oddly fitting that Fifa, football’s governing body, is now tied up in the largest case of sports corruption.

No reward from Little risk

OPINION: They say politics is the art of the possible, but it's equally the art of deciding what it's possible to risk.

Jane Ward from Colyton, Manawatu, learns safe quad bike riding with David Skiffington from FarmSafe.

Education the key to farm safety

OPINION: A punitive approach to farm safety will not work, writes Federated Farmers' Katie Milne.

Culture

Towers sing Slice of Heaven video

Towers perform Slice of Heaven

10:51 AM  To mark NZ Music Month, Wellington-based indie-pop band Towers will cover well-known Kiwi songs.

A powerhouse TV drama

REVIEW: Even if you loathe hip-hop and rap music, Empire is a powerhouse series which promises guest appearances by big stars such as Beyonce. Best show of the week.

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Crossword solutions: Friday, May 29

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

Capital Life

The game changers of tomorrow

Charlizza Harris from Upper Hutt was nominated for a Youth Week award by her boss and supporter, Sue Jury, CEO of the YMCA.

Young movers and shakers shine at the 2015 Youth Week Awards.

Mystery of the missing teenage model

A pretty Lower Hutt teenager vanished into thin air in 1961, leaving a cold trail and a dead suspect behind her.

Crafters & Co bar, Victoria St, Wellington.

Rude food, bar the mayo

Disruptive roadworks actually do patrons a good turn on this occasion.

Sport

Plenty to gain for hungry Canes against Crusaders

Hurricanes lock James Broadhurst on the charge during a Super Rugby match against the Sharks.

A Super Rugby playoff berth is assured for the Hurricanes but they'll want a home semifinal.

Hurricanes eye wounded Crusaders in Nelson

Team lists speak volumes for two teams' contrasting fortunes ahead of Super Rugby clash.

Katrina Grant has received a suspended two-match ban for her outburst at umpire Jono Bredin.

Grant given suspended ban for umpire outburst

Central Pulse skipper receives suspended ban for her conduct during a match against Steel on May 17. 

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