Highlanders fan David Cassie, left, was braving the cold as well as the taunts of Hurricanes fan Nathan Uriarau as they both queued for tickets outside Te Papa on Tuesday night.

Fans brave cold for tickets

Lines form at Te Papa, 15 hours before second-chance rugby tickets go on sale.

Canes jersey drought

RYOS store assistant manager Amie Chandler. The Wellington store ran out of Hurricanes jerseys on Saturday, and other sports stores have only children's sizes left.

5:00 AM  Wellington shops run out of jerseys, after failing to predict the team's success.

World first for Scrabble teen

5:00 AM  At 15, John McNaughton is the youngest player to qualify for the world championships.

City council is a $6/day bargain

5:00 AM  OPINION: For Wellington City, July 1 heralds the beginning of a decade of growth.

Basin Reserve stymies

The region is getting $1.4 b for transport but there's no immediate solution to capital's infamous roundabout.

'They basically killed my family'

Man whose dog was killed by police in a "terrifying" armed raid says pet was like family.

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Rugby scalper sabotage bids

Rugby fans keen to get their hands on a ticket to the Hurricanes vs Highlanders rugby game have gone online to try their luck.

Angry fans are striking back at scalpers with absurdly priced bids, including one of $56m.

Commuters celebrate trains rescue

The Capital Connection has been saved for another three years.

$13.9b spend on transport

Humpbacks on a comeback

Business

Business confidence slumps

Business confidence has slipped for the the second consecutive month.

Business confidence has slipped for the second consecutive month, with the agriculture industry the least upbeat.

Dairy factory state-of-the-art gallery

Fonterra's $235 million redevelopment of it is Pahiatua dairy factory is a celebration of the industry's technological innovation.

The Cricket World Cup boosted the Wellington economy, with a direct spend of of $35m by visitors, according to PWC.

Capital got $35m cricket boost

Visitor spending during the Cricket World Cup injected millions into the Wellington economy, "exceeding expectations".

Comment

Editorial: Risks and opportunities in council plan

Wellington City Council's big plans for the city have to pass a strict test before ratepayers' money is spent on them.

5:00 AM  OPINION: The council can help lay the conditions for a dynamic city but needs to carefully balance its spending plans against cost to ratepayers.

Future remains unclear, but fog starts to lift

5:00 AM  OPINION: The stroke ward was called Solomon. My mother was on a bed in the corner. I didn't immediately recognise her. She was slumped to one side, asleep.

New Zealand is looking to leave a mark in its month chairing the United Nations Security Council.

NZ looks to Middle East

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully outlines what he hopes to achieve at the UN security council.

Culture

Crossword solutions: Wednesday, July 1

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5:00 AM  Solutions to The Dominion Post's daily back-page crossword are available here.

Songbird back in national choir

Shannon singer prepares for concert with national choir.

Retreat by Wellington artist Seraphine Pick.

Seraphine Pick's Search engine surrealism

5:00 AM  Wellington painter Seraphine Pick took inspiration from the plethora of images on the internet for her new works.

Capital Life

New experiences just a click away

Positively Wellington Tourism chief executive David Perks with the new experience app.

Stuck on Wellington holiday ideas? This online tool makes it easy.

Tent city rises as rugby fans camp for test

5:00 AM  Rugby fans camped overnight outside Wellington's Athletic Park ahead of an All Blacks-Springboks test match clash in 1956.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 27: Ma'a Nonu breaks through a tackle during the Super Rugby Semi Final match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies at Westpac Stadium on June 27, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Mark Tantrum/Getty Images)

Tickets selling for $400 online video

Tickets for Super Rugby final sell in under a minute, and scalped ones instantly appear online.

Sport

Rugby scalper sabotage bids

Rugby fans keen to get their hands on a ticket to the Hurricanes vs Highlanders rugby game have gone online to try their luck.

Angry fans are striking back at scalpers with absurdly priced bids, including one of $56m.

Highlanders by nine, oracle says

Bad luck Hurricanes' fans, the oracle has spoken and it'll be a Highlanders win on Saturday.

Allrounder Mitchell Santner gets the plaudits for his first ODI wicket at Edgbaston, from Kane Williamson, left, and Brendon McCullum.

Santner in, Williamson top ranked

5:00 AM  Kane Williamson is the top-ranked NZ cricketer while Mitchell Santner is the new face in the 20 contracted players.

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