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CUBADUPA street festival. 
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Samba de Sol (Nelson) Dancers preforming in ...

Feast of CubaDupa fun video

Skies lighten as crowds soak up acts, activities and action on second day of Cuba festival.

Fee to fly drones?

The number of drone flights in New Zealand is growing exponentially.

Popularity of drones could see operators charged each time a machine takes to the skies.

Taxis just for women

Women-only taxi service started, with aim to prevent assaults.

Super-human effort for festival video

A super-dupa effort goes into arranging the popular Cuba St festival, the organiser says.

'Sickening' bat attack

A man, his teenage son and their dog were pulled from a vehicle and attacked.

GWRC chair backs light rail move

Chris Laidlaw says capital needs "similar approach" to Auckland to fix traffic congestion.

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Chinese Premier arrives in NZ

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and wife Madame Cheng arrive at Wellington Airport's military terminal.

Li Keqiang has arrived in New Zealand for a visit expected to focus on strengthening trade between the two countries.

Otaki-Levin road clear

Traffic now flowing easily between Otaki and Levin.

Council and iwi to sign MOU

Land shortage in Hutt

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Council and iwi to sign MOU

An artist's impression of a proposed development at Shelly Bay. An MOU will be signed between Wellington City Council ...

Shelly Bay one of the projects iwi and council to work closely on under MOU.

Investors' record share of Auckland housing

Wellington may be one of the few places where first-home buyers are toe-to toe with investors.

Investors responsible for almost half of Auckland house sales, as prices in the capital rise at record rates.

Land shortage in Hutt

When this picture of Mayor Ray Wallace appeared four years ago, promoting a massive subdivision in rural Wainuiomata, it ...

Hutt desperatetly needs more land for housing.

Affordable housing fears

John Ross is marketing a council development in Fairfield. The agent believes a massive council investment in housing is ...

Hutt's housing shortage can only get worse.

Mall goes plastic

Plastic wrapping now seals off the damaged section of the Queensgate Mall. Project manager Scott Duncan is pleased with ...

Queensgate Mall looking very different.

Comment

Smoking gun proves cover-up

Nicky Hager, left, and Jon Stephenson have produced a fine piece of investigative journalism, says Duncan Garner.

OPINION: Author Nicky Hager and journalist Jon Stephenson had provided some inconvenient facts.

Editorial: A chilling crime in London

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May rightly called for Londoners to return to their routines after the Westminster attack.

OPINION: We don't know precisely what inspired this rampage, but we do know how to respond.

Editorial: NZ needs a climate change plan

New Zealand has the highest car ownership rate in the OECD, a new report says.

OPINION: NZ faces unique challenges, but that is no excuse for ignoring the problem.

Rights and wrongs for kids

Sex education is probably helpful, but if it's taught without a moral framework it's of little use, says Rosemary McLeod.

OPINION: Sex education is probably helpful, but without a moral framework it's of little use, writes Rosemary McLeod.

Editorial: A glaring need for answers

Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson say that six Afghan civilians, including a three-year-old girl named Fatima, were killed ...

OPINION: If New Zealand troops oversaw a vengeful attack that killed a 3-year-old girl, the public must be told.

Culture

Breeze host's epilepsy battle

The Breeze breakfast host Kath Bier credits her friends, family and work colleagues with helping her continue living ...

Kath Bier was diagnosed with the brain disorder one day and ran a half-marathon the next.

Crossword solutions: Saturday, March 25

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

From Samoan church to the big screen video

Taofi Mose-Tuiloma in her Wellington home before the film premiere.

The Te Papa tour guide turned unexpected film star

Who are Twenty One Pilots?

Twenty One Pilots accept the Grammy for Record of the year for "Stressed Out" at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

They're one of the biggest bands in the world - and they're here right now - but few know them.

Second Alvarez makes her name

Catherine Alvarez maintained a family tradition by becoming head girl at Sacred Heart College.

Alvarez family produces second head girl.

Capital Life

Wellington's women-only taxi

Sophie's Angels owner Sophie Denman has started a women-only taxi service to help keep women safe in Wellington.

Sophie's Angels starts up in the capital to help prevent sexual assaults against women.

A Life Story - Final chapter in bookseller's life

Bob Burch, of Arty Bees Books, loved going to auctions and finding a bargain.

Bob Burch's Arty Bees bookshops remain a beacon of light and literature after his death, writes Bess Manson.

Welly's bumper sports weekend

Phoenix player Kosta Barbarouses says the team loves hearing the support of Yellow Fever at home games. (FILE)

Whip out your black and yellow: the Hurricanes, Phoenix and Pulse all play in Wellington April 7-9.

$500k boost for 'cultural capital '

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester said Wellington’s arts and culture scene is to receive a half a million dollar boost. A ...

Mayor says extra funding will take arts and culture to 'next level'.

Second Alvarez makes her name

Catherine Alvarez maintained a family tradition by becoming head girl at Sacred Heart College.

Alvarez family produces second head girl.

Sport

Barbarouses shines in big win

Gui Finkler (left) celebrates his goal with teammates Alex Rodriguez and Kosta Barbarouses on Sunday.

Unwanted by the All Whites, Kosta Barbarouses has led the Wellington Phoenix to a big win over Newcastle.

Team Wellington win shootout thriller

It's all over and Team Wellington are into the final after beating Waitakere United on penalties in a thriller.

 Goalie Scott Basalaj and midfielder Niko Kirwan the stars for Team Wellington in shootout.

Pulse pip Mystics on Super Sunday

Catherine Tuivaiti of the Pulse played well against her old team, the Mystics.

The Central Pulse edged the Northern Mystics 56-55 to give the ANZ Premiership's opening day a thrilling finish.

Easts, Karori for Basin decider

Hutt District celebrate Chris Walker's catch off the bowling of Dominic Brown, to snare an early Johnsonville wicket.

Rematch for Easts and Karori in Pearce Cup final after day two washed out.

Petone resident crosses finish line after 35 hours

Petone resident and Black Seeds musician Barrett Hocking finished the Northburn 100 in about 35 hours.

Thirty-five hours on his feet and Barret Hocking was still smiling

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