Wellingtonians might want to make the most of the next fortnight under the sun.

Here comes the sun

There's light at the end of the summer tunnel for Wellingtonians.

Teen dragged to bushes

A teenager alleges she was dragged into bushes near Paraparaumu beach and raped.

Victim of sex attack had to flee naked from the scene of the crime, court hears.

Round The Bays recap gallery

Can you spot yourself in our photo gallery? And search for your and friends' results.

Should Pharmac fund tampons?

Govt agency to consider chipping in for sanitary items, such as tampons and pads.

Kebai Liu found dead

Police have confirmed a body found in a bush is that of a missing Wellington woman.

Velodrome cost up 52 per cent

A sports facility planned for Napier now has a $22.9m price tag.

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News

Maori rugby showpiece in town soon

Former Wairarapa Rugby player of the year James Goodger is in the tournament side.

3:04 PM  Masterton hosts some of Maori rugby's top talent in March.  

Masterton juniors swim success

2:59 PM  Masterton junior swimmers excel at nationals.

Try hand at eel puppets

Mt Cook a heart stopper

business

Post uniforms become bags

Habiba Orabi proudly shows off a bag she made.

A practical way to reduce plastic bag use.

Leak delay blamed on traffic

Authorities have denied a delay in fixing a leak in a quiet York Bay street resulted from the need for a traffic ...

Woman told a leak could not be fixed without a traffic management plan.

Security breach still out of public reach

Corporations in New Zealand do not need to report if their data falls into the wrong hands.

Australia has passed data breach legislation, when will we?

Time's up for parking vandals video

Numbers like these on car parks in Wellington's CBD are being chipped off, and the council believes businesses are to blame.

Wellington's business owners are sabotaging sensor car parks to get free parking for customers.

Record apple season

Pipfruit New Zealand chief executive is looking forward to a big season.

Apple growers prepare for record harvest.

Comment

It's all bag

The dog as accessory.

Opinion: It was a dog day afternoon for Jane Bowron.

The Ohariu charade

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne.

Opinion: This year, both Tory and Green supporters could be holding their nose as they cast their vote in Ohariu.

Hatred and the law

Police Commissioner Mike Bush

The call for hate-crimes legislation is understandable and even laudable. In an age of mounting xenophobia, those who preach hatred of other races or religions no longer seem a minor or fringe element. Some of the worst xenophobes now hold power in countries which used to preach tolerance and diversity.

Friends but no deals

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull meets with NZ PM Bill English in Queenstown.

The trans-Tasman leaders' meeting was a disappointment. The two prime ministers traded bromides about the Anzac spirit and announced small beer news about scientific co-operation.

Garner: Disaster in the making?

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee, left, Mayor of Selwyn District Sam Broughton and Prime Minister Bill English ...

OPINION: Who was in control as Christchurch hills and homes were ravaged by fire? No-one very smart is the answer.

Culture

The Hollies: still riding music's carousel

The Hollies are back in New Zealand this week for a five-date tour of North Island.

Meet the band who rival The Rolling Stones for longevity.

Summer Shakespeare troupe up to All challenges

Relocating to Wellington's Civic Square, the Summer Shakespeare production this year is All's Well That Ends Well.

REVIEW: A very spirited, highly energised and intelligent presentation of a challenging Shakespeare play.

Weta's early Oscar explained

Weta Digital's FACETS technology, first used in Avatar, has won a Scientific and Technical Oscar. It changed the way the ...

Weta Digital's won an early Oscar for FACETS, but what the heck's it?

Crossword solutions: Monday, February 20

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

The rise and fall and rise of a stand-up

Essentially Gerard Harris' show Attention Seeker is about someone secretly always wanting attention, but not prepared to ...

REVIEW: Gerard Harris' performance is nothing short of engaging as he races through his life-story, often going off on unrelated tangents.

Capital Life

Mt Cook a heart stopper

A near-death experience has Hutt City Cr Chris Milne thinking of climbing Mt Cook.

Heart failure leads to desire to climb Mt Cook.

A lighthouse keeper's daughter

Gwen McDonald had an idyllic childhood with her parents Bill and Kitty Kemp  who were lighthouse keepers.

 Gwen McDonald loves the wind at Baring Head.

It's all bag

The dog as accessory.

Opinion: It was a dog day afternoon for Jane Bowron.

The Ohariu charade

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne.

Opinion: This year, both Tory and Green supporters could be holding their nose as they cast their vote in Ohariu.

Bringing summer to Welly

Tomorrow People keyboardist Tana Tupai says Homegrown is a "iconic festival in our backyard".

Tomorrow People's "sunshine reggae" will bring summer to Wellington after all, at next month's Jim Beam Homegrown.

Sport

Team Wellington crowdfund OCL shortfall

Southern United's Andy Mulligan challenges Leo Villa of Team Wellington during the Football match at Rugby Park in ...

Franchise needs $25,000 to cover final costs of travelling to New Caledonia for Oceania's showpiece club competition.

Maori rugby showpiece in town soon

Former Wairarapa Rugby player of the year James Goodger is in the tournament side.

Masterton hosts some of Maori rugby's top talent in March.  

Round The Bays recap gallery

190217. News. KEVIN STENT/FAIRFAX NZ. Cigna Round the Bays,Wellington. Ten year old Amelie Tobin has a message for her mum.

Can you spot yourself in our photo gallery? And search for your and friends' results.

Sheppard wins Karapoti

Eventual winner Samara Sheppard and Kim Hurst battle across a river during Saturday's Karapoti Classic.

Defiending champs pipped in Karapoti Classic.

Phew! the race is run gallery

About 2000 runners prepare for the half-marathon.

Record 14,300 round the bays on a calm capital day.

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