Steve the seal takes five on Wellington's waterfront, a fortnight after he was spotted under a parked car.

The return of Steve the seal

3:31 PM  He's a seal, he's cute, and he's back to play on Wellington's waterfront.

Dead woman had bug

Jean Sparksman, who died after contracting campylobacter. Coroner Peter Ryan will determine what effect campylobacter ...

A woman in her nineties who died had campylobacter, but coroner says she died of unrelated condition

House-van 'flat' made sense

3:58 PM  Casey Sheard doesn't have to worry about rent for her student flat, but petrol is another story.

Stuck on a train

Train passengers were stuck on-board after a truck damaged power-lines.

Gastro compo package

4:52 PM  Good news for Havelock North ratepayers; they won't be charged for the water that made them sick.

Teen rescued from Rimutakas

Challenging weather makes for a daring helicopter rescue.

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News

Lester's street safety pledge

In 2014 the university and city council worked together to make the steps between the Terrace and Boyd Wilson park ...

1 min ago  Uni students back proposal to improve safety on Wellington's streets after reports of assaults.

ABs brighten sick kids' day

4:36 PM  Young epilepsy sufferers at Wellington Hospital get to meet their All Blacks heroes.

Alleged protester gets bail

Pair flee after robbery attempt

business

Big restructure at Martin Jetpack

Martin Jetpack chief executive Peter Coker is taking on a new role as vice president global community of innovators ...

Martin Jetpack has switched senior executives, laid off staff, and farewelled two directors

NZ Post profit up, letters drop

AUCKLAND, AUCKLAND - APRIL 06:  New Lynn Kiwibank and Postshop on April 6, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand ...

Postal service reports a $141m profit and parcel growth, but posties are delivering fewer letters.

Events centre and hotel delayed

The construction of Lower Hutt's apartment hotel has been delayed.

New brooms turning SLI around

US-based SLI chief executive Chris Brennan who was appointed last year.

SLI remains confident after making sweeping management changes

Company 'a device for bribe': Crown

Flanked by supporters, Sir Ngatata Love arrives arrives at High Court in Wellington on Monday. The case is set to ...

Sir Ngatata's corruption case wraps up with claims his partner's company was set up to gain multi-million dollar payment.

Comment

A heavy lift for light rail fans

Light rail has experienced a resurgence from the US to Australia recently, including in Melbourne, pictured.

OPINION: Light rail has its appeal, but the cost of bringing it to Wellington remains worrying.

We just need to deliver the best

Effective teaching means personalising the experience of learners so they achieve the highest possible standards in ways ...

OPINION: The model of learning needs to ensure all learners, regardless of the mode in which they learn, get a 21st century education.

Policy for the birds

Tutaepatu Lagoon is a 49-hectare spring-fed freshwater wildlife sanctuary in Canterbury.

OPINION: A successful native biodiversity National Policy Statement will require all political parties to be on it.

Bring NZ Wars into view

A ceremony marking the handover of Rangiriri, site of one of the major battles in the New Zealand Wars.

OPINION: The New Zealand Wars are a foundational part of this country's history, and every person should have at least a passing knowledge of them.

Paying for a perfect smile

This little boy is unafraid to smile. But some people are, if it reveals teeth neglected because they could not afford a ...

OPINION: Rosemary McLeod is grateful, for limited reasons, that her mother was vain.

Culture

Te Papa’s getting bugged

Ruud "The Bug Man" Kleinpaste is bringing his creepy crawly bug lab to Te Papa.

Te Papa announces a new creepy-crawly collaboration with Weta Workshop.

A very funny and original show

Jessica Brien delivers a yoga class like no other in Coriander's Yoga(ish) Show.

REVIEW: From start to finish, Brien engages her audience with consummate ease

Crossword solutions: Friday, August 26

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

Crossword solutions: Thursday, August 25

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

Kiwi soundtrack for sci-fi horror

Caii-Michele Baker is a Kiwi singer who has recorded the theme song for a new Argentinian sci-fi thriller called Pacifico.

Looking for an otherworldly soundtrack to your out of this world horror film? Think New Zealand, naturally.

Capital Life

4 ways to cut food waste

Duck liver parfait with donut holes.

Lessons from the All Taste No Waster dinner.

Cherry beer's sweet back story

Pete Gillespie, co-owner of Garage Project, which has collaborated with Karma Cola to produce cherry-flavoured Lola.

The story behind Lola

Feast not for the faint-hearted

Cardiac Cuisine, a Wellington On a Plate event boasting six courses of hearts.

This is one banquet which the chef has put more than his own heart and soul into.

Pedal power behind recycling video

Kaicycle is a food waste bicycle collection service based in Wellington.

Kaicycle is fundraising to improve their urban waste collection service and help keep food waste out of landfills.

Local's guide to Wellington weekend stuff nation video

A short stroll from the city is Wellington's beach – Oriental Bay.

A Wellingtonian and travel blogger describes his perfect itinerary for a couple of nights in the capital.

Sport

It's back to reality as Smith returns from Rio

Kelsey Smith in action during the Olympic Games semifinal against eventual champions Great Britain.

She may have returned home without a medal but Kelsey Smith has described her first Olympic Games experience as "one of the funnest things I've ever done."

Who are the top sport people?

The Tawa Tigers wrestling Club scooped most of the honours at the Porirua Sports Awards in 2011.

The Porirua City Council is calling for nominations for the city's top sports awards.

First-half blitz propels Otago

Otago's Jack Wilson and Wellington's Jackson Garden-Bachop compete for the ball.

Otago outscored Wellington five tries to three in the second round match in Dunedin.

All Blacks blackout partially lifted video

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen, right, with New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew.

Lunch guests will be allowed to see part of training run - but team deny they're paranoid about bugging.

Halaholo committed to Cardiff

Willis Halaholo starred for the Hurricanes as they won their first Super Rugby title.

Waikato midfielder keen to play for Wales in three years time after his super form for the Hurricanes.

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