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Back: L-R Lamar Aspinall, EJ Aspinall, Mel Aspinall. Front: L-R Leila Aspinall, Tyrah Aspinall, Ernie Aspinall.
Mel Aspinall's son got sick in a cold, damp and mouldy Wellington house she believed was insulated. Regional Public Health nurse Tineke Snow undertook a health and housing assessment. She identified that their house had no insulation and had an ill-placed heat pump, which is why her son got so sick. However, her landlord says he is doing everything he can to help them.

Sick from cold, damp house

5:00 AM  Lack of housing insulation has been blamed for a Wellington boy's rheumatic fever.

Flood risk buy-up? video

The Hutt River in flood in 2005, a 1-in-25-year event. The council wants to increase protection to prevent major damage from a 1-in-440-year event.

5:00 AM  Seventy-five homes and businesses beside Hutt River could be taken for flood protection

Timeout for wrong shoes

5:00 AM  Wainuiomata¬†school stands by its decision to put kids in timeout if they wear incorrect uniform.

A winter's day at the beach

5:00 AM  Petone Winter Carnival highlights and what you need to know.

Te reo at rugby gets 'em talking

A Wellington under-6 rugby team speaks only in te reo Maori at training and matches.

Crash closes SH58

One person is in a critical condition after a multiple-car crash on State Highway 58.

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No Lecretia Seales appeal

The family of Wellington lawyer Lecretia Seales' will not appeal the decision to deny her the right to die at the time of her choosing with help from a her doctor.

Family has decided not to appeal against High Court ruling that rejected lawyer's right to die on her terms.

Phoenix soft drink recall

Hundreds of thousands of bottles recalled, over fears of glass fragments in drink.

'Real-time' eye on fishing boats

SPCA to trial body cameras


Pukeko Pictures gets new boss

Pukeko Pictures works with ITV Studios in Britain to produce a computer-generated remake of Thunderbirds Are Go

Children's TV production company Pukeko Pictures has appointed a new boss to oversee the growth of the Wellington company.

'Technology is the biggest story' video

Time editor Nancy Gibbs believes technology is the biggest story in this "golden age of journalism".

Queenstown town centre manager Steve Wilde, First Retail Group managing director Chris Wilkinson and client services manager Lorraine Nicholson are working on a strategy for Queenstown's CBD.

Queenstown no longer reliant on its good looks alone

Central Queenstown has traded on its good looks long enough and is in danger of losing its appeal, a new business group believes.


No bitter pill to swallow in TPP deal

Concerns the impact of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement on Pharmac have featured in protests against the proposed trade deal.

5:00 AM  OPINION: Medicines New Zealand strives to create an environment where first in class innovative medicines and vaccines are available, accessible and affordable for Kiwis when they need them. The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement will help make that happen.

Sometimes lives outweigh liberty

OPINION: Tony Robertson presents a dreadful test for the justice system.

Anne Tolley

Editorial: Children not to be "lab rats" in fight against abuse

5:00 AM  OPINION: No government should experiment on kids.


Crossword solutions: Friday, July 31

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

A glamorous gap year in show business

Kristy Wright and Laura Monachino have real world careers on hold while they tour as ice performers with Disney On Ice.

Adele Haenel and Kevin Azais in Love at First Fight. Their performances netted them each France’s equivalent of an Oscar this year.

Love and other catastrophes

French comedy drama Love at First Fight has been a hit for both its first-time director and his young stars.

Capital Life

Overdue since 2009

210313. Kevin Stent/Dominion Post. Wellington Library, where the WCC has budgeted $350,000 for the Mayor's temporary relocation on the fourth floor.

Someone has a book on Aborigines that was due back at Wellington library in 2009.

DC-3 comes in for landing

A project illustrating a slice of New Zealand aviation history has taken off.

Puppet Fiction heads to Edinburgh

There are plenty of strings attached for one Wellington barista's fringe passion project.


Schwalger back as Va'a gets a first look at Lions

Hurricanes and Wellington prop John Schwalger will make his return to rugby in a preseason match against Canterbury, his first match in 16 months after he was sidelined due to blood clots on his lungs.

5:05 AM  A Wellington stalwart returns from a long layoff in the Lions' first pre-season rugby match

Another final in sight for Silverstream

St Pat's Silverstream have made a habit of being part of the big show.

Wellington United players Jayme-Lee Hunter, left, and Michaela Robertson (foreground) model the blue-and-white hoops of PEC Zwolle. Zwolle players Jolijn Heuvels, left, and Jorie Schepers are spending their off-season with Wellington United.

Zwolle, here they come

Frankly, the goal is to go to The Netherlands and never come back.

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