A man looks out the broken window at 1 Willis St in 2002 when it was the BNZ Tower.

Bizarre high-rise warning

11:26 AM  Simply putting up a poster on a window could smash the glass, workers in Wellington's second-tallest building told.

Pilots win over runway

Wellington Airport chief executive Steve Sanderson said it was too early to say what impact the Court of Appeal ruling ...

11:40 AM  Concerns over safety areas at proposed airport extension upheld by court.

3590 homes needed

Capital can't build homes quick enough to keep pace with population growth, leaving it thousands short.

Capital cashes in on student boom

International students are increasingly choosing Wellington, and the capital is cashing in.

New claims in detention case

Should a severely disabled man's rights outweigh community safety, court is asked.

An intruder in her bedroom

Woman wakes to find a strange man in her Wellington home.

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News

For the love of fitness

Deborah Davidson is a huge fitness fanatic.

11:44 AM  Our series on the hidden interests of the region's councillors continues. This week, Jack Barlow talks fitness with the ever-active Deborah Davidson.

Fine art and fingerpainting

11:42 AM  Mix together finger painting and fine art and you have Tina Powell's job

Baker in top competition

Gladstonebury to kick off

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Pilots win over runway

Wellington Airport chief executive Steve Sanderson said it was too early to say what impact the Court of Appeal ruling ...

Concerns over safety areas at proposed airport extension upheld by court.

Pokie machine deception alleged

Mike O'Brien in 2007.

When authorities did not trust a key person, his influence was hidden, court told.

Government extends quake help

Kaikoura businesses will continue to receive financial support as work continues on getting State Highway 1 access to ...

Quake-affected South Island areas will get more financial support, but wage subsidies for North Island businesses will end next week.

Kiwis stay home

Record net migration gains are being underpinned by Kiwis moving home, with the net loss of New Zealand citizens falling ...

The number of Kiwis moving overseas is at a 30-year low - as net migration hits 71,000.

Crowing about Year of the Rooster

Year of the Rooster celebrations boosted tourism growth from China.

Chinese New Year contributed to the record 381,100 visitors who arrived in January.

Comment

Illegal land grabs push peace further away

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a visit to the Israeli settlement of Gilo in 2012.  Gilo is an urban ...

Opinion: A balancing of power is critical to successful peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine.

Lessons of the by-election

Jacinda Ardern, the new Labour MP for Mt Albert.

The victory of Jacinda Ardern in the Mt Albert by-election means nothing for the future of Labour. There was no contest with National and Ardern's big majority came without real competition.

No limits on private 'attack ads'

Unlike with electioneering via billboards, newspapers or the internet, the law traditionally has seen the broadcast ...

Opinion: Political parties are constrained in their use of the broadcast media for electioneering purposes, but, according to the Court of Appeal, private individuals and groups are not.

Spare us festival of the super-fit

Buses were laid on for runners after their exertions, but they ought to have sauntered home, writes Jane Bowron.

OPINION: Are the rest of us sloths supposed to look on admiringly at these narcissists, asks Jane Bowron.

Would you wade into a 'Smithable' river?

Not wading but swimming: Nick Smith prepares for a dip in the Manawatu River in 2016.

OPINION: Baby boomers like me remember clean rivers - and we vote. Dave Armstrong writes.

Culture

Baker in top competition

While Baker has played in exotic locations and iconic concert halls all around the world, he said the most rewarding ...

Violinist Benjamin Baker is returning home as the only Kiwi finalist in the Michael Hill International Violin Competition

Gilbert celebrates win till 5am

Kiwi John Gilbert poses with his Best Film Editing Oscar for Hacksaw Ridge, with presenters Michael J Fox and Seth Rogen.

Kiwi Oscar winner was delighted with his victory, but can't believe Oscars' "monumental stuff-up".

Daniel O'Donnell is back video

Daniel O'Donnell is known for his three-hour concerts and meet and greets after each.

It's been two years since the prolific Irish entertainer left music to care for his wife. She's better now, and O'Donnell on the road again.

Crossword solutions:Tuesday, February 28

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

Double Oscars win for Kiwis

Editor John Gilbert accepts Best Film Editing for 'Hacksaw Ridge' onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Award.

Weta Digital and editor John Gilbert both win at the Academy Awards.

Capital Life

Get into gear and bike the trail

The popular Bike the Trail family event takes place on Sunday, March 5.

Bike the Trail gets into gear.

PM stops in for a beer

Joan Egan and Jennifer Mettrick with the Prime Minister.

Bill English visits Ryman home.

Bad back stumps Cr

Campbell Barry is best known as a Hutt City councilor but he dreams of umpiring at Lords.

Uber driving politician enjoys cricket umpiring.

How patches became hip

Sarah Lancaster and her Sew Love touring van.

Sewing and mending are coming back in fashion, as the repair movement gains momentum.

Quake work to protect fish

Te Papa marine scientist Dr Clive Roberts shows visitors specimens in the museum's Spirit Collection - a facility where ...

Te Papa closes its research facility, because even dead fish need to be safe in an earthquake.

Sport

Seven games at once in club rugby opener

Upper Hutt Rams' fullback Tafa Tafa battles against Wellington last season. These teams will meet in the second round of ...

Upper Hutt's large open parks will be the perfect location for Wellington club rugby's Gala Day.

Verma resurgent against Canterbury

Anurag Verma is in resurgent form for Wellington after a tough 2016.

Anurag Verma continued his resurgent run of form with four wickets for the Wellington Firebirds on Monday.

Big game for Petone

The club that launched the career of Puma legend Felipe Contepomi is playing Petone this Saturday, as part its ...

Star studded Argentinian side to play Petone.

200 not out for Houghton

Taita captain Mark Houghton in action for the Firebirds.

Cap in hand for Mark Houghton.

Bad back stumps Cr

Campbell Barry is best known as a Hutt City councilor but he dreams of umpiring at Lords.

Uber driving politician enjoys cricket umpiring.

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