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One great big hoppy family

1:10 PM  As Beervana approaches, here's a taste of what's in store in NZ's craft beer capital.

Bus system options

Two options have been identified for a rapid bus network through central Wellington.

1:58 PM  Plans to create a rapid bus network through Wellington have been narrowed down to two options.

Flu at epidemic levels

1 min ago  The flu season has gone crazy in the past week, soaring to epidemic levels.

Won't be 'bridge to nowhere' gallery video

NZTA gives assurances that a Basin flyover would make way for a transport makeover.

Gaming charges: $30m

Four men have pleaded not guilty to allegations of $30 million in gaming fraud.

Police to routinely carry Tasers

2:09 PM  New Zealand police will now routinely carry Tasers, it has been announced.

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News

'No guarantee' on Hutt town hall costs

The horticultural hall (left, in this 2013 photo), has already been bowled to make way for a new events centre.  The town hall and clock tower will stay, but costs to upgrade and earthquake strengthen them are rising.

15 min ago  The cost of the Hutt City Council's upgraded Town Hall and new events centre, continues to rise.

Fresh take on globalisation

2:20 PM  A photographer has focused on Lower Hutt's Riverbank market in a project to emphasise the connection between global forces and our local lives.

What makes Wellington readers tick?

Police seek sex attacker

Business

Bad time to buy, says housing survey

Survey which probes the health of the housing market finds people are largely negative about house buying.

1:14 PM  House prices are not expected to stop rising, according to latest survey

Pukeko Pictures gets new boss

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

From left, Rosemary Ralston, Lady Joan Gillies and Sally Abernethey vote during Kirkcaldie and Stains final shareholding meeting at the Intercontinental Hotel.

Kirkcaldie & Stains sold

It was standing room only as Kirkcaldie & Stains' shareholders voted to sell the Kirkcaldies brand and assign the store lease to David Jones.

Comment

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.

OPINION: The TPPA could boost the NZ economy by $2b a year, allow better access to goods.

Sometimes lives outweigh liberty

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

Anne Tolley

Editorial: Kids not 'lab rats'

OPINION: No government should experiment on children.

Culture

Crossword solutions: Friday, July 31

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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

What makes Wellington readers tick?

Wellington Libraries and community spaces manager John Stears says the recent popular books have been about politics and food.

What do Wellingtonians love reading? Crime, food and politics.

Puppet Fiction heads to Edinburgh

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

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

Overdue since 2009

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

Sport

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.

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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