Hastings man Harvey Whaitiri, 80, said he was making and selling home brew to pay for damage caused to his council flat ...

80-year-old sold home brew video

There's no money in cordial, says bootlegger as he leaves court.

Firms refund $1.5m

The refunds by Adelphi Finance and Shaw Personal Finance follow on from a case in March where payday lender, Cash in a ...

Commerce Commission tells Wellington finance companies to pay customers.

Send-off for Sir Jerry video

Trumpets, and a hongi from Prime Minister John Key heralds farewell for Governor-General.

Driver avoids harbour dip

A car has narrowly avoided ending up in Wellington Harbour after leaving the road.

Concern as teaching workforce ages

Teachers over 60 have more than doubled in the past 10 years, and the number of younger educators willing to step up is in decline.

Kelly's Cuba cancer mission video

Terminally ill Helen Kelly is in Cuba, getting treatment for her cancer.

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Pedal power behind recycling video

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

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

'Very unlikely' bug came from river

4:34 PM  Number of residents affected by outbreak has been updated to 4700 following latest phone survey

Problems plague new fire trucks

Greenpeace 'spam attack' slammed

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Problems plague new fire trucks

$20m worth of new Fire Service trucks are plagued with problems.

"They are top-of-the-line appliances and we expect them to be right," says fire boss.

Support for hospice apartment low

An artist's impression of Newtown's Mary Potter Hospice's proposed residential apartment block looking north-west.

Labour's Rongotai MP, Annette King, has asked for clarification from Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown over whether Mary Potter Hospice's planned building works in Newtown sit within the all-important Special Housing Areas (SHA).

Finance companies refund $1.5m

The refunds by Adelphi Finance and Shaw Personal Finance follow on from a case in March where payday lender, Cash in a ...

Action by the Commerce Commission has led to borrowers being refunded $1.5 million from two finance companies.

Partner 'wrongly used my name'

Sir Ngatata Love has told the Wellington High Court that his partner Lorraine Skiffington was claiming to represent him ...

Maori leader says it was "not acceptable" that partner was claiming to be acting on his behalf in negotiations.

CentrePort pocket $17.9m

CentrePort chief executive officer Derek Nind says the port's plans to deepen Wellington Harbour will bring increased ...

CentrePort pays owners Greater Wellington Regional Council and Horizons Regional Council $6.8m in dividends.

Comment

Historic building boom

The simple, obvious and only solution to housing a growing population is to build more houses and build them faster. ...

OPINION: New Zealand is in the midst of an historic building boom. Across the country, building activity is at an 11-year high.

Two watchdogs better than one

New Zealand is part of the Westminster family of nations.

OPINION: One of the constitutional roles of the public service is to provide free and frank advice. Public servant officials should, as the recent Dominion Post editorial wrote, "be brave and tell the minister something that he or she doesn't want to hear".

Moderate drinking is OK

There is well-acknowledged evidence showing light to moderate drinking can have a range of health benefits, says Spirits NZ.

OPINION: This month a group of academics are holding meetings in provincial towns around the country. They have two messages – there is no safe level of alcohol consumption and alcohol causes caner cancer.

Andrew Little: National has no answers

Labour leader Andrew Little outside boarded-up derelict state housing in Hamilton.

OPINION: It's official: the average Auckland house price has doubled since the Key Government came to power.

The generation game

The factual label of baby-boomer evolved gradually into the implication that all people born between 1946 and 1964, from ...

OPINION: Heartfelt thanks to all of you who took the trouble to put me right about the number of laps in 10,000 metres. I'm not sure however you'll find it so easy to spot today's deliberate error.

Culture

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.

Crossword solutions: Wednesday, August 24

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

Crossword solutions: Tuesday, August 23

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

Album Review: Neil Young, Earth

Neil Young's Earth is out now.

REVIEW: It feels like Neil Young is the last protest singer left standing.

Opera for everyone hits Wellington

Barbara Paterson as Donna Anna.

There's a new kid on Wellington's arts block, and it's changing up the opera game.

Capital Life

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.

Review: Sterling's WOAP burger

Sterling's WOAP burger, $22.

A taste of…Sterling, 101 The Terrace

Human rights at ground level

Power chair user Erin Gough could not get into Slim Davey's pub on her first attempt, but was invited back by owner ...

All it takes is a bit of wood, some goodwill - and free cocktails always help.

Cupcakes and cuddles at cat cafe event

Southern Cross bar owner Liz Clarke with SPCA cat Ariel.

Cuddling cats while eating croquettes and cupcakes has been a dream-come-true for these cat lovers.

Sport

Garden-Bachop in fine form

Jackson Garden-Bachop fends off a Hawke's Bay defender during his side's NPC win last Saturday.

Another week, another start at first-five for the young Wellington Lions playmaker. 

Wellington squash 'spider'

The new Wellington Lions shirt for 2016, which has dropped the "spider web" in favour of the lion on the chest.

Wellington Lions bring back roaring lion to replace traditional "spider" crest.

Rider suffers 'painful' season-ending injury

Rae Morrison in action during the second round of the Enduro World Series in Bariloche, Argentina.

Rae Morrison will be sidelined for approximately three months after breaking her heel in the latest round of the Enduro World Series.

HVHS win girls' football title

Members of the Hutt Valley High School girls' first XI celebrate winning the Wellington premier girls' title on ...

Hutt Valley High School get revenge on St Mary's College for last year's girls' first XV final loss.

WC into 'Canes regional final

Wellington College have won through to the Hurricanes region top four final, where they will play Hastings Boys' High School.

Wellington College set to challenge the might of Hastings Boys' High School in Palmerston North on Saturday.

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