Paul Hill, who died in floods in Petone, has been remembered as a family man and perfectionist who loved walking Wellington's hills come rain or shine.

Farewell for flood victim

The life of Paul Hill has been celebrated, with the man himself having the last word.

Snapper tags off retail

Snapper boss Miki Szikszai sees the company's future in mobiles.

Snapper will put its focus on selling its mobile payment know-how to the world.

Uber's wish to govt

7:36 PM  The battle between ride-sharing app Uber and the NZ Taxi Federation heats up.

Cannabis grower pays $140k

Wairarapa farmer admits growing more than 150 cannabis plants on his property.

John's 'staying in NZ'

John Campbell's going to take a month off to read books and watch the Hurricanes, his parents say.

Vandals hit Titahi Bay School

School vandalised 15 times this year has 21 windows smashed in overnight attack.

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Stranger asks girl into his car

Wellington police notified of man asking young girl to get into his car.

A Wellington school has sent a warning letter to parents and caregivers.

Lest we forget: veterans' adventures recorded

Lest people forget, a former Hutt mayor has put together a set of DVDs featuring interviews with Hutt-based World War II veterans.

Tutus and trumpets in the trenches

Protesters in council scrap

Business

Lack of quake help disappoints

Wellington's quake-damaged Old Public Trust Building will be strengthened for the Culture and Heritage Ministry.

Commercial building owners say it's ironic a building has to collapse for it to get tax relief

Higher airfares with new tax

The Government announced in Thursday's Budget that it will sting passengers with $22 in arrival and departure taxes.

Budget a stable platform for business growth

A $40 million investment in Te Papa, the prospect of more jobs, higher wages and the signalling of further tax cuts was good news on Budget day for Wellington, business leaders say.

Comment

Editorial: Just a first step against poverty

Finance Minister Bill English's Budget takes a first step on child poverty.

OPINION: The Government has made a start on the problem of child poverty. It is not a big step, because the cupboard is bare, but it is something.

Budget was one long mea culpa

OPINION: The Budget was remarkable for two deficits. A deficit of money and a deficit of ideas.

Former Labour Party president Mike Williams

The demise of Campbell Live will overshadow a "Band-Aid" Budget

Finance Minister Bill English's seventh Budget scratches a couple of focus group itches, but will be quickly forgotten for an absence of any kind of overarching theme.

Culture

Crossword solutions: Friday, May 22

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

Council rejects town hall reopening

Wellington's civic building will stay shut, as risk to human life remains.

Towers cover Dragon's Are You Old Enough in celebration of NZ Music Month.

Towers sing Are You Old Enough video

To mark NZ Music Month, Wellington-based indie-pop band Towers will cover well-known Kiwi songs.

Capital Life

Tennis champion stunned the Antipodes

Kate Nunneley, New Zealand's most decorated female tennis player, shown in typical women's sportswear in 1899.

Kate Nunneley stormed the NZ tennis scene in 1895, starting a reign of glory over a decade long.

Teens riot at Rolling Stones gig

Hysterical teenagers mobbed the rock band during a Wellington concert in 1966.

Gareth Farr, composer, at Owhiro Bay, Wellington, one of his favourite spots.

Gareth Farr's Secret Wellington

Composer Gareth Farr talks about his favourite spots in the capital.

Sport

Leota wants Pulse to play with courage

Wing attack Liana Leota wants the Central Pulse to have the courage to push passes under pressure.

After 12 of this year's 14 rounds, the struggling franchise sit fourth in their conference, with just three wins to their name.

Black Caps bowling loads bother video

Ragged finish to day's play by Kiwi pacemen realises fear of a lack of warmup matches for IPL stars.

Warriors league player Ben Matulino returned to his old school, St Bernadette's in Naenae, to hand out raincoats for the kids.

Matulino back in old neighbourhood

Warriors prop Ben Matulino returned to his old primary school in Naenae to hand out some raincoats.

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