Unsettled spring start 

The lower North Island can expect patches of sushine, cloud and rain  to welcome in the new season.

Nature's answer to dirty water

Student Jacqui Ormsby with the water system, using totara wood as a filter, that won the regional science fair.

Following a quake, Wellingtonians may have a high school student to thank for clean water.

Criminal trackers glitches revealed

Warning for e-monitoring glitch affecting more than 100 criminals.

Curtis St redevelopment win

The controversial re-zoning of land on Curtis St and earthworks are set to go ahead.

Foodie festival 'huge' success

Staff can rest after serving thousands at a "hugely" successful Wellington on a Plate festival.

$10k theft while family at home video

Theft of laptop with film-makers' creations is the worst loss in home invasion.

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Burglars make themselves at home video

Rowena Lynn said her maternal instincts kicked in when she realised burglars had wandered around her home, possibly while she was reading bedtime stories to her children.

Theft of laptop with film-makers' creations is the worst loss in home invasion.

SH2 reopens after crash

State Highway 2 at Te Marua in Upper Hutt has reopened after it was closed because of a crash.

Paekakariki Hill road reopened

Man found after bracelet cut

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Curtis St redevelopment win

Karori homeowner Wayne Newman and other members of the Creswick Valley Residents Association have been fighting council re-zoning plans of the Curtis St site for years.

The controversial re-zoning of land on Curtis St and earthworks are set to go ahead, after the case was heard by the Environment Court.

Creativity fills banana void

Spotted at Countdown Newtown in Wellington: Banana bread posing as bananas.

With no bananas to fill the shelves, one Wellington supermarket got creative.

Goodman sells clutch of Chch sites

The DHL building, one of several up for sale in the Goodman-owned Glassworks industrial park in Hornby

Goodman Property Trust is selling five "blue chip" properties in Christchurch so it can reinvest elsewhere.

InternetNZ on the move

80 Willis St, part of the Singaporean-owned Grand Central complex.

Internet body moves to get its subsidiaries on same floor.

Kiwi drones crack into US airspace video

Altus business development manager Simon Morris with the company's Delta X8 drone.

A robust piece of Kiwi ingenuity is on threshold of cracking the US drone market.

Comment

National gets third-termitis

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse: likeable, but out of his depth.

OPINION: John Key warned Cabinet not to be arrogant and contract the dreaded disease.

Keep the break from the ads

Putting advertisements on around the clock might seem consistent - but few viewers want it.

All can unite against the final victory of commercial yawp.

Fixing failures with CYF kids will be costly

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley wants to shake up the system for state care of children, but it is not clear how.

OPINION: How far is the reforming minister really prepared to go with state care for children?

Start again with flag design

The flag consideration panel's longlist includes many designs that look like advertising logos, including one very similar to Business.govt.nz

OPINION: It's not too late to ditch the proposed flag designs and start again.

No defence for keeping refugee quota so small

Students from Nelson College for Girls have been among those supporting a campaign to double New Zealand's refugee quota.

OPINION: If we doubled the refugee quota, we would only be doing what we've done in the past, given population growth.

Culture

Heartfelt and sure-footed Bruckner

Violinist Baiba Skride.

REVIEW: NZSO review by John Button

Crossword solutions: Saturday, August 29

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

The right direction for Touch Compass

Touch Compass dances, literally and figuratively, inside and outside the box in Acquisitions.

REVIEW: Touch Compass challenges people's people’s perceptions of who can dance and what dance is.

Crossword solutions: Friday August 28

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

Life or death musical

Wellington lawyers and law students-come-actors are gearing up for their Hunger Games-themed law revue. From left, Bridget Sinclair, Sam Kaelin, Harrison Cunningham, Jade Neale and Tess Upperton.

Young lawyers are serving up a theatrical treat to die for.

Capital Life

Nature's answer to dirty water

Student Jacqui Ormsby with the water system, using totara wood as a filter, that won the regional science fair.

Following a major quake, Wellingtonians may have a local high school student to thank for a clean drink of water.

Radio studios burn in mystery arson gallery

Radio host Doreen Kelso, right, interviews Margaret David for her programme Person To Person at Broadcasting House in August 1976.

Wellington's world-class Broadcasting House radio studio met a grim end - first bowled, then burned.

IHC Art Awards winner has it all sewn up

Chris Wills' intricate cross-stitch map of New Zealand won him first prize of $5000.

Give him the blueprint and he'll stitch it in to the real world.

New interisland ferry fails to impress

John McAlpine, Minister of Railways, cuts the ribbon to allow the first car to drive off the Aramoana after its maiden crossing from Wellington to Picton on August 13, 1962.

The newspaper sport of ferry-bashing was invented in 1962 when the interislander Aramoana was plagued with problems.

Life or death musical

Wellington lawyers and law students-come-actors are gearing up for their Hunger Games-themed law revue. From left, Bridget Sinclair, Sam Kaelin, Harrison Cunningham, Jade Neale and Tess Upperton.

Young lawyers are serving up a theatrical treat to die for.

Sport

Merrick happy with Nix draw

Learning who everyone is has been a priority for new Phoenix import Jeffrey Sarpong.

Wellington Phoenix held to 3-3 draw by Capital Football XI in pre-season match.

Lions fairly proud after easy win

Lions halfback Adam Deck makes a pass during his side's 29-0 win over Northland at Westpac Stadium.

Encouraging signs weren't hard to find at Westpac Stadium, on Saturday night.

Lions tame Taniwha in Wellington

Frae Wilson of Wellington spins a pass out at a raing Westpac Stadium.

Wellington remain unbeaten in the national provincial championship after seeing off Northland 29-0.

Rovers hope to continue cup run

Stephen Hoyle, left, was one of Napier City Rovers' goal scorers in their 3-0 Chatham Cup win over Western Suburbs. Photo: MONIQUE FORD/FAIRFAX NZ.

Napier City Rovers head to Auckland on Sunday, as their quest for an elusive fifth Chatham Cup title continues.

Sarpong's road to Phoenix

Jeffrey Sarpong is happy to have landed at the Wellington Phoenix after a frustrating professional career.

New Dutch striker moves on from frustrating first decade of pro football and is ready to reinvigorate career.

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