Emergency survival kit contents.

Survival kits a 'recipe for disaster'

3:42 PM  Consumer NZ finds pre-made survival kits lack key items or contain poor-quality gear.

Bay revamp in 2018 video

An artist's impression of what the revamped Shelly Bay could look like.

Face-lift for Wellington's derelict Shelly Bay could leave ratepayers $1.5m a year better off.

James Broadhurst quits rugby

One-test All Black hangs up boots after struggling to recover from concussion.

Stepdad wanted to hit rapist more

5 min ago  He tells court: "I presume any father put into that situation would react in the same way."

Porirua's 'secretive' birds return

4:00 PM  You might have more chance of hearing Porirua's newest residents than seeing them.

Twin fires shock town

Good neighbour tried to help a stranger after a fire. It cost her her home.

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Last play for Taita rugby

Looking at a picture of the promotion winning team of 1976 led Alan Harrington to reorganise a reunion.

3:49 PM   Taita rugby re-union planned for June.

Amazing racing around Oregon

The photography skills of a Wellington travel consultant helped a Kiwi team win an Amazing Race-style challenge.

$1m more needed for arts centre

Teen to world champs

business

Lift safety a priority

Brendon Scheib was killed when a lift descended, crushing him between the lift car and shaft.

Union calls for tighter rules on lift safety following death of engineer.

Shelly Bay revamp to start in 2018 video

An artist's impression of what the revamped Shelly Bay could look like.

Face-lift for dilapidated Wellington bay could leave ratepayers $1.5m better off each year.

Amora closed for a year

The Amora Hotel in  Wakefield St is to close for major renovation work.

One of Wellington's largest hotels faces a lengthy closure, just before the Lions arrive.

Your rental nightmares stuff nation

Palmerston North students (from left) Dena Harley, Holly Breen and Mary-Rose Henaghan have seen some flats in shocking ...

Are your lips and fingers going blue? We want to hear your worst rental property horror stories.

Fletcher Building a 'target'

The $700m new international convention centre in Auckland is also under Fletcher's oversight.

Bored investment banks are ''absolutely'' zeroing in on Fletcher Building, a source says.

Comment

Stop tenure review

Parts of the picturesque Irishman Creek in Mackenzie Basin are being placed into freehold.

OPINION: The best, easiest, and cheapest thing New Zealand could do for the land and water of the South Island is to stop high country tenure review.

Harsh and arbitrary measures

A new report says New Zealand puts prisoners in solitary confinement more than four times often as England and Wales.

OPINION: Another report paints a bleak picture of solitary confinement in New Zealand institutions.

'Swimmability' only part of story video

Freshwater quality debates largely focus on swimming, not what lives there 24/7.

ANALYSIS: The longfin eel, whitebait and lamprey. All are threatened, and it is our fault.

Don't you have anything better to do? video

The cars parked along the front of the Osbornes'  Waikanae Beach hedge to stop an arborist from getting their clippers ...

OPINION: Some neighbours have only to see a hedge before they dream of a chainsaw.

Economy needs immigration

Wellington Chamber of Commerce chief executive John Milford.

OPINION: Being able to hire someone with the necessary skills is essential for business.

Culture

Cotillard film laugh-out-loud rubbish

From the Land of the Moon is laugh-out-loud bad.

Somebody has welded Geoffrey Rush's nose to Robert Pattinson's face and then balanced their creation on top of an adolescent giraffe.

Crossword solutions: Friday, April 28

Crosswords

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Crossword solutions: Thursday, April 27

Crosswords

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Crossword solutions: Wednesday, April 26

Crosswords

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

Wellington debut for Africa film fest

Opening night film 'The Wedding Ring' offers a female perspective on love, marriage and customs as seen by the Niger’s ...

Wellingtonians are being invited on "a cultural safari" when the Africa Film Festival hits the capital in May.

Capital Life

Last play for Taita rugby

Looking at a picture of the promotion winning team of 1976 led Alan Harrington to reorganise a reunion.

 Taita rugby re-union planned for June.

Comedy for a cause

All money from SpinningTop's Good Guys comedy show goes directly to projects on the Burma-Thai border.

Your laughter can build a school for displaced migrant children in Myanmar at charity comedy gala.

Spruce-up for Stokes Valley

Billie Jessup, 16,  Marcus Keepa, 15, Jacob Te Kira, 14, and  Kody Keepa, 13, have spent the holidays cleaning up Stokes ...

Stokes Valley youth "wide eyed and bushy tailed" for work.

Dust off your clogs

Foxton's Big Dutch Day Out at the deMolen Windmill in Foxton will raise money to restore the town's stone-ground flour mill.

Foxton's out-of-action windmill is turning 14, and this year's party could get it working again.

Bernie memorial campaign launched

Oriental Bay's beloved shop dog Bernie could be immortalised with a sculpture that could also double as a dog staging post.

Bernie memorial idea gets mayoral blessing.

Sport

Robertson hoping third time is lucky

Team Wellington's Bill Robertson challenges Auckland's Mario Bilen at the start of the season.

Team Wellington captain heading into his third-straight OFC Champions League final against Auckland City, having lost the last two.

Last play for Taita rugby

Looking at a picture of the promotion winning team of 1976 led Alan Harrington to reorganise a reunion.

 Taita rugby re-union planned for June.

Legramor awaits return

Hall Of Fame is all the rage in early betting for the Cambridge Breeders Stakes.

Royally-bred Legramor one to watch if she makes Breeders Stakes field.

May's sadness for Broadhurst

26062014 News Photo. CAMERON BURNELL/FAIRFAX NZ. Sport . Hurricanes Training. James Broadhurst

The Hurricanes prop says it was tough to hear of his friend James Broadhurst's early retirement due to concussion.

Boyd hails tough decision video

0042015 Photo:Ross Giblin/Fairfax NZ
Hurricanes' James Broadhurst during Hurricanes V Stormers, Super 15 Rugby at ...

The Hurricanes coach knows it must have been hard for James Broadhurst to call time on his career due to concussion.

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