Sir Bob Jones has bought himself a multimillion-dollar private jet, after being ejected from an Air NZ flight in May.

Sir Bob Jones buys private jet

11 min ago  No more "sunglasses-topped cellphone bawlers" on Air NZ for property tycoon.

$1m of P soup

Soup packets full of drugs were found in a courier package destined for Wellington.

3 min ago  Chinese tourist arrested after 1kg of meth found hidden in soup packets.

Mysteries in Wellington's archives

A 2000-year-old tablet and a book published in Antarctica are among treasures in Wellington's archives.

Judge blasts Fonterra

Co-op fined $174,150 and labelled a "laggard" when it should be an industry leader.

Plea to find missing teen

Police believe 13-year-old Ebony Lynch-Reihana may be in Wellington.

Thieves steal million-dollar view

Outdoor furnuiture bolted in concrete is stolen from Paekakariki Hill Road lookout.

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News

Otaki Gorge Road closed

A dropout in the road at Blue Bluff, has forced the closure Otaki Gorge Rd.

6:29 PM  A section of Otaki Gorge Rd on the Kapiti Coast has crumbled away forcing the council to close it.

No seat at UN, John Key tells Cooks

Problems are put aside as Cook Islands celebrate birthday.

Dambuster myth debunked

The great school rules debate

Business

Business as usual: Yeah right

Tui Brewery in Tararua may be downsizing. Up to 24 jobs may be affected, and a smaller brewery may be installed.

Up to 24 of the 37 people employed at iconic Mangatainoka Tui brewery could be impacted.

Weta Digital working with Spielberg

Wellington's Weta Digital will be bringing Steven Spielberg's giants in The BFG to life.

Amalgamated Holdings Group chief executive David Seargeant formally acquired the Museum Hotel from Chris Parkin this week.

Hotel to get $8m facelift

Wellington's Museum Art Hotel is in good hands, says its new owner, who plans to stay focused on art.

Comment

Window closing on climate change

A larger investment in wind power would be a major boost to New Zealand's renewable energy goals.

OPINION: Pilots know that there is a brief window of time between losing oxygen and passing out. With climate change, we are at that moment now.

Editorial: Proceed with caution on Tasers

OPINION: The decision to arm all front-line police with Tasers should be a trial only.

Indigenous Aussie Rules star Adam Goodes has taken leave from the sport after being repeatedly booed by fans at stadiums.

Editorial: Come down hard on the unsporting

Lengthy bans are absolutely justified for violent or racist outbursts on the sports field.

Culture

Raise a glass to this new play

Despite varied performances, Cleanskin is a well-constructed and thought-provoking production.

REVIEW: Lack of communication between couples is at the heart of new play Cleanskin.

A peep at birds of the 1860s

An exhibition that looks back on NZ's most famous book on native birds.

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Crossword solutions: Wednesday, August 5

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

Capital Life

Ready, steady, skate

The Ice Rink, which was a success in Palmerston North, is coming to Lower Hutt

It will be getting icy in the Hutt Valley next month.

Making food from history

Rising chef Maclean Fraser is turning a knowledge of historical food into a fantastic meal.

Divers enjoy Island Bay's pier.

Daredevils came of age at Island Bay pier

Generations of Island Bay schoolchildren tested their mettle on a controversial diving pier.

Sport

Prolific openers ease concern

Tom Latham was relieved to "get the monkey off the back", with his maiden ODI century agaianst ZImbabwe in his 27th ODI innings.

NZ's most troublesome batting spots in safer hands after mammoth stand against Zimbabwe.

St Pat's Town ready for game day

Five years since a final, 20 years since a win.

Mike Holmgren during his final season as a NFL head coach with the Seattle Seahawks in 2008. The Superbowl winner will take charge of one of the two teams for the Southern Bowl in New Zealand in March next year.

Southern Bowl gaining momentum

Organisers say next year's American football games in NZ have "morphed into something even more spectacular" since original announcement.

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