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NEWS.  Emma Gregory from Vincents Art Workshop gets a close up view of "Tisa" ...

Tisa the giraffe dies

The 26-year-old mother of five died at Wellington Zoo from age-related complications.

Capital's housing plan

An architect drawing of the proposed replacement of Arlington Apartments in Mt Cook.

6 min ago  Wellington City Council reveals plan to build 750 homes to avoid an Auckland-style housing crisis.

Video: taxi dash video

A Wellington taxi driver will be fired for a dash through an intersection at rush-hour.

Peace protesters celebrate video

11:58 AM  Charges dropped against protesters arrested at a 2015 arms industry summit.

Trapped man rescued from truck

10:44 AM  Emergency services have rescued a person trapped in a truck with downed power lines on top in Hutt Valley.

Taika's top honour video

12:01 PM  The director, actor and comic represents the best we can be: "Creative, courageous, audacious, subversive and downright funny."

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Quake shakes Soviet liner video

The bridge of the Mikhail Lermontov.

12:08 PM  The top three levels of a sunken Soviet ship were sliced off by the Kaikoura quake.

Rugby player admits rape attempt

11:48 AM  Mid Canterbury rugby player Kolinio Tamanitoakula admits attempted rape after match in Gisborne.

Big rates hike planned for Hutt

'WTF springs to mind'

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Wellington's housing crisis plan

An architect drawing of the proposed replacement of Arlington Apartments in Mt Cook.

Wellington City Council reveals plan to build 750 homes to avoid an Auckland-style housing crisis.

You can't buy experience

As the population ages it only becomes more important to get past outdated beliefs around age.

OPINION: Ageism might be illegal, but it still exists, and companies are missing out on valuable experience.

Big rates hike planned for Hutt

Mayor Ray Wallace says Lower Hutt residents will tell the council whether or not they support the new financial strategy.

Poorer areas where property prices have boomed could face rates hike in excess of 5.1 per cent.

Masterton to get Easter Sunday trading

Masterton's Queen St, seen here, might be a lot busier on Easter Sunday following a council vote.

It was tight, but the Masterton District Council is allowing shops to open on Easter Sunday.

Shaky capital: 100 days on gallery video

The demolition of the condemned Reading Cinema carpark in Wellington's central city is "around three-quarters complete" ...

One hundred days after the Kaikoura quake, about 200 people are unable to return to their Wellington homes.

Comment

Farewell Jane Roe, complicated champion of abortion rights

Norma McCorvey, right, was the anonymous plaintiff known as Jane Roe in the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 Roe vs Wade ...

OPINION: She was full of contradictions, like all of us.

Lessons from the quake

The demolition of the quake-damaged Reading Cinema carpark building, which began on January 4, is now in its final stages.

A hundred days after the Kaikoura earthquake is a good time to reflect on what the capital has learnt. The November 14 shake was a shocking wake-up call for Wellington in more ways than one. We are still learning its lessons.

Ministry must come clean

Former MoT manager Joanne Harrison was finally forced out of the shadows. When will MoT say what it knew?

OPINION: She was hired as a senior public servant despite her past. How could this happen?

Public service vs cash

Adrian Orr, CEO NZ Super Fund.

OPINION: Bill English would be right to sack members of the board of the Super Fund.

E Kore Ano, Never Again

Respectful public inquiries can provide closure, as well as new openings, for victims of abuse, their families and ...

Opinion: The Open Letter to Prime Minister Bill English, calling for an independent inquiry to deal with abuse of children under state care, has been steadfastly downplayed by the Government. Why?

Culture

Taika's top honour video

Film maker Taika Waititi has been named the New Zealander of the Year.

The director, actor and comic represents the best we can be: "Creative, courageous, audacious, subversive and downright funny."

Waititi: 'Amazing' to be top Kiwi

New Zealander of the Year 2017, Taika Waititi, is thankful he was never made to get a "real job".

New Zealander of the Year 2017, Taika Waititi, is thankful he was never made to get a "real job".

Crossword solutions: Thursday, February 23

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

Mikado debut for Wellington soprano

Olivia Sheat, 22-year-old Dame Malvina Major Scholar with NZ Opera.

At just 22, Olivia Sheat is about to make her professional opera debut.

Crossword solutions: Wednesday, February 22

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Capital Life

'WTF springs to mind'

The month-long WTF! Women's Theatre Festival aims to celebrate women in the industry.

Women are still under-represented in theatre, so this month at Circa is all about celebrating them.

Fringe Festival's Emma Hall: 'The librarian look is hot right now'

Emma Hall is performing her one woman shows at New Zealand fringe festivals this month.

Something happened in my 20s – it all just fell apart.

Wine & food on Wellington waterfront

Plenty to choose from at the Wellington Wine & Food Festival

Lashings of beer, bubbles and burgers.

Pasifika Film Fest sails to capital

The Pasifika Film Fesitval aims to showcase and inspire Pasifika stories and narratives through film, with the hope of ...

The sounds and stories of the Pacific are coming to you.

Inexorable passage of time

When an acquaintance from many years ago gets in touch, Joe Bennett's thoughts turn to how fast time passes.

Opinion: When old acquaintances remeet, it's a sharp reminder of how time hasn't stood still.

Sport

Little-known Pretorius a threat for Black Caps

Dwaine Pretorius celebrates his maiden ODI half century against New Zealand on Wednesday.

Unheralded South African almost snatches the game away in Christchurch.

Councillors at odds over velodrome

An artist's impression of the multi-use sports facility, including a velodrome, being proposed by Napier City Council.

The decision whether to build a controversial multimillion-dollar velodrome in Napier has stalled.

Phoenix need accountability, unity

Wellington Phoenix captain Andrew Durante in action this season.

A players-only meeting has the Wellington Phoenix squad heading in the right direction, says captain Andrew Durante.

Testimonial for Lia

The Wellington Phoenix will play a testimonial match for Vince Lia in March.

Wellington Phoenix stalwart's career to be celebrated with social match and This Is Your Life dinner.

Sofia Rosa to clash with Winx?

Sofia Rosa is being aimed at a clash with super mare Winx in the Group I Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

If top New Zealand mare performs on Saturday, she is likely to clash with Winx.

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