Kim Edmonds, 21, and son Luca. Kim is studying law at Victoria University after graduating from Tawa's He Huarahi ...

'A normal school with babies'

School books and nappies combine seamlessly at one Wellington school.

$700,000 fire bill video

Crews are battling a blaze at Hutt Valley High School.

Principal relieved at no major injuries in Hutt Valley High School blaze, probably started by laser cutter.

A fishy predicament

A "filthy mess" awaits quake-evacuated family: their fish dinner is still on the bench.

Bitter Bill's a better man now

5:00 AM  OPINION: English may be dull, but he's not the angry man he used to be, says Duncan Garner.

Investigator not told to prosecute

MSD investigator never told manager of risk to woman being investigated, inquest hears.

Free the Paekakariki 4000

Environmental group accuses NZ Transport Agency of imprisoning native fish.

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News

Teenager taking his invention to the world

Ben (Benjamin) Bell with a prototype Wellband.

5:00 AM  Benjamin Bell might be young, but the aspiring entrepreneur has already caught the eye of the health tech industry.

Taylor fascinated by bugs

5:00 AM  Weta Workshop head Sir Richard Taylor has a new appreciation for bugs, thanks to Te Papa.

Passionate historian of Wellington's watery past

The 'Modfather' has left the building

business

Large retail block rides wave of interest

Baby Factory and Spotlight lease this 4974 square metre building in Molesworth St, New Plymouth.

A significant retail building in New Plymouth's CBD is for sale.

BNZ staff spread across town

Between them, the closed BNZ and Statistics House buildings represent just over 30,000 square metres of space.

Eleven hundred Bank of New Zealand staff are scattered around the city.

''I hope I never see the likes of it again''

An artist's impression of how Press Hall's courtyard could look.

Developer says buildings are moving back to ''stiff'' designs.

Tourist swarms worry Kiwis

Kiwis see the economic benefits of tourism, but have concerns about overcrowding, road accidents and traffic congestion.

Almost one in five Kiwis feel we are attracting too many overseas visitors.

All clear - except one

The building on the corner of Lyndey Pl South, Porirua, is the only building in the city to be closed off after the ...

Porirua's buildings came off pretty much unscathed in the recent earthquake.

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Bitter Bill's a better man now

Bill English will be next PM.

OPINION: English may be dull, but he's no longer angry, says Duncan Garner.

A new-look Cabinet

Murray McCully is one of the Cabinet Ministers Bill English should sack.

Prime Minister-elect Bill English promises renewal of the National-led Government. One place he could start renewing things would be in Cabinet.

Justice and Paula Rebstock

Paula Rebstock  was named as a Dame in the the 2015 New Year's Honours. 
She is pictured at the family home in ...

Paula Rebstock's inquiry into leaks from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade turned into a disaster and a farce. Now, finally, justice is being done to two senior Foreign Affairs staffers unjustly treated by her inquiry.

The bureaucratic urge to control

The number of alcohol-affected drivers involved in fatal crashes  increased in the 12 months after the new legal ...

OPINION: Road deaths involving alcohol have gone up since the blood-alcohol limit was lowered. What's going on?

Justice - at long last

Peter Hughes: principled approach.

Opinion:State sector employees will be reassured by the principled approach taken by new SSC boss Peter Hughes to a flawed report on two diplomats.

Culture

Crossword solutions: Saturday, December 10

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

Get Under the Spinfluence

Elke Chappell, who is teaching double staff and partner fans,  in action.

Watch and learn how to hula hoop or dance with fire at Under the Spinfluence.

Crossword solutions: Friday, December 9

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

Crossword solutions: Thursday, December 8

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

Celebrating life through music

Hone Tuwhare, one of New Zealand's greatest poets, will have new life breathed into his works by Tuwhare - The Concert, ...

Hone Tuwhare, one of our greatest poets, will again be honoured with a concert of his works.

Capital Life

Taylor fascinated by bugs

Sir Richard Taylor says creating Bug Lab was a fascinating challenge.

Weta Workshop head Sir Richard Taylor has a new appreciation for bugs, thanks to Te Papa.

Weekly smiles for sick kids

Wellington's clown doctors need funding to ensure they can keep cheering up sick kids in hospital.

Wellington's clown doctors are looking for funding so they can continue their smile-making work.

Uncertainty around building safety rules

Asteron Centre tenant Inland Revenue commissioned its own report on the building in the wake of the November 14 ...

Opinion: The rules and requirements for assessing the safety of a quake-hit building are confused and unclear.

7 common deodorant mistakes

Should you use deodorant or antiperspirant? And what's the best time of day to apply it?

Should you use deodorant or antiperspirant? And when should you apply it? We have the answers.

Half-billion revamp for Wellington

The development would be a joint venture between the Port Nicholson Block Development Trust and The Wellington Company.

Hotel, brewery and hundreds of new homes hinted at in new plans.

Sport

No Bull, this is the big time

Harry Bull works Benzini at the iconic Sha Tin racecourse earlier this week.

The Bull family from Hunterville set to take on the worlds best horses in Hong Kong.

Phoenix seeking enjoyment

Andrew Durante, Louis Fenton and the Wellington Phoenix have tried to have fun at training this week.

At the end of a rough week, the Wellington Phoenix want to make playing football fun again.

Avalon back Waldrom

Scott Waldrom during his prime playing for Avalon in 2001.

Avalon shows its support for Scott Waldrom.

Longo calls for double round

Pride captain Annalie Longo, left, goes in for a tackle during their first round win over Auckland.

Time for a double round - Longo.

22 medals in Hamilton

Back row, from left, Gary Albright, Bronson Williams-Elliot, Donald Williams, Tom Rogers and front row, from left, ...

Mana Special Olympics athletes did well at the recent trans-Tasman tournament.

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