Ballet dancer Anna Pavlova, who performed in New Zealand in 1926.

Remembering Pavlova

Anna Pavlova helped crashed motor bikers and dispensed advice on feet. She was also an incredible dancer.

A market for drugs

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne's dramatically changed his views on drug policy over the past eight years.

1:16 PM  Government minister says legalisation of cannabis is the 'logical way forward'.

Champion of science

"A great deal of anti-1080 sentiment isn't about 1080," says author.

30 years she never expected to live gallery

When Kay Burnett received new lungs 30 years ago, she gave her heart away to another.

Fraud sentence cutĀ 

Jenna Davidson sought home detention. A judge didn't agree, but cut her sentence.

Asbestos washing case

Widow says her cancer comes from washing husband's asbestos-riddled clothes.

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Fed up with Foxton flooding

Flooding on Wednesday morning, at the Blue Bell motel on SH1 in Foxton.

1:59 PM  Frustrated residents say Foxton's stormwater system can't cope, after repeated floods.

Large rural shed fire

Five crews from around the Manawatu region tackle an early morning blaze.

Shelter takes out top award

Pupils dazzle at Stage Challenge


From holiday park to housing

Salt, a new 71-unit housing development in Mt Maunganui.

A $50 millionĀ Mt Maunganui residential development close to Bayfair mall is going ahead.

Akl luxury Metro Suites sells for $11m

Auckland's Metro Suites has been sold to Thai-owned hotel branded Avani Hotels and Resorts.

Metro Suites bought by Thai-owned Minor Hotels, as it expands its Avani brand.

New housing set to 'warp' Kapiti

The Ngarara subdivision beside Te Moana Rd, Waikanae Beach. The first stage, comprising 55 homes, could be finished by ...

Massive 850-lot development in Waikanae could be just the start, says mayor.

A licence to work

Taita College students Renardo Faivaai, Trace Hohipa and Nathan Faapusa performed a challenge to Lower Hutt business ...

One in five Lower Hutt young adults are unemployed, and city leaders want businesses to do more.

Northland winery ripe for growth

One of New Zealand's northern-most wineries and function venues, Marsden Estate near Kerikeri, has been placed on the market.

Marsden Estate helps Northland vineyards make over 70 different wines, and is looking for a new owner to carry on the business.


Cynical power-grab with your money

After years or penny-pinching and telling us to tighten our belts, National has thrown money from the sky.

OPINION: National's Budget bribery was all about power. At all costs.

Looking for vision in the budget numbers

Joyce's Budget targeted low- and middle-income workers. But solo dad Charles Bates - pictured here with some of his ...

Brickbats and bouquets for Steven Joyce's first budget. But is he saving the best till last?

Capital rail gets boost

Wellington Railway Station.

OPINION: The Budget's $98 million boost for Wellington's railway network is welcome. It was also inevitable that the Government would provide it, because parts of the network are falling apart.

Cathedral bogged down in bulls...t

Bishop Victoria Matthews in 2012 blessing the site where the Cardboard Cathedral was to sit.

OPINION: Let's bulldoze the pussy footing on the cathedral issue.

Genuine giveaways but still too little

Max Rashbrooke.

OPINION: The Budget provides some genuine giveaways but the true value of the additional spending needs to be weighed against adjustments for inflation and for population growth.


Anna Pavlova visits NZ

Ballet dancer Anna Pavlova, who performed in New Zealand in 1926.

Anna Pavlova helped crashed motor bikers and dispensed advice on feet. She was also an incredible dancer.

Saturday's crossword solutions


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

Friday's crossword solutions


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

Internationally acclaimed exhibition causes capital loss

Cindy Sherman
Untitled, 2007 / 2008

Organisers say a $1m art exhibition that sold just 25,000 tickets was a success.

Ticket scalping hurting Wellington

Wellington's St James Theatre.

Wellingtonians might be left all dressed up with nowhere to go if the angst between local promoters and council doesn't ease.

Capital Life

Shelter takes out top award

The team of eight from Wellington High School were awarded Supreme Winner for 2017 for the Roxy5 Short Film Competition.

Budding film-makers flex their muscles through the Roxy5 Short Film Competition.

Best hairdresser in NZ revealed

The styles represented a departure for Michael Beel, who usually works with big sexy hair.

Mullets, bowl cuts and shaved bits won him Michael Beel the top spot.

Christmas in November?

Last year's Very Welly Christmas was hailed a success, but retailers say people did not shop.

Capital's Christmas festival to be held in November because December doesn't suit retailers.

Toy libraries still playing

Ellie Hewitt, left, and Jackson Kosena look no further than the Brooklyn Toy Library for all of their playtime needs.

They've stood the test of time, even in age of tablets and online shopping.

Old killjoys killed the sevens

Westpac Stadium - only a committee could come up with an event centre so joyless. Only a penny-pinching committee would ...

OPINION: Why do the old begrudge the young their moments of lunacy?


Perfection still possible for Saints

Giants guard Dion Prewster evades his opposite, Saints player Corey Webster.

Giants unable to maintain early pace as Saints notch 15th straight win of NBL season.

Bracewell to join Wellington

With a first-class average of 34.9 from 58 matches, Michael Bracewell is leaving Otago and heading north to Wellington.

The Bracewell name will feature in every major association after Michael Bracewell joins Wellington.

No bulls for Riccitelli

Set-piece prowess has become a big focus for the Hurricanes and their hooker Ricky Riccitelli.

Hurricanes' South African-born trio feeling at home on the high veldt.

More ball please, says Savea

Play hasn't quite run the way of Hurricanes wing Julian Savea this season.

For whatever reason, Hurricanes wing Julian Savea has been quiet this season.

Weight a big concern

Chris Johnson will ride Bel Sorriso in Saturday's Trentham Gold Cup.

Weight the biggest concern for smart mare in Saturday's Trentham feature.

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