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Dave Armstrong.
Pilot manager of Kaikoura Helicopter world

Court for 'hero' pilot

Rescue chopper pilot prosecuted after saving couple's lives while banned from flying.

Wind reached 172kmh

Strong winds have pounded New Zealand overnight.

10:42 AM  After a gusty night, the lower North Island is in for some warmth.

Tourism NZ video on wrong side video

A Tourism NZ video features a campervan on the wrong side of the road.

Public transport: we deserve better 

OPINION: Even if the Green Party is not your cup of camomile, we must thank them for bringing fare increases to our attention.

Okewa Rainwear looking to expand

A Wellington are"putting feelers out" for investors to help with rapid expansion overseas.

Wellington Lions close a game out

Wellington prove too strong for Bay of Plenty in NPC match.

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Happy birthday Porirua gallery

The Porirua 50 award winners.

11:11 AM  Porirua's 50th was a smash hit in the eyes of its residents and all those that turned up on the night.

Arrest made after serious assault

11:00 AM  Man arrested in relation to serious assault in Palmerston North.

Back to back Silver Scrolls

NZTA tweaks Haywards interchange for cyclists


Shunt a uni project-turned-business success

Nathan Hutchinson, left, teamed up with his former boss Bryce Moller to turn his university project into a successful business.

Courier services company Shunt started as a university project but is turning out to be a fast-growing success.

Tech entrepreneur partners with Skinny Mobile

The team from app company Postr, including head of partnerships Roger Shakes (left), founder Milan Reinartz, chief technology officer Mark Penman and head of sales Megan Hansen is already looking to expand into Asia.

App company Postr and Skinny Mobile have launched a new app that offers a win-win for users and advertisers.

Peter Jackson 'top tourism promoter'

Sir Peter Jackson's Great War Exhibition in the Wellington Dominion Museum commemorates the role played by New Zealand in World War One and has already attracted thousands of visitors.

Sir Peter Jackson was one of three Wellington-based winners at the national tourism awards.

Fairfax on the move

An artist impression of the new Auckland office for Fairfax Media.

The media company's Auckland office move is the latest step in a real estate transformation.

Retailer offers vouchers, apology

Harvey Norman customers who angry after being told furniture they bought in an online sale was wrongly priced have been offered a gift voucher and an apology by the retailer.

Lawyer advises customers caught up in a Harvey Norman sale glitch to fight for their goods and "stuff" the $100 voucher.


No special treatment for famous entertainers

Chris Brown at the 2015 BET Awards in Los Angeles.

OPINION: Chris Brown shouldn’t be allowed to tour New Zealand. His 2009 assault on girlfriend Rihanna is too fresh and too horrible for him to expect to be treated like an innocent citizen.

Outlandish style colours up the capital

Columnist Jane Bowron.

OPINION: he convergence of WOW (World of WearableArt Awards) with the school holidays in the capital has made the footpaths absolutely positively heave with seething hordes of humanity.

We deserve better from our public transport

Wellingtonians are being too much to take public transport, compared to the rest of the country.

OPINION: Even if the Green Party is not your cup of camomile, we must thank them for bringing public transport fare increases to our attention.

Fence shocker should never have happened video

Peter Aitchison in front of the fence that is blocking harbour views from his Wellington home.

OPINION: There’s just no way that a council plan should allow this kind of neighbourly insult.

Interest grows in Fat Studies university course

The Fat Studies course looks at anti-fat attitudes and how they impact on the health and well-being of fat people.

OPINION: Fat Studies is as legitimate as any other field of study, senior lecturer says.


Album review: Apolgues, Masayoshi Fujita

Masayoshi Fujita's Apologues is out now.

REVIEW: A disc of tranquility

Album Review: Low Down (Original Soundtrack)

Low Down features the music of jazz pianist Joe Albany.

REVIEW: Sweet Low Down sheds light on an unsung jazz pianist

A trio of charming puppet shows

Out of the Suitcase Festival director Rose Beauchamp is also performing herself, using
shadow puppets in The Blue Shoe Show.

Plenty of talent on show at Puppet Festival

Back to back Silver Scrolls

Tom McLeod with the award he received at the Silver Scrolls for his soundtrack to television show Girl vs Boy.

 Lower Hutt composer Tom McLeod has won back to back Silver Scrolls for his work on the television show Girl vs Boy.

Crossword solutions: Monday, October 5

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

Capital Life

Mountain dog top pooch gallery video

The Best in Show medal at the National Dog Show went to Idaho, the Bernese Mountain Dog, here with owner Linda Jury.

This is why a four-year-old Bernese mountain dog has done his breed proud.

Blessed are God's creatures

Wellington Cathedral of St Paul's Reverend Michael Holland blesses farmer Stephen Mulholland's llama Hob.

Animals blessed at Wellington Cathedral as part of spring celebration.

Surprise stop kicks off cruise season

Patrick and Karen Howe, of Canberra, got a bonus stop-off in Wellington while cruising on the Diamond Princess. They were two of 2700 passengers onboard the 116,000-tonne ship.

Wellington turned on a stunner Saturday for the season's first cruise passengers.

Indoor paddleboard yoga beats the weather

An indoor SUP class hold their balance in the tree pose on paddleboards at Fergs Kayaks. Front row from left, Laura Kotzeff, Megan Sety and Sam Whittle.

Indoor stand up paddleboard yoga kicks off in Wellington.

Thomas Oliver's spacey video video

Thomas Oliver worked with Weta Workshops for his latest music video clip.

Wellington musician Thomas Oliver has teamed up with Weta Workshop for his latest music clip.


Kiwi speaks about US college killings

Auckland basketballer Jaylen Gerrand, 20, has spoken out about seeing the gunman who killed nine people, and then himself, at a school in Oregon.

"I heard what I thought was a firecracker," Jaylen Gerrand said. "I didn't expect it to be a gun."

Patterson snares 12th national title

Savannah Corbett on the way to winning a national junior title in the over-75kg division in Wellington on Sunday.

The CrossFit craze has seen competitors flock to weightlifting

More titles for Cane, Palado

Wellington No 1 Jonathan Cane completed  the strokeplay-matchplay double at Shandon at the weekend.

Top pair add the Wellington matchplay to their strokeplay titles last month.

Wellington Lions close a game out

Wellington lock Jeremy Thrush, who scored two tries for Wellington in their NPC rugby win over Bay of Plenty in Tauranga on Sunday.

Wellington prove too strong for Bay of Plenty in NPC match.

Scottish win national men's road title

A strong opening leg from Dougal Thorburn helped Wellington Scottish to the national men's road relay title in Christchurch.

Led by Dougal Thorburn, Wellington Scottish won the national men's road title in Christchurch.

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