02072015 - news photo: Laird Harper / Fairfax NZ. Hurricanes super-fan Craig Werder has total faith in his dream team.

Super-fan coming from Taranaki

Is this the Canes' biggest fan? He has $25k of paraphernalia.

'A tragic dispute' video

Police have set up a tent outside the house in Broderick Rd where four people were stabbed.

8:07 PM  A neighbour heard a yelp coming from the house at the centre of a stabbing spree.

$3000 art prize - that's tinny

8:59 PM  You usually slap it on a bit of toast, but Wairarapa artist Matt Guild had a different idea.

Armed man on loose in Masterton

Wairarapa police are hunting a man believed to be carrying a knife.

Netballer's son drowns in pond

14 min ago  Tributes flow after tragic death of an 'adventurous, cheeky' 18-month-old boy.

Negotiations delayed flood scheme

Debate over access through private land in Kapiti delayed flood work, council says.

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News

Toddler drowns in pond

Remy Stirling Wiffen, the son of former Central Pulse netballer Daya Wiffen, has drowned.

13 min ago  Cheeky, adventurous 18-month-old Remy Wiffen was adored by everyone, his family says.

$3000 art prize - that's tinny

8:59 PM  You usually slap it on a bit of toast, but Wairarapa artist Matt Guild had a different idea.

'Tragic' family stabbings video

Armed man on loose in Masterton

Business

Union merger gets a yes

Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union national secretary Bill Newson said the vote in favour of merging with the Service and Food Workers Union was a significant step forward for the NZ union movement.

EPMU delegates vote in favour of a merger with the Service and Food Workers Union.

Cheap new Japanese cars

Importer says he'll "shake up the industry" with parallel importing of cars - saving consumers up to $10,000.

Clinton farmer Hamish Bielski won the Ballance Agri-Nutrients Sheep Industry Emerging Talent award in the 2015 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards.

Sheep industry celebrates its best

The sheep industry's standout performers have been named at the Beef + Lamb NZ Sheep Industry Awards in Invercargill.

Comment

New Zealand needs to make the protection of civilians its UN priority

Using the resources of the UN to keep civilians safe should be a priority for New Zealand on the Security Council.

OPINION: New Zealand should use its time in the chair of the Security Council to push for the protection of civilians.

City council is a six-dollar-a-day per person bargain

OPINION: For Wellington City, July 1 heralds the beginning of a decade of growth and economic transformation, for its strong, diverse and prosperous communities.

Queues for tickets at least privilege fans willing to sacrifice their time - though scalpers can always join them too.

Editorial: More to do on tackling scalpers

OPINION: Until a better solution emerges, the government should widen its scalping ban.

Culture

Sleeping Beauty a must-see masterpiece

Sleeping Beauty on Ice gives a terrific modern take on the traditional fairytale with outstanding performances.

REVIEW: This is a Sleeping Beauty for the 21st century and you'd be mad to miss it.

Crossword solutions: Thursday, July 2

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

02062015 news photo: Rhiannon McConnell/Fairfax NZ: Technical director Andrew Lees says thousands of Royal New Zealand Ballet costumes have been kept over the years

NZ Ballet: 60 years of costumes gallery video

Skeletons, guns, swords and a giant crocodile, all in an unassuming Upper Hutt warehouse.

Capital Life

Rugby fans camp for test

Fans who queued all night witnessed a a particularly bloody match and an All Blacks loss against the 1956 Springboks in Wellington.

Rugby fans camped overnight outside Wellington's Athletic Park ahead of an All Blacks-Springboks test match clash in 1956.

The bizarre calls we make

"Is this the number where I can find a wife?" a caller has asked Wellington council.

02062015 news photo: Rhiannon McConnell/Fairfax NZ: Technical director Andrew Lees says thousands of Royal New Zealand Ballet costumes have been kept over the years

NZ Ballet: 60 years of costumes gallery video

Skeletons, guns, swords and a giant crocodile, all in an unassuming Upper Hutt warehouse.

Sport

Smith keeps lid on emotions

Ma'a Nonu, left, and Conrad Smith play their last games for the Hurricanes on Saturday night.

8:03 PM  Conrad Smith's been trying to downplay the Hurricanes farewell factor all season.

Jane pulls out of Super final

Hurricanes wing put his team before himself in an inspirational move ahead of Saturday's Super Rugby final against the Highlanders.

The Hurricanes come together before training at Rugby League Park on Thursday.

Work and play as Canes gear up

Hurricanes put finishing touches on prep ahead of Super Rugby final date with Highlanders.

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