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Council backs runway and waterfront plans

An artists impression of a Chinese Garden in Frank Kitts Park. the garden is a key part of the city's three-year waterfront development plan approved by a council committee on Wednesday.

6:52 PM  Councillors emphasise runway business case must stack up before public money committed.

Takeaway store destroyed in fire

A Shannon takeaway store on State Highway 57 has been destroyed after an early morning fire.

Seal returned to the wild

Counting the cost of the flood

Business

Investors borrow up large ahead of crackdown

Property investors account for one in every three dollars borrowed in the housing market.

Investors borrowing $1.8 billion make up one third of the mortgage market.

Freedive for dolphins video

Wellington game studio teams with NZ's top free diver to help save endangered dolphins.

Quenched was advertising with the phrase: "Don’t stop the party at your place early, we are here to help."

Quenched vows to return refuelled

Booze delivery service says it will be back in business soon, despite criticism.

Comment

Stripping citizenship a step too far

A car is engulfed by flames during clashes in Ramadi on Saturday as the city falls to the Islamic State.

OPINION: The war on Isis is less than a year old, but its consequences keep rippling around the world.

Local Government embarks on programme to improve performance

OPINION: Local  government is the beating heart of New Zealand's communities but an independent survey shows it could do better

Supermarket Waitrose has joined the traditional three lions and a crown on English cricketer Stewart Broad's chest.

Advertising's battle to take over the world

OPINION: We now expect to see commerce everywhere. And even if we hide from it, it comes to find us.

Culture

Road trip play a tightly wrought drama

Victoria Seymour gives an arresting performance as Quinn in Wings at Bats Theatre.

REVIEW: Despite a pedigree of familiar plot devices, Wings is still an engrossing play.

Crossword solutions: Wednesday, May 27

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

Carmen Bradford romped through five numbers, the best being a note perfect imitation of Ella Fitzgerald’s scat singing.

Count Basie Orchestra in full swing

REVIEW: Count Basie Orchestra review

Capital Life

My Secret Wellington

Elizabeth Connor, TED wellington speaker

Elizabeth Connor is a meditating scientist.

NZ's biggest board game convention

Put down the controllers and pick up some dice at Wellycon this weekend.

Titahi Bay's 213-metre radio mast towers over its transmitting station, and the suburb, in the late 1960s.

Towering Titahi Bay radio mast revolutionised radio

Titahi Bay's giant radio mast cemented the foundations for Radio New Zealand in 1937.

Sport

Hurricanes eye wounded Crusaders in Nelson

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd can manage his players' workloads during the final three weeks of Super Rugby.

7:24 PM  Team lists speak volumes for two teams' contrasting fortunes ahead of Super Rugby clash.

Town beat College in thriller

St Pat's Town have beaten Wellington College 15-11 in a tight and tense traditional rugby clash.

Jamie Siddons was named Wellington coach of the year in his time in the captial.

Firebirds coach Siddons sets sail for South Australia

6:34 PM  Aussie's tenure with Wellington Firebirds over as he take South Australia job.

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