Cluster fly larvae have had perfect conditions with the wet warm weather recently, and many people are finding the flies ...

Return of the cluster flies

It sounds like a horror movie plot - swarms of cluster flies besieging North Island homes.

Twin fires shock town

The backyard of Corrinne Oliver's home in Mauriceville. In the foreground is her daughter Chance's Yamaha motorbike.

6:54 PM  Good neighbour tried to help a stranger. It cost her her home.

Transmission Gully sneak peek video

7:38 PM  After two million man hours, the highway north of Wellington still isn't halfway built.

Road crews slice cables twice

7:43 PM  Phone and internet cut off twice in three days by contractors in Raumati.

Quake repairs close capital hotel

192-room Amora Hotel to close for up to a year, right before the Lions tour hits town.

Police 'brutality' claim

6:34 PM  Video has emerged of police using pepper spray and a dog to arrest Porirua man.

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News

Pokie gambling deceit 'unproved'

Mike O'Brien pleaded not guilty to five charges.

7:20 PM  Crown's claims of deception fall at several hurdles, says defence lawyer.

Bar guilty over smoking area

7:05 PM  The George convicted again over its "substantially enclosed" smoking area.

Rugby upbeat, despite $6m loss

Spruce-up for Stokes Valley

business

Amora closed for a year

The Amora Hotel in  Wakefield St is to close for major renovation work.

One of Wellington's largest hotels faces a lengthy closure, just before the Lions arrive.

Your rental nightmares stuff nation

Palmerston North students (from left) Dena Harley, Holly Breen and Mary-Rose Henaghan have seen some flats in shocking ...

Are your lips and fingers going blue? We want to hear your worst rental property horror stories.

Fletcher Building a 'target'

The $700m new international convention centre in Auckland is also under Fletcher's oversight.

Bored investment banks are ''absolutely'' zeroing in on Fletcher Building, a source says.

Economy needs immigration

Wellington Chamber of Commerce chief executive John Milford.

OPINION: Being able to hire someone with the necessary skills is essential for business.

Shelly Bay: have your say

Wellington City Council wants public feedback on its plans to sell council land at Shelly Bay.

Ratepayers are being asked for their views on the proposed sale of council land.

Comment

'Swimmability' only part of story video

Freshwater quality debates largely focus on swimming, not what lives there 24/7.

ANALYSIS: The longfin eel, whitebait and lamprey. All are threatened, and it is our fault.

Don't you have anything better to do? video

The cars parked along the front of the Osbornes'  Waikanae Beach hedge to stop an arborist from getting their clippers ...

OPINION: Some neighbours have only to see a hedge before they dream of a chainsaw.

Economy needs immigration

Wellington Chamber of Commerce chief executive John Milford.

OPINION: Being able to hire someone with the necessary skills is essential for business.

Migration debate triggers a logic bypass

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse imposed a "remuneration test" as a proxy for skills.

OPINION: Recent boom in work and student visas suggests room for cuts.

Testing the Anzac spirit

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

OPINION: There is always a problem when New Zealand and Australia disagree about something important. The two countries say they are "family" and "closer than any other two countries on earth", so they can't have a decent argument. Family members tend to feel ashamed when they start shouting at each other.

Culture

Cotillard film laugh-out-loud rubbish

From the Land of the Moon is laugh-out-loud bad.

Somebody has welded Geoffrey Rush's nose to Robert Pattinson's face and then balanced their creation on top of an adolescent giraffe.

Crossword solutions: Thursday, April 27

Crosswords

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

Crossword solutions: Wednesday, April 26

Crosswords

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

Wellington debut for Africa film fest

Opening night film 'The Wedding Ring' offers a female perspective on love, marriage and customs as seen by the Niger’s ...

Wellingtonians are being invited on "a cultural safari" when the Africa Film Festival hits the capital in May.

Crossword solutions: Tuesday, April 25

Crosswords

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

Capital Life

Spruce-up for Stokes Valley

Billie Jessup, 16,  Marcus Keepa, 15, Jacob Te Kira, 14, and  Kody Keepa, 13, have spent the holidays cleaning up Stokes ...

Stokes Valley youth "wide eyed and bushy tailed" for work.

Dust off your clogs

Foxton's Big Dutch Day Out at the deMolen Windmill in Foxton will raise money to restore the town's stone-ground flour mill.

Foxton's out-of-action windmill is turning 14, and this year's party could get it working again.

Bernie memorial campaign launched

Oriental Bay's beloved shop dog Bernie could be immortalised with a sculpture that could also double as a dog staging post.

Bernie memorial idea gets mayoral blessing.

Too much drink, close the streets

Police on Wellington's Blair St. Authorities are planning to close Blair and Allen streets on weekend nights to traffic ...

The boozing is so bad in central Wellington, two streets may need closing at weekends.

Wellington gets its first Winetopia

Hundreds of tastings can be had at Winetopia 2017.

Lashings of gin, rivers of wine and heaps of cheese are all the rage this season.

Sport

Pulse face stern test

Fresh off a win over the Northern Mystics on Monday night, wing attack Whitney Souness, left, and the Central Pulse face ...

It will be a tough two days in Invercargill for the Central Pulse.

Showemup turned out

Showemup is the Southern Filly of the Year.

Showemup's 3-year-old campaign is over.

Bartholomew scoops big prize

Fraser Bartholomew and new-ball bowling partner Liam Pinfold. Bartholomew is the reigning Horowhenua-Kapiti player of ...

Bartholomew took the H-K player of the season crown.

Ballers bouncing off to Vegas

Victor Allen and Fraser Beggs with coach Angelo Robinson.

Two teenagers picked for NZ Basketball Academy teams.

Top teams stay unbeaten

Willie Paia'aua, here pictured playing for the Manawatu Turbos, is the equal-leading tryscorer in the Horowhenua-Kapiti ...

Both overcame serious challenges to win on Saturday.

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