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Should we be paid to recycle?

Councils urge Government to adopt national cash-for-bottles scheme.

Peas off garden menu

Wairarapa's $15m pea farming industry will be halted for two years as the Government scrambles to eradicate the pea weevil.

Discovery of pest hits Wairarapa pea farmers, and home gardeners - but shouldn't stop shop supplies.

Burnt by solar power price hike

Electricity firm raises prices for solar-panel users, saying they get unfair benefits.

Delays expected north of capital

Traffic will be slow between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki while storm damage is fixed.

Mate's death inspires win

Rugby club almost folded, then a player died. Now his team-mates have won their division in his memory.

Makara hit by weekend weather

The popular Wellington beach did not escape the wild weather unscathed.

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Hawke's Bay police find Jason Wright

Police have located Jason Wright, 48, in Napier.

Hawke's Bay Police have found Jason Wright.

Mallard to vacate Hutt South

He says he wants Speaker's job, but John Key says he's "waving the white flag".

Dispute over Rich Lister's will

'They're study pods, not bedrooms'

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Alleged exploitation of backpacker labour under investigation

Argentinian tourist Maria Arcos has worked in several New Zealand backpacker hostels in return for free accommodation.

Backpackers working for a free bed instead of wages are doing everything from cleaning backpacker lodges to picking up horse poo as volunteer labour comes under scrutiny.

Student hostels selling for millions

University students.

 A portfolio of three Wellington halls of residence, including two leased by Victoria University of Wellington, is up for grabs with an estimated worth of $44 million.

Wellington properties underpin $121m fund launch

This Manners St property is one of the properties in Vinta's property fund portfolio.

A $121.35 million property fund is set to launch to New Zealand wholesale investors by property group Vinta.

How tourism marketers exploit FOMO

Jealous much? Then you are a marketer's dream.

OPINION: Marketers leverage off our Fear of Missing Out it in any sector but perhaps never as much as promoting holiday destinations.

Nori win for Wellington

Nori merchandise has already been created and is on sale in Korea, and its creators expect the show to be sold around ...

Capital's sound expertise forms company to win work during gaps between international blockbusters.

Comment

Paying for child abuse tip-offs

It's an indictment on all of us that payments for child abuse tip-offs have to be considered.

There is something repellent about paying for information about abuse - but the police have made a reasonable case for it.

From student farce to American tragedy

Donald Trump voters are driven by a toxic mix of moral indignation and violent desire to punish an American they no ...

OPINION: Trump voters driven by toxic mix of moral indignation and violent desire to punish a US they no longer recognise.

Garner: My biggest fear

The average price of an Auckland house is an astronomical $970,000.

Do I tell my children to move to Levin, or will they still be working in their 80s to pay off their mortgages?

Editorial: Sky's Olympic rules rob public

Fairfax Media has decided not to send journalists to the Olympics.

OPINION: Restrictions on New Zealand journalists at the Olympics mocked the spirit of the Games.

Moving from 'yes we can' to 'what is this?'

Roger Ailes, the outgoing chairman and CEO of Fox News and Fox Television Stations.

OPINION: Back in November 2008 I had the privilege of watching Obama's election night victory speech on television with my father.

Culture

Crossword solutions: Tuesday, July 26

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

Album Review: Bleakley/Crayford/Donaldson, The Truth Isn't Always Ornamental

Bleakley/Crayford/Donaldson's The Truth Isn't Always Ornamental is out now.

REVIEW: An album that grows on your with repeated listening

Crossword solutions: Tuesday, July 26

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

Crossword solutions: Monday, July 25

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

Worshippers flock to capital

Arise Church senior pastor John Cameron.

Almost 7000 members of the Arise church are gathering in Wellington this weekend.

Capital Life

Teen's composition on song

Stokes Valley 18-year-old Liam Furey has won a nationwide prize for an original chamber music composition.

Liam Furey prefers not to talk about his earliest pieces of musical composition.

Al Brown shows his green thumb

Al Brown is now the official ambassador for Garden to Table.

Restaurateur Al Brown is now the official ambassador of Garden to Table, a charity helping schools teach Kiwi kids about good nutrition.

Hip hop's 'Olympics of dance'

Shae King goes through a routine that propelled him and his dance crew in to a world competition.

Dancers are training just as hard as our top athlete's for their shot at glory.

How the super-rich go shopping

A client can have her sales adviser pull in an entire season's worth of looks, plus accessories, in her size. Or she can ...

Flattering blush-pink changing room walls, catwalk-ready pieces and customers who drop US$500,000 in one click.

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Shepherd Elliott, left, and Jesse Simpson at their Wellington cafe Ti Kouka.

A complicated family tree sprouted the culinary mini-empire of Wellington brothers Shepherd Elliott and Jesse Simpson.

Sport

Riccitelli ready to rumble

The prospect of replacing Dane Coles doesn't daunt Hurricanes back-up hooker Ricky Riccitelli.

Hurricanes out to show they're about more than Dane Coles.

Scrap the cap - Merrick

Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick believes the A-League salary cap is no longer needed.

With all the bonuses and changing rules, Phoenix boss says it's time for the A-League to scrap the salary cap.

Wainui meet Tawa in semis

Wainuiomata's Micheal Lealava scores against Tawa during their recent 29-15 loss. Wainuiomata will be looking to reverse ...

Wainuiomata to play Tawa in Jubilee Cup semis.

Hurricanes proving miserly

Centre Seta Tamanivalu was one of the tryscorers when the Chiefs beat the Hurricanes earlier this season.

Defence will be a key in Saturday's clash between the Hurricanes and Chiefs.

Canes stars and subs combine video

Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara capped off a dominant performances against the Sharks with a try.

Hurricanes getting the personnel and tactical mix right.

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