Highlanders fan David Cassie, left, was braving the cold as well as the taunts of Hurricanes fan Nathan Uriarau as they both queued for tickets outside Te Papa on Tuesday night.

Fans brave cold for tickets

Lines form at Te Papa, 15 hours before second-chance rugby tickets go on sale.

Basin Reserve stymies

Rush-hour congestion around the Basin Reserve in Wellington is unlikely to get any better over the next three years.

The region is getting $1.4 b for transport but there's no immediate solution to capital's infamous roundabout.

'They basically killed my family'

Man whose dog was killed by police in a "terrifying" armed raid says pet was like family.

Humpbacks on a comeback

Humpback whales in NZ are recovering, with a record number counted in a single day.

Capital Connection train saved

$650,000 in ratepayer funding means Palmerston North-Wellington train will continue.

Clue to suspects in hut trashing

Tararua hut left "a pig sty", with mattresses slashed and paint dumped. 

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Rugby scalper sabotage bids

Rugby fans keen to get their hands on a ticket to the Hurricanes vs Highlanders rugby game have gone online to try their luck.

Angry fans are striking back at scalpers with absurdly priced bids, including one of $56m.

Commuters celebrate trains rescue

The Capital Connection has been saved for another three years.

$13.9b spend on transport

Humpbacks on a comeback

Business

Business confidence slumps

Business confidence has slipped for the the second consecutive month.

Business confidence has slipped for the second consecutive month, with the agriculture industry the least upbeat.

Dairy factory state-of-the-art gallery

Fonterra's $235 million redevelopment of it is Pahiatua dairy factory is a celebration of the industry's technological innovation.

The Cricket World Cup boosted the Wellington economy, with a direct spend of of $35m by visitors, according to PWC.

Capital got $35m cricket boost

Visitor spending during the Cricket World Cup injected millions into the Wellington economy, "exceeding expectations".

Comment

NZ looks to Middle East

New Zealand is looking to leave a mark in its month chairing the United Nations Security Council.

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully outlines what he hopes to achieve at the UN security council.

MDMA 'should remain illegal'

OPINION: Legalising MDMA would be a hard pill to swallow, say university researchers.

Australian non-profit company Horizons Housing is considering buying up to 400 state houses from the Government.

Editorial: State house sell-off gets stranger

OPINION: The Government's Australian flirtation only makes the sales of state houses more dubious.

Culture

Songbird back in national choir

New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir member Darryl Fuller at Waiopehu College in Levin.

Shannon singer prepares for concert with national choir.

Dutchman is next NZSO music director

Prolific Dutch conductor Edo de Waart will be the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's next music director - a crucial role which decides the orchestra's programme each year.

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Crossword solutions: Tuesday, June 30

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

Capital Life

New experiences just a click away

Positively Wellington Tourism chief executive David Perks with the new experience app.

Stuck on Wellington holiday ideas? This online tool makes it easy.

Rioting students annex public toilets

Wellington's Taj Mahal toilets, now a pub, were occupied by Victoria University students in 1967.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 27: Ma'a Nonu breaks through a tackle during the Super Rugby Semi Final match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies at Westpac Stadium on June 27, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Mark Tantrum/Getty Images)

Tickets selling for $400 online video

Tickets for Super Rugby final sell in under a minute, and scalped ones instantly appear online.

Sport

Rugby scalper sabotage bids

Rugby fans keen to get their hands on a ticket to the Hurricanes vs Highlanders rugby game have gone online to try their luck.

Angry fans are striking back at scalpers with absurdly priced bids, including one of $56m.

Cooper haunted by Canes' past

Colin Cooper hopes the Super Rugby final will provide some closure on the club's 20-year history of near misses.

Highlanders fan, including Gus Schaumkel, centre, wait for tickets at Dunedin's Regent Theatre.

Highlanders by nine, oracle says

Bad luck Hurricanes' fans, the oracle has spoken and it'll be a Highlanders win on Saturday.

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