Ear, nose and throat surgeon Rebecca Garland performs surgery on Cara the chimpanzee at Wellington Zoo.

Chimp undergoes ear op video

9:03 PM  Wellington Zoo's Cara is recovering after an ear operation to save her hearing.

Police missed body

Police at the scene where a body was found in a Housing NZ flat in Titahi Bay, Porirua, on Sunday.

Police and Housing NZ each visited Porirua flat after complaints over smell, but did not enter.

Precious memories returned

Family album found in abandoned van 30 years ago claimed by late owner's daughter.

When toys go bad

Barbie shoes and Lego can be more dangerous than you might think.

Kids not impressed by flag designs

8:10 PM  Ngaio School pupils have carried out their own version of the national flag referendum.

Escort raised health risks

Man who did not use condom during sex with prostitute escapes punishment.

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Final four flag designs gallery video

The final four flag options.

Prime Minister John Key has picked his favourites of the final four flag designs.

Gas price increase

Consumers look set to pay more on their gas bills from October.

Fewer fines being dished out

One in four amalgamation votes cast


Gas price increase

From October most power companies selling gas will increase the price.

Consumers look set to pay more on their gas bills from October.

$4m appetite for Wellington On a Plate

Diners celebrate Visa Wellington On a Plate at The Four Amigos special event.

Wellington On a Plate has left a lasting appetite in the capital, contributing millions to the regional economy.

Attracting Chinese investors to Wellington

The first Mojo coffee store in the central Chinese city of Xi'an is set to open on September 12.

Wellington is open for business and keen to attract Chinese investors to the capital.

More houses on the way

The increase in building consents follows a disappointing flat patch.

Surging building consent numbers should please home buyers and the Reserve Bank.

Rustic woolshed gets sophisticated makeover

Bendemeer Woolshed near Queenstown, which is being offered for sale as a potential commercial venue.

People could one day be dining in this woolshed.


Editorial: Parental leave love will be spread thinly

Labour MP Sue Moroney.

The Government doesn't want to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks. But it knows the policy would be popular.

New rules for drones balance safety and the potential for wider use

The rules surrounding drone flights are controversial.

OPINION: Some have suggested new Civil Aviation rules for unmanned aircraft (commonly known as drones) go too far — but Civil Aviations says they take a balanced approach to enable operations, while maintaining safety for other airspace users, the public and property,

New Zealand must seize opportunities offered by TPPA

Those protesting against the TPPA do not appreciate the benefits it can bring, argue supporters.

OPINION: The TPPA is about providing good jobs for the coming generations.

New Zealand needs to do more to tackle overdose problem

New Zealanders don’t like to talk openly about intravenous drug use

OPINION: Monday is International Overdose Awareness Day.

Here's the news, read by Jennifer Lawrence

With modern technology, Jennifer Lawrence's voice could be reading the news.

OPINION: Do we really have to bid a fond farewell to any voice in the world ever again?


Not just your garden variety ennui

Dylan Moran's stories came thick and fast and his punchlines jumped out and hit the audience like a slap in the face

REVIEW: Dylan Moran has lost none of his brilliance and his Wellington show proved it.

Misfortune mars Hannah Playhouse debut

The roofline of Hannah Playhouse emerges on Courtenay Place in June 1972.

An actress took the good-luck message "break a leg" too literally when Wellington's Hannah Playhouse opened in 1973.

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

A spectacular ensemble with stunning vocals

Some classy jazz playing and singers made for an impressive show by Postmodern Jukebox.

REVIEW: Postmodern Jukebox's gimmick is unoriginal, but they still produced an impressive show in Wellington.

Some great dance with body, heart and mind

Light is projected on to dancer Jeremy Beck during a performance by Footnote New Zealand Dance for its 30Forward show in Wellington.

REVIEW: Footnote New Zealand Dance's 30Forward show another highlight for excellent ensemble.

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Misfortune mars Hannah Playhouse debut

The roofline of Hannah Playhouse emerges on Courtenay Place in June 1972.

An actress took the good-luck message "break a leg" too literally when Wellington's Hannah Playhouse opened in 1973.

Beachside favourite a family affair

Coconut and plum cake from the Chocolate Fish Cafe.

Shelly Bay's Chocolate Fish cafe makes the most deliciously moist plum and coconut cake - and they're sharing their recipe.

Piri tale coaches kids to dream big

Kicking off kids' dreams: the front cover of Jared Bell's picture book for children, Piri's Big All Black Dream.

Kick off your own dreams into reality - just as Piri Weepu did.

Nature's answer to dirty water

Student Jacqui Ormsby with the water system, using totara wood as a filter, that won the regional science fair.

Following a major quake, Wellingtonians may have a local high school student to thank for a clean drink of water.

Radio studios burn in mystery arson gallery

Radio host Doreen Kelso, right, interviews Margaret David for her programme Person To Person at Broadcasting House in August 1976.

Wellington's world-class Broadcasting House radio studio met a grim end - first bowled, then burned.


Papps to skipper the Firebirds

Wellington Firebirds stalwart Michael Papps will captain the team in all three formats in the absence of James Franklin.

Michael Papps has been given the Wellington captaincy by new coach Bruce Edgar.

Why Durante quit All Whites

Andrew Durante says it has become difficult juggling family with international and club football.

Andrew Durante has no regrets about changing his allegiance to New Zealand.

Horspool cracks elite running at 33

Nick Horspool crosses the finish line as the winner of the Wellington Road Championships, with the pain of a tough final kilometre evident on his face.

Nick Horspool may have only started running seriously in the past few years, but, at 33, he's one of the country's top marathon runners.

Saints suffer mixed start in Taiwan

Former Canterbury Rams player Richie Edwards scored 28 points for the Wellington Saints.

The Wellington Saints have started the William Jones Cup in Taiwan with a win and a loss.

Capital hockey men not getting ahead of themselves

Capital's Harry Miskimmin clashes with Central's Robert Creffier during Capital's 5-0 win in Palmerston North on Saturday.

The Capital Cobras' have been labelled title contenders in the National Hockey League, but they're taking that claim with a grain of salt.

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