High swells and debris have closed roads along Wellington's south coast.

Roads closed, ferries disrupted

12 min ago  South coast roads have been closed and ferry sailings cancelled due to waves.

Man turns himself in

Police released this image of a man they wanted to interview.

Police interview man after alleged abduction attempt of child near a school.

Half of Wairarapa trains run late

Line hits a new low for punctuality, with half of trains late into Wellington.

Park plan gets nod from council

12:48 PM  A Frank Kitts Park revamp will include a Chinese Garden and new amphitheatre.

Traditional rivals square off again

St Pat's Town the narrow favourites against Wellington College in annual fixture.

'No liberty to choose time of death'

12:13 PM  Crown: Law does not recognise Lecretia Seales' claim to freedom in choosing death details, Crown says.

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News

Takeaway store destroyed in fire

A fire in Shannon reduces store to a shell.

1 min ago  A Shannon takeaway store on State Highway 57 has been destroyed in an early morning fire.

Hurricanes stick by jailed fan

5 min ago  Kiwi in jail in Myanmar for using image of Buddha to promote cheap drinks is to get a signed shirt from his favourite team.

Cricket association 'sold booze to minor'

Thorndon parking

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

Cooking with fire

This is the quick, hot oven alternative to roast chook. If you've ever come across 'spatchcock' on a menu, this is it. The more common term is 'butterflied' (see pages 112–13 for how to butterfly a chicken). Your butcher should be able to do it for you in under a minute so don't be afraid to ask.

Towering Titahi Bay radio mast revolutionised radio

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

Island Bay Marine Centre.

My Secret Wellington

Elizabeth Connor is a meditating scientist.

Sport

Hurricanes stick by jailed fan

Kiwi bar manager Philip Blackwood with partner Noemi Stephannie  Almo. They have a baby daughter, who was born in August.

3 min ago  Kiwi in jail in Myanmar for using image of Buddha to promote cheap drinks is to get a signed shirt from his favourite team.

Teenage bowler on international stage

SEAMUS CURTIN  could become a poster boy for the next generation of bowlers.

Brendon McCullum falls first ball to England allrounder Ben Stokes during day five of the first test at Lord's.

Scars of Lord's defeat run deep

This one will sting the Black Caps more than they care to admit, as the team bus crawls up the M1.

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