060616 Sport. Photo: Hagen Hopkins/Fairfax NZ. Alex Fidow of Scots is tackled by Tone Fauolo of St Pat's during the 1st XV college rugby game between Scots College and St Patrick's College Silverstream at Scots College, Wellington, New Zealand on 6 June, 2015.

Big boys feature in rugby clash

Two bulky boys will be searching for the tryline again when Scots College meet Otago Boys' in their top four clash in Rotorua on Friday.

Illegal fishers netted

Compliance officers from the Ministry of Primary Industries carried out raids against black market fishing as part of 'Operation River' on Wednesday.

13 min ago  Dozens interviewed, four boats and eleven vehicles seized in morning raid.

Baby's death 'murder'

Charges over the death of a Raumati baby have been upgraded to murder

Anger over rates for project

11:22 AM  Martinborough residents are angry they are being asked to stump up to fund part of a new town hall centre.

Police missed body

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

Capital house prices rise slightly

The average price for a house in Wellington is up 2.4 per cent over the past year.

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'Hungry for better connectivity'

Premier Beehive financial controller Clive Bodington, left, Carterton mayor John Booth, communications minister Amy Adams, Wairarapa MP Alastair Scott, South Wairarapa mayor Adrienne Staples and Masterton mayor Lyn Patterson in Carterton for the announcement of the UFB long list.

Southern Wairarapa towns to get ultra fast broadband as Government kicks off next phase of fibre roll-out.

Chimp undergoes ear op video

Wellington Zoo's Cara the chimp is recovering after an ear operation to save her hearing.

Kids not impressed by flag designs

Final four flag designs gallery video

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Capital house prices rise slightly

Wellington house prices have risen 2.6 per cent over the past year, lagging Auckland's more than 20 per cent increase.

The average price for a house in Wellington is $546,914, up 2.4 per cent over the past year.

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.

Comment

New Zealand should take lead on climate change in the Pacific

Cyclone Pam was one of the strongest ever recorded in the South Pacific.

By Rachael Le Mesurier, Executive Director of Oxfam New Zealand

Editorial:

John Burrows, chair of the Flag Consideration Panel,  announces the four final flag designs.

OPINION: The choice now seems to be between the existing flag or some form of silver fern.

How old age can put us in a cruel prison

Old age can rob us of our independence.

OPINION: Joe Bennett's mother's stroke shows us again that age is cruel, robbing us of our independence.

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,

Culture

The magic of engaging with music

Ludwig Treviranus, a composer at Arts Splash.

Ludwig Treviranus first performed in Wellington's Artsplash Festival as a nine-year-old.

Crossword solutions: Wednesday, September 2

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

Rose-Noelle drama a voyage of dark discovery

Drama Abandoned showed that the Rose-Noelle crew were at odds right from the start.

REVIEW: Kiwi drama Abandoned showed again that while we all knew the story and the ending, it kept the viewer hooked.

A long journey to the stage

Acushla-Tara Sutton and Paul Waggott in Robert Lord's The Travelling Squirrel. "As soon I started reading the script I felt I knew who Bart was," says Waggott.

Kiwi Robert Lord's play The Travelling Squirrel has never been fully staged in his homeland - until now

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.

Capital Life

Gourmet goodies stock food parcels

House of Dumplings gifts 500 dumplings to the Wellington City Mission to set the City Mission’s new partnership with The Food Show in motion. Left to right, House of Dumplings owner Vicky Ha, City Mission regulars Muzza Ward and Peter Chan, and Wellington City Mission chief executive Michelle Branney.

City Mission food parcels to go gourmet after The Food Show.

The magic of engaging with music

Ludwig Treviranus, a composer at Arts Splash.

Ludwig Treviranus first performed in Wellington's Artsplash Festival as a nine-year-old.

Island a sad reminder of racism

Historian Lynette Shum with a tribute Wellington's Chinese community placed on Mokopuna Island in 2004 for its "leper", Kim Lee.

A Wellington grocer was unlucky enough to be Chinese during a leprosy panic in 1903.

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.

Sport

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.

Jordan Hunt looking at US options

Onslow College's Hayden Robertson, right, rises above Newlands College defender Zyrus Grace in the Wellington premier one basketball final.

Jordan Hunt towers above his schoolmates but height is always relative on a basketball court.

Scots lose Moascar Cup in odd circumstances

St Andrew's College, from Christchurch, are the new holders of the Moascar Cup.

Scots College have lost the Moascar Cup in odd circumstances.

Big boys feature in top four rugby clash

Big prop Alex Fidow has been an outstanding contributor to the Scots College first XV.

Two bulky boys will be searching for the tryline again when Scots College meet Otago Boys' in their top four clash in Rotorua on Friday.

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.

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