Te Whanga farm, east of Masterton, during the last dry spell in March.

El Nino is coming, and it's a biggie

Rainfall could drop by 15 per cent in some parts of the country, climate scientists say.

Bring on backlash

Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett says there is a silver lining to the backlash about a bylaw change.

Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett welcomes the car wash haters.

Unfit for jail. Unfit to be freed

5:00 AM  Alfred Vincent wants freedom after 47 years in jail.

National contracts third-termitis

5:00 AM  OPINION: John Key warned his Cabinet crew not to become arrogant and pick up that dreaded disease third-termitis.

Drunk confessions get conviction

Four drunken confessions were the downfall of a Wellington man convicted on driving charges.

150 yrs: Radio studios burn gallery

5:00 AM  World-class Broadcasting House radio studio met a grim end - first bowled, then burned.

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Hang on, that's not a dog... video

''Sponge'' is short for Spongebob Swinepants. She's also a sponge with food.

"If she didn't have the dogs as little buddies she'd be pretty lonely."

How to manipulate a witness

New study suggests how easy it can be to shake people's confidence in their memories.

Can gory pictures predict depression? video

Lasers aimed at planes

business

Goodman sells clutch of Chch sites

The DHL building, one of several up for sale in the Goodman-owned Glassworks industrial park in Hornby

Goodman Property Trust is selling five "blue chip" properties in Christchurch so it can reinvest elsewhere.

InternetNZ on the move

80 Willis St, part of the Singaporean-owned Grand Central complex.

Internet body moves to get its subsidiaries on same floor.

Kiwi drones crack into US airspace video

Altus business development manager Simon Morris with the company's Delta X8 drone.

A robust piece of Kiwi ingenuity is on threshold of cracking the US drone market.

Leaning tower gets approval

Resource consent has been given for a new control tower for Wellington Airport, which was designed to lean into the prevailing wind.

Wellington Airport's new control tower with a 12.5 degree lean has been granted resource consent.

Deka meets the wrecking ball video

An artist's impression of the old Deka site on the corner of Cuba and Dixon redeveloped by Willis Bond & Co. into a art and technology hub for Whitireia and WelTech campus students.

A retro landmark of Wellington's retail scene has met the wrecking ball.

Comment

National gets third-termitis

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse: likeable, but out of his depth.

OPINION: John Key warned his Cabinet crew not to become arrogant and pick up that dreaded disease third-termitis. Unfortunately, the vaccination hasn’t worked.

Keep the break from the ads

Putting advertisements on around the clock might seem consistent - but few viewers want it.

All can unite against the final victory of commercial yawp.

Fixing failures with CYF kids will be costly

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley wants to shake up the system for state care of children, but it is not clear how.

OPINION: How far is the reforming minister really prepared to go with state care for children?

Start again with flag design

The flag consideration panel's longlist includes many designs that look like advertising logos, including one very similar to Business.govt.nz

OPINION: It's not too late to ditch the proposed flag designs and start again.

No defence for keeping refugee quota so small

Students from Nelson College for Girls have been among those supporting a campaign to double New Zealand's refugee quota.

OPINION: If we doubled the refugee quota, we would only be doing what we've done in the past, given population growth.

Culture

Crossword solutions: Saturday, August 29

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

The right direction for Touch Compass

Watching Windows plays with scale and space, again utilising boxes of various shapes and sizes.

REVIEW: Touch Compass challenges people's people’s perceptions of who can dance and what dance is.

Crossword solutions: Friday August 28

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

Life or death musical

Wellington lawyers and law students-come-actors are gearing up for their Hunger Games-themed law revue. From left, Bridget Sinclair, Sam Kaelin, Harrison Cunningham, Jade Neale and Tess Upperton.

Young lawyers are serving up a theatrical treat to die for.

Dai's Eastbourne gig sells out

Comedian Dai Henwood will do a stand-up show at Brew'd in Eastbourne on September 3.

Dai Henwood's return to the Hutt Valley stomping ground of his early years has proved a success.

Capital Life

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.

IHC Art Awards winner has it all sewn up

Chris Wills' intricate cross-stitch map of New Zealand won him first prize of $5000.

Give him the blueprint and he'll stitch it in to the real world.

New interisland ferry fails to impress

John McAlpine, Minister of Railways, cuts the ribbon to allow the first car to drive off the Aramoana after its maiden crossing from Wellington to Picton on August 13, 1962.

The newspaper sport of ferry-bashing was invented in 1962 when the interislander Aramoana was plagued with problems.

Life or death musical

Wellington lawyers and law students-come-actors are gearing up for their Hunger Games-themed law revue. From left, Bridget Sinclair, Sam Kaelin, Harrison Cunningham, Jade Neale and Tess Upperton.

Young lawyers are serving up a theatrical treat to die for.

Wellingtonian preserves messages from the trenches

Wellington man Glenn Reddiex with his postcard collection. He has released a book of postcards from World War I.

Glenn Reddiex researches history by collecting postcards, especially World War I postcards.

Sport

Rovers hope to continue cup run

Stephen Hoyle, left, was one of Napier City Rovers' goal scorers in their 3-0 Chatham Cup win over Western Suburbs. Photo: MONIQUE FORD/FAIRFAX NZ.

Napier City Rovers head to Auckland on Sunday, as their quest for an elusive fifth Chatham Cup title continues.

Sarpong's road to Phoenix

Jeffrey Sarpong is happy to have landed at the Wellington Phoenix after a frustrating professional career.

New Dutch striker moves on from frustrating first decade of pro football and is ready to reinvigorate career.

Code-hopping prop impresses

Joe Apikotoa is a young prop going places.

Not many teenagers walk away from the Melbourne Storm, but young prop Joe Apikotoa sees his future in rugby.

Bosson seeking Makfi hat-trick

Leading jockey Opie Bosson will team up with Turn Me Loose again in the Group I Makfi Stakes at Hastings on Saturday.

The kilos are dropping off Opie Bosson as he prepares for spring racing and a possible Makfi hat-trick at Hastings.

Black Caps' depth the big gain

Black Caps wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi departs cheaply as South Africa close in on a 62-run win in the third ODI in Durban.

NZ lost their world ranking of three with a South African series defeat, but gained valuable experience.

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