Upper Hutt woman Lesley Sole, 63, outside the shop where she tried to disarm a gun-wielding man on September 8 and witnessed his shooting by police.

Attempt to disarm Upper Hutt gunman ends in shooting

9:20 PM  Upper Hutt woman Lesley Sole has spoken out about trying to save the man shot dead by police

Cycling mayor among global best

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, seen here on an electric bike, has been labelled "New Zealand's poster girl for cycling".

9 min ago  She's our "poster girl for cycling" and her leadership in Wellington is turning heads overseas.

End of the line for Capital's trolleys

Wellington's first trolley route has been scraped, despite their demise not being scheduled until 2017.

Run on anti-inflams "damaging"

9:08 PM  They are used to help sore legs but anti-inflammatories could be dangerous.

Police go online to catch boy racers

Police are using social media to stamp out the "scourge" on Hawke's Bay's roads

Warning after bail fail

Steven Michael Kells is wanted for failing to answer bail.

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Cop on assault charge

Court gavel

Policeman says he held a 13-year-old by the neck to help, not hurt him.

Job losses at Ericsson plant in Porirua

Ericsson is dumping one third of its staff at its Porirua factory, citing market changes.

Harvey Norman shoppers seek legal advice

Nelson artwork gifted to US politician


Job losses at Ericsson plant in Porirua

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Ericsson is dumping one third of its staff at its Porirua factory, citing market changes.

Harvey Norman shoppers seek legal advice

A Harvey Norman online sale, which was wrongly priced, offered this furniture for $199.

Some Harvey Norman customers are considering legal action against the retailer over an online sales glitch.

Westpac still 'government's banker'

Westpac New Zealand chief executive David McLean says contract win makes it the "government's main bank".

Westpac has retained the bulk of the government banking contract, following a tendering process which dragged on for years.

Shunt a uni project-turned-business success

Nathan Hutchinson, left, teamed up with his former boss Bryce Moller to turn his university project into a successful business.

Courier services company Shunt started as a university project but is turning out to be a fast-growing success.

Tech entrepreneur partners with Skinny Mobile

The team from app company Postr, including head of partnerships Roger Shakes (left), founder Milan Reinartz, chief technology officer Mark Penman and head of sales Megan Hansen is already looking to expand into Asia.

App company Postr and Skinny Mobile have launched a new app that offers a win-win for users and advertisers.


No special treatment for famous entertainers

Chris Brown at the 2015 BET Awards in Los Angeles.

OPINION: Chris Brown shouldn’t be allowed to tour New Zealand. His 2009 assault on girlfriend Rihanna is too fresh and too horrible for him to expect to be treated like an innocent citizen.

Outlandish style colours up the capital

Columnist Jane Bowron.

OPINION: he convergence of WOW (World of WearableArt Awards) with the school holidays in the capital has made the footpaths absolutely positively heave with seething hordes of humanity.

We deserve better from our public transport

Wellingtonians are being too much to take public transport, compared to the rest of the country.

OPINION: Even if the Green Party is not your cup of camomile, we must thank them for bringing public transport fare increases to our attention.

Fence shocker should never have happened video

Peter Aitchison in front of the fence that is blocking harbour views from his Wellington home.

OPINION: There’s just no way that a council plan should allow this kind of neighbourly insult.

Interest grows in Fat Studies university course

The Fat Studies course looks at anti-fat attitudes and how they impact on the health and well-being of fat people.

OPINION: Fat Studies is as legitimate as any other field of study, senior lecturer says.


A trio of charming puppet shows

Out of the Suitcase Festival director Rose Beauchamp is also performing herself, using
shadow puppets in The Blue Shoe Show.

Plenty of talent on show at Puppet Festival

Album review: Apolgues, Masayoshi Fujita

Masayoshi Fujita's Apologues is out now.

REVIEW: A disc of tranquility

Album Review: Low Down (Original Soundtrack)

Low Down features the music of jazz pianist Joe Albany.

REVIEW: Sweet Low Down sheds light on an unsung jazz pianist

Back to back Silver Scrolls

Tom McLeod with the award he received at the Silver Scrolls for his soundtrack to television show Girl vs Boy.

 Lower Hutt composer Tom McLeod has won back to back Silver Scrolls for his work on the television show Girl vs Boy.

Crossword solutions: Monday, October 5

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

Capital Life

Mountain dog top pooch gallery video

The Best in Show medal at the National Dog Show went to Idaho, the Bernese Mountain Dog, here with owner Linda Jury.

This is why a four-year-old Bernese mountain dog has done his breed proud.

Blessed are God's creatures

Wellington Cathedral of St Paul's Reverend Michael Holland blesses farmer Stephen Mulholland's llama Hob.

Animals blessed at Wellington Cathedral as part of spring celebration.

Surprise stop kicks off cruise season

Patrick and Karen Howe, of Canberra, got a bonus stop-off in Wellington while cruising on the Diamond Princess. They were two of 2700 passengers onboard the 116,000-tonne ship.

Wellington turned on a stunner Saturday for the season's first cruise passengers.

Indoor paddleboard yoga beats the weather

An indoor SUP class hold their balance in the tree pose on paddleboards at Fergs Kayaks. Front row from left, Laura Kotzeff, Megan Sety and Sam Whittle.

Indoor stand up paddleboard yoga kicks off in Wellington.

Thomas Oliver's spacey video video

Thomas Oliver worked with Weta Workshops for his latest music video clip.

Wellington musician Thomas Oliver has teamed up with Weta Workshop for his latest music clip.


Wheeler to undergo back scans

Impressive Black Caps newcomer Ben Wheeler is undergoing scans on his sore back this week.

One of the bowling finds of the year, Ben Wheeler, is sidelined with a back problem.

Kiwi speaks about US college killings

Auckland basketballer Jaylen Gerrand, 20, has spoken out about seeing the gunman who killed nine people, and then himself, at a school in Oregon.

"I heard what I thought was a firecracker," Jaylen Gerrand said. "I didn't expect it to be a gun."

Patterson snares 12th national title

Savannah Corbett on the way to winning a national junior title in the over-75kg division in Wellington on Sunday.

The CrossFit craze has seen competitors flock to weightlifting

More titles for Cane, Palado

Wellington No 1 Jonathan Cane completed  the strokeplay-matchplay double at Shandon at the weekend.

Top pair add the Wellington matchplay to their strokeplay titles last month.

Wellington Lions close a game out

Wellington lock Jeremy Thrush, who scored two tries for Wellington in their NPC rugby win over Bay of Plenty in Tauranga on Sunday.

Wellington prove too strong for Bay of Plenty in NPC match.

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