Contractors install an overhead gantry across the Wellington urban motorway as part of its $87 million upgrade.

Motorway 'stitch' a success video

5:00 AM  Transport Agency shows off its successful work to create a "smart" road.

Young doctors bullied

Surgeons are singled out as the worst bullies of their junior colleagues in a survey that suggests harassment is widespread in our hospitals.

5:00 AM  Young doctors are doing it tough, but few dare to complain.

Spat costs ex-student leader 

5:00 AM  Human rights tribunal finds former student leader humiliated and harassed colleague.

Forgery earns extra jail time

5:00 AM  Wayne Patterson would have been freed last week if he hadn't sent a forged letter. 

Happy campers in Happy Valley?

5:00 AM  Wellington may be about to get its first official campground: the Happy Valley Park car park.

A little TB could do you good

5:00 AM  Victoria University chemists believe a whisker of tuberculosis could boost vaccines' power.

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Strippers, drinks and Taylor Swift

"It's a tough enough life being a student, having that money there is a nice back up", said one student.

Booze, flights and nights with strippers are some of the things students say they are spending their Studylink loans on.

Tree house mount design a winner

Tree house foundation wins top prize in the New Zealand section of the 15th James Dyson Award.

DOC revamps flawed restructure

New owner to spend million on Museum hotel


New owner to spend million on Museum hotel

Amalgamated Holdings Group chief executive  David Seargeant in the lobby of the Museum Art Hotel.

5:00 AM  Wellington's Museum Art Hotel is in good hands, says it's new owner, who plans to stay focused on art and spend millions upgrading.

Capital gets own property gongs

Wellington to honour its own commercial property trailblazers.

Jemaine Clement will play a giant in Steven Spielberg's version of Roald Dahl's BFG.

Weta Digital working with Spielberg

Wellington's Weta Digital will be bringing Steven Spielberg's giants in The BFG to life.


Window closing on climate change

A larger investment in wind power would be a major boost to New Zealand's renewable energy goals.

OPINION: Pilots know that there is a brief window of time between losing oxygen and passing out. With climate change, we are at that moment now.

Editorial: Proceed with caution on Tasers

OPINION: The decision to arm all front-line police with Tasers should be a trial only.

Indigenous Aussie Rules star Adam Goodes has taken leave from the sport after being repeatedly booed by fans at stadiums.

Editorial: Come down hard on the unsporting

5:00 AM  Lengthy bans are absolutely justified for violent or racist outbursts on the sports field.


Crossword solutions: Wednesday, August 5

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5:00 AM  Solutions to The Dominion Post's daily back-page crossword are available here.

Fascinating light shed on child abuse coverup

5:00 AM  REVIEW: To say The Devil's Playground is the best drama from Australia in a long time is no mean compliment.

Drawing of Little Spotted Kiwi by Johannes G Keulemans, part of the Buller's Birds exhibition at Expressions.  Photo courtesy of Te Papa.

A peep at birds of the 1860s

An exhibition that looks back on NZ's most famous book on native birds.

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Food with history

First Supper at Old St Paul's.

5:00 AM  Maclean Fraser thumbs through a well-worn copy of 

Top of the K-pops

5:00 AM  ACE Crew battle their way to the title of New Zealand's K-pop champions.

Rodney Phillips, Executive Chef at Elderslea Lodge in Upper Hutt, won first place in the inaugural Senior Lifestyle Cuisines Competition in Auckland.  He is pictured with Elderslea activities representative Denise Niedermeyer, at the opening of the rest home's cafe, Mint.

Elders appreciate chef Phillips' innovations

An award-winning Upper Hutt chef has found rest home residents to be very appreciative of his efforts.


St Pat's Town ready to grab rare opportunity

St Pat's Town will meet Scots College in the Wellington premier one college rugby final on Saturday.

5:00 AM  Five years since a final, 20 years since a win.

Forman adds another title

5:00 AM  Kelsey Forman is in good company.

Scots College prop Alex Fidow will be a key player when Scots meet St Pat's Town in the final of the Wellington schools competition on Sunday.

Scots College looking to reverse trend

5:00 AM  Scots College will have form and the law of averages on their side in the premier one rugby final.

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