Animal welfare inspector Gina Kemp carries Storm out from the ravine.

Saved in the nick of time

6:44 AM  For three weeks a two-year-old pitbull was trapped at the bottom of a ravine in a park.

$98m boost for rail

Wellington rail commuters are on the receiving end of a Budget boost for the country's rail infrastructure.

Rail commuters on the receiving end of a Budget boost for Hutt, Melling and J'ville lines.

Mall meeting draws hundreds

"What should the beating heart of the northern suburbs is on life support."

Road opponents band together

Lobby group formed amid fears of another central Wellington flyover plan.

Old-school tech saves the day

Courtroom audio link fails, so judge holds up signs for prisoner to read.

Capital's economic boss steps aside

Chris Whelan leaving after less than two years in charge of Wellington's economic agency.

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News

Whale-watching wonderland

The first humpback whale of the year was spotted in Akaroa Harbour last Monday, on its way up the east coast.

7:00 AM  A decade-long survey of whales is finally over, meaning the "closest place they come to shore" is back in business.

Budget boost for burglary victims video

With Kiwis unsatisfied about how few burglaries are solved, Government will help provide locks and security lights for up to 14,000 homes.

More police caught speeding

Lost records frustrate mothers

business

Mall meeting draws hundreds

Plans to redevelop Johnsonville Shopping Centre have been in the pipeline for years, with residents fed up with the slow ...

"What should the beating heart of the northern suburbs is on life support."

Tech-savvy firms recognised

Finalists Ross Mitchell (NIWA), left, Claire Robinson (Massey University), Grant Muir (WaiNZ), and Rebecca Rofe (McKee ...

Finalists of the 19th annual Wellington Gold Awards have been named.

Genuine giveaways but still too little

Max Rashbrooke.

OPINION: The Budget provides some genuine giveaways but the true value of the additional spending needs to be weighed against adjustments for inflation and for population growth.

Cash splash but no new thinking

Mike Williams.

OPINION: National lets opportunity for some creative policies go begging.

Capital's economic boss steps aside

Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency chief executive 
Chris Whelan will step down and take on an advisory ...

Chris Whelan will no longer lead Wellingon's economic development agency.

Comment

Genuine giveaways but still too little

Max Rashbrooke.

OPINION: The Budget provides some genuine giveaways but the true value of the additional spending needs to be weighed against adjustments for inflation and for population growth.

Cash splash but no new thinking

Mike Williams.

OPINION: National lets opportunity for some creative policies go begging.

A catch-up, not a spend-up

Finance Minister Steven Joyce presents the 2017 Budget as Prime Minister Bill English looks on..

OPINION: Many of the Budget measures barely make up for the long years of tight budgets and big deficits.

Budget for regular Kiwis

Wyatt Creech

OPINION: Some welcome health and education boosts after the austere Budget caps in place since 2008 have chipped away at vital services.

Budget: Back-pocket gains

Wayne Mapp.

OPINION: The Joyce Budget is intended to show National is the only logical choice to be government.

Culture

Friday's crossword solutions

Crosswords

Find the solutions to The Dominion Post's backpage puzzle here.

Internationally acclaimed exhibition causes capital loss

Cindy Sherman
Untitled, 2007 / 2008

Organisers say a $1m art exhibition that sold just 25,000 tickets was a success.

Ticket scalping hurting Wellington

Wellington's St James Theatre.

Wellingtonians might be left all dressed up with nowhere to go if the angst between local promoters and council doesn't ease.

Thursday's crossword solutions

Crosswords

Find the solutions to The Dominion Post's backpage puzzle here.

Wednesday's crossword solutions

Crosswords

Find the solutions to The Dominion Post's backpage puzzle here.

Capital Life

Christmas in November?

Last year's Very Welly Christmas was hailed a success, but retailers say people did not shop.

Capital's Christmas festival to be held in November because December doesn't suit retailers.

Toy libraries still playing

Ellie Hewitt, left, and Jackson Kosena look no further than the Brooklyn Toy Library for all of their playtime needs.

They've stood the test of time, even in age of tablets and online shopping.

Old killjoys killed the sevens

Westpac Stadium - only a committee could come up with an event centre so joyless. Only a penny-pinching committee would ...

OPINION: Why do the old begrudge the young their moments of lunacy?

Save a Wellington institution video

Radio Active has launched a campaign to raise $88,600 to keep the station afloat. Pictured: DJ Nick Madder.

Wellington's Radio Active was given a reprieve but a fundraising drive is underway to keep it afloat.

Capital buses to stop

Commuters are in for headaches as the new operator of Wellington's bus fleets hits an impasse with the drivers' union.

Some commuters are in for headaches as bus drivers hold stopwork meeting.

Sport

Adnam ready for NBL return

Giants' point guard Kyle Adnam will be back in action on Friday against the unbeaten Saints.

Kyle Adnam ready to take on unbeaten Wellington Saints. 

Jordie Barrett back for 'Canes

Jordie Barrett returns at fullback for the Hurricanes, for Sunday morning's clash with the Bulls.

Hurricanes shift Vaea Fifita to loose trio in hope of igniting his season.

Golf heavyweights square off

It's on for Royal Wellington's Zabe Orchard, left, and Shandon's Matt Pegg whose clubs contest the Duncan Cup final on ...

Top clubs line up for Wellington men's and women's golf finals.

Ekenasio looking for perfect sendoff

Damien Ekenasio will retire from the Wellington Saints at the end of the NBL season.

Wellington Saints captain hopes his 15-year NBL career ends with a title and without a defeat.

Tony Allan ready to relaunch career

Tony Allan spent the last 18 months with the Snowden stable in Sydney.

Jockey Tony Allan works hard for comeback to race riding.

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