In 2011 Samantha Johnston, second from right, was part of the group of pohutukawa. Other Kiwi themed costumes include a ...

A fan's farewell stuff nation

She attended for 13 years. But the party's over, so one Wellington Sevens fan says goodbye.

$21,000 muesli bar

Pak 'n Save in Lower Hutt, from which security guard Robert Edlin was unjustifiably dismissed after an incident ...

Misunderstanding at checkout ends in huge compo payout to sacked security guard.

Welly killed its golden goose

PR boss blames moral panic among the city's "establishment" for demise of sevens.

Eric Murray to MC awards

Two-time Halberg Award supreme winner and double Olympic gold medallist to host Wellington sports awards.

Former mayor Malcolm Guy dies

Ex-Horowhenua mayor, and father of Otaki MP Nathan Guy, "touched many people's lives".

Infill housing for Lower Hutt

Radical changes are being proposed for Lower Hutt's housing rules.

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Sweet like Honey.

Wellington pop band Honey. From left: Lydia Reid, Andy Hockey, Matt Dixon and Alexander Reid.

It's been a busy few months for Wellington's newest pop band, but they show no signs of slowing down

Porirua liquor store robbed

Two youths are caught by police in their home after robbing a store at knifepoint.

Elderly fugitive finally caught

Trump trip an eye-opener

business

Pak 'n Save's $21,000 muesli bar

Pak 'n Save in Lower Hutt, from which security guard Robert Edlin was unjustifiably dismissed after an incident ...

Misunderstanding at checkout ends in huge compo payout to sacked security guard.

Quake-hit bowling alley opens

Workers at Google can hit the in-house bowling alley to blow off some steam.

Instead of sitting around crying about being closed, the owners decided to shake things up.

Buyer demand in capital slows

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Wellington, Lyall Bay, ...

Capital's housing market has slowed down to pre-boom levels after a 10-year high.

No Coro St housing for Hutt

Real estate agent John Ross has long argued that Hutt City needs to loosen its rules to allow for apartments and ...

Radical changes to Lower Hutt housing rules.

CCTV to solve capital's begging issues

NEC head of smart city solutions Tim Packer and Wellington City Council community networks safety advisor Julia Hamilton ...

'Big brother' technology deployed to keep capital safe. But what about privacy?

Comment

Coming clean on water

Smaller rivers and lakes are not necessarily covered by the Government's latest proposals, says the Land and Water Forum.

OPINION: It is crystal clear that more than just Clean Water proposals will be needed if New Zealand is to meet the expectations of its citizens on water quality and use.

When the fun wore off

The fun of the sevens

OPINION: The writing had been on the wall for the sevens for a long time. Nobody is surprised to see the event move to Hamilton, where it perhaps has a chance of finding a new lease of life.

A fan's farewell stuff nation

Samantha Johnston, third from right, went as a sheep in 2009.

She attended every year for 13 years. But the party's over, so one Wellington Sevens fan says goodbye.

Don't try to be Welly, Hamilton

Poor crowds contributed to the demise of the sevens in Wellington.

OPINION: There's only so many times you can slap on a superhero costume, and slip over on the concourse before the novelty has worn off.

Keeping the sex industry at arm's length

The stigma is still there, the argument being that just because something is legal, it doesn't necessarily make it right.

OPINION: Why is Work and Income still being quince-faced about posting situations vacant for employment in the sex industry?

Culture

Tuesday's crossword solutions

Crosswords

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

Cellist and conductor combine superbly

Singaporean director Darrell Ang proved on Saturday night just why he is known as a very precise, direct, conductor who ...

REVIEW: The dark resignation of Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony Finale set the seal on a very fine performance.

Monday's crossword solutions

Crosswords

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

92-year-old pens 'new' anthem video

New Zealand flag

Is it time to kick the religion and creed out of our anthem?

A Life Story - A lifetime in the spotlight

Entertainer Franki Wood, from Lower Hutt, has died at 97.

Franki Wood entertained her community for more than 90 years, writes Bess Manson.

Capital Life

Sweet like Honey.

Wellington pop band Honey. From left: Lydia Reid, Andy Hockey, Matt Dixon and Alexander Reid.

It's been a busy few months for Wellington's newest pop band, but they show no signs of slowing down

Look Who's Talking: Peter Lowry

Peter Lowry, award winning mixologist, will be appearing at the Wellington Food Show.

Look Who's Talking: award winning mixologist Peter Lowry

Not your typical house sale

The fire-damaged Seatoun Scout Hall is up for sale again.

If you have a free afternoon on Tuesday or Thursday, bring a torch to inspect some real estate in Seatoun.

Celeb doodles for a good cause

You and Me and the Big Blue Sea by childrens entertainer Claudia Gunn is one of 15 pieces being auctioned in the Parent ...

Richard O'Brien and Suzy Cato are among 15 celebs donating art to raise money for families raising children with disabilities.

College students' green dream

Niamh Murphy, left, and Josie Knight-Maclean, Wellington East Girl's College environmental prefects, are campaigning to ...

Wellington East Girls' College's environment committee aims to slash school's carbon footprint: starting with solar panels

Sport

Eric Murray to MC awards

Double Olympic gold medallist Eric Murray made a habit of winning sports awards. Now he's hosting them.

Two-time Halberg Award supreme winner and double Olympic gold medallist to host Wellington sports awards.

Pulse teacher knows best

Central Pulse wing defence Claire Kersten has had to fight hard for everything she's got in netball.

Claire Kersten doing her best to juggle work and play.

Midfield causing mayhem for 'Canes

Team-mates Julian Savea, left, and Ardie Savea rush to congratulate Hurricanes; tryscorer Vince Aso.

The Hurricanes have hardly missed Ma'a Nonu and Conrad Smith.

Benzini ready for action

Rosie Myers riding Benzini wins last year's Brisbane Cup.

Benzini is in good order to further his Brisbane record.

Messam: Hamilton will turn it on video

Waikato Stadium in Hamilton will host the next World Sevens Series event in New Zealand after Wellington lost the event.

Ex-NZ 7s star backs Hamilton to put on a great event after taking the Sevens rights from Wellington.

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