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Police dog Thames, who is missing in the Tararua Range.

Dog handler won't leave bush

Despite forecast gales and rain, the handler of a lost police dog continues his search.

Drag race death appeal dismissed

Court of Appeal dismisses drag racer's appeal

Remorse for the death of a teenager in a drag racing crash was "too little, too late".

SH1 reopens after crash

State Highway 1 at Paekakariki reopens after a crash caused chaos and long delays for peak hour traffic.

Passengers 'stranded'

Two men were allegedly ordered off bus to get change - only for driver to leave.

Living wage commitment urged

Wellington City Council urged to create "fairest little capital" at long-term plan hearings.

A real pain for Darth Vader video

Sith Lord explains it can cost an arm and a leg going through customs.

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SH1 reopens after crash

Police patrol car.

State Highway 1 at Paekakariki reopens after a crash caused chaos and long delays for peak hour traffic.

'No change, no bus ride'

Two commuters were allegedly ordered off bus to get change - only for driver to leave.

Wellington business attraction campaign across the ditch

Living wage commitment urged for capital


Argosy offloads Manawatu land

44ha of business park land owned by listed property fund Argosy is going on the market in Palmerston North.

More than half of a Palmerston North business park land is up for sale.

'Money more important' to Church

A Seatoun congregation is frustrated after their historic church was sold without any conditions.

RBNZ Governor Graeme Wheeler.

Aussie execs flying into rockstar economy

Dozens of top Australian executives are flying into Wellington for a two-day briefing on investing in the rockstar economy.


Collins should not be restored to Cabinet

National MP and former Cabinet minister Judith Collins.

OPINION: Judith Collins is now campaigning to be allowed back into Cabinet. John Key should decline.

Welcome movement on cycling

OPINION: The arguments for decent cycle lanes are simple and convincing.

STRASBOURG, FRANCE - MAY 18. Italian students from the Primo Levi Technical Institute of Vignola in the Modena Province, toast wit glasses of beer in a pub during a school trip to Strasbourg to visit the European Parliament on May 18, 2004. School trips for teenager are very often a sort of initiation trip where they get in contact for the first time with alcohol and drugs and were they never sleep for the all time of the trip. But they can be also extraordinary occasion to get to know each others better even if for those which are consider "different" can be a nightmare experience .Mainly the teenager during those school trip are only interested in clubs, shopping and having a pizza instead that the cultural aspects of the tripp. (Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)

Student binging leaves a bad taste

OPINION: University hostel alcohol bans show student drinking can quickly cross the line.


Fine trombonist, brilliant conductor

Conductor and trombonist Christian Lindberg

REVIEW: Clearly this concert didn’t look all that interesting to many NZSO regulars - the house was not very full.

A video game that's also art

REVIEW: Video game Ori and the Blind Forest harks back to 2-D classics while also being contemporary and wonderful to look at.

Dennis Locorriere kept the hits coming during the two-and-a-half-hour show.

Review: Dennis Locorriere

REVIEW: Dennis Locorriere, the voice of Dr Hook, was in fine form but I couldn’t detect an ounce of enthusiasm from the rest of the band.

Capital Life

SPCA donation is the cat's whiskers

One of the many Wellington kittens, pictured with SPCA volunteer Kirsty Grant, that could benefit from a $400,000 bequest.

A cat lover has left her $400,000 fortune to kittens in need at the Wellington SPCA.

A capital cafe crawl

Wellington is almost as well-known for its cafe culture as it is for windy weather. We checked it out over a long weekend.

The cast of Agency, a comedy web series filmed in Wellington which pokes fun at the corporate world. Left to right, Glen Puklowski as Duncan, Samantha Reed as Summer, and Ben Forman as Tom.

Agency: The modern-day Mad Men video

Big ideas, big characters, and big blunders: a new web series takes the mickey out of marketing.


Guptill to miss Somerset warmup with side strain

A side strain has in-form New Zealand opener Martin Guptill under a cloud for the first test against England.

In-form opener in race against time to be fit for the first test against England

Boxall joins Cunningham, Boyd on way out of Phoenix

A-League club release five players as defender confirms South Africa deal.

The Hurricanes will be without Beauden Barrett for the next four weeks as he recovers from a knee injury.

Barrett to miss at least four weeks with knee injury

Relief for All Blacks coach as star first-five cleared of season-ending knee injury.

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