Dragonfly co-owner Brent Wong is excited the cordons on Courtenay Place have been lifted, allowing them to open in early ...

Wellington quake cordon shrinks

4:49 PM  Safety cordon took a bite out of business, but new hope dawns as cordon rolled back.

Husband conned too

Tania McCartney, left, pictured outside Hastings District Court last year before her sentencing on theft charges.

4:54 PM  She stole from the school where she worked, and also took from her husband.

Fears for historic cottage gallery

4:48 PM  Descendants of a family who lived in historic cottage fear it could be demolished to make way for traffic tunnel.

Haward guilty of beach rape

Jury finds Paraparaumu beach rapist guilty after three hours of deliberations.

Boss fans' airport stranding

5:09 PM  Bruce Springsteen fans arrived at Napier and Palmerston North airports to find Jetstar flight was canned.

Teen charged with murder

The body of Mark Beale, 45, was found at the fishing spot he loved most.

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'I would like to tell him I forgive him'

Mark Beale, who was found unconscious at Haumoana, Hawke's Bay on the morning of February 6, 2017.

6:02 PM  Hours after a man was charged with the murder of his dad, Jareb Beale says he was willing to forgive.

Veteran's 50-year pension fight

5:15 PM  He lost his sight after a cobra attack in the Malayan jungle. Since then, he's waged a battle for compensation.

Q&A: Kirsty Buggins

Don't panic, airshow organisers tell ticket holders

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Air craft diplomacy video

Flight Lieutenant Rebecca Lee and Squadron Leader Rich Mcphaden fly the A400M over the Marlborough Sounds on Friday.

One of Britain's most modern military planes drops into Wellington as part of an international sale pitch.

Third 'winter' for Kaikoura

Whale Watch is still running less than a quarter of the trips it would normally at this time of year.

Kaikoura businesses are desperate for an extension to the wage subsidy that has kept them afloat since the November earthquake.

Wellington quake cordon shrinks

The Reading car park demolition, viewed from Tory St and Wakefield St in Wellington.

Safety cordon took a bite out of business, but new hope dawns as cordon rolled back.

Something smells in Whitby

The smell plaguing some Whiby residents comes from plants, not cows, council says.

Manure or rotting vegetation? Something's stinking up a Porirua suburb.

Looming 'subbies' law unclear: surveyors

The new retentions law should ensure subcontractors get paid, but quantity surveyors say the fine details are still to ...

Retention money needs workable guidelines before law comes in, group says.

Comment

Where's Railways of National Significance?

Covering 316 hectares of fertile land with a road, the Kapiti Expressway, is poor stewardship, says Viola Palmer.

Opinion: The cost to taxpayers and the damage to the environment far outweigh any small benefit the Kapit Expressway will bring to car travel times.

Cadbury and the consumers

New Zealand filmstar Sam Neill backs a boycott of Cadbury

Cadbury's abandonment of Dunedin poses hard questions about profits and power. Cadbury's owner, the giant multinational Mondelez, made the announcement more in sorrow than in anger. It said it just couldn't afford to keep making chocolate in Dunedin when 60 per cent of it was sold in Australia and had to be shipped across a very expensive bit of water.

Farewell Jane Roe, complicated champion of abortion rights

Norma McCorvey, right, was the anonymous plaintiff known as Jane Roe in the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 Roe vs Wade ...

OPINION: She was full of contradictions, like all of us.

Lessons from the quake

The demolition of the quake-damaged Reading Cinema carpark building, which began on January 4, is now in its final stages.

A hundred days after the Kaikoura earthquake is a good time to reflect on what the capital has learnt. The November 14 shake was a shocking wake-up call for Wellington in more ways than one. We are still learning its lessons.

Ministry must come clean

Former MoT manager Joanne Harrison was finally forced out of the shadows. When will MoT say what it knew?

OPINION: She was hired as a senior public servant despite her past. How could this happen?

Culture

Classical music and comedy collide

04022016 supplied photo arts: The Modern Maori Quartet.

The Modern Maori Quartet are joining forces with the country's premiere orchestra for a nationwide tour.

Crossword solutions: Friday, February 24

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

Taika picks NZ over Hollywood

"I think we need to encourage storytelling and creative writing from an early age, and we need to foster it throughout ...

2017's New Zealander of Year says he turned down Tinsel Town move to tell Kiwi stories.

Homegrown sells out

Homegrown 2017 is due to go ahead on Saturday March 4.

Tickets for Wellington's Homegrown festival have officially sold out for 2017.

The Mikado's own wandering minstrel

Jonathan Abernethy, who plays the wandering minstrel romantic lead named Nanki-Poo in The Mikado, is a bit of a ...

Meet the IT student turned opera heartthrob.

Capital Life

Q&A: Kirsty Buggins

New Wellington Night Shelter general manager Kirsty Buggins.

The woman at the helm of Wellington Night Shelter is taking time to reflect on the role after her first four months.

Homegrown sells out

Homegrown 2017 is due to go ahead on Saturday March 4.

Tickets for Wellington's Homegrown festival have officially sold out for 2017.

'WTF springs to mind'

The month-long WTF! Women's Theatre Festival aims to celebrate women in the industry.

Women are still under-represented in theatre, so this month at Circa is all about celebrating them.

Fringe Festival's Emma Hall: 'The librarian look is hot right now'

Emma Hall is performing her one woman shows at New Zealand fringe festivals this month.

Something happened in my 20s – it all just fell apart.

Wine & food on Wellington waterfront

Plenty to choose from at the Wellington Wine & Food Festival

Lashings of beer, bubbles and burgers.

Sport

Black Caps defend fortress

Tim Southee celebrates a South African wicket ahead of a return to Westpac Stadium, where he's New Zealand's most ...

Wellington World Cup memories linger for pivotal Black Caps v South Africa ODI.

Easy does it for 'Canes

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd hasn't gone overboard with his scouting of the Sunwolves.

Hurricanes taking a low-key approach to Sunwolves.

Into the unknown for TW

Former All Whites coach Kevin Fallon will take charge of Puaikura at the OFC Champions League.

The New Zealand champions' first game of the OFC Champions League group stage will be against a Kevin Fallon-coached team.

Meet the Hurricanes' quiet achiever

Michael Fatialofa, left, says it's "fun times'' being a Hurricane.

Michael Fatialofa has come from nowhere to become the Hurricanes' senior lock and lineout caller.

Rested Rabada selection headache

Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada is being kept in cotton wool by South African management as they try to have him firing for ...

South Africa management face tough calls on their bowling stocks as three-test series looms.

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