The mayor of Avon has rejected a bid by Wellington to have Katherine Mansfield's remains exhumed from the French town ...

Mansfield's remains to stay put

3:43 PM  Relative of famous author blocks move to have her remains moved from France to Wellington.

Hotel still happening

120313 news Photo Hutt News: 12HUT-RayHouse Mayoral chat: Mayor Ray Wallace wants feedback on a proposal to use rural ...

11 min ago  Hutt hotel project, worth $12m, still a goer, says mayor.

Sevens' books back in the red

3:11 PM  New Zealand Rugby's balance sheet takes a beating as fan interest in event dies off.

Armed police callout 

Armed police are at a rural property in Hawke's Bay over a "family violence" incident.

Sex abuse sentence slashed

3:31 PM  Porirua teacher jailed for having sex with boy has nine months cut from prison sentence.

New Wellington runway headache

Airport may have to extend runway, irrespective of bid to attract long haul flights.

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News

Big cuts to rock lobster catch

The commercial crayfish catch limit has been reduced in Wellington, Hawke's Bay and Gisborne.

4 min ago  Reduction in commercial rock lobster catch has 'serious implications', according to industry body

The little pool that could

3:44 PM  Taradale has been left without its main swimming pool since December.

Too much E.coli in river

Rickards to practice law in Hawke's Bay

business

Battle for Wellington Central

Wellington Chamber of Commerce chief executive John Milford.

OPINION: Wellingtonians need to start thinking now about the issues that matter to them and the city.

Builder goes too far

Overstepping his limits and not getting consents has seen a builder lose his building licence.

Northland builder's licence is cancelled for working without building consents and going beyond his abilities.

Fletcher's construction boss to leave

Graham Darlow is leaving Fletcher Building after 29 years.

Fletcher Building construction boss retires.

Century-old church for sale

St Philip's Church in Paremata, Porirua, needs a new home.

Want to make a "prophet"? Then this former church could be for you.

ScarJo film boosts capital gallery

Scarlett Johansson filming a scene for Ghost in the Shell in Wellington's Victoria St.

Ghost in the Shell star Scarlett Johansson loves Wellington. Her movie boosted its economy by $85m.

Comment

Rights and wrongs for kids

Sex education is probably helpful, but if it's taught without a moral framework it's of little use, says Rosemary McLeod.

OPINION: Sex education is probably helpful, but without a moral framework it's of little use, writes Rosemary McLeod.

Editorial: A glaring need for answers

Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson say that six Afghan civilians, including a three-year-old girl named Fatima, were killed ...

OPINION: If New Zealand troops oversaw a vengeful attack that killed a 3-year-old girl, the public must be told.

A startling gesture in a city of transients

A camel yawns on Jumeirah's popular tourist beach in front of  tower blocks in Dubai, in this November 28, 2009 file ...

OPINION: Joe Bennett gets a telling tap on the arm in a suffocating Dubai metro train.

NZ needs better ways of measuring progress

Doubtful Sound. FFX-travel

OPINION: Our singular focus on GDP is distracting us from what really matters in life.

How teenagers choose their future

Productivity Commission chairman Murray Sherwin.

Perhaps no decision is more important than a secondary student's choice of career or further education. And yet often this decision is made with very little information or even much thought. A 16- or 17-year-old makes life-changing choices with little idea about what they involve.

Culture

Famous Son returns to second home

Uelese Petaia is proud of One Thousand Ropes, which debuted at the Berlin Film Festival last month.

How a new Kiwi film allowed one Samoan actor an opportunity to revisit his old Wellington haunts.

Guest artist shines in Carmen

Natalya Kusch is Carmen in the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Carmen

REVIEW: RNZB's Carmen offers stunning sets and costumes and a smoking corps de ballet.

Crossword solutions: Thursday, March 23

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

Hobnobbing with country stars

Masterton country singer Wayne R Heath has some stories to tell.

Masterton-based country singer once mixed with Johnny Cash, Howard Morrison and Ray Columbus.

Kiwi film's location has own story to tell

One Thousand Ropes producer Catherine Fitzgerald and director Tusi Tamasese discuss a scene in one of the inner-city ...

Why One Thousand Ropes is a portrait of a unique Wellington location.

Capital Life

Grammy-winning voice travels the globe

Michelle DeYoung is a mezzo-soprano performing in Wellington with the NZSO.

Classical singer travels the world with her voice - and her poodle.

ScarJo film boosts capital gallery

Scarlett Johansson filming a scene for Ghost in the Shell in Wellington's Victoria St.

Ghost in the Shell star Scarlett Johansson loves Wellington. Her movie boosted its economy by $85m.

Joining the search for Charlie

The summer rolls were fat little torpedoes.

The crowds are voting with their feet as a popular Vietnamese eatery expands in the capital.

Back to roots for Wellington hip hop artist

Fiso Siloata is back in Wellington to help local kids achieve their music dreams.

Rapper, producer Fiso Siloata returns to his community to foster local talent.

Baby box charity's milestone

Jo Alderdice runs Little Sprouts. The volunteer-run charity gives away free baby packs to vulnerable families per year.

A "conservative estimate" shows Little Sprouts has gifted more than $1 million worth of baby items to families in need.

Sport

Sevens' books back in the red

New Zealand Rugby said it has tried to entice fans back to the Wellington Sevens, but admitted the event was "not where ...

New Zealand Rugby's balance sheets takes a beating as fan interest in tournament dwindles.

Reid's big plans to give back

The Winston Reid Foundation will have to major goals to initially work towards.

All Whites captain Winston Reid has started a foundation with some lofty goals to improve football in New Zealand.

Black Sticks slide to defeat

New Zealand's Jonty Keaney celebrates his goal against Pakistan, which briefly evens the score.

Black Sticks unable to convert their chances, as Pakistan hold out to take the series lead.

Wood leads the way

Chris Wood leads New Zealand onto the pitch ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against New Caledonia in November 12.

He's the leading scorer in the English Championship and is set to once again take the All Whites captain's armband.

NZ Rugby shops for Sevens cities gallery

Poor ticket sales left vast sections of Westpac Stadium empty during January's tournament - a far cry from the ...

Handful of potential hosts in the running to snare tournament from capital after dismal ticket sales.

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