Jacob started training when he was six, after his father, Dave, introduced him to martial arts films.

Kapiti's karate kid video

Young karate champ inspired by Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and, of course, his mum.

Unhealthy situation

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has been working on getting more GPS, but says the healthcare model ...

Too few doctors, costs and loopholes are threatening our healthcare system. 

Teen driver still critical

Driver remains in ICU after smashing through train-track barrier near Wellington.

Freak storm kills Kiwi

New Zealander is believed to have died from complications caused by thunderstorm asthma.

Mall part-demolition starting soon

Despite disruption, mayor urges shoppers not to abandon Queensgate in Lower Hutt.

Hoarding: The hidden chaos

More hoarding cases could come to light in the wake of the Kaikoura quake.

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News

Serious assault in Lower Hutt

Police are at the scene of the incident.

0 min ago  Man left with facial injuries following an assault north of Wellington.

Victorious Labour's police pledge

Labour has ramped up its law and order promise after Mt Roskill by-election win, by pledging to reopen 23 closed police bases.

Gold at rainbow's end gallery

Splash Planet v Waiwera Springs gallery video

business

Mall demolition ASAP

Heavy equipment lined up to demolish part of the Queensgate Mall carpark.

Queensgate's quake-hit parts could go as soon as Sunday, as Lower Hutt's mayor begs shoppers not to walk away.

After the boom, an opening video

3102016 Photo: ROSS GIBLIN\Fairfax
Generic. Wellington city living building Mt Victoria houses villa homes.

Wellington's property market was once in the stratosphere, but is it still in orbit?

Getting in on the ground floor

The Z Energy Harbour City station, where the interest on two ground leases are for sale.

How to get a bite of a prominent Wellington service station.

Quake delays building sales

Wellington's market "is still in good health," says Bayleys' Mark Sherlock.

A big purchase falls through but post-quake opportunities are expected in the capital.

DoC staff leave capital office video

Offices have been closed at Nokia House, on Manners St in central Wellington, 18 days after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

Conservation department moves staff out of celebrated Wellington CBD office while quake assessment is done.

Comment

Little chance of emulating Trump

Andrew Little's two-year anniversary in the Labour leadership rolled around in November and the lack of fanfare is a ...

OPINION: Upheaval is sweeping the world but Andrew Little refuses to speak the language of revolution.

State care shame lingers

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has rejected calls for an independent body to resolve historic claims of abuse ...

OPINION: The state abandoned children put into its care – and now it must do what it can to put that negligence right.

By-election key to Little's future

Andrew Little, right, and Wellington central MP Grant Robertson.

Opinion: The fire's gone out of the belly of Labour under Andrew Little.

Labour loyalist changes allegiance

Nick Leggett

Opinion: Former Labour supporter Nick Leggett says National now better reflects his values and the kind of country he wants for his son.

CBD homeowners need Govt help

In the days immediately after the 7.8 magnitude quake, there were concerns about 25 Tennyson St, right, in the ...

Opinion: Some building owners simply don't have the resources to pay for earthquake strengthening up front.

Culture

Keith Urban's post-quake gift

The week before his show in Wellington, Urban announced that he would be giving free tickets to  Emergency services ...

Cancelling his Welly show due to earthquakes? Never. The singer sees it as an opportunity to give back.

Crossword solutions: Saturday, December 3

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

Special-Agent Keisha

Actress Keisha Castle-Hughes at the premiere for Showtime's Roadies.

Actress to star in new crime show with Australian star Sam Worthington.

Tickets to say thanks

Singer Keith Urban has offered the free tickets for all those who worked to help others following the Kaikoura quake.

Country music star Keith Urban thanks Kaikoura earthquake recovery staff with free tickets to his show.

'Don't fear the funk' video

The Reverend Doctor DJ Vinyl Burns.

High priest of vinyl-spinning-funk banned from throwing down at Featherston square.

Capital Life

New range for revamped brewery

Tui Brewery head brewer Tupu Gregory is excited about the newly built brewery.

Tui brewery gets a makeover in the hope of attracting more visitors and tourists.

Meet the unapologetic scientist

GeoNet boss Ken Gledhill at the offices in Avalon, Wellington.

Earthquakes are geophysics in action and an endless source of fascination to GeoNet boss Dr Ken Gledhill.

Honouring Rita Angus

A mock up of what the Rita Angus mural could look like.

She's not on a bank note, but Rita Angus' portrait could soon be painted on a central Wellington wall.

Historic cottage fetches $1m video

Built in 1865, the cottage was once owned by Thorndon jail's turnkey.

Couple buys historic cottage for nearly double the RV without ever setting foot on the property.

Tour homes for Christmas inspiration

The table features many festive rabbits.

Ten Christmas Tables for Te Omanga showcases local homes for a good cause.

Sport

Auret delivers in Captain Cook

Robbie Hannam celebrates Aide Memoire's Group I win
in the Captain Cook Stakes.

Lightly raced mare upstages stablemate at the favourites to win first Group I.

Wellington crowned national champs

Wellington's Elton Nicholson's excellent form continued in the final when they beat Otago.

Wellington were simply too good for Otago as they dominated the interprovincial final.

Godfrey new Canty Rugby boss

Hamish Riach, pictured, will be full-time chief executive of the Crusaders with Nathan Godfrey handling Canterbury Rugby ...

Phoenix's Nathan Godfrey named Canterbury Rugby CEO.

Souness moves past major injury

Netballer Whitney Souness in action for Wellington last year, just days before her bad knee injury.

Porirua's Whitney Souness is ready to hit the ground running for the Pulse in next year's ANZ Netball Elite League.

Boyd looks to captivate

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd speaking at November's sports leader's summit at the national tennis centre, in London.

Soliders, circus' and Spurs inspire Hurricanes coach.

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