Natalia Austin, known as Talia, who was killed in a motorbike accident on Sunday, had a big heart and a talent for writing, her family say.

Fatal first ride on motorbike

5:00 AM  It was Talia Austin's first time on a motorbike. It was also her last.

Old neighbours at war

David Reed, 70, is moving on from troubled times with his 86-year-old neighbour.

5:00 AM  One is 70, the other 86 - and their dispute landed one of them in court.

My family or my team?

5:00 AM  Hurricanes fan whose son plays for Highlanders faces ultimate conflict of loyalties.

Capital's highway stitch-up video

5:00 AM  An old discarded off-ramp will be "stitched" on to Wellington's motorway to create a fourth lane.

Ice rink plan for Wellington

5:00 AM  Charitable trust seeks land and money for "desperately needed" site.

Early quake rattles region

6:24 AM  An earthquake in the Tararua district has been felt widely across the Manawatu region.

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Toddler drowns in pond

Remy Stirling Wiffen, the son of former Central Pulse netballer Daya Wiffen, has drowned.

Cheeky, adventurous 18-month-old Remy Wiffen was adored by everyone, his family says.

$3000 art prize - that's tinny

You usually slap it on a bit of toast, but Wairarapa artist Matt Guild had a different idea.

'Tragic' family stabbings video

Editorial: Greek bind shows the worst of Europe


Union merger gets a yes

Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union national secretary Bill Newson said the vote in favour of merging with the Service and Food Workers Union was a significant step forward for the NZ union movement.

EPMU delegates vote in favour of a merger with the Service and Food Workers Union.

Cheap new Japanese cars

Importer says he'll "shake up the industry" with parallel importing of cars - saving consumers up to $10,000.

Clinton farmer Hamish Bielski won the Ballance Agri-Nutrients Sheep Industry Emerging Talent award in the 2015 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards.

Sheep industry celebrates its best

The sheep industry's standout performers have been named at the Beef + Lamb NZ Sheep Industry Awards in Invercargill.


Magna Carta still a powerful piece of law

Parts of Magna Carta are still on the statute books in New Zealand.

5:00 AM  OPINION: Last month marked 800 years since King John was forced by a group of barons at Runnymede to accept some constraints on his authority and affix his seal to the document that became known as Magna Carta.

Tougher rules needed for builders

5:00 AM  OPINION: The Licensed Building Practitioner Scheme needs teeth to keep consumers safe.

New Zealand faces higher costs than other countries in developing a broadband network.

Internet in the land of the long trenches

5:00 AM  OPINION: Just comparing New Zealand's broadband prices with those overseas is simplistic because costs are higher here.


Crossword solutions: Friday, July 3

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5:00 AM  Solutions to The Dominion Post's daily back-page crossword are available here.

NZ Ballet: 60 years of costumes gallery video

Skeletons, guns, swords and a giant crocodile, all in an unassuming Upper Hutt warehouse.

Sleeping Beauty on Ice gives a terrific modern take on the traditional fairytale with outstanding performances.

Sleeping Beauty a must-see masterpiece

REVIEW: This is a Sleeping Beauty for the 21st century and you'd be mad to miss it.

Capital Life

Rugby fans camp for test

Fans who queued all night witnessed a a particularly bloody match and an All Blacks loss against the 1956 Springboks in Wellington.

Rugby fans camped overnight outside Wellington's Athletic Park ahead of an All Blacks-Springboks test match clash in 1956.

Start the day with a pre-work rave video

5:00 AM  Forget overcrowded gyms and frosty morning runs. What you need is a dance party.

Iona & Country Wedding, by Michelle  Fey for Eva Bradley Photography

Introducing Tom & Ingrid gallery

5:00 AM  An emotional reveal on the big day left the groom (and us) all welled up.


Smith keeps a lid on emotions

Ma'a Nonu, left, and Conrad Smith play their last games for the Hurricanes on Saturday night.

Hurricanes captain plays down farewell factor as six players with combined 468-caps to play last game in final.

Jane pulls out of Super final

Hurricanes wing put his team before himself in an inspirational move ahead of Saturday's Super Rugby final against the Highlanders.

The Hurricanes come together before training at Rugby League Park on Thursday.

Inside look: Canes' final training video

Hurricanes put finishing touches on prep ahead of Super Rugby final date with Highlanders.

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