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South Coast bach owner Duncan Mackay, who is being forced out of his bach and will now have to stand by and watch it's demolition

Council demolishes bach video

Renovations have changed bach so much it is no longer heritage-listed, says council.

Winds to hit 140kmh

Wet weather in Petone.

6 min ago  MetService has issued severe weather watches for most of the North Island.

Louise Nicholas' house burgled

9:22 AM  Burglars went through anti-rape advocate Louise Nicholas' underwear drawer.

Car-free Golden Mile?

Parts of Lambton Quay, Willis St and Manners St could become the sole domain of buses.

Stevens murder trial set for 2016

10:53 AM  Three charged over Matthew Stevens' death have been remanded for a February trial.

Speedway victim in legal limbo video

A speedway volunteer who had both legs broken in an accident has no legal protection.

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News

'Please, we need our daughter'

LA Tukerangi told family on Saturday she was being held against her will by Dean  Whakatau.

10:52 AM  Police and the father of a missing 15-year-old have appealed to the "career criminal" thought to be holding her.

Elders appreciate chef Phillips' innovations

10:51 AM  An award-winning Upper Hutt chef has found rest home residents to be very appreciative of his efforts.

Murrell - "I don't want the lease"

Kiwi takes on poachers

Business

Capital gets own property gongs

Mike Cole, Wellington branch president of the Property Council, wants to recognise local property heroes.

Wellington to honour its own commercial property trailblazers.

Power bill control

More companies are giving consumers more opportunities to take control of their bills.

Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter NZAS as seen from Bluff Hill.

Tiwai deal 'brilliant outcome'

Aluminium production will continue at Bluff's Tiwai Point smelter, meaning a huge sigh of relief for Southland.

Comment

Editorial: Proceed with caution on Tasers

Senior Sergeant Alan Reece with a X2 Taser.

OPINION: The decision to arm all front-line police with Tasers should be a trial only.

Bowron: A deal that would sink NZ

OPINION: Only a madman would sign us up to a deal that had no benefit to us and lost control of our destiny.

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley canned a ministry trial, saying she did not want children used as 'lab rats'.

Why 'lab rats' study was inflammatory, misleading

OPINION: "These children are not lab-rats," Tolley wrote. Science collided with politics, and politics won.

Culture

A foreclosure thriller in Florida

Andrew Garfield plays a tradesman evicted by a ruthless foreclosing agent, only to end up working for him in 99 Homes.

10:22 AM  99 Homes is a thriller starring Spider-Man's Andrew Garfield where the backdrop is the collapse of Florida's housing market.

Crossword solutions: Monday, August 3

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

Drawing of Little Spotted Kiwi by Johannes G Keulemans, part of the Buller's Birds exhibition at Expressions.  Photo courtesy of Te Papa.

A peep at birds of the 1860s

Over 140 years ago, two men created what remains New Zealand's most famous book on native birds. A History of the Birds of New Zealand combined the passion and knowledge of ornithologist Walter Buller with the talents of artist J G Keulemans. 

Capital Life

Elders appreciate chef Phillips' innovations

Rodney Phillips, Executive Chef at Elderslea Lodge in Upper Hutt, won first place in the inaugural Senior Lifestyle Cuisines Competition in Auckland.  He is pictured with Elderslea activities representative Denise Niedermeyer, at the opening of the rest home's cafe, Mint.

10:51 AM  An award-winning Upper Hutt chef has found rest home residents to be very appreciative of his efforts.

No, it's not a UFO

It's a lenticular - relax, that doesn't mean we can expect little green men. Most likely.

Loretta's vegetable salad.

From the Menu: Salad with a zing

Roast cauliflower, chargrilled brocolini, spinach, sunflower seeds and tahini dressing makes for a tasty plate.

Sport

'Benji factor' to boost Welly crowd

Benji Marshall will be a major drawcard for fans when he plays for the Dragons against the Warriors in Wellington on Saturday.

Benji Marshall celebrating one of the tries of the season just what Wellington RL wanted to see.

Braswell signs Saints coaching deal

American will coach Wellington in 2016 NBL season after the franchise made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

Shaun Phelan will ride Mahanadi when the Central Districts jumper attempts a second Grand National Hurdles win at Riccarton on Wednesday.

Phelan switches to Mahanadi

Shaun Phelan has been quick to find a new mount for Wednesday's Grand National Hurdles.

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