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Vanished without a trace

Who else remains missing, after a Wellington man's body is identified 29 years on?

40 years since Mona Blades went missing

Three tickets an hour

Rachel Neale was surprised to hear Wellington City Council told wardens to ticket at least three cars an hour.

Wellington parking wardens decry supposed "performance measure" that tells them how many tickets to issue.

Farewell to a marvellous bugger

OPINION: My friend and fellow journalist John Campbell will be waking up this morning probably slightly hung-over.

Dope smokers take the high road

More than a third of cannabis smokers drive high, sparking calls for roadside testing technology.

Hurricanes humbled in Nelson video

Super Rugby leaders not themselves in a 35-18 loss to a fired up Crusaders at Trafalgar Park.

Drone filmmaker's sights on NZ video

Swedish videographer who awed with his Antarctic video wants to capture NZ's fjords.

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News

Four decades and still missing

Mona Blades disappeared while hitchhiking from Hamilton to Hastings on 31 March 1975.

The day started out as a simple hitchhike to see family but would become one of New Zealand's most enduring mysteries.

Teacher admits assaulting teen

A Wellington teacher is desperate to keep his name secret after lashing out at a girl for a moment's stupidity.

One person critical after Levin crash

Petone store owner's faith in police restored

Business

Crowding out banks with pledge fundraising

Professor Gary Mersham believes small businesses will increasingly rely on crowd funding for capital, rather than going to banks.

Businesses raising money via crowd funding will soon begin to impact on our banks.

Gold Awards finalists announced

Wellington businesses are sharp, sophisticated organisations, Wellington Gold Awards organiser says.

The baking machine where a woman's arm was trapped at temperatures up to 85C for 40 minutes.

Penalty upheld for arm-burning accident

The $57,500 penalty on a Lower Hutt food factory was reasonable, judge says.

Comment

Campbell's departure a body blow

John Campbell's departure from TV3 is what economists call market failure.

OPINION: The only sensible answer is to set up a new state-owned public-service television station.

Education the key to farm safety

OPINION: A punitive approach to farm safety will not work, writes Federated Farmers' Katie Milne.

Fifa President Sepp Blatter at a press conference following a Fifa Executive Committee meeting in Zurich.

Scandal should claim Fifa boss

OPINION: It’s the world’s biggest sport, so it is oddly fitting that Fifa, football’s governing body, is now tied up in the largest case of sports corruption.

Culture

Crossword solutions: Saturday, May 30

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

Towers sing Slice of Heaven video

To mark NZ Music Month, Wellington-based indie-pop band Towers will cover well-known Kiwi songs.

Outrageous Fortune actress Siobhan Marshall and Almighty Johnsons actor Ben Barrington will put their best feet forward for this year's Dancing with the Stars.

Who's got the moves?

Dance experts run a critical eye over Sunday's Dancing with the Stars contestants.

Capital Life

Brickbats and bouquets as Te Papa opens gallery

The Dinosaurs from China exhibit at Te Papa.

Years of sniping about Te Papa's logo, name and architecture were forgotten at the waterfront museum's joyous opening in 1998.

Rude food, bar the mayo

Disruptive roadworks actually do patrons a good turn on this occasion.

Charlizza Harris from Upper Hutt was nominated for a Youth Week award by her boss and supporter, Sue Jury, CEO of the YMCA.

The game changers of tomorrow

Young movers and shakers shine at the 2015 Youth Week Awards.

Sport

Smith keen to put loss behind him

Richie McCaw and Conrad Smith chat following the Crusaders 35-18 win over the Hurricanes at Trafalgar Park on Friday.

Hurricanes captain Conrad Smith said his team won't win the Super Rugby title if they continue to play like they did against the Crusaders.

Bidwell: Grant's suspension for rant a joke

OPINION: Norma Plummer set the standard when it comes to delivering home truths, not Pulse captain Katrina Grant.

Not only did Jamie Siddons win trophies at Wellington coach, he made players better.

Siddons a class act to the end

There's great excitement about Jamie Siddons leaving Wellington.

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