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When Moko came to play

Moko the dolphin came to the rescue of a pod of whales off the coast of New Zealand.

Loving the ride at Splash Planet

Holland Toso, 29, is working his sixth season at Splash Planet in Hastings.

Summer essay: The Diving Board

Luke Elworthy wrote The Diving Board as part of his MA in Creative Writing at Victoria University's Institute of Modern Letters.

Odd man out in nursing hostel

Alistair Hughes learned his place after living for a year on the female floor of a nursing hostel.

Summer profile: Aaron Smith

Riversdale Beach Surf Life Saving Club junior captain Aaron Smith, 21, will be hard at work over summer at the Wairarapa resort.

Spectacular aurora hits NZ

aurora australis Aurora Australis was out in full glory on Wednesday night which prompted many photographers to reach for their camera.

People's Choice photo winner found

You’ve voted and the winner has been crowned in our Canon Summer Pix people’s choice photo competition.

Summer Pix: The winners

Pick our Summer Pix People's Choice award

Your 2014 Christmas horrorscopes

Bill o'byrne The Dominion Post's occasional stargazer, Bill O'Byrne, gives you the heads-up on what to expect in the festive season.

Like the sound of a quality summer deal?

Associated Audio has an exclusive Bose promotion this summer.

Things of beauty at Florence Boutique

The perfect gifts all under one roof

Italian fare makes Christmas merry

From the moment you step through our door, you will feel like you are in Italy.

Beer - it's a fragile thing

Much like myself the morning after a few too many drinks, beer likes to be kept cool and dark.

Biru, onegaishimasu!

"Biru, onegaishimasu!"

Beer up high

A beery political question

A female view on ale

I like beer. I'm sometimes told I shouldn't like beer, or at least told what type of beer I should like, just because I am a woman.

Three brews in one

A young Wellingtonian has transformed his love for coffee into a business idea he believes is a world first.

Cafe of the Year contest heats up

Loyal customers are watching with interest as their favourite eateries go head to head.

Dining review: Five Boroughs

Restaurant transformations

The Tiger that roared

Getting past an architectural stumbling block has rich rewards for restaurant Golden Tiger.

Review: The Hideway

The Hideaway has retro cool and menu pedigree in spades - but the patrons probably don't even know it's there.

Chameleon nails it

The InterContinental's "experiment" menu is a triumph of bistronomy, writes David Burton.

Lodged in luxury

Biting cold cools market experience

A heritage worth preserving

Remiro Bresolin would be proud of his sons' latest venture, on the model of Il Casino.

Power brunch

Coconut cream rice pudding Sometimes I relish an out-of-the-box brunch. Enjoy my brunch menu today.

Haloumi and BBQ lamb

Make the most of barbecue season with haloumi and lamb.

Developing the kiwi palate

A tortilla or two

Ruth Pretty recipe: Roast turkey

In New Zealand we get only one chance a year to eat turkey.

Designs on winning - with a splash

debra delorenzo Interior designer Debra DeLorenzo has relaunched her business with a splash of colour at this year's Wellington Home & Garden show.

Chef creating buzz for bees

It's Bee Aware Month, and free-range cook Annabel Langbein is using her celebrity clout to create a buzz for the hardest working insects in the food again.

Garage brands

Thinking local, eating global

Escape to Aro Valley

Light-filled nooks and spacious living areas make this contemporary Aro Valley home a hit.

Justin Lester's perfect summer

BEACHES; LEISURE; LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCILS; WELLINGTON CITY Wellington Deputy Mayor Justin Lester shares his holiday plans.

Slap on those sunnies

A bit of Kiwi ingenuity is helping people keep track of their sunglasses.

Giveaway: NZ Sale $500 voucher

Glorious food at the waterfront

Dreaming of Europe

Wellington Zoo chief executive Karen Fifield shares her holiday plans.

And the winners are...

WOAP The winners of our daily Visa Wellington On a Plate passes/vouchers will be listed here.

Beef, buns and beer

Gone are the days when mince and a slice of lettuce were all the ingredients you needed to make a decent burger.

Fancy a burger, or 27?

Thyme on head chef's side

Our Welly On a Plate photo winners

Here are our winners of the Visa Wellington On a Plate/ photo competition.

Improvising is great sport

IMPROV The Improvisors will take to the stage in a show that lets children get involved in live theatre these holidays.

Kiwi twist on Rapunzel

With its Kiwi twist on a traditional fairy story, Wellington's  KidzStuff Theatre for Children is performing Rapunzel these school holidays.

Go to the zoo, zoo, zoo

Plenty of Skulduggery here

Fairytale theatre a marvellous adventure

Kapitall Kids' Theatre's latest offering is a story about believing in yourself, retold with rhymes and fairytales.

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Opinion poll

If you had a choice, which would you prefer on Christmas day?

A sunny, warm, breathless day

A metre of snow to play in

Thunder and rain - perfect for indoor lunch and snooze

Don't mind at all ... that BBQ will be lit

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