Six-year-old Eli Burkhalter with  his new assistance dog Taffy.

Eli gains loyal, helpful friend video

Taffy the golden labrador is a welcome companion for six-year-old Waikanae boy.

Kids sick on synthetics

Synthetic drugs, often mixed with dried leaves resembling cannabis, have claimed at least 20 lives in New Zealand this ...

Youngest was just 5 as three Porirua kids taken to hospital severely ill.

SH1 blockage cleared

Minor delays continue after a two-car crash near Plimmerton.

Capital train strike likely

Disruptions ahead for Wellington rail commuters as employment dispute boils over.

Movie Museum a step closer

First of two resource consents for Peter Jackson project has been lodged.

'Mr Angry' is No 1 safety hazard

Wellington council staff - especially traffic wardens - at increased personal risk.

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Quarry workers strike

Fletcher Building quarry workers are set to strike in Auckland on Friday.

5:00 AM  Fletcher Building has another issue on its hands, with workers planning to strike on Friday.

On the waterfront

5:00 AM  OPINION: As the inner-city population grows, the waterfront more than ever requires open spaces to be retained.

Electorate at a glance: Mana

Election 2017: 'Minor party' candidates, independents

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On the waterfront

Construction workers at Site 9 on Wellington waterfront.

OPINION: As the inner-city population grows, the waterfront more than ever requires open spaces to be retained.

Digger driver 'under strain'

Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins and Ministry of Transport chief executive Peter Mersi update the media on ...

Unknown driver is probably under "tremendous emotional strain", pipeline boss says.

Movie Museum a step closer

Sir Peter Jackson with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, an item for his movie collection which will be housed in the new Movie ...

First of two resource consents for Peter Jackson project has been lodged.

'Mr Angry' is No 1 safety hazard

Personal confrontation was identified as the number one health and safety risk for Wellington City Council staff and the ...

Wellington council staff - especially traffic wardens - at increased personal risk.

Air NZ turns to Wellington

Air New Zealand has been forced to fly an empty Boeing 777-200 to Wellington, simply to refuel.

National carrier cancelling flights, restricting sales and refuelling in Wellington amid jet fuel crisis.

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On the waterfront

Construction workers at Site 9 on Wellington waterfront.

OPINION: As the inner-city population grows, the waterfront more than ever requires open spaces to be retained.

Kissing social justice goodbye

Bill English, right, campaigning in Lower Hutt with Simon Bridges, left, and local candidate Chris Bishop. No animals ...

OPINION: What is that grotesque practice of politicians kissing kids about, who started it, and why isn't there a law against it?

Rip 'em up

The Island Bay cycleway is a dangerous mess, says daily bike rider Graeme Tuckett.

OPINION: Don't rely on 'international best practice' for cycleway designs, just ask daily bike commuters.

Better design for economy

Modern design is multi-faceted, covers all areas of our lives and is worth many billions of dollars to the economy.

OPINION: Design has been found to contribute 4.2 per cent of GDP. That is more than agriculture.

Words and goats that stick

The odd goat's bad enough, but imagine 64 of the mammalian locusts descending on your green, fertile paradise.

OPINION: A tui and a cup of tea with Jan and Joan. A conversation about goats that sticks in the memory.

Culture

Thursday's crossword solutions

Crosswords

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

$120,000 to repair public art

Repairs to Russell Clark's Free Standing Forms could run to more than $120,000.

Some of Lower Hutt's best-known public artworks need extensive restoration.

Martin Phillipps: Alive or dead?

The Chills frontman Martin Phillipps at home in Tainui, Dunedin.

Chills legend to star in biopic written with two endings: one in which he dies and the other he overcomes a life-threatening disease thanks to a miracle cure.

Modern Māori on not so serious tour

Maaka Pohatu, Francis Kora, Matariki Whatarau and James Tito, forming the Modern Māori Quartet.

The quartet are on the road to 14 theaters across NZ, where they expect to meet a lot of aunties.

Wednesday's crossword solutions

Crosswords

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

Capital Life

Vegan newcomer needs to sharpen its culinary skills

Compassion to animals, a commitment to fair wages and zero food waste are all excellent ideals. But the kitchen needs to ...

It's hard to argue with Māra's ideals, but David Burton would like to see a higher standard of skill emerging from the kitchen.

Accident blamed on cycleway

Linda Gibson is worried a child could die after she collided with a cyclist on the controversial Island Bay cycleway.

Locals say a fatal accident is only a matter of time after crash badly injured a pedestrian and cyclist.

Building Parliament with Minecraft

Ben Vickers, far right, of Waikanae School, says the pupils learned to collaborate and work as a team. In this shot is ...

Wellington pupils have digitally recreated Parliament, with a bit of creative licence.

Beautiful take on a bloody battle

The laser cut soldiers on Sophia's skirt were digitised from a painting of a Kiwi soldier in the National Collection of ...

Centenary of NZ's darkest day is marked in an unconventional way - through fashion.

Classic Country at The Cossie

New Zealand music legend Eddie Low, left, with Kevin Greaves. Along with Australia's Paul Costa, the trio present their ...

New Zealand music legend Eddie Low will sing at the Cossie Club in Upper Hutt on September 22 on a ''Country and Classics'' triple bill also featuring the Nashville experienced Kiwi Kevin Greaves and Australia's Paul Costa.

Sport

Jockey injured

Robert Hannam's riding stint in India is likely to be over following a broken ankle.

Kiwi jockey may have to return home following an incident in the starting gates when riding in India.

Patel blasts county century

Jeetan Patel bashed his third first class century for Warwickshire.

Jeetan Patel unleashed relegation frustrations with a third first class century for Warwickshire.

Lions get some 'props'

A wing by trade, Ben Lam's made a good fist of playing fullback for Wellington.

Praise has been in short supply for Wellington since their big win over Canterbury.

Pram among hockey heavyweights

The Paraparaumu College first XI hockey team which came fifth at the 2017 Rankin Cup in Hamilton in September.

Paraparaumu College lost just once at the national tournament, to eventual champions Christ's College.

Netballers to foot it with the best

Sacred Heart Senior A Netball team; rear: Charity Polu (16), back row: Shaunee Mahuika (16), Bridie Burns (17), Nicola ...

Netball team bound for nationals championships for the first time in six years after stellar season.

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