A particularly wet winter has left Grenada North Park almost unusable.

Sports fields a mudbath video

There are some sports fields at Wellington's Grenada North park where the ground is so soggy that children can barely run, let alone kick a ball.

Fatal scooter crash

Aotaki St in Otaki.

Mobility scooter and car crash, leaving a 91-year-old man dead.

Quarry's rocky ground

Wellington's choice: a new scar on landscape, or running out of building material.

Emergency staffing shortage

Wellington co-ordination centre could have a problem if there was a disaster tomorrow.

Candidates court rainbow vote

Wellington candidates turn out to support LGBT issues - with one exception.

Forestry victim named

East Coast family mourns worker who died in remote block near Tolaga Bay. 

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News

Candidate defends 'hate speech'

ACT Party candidate Stephen Berry was slammed at a public debate for his stance on hate speech against transgender people.

12:05 PM  ACT leader David Seymour distances himself from candidate's 'hate speech' stoush.

Council confusion led to $500k cost

Council wrongly thought regional sports trust spoke for Sport NZ

Bridges beamed in

Giving the gift of movement

business

Kiwibank CEO departing

Paul Brock, who has headed Kiwibank since 2010, is leaving at the end of the year.

Long time boss Paul Brock set to "take a break".

Tourism Holdings records $30m profit

Just over half of the Tourism Holdings' annual profit came from its New Zealand motorhome rentals and sales.

Booming motorhome rentals at home and abroad have contributed to Tourism Holdings Ltd's record $30m annual profit.

Wainui to be Wellington's Mayfair?

The bucket fountain on Cuba St.

Voting for capital version of famous board game throws up unexpected suggestions.

Sir Ngatata Love unrepentant

Sir Ngatata Love in the High Court in Wellington when he appeared for sentencing in October 2016.

Disgraced Maori leader granted parole despite maintaining innocence.

Election lolly scramble looms

Since the May Budget, the Crown's coffers have been boosted by a stronger than expected tax take.

A fresh look at the Government's books expected to leave scope for political spend-up.

Comment

Rejuvenation, growth and investment

Opening day of the revamped Avalon Park in Lower Hutt.

OPINION: Mayor says his council is about major issues, not petty squabbles.

Spring a welcome respite

The swallows arrived, a sure sign of spring.

OPINION: There's only the one subject. You can't fail to have noticed.

Road v rail not just Nats v Labour

Labour wants to see commuter trains running between the so-called 'golden triangle' of the upper North Island.

OPINION: The contrast is simplistic. Labour would also build more roads if elected. All governments do.

Gareth Morgan's generation wars

It's pathetic isn't it? All that matters is policy. Jacinda should be required to show she's more than lipstick on a ...

OPINION: If Morgan is serious about wanting to shake up the political landscape, he needs to start talking to young voters in their language.

High expectations of perfect leaders

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark is greeted by Jacinda Ardern at the Labour Party campaign launch in Auckland.

OPINION: The 'Jacinda-mania' (or Jacinda effect) says much about the way we view our leaders.

Culture

Setting sail in a sea of words

The boat is part of a competition, inviting people  to submit words related to the sea into it to be in to win dinner ...

 A giant paper origami boat is sailing into the National Library for National Poetry Day

Wednesday's crossword solutions

Crosswords

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

Tuesday's crossword solutions

Crosswords

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

Indian actors still in a Pickle

Indian Ink co-founder Jacob Rajan is celebrating two decades of innovative theatre.

"If you are Indian, yeah you could be flavour of the month on Shortland St, for about a month, but after that what do you do?"

A 250km canoe odyssey

Noel Woods with the waka, Te Aniwaniwa.

Noel Woods has returned from Canada after representing his iwi and Toi Maori in a waterborne cultural exchange.

Capital Life

Review: Baobab Cafe, Wellington

Shiitake mushroom risotto with bok choy.

The popular brunch spot now has a dinner service and happy hour.

Wellington's new low-waste vegan eatery

Lavender chocolate macarons at Mara.

Sustainable, ethical and paying a living wage - a forward-thinking vegan eatery comes to Riddiford St.

Setting sail in a sea of words

The boat is part of a competition, inviting people  to submit words related to the sea into it to be in to win dinner ...

 A giant paper origami boat is sailing into the National Library for National Poetry Day

Panels energise Pukeatua School

Kaea Cross, Pukeatua principal Jenni Adam, Nikita Mepham and Cailee Westby  try  the school's new 3D printers.  The ...

Pukeatua School saves with solar energy.

Highlighting a not-so-sweet subject

Jasmine Togo-Brisby's Bitter Sweet 2013 - 2015 is a sculpture made up of a pile of skulls cast in unrefined sugar.

A sculpture cast from unrefined sugar is a Wellington-based artist's way of telling her family's history in the sugar-slave trade.

Sport

Fenton out, Abbas in

Wellington Phoenix player Louis Fenton has been plagued by injuries throughout his career.

Wellington Phoenix bring in Iraqi fullback to replace injury-ravaged Kiwi for one season. But Fenton will be back in 2018.

Sports fields a mudbath video

A particularly wet winter has left Grenada North Park almost unusable.

There are some sports fields at Wellington's Grenada North park where the ground is so soggy that children can barely run, let alone kick a ball.

Third cyclocross title for Hurst

Kim Hurst hurdles a barrier at a race at Ngati Tama Park in Upper Hutt earlier this year.

Doctor pedals her way through the mud to national cyclocross glory.

Chris Aumua trumps Asafo gallery

St Pat's Silverstream winger Chris Aumua carries two Wellington College defenders to the tryline on Sunday.

Little brother of under-20s star has one thing his big brother can never have: a WelTec Premiership title.

Patel, a punt who came off

Jeetan Patel has earned another year at Warwickshire after he was second-top wicket-taker in the England T20 ...

Six past or present Black Caps remain in England's T20 playoffs, with Jeetan Patel and Luke Ronchi starring.

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