Wellington City Council may be forced to close some of the city's traditional grass sports fields, or restrict play on ...

Sports fields turn to mudbaths

11 min ago  All Wellington's grass sports fields are closed, with many now "sodden bogs".

Porirua rates shock 

The hilltop suburb of Camborne, overlooking Pauatahanui Inlet, has had the highest average rates increase in Porirua ...

6:42 PM  Many residents have been flabbergasted by double-digit increases on their bills.

Matterhorn bar to close

6:45 PM  Wellington bar will have to shut so old Farmers building can be strengthened.

Motorcyclist in hospital after crash

A man is in a serious condition after accident in Masterton on Tuesday.

Expressway surface leaking

Water penetration is the cause of "pavement issues" on new Kapiti road.

Mum gave teen daughter meth

Abrupt end to trial of woman accused of being a party to her daughter's rape.

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News

Our rotten teeth epidemic

Stock Photo - Child try to smile with decay teeth  tooth decay dental care 
ache, asian, boy, broken, care, child, ...

7:06 PM  More than 6600 kids in one year needed general anaesthetic to have teeth pulled.

'Local MP' not an MP, but is local

Candidate says she will work with the ASA over billboard complaints.

Landslip in Lower Hutt

Paracetamol overdose proves fatal

business

"Have-not" airports in crisis

Regional airports help in transporting patients to base hospitals and medical specialists to isolated communities.

A campaign is underway to get more money for 12 of our smallest airports to help cover critical maintenance and preserve passenger services.

Matterhorn to close

Matterhorn restaurant has called Cuba St home for 54 years.

Restaurant and bar to shut to allow redevelopment of neighbouring Wellington building.

Axe hangs over knighthood

Former Tenths Trust chairman and Te Puni Kokiri chief executive Sir Ngatata Love failed in his appeal against his ...

PM considers the best way forward in dealing with the "serious matter" of the disgraced Maori leader's honour.

Upper Hutt sales take off

132 Whakatiki St was sold for $1.2m to an out-of-town transport business.

Buyers are taking a fresh look at Upper Hutt's commercial property scene.

Ticketed in free car park

Shane Leach has been parking his motorhome in the free car park since November, but has been ticketed twice by Wilson ...

The tiny car park is a "hidden gem" free spot in the capital. That didn't stop Wilson Parking.

Comment

Don't punish kids for parents' choices

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei has had a trying week.

OPINION: There are many reasons women don't name fathers, and the children aren't to blame, writes Metiria Turei.

Auckland not the only game in town

Kaitangata District Promotions member Evan Dick was behind the scheme to offer affordable house packages to encourage ...

EDITORIAL: Initiatives designed to help Auckland don't do much to help businesses, growth and people in the regions.

Cross-town highway not needed

The Let's Get Wellington Moving team say they are interested in more than just highways. But building 'four lanes to the ...

OPINION: The figures don't stack up for a major investment in a cross-town route to the airport.

Year of the flood?

21072017 News. Photo: Mytchall Bransgrove/Timaru Herald. Wet weather rain storm cold water town wind flood. Flooding ...

OPINION: No-one can afford to be complacent, because the weather is going to get more extreme.

Drains: Not sexy, but needed

When the drains block, fixing them isn't pleasant.

Forget fancy council projects, most Kiwis just want the country to not turn into Atlantis every time it lightly drizzles.

Culture

Cool mural for Rata St

The mural finishes above the school office.

 Former Naenae College art teacher making a splash with murals.

Spanish guitarist's Star Wars moment

Spanish Classical Guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas will finish up his NZ tour at Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre on ...

Prepare to forget everything except his music and Spain.

Eastbourne artist nationally recognised

Artist Billy Wilson stands in front of one of his short-listed works, Bomb Site.

Billy Wilson entered a national art competition for the first time - and had two pieces chosen as finalists

Tuesday's crossword solutions

Crosswords

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

Young designer's big break

Fashion designer Youhan Khosho, 20, with his Resene Fugitive garment to be showed on the Resene Designer Runway in three ...

Student Youhan Khosho has earned a spot at New Zealand's biggest fashion event.

Capital Life

Cool mural for Rata St

The mural finishes above the school office.

 Former Naenae College art teacher making a splash with murals.

Young designer's big break

Fashion designer Youhan Khosho, 20, with his Resene Fugitive garment to be showed on the Resene Designer Runway in three ...

Student Youhan Khosho has earned a spot at New Zealand's biggest fashion event.

Huia Pool extension opens

Kerrie Ritchie, Lynda Feehan and Michael Walburton try out the new hydrotherapy pool at Huia Pool. They were part of a ...

New $9.3 million hydrotherapy pool gets a workout.

Giving away AEDs

Himatangi Community Beach Patrol were one of the three recipients of the June defibrillators.

Thousands more automated external defibrillators are needed in NZ, so a campaign has been launched to help

A slice of Cook Strait life video

Feeding time at the Bait House Aquarium draws the crowds, especially when there's an octopus involved.

Curious City: Creatures of the ocean make a splash at Island Bay aquarium.

Sport

Wellington's great caddie hunt

New Zealand's top-ranked amateur Nick Voke will head the charge for coveted spots at The Masters and The Open at Royal ...

Around 40 volunteer caddies still needed for the big Asia-Pacific Amateur in Wellington in October.

Sports fields turn to mudbaths

Wellington City Council may be forced to close some of the city's traditional grass sports fields, or restrict play on ...

All Wellington's grass sports fields are closed, with many now "sodden bogs".

Coles poised to start in semi

Last week's cameo against the Brumbies should result in a start in the Hurricanes' semifinal in Johannesburg for Dane Coles.

Dane Coles' classy cameo against the Brumbies should be enough to get him a green light in Johannesburg.

No neutral refs defies belief

South African referee Jaco Peyper will control the Lions v Hurricanes semifinal, having taken the whistle for the first ...

OPINION: Surely the Super Rugby playoffs should be refereed by neutrals.

Clareburt, Skelton star at YCG

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School athlete Imogen Skelton celebrates her bronze medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in ...

Wellington's Lewis Clareburt and Imogen Skelton turned in outstanding performances at the Commonwealth Youth Games. 

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