The view from the proposed toilet block site overlooking Turakirae Head.

Dunny view not a dummy video

11:20 AM  Wainuiomata lighthouse could soon be the most scenic place in Wellington to do your business.

Final cycleway options

The layout of Wellington's Island Bay cycleway, which places the bike lane between the kerb and parked cars, has been ...

8 min ago  Cost of solving Island Bay cycleway dilemma could top $7m and see up to 57 car parks removed.

Rugby rep jailed for attempted rape

18 min ago  His distressed victim was covered in mud and wet grass when she ran in front of a car to get help.

Govt to spend $12m on school

0 min ago  Ageing parts of Wainuiomata school to be fixed, but it'll be 2 years before work starts.

Near miss on rail line

12:23 PM  A tired protection officer told a train driver the track was clear of workers. It wasn't.

Rail is the answer - Greens video

12:43 PM  The Green Party proposes a twice-daily passenger train as a Manawatu Gorge alternative.

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Plastic bag petition presented

Four students from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School presented a 17,800-signature-strong petition calling for a plastic ...

9 min ago  A 17,800-strong petition calling for a levy on plastic bags was presented to the Government.

Town cut off as snow falls

12:44 PM  Access to Tekapo has been cut off as more wild weather bears down on the South Island.

Quake buildings being 'recycled' video

Home detention for pokie fraud

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Final cycleway options revealed

The layout of Wellington's Island Bay cycleway, which places the bike lane between the kerb and parked cars, has been ...

Cost of solving Wellington's Island Bay cycleway dilemma could top $7m.

Private cancer centre opens

Wellington's new private cancer care facility is set to treat hundreds of patients each year. (File photo)

Wellington private cancer treatment centre to offer 'world class care'.

Step back in 'Horn time

Mary Tresch, a Swiss immigrant, started the iconic Matterhorn restaurant in Cuba st which is due to close after 54 years.

Mary Tresch remembers opening Wellington's Matterhorn, which was told this week it must close.

Quake insurance under threat

The Kaikoura quake recorded the greatest ground shaking in NZ history and caused huge damage to buildings in ...

Reinsurer warns NZ cover may become more expensive and harder to get - or completely unavailable.

WWI exhibition could be extended

Sir Peter Jackson's personal collection features in the Great War Exhibition at the old Dominion Museum, which was ...

Question hangs over whether Sir Peter Jackson's Great War exhibition is popular enough to warrant Govt extension.

Comment

Love must forfeit knighthood

Former Tenths Trust chairman and Te Puni Kokiri chief executive Sir Ngatata Love is serving a jail term for obtaining by ...

OPINION: Ngatata Love should certainly lose his knighthood following his conviction for fraud. But the Government might not decide to take this step.

A story of two cheats

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei.

OPINION: Whether you want to be defined by a lie can depend on the kind of lie, writes Rosemary McLeod.

Finally, something to argue about

Prime Minister Bill English is pulling out all the stops to avoid being in thrall to Winston Peters

OPINION: The campaign has blown in like a gale thanks to Metiria Turei, writes Vernon Small.

It's good to be belittled

The lashing and the bucking, the sheer marine ferocity of a storm.

OPINION: We exist by grace of the climate and we forget it at our peril, Joe Bennett contends.

The British connection

Boris Johnson and Weta's Sir Richard Taylor beneath the twin trees of Britain-New Zealand.

OPINION: British foreign secretary Boris Johnson is on an international campaign to sell post-Brexit Britain to the world.

Culture

Thursday's crossword solutions

Crosswords

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

WWI exhibition could be extended

Sir Peter Jackson's personal collection features in the Great War Exhibition at the old Dominion Museum, which was ...

Question hangs over whether Sir Peter Jackson's Great War exhibition is popular enough to warrant Govt extension.

Matterhorn memories

Matterhorn, in one form or another, has called Cuba St home for 54 years.

From Fat Freddy's jams, to hobbits and family milestones - it all happened at the Matterhorn.

Wednesday's crossword solutions

Crosswords

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

Cool mural for Rata St

The mural finishes above the school office.

 Former Naenae College art teacher making a splash with murals.

Capital Life

Join the Readers' Rail Tour

A regular tour-goer says travelling by train is a great way to see the country.

The 2017 Dominion Post Readers' Rail Tour will travel throughout the North Island.

Step back in 'Horn time

Mary Tresch, a Swiss immigrant, started the iconic Matterhorn restaurant in Cuba st which is due to close after 54 years.

Mary Tresch remembers opening Wellington's Matterhorn, which was told this week it must close.

Matterhorn memories

Matterhorn, in one form or another, has called Cuba St home for 54 years.

From Fat Freddy's jams, to hobbits and family milestones - it all happened at the Matterhorn.

Great Greek without going to the Med

The sesame crusted feta with honey and thyme.

We go Greek. All taste, no cliches.

Wellington gets a new living room

Once in Lifetime looks at rare beans - both coffee and chocolate.

The trio behind popular Civic Square cafe Nikau, are opening a new place in Aro Valley.

Sport

Home detention for pokie fraud

Michael Joseph O'Brien had denied being significantly involved in the management of a gambling industry trust.

A short spell in custody shattered Nelson businessman Paul Max, court told.

A tsunami of players with nowhere to go

Western Suburbs coach Declan Edge wants his team to compete in the national league so he and the Ole Football Academy ...

Wests need Football NZ's help to reach the final stages of developing players

Newton completes Firebirds list

Ollie Newton receives some expert tips from former Australian fast bowler Craig McDermott in Wellington in 2013.

Three changes to Firebirds contract list with South African Malcolm Nofal joining new recruits Michael Bracewell and Logan van Beek.

Harness stable under investigation

The Racing Integrity Unit has opened an investigation into positives returned by four Robert Dunn-trained horses.

Positive tests from four Robert Dunn-trained horses are under investigation, the Racing Integrity Unit confirms.

One point from redemption

KCU players (in blue)  celebrate after a win over Stop Out at Weka Park earlier this season.

No unbeaten record, but KCU are one point from a capital 1 title.

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