Capital Life

Busking for Bob coming from the heart

Lochie Noble

Bob Dlyan may be the voice of a generation but it's not one 13-year- old Lochie Noble belongs to.

Auctioning off a glam girl

barbie There are hundreds, in all manner of guises, from one produced in 1962 to the tanned Malibu Barbie.

Down to the bone

Duke Carvell's Duke Carvell's is a Gothic den of deliciousness.

On the lamb

Lamb shoulder Slow-cooked lamb is mouth-wateringly good, writes Ruth Pretty .

Jose puts his stamp on football

Jose Vattoth Few football fanatics celebrated the beautiful game the way Jose Vattoth does.

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

Summer Fiction: If You Step On A Butterfly ...

fiction graphic Her hair was orange like the van that hit her.

Summer Fiction: The Glass House

We arrive in West Papua, Indonesia, with hard-shelled suitcases, extra locks, and a crate of cheap eyeglasses donated by a non-profit to spread as we see fit.

Summer Fiction: The Darling River Blues

Summer Fiction: The boy who ate bugs

Summer Essay: My interview with a warlord

Drastic times demand drastic measures. I gestured for the man to step my way, pulled out a knife and took down my pants.

School holidays at the museums

Museum of Wellington City and Sea The learning doesn't stop over these school holidays, but it does get a little different, with a big dose of fun thrown in.

School holiday activities

Once all the chocolates eggs have disappeared, the fun's not over in Wellington this Easter. Capital Day takes a look at just some of the things to do and see in the capital these school holidays.

School holidays: What to do

Film review: Rio 2

Cool things in the kids' capital

Acrobatics, bowling, seeing cave weta up close, guided kitchen tours, shows and movies - Wellington has it all these school holidays.

Fire service needs you

fire crew, fire fighters The New Zealand Fire Service needs volunteers to boost its numbers

Responding to community's needs

Research by Volunteer Wellington shows its member organisations value its professional development services.

Outstanding contributions recognised

Community helps depends on book fair

Volunteering gives a taste of real life

Nathalie Harrington had never thought about becoming a volunteer until she came across a stand at a careers expo.

A life lived without paper

recycling I'm hardly a paragon of the 'paperless society' and as I research this topic, I begin to cringe at the thought of how much paper passes through my life.

The green lungs of the earth

Rainforests are described as the lungs of the earth, inhaling carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen.

Climate change wake up calls

Godzone's polluted waterways

Regeneration takes time

OPINION: "It's absolutely wonderful how when you remove pests, nature begins to heal itself," says Zealandia's Conservation Manager Raewyn Empson.

Not another Fork & Brewer

fork and brewer Wellington's "one of the greatest beer cities in the world", and another brewer has joined its ranks in Taranaki boy Kelly Ryan.

These are dark days, indeed

It's a common phrase down at the pub, the old "I don't like dark beers".

Chili and beer - a perfect match?

Homebrewing goes mainstream

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.

Tips for top tortillas

Rodrigo Quirarte You don't need many ingredients to make your Mexican cooking sing, chef Rodrigo Quirarte says.

Why Go Bang's the best

For mezzo soprano Bianca Andrew, Petone's Go Bang Espresso is a cafe worth recording.

A fine ramen first

Mugshot: Capsule coffee wars

Raglan Roast... in Wellington

The coffeehouse has the same kind of relaxed vibe that pervades the Roast Office in Te Uku and its sister outlet in Raglan.

Restaurant review: Automat

automat David Burton gears up for a tasty dinner in the 'burbs.

Review: A Taste of Greece

David Burton is happy to once again get an authentic taste of Greece in Wellington.

Review: Louis Sergeant Sweet Couture

Review: Yellow Chilli

Still humming after decades

In a business plagued with fickle tastes, David Burton finds that the old-established can be something to savour.

New cupcakes revive interest

Cupcake Just when you thought your were over cupackes, these came along.

How to cook quinoa right

Let's face it - without tasty flavouring and the right plate buddies, this superfood really is rather bland.

The perfect finger sandwich

Slow-cooked bolognese

Let them eat pav

In the last of our series, Ruth Pretty finishes her royal feast with dessert. 

Chef creating buzz for bees

Annabel Langbein 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

Stylish new furniture designs are emerging from two suburban garages, writes Diana Dekker.

Thinking local, eating global

The great Gatenby design

Escape to Aro Valley

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

Vote for your favourite burger

Burger Now it's time to choose the winners from the recipes sent in for the Burger Bunfight Competition.

Burger #15: Hack Burger

Name: Hack Steak Burger

Burger #14: Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez

Burger #13: Oh Deer! My Beef needs a meat-iator.

And the winning burgers are ...

A meaty burger made with venison, beef and bacon is the winner of the inaugural Burger Bunfight Challenge.

Busted at the Beatles concert

Beatles Fan A newspaper photo was the undoing of four teenage Beatles fans' who attended the Fab Four's concert 50 years ago.

From bracelets to limited edition clothes

Thirty years after making and selling friendship bracelets, Tymone Winter is launching a new fashion label.

Schools smarten up

Asian accolade in a strong market

Bear a baton, brew a beer

To some it will sound like a nightmare, to others a dream come through - a chance to conduct Orchestra Wellington.

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What is your boss' attitude when you want to watch early-morning Fifa World Cup?

He/she pulls up a chair, shouts breakfast.

Doesn't join, but is happy for us to watch and cheer.

Hard to tell, so we only glaces at TV.

Manager prowls around with whip in hand.

Absolute no ... some have received formal warnings.

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