Capital Life

The best meals under $10 gallery

Eggs benedict with bacon at Wellington's Preservatorium Cafe and Cannery.

If it's bang for your buck you're after, here's the top 30 cheap eats in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.

Shark wall or the golden nugget? gallery

Woman of Words, by Virginia King, is a finalist in the Wellington Civic Trust Awards people's choice category.

Have your say in the awards that recognise Wellington's most wonderful and wacky sculptures.

Vilson the gibbon vanishes again

Wellington Zoo's male gibbon Vilson made a great escape from his enclosure on Tuesday morning.

Wellington Zoo's resident houdini has made another escape.

Wind sculpture broken

The Akau Tangi sculpture on Cobham Dr in Evans Bay will be taken down for repairs in the coming weeks.

The cone sculpture in Cobham Dr that moves with the wind will be removed for repairs after two cones fell off.

Cafe Scene

Free brekkie inspires kind acts

A note left at a Wellington cafe by a stranger who paid for a group of gobsmacked diners' breakfasts.

Mystery Wellington woman has started a cycle of kindness after shouting breakfast for five strangers at a local cafe.

From the Menu: Against the odds

Gipps Street Deli spinach quiche.

A chef was told his feta and spinach quiche would never set, but it has been a staple of his cafe menu for five years.

Restaurant Reviews

The Arborist nails it

The Arborist.

The fare, service and atmosphere at The Arborist is anything but wooden.

Italian on the cheap

One thing to try: Zabaglione

Say a prayer for some authenticity at Vatican.

capital day

Modern dancer wins two nationals

Ngaere Jenkins tears up the stage at the 39th national young performer of the year awards.

Ngaere Jenkins started dancing later than most, but she's already dancing her competitors under the table.

Te Papa's 25 millionth visitors gallery

Te Papa chief executive Rick Ellis welcomes special guests Lauren Smart and Rob Smart into Te Papa.

Newlyweds from the UK were already enjoying their honeymoon visit to Wellington, and then they were treated to a royal welcome at Te Papa.

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