Capital Life

Rugby fans camp for test

Fans who queued all night witnessed a a particularly bloody match and an All Blacks loss against the 1956 Springboks in Wellington.

Rugby fans camped overnight outside Wellington's Athletic Park ahead of an All Blacks-Springboks test match clash in 1956.

A big noise around town gallery

The trust behind Karori Sanctuary, renamed as Zealandia, is turning 20 on Sunday.

Karori wildlife sanctuary marks 20-year milestone with a weekend of celebrations.

Winter show lit up cold months gallery

Models in a safety exhibition at the Winter Show building in August 1957.

Winter became a wonderland each year at an annual Wellington fairground expo.

Introducing Tom & Ingrid gallery

Iona & Country Wedding, by Michelle  Fey for Eva Bradley Photography

An emotional reveal on the big day left the groom (and us) all welled up.

Cafe Scene

Carmen's bid to be capital's first lady

Bob Jones with his Wellington mayoral candidate Carmen Rupe, pictured in 1988.

Wellington's mayoral race was given a shot in the arm by the entry of flamboyant drag queen Carmen in 1977.

Trading Sotheby's for soul food

Laura Greenfield at Sotheby's Cafe kitchen.

A former head chef at Sotheby's cafe in London is bringing seasonal flavours to her Wellington eatery.

Restaurant Reviews

It's all about the burgers

Last year's Burger Wellington champs, Charley Noble is back with a seafood delight, the Ebisu Burger.

The quest for the perfect burger is a capital idea.

French chef impresses the judges

Jano Bistro.

A closer look at the Wellington winners from the Cuisine Good Food Awards.

capital day

Too many tutus to party

The Nutcracker Open House director Deirdre Tarrant has pictures of how Kelburn looked in the past in her home.

Nutcracker show director Deirdre Tarrant is ready for a celebration.

On the Rock 'n' Roll Train ride

AC/DC members, from left, Cliff Williams, Stevie Young, Angus Young, Chris Slade and Brian Johnson.

What it's like to work with AC/DC for 34 years?

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