Capital Life

'All the fixings'

Wellington's US Embassy laid on a traditional Thanksgiving feast for the poor today.

Bud the otter put down

Football-World-Cup-predicting otter to be shipped to New Plymouth zoo after mate's death.

The Ego has landed for 7 Days show

The Friday night TV comedy show 7 Days is taking to the road on a national tour.

Kids' spirit spurred cancer boss on

It has been a long road, and tears have been shed. Now Ronald McDonald House chief executive Lesley Slieker is stepping down after 13 years in the job.

Stairway to heaven

Standing alone in a dark, cold Wairarapa field has paid off for photography buff Chris Murphy.

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

The 12 delights of Christmas

Christmas gift, Christmas present, generic, festive Short on ideas for Christmas gifts and treats? Step forward our own Santa with some suggestions ...

Heart-breaking Christmas wishes

Poverty-stricken children are asking Santa Claus not for toys but basic necessities.

Santa brings rain for all

Snoopy still flies at Christmas

A gift list most fowl

The 12 Days of Christmas is a carol about a true love sending someone gifts (mainly birds). But how practical are those gifts?

Biru, onegaishimasu!

beer blog "Biru, onegaishimasu!"

Beer up high

You can't beat Wellington on a good day.

A beery political question

Beervana: Food of the unicorns

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.

Restaurant transformations

Two new eateries that have just opened in Wellington have a long history behind them.

New operator sought for cafe

Say goodbye to the Jimmy Cafe - Positively Wellington Venues is getting out of the food and beverage game.

Perfect plunger coffee

Raglan Roast... in Wellington

Dining review: Five Boroughs

Five Boroughs is faithful to a New York deli-diner, with a bottomless cup.

Lodged in luxury

WHAREKAUHAU For a very special lunch, David Burton discovers a remote place that ticks all the boxes.

Biting cold cools market experience

A newly opened, wind-buffeted pan-Asian food court serves up a mixed bag.

Classic hits: Olive

Deep-fried heaven

Chameleon nails it

The InterContinental's "experiment" menu is a triumph of bistronomy, writes David Burton.

Haloumi and BBQ lamb

Lamb rump Make the most of barbecue season with haloumi and lamb.

Developing the kiwi palate

Dai Phonevilay and Dal Philavong have plans for a new brand, but first they must focus on My Kitchen Rules.

A tortilla or two

Stick of chick

Power brunch

Sometimes I relish an out-of-the-box brunch. Enjoy my brunch menu today.

Designs on winning - with a splash

debra delorenzo Interior designer Debra DeLorenzo has relaunched her business with a splash of colour at this year's Wellington Home & Garden show.

Chef creating buzz for bees

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

Thinking local, eating global

Escape to Aro Valley

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

Beating the drums for Womad

The Wellington Batucada band could be drumming and whistling their way to next year's Womad festival.

North v South in crafty taste-off

Forget the Ranfurly Shield - there's a more prestigious prize on the line.

Fun guys show art at Taipei exhibition

Popping in from Cork

Bringing violence to heel

A group of Wellington police staff have found that the art of walking in high heels is harder than it looks.

And the winners are...

WOAP The winners of our daily Visa Wellington On a Plate passes/vouchers will be listed here.

Beef, buns and beer

Gone are the days when mince and a slice of lettuce were all the ingredients you needed to make a decent burger.

Fancy a burger, or 27?

Thyme on head chef's side

Our Welly On a Plate photo winners

Here are our winners of the Visa Wellington On a Plate/ photo competition.

Improvising is great sport

IMPROV The Improvisors will take to the stage in a show that lets children get involved in live theatre these holidays.

Kiwi twist on Rapunzel

With its Kiwi twist on a traditional fairy story, Wellington's  KidzStuff Theatre for Children is performing Rapunzel these school holidays.

Go to the zoo, zoo, zoo

Plenty of Skulduggery here

Fairytale theatre a marvellous adventure

Kapitall Kids' Theatre's latest offering is a story about believing in yourself, retold with rhymes and fairytales.

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