Capital Life

Cassandra's gruelling charity run in Kenya

Cassandra Treadwell running through the Masai Mara Game Park in Kenya.

Once a year, the sun-beaten Masai Mara National Park in Kenya becomes a marathon race track.

Home meals for new mums

Vic Parsons and son Kiva. Parsons had created a Loving Mamas Kitchen to help provide new mums with cooked meals.

Vic Parsons is helping new mums get food on the table.

Gourmet goodies stock food parcels

House of Dumplings gifts 500 dumplings to the Wellington City Mission to set the City Mission’s new partnership with The Food Show in motion. Left to right, House of Dumplings owner Vicky Ha, City Mission regulars Muzza Ward and Peter Chan, and Wellington City Mission chief executive Michelle Branney.

City Mission food parcels to go gourmet after The Food Show.

The magic of engaging with music

Ludwig Treviranus, a composer at Arts Splash.

Ludwig Treviranus first performed in Wellington's Artsplash Festival as a nine-year-old.

Cafe Scene

Beachside favourite a family affair

Coconut and plum cake from the Chocolate Fish Cafe.

Shelly Bay's Chocolate Fish cafe makes the most deliciously moist plum and coconut cake - and they're sharing their recipe.

Cool cafe in the 'burbs

Coolsville Trading Post, Hataitai, is a mix of kitsch and Kiwi congeniality.

With a "Piss Off: We're Closed" sign in the window and a surly-looking cartoon racoon face stencilled on the door, Hataitai's Coolsville Trading Post offers up the blend of kitsch and kiwi congeniality that a Wellington eatery needs.

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

Gourmet goodies stock food parcels

House of Dumplings gifts 500 dumplings to the Wellington City Mission to set the City Mission’s new partnership with The Food Show in motion. Left to right, House of Dumplings owner Vicky Ha, City Mission regulars Muzza Ward and Peter Chan, and Wellington City Mission chief executive Michelle Branney.

City Mission food parcels to go gourmet after The Food Show.

Taking a stutter to the stage

In Stutterpop, Sam Brooks uses his own speech impediment to bring the audience right into his life experiences.

Sam Brooks looks on the bright side of his speech impediment.

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