Capital Life

Pencil-drawing sells for six figures

'Dinner Time' by British artist L S Lowry commanded $95,000 at Dunbar Sloane's Wellington auction on Wednesday. The work beat Lowry's previous record for a work on paper of AUD $38,000, setting an Australasian record.

Pencil-drawing of working class men eating dinner snapped up for six-figures in Wellington.

Tun of fun: Crafting own hop heaven

Bringing their wort to the boil for their American Pale Ale is Upper Hutt Leader reporter Blake Crayton-Brown, left, and manager Grant Davidson.

A Wellington brewing enterprise enables quaffers to make their own hoppy concoctions.

Tiny Runga and the super covers

Bic Runga with Auckland singer Hollie Fullbrook aka Tiny Ruins.

REVIEW: Bic Runga and Hollie Fullbrook supergroup drives perfect performance at the Wellington Opera House.

Oldest man lived from first plane to space race

William Swensson, centre, lived to 108 years with daughter Maureen and son George in their Holloway Rd home.

New Zealand changed out of recognition over the course of William Swensson's life.

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.

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What's On these school holidays

New Zealand Post Kaumatua Kapa Haka, Soundings Theatre, Te Papa.

There's plenty to get the kids entertained these school holidays.

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.

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