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Anzac Day services around the region


Anzac commemoration services are being held across the region.

Anzac Dawn Service: Live Stream

Anzac Day If you can't make it to Wellington's Anzac Day dawn service, you can view a live stream right here from 5am on Anzac Day.

IT geeks hit the ring

IT boxing A group of IT geeks will ditch the beige cardigans and step into the ring for a barn burner in aid of suicide prevention.

Diet doomed Gallipoli campaign

Gallipoli Life in the Gallipoli trenches was not fun, and was not made better by the caramel-oaty Anzac biscuits we all know and love.

Leek, spinach & ricotta cannelloni

pasta This gorgeous vegetarian dish will become a firm family fave.

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

Summer Fiction: If You Step On A Butterfly ...

fiction graphic Her hair was orange like the van that hit her.

Summer Fiction: The Glass House

We arrive in West Papua, Indonesia, with hard-shelled suitcases, extra locks, and a crate of cheap eyeglasses donated by a non-profit to spread as we see fit.

Summer Fiction: The Darling River Blues

Summer Fiction: The boy who ate bugs

Summer Essay: My interview with a warlord

Drastic times demand drastic measures. I gestured for the man to step my way, pulled out a knife and took down my pants.

School holidays at the museums

Museum of Wellington City and Sea The learning doesn't stop over these school holidays, but it does get a little different, with a big dose of fun thrown in.

School holiday activities

Once all the chocolates eggs have disappeared, the fun's not over in Wellington this Easter. Capital Day takes a look at just some of the things to do and see in the capital these school holidays.

Film review: Rio 2

Lego Movie a blast

Cool things in the kids' capital

Acrobatics, bowling, seeing cave weta up close, guided kitchen tours, shows and movies - Wellington has it all these school holidays.

Godzone's polluted waterways

Cows at river OPINION: I can't quite believe half of New Zealand's rivers and lakes are now too polluted to swim in.

Three cheers for the whales win

OPINION: Japan kills whales in the name of "scientific research". Wink-wink, nudge-nudge, pass the whale meat sushi please.

RAMBO and the battle for our birds

The dirty secret in my bathroom

Climate change wake up calls

What will make our Government finally wake up to climate change and commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions?

Hopstock, bring it on!

Hops OPINION: It’s always a bit sad when Easter come to an end.

Do you like it sour?

OPINION: When I was at primary school, there were many fads.

A day in the sun with beer

A beer blitzkrieg

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.

Leeds St bakery leads the way

Leeds St Bakery What Wellington lacks in an al fresco climate, it makes up for in its cool alleyways - and Leeds St is ahead of the curve.

Review: Noah's Ark Teahouse

At Noah's Ark Teahouse we enjoyed a fine pot of infused leaf tea, but the food on offer was rather uninspiring, writes David Burton.

Cafe review: Little Cafe

Cafe review: Pura Vida

Mugshot: Capsule coffee wars

Nespresso has fired a shot across the bows of the specialty coffee movement.

Goose Shack in fine feather

Goose Shack HQ Bustling bistro Goose Shack HQ fits in perfectly with the bustling gentrification of Berhampore.

Review: The Meeting Tree

Delightfully different dishes almost excuse the distracted service at Wellington's new Ethiopian eatery, writes David Burton.

Review: Bluewater Bar & Grill

Review: Veni Vedi Vici

The Lotus classically crisp

David Burton puts new Vietnamese restaurant The Lotus through its paces.

Recipe: Beef it up

beef rendang Unseasonably warm weather plays havoc with meal planning.

Tangy lemon loaf

Drizzled with fresh lemon curd, this butterfinger loaf is the perfect zingy treat.

Rhubarb jelly with rhubarb fool

Recipe: Return of 'real' jellies

Recipe: Hot cross bun pudding

If for some crazy reason you have leftover hot cross buns this Easter, here's what to do with them.

Vote for your favourite burger

Burger Now it's time to choose the winners from the recipes sent in for the Burger Bunfight Competition.

Burger #15: Hack Burger

Name: Hack Steak Burger

Burger #14: Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez

Burger #13: Oh Deer! My Beef needs a meat-iator.

And the winning burgers are ...

A meaty burger made with venison, beef and bacon is the winner of the inaugural Burger Bunfight Challenge.

Chef creating buzz for bees

Annabel Langbein 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

Stylish new furniture designs are emerging from two suburban garages, writes Diana Dekker.

Thinking local, eating global

The great Gatenby design

Escape to Aro Valley

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

Skaters petition to get under cover

Skate petition A group of skate and scooter aficionados from Northland are taking to the streets to petition council to build a covered skate park.

Energy goes into winning ideas

While adults are still arguing about climate change, a new generation is committed to a green future.

Being big no bar catwalk

The best seat in the house

Fired up to cater to the masses

A red mobile restaurant is patrolling the streets, extinguishing Wellingtonians' hunger with food fresh off the barbecue.

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