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World Press Photo

War, natural disaster and hope for humanity key themes at World Press Photo exhibition.

The Super Geyser that dealt death

	 Waimangu Geyser NZ's fledgling tourism industry was dealt a blow when a Rotorua geyser erupted in 1903, killing four people.

A masterclass in Italian

Fratelli A mix of traditional and contemporary makes for a fine feast, writes David Burton.

Ripe for the eating

Prawns and pineapple Pineapple and prawns make perfect partners.

WIN: A $100 voucher to Rata Cafe

Rata Cafe Win a $100 voucher to Rata Cafe, courtesy of Wellington on a Plate and

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

Beervana: Food of the unicorns

Beer drinker at Beervana I'll say it straight: Despite not winning with our brew, Beervana was a real triumph.

A beery good time at Monteiths

The Monteith's Brewing Company is about as West Coast as it gets.

A touch of pink at Beervana

Show Me Your Growler

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.

Raglan Roast... in Wellington

caffiend, raglan roast The coffeehouse has the same kind of relaxed vibe that pervades the Roast Office in Te Uku and its sister outlet in Raglan.

Tips for top tortillas

You don't need many ingredients to make your Mexican cooking sing, chef Rodrigo Quirarte says.

Why Go Bang's the best

A fine ramen first

Perfect plunger coffee

If you've ever wondered why one brew is delicious and another is flat and bitter, a new book has the answer.

Nicely stuffed

Ruth Pretty Fresh, corn-fed chickens will always roast better, giving plump, juicy meat and crisp skin.

Upper-crust dining with a twist

Simple ingredients inspired by some New York street style are the magic in Ruth Pretty's Romanesque pizza. 

Zest for life

On the lamb

Kumara soup with a twist a true comfort

Ruth Pretty revisits a soup from one of the classic vegetarian cookbooks.

Quinoa spoils the party

ti kouka I expected more from Ti Kouka's Wellington On a Plate special, and left disappointed.

Moveable feast

The city's newest Mexican chain restaurant may have its critics, but it's doing at least some things right.

Echoes of the Middle Ages


Mad about steak

Sitting between the trends towards healthy and indulgent food is posh steakhouse Crazy Horse.

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.

Your Welly pics: Eat, snap & win

WOAP strap Enter our competitions and submit your photos to add extra spice to Wellington On a Plate.

And the winners are...

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

WIN: A $100 voucher to Boulcott St Bistro

Thyme on head chef's side

WIN: Passes, vouchers, pots and pans

Win, win, win with Visa Wellington On a Plate and ... and here's how.

'Chimp' exhibits arty talent

Chimp ash sisson A can-do attitude and a love of skating is propelling a young Wellington artist to early success.

Food, film just the ticket

Middle-earth is coming to the Roxy for an event that combines two of the things Wellington does best.

Pupcake Day for SPCA

Athlete could lift McCaw

Get your 'sexy dumplings'

A new breed of "sexy" dumpling has taken the capital by storm, thanks to aficionado Vicky Ha.

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