Capital Life

Bucket fountain love song makes splash

Comedian and singer Geraldine Quinn returns to Welly with an ode to a bizarre and beloved landmark.

Saved from the deep-fryer

Wellington's blue shark is has hook embedded in it after a brief flirtation with a fishing rod.

A most neighbourly lot in Tawa

Wellington suburb of Tawa the most "neighbourly" in New Zealand, with more than 1100 residents joining the website.

Shark in Wellington harbour

People have been warned not to get too close to a Blue Shark seen in a Wellington Lagoon.

Vets take the lead from top dog

Wellington's Central Vet Hospital is facing some big changes - not that its patients will notice much.

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

Your 2014 Christmas horrorscopes

Bill o'byrne The Dominion Post's occasional stargazer, Bill O'Byrne, gives you the heads-up on what to expect in the festive season.

Like the sound of a quality summer deal?

Associated Audio has an exclusive Bose promotion this summer.

Things of beauty at Florence Boutique

The perfect gifts all under one roof

Italian fare makes Christmas merry

From the moment you step through our door, you will feel like you are in Italy.

Mayor's a sassy red

Beer blog Celia Wade Brown Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown talks about how cellar-temperature bitter and village cricket go hand in hand.

Beer - a global language

DB National Beer ambassador Alex Biedermann reflects on the festive brews of his homeland Germany and the strangeness of a summer Christmas.

Long live Emerson's Brewery

2014: The year in beer

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.

Three brews in one

A young Wellingtonian has transformed his love for coffee into a business idea he believes is a world first.

Cafe of the Year contest heats up

Loyal customers are watching with interest as their favourite eateries go head to head.

Dining review: Five Boroughs

Restaurant transformations

The Tiger that roared

Getting past an architectural stumbling block has rich rewards for restaurant Golden Tiger.

A heritage worth preserving

Remiro Bresolin would be proud of his sons' latest venture, on the model of Il Casino.

Review: The Hideway

The Hideaway has retro cool and menu pedigree in spades - but the patrons probably don't even know it's there.

Chameleon nails it

Lodged in luxury

Bieber slammed for photoshopped 'snail trail'

New Calvin Klein model Justin Bieber has been accused of having his snail trail photoshopped.

Power brunch

Coconut cream rice pudding Sometimes I relish an out-of-the-box brunch. Enjoy my brunch menu today.

Haloumi and BBQ lamb

Make the most of barbecue season with haloumi and lamb.

Developing the kiwi palate

A tortilla or two

Ruth Pretty recipe: Roast turkey

In New Zealand we get only one chance a year to eat turkey.

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.

Bulldogs not letting go

A band once judged better than Split Enz will reunite in Wellington this week, disproving their rivals' claim that History Never Repeats.

Swoop and splash

Participants at Wellington's annual Birdman competition donned a costume and gave flying their best shot - leaping off the Waterfront today.

Ton of effort in Foley's mission north

Fun and games mark capital holiday

An unlikely love story

The date that never ended is shaping up to be a happily-ever-after of fairytale proportions.

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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