Capital Life

Blessed are the 'geeks' shaping history

Try searching Wikipedia for celebrated New Zealand painter Robin White and you stumble into an information black hole.

Baby farmer last person to hang

The gruesome crimes of Daniel Cooper shocked and disgusted 1920s Wellington and made him and his wife Martha the most hated people in New Zealand.

Students agog at Google 'playground'

Victoria University students spent their summer holidays at Google's Sydney headquarters.

Blind pianist plays on

Shaun Johnson marks 35 years at hotel

Each year thousands are amazed by pianist Shaun Johnson, even before they realise he is totally blind.

Quirky beers a taste of papers past

Four new beers from Panhead Custom Ales mark the 150th anniversary of The Evening Post.

There never was much gold in them hills

Gold fever was in the air in the steep and wind-swept western hills of Victorian-era Wellington.

Teacher wins rap battle

A Porirua science teacher has swapped radium for rap to impress his students, becoming an internet star in the process.

Wellington Regional Stadium records eight millionth patron

Westpac Stadium clocked its eight millionth patron on Sunday during the Sri Lanka-England Cricket World Cup match.

Bid to save '100-metre poem'

For two decades, a concrete poem that may be New Zealand's longest artwork has been living on borrowed time.

Urn used to raise for chopper

A dramatic chapter in Zelda Bruce's life began with one helicopter ride and will end with another.

Businessman's bizarre advert pays off

Wellington offices used to reverberate to the clatter of typewriters.

NZSO began on high note

Sheep, dogs couldn't upstage orchestra

It was New Zealand's "first great cultural adventure" - musically at least, and sheep in the city couldn't compete.

Going Gaelic in Abu Dhabi

Engineers to play ball in the Middle East

Two Wellington women head to Abu Dhabi to compete in the World Gaelic Games next week.

State of Grace

Tribute to cricket's first superstar

Those who saw him play said WG Grace was the best. A new exhibition at NZ Cricket Museum tells his story.

Baby Nyala steps out

Zoo's new arrival takes to savannah

Bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and stripy - a beautiful baby nyala can now be seen at Wellington Zoo.

Routine rescue call turns into nightmare

Horror came to Taranaki St on September 6, 1978, as a routine rescue call turned into a nightmare for firefighters.

A barking mad sheep

Richard sheepish about his canine ways

Richard the sheep has managed to pull the wool over his doggy pals' eyes.

Fair's fare when it comes to Newtown

Eighty thousand people are expected to hit the main streets of Newtown on March 8 for its annual fair.

When we woke up for coffee

It's easy to forget how revolutionary cafes were when they first came to the Wellington.

Coffee's surge to the top

Wellington's coffee culture has once again attracted New Zealand's biggest coffee show to the city.

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