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Rain, rain, come to stay

Nick and Nevada Leckie

Wellington couple Nick and Nevada Leckie get excited by looming rainclouds and bucketing rainfall.

WOW designer makes art live

WOW live art design When Dylan Mulder's futuristic World of WearableArt entry graces the stage, it will change before the audience's eyes.

Brewers tap into Petone 'vibe'

Baylands beer Craft beer brewing has returned to the Hutt Valley, with Baylands ramping up production in Petone.

A beery political question

Beer and politics In the lead up to the election we ask party leaders some very important questions about beer.

Students draw line on human trafficking

Vic students Students at Victoria University are making the best of their limited funds to help do some good.

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.

Ripe for the eating

Prawns and pineapple Pineapple and prawns make perfect partners.

Kumara soup with a twist a true comfort

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

Nicely stuffed

Upper-crust dining with a twist

Frittering away

Save your pennies and work up an appetite - it's West Coast whitebait season again.

Rugby was the winner

Backbencher I'd been hoping the Backbencher might offer us a nightly special of skewered wallaby.

A masterclass in Italian

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

Mad about steak

Quinoa spoils the party

Still a hot tamale

The Flying Burrito Brothers held down true Mexican food in Wellington by itself for nearly a decade.

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.

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/dompost.co.nz photo competition.

Actors finish 7-month booking

Duffy Theatre Even after seven months of performances, The Duffy Theatre performers are still full of energy.

Hills are alive for young stars

Mark Rayment is looking forward to surrounding himself with a young cast for the latest production of The Sound of Music.

Leggett's lyrics for less lag

Free curtains draw in fans

The hospital that Matt built

Like many teens, Matt Wilson fills in free time with sport, music, mates and homework - but unlike most, he has also led a $115,000 aid mission to a Pacific island.

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