Capital Life

Mt Cook a heart stopper

A near-death experience has Hutt City Cr Chris Milne thinking of climbing Mt Cook.

Heart failure leads to desire to climb Mt Cook.

A lighthouse keeper's daughter

Gwen McDonald had an idyllic childhood with her parents Bill and Kitty Kemp  who were lighthouse keepers.

 Gwen McDonald loves the wind at Baring Head.

It's all bag

The dog as accessory.

Opinion: It was a dog day afternoon for Jane Bowron.

The Ohariu charade

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne.

Opinion: This year, both Tory and Green supporters could be holding their nose as they cast their vote in Ohariu.

Cafe Scene

Brewday finds a new home

Salads at Maranui Surf Life Saving Cafe

Shucking, tucking into salads and sinking some brews.

Review: The Botanist, Wellington

Grilled goat cheese & roasted sweet pepper on sourdough, with kale pesto salad at The Botanist, Lyall Bay

Leave plenty of time for a leisurely brunch at this new vegetarian/vegan eatery.

Restaurant Reviews

Review: Shepherd, Wellington

Sweetcorn ice cream, pickled peach, raspberry, miso cookie crumb, smoked cashews.

Be prepared for creamed nettle and kawakawa jelly.

Model reveals she's intersex video

'You can be whoever you want. It doesn't matter,' says Hanne Gaby Odiele.

Belgian model Hanne Gaby Odiele has a message for intersex youth: "You can be whoever you want."

capital day

Bringing summer to Welly

Tomorrow People keyboardist Tana Tupai says Homegrown is a "iconic festival in our backyard".

Tomorrow People's "sunshine reggae" will bring summer to Wellington after all, at next month's Jim Beam Homegrown.

A Viking 'Whale rider'

Ilena Shadbolt plays a young Linayehin in Tears of Valhalla.

In Viking short film Tears of Valhalla, the female protagonist faces prejudice just as Pai did in the Kiwi classic Whale Rider.

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