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Homework inspires win

Fair bake

Fair Bake tart earns mum a pastry experience

Homework assignment has turned into baking success for a Wellington mum.

New home for family fleeing war

Saidawi When Syria's civil war neared their daughters' school, Ramia Saidawi and her husband made plans to leave.

Drive-in on course for summer

Drive-in Wellington's only drive-in cinema is gearing up for a busy summer ahead.

Artist embraces his two nations

Samin Son A Korean artist is being reborn as a Wellingtonian.

Getting a buzz out of school

Avalon pupils' bee video Avalon Intermediate pupils are buzzing about their hip hop themed videos - shot from a bee's perspective.

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

A beery political question

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

Beervana: Food of the unicorns

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

A beery good time at Monteiths

A touch of pink at Beervana

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.

Still a hot tamale

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

Rugby was the winner

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

A masterclass in Italian

Mad about steak

Deep-fried heaven

San Fran embraces the carnivore but it's no carnival for vegans, writes David Burton.

Frittering away

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

Ripe for the eating

Pineapple and prawns make perfect partners.

Kumara soup with a twist a true comfort

Nicely stuffed

Beef at its best

Chinese-inspired flavours can make a showcase out of a good cut of Kiwi beef, writes Ruth Pretty.

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.

Trapeze costs still too high

Wellington tranpeze Some Wellingtonians are hoping for high flying feats, seeking funding for a $25,000 permanent trapeze.

Get yourself locked up ... for fun

In a vault in the centre of Wellington, escape is the name of the game as willing participants are locked up.

Bolt the robot takes on Australia

Dougal the dog's awesome work

Building up a sustainable thirst

A university sustainability project has become a popular green activity "Social Lab".

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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