Capital Day

Heretaunga on a Plate

Year 11 Heretaunga College student Lilly Jefferies prepares to take out main courses to serve at the school's Wellington ...

Can a high school serve up a five course dinner worth the $75 ticket price?

Maori matters on radio

Maori Matters radio hosts, from left, Paora Smith, Ngarangi Williams, and Anthony Wanakore.

SalientFM's new radio show Maori Matters has topped records and is getting an average 1000 listeners per show.

Tomorrow People to play Homegrown gallery video

Tomorrow People members, left to right, Avina Kelekolio, Tana Tupai, Hamo Dell, Daniel Sugrue, Marcus Abraham, Duane Te ...

Reggae band Tomorrow People will play at Homegrown 2017 on the Dub & Roots stage.

Creative capital helps writer triumph

Wellington-based author Annabel Wilson won an award for a prose poem entitled Quire. She is a freelance writer and a ...

Wellington's Annabel Wilson has won an inaugural prize for emerging writers, edging her closer towards her dream of being a full-time author.

Small Talk, big change

From left, Beatrice Asuncion, 17, Georgia Trass, 16, Emily Jenner, 16, Maria Helbano, 17, Rosie Walsh, 16, and Katie ...

When buying a cup of coffee isn't enough to lift your mood, a product that adds motivational quotes to the cups will do it for you.

Painting for a cause

Amna Zahra and Syeda Fatima and one of Fatima's paintings, which will be sold to raise funds for Live Below the Line week.

Wellington student is selling some of her beloved paintings to raise funds for victims of human trafficking.

Unleash the quiche

Waikanae seven-year-old Arabella Layton cooks her crustless corn quiche.

It was the first time Arabella Layton had cooked her egg-cellent winning dish.

Kai cookers free for community use gallery

Thomas Nikora, 6, of Kahurangi School, checks out a kai cooker at Miramar and Maupuia Community Centre.

Hangis have just become easier to organise, with Wellington City Council's kai cooker initiative that promotes shared eating through community hangis.

Patel spinning to MVP cash

Jeetan Patel has been in sensational form for Warwickshire this season.

Former Black Caps offspinner poised to be named English county cricket MVP.

My Secret Wellington: James Bushell

Motif chief executive and founder James Bushell supports local and ethically-minded ventures.

Wellington entrepreneur James Bushell shares his favourite local haunts.

Free shoes make for Happy Feet gallery

Left to right: Happy Feet group members Dylan Pringle 17, Alex Butler, 17, Caleb Williams, 17, and Micah Rillstone, 18, ...

Four Hutt Valley High School students are putting shoes on feet with their new charity, rehoming unloved shoes to people in need.

Giant tui stops traffic video

The Forest & Bird tui sculpture was craned down from the Victoria and Ghuznee streets intersection on Thursday morning.

Izzy, the tui above Victoria and Ghuznee streets in Wellington, actually took flight today.

Finally, an easy-to-follow cookbook

Mother and son Jenny and Joe McClure prepare a dish from Jenny's new cookbook, Short Takes: Making Cooking Simple.

After watching her son struggle to cook, Jenny McClure decided to make her own easy-to-follow cookbook.

TEDxYouth conference organised by students gallery video

Speaker Amarind Hun Eng at City Gallery Wellington.

Ten Wellington high school students have independently organised a TEDxYouth event, aimed at inspiring young people to create global change.

Altruism at an early age

Three-year-old Eddie will spend his fourth birthday raising money for Wellington Childrens Hospital.

Rather than receiving on his birthday, three-year-old Eddie wants to give.

Calling all creative Kiwi students gallery

Tahiwi Hunt's interest in sci-fi and post-apocalyptic art worked in his favour in 2015, as the brief was to create a ...

Kiwi and South Korean creative students are being called upon for a concept design that could win them international travel.

70 years of putting shoes on feet

Julie and Paul Gubb are all smiles about the Gubb family business staying strong in Wellington for 70 years.

Gubbs Shoes has been in business for 70 years, and often sees grandparents who used to shop there bringing in their grandchildren.

City's first solar car charger

The Sustainability Trust chief executive Philip Squire unveils Wellington's first solar-power electric vehicle charger ...

Two solar-power electric vehicle chargers are now available to the public in Wellington CBD, and they're free to use.

Japanese kiln lit alongside exhibition

Artist Hiromi Okumura's white glazed vessel.

Seventy-one pieces of contemporary pottery by 35 Japanese ceramic artists are on show in the capital.

Bottling up a good idea

Hutt Valley High School student Eireanne Millikin takes a sip of the vegan-friendly chocolate milk she created with ...

Four Hutt Valley students have taken on the challenge of creating a vegan milk product.

Young Pete's Dragon actor talks Wellington

Levi Alexander, 6, feels pretty lucky to live in Wellington.

Even at the tender age of 6, Wellingtonian actor Levi Alexander has plenty he is grateful for in the capital city.

Rapper Name UL addresses youth culture gallery video

Why do people hate Mondays? Kiwi rapper Name UL's new album explores the concept of youths feeling pressured to drink to fit in and escape reality.

Levin quartet heading to nationals

Shanaia Pitihira, Alice Mafi, Abbey Fa'avale and Tiarna-lee Jacobs, aka barbershop group 503_DubC.

Group secures wild card to the barbershop nationals after missing out on a spot because of the Levin measles outbreak.

Students school up on Maori tourism video

Tangiwai Koopu, 17, (left) from Motueka High School and Catherine Billings, 18, from Westland High School, Hokitika, in ...

South Island Maori and Pasifika students spent three days in Wellington recently learning about Maori cultural tourism.

'It's OK not to be OK' gallery video

Awa Puna, 17, is a writer, producer, director, editor and actress in Kapiti College's short film about depression.

Kapiti College students share lessons learnt on the topic of depression while creating a short film in Greater Wellington.

Father's Day flight to Spain

Michael (left) and John Allred currently practise making paella together twice a week in preparation for a world paella-off.

Forget Dad asking the kids to bring in some wood for the fire, this father is asking his son to come to Spain to keep the wood burning for a paella competition.

One-sie of a kind service

Michael Bolton, 64, and his granddaughter Nina Rose Glover, 3, both dressed for the job at hand.

Three-year-old Nina Rose Glover is proud of her 64-year-old grandfather, who became a paramedic after 38 years of working as a car dealer.

My Secret Wellington: Steve Logan

Steve Logan at Logan Brown restaurant.

Wellington chef Steve Logan shares his favourite local haunts.

Kicking for the top

Left to right: World Seido Karate Organisation founder and chairman Tadashi Nakamura with Tony Gaeta and Nidaime Akira ...

Tony Gaeta, of South Wellington Seido Karate, has been promoted from fifth dan to sixth dan in New York by the Grandmaster of the martial art.

4 ways to cut food waste

Duck liver parfait with donut holes.

Lessons from the All Taste No Waster dinner.

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