Capital Day

Comedy for a cause

All money from SpinningTop's Good Guys comedy show goes directly to projects on the Burma-Thai border.

Your laughter can build a school for displaced migrant children in Myanmar at charity comedy gala.

Dust off your clogs

Foxton's Big Dutch Day Out at the deMolen Windmill in Foxton will raise money to restore the town's stone-ground flour mill.

Foxton's out-of-action windmill is turning 14, and this year's party could get it working again.

Wellington debut for Africa film fest

Opening night film 'The Wedding Ring' offers a female perspective on love, marriage and customs as seen by the Niger’s ...

Wellingtonians are being invited on "a cultural safari" when the Africa Film Festival hits the capital in May.

Puppets behaving badly video

Tom Clarke plays Jason and his demonic puppet, Tyrone, in Hand to God.

Tyrone the puppet has a big smile, but don't let that fool you - he doesn't belong on Sesame St.

Dyslexia no barrier for Hoey

Hoey, who didn't learn to to write until he was eight years old, says his dyslexia gave his teaching a unique perspective.

Dyslexic Dominic Hoey learned to write at eight years old - now the published author and poet is teaching writing courses.

Our finest young voices

The choir are holding an open rehearsal at Wellington Girls' College on Sunday, April 23.

A new cycle of the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir has begun, with a week-long camp in Wellington.

Artist spreads her wings

Kapiti artist Vanessa Owens with Kapiti Adventures of Sammy the Seal - the first of what she hopes will be a five-part ...

Kapiti artist lends drawing talent to Michael Peryer's children's book about a fur seal.

Brass band's Star Wars march video

Wellington Brass Band coordinator Byron Newton came up with the idea of a Star Wars-themed arrangement for the band's ...

Darth Vader and Jedi summoned as Wellington Brass Band chases fifth national title.

Slow Boat’s vinyl celebration

Still going strong, despite the odds: the famous Slow Boat Records store in Wellington's Cuba Street.

Cuba St store will have two live performances to mark International Record Store Day.

War stories come to life

Cottrell says the impact of war is huge, and these stories need to be told.

Anna Cottrell is on a mission to tell the stories of out lesser-known World War I heroes.

School project with a difference

Julianna Barber's parents ran a family home and she lived with foster children, so she knows how crucial the support is, ...

Julianna Barber has organised a charity event as part of her school curriculum.

Shedding light on reflective fashion

Kat Filer, centre, with  Arrow Uniforms' Sheila Murray-Hamilton, left, and model Lily Andrew at the 2016 Project Glow ...

Project Glow Wear is a competition aiming to create fashionable and affordable reflective safety wear.

O'Brien's triathlon dream

Wellington triathlete Susan O'Brien is training hard in the leadup to August's ITU Long Distance Triathlon World ...

During a run in 2015, Susan O'Brien got lost in the bush - but that's only made her a stronger, more determined athlete.

Kids go wild for ‘Wild Eyes’ video

Wild Eyes developer Paul Ward (left) says his invention is an online community for kids, aimed at getting them off their ...

It may be an online activity, but the aim of Wild Eyes is to get kids off their screens and outside.

Origami wizard coming to town

Little Dog Barking actor Kenny King, with puppet Tim, from the company's play A Sausage Went for a Walk.


Youngsters see the artistic light

Students in the LUX Kids Procect get down to work.

Coding LED lighting configurations is all in a school-days work for dozens of young Wellingtonians.

Celebrating a lifetime in hairdressing

Almost done: Yvonne Hamlin finishing the hair of long-time client Robyn Ingleton on her last working day.

A pioneer hairdresser in Upper Hutt, Yvonee Hamlin has called it a day.

Doctor rides for healthy hearts

Webber rode the Tour of New Zealand to raise money for the Heart Foundation.

Wellington doctor Matt Webber has just completed the Tour of New Zealand cycling race to raise funds for the Heart Foundation.

Singing their way to 21

The BeatGirls during rehearsals for their 21st birthday show, which is on for a limited two-week season at Wellington's ...

The BeatGirls have performed all over the world, and a new show at Circa is retracing their steps.

Otaki bright sparks to light up town

Otaki College student Cody Manning, 11, programs LED strip lights for his school's LUX Light Festival project.

The archway and welcome mat will appear in Otaki next month.

Capital's young developers

From left: Amelie, Alec and Finn Barker. Eight-year-old twins Amelie and Finn are the creative brains behind new game ...

Eight-year-old twins Amelie and Finn Barker create a modern take on naughts and crosses now available from app stores.

Petone skier's medal haul

The team arrived back in New Zealand at Auckland airport on Monday, March 27. Left: Kapiti skier Jason Donovan with ...

There's not a lot of snow in Petone, but that hasn't stopped Rebecca Heath returning from the winter Special Olympics with two medals.

Doco to tackle rape culture

Atkinson says the purpose of the film will be to educate people about topics like rape culture and consent.

The recent furore over rape culture in schools has inspired Stella Atkinson to make a documentary.

Eat a kiwi, save a kiwi

Whittaker's marketing manager Holly Whittaker, left, and Kiwis for kiwi executive director Michelle Impey, right.

For the second year in a row, Whittaker's has chosen saving our iconic native bird as its large charitable activity.

Olympics 'the ultimate goal'

Anton Pagalilawan, centre, and Elian Pagalilawan, right, have recently returned from Okinawa where they trained with the ...

Anton and Elian Pagalilawan's Olympic dreams helped thanks to Karate New Zealand deal with Okinawa

Removing barriers to exercise

People of all ages and abilities are able to take part in the sessions with Southan offering plenty of options for lower ...

A weekly free exercise session is growing in popularity with a burgeoning number of Wellingtonians dedicating Saturday mornings to fitness.

Welly's bumper sports weekend

Phoenix player Kosta Barbarouses says the team loves hearing the support of Yellow Fever at home games. (FILE)

Whip out your black and yellow: the Hurricanes, Phoenix and Pulse all play in Wellington April 7-9.

Baby box charity's milestone

Jo Alderdice runs Little Sprouts. The volunteer-run charity gives away free baby packs to vulnerable families per year.

A "conservative estimate" shows Little Sprouts has gifted more than $1 million worth of baby items to families in need.

Upper Hutt's Queens Birthday musical offerings

The Queen's Birthday Music Festival n Upper Hutt features Don McGlashan and Shayne Carter together.

Impressive offerings for Upper Hutt festival

Lacoua's highway to hell

Olivier Lacoua, general manager of CQ Hotels Wellington, will head to Morocco in early April to compete in the toughest ...

CQ Hotels Wellington general manager Olivier Lacoua is about to tick off his 77th marathon, but this one's 250km - and in the desert.

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