Capital Day

Life or death musical

Wellington lawyers and law students-come-actors are gearing up for their Hunger Games-themed law revue. From left, Bridget Sinclair, Sam Kaelin, Harrison Cunningham, Jade Neale and Tess Upperton.

Young lawyers are serving up a theatrical treat to die for.

Best feet forward for 30 years video

Footnote New Zealand Dance founder Deirdre Tarrant and dancers.

Footnote Dance celebrates its anniversary with a world premiere show.

My Secret Wellington: Neil Pardington

Neil Pardington with the logo he designed for his sister, Fiona's, art exhibition.

Where do you go to feel inspired?

Dining in the trailer park

Carrello del Gelato cookies.

Wellington on a Plate is not all tablecloths and silver.

Elijah nose what cancer's like

Eleven-year-old Elijah Amoah, who battled cancer for eight-years, has been named a Wellington ambassador for Cure Kids.

Elijah Amoah is just 11 years old, but you could already call him a champion.

Pataka's new Friend

Pataka's newly appointed director, Reuben Friend, says the Porirua gallery is one of the top galleries for Maori and Pacific Art.

A new director takes the reins at Porirua's Maori and Pacific art gallery.

Lux Light fest to make city sparkle

"Crystal Forest", by Pitaya Design, which will be located at Odlins Plaza as part of the Lux Light Festival.

Students are bringing creative light installations to Wellington's waterfront.

It's raining sandwiches

Wellington lunchers scramble to catch the St John's Cubano sandwich.

Lunch will be falling from the heavens for the next three Fridays.

These little piggies went to market

Vietnamese bags made in Vietnam on show at Deluxe cafe in Kent Tce.

Check out these bags made from animal feed sacks.

National award for Tawa head boy

Joshua Nightingale holding the student leadership national award from the 2015 Stage Challenge.

Joshua Nightingale was left feeling over the moon after winning a national student leadership award at Stage Challenge.

Our Wellington On a Plate winners

Visa Wellington On a Plate: We've drawn our voucher winners.

Are you one of the three lucky winners of a $100 voucher?

Making food from history

Executive Chef MacLean Fraser.

Rising chef Maclean Fraser is turning a knowledge of historical food into a fantastic meal.

Top of the K-pops

Competing teams end the national K-Pop competition with a dance off, led by Ace Crew dancer Jason He.

ACE Crew battle their way to the title of New Zealand's K-pop champions.

Wellington Italians share recipes

Gabriele Cagnetta, head chef at the Mediterranean Food Warehouse in Newtown, is part of the team organising the "Food and Family" Wellington on a Plate event, which celebrates the recipes of Wellington's Italian migrants.

The Wellington on a Plate event celebrating food, tradition, and family.

Sticky-fingered comedy fan

Urzila Carlson.

The mystery of Urzila Carlson's missing plaque.

What makes Wellington readers tick?

Wellington Libraries and community spaces manager John Stears says the recent popular books have been about politics and food.

What do Wellingtonians love reading? Crime, food and politics.

A winter's day at the beach

Have you got a cotume yet for the Petone Winter Carnival's Polar Plunge?

Petone Winter Carnival highlights and what you need to know.

Capital puts on a show for 150th video

Wellington's 150-year celebrations feature a light and sound show at Parliament, which will run until Monday night.

Wellingtonians turned out in droves to celebrate the city's 150th year as our nation's capital.

Evita takes Wellington stage

Matt Pike as Che, Chris Crowe (centre) as Juan Peron and Heather Wilcock as Eva Peron star in the upcoming production of Evita in Wellington.

Hit musical Evita will be performed in Wellington in November.

Capital celebrates

Dave Dobbyn and the Orpheus Choir sing on Parliament grounds in Wellington on Saturday night.

Dave Dobbyn headlined at party for Wellington's 150th anniversary as capital.

Open House party - spread the word

Check out what Wellington's doing on July 25-26 to celebrate its 150th birthday.

Everyone's on the guest list for Wellington's 150th birthday celebrations.

It's time for salted caramel rum

Jameskingi Campbell works on creating a cocktail.

Jameskingi Campbell has plenty of creative freedom at Wellington's lone alcohol infusion bar.


The Beatles Abbey Road album re-done by young people involved with The Cube disabilities agency.

Famous album covers get a young Kiwi twist in a new exhibition at Parliament's Bowen House.

Capital 'Kiss In' for 100 couples


Organisers are seeking 100 Wellington couples to re-enact the world's most famous kiss.

What's On these school holidays

New Zealand Post Kaumatua Kapa Haka, Soundings Theatre, Te Papa.

There's plenty to get the kids entertained these school holidays.

Too many tutus to party

The Nutcracker Open House director Deirdre Tarrant has pictures of how Kelburn looked in the past in her home.

Nutcracker show director Deirdre Tarrant is ready for a celebration.

On the Rock 'n' Roll Train ride

AC/DC members, from left, Cliff Williams, Stevie Young, Angus Young, Chris Slade and Brian Johnson.

What it's like to work with AC/DC for 34 years?

Honour for queen of dance

Paula Hunt, of the  Wellington Dance and Performing Arts Academy, has been made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her contribution to dance.

Four decades perfecting pirouettes and pointed toes have earned a Wellington dance teacher a royal nod.

Deaf Blacks ready for Aussie clash

From left, Ben Webb, Kamau Wise, Darryl Alexander and Theodore Waterhouse are members of the Deaf Blacks, who will take on Australia's Silent Knights on Sunday.

The Deaf Blacks are gearing up to play Australia's Silent Knights this weekend.

Making money from mud

"A lot of people want to help but they don't know how." Rebecca Flowerday has organised an Empty Bowls project to help Wellington's most impoverished and needy.

How Empty Bowls will help empty tummies.

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