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Advanced cancer sufferer still laughing gallery

Saoirse Gaffney is undergoing three types of chemotherapy in Christchurch.

Laughter is the best medicine for 5-year-old with stage 5 lung and bilateral kidney cancer.

Irene van Dyk's Secret Wellington

Former Silver Fern shooter and legend Irene van Dyk.

Netball great Irene van Dyk shares her favourite local haunts.

Desperately seeking conception

Teresa and David Hill are part of TVNZ's new six-part documentary, Inconceivable.

Inconceivable, a new six-part TV documentary, looks at challenging misconceptions with child birth.

New kids on the block

United States exchange students Amanda White, Erin Mellor and Shannon Culhane are getting used to life in Wellington.

Massey University's smart tourism programme draws international students to Wellington.

Dressed for soprano success

Soprano Emily Mwila has been selected as one of 10 semi-finalists for the Lexus Song Quest.

Emily Mwila has been selected as one out of 10 singers proceeding to the next round of the Lexus Song Quest.

Livin' la vida Frida gallery

Frida Kahlo's self-portrait, Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbirds (1940), is the iconic image from the ...

Here are six Frida Kahlo-themed activities to check out in Wellington this month.

Declare your plastic bags

Lexi Taylor, left, and Hilary Unwin from the Aro Valley Community Council with Aro Valley reusable bags.

Aro Valley is cracking down on plastic bag consumption by getting rid of them this July.

Paralysed but determined to run

Richard Warwick will not be letting paralysis get in the way of his training for the Coast to Coast mountain run.

Imagine putting your left hand in your pocket, tying your right leg to your left, then trying to run. That is what it feels like for Richard Warwick.

Censors: watching so you don't have to video

Chief censor Andrew Jack in the Classification Office's safe for objectionable material. The room contains some banned ...

Staff in the censors' office are exposed to sex, horror and violence every day.

How to be a WoW model

Sophie Petley wearing Diva's Dreamscape by Nelson designer Peter Wakeman.

Sophie Petley and Hannah Malpas share their WoW modelling experiences.

Kapiti Coast residents picked for Fashion Week

Rikitia Holloway, left, of Otaki, and Konan Snow, of the Kapiti Coast, will walk at New Zealand Fashion Week in August.

The Kapiti Coast's model potential is on the rise, with high school student Konan Snow and legal executive student Rikitia Holloway selected for NZFW.

'I'm alive, I speak for them'

Guta Goldstein speaking to students at Nayland College.

Holocaust survivor Guta Goldstein shares her experiences with Wellington students.

Lady of the Flies

Julia Robertson, 18, plays Jack/Jacqueline in Lord of the Flies.

Girl to play Jack - now Jacqueline - in Lord of the Flies.

International rescue helicopter stories shared

Dave Greenberg leaving his rescue helicopter job in 2014 after 23 years.

Winch man Dave Greenberg is writing an autobiography about the thousands of people he has saved in rescue helicopters.

Ruth Pretty's picks for a day in Wellington gallery

Ruth Pretty's top picks in the Greater Wellington region include Fisherman's Plate, Te Horo, and Moore Wilson's.

Where does Ruth Pretty go to get into nature? Along Waikanae River with her pugs.

NZ's top food YouTube star

Culinary queen Carina Stewart shares her foodie conquests on her popular YouTube channel.

This Kiwi has taken her passion for food and turned it into an online YouTube money-maker.

Upritchard's exhibition, behind the scenes

Amber Baldock, left, and Francis Upritchard working together to get the exhibition ready in time.

Exhibition manager Amber Baldock talks setting up exhibitions at City Gallery Wellington, this time with New Zealand-born artist Francis Upritchard.

Stop motion space oddity

Nick Setteducato has created a stop motion tribute video to the band Phish, and it's a hit online.

Wellingtonian who works for Peter Jackson has made a film in his spare time and it's popular among Phish-geeks.

Munching into the Aussie market

Munch founder and director Anna Bordignon, left, with Nicole Smith from National Media.

Wellington-based company Munch wins eco-friendly award at Sydney's Naturally Good Expo, the largest event of its type in Australia.

Beth Brash's Secret Wellington gallery

Beervana manager Beth Brash at Golding's Free Dive Bar in Leeds St.

Beervana manager Beth Brash shares her favourite local haunts.

Clowning around at Kia Mau

Former Shortland Street star Jarod Rawiri stars in La Vie Dans Une Marionnette.

Former Shortland Street star Jarod Rawiri is in Wellington with Tama Jarman and Justin Haiu with a clown performance show.

SolOthello mixes Shakespeare with maori

Regan Taylor performing SolOthello outdoors with the maori performance masks.

Actor Regan Taylor and director Craig Geenty bring SolOthello - a solo show combining Shakespeare and maori culture - to Wellington.

Cosplayers add geek chic

Cosplayers Eve Beauregard, left and Tine Marie Riis, at the Armageddon Expo at Westpac Stadium.

Australia's Eve Beauregard and Tine Marie Riis were invited to the Wellington Armageddon Expo as international cosplay guests.

Free lunches for famished Wellingtonians

Scrabble pieces serve as tokens in the containers to show how many free meals are available for struggling ...

Why not buy lunch and then pay it forward by paying for the lunch of the next hungry and struggling person? A new food van in Wellington is prioritising caring for the city's most vulnerable people.

Budding young scientists in the Hutt

Wilton School pupil Jac Warr, 11, gets down to the grit and bones of his project.

Bones, X-rays, and magnets are all under the microscope for pupils involved in Hutt Science.

Hitchcock's sculptures of Wellington men

Hitchcock leaning on one of his bronze sculptures.

Wellington men with their ties blowing in the wind inspired local artist.

Boxes of shoes for City Mission

Hamish French, left, and Rev Tric Malcolm, with one box from the haul of donated shoes from Shoe Clinic in 2015.

Wellington and Lower Hutt Shoe Clinics recently donated almost 300 pairs of shoes to the Wellington City Mission.

Monsters galore at Armageddon

Brooke Quilty, left, came third in the special effects competition at the 2015 Armageddon Expo with character Ahriman, ...

The creatures come out from under the bed for the Special FX competition at Wellington's Armageddon Expo.

Karori patients can access records online

Charles Stewart is a fan of the Manage My Health website offered by Karori Medical Centre that allows patients to view ...

The world gets more digital-focused every day; patients can even email their doctors for advice on an online portal these days.

Pottering away on Abel Smith St gallery video

Carey Young at her Abel Smith St gallery, which is currently home to a collaborative project between artists Laurie ...

Carey Young's art gallery had the public creating pottery at the same time as well as contemporary New Zealand artists created pieces for an exhibition.

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