Capital Day

NZ Art Show: Meet the artists gallery

Oriental Bay Moonlit by Clare Matthews.

The NZ Art Show runs over Queens Birthday Weekend in Wellington. Find out more about some of the Wellington artists.

Music on the brain gallery video

Husband and wife Margaret and John Clark are SoundsWell Singers choir members.

SoundsWell, a Wellington singing group, is bettering the lives of people with neurological conditions.

Fish n' chips app offers delivery

General manager Richard Samways manages both the Thorndon Chippery and Mt Vic Chippery, both of which offer delivery ...

Wellington's The Chippery stores serve fish n' chips in a box instead of paper, and they even deliver to your door.

Teens censor movies

Ryan Anderson, 17, left, and India Porter, 17, both of Tawa College, at Event Cinemas after watching a ...

Do young Wellingtonians have what it takes to determine if a movie is appropriate for people their age and younger to be watching?

Pork Pie: on the set gallery

On set in Southland for Pork Pie.

Miri Schroeter waited six hours for her five seconds of fame.

Eat chocolate for a cause

The Chocolate Bar owner/operator Luke Owen Smith with a selection of rare and unusual chocolates.

Conscious consumerism is leading people towards buying fair trade and considering working conditions and treatment of overseas workers, Luke Owen Smith believes.

Signed, sealed, delivered - on bike

Russell Silverwood, right, picking up peanut butter from Fix and Fogg co-founder Roman Jewell.

For Russell Silverwood, cycling around inner-city Wellington for five hours a day delivering anything from chocolate to couches is all in a day's work.

Nappy Lady shares sustainable secrets

Kate Meads teaches about modern cloth nappies and ways to minimise waste at home with a baby

Kate Meads, a mother and environmental advocate, travels around New Zealand showing people how to live more sustainably while raising children.

Fair Trade Fortnight in Wellington

Rena Kohere popping out behind some organic fair trade clothing at the Sustainability Trust pop-up shop. Photo: MAARTEN ...

Wellington gets involved in Fair Trade Fortnight, teaching people about the benefits of fair trade both locally and globally.

High tea for Mary Potter Hospice

Patron of Mary Potter Hospice Lady Susan Satyanand serves former patron Lady Norma Beattie a cup of tea, kickstarting ...

Lady Susan Satyanand recently hosted a Hospice Cuppa event, raising money for the Mary Potter Hospice.

Foraging fundraiser for a good cause

A table full of guests enjoying the Make a Meal in May event, with Kaibosh volunteer and communications manager Anoushka ...

Maeve Jones and Rachael Caughley spent a grand total of $0 on a potluck dinner they hosted last Saturday.

Music in the blood

Myele Manzanza, left, and father Sam Manzanza are performing together for Africa Day 2016 at Shed 6.

Myele Manzanza has music in his blood, as does his father and the rest of his family.

Karori birdlife celebrated on mural

The new mural on Karori Rd, as painted by Ruth and Ian Taylor.

Influence from the works of previous Karori residents Katherine Mansfield and E. Mervyn Taylor contributed to the suburb's newest mural.

Cowley's book put to music

Joy Cowley photographed in her Featherston home.

Some of New Zealand's national treasures are coming together to share knowledge at this year's Featherston Booktown event.

Top five: Welly Food Show

Culinary legend Ray McVinnie gives a demonstration at the 2015 Wellington Food Show.

Here's a guide to the Wellington Food Show, including the must-sees, gift ideas, and ways to help out local charities.

'Awesome mistake' pays off

The animal sculptures created by Edward Newbigin, featuring in The Lonely Animal Friendship Society film.

How an unpaid library fine led Zoe-Rose Herbert to inclusion in a documentary film festival.

Upper Hutt heroes

Upper Hutt City proclamation in 1966.

An exhibition coming up at Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre will highlight 50 heroes from Upper Hutt's history books.

From chain mail to Kaynemaile

Kayne Horsham makes installations around the world with his mesh that looks like chain mail - but is made of plastic.

Former artistic director for creatures, armour and weapons at Weta Workshop Kayne Horsham has created plastic-based chain mail, stronger and lighter than standard mail.

The Bresolin Brothers' Wellington

The Bresolin brothers Lorenzo, left, and Leonardo enjoy Wellington City Gallery for culture, Little Penang for food and ...

The Bresolin Brothers share their favourite local haunts.

Family runs for female heart health

Belinda Barber (centre) and daughters Isabella (left), 13, and Charlotte, 15, are happy the fun run/walk has moved from ...

Daughters, mothers, and grandmothers will run or walk five kilometres to raise money for the Heart Foundation.

Supporting Vietnamese street kids

Michael Brosowski and a Blue Dragon child celebrating Tet, Vietnamese New Year, in January 2016.

Michael Brosowski says witnessing a child experience real care for the first time is "the most powerful thing you can see".

Nuts about raw food

The raw snickers cake from Half Baked Catering.

The McIntyre sisters are showing that you can enjoy sweet treats without eating overly-processed foods.

International Dance Day

Lala Simpson (in yellow) performing with Moringa Dancers and Kubatana at International Dance Day 2015.

Te Papa hosts free dance workshops and performances for Wellingtonians to learn more about global dance culture.

Prewster's b-ball secrets

Dion Prewster of the Wellington Saints in action against the Southland Sharks at TSB Arena.

From starting out as a tween to playing for the Saints, Dion Prewster has a clue about basketball.

Fearless, feminist and funny

Rosie Cann is a Wellington comedian, writer and actor. She is performing her debut solo show, Chapstick, as part of the ...

Rosie Cann's NZ International Comedy Festival show, Chapstick, doesn't hold back.

The gift of sight

Wellingtonians Jennie Vowles, left, and Ravi Dass work to re-home unwanted glasses with people that cannot afford them ...

Mr Foureyes Foundation and Karori Lions Club are working together to improve the sight of Wellington children and Pacific Islanders.

May The Fourth Be With You

Improvisors Deana Elvins, left, and Ian Harcourt at Space Place, where people can become part of the theatre experience ...

Space Place celebrates May the Fourth with an improvised show in which the audience helps solve a murder mystery involving the death of a Star Wars character.

Guy MontgoMERRY Christmas

Comedian Guy Montgomery insists the colder months of the year are when we should celebrate Christmas.

Guy Montgomery discusses his university years in Wellington and why he has created a Christmas-inspired comedy show.

Surfing for mental health gallery video

Surfer and counsellor Paul Jacobson is offering counselling services while surfing, particularly reaching out to young men.

Counsellor Paul Jacobson helps young men by combining traditional therapy with surfing the waves.

The Generosity Journal returns

Artist Sean Duffell finishing off his street art piece, which serves as the cover of The Generosity Journal issue two.

The One Percent Collective has launched a second issue of The Generosity Journal to reignite conversation about and inspire generosity.

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