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The best thing in sliced bread

For Joseph Janus, you could say that flour runs through his veins.

Vintage fan makes Miss Pinup finals

Council worker by day and glamour girl by night, Bailey McCormack is a top 10 finalist in Miss Pinup NZ.

Art auctions to aid Vanuatu

More than 60 artists have donated to Vanuatu charity relief auctions run by two Wellingtonians.

Reviving the Maoriland brand

Film-makers from Canada, the US, South America, Europe, Australia descend on Otaki.

Frontman talks Trinity Roots' Citizen

Caleb Harris meets Trinity Roots frontman Warren Maxwell at his Wairarapa base for the release of the band's first album in 11 years.

Dowse's big day out

'Bring your dancing shoes'

A day of live music and family-friendly activities aims to draw 10,000 people to Lower Hutt's Dowse Art Museum.

Donation good for heart and sole

More than 250 of Wellington's most needy will have warm, dry feet this winter.

Wellingtonian to be French knight

A Wellington man says he's embarrassed to join France's National Order of Merit.

Skylar's $3000 purple charity drive

Skylar McLelland, 12, has raised over $3000 for poor children over three years of purple cakes.

Combining beer and biking

When it comes to craft beer and biking, Carrie McLachlan couldn't think of a better city to live in than Wellington.

Cowboy carries a tune

Country classics bring joy to musician

Picking up a guitar and singing heart-felt country music classics helped Jock Hume recover from mental illness.

Wine and food extravaganza

Wellington's inaugural Wine and Food Festival will bring some of the region's best eating and drinking together at Frank Kitts Park this month.

Blessed are the 'geeks' shaping history

Try searching Wikipedia for celebrated New Zealand painter Robin White and you stumble into an information black hole.

Students agog at Google 'playground'

Victoria University students spent their summer holidays at Google's Sydney headquarters.

Blind pianist plays on

Shaun Johnson marks 35 years at hotel

Each year thousands are amazed by pianist Shaun Johnson, even before they realise he is totally blind.

Quirky beers a taste of papers past

Four new beers from Panhead Custom Ales mark the 150th anniversary of The Evening Post.

Bid to save '100-metre poem'

For two decades, a concrete poem that may be New Zealand's longest artwork has been living on borrowed time.

Urn used to raise for chopper

A dramatic chapter in Zelda Bruce's life began with one helicopter ride and will end with another.

Going Gaelic in Abu Dhabi

Engineers to play ball in the Middle East

Two Wellington women head to Abu Dhabi to compete in the World Gaelic Games next week.

State of Grace

Tribute to cricket's first superstar

Those who saw him play said WG Grace was the best. A new exhibition at NZ Cricket Museum tells his story.

Baby Nyala steps out

Zoo's new arrival takes to savannah

Bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and stripy - a beautiful baby nyala can now be seen at Wellington Zoo.

Fair's fare when it comes to Newtown

Eighty thousand people are expected to hit the main streets of Newtown on March 8 for its annual fair.

Coffee's surge to the top

Wellington's coffee culture has once again attracted New Zealand's biggest coffee show to the city.

Blackmoon reunites

Charity gig brings disparate band members home

Dust off your bell-bottoms, Wellington rockers - a popular '70s band is reuniting for one night.

See Miramar artists in action

Curious art enthusiasts have the chance to scope out the nooks and crannies of Miramar artists' workspaces.

Community centre celebrates centenary

A grand old lady of Newtown is turning 100 and celebrating with an all-inclusive birthday bash.

Serving up World Cup cuisine

If you're not too keen on forking out for a match, there are still plenty of opportunities to get on the Cricket World Cup bandwagon.

'Hackathon' to boost community engagement

Hack Miramar is no shadowy group of cyber crims, it's a project aiming to improve communities with technology.

A meeting of the minds

Patea Maori Club meets Otaki-Maori Racing Club

The strains of Poi E will ring out at the Otaki-Maori Racing Club when the Patea Maori Club performs there this weekend.

Romance at the zoo

For Valentines Day, Wellington zoo goes "adults only" with a live band, bar and, er, 'unique' animal talks.

Giving back in stand-up at gay festival

Waitangi Park will sparkle on Valentines Day as Wellington celebrates this year's Out in the Park.

Ditching the CV for FB

Using social media savvy in job applications

Once upon a time, handing in your CV and waiting for "the call" was about all that was required to find a job.

Crowd-funding to get kids to shows

People can get on board with a crowd-funding campaign to raise money to help children attend its National Children's Arts Festival in March.

An oasis in the city

Turning car parks into green spaces

A rash of astroturf is creeping across Wellington, in a bid to prove the city is not dead.

Waitangi weekend things to do

When it comes to keeping busy this Waitangi weekend, Capital Day has you covered

NZ's next YouTube star

Lower Hutt beautician nets 52,000 subscribers

She's one of YouTube's rising personalities. Her best work yet? 'How not to treat a client during a Brazilian wax'.

Under the Same Moon

Madcap romp became family reflection

Play about an unexpected visit by a Chinese grandmother to her Kiwi family reflects on migrant families in NZ.

Cafe gets touch of Tolkien

Former Parsons Books becomes hobbity, homely

Business owner Phil Saxby and designer Karen Cubis Smith created a peaceful inner-city haven with a familiar theme.

It's not all plain sailing

Hosts make ferry passengers feel welcome

Volunteers who greet thousands of cruise passengers have to be able to answer all sorts of questions.

What Year Are You? Buy it!

Museum of Wellington City & Sea is offering each of the past 150 years for sale in an effort to expand.

Studio wants to keep improving lives

Art studio wants to keep changing lives

Vincents Art Workshop changes lives, but a lack of funding could see it close after 30 years.

Bucket fountain love song makes splash

Comedian and singer Geraldine Quinn returns to Welly with an ode to a bizarre and beloved landmark.

A most neighbourly lot in Tawa

Wellington suburb of Tawa the most "neighbourly" in New Zealand, with more than 1100 residents joining the website.

Vets take the lead from top dog

Wellington's Central Vet Hospital is facing some big changes - not that its patients will notice much.

An unlikely love story

Mayor's speech-writer, union adviser hit it off

The date that never ended is shaping up to be a happily-ever-after of fairytale proportions.

Bulldogs not letting go

Jug band returns, four decades later

A band once judged better than Split Enz will reunite in Wellington this week, disproving their rivals' claim that History Never Repeats.

Swoop and splash

Participants at Wellington's annual Birdman competition donned a costume and gave flying their best shot - leaping off the Waterfront today.

Ton of effort in Foley's mission north

Wellington sailor Roger Foley is on a mission to show Auckland's yachting elite how to win.

Fun and games mark capital holiday

Is there a better excuse to get out and about in the capital than Wellington Anniversary Weekend?

Loss inspires children's story of hope

When Peggy Liolis-Bruce found out her cousin had terminal cancer, she decided to write and dedicate a book to her.

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