Like many teens, Matt Wilson fills in free time with sport, music, mates and homework - but unlike most, he has also led a $115,000 aid mission to a Pacific island.
Even after seven months of performances, The Duffy Theatre performers are still full of energy.
Mark Rayment is looking forward to surrounding himself with a young cast for the latest production of The Sound of Music.
'GigaMayor' rap seeks internet speed boost
Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett goes topless in rap video "GigaMayor" to speed up Porirua's internet.
A sustainable-living organisation is making free curtains as part of outreach scheme to warm up Wellington.
Kids ditch sugar for Wellington's health
Five young Wellingtonians resisted sugar for months in a bid to raise money for Wellington Free Ambulance.
Cameron stresses the importance of family
Film director James Cameron says being a dad has aided in the creation of memorable fantasy worlds.
Up close and cuddly with a rare creature
Wellington Zoo is launching a new Close Encounters programme this month, with its ruffed lemurs.
Wellington diving star Anton Jenkins will take a leap at Junior World Diving Championships in Russia.
The German Film Festival this year will showcase 25 recent-release subtitled films from varying genres.
There's a new Moon in Newtown in the form of a live music venue and pizzeria - Moon bar.
People wanting a Peter Dunne-inspired coif or a Pita Sharples mane could finally get their wish.
Bike stall's success prompts fixed address
A new breed of "sexy" dumpling has taken the capital by storm, thanks to aficionado Vicky Ha.
Hummingbird's Helen heads herbology class
Fancy a little thyme stirred in your gin, or pine needles with that fish?
A can-do attitude and a love of skating is propelling a young Wellington artist to early success.
Silver screen's Middle-earth joins food fest
Middle-earth is coming to the Roxy for an event that combines two of the things Wellington does best.
Pets and their owners eat cake for a worthy cause today, thanks to SPCA Cupcake Day.
CrossFit cup calls on heavweight all-star
Lauren Fisher weighs just 61kg, but can lift 110kg - apparently 4kg more Richie McCaw weighs.
This weekend may offer a light at the end of the tunnel for those with painfully slow computers.
Thirty-two lluminated installations will light up Wellington's waterfront.
The smart way to engage young voters
Two online campaigns are encouraging young voters to ask away in order to get off the fence and vote.
Turning 21 marks the entry to adulthood, but Wellington beer bar The Malthouse is already a grand old gentleman.
The pest-free "halo" around the Zealandia sanctuary is being extended to Crofton Downs, thanks to a $5000 gift from the Morgan Foundation.
For most of us, a downward-facing dog or a Sun salutation is hard enough - let alone trying them while balancing on a paddleboard.
Parson's bookstore closed after 56 years, but the space has been reborn as a gift shop.
Director calls on NZers to Do More for ABs
Director Taika Waititi is bringing together his passions for film and rugby with a unique project called Do More.
An extravaganza of impersonation, singing, dancing and voting is coming to Circa theatre this month.
City Gallery is cutting a birthday cake to celebrate 21 years in its Civic Square building.
Wellington chefs are turning hunter-gatherer in their quest for unique ingredients.
Old cellphones can be put to good use to help Wellington's young and most vulnerable residents.
Katie and Josh Mort will be among dozens of brave Wellingtonians kicking off their winter woollies to take a mid- winter dip at The Petone Winter Carnival tomorrow.
Ranger Genevieve Spargo finds she's too busy on Kapiti Island to be lonely.
A What We Do In the Shadows star has sunk his teeth into a campaign to save the Maui's dolphins.
When Neville Wellbourn became a Kirkcaldie & Stains doorman, he didn't realise he would also become an unofficial guide to the city.
A delicious combination of tasty ingredients encased in golden puff pastry is up for a national pie award.
Tufue Fiso was surprised when boys from his church shouted out, "Hey, we listened to you on the radio!"
Completing an epic desert marathon
Florence Reynolds had never run a full marathon before tackling 219 kilometres across a desert so dry that even the insects stay clear.
That weird guy collecting seaweed on Wellington's south cast is one of the city's top chefs.
Cruise ship passengers at the CentrePort terminal have been temporarily replaced by bubble wrap and art enthusiasts.
For young musician Thomas Graynor, grinding away on the organ for 10 hours at a stretch is all in a day's work.
Car-sharing initiative Shyft to launch in Wellington with two cars wrapped in artwork.
A group of Wellington dancers is rising to Bake Club challenge and encouraging others to do so too.
Bob Dylan may be the voice of a generation but it's not one 13-year- old Lochie Noble belongs to.
Few football fanatics celebrated the beautiful game the way Jose Vattoth does.
To some it will sound like a nightmare, to others a dream come through - a chance to conduct Orchestra Wellington.
A newspaper photo was the undoing of four teenage Beatles fans' who attended the Fab Four's concert 50 years ago.
Thirty years after making and selling friendship bracelets, Tymone Winter is launching a new fashion label.
Parents stay app-to-date
Smartphone technology is helping schools to report absences and check events.
Horowhenua's Ohau Wines have picked up a prestigious international wine award, an encore after winning the same award two years ago.
A brutal race around the base of Mt Everest was "just bit of a holiday" for one Wellington man.