Capital Day

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.

Councillor's appetite for chop suey

Wellington city councillor Paul Eagle has a fair share under his belt when it comes to judging chop suey competitions.

Tales behind the graves

Historian offers tours through cemetery

Historian Barbara Mulligan will tell the stories behind the gravestones on a new, regular tour of Karori Cemetery.

Glimpses of our great city

A local street photographer has captured moments in the heart of Wellington in his new book, Wellington Streets.

Living the hip-hop dream

Musical duo's Homegrown performance

Wellington hip-hop duo Kid'n'Rei are about to turn a dream into reality.

Franki Wood's extraordinary life

Life has never been ordinary for 95-year-old Lower Hutt singer, writer, puppeteer and all-round entertainer Franki Wood.

Street food worth a stop and sample

Visitors to Wellington waterfront this summer will find food trucks serving gourmet options and Kiwi classics.

Willis St hospo buzzing

Jano Bistro opens in historic yellow cottage

One of Willis St's heritage-listed buildings is back in business after months sitting idle, adding to the growing buzz at the bypass end of town.

Kiwi Summer: Horsing around

Pony or diving board?

Sam Smith and his pony, Santa, had a great time at Palliser Bay.

Kiwi Summer pix: Our first winner

We've drawn the first name from the hat in our Canon Kiwi Summer photo competition.

What's On December 29


In Wellington today, check out what's on around the region.

Dreaming of Europe

Wellington Zoo chief executive Karen Fifield shares her holiday plans.

Justin Lester's perfect summer


Wellington Deputy Mayor Justin Lester shares his holiday plans.

Slap on those sunnies

A bit of Kiwi ingenuity is helping people keep track of their sunglasses.

Giveaway: NZ Sale $500 voucher

Capital Day has a $500 voucher to give away.

Glorious food at the waterfront

Wellington's waterfront will be dotted with trucks selling affordable food this summer, from Sichuan specialties to empanadas and sandwiches.

New look, fresh sound

Teresa Bergman returns home a star

Teresa Bergman started writing songs when she was 9, sang in award-winning barbershop quartets from 14, and made it into the finals of 2005's New Zealand Idol at 18.

Santa's little helpers

Spreading Christmas cheer to the needy

Santa hasn't forgotten those families whose cupboards are bare in the leadup to Christmas.

Festive diners give back

Diners are being asked to think about those less fortunate when they eat out this festive season.

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