Capital Day

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.

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.

Wellington children are fans of new turbine

Euphemia Baker, 5, from Brooklyn School showing the renewable energy idea created by her schoolmate Ashreya Ranchard, 8. ...

Wellington kids helped out at the official opening of the second Brooklyn wind turbine.

31 Days In Wellington

Zoe Elliott and Tim Vaughan-Sanders,  the couple behind 31 Days In, with two of their artworks from the month hanging ...

A couple have been working to raise money for Kaibosh by creating and painting a month of Wellington.

One month in a creaky boat

Birgit Krippner is about to set off on her next big creative adventure - jumping ship onto a boat for a month.

She'll be at sea for 26 days with 26 strangers, but Birgit Krippner is looking forward to it.

Olympic-sized pool for Wellington?

The Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre main pool is too shallow for national and worldwide regulations.

Could Wellington ratepayers afford a new pool that meets worldwide regulations? More importantly, do they want one?

Funniest faces in Wellington

Wellington Raw Comedy Quest co-organiser Jerome Chandrahasen showing how the pros pull funny faces.

Expect ukuleles and dance routines among the stand-up comedy at the 2015 Wellington Raw Comedy Quest.

Wellington mountain biking home footage gallery video

Simon Kennett of the Kennett Brothers going over the handlebars while mucking around on film in 1985.

The Kennett Brothers debut their directorial prowess with a short film of helmet-cam mountain biking for the NZ Bicycle Film Festival.

Brain food a Thorndon delicacy

Hillside Kitchen and Cellar owner/chef Asher Boote with a recipe currently on the menu: lamb heart with 'things from the ...

Which menu item will shock at this month's Offal Club - pig skin pasta or salt and pepper tripe? Perhaps offal is not really so awful.

Cute corgi club in the capital

Michael Romanos' dog Taylor competing in the Welsh Corgi National Agility Championships held at Maidstone Park, Upper ...

This group takes its corgis walking en masse through Wellington, attracting plenty of attention.

Schoolkids paint refugee stories gallery video

Island Bay School pupil Samantha McCallum, 6, right, shows Syrian refugee Katia Restomagha, 18, a painting inspired by ...

Katia Restomagha was wanted by the Syrian secret service when she was 14. Now she lives in Wellington.

Would you order Donald Trump pizza?

Donald Trump, who was in a 1995 Pizza Hut ad, would probably be pleased to know he has a pizza named after him.

Donald Trump pizzas are flying out the door in Wellington and Christchurch. Would you buy one?

When girls want beards gallery video

Does fortune favour the bold or the beard? Actress Abby Howells plays beard-loving character Beatrix in a Trick of the ...

Young or old, bearded or beardless, this family-friendly show at Bats Theatre will make you laugh.

Life's a seashore cabaret in Petone

Seashore Cabaret co-owners Matt Wilson and Freya Atkinson made sure pinballs were aplenty in their new Petone cafe.

Wellingtonian Matt Wilson, who also co-owns Maranui Cafe and Queen Sally's Diamond Deli in Lyall Bay, has recently opened a new cafe in Petone.

Homegrown back on Wellington's waterfront

Thomas Oliver is looking forward to performing with fellow Kiwi musicians after time on the road.

International music festivals and tours have their benefits, but these two Wellingtonian musicians are looking forward to playing with fellow Kiwis this weekend.

10 questions with Anika Moa

Anika Moa is playing at Jim Beam Homegrown for the first time on Saturday, April 2.

Anika Moa talks Homegrown, Nigella Lawson, and her eternal heartbreak over the ending in Titanic.

This osteopath has got your back

Working in the CBD in Wellington means osteopath Vicky Tate regularly treats people suffering from Occupational Overuse ...

It might be time to correct that posture. Want to avoid back pain? Look after the spine you have.

Barnaby Weir

Whether it be Poquito, the waterfront, or Bernie's on the Bay - Barnaby Weir feels at home in Wellington.

Musician Barnaby Weir shares his favourite local haunts.

Dancing with Darcey Bussell

Ballerina Darcey Bussell.

Two Wellington ballerinas get their dream-come-true moment of meeting their ballet hero, Darcey Bussell.

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