Capital Day

Young ones bring nature back

The moa surrounded by children at the Imagine My City launch.

Ahead of next week's climate conference in Paris, Wellington children make plans closer to home.

Modern dancer wins two nationals

Ngaere Jenkins tears up the stage at the 39th national young performer of the year awards.

Ngaere Jenkins started dancing later than most, but she's already dancing her competitors under the table.

Te Papa's 25 millionth visitors gallery

Te Papa chief executive Rick Ellis welcomes special guests Lauren Smart and Rob Smart into Te Papa.

Newlyweds from the UK were already enjoying their honeymoon visit to Wellington, and then they were treated to a royal welcome at Te Papa.

Public to sing with NZSO

Australian conductor Richard Gill is preparing to turn Wellingtonians into songbirds in December.

Australian conductor Richard Gill will conduct a show in Wellington, with the public singing alongside the NZSO.

Wellington chimp's ears both closed off gallery

Cara on the operating table before her surgery.

A Wellington Zoo resident chimpanzee, Cara, will soon be reintegrated into her primate community after an operation that closed off her one remaining ear.

International beer days, meh

Beer thumb

OPINION: It seems every type of beer has its own celebration.

Steiner leaves mark on Wellington gallery video

Steiner went from being a naughty spray-painting kid to a successful street artist.

American street artist Steiner paused briefly in Wellington to leave his mark on Burger Liquor while travelling the country.

NZ first for Rata cafe gallery

Rata team members from left: Mike Dennis, Grayson Leonard, Laura West, and Claire Janssen.

Zealandia's environmentally-friendly cafe, Rata, has achieved a New Zealand first - winning all 12 Conscious Consumer badges.

Elton John for 300 visually impaired people gallery

Capital C: Concert promoter Phil Sprey at Westpac Stadium, where the Elton John stage is being put together.

Three hundred visually impaired Kiwis will have their own dedicated space at the Elton John concert with restricted view seating.

Tiny Art for premature babies

Petone artist Amie McCarron with one of the the encaustic-style artworks she is donating to Tiny Art - Perfectly Formed.

The Neonatal Trust builds up to World Prematurity Day with artistic fundraiser.

Bottoms up for Pilsner Day video

Pilsner Urquell ambassador Dave Holan with a freshly poured pint of the world's oldest pilsner.

Pilsner Urquell is set to launch International Pilsner Day in New Zealand.

One Percent Collective's third anniversary

One Percent Collective founder Pat Shepherd at work at The Biz Dojo, Wellington.

Pat Shepherd hopes to convert more people to the giving evolution before One Percent Collective's third anniversary.

Wellington director promotes gender equality video

Nikita Tu-Bryant and Madeleine Adams both enjoyed acting in their first all-female movie

A group of creative Wellingtonians have made a movie with an all-female cast.

Frank Burkitt Band album tour video

The Frank Burkitt Band, from left, Kara Filbey, Krissy Jackson, Frank Burkitt, James Geluk, and Dusty Burnell.

Scottish-born Frank Burkitt and his band prepare to embark on a five-week tour of New Zealand.

A 30-year paper trail

Roger Patel and daughter Anita Fowler with 30 years of Wellington daily newspapers.

Roger Patel bought newspapers on his daughter's birth. Thirty years later, the tradition lives on.

Wellington harbour explosions

The 2013 Sky Show display lighting up the Wellington skyline.

2500kg of fireworks to light up Wellington's skyline for the city's 21st Sky Show.

$22,500 for one promising musician

From left, Nicky Harrop, Warren Maxwell, Andre Ktori and Devin Abrams will tutor at Massey University, which will be offering a $22,500 scholarship to help foster excellence in the New Zealand music scene.

Massey University offers a scholarship to one talented applicant.

Living with EB in Wellington

Humphrey Hanley, 33, with assistance dog, Whisky.

People with EB have skin as soft as butterfly wings, but they are much stronger than your average butterfly.

Berhampore book marks 100 years

Sadie Coe, left, and Kerryn Pollock have released a book they hope will put Berhampore on the map.

Berhampore will not be "forgotten" or "neglected" for much longer after the release of a new history book.

Students recycle cycles in Otaki

Otaki College students paint the bikes unappealing colours to discourage potential thieves. Gavin Limbrick, 14, left, and Xavier Wickliffe, 15.

Otaki College students recycle bikes to give back to the town as part of Energise Otaki.

Wellington boxing nationals success video

Raymond Seumanu, 14, throws a few punches at training.

Raymond Seumanu has had a strong start in amateur boxing. Corey Enoka, on the other hand, has had a strong finish.

The Big Halloween is eerie-sistible

The Big Halloween event co-ordinator Karen Carey working on the Walk-in Wonderland.

Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, and Horton costumes might do the trick for Wellington's The Big Halloween this year.

Catch a rising star

Madison Nonoa is currently a Dame Malvina Major emerging artist with New Zealand Opera.

St Andrew's on the Terrace will host Dame Malvina Major emerging artist Madison Nonoa.

Garden to Table in Porirua

Cannons Creek School pupils, from left, Michael Leota, 12, Angelina Polutea, 12,  Jacob Hosking, 12, and volunteer Annabel Jones have got their salads sorted.

Cannons Creek School planted a garden last year, and now the pupils finally get to enjoy the fruits of their labour.

Funny business with Raybon Kan

Raybon Kan is back in Wellington to deal to some unfinished funny business.

The Wellington comedian has a knack for finding better ways of doing things.

Success for eight Wellington student teachers

Miramar student teacher Erana Franklin at Pipitea Marae, Wellington, with her 2015 Kupe Scholarship keepsake.

Miramar resident Erana Franklin is one of eight Wellington student teachers to be recognised as high achieving maori scholars.

Students tackle migration in Malta

Victoria University students Brad Olsen and Ruby Sands are among five Kiwis selected to attend an intensive Commonwealth-focused leadership programme in Malta.

Victoria University students Brad Olsen and Ruby Sands will head to Malta to tackle migration issues.

Brooms up at SWIS video

Manaia Waikari, 12, plays the snitch in quidditch games at South Wellington Intermediate School. He is joined by Gryffindiff beater Finn Culver, 13, left, with his homemade Firebolt, and Slytherin Snakes beater Poppy Smith, 12.

Young Wellingtonians whose Hogwarts invitations were lost in the owl post can now run around with a kitchen broom between their legs and call it sport.

Refugee students call Bishop Viard home

Yury Fajardo Sogamoso, left, and Maria Rodriguez Reyes are refugee students at Bishop Viard College in Porirua.

The multi-cultural environment at Bishop Viard College is growing rapidly.

Here's your chance to chill with yoga

Jeanne Dear was practising yoga in India while her baby Schuyler, now 7 months old, was in the womb. Background from left, Chiara LaRotonda, Ainhoa Ortega, Valentina Turri and Amber Sturtz.

From Bikram to bros yoga, there is a free class for everybody at Wellington's second free yoga day.

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