Capital Day

My Secret Wellington

Rollo Wenlock comes to Six Barrel Soda Co. on Eva St for a bit of a refresher.

Wipster founder and chief executive Rollo Wenlock shares his favourite local haunts.

Ready, set, Fringe! gallery video

Victor Victorious performs in Penny Dreadful's Risque Revue on March 3.

The NZ Fringe festival has something for everybody, with quirky shows all around Wellington.

Tiger third wheel on Valentines gallery

The third wheel: Rokan.

Wellington Zoo opens for Valentines Day, and Rokan the tiger may be in need of some love.

Opera in the back garden

Picnickers enjoying the opera at Opera in a Days Bay Garden.

Wellington's Days Bay has a property that hosts operatic performances, such as Handel's Agrippina.

A Kat who loves dogs

Kat Davey and her dogs make quite a splash where ever they go.

Upper Hutt dog walker Kat Davey gets noticed where ever she goes.

Scots parade, picnic, and pipes

Scots College students at the whole school chapel service on Tuesday.

Scots College is rapidly approaching its 100th anniversary on Monday, February 8.

My Secret Wellington

Storbie chief executive and founder Shane Bartle at Bats Theatre, where he used to perform.

Storbie chief executive Shane Bartle shares his favourite local haunts.

Paraparaumu pigeons are not pests

Kedron Parker, left, and Adam Ben-Dror bringing the worlds of pigeons and people together.

Wellington and Auckland artists have co-created a performance piece to redeem pigeons in the eyes of Wellingtonians.

Bike Wise Month in Wellington

Bikers enjoying a previous National Go By Bike Day.

February is Bike Wise Month, and there are plenty of Wellington-based activities for pedal pushers to attend.

Seven secret gardens in Wellington

Horticulturalist Patrick Elliott among the flowers, including Dahlia ‘My Love’ and Dahlia ‘Kennemerland’, in his secret garden.

Wellington City Council launches Hidden Gardens, a project to get residents sleuthing.

Behind the scenes: Wellington Sevens

Jo Gilpin, left, and Rebecca Liua'ana play around on the hotel baggage trolley at James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor.

How many bananas and litres of water are consumed by players during tournament week?

TAB saddling up for charity

New Zealand Racing Board chief executive John Allen joins Alby Smith, 7, for a barbecue dinner at Ronald McDonald House.

The Interislander Summer Festival race day in Wellington will double up as a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

My Secret Wellington

Well-known Kiwi chef Wylie Dean is back in the capital with some new hospitality ideas.

Wellington Hospitality Group executive chef Wylie Dean shares his favourite local haunts.

Kiwi fights back against MS in Israel

Amy Clague is about to undergo treatment in Tel Aviv that involves high doses of chemotherapy, which will potentially permanently destroy her fertility.

Although Amy Clague's immune system is attacking her brain, she is determined to keep smiling.

Capital E's detective scavenger hunt

Capital E hopes children will get dressed up in detective gear such as binoculars and magnifying glasses.

Scooby Doo, Inspector Gadget, Nancy Drew and Sherlock Holmes outfits will be dusted off this weekend.

Inaugural Kapiti Writers' Retreat

Wellington writers Anna Taylor and Pip Adam are both attending the inaugural Kapiti Writers Retreat this weekend, where they will be joined by many of the Wellington region's scribes.

Ink slingers and blossoming authors prepare for the inaugural Kapiti Writers' Retreat.

My Secret Wellington

Theatre practitioner Ania Upstill, pictured on Oriental Pde, enjoys swimming in and cycling around Wellington's many bays, and treating herself to Malaysian cuisine.

The Lord Lackbeards Touring Company artistic director Ania Upstill shares her favourite local haunts.

Wellington half-triathlon sold out

Triathletes running in Wellington, looking out toward Lyall Bay.

All courses in the Scorching Triathlon Wellington Half sold out more than a week before the event.

Box of birds in Bond St

Cassidy Turner, 6, and Ava Turner, 4, get close to the birds on Bond St. Frank Cross, 10, and Alfie Cross, 8, count the birds on the other side.

Wellington City Council brings environmental education into the city with a shipping container covered in birds.

Footballers support Wellington City Mission

From left, Phoenix players Roly Bonevacia and Glen Moss contribute to a Wellington City Mission collection bin alongside Liverpool Football Club Wellington secretary Sebastian Templeton, Mission fundraising and marketing manager Robbie Ross and Yellow Fever charity organiser Matt Weldon-Smith.

Westpac Stadium may crack one million Nix supporters through the gates at a football fan-driven food drive in support of Wellington City Mission tonight.

Kids free at sea gallery video

The Herne children at sea. From left: Sadie, Jacob, and Joshua.

The kids go to school wherever they land, or on the boat. Yes, the Herne family says: their lifestyle is amazing.

Expedition to NZ's Lost Islands

Tim Rutherford, 16, Shannon WIlliams, 17, and Jessica Yule, 18, will journey to the subantarctic islands in February.

The Sir Peter Blake Trust has selected three Wellingtonians to join 11 others on a trip to the Auckland Islands.

Pay-as-you-stay cafe

Nadia Gorodniakova in Loki Lounge, with customers gaming and working in the background.

Time is money at Loki Lounge, a new social space in Wellington.

Wellington besties in MKR final

Besties Jess Rolinson-Purchase, left, and Stella Robertson-Hale met two years ago at ANZ bank, where they were both working at the time. Instead of handing out wads of cash, they now hand out meals.

Jess Rolinson-Purchase and Stella Robertson-Hale to show New Zealand their prowess in the kitchen one last time in My Kitchen Rules final.

Drone book takes flight gallery video

Kayak racers, including the Welly Paddlers, on Porirua Harbour, Paremata. 'They look like floating pencils,' Sheehan says.

Familiar, and less familiar places are transformed when seen from a new angle.

Youth MP's mental health focus

Britnee Tapara.

National list MP Chris Bishop and student Britnee Tapara will work together on youth mental health issues now that Tapara has been selected as Bishop's Youth MP.

Longoria rates Kapiti local's sunglass style

Jessica Cook, Specsavers' Spectacle Wearer of the Year, and Jeremy Corbett.

Stylish spectacle wearer Jessica Cook has been named the Specsavers' Spectacle Wearer of the Year.

Indonesian travel sketcher charts capital gallery video

Indonesian sketch artist Dwi Santoso enjoyed sketching the Clyde Quay boat sheds and their surroundings last month.

Armed with a black pen and some watercolours, Indonesian artist Dwi Santoso come to New Zealand to sketch.

Wellington kids become scientists gallery

Left to right, spider expert Phil Sirvid shows Isla Te One a spider as she looks through a magnifying glass. Behind her, right, is Olivia Lamont. Back left, Emily MacDonald.

Three early childcare centres from the Wellington region involve their children in the minutiae of science at Te Papa.

Hollywood stars on Wellington waterfront gallery

Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown donated $145 to the Christmas Star Appeal, saying the mission does a 'great job helping families in need'.

Wellington's waterfront is speckled with more than 160 stars for Wellington City Mission's Christmas Walk of Fame.

Ad Feedback
special offers