Capital Day

4 ways to cut food waste

Duck liver parfait with donut holes.

Lessons from the All Taste No Waster dinner.

Feast not for the faint-hearted

Cardiac Cuisine, a Wellington On a Plate event boasting six courses of hearts.

This is one banquet which the chef has put more than his own heart and soul into.

Cupcakes and cuddles at cat cafe event

Southern Cross bar owner Liz Clarke with SPCA cat Ariel.

Cuddling cats while eating croquettes and cupcakes has been a dream-come-true for these cat lovers.

Ring before using Olympic rings

Hutt Valley High School students Bonnie Jansen,17, Matt Chin,18, Arianna Valentine,18, and Olivia Paulin,17, hope to ...

 Valueable lesson for HVHS students.

James Shaw's secret Wellington

James Shaw tries to get around as many new Wellington establishments as possible, and top of his must-visit list right ...

Green Party co-leader James Shaw shares his favourite local haunts.

Myanmar young leaders inspired in New Zealand

Myanmar Young Leaders outside the Beehive, from left to right: Khin Zarchi Latt, Htet Htet Aung, Aung Myin Thu, Zin Mar ...

Eight Burmese young leaders have spent the past three months gaining skills and knowledge to take back to Myanmar.

Onslow College band quest for finals gallery video

Retrospect bandmates, left to right: Ian Moore, Felix Mendonca, Raquel Abolins-Reid, Anna van Gorp, George Whiteley and ...

An Onslow College band is just 1.6 per cent away from being selected for the Smokefree Rockquest, but it needs help to get there.

Guilty of cooking good food gallery video

Inmates plating dishes for Rimutaka Prison Gate to Plate in 2015.

Rimutaka Prison inmates pull out all the stops, with sauerkraut, caviar and fennel air featuring in the annual WOAP Gate to Plate event.

Putting mental illness in the spotlight

Courtney Brown, left, and Aimee Smith are pictured on stage performing in Well.

A play at Bats Theatre highlights the need to openly discuss mental illness.

From busking to book-writing

110816.Capital Day. KEVIN STENT/FAIRFAX NZ. Busker Daniel White has written a fantasy novel (HALFSTONE:A TALE OF THE ...

Street busker Daniel White's written his first book - and has already sent it to Peter Jackson to consider making the movie version.

Win: A signed copy of the Richie McCaw book

Win: The new book about Richie McCaw's astounding All Black career.

A must for every rugby fan: Win a signed copy of 'Richie McCaw: 148'.

Dog treats for independence

Catherine McBride makes healthy dog treats, which her dachshund Buster takes a great interest in.

You've got to risk it to get the biscuit, and Catherine McBride is doing just that by starting up a small dog biscuit business.

Curtain Bank to 'heat homes'

Wellington Curtain Bank machinist Gollett Daneil and co-ordinator Lynley Wilson are bringing their curtain bank to Taita.

A trust is offering free curtains to warm up Hutt Valley homes

30 years of queer activism

Sian Torrington is a visual artist, working in drawings and sculpture.

An exhibition in the Courtenay Place light boxes explores the concept of coming out in New Zealand.

And NZ's best restaurant is... video

The French Cafe has triumphed as Simon Wright, left, and Creghan Molloy-Wright fuse their considerable skills to create ...

Can you guess who came out on top of the 2016 Cuisine Good Food Awards?

One Lego brick at a time gallery

Joshua Ayers, 4, enjoying himself amongst thousands of Lego bricks.

Thousands of Lego pieces are waiting to be pieced together by visitors to Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre.

Saris send fashionistas to fashion week gallery

Designer Sophie Sargent with model Emily Triggs, who is wearing Sargent's yellow buttercup coat.

A fashion project has springboarded four Wellington designers into the Resene Designer Runway at NZ Fashion Week.

Comedy mixes Chekhov with 1990s sitcoms gallery video

Gavin Rutherford has performed in more than 50 theatre shows across New Zealand.

A Tony Award-winning Broadway play gets a Kiwi twist at Circa Theatre.

Seamounts make the silver screen gallery video

Some of the live coral brought on to the Tangaroa using a sled system.

Niwa marine scientist Di Tracey features in a documentary premiering at the NZ International Film Festival.

Try these raincoats on at home gallery

Okewa Rainwear owners Nick, left, and Nevada Leckie.

Okewa Rainwear, in Wellington, now offers a home try-on service.

Lord Almighty it's Beervana soon

Lord Almighty Brewery founder Daniel Lord is currently storing most of his stock in his parents' Upper Hutt garage.

Fancy a rum and coke infused imperial stout this Beervana?

Lego fever builds at Expressions

Adult Lego fans Brian Cook and Daniel Mulholland are organising a Lego exhibition at Lower Hutt's St Bernard's College.

Lego mania has hit Upper Hutt.

Tribute to a diva

Belinda Davids will sing 20 classics during the The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show.

Belinda Davids is about to tour New Zealand with a tribute show boasting 20 of Whitney Houston's top tracks.

75 years of policewomen gallery

Marie Storey, 94. is one of New Zealand's oldest surviving policewomen.

Marie Storey, 94, was part of the third intake of policewomen in New Zealand. She shares her experience before the national parade on Monday.

Te Papa? Piece of cake

Anna Schouten, of Go Cake Yourself, shows Chocolate Festival co-founder Iva Sajdl her chocolate Te Papa cake.

Go Cake Yourself owner Anna Schouten spent four days creating a Te Papa cake to be displayed at next month's NZ Chocolate Festival.

Al Brown shows his green thumb

Al Brown is now the official ambassador for Garden to Table.

Restaurateur Al Brown is now the official ambassador of Garden to Table, a charity helping schools teach Kiwi kids about good nutrition.

Advanced cancer sufferer still laughing gallery

Saoirse Gaffney is undergoing three types of chemotherapy in Christchurch.

Laughter is the best medicine for 5-year-old with stage 5 lung and bilateral kidney cancer.

Irene van Dyk's Secret Wellington

Former Silver Fern shooter and legend Irene van Dyk.

Netball great Irene van Dyk shares her favourite local haunts.

Desperately seeking conception

Teresa and David Hill are part of TVNZ's new six-part documentary, Inconceivable.

Inconceivable, a new six-part TV documentary, looks at challenging misconceptions with child birth.

New kids on the block

United States exchange students Amanda White, Erin Mellor and Shannon Culhane are getting used to life in Wellington.

Massey University's smart tourism programme draws international students to Wellington.

Ad Feedback
special offers