Capital Day

Indoor paddleboard yoga beats the weather

An indoor SUP class hold their balance in the tree pose on paddleboards at Fergs Kayaks. Front row from left, Laura Kotzeff, Megan Sety and Sam Whittle.

Indoor stand up paddleboard yoga kicks off in Wellington.

St Gerard's open for tours video

Gordon Copeland takes great joy in showing people St Gerard's Monastery, something that has been a part of his life for nearly thirty years.

St Gerard's Church and Monastery opened its doors for tours in April this year, and Wellingtonians are encouraged to come and have a look.

Beer, bratwurst, band brass video

Leighton Roberts, left, and Casey O'Sullivan of the Wellington Brass Band can't wait to play at Oktoberfest: The Bavarian Showdown.

Wellington Brass Band is fundraising for an international competition with Oktoberfest: The Bavarian Showdown.

Chasing sharks part of the job

National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours under water.

When he dives beneath the ocean's surface he's looking to come face-to-face with its scariest inhabitants.

Drive-in to the future

Firefly Cinemas founder and director Jonno Morrissey with a DeLorean car, made famous from the Back to the Future franchise, which will be front row at a drive-in screening in Lower Hutt's Riverbank carpark.

Lower Hutt Riverbank carpark is set to host four drive-in movies, for Back to the Future and Halloween fans.

Former Massey student wins design award

One of the pieces from Hilary Ng's winning collection, NG.

Former Massey fashion student proves Wellington knows fashion by winning national student design awards.

Coincidence obeys no laws

William Findlay with a wig which belonged to his great-great-grandfather, John O'Shea, in front of the lamp-post erected by former Wellington mayor Samuel Brown, O'Shea's father-in-law.

Wellington solicitor passed the Bar wearing an old wig, which he later discovered belonged to his great-grandfather.

WoW Wedding

Australian designer Svenja.

Australian designer and WOW entrant Svenja is getting married in Wellington today.

A Mojo Coffee and World Vision blend

L-R: Tanna Island local farmer Loui Kiel, Mojo Coffee founder Steve Gianoutsos, Therese Kiel, 9, World Vision CEO Chris Clarke, Elsa Kiel, 9, and Jenny Kiel, 7.

Mojo Coffee and World Vision have partnered up to support Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam destroyed coffee bean crops.

Steampunk store for Wellington

Paula Lester-Garcia will be selling a large variety of colonial steampunk gear in her new store.

The Old Bank Arcade will soon sell gear such as corsets and ray-guns in new Clockwork Steampunk Emporium store.

Nuts about peanut butter

Fix and Fogg co-founder Roman Jewell.

Fix and Fogg were a finalist in the New Zealand Food Awards, thanks to their spicy peanut butter recipe.

New detector dog in Wellington

Dog handler Meggyn Bamford and her new detector dog Meg, a beaglador, at Wellington International Airport.

Wellington International Airport has welcomed a new six-legged biosecurity team.

Schools may get environmental makeovers

Grace Ly, 8, from Discovery School's environment club, sliding down her school's slippery slope.

Trentham School and Whitby's Discovery School have passed the first hurdle in an application for a school makeover.

American poet inspired by living in Plimmerton

Amy Leigh-Wicks is happy with the inspiration for poetry that has come from living near Plimmerton.

Amy Leigh-Wicks loves living in Plimmerton and has written several poems based on her new home.

Students try life below the poverty line

Victoria University student Mikhail Birch wants people to get involved in the Live Below the Line campaign.

Eleven Victoria University TEAR Fund interns are living on $2.25 a day this week.

Pulling strings for a festival

Out of the Suitcase festival director Rose Beauchamp with shadow puppets from The Blue Shoe Show.

National and international puppeteers will perform at the ‘Out of the Suitcase’ festival in Island Bay in October.

Hutt man's Lear link

Great-great-great-nephew of Edward Lear, Peter Gillies, sits in the pea green boat from poem The Owl and the Pussycat at Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre.

Upper Hutt doctor Peter Gillies has revealed himself as a great-great-great-nephew of renowned poet Edward Lear.

20 years of secret art

Wellington artist Stuart McLachlan.

Wellington artist Stuart McLachlan is about to reveal his work for the first time in 20 years.

Loud shirts for the deaf

Angela Owen's 16-month-old daughter Olivia has had cochlear implants for three months.

Donning crazy shirts and giving money will help hearing-impaired children like Olivia Owen.

World Press Photo Exhibition returns gallery

This image won the World Pres Photo's second prize in the nature category.
A group of young Samburu warriors in Kenya encounter a rhino for the first time in their lives.

A news snapshot of the year that was from the world's best photographers

Wellys nominations open

The 2014 Wellingtonian of the Year: Steven Adams, who created a $240,000 basketball scholarship.

Calling all submissions for the Wellington of the Year awards.

Lighting up kids' lunch

The Wellington City Mission will fill 1500 lunchboxes with delicious lunches like these next week and give them to hungry kids.

Light festival artwork is turned to practical use for city's children in need.

Sirocco's last weekend

Sirocco the kakapo will head home on Monday.

The famous kakapo will head home on Monday, and won't be in Wellington again for at least a year.

Show-stopping shopping

wow 2015

The WOW experience isn’t complete without a little shopping and Wellington’s retailers are ready for the rush.

Shanghai students truly wowed

WOW garment Delight of Light

The winning WOW factor at Donghua University is attracting many students.

Combining their talents for a shot at the top

The 2013 WOW garment Starship Pirouette made by Victoria University Programme Director Media Design Anne Niemetz.

Victoria University's focus on wearable technology is inspiring young designers to enter WOW and two groups of students have had their garments selected for this year's competition.

The family business of creating cleverness

The 2012 entry Miss Tiffany by Upper Hutt’s Chris and Gary Wilson, who have had notched up a number of successes at WOW.

Every WOW entry is a mix of art and engineering for the Wilson family.

Starting young, finishing strong

Tess Tavener Hanks' 2014 WOW  garment Baroque Living Room.

Student Tess Tavener Hanks is returning to WOW after last-year’s award for her beautiful baroque creation.

Putting the WOW in Hawaii

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 20:  Garments on show at the Auckland War Memorial Museum's World of Wearable Art (WOW) exhibition opening at Auckland Museum on November 20, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Michael Bradley/Getty Images for Auckland War Memorial Museum)

A happy coincidence has seen Hawaii become the first stop in a major international tour for some of WOW’s top garments.

Adding their expertise to the spectacle

WOW 2015

Last year, WOW asked Mike Mizrahi and Marie Adams to review the WOW Awards Show with blunt honesty. Now the world-class creative duo is in charge of the show.

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