Capital Day

Making food from history

Executive Chef MacLean Fraser.

Rising chef Maclean Fraser is turning a knowledge of historical food into a fantastic meal.

Top of the K-pops

Competing teams end the national K-Pop competition with a dance off, led by Ace Crew dancer Jason He.

ACE Crew battle their way to the title of New Zealand's K-pop champions.

Wellington Italians share recipes

Gabriele Cagnetta, head chef at the Mediterranean Food Warehouse in Newtown, is part of the team organising the "Food and Family" Wellington on a Plate event, which celebrates the recipes of Wellington's Italian migrants.

The Wellington on a Plate event celebrating food, tradition, and family.

Sticky-fingered comedy fan

Urzila Carlson.

The mystery of Urzila Carlson's missing plaque.

What makes Wellington readers tick?

Wellington Libraries and community spaces manager John Stears says the recent popular books have been about politics and food.

What do Wellingtonians love reading? Crime, food and politics.

A winter's day at the beach

Have you got a cotume yet for the Petone Winter Carnival's Polar Plunge?

Petone Winter Carnival highlights and what you need to know.

Capital puts on a show for 150th video

Wellington's 150-year celebrations feature a light and sound show at Parliament, which will run until Monday night.

Wellingtonians turned out in droves to celebrate the city's 150th year as our nation's capital.

Evita takes Wellington stage

Matt Pike as Che, Chris Crowe (centre) as Juan Peron and Heather Wilcock as Eva Peron star in the upcoming production of Evita in Wellington.

Hit musical Evita will be performed in Wellington in November.

Capital celebrates

Dave Dobbyn and the Orpheus Choir sing on Parliament grounds in Wellington on Saturday night.

Dave Dobbyn headlined at party for Wellington's 150th anniversary as capital.

Open House party - spread the word

Check out what Wellington's doing on July 25-26 to celebrate its 150th birthday.

Everyone's on the guest list for Wellington's 150th birthday celebrations.

It's time for salted caramel rum

Jameskingi Campbell works on creating a cocktail.

Jameskingi Campbell has plenty of creative freedom at Wellington's lone alcohol infusion bar.


The Beatles Abbey Road album re-done by young people involved with The Cube disabilities agency.

Famous album covers get a young Kiwi twist in a new exhibition at Parliament's Bowen House.

Capital 'Kiss In' for 100 couples


Organisers are seeking 100 Wellington couples to re-enact the world's most famous kiss.

What's On these school holidays

New Zealand Post Kaumatua Kapa Haka, Soundings Theatre, Te Papa.

There's plenty to get the kids entertained these school holidays.

Too many tutus to party

The Nutcracker Open House director Deirdre Tarrant has pictures of how Kelburn looked in the past in her home.

Nutcracker show director Deirdre Tarrant is ready for a celebration.

On the Rock 'n' Roll Train ride

AC/DC members, from left, Cliff Williams, Stevie Young, Angus Young, Chris Slade and Brian Johnson.

What it's like to work with AC/DC for 34 years?

Honour for queen of dance

Paula Hunt, of the  Wellington Dance and Performing Arts Academy, has been made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her contribution to dance.

Four decades perfecting pirouettes and pointed toes have earned a Wellington dance teacher a royal nod.

Deaf Blacks ready for Aussie clash

From left, Ben Webb, Kamau Wise, Darryl Alexander and Theodore Waterhouse are members of the Deaf Blacks, who will take on Australia's Silent Knights on Sunday.

The Deaf Blacks are gearing up to play Australia's Silent Knights this weekend.

Making money from mud

"A lot of people want to help but they don't know how." Rebecca Flowerday has organised an Empty Bowls project to help Wellington's most impoverished and needy.

How Empty Bowls will help empty tummies.

Flying the flag for football

Sarah Davitt is one of six children who will carry the official Fifa flag on Wednesday night at Westpac Stadium.

Being involved in World Cup is worth it, despite the cold.

Sticking up for the superette

Aro St Four Square manager  Manjula Patel with customer Kane Salanoa, who is rallying the community to prevent the store's closure.

Residents show their support for an Aro Valley icon.

Fighting isolation with mah jong

Renwen He, left, and partner Xiaodong Zhao at the Newlands Chinese Citizen and Friendship Club.

Newlands club helps Chinese grandparents overcome loneliness in New Zealand.

Honeymoon horror in Nepal

Since being caught in the Nepal earthquake, Hannah and Joe Owenson have raised more than $8000 for the Disasters Emergency Committee.

Hannah and Joe have raised $8000 for charity since the 7.8 quake shook up their holiday.

From Russia with trepidation

From left, Paul Sayers, Vladimir Bell and Paul Wolffram are encouraging the families of those who came to New Zealand after the Russian revolution to share their stories for a documentary.

A film crew is looking for stories of those who fled to Wellington after the revolution.

Don't argue with these guys

Wellington High School student Shakked Noy, 15, has been chosen for the New Zealand team in the World School's Debating Championships.

Wellington's Peter McKenzie and Shakked Noy will represent New Zealand in the World School's Debating Championships.

The game changers of tomorrow

Charlizza Harris from Upper Hutt was nominated for a Youth Week award by her boss and supporter, Sue Jury, CEO of the YMCA.

Young movers and shakers shine at the 2015 Youth Week Awards.

NZ's biggest board game convention

Board game fan Ceedee Doyle is organising Wellycon, New Zealand's largest board gaming convention.

Put down the controllers and pick up some dice at Wellycon this weekend.

Remembering The Berry Boys

Animations by Tim Gibson, which feature in The Berry Boys, to screen as part of the Documentary Edge Festival 2015.

A box of plate glass negatives discovered by chance in Wellington has spurred an award-wining documentary.

Baking for Nepal

Anna Luke has spent the month baking and selling sweet treats out of her kitchen to raise money for the people of Nepal.

A Wellington woman had no idea how much money she could raise just by selling her baking.

What food says about us

Henry Hargreaves photographing staff members at Matterhorn, for his latest project "Staff Meals". From left, Alex Nguyen, Max Gordy, Henry Hargreaves, Sebastian Abante, Isaac Chamberland and Punit Vetal.

Famous food photographer turns his lens on what restaurants feed their staff.

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