Capital Day

Light-up dress delights WoW gallery

Ester is sculpted from cane, with 1000 hand-cut paper petals covering the bodice, and 340 LED lights.

A dress powered by 340 LED lights has taken out the World of WearableArt people's choice award.

NZ's first ballet academy for Hutt

Caitlin Hickey is a scholar and junior associate of the New Zealand School of Dance and recently won the Alexander Grant ...

Moscow, St Petersburg, London - and now Chilton Saint James.

Wellington choreographer returns home gallery video

Claire O'Neil, choreographer of Footnote Dance's show Lifeworld, which opens in Wellington on October 19.

Renowned choreographer Claire O'Neil has returned home to Wellington for the world premiere of her new work.

Sweet uniforms for staff gallery

David Claxton at work at the Wellington Chocolate Factory.

Wellington Chocolate Factory staff can trace every stitch in their new uniforms.

Weta director's menancing drawings gallery

Gino Acevedo's exhibition includes this drawing of "Jessie".

Gino Acevedo unleashes his menancing, monster-ous drawings at a new Wellington exhibition.

First flight for Hutt simulator gallery

Glenn Bouzaid of Simutech with the flight simulator  on display in Lower Hutt on October 15.

Simutech's flight simulator will feature at the 1st Assembly open day in Lower Hutt this weekend.

Creative studio creates work for China

Writer Rachel Davies, second from right and director Jess Feast, right, have been heavily involved in Duality, in ...

Wellington studio Storybox has created software that allows the audience to join the storyline using their smartphone.

CuriousCity: Hitting Porirua's sweet spot video

The proof lies in the, er, chocolate.

One of New Zealand's most trusted brands proves it is good at keeping its chocolate secrets.

Kapiti artist's migratory exhibit gallery

Kapiti Coast-based artist Luke Kelly with some of the work from his first solo exhibition, Migration.

Some way or another, all Kiwis can resonate with stories of migration to New Zealand. Luke Kelly's first solo exhibit explores the concept.

Bar lockouts rejected

Siglo owner Nick Mills says the decision is a bittersweet victory. "Obviously we're pleased, but there's no winners in ...

Wellington bar owners breathe easier as police are denied Sydney-style one-way door policy.

Kiwi designers win trip to Korea gallery

Winner Chow Qin Yi's entry in the 2016 Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition.

Not one, but two students are set to fly to Korea in late October to meet Korean concept designers with Sir Richard Taylor.

Blindness no barrier to multisport

Neelusha Memon, centre, during the first day of the Two Day Coast to Coast race in 2012.

Two visually-impaired athletes prove their disability is no barrier to taking on a gruelling multisport event.

Kiwi restaurateur goes homeless

CQ Hotels general manager Olivier Lacoua, left, and restaurateur Steve Logan are going homeless on October 7 for 14 ...

Steve Logan and staff will sleep rough on October 7 to raise money for the homeless.

Business brewing at The Occasional Brewer gallery

Eugene Black, brewery manager at The Occasional Brewer, with a 2% session ale.

Brewery owner Peter Leniston is moving to a bigger premises thanks to a growth in business.

Feature film underway in Wellington

Micah Steller on the set of his new feature film, Cade.

Director Micah Steller is currently directing a feature film in Wellington about the behind-the-scenes life of comedians.

Rehoming bicycles with refugees

The El Masri family, left to right: Moustafa, 4, dad Mounir El Masri, and daughters Nagham, 7, and Baraa, 5.

The El Masri family, from Syria, have been gifted bikes to support them in their adjustment to their New Zealand community.

Come fly with me

Air Force Band clarinettist LAC Hannah Sellers.

The 65-piece NZ Air Force Band will be presenting some theatrical and quirky tunes in Wellington next month.

Heretaunga on a Plate

Year 11 Heretaunga College student Lilly Jefferies prepares to take out main courses to serve at the school's Wellington ...

Can a high school serve up a five course dinner worth the $75 ticket price?

Maori matters on radio

Maori Matters radio hosts, from left, Paora Smith, Ngarangi Williams, and Anthony Wanakore.

SalientFM's new radio show Maori Matters has topped records and is getting an average 1000 listeners per show.

Eva Prowse releases second solo album

Eva Prowse's new album, Humid Nights.

Musician Eva Prowse has released her sophomore solo album - inspired by the awkwardness of growing up in the 1980s and 90s.

Tomorrow People to play Homegrown gallery video

Tomorrow People members, left to right, Avina Kelekolio, Tana Tupai, Hamo Dell, Daniel Sugrue, Marcus Abraham, Duane Te ...

Reggae band Tomorrow People will play at Homegrown 2017 on the Dub & Roots stage.

Creative capital helps writer triumph

Wellington-based author Annabel Wilson won an award for a prose poem entitled Quire. She is a freelance writer and a ...

Wellington's Annabel Wilson has won an inaugural prize for emerging writers, edging her closer towards her dream of being a full-time author.

Small Talk, big change

From left, Beatrice Asuncion, 17, Georgia Trass, 16, Emily Jenner, 16, Maria Helbano, 17, Rosie Walsh, 16, and Katie ...

When buying a cup of coffee isn't enough to lift your mood, a product that adds motivational quotes to the cups will do it for you.

Painting for a cause

Amna Zahra and Syeda Fatima and one of Fatima's paintings, which will be sold to raise funds for Live Below the Line week.

Wellington student is selling some of her beloved paintings to raise funds for victims of human trafficking.

Unleash the quiche

Waikanae seven-year-old Arabella Layton cooks her crustless corn quiche.

It was the first time Arabella Layton had cooked her egg-cellent winning dish.

Kai cookers free for community use gallery

Thomas Nikora, 6, of Kahurangi School, checks out a kai cooker at Miramar and Maupuia Community Centre.

Hangis have just become easier to organise, with Wellington City Council's kai cooker initiative that promotes shared eating through community hangis.

Patel spinning to MVP cash

Jeetan Patel has been in sensational form for Warwickshire this season.

Former Black Caps offspinner poised to be named English county cricket MVP.

My Secret Wellington: James Bushell

Motif chief executive and founder James Bushell supports local and ethically-minded ventures.

Wellington entrepreneur James Bushell shares his favourite local haunts.

Free shoes make for Happy Feet gallery

Left to right: Happy Feet group members Dylan Pringle 17, Alex Butler, 17, Caleb Williams, 17, and Micah Rillstone, 18, ...

Four Hutt Valley High School students are putting shoes on feet with their new charity, rehoming unloved shoes to people in need.

Giant tui stops traffic video

The Forest & Bird tui sculpture was craned down from the Victoria and Ghuznee streets intersection on Thursday morning.

Izzy, the tui above Victoria and Ghuznee streets in Wellington, actually took flight today.

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