Capital Day

What Year Are You? Buy it!

Museum of Wellington City & Sea is offering each of the past 150 years for sale in an effort to expand.

Studio wants to keep improving lives

Art studio wants to keep changing lives

Vincents Art Workshop changes lives, but a lack of funding could see it close after 30 years.

Bucket fountain love song makes splash

Comedian and singer Geraldine Quinn returns to Welly with an ode to a bizarre and beloved landmark.

A most neighbourly lot in Tawa

Wellington suburb of Tawa the most "neighbourly" in New Zealand, with more than 1100 residents joining the website.

Vets take the lead from top dog

Wellington's Central Vet Hospital is facing some big changes - not that its patients will notice much.

An unlikely love story

Mayor's speech-writer, union adviser hit it off

The date that never ended is shaping up to be a happily-ever-after of fairytale proportions.

Bulldogs not letting go

Jug band returns, four decades later

A band once judged better than Split Enz will reunite in Wellington this week, disproving their rivals' claim that History Never Repeats.

Swoop and splash

Participants at Wellington's annual Birdman competition donned a costume and gave flying their best shot - leaping off the Waterfront today.

Ton of effort in Foley's mission north

Wellington sailor Roger Foley is on a mission to show Auckland's yachting elite how to win.

Fun and games mark capital holiday

Is there a better excuse to get out and about in the capital than Wellington Anniversary Weekend?

Loss inspires children's story of hope

When Peggy Liolis-Bruce found out her cousin had terminal cancer, she decided to write and dedicate a book to her.

Councillor's appetite for chop suey

Wellington city councillor Paul Eagle has a fair share under his belt when it comes to judging chop suey competitions.

Tales behind the graves

Historian offers tours through cemetery

Historian Barbara Mulligan will tell the stories behind the gravestones on a new, regular tour of Karori Cemetery.

Glimpses of our great city

A local street photographer has captured moments in the heart of Wellington in his new book, Wellington Streets.

Living the hip-hop dream

Musical duo's Homegrown performance

Wellington hip-hop duo Kid'n'Rei are about to turn a dream into reality.

Franki Wood's extraordinary life

Life has never been ordinary for 95-year-old Lower Hutt singer, writer, puppeteer and all-round entertainer Franki Wood.

Street food worth a stop and sample

Visitors to Wellington waterfront this summer will find food trucks serving gourmet options and Kiwi classics.

Willis St hospo buzzing

Jano Bistro opens in historic yellow cottage

One of Willis St's heritage-listed buildings is back in business after months sitting idle, adding to the growing buzz at the bypass end of town.

Kiwi Summer: Horsing around

Pony or diving board?

Sam Smith and his pony, Santa, had a great time at Palliser Bay.

Kiwi Summer pix: Our first winner

We've drawn the first name from the hat in our Canon Kiwi Summer photo competition.

What's On December 29


In Wellington today, check out what's on around the region.

Dreaming of Europe

Wellington Zoo chief executive Karen Fifield shares her holiday plans.

Justin Lester's perfect summer


Wellington Deputy Mayor Justin Lester shares his holiday plans.

Slap on those sunnies

A bit of Kiwi ingenuity is helping people keep track of their sunglasses.

Giveaway: NZ Sale $500 voucher

Capital Day has a $500 voucher to give away.

Glorious food at the waterfront

Wellington's waterfront will be dotted with trucks selling affordable food this summer, from Sichuan specialties to empanadas and sandwiches.

New look, fresh sound

Teresa Bergman returns home a star

Teresa Bergman started writing songs when she was 9, sang in award-winning barbershop quartets from 14, and made it into the finals of 2005's New Zealand Idol at 18.

Santa's little helpers

Spreading Christmas cheer to the needy

Santa hasn't forgotten those families whose cupboards are bare in the leadup to Christmas.

Festive diners give back

Diners are being asked to think about those less fortunate when they eat out this festive season.

Capital blows Empire away

Their Spiegeltent of circus, comedy and burlesque will be in Wellington for one more week.

Giveaway: Les Mills membership

New Zealand’s largest and most awarded gym chain is giving Wellington workers the chance to work out and get fit in the brand new Les Mills Lambton Quay

Gollum & goblin full of sweetness

If all cakes looked as grotesque as Christine Jeffery's Goblin King, waistlines everywhere would probably be better off.

WCC leaves tree

Girl's plea saves wayward cypress

A little girl's tearful plea has unknotted the red tape of local government, proving that even the most bureaucratic of institutions can have a heart.

Bringing it all back home

They went from humble beginnings at Tawa College to winning gold at the barbershop world championships - now the Musical Island Boys are coming home.

Tuatara's taste temple

Workshop, gym, brothel, now it's a microbrewery

Heritage building saved from destruction nearly a decade ago is reborn as a microbrewery.

Yeastie Boys crowdfund $500k IPO

Wellington beer brewer Yeastie Boys will make an IPO $500,000 through crowdfunding.

Artists' message in a mini hut

People are leaving little notes for each other all over Wellington thanks to two Mt Cook artists.

High-flier ready for wind

Nitro Circus' Travis Pastrana is set for Wellington

One of the world's craziest action sports athletes, 17-times X Games medallist Travis Pastrana, is returning to the capital with his Nitro Circus crew.

Kakapo support is more than skin deep

When Sally Millar decided to ditch her corporate career and open a tattoo studio, shifting from Melbourne to Wellington was a no-brainer.

Turning the tables on a new concoction

Elbowroom collective are creating a pop-up gallery that combines, art, furniture, food, and conversation.

Chance to help Conrad Smith save lives

Wellington kids have chance to run with celebrated athletes and raise money for children in poverty.

Musicians raise funds for needy

A group of Wellington musicians are coming together to help make Christmas better for the city's homeless.

Drama at the Irish club

The Wellington Irish Society is open for drama.

Coming home to Nest

Helping Wellington's homeless women

What do a former Wellingtonian of the Year, Sister Marcellin Wilson, shop owner Mary Self and a handstitched quilt titled "Nest" have in common?

Raising the bar with new cocktail

Charley Noble worker eyes NZ trophy

Charley Noble's Lorietta Bahr hopes popular South American drink will help her become NZ's cocktail-making champion.

Road trip hits speed bump

Webisodes on the road take it slow in Otaki

Steve Porteous and Jenny Lindberg show people how to slow down their lives and live close to nature.

'All the fixings'

Wellington's US Embassy laid on a traditional Thanksgiving feast for the poor today.

Cafe of the Year contest heats up

Competition fierce for national hospitality title

Loyal customers are watching with interest as their favourite eateries go head to head.

The Ego has landed for 7 Days show

The Friday night TV comedy show 7 Days is taking to the road on a national tour.

Kids' spirit spurred cancer boss on

It has been a long road, and tears have been shed. Now Ronald McDonald House chief executive Lesley Slieker is stepping down after 13 years in the job.

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