War, natural disaster and hope for humanity key themes at World Press Photo exhibition.
NZ's fledgling tourism industry was dealt a blow when a Rotorua geyser erupted in 1903, killing four people.
Pineapple and prawns make perfect partners.
Win a $100 voucher to Rata Cafe, courtesy of Wellington on a Plate and dompost.co.nz.
A mix of traditional and contemporary makes for a fine feast, writes David Burton.
Queens Dr is a picturesque road, starting near the heart of Kilbirnie and spilling out onto the edge of Cook Strait.
Lani Evans is an entrepreneur motivated not by profit but generosity. It pays, she says.
Bike stall's success prompts fixed address
A new breed of "sexy" dumpling has taken the capital by storm, thanks to aficionado Vicky Ha.
Brewery's most successful NZ awards yet
ParrotDog was the only Wellington brewery to win a trophy at this year's New Zealand beer awards.
Hummingbird's Helen heads herbology class
Fancy a little thyme stirred in your gin, or pine needles with that fish?
Definitely the most popular feature of Visa Wellington On a Plate is Burger Wellington, where burger fans chomp through thousands of gourmet burgers and vote for their favourites.
Charity inspired experience of 'blind eating'
A blindfolded dining experience was one of the sellout events of Visa Wellington On a Plate.
A can-do attitude and a love of skating is propelling a young Wellington artist to early success.
Silver screen's Middle-earth joins food fest
Middle-earth is coming to the Roxy for an event that combines two of the things Wellington does best.
Pets and their owners eat cake for a worthy cause today, thanks to SPCA Cupcake Day.
In 'crassly commercial' turn of the century Wellington, the birth of Victoria University seemed like a pipe dream.
Ruth Pretty revisits a soup from one of the classic vegetarian cookbooks.
Salty seaweed ales and and barrel-aged feijoa beer are just some of the creative ales on offer.
Sitting between the trends towards healthy and indulgent food is posh steakhouse Crazy Horse.
The Monteith's Brewing Company is about as West Coast as it gets.
Keen to try a Welly on a Plate lunch? We tried five of the best so you can choose the lunch that will suit you.
Thorndon's Bowen St literally cuts right through the heart of Wellington's political beast.
CrossFit cup calls on heavweight all-star
Lauren Fisher weighs just 61kg, but can lift 110kg - apparently 4kg more Richie McCaw weighs.
Remember those who spoke out against WWI
Relatives of World War I objectors are being asked to share their ancestors' stories.
I expected more from Ti Kouka's Wellington On a Plate special, and left disappointed.
The reign of the cupcake, the macaron and the cronut is over and the eclair has claimed the throne.
Tom Hutchison owns Capitol and WBC. Amy Jackman talks to him about cooking, cleaning and France.
For the last time we, the Cheap Tarts, have given our all and baked our hearts out.
Garage Project teams up with Weta Workshop
A pop-up pub from Weta Workshop helps launch Garage Project's World Beer Cup winning brew.
This weekend may offer a light at the end of the tunnel for those with painfully slow computers.
Thirty-two lluminated installations will light up Wellington's waterfront.
A recent community banquet celebrated a thriving new food quarter.
Enter our competitions and submit your photos to add extra spice to Wellington On a Plate.
The smart way to engage young voters
Two online campaigns are encouraging young voters to ask away in order to get off the fence and vote.
A chef and scientist combine to cook with gas ... but not as you know it.
Turning 21 marks the entry to adulthood, but Wellington beer bar The Malthouse is already a grand old gentleman.
Veteran remembers the Vietnam conflict
A book launch on a day special to Vietnam veterans brings back vivid memories.
Social media evangelist Tom Spano is leading the swarm in the art of social media communication.
Fresh, corn-fed chickens will always roast better, giving plump, juicy meat and crisp skin.
The city's newest Mexican chain restaurant may have its critics, but it's doing at least some things right.
Miramar's film industry has exploded from an area that was once a gas and oil hub.
The pest-free "halo" around the Zealandia sanctuary is being extended to Crofton Downs, thanks to a $5000 gift from the Morgan Foundation.
Wellington's annual two weeks of gorging itself on the region's finest food and drink has begun.
Start loosening those belt buckles Wellington, the food festival is back with two more weeks of dining heaven.
A war over Wellington had rivals forking out for helicopter flights as online game Ingress was taken to the next level.
Putting on some kegs
Beloved Wellington beer bar The Malthouse comes of age next week - and they're cracking a few kegs to celebrate.
For most of us, a downward-facing dog or a Sun salutation is hard enough - let alone trying them while balancing on a paddleboard.
When Wellington On a Plate begins later this week, tables will be overflowing with dude food.
Parson's bookstore closed after 56 years, but the space has been reborn as a gift shop.
Two soul sisters are becoming organ sisters, in a new procedure that allows kidney transplants between different blood types.
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