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Fish n' chips app offers delivery

General manager Richard Samways manages both the Thorndon Chippery and Mt Vic Chippery, both of which offer delivery ...

Wellington's The Chippery stores serve fish n' chips in a box instead of paper, and they even deliver to your door.

Cellist wins lead solo opportunity

Kapiti cellist Lavinnia Rae, performs her winning piece in the Te Koki New Zealand School of Music, concerto ...

Cellist wins starring role with orchestra at Michael Fowler Centre.

Teens censor movies

Ryan Anderson, 17, left, and India Porter, 17, both of Tawa College, at Event Cinemas after watching a ...

Do young Wellingtonians have what it takes to determine if a movie is appropriate for people their age and younger to be watching?

A taste of... Muse

The charcuterie platter at Muse.

The five-star restaurant had set up shop on Chews Lane, with an expanded menu.

Jaxson lands dream stage role

The three boys who successfully auditioned to play the lead role in Billy Elliot the Musical, coming to Auckland later ...

Hutt boy Jaxson Cook says he can identity with movie character Billy Elliot, who he will play on stage.

Cafe Chat: Night Noodle Markets headed for Wellington

Guests forage for ingredients they use to prepare and cook a three-course lunch at the Country Cooking School in Featherston.


Pork Pie: on the set gallery

On set in Southland for Pork Pie.

Miri Schroeter waited six hours for her five seconds of fame.

Kapiti College win short film competition

The Kapiti College pupils who won the Roxy5 work on a project.

Move over Sir Peter: a group of students from Kapiti College have won the Roxy5 Short Film Competition.

Eat chocolate for a cause

The Chocolate Bar owner/operator Luke Owen Smith with a selection of rare and unusual chocolates.

Conscious consumerism is leading people towards buying fair trade and considering working conditions and treatment of overseas workers, Luke Owen Smith believes.

Signed, sealed, delivered - on bike

Russell Silverwood, right, picking up peanut butter from Fix and Fogg co-founder Roman Jewell.

For Russell Silverwood, cycling around inner-city Wellington for five hours a day delivering anything from chocolate to couches is all in a day's work.

Nappy Lady shares sustainable secrets

Kate Meads teaches about modern cloth nappies and ways to minimise waste at home with a baby

Kate Meads, a mother and environmental advocate, travels around New Zealand showing people how to live more sustainably while raising children.

Fair Trade Fortnight in Wellington

Rena Kohere popping out behind some organic fair trade clothing at the Sustainability Trust pop-up shop. Photo: MAARTEN ...

Wellington gets involved in Fair Trade Fortnight, teaching people about the benefits of fair trade both locally and globally.

High tea for Mary Potter Hospice

Patron of Mary Potter Hospice Lady Susan Satyanand serves former patron Lady Norma Beattie a cup of tea, kickstarting ...

Lady Susan Satyanand recently hosted a Hospice Cuppa event, raising money for the Mary Potter Hospice.

British war hero honoured in Karori

Rear Admiral David Beatty.


Maaka chases musical dream

Former Upper Hutt resident Maaka Fiso has just released a single with the new Maori label Waatea Music.

Upper Hutt singer Maaka Fiso's first single is about following your dreams.

Cafe Chat: Wellington Food Show

House of Dumplings are among the local producers showcasing their cuisine at Wellington Food Show this weekend.

Wellington Food Show this weekend

Yellow Fever fan steps up the pace

Matt Weldon-Smith of the Yellow Fever pounds the treadmill at Les Mills Lower Hutt as part of his build-up to run the ...

A high-profile Phoenix fan has given himself another sporting challenge.

Five and Dime to offer silver service without price tag

Elie Assaf, owner of Five Boroughs and the new restaurant Five and Dime on Cuba.

Five and Dime to offer silver service without price tag 

Foraging fundraiser for a good cause

A table full of guests enjoying the Make a Meal in May event, with Kaibosh volunteer and communications manager Anoushka ...

Maeve Jones and Rachael Caughley spent a grand total of $0 on a potluck dinner they hosted last Saturday.

A taste of... Arthur's Cafe

Veggie rosti at Arthur's Cafe

The beloved bistro had reopened after a six-month-long closure, with new owners, so we went for brunch.

Father of creative writing Bill Manhire

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National Portrait.
Bill Manhire - poet, writer and father of creative writing in New ...

On poetry, teaching and fear of death.

Strikes, mail and banking along the waterfront

Looking south down Customhouse Quay in 1906. The Government Life Building and the Chief Post Office are on the right.


Forced marriage HIV victim speaks out

Malawian politician Olipa Chimangeni faced tragedy, severe poverty, and stigma to change attitudes towards HIV and AIDS, ...

Forced marriage led to an HIV death sentence for Olipa Chimangeni. Now the Malawian woman is asking for help to create change.

Music in the blood

Myele Manzanza, left, and father Sam Manzanza are performing together for Africa Day 2016 at Shed 6.

Myele Manzanza has music in his blood, as does his father and the rest of his family.

Karori birdlife celebrated on mural

The new mural on Karori Rd, as painted by Ruth and Ian Taylor.

Influence from the works of previous Karori residents Katherine Mansfield and E. Mervyn Taylor contributed to the suburb's newest mural.

Cowley's book put to music

Joy Cowley photographed in her Featherston home.

Some of New Zealand's national treasures are coming together to share knowledge at this year's Featherston Booktown event.

Garden planned for Bond St

The opening of the pedestrian precinct on Bond St in 2015.

Apartment dwellers in inner Wellington will soon have their own community garden.

Top five: Welly Food Show

Culinary legend Ray McVinnie gives a demonstration at the 2015 Wellington Food Show.

Here's a guide to the Wellington Food Show, including the must-sees, gift ideas, and ways to help out local charities.

The cemetery and the university

Looking east over Wellington city and harbour from Mount St Cemetery during the 1886-7 reclamation.

Mount St in Kelburn is known to many Wellingtonians as a shortcut to Victoria University fromthe city centre, but the steep narrow street is also home to one of Wellington's oldest cemeteries.

Tuffin makes sport available for all

Mornington Golf Club vice-president Ray Tuffin with Rongotai MP Annette King. King presented Tuffin with the community ...

Seeing the joy on young people's faces as they participate in sport is reward enough for Ray Tuffin, but he was officially recognised for his work as April's Community Champion.

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