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Sunshine has tills running hot

Gelato on the Wellington waterfront has been more popular than ever this summer.

Wellingtonians are spending money at home as they lap up abnormally warm temperatures.

A Kat who loves dogs

Kat Davey and her dogs make quite a splash where ever they go.

Upper Hutt dog walker Kat Davey gets noticed where ever she goes.

This is a view worth fighting for gallery video

The Aitchison's million-dollar Roseneath view returns to its former glory as the fence blocking it comes down following a court order.

Stressed, debilitated, and walled in, the Aitchisons went into exile. Now, their home is waiting for them.

Found: Long-lost friend Joe

Twenty years ago American Lissa Carlino met Joe Wareham in San Francisco. After two years of searching for him, they finally meet again in Wellington.

American writer Lissa Carlino says Joe Wellington still has the "kind eyes" she remembered from 20 years ago.

Policing power

Auditor-General Lyn Provost is all smiles, but don't be fooled - there is a rod of iron up her spine.

From New Zealand's first female deputy police commissioner to public spending watchdog

Scots parade, picnic, and pipes

Scots College students at the whole school chapel service on Tuesday.

Scots College is rapidly approaching its 100th anniversary on Monday, February 8.

A taste of... Cuckoo Cafe & Cocktail Emporium

The monstrous platter.

A taste of…Cuckoo Cafe & Cocktail Emporium

Weta takes magic leap with Google

A still from Magic Leap's first teaser video for the Dr. Grordbort's game developed by Weta Workshop and Magic Leap.

Weta Workshop and Google to work together to take digital world beyond smartphones.

National portrait: Jordan Williams

Partisan villain or champion of the little guy?

My Secret Wellington

Storbie chief executive and founder Shane Bartle at Bats Theatre, where he used to perform.

Storbie chief executive Shane Bartle shares his favourite local haunts.

Paraparaumu pigeons are not pests

Kedron Parker, left, and Adam Ben-Dror bringing the worlds of pigeons and people together.

Wellington and Auckland artists have co-created a performance piece to redeem pigeons in the eyes of Wellingtonians.

Cafe Chat: Hive is alive in Eastbourne

Brandon Bodden and his wife Lizzy own Hive, a new cafe in Rimu St, Eastbourne.

New Eastbourne cafe is one for the locals.

Review: Muse on Allen a five star experience

Venison Denver Leg.

Everything is lining up nicely at Wellington's Muse on Allen - the wine, the service, the food and at last the decor.

Bike Wise Month in Wellington

Bikers enjoying a previous National Go By Bike Day.

February is Bike Wise Month, and there are plenty of Wellington-based activities for pedal pushers to attend.

Seven secret gardens in Wellington

Horticulturalist Patrick Elliott among the flowers, including Dahlia ‘My Love’ and Dahlia ‘Kennemerland’, in his secret garden.

Wellington City Council launches Hidden Gardens, a project to get residents sleuthing.

Behind the scenes: Wellington Sevens

Jo Gilpin, left, and Rebecca Liua'ana play around on the hotel baggage trolley at James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor.

How many bananas and litres of water are consumed by players during tournament week?

A taste of ... Crumpet

Looks pretty good to us.

We try Crumpet for some old school cocktails with a bit of glamour.

TAB saddling up for charity

New Zealand Racing Board chief executive John Allen joins Alby Smith, 7, for a barbecue dinner at Ronald McDonald House.

The Interislander Summer Festival race day in Wellington will double up as a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Puma Sevens visit Children's Hospital

Dylan Goodwill, 2, meets Bautista Ezcurra, left, and Franco Sabato.

The Puma sevens brought toys and rugby balls for ill children at the Wellington hospital.

My Secret Wellington

Well-known Kiwi chef Wylie Dean is back in the capital with some new hospitality ideas.

Wellington Hospitality Group executive chef Wylie Dean shares his favourite local haunts.

Our favourite looks from Trentham gallery

Talia Marshall, a lawyer from Tauranga, wears a dress from ASOS and a hat from Natalie Chan. Katie Flett, a dairy farmer from Canterbury, wears a dress from a second-hand race wear online retailer.

Race-goers at Trentham this year were a colourful bunch, displaying an eclectic array of looks beneath the scorching midsummer sun. Here are our top picks from the day. 

Welcoming the Year of the Monkey

The Chinese New Year parade has become a popular fixture of the Wellington events calendar.

As the Chinese influence in New Zealand and the world increases, the Chinese new year celebrations increase in prominence and popularity.

Cafe Chat: New neighbourhood saloon for Mount Vic

Davey McDonald, manager and maitre d' at Ortega Fish Shack, is overseeing the transformation of the villa next door into Mount Victoria's newest local.

Mount Victoria residents will soon have a new local pub.

Cup Day a glam affair

The Black Sticks model on the Fashion in the Field stage.

Punters were out in hoardes on Saturday for a stunner of a day at Trentham Racecourse, and some competed on the catwalk.

A knight to remember or barking mad? video

Woofingtons luxury dog kennel manager Nick Hearfield

A dog kennel with 9 couches, 18 TVs and a grand piano?

Wargamers lock, load for battle

Glacier King, a figure from the Hordes war game, which will feature at the Hutt Miniature Wargames Club ValleyCon 2016 meeting on January 30 and 31.

The battles by wargamers in Upper Hutt this month will range from historical to fantasy.

Kiwi fights back against MS in Israel

Amy Clague is about to undergo treatment in Tel Aviv that involves high doses of chemotherapy, which will potentially permanently destroy her fertility.

Although Amy Clague's immune system is attacking her brain, she is determined to keep smiling.

Capital E's detective scavenger hunt

Capital E hopes children will get dressed up in detective gear such as binoculars and magnifying glasses.

Scooby Doo, Inspector Gadget, Nancy Drew and Sherlock Holmes outfits will be dusted off this weekend.

Inaugural Kapiti Writers' Retreat

Wellington writers Anna Taylor and Pip Adam are both attending the inaugural Kapiti Writers Retreat this weekend, where they will be joined by many of the Wellington region's scribes.

Ink slingers and blossoming authors prepare for the inaugural Kapiti Writers' Retreat.

Perfect movie? Perfect beer

Ryan McArthur from Beer Without Borders tried unsuccessfully to watch a movie a day in 2015. He did, however, come up with some great beer and movie matches.

OPINION: Here the best film and tipple matching tips from Ryan McArthur at Beer Without Borders.

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