A bit of Kiwi ingenuity is helping people keep track of their sunglasses.
Weta Workshop founder Sir Richard Taylor talks about his love for Wellington.
Wellington's waterfront will be dotted with trucks selling affordable food this summer, from Sichuan specialties to empanadas and sandwiches.
It has a new name and new look, but it's the same concept and offers even better prizes ... we're back with our annual summer pix competition!
Sam Scott of the Phoenix Foundation was born and bred in Newtown. Here are his picks.
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.
Nikau's head chef has discovered the secret of fermentation, which she shares with customers..
Spreading Christmas cheer to the needy
Santa hasn't forgotten those families whose cupboards are bare in the leadup to Christmas.
Plan B does the trick
The race to the altar for a Wellington couple hit the heights of Mt Victoria, Amazing Race-style.
They say one man's trash is another man's treasure, but for an Elsdon couple it's bringing Christmas joy back after the death of their daughter.
Diners are being asked to think about those less fortunate when they eat out this festive season.
Their Spiegeltent of circus, comedy and burlesque will be in Wellington for one more week.
Santa was still a favourite for the thousands of children lining the streets at Wellington's Christmas parade.
Getting past an architectural stumbling block has rich rewards for restaurant Golden Tiger.
New Zealanders' fondness for British PM Sir Winston Churchill is recognised in Churchill Drive.
Writing, filming and co-producing her first feature film while pregnant was not what Camille Keenan was hoping for.
Kiwi anti-war bomb creator a 'very queer fish'
Maurice Wilkins was a "caricature of a scientist", but the Nobel Prize-winner saved millions of lives.
If all cakes looked as grotesque as Christine Jeffery's Goblin King, waistlines everywhere would probably be better off.
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.
Savage's grandfatherly style helped in polls
In 1935 Michael Joseph Savage became NZ's first Labour prime minister.
Singer Emily Mwila is not one to pick a conventional path.
They went from humble beginnings at Tawa College to winning gold at the barbershop world championships - now the Musical Island Boys are coming home.
Workshop, gym, brothel, now it's a microbrewery
Heritage building saved from destruction nearly a decade ago is reborn as a microbrewery.
Wellington film-maker Taika Waititi is heading north for his career, but his heart will always stay in Wellington.
A young Wellingtonian has transformed his love for coffee into a business idea he believes is a world first.
A 136-year old church will get new stained glass windows thanks to a congregation member who tracked down its original features.
People are leaving little notes for each other all over Wellington thanks to two Mt Cook artists.
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.
In New Zealand we get only one chance a year to eat turkey.
While the world goes wild for the last Middle-earth saga, one man is thinking more about his own back yard. | The ring's New Zealand legacy
Remiro Bresolin would be proud of his sons' latest venture, on the model of Il Casino.
Our Jurassic Park of bird life
Predator-free Kapiti Island gives a glimpse of New Zealand's pre-settler paradise.
Sir Peter Blake changed the face of New Zealand yachting.
Seventy-three years ago, children wishing for a toy truck or racing car in their stockings may have been disappointed on Christmas morning.
The size and shape of Ruahine St has always been a hot topic.
When Sally Millar decided to ditch her corporate career and open a tattoo studio, shifting from Melbourne to Wellington was a no-brainer.
Neal Swindells, who became rector of St Patrick's College this year, talks about cricket, suffering a school fraud scandal and why there aren't many priests in Catholic schools.
Elbowroom collective are creating a pop-up gallery that combines, art, furniture, food, and conversation.
Much like myself the morning after a few too many drinks, beer likes to be kept cool and dark.
Motoring enthusiasts brought the roar of engines to Wellington's social scene of the 1900s.
With a few rolls around a Manners St theatre in 1898, Wellington entered the motor age.
Wellington kids have chance to run with celebrated athletes and raise money for children in poverty.
'Major coup' for Wings Over Wairarapa
Reproduction of the plane which may have made first powered flight feature at Wings Over Wairarapa.
Top Wellington chef Martin Bosley remembers the days when he considered beer good for cooling down after mowing the lawn on a hot day, but not much else.
New owners take classy joint back to basics
The grand old dame of Wellington hospitality has a new crew, and they're shunning sharing plates.
Just when you thought Bret McKenzie's CV had it all, he writes the lyrics for an Old Spice ad.
A group of Wellington musicians are coming together to help make Christmas better for the city's homeless.
Instagram diet helps fight eating disorder
The thought of pizza used to make Annalise Gregan break out in sweats.
Home to students, liberals and the odd pot-head, Aro Valley is the capital's most colourful community.
The Wellington Irish Society is open for drama.
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