Capital Life News

Review: Egmont St Eatery

Hangover cure.

This is such good Sunday brunch food.

Be part of new photo festival

Photival Photography Festival director and curator Demi Heath.

Wellington will host the inaugural Photival Photography Festival next year and you could be featured.

Young chef to compete in culinary games

In February, Tyler Langerveld will compete against the world's best in India.

Calls for new peace memorial video

A temporary sculpture of conscientious objector Archibald Baxter put up on the Wellington Waterfront on Anzac Day ...

Petition for a permanent conscientious objector memorial in Wellington attracts 1269 signatures.

Rata St installs Buddy Bench

Maddoc Cook and Jayloistone Iona Tuala, both 8, check out one of the wooden  Buddy Benches at Rata St School..

Buddy benches developed to help lonely children

Santa's helpers revealed in Rongotai video

Chameleon Event Management director Jamie Wilson, front, backed by Danny Caldwell, John Harvey and Ian Ruxton who built ...

CuriousCity: Behind the scenes of Santa's sleigh workshop.

What goes on in the Burbs

Laura Robinson runs a web-series called Burbs, where every episode is about a different Wellington suburb. Pictured here ...

Burbs, a web series about absurdity in Wellington's suburbs, is gearing up for a second series.

Pretence and planets

Orchestra Wellington

REVIEW: Two new works were on show for Orchestra Wellington's final concert of the year.

All the fun of the fair

Wadestown's Steve Kelly is able to provide his daughter, Francesca, 6, with the best of seating.

The Thorndon Fair, a 40-year-old staple on the Wellington entertainment calendar, was held on Sunday.

New range for revamped brewery

Tui Brewery head brewer Tupu Gregory is excited about the newly built brewery.

Tui brewery gets a makeover in the hope of attracting more visitors and tourists.

Meet the unapologetic scientist

GeoNet boss Ken Gledhill at the offices in Avalon, Wellington.

Earthquakes are geophysics in action and an endless source of fascination to GeoNet boss Dr Ken Gledhill.

Honouring Rita Angus

A mock up of what the Rita Angus mural could look like.

She's not on a bank note, but Rita Angus' portrait could soon be painted on a central Wellington wall.

Historic cottage fetches $1m video

Built in 1865, the cottage was once owned by Thorndon jail's turnkey.

Couple buys historic cottage for nearly double the RV without ever setting foot on the property.

Tour homes for Christmas inspiration

The table features many festive rabbits.

Ten Christmas Tables for Te Omanga showcases local homes for a good cause.

World's largest bus revealed

Volvo's bi-articulated Gran Artic bus which is 30 metres long and can carry up to 300 passengers.

Don't expect Volvo's latest bus to feature on Wellington's windy streets.

Advent calendar shows off beauty of Wellington

This year's Wondrous Wellington Advent Calendar features 360-degree photos featuring Wellington's most loved locations.

This years Wellington Advent Calendar features 360-degree photos of Wellington's most loved locations.

Whipping up a coffee storm

Mr Whippy has been given permission to set up shop at Lower Hutt's Avalon Park, but hundreds of people are unhappy the ...

Caffeine-fuelled backlash erupts after council replaces Lower Hutt coffee van with a Mr Whippy.

How does a dress last 300 years? video

This dress, dating from about 1775, is made of Spitalfields silk.

We went behind the scenes at Te Papa's lab to see ornate frocks from the 18th century.

Review: Mediterranean Foods Trattoria

The Cinque Terre pizza was the highlight of a meal at Mediterranean Foods.

The re-fit of the trattoria in hip Newtown was stunning, and the chefs had expanded the menu beyond pizza.

Free outdoor gear offer for summer

Dave Woulfe runs The Boatshed at Days Bay, The Bikeshed Pencarrow and Cycle Rimutaka, which have launched Everyone's ...

Dave Woulfe wants everyone to enjoy all the adventures Wellington has to offer.

Tree guard back on yob watch

The Christmas tree on Courtenay Place will again have a security guard protecting it from drunken vandals.

Courtenay Place Christmas tree will again be protected from festive revellers.

A spotlight on disability issues

Disability Pride Week curators Nick Ruane and Rachel Noble say the slogan for the week will be "claiming our place".

People with disabilities are our biggest minority group, and they're ready to claim their place.

Readers reflect on hospice

Te Omanga Hospice chief executive Biddy Harford has spent four years weighing up the future of their earthquake prone ...

Readers value Te Omanga Hospice.

Ryman opens $120m facility

Residents Irene and Harry  Martin, with Lower Hutt Mayoress Linda Goss-Wallace and resident Beverley Tansey. Harry ...

New Ryman village in Petone is its biggest built so far.

Melling line tidy-up

Among those who will be weeding, blotting out graffiti and picking up rubbish at the Melling Walk the Line clean-up on ...

Chance to walk the Melling line.

Walking beats the car any day

The best way to entice people on to buses, bikes or to walk is to make such an activity really attractive.

Opinion: Walkable and cyclable cities come with huge pluses.

Exploring our identity through togs

de Pont says our relaxed national identity means New Zealand has had a unique evolution of beachwear.

The way our swimwear has evolved time says a lot about our our national identity.

Wellington charity hosts annual fundraiser

The Free Store store manager Alexander Reid, left, and founder and director Benjamin Johnson.

$10,000 is a quarter of The Free Store's yearly budget, and it hopes to raise it in one night.

Beerhive Blog: Husky dreams

Husk Co-owners Kerry Gray (left) and Michael Pullin have almost finished renovating their new space Husk.

Yet another beer dream is realised down a Wellington alleyway.

Fears slow CBD apartment sales

An apartment building on central Wellington's Tennyson St was evacuated after the November 14 earthquake.

But some are still going ahead, and agents are confident of a rebound.

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