Capital Life News

Last play for Taita rugby

Looking at a picture of the promotion winning team of 1976 led Alan Harrington to reorganise a reunion.

 Taita rugby re-union planned for June.

Comedy for a cause

All money from SpinningTop's Good Guys comedy show goes directly to projects on the Burma-Thai border.

Your laughter can build a school for displaced migrant children in Myanmar at charity comedy gala.

Spruce-up for Stokes Valley

Billie Jessup, 16,  Marcus Keepa, 15, Jacob Te Kira, 14, and  Kody Keepa, 13, have spent the holidays cleaning up Stokes ...

Stokes Valley youth "wide eyed and bushy tailed" for work.

Dust off your clogs

Foxton's Big Dutch Day Out at the deMolen Windmill in Foxton will raise money to restore the town's stone-ground flour mill.

Foxton's out-of-action windmill is turning 14, and this year's party could get it working again.

Bernie memorial campaign launched

Oriental Bay's beloved shop dog Bernie could be immortalised with a sculpture that could also double as a dog staging post.

Bernie memorial idea gets mayoral blessing.

Too much drink, close the streets

Police on Wellington's Blair St. Authorities are planning to close Blair and Allen streets on weekend nights to traffic ...

The boozing is so bad in central Wellington, two streets may need closing at weekends.

Wellington gets its first Winetopia

Hundreds of tastings can be had at Winetopia 2017.

Lashings of gin, rivers of wine and heaps of cheese are all the rage this season.

Review: Kazu reopens in Wellington

Kazu's karaage chicken is well worth trying.

You'll find a friendly vibe and top-notch teriyaki sauce at this popular Japanese spot.

Mead has gone mainstream

Mac's Love Buzz mead is available until mid-August.

One of the world's oldest styles of alcohol is offering a taste of something new.

Wellington debut for Africa film fest

Opening night film 'The Wedding Ring' offers a female perspective on love, marriage and customs as seen by the Niger’s ...

Wellingtonians are being invited on "a cultural safari" when the Africa Film Festival hits the capital in May.

Puppets behaving badly video

Tom Clarke plays Jason and his demonic puppet, Tyrone, in Hand to God.

Tyrone the puppet has a big smile, but don't let that fool you - he doesn't belong on Sesame St.

Dyslexia no barrier for Hoey

Hoey, who didn't learn to to write until he was eight years old, says his dyslexia gave his teaching a unique perspective.

Dyslexic Dominic Hoey learned to write at eight years old - now the published author and poet is teaching writing courses.

Leah McFall: A chilling realisation

You are what you eat – and what I eat appears to include corned beef.

Do you want to know how well-bred you are? Then open your fridge.

Our finest young voices

The choir are holding an open rehearsal at Wellington Girls' College on Sunday, April 23.

A new cycle of the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir has begun, with a week-long camp in Wellington.

Artist spreads her wings

Kapiti artist Vanessa Owens with Kapiti Adventures of Sammy the Seal - the first of what she hopes will be a five-part ...

Kapiti artist lends drawing talent to Michael Peryer's children's book about a fur seal.

Brass band's Star Wars march video

Wellington Brass Band coordinator Byron Newton came up with the idea of a Star Wars-themed arrangement for the band's ...

Darth Vader and Jedi summoned as Wellington Brass Band chases fifth national title.

The art of war in Wellington

Portraits of real New Zealand veterans by Matt Gauldie take unexpected guises.

Reflecting on mortality and the military, are civilian art appetites too soft?

Push for Bernie memorial

Bernie the bernese dog of Oriental Parade, Wellington.

Bernie the beloved shop dog may get a memorial, and the Wellington mayor is open to the idea.

How cheap is too cheap for a coffee? video

Coffix, the new cafe on the Wellington block, is selling all its coffees for $2.50. (File photo)

New Wellington cafe's $2.50 offer may be great for customers, but what about growers?

Slow Boat’s vinyl celebration

Still going strong, despite the odds: the famous Slow Boat Records store in Wellington's Cuba Street.

Cuba St store will have two live performances to mark International Record Store Day.

Trash turns to treasure

Site Foreman Fred Cleaver, archaeologist Nicholas Beynon and project manager Gary Cox, have unearthed some interesting ...

Archaeologist excited by Petone rubbish dump.

Ballet dancer pirouettes to stardom

Macy Cook, one of New Zealand's top young dancers, performing at the St James Theatre.

Watch this space for rising dance star, 13-year-old Wellington ballerina Macy Cook.

Much-loved and 'icon' dog dies

Bernie the bernese dog, a well-known dweller of Oriental Parade, Wellington.

Bernie the bernese, a favourite on Wellington's Oriental Parade, dies.

Review: Forage, Grand Mercure Wellington

Harmony pork chop with greens and and apple-miso jus.

A locally sourced selection of dishes at the new restaurant within the refurbished Grand Mercure Wellington.

Your must-do at Hopstock festival

Fork & Brewer will be one of the many bars taking part in Hopstock 2017. Raw hops not included.

The five-day long celebration is back in the capital.

War stories come to life

Cottrell says the impact of war is huge, and these stories need to be told.

Anna Cottrell is on a mission to tell the stories of out lesser-known World War I heroes.

Joe's got plans for Helen Clark

A 2.4-metre portrait of former prime minister Helen Clark was rescued from a Wellington rubbish tip before being ...

Portrait buyer intends to build a gallery around his latest purchase.

School project with a difference

Julianna Barber's parents ran a family home and she lived with foster children, so she knows how crucial the support is, ...

Julianna Barber has organised a charity event as part of her school curriculum.

Shedding light on reflective fashion

Kat Filer, centre, with  Arrow Uniforms' Sheila Murray-Hamilton, left, and model Lily Andrew at the 2016 Project Glow ...

Project Glow Wear is a competition aiming to create fashionable and affordable reflective safety wear.

From prison to paintbrushes video

Artist Simon Kerr was a career criminal who spent 18 years behind bars.

Ex-gang leader Simon Kerr spent 18 years behind bars for breaking into ATMs. Now he's an artist.

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