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Arrests spark win for democracy

Police and student protesters face off at Parliament in September 1997. The students' mass arrests led to a landmark civil rights settlement.

Mass arrest of student protesters at Parliament in 1997 sparked a victory for civil rights.

Emerging from the covers video

Towers release debut single Suede & Leather Dreams.

Mass dance to open NZ Festival

Le Grand Continental choreographer Sylvain Emard auditioning Wellingtonians for his New Zealand Festival dance to be performed in Civic Square. From left Elizabeth Braud, Niamh Kelly, Sylvian Emard and Denise Brennock.

Mass dance to open NZ Festival

Stansborough picks up tourism thread again

Stansborough Fibres mill manager and loom tuner Richard Graham checks one of the 1890s warp looms used to create cloth for movie garments and export for sale in high-end boutiques around the world.

Lower Hutt has re-gained a popular tourist attraction with a move by Stansborough Fibres into bigger Petone premises.

Burlesque in a cathedral

Courtney L'amour struts her feathers in the historic Old Saint Paul's church.

The glitz and glam is coming to Old St Paul's Cathedra for Wellington's first burlesque ball in a church.

Final five flags in the flesh

Real-life versions of the five alternative flags will begin to pop up around the country from now onwards.

Wellington's Civic Square will host the five alternative flag designs from Monday.

Pull up a pew for Maori, Irish music

Motu: Oileain perform at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow in January.  Giving punters in Ireland a taste of the te reo/Irish fusion hasn’t come about yet ‘‘but it’s in the pipeline,’’ organiser and guitarist Gerry Paul said.

Kiwi pub crowds loved an Irish/Maori musical collaboration last year but the Wellington stop on Motu:Oileain's return tour will be a different kind of venue - a church.

Days of Naenae pub bookies, jars recalled

George McLennan has many happy memories of drinking Red Band at the Naenae Hotel.

Bookmakers, half gallon jars and scraps are just a few memories George McLennan has of the Naenae Hotel.

Bubblelands asks the big questions

Bubblelands explores the culinary habits of Chinese culture, from the point of view of the food.

In the tank of a Chinese restaurant a blue cod and a crayfish wait to be "chosen".

Arrest after crane climb attempt

A man descends the floating crane 'Hikitia, which is tied up alongside Taranaki Wharf, after police caught him scaling it on Thursday. A man died after plunging to his death leaping from the 45-metre-high crane in March this year.

Police catch man trying to climb the same crane Jamie Gibbon died jumping from in March.

Protesters and police clashing over Vietnam

Victoria University students marching down Molesworth St to Parliament grounds, protesting against the visit of a two-man American Vietnam mission to New Zealand. 1 August 1967.

New Zealand's involvement in the Vietnam War sparked widespread condemnation across the country.

Te Papa's origins in Museum St

Museum St today looking north from Bowen St. The grassy area and sculptures to the left of the photo is where the Colonial Museum once was. Parliament is to the right.

Museum St, a small street off Bowen St, now houses only the New Zealand Parliament buildings, but was once the home of early Wellington's pioneering spirit.

Shapeshifter announces Wellington show

Shapeshifter have announced a new tour.

Shapeshifter hit the road again, just in time for summer.

Welly trio to train medics in Nepal

From left, Jess Anderson, Dan Klapaukh, and Ryan Bothma will put their medical training into practice in Nepal in November.

One local firefighter and two Whitireia paramedic students are preparing to fly to Nepal to better equip medics with disaster relief and triage skills.

In a class of its own

Headmistress Marie Bell and pupils pose for The Evening Post at Aro Valley's Matauranga School in December 1969. Bell is wearing a dress made and presented to her by the children

Matauranga School was a pioneer of alternative education, despite its unruly reputation

Keep up with the kaka-dashians

People will now be able to tune in to watch a family of Wellington kaka go about their everyday business.

A live video feed is giving people an intimate peek into the life of a family of kaka.

Glass bottles moove on

Two year old Danny Mohi drinking milk from a glass bottle while sitting on a curb in Tasman St, Wellington. February 24, 1976. Ref EP/1976/0733/7A-F.

By 1998 North Island consumers had soured to the taste of milk in glass bottles

The Bookbinder at Circa Theatre

Actor Ralph McCubbin Howell performs as a bookbinder's apprentice.

Following sell-out performances at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Bookbinder is back in Wellington.

Nun goes homeless for charity

Sister Catherine Hannan getting a taster of what it is like to sleep in a car.

More than 200 Wellingtonians will take to the street on Friday for World Homeless Day.

Confusion over war exhibit pram policy

Mark and Caroline Carver feel discriminated against after they and their infant children were refused entry to the Great War Exhibition because their pram was deemed a safety hazard.

Family denied entry over confusing pram rules at Great War Exhibition

WoW brings the crowds

WoW brings $26m into Wellington's economy each year and is attracting growing crowds of domestic and international guests.

WoW is helping boost Wellington's growing tourism market while fitting in with the capital's creative scene.

Beach races 'quintessential' Castlepoint gallery

"E. Olsen's Oete, ridden by the Pahiatua amateur horseman, Mr. H. Blunden, winning the maiden heat. Mr. Blunden won four out of the seven races decided during the day,'' caption from the Evening Post, March 16, 1940.

It's surf 'n turf, it's hooves 'n hacks, it's the Castlepoint races.

Kids' Reserve temporary location a hit

Kids' Reserve Childcare Centre supervisor Janis Murray reads to Brydie Rissel, 3. Lukas Ha and Charles Wayodi play behind them.

Life is a cabaret over at Kids' Reserve Childcare Centre, where family and staff loyalty has saved the popular centre from folding.

From the Menu: saffron seafood chowder

Boat Cafe's saffron seafood chowder.

Boat Cafe's Saffron Seafood Chowder

Women in blue walk the beat

Policewomen did not train at the same place as men until the Trentham Police Training School opened in 1956.

The first Kiwi women police officer wore gloves and couldn't arrest anyone.

Mountain dog top pooch gallery video

The Best in Show medal at the National Dog Show went to Idaho, the Bernese Mountain Dog, here with owner Linda Jury.

This is why a four-year-old Bernese mountain dog has done his breed proud.

Blessed are God's creatures

Wellington Cathedral of St Paul's Reverend Michael Holland blesses farmer Stephen Mulholland's llama Hob.

Animals blessed at Wellington Cathedral as part of spring celebration.

Surprise stop kicks off cruise season

Patrick and Karen Howe, of Canberra, got a bonus stop-off in Wellington while cruising on the Diamond Princess. They were two of 2700 passengers onboard the 116,000-tonne ship.

Wellington turned on a stunner Saturday for the season's first cruise passengers.

Indoor paddleboard yoga beats the weather

An indoor SUP class hold their balance in the tree pose on paddleboards at Fergs Kayaks. Front row from left, Laura Kotzeff, Megan Sety and Sam Whittle.

Indoor stand up paddleboard yoga kicks off in Wellington.

Thomas Oliver's spacey video video

Thomas Oliver worked with Weta Workshops for his latest music video clip.

Wellington musician Thomas Oliver has teamed up with Weta Workshop for his latest music clip.

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