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Quiz master in TV's hot seat

Cary Elwes as Westley, and Robin Wright as Buttercup, Princess of Florin in the 1987 classic The Princess Bride.

Pub quiz compiler picks The Princess Bride as his Mastermind specialist subject.

The world's coolest little capital

They say you can't beat Wellington on a good day.

They say you can't beat Wellington on a good day and they - whoever they are - are bang on.

Students claim their history on stage

03052016  News, Simon Edwards, Fairfax.  St Orans/St Bernard's Colleges production of Te Rakau's Dog & Bone. As audience ...

It's not in our history curriculum but Hutt pupils find another way to examine the NZ Wars.

Supporting Vietnamese street kids

Michael Brosowski and a Blue Dragon child celebrating Tet, Vietnamese New Year, in January 2016.

Michael Brosowski says witnessing a child experience real care for the first time is "the most powerful thing you can see".

Nuts about raw food

The raw snickers cake from Half Baked Catering.

The McIntyre sisters are showing that you can enjoy sweet treats without eating overly-processed foods.

International Dance Day

Lala Simpson (in yellow) performing with Moringa Dancers and Kubatana at International Dance Day 2015.

Te Papa hosts free dance workshops and performances for Wellingtonians to learn more about global dance culture.

Prewster's b-ball secrets

Dion Prewster of the Wellington Saints in action against the Southland Sharks at TSB Arena.

From starting out as a tween to playing for the Saints, Dion Prewster has a clue about basketball.

Fruit selling a lifelong affair

From left, Vanessa Huang, Hayden Huang, Bronwyn Chin, Kim Chin and Kay Chin make up three generations of the Miramar ...

Miramar residents will be sold fruit by a new family for the first time in nearly 55 years.

Fearless, feminist and funny

Rosie Cann is a Wellington comedian, writer and actor. She is performing her debut solo show, Chapstick, as part of the ...

Rosie Cann's NZ International Comedy Festival show, Chapstick, doesn't hold back.

Julian stars in hunt for the selfie

Julian Dennison and Sam Neill star in Taika Waititi's film Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

Hutt fans celebrate one their own as Wilderpeople movie continues golden run.

The gift of sight

Wellingtonians Jennie Vowles, left, and Ravi Dass work to re-home unwanted glasses with people that cannot afford them ...

Mr Foureyes Foundation and Karori Lions Club are working together to improve the sight of Wellington children and Pacific Islanders.

May The Fourth Be With You

Improvisors Deana Elvins, left, and Ian Harcourt at Space Place, where people can become part of the theatre experience ...

Space Place celebrates May the Fourth with an improvised show in which the audience helps solve a murder mystery involving the death of a Star Wars character.

Guy MontgoMERRY Christmas

Comedian Guy Montgomery insists the colder months of the year are when we should celebrate Christmas.

Guy Montgomery discusses his university years in Wellington and why he has created a Christmas-inspired comedy show.

Street names: we're doing it wrong video

We asked people on the streets of Wellington how they pronounce Majoribanks St and Jervois Quay.

Majoribanks, Marchbanks, Marshbanks Street? Wellingtonians don't have a clue.

Using strength as a tool

Rosalie Watson, 25, says strength training is a great way for women to build self-confidence. Photo: ROSS DE ROUFFIGNAC

  Reshaping the way women feel about body image.

First in penguin safety

Sally Bain is hoping that dogs Bell can be taught to leave Eastbourne's penguins alone.

A New Zealand first to protect penguins.

Arthur's on Cuba reopens

Arthur's on Cuba has a new look.

Cable car's $3m upgrade

A winter upgrade to Wellington's cable car could allow for up to two additional return trips per hour during the busiest ...

A $3 million upgrade to Wellington's cable car will allow for faster journeys - but don't expect any speed records.

Ballet costumier's love of hard work

James Kelly at work at Wellington's St James Theatre.

Taking costumes from a sketch to the stage isn't easy, but James Kelly is in his element.

Surfing for mental health gallery video

Surfer and counsellor Paul Jacobson is offering counselling services while surfing, particularly reaching out to young men.

Counsellor Paul Jacobson helps young men by combining traditional therapy with surfing the waves.

Lester's plan to save city park

Wellington Deputy Mayor Justin Lester says there are better ways to raise money than selling Jack Ilott Green.

Wellington's deputy mayor comes up with an alternative solution to selling Jack Ilott Green.

Cottages, carnivals and Cummings Park Library

Chew cottage in the early 20th century. It was originally known as Millwood Crofton. The cottage was built in 1865 by ...

Ottawa Rd began as a simple logging track in the mid-1800s and is now the bustling main road of Ngaio.

The Generosity Journal returns

Artist Sean Duffell finishing off his street art piece, which serves as the cover of The Generosity Journal issue two.

The One Percent Collective has launched a second issue of The Generosity Journal to reignite conversation about and inspire generosity.

Wellington children are fans of new turbine

Euphemia Baker, 5, from Brooklyn School showing the renewable energy idea created by her schoolmate Ashreya Ranchard, 8. ...

Wellington kids helped out at the official opening of the second Brooklyn wind turbine.

Tawa's furry thief

Metallica with his stash of insulation pipes.

There's a most unusual thief stalking the streets of Tawa.

31 Days In Wellington

Zoe Elliott and Tim Vaughan-Sanders,  the couple behind 31 Days In, with two of their artworks from the month hanging ...

A couple have been working to raise money for Kaibosh by creating and painting a month of Wellington.

When David beat Goliath

From left, Michael Grimes, Jimmy Schubert, Finn O'Sullivan and Oxford Bowler of the champion St Teresa's School cricket team.

Size was no obstacle for these cricket youngsters.

Cafe Chat: Wairarapa cider quenching capital's thirst

The couple behind Greytown's Mela Juice, Brian Belluomini and Sarah Wright, have begun making cider using equipment left ...

Wellington breweries win big at New World Beer & Cider Awards

A Taste of... Five Boroughs

The Five Borough cheeseburger is among the best we've had.

Five Borough nails the burger but falls flat on the creative fries.

New wind turbine goes up video

The new turbine replaces a much loved landmark, erected in 1993.

Timelapse footage shows the construction of Wellington's new 67metre tall wind turbine.

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