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Feast not for the faint-hearted

Cardiac Cuisine, a Wellington On a Plate event boasting six courses of hearts.

This is one banquet which the chef has put more than his own heart and soul into.

Pedal power behind recycling video

Kaicycle is a food waste bicycle collection service based in Wellington.

Kaicycle is fundraising to improve their urban waste collection service and help keep food waste out of landfills.

Local's guide to Wellington weekend stuff nation video

A short stroll from the city is Wellington's beach – Oriental Bay

A Wellingtonian and travel blogger describes his perfect itinerary for a couple of nights in the capital.

Review: Sterling's WOAP burger

Sterling's WOAP burger, $22.

A taste of…Sterling, 101 The Terrace

Human rights at ground level

Power chair user Erin Gough could not get into Slim Davey's pub on her first attempt, but was invited back by owner ...

All it takes is a bit of wood, some goodwill - and free cocktails always help.

Cupcakes and cuddles at cat cafe event

Southern Cross bar owner Liz Clarke with SPCA cat Ariel.

Cuddling cats while eating croquettes and cupcakes has been a dream-come-true for these cat lovers.

Erskine College upgrade backed in the bay

Architectural drawings of the renovated chapel in a proposed $30m housing redevelopment of Island Bay's heritage-listed ...

Island Bay meeting backs $30m Erskine College redevelopment.

Cooking straight from the source video

Chef William Dissen got to see local produce at Wellington's Moore Wilson's Fresh while in New Zealand.

American star chef William Dissen turns up his nose at fast food and instead cooks whatever farmers can grow.

Meningitis scare at Massey Uni

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Authorities are trying to find those who've had close contact with a Massey student who has meningitis.

Ring before using Olympic rings

Hutt Valley High School students Bonnie Jansen,17, Matt Chin,18, Arianna Valentine,18, and Olivia Paulin,17, hope to ...

 Valueable lesson for HVHS students.

James Shaw's secret Wellington

James Shaw tries to get around as many new Wellington establishments as possible, and top of his must-visit list right ...

Green Party co-leader James Shaw shares his favourite local haunts.

A blue-green mayor video

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Mayoral candidate Andy Foster wants higher density housing and better transport but more careful financial decision-making.

When she became he video

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Alex Ker, 19 is transgender and is transitioning from female to male. Supplied younger pics.

While her girlfriends were attracted to guys, she realised she wanted to be a guy.

Myanmar young leaders inspired in New Zealand

Myanmar Young Leaders outside the Beehive, from left to right: Khin Zarchi Latt, Htet Htet Aung, Aung Myin Thu, Zin Mar ...

Eight Burmese young leaders have spent the past three months gaining skills and knowledge to take back to Myanmar.

Danny Mulheron: On top of the world

Danny Mulheron taking a break from filming with extras in Kathmandu.

What director do after finishing Hillary filming? Scale a mountain, of course.

Onslow College band quest for finals gallery video

Retrospect bandmates, left to right: Ian Moore, Felix Mendonca, Raquel Abolins-Reid, Anna van Gorp, George Whiteley and ...

An Onslow College band is just 1.6 per cent away from being selected for the Smokefree Rockquest, but it needs help to get there.

Wellington's big bang theories

Wadestown residents are at a loss to explain a protracted rumbling boom that woke many of them in the middle of the ...

Residents in the capital woke to what sounded like "a petrol tanker blowing up".

Spike in transgender young people will tax health services

Alex Ker, 19, is transgender and is transitioning from female to male. He has now had chest surgery to become flat ...

More young people are transitioning to the opposite sex, and at a younger age

Guilty of cooking good food gallery video

Inmates plating dishes for Rimutaka Prison Gate to Plate in 2015.

Rimutaka Prison inmates pull out all the stops, with sauerkraut, caviar and fennel air featuring in the annual WOAP Gate to Plate event.

A taste of Prefab

The Reuben sandwich ($15) at Prefab in Jessie St, Wellington.

A taste of… Prefab

Laidlaw runs again

Greater Wellington Regional Council chairman Chris Laidlaw has announced he will stand again for the regional council.

Chris Laidlaw to take another tilt at Greater Wellington Regional Council.

Lambton Quay to go car-less?

The pace of things to come? Private and commercial vehicles could be banned from Wellington's Lambton Quay under a new ...

Wellington's prime shopping street could be a haven for pedestrians as early as 2018.

Entrepreneurs set to make Te Papa home video

Mahuki general manager Tui Te Hau and Te Papa entrepreneur in residence, Tim von Dadelszen, will be working closely with ...

Te Papa's million dollar innovation hub, Mahuki, will create new ways of digital story telling.

Putting mental illness in the spotlight

Courtney Brown, left, and Aimee Smith are pictured on stage performing in Well.

A play at Bats Theatre highlights the need to openly discuss mental illness.

Champs experience may lead to scholarship

Hayley Fordyce performs the final scene of West Side Story at the World Championship of Performing Arts in California.

Hayley Fordyce's performances may earn her a scholarship with the New York Film Academy.

Council spends $77k on 'ugly' awning

Parts of the awning have already been removed as it falls into disrepair.

The owner of a crumbling awning in Wellington's CBD is baffled the council fought to keep it up.

Fusion Virtuoso expands its offerings

Zeal youth trust is again behind one of WOAP's hotly anticipated pop-ups this year.

Fusion Virtuoso has expanded, and WOAP's wallet-friendly events

Review: A burger with a 'mac & cheese' bun

Bebemos' 'Joined In Holy Macrimony' burger.

 

From busking to book-writing

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Street busker Daniel White's written his first book - and has already sent it to Peter Jackson to consider making the movie version.

Lost in the 'cloud forest' gallery video

One was bitten by a snake and the group feared the possibility of a puma attack.

The Kiwi mountainbikers were abandoned by their Bolivian guide and faced a snake bite as temperatures plummeted.

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