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WoW that's a winner! gallery

Gillian Saunders' winning entry was made of recycled leather, gems and marker pen ink,

It took her 16 goes but finally Gillian Saunders has cracked it with a space-inspired creation.

Pop-ups and paddleboard yoga gallery video

SUP yoga teacher Megan Sety on a board designed specifically for yoga and pilates.

You don't have to leave Wellington's CBD for activities these school holidays.

Jane Keller - Broadway and me

Jane Keller, singer and actor

Entertainer Jane Keller

Time to be WOWed video

Fans of previous shows will find a lot to love, WOW wardrobe manager Leonie Trathen said. Pictured is 2014 entry ...

More than 130 garments will take the stage in Wellington during the show's two-week run.

Bongo laps up the hugs

Ben Weaver, 12, gets a lick from Bongo.
The popular companion dog returned to Wa Ora Montessori School after ...

Missing companion dog returns mysteriously.

Rack on: Bike racks on Wellington buses

Ben Jack has a go putting a bike on a bus while Melanie Thornton - Manager of Sustainable Transport  for GWRC watches on.

Cycle to work, ride home as bike racks arrive in Wellington.

Painting for a cause

Amna Zahra and Syeda Fatima and one of Fatima's paintings, which will be sold to raise funds for Live Below the Line week.

Wellington student is selling some of her beloved paintings to raise funds for victims of human trafficking.

Unleash the quiche

Waikanae seven-year-old Arabella Layton cooks her crustless corn quiche.

It was the first time Arabella Layton had cooked her egg-cellent winning dish.

Kai cookers free for community use gallery

Thomas Nikora, 6, of Kahurangi School, checks out a kai cooker at Miramar and Maupuia Community Centre.

Hangis have just become easier to organise, with Wellington City Council's kai cooker initiative that promotes shared eating through community hangis.

Patel spinning to MVP cash

Jeetan Patel has been in sensational form for Warwickshire this season.

Former Black Caps offspinner poised to be named English county cricket MVP.

My Secret Wellington: James Bushell

Motif chief executive and founder James Bushell supports local and ethically-minded ventures.

Wellington entrepreneur James Bushell shares his favourite local haunts.

The Paper Boat to offer pizza and more

Curry Heaven is beloved for its tasty Indian dishes.

Traditional takeaways for Berhampore

A taste of Best Ugly Bagels

MasterChef New Zealand judge Al Brown has opened Best Ugly Bagels in Swan Lane.

Al Brown has brought his bagel business to Wellington, here's what we thought.

Free shoes make for Happy Feet gallery

Left to right: Happy Feet group members Dylan Pringle 17, Alex Butler, 17, Caleb Williams, 17, and Micah Rillstone, 18, ...

Four Hutt Valley High School students are putting shoes on feet with their new charity, rehoming unloved shoes to people in need.

'Unknown but not forgotten' gallery video

Private Charles Thomas (Tom) Fox of the Wellington Infantry Regiment was killed at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette on 16 ...

Centenary of our war in France remembered in moving ceremony.

A taste of... Basque rooftop bar

The Green Matador pizza at Basque

We'd heard … 'Twas the perfect place for a bite before taking in a film at a nearby cinema. 

Does fair trade mean boutique? video

Rene Macaulay, head coffee roaster at Peoples Coffee.

Wellington's Peoples Coffee ponders expansion, after 12 strong years of commitment to fair trade and premium coffee.

How the WOW show happens

Resplendent Warrior by Wong Ho Yee (from WOW 2015).

There's nothing else like it. Go behind the scenes of the WearableArt show.

Obesity normalised in pet cats

Arthur from Brooklyn is fighting the battle of the bulge, but he is not alone. About a quarter of all New Zealand cats ...

A quarter of Kiwi cats are now obese - but what can you do to make a moggie shed some excess kilos? A vet has the answer.

Giant tui stops traffic video

The Forest & Bird tui sculpture was craned down from the Victoria and Ghuznee streets intersection on Thursday morning.

Izzy, the tui above Victoria and Ghuznee streets in Wellington, actually took flight today.

Finally, an easy-to-follow cookbook

Mother and son Jenny and Joe McClure prepare a dish from Jenny's new cookbook, Short Takes: Making Cooking Simple.

After watching her son struggle to cook, Jenny McClure decided to make her own easy-to-follow cookbook.

TEDxYouth conference organised by students gallery video

Speaker Amarind Hun Eng at City Gallery Wellington.

Ten Wellington high school students have independently organised a TEDxYouth event, aimed at inspiring young people to create global change.

Wellington's new Japanese dining den

The den at Tokeyo, a Japanese restaurant and bar at 19 Edward St, Te Aro, Wellington.

Tokeyo​ is Wellington's newest Japanese restaurant

Altruism at an early age

Three-year-old Eddie will spend his fourth birthday raising money for Wellington Childrens Hospital.

Rather than receiving on his birthday, three-year-old Eddie wants to give.

Kaibosh by numbers

Kaibosh Lower Hutt's Jen Gibson with Vibe youth coach Lance Fa'afoi.

Kaibosh Lower Hutt delivers its 100,000th meal.

Calling all creative Kiwi students gallery

Tahiwi Hunt's interest in sci-fi and post-apocalyptic art worked in his favour in 2015, as the brief was to create a ...

Kiwi and South Korean creative students are being called upon for a concept design that could win them international travel.

70 years of putting shoes on feet

Julie and Paul Gubb are all smiles about the Gubb family business staying strong in Wellington for 70 years.

Gubbs Shoes has been in business for 70 years, and often sees grandparents who used to shop there bringing in their grandchildren.

A beginner's guide to sour beers

Kelly Ryan, head brewer at Wellington's Fork & Brewer, examines a Sourbet, a raspberry and lemon Berliner Weisse brewed ...

The sour beer furrows brows even as it puckers lips.

City's first solar car charger

The Sustainability Trust chief executive Philip Squire unveils Wellington's first solar-power electric vehicle charger ...

Two solar-power electric vehicle chargers are now available to the public in Wellington CBD, and they're free to use.

Japanese kiln lit alongside exhibition

Artist Hiromi Okumura's white glazed vessel.

Seventy-one pieces of contemporary pottery by 35 Japanese ceramic artists are on show in the capital.

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