Capital Life News

What food says about us

Henry Hargreaves photographing staff members at Matterhorn, for his latest project "Staff Meals". From left, Alex Nguyen, Max Gordy, Henry Hargreaves, Sebastian Abante, Isaac Chamberland and Punit Vetal.

Famous food photographer turns his lens on what restaurants feed their staff.

Tennis champion stunned the Antipodes

Kate Nunneley, New Zealand's most decorated female tennis player, shown in typical women's sportswear in 1899.

Kate Nunneley stormed the NZ tennis scene in 1895, starting a reign of glory over a decade long.

Gareth Farr's Secret Wellington

Gareth Farr, composer, at Owhiro Bay, Wellington, one of his favourite spots.

Composer Gareth Farr talks about his favourite spots in the capital.

Teens riot at Rolling Stones gig

Mick Jagger is accosted by a fan during a Wellington Town Hall gig in 1966 that descended into hysteria and violence. Bill Wyman is to the left, and Brian Jones in the background.

Hysterical teenagers mobbed the rock band during a Wellington concert in 1966.

Turbine becomes beloved mascot

A digitally altered image shows the present Brooklyn turbine on the left, standing 45 metres tall from base to blade tip, and the possible size of its replacement, at 77 metres.

Brooklyn's wind turbine has been a hit since its 1993 inception as a short-term energy experiment.

Centennial exhibition a hit with crowds gallery

190515 News: 150 years of news.
Tourist advertisement for the New Zealand Centennial Exhibition, 1939-1940.
Shows a stylised illustration of the bow of a ship at the right, with a distant sailing ship at the left, both against a red background. Below are a New Zealand flag and a strip of a Maori design motif. The title words are above and below. By George Bridgman, 1897?-1966; New Zealand. Tourist and Publicity Department

A hundred years of nation-building was celebrated at Wellington's Centennial Exhibition in 1939 and 1940.

Taking CrossFit to the next level

Wellington CrossFit athletes Luke Fiso, left, and Kahn May, hope to represent the Pacific at the CrossFit Games in California in July.

A Wellington real estate agent and a gym owner will test their bodies to the limit.

Porirua's HK action star bulks up

Directors Longman Leung and Sunny Luk with Semi Iafeta after shooting a major action sequence for Helios.

"I think they were looking for a big, strong, Islander-type baddie guy," new actor Semi Iafeta says.

Hermit brought tourists to Island Bay

Island Bay's famous hermit, thought to be wealthy Irishman William Perssee, pictured in 1890.

He tried to be a recluse, but his fame brought visitors flocking to his cave.

Linking Lyall Bay together

Lyall Bay resident Joe Reich has co-founded the Lyall Bay Twitter and Facebook sites, both sites have a strong following and were turned to by residents during Thursday's storm.

Last week's weather chaos highlighted the use of community social media pages like @lyallbaynz .

Captain Underpants author swoops in

Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants.

Dav Pilkey wants to meet his Wellington fans.

Bucket fountain down for maintenance

Cuba mall bucket fountain.

Wellington's famous bucket fountain has been taken down for general maintenance - it'll be back up and running by the end of June.

Floods plague Wellington's history gallery

Sarah Henderson wading in flood waters to clear her letter box at 16 Hanson Grove, Stokes Valley. Photograph taken on March 13, 1990 by Evening Post staff photographer Phil Reid.

Christmas was cancelled for many in 1976 when devastating floods hit Wellington on December 20.

Parenting advice with a smile

Health researcher Jason Shon Bennett says legumes are one of the keys to good health.

Jason Shon Bennett and Jacqueline Lockington will tell Wellington parents what they've learned at The Wellington Baby Show from May 22 till 24.

Wellington's Dutch treat

Maria van der Meel: "This country thrives on volunteers. If we didn't have them we wouldn't be where we are today."

Wellington activist Maria van der Meel discusses politics, protesting and being married at 18.

Wellington's own TEDx Talk

Marianne Elliott is one of five speakers at the upcoming TEDxWellington Women conference.

Tickets to TEDxWellingtonWomen sell like hotcakes.

Nuclear horror show greets warship

Anti-nuclear protesters in Wellington's Mercer St during the visit of nuclear warship USS Texas in 1983.

The visit of an American warship to nuclear-free Wellington in 1983 sparked furious protests.

Secret Welly: Miranda Harcourt

Miranda Harcourt nurtures new talent as an acting coach, and is known for her diversity on stage and screen.

Second generation thespian Miranda Harcourt has worked with child actors across the world.

Beervana heads into the unknown

David Cryer is set to sell the famous Beervana Festival to the Wellington Culinary Events Trust.

The sale of Wellington's popular beer festival raises questions about its future.

New owners for Beervana

Beervana has been sold

Trust that runs Wellington on a Plate has bought the beer festival, keeping it in the capital.

The cultural history vault

Rebecca Elvy is the new chief executive of Nga Taonga Sound and Vision.

How Nga Taonga, formally known as the New Zealand Film Archive, is keeping with the times.

Trading Sotheby's for soul food

Laura Greenfield at Sotheby's Cafe kitchen.

A former head chef at Sotheby's cafe in London is bringing seasonal flavours to her Wellington eatery.

Sign language menu tests guests

Sarah Hitchings orders her meal in New Zealand Sign Language at CQ Restaurant using a dictionary app. To her left, CQ Hotel general manager Olivier Lacoua browses the sign language menu.

CQ Restaurant in Cuba St has launched a New Zealand Sign Language menu where guests sign to order their meal. Talia Carlisle tested her knowledge during New Zealand Sign Language Week.

Wellington parties for VE Day

Women join spontaneous street celebrations near the corner of Ballance Street and Lambton Quay in Wellington on May 8, 1945, soon after Germany surrendered.

Workers took to the streets to dance, embrace and celebrate when peace came to Europe in 1945.

Her life with an "invisible affliction"

ME sufferer Carrie Coddington, from Mana, has been suffering from ME since she was a university student.

People say, "but you look fine". She's not: even simple tasks are too much.

Royal visit a disaster

Wellington schoolgirls cheer as Prince Edward VIII walks among a crowd during his 1920 visit.

A future king was welcomed to Wellington in 1920, but secretly detested meeting and greeting his subjects.

NZ bachelors' battle

Luke Whyle, front left, and the other 2015 Cleo Bachelor of the Year finalists.

An unknowingly entered contender makes the finals.

Malaysian classic still serves value

One thing to try ... Satay Kajang

REVIEW: Satay Kajang's still a solid player in the Capital scene.

Tale of an everyday hero

From left, 8-year-old Kilbirnie School pupils Thibault Dunkin, Samantha McPherson and Emily Hunt, have been researching former pupils who died in World War I.

Kilbirnie School students have researched the life of a former pupil who died in WWI.

Behind the NZ music scene

Cushla Aston is in line for a Music Manager of the Year award.

New Zealand music manager Cushla Aston says her artists wouldn't dare ask for only blue M&Ms.

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