Capital Life News

Staying alive with exercise

Kerrie-Lynn Kerr gets her heart rate checked by Nathan Martin. Kerr has increased her life expectancy by walking 10,000 steps a day for 12 weeks.

Kerrie-Lynn Kerr takes some big steps towards living longer.

Catitude in cabs gallery video

The SPCA's Jorja Bennetts and Uber driver Stewart Hendaryo will be out and about making kitten playtime deliveries around Wellington on Friday to promote pet adoption.

Craving a cuddle with a cute feline? Uber will deliver some to your office for a small SPCA donation.

Boy's helping best friend

Ngaire Mansfield with her son Baxter and his assistance dog Lacey. Behind are father Jeremy with Jamie and Austin.

A dog has changed life for the Mansfield family.

Severe wind for Wellington, Wairarapa

Al Nisbet/Fairfax NZ

Wellington and south Wairarapa will be blasted by wind gusts up to 130kmh.

Award commemorates a life in speech, drama

The first Berywn Gibbons Award was presented to Toi Whakaari graduate  Ella Hope-Higginson, right, by Berwyn's daughter Rosemary Gibbons.

Berwyn Gibbon's legacy of fostering speech and drama talent has stepped up a notch.

Harbour ferry smashed and stricken

A passenger was swept overboard after The Dominion Post East by West Ferry was swamped by a freak wave in March 2011.

Chaos ensued when Wellington's East by West Ferry was swamped by a rogue wave

The best meals under $10 gallery

Eggs benedict with bacon at Wellington's Preservatorium Cafe and Cannery.

If it's bang for your buck you're after, here's the top 30 cheap eats in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.

Shark wall or the golden nugget? gallery

Woman of Words, by Virginia King, is a finalist in the Wellington Civic Trust Awards people's choice category.

Have your say in the awards that recognise Wellington's most wonderful and wacky sculptures.

Young ones bring nature back

The moa surrounded by children at the Imagine My City launch.

Ahead of next week's climate conference in Paris, Wellington children make plans closer to home.

Hotel de Wheels makes tracks gallery

The moving of the Museum Hotel 180 metres down and across Cable St during 1993. The task was the biggest of its kind ever tackled in New Zealand. PHOTOS: MARGARET GOULD

Moving the Museum Hotel was an engineering spectacle that bolstered the capital's flagging economy.

Vilson the gibbon vanishes again

Wellington Zoo's male gibbon Vilson made a great escape from his enclosure on Tuesday morning.

Wellington Zoo's resident houdini has made another escape.

Wind sculpture broken

The Akau Tangi sculpture on Cobham Dr in Evans Bay will be taken down for repairs in the coming weeks.

The cone sculpture in Cobham Dr that moves with the wind will be removed for repairs after two cones fell off.

Capital E, for eugenics

Cesare Lombroso's theory that people were born criminal and had identifying defects gained traction across the political spectrum in Wellington in the early 20th century.

The capital's political elite once embraced eugenics - the "science of the noble born''.

Modern dancer wins two nationals

Ngaere Jenkins tears up the stage at the 39th national young performer of the year awards.

Ngaere Jenkins started dancing later than most, but she's already dancing her competitors under the table.

Editorial: Wellington should extend the war against tobacco

Smoking maims and kills.

EDITORIAL: Wellingtonians rightly want smoking banned in more parts of the city. 

Beached boardroom meeting

Climate change campaigners battle wind and waves to take part in a soggy 'boardroom meeting' at Wellington's Oriental Bay.

This is one way to do business on a sunny Wellington day.

My Secret Wellington: Finn Johansson, musician

Musician Finn Johansson recorded his first songs on a computer at the age of 10.

Capital lays to rest an unknown warrior gallery

The Unknown Warrior is taken from St Paul's Cathedral through the city to his final resting place at the National War Memorial. Photo taken opposite Old Bank Building looking down Lambton Quay.

In 2004 thousands of Wellingtonians gathered in silence to pay their respects to an unknown warrior.

A business with a view

Tea kiosk at the top of the cable car Kelburn, circa 1911.

The enterprise at the top of Kelburn's cable car has had patchy history.

Barbers thinning in numbers

Barber Wayne Newman cutting the hair of Sam Fellows at Custom Cutz barbershop.

Some Wellington barber shops are spending up to two years hunting for new staff.

Te Papa's 25 millionth visitors gallery

Te Papa chief executive Rick Ellis welcomes special guests Lauren Smart and Rob Smart into Te Papa.

Newlyweds from the UK were already enjoying their honeymoon visit to Wellington, and then they were treated to a royal welcome at Te Papa.

Public to sing with NZSO

Australian conductor Richard Gill is preparing to turn Wellingtonians into songbirds in December.

Australian conductor Richard Gill will conduct a show in Wellington, with the public singing alongside the NZSO.

Free brekkie inspires kind acts

A note left at a Wellington cafe by a stranger who paid for a group of gobsmacked diners' breakfasts.

Mystery Wellington woman has started a cycle of kindness after shouting breakfast for five strangers at a local cafe.

Capital honours rugby's global ambassador video

All Black great Jonah Lomu often mentally prepared for big matches by meditating in his car.

As tributes to Jonah Lomu flow in from around the world, Wellington fans pay their respects at All Blacks' HQ.

$2 million facelift for Avalon Park

Thomas Clayton, 3, and Frankie Robertson-Brass, 3, enjoy a ride at Avalon Park. The playground is about to get a major upgrade.

Avalon Park is to get a $2 million makeover.

Wellington chimp's ears both closed off gallery

Cara on the operating table before her surgery.

A Wellington Zoo resident chimpanzee, Cara, will soon be reintegrated into her primate community after an operation that closed off her one remaining ear.

Westchester Dr and the burial site issue

AFTER: Westchester Drive.

Westchester Drive has become Churton Park's main thoroughfare however its beginnings are as up and down as the road itself.

Amanda Hereaka: community is key

Capital E relationship development coordinator Amanda Hereaka.

Wellington arts, relationships and raising twins.

International beer days, meh

Beer thumb

OPINION: It seems every type of beer has its own celebration.

Steiner leaves mark on Wellington gallery video

Steiner went from being a naughty spray-painting kid to a successful street artist.

American street artist Steiner paused briefly in Wellington to leave his mark on Burger Liquor while travelling the country.

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