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Teen's composition on song

Stokes Valley 18-year-old Liam Furey has won a nationwide prize for an original chamber music composition.

Liam Furey prefers not to talk about his earliest pieces of musical composition.

Hip hop's 'Olympics of dance'

Shae King goes through a routine that propelled him and his dance crew in to a world competition.

Dancers are training just as hard as our top athlete's for their shot at glory.

How the super-rich go shopping

A client can have her sales adviser pull in an entire season's worth of looks, plus accessories, in her size. Or she can ...

Flattering blush-pink changing room walls, catwalk-ready pieces and customers who drop US$500,000 in one click.

Shepherd Elliott and Jesse Simpson

Shepherd Elliott, left, and Jesse Simpson at their Wellington cafe Ti Kouka.

A complicated family tree sprouted the culinary mini-empire of Wellington brothers Shepherd Elliott and Jesse Simpson.

Advanced cancer sufferer still laughing gallery

Saoirse Gaffney is undergoing three types of chemotherapy in Christchurch.

Laughter is the best medicine for 5-year-old with stage 5 lung and bilateral kidney cancer.

Irene van Dyk's Secret Wellington

Former Silver Fern shooter and legend Irene van Dyk.

Netball great Irene van Dyk shares her favourite local haunts.

Shoe mountain to help needy kids

Pastoral assistant Lorraine McArthur will be on hand to help build the shoe "Mountain of Mercy" at the Piazza of Sacred ...

Those at low-decile schools without shoes will get some relief thanks to the efforts of the Wellington Catholic church.

Second Dumpling'd for Wellington CBD

Lamb Guvec at Turkish Village.

The Middle Eastern eatery on the corner of Jessie and Tory streets has undergone a subtle rebranding.

Review: Seize, Wellington

Look at the size of those waffles. The nach-yo burger is behind them.

Home to some of the best vegan options in the city, and you'll leave feeling healthier than you have in years.

Parade out, festival in

14122014. News. photo: Kent Blechynden/Fairfax NZ.  Wellington santa parade.

Wellington's Santa Parade looks likely to be replaced by a two-day Christmas festival.

Kiwiana jewels fetch $103,000

This antique brooch and earrings set fetched a record-breaking $103,000 at auction.

Rare antique gold brooch and earrings set record price as bidders battle it out.

Review: Wellington's Turkish Village cafe

The Lamb Guvec at Wellington's Turkish Village is something different and well worth a try.

If you're looking for something more than the usual kebabs and co, this could be the answer.

Desperately seeking conception

Teresa and David Hill are part of TVNZ's new six-part documentary, Inconceivable.

Inconceivable, a new six-part TV documentary, looks at challenging misconceptions with child birth.

New kids on the block

United States exchange students Amanda White, Erin Mellor and Shannon Culhane are getting used to life in Wellington.

Massey University's smart tourism programme draws international students to Wellington.

Dressed for soprano success

Soprano Emily Mwila has been selected as one of 10 semi-finalists for the Lexus Song Quest.

Emily Mwila has been selected as one out of 10 singers proceeding to the next round of the Lexus Song Quest.

Livin' la vida Frida gallery

Frida Kahlo's self-portrait, Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbirds (1940), is the iconic image from the ...

Here are six Frida Kahlo-themed activities to check out in Wellington this month.

The best French fries in NZ

Would you like fries with that? Today is the day the humble fry is celebrated the world over.

July 13 is French Fries Day, and we know just what we'll be doing today.

Declare your plastic bags

Lexi Taylor, left, and Hilary Unwin from the Aro Valley Community Council with Aro Valley reusable bags.

Aro Valley is cracking down on plastic bag consumption by getting rid of them this July.

Calling all big kahunas gallery video

Jack Candlish with one of the company-made surfboards at Lyall Bay.

The Organic Dynamic surfboard-making company ensures the only footprints are the ones left on the beach.

Will big brands kill the boutique?

Topshop Selwyn shirtdress, $620, is now sold in New Zealand.

New Zealand is the new frontier for global fashion stores like Topshop, H&M and Zara.

Egmont St Eatery's getting a sibling

Simon Pepping is the co-owner and head chef at Egmont St Eatery.

The owners of Egmont St Eatery will soon open a second establishment.

Paralysed but determined to run

Richard Warwick will not be letting paralysis get in the way of his training for the Coast to Coast mountain run.

Imagine putting your left hand in your pocket, tying your right leg to your left, then trying to run. That is what it feels like for Richard Warwick.

Censors: watching so you don't have to video

Chief censor Andrew Jack in the Classification Office's safe for objectionable material. The room contains some banned ...

Staff in the censors' office are exposed to sex, horror and violence every day.

Where to go when you're teetotalling

Mocktails can be just as creative and delicious as cocktails.

Those going liquor-free for Dry July can still enjoy a fantastic night out.

Review: Wellington pho shop hits the mark

The decor in Thanh Giong Pho speaks of a different age in Vietnam's history.

The dining company may have left a bit to be desired, but the pho was fine.

How to be a WoW model

Sophie Petley wearing Diva's Dreamscape by Nelson designer Peter Wakeman.

Sophie Petley and Hannah Malpas share their WoW modelling experiences.

Review: Shed 5, Wellington

Immigrant Son espresso with vanilla bean icecream, biscotti and truffles, at Shed 5.

You could have a two or three course lunch for less than $50, from the Dine 'n Dash menu.

Dog groomer sharpens scissors

Arlene Adams is part of a team that is about to take on the best Aussie dog groomers for the Trans-Tasman championship. ...

A top dog groomer is sharpening her scisors as she prepares to take on the best groomers from Australia.

Kapiti Coast residents picked for Fashion Week

Rikitia Holloway, left, of Otaki, and Konan Snow, of the Kapiti Coast, will walk at New Zealand Fashion Week in August.

The Kapiti Coast's model potential is on the rise, with high school student Konan Snow and legal executive student Rikitia Holloway selected for NZFW.

Soccer great Kevin Keegan impressed Woolf

Sir Robert Jones, Kevin Keegan, Paul Lambert and John Adshead at a 1985 fundraising dinner in Lower Hutt. Photographer ...

 Old picture brings backs memories of meeting Kevin Keegan for Simon Woolf.

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