The Wellingtonian

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.

Wanted: A few good men

Wellington's new Big Buddy mentoring co-ordinator Dave Burcher.

Dave Burcher is looking for a bunch of good Kiwi blokes.

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.

Alternate educators win Wellingtonian award

Wellingtonian of the Year Youth Award 2015 winners  Lucy Carver and Skye Chadwick with their mentor Doris Zuur.

Two young women who offer young people an alternative to mainstream education which values developing relationships over imparting information have been named Wellingtonian of the Year Youth Award winners.

Island Bay fuming over roadworks

Island Bay Butchery owner Don Andrews, front, and resident Paul Tolich.

The Island Bay Cycleway is ruffling feathers again.

Big step for Porirua drama student

Darneen Christian has been accepted into the Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, and has her sights set on the big screen.

Dreams of being on the big screen have helped a Porirua teenager take the next step towards a career in acting.

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.

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.

Saving lives over the phone video

Alex Shulamith, from Wellington Free Ambulance's call centre, has been named Australasia's Dispatcher of the Year.

Births, deaths and injuries are an average day on the telephone for Alex Shulamith.

What's On in Wellington: From Nov 19

Elton John performs on stage in Wellington on November 21.

What's happening in Wellington over the next week.

NZ first for Rata cafe gallery

Rata team members from left: Mike Dennis, Grayson Leonard, Laura West, and Claire Janssen.

Zealandia's environmentally-friendly cafe, Rata, has achieved a New Zealand first - winning all 12 Conscious Consumer badges.

Down the garden paths

Karori Super Garden Trail convener Barry Lovegrove.

If flowers, trees and gardens are your thing then this is for you.

Tiny Art for premature babies

Petone artist Amie McCarron with one of the the encaustic-style artworks she is donating to Tiny Art - Perfectly Formed.

The Neonatal Trust builds up to World Prematurity Day with artistic fundraiser.

What's On in Wellington: From Nov 12

Wellington Phoenix take on Adelaide United at Westpac Stadium on November 13 at 7.30pm.

Music, theatre, sport and art - it's all on in Wellington.

Learning to tackle in nappies

Ryan Barker, 5, shows off his rugby pukana with father Richard watching.

They may only just know how to walk, but these children are setting their sights on the All Blacks.

Windy Whitmore's links to justice

Whitmore St today. The High Court and the new Supreme Court are on the left of the photo, with Lambton Quay in the background. The Old Government Buildings are on the right.

Whitmore St has long been associated with the judicial system and the government.

McGuinness: The young are our future

Wendy McGuinness: "We need to get young people out of the backseat of the car, into the passenger seat and get their hands on the wheel occasionally."

The importance of a work ethic, responsibility and the power of young people.

Porirua man who stole $50,000 avoids jail

A man was sentenced to community work and detention for stealing money from an employer.

Man defrauded employer but has been ordered to repay all monies taken.

The weird and wonderful attic

Wellington Museum exhibitions and collections manager David Waller was the brains behind The Attic, which features Wellington's quirkier side.

Check out what's hidden up these stairs... if you dare.

This book was banned at home

Thai artist Sutthirat Supaparinya created the exhibition Steal This Book.

Imagine being told you can't read a book

Guitar legend Hank Marvin turns to gypsy jazz

Hank Marvin

Shadows electric guitar legend Hank Marvin will play a different style of music at his only Wellington gig.

Henwood brings Dylan Thomas to Circa stage for Christmas

Welsh actor Ray Henwood

Ray Henwood has much in common with his countryman Dylan Thomas so who better to bring the writer to life on Circa's stage?

Lonely's luxe new Wellington store

Inside Lonely's new Wellington boutique.

The popular fashion and lingerie brand has opened a beautiful store worthy of its delicate designs.

Why women's history is important

Bronwyn Labrum: "We’re in a bit of a bubble in Wellington. It’s an urban, well-educated, higher paid population."

History lecturer and author Bronwyn Labrum talks about tall poppy syndrome, feminism and using soap as shampoo

Agra Cres engages community

Agra Cres today. Restaurant Taste is on the right of the photo of the corner of Agra Cres and the Khandallah shopping precinct of Ganges Rd.

A leafy street running parallel to Khandallah's railway line has been the source of a string of resident complaints.

What's On in Wellington: From Nov 5

Evita is on at the Opera House from November 7 till 21.

What's happening in Wellington over the next week.

Couple's big wedding day fight

Jonathan Kingston-Smith and Pepe Becker will wear their karate gis for the first dance.

This couple are kicking off their marriage in a unique way.

Barefoot water-skier aiming for podium

Barefoot water skiier Brooke Fitch

A promising barefoot water-skier has targeted next year's world championships in the US.

A novel undertaking

Wellingtonian Alice Till-Carty is planning to write a 100,000-word novel this month to raise money for Duffy Books in Homes.

Alice Till-Carty is going to have her hands full this month.

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