The Wellingtonian

Q&A: Kirsty Buggins

New Wellington Night Shelter general manager Kirsty Buggins.

The woman at the helm of Wellington Night Shelter is taking time to reflect on the role after her first four months.

Classical music and comedy collide

04022016 supplied photo arts: The Modern Maori Quartet.

The Modern Maori Quartet are joining forces with the country's premiere orchestra for a nationwide tour.

Capital rowers clean up

Men's novice 8's final, in which there were athletes from Wellington, Star BC and Petone in the boats.

Despite a challenging season Wellington rowers proved their worth at the national championships in Twizel.

Kerr gets the call up

Tawa College student Amelia Kerr has been called into the New Zealand White Ferns Twenty20 International squad in Australia.

Teenage legspinner Amelia Kerr has joined the White Ferns side in Australia for her first overseas tour.

Free curtains from March

The Curtain Bank team are "taking a big deep breath now as the season kicks off," says Healthy Homes Manager Miranda ...

Summer may finally be here, but the Wellington Curtain Bank is already getting ready for the cooler months.

Mikado debut for Wellington soprano

Olivia Sheat, 22-year-old Dame Malvina Major Scholar with NZ Opera.

At just 22, Olivia Sheat is about to make her professional opera debut.

Homegrown set to sell out

More than 40 acts will play the annual festival on Wellington's Waterfront in front of about 20,000 punters.

There will be no shortage of people enjoying some choice Kiwi music at Homegrown next month.

It's a double rainbow

Gordon Douglas snapped the rainbow in Hataitai on Sunday night.

Snap-happy locals were delighted by the rare phenomenon. But can you see it?

Swimmer completes strait's 100th crossing

Filipowski only discovered his ability to swim long distances in 2011 but has been a roll over since, completing long ...

Near perfect conditions helped an American swimmer conquer the Cook Strait crossing for the 100th time.

No Chinese Garden in 2017

Images of the proposed Chinese Garden. Wellington Mayor Justin Lester said the garden was not likely to happen in the ...

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester does not see the garden as a priority.

Missing woman found

Kebai Liu has been found safe and well after being reported missing on Thursday.

Kebai Liu was found overnight after calls from the public.

Age no barrier to success on stage

Wellington's award-winning youth theatre companies, Wellington Young Actors and Churton Park Young Actors have been ...

A combined group of Wellington actors are the youngest company to ever produce shows in NZ Fringe Festival history.

Welly waiting for water tanks

Wellington resident Pam Englert had to wait three months to get her hands on an emergency water tank.

Capital residents trying to prepare for a big quake are being made to wait months for water tanks.

Victims fight back against bike thieves

Wellington city councillor Sarah Free said council was working on installing more bike stands around the city.

Social media employed in battle after wave of high-end bikes being stolen.

Q&A: Melody Thomas

Broadcaster, mother and music lover Melody Thomas is one of the key people tasked with organising this year's Island Bay ...

Many hands make light work when it comes to Island Bay Festival preparations, which are well under way ahead of the multi-day event.

Beni the chimp dies at zoo video

Beni at two years old in 2010.

Chimpanzee fails to recover after emergency surgery for a leg injury.

Shoes with your coffee?

Allbirds co-founder Tim Wilson is back in Wellington for an eight-day citywide celebration of local artisans and ...

Former All Whites skipper turned footwear entrepreneur Tim Brown is back in the capital with a new collaboration project.

Upper Hutt's royal beauty video

Dave Wilkens with the 1931 Hispano Suiza he restored.

Vintage car once owned by the Shah of Persia makes an appearance in Wellington.

Crowdfunding cafe renovations

Le Maquis co-owner Bruce Richards wants to expand the business by installing a kitchen and getting a liquor licence, ...

 In these hectic, time-pressured lifestyles, a Wellington cafe is bringing back a sense of community.

'We'll make them, you ride them'

Ntrailz volunteers at work in Tunnel Gully.

Come and try some new mountain bike trails at the Tunnel Gully

Shoe camera accused guilty

Police and a horrified mum said a phone-on-shoe set up similar to this might have been used in the incident.

CCTV, binned phone and mum's evidence persuade judge to convict voyeur.

Funding woes put charity at risk

Every year, Youthline counselors answer thousands of calls, texts and emails from young Kiwis in need of advice.

After 45 years in operation, the future of Youthline Wellington is looking uncertain.

Creating a resilient community

L-R: Berhampore Community Association members Peter Frater, Dexter dog, Liz Springford, 'Mack' Yollo Macmillan, Miriam ...

One of Wellington's newest community associations has a big year planned for 2017.

Floorball tournament a NZ first

Eight teams from around the world are competing in the qualification tournament including Singapore and Korea.

Eight women's teams from around the world have arrived in Wellington for a World Cup qualifier competition.

Never too old for a first

Wellington artist Michael Nicholson is celebrating a rare first, launching a book at the ripe old age of 101.

At the tender age of 101, Wellington artist Michael Nicholson is releasing his first book.

Silver lining of building demolition

Heather Baldwin, chairwoman of Karori Community Centre points out the cracked foundation stone in St John's Church Hall. ...

A Wellington suburb's community hall is torn down as work starts on new $3.2 million events centre.

Kia Ora Newtown

Bright signs make the new community space hard to miss.

Wellington City Council launches new way of consulting communities.

Cabaret comedy for NZ Fringe

Canadian Cabaret comedy singer Shirley Gnome will perform in New Zealand for the first time at the New Zealand Fringe.

Canadian cabaret comedy singer is bringing her outrageous show to Wellington for the NZ Fringe.

Positive models by the number

Mandi Lynn

Photographer Mandi Lynn is looking for female models of all shapes and sizes.

New business anything but a grind

Char McNaughton, and prop, at her new Grind Coffee Lounge in Upper Hutt.

Char McNaughton's earthquake-forced loss of work has setting up a new Upper Hutt business.

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