The Wellingtonian

The artery of Kelburn

Upland Rd

Stretching from the Botanic Gardens to the end of the Kelburn viaduct, Upland Road is Kelburn's main artery.

Film Festival ticket sales up

film festival

Ticket sales for this year's International Film Festival are up on previous years.

Wellington RSAs in decline

RSA Ron Turner

The Wellington Returned and Services Association is in danger of perishing along with its members.

50 years of intensive care

Wellington ICU

The 1950s polio epidemic created demand for specialist care, which led to the opening of intensive care units.

A site full of shipping disasters

Breaker Bay Rd

The beautiful - and sometimes lethal - western side of the entrance to Wellington Harbour has been home to a hardy community for more than a century.

Diving into an artistic career

Penguins

It's not your typical romance - meeting your future wife while photographing a shark giving birth in the Bahamas.

Ian McKinnon: Town and gown

Ian McKinnon

Former deputy mayor Ian McKinnon about having Prince Edward on staff, the differences between Celia Wade- Brown and Kerry Prendergast and why students haven't changed.

Still a party girl, but without wine

Lotta Dann

Mother-of-three Lotta Dann thought she was alone when she started an anonymous blog to control her drinking habit

Caught short round the bay

Public Toilet sign

There's a call to install public toilets in Break Bay because visitors to the area are being caught short.

Where miscreants were whacked

Ganges Rd

TALIA CARLISLE - The Wellingtonian

Khandallah town centre is similar to a traditional English village with a church at one end and a pub at the other.

Film festival dishes up treats

Dark Horse

KYLIE KLEIN NIXON - The Wellingtonian

We look at a selection of films on offer in the New Zealand International Film Festival.

The story behind your coffee price

Flight Coffee

With debate raging about the price of coffee, Flight Coffee and Raglan Roast talk about what you get for your money.

Retailers rally against cycle lanes

Jimi Meager

Newtown will crumble if cycle lanes replace car parks in the shopping centre, retailers say.

Tiny balls making a big mess

Pastic nurdle balls

Tiny plastic balls used in plastics manufacturing are fouling up Wellington's Evans Bay beach.

The beating heart of Karori

Karori Rd

HANNAH LEE - The Wellingtonian

Karori's main road has been the artery keeping the suburb's heart beating for the best part of two centuries.

Fisher eyeing medals in California

Mary Fisher

Mary Fisher is hoping to beat her own world record times when she competes at the Pan Pacific championships.

Lights, shadows and fairytales

The road that wasn't there

A town that existed only on a map was the inspiration for a tale about streets and towns that may or may not be real.

Fitchett family legacy lives on in Brooklyn

Ashton Fitchett

The Fitchett family owned part of Brooklyn for many years and their legacy lives on in the suburb's street names.

Kainga hoping for Canes spot

Mike Kainga

Mike Kainga is training hard in case he is called on for the Hurricane's critical Super Rugby clash with the Crusaders.

Brewing up international recognition

Jos Ruffell

Wellington brewery Garage Project is bracing itself for a stampede after winning a silver medal at the World Beer Cup.

A road most travelled

Ngauranga Gorge

Ngauranga Gorge Rd is perhaps the most important road in Wellington - it's certainly one of the busiest.

The not quite living wage

Wages

Wellington City Council is refusing to be dictated to on its commitment to a living wage policy.

The history of Worser Bay

Marine Pde Seatoun

The sea off Marine Pde in Seatoun has been the site of several shipwrecks, the grimmest of which was the Wahine Disaster.

Signatures up for auction

A who's who of All Blacks autographs

Keith Quinn

A book full of All Black autographs worth thousands is up for grabs at a school fundraising auction.

End of the line for more PostShops

PostShop Karori

Wellington's largest suburb is one of two more communities to say goodbye to a PostShop.

Rongotai Rd's troubled history

rongotai rd

Drunk attacks, fires and robberies seem a regular occurrence along Rongotai Rd's one-kilometre stretch.

Looking for a good fight

Medievel

When it comes to women taking part in medieval combat, Rachael Forrest has taken a leaf out of Joan of Arc's book.

Dilapidated eyesore

Erskine unsafe and left to decay

Erskine College

The historically listed Erskine College is red-stickered, and remains empty and dilapidated.

Powerful soul comes to town

Bella Kalolo

A powerful soul sister and symphony will take to the Opera House stage for this year's Wellington Jazz Festival.

Dame Kiri mentoring up-and-coming tenor

Jonathan Abernethy

Singing to thousands without a microphone can be daunting.

Queen Victoria well honoured

Victoria St 1976

In 1887 a muddy stretch of land on the foreshore of Wellington was named Victoria St to honour the Queen on her golden jubilee.

Crumbling into role on stage

Crumble

The star of Stagecraft production Crumble has flown half way round the world for the role.

Six generations of sparkle

Grant Partridge

Grant Partridge of Partridge Jewellers talks about working for his father, jewellery heists and 150 years of family business.

The Empire strikes back

Empire Cinema - Island Bay

The curtain will rise again at Island Bay's Empire Cinema, although a date is yet to be finalised.

Just kicking it

Football fun in the sun

Futsal

Passionate footballers are celebrating one year until the FIFA under-20 World Cup with a festival of futsal in Civic Square.

Aiming for ultimate success

frisbee champs

Two Wellington ultimate frisbee players are within reach of their world championship dreams.

Mighty Mighty's last kiss goodbye

Mighty Mighty

The old gang's getting back together to see Wellington bar Mighty Mighty out this Saturday.

Deadly dogs and furious flatties

Albemarle Rd 1910

Albemarle is the name of a chemical company, a hotel-turned-gentlemen's club and a peculiar road in Northland.

Loving a life of film

Alex Galvin

Film director Alex Galvin talks about opera singing, film festivals and Beirut.

Footloose and flying free

footnote dancer

Becoming general manager of Footnote New Zealand Dance seemed the perfect opportunity for Richard Aindow.

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