The Wellingtonian

Poet's tribute to netball greats

Wellington poet Mark Pirie with his netball poem collection, 12 Netball Poems.

Poet Mark Pirie's love of netball goes back a long way.

Magic coming to the capital

Wellington Magic Club president Nopera Whitley.

Hold on to your hats, Wellington, a rabbit might just jump out of it.

Stop stealing their tools

Apprentice plumber and gasfitter Levi Kemp had thousands of dollars of power tools stolen from the back of his van.

Their livelihood is being stolen.

Johnsonville liquor store rejected

Justin Lester was concerned about a proposal for an alcohol store at 122 Johnsonville Rd.

No new liquor store for community with too many already.

Selling clothes is what she loves

Rachael Caughley's eponymous store, Caughley, opened in Ghuznee St recently.

There is no place Rachael Caughley feels more at home than on a shop floor.

Chance to swap lives with an artist for a day

Ash Holwell wants to swap roles and lives with residents for a day as part of an artistic performance project he is doing in Porirua.

Whangarei artist Ash Holwell has travelled the world but want to focus on Porirua for his next project.

Star-crossed lovers in a man drought

Actress Renee Lyons, who will appear in Ache at Circa Theatre.

A couple share instant chemistry but circumstances repeatedly block their pairing-up in a romantic comedy set against a man drought.

Te Papa's origins in Museum St

Museum St today looking north from Bowen St. The grassy area and sculptures to the left of the photo is where the Colonial Museum once was. Parliament is to the right.

Museum St, a small street off Bowen St, now houses only the New Zealand Parliament buildings, but was once the home of early Wellington's pioneering spirit.

Anniversary tickets too pricey for some

Joyce Smith believes the anniversary dinner could have been cheaper but was worth every dollar.

Though more than 650 people celebrated Porirua's 50th recently, some residents have complained about the ticket prices.

What's On in Wellington: From Oct 8

Katchafire front man Logan Bell during a set at Homegrown in 2015.

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

Missing hospital equipment sought

Equipment co-ordinator John Digney kneels beside some of the equipment that regularly go missing from Wellington hospitals.

Wellington hospitals are losing more than $130,000 worth of equipment each year.

Deaf girl hears underwater

Eight-year-old Katya Gardiner has cochlear implants but couldn't swim properly with them until a grant changed that.

Imagine swimming with plastic bags around your ears.

Breast screening saved life

An early mammogram saved Newlands resident Tracey McLaughlin's life.

It started with a letter.

Italian food a Bresolin family affair

Wellington restaurateur Leonardo Bresolin:  "[A restaurant is] an extension of your own home, or living room, and you're inviting people in."

Wellington restaurateur Leonardo Bresolin talks about opening restaurants, Italian legacy and the best hot chocolate in Wellington.

Former Foodstuffs sites in limbo

The former Tip Top Bakery in Hanson St remains vacant. The building is owned by Ryman Healthcare.

Two Wellington properties sold by Foodstuffs remain vacant after several years.

Camp ground threat to nearby schools

Peter Noble, Owhiro Bay School board chairman, is concerned about city council plans for a camp ground next to his school.

Owhiro Bay school are fighting a Wellington City Council proposal to site a campground alongside them.

Lower speed limits not making travel time longer

Northland shopping centre is one of the areas earmarked for a 30kmh speed limit.

Get ready for lower speed limits in more Wellington suburbs.

Te Puni back where he belongs

Liz Mellish and Wellington City councillor Ray Ahipene-Mercer are pleased the Te Puni portrait is back up at the council.

Wellington forefather and Maori chief Honiana Te Puni has regained his pride of place at the city council.

Fitzherbert Tce's link with Katherine Mansfield

Fitzherbert Terrace in 1933 looking north towards Hobson St. Men creating gardens in the centre strip. The houses to the left of the photo were removed for the motorway.

Fitzherbert Tce has been chopped and changed in the last 150 years.

Rising rent leaves cafe's future uncertain

Arabica Cafe owner Sam Rama. The cafe in Grey St is suffering from rising rent prices.

Rising rent is driving tenants away.

Chasing sharks part of the job

National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours under water.

When he dives beneath the ocean's surface he's looking to come face-to-face with its scariest inhabitants.

What's On in Wellington: From October 1

World of Wearable Arts is on at the TSB Arena Wellington until October 11

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

A hop back in time

Wellington City councillor Nicola Young with the penultimate edition of the Sports Post in 1975. It features her picture on the front page.

When the penultimate edition of the Sports Post hit the news stands on the day before Easter Sunday in 1975, sports fans were wished a happy Easter by a junior reporter and a buck-toothed rabbit.

NZ history of violence published

War Writing co-editors Harry Ricketts, left, and Gavin McLean.

Harry Ricketts’ and Gavin McLean’s War Writing collection combines fictional and historical works to paint a complete picture.

NZ Improv Festival brings music to life

Wellington Improvisation Troupe creative director Wiremu Tuhiwai.

The New Zealand Improv Festival returns bigger than ever.

Karate a lifesaver for Hatty

Karate saved Wellington resident Hatty Eberlein's life when she found out she had weeks to live.

Hatty Eberlain was knocking on death's doors 10 years ago, but then she took up karate.

Existentialism for kaimoana

Renee Liang got inside the head of a blue cod to write Bubblelands.

 Renee Liang has taken a look at the some of life's major questions from the point of view of fish waiting to become dinner. Renee Liang got inside the head of a blue cod to write Bubblelands.

Cancer centre marks a decade in new digs

Anne Whittington, left, is greeted by receptionist Lorraine Henderson at Wellington Hospital's old and new Blood and Cancer Centre.

Ten years after Wellington Hospital’s replacement Blood and Cancer Centre opened, two veterans remember the old and celebrate the new.

Wellington actor's double stage life

Wellington actor Carrie Green in Capital E's production of Kiwi Moon.

Life is about to get a whole lot busier for Carrie Green.

Drummond St's link with grisly past

The infamous Tramway Hotel in 1964, on the corner of Drummond St and Adelaide Rd.

This Wellington street was named after a murder gone terribly wrong.

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