The Wellingtonian

A ride inclined to be interesting

Overseas visitors David Duncan and Rebecca Colvin, from America and England respectively, at the start of their Rimutaka ...

The Rimutaka Incline is easy going in the saddle and, with its history, something different.

Wellington women join global march

To prepare for the march, participants have been working together on placards explaining why they are protesting.

Hundreds expected to join solidarity march as Donald Trump is inaugurated.

Beach rescuer: 'They could have died'

The jacket, keys and phone charger found after a car flipped and sank in Wellington Harbour.

The car flipped into Wellington Harbour, and two young men crawled out through a broken windscreen. Now, their rescuer wants to find them.

Capital Menzshed facing extinction

City Menzshed has operated out of the former Chinese Mission building on Frederick St for the past four years but the ...

But as Wellington branch closes, another in Porirua is about to be built.

Knocked down, but not out

Zion Trigger Faitele takes to the podium after receiving the Nick Willis Scholarship at the North Island Colgate Games.

A young Wellington athlete has fought back from concussion to win a top scholarship.

Goodbye monkey, hello rooster

The lion dance is a common fixture during Chinese New Year festivities. It is believed to bring good luck and fortune.

Chinese New Year celebrations will kick off early in the capital this year with plenty of events planned.

Perfect day trip from Wellington

Castlepoint may be a bit of a long drive from Wellington but the scenery alone makes the journey worth it.

With an array of wildlife and historic landmarks, Castlepoint is the ideal place to spend a summers day.

Capital come out on top

It was a busy day of surf life saving competition at Waimarama Beach in Hawke's Bay on January 15.

 Black Fin members help Wellington claim surf lifesaving title.

Beloved yacht sells for $480,000

The 1944 Staysail Schooner has made several long-distance journeys, including successfully making it across the Tasman ...

A 1944 yacht listed for $1 has sold after a frantic two-week auction online.

Osteria del Toro turning Brazilian?

Osteria del Toro in Tory St has been sold to the owners of a Brazilian-style restaurant in Auckland called Wildfire.

Wellington restaurant sold after "surprise" offer from Auckland business.

Capital's culture status under threat

A research report for Wellington City Council recommends the council should accelerate the renovation and reopening of ...

Wellington venues too big and expensive to retain the best performers, insiders' report shows.

Cathartic costume cleanout video

Thousands of items are up for grabs - representing decades of fashion and costume histor.

A Wellington costume shop is starting fresh, culling thousands of items in the process.

Fleeing in search of sun

Booking interest in Brisbane, Australia has increased by about 10 per cent from this time last year according to ...

 The number of Kiwis flying to sunny destinations is soaring as they look for a way to escape cold weather.

The coin toss of his life

Gaurav Navalkar, 11, flanked by Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim and Black Caps captain Kane Williamson.

The spotlight was on a young Wellington cricket fan tasked with the all-important coin toss.

Kiwi tunes to fill gardens

Collaborative group Fly My Pretties is preparing to tour New Zealand this summer with their new live album String Theory ...

Fly My Pretties are bringing their summer tour back to where it all began with a stop at Wellington's Botanic Gardens.

A novel adventure

'I Love You, Send Money' is the debut novel from Wellington author Jordan Alexander and the first in a planned trilogy ...

Woman's first novel is winging it's way around the world in a charity-driven adventure.

Heaven's days are numbered

A Plunket pram from the late 1940s is one of curator Kirstie Ross' favourite items in the exhibition.

Change is afoot at Te Papa, with a long-term exhibition set for closure.

Island Bay cycleway progress stalls

Island Bay Cycleway outside the Island Bay Medical Centre.

Earthquake response blamed for holding up decisions on its future.

Warm, wet Welly video

Wellingtonians enjoying summer in Civic Square.

Capital had its warmest year, as well as being the wettest major centre.

Big Bertha pulls down car park

Reading Carpark demolition. View from Tory St and Wakefield St.

Monster machinery attracts spectators as Reading car park in Wellington starts coming down.

Loaded gun vs a plastic broom

Devyish Superette owner Bharati Gandhi with the broom she used to challenge an armed robber.

"I'm an old lady and I can't run." So the terrified dairy owner grabbed her broom, and swiped.

$1 reserve for six-figure yacht

The 1944 Staysail Schooner has made several long-distance journeys including successfully making it across the Tasman in ...

A divorced woman who wants to start 2017 with a clean slate is looking for someone who will give her 1944 yacht lots of TLC.

Children flock to turn pages

Motomi Morioka with her son Nobuo Morioka, 8, spend hours reading in Wellington Central Library.

Children's book borrowing is on the rise at Wellington Library.

Smoking ban at bus stops video

A Wellington City Council campaign will see smoking banned at bus stops as part of its Capital Smokefree Action Plan.

The Wellington City Council is driving a new campaign to stop people smoking at bus stops.

Free Christmas tree recycling

Christmas Trees can be dropped off for free at the Southern Landfill until Jan 31.

As the tinsel gets stored away it's time to ditch your tree - and the council has the solution.

Flat tyres for New Year

Miramar resident Howard Rait checks out cars parked in Kauri St which have had the tyres let down. This is an ongoing ...

Holidaymakers return home to find tyres slashed as Wellington street's parking feud escalates.

New year, new baby

Dad Telagi Franklyn, Indie Franklyn (3), left, Mykah Franklyn (5)  with baby Poppy Franklyn born at 1:52am in Paraparaumu.

Poppy Franklyn arrived fashionably late at 1.52am, a week after her Christmas Day due date.

Ballet in the blood

Dancing is in the blood for Wellington dance teacher Paula Hunt and nephew John Paul Lowe.

Wellingtonian aunt-nephew duo are making it big in the world of ballet.

Christmas spike in family violence

Police say family members and neighbours should intervene to prevent family violence.

Wellington police get 200 reported incidents in holiday week.

Quake: no more building checks video

Shaking from the 5.5 magnitude quake off Seddon was rated to have had a "minimal" effect on Wellington buildings.

Engineers assess latest shaking and say no more investigations needed.

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