The Wellingtonian

One theme, 50 gamers, 48 hours

The challenge is to design a new game in 48 hours.

Pokemon Go's the talk of the town, but in just 48 hours these designers hope to make something even better.

Philosophy major to Sergeant

Acting Sergeant Phillip Pithyou at the Wellington Central Police Station.

Policing was the furthest thing from his mind, but an encounter with a community constable abruptly changed his career path.

Veteran runner going strong

Runner  Roger Robinson with wife Kathrine Switzer.

Veteran runner shows no sign of slowing down while in Wellington.

'We'll be the perfect neighbours'

Jenni Mason and Millie Watson.
Jenni Mason is the manager for First Five Childcare Centre, she is appealing to the ...

Jenni Mason has an interesting problem in the current housing crisis - she needs land, not a house.

Office glut spawns new hotel video

Alex Cassels is turning unused office space into a new mid-range hotel on Lambton Quay.

Silver lining of high office vacancy in Wellington CBD was the chance to develop a new central city hotel.

Shoe mountain to help needy kids

Pastoral assistant Lorraine McArthur will be on hand to help build the shoe "Mountain of Mercy" at the Piazza of Sacred ...

Those at low-decile schools without shoes will get some relief thanks to the efforts of the Wellington Catholic church.

UK's top young scientist in Wellington video

UK high school student Roxanne El-Hady, 18, was named UK Young Scientist of the Year 2016, she will be in Wellington on ...

Roxanne El Hady wants to inspire other young female scientists.

Riding for Disabled moving on

Wellington Riding for the Disabled is on the move to Battle Hill.

Welcome to the neigh-bourhood.

Sigmund new Wellington role

Former All White, Ben Sigmund has joined the North Wellington AFC, pictured here with North Wellington Club Chairman ...

The former Phoenix star has a new football job, and it's kids he wants to help most.

Wheelchair basketball champs

The Mid West Sixers wheelchair basketball team that won the North Island Championship in July.

A new team has rolled into town and taken out the North Island wheelchair basketball title.

Toy experts retire

Retiring Wellington toy tester Manaia McCaul, 7.

The dream toy testing job is over for two Wellington kids.

Do you love Wellington?

Wellington Youth Council deputy chair Melissa Gibson describes the "friendship, fun and banter" of council meetings. ...

The youth council wants to diversify its membership to help make the capital a better place for all young people.

Boys learn cyber-safety lessons

Scots College year 10 students Jake Thomson and Matt Harford, both 14, with Australian cyber safety expert Susan McLean.

How do you keep yourself safe online? Aussie expert imparts tips to Wellington kids.

Family watch burglar's invasion

An intruder was caught on camera when he broke into the Watkins' house.

An open bottle of milk next to a blaring television was the first clue all was not well in a Wellington home.

Mineral club open day

Emily, 10, and Nathan Blackadder, 13, collect rocks and minerals as part of the Mineral Club of Hutt Valley and ...

Emily and Nathan Blackadder enjoy being rock hounds.

Second cancer a blessing

Andrea Fairbairn, creator and author of Chemo and Back Again in which she shares her cancer experience with others.

Wellington woman finds a way to help others, while getting chemo for her second cancer diagnosis.

Stratford steeled for world champs charge

Paraparaumu-based Miramar catcher Jayden Stratford is part of the Junior Black Sox team which will compete at the ...

The catcher thinks his NZ softball side can go one better than two years ago.

Coromandel St's medical drama

Anti-abortion protester and police outside Parkview Clinic, Wellington.

There is one street in Newtown that is steeped in Wellington's medical history.

Porirua on parade for te reo

From left, Leon Tauroa, Rangihana Te Hauora and Cale Hor from Russell School in Porirua show off their cardboard carving ...

Wellington will host Aotearoa's first parade to celebrate Maori Language Week.

Puppets, sand and oppression

Ella Becroft interacts with sand on the set of Red Leap Theatre Company's Dust Pilgrim.

Red Leap Theatre returns to Wellington with another physical stage show.

‘Fresh meat’ rolls into Wellington

Roller derby is becoming increasingly popular in Wellington.

Strap on those skates and give roller derby a go with another opportunity to join Richter City.

What's on in the capital

Wellington Jazz Festival is in full swing with events continuing this week.

Find out what to do in Wellington on these cold winter nights.

Choreographer's architectural leap

Footnote New Zealand dancers, from left: Lana Phillips, Emma Dellabarca, Jeremy Beck, Brydie Colquhoun, Jared Hemopo ...

It has taken internationally recognised choreographer Jeremy Nelson only 3½  weeks to craft his latest piece.

Tawa best on stage

Tawa College's Stage Challenge victory was a team effort, the directors said.

From fundraising to makeup, direction to dancing - Tawa College's maiden Stage Challenge victory was a total team effort.

Nerves and vision required

Members of the Keeping it Natural team, who are finalists in this years Young Enterprise Scheme Dragon's Den competition.

Eight high-school business teams prepare to... face the dragons

Kittens and dino eggs

Magical Park augments the real-world field of view with fantasy visuals to have children running around collecting ...

Three city parks are turning into fantasy worlds with a collaboration between a game developer and councils.

From Vietnam to Vic

Hoang Tran, an international student from Vietnam, is thrilled to win a scholarship for her studies in actuarial science.

International student wins a scholarship in recognition of her abilities in a little known field.

The inside track

Roger Shepherd, the founder of Flying Nun. was heavily  influenced by punk in the 1970s.

He was not allowed to listen to popular music as a child but went on to head New Zealand's most famous indie record label, Flying Nun.

'Pot Luck' writer eyes second series

Director Ness Simons talks to the actors on the  set of her new web series "Pot Luck".

A Wellington web series is leading the way for diversity on screen.

Students work on the front line

College students are taken through a simulated surgery during Work Exposure Day at Wellington Hospital.

The next generation of Maori health professionals recently got to experience first hand what it is like to work on the front line.

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