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Wahine Day memories

Wahine survivors Muriel and Rob Ewan. They are now trustees of the Wahine 50 Charitable Trust.

Rob and Muriel Ewan were excited about sailing on the Wahine in April 1968.

The cemetery and the university

Looking east over Wellington city and harbour from Mount St Cemetery during the 1886-7 reclamation.

Mount St in Kelburn is known to many Wellingtonians as a shortcut to Victoria University fromthe city centre, but the steep narrow street is also home to one of Wellington's oldest cemeteries.

Tuffin makes sport available for all

Mornington Golf Club vice-president Ray Tuffin with Rongotai MP Annette King. King presented Tuffin with the community ...

Seeing the joy on young people's faces as they participate in sport is reward enough for Ray Tuffin, but he was officially recognised for his work as April's Community Champion.

What's On in Wellington: From May 5

Comedian Angela Barnes is coming to New Zealand for the International Comedy Festival.

It's all on in Wellington.

Students do their bit for charity

Ignite executives Rachel Brown, left, and Jess Jenkins brief consultants about the projects for 2016.

Victoria University students are raising the profile of Wellington's non-profit organisations through Ignite Consultants.

Teenager aces disability games

Representing Team Wellington Libby Leikis, 17, took the Athletics Overall Female trophy at the 2016 Halberg Junior ...

Teenager Libby Leikis dreams of glory at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

Singing Department livens up hospital

Community Music Junction director Julian Raphael has introduced informal group singing to Wellington Hospital with The ...

Once a week the hospital comes alive with not the beeping of machines but the sound of music.

The harsh reality of chronic fatigue

Shelley Gawith, 30, was bedridden with chronic fatigue until she drastically changed her diet.

A year ago Shelley Gawith could only stay awake for 10 minutes.

Age no barrier for bowls champions

Left, Tui Scrimshaw and Judy Howat with their 2-4-2 bowls title at the Lyall Bay Bowls Club.

Two women in their 80s have defied the odds, and age, to win the Bowls Wellington Easter 

What's On in Wellington: From April 28

RCRD All Stars take on Whakatane Roller Derby at Kilbirnie Recreation Centre on April 30, tickets from


Fruit selling a lifelong affair

From left, Vanessa Huang, Hayden Huang, Bronwyn Chin, Kim Chin and Kay Chin make up three generations of the Miramar ...

Miramar residents will be sold fruit by a new family for the first time in nearly 55 years.

What's On in Wellington: From April 21

The Wellington Saints take on the Nelson Giants at the TSB Bank Arena on April 22 at 7pm. Tickets from Ticketek.

It's all on in Wellington.

Cottages, carnivals and Cummings Park Library

Chew cottage in the early 20th century. It was originally known as Millwood Crofton. The cottage was built in 1865 by ...

Ottawa Rd began as a simple logging track in the mid-1800s and is now the bustling main road of Ngaio.

Celebrating 50 years of the Rose of Tralee

From left, 2016 Hutt Valley Rose of Tralee Hannah Greally, 2015 Hutt Valley Rose of Tralee Esther Welsh, and 2016 ...

The Wellington region is sending not one but two Roses to this year's national competition to celebrate 50 years of the competition in New Zealand.

Ronald's got the painting bug

Strathmore painter Ronald Jobson has more than 300 paintings in his two-bedroom house.

There is no shortage of art in this man's home.

Tawa's furry thief

Metallica with his stash of insulation pipes.

There's a most unusual thief stalking the streets of Tawa.

Wellington comic having a laugh

Wellington comedian Alice Brine.

Alice Brine's career as a comedian has taken off quickly.

When David beat Goliath

From left, Michael Grimes, Jimmy Schubert, Finn O'Sullivan and Oxford Bowler of the champion St Teresa's School cricket team.

Size was no obstacle for these cricket youngsters.

Youngsters get behind the camera

Film-makers at Kahurangi School who are making a five-minute short film for the Roxy5 Competition.

Students throughout Wellington have been saying lights, camera, action to short film production for the Roxy5 film competition.

Mental health-cancer survival link studied

Dr Ruth Cunningham of Otago University.

Otago University researchers are looking for breast cancer patients who have experienced mental illness.

Nicky going further on old-school bike

Up and away . . . Nicky Armstrong and her penny-farthing in Upper Hutt's Whitemans Valley. Photo: COLIN WILLIAMS

Penny-farthing rider attracting attention in Upper Hutt's Whitemans Valley.

War stories brought to life

Wellington film-maker Anna Cottrell and editor Peter Metcalf

Short films reveal interesting war stories in lead up to Anzac Day.

Second Chance for women

Sharon Cavanagh standing beside a dress being offered at the fundraiser.

When a fundraising sale opened its doors at 9am last Saturday  in Wellington, 110 people flooded in.

Anzac tortoise's epic war story

Author Shona Riddell has written a children's book, The Tale of the Anzac Tortoise, which involves her family.

He survived the trenches of Gallipoli and stowed away with a nurse to New Zealand.

What's On in Wellington: From April 14

The Warriors take on the Bulldogs in the NRL game at the Westpac Stadium on April 16 at 7.30pm. Tickets from

It's all on in Wellington.

Wellingtonians share tales of war

Rae Collins in the WellyNextDoor caravan, looking through the letters and diaries of her father and uncle which they ...

In the lead up to Anzac Day, Wellington City Council is giving Wellingtonians a chance to reveal their family's war stories in the Welly Next Door recording caravan.

Education, polio and murder in Para St

Miramar in 1951. Para St is in the centre of the photo. The Polo Ground and Miramar Central School are to the left of ...

Para St in Miramar has long been the suburb's hub of education. 

No opening night nerves for Ethel

Ethel Robinson of Wellington, who has turned 100.

Not many can say they've celebrated their 100th birthday, but Ethel Robinson of Rita Angus Retirement village in Kilbirnie can.

Ballet opens doors to everyone

Dancer Lucy Green will be dancing the role of Dorothy in the Royal New Zealand Ballet's upcoming production of The ...

Chance to see behind the scenes of New Zealand’s national ballet company.

Giving refugees a helping hand

Red Cross volunteers Meghan Sandle and Sira Engelbertz enjoy sharing Wellington's sights with their refugee family.

Everyday Wellingtonians are making the transition into New Zealand that bit easier for refugees, by working as refugee resettlement volunteers.

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