The Wellingtonian

Richard Taylor's love for Wellington

Weta Workshop founder Sir Richard Taylor talks about his love for Wellington.

Triumph and tragedy

Wellington arts, a year in revue

Every year Wellington is filled with weird and wonderful events, and 2014 didn't disappoint.

Club cricket hits the internet, live

In possibly a NZ first last week, a club cricket game was filmed and streamed live on the internet.

Slips, quakes and zombies

New Zealanders' fondness for British PM Sir Winston Churchill is recognised in Churchill Drive.

Site links buyers with designers

Finding wearable treasure just got easier thanks to two Wellington fashion addicts.

Paving the way to Anzac Day

Wellington's new war memorial park is rising out of the dirt in Buckle St.

Nesting in the zoo

Animal hospital marks milestone

It was the arrival of a certain emperor penguin that jumpstarted the success of The Nest hospital at Wellington Zoo.

The fire that stole Christmas fun

Seventy-three years ago, children wishing for a toy truck or racing car in their stockings may have been disappointed on Christmas morning.

Ruahine St always controversial

The size and shape of Ruahine St has always been a hot topic.

Meet the new man at St Pat's Town

Neal Swindells, who became rector of St Patrick's College this year, talks about cricket, suffering a school fraud scandal and why there aren't many priests in Catholic schools.

Little's Labour lineup a capital city bonanza

Wellington MPs Annette King and Grant Robertson have been big winners in Andrew Little's caucus and Hutt South member Trevor Mallard the apparent loser.

Seatoun fights for play area

Seatoun Park playground has little more than a rusty slide and swings, but Seatoun community members are fighting to keep it.

Stamp of approval for images

Reserve Bank's new fakeproof bank notes will feature images by photographer Rob Suisted.

Elizabeth St not so royal

Despite the royal titles of many of Wellington's streets, Elizabeth St in Mt Victoria is not named after our reigning Queen or a member of her family.

Back country comes to city

All trampers know the satisfaction of arriving at a hut after a long day exploring the outdoors.

Music to light up Opera House Lane

A dingy lane's new lease on life is complete with a concert to be held in the depths of Opera House Lane.

Thorndon site disputed

Thorndon residents have rejected a proposal for a new medical centre and cafe.

Brooke Fraser's homecoming

Brooke Fraser achieved her biggest international success with Flags in 2010, but it left her feeling creatively stale and "a little bit too comfortable".

Getting animated in NZ

Wellington is a long way Ireland, where animation supervisor Fabian Erlinghauser has spent his career bringing images to life.

War history all around us

The deeds of fallen soldiers and the stories of battles live on, not just in books and films, but in Wellington's street names.

Hallway to funding

Performers, playwrights, lighting gurus and directors rejoice - a new funding source for theatre has been set up.

Study reveals virtual whakapapa

New research from Victoria University is showing how information technology is becoming culturally important for Maori.

Digital dream job came from thin air

Miramar Quentin Hema has spent much of his career erasing Andy Serkis from films.

Call for crossing

Berhampore residents are sick of putting their lives on the line to cross the road to a playground.

Watch out: Bats is back home

Gone are cramped corners, tiny bar, bright red paint and bottom-numbing seats - Bats is back home in style.

All frocked up

Dressing in dresses on stage

Actor Gavin Rutherford began the year in a frock, ascended to the heights of tragic drama and slipped into yet another dress to see the year out.

Too tired to work

Murray Lucas got used to being exhausted.

A meeting of muscle and minds

Scenic Salamanca Rd is a hub of sports and academic activity in the heart of Wellington City.

Weta Workshop's engine room

Weta Workshop head of engineering Joel Ahie-Drought talks about comic books, classic cars and bad-ass costumes.

Kotuku apartments upgrade

Fifty more people get new homes when $7.4 million transformation of Kotuku Apartments completes.

Move to limit drug sales

Sale of legal highs could be limited to Wellington's CBD if council passes proposed policy.

Convention centre punt

Wellington's new five-star convention centre gets the go-ahead, but some worry it won't be the drawcard backers say it is.

Concern over short notice for dog rego

Allan Probert

The number of fines handed out for not registering dogs has halved in the past year, despite fewer reminders being sent to owners.

Last-minute deal may save club

Vogelmorn Bowling Club

The million-dollar Vogelmorn Bowling Club land and buildings might yet be saved for the community.

Urban pollution a problem

Hutt drain

Although dirty dairying is largely blamed for the poor state of rural rivers, Wellington's urban waters are far from pristine.

Shaking up the shoreline

Shoreline 1840

A series of plaques marking the original Wellington's shoreline often go unnoticed.

Celebrating 90 years of movie magic

Wellington's grand old dame of cinema, The Embassy, is having an important birthday this week

Keep your hair on

Wigging up a ballet Christmas

A Christmas Carol

Four ballet dancers will be sporting expensive heads of hair in the Royal New Zealand Ballet's next production.

PM's bodyguard gone to the dogs

Robert Stilwell

Richard Stilwell has gone from guarding the Prime Minister to sweeping up dog fur.

Sweet taste of success

A sickness has turned into something sweet for Wellington baker Kristine Bartley.

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