Wellington is a long way Ireland, where animation supervisor Fabian Erlinghauser has spent his career bringing images to life.
The deeds of fallen soldiers and the stories of battles live on, not just in books and films, but in Wellington's street names.
Performers, playwrights, lighting gurus and directors rejoice - a new funding source for theatre has been set up.
New research from Victoria University is showing how information technology is becoming culturally important for Maori.
Miramar Quentin Hema has spent much of his career erasing Andy Serkis from films.
Berhampore residents are sick of putting their lives on the line to cross the road to a playground.
Gone are cramped corners, tiny bar, bright red paint and bottom-numbing seats - Bats is back home in style.
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.
Murray Lucas got used to being exhausted.
Scenic Salamanca Rd is a hub of sports and academic activity in the heart of Wellington City.
Weta Workshop head of engineering Joel Ahie-Drought talks about comic books, classic cars and bad-ass costumes.
Fifty more people get new homes when $7.4 million transformation of Kotuku Apartments completes.
Sale of legal highs could be limited to Wellington's CBD if council passes proposed policy.
Wellington's new five-star convention centre gets the go-ahead, but some worry it won't be the drawcard backers say it is.
The number of fines handed out for not registering dogs has halved in the past year, despite fewer reminders being sent to owners.
The million-dollar Vogelmorn Bowling Club land and buildings might yet be saved for the community.
Although dirty dairying is largely blamed for the poor state of rural rivers, Wellington's urban waters are far from pristine.
A series of plaques marking the original Wellington's shoreline often go unnoticed.
Wellington's grand old dame of cinema, The Embassy, is having an important birthday this week
Wigging up a ballet Christmas
Four ballet dancers will be sporting expensive heads of hair in the Royal New Zealand Ballet's next production.
Richard Stilwell has gone from guarding the Prime Minister to sweeping up dog fur.
A sickness has turned into something sweet for Wellington baker Kristine Bartley.
Miramar Peninsula is next in line for blue tsunami warning markers.
The Wellington Opera House is getting a major face-lift even though it has been yellow-stickered.
Wellington businessman Tim Brown talks about working for Lloyd Morrison, Fringe Festival and being hit by a bus.
In 1840 the sea still lapped the shore of Thorndon Quay.
As the kaka population thrives their propensity for stripping tree bark is causing havoc in the Botanic Gardens.
In 1934 Wellingtonian Joyce Nielsen brought glamour to the screen and made it to Hollywood.
Rum: pirates loved it, smugglers sold it and Havana bar in Wellington now imports it directly.
Two of Wellington's popular fruit and vegetable markets are operating on school grounds without permission.
Author Emily Perkins about imaginary worlds, acting and the e-books v print debate.
'Groundbreaking' police, refugee programme to fold
Lauded programme addressing attitudes of police and refugees to one another has run out of funding.
If health food junkies had their way, there would be a block of empty shops in Northland Rd.
A year on from the local body elections and Wellington's six first-term councillors have got down to business.
The Basin Reserve came in over budget this financial year, the worst result of Wellington venues.
April Phillips releases new track for Make-A-Wish
A week after writing a song for the charity, April Phillips' daughter was tested for potentially fatal brain condition.
Dwell Housing Trust will lease four new houses at affordable rents and sell six on shared-ownership deals.
Bats wings its way back to Kent Tce
Bats Theatre is planning a return season of its own next month when it reopens in its Kent Tce home.
Wellingtonians are great at informally renaming their streets, and that includes Old Hutt Road.
Home coffee-making became competitive at Wellington's first best amateur barista competition at Caffe L'affare.