The Wellingtonian

Cornwell St's heroic past

Aerial view of Wellington's wharves and railway in 1934. Westpac Stadium is now where the rail yards in the centre of ...

Cornwell Street is one of 18 Wellington streets named for people, places or events from World War

Historic church needs million-dollar makeover

Graham Atkinson is the project manager behind the $1m bid to restore Wellington city's oldest parish church, St ...

St' Peter's on Willis launches $1m renovation appeal

Reserves being used as rubbish dumps

Woodridge Planters chairman Peter Gilberd and deputy mayor Justin Lester with a tyre, computer monitor and water ...

Computer monitors, tyres, beer bottles and even a hot water cylinder have been found in Wellington's northern bush reserves.

Young soprano's big break

New Zealand opera singer Katherine McIndoe, of Wellington.

Young soprano Katherine McIndoe is more than a bit star-struck with her current cast.

Strawberry Farewell

Strawberry Fare co-owner Katy Pearce who has worked at the restaurant since 1993.

It's time for Strawberry Fare to say "Tira-miss-you" to its loyal customer-base.

What's On in Wellington: From May 26

Wellington Saints take on the Hawke's Bay Hawks at TSB Bank Arena on May 29 at 7pm, tickets $8-$22 at

It's all on in Wellington.

Mental wellness improves cancer survival

Otago University of Wellington cancer researcher Dr Ruth Cunningham.

Researchers probe mental illness, cancer survival link.

Europe mission to play ancient instruments

Alistair Fraser plays a putorino, a traditional Maoir wind instrument.

Traditional Maori musical specialist Alistair Fraser will view some of instruments held in European museums.

What's On in Wellington: From May 19

Ray Henwood, star of Circa Theatre's production of King Lear, on until June 8.


Council rents 'too high'

Council flat resident Katerina Taliau with her son Sekati, 2.

Katerina Taliau makes decisions each week about how she's going to get enough food on the table for her family.

Hollywood comes to Wellington

New Capital Swimming Club head coach Gary Hollywood

Capital Swimming Club, one of the country's top competitive swimming clubs, has a new 

Greg's a real community champion

Ohariu MP Peter Dunne with his Community Champion Greg Hyland of Wadestown.

Greg Hyland loves to roll up his sleeves and dig in to make things happen in his community.

British war hero honoured in Karori

Rear Admiral David Beatty.


Hutt actress takes on love and politics

Actor and playwright Vanessa Rhodes.

Two plays by Caryl Churchill, one of Britain's most distinguished living playwrights will run together at Bats Theatre.

Stairing down leukaemia

Firefighter Lori Calkin, left, and senior firefighter Anita Murrell - part of the six-strong Tawa Volunteer Fire Brigade ...

Tawa firefighters take on Sky Tower stairs for cancer charity.

Strikes, mail and banking along the waterfront

Looking south down Customhouse Quay in 1906. The Government Life Building and the Chief Post Office are on the right.


Lessons from Island Bay cycleway gallery video

cycling to work, active, adult, bag, bicycle, bicycling, bicyclist, bike, biking, business, businessman, businesspeople, ...

Lessons learned from Island Bay's controversial cycleway should be applied to the proposed eastern suburbs cycleways, Enterprise Miramar board member Allan Probert says.

All that jazz

Alexis French and Oscar Laven perform at the Rogue and Vagabond at the Wellington Jazz Festival.

Wellingtonians can keep warm this winter with a bit of groove when the Wellington Jazz Festival swings into town.

Africa Day unites the continent

Sam Manzanza performs with the Afro Beat Band. The band are performing at 4pm at Shed 6 on May 14.

Wellington waterfront will come alive with the sounds, tastes and sights of Africa at the May 14 celebrations of Africa Day.

What's on in Wellington: From May 12

The Hurricanes take on the Reds at Westpac Stadium on May 14 at 7.35pm. Tickets at

It's all on in Wellington.

Karori postal services move to Mobil

Karori PostShop will lose banking services in the shift to the Mobil station.

Mobil to offer NZ Post services - without banking - in Karori.

Mum seeks kind stranger

Annie Boanas, with her son Louis,18 months, would love to meet the good Samaritan who helped them when Louis turned blue ...

When Louis had a seizure and turned blue, his parents were terrified. Now they want to thank the kind stranger who helped.

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.

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