The Wellingtonian

Mayor cuts down on travel costs

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown.

Celia Wade-Brown's international travel is in line to cost less than half the previous mayor's.

Black Dog cabaret no downer

The late Robbie Tripe.

Wellington's theatrical community will gather on Sunday to remember and celebrate to life of actor Robbie Tripe.

Kayaking star looks to Olympics

Kayla Imrie, centre, seems happy with her form.

Kayla Imrie is holding her head high after she and her K4 kayak crew qualified their boat for next year's Olympics.

Wellingtonian preserves messages from the trenches

Wellington man Glenn Reddiex with his postcard collection. He has released a book of postcards from World War I.

Glenn Reddiex researches history by collecting postcards, especially World War I postcards.

What's On in Wellington

Victor Victorious (Eli Joseph),  Rachel Rouge, Daniel John Smith & Emma Wollum from The Menagerie variety show which returns to the Fringe Bar on August 29.

Music, comedy, art and sports. Here's what's on this week.

Tolerton uncovers a forgotten history

Wellington author Jane Tolerton at her Bed and Breakfast, Booklovers, in Pirie St.


Facebook page filling hungry tummies

Wellington man David Cross started Social Pantry Wellington two months ago.

He knew it was a good idea to share food. He didn't know nearly 700 people would agree in just two months.

Memories of a women's pioneer

The Thistle Inn on the corner of Kate Sheppard Place and Mulgrave St in the 1930s.

Politicians, Maori chiefs and an illegal printing press. This street has seen it all.

Young poet recreates women in history

Poet Nina Powles will speak at the 6 Poets in 60 Minutes event at Unity Books for National Poetry Day.

A young poet will play an important role in National Poetry Day events.

School reunion after 55 years

Do you know any of the Wellington Sacred Heart Convent School girls in this 1958 photo? The girls' last names are listed as Bowman, Brown, Byron, Clark, Costello, Davis, Dear, Dowrick, Duffy, Elleray, Fields, Fitzgerald, Geddes, Gibb, Gibbs, Grantham, Hampton, Harnett, Hilton, Howell, Ingram, Jacobsen, Janes, Dowman, Murphy, Narby, O'Donnell, Phelps, Pointon, Prentice, Quinlan, Reilly, Roberts, Turner, Twis, Whittaker and Wilson.

Thorndon's Sacred Heart Convent School has never had a reunion, until now.

Lymph node radiotherapy shows promising results

Wellington Hospital head of radio-oncology Dr Carol Johnson.

A trial of more radiotherapy for breast cancer patients has significantly extended the time women remain free of cancer.

Dance fuels Joe's rugby dream video

Joe Barry loves rugby and ballet.

Joe Barry, 7, is taking steps to realised his All Black aspirations - graceful, balletic steps.

Short street steeped in history

Moeller St in the 1930s, The street runs from the fork in the road at the bottom left of the photograph downhill to St Gerard's Monastery.

Moeller St in Mt Victoria has the distinctive St Gerard's Monastery at one end and the town belt at the other.

Community orchard wants to keep bees

Island Bay and Berhampore Community Orchard Trust chairwoman Bronwen Newton at the orchard where the trust hopes to keep bees.

One of the first community orchards in Wellington has applied to extend its licence to allow the orchard to keep bees.

What's on in Wellington

A display from the Lux Light Festival that brought the Wellington waterfront to life last year.

Music, comedy, art and sports. Here's what's on this week.

O'Connor flicks the power to the consumer

Steve O'Connor: "We now have a really good technology and creative hub in Wellington, which means you can do world-class things here and live in a fantastic city."

Wellington businessman Steve O'Connor discusses craft beer, mountain biking and the weightless economy. 

Left powerless on cold night

Electricity was cut off to the Cornishs' home after a power pole was replaced on their street.

Family was told by Wellington Electricity a cable had failed and it was their responsibility to fix it.

Rawing for good food

Grace Surridge tries the avocado mousse with cashew ice cream and chocolate sauce at the Little Bird Organics lunch on Saturday.

This cashew ice-cream and avocado mousse pleased even the sweetest sweet tooth last weekend.

Thriller focuses on genetic modification

Former Fairfax journalist Geoff Mein wrote The Alo Release under his pen name of Geoffrey Robert.

Wellington is the scene for much of a new international thriller.

All for the love of chocolate gallery

Wellington Chocolate Factory general manager Miriam Ramos.

Two Wellington chocolatiers are going to great lengths to produce good chocolate.

Fair play to ye - re-enacting Munster's defeat of the All Blacks

Shaneel Sidal, Paddy McShane and Hamish Boyle will relive Munster's 1978 triumph over the All Blacks.

The day that Munster beat a grand-slam-winning All Black team will be re-enacted in Wellington.

Tripping the light fantastic

Lux Light Festival artwork Tensegrity, lit up at a previous Lux festival.

Joel Pitt's table is covered with wires, pliers and LED lights, ready to light up Wellington

Health never tasted so good

Jamie Murphy created Strange Hat kombucha after being diagnosed with cancer.

After being diagnosed with cancer, Jamie Murphy started experimenting with fermented foods and discovered a delicious drink.

It's raining sandwiches

Wellington lunchers scramble to catch the St John's Cubano sandwich.

Lunch will be falling from the heavens for the next three Fridays.

Mary Laine gives light to art in the capital

Lux Light Festival producer Mary Laine moved to New Zealand from California with her family 13 years ago for a change of pace.

Lux Light Festival producer Mary Laine talks about moving to New Zealand, burlesque and Wellington's creative spirit. 

Get those taste buds ready

Angus Thompson (Urlar Wines Gladstone), Larry McKenna (Escarpment Vineyard, Martinborough) and Ruth Pretty (Ruth Pretty Catering) are ready for Match, a pop-up wine bar on the corner of Harris St and Jervois Quay, Wellington.

Plenty of cocktails, burgers and unique menus are ready to impress during Wellington's culinary highlight of the year.

National award for Tawa head boy

Joshua Nightingale holding the student leadership national award from the 2015 Stage Challenge.

Joshua Nightingale was left feeling over the moon after winning a national student leadership award at Stage Challenge.

Two weeks to cook up a storm

Wellington Coene's Provisions new head chef Josh Dodd.

Coene's Provisions new head chef Josh Dodd has been busy.

Recycle bins trial for CBD

Wellington-based urban designer Michael Lowe in Civic Square, where he is campaigning to get recycle bins installed next to rubbish bins to reduce consumer waste.

Recycling bins alongside rubbish bins in town could soon be commonplace.

A taste of the world's best

Hippopotamus Restaurant's executive chef Laurent Loudeac and assistant maitre d' Camille Furminieux.

Fancy trying the world's best high tea? Now you can.

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