The Wellingtonian

Shipping Antarctic ice to the world

Rebecca Pyne's job involves dispatching Antarctic ice cores to far-flung destinations for analysis.

What a cool job. Packing Antarctic ice and sending it across the world.

What's On in Wellington: From Feb 4

Celebrate our national day with friends and whanau at Waitangi Park. There will be kai and kapa haka and music from noon.

Music, comedy, theatre and sport - it's all on in Wellington.

Working hard for the Kiwi dream

Nury Olivares, a refugee from Chile in the 1970s, now runs a South American food truck.

Imagine arriving in country you had never heard of, with a newborn and a toddler and no idea of what the future held.

Historic moment for Newtown Festival

Newtown Festival organisers Martin Hanley and Anna Kemble Walsh.

It's Newtown Festival's 20th birthday.

Seawall brings relief to Breaker Bay

Breaker Bay and Moa Point Progressive Association chairman Lester Goodfellow and Wellington City Councillor Ray Ahipene-Mercer at the shoreline in Breaker Bay that has been eroded by tides and storms.

Years of waves crashing over the road eight or nine times each winter will hopefully be at an end in Breaker Bay as Council starts work on a new seawall.

Victoria University brings Fringe to students

"The Existentialist's Guide to Survival in Australia" is on during the Fringe Festival's sub-festival Your Fav at Victoria University.

Victoria University doesn't want to miss out on the fun of the Fringe Festival.

Stone St's industrial past

Miramar circa 1940. The gasworks are against the hill. The long two-storey building and three warehouses with the a-frame roofs are on Stone St.

From a gas works to a paint factory to the heart of Wellington's Hollywood, Stone St has always been an industrial street.

Aro Video gets reprieve

Aro Video owner Andrew Armitage said the store was saved by the community.

Just before the axe fell on the Wellington video store, the community stepped in.

Jack sails to his century

Jack Ayers turned 100 last week and he's still going strong.

Jack Ayers has seen a lot in a century of life.

Businesses unhappy with CBD upgrade

A crowd gathers in the Porirua CBD to listen to a lunchtime concert on the village green.

The Porirua city centre has been given a new lease on life as a new public space nears completion.

Sam dances her way to recovery

Wellington woman Sam Marshall has been devoting her free time to dancing since finishing her cancer treatment in August 2015.

Sam Marshall has rediscovered the joy of dance.

Two schools, a pub and a tip

28012016 News Photo: FAIRFAX NZ. Newly cut Burma Rd in 1934. The smoke on the far right is an engine crossing Fraser Ave on its way to Wellington.

A busy road connecting Johnsonville with Khandallah is a centre for both the young and old.

Poet raps up his words

London-based poet Harry Baker is heading to New Zealand for a Poetry in Motion.

British poet Harry Baker knows a thing or two about poems.

What's On in Wellington: From Jan 28

The Wellington Sevens is on at the Westpac Stadium on Jan 30 and 31.

From music and comedy to dance and theatre, it's all on in Wellington.

Student loan thievery

Rhiannon McConnell reflects on her own student loan.

OPINION: I'm leaving New Zealand but I'll still pay my loan. Else I'd be stealing.

Nick gets into the spirit of things

Nick Hill, the youngest member Strange Occurrences, with group leader James Gilberd and his wife, Denise.

Nick may be a ghost buster, but he's still a sceptic. 

Family reaches out to missing uncle

Dennis Jones was diagnosed with breast cancer several years ago, a rare form of the cancer that affects only 20 men each year in New Zealand.

Family members of a man dying of breast cancer reach out to find him after 30 years apart.

Lucky likes a laugh

Craig McDermott says he loves what he does and wouldn't want it any other way.

Craig McDermott has tried to leave his clowning around for a nine to five job but says it is a something he loves to do.

Dying of breast cancer

Dennis Jones was diagnosed with breast cancer several years ago, a rare form of the cancer that affects only 20 men each year in New Zealand.

Dennis Jones is appealing for help to find the brothers he lost contact with 30 years ago.

Hospital Rd's medical history

Hospital Rd today looking south towards Wellington Regional Hospital. The grounds of Government House are to the left and the now derelict nurses home is on the right.

A street running through the medical hub of Newtown is a time capsule for many former staff members of Wellington Hospital.

Parents acting out

Bronwyn Batten and her father James Batten will star together in Sweet Child of Mine at Wellington Fringe Festival.

What's the point of art? That's what Bronwyn Batten's parents want to know.

What's On in Wellington: From Jan 21

Ship 'n Chip Tour - Voyage through Wellington Museum's nautical history, then take a trip to Matiu Somes Island for a fish 'n chips lunch.

What's on in Wellington.

Helping people understand

Celia Painter, left, and Abbie Krieble have written a book, When life gives you lemons, on depression and anxiety.

They couldn't get out of bed and couldn't tell people what they were going through.

Fisher focused on Rio

Champion para-swimmer Mary Fisher.

Mary Fisher isn't giving her Halberg Awards snub another thought.

A place for pigeons

Performance artists Adam Ben-Dror and Kedron Parker at a "luxury resort" for pigeons - a Wellington alleyway.

Following pigeons around Wellington and trying to imitate their behaviours is not most people's idea of fun.

Meros follows footsteps of Monica Lewinsky

Richard Meros, aka Arthur Meek, thinks the free world needs Hillary Clinton to take him as her lover.

After offering to salvage Helen Clark's faltering career by becoming her young lover, Arthur Meek moves on to Hillary Clinton.

Giving to the future

Kiwi Karma owner Craig Crestani.

How can charities make money in a cashless society.

Joining the circus in middle age

Richard Martin with fellow trapeze artist Cherry Holahan.

Flying through the air is not the average hobby for a middle-aged man.

Police investigate central city crash

Three vehicles have been involved in a nose-to-tail crash in central Wellington this evening.

The three-vehicle nose-to-tail at Vivian St and Kent Tce intersection caused traffic delays.

Wellington's violent past explored

Actors Hariata Moriarty and Louis Tait rehearse Te Rakau Theatre's latest play Dog and Bone.

A new offering at Soundings Theatre puts Wellington's violent past in the spotlight.

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