Weta Workshop founder Sir Richard Taylor talks about his love for Wellington.
Wellington arts, a year in revue
Every year Wellington is filled with weird and wonderful events, and 2014 didn't disappoint.
In possibly a NZ first last week, a club cricket game was filmed and streamed live on the internet.
New Zealanders' fondness for British PM Sir Winston Churchill is recognised in Churchill Drive.
Finding wearable treasure just got easier thanks to two Wellington fashion addicts.
Wellington's new war memorial park is rising out of the dirt in Buckle St.
Animal hospital marks milestone
It was the arrival of a certain emperor penguin that jumpstarted the success of The Nest hospital at Wellington Zoo.
Seventy-three years ago, children wishing for a toy truck or racing car in their stockings may have been disappointed on Christmas morning.
The size and shape of Ruahine St has always been a hot topic.
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.
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 Park playground has little more than a rusty slide and swings, but Seatoun community members are fighting to keep it.
Reserve Bank's new fakeproof bank notes will feature images by photographer Rob Suisted.
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.
All trampers know the satisfaction of arriving at a hut after a long day exploring the outdoors.
A dingy lane's new lease on life is complete with a concert to be held in the depths of Opera House Lane.
Thorndon residents have rejected a proposal for a new medical centre and cafe.
Brooke Fraser achieved her biggest international success with Flags in 2010, but it left her feeling creatively stale and "a little bit too comfortable".
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.