The Wellingtonian

Proposal to shift freedom campers

Freedom campers get a taste of Wellington beach life at Owhiro Bay.

McEwan park in Lower Hutt could be the answer to Wellington's freedom camping woes.

Celebrating road patrollers

Three road patrol kids stand outside Newtown School, July 1966.

City Archives have these images (see snip below) ...

Not much has changed since 1966 for the road patrollers at a Wellington school.

Meet community candidates

Current members of Makara/Ohariu Boar, from left, Judy Liddell, Christine Grace (Chairwoman), Hamish Todd (Deputy ...

The rural Makara/Ohariu area in Wellington has eight people vying for six seats in this year's local election.

Convicted killer Preston appeals

Justice Joe Williams sentenced Michael Preston to a minimum of 19 years in jail for stabbing his ex-wife to death.

Convicted killer's lawyer says Crown case relied on weaving together too many unreliable "strands" to jail Preston.

New hub for all childcare

Gillian Brookes

A Wellington mother takes a chance on a tech start-up to help other parents find the best childcare options in their area.

Council adopts microchipping bylaw

Kerry Burke of Central Vet Hospital in Wellington holds a microchip implanter as domestic shorthair Lola looks on.

Wellingtonians have 18 months to microchip their cats, after policy signed off.

Council debate kept secret

The proposed frontage of the $150m option for Wellington's convention centre and movie museum.

Late push to have public debate over extra funding for movie museum and conference centre fails.

75 years of play

Campbell (4) pulls Phoebe and Claudia (both 1) as Ross (4) looks on.

One of Wellington's oldest playcentres turns 75 this year, prompting a flashback from staff and pupils.

Defibrillator database first step

Gareth Jenkin founder of AED Locations an online database with about 6000 New Zealand AEDs listed.

Founder of AED database asks business to take their defibrillators out of the cupboard.

Taking on textile trash

Jennifer Whitty and Larissa Banks look over a garment made from unwanted shirts.

A Wellington designer and academic is calling on the wider fashion industry to start taking practical steps towards reducing the substantial amount of textiles ending up in landfill.

Rugby club shuns sports hub

Toitu Poneke new super club in Kilbirnie.

Seven sports clubs agree to share new Kilbirnie hub, but MSP is absent.

Synthetic spider silk full of potential

St Patrick's College student Jacob Farr has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 Eureka Awards.

 Presentation on secret power of spider silk wins student place at Eureka finals.

Historic Seatoun house turns 150

Worser Bay pilot station, Wellington, circa 1880s.

Owners of the Pilot's Cottage in Seatoun are using a significant milestone as an excuse to look into the history of the historic site.

Just Speak celebrates five years

Just Speak youth organisation, based in Wellington, celebrated its fifth anniversary this month.  It has developed into ...

New Zealand youth justice organisation Just Speak has grown quickly in five years.

Extra buses for Wellington

Patrick Whiting, year 9 student at Wellington College who spoke at a recent Greater Wellington Regional Council Meeting ...

Extra buses to ease overcrowding - but not until the end of the year.

Food bombs and intimidation

Susan Macaulay's car was flour-bombed earlier this year.

A family was intimidated with a masked scarecrow amid escalating Wellington egg attacks.

From busking to opera

Former Tawa College student Emily Mwila will make her opera debut in Don Giovanni later this month.

Not many Opera singers can say they started their career busking on the streets.

Horse medals for Pearson

16-year-old Olivia Pearson returned from the American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup in Australia with three medals.

Wellington Girls' student Olivia Pearson has had success at a little known horse competition.

Box making history

10082016. Photo: Alexander Turnbull Library
The Empire Box Factory was located on Douglas St, Mt Cook from 1905 to 1958.

Tobacco packets, egg cartons and more were produced in Wellington's box factory.

Spending $1m in Tawa

Tawa's town centre will get a $1m spruce up from the council next year.

If you had a million dollars to spend on improving a town centre, what would you want done?

Don't change the bus routes: residents

Some residents in Wellington's eastern suburbs say the new 2018 bus routes will man a reduction in service.

Some Wellington residents are upset at bus changes that they view as a reduction in service.

Protecting waters from illegal fishing

Nancy Collis  volunteers her time to protect Wellington beaches from illegal fishing. She has been an honorary fisheries ...

Nancy Collis spends her free time protecting Wellington's waters from illegal fishing.

Turning waste into wonders

Dutch architect Jos de Krieger from Superuse Studios.

Sustainable design pioneer in New Zealand to talk upcycling and making old new again.

Mud and glory for riders

Wainuiomata's Brendon Sharratt in off-bike action during the the cyclo-cross elite men's race at the nationals in Upper ...

Mud and maybe glory was the order of the day for cyclocross riders at the nationals on Saturday in Upper Hutt.

Olympic history in the basement

Julie King with Olympic memorabilia found under her Lyall Bay home.

Treasure trove of memorabilia turns up in Wellington basement on eve of Olympics.

'More love than labour'

Craig Shepherd says his work rehabilitating birds is more love than labour.

Craig Shepherd's Wellington sanctuary is home to birds, but it's eviction time for a gang of pukekos.

New radio station for capital

Rough Peel Records DJ Rachel Johnston with store owner Paul Huggins.

Rough Peel Radio will soon be broadcasting live from Cuba St.

'We'll win by 100 points'

Paremata Plimmerton Rugby Club juniors Ryder Stairmand (left),11, and Braxton Lealaogata (right),5, will be part a 50 ...

Paremata Plimmerton Rugby Club will provide 50 juniors to cheer on the Hurricanes as they run out in the super rugby final this Saturday.

Wellington teen in Royal New Zealand Ballet production

Sophie Arbuckle, NZSD student and Laura Jones, RNZB dancer prepare for their upcoming performance in Giselle.

Wellington teen in national ballet tour.

Chekhov through a blender

The cast of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

Russian novels key to characters in new play.

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