The Wellingtonian

What's on in Wellington: February 26 - March 4

Music, comedy, theatre, film, and the festive season. Here's what's on in Wellington.

Super-city works well Aucklander tells Wellington

A super-city will put the "local back in local government", says one Aucklander who should know.

What's on in Wellington: February 19 to 26

Music, comedy, theatre, film, and the festive season. Here's what's on in Wellington.

Laidlaw condemns 'puerile behaviour'

Local authority amalgamation debate has descended into farce, according to one Wellington regional councillor.

Newtown Community and Cultural Centre puts on birthday bash

Yoga and tai chi are partly to thank for Newtown Community and Cultural Centre's continued good health.

Wellington playgrounds back on agenda

Seatoun resident Susan Stanford wants Wellington City councillors to look closer when deciding on the future of the city's play areas.

From wizards to St Mary's

Talia Carlisle talks to St Mary's College principal Catherine Ryan.

Fringe Festival celebrates silver jubilee

Those wanting to hop on the Fringe bus will have to be ready because this is one festival that's not slowing down.

Memorial befits social reformer's lasting legacy

The most photographed statue in Wellington is of former Prime Minister Richard John Seddon and stands in Parliament grounds.

Erin's mission: Sport for all

If Erin Fitzgerald doesn't see her job helping disabled people into sport as a lifetime career, it's not because of lack of commitment.

World Cup Cricket fever building

Cricket dream comes true for Wellington teen

Bhavik Patel of Wellington will realise a dream when he bowls against global cricket stars next month.

The Royal New Zealand Ballet performs Don Quixote

Love, young lovers and match-makers are the stars of the Royal New Zealand Ballet's next production.

What's on in Wellington: February 12 - 17

Music, comedy, theatre, film, and the festive season. Here's what's on in Wellington.

Family's Kapiti Island legacy

Kapiti Island is one of the jewels of the Wellington region, and is an important nature reserve.

Wellington cycle track options revealed

Cycleways could be fast tracked in Wellington with Island Bay, Kilbirnie and Newtown the big winners.

Finding her Sweet Release through baking

Wellington baker Kristine Bartley discovered her culinary passion while fighting Graves' disease.

Freedom campers taking over Wellington beach

Owhiro Bay has turned into a camping ground and residents aren't happy.

What's on in Wellington: February 4 to 11

Music, comedy, theatre, film, and the festive season. Here's what's on in Wellington.

Treaty of Waitangi: Wellington's role in forming a nation

Despite being nearly 900km from Waitangi, Wellington played an important part in creating our nation.

Bond St makeover an 'abomination'

Not all Wellington City councillors are happy about the new pedestrian area in Bond St.

What's on in Wellington: January 29 to February 4

Music, comedy, theatre, film, and the festive season. Here's what's on in Wellington. 

High cost of accidents in Wellington's schools

Accidents in Wellington schools cost the taxpayer just over $800,000 last year.

Jamie Oliver to open restaurant in Wellington

Popular chef bringing his cuisine to the Capital

Diners will soon be chowing down Jamie Oliver's dishes in the heart of Wellington.

Street history: Khandallah's slice of India

Cashmere Ave is one of many Indian street names in Khandallah, and was probably named after the northwestern region of Kashmir.

Stomaching bulimia on stage at Bats

The impact of eating disorders is often a taboo subject, but one show is hoping to change that.

Thorndon PostShop to close

Another PostShop is to close, this time Thorndon.

What's on in Wellington: Jan 22 - Jan 28

Check out what's on around the region.

Holocaust survivor Vera Egermayer tells her story ahead of Auschwitz anniversary

70 years since liberation of Auschwitz

Ahead of 70th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz, one concentration camp survivor explains the importance of remembering the past.

Shakespeare for the digital age

Four lovers of Shakespearean soliloquy have modernised one of the Bard's most famous stories into a teenage webseries.

Hemi Pou's move from rep rugby to fashion

Hemi Pou talks about founding men's clothing store Wakefield Hotel, selling boots to Bradley Cooper and playing rugby for New Zealand.

The many faces of Brianne Kerr

"What to wear, what to wear . . ." was Brianne Kerr's dilemma as she rummaged through tutus, corsets and pirate pants at Costume Cave last week.

Railway history and murder

Woodridge Estate is one of Wellington's newest suburbs, developed in the 1980s by the Wright family.

What's on in Wellington: Jan 15 - Jan21

Music, comedy, art, film, theatre - even a scavenger hunt. Find everything that makes this city NZ's culture capital.

Sir Richard Taylor: For the love of Wellington

Weta Workshop founder Sir Richard Taylor talks about his love for Wellington.

Triumph and tragedy: A year of the arts in Wellington

Wellington arts, a year in revue

Every year Wellington is filled with weird and wonderful events, and 2014 didn't disappoint.

Club cricket hits the internet, live

In possibly a NZ first last week, a club cricket game was filmed and streamed live on the internet.

Slips, quakes and zombies

New Zealanders' fondness for British PM Sir Winston Churchill is recognised in Churchill Drive.

Site links buyers with designers

Finding wearable treasure just got easier thanks to two Wellington fashion addicts.

Paving the way to Anzac Day

Wellington's new war memorial park is rising out of the dirt in Buckle St.

Zoo vet hospital a big success

Animal hospital marks milestone

It was the arrival of a certain emperor penguin that jumpstarted the success of The Nest hospital at Wellington Zoo.

In history: The fire that stole Christmas fun

Seventy-three years ago, children wishing for a toy truck or racing car in their stockings may have been disappointed on Christmas morning.

Ruahine St always controversial

The size and shape of Ruahine St has always been a hot topic.

Meet the new man at St Pat's Town

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.

Little's Labour lineup a capital city bonanza

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 fights for play area

Seatoun Park playground has little more than a rusty slide and swings, but Seatoun community members are fighting to keep it.

Stamp of approval for images

Reserve Bank's new fakeproof bank notes will feature images by photographer Rob Suisted.

Elizabeth St not so royal

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.

Back country comes to city

All trampers know the satisfaction of arriving at a hut after a long day exploring the outdoors.

Music to light up Opera House Lane

A dingy lane's new lease on life is complete with a concert to be held in the depths of Opera House Lane.

Dispute over Thorndon site

Thorndon residents have rejected a proposal for a new medical centre and cafe.