Capital Life

Double basses a sensory treat

Marc Taddei built the score up from listening to the Mitropoulos/Bernstein recording and startled the audience by having ...

Marc Taddei startles audience with eight double basses supporting 10 cellos.

Growing up on Kāpiti Coast

"The beauty of growing up in Ōtaki was having it all: sea, sun and sky," says Pera Barrett.

Pera Barrett, 35, is an author, rapper and bank worker. He lives in Tawa with his wife and children.

Who's on the stage at WOW?

Members from the Crows Feet Dance Collective will be taking to the WOW stage for the first time.

From under 10s, to people hitting their 70s, everyone's got a spot on the WOW stage.

Three decades among VHS and DVDS

Aro Video, based in Wellington's Aro St, is known for its collection of more than 20,000 films and DVDs.

From Pulp Fiction to Inception, Aro Video owner Andrew Armitage can chart the store's life.

Cafe Scene

Ramen Shop expands into burgers

The Ramen Shop is now also home to Karaage Burger at its Victoria St location.

The Wellington store is also now home to Karaage Burger, which will serve a range of Japanese-inspired fried offerings.

Atlas arrives on Wellington's waterfront

Atlas is all about fine dining without the airs and graces, as this apple dessert demonstrates.

"Our vision is to create a casual, fun environment with a high-end offering of modern New Zealand food," says executive chef James Pask.

Restaurant Reviews

The Block - what's out back? video

It's all happening out the back of the old firehouse - this is The Block NZ: Firehouse building. The fully glazed ...

There's a glass penthouse, but most of the changes at The Block Firehouse site are out the back.

Cane's making a comeback

Wood and rattan are mixed in the deco-inspired Arch chair from Kiwi designers Douglas and Bec.

Hang onto grandma's old cane lounge suite: it's time is coming (again).

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Three decades among VHS and DVDS

Aro Video, based in Wellington's Aro St, is known for its collection of more than 20,000 films and DVDs.

From Pulp Fiction to Inception, Aro Video owner Andrew Armitage can chart the store's life.

University pledges eco-plan

School Strike 4 Climate coordinator and VUW student Raven Maeder

Wellington's university says it's 'unrealistic' to eliminate gross emissions in 2030 but pledges to reduce its carbon footprint.

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