Capital Life

Medium-rare burgers are dangerous, says top chef

A well-done burger next to a medium-rare burger, at the Duke of Marlborough.

 Any chef who complains about the new guidelines for cooking mince meat doesn't understand basic food safety, says Ray McVinnie.

Tongans unite to make tapa

Kaufo'ou Taulata is immensely proud of her Tongan heritage.
On Saturday she joined 16 other Lower Hutt women to learn ...

Tongan women reconnect with their culture.

When Hewson is home

Roy Hewson is delighted to be living in a facility named after his son, former All Black Allan Hewson.

It is the (Allan) Hewson Wing for Roy Hewson.

High St to Home: Slim Davey's

The vision for Slim Davey's was a casual bar catering to the local neighbourhood.

Recreating this Wellington saloon's eclectic style at your home is easy - if you're willing to think outside the box.

Cafe Scene

Bistro closes its doors

An empty and closed Tinakori Bistro on Tinakori Rd.  The restaurant has gone ...

Tinakori Bistro is in liquidation, owing more than $300,000, including unpaid wages.

Big news for Beat Kitchen

Park Kitchen in Miramar hosts a tap takeover this weekend.

A van serves up some super seasonal food in a new setting; a funky new hangout comes to town and there are some award-wining cocktails to sip on.

Restaurant Reviews

Review: Salty Pidgin, Brooklyn, Wellington

Pork loin with mustard gnocchi.

We ventured out to one of the most talked about restaurants in Brooklyn.

Joining the search for Charlie

The summer rolls were fat little torpedoes.

The crowds are voting with their feet as a popular Vietnamese eatery expands in the capital.

capital day

NZ's British prison officers

Corrections have so far hired 52 British officers, with more on the way. They all have at least two years experience, ...

Rab and Lisa Dall left jobs in English prisons for jobs in Kiwi ones ... and they're not the only ones

Win: Tickets to second Lions test

Watch the All Blacks take on the Lions in the second test in Wellington.

The July 1 game in Wellington is sold out - but we can still get you there.

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