Capital Life

Party's over for costume institution video

Everything must go: The Costume Company's stock is all for sale.

Online rivals and Sevens' demise means 8000 items up for sale at closing down costume store.

Delving into a treasure trove video

Ian Parddington is a well-known face at the Second Treasures  tip shop in Owhiro Bay. His home is full of treasured ...

In an overflowing house, Ian Parddington has a treasure in every corner. Some he's even built himself.

Why Wellington is potty for Potter

Harry Potter seems to be an obsession with Wellingtonians.

A series of sell-out Harry Potter pub quizzes proves that some (especially Wellingtonians, for some reason) just can't shake their obsession.

Where to eat $3 soup

The Blue Nile has popped up in various locations around Wellington, and is now to be found in Allen St.

The Blue Nile has wended its way through various incarnations around Welly in recent years, from a hole in the wall up Tory St to an Ethiopian food stall at the Newtown market, at last reaching the centre of the action on Allen St.

Cafe Scene

Avalon Espresso an oasis in the heart suburbia

Avalon Espresso on High St in Lower Hutt.

A welcome addition to Lower Hutt, Avalon Espresso offers good coffee, some nice treats and a relaxed atmosphere.

Review: Sea Salt, Eastbourne

Sea Salt, Eastbourne

New seaside eatery oozes potential, but need a good pinch of seasoning.

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