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.

SeniorNet turns 25

SeniorNet Wellington members learn to play Solitaire, 1992.

Technology has changed a lot since 1992, but an organisation teaching tech to seniors is still going strong

Guitarist's generosity strikes a chord

Giuseppe Petrella, known to most as Pino, is a celebrated musician in southern Italy and now he's bringing his talent to ...

A chance meeting results in celebrated Italian musician coming to Wellington.

Legwork earns Queen's Medal

Natraj School of Dance owner Prabha Ravi, left, received a Queen's Service Medal for her contribution to the ethnic and ...

Her passion for Bharatanatyam, a classical Indian dance, earned her an honour for her contribution to the ethnic and dance communities.

Socks to your door

LetterSox is an online sock subscription service. Every month, a new pair of socks will be delivered to your door.

Sick of sock shopping? Wellington students may have the answer in LetterSox.

Matariki: a star in our calendar

Matariki marks the rising of the star cluster Pleiades, or the Seven Sisters. It is a time for renewal: for ...

Te Papa wants to make the Maori new year festival an event of national identity.

Could you judge a good coffee? video

WelTec barista Hamish O'Donnell takes part in the Barista Challenge, in which baristas must create six coffees - two ...

As young baristas battle it out for bragging rights, coffee judges spill the beans on what makes a good cup

'Forrest Gump meets Boy'

Writer and actor Chris Rex Martin, right, describes the show as "Forrest Gump meets Boy".

Three Maori brothers roadie to Wellington, stumbling upon important historical moments and meet not-yet-famous faces

A pilgrimage back to love

Australian actor Alan Lovell walked Camino de Santiago last year and was compelled to write a one man show about his ...

Australian actor Alan Lovell brings sellout show about Camino de Santiago experience to Wellington for one night only.

Heart racer Helene

The Wellington Marathon has raised more than $100,000 for the NZ Heart Foundation over the past 12 years, including more ...

Helene Kay set herself a goal of walking a half marathon, just over a year after she underwent a double heart valve replacement

Wellington jazz fest back

Singer Dianne Reeves, who has won five Grammy Awards, will perform in Wellington on Friday as part of the jazz festival.

Now in its fifth year, the Wellington Jazz Festival is returning with more music than ever before

'Katerina' Mansfield’s Russian dream

Katherine Mansfield was one of the few people published in Russia throughout the 20th century.

An exhibition exploring Katherine Mansfield's love for Russia 'thrills' visitors in Wellington.

Family at war over 5-minute quiz

The couple don't keep a tally of who has the most wins, but Jenny is quick to point out she once got 10/10 - something ...

Every morning, down the middle of a dining table in suburban Wellington, battle lines are drawn.

Musicians descend on Upper Hutt

Drummer Dave Weckl will be one of four American jazz musicians taking the stage with the Rodger Fox Big Band at Expressions.

Four-day festival attracts some big names to "Wellington's best-kept secret".

Cricket a hit for Luisa

Brazilian teenager Luisa Quincozes is enjoying student exchange life at Heretaunga College in Upper Hutt.

All the way from Brazil to the home of The Lord of the Rings

Pasifika musicians recognised

Porirua soul artist Aaradhna is nominated for four Pacific Music Awards​.

As the 13th Vodafone Pacific Music Awards draw near, Wellington finalists reflect on what the awards mean to them and their people.

The wounds of war

The interior of an Australian advanced dressing station on the Menin Road during the Third Battle of Ypres ...

Wounded, a new temporary exhibition, has opened at The Great War Exhibition.

Toy libraries still playing

Ellie Hewitt, left, and Jackson Kosena look no further than the Brooklyn Toy Library for all of their playtime needs.

They've stood the test of time, even in age of tablets and online shopping.

Save a Wellington institution video

Radio Active has launched a campaign to raise $88,600 to keep the station afloat. Pictured: DJ Nick Madder.

Wellington's Radio Active was given a reprieve but a fundraising drive is underway to keep it afloat.

Plans of Paramount importance

Wellington Film Society is rallying to save Wellington's oldest cinema after the cinema's operators announced they would ...

Wellington City Council has released plans to show what a proposed hotel or apartment building in the Paramount Theatre building could look like

Book repairer Bill Tito stopping in

Bill Tito with his new project, a standing photo album, and a family bible he recently restored.

Upper Hutt man has been repairing books for over 50 years.

Hungarian bakers open patisserie in Thorndon

Dok Boswijk worked with Zoltan at his cafe in Nelson and is now front of house staff in the new bakery on Tinakori Rd, ...

Hungarian chocolate swirl, almond croissants and freshly baked bread on the menu at the new Thorndon patisserie.

Sweet like Honey.

Wellington pop band Honey. From left: Lydia Reid, Andy Hockey, Matt Dixon and Alexander Reid.

It's been a busy few months for Wellington's newest pop band, but they show no signs of slowing down

Celeb doodles for a good cause

You and Me and the Big Blue Sea by childrens entertainer Claudia Gunn is one of 15 pieces being auctioned in the Parent ...

Richard O'Brien and Suzy Cato are among 15 celebs donating art to raise money for families raising children with disabilities.

College students' green dream

Niamh Murphy, left, and Josie Knight-Maclean, Wellington East Girl's College environmental prefects, are campaigning to ...

Wellington East Girls' College's environment committee aims to slash school's carbon footprint: starting with solar panels

Tell Somnium your secret

The monster sits on a throne in Wellington Museum, with his belly ready to hold the innermost thoughts of Wellingtonians.

Wellington to get its first winter festival, complete with a burning effigy named Somnium.

New home for oldest documents

The high-tech, high-security case for the Waitangi Sheet in the new He Tohu exhibition. The exhibition cases contain ...

He Tohu is a new permanent exhibition, featuring three of New Zealand's constitutional documents.

Artist draws on controversy

Douglas Stichbury, the winner of the 2014 Parkin drawing prize with his winning charcoal work Observer at the Academy of ...

Douglas Stichbury credits Parkin Drawing Prize win with raising his profile.

Maori remains coming home

The three skulls have been in Karolinska Institutet's anatomical collections since the late 1800s. Now they are on their ...

Te Papa and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm announce the repatriation of a handful of ancestral remains.

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