Capital Life News

Sore head for Lions fan

Cliona O'Rourke, from Limerick, Ireland, visited Wellington's cable car on Wednesday.

At least one follower of the touring team was suffering from a big Tuesday night.

Hutt swimming turns 100

Robert Gibb with a plaque commemorating the opening of Riddiford Baths in 1926. The Hutt Swimming Club is appealing for ...

Hutt Swimming Club teams up with documentary maker.

Sci-fi movie bar opens in capital

Moore Wilson's Porirua bottle shop gets in ship-shape.

Get a taste of Beervana, watch the rugby with some brews and go check out some sci-fi flicks.

How good is Charley Noble's winter menu?

Charley Noble turns cabbage and cauliflower into culinary works of art.

Lions fans make capital purr gallery

English fans Patsy Marron and David Tayler with Irish fans Dee Devine  and Steven Gilmore in the fanzone on the ...

Wellington was a sea of red, and the pubs were heaving, before Hurricanes game.

A year of saving pays off

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A pair of Inverness-based Lions fans are lapping up their time in Wellington.

Radio war: Polly, Grant v school

Lyall Bay School deputy principal Clint Chalmers in the Maranui FM studio.

New MediaWorks station threatens to drown out long-running primary school radio.

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.

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

Geraint Martin: Museum Man

Geraint Martin, new CEO of Te Papa, for National Portrait.

Geraint Martin discovered the magic of museums when he was a small boy.

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.

Bistro closes its doors

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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.

Island Bay cycleway: what's next

A working party of Wellington City Councillors is to oversee the final engagement process and design options on the ...

Residents are being assured a solution will be in place by September.

Price to be made public

Athfield Architects' images of the proposed Willis Bond development at Site 9. If the building goes ahead,“high level ...

If a new Wellington waterfront development goes ahead, the commercial terms will be publicly released.

Beervana sales looking stout

Beervana is when the craft beer capital embraces the New Zealand-wide beer loving community in a big bearded beer hug.

Beervana 2017 is set to to be the beeriest yet if ticket sales are anything to go by.

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

There will be blood

Carrie the Musical is at BATS until July 1.

Classic Stephen King 1970s teen thriller hits the Wellington stage.

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.

Review: Gauchos Churrasco BBQ, Lower Hutt

Patatas bravas served with black garlic aioli to the side, instead of drizzled on top.

We indulge in as much meat as we can handle at the Station Gardens development.

$4.50 for CBD parking

Wellington City Council wants to increase parking in the central city to $4.50 an hour, from the current $4.

Wellington looks set to increase city parking fees for the first time in 13 years.

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.

Wellingtonians get personal video

Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency has launched a new video campaign to attract more Kiwis to live and work ...

A new ad campaign aims to attract more people to live in the capital.

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.

Leah McFall: The brave of heart

Sixteen hours after leaving home I was in a bar, being served gin cocktails by a a body-popping Millennial in cut-off ...

Freedom is one thing worth having, but there are other things.

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.

Hangi for hungry Lions video

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Massey University Maori Resource Studies  -  hangi for harvest ...

Visiting fans will be fed from a pit on Wellington's waterfront come test time.

Family comes first at The Larder

Jacob Brown and Sarah Bullock are cutting back their hours to spend more time with family.

A much-loved restaurant is dropping its dinner service to make way for family time. Punters are devastated.

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