Karori fort took six years to build and was designed to foil Japanese invasion during World War 2.
Kaye Bruntonspent five years advising other people on running a school, and is now running her own.
Survey shows app designed to keep students safe is still on their minds – even if they do not use it.
Capital Jazz festival will have about 100 local and international acts in June.
The café is a social enterprise and is run by the not for profit organisation Zeal.
Wellington children discover ANZAC history at the local library and community centre.
Property owners are struggling to fund multi-million-dollar building upgrades.
A programme created at a Porirua school is achieving results for Maori and Polynesian students .
Karori Normal school principal a firm believer in sending local children to local schools.
The new principal of Linden Primary is briging years of experience to the school.
One year into his new job, the principal of Kelburn Normal School is celebrating an exciting year.
Kilbirnie School gets funding of $200,000 and half will be spent on preparing pupils for jobs not yet invented.
Clyde Quay School celebrates a special milestone in the school’s history with a weekend reunion.
Embracing and learning about others cultures is something a Titahi Bay school firmly believes in.
The Newtown School Principal is proud of the change that has been made during his first year in the job.
Michael Tuffery to work with student’s from Porirua secondary schools.
Kapiti artist Ellen Coup paints a Khandallah bus shelter as part of the council’s mural project.
Parents talk about why they choose Kōhanga Reo for their kids, and about the demand for fluent speakers
Lower Hutt is home to the exceptional Kara Hands, a place that’s especially fond of special needs children
Definitely Not Witches is a new Wellington-based improvised comedy group.
Tutakitaki blends Maori and Brazilian music for the Cuba Dupa street festival.
Every months locals get down to Lyall Bay beach for the monthly rubbish clean-up.
X FACTOR was dismissed and disparaged on the streets of Wellington after bullying of a contestant.
Seventeen Miramar Peninsula artists opened their studios for the annual Artists in Action event.
Not enough focus on how Maori are taught, right down to pronouncing names correctly.
Site has changed over years from an army base to an abandoned concrete playground for graffiti artists.
Aspiring young cricket stars have a chance to pick up a bat and learn the basics at Kelburn Park.
Development issues facing Wellington city are a challenge for a councillor holding key positions.
Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands gave a strong presence at capital’s Pasifika Festival.
Universities, Polytechnics, training providers and schools in aiming to double international numbers.
FRANCESCA JAGO is not taken with the latest of the edition of Liam Neeson’s efforts.
Chinese New Year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar.
Through Wellington’s creative spaces Fraser Hoffe says he has found his reason for living,
After visiting 10 countries, Jess Thompson is looking forward to making Samoa her eleventh.
Ainslie Allen has gone through several stages of performing life since the 90s hit TV show.
An Englishman sets out to challenge the assumption that you need to eat meat to be an athlete.
Craig Smith and his wife Margaret Amor take singalong tour around the country.
Wellingtonians leave shopping to the last minute with many stores only just experiencing a Christmas rush.
Childhood memory inspires the winner of the people’s choice award in the capital’s display awards.
Wellington City Council defends its use of almost $20,000 to build a pop-up beach in Civic Square .
Capital E has partnered with Foster Hope to pack kits for children entering foster care.
Wellingtonians not up for the Christmas dinner challenge will be well catered for on December 25th.
Blind Foundation graduates Gina and friends from guide school.
Red Rabbit Co Coffee manager Baptiste Kreyder talks about carving out a niche in Wellington.
Dylan Horrocks new graphic novel Sam Zabel And The Magic Pen is a personal journey.
After a century abroad Maori ancestral remains return home to Te Papa.
Negotiating old building issues with council rules one of challenges for Tuatara.
Councillor questions whether the capital’s Built Heritage Incentive Fund needs more funding.
Wellington’s Blackdog Brewery released a new beer and all proceeds from it donated to the SPCA.
Wellington council’s Accessiblity Advisory Group says more parks are great, but increase the fines.
Sally Millar, her partner Sam and their dog cross the Tasman to set up an alternative tattoo studio.
The IHF trophy Oceania championship made its Wellington debut this week with the sport rapidly gaining national popularity.
Locals have until Friday to tell Wellington City Council why it should not take their playground away.
Council signs off on new building to integrate community services and facilities.
Wellington City Council reviews as central government looks set to get rid of state housing.
Three Wellington cafes will be vying for Cafe of the Year honour.
Friends of Owhiro Stream hope council plans to extensions the Southern Landfill are altered.
After failing to sell in August, the Vogelmorn Bowling Club has a chance to be retained for wider community.
Lower Hutt’s Sarah Atkin challenges an all-male line-up in the Wellington Mountain Bike Club Downhill Series.
Olivia Mahood was rejected four times by drama school, now she’s one of their top students.
Jo Alderdice and Little Sprouts charity has gone from making one baby care pack to becoming one of Wellington’s Local Heroes.
Peter Biggs expects Wellington’s new asset to become economic drive like Melbourne centre.
Kapiti Coast downhill mountain biker Jamie Lyall has been around the world racing and building tracks.
Jane Kellahan preparing for trip to London Biennale in January.
Trailblazers of traditional craft and cultural art from NZ, Hawaii and Canada are celebrated in Toi Maori.
Annie Fitzmaurice talks about how Wellingtonians devoted their time to 40-day yoga challenge.
A compost bin was set up to benefit community and council hopes it will inspire more local bins.
The water is warming up and Wellington freediving club members are getting back in the ocean.
Kate Carty’s book Run Thomas Run follows an Iraqi family living in fear under Saddam Husain’s regime.
After turning Green at college, James Shaw has played a long game in his route to Parliament.
Guy Fawkes celebrations go off in Wellington this weekend, but who remembers why?
Editor says taking on the project is like throwing a party and hoping the guests turn up.
School’s out for dead humpback whale, which gets a karakia from local Maori.
Tsunami escape routes and safety markers for Miramar Peninsula help residents prepare for worst..
Performers end their wānanga to Taiwan with Ka Mate to the surprise of airport travellers.
A local yoga enthusiast has organised free yoga classes on Labour Day for the Wellington region.
Hutt Valley Indoor Sports hosts Indoor Cricket World Cup and NZ wants to stop Aussie dominance.
An SOS from nurses who say they can’t find work and fear future shortages. FRANCESA JAGO reports.
Locals come face-face with stories and images of Wellingtonians who left 100 years ago to fight in WW1.
Commemorations kick off in Wellington to mark 100 years since New Zealand soldiers left to fight in WW1.