Tom’s Café pick for April

Many fea­tures of Poneke betray its Mojo her­it­age, but with some not­able dif­fer­ences. For a start, the Mar­tin Bos­ley influ­ence means that there’s more emphas­is on meals, not just cof­fee and snacks. Among the high­lights are grilled sour­dough bread with roas­ted feta and grapes, and a deli­ciously light and mari­time take on pizza (smoked kahawai […]

Coco at the Roxy

Coco at the Roxy

        A Wel­ling­ton icon, lead­ing attrac­tion and sym­bol of the city’s proud his­tory of film, the Roxy Cinema can be found right in the heart of New Zealand’s film­mak­ing cap­it­al as well as in the hearts of its loc­als. But it is not just a cinema, says Roxy event and mar­ket­ing man­ager Car­ole Tredrea, […]

A place to call home

A place to call home

Nor­rie Powers has lived in social hous­ing for the past six years, and moved into the newly ren­ov­ated Cent­ral Park Apart­ments in Brook­lyn two years ago. “Long story short, buy­ing a home for the kids mixed with a few oth­er life decisions meant I ended up here,” Nor­rie tells us with a chuckle. He sits in […]

The Ins and Outs of Sex-positive Retail

The Ins and Outs of Sex-positive Retail

Our lives are sat­ur­ated with sex-based advert­ising at every step. Subtle, or in your face, sex is used to hawk any­thing from food to fra­grance. Iron­ic­ally, the shops selling actu­al sex products them­selves face much stricter retail and advert­ising stand­ards than any­one else, as they are gen­er­ally cat­egor­ised with­in the shade of grey (I hear […]

The Interview: Russ Kalivati

The Interview: Russ Kalivati

They say you could build a battle­ship in Petone, and I reck­on that’s prob­ably right. Pho­to­graph­er Anna and I are tak­ing a drive in Seni­or Con­stable Rasau (Russ) Kalivati’s patrol car. It’s been 20 years since I was last in a police car, and this is my first time ever sit­ting up the front. Russ is […]

Food: Cheap Eats 2015

Food: Cheap Eats 2015

And by cas­u­al, I really mean cas­u­al. Some crit­ics con­sider a res­taur­ant with $40 mains ‘cas­u­al’ if the som­meli­er isn’t French, but for the major­ity of us it means we’re in danger of ketch­up stains, spilt BYO Shiraz and the occa­sion­al seagull attack. The biggest trend I noticed while select­ing a new batch of cheap […]

Health Spot

Are you con­cerned about your children’s feet? Tim Halpine from Act­ive Feet Podi­ary can help Many par­ents are con­cerned if their children’s feet point inwards or out­wards or appear to have extremely flat arches. Chil­dren who are late walk­ers or com­plain of sore legs at night may need extra sup­port provided in their shoes. Adoles­cents frequently […]

Otari reserve wins international Green Flag award

Otari reserve wins international Green Flag award

Lost for ideas for the next fine day? Why not get in touch with nature and vis­it the clean, green — and award-win­n­ing — Otari-Wilton’s Bush? Praised for its dra­mat­ic Can­opy Walk­way and excel­lent work­ing rela­tion­ship between the coun­cil and volun­teers, the Nation­al Nat­ive Botan­ic Garden was recently recog­nised with an inter­na­tion­al Green Flag award, […]

Street parade commemorates Anzac soldiers

Street parade commemorates Anzac soldiers

25 April 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Anzac land­ing at Gal­lipoli, a time for us to remem­ber the sac­ri­fices made by former Wel­ling­ton res­id­ents dur­ing the First World War. To ensure this anniversary receives spe­cial com­mem­or­a­tion, Wel­ling­ton City Coun­cil has organ­ised a street parade start­ing at 12,30pm on Fri­day, 24 April. Vet­er­ans and their descendants […]

Wellington Chocolate Factory treats us this Easter

Last year, Wel­ling­ton Chocol­ate Factory’s best­seller, the salted car­a­mel brittle bar, took run­­n­ers-up hon­ours at the Cuisine Artis­an Awards. Co-founders Rochelle Har­ris­on and Gabe Dav­id­son have taken this suc­cess and turned it into some­thing brand new and excit­ing: the salted car­a­mel brittle East­er egg! Work­ing with premi­um dark chocol­ate, which is cre­ated from bean to bar […]

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