Open day at Rathkeale

Not many Wel­ling­ton schools can offer their stu­dents a 50-hec­tare site to roam around, much less a Greek amphi­theatre, nat­ive bush and a river to swim in, which is why many loc­al par­ents con­sider send­ing their boys to board at Rathkeale Col­lege, 7km north of Mas­ter­ton. Bar­rie Gor­don, head of mar­ket­ing at the Anglic­an school, […]

State-of-the-art meetings at the InterContinental

State-of-the-art meetings at the InterContinental

If you’ve had a lux­ury stay at the Inter­Con­tin­ent­al Wel­ling­ton recently, you may have noticed that cer­tain changes are being made. After the redevel­op­ment of vari­ous sec­tions of the hotel — includ­ing the recep­tion, Chamele­on res­taur­ant, new deluxe guest rooms and the lobby lounge — Inter­Con­tin­ent­al Wel­ling­ton has now turned its design atten­tion to the conference […]

Wellington student makes it to prime time

Wellington student makes it to prime time

Nine­teen-year-old Freya Mil­ner swapped text­books for bright lights and cos­tume fit­tings last year, play­ing the role of Cissy Smith on TV One’s new­est mini-series, When We Go To War. Fish­Head caught up with the young act­ress to get the inside scoop on life in front of the lens.   How did you feel when you got […]

On our way to being a Child Friendly City

On our way to being a Child Friendly City

If par­ents, or par­ents-to-be, didn’t already have count­less reas­ons to raise their off­spring in windy Wel­ling­ton, UNICEF and Wel­ling­ton City Coun­cil are adding to the list. It has been con­firmed that Wel­ling­ton is offi­cially registered for UNICEF’s Child Friendly Ini­ti­at­ive, ensur­ing the rights, act­ive par­ti­cip­a­tion and interests of our capital’s chil­dren are a pri­or­ity for local […]

Manu Mondays

Manu Mondays

If you’ve ever wondered how new stu­dents in Wel­ling­ton make friends, Jack Mayo proves that tak­ing that leap bey­ond shy intro­duc­tions can really pay off. Since mov­ing to Wel­ling­ton from Christ­ch­urch earli­er this year, the 18-year-old design stu­dent has become some­what fam­ous in his uni­ver­sity hall as the pres­id­ent of the ‘Manu Mondays’ club. Regard­less of […]

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 […]

Challenge your creativity

This month, the New Zea­l­and Cre­ativ­ity Chal­lenge is set­ting up camp in Wel­ling­ton, and whatever your cre­at­ive abil­ity, you’re invited! The chal­lenge, which is in its second year, is all about con­nect­ing people across dif­fer­ent fields and encour­aging them to get in touch with their cre­at­ive sides. To kick-start the con­fer­ence, lead experts will fly in […]

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