Capital Questions

Capital Questions with Therese Featherston

Capital Questions with Therese Featherston

Ther­ese Featherston’s sci­ence jour­ney star­ted when she took on a pro­ject at the Gil­lies McIn­doe Research Insti­tute as part of her IB (Inter­na­tion­al Bac­ca­laur­eate) Dip­loma while study­ing at Thorndon’s Queen Mar­garet Col­lege. The pro­ject led to her enter­ing a sci­ence fair, which took Ther­ese some­where she had nev­er expec­ted: Real­ise the Dream (the Nation­al School […]

Capital Questions with Ben Woodward

Capital Questions with Ben Woodward

Ori­gin­ally hail­ing from Perth, Ben and his wife Helen made the move to Wel­ling­ton in Janu­ary last year. He instantly fell for the city and star­ted @WhyWellington on Twit­ter and Ins­tagram as a way of show­cas­ing what makes Wel­ling­ton unique and spe­cial, encour­aging Wel­ling­to­ni­ans to use the #Why­Wel­ling­ton hasht­ag to share what we love about […]

Capital Questions with Kieran Hughes

Capital Questions with Kieran Hughes

Since com­ing to Wel­ling­ton to study hos­pit­al­ity in 1979, Kier­an Hughes has been a key part of the Wel­ling­ton food and drink scene. Pas­sion­ate about fant­ast­ic cus­tom­er ser­vice, Kier­an has spent over 30 years work­ing in many of Wellington’s most icon­ic bars and eat­er­ies. After years of plan­ning and pre­par­a­tion, he partnered with an old […]

Capital Questions with Hayden Frost

Capital Questions with Hayden Frost

For many, act­ing is only a pipe dream, but for Hay­den Frost this was nev­er the case. “I always thought of act­ing as some­thing I would do because I had to, because it is what I do. If I am not act­ing I feel like some­thing is miss­ing from my day-to-day life.” It was early […]

Capital Questions with Lisa Martin

Capital Questions with Lisa Martin

Go Fi8ure gets in and takes care of the grunty num­ber-crunch­ing, enabling busi­nesses to earn more money doing what they do best. With 25 years of fin­an­cial and account­ing exper­i­ence behind her, Lisa Mar­tin and her Cuba Street com­pany could be just what you’re look­ing for. For a decent cuppa… Dix­on Street Deli does really nice […]

Capital Questions with Dan Yeabsley

Capital Questions with Dan Yeabsley

One-half of Wellington’s fam­ous Yeabs­ley twins, Dan, didn’t start play­ing music until he was 17. It was his broth­er, Chris­toph­er, who had the great idea for them to learn to play a music­al instru­ment. Fail­ing to find les­sons for his first love, the double bass, in the loc­al news­pa­per, he saw an ad for saxophone […]

Capital Questions with Gale Walker

Capital Questions with Gale Walker

Just Teas­ing has been an insti­tu­tion for many Wel­ling­to­ni­ans for the last 20 years. Gale has been there for all of the salon’s moves, from Cuba Street to Egmont Street and, most recently, to upper Wil­lis Street. Gale and her team are very excited to be in their latest loc­a­tion, and to be part of […]

Capital Questions with Brooke Butler

Capital Questions with Brooke Butler

Jour­ney of Hope is designed to help those who need assist­ance with med­ic­al treat­ment, medi­cine, travel and liv­ing costs, and with the char­ity Eng­l­ish-born Brooke has set out to inspire a young­er gen­er­a­tion and instil hope in our most vul­ner­able mem­bers of soci­ety. Fish­Head was able to grab a minute in Brooke’s busy sched­ule to […]

What we hear in the shadows

What we hear in the shadows

Nation­al: Steven, are we sure about #teamkey? It fees like we’ve ripped off Twi­light. Gerry, did you see how much money those films made? I wish we had their youth turnout. Well at least the elec­tion isn’t next year. I’m not sure #50shadesofkey would be as pop­u­lar. You read 50 Shades? That’s a big­ger shock […]

Capital Questions with Malia Johnston

Capital Questions with Malia Johnston

The cho­reo­graph­er for the extraordin­ary World of Wear­ableArt Awards show for the last 14 years, Malia moved to Wel­ling­ton in 2008 to take on the role of artist­ic dir­ect­or, bring­ing the gar­ments to life through move­ment and dance. Malia also teaches at the New Zea­l­and School of Dance in Wel­ling­ton and at Unitec in Auckland. […]