20 April 2014



Pinochet’s tantrum

Wed 3 April

No sounds like the kind of thing a toddler in the middle of a tantrum might say, while stomping around your lounge at bedtime. At the cinema,…

A sandwich in every glass

Wed 3 April

With the announcement that the Capital Times will be coming to an end next issue the pressure is on for me to make these final columns count! It’s…

The Beer of Kings

Wed 27 March

In 1990 the New Zealand beer market was dominated by several shades of lager. Kiwi beer was thin, sweet and uncomplicated and the only thing that marked…

Redemption in rust

Wed 27 March

It's no disgrace to come second at Cannes to Michael Haneke’s Amour, especially when your film is Rust and Bone . Writer-director Jacques…

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Best of Wellington 2012


  • Making housing affordable 27/03/2013 10:06:00 a.m. With home ownership rates falling and many struggling to play higher rental costs, making housing affordable has risen to the top of the political agenda.
    Joel Pringle, campaign manager for Australians for Affordable Housing, and Charles Waldegrave, from the Family Centre, will address a meeting as part of a public discussion on housing at Thistle Hall on April 8.
    Waldegrave will look at the human faces of housing unaffordability while Pringle will suggest ways to build public support for affordable housing policies in New Zealand.
  • Food to the rescue 27/03/2013 10:06:00 a.m.
    Food rescue organisation, Kaibosh, has been named supreme winner at the TrustPower National Community Awards.
    The Wellington based service group collaborates with food retailers and producers to rescue surplus food that is good enough to eat, but not good enough to sell, preventing it from being discarded into landfills.
    Since its inception in 2008 Kaibosh has rescued over 285,000 meals – that’s 100 tonnes of food redistributed to where it’s needed most.

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