Wellington’s southern suburbs are a diverse landscape of primarily residential neighbourhoods nestled amongst plenty of green space. The area grew progressively from the mid 19th century in response to Wellington’s growth and demand for more housing. The suburbs form a belt extending south of the city, from Mount Victoria and Mount Cook closer in and stretching out to Brooklyn, Newtown, Berhampore, and Island Bay.

Mount Victoria, southeast of the CBD, is one of the city’s oldest suburbs. It takes its name from the hill on which the suburb is perched, and has retained its mostly 19th century architecture of wooden villas and cottages. The top of Mount Victoria offers panoramic views of Wellington and its harbour. Oriental Bay, nestled at the bottom of Mount Victoria, is a popular spot for its sandy beaches and broad promenade.

Mount Cook, on the CBD’s southern fringe, is home to Massey University’s Wellington campus. 6,582 people live there, a younger population than the Wellington average, many drawn by its proximity to both the university and the central city. Its neighbours are cosmopolitan Newtown, where Wellington’s largest hospital is located, and Brooklyn, a suburb named for the borough of New York City.

Brooklyn has a Central Park, named also for the New York City icon, and a number of streets named after former Republican US Presidents including Grover Cleveland, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. Popular New Zealand band Shihad are notable former residents of the suburb. Brooklyn residents are generally well off, with 32% identifying as having professional occupations. At the top of Brooklyn Hill are the Wellington Wind Turbines; walking up to this landmarks offers spectacular views of the Wellington region, Cook Strait and beyond.

Berhampore is a residential suburb south of Newtown, once considered to be one of the top three locations for property investment in New Zealand. A small residential area is tucked away off the busy Adelaide Road thoroughfare, and the suburb is surrounded by an extensive green belt and golf course.

Further south along Adelaide Road, Wellington’s southernmost suburbs are Island Bay and the neighbouring Southgate and Houghton Bay. Island Bay and Houghton Bay each lay on the bay that shares its name; Southgate is a slim suburb largely surrounded by reserve and parkland, just inland from Houghton Bay. Island Bay is sparsely populated; its residents are largely families with comfortable incomes. Fishing and surfing are popular on Wellington’s south coast.

The City to Sea walkway begins in the heart of central Wellington near Parliament, and winds its way over 12km of varied terrain to end at the south coast in Island Bay. The route takes in many of the unique sights and historic landmarks of southern Wellington, including 14 parks and reserves.

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Quote of the Day

"Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless." -Thomas A. Edison
November 24, 2015

Artwork celebrating Gallipoli dead 'torn out, ripped apart' by vandals

It took years to plan and cost $20,000 to build, but an art installation for Wellington's Gallipoli dead lasted less than a fortnight before being "ripped apart" by vandals.
November 22, 2015

Date night

Dating game shows are back from the dead, but they've gone a little weird... come see our lucky contestants scrape the bottom of the barrel.
November 19, 2015

Wellington CBD flooded after crane bursts water main

Businesses in the Wellington CBD were flooded after a water main burst as a massive mobile crane was being raised.
November 18, 2015

Motorised picnic tables turn heads

A group of blokes have recorded themselves casually drinking beer while driving two motorised picnic tables down a road in Perth, Australia.
November 16, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act."
November 12, 2015

The Man

Dubbed one of the most unique and important shows at this year's Edinburgh Festival, this is your chance to hear from the mystery Man himself. Part biting stand-up part comic State of the Union address, this one isn't for the faint of heart. Need more convincing?
November 11, 2015

Wellington rugby player dies soon after All Blacks take Webb Ellis Cup to his beside

Family and friends have been sharing their memories of Poneke rugby stalwart Misiluni Moananu, who died on Tuesday morning, a day after three All Blacks friends visited his Wellington hospice bed with the World Cup.
November 9, 2015

Giant Bike scuplture resurrected over Taupo

Like any two-wheel road user, the 300kg Giant Bike attracted plenty of toots from motorists on the highway when it was raised over Taupo this afternoon.
November 5, 2015

Strong winds limit Wellington ferry sailings

Wellington's East by West ferries are running a restricted service as 100kmh gusts hit the capital.
November 3, 2015

Quote the Day

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
November 3, 2015

Anaesthetist facing charges after ignoring woman's pain during caesarean

An anaesthetist could be punished after telling a woman enduring an "excruciating" painful C-section that she was not actually in pain.
November 1, 2015


Rocktober 2015 – A Series of rocking gigs showcasing the best of bands found in the Demon Energy Battle of the Bands National Championship and other favourite NZ bands
October 29, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love."
October 28, 2015

Breakdown and medical emergency slow Wellington morning traffic

NZTA warned Hutt Valley commuters to catch a train on Tuesday morning after a medical emergency on State Highway 2.
October 26, 2015

Motu : Oileáin - Trinity Roots & Irish Friends

One of the most breathtaking collaborations to come out of New Zealand in recent years returns to Aotearoa after shining on the global stage.
October 22, 2015

Neighbours take Victoria University to task over 'out-of-control' students

Victoria University's booziest hall of residence has sparked a neighbours' revolt, with a group banding together to curb rowdy students.
October 20, 2015

Mysterious bubbles spotted in Waikato River

An unexplained bubbling in the middle of Waikato River has kept many Facebook users guessing.
October 18, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul."
October 15, 2015

Japanese Film Festival 2015 - Day 3

Proudly presented by the Embassy of Japan in New Zealand and the Japan Foundation, the Japan Film Festival is coming to Wellington this year again!
October 14, 2015

Proposed Johnsonville liquor store rejected

An application for another liquor store in Johnsonville has been rejected.
October 12, 2015

Pooky the lamb dies twice and survives

Coming back from the dead isn't something many can claim, but pet lamb Pooky has done it not once, but twice - and all in half an hour.
October 8, 2015

Quote of the Day

"I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world."
October 6, 2015

Job losses at Porirua Ericsson plant blamed on changing demand in NZ market

Ericsson is shedding one third of its staff in Porirua just two years after opening a plant to support the ultra-fast broadband rollout.
October 4, 2015

Jedi not religious enough for a tax break in New Zealand, says Department of Internal Affairs

The force is strong in New Zealand - but not strong enough for a tax break.
October 1, 2015

Who fares the best on public transport costs?

Public transport fares in Wellington have increased rapidly in the past decade, but how do they compare to the cost of public transport in other New Zealand cities?
September 28, 2015

Quote of the Day

"You may delay, but time will not."
September 23, 2015

Viagra prank: 'The doctors were trying not to laugh'

A 35-year-old British man landed himself a hospital after he took 35 Viagra pills in an hour, resulting in constant erections for five days.
September 20, 2015

Sketch/Comedy with Hadley Donaldson

In a Wellington premier, Sketch/Comedy comes to the Fringe Bar stage. The capital's top stand up comedians combine with one of New Zealand's sharpest cartoonists for a spontaneous mix of stand up and visual comedy.
September 17, 2015

Maintenance fault blamed for Wellington train derailment

Slack maintenance has been blamed for a Wellington train that derailed with 315 people on board, after part of the brakes fell onto the track.
September 16, 2015

Quote of the Day

"We're all working together; that's the secret."
September 14, 2015

A night at the (cannabis) museum

It's clean and certainly green and now New Zealand's only cannabis museum is opening its doors for overnight guests.
September 10, 2015

The Medicine - Stand up Comedy

The Medicine Stand-up Comedy Show’ – every Wednesday night brings you your weekly dose of fresh laughs, top Wellington comics and guest appearances by visiting comedians, as well as showcasing the rising stars in the Capital comedy scene busting to be the ‘next big thing’ in NZ comedy! The show won 'Best Show' at the Wellington comedy awards last year.
September 8, 2015

Anglican and Catholic churches call for 1200 more refugees

Leaders of New Zealand's Catholic and Anglican churches say they have the resources to take in 300 Syrian refugee families as the crisis in Europe escalates.
September 6, 2015

Quote of the Day

'My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."
September 3, 2015

South Wairarapa towns in running for ultra fast broadband

All southern Wairarapa towns are in the running for Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) upgrades as the Government kicks-off the next phase of its fibre roll out.
September 1, 2015

Two Wellington restaurants forced to close due to health concerns

Fewer Wellington restaurants are being forced to shut their doors due to health and cleanliness concerns after the city council changed the way it applies the rules.
August 30, 2015

Hastings beats small field in most beautiful city in NZ and best toilet titles

Hastings has been declared the nation's most beautiful city. But only two other cities put themselves up for the title.
August 30, 2015

Alone It Stands (Munster 12 All Blacks 0)

The internationally renowned Alone It Stands returns to Wellington for a limited run from 19 August to 5 September, 2015.
August 27, 2015

The bongs are wrong on London's Big Ben

The bongs of London's Big Ben have been mysteriously running fast over the past fortnight, clocksmiths have admitted.
August 26, 2015

Police apprehend man over Wellington burglary, say more arrests likely

Wellington police have arrested a suspect over a string of burglaries around the region and say more arrests are likely.
August 24, 2015

Quote of the Day

"All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter."
August 20, 2015

Corduroy's the world's oldest living cat

Say hello to Corduroy. He lives in Oregon with Ashley Reed Okura, and, at 26 years and 14 days old, he's the oldest documented living cat in the world, Guinness World Records officials confirmed this week.
August 18, 2015

Milk tanker and car crash in Wairarapa, woman critically injured

A woman is in a critical condition after her car almost split in two when hit by a milk tanker in Wairarapa on Monday.
August 16, 2015

The Dank Comedy Show 2

Wellingtons Finest Comedians get together to do a Stand Up Show which will be real 'Dank'
August 13, 2015

Secret world of octopuses: Sneaky hunting, rough sex and months of breeding

Scientists in the US have discovered a species of octopus that uses sneaky methods to hunt, engages in some romantic - if not a bit rough - sex and spends months breeding.
August 12, 2015

Unclaimed cremation ashes stacking up at Hutt Valley funeral homes

More than 90 sets of ashes remain unclaimed at Hutt Valley funeral homes as families fail to find a final resting place.
August 10, 2015

Flying mako shark terrifies fisherman

A fisherman probably wished this was the one that got away when a large mako shark repeatedly jumped out of the water near his small boat.
August 6, 2015

The Medicine

We have ‘The Medicine’ for you! This week’s show is hosted by Jerome Chandrahasen (Crowd favourite MC and back by popular demand) and headlined by Ben Powdrell (Triple threat comedian).
August 4, 2015

Wellington nun, singing teacher Sister Mary Winefride Blake dies, aged 101

A Wellington nun born before the outbreak of World War I has died.
August 2, 2015

Drunk badger sleeps for two days after big night on beer

A badger is recovering at a Polish animal shelter after it was found passed out, drunk, on a beach.
July 30, 2015

Quote of the Day

Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
July 29, 2015

Teenagers and children responsible for crime spree in Porirua

A spate of burglaries, criminal damage and disorder in suburban Porirua is being blamed on the pack mentality of a group of teenagers and children, some as young as nine.
July 27, 2015

Fame - The Musical

Tawa College is presenting Fame - The Musical as its musical production for 2015. This is a high-energy show featuring some of the best singing, dancing and acting talent that Tawa College has to offer.
July 23, 2015

Quote of the Day

But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of ocean.
July 21, 2015

Bin fire causes building evacuation in Wellington CBD

A central Wellington high-rise had to be evacuated after a skip caught on fire about 2.30pm on Monday.
July 19, 2015

Battle of the Nations

A line-up of stellar international standup comics battle it out for your amusement and delight.
July 16, 2015

Patients told to stay away as Wellington hospitals fill-up with winter casualties

Wellington's hospitals are packed and patients with anything less than an emergency are being told to stay away.
July 15, 2015

Quote Of the Day

I can completely take a second World War gun apart and put it back together again thanks to 'Band Of Brothers.' That's always useful. I've got lots and lots of random skills I'll probably never need again
July 15, 2015

Qoute Of the Day

I can completely take a second World War gun apart and put it back together again thanks to 'Band Of Brothers.' That's always useful. I've got lots and lots of random skills I'll probably never need again.
July 15, 2015


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25th November, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
Community organisations Kapiti/Horowhenua

Kapiti Food Bank


Emergency food parcels for the community of Kapiti (Servicing Waikanae to Paekakariki)

24th November, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
Florist Kapiti/Horowhenua

Copseford Flowers Limited


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24th November, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua

Designer Baskets & Gift Shoppe


Treat yourself or your friends to a gift from our unique gift shop

24th November, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
Function Venue Wellington - Miramar

Miramar Links Conference & Function Venue


The perfect Wellington catering package and Venue Conferences, weddings, functions and meetings

23rd November, 2015 - Wellington - Miramar
Personal products and service Kapiti/Horowhenua

Lavendar Creek Farm


Lavender Farm and Products Made Naturally

23rd November, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
Floor Sanding Porirua

Natural Floor Sanding Company


Providing all floor sanding and restoration services for carpet, timber and linoleum. For the greater Wellington region and Wairarapa.

22nd November, 2015 - Porirua
Childcare Upper Hutt

Busy Beez - Elizabeth Avenue


Early childhood education Upper Hutt

22nd November, 2015 - Upper Hutt
Painters Kapiti/Horowhenua

Prep N Paint


For Affodable preparation, painting and decorating Located in Kapiti - Palmerston North

21st November, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
Hairdressing Kapiti/Horowhenua

Lifestyle Hair Studio


For your ultimate hair experience, visit our ultimate hair team!

21st November, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
Accountants Lower Hutt



Enabling you to manage your business and IT requirements

20th November, 2015 - Lower Hutt
Printing Kapiti/Horowhenua

Spectro Print


0800 500 Print Your print, sign and design Specialists in Wellington Region

20th November, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
AccommodationTour companies Kapiti/Horowhenua

Te Nikau Forest Retreat


Waikanae and Kapiti Coast secluded forest retreat accommodation

20th November, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
Plumber Lower Hutt

Laser Plumbing Petone


We guarantee our 'Totally Dependable' service when you choose the residential or commercial plumbing services of Laser Plumbing Petone.

19th November, 2015 - Lower Hutt
Home Heating Kapiti/Horowhenua

The Heating Centre


Wood burners supply & installation throughout the Kapiti & Horowhenua regions

19th November, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
FloristGifts and Souvenirs Kapiti/Horowhenua

Carousel Flowers


Any floral arrangement. Nationwide delivery, New Zealand. 0800 670 046

19th November, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
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Tradeskills Wellington


Property Improvement Specialists

18th November, 2015 - Lower Hutt
Hairdressing Wellington - Miramar

Snip Salons


At Snip we reward your loyalty with free haircuts and discounts! Simply sign up to Collect, and we'll sort out the rest. Easy!

18th November, 2015 - Wellington - Miramar
Financial AdviceInsurance Central Wellington

FSB4 Financial Limited



18th November, 2015 - Central Wellington
Childcare Kapiti/Horowhenua

About Kids


Kapiti, Upper Hutt and Horowhenua home-based childcare

17th November, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
Upholstery Kapiti/Horowhenua

Suite Doctors


04 297 2902

17th November, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
Landscaping Central Wellington

Lexus Landscaping


Wellington region's Exclusive Landscape Architecture Specialists

17th November, 2015 - Central Wellington
Lower Hutt

Raygas Plumbing


For all your plumbing needs including new installations, repairs, downpipes and spouting.

16th November, 2015 - Lower Hutt
Landscaping Porirua

Old Man Mac



16th November, 2015 - Porirua
Builder Kapiti/Horowhenua

CD van der Meer Builders


Wellington based renovation specialists, professional home builders and registered master builders.

16th November, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
Storage National

Containers Direct


Throughout NZ, Containers direct have been leading in their industry with container modifications.

25th November, 2015 - National
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Comfort Group


Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Ventilation, Heat Pumps Commercial, Residential, Transport & Farming

23rd November, 2015 - National
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22nd November, 2015 - National
GasfittingTraining and Education National



New Zealand gas fitters and gas industry consultancy, training and audits

21st November, 2015 - National
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