Archives for Capital Magazine

This a selection of John’s recent work. All his travel stories are published at:

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  • At your service 3 April 30, 2016

    To commemorate ANZAC Day and mark our 30th issue, Capital chatted to three returned servicemen, who, by the age of 30, had already fought their biggest battles.

    3 of 3: David Lackey

    For David Lackey, ...

  • Booted up July 9, 2015 Booted up

    Head down the end of Happy Valley Road, past the rubbish dump and up on the right before you get to the sea is a little street called Bata Place where a factory has ...

  • Gardening for community health April 30, 2015 Gardening for community health

    Cannons Creek has 14 shops in a block and outside the dairies there are ten signs offering specials. Four offer deals on fizzy drinks, three promote bread , and there’s one each for bananas, ...

  • Bee-ing good and doing good April 25, 2015 bee-ing good

    Every Tuesday afternoon Claire Tocher and ten students from her Year 8 primary school class put on white head-to-toe overalls and cross the playground at Te Aro School to check on their bees.

    The school ...

  • To be fair it has to be free November 21, 2013 To be fair it has to be free

    Something rather special is happening in a primary school in the eastern suburbs of Wellington. Kahurangi School in Miramar, rated decile two with 135 pupils from many ethnicities, is trying to live the dream ...