Sarah Lang is the books and culture writer for Wellington magazine Capital, and otherwise writes mainly for Next and North & South magazines. She's also a tutor at the NZ Writers' College and runs the Wellington Classic Literature book group.
'The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in Wellington,' Mark Twain almost said (the apocryphal saying is actually about San Francisco, close enough). But not this year. The city is basking in a long stretch of hot weather – and some residents are not coping.