Falun Gong practitioners are protesting outside a Chinese community newspaper which they say has defamed them but the editor is not backing down. FINN RAINGER reports.
More female couples have chosen to tie the knot since the Marriage Equality Bill was passed early last year.
The 2013 census shows that the amount of Maori speaking te reo Māori is on the decline.
New Zealand placed in top ten of life expectancy for baby boys in global league table.
Parents drop their their kids at Miramar’s Holy Cross school and then stay to learn English.
New migrants will celebrate their volunteering achievements in a special awards ceremony this week. ANNEKA PAUL reports on how volunteering has connected the recent arrivals to their new home.
Richard Bruce represented New Zealand at the first Asia Pacific Games in Australia. He talks to PAUL ORDISH about his motivation.
Living in Wellington is a daily celebration of culture for three Muslim university students. BETHANY PEARSON reports.
“What amazing people are New Zealanders,” says former refugee Mohammad Ali Amiri. He talks with JANELLE CHEESMAN.
The Indian festival of Diwali means many things to many people, JESSE CLARK discovered at Wellington’s celebrations.
It can be hard settling in to a new culture, especially getting a job. SAM DUFF looks at services that smooth the way for refugees.
Wellington’s Polish School celebrates it’s 60th anniversary, and LIAM MACANDREW learns their cultural story in a strange land.
The inaugural Fijian Language Week was launched on Monday and aims to encourage Fijians living in New Zealand to reconnect with and celebrate their culture. CALLY MARTIN reports.
Students from around the Porirua region are preparing to show off their Pasifika cultures, reports CAM MASSEY.
A dinner is held for the Race Relations Commissioner at Jewish community centre.
Young cancer patients found the quakes underwhelming compared with their experiences.
Te Rauparaha Arena erupts into a crowd Kamate haka for Te Kura Maori o Porirua.
Playing sports in the hijab is no problem for New Zealand’s Malaysian students, reports BETHANY PEARSON.
Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds became disaster victims and helpers in a major earthquake.
A Petone school has high hopes for its new system for pupils learning in te reo, reports HOANI HOTENE.
Evolve’s move coincides with Youth Week, when Evolve has a special workshop planned.
Wellingtonian Hannah Shand takes the stage and third place with her Malysian collaborator.
Homework isn’t compulsory, but one local centre is making it fun for students.
A Whitireia training initiative allows iwi radio station staff to get their skills and dedication recognised, reports VICTORIA COTTERELL.
As ongoing change challenges schools, LIZ WYLIE explores what is being done to help dyslexic learners. Image: iStockphoto
Dyer-Kelly Elementary – its children are high achievers, thanks to its Kiwi principal.
Earth mothers all over Aotearoa are reviving the practice of whenua burial, reports MELISSA WASTNEY
Reaching all ears since 1981, Access Radio is still going strong on Wellington airways, reports NATASHA THYNE.
Wellington women came together to celebrate international Women’s day with a peace walk.
A GROUP of Wellingtonians is fighting for patients in pyschiatric hospitals before 1992, whose stories of trauma are a forgotten chapter of New Zealand’s history.
To this day, the former patients have not received an apology from the Government. ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL reports.
Wellingtonians turned out in droves to enjoy Chinese New Year celebrations, which mixed the traditional with the modern.
A young art student is not letting her disability get in the way of her first exhibition.
Studylink Wellington has labelled a client “ex-psychiatric patient” without his knowledge or permission.
JEAN ELTRINGHAM looks at how the student’s privacy was breached and why it shouldn’t have been.
Estimates show home birth is still a rare choice for Kiwis as official numbers remain unknown. MELISSA WASTNEY reports.
Victoria University must stop providing employment aid to migrants if funding cannot be sourced.
A Nepal Night festival is aimed at introducing Wellington to the best of Nepalese culture. SARAH MACKENZIE reports.
EMILY LIPSYS reports on an issue which challenges those who lose their hearing, and why they want the course to continue.
Poor TV coverage of NZ’s athletes at London Games.
South Wellington Intermediate puts learning te reo into context.
Pacific Islands leading way with renewable energy.
Newtown meeting told more government money will not help
Makara site is near original and new Greek cemeteries.
Lisa Reweti talks to GRANT ELLEN about teaching NZ social history and te reo in Wellington schools.
Farida Sultana’s work has created a legacy of support for ethnic women facing domestic violence in New Zealand.
She talks to CALLUM VALENTINE about her life and struggle, and the success of the support group she founded here, Shakti.
Wellington’s award-winning Maori radio station set to celebrate 25 years in the business, reports RODNEY BROWN.
Similarities between Islam and Maori culture are leading more Maori to embrace Islam, reports MOHAMMAD NAZAYER.
David Piper’s success in studio due to strength of character
Sex workers and academics say media inability to look past myths hinders inquiry into real issues, reports TESSA JOHNSTONE.
Specialty food prices aren’t dropping despite market growth, reports ROBBIE PARKES.
Upper Hutt hosts a cultural festival to mark Race Relations Day as NZ’s diversity broadens, reports CHRISTINA McDONALD.
For Porirua, Waitangi Day has become a way for communities to celebrate diversity, writes DANIELLE NORMAN.
Hare Krishnas are not widely understood in Western society, so SARA GREIG finds out what all the noise is about.
Hisham Zaoui, son of Algerian refugee Ahmed Zaoui, tells MOHAMMAD NAZAYER he wants to cover human rights around the world..
Despite Asian people being one of NZ’s four main ethnic groups, they are the most discriminated against, reports ANNA WILLIAMS.
Traditional Mexican festival Day of the Dead has caused a division in Wellington’s Mexican community, reports SARAH DUNN.
Kosher chicken ban unscientific says academic expert
Traditional tattooing, albeit with modern instruments, attracted world cup visitors. ABBY BROWN talks to Pacific Tattoo artists.
Wa Ora School will offer approved NCEA standards, together with the Montessori philosophy. RUSSELL PALMER reports.
FELIX Cafe sees catering for disabilities as more than just about wheelchair access thanks to Be.Accessible. GRANT ELLEN reports.
We are worth the education investment, say refugees.
Lobbying convinces organisers to add ‘Miss Representation’.
As older Maori speakers die, the proportion of those fluent in te reo is falling, writes JENNY GILCHRIST.
The fire service wants more diversity, reports SAMANTHA IVES. The biggest barrier appears to be a lack of self belief.
Correspondence School finds what they are good at
JENNIFER GILCHRIST finds out how a small, relatively unknown population from Northern Iraq maintains its culture in NZ.
In this supposed generation of equal pay, equal rights and equal quality of life, men still dominate surfing, writes GRACE ACKLAND.
VIDEO: Ngati Toa, owners of Ka mate, have agreed with the NZ Rugby Union over its continued use by the All Blacks. JOSIE GLASSON tells the story of the haka.
Midland Park protest backs Libyans seeking democracy.
Government warned ESOL funding cuts will hit productivity.
Teachers call ministers to get real about refugee learning
The prospect of autonomous living in a foreign country is bleak for refugees, but learning English can make all the difference, reports AARON VAN DELDEN.
There are at least 25 nationalities living in Horowhenua-Kapiti and the barrier of language can often prevent newcomers from being ‘seen’, reports TANYA WOOD.
Preschool trains new generation of Pasifika speakers.
Rebecca Todd gets a $4000 travel grant to Asia for her series on a Bhutanese family’s migration to NZ, reports HANNA BUTLER.
Wellington nurse Meng Fanxiao is a kung fu exponent with 25 years’ training to call on. LYDIA CHEN asks him about the meaning behind the fists.
Exhibition showcases Indian spirit, uncovers hidden talents.
Media ignore deadly fight that’s gone on 21 years.
The annual festival is a popular time for Indian weddings