Basketball star Letava Whippy’s heart is split between Porirua and Fiji, but her head is at Long Island University in the US.
Two Wellingtonions, who came to New Zealand as refugees, share their perspectives with DOMINIC GODFREY.
COLIN ENGELBRECHT talks to a Middle East specialist about the refugee crisis background.
The gap between Maori and non-Maori life expectancy has narrowed, but ARANA KENNY finds there is more work to be done.
TE HUIA MOKE visits a community based cafe situated in Dixon Street, central Wellington, to capture the culture in pictures.
Best Journalist goes to Francesca Jago pictured with TV1 reporter Jehan Casinader.
Lisa Gembitsky is leaving her Konfident Kidz programme. She reflects on her work with AMANDA CARRINGTON.
An Otago University stomach cancer report highlights over-representation of Maori in stats. FINN RAINGER reports.
Parents talk about why they choose Kōhanga Reo for their kids, and about the demand for fluent speakers
TESS NICHOL speaks with some of the capital’s young workers to find out what it’s really like “working hospo.”
Budding food writer MATTHEW LAU speaks with Wellington’s most influential restaurant critic and food feature writer David Burton.
HAYLEY GASTMEIER talks to three New Zealanders who care for people with intellectual disabilities.
Not enough focus on how Maori are taught, right down to pronouncing names correctly.
Site has changed over years from an army base to an abandoned concrete playground for graffiti artists.
William Matangi knows he has done a lot of good things. JONTY DINE talks to him about life as a Black Power boss, finding God, and now making a difference for young people.
Development issues facing Wellington city are a challenge for a councillor holding key positions.
HAYLEY GASTMEIER speaks to three Kiwis helping to revitalise te reo Māori after more than 150 years of decline.
FRANCESCA JAGO is not taken with the latest of the edition of Liam Neeson’s efforts.
Chinese New Year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar.
Leading NZ filmmaker Sima Urale talks to HAYLEY GASTMEIER about her work and inspiring a new generation.
Fresh from North America showing her new series Hope and Wire, Gaylene Preston talks with FRANCESCA JAGO.
The biennal Toi Maori Art Market returned to Wellington with a collection of Maori and indigenous art. YC LEE reports.
Twice a year Wellington Central Library sells off old books to make room for new stock. TESS NICHOL finds out what is involved.
Wellington’s Blackdog Brewery released a new beer and all proceeds from it donated to the SPCA.
Māori of all ages, backgrounds, shapes and sizes come to Wellington to study the art of performance. MATTHEW LAU reports.
FRANCESCA JAGO meets Māori students in Hawaii learning more about themselves and their culture than they did growing up in NZ.
Homeless numbers in Wellington are increasing. NICOLE ADAMSON talks to those dealing with the issue.
FINN RAINGER talks to Bert van Dijk about his performance workshop next month and his vision for the future.
MATTHEW LAU speaks with top Wellington foodies about restaurant guides and how we, and Michelin, rate.
The merged national media archive’s first Curator-at-Large talks with YC LEE about his love of sound and vision.
Award-winning soul musician Bella Kalolo is guiding Whitireia music students and will join them on stage. MATTHEW LAU reports.
Strengthening of relationships between Solomons and NZ on agenda for both countries. SUE TEODORO reports.
NewsWire reporter MATTHEW LAU spent the day behind the scenes of Wellington Musical Theatre’s production of Grease.
PHOTO ESSAY into the emotion behind the 2014 Fifa World Cup final between Germany and Argentina.
IN PICTURES: Dog daycare facility opens in Wellington, allowing pets to be pampered as their owners go to work.
Figures show that Maori are a third more likely to be living with mental health issues than Europeans
WATCH: The Newswire team goes behind the scenes of the Wellington SPCA’s new centre in Mt Victoria.
A day in life of a midiwfe, following Jill Adamson around as she completes her daily routine in Lower Hutt.
WATCH: Yeastie Boys Brewers are looking to expand their business throughout Europe after a great showing at a recent beer festival in the UK.
WATCH: Wellington City Council’s new Think, Look, Cross campaign will cost rate-payers up to $100,000.
Family and friends share the Easter weekend on Waiheke Island and FINN RAINGER documents the experience in a photo essay.
Open mic nights and live entertainment at Kotuku Cafe add to Waiwhetu’s life.
More than 30,000 Germans live in NZ, and the Goethe Institut supports the language and culture.
Some cats such as this one were shy, but AMANDA HERRERA found plenty to purr about in an afternoon with some of the country’s top felines.
Stylist and motivator Lisa O’Neill talks about how kiwi women need to love their bodies more.
Zealandia latest in many sanctuaries to be gifted juvenile tuataras by tribe. PAUL ORDISH reports.
Young artists are challenging studios using little more than the internet and a laptop. LIAM MACANDREW meets two of them.
A top NZ artist has made a point by using people as cultural dancing machines in their exhibition. HOANI HOTENE reports.
Homelessness is right on our back doorsteps and one local woman is doing all she can to help, writes BETHANY PEARSON
There are questions about his mana, but Te Ururoa Flavell tells SAM DUFF it is better to be on the field scoring goals.
Maori tattoos is displayed on the bodies of many New Zealanders. But as JANELLE CHEESMAN found, it is not tā moko.
Recent production Broken River a new experience for local designer. JACOB CHANDLER reports.
Richard Bruce represented New Zealand at the first Asia Pacific Games in Australia. He talks to PAUL ORDISH about his motivation.
Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff is leaving after more than ten years in the job.
She sat down with CALLY MARTIN to reflect on her career, and privacy issues in New Zealand.
Natalie Smith is the 2014 Whitireia-Toi Poneke Artist in Residence. As she settles into her space, she talks with MIKE METCALFE about the year ahead, and her work.
Anna Guenther, co-founder of Pledgeme talks about the road to the website’s success. MIKE METCALFE reports.
Living in Wellington is a daily celebration of culture for three Muslim university students. BETHANY PEARSON reports.
Stickybuds entertained crowds at Wellington’s Tugboat, and having experienced him live once before, OREN OAARIKI went along for more.
In a roundup of Laneways in Auckland, LIAM MACANDREW features six of the more prominent acts, and photos
“What amazing people are New Zealanders,” says former refugee Mohammad Ali Amiri. He talks with JANELLE CHEESMAN.
Aro Valley’s community can have divergent views of its ever-present graffiti. Take a walk up the valley with BETHANY PEARSON.
Double bass player Vicki Jones has been on TV and won an award in the past month. She talks with LAUREN HERTZBERG.
The annual Christmas parade had Wellington city dancing in the streets. PENNY SCOTT captured the day in pictures.
Wellington Zinefest 2013 showcased 50 DIY creatives on Saturday. OREN OAARIKI captured the activity on video.
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.
A rolling feed of tweets and retweets of council election coverage from around the country.
Mayoral candidate Nicola Young wants to see Wellington get it’s buzz back. JOHANNA CLELAND reports.
A new approach to learning through one-off affordable classes proves to be a hit. PAUL ORDISH and JOHANNA CLELAND report.
After a long time away from premier rugby, 2013 saw Wellington’s Axemen return to top-tier club rugby. CALLY MARTIN reports
A big future in fashion has been predicted for Massey University design student Annelise Moen. JENNIFER MCILROY reports.
The good folk of Aro Valley meet once again, bringing together their lively personalities for their AGM. JENNIFER WEBSTER reports.
Social rugby club the 69ers are fighting to fund a trip to follow the All Blacks to Argentina.
Pre-eminent journalism educator Jim Tucker is retiring from teaching after 27 years, reports PENNY SCOTT.
Craft beer’s popularity is booming in the capital, NEWSWIRE sent a multimedia team to find out more about the new craft brews in town.
If an early Kiwi nurse had been listened to, 10,000 New Zealand soldiers could have been saved from syphilis, writes LIZ WYLLIE.
THE GROWTH of 3D printing in Wellington has online designers excited about its potential. NEWSWIRE TEAM reports.
Armageddon 2013 proves popular, Newswire reports from amongst the cosplayers with video, social media and pictures.