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.
Many people have found that the way to Maori culture’s heart is through its song and dance. NATASHA THYNE reports.
Beached whales are sometimes found on New Zealand shores, but what happens next? NICOLE BAXTER finds out.
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
Tattooist Zak Kohl likes fast cars, karate and playing bass guitar, but his main calling is preaching, he tells JAMES VERNON.
Anoushka Isaac volunteers for an award-winning charity. She talks to VICTORIA COTTERELL about living a meaningful life.
MELISSA WASTNEY talks to Wellington writer Max Rashbrooke about New Zealand’s growing divide and what it means for us.
Emma Chalmers, a young Dunedin artist, is the new artist in residence at 30 Upstairs. VOMLE SPRINGFORD reports.
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.
RIDING for the Disabled is celebrating 50 years in New Zealand and it needs volunteers to keep going for another 50. NICOLE BAXTER reports.
Republicans across the US are distancing themselves from Mitt Romney. VICTORIA COTTERELL discusses the trend.
Estimates show home birth is still a rare choice for Kiwis as official numbers remain unknown. MELISSA WASTNEY reports.
Heritage firearms enthusiasts can be very competitive. SOPHIE JACKMAN attended a recent shoot.
While 63 million voted, 96 million did not. REGAN ROBERTS goes looking for answers.
NZ gets in step with global emitters’ carbon footprints. JAMES PAUL reports on mixed messages.
Wellington cricketer Harry Boam is holding his own alongside ‘import’ team-mates. He talks to Sarah MacKenzie.
Four Jewish Americans reflect on politics with ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL about their pre-election concerns at home and in Israel.
On the surface Obama’s troop withdrawals look different to Romney’s military policies, but ALASTAIR REITH is not so sure.
Despite first term disappointments, Obama still beats Romney in global popularity reports DAMON RUSDEN.
SAMUEL HILL offers insights into the nuances of the US states most likely to swing one way or the other.
ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL checked out burlesque show Nautical Naughties to find a host of talented young performers.
Seniors groups criticise WCC Positive Ageing Policy as “a generalised statement of nothing”, reports LIZ WYLIE.
EMILY LIPSYS reports on an issue which challenges those who lose their hearing, and why they want the course to continue.
Canterbury residents are sharing their food, flowers and frustration, reports LIZ WYLIE.
Baking for Parliament all part of Katie Morgan’s busy fundraising for Durham University. MEGAN SMYTH reports.
A Facebook group rounds up knitters across the globe to combat child poverty in New Zealand, reports ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL
Lisa Reweti talks to GRANT ELLEN about teaching NZ social history and te reo in Wellington schools.
Instructors at the Blue Dragon Club are teaching more than technique. JENNIFER GILBERT finds out how and why.
Why do people decide to go against the grain and become vegan? asks ANGIE MILLS.
Wellington’s award-winning Maori radio station set to celebrate 25 years in the business, reports RODNEY BROWN.
The life of a merry banker and womens rights supporter, who recounted his times to GARETH WALLACE..
Similarities between Islam and Maori culture are leading more Maori to embrace Islam, reports MOHAMMAD NAZAYER.
So what’s causing a growing belief NZ youth drinking is out of control? asks ANNA WILLIAMS:
British migration to New Zealand has become more restrictive, yet not uncommon. CHRISTINA MCDONALD finds out why two familes migrated.
Maori who feel isolated from their culture are increasingly finding ways to reconnect with it, reports KATIE MCALISTER.
We are quickly falling behind other western countries when it comes to helping the homeless, reports TENNESSEE MANSFORD.
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.
Old-fashioned vinyl records are playing a key role in keeping independent music stores afloat, writes ABBY BROWN:
For Porirua, Waitangi Day has become a way for communities to celebrate diversity, writes DANIELLE NORMAN.
A leading lobbyist says political parties don’t want surprises during campaign. NATALIE FINNIGAN reports.
New Zealand is one of the only countries to allow permanent residents to vote. CHRISTINE LINNELL reports.