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.
But they are reasonably satisfied with their political representation. CHRISTINA FITZWATER reports.
Jobs are an issue but business commentator Rod Oram questions the reality of job creation policies. Brendan Manning reports.
TESSA JOHNSTONE looks at challenges facing the 29-year-old language movement.
Youth policies take us all the way back to Socrates, writes SARAH DUNN.
James Molnar helps students keep their carving language alive in the wood they work with. SIENA YATES reports.
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.
From male models in underwear to leather and spikes. ABBY BROWN reports on the Miromoda Maori Fashion Design show.
The moustache is back and clearly visible on the faces of young Wellingtonian males.
NewsWire’s ANGIE MILLS spends a Saturday night out with the Wellington Free Ambulance street triage team in Courtenay Place.
ONE of metal music’s biggest champions is helping campaign for more recognition of the genre by industry. ABBY BROWN reports.
Makara is so successful other centres want same.
Before PAS, Mary had a normal relationship with her kids. Now, they’re not the children she once knew, reports CHRISTINA McDONALD.
The Bilingual Leo Pacific Coalition wants official minority status for five Pacific languages, reports KATIE McALISTER.
“It’s shock horror, but it’s lost its impact,” says NZ’s best-known press photographer as he tours World Press Photo exhibition with TESSA JOHNSTONE:
Gaylene Sciascia talks to KATIE McALISTER about her 21 years as a dance teacher at Whitireia.
Evan Giddens is keeping the tradition alive with his purchase of a 70-year-old shoe repair shop, reports CHRISTINE LINNELL.
Paul Wolffram’s film festival documentary shows PNG myth is a reality, reports KATIE McALISTER.
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.
OWEN WINTER talks to leading online journalists about social media’s impact on the way news is gathered and published.
Salina never got sick, but NITA BLAKE-PERSEN hears how visiting a so-called health professional changed that.
JENNIFER GILCHRIST finds out how a small, relatively unknown population from Northern Iraq maintains its culture in NZ.
Christian Cullen redefined attacking rugby in his 15-year career. The Paekakariki Express tells DAN DALGETY how life changes after footy.
In this supposed generation of equal pay, equal rights and equal quality of life, men still dominate surfing, writes GRACE ACKLAND.
The new translation is in its beginning stages and first Maori must decide what type of version is needed, writes SAMANTHA IVES.
Brett Tutauanui Keno discovers sculpting and his Maori heritage later in life and finds a blend between the two, writes ANITA DE MUTH.
The ACT party’s Freedom of Association bill – heading into its final stages in Parliament – could destroy student unions as we know them.
JONATHAN CHILTON-TOWLE talks to both sides of a debate about the world’s last surviving compulsory unions.
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The role of tangata whenua is being ignored when welcoming new migrants, reports NICOLE BENNIK.
Are Wellington’s big taxi companies freezing out small competitors? GREG FORD and MOHAMMAD NAZAYER investigate.
Discrimination from employers is making it harder for new Kiwis to find work, reports NICOLE BENNIK.
HANNA BUTLER reviews Nabeel’s Song, the story of Iraqi poet Nabeel Yasin whose prose defied a dictator.
A sheme to recycle food waste and save on landfill is popular with Wellington businesses, reports KATE MELZER.
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.
Carterton’s new mayor, Ron Mark, is not only bringing his ideas to the table – he is also giving the council a taste of Maori culture, reports AMIE HICKLAND.
Maori have strategies to defeat their smoking epidemic. AMIE HICKLAND finds out what it will take.
Shanghai Daily journalist LYDIA CHEN writes of her impressions of NZ, after spending a month at Whitireia Journalism.
Behind the scenes there may be a lot of talk but there is also action to clean up the ecosystem around Porirua, writes JENNIFER GILCHRIST.
Two Whitireia Polytechnic graduates have broken into the film industry by having scripts accepted by the NZ Film Commission, reports GRACE ACKLAND.
Four city buses have no black smoke coming out their back ends, all because of a new kind of fuel developed in the Hutt, reports KATE MELZER.
Porirua Harbour was once a major source of seafood. Now it’s dying, reports CATHERINE McGREGOR.