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.
Dai Henwood is everywhere these days. After a recent live show in Wellington, he chats with KATE MELZER on acting up.
Wellington has its own brand of “underbelly”. TASHA BLACK reveals our local version doesn’t live up to a UK TV doco view that it’s the “world’s best”.
Apollo space launches, famous funerals and a pen from a notorious president rate highly when radio man Terry Brown reflects on his life as a journalist. By LIZ PROCTOR.
Victoria University leadership exponent Kabini Sanga says new leaders of the Pacific are already emerging. JANICE IKIUA talks to a father of Pacific leadership.
KARA LOK finds cooking makes the world go round for Shaun Clouston, the man behind the award-winning menu at Wellington restaurant Logan Brown.
He’s not saving kakapo or kiwi but it’s work he says is just as important. And visitors to his Wellington native plant haven appreciate the results, Tom Petrie tells SIMON BUNNY.
New Zealanders respond well to the teachings of the country’s only grandmaster calligrapher. TASHA BLACK talks to Akiko Crowther about creating the perfect line.
Two Wellingtonians explore their Japanese connections and reflect on travels in a country they love, in conversation with JESS JONES.
Your modern teen hopes like heck he can look cool even when driving his gran’s small car. Is this remotely possible in a Sirion or a Getz or will the iCar rule the roost, asks BEN STRANG.
How a teetotal music fiend and not-for-profit entrepreneur from Wellington creates events that inspire the loyalty of a whole ‘scene’. By CHRIS ARMSTRONG.
TORY REGAN talks to a young musician about the ‘listen loud and lose it’ message and how exposure to high-volume music has already affected him.
Ian Templeton, an institution in the Parliamentary press gallery, shares some insights with VAUGHAN ELDER.
Wellingtonian Lawrence Allen is instrumental in the sporting ties between New Zealand and the Czech Republic. The Island Bay softballer is interviewed by SIMON BUNNY.
As Maori rugby prepares to celebrate 100 years, LEE STACE explores what is being done to grow Maori participation in rugby and what Maori players learn from the experience.
Where have all the readers gone? DANIEL SIMMONS RITCHIE talks to the kings and queens of glossy print.
LEE STACE finds veteran rugby photographer Peter Bush has as many stories to tell as he does pictures to illustrate them.
Wellington is full of them – brightly blinking robots anchored in dark bars that suck the soul out of communities, especially Maori. PENELOPE SCOTT examines a social ill that needs to be fixed: SHE saunters into the gaming area with a glass of beer in hand. Black singlet, jeans, sneakers, worn-looking satchel. Her black pony […]
When Te Papa brings home ancestral remains, it is a long process to ensure they reach the appropriate final resting place. AMANDA KIRBY reports.
PENELOPE SCOTT goes into the pokie dens to talk to those worst affected by the lure of gambling – Maori women.
SARAH HARDIE meets Mandi Lynn, the teacher, consultant, nurse and photographer behind the ‘Boobs in the Berries’ breastfeeding class taught in a tepee in the Akatarawa Valley.
Maori are over-represented among low-paid workers. VAUGHAN ELDER takes a look at Maori views of the minimum wage.
EXPRESSING your opinion these days is easier than ever. SABRINA DANKEL looks at how nearly 20,000 clicks on the web “save” Radio New Zealand.
How do you turn around the life of a young man who’s got nowhere to go? KARA LOK found out at Te Rakau, Wellington’s Maori education and drama company.