Basketball star Letava Whippy’s heart is split between Porirua and Fiji, but her head is at Long Island University in the US.
COLIN ENGELBRECHT talks to a Middle East specialist about the refugee crisis background.
TE HUIA MOKE visits a community based cafe situated in Dixon Street, central Wellington, to capture the culture in pictures.
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.”
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.
Fresh from North America showing her new series Hope and Wire, Gaylene Preston talks with FRANCESCA JAGO.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Homelessness is right on our back doorsteps and one local woman is doing all she can to help, writes BETHANY PEARSON
Maori tattoos is displayed on the bodies of many New Zealanders. But as JANELLE CHEESMAN found, it is not tā moko.
Richard Bruce represented New Zealand at the first Asia Pacific Games in Australia. He talks to PAUL ORDISH about his motivation.
Anna Guenther, co-founder of Pledgeme talks about the road to the website’s success. MIKE METCALFE reports.
Stickybuds entertained crowds at Wellington’s Tugboat, and having experienced him live once before, OREN OAARIKI went along for more.
“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’s Polish School celebrates it’s 60th anniversary, and LIAM MACANDREW learns their cultural story in a strange land.
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.
Pre-eminent journalism educator Jim Tucker is retiring from teaching after 27 years, reports PENNY SCOTT.
As ongoing change challenges schools, LIZ WYLIE explores what is being done to help dyslexic learners. Image: iStockphoto
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.
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.
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.
Canterbury residents are sharing their food, flowers and frustration, reports LIZ WYLIE.
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.
Wa Ora School will offer approved NCEA standards, together with the Montessori philosophy. RUSSELL PALMER reports.
NewsWire’s ANGIE MILLS spends a Saturday night out with the Wellington Free Ambulance street triage team in Courtenay Place.
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.
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.