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Student Features

A day at The Barking Lot

IN PICTURES: Dog daycare facility opens in Wellington, allowing pets to be pampered as their owners go to work.

Maori people much more likely to suffer from mental health issues

Figures show that Maori are a third more likely to be living with mental health issues than Europeans

Behind the scenes of the SPCA

WATCH: The Newswire team goes behind the scenes of the Wellington SPCA’s new centre in Mt Victoria.

PHOTO ESSAY: A day in the life of a midwife

A day in life of a midiwfe, following Jill Adamson around as she completes her daily routine in Lower Hutt.

Yeastie Boys brewing up a storm

WATCH: Yeastie Boys Brewers are looking to expand their business throughout Europe after a great showing at a recent beer festival in the UK.

Maori café opens nights as it reaches second birthday

Open mic nights and live entertainment at Kotuku Cafe add to Waiwhetu’s life.

German language and culture growing on New Zealanders

More than 30,000 Germans live in NZ, and the Goethe Institut supports the language and culture.

Stephanie McIntyre knows the many colours of homelessness

Homelessness is right on our back doorsteps and one local woman is doing all she can to help, writes BETHANY PEARSON

The resurrection of tā moko raises questions for Maori

Maori tattoos is displayed on the bodies of many New Zealanders. But as JANELLE CHEESMAN found, it is not tā moko.

Special Olympics champion swam for his cousin in Australia

Richard Bruce represented New Zealand at the first Asia Pacific Games in Australia. He talks to PAUL ORDISH about his motivation.

Anna Guenther has plenty of stories to tell about her journey

Anna Guenther, co-founder of Pledgeme talks about the road to the website’s success. MIKE METCALFE reports.

REVIEW: DJ Stickybuds rocks the boat

Stickybuds entertained crowds at Wellington’s Tugboat, and having experienced him live once before, OREN OAARIKI went along for more.

New Zealand home after sinking boat and island isolation.

“What amazing people are New Zealanders,” says former refugee Mohammad Ali Amiri. He talks with JANELLE CHEESMAN.

PHOTO ESSAY: The graffiti of Aro Valley can polarise

Aro Valley’s community can have divergent views of its ever-present graffiti. Take a walk up the valley with BETHANY PEARSON.

Month of fame for ex-orchestra member Vicki Jones

Double bass player Vicki Jones has been on TV and won an award in the past month. She talks with LAUREN HERTZBERG.

Wellington goes crackers for Christmas in streets

The annual Christmas parade had Wellington city dancing in the streets. PENNY SCOTT captured the day in pictures.

Traditions of Pahiatua children live on at Polish School

Wellington’s Polish School celebrates it’s 60th anniversary, and LIAM MACANDREW learns their cultural story in a strange land.

Council gives Chalkle $19,000 to develop its own social network

A new approach to learning through one-off affordable classes proves to be a hit. PAUL ORDISH and JOHANNA CLELAND report.

Grassroots key to Axemen’s successful comeback

After a long time away from premier rugby, 2013 saw Wellington’s Axemen return to top-tier club rugby. CALLY MARTIN reports

Designer earns her scholarship with ‘tears, sweat and hard work’

A big future in fashion has been predicted for Massey University design student Annelise Moen. JENNIFER MCILROY reports.

Journalism education godfather retires…again (but not really)

Pre-eminent journalism educator Jim Tucker is retiring from teaching after 27 years, reports PENNY SCOTT.

Dyslexic learners challenging education for support

As ongoing change challenges schools, LIZ WYLIE explores what is being done to help dyslexic learners. Image: iStockphoto

Volunteers needed for disabled riders

RIDING for the Disabled is celebrating 50 years in New Zealand and it needs volunteers to keep going for another 50. NICOLE BAXTER reports.

Fair-weather friends turn their back on Republican candidate

Republicans across the US are distancing themselves from Mitt Romney. VICTORIA COTTERELL discusses the trend.

New Zealand homebirth figures being addressed by Ministry

Estimates show home birth is still a rare choice for Kiwis as official numbers remain unknown. MELISSA WASTNEY reports.

US Presidential election lowest voter turnout since 2000.

While 63 million voted, 96 million did not. REGAN ROBERTS goes looking for answers.

Climate change debate avoided, but change may be in the wind

NZ gets in step with global emitters’ carbon footprints. JAMES PAUL reports on mixed messages.

It’s not all about Israel for Jewish voters in the United States

Four Jewish Americans reflect on politics with ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL about their pre-election concerns at home and in Israel.

Obama and Romney agreed on Middle East war

On the surface Obama’s troop withdrawals look different to Romney’s military policies, but ALASTAIR REITH is not so sure.

Two years after the Christchurch quakes it’s a tale of two cities

Canterbury residents are sharing their food, flowers and frustration, reports LIZ WYLIE.

Hutt locals knit-work to warm up Kiwi kids and fight poverty

A Facebook group rounds up knitters across the globe to combat child poverty in New Zealand, reports ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL

Promoting tolerance – teaching Maori culture in schools

Lisa Reweti talks to GRANT ELLEN about teaching NZ social history and te reo in Wellington schools.

Fitness for body, mind, soul – new kind of sports leadership

Instructors at the Blue Dragon Club are teaching more than technique. JENNIFER GILBERT finds out how and why.

Veggie tales: why a vegan diet can be as varied as any other

Why do people decide to go against the grain and become vegan? asks ANGIE MILLS.

Head of the fish leads the way in iwi radio broadcasting

Wellington’s award-winning Maori radio station set to celebrate 25 years in the business, reports RODNEY BROWN.

Alister Grant has been a feminist well ahead of his time

The life of a merry banker and womens rights supporter, who recounted his times to GARETH WALLACE..

Marae and mosque – how Kiwis are attracted to overlapping customs

Similarities between Islam and Maori culture are leading more Maori to embrace Islam, reports MOHAMMAD NAZAYER.

Contrary to belief, we may be losing ‘binge’ from our drinking culture

So what’s causing a growing belief NZ youth drinking is out of control? asks ANNA WILLIAMS:

New generation of Brits moves here for vastly different reasons

British migration to New Zealand has become more restrictive, yet not uncommon. CHRISTINA MCDONALD finds out why two familes migrated.

Desire for culture prompts many Māori to reconnect

Maori who feel isolated from their culture are increasingly finding ways to reconnect with it, reports KATIE MCALISTER.

Blanket Man’s back story – what’s really going on with our homeless

We are quickly falling behind other western countries when it comes to helping the homeless, reports TENNESSEE MANSFORD.

Stereotypes rule – how media misses the real news in sex work

Sex workers and academics say media inability to look past myths hinders inquiry into real issues, reports TESSA JOHNSTONE.

Consumer demand for gluten-free food on the rise – but so is the price

Specialty food prices aren’t dropping despite market growth, reports ROBBIE PARKES.

Montessori now available through to high school level

Wa Ora School will offer approved NCEA standards, together with the Montessori philosophy. RUSSELL PALMER reports.

A Capital night on the town through the ambos’ eyes

NewsWire’s ANGIE MILLS spends a Saturday night out with the Wellington Free Ambulance street triage team in Courtenay Place.

No help for parents whose ex-partners turn kids against them

Before PAS, Mary had a normal relationship with her kids. Now, they’re not the children she once knew, reports CHRISTINA McDONALD.

Pasifika communities fear for future of their languages

The Bilingual Leo Pacific Coalition wants official minority status for five Pacific languages, reports KATIE McALISTER.

World Photo Show: Bushy favours ‘being alive’ to ‘inhumanity’

“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:

Top Whitireia dance teacher leaves her treasure of 21 years

Gaylene Sciascia talks to KATIE McALISTER about her 21 years as a dance teacher at Whitireia.

Wellington shoe repair man is doing his bit to save dying trade

Evan Giddens is keeping the tradition alive with his purchase of a 70-year-old shoe repair shop, reports CHRISTINE LINNELL.

Bush giant leads anthropologist down mysterious sidetrack

Paul Wolffram’s film festival documentary shows PNG myth is a reality, reports KATIE McALISTER.

Here’s why today’s journalists need to be living the ‘tweet’ life

OWEN WINTER talks to leading online journalists about social media’s impact on the way news is gathered and published.

The dodgy practitioner who created a real pain the neck

Salina never got sick, but NITA BLAKE-PERSEN hears how visiting a so-called health professional changed that.

Keeping Northern Iraq’s ancient Nineveh alive and well in NZ

JENNIFER GILCHRIST finds out how a small, relatively unknown population from Northern Iraq maintains its culture in NZ.

Life after All Blacks: ‘You wake up and think what do I do now?’

Christian Cullen redefined attacking rugby in his 15-year career. The Paekakariki Express tells DAN DALGETY how life changes after footy.

Top Kiwi woman surfer wants to bring change for her sisters

In this supposed generation of equal pay, equal rights and equal quality of life, men still dominate surfing, writes GRACE ACKLAND.

First steps in 20-year project to create new Maori bible translation

The new translation is in its beginning stages and first Maori must decide what type of version is needed, writes SAMANTHA IVES.

Sculptor Brett Keno finds his Maori culture and sets it in stone

Brett Tutauanui Keno discovers sculpting and his Maori heritage later in life and finds a blend between the two, writes ANITA DE MUTH.

Last bastion of forced unionism faces extinction

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.

Protected: The life of Moira and Selwyn – a love story without end

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Art bridges the distance between Maori and Somali cultures

The role of tangata whenua is being ignored when welcoming new migrants, reports NICOLE BENNIK.

Exclusive taxi stand deals make life tough for small operator cabbies

Are Wellington’s big taxi companies freezing out small competitors? GREG FORD and MOHAMMAD NAZAYER investigate.

Popular food waste scheme turns table scraps into garden goodness

A sheme to recycle food waste and save on landfill is popular with Wellington businesses, reports KATE MELZER.

Why Maori must turn away from smoking – and how they will do it

Maori have strategies to defeat their smoking epidemic. AMIE HICKLAND finds out what it will take.

Social problems lurk behind NZ’s breath-taking vistas

Shanghai Daily journalist LYDIA CHEN writes of her impressions of NZ, after spending a month at Whitireia Journalism.

Dead harbour: North Island’s biggest estuary ‘very sick indeed’

Porirua Harbour was once a major source of seafood. Now it’s dying, reports CATHERINE McGREGOR.

Welly underbelly: world’s ‘best’ brothels not what they seem

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”.

Tricky Dick in the White House among memories of long career

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.

Inspired young Pasifika people will ‘make changes for themselves’

Victoria University leadership exponent Kabini Sanga says new leaders of the Pacific are already emerging. JANICE IKIUA talks to a father of Pacific leadership.

Nurturing 100% pure New Zealand

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.

Gentle teacher conveys the exacting art of calligraphy

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.

A teenage view on nana’s wheels

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.

Blink throws fests that are the best

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.

Play it really loud – eh?

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.

A lifetime covering politics

Ian Templeton, an institution in the Parliamentary press gallery, shares some insights with VAUGHAN ELDER.

The Kiwi softball enthusiast who calls the Czechs mate

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.

Whakapapa, tikanga, whanau – that’s what Maori rugby is all about

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.

Slaughter on the news-stands – why our mags are in trouble

Where have all the readers gone? DANIEL SIMMONS RITCHIE talks to the kings and queens of glossy print.

‘Glamorous’ pokies the scourge of Maori communities

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 […]

Changing the world – one baby cuddle at a time

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.