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Foreign players adding flavour to capital club rugby competition

The regular imports to Wellington this year include 20 from Japanese rugby competitions.

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Kapiti Island tourism prospers from growing tourism numbers

Record numbers include increasing numbers from Asia, particularly China.

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WATCH: Whitireia students cooking students test their skills

Kapiti campus students prepare for a function to test their culinary skills. DAN MAGEEAN spent the day documenting the process.

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Comedian Alexander Sparrow isn’t hanging up his Trump wig just yet

The election, and the shows, may be over, but the gags may keep coming.

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Record numbers force adventure tourism marketing rethink

Month after month Statistics New Zealand is reporting tourism growth

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Post-quake focus of Whitireia Journalism and Broadcasting

Getting through the quake, and preparing for future emergencies is the topic of students in this show on Wellington Access Radio.

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Water, baked beans, toilet paper and chocolate biggest fly off shelves

Quake didn’t clear shelves in the Island Bay New World but shoppers did

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Post- Brexit Brits are keeping calm and not fleeing to NZ after all

In the weeks after Britain voted to leave the European Union on June 23 , New Zealand was told to prepare for a British invasion. But Statistics New Zealand figures tell a different story. CHRIS VISSER reports.

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Kiwis flying more than ever, but they are avoiding some places

Statistics New Zealand report shows Kiwis are travelling more but not to the same places they once did. However fewer are going to traditionally glamourous holiday destinations Vanuatu, Paris and Italy. SHAR DAVIS reports.

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A hundred tonnes of soil collapses onto Island Bay street after quake

After the quake a gap had opened between a bank and a retaining wall

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Flood of submissions to DoC on Waitaha River

The Department of Conservation has received 1680 public submissions after approving in principle a hydro scheme on the West Coast’s Waitaha River.

Seventy submitters want to speak at hearing on December 5 for scheme that Forest and Bird says will be a devastating impact on native animals and vegetation. MARGOT NEAS reports.

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Deuce lovers roll into wine country for the weekend

More than 50 1932 classic Deuce cars rolled into Martinborough Square

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Newtown businesses soldier on with tsunami warnings, aftershocks

Newswire talks to several Newtown businesses who decided to open up the morning after the quake. 

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Quake felt across New Zealand

Newswire spoke to people throughout New Zealand for their reactions to the quake. SHAR DAVIS reports.

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Wellington CBD an earthquake ghost town as the clean-up begins

Wellington CBD was all but deserted today as residents respected the council’s request to avoid the area so that buildings could be checked for damage by experts. SHAR DAVIS reports.

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Cat owners cash in on SPCA chips

Moggli is chipped and ready to be adopted at the SPCA, which has been in the middle of a microchipping and desexing frenzy thanks to a big discount. SHAR DAVIS reports.

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Tears in Wellington after Trump takes Florida

From left Elizabeth Marshall, Tara Brannigan, Corey Johnson and Lynn Abate-Johnson in a sad JJ Murphy’s bar in Wellington. SALLY MUYOMA and KATENI SAU report.

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Money markets fall as Trump gains traction

LISTEN: Financial markets plummet as trump presidency looks likely.

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US election set to break betting records

LISTEN: The US election is set to break records for betting agencies around the world.

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Local bar serving beer brewed specially for US elections

LISTEN: Americans and Kiwis pack-out Wellington’s cult beer bar Hashigo Zake for a US election party.

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US Elections: How the world is watching

ANGELA REID and PATRICK FRENCH follow news from all over the world covering the US elections.

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Conservative media keep flag flying for a Trump victory

ANDREW DAWSON monitored the conservative American news media over the course of Election Day.

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Blind leading the blind to the White House

NewsWire has made it into the famous Washington Post website, thanks to blind cat Murdock picking the US election winner.

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Donald Trump spotted in Wellington

Upper Hutt’s own Donald Trump impersonator is bringing the US presidency, and media, to New Zealand. HUGO HUNTINGTON meets Alexander Sparrow.

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Celebrities making plenty of noise about their electoral choices

JADE WINTON-LOWE follows the big names and their reaction to the results.

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New Zealand media react to US Election result

NewsWire’s SHAR DAVIS is tracking NZ news media covering the US elections. Click through to follow the day’s progress.

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Democrats gather at Cuba Street bar to follow Hillary’s fortunes

Christine Valverde dresses in white to honour the suffragettes. SALLY MUYOMA reports from Cuba St.

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What Net influencers are saying on election day

NewsWire’s DAN MAGEEAN is following Internet influencers across the globe as the US election results come in.

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President Trump reality dawns on US and world

Pennsylvania was being declared for Donald Trump and with it the presidential election.

JAMES MALTHUS followed the trajectory of election day through monitoring US sites and media coverage with live updates. Welcome to Donald Trump’s America.

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NZ journalists cover US elections over social media channels

ROSALIE STONYER-LINN keeps an eye on what NZ journalists are talking about on US election day.

Our man on the ground in Los Angeles – Leon Gurevitch

Associate Prof. Leon Gurevitch from Victoria University is in Los Angeles providing a rolling taste of US election day with MARGOT NEAS.

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Top Ticket to the White House

A woman today may be in the most powerful position in world politics. MARGO NEAS and SHAR DAVIS look at what it has taken to break down barriers. IMAGE: Margot Neas

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Celebrity backing for US presidential candidates.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are receiving support from well-known celebrities.

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Senate race key to breaking log jam in Supreme Court

Andrew Dawson looks at commentary of the Supreme Court battle in the US elections

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Should we be taking the U.S elections seriously?

NewsWire asks some young people: Should the election be taken seriously?

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Clinton already has two votes recorded in Auckland

Two Auckland-based women and Democrat supporters back their woman

It’s Hillary’s to lose says top political scientist

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Clinton and Trump battle it out on Twitter

The U.S. presidential candidates take their gloves off pre-election.

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Grassroots presidential campaign propels CIA man to prominence

A rare upset looms in Utah, which neither Clinton nor Trump may win thanks to Mormon factor

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Playing the 2016 US Presidential election

Want to play politics? Video game reviewer DAN MAGEEAN and fellow journalism student BLAIR MOCKETT delved into election gaming.

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WATCH: Exhibition promises bright future for young artist

Wellington artist’s less than traditional style encourages local youth art appreciation.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Karate medalist returns from world championships

Lennex Drummond returns from the karate world championships with a second placing.

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American elections 101 with a political scientist and a podcast

Victoria University’s Dr Jon Johansson explains the US elections, while LAURA BETH KEOWN unravel the mystery with JADE WINTON-LOWE for readers.

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US presidential vote follows long line of election drama

The USA’s 57 presidential elections have each had their own character. ANGELA REID explores some of the drama.

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Capital Topshoppers camp out overnight for prize scramble

Wellington now has its own TopShop and the first 300 people sone bonus spending.

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Ben Sigmund enjoying a well-planned life after football

Former Pheonix and international footballer has already knocked back All Whites request to stand by.

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NZ Land Wars day announcement reminder of push for Parihaka

Modern day peace protesters keep up the pressure for November 5 memorial. SHAR DAVIS talks to two supporters.

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Aussies give cup money to Womens Refuge

Money raised at the Australian High Commission’s Melbourne Cup event will go to the Wellington Womens Refuge this year. SALLY MUYOMA reports.

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WATCH: Melbourne Cup party time in Wellington bar

A Wellington waterfront bar rolls out the red carpet for the biggest horse race in Australasia.

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New Cup winner will earn millions in retirement

The Melbourne Cup winner gets $6.2 million but could earn even more having fun in retirement.

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Social media warming up for race day, #MelbourneCup

Here’s the hottest Cup tweets, posts, and pics from social media. LAURA McKEWEN reports.

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Once-a-year punters tell why they love the Melbourne Cup

New Zealanders are expected to spend over 10 million dollars on this year’s Melbourne Cup.
A Newswire street poll reveals why they’re so happy to lay their money down on an Aussie horse race.

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Three NZ horses in the running for Melbourne Cup glory

Three Kiwi horses are looking to repeat last year’s cup success.ABE LEACH reports.

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Wellington’s Melbourne Cup party underway

Wellingtonians don their hats and facscinators for the Melbourne Cup Sally Muyoma reports.

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Our $10 million Melbourne Cup habit no problem

Melbourne Cup not seen as an issue for problem gamblers. IRELAND HENDRY- TENNENT reports.

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A history of the race that stops two nations

How did an Australian horse race become so important in New Zealand? James Malthus looks back.

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Kapiti coffee drinkers get flavour added

Café owner Matthew Payne has made Kapiti the place for his new coffee roasting project after coming from Melbourne to the coast three years ago. DAN MAGEEAN reports.

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Upper Hutt’s gone to the dogs for its 50th birthday celebration

Parading dogs were among the drawcards to the city’s weekend celebrations

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Pest Free Capital – Wellington well on the way to beating rodents

From Island Bay to Plimmerton over 140 groups are fighting for coolest little pest free capital

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Kropp rates healthy harbour work at top of council achievement

Young councillor sticks to the vow she made when elected at 19.

Design graduates’ work on show not your typical exhibition

WelTec’s Creative Technologies graduates show off their talent in a National Portrait Gallery

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Hundreds take advantage of Free Yoga Day

Wellingtonians donated their old yoga mats to a worthy cause this Labour Day. Sally Muyoma reports.

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Coolest capital gets creative council titles

Wellington new has cool names for its councillors – there’s a city scientist and a Wellington ambassador.

The two new portfolios are among new Mayor Justin Lester’s major revamp of councillor responsibilities. SHAR DAVIS talks to councillors about their new roles.

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Rats reign of Wilton coming to an end thanks to trapping programme

More than 100 rats caught since the community project began three months ago

Hataitai fire due to years of roof timber being dried, heated

Fire safety officers says gas drier flue blowing on timbers results in blaze

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Free Bike FixUp enticing people to dust off their cycles

Strathmore’s Kahurangi School venue for Wellington City Council event to fix and try out bikes.

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Wellington has deep pockets and big heart

The capital city gave over half of what the country raised sponsoring people to sleep rough for the night. SHAR DAVIS joined the event, and spoke to participants.

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Arts and culture hit if capital ‘slush fund’ axed, says Foster

Scrapping the council’s “slush fund” would deal a blow to Wellington’s arts and culture activity, says long-time councillor and mayoral candidate Andy Foster. He talks to ANGELA REID about the role in plays in the cultural capital.

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Lee wants local councils to take over central government roles

David Lee will need to be his favourite superhero if he get his way

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Former Dunedin students bring young business to Wellington

A group of young entrepreneurs no longer need McDonald’s WIFI after setting up in Wellington.

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Secret Singapore deal latest in mixed history for growth fund

MARGOT NEAS background the mixed history of the economic growth fund.

Do young people know what to do with an envelope?

Candidates say postal voting has done its dash. But voters also need to take responsibility. CHRIS VISSER reports

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Deputy Mayor on defensive over airline subsidy

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Political tourism an untapped market say local politicians

Mayoral candidates say the city is not taking full tourism advantage of its role as capital.

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Couch, cardboard or car – sleeping rough for others

14 Hours Homeless is a nationwide campaign to aid the end of homelessness in NZ

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Best traffic bang-for-buck: sharing a taxi with Helene Ritchie

As traffic is picked to increase in Wellington, what would Wellington mayoral candidates do?

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LISTEN: Mayoral candidates split on fixing homeless issue

Figures show 50 people are sleeping rough in capital. What are the mayoral options? SALLY MUYOMA reports

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Council processes under fire in mayoral debate

Mayoral hopefuls attack each other over council fund process that led to Singapore Airlines being given $800,000 a year. LAURA KEOWN reports.

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Homelessness and housing an increasing issue for Wellington

Wellington’s mayoral candidates answer questions on Wellington’s issues

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Student fare discount funding “question of prioritisation”

Six mayoral candidates give Newswire their views on funding for student transport discounts in Wellington.

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