HAYLEY GASTMEIER speaks to three Kiwis helping to revitalise te reo Māori after more than 150 years of decline.
Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands gave a strong presence at capital’s Pasifika Festival.
A High Court action has thrown the focus on the law which bans prisoners from voting. Campaigners say the law disconnects prisoners from society when they need to be re-connecting, and there will be consequences. TESS NICHOL reports.
Universities, Polytechnics, training providers and schools in aiming to double international numbers.
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.
Leading NZ filmmaker Sima Urale talks to HAYLEY GASTMEIER about her work and inspiring a new generation.
A new year was supposed to bring an upgraded commuter cycleway to Island Bay, but politics and red tape have cast doubt overthe project. After receiving the go-ahead at the beginning of December, behind-the-scenes politiking has resulted in another meeting in February likely. YC LEE reports.
Fresh from North America showing her new series Hope and Wire, Gaylene Preston talks with FRANCESCA JAGO.
Through Wellington’s creative spaces Fraser Hoffe says he has found his reason for living,
After visiting 10 countries, Jess Thompson is looking forward to making Samoa her eleventh.
Ainslie Allen has gone through several stages of performing life since the 90s hit TV show.
An Englishman sets out to challenge the assumption that you need to eat meat to be an athlete.
The biennal Toi Maori Art Market returned to Wellington with a collection of Maori and indigenous art. YC LEE reports.
Craig Smith and his wife Margaret Amor take singalong tour around the country.
The first twilight Christmas parade to be held in Petone attracted big crowds. SUE TEODORO filmed the event.
After a 2013 grinch-like Christmas, Wellington City Council got back into the spirit in 2014, including a Courtney Place tree. FRANCESCA JAGO films the lights going on.
Over 80% of those questioned in a Wellington street poll feel Christmas is too commercial. Only two of those questioned mentioned the birth of Christ.
FRANCESCA JAGO has the details.
Wellingtonians leave shopping to the last minute with many stores only just experiencing a Christmas rush.
Childhood memory inspires the winner of the people’s choice award in the capital’s display awards.
Wellington City Council defends its use of almost $20,000 to build a pop-up beach in Civic Square .
Capital E has partnered with Foster Hope to pack kits for children entering foster care.
Wellingtonians not up for the Christmas dinner challenge will be well catered for on December 25th.
Library users get to waive their fines and support the community in a Food for Fines amnesty.
Twice a year Wellington Central Library sells off old books to make room for new stock. TESS NICHOL finds out what is involved.
Blind Foundation graduates Gina and friends from guide school.
Red Rabbit Co Coffee manager Baptiste Kreyder talks about carving out a niche in Wellington.
Dylan Horrocks new graphic novel Sam Zabel And The Magic Pen is a personal journey.
After a century abroad Maori ancestral remains return home to Te Papa.
Negotiating old building issues with council rules one of challenges for Tuatara.
Councillor questions whether the capital’s Built Heritage Incentive Fund needs more funding.
A woman who escaped the prostitution industry now wants Wellington City Council help to fund a haven.
JONTY DINE reports on Rosalie Batchelor’s appeal, and what councillors thought.
Wellington’s Blackdog Brewery released a new beer and all proceeds from it donated to the SPCA.
Wellington council’s Accessiblity Advisory Group says more parks are great, but increase the fines.
Sally Millar, her partner Sam and their dog cross the Tasman to set up an alternative tattoo studio.
The IHF trophy Oceania championship made its Wellington debut this week with the sport rapidly gaining national popularity.
Wellington and Lower Hutt ratepayers are being unfairly charged for expensive rail costs in the wider region according to independent research. FINN RAINGER talks to Tony Randle who has done the numbers and wants them changed.
Locals have until Friday to tell Wellington City Council why it should not take their playground away.
Hutt Valley residents have the chance on Thursday and Saturday this week to find out about the council’s infill housing proposals. Proponents say it will revitalise a tired inner-city, while others say the type of housing is not what people want. NICOLE ADAMSON reports.
Former Wellingtonian of the Year Ruth Gotlieb is busy as ever four years after officially retiring. TESS NICHOL sits down in her living room for a chat.
Council signs off on new building to integrate community services and facilities.
Wellington City Council reviews as central government looks set to get rid of state housing.
Boy band Titanium stopped in the capital for their Take Us Back tour and spoke to ASHLEIGH MANNING.
Three Wellington cafes will be vying for Cafe of the Year honour.
Friends of Owhiro Stream hope council plans to extensions the Southern Landfill are altered.
Hayley Gastmeier captures the annual celebration lighting up Wellington’s waterfront with culture.
After failing to sell in August, the Vogelmorn Bowling Club has a chance to be retained for wider community.
Lower Hutt’s Sarah Atkin challenges an all-male line-up in the Wellington Mountain Bike Club Downhill Series.
Māori of all ages, backgrounds, shapes and sizes come to Wellington to study the art of performance. MATTHEW LAU reports.
Olivia Mahood was rejected four times by drama school, now she’s one of their top students.
Jo Alderdice and Little Sprouts charity has gone from making one baby care pack to becoming one of Wellington’s Local Heroes.
Peter Biggs expects Wellington’s new asset to become economic drive like Melbourne centre.
FRANCESCA JAGO meets Māori students in Hawaii learning more about themselves and their culture than they did growing up in NZ.
Kapiti Coast downhill mountain biker Jamie Lyall has been around the world racing and building tracks.
Jane Kellahan preparing for trip to London Biennale in January.
Trailblazers of traditional craft and cultural art from NZ, Hawaii and Canada are celebrated in Toi Maori.
Annie Fitzmaurice talks about how Wellingtonians devoted their time to 40-day yoga challenge.
A compost bin was set up to benefit community and council hopes it will inspire more local bins.
The water is warming up and Wellington freediving club members are getting back in the ocean.
Kate Carty’s book Run Thomas Run follows an Iraqi family living in fear under Saddam Husain’s regime.
WATCH: Newswire reporter JOSH PRICE checks out what makes Goldings Free Dive Bar the award winning establishment that it is.
WATCH: Organic, Fairtrade Wellington Chocolate Factory maker this week launches a Kickstarter campaign for a Bougainville cocoa grower. Financing the improved processing will eventually mean cocoa beans can be shipped direct from Bougainville to New Zealand. LIZE IMMELMAN reports.
After turning Green at college, James Shaw has played a long game in his route to Parliament.
Guy Fawkes celebrations go off in Wellington this weekend, but who remembers why?
Editor says taking on the project is like throwing a party and hoping the guests turn up.
School’s out for dead humpback whale, which gets a karakia from local Maori.
LIAM CAVANAGH follows Vicky Ha around Wellington as she shows her dumpling fans how it’s done.
Debate in the community meetings considering the council’s five options are beginning the shift local feelings about some of the issues, says Councillor Paul Eagle. However traffic changes are still the biggest sticking point if the coast road is closed. HAYLEY GASTMEIER attended two of the meetings.
Tsunami escape routes and safety markers for Miramar Peninsula help residents prepare for worst..
Psychoactive drugs and legal highs are scheduled for a comeback in May 2015. Senior policy advisor at the Wellington City Council Mark Jones says whether we like it or not, the drugs may come back and be sold. NICOLE ADAMSON reports.
Performers end their wānanga to Taiwan with Ka Mate to the surprise of airport travellers.
Whitireia Polytech’s Maori performing art opens show for final event of Nan Ying International Folklore Festival. MATTHEW LAU reports.
A local yoga enthusiast has organised free yoga classes on Labour Day for the Wellington region.
TESS NICHOL discovers the joys of craft beer at this year’s Beervana festival in Wellington.
Hutt Valley Indoor Sports hosts Indoor Cricket World Cup and NZ wants to stop Aussie dominance.
An SOS from nurses who say they can’t find work and fear future shortages. FRANCESA JAGO reports.
Locals come face-face with stories and images of Wellingtonians who left 100 years ago to fight in WW1.
Commemorations kick off in Wellington to mark 100 years since New Zealand soldiers left to fight in WW1.
A broken piece of wind art, hail, damaged coastlines – it’s all in a winter’s day for the capital. SUE TEODORO records the action.
Andrew Weston needs your votes to win a scholarship to study strokes – and help his dad. FINN RAINGER reports.