You TubeFacebookTwitterflickrGoogle plus
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 04:36 am

Front Page Layout

Council candidates challenged on collaborating as leaders

Wellington city councillors should be shut away together for a weekend to thrash things out, according to a candidate for the Eastern Ward. ANGELLA REID reports on a candidates meeting in Hataitai.

Comments

Comments Off on Council candidates challenged on collaborating as leaders

Smash and grab at Wellington charity Dress for Success

Volunteers are cleaning up after a Wellington non-profit was burgled and vandalised on Tuesday night. The second-floor office of Dress for Success on Boulcott Street was broken into and cash, jewellery, and electronics were stolen. LAURA KEOWN reports.

Comments

Comments Off on Smash and grab at Wellington charity Dress for Success

Trust has $6000 up for grabs for children in capital’s Eastern Ward

Students are missing out on scholarships by not applying to a local charitable trust.

Comments

Comments Off on Trust has $6000 up for grabs for children in capital’s Eastern Ward

Wellingtonians get free screenings of 1916 Somme doco with NZSO

NZ Symphony Orchestra to play with film at Michael Fowler Centre

Comments

Comments Off on Wellingtonians get free screenings of 1916 Somme doco with NZSO

Finalists for $570,000 memorial ready for exhibition in Wellington

Four finalists have been confirmed for a French Memorial to be installed in 2018

Comments

Comments Off on Finalists for $570,000 memorial ready for exhibition in Wellington

Porirua College’s first new principal in 20 years welcomed

Porirua College whanau spent a long time looking for the right principal to build on the legacy Susan Jungerson. This week they welcomed Ragne Maxwell to the role. KATENI SAU reports.

Comments

Comments Off on Porirua College’s first new principal in 20 years welcomed

Martinborough Courthouse transformed into mighty Menz Shed

Seventy men now bringing DIY skills to community work at historic building

Mayoral candidates get and give Living Wage messages

‘Luckily I work by myself. No-one gets to see me eating nothing’

Comments

Comments Off on Mayoral candidates get and give Living Wage messages

Paparangi Kindergarten teachers live Treaty of Waitangi with kids

Te Tiriti based learning practise embedded throughout programme

Comments

Comments Off on Paparangi Kindergarten teachers live Treaty of Waitangi with kids

Kids inspire young mum to get into her own quirky business

Porirua woman Jessica Lee Groves is a stay-at-home mum and new business owner.

Journalism’s challenges and opportunities on the table in new book

New Zealand journalists keep the profession in “good shape” despite challenges, says an editor of a new book. Barnaby Bennett joined three panelists and over 60 guests to discuss and launch the book, Don’t dream it’s over: Reimagining journalism in Aotearoa. PATRICK FRENCH reports.

Comments

Comments Off on Journalism’s challenges and opportunities on the table in new book

Lesson in empathy for Thorndon school children

A seven-month-old baby is teaching primary school students about empathy as part of an international programme. SALLY MUYOMA reports.

Comments

Comments Off on Lesson in empathy for Thorndon school children

Community gets a say on future of Karori campus

A meeting tonight will give the Karori community a say on the future of the vacant Victoria University campus.

Comments

Comments Off on Community gets a say on future of Karori campus

Spreading the love in Island Bay with first community workshop

Residents have their say at Love The Bay Community Space, and in series of workshops

Comments

Comments Off on Spreading the love in Island Bay with first community workshop

Raumati Rd school traffic chaos finally getting attention

The twice-daily traffic jam outside Raumati Beach School might be getting sorted out after years of public frustration – hopefully this summer. The plan will ease congestion and make the area safer for students. DAN MAGEEAN reports.

Comments

Comments Off on Raumati Rd school traffic chaos finally getting attention

Four languages and more part of the teaching at Paremata

Principal thinks NZ should take after British schools with mid-term breaks

The kids are green and fit at Houghton Valley School

Houghton Valley Enviro School adds cycling to its environmental repertoire.

Comments

Comments Off on The kids are green and fit at Houghton Valley School

A Newtown mentoring program receives positive feedback

A community program in Newtown is encouraging adults to mentor children.

Comments

Comments Off on A Newtown mentoring program receives positive feedback

College rugby tournament celebrates lesser lights

A rugby tournament at Wellington College showcased the talents of the school’s lower profile teams.

Strathmore gets to play on hillside super slide

Kahurangi School has been working with community on projects such as a super slide. SHAR DAVIS sits down with principal Kyran Smith (above) to talk about the school.

Comments

Comments Off on Strathmore gets to play on hillside super slide

Creativity and technology blend at Kelburn Normal School

New devices introduced to improve Kelburn Normal School’s digital literacy.

Comments

Comments Off on Creativity and technology blend at Kelburn Normal School

Kiwis of European ethnicity more likely to live alone, says report

Pacific cultures the least likely to be living alone, says Statistics NZ report.

Some things stay the same in Kiwi sporting tradition

Thirty years after his own Olympics, Tim Logan reflects with ANGELA REID about differences and similarities.

Comments

Comments Off on Some things stay the same in Kiwi sporting tradition

Diversity something to be proud of at Bishop Viard College

Hands on principal loves her new job at Porirua’s Bishop Viard College.

Comments

Comments Off on Diversity something to be proud of at Bishop Viard College

Production growing out of imaginations of Brooklyn kids

Brooklyn Primary School’s production is currently being workshopped by staff and students.

Comments

Comments Off on Production growing out of imaginations of Brooklyn kids

Differences celebrated at Clyde Quay School thanks to diverse families

At the Mt Victoria school kids are comfortable hearing different languages.

Comments

Comments Off on Differences celebrated at Clyde Quay School thanks to diverse families

App makes life easier for Thorndon School parents

A smartphone app is making it easier for Thorndon parents to juggle kid’s activities.

Comments

Comments Off on App makes life easier for Thorndon School parents

Wellington High School students favour an early start

Wellington students are turning down the option to start lessons later in the day.

$30,000 and 2000km later, Miramar’s season is over

After Birkenhead defeat, club tallies cost of high number of away games

Comments

Comments Off on $30,000 and 2000km later, Miramar’s season is over

Erskine College revamp may add 1000 traffic movements daily

Island Bay residents have been given a chance to talk about the $30 million development

Comments

Comments Off on Erskine College revamp may add 1000 traffic movements daily

Crafty way to make new friends is attracting crowds in Miramar

The Makery is building a creative craft and DIY community in Miramar

Comments

Comments Off on Crafty way to make new friends is attracting crowds in Miramar

Onslow step up to face Naenae in college Premier 3 rugby final

After beating Hutt Valley high, Onslow will play Naenae for Paul Cameron Cup

Poetry slam sees people turned away from Wellington venue

A form of poetry relatively unknown in New Zealand attracted a sell-out crowd in Wellington last weekend.

Community spirit evident at Aro Valley hangi

Community spirit is alive and well in the Aro Valley where a community hāngi proves a popular event.

Volleyball teaches more than winning or losing

KATENI SAU meets a team from Holy Family School in Porirua experiencing the spirit of Wellington region’s second annual Sportsfest.

Nine-year-olds should start student-athlete journey says coach

McFadden eyeing up next generation of basketball talent at Sportsfest

Capital coffee shop almost roasted thanks to fire in chimney

Gentleman’s Beans chimney catches fire and stops traffic on the corner of Courtney Place.

Tawa stage comeback to snatch Jubilee Cup in tough conditions

Coach puts victory down to fitness and finding the gaps out wide

Street poll: Wellington has a heart, and so should councils

Homelessness, housing and social issues concern people in the coming council elections

Job-seekers flock in their hundreds to Porirua’s newest event

Organisers Partners Porirua happy with launch of initiative and will be back for more

David Jones wows crowd and employee

Wellington’s fascination with the new David Jones store was enough for the doors to be closed for a short time because of opening day crowds.

Store management introduced NewsWire’s PATRICK FRENCH to one of the company’s new local employees, retail assistant Molly Brain (19) to talk about the experience.

Kirks fans reluctantly give new David Jones store the thumbs up

New David Jones store attracts Wellington crowds, but Kirkcaldie and Stains has not been forgotten.

Te Auaha new home for creative capital

Whitireia Journalism and Broadcasting will be part of the new Te Auaha centre of applied creativity in the heart of Wellington. JOANNA PIATEK’s images capture the future.

Samuel Gibson’s memory inspires Hawke’s Bay community to ride for brittle bones.

Hawkes Bay gym Peak Fitness encourages exercise to honor memory of local inspiration

Prevention Is key for Te Aro to change crime stats say locals

Te Aro’s crime rates don’t stop citizens from feeling safe in their city, but JADE WINTON-LOWE find they still want more CCTV cameras.

A Newtown store is helping abused and neglected farm animals.

Three stores that all support the Black Sheep animal sanctuary

Mobile eating may not be such a green idea

Food trucks are on the rise and but many of them are more hazardous than we think.

Tasman region sheep numbers jump as other regions suffer

Drought major driver behind fluctuating sheep fortunes reflected in Statistics NZ numbers

Pukekohe benefitting from tourist ‘spillover’ through summer

New Zealand visitor numbers are up and small towns are reaping small rewards.

Wellington Noodle Market 2016 takes East to waterfront

The five-day market was a huge success, attracting over 16,500 on the first night alone.

Swapportunity shop turns rags into riches

The event allows Wellington’s most stylish to trade old clothing among themselves.

More homes on the way for Porirua as development spreads across hill

Aotea Block Development is set to ease the housing shortage in Porirua.

PHOTO ESSAY: Road to new beginnings for Quake City

The road to new beginnings for Christchurch after the devastating 2010 earthquake.

WATCH: Victoria university graduates strut their stuff

Victoria University graduates paraded thought the city during graduation week two weeks ago.

African musician sings Newtown’s praises

Wellington musician Sam Manzanza keeps African music alive.

WATCH: Ethiopian coffee and vegan food popular in Newtown

The Mother Of Coffee cafe which opened this year is proving popular with Newtown residents

WATCH: Fresh blood wanted, particularly plasma donors

Blood donation saves lives and only 4% of eligible donors donate. Do you save lives?

Junk Free June is back

Cancer Society fundraiser Junk Free June returns to the capital this month.

WATCH: DIY focus at Newtown’s Community Centre

The Newtown community centre is trying new initiatives to garner community support .

WATCH: Porirua night market a huge success

The Porirua food truck night market is held on the last Thursday of the month.

Blood donors desperately needed

The New Zealand Blood Service needs more plasma donors.

WATCH: Animals help stressed students

Baby animals ease exam nerves in students ease exam stress at Victoria University.

Home Ownership is still a priority for Kiwis – no matter how old

Fewer Kiwis were able to buy houses in 2013 compared to 186, but they are still trying

Te Ara school nurtures struggling students

Same education, different pathway,. Te Ara offers an alternative to mainstream schooling.

Cafe supports diversity by teaching staff to sign

Teaching sign language and barista classes is all in a day’s work for Amber Shaw

Local support for Porirua Olympic hopeful

Te Rauparaha Arena is getting behind Porirua kayaker Marty McDowell.

PHOTO ESSAY: All in a days work for tattoo artist

Custom tattoo designs brings tattoo ideas to life. IRELAND HENDRY-TENNENT finds out how.

Te Auaha gets the thumbs up

The name of Wellington’s newest creative arts campus was well received at gala launch.

Wellingtonians run for cancer research

The Wellington Urban Ultra 2k, commonly known as WUU2K, is an ultra-marathon starting in Khandallah and ending at the Mt Victoria lookout.

PHOTO ESSAY: Wellington Zoo benefits from public support

ZARIUS SAMUEL visits Wellington Zoo to see how it benefits from public support.

Katydid star of Toi Poneke Gallery exhibit

Kate Lepper mixed nature with art for her latest work at Wellington’s Toi Poneke Gallery.

WATCH: New age of creative education launched with Te Auaha

New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity will brings together more than 1000 students each year in one creative space on the corner of Cuba and Dixon streets, Wellington. James Lobban (video), Larissa Toelupe (interview) and Colin Engelbrecht (story) report.

WATCH: Te Auaha facts and figures

Gino Acevedo, Te Auaha ambassador and Weta Digital creative director, with student Orama Fisher made up for the launch. Image, Joanna Piatek; Video, James Lobban

Crowd wowed by talent, launch for Te Auaha

Students and graduates showed off their creative skills for gala launch of $22.5 million centre.

The launch included live performances from the new institute’s programmes, plus speeches from Minister for Tertiary Education Skills and Employment Steven Joyce and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Maggie Barry.

Te Auaha NZ Institute of Applied Creativity launched in capital

NewsWire.co.nz graduate and student reporters covered the event live.

PHOTO ESSAY: Women seek refuge at Awhina Society

Awhina Society offers refuge and support for women in need.

PHOTO ESSAY: Day in life of tattoo artist

Marking clients with custom tattoo art is all part of a day’s work for Katy Hayward in a studio which is also an art gallery. JADE WINTON-LOWE reports.

Seeing school through eyes of kids, families lifts Postgate

Advisory groups engaging families are raising Maori and Pacific achievement at Postgate School in Whitby.

ZARIUS SAMUEL reports it is all part of what principal Adam Campbell says involves seeing learning through children’s eyes.

WATCH: Redevelopment of Eva and Leeds Streets

Wellington’s laneways are getting an upgrade and JAMES LOBBAN reports on one that is leading the way to reshape the city.

PHOTO ESSAY: Playshop Live

Playshop Live has people laughing from improvised comedy. AMY MCEWEN follows the actors at the rehearsals of the latest show.