Blind Foundation puppy walkers give pups a great start before they leave to train as guide dogs. MATT TSO reports.
Two days of celebrations will mark 50 years for Redwood School in Tawa next year.
China, Greece, USA, Mali and Syria are among the countries represented on stage at WOMAD 2016.
The French Ambassador speaks to hundreds of people in Wellington’s Civic Square this week. EMMA MOODY captured the emotional vigil marking the Paris terrorist attack.
According to the rule book New Zealand has two official languages, English and Maori. Three if you count sign language. In reality we speak one, English. Few are fluent in both, some speak more than others but most only know a few Maori words and phrases. BRAD FLAHIVE looks at New Zealand’s language dynamics in his blog.
Budding barista Rachel Kennedy- Good showcases her skills at Whitireia’s final Cafe Day of the year. Larissa Toelupe reports.
WATCH: Wellingtonians gathered at Civic Square on Tuesday night to remember the 129 people lost in last week’s Paris terror attacks .
Creative New Zealand and Porirua City Council pitching in to help community tell its stories.
Familiarity with mental health events helps a worker in the field do his job, and reflect on his role with EMMA MOODY.
LISTEN: Whitireia’s radio journalism team were key players in a major civil defence exercise involving a simulated magnitude 7 earthquake in the Hawkes Bay last week.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt has been retold with a kiwi twist with the help from Petone artist, Patrick McDonald.
Sir Edmund Hillary’s world first climb to the top of Mount Everest has been retold in a children’s book.
The new New Zealand banknotes are assisting the low-vision community with their brighter colours and clearer designs. Matt Tso reports.
The New Zealand flag was raised over Eastern Hutt School for the first time in 26 years during the schools centenary celebrations.
Actor, director and producer Nathaniel Lees wants to keep Wellington as the country’s creative hub. DOMINIC GODFREY reports.
Basketball star Letava Whippy’s heart is split between Porirua and Fiji, but her head is at Long Island University in the US.
Hutt Valley residents have two hearings where verbal submissions will be made about a proposed new dog reserve which is worrying locals.
The public reserve on Pohutukawa Street has been selected a year-long trial. MATT TSO reports.
Mana College’s hall buzzing with hundreds of local students talking to careers advisers.
Literacy Aotearoa helps raise awareness at Wellington Railway Station.
Fighter for traumatised soldiers who committed suicide wins her own honour. BRAD FLAHIVE reports.
Friends of Central Park receive their fourth honour in a year for their work on Moturoa Stream track.
Fighting is all about solving problems, says Muay Thai kickboxer Angus Lindsey. JOANNA PIATEK talks to him about his sport and his latest bout.
Local food truckers from the coast are now feeding the hordes on Friday nights in Waikanae.
Piwi Pene has just coordinated the men’s netball nationals and has bigger dreams for them.
Two Wellingtonions, who came to New Zealand as refugees, share their perspectives with DOMINIC GODFREY.
Statistics New Zealand reports many Kiwi parents feel they aren’t spending enough time with their children.
John Key spoke at his regular Monday press conference about Red Peak, ISIL and the UN.
Architects working on redesigning outdoor spaces, and parents get a say.
St Mark’s Church School principal is keen to see other options explored to reduce traffic.
Ingrid Dyer from Kapiti has scored a role acting herself in a UK Tesco’s Rugby World Cup commercial
Ten Pin Bowling is part of Special Olympics and teams are working towards representing NZ.
Public and staff enjoy healthier surroundings after three months of work.
Literacy Aotearoa doesn’t want a loss of funding to stop new Travelling Books reaching kiwis in need.
Domestic violence within the queer community is being tackled head on by a new organisation.
Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura – Outing Violence recognises the different issues queer and transgender people face within violent relationships. ALIA OVEREND reports.
Protesters were arrested on Lambton Quay, attempting to enter the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to seize TPP documents.
New Zealand remembers those who gave their lives for their country every day at 5pm with at the tomb of the unknown warrior.
Award winning short story writer, Sue Orr, publishes her first novel with help from the characters in her head. Clemetine Smart caught up with the author to find out more.
Members from both clubs say they are pleased with the amalgamation of the RSA and Kapiti Club
With crowds increasing each year the future is looking bright for Wellington’s Lux Light festival.
Eastern Hutt School prepares to celebrate 100 years of educating generations of students in Hutt Valley.
The first ever quarterly clean-up aimed at rekindling original spirit of monthly event that died.
Amateur body builders vie for a last chance to qualify for the National Amateur Body Building Championships.
For the first time in 27 years Whitireia Music School is doing a country gig and it’s part of a class assessment.
More young people are getting into Bridge – and winning. Alia Overend reports.
Getting refugees to New Zealand is only the beginning and support organisations will need more funding to service the upcoming increase in refugees. ALIA OVEREND reports.
Middle-Eastern refugees in Europe face a similar experience to the refugees from Europe in the 1940s.
Partnership with ChangeMakers Refugee Forum latest initiative on air.
Plenty of beds available as social media campaign invites people to open their doors.
One Syrian migrant says NZ a fantastic place to live andhopes more of his countrymen can enjoy it.
JAMES LOBBAN interviews Wellingtonian Linda Shamoon, who knows challenges that will be faced by Syrian refugees.
SYRIANS should integrate well into New Zealand and Baha Mabruk should know – he migrated to New Zealand from Libya 18 years ago.
The Island Bay businessman says Syrian refugees are not economic refugees, they come with skill and ambitions. JOANNA PIATEK reports
New Zealander’s divided in response to announcement of a emergency refugee intake.
Kiwi Syrians Sunil Matloub and Feras Aslan happy the New Zealand Government is taking in more refugees. VIRGINIA FALLON reports that Wellington has room for the newcomers.
LISTEN: THE GOVERNMENT’S received a could do better card from Wellingtonians following news that its increasing our refugee intake. New Zealand will accept another 250 a year on top of the current 750 over the next 3 years.
COLIN ENGELBRECHT talks to a Middle East specialist about the refugee crisis background.
Emma Beals went to study in Syria, but stayed to write about the conflict for Vice magazine.
LISTEN: PRIME MINISTER John Key will this afternoon announce the government’s response to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Europe. Germany is currently bearing the brunt and Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for other countries to step up and help. ANDREW JOHNSEN reports.
NewsWire asked the people on the street about Syrians, and what they were doing to help.
Parents at St Teresa’s School Karori help make basketball a more accessible sport for their kids.
RIPPA rugby is more than just sport for the Porirua’s Tairangi Typhoons. ALIA OVEREND talks to coach Lucho Arca
Olympic gold medalist James Sullivan takes time out of his job as a fire fighter to spend time with kids.
National organisation gets hands on with schools at regional sports event.
The Wellington Regional SportsFest has brought together schools which would not normally meet.
THE man who lit up Wellington’s 150th birthday is excited about the creative possibilities of the new polytechnic arts and performance centre on Cuba Street. Construction has just began following a ceremony led by Te Ati Awa iwi in late August. EMMA MOODY reports.
Fair play abounds at badminton, and Patrick Elsis from St Benedict’s is fairest.
Panel and audience representing older population remember ‘the golden days’.
The Wellington Regional Sportsfest provides a break from routine and promotes healthy activities for the Windley School basketballers. MATT TSO reports.
Schools from across Wellington took part in Wellington Regional Sportsfest this week.
Andy Mauafua hopes with the launch of his website can create a community space for Kiwi music.
A prayer for the late Jerry Collins, a member of the last winning St Pat’s Town team, was one of the inspirations for victory this week. ARANA KENNY reports.
‘No’ was the most popular answer on the streets of Wellington when people were asked for their opinion after the release of the ‘long list’ of flags. More than 100 people were spoken to, and 63% of them were not interested in changing flags. NEWSWIRE TEAM reports.
Porirua club is not in the Horowhenua/Kapiti competition for the first time in 18 years.
Nikau McCullough at his Porirua chapel basketball court where he plays with his friends – in contrast to the world stage he climbed up to this month. ARANA KENNY reports.
With some of the worst statistics for poorly insulated housing in New Zealand, Wellington is struggling to meet the demand to fit out homes with proper heating. COLIN ENGELBRECHT looks at the statistics, and talks to an organisation which is part of the solution.
The gap between Maori and non-Maori life expectancy has narrowed, but ARANA KENNY finds there is more work to be done.
More New Zealand couples tying the knot, and it was not all about same-sex marriage legislation.