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.
A rise of international visitors to New Zealand is flowing through to regions such as Hawke’s Bay.
The annual social survey says jobs make us happy, but New Zealanders say you have to like that job.
However, neither Auckland nor Wellington economies are starring in the unemployment figures
Porirua schools are part of the spend-up on electronics through smart use of grants and funding.
Fuel spending is at its highest in 12 months after fuel prices rebound from drop at the end of last year.
Amnesty International members gathered outside Parliament to encourage the Government to increase the refugee quota.
COLIN ENGELBRECHT talked to organisers at the protest.
A street poll finds the majority of Upper Hutt residents like the city’s new slogan.
Photographic exhibition is a first for New Zealand. JADE MAISEY took her own camera to reflect the exhibition.
Upper Hutt’s popular Cossie Club will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Saturday June 13.
A local artist and college students band together to create art to celebrate Poriruas 50th anniversary..
The Upper Hutt library is using an internet programme to update the city’s history.
National Geographic’s 50 greatest photos are drawing large crowds to an Upper Hutt gallery.
Work on a $3.5 million upgrade has begun at the Upper Hutt railway station.
The Upper Hutt community bands together to help a small business find success.
The first business to take advantage of an Upper Hutt Council funding package has opened on Main Street.
TE HUIA MOKE visits a community based cafe situated in Dixon Street, central Wellington, to capture the culture in pictures.
An insight into New Zealand athlete Ashleigh Sando’s training. Captured by JADE MAISEY.
Harbourside market, the oldest and most popular market draws large crowds every Sunday morning. Captured by COLIN ENGELBRECHT.
Fergs Kayaks rock climbing wall on Wellington’s Waterfront is an attraction for people of all ages.
Mt Victoria’s local community centre is on the hunt for a new home to suit everyone.
The library reopens on May 25 after the 10-year-old building gets its first make-over.
Wellington City Council has proposed a new cycle framework in Wellington. JAMES LOBBAN checks in with the cycling lobby and a councillor, who are hopeful this finally means action for dedicated city cycle lanes, after years of talking.
Haunting, emotional and stunning are some of the words being used by the thousands of people lining up to see the ‘The Scale of Our War’ exhibition. JADE MAISEY reports.
NextStage, is using the old Little Theatre as its home and its well known founders have clear aims.
Hurricanes victory at Westpac Stadium captured by JAMES LOBBAN
Three years of self taught illustration work has paid off for Amit Dutta after winning a dream prize for amateur artists in the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of The Future competition. He talks with COLIN ENGELBRECHT after returning from Los Angeles.
Pūpūkahi I Ke Alo O Nā Pua were hosted at Maraeroa Marae in Porirua and performed at Te Papa.
Police resources are being moved away from community based constables in areas such as Porirua.
Dress up as a servant, maid, low society or high society to fight Transit in High Court
Karori fort took six years to build and was designed to foil Japanese invasion during World War 2.
Kaye Bruntonspent five years advising other people on running a school, and is now running her own.
Survey shows app designed to keep students safe is still on their minds – even if they do not use it.
Capital Jazz festival will have about 100 local and international acts in June.
The café is a social enterprise and is run by the not for profit organisation Zeal.
Wellington children discover ANZAC history at the local library and community centre.
Property owners are struggling to fund multi-million-dollar building upgrades.
Three Wellingotn Phoenix players visited Linden School as part of their ‘Phoenix in Schools’ programme.
A programme created at a Porirua school is achieving results for Maori and Polynesian students .
Karori Normal school principal a firm believer in sending local children to local schools.
The new principal of Linden Primary is briging years of experience to the school.
One year into his new job, the principal of Kelburn Normal School is celebrating an exciting year.
Kilbirnie School gets funding of $200,000 and half will be spent on preparing pupils for jobs not yet invented.
Clyde Quay School celebrates a special milestone in the school’s history with a weekend reunion.
Embracing and learning about others cultures is something a Titahi Bay school firmly believes in.
The Newtown School Principal is proud of the change that has been made during his first year in the job.
Best Journalist goes to Francesca Jago pictured with TV1 reporter Jehan Casinader.
Last year’s decision left many Maori outraged, while others took the opportunity. LIAM CAVANAGH reports.
Michael Tuffery to work with student’s from Porirua secondary schools.
In the spirit of the street, Cuba crowds flocked in the rain to Wellington’s new festival. NEWSWIRE TEAM captures the vibe.
Lisa Gembitsky is leaving her Konfident Kidz programme. She reflects on her work with AMANDA CARRINGTON.
An Otago University stomach cancer report highlights over-representation of Maori in stats. FINN RAINGER reports.
Kapiti artist Ellen Coup paints a Khandallah bus shelter as part of the council’s mural project.
Parents talk about why they choose Kōhanga Reo for their kids, and about the demand for fluent speakers
Lower Hutt is home to the exceptional Kara Hands, a place that’s especially fond of special needs children
Definitely Not Witches is a new Wellington-based improvised comedy group.
TESS NICHOL speaks with some of the capital’s young workers to find out what it’s really like “working hospo.”
Tutakitaki blends Maori and Brazilian music for the Cuba Dupa street festival.
Every months locals get down to Lyall Bay beach for the monthly rubbish clean-up.
X FACTOR was dismissed and disparaged on the streets of Wellington after bullying of a contestant.
Budding food writer MATTHEW LAU speaks with Wellington’s most influential restaurant critic and food feature writer David Burton.
HAYLEY GASTMEIER talks to three New Zealanders who care for people with intellectual disabilities.
Seventeen Miramar Peninsula artists opened their studios for the annual Artists in Action event.
Not enough focus on how Maori are taught, right down to pronouncing names correctly.
Site has changed over years from an army base to an abandoned concrete playground for graffiti artists.
Aspiring young cricket stars have a chance to pick up a bat and learn the basics at Kelburn Park.
William Matangi knows he has done a lot of good things. JONTY DINE talks to him about life as a Black Power boss, finding God, and now making a difference for young people.
A begging culture appears to be growing visibly on the streets of Wellington.
JONTY DINE visits the home where some of the beggars live together, to try to understand some of the issues.
Development issues facing Wellington city are a challenge for a councillor holding key positions.
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.