Tsunami escape routes and safety markers for Miramar peninsula residents as Wellington prepares for a tsunami emergency.
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.
Through Wellington’s creative spaces Fraser Hoffe says he has found his reason for living,
Wellington’s first Syrian refugees need the help of volunteers to show them the Kiwi way.
Performers chosen to end Nan-Ying Cultural Festival opening ceremony.
A new rifle range at the valley’s old landfill has been backed by the community board.
A Taiwanese tour guide joins NZ performing for haka Ka Mate during the opening of festival.
Wellington’s Whitireia Performing Arts and Waikato’s Tamaki-Hauraki Kowhao Rau join forces overseas.
Have a look at a different way people play the most watched sport in the world right here in Wellington.
The gig by Wellington-based soul singer Bella Kalolo and music students is captured on video.
Vulnerable communities target of programme based on Aussie model.
Homeless numbers in Wellington are increasing. NICOLE ADAMSON talks to those dealing with the issue.
FINN RAINGER talks to Bert van Dijk about his performance workshop next month and his vision for the future.
The digital world of online streaming, movie rental and film piracy is turning local video stores into the walking wounded.
Red Cross launches a potentially life saving First Aid and Emergency app. SUE TEODORO reports
The Haydocks’ outrageous outfits, made in their spare time, are on display at Emerging Light Gallery.
A dislike of stopping at the lines in netball led Bridget Kiddle to hockey and to China this year. ASHLEIGH MANNING talks to her about the Youth Olympics and the future.
Nan Ying Folk Festival is the destination next week for the annual Whitireia Performing Arts Wananga. In the final stages of preparations, the degree students visited Karori West Normal School and wowed hundreds of students. MATTHEW LAU, who will be reporting on the tour, was at Karori.
NewsWire’s team provides a constant stream of updates on election results and commentary.
Peter Dunne has been an MP since 1984, and he’s been given another three years.
Losing in Wellington Central once again is easy to take when you are basking in National glory.
After one of the most divisive election campaigns in New Zealand history, NewsWire reporters TESS NICHOL and SUE TEODORO reflect on the big winners and losers of New Zealand’s 2014 General Election.
At the Labour Party Wharewaka gathering, candidates reflect on their performance.
JONTY DINE caught the reactions at the Greens election night party as they concede defeat.
National Party faithful celebrate at the Penthouse in Brooklyn while the media are put in their place.
NICOLE ADAMSON and SARAH WILSON hit Wellington streets on election night to talk to voters.
Newswire hits the Wellington streets – JONTY DINE and YC LEE ask voters for their thoughts.
Hekia Parata awaits the election results at the Mana Cruising Club in Paremata.
The National candidate for Hutt South nervously awaits the election results at Chappelli’s Bar and Eatery.
The Wellington Central Greens candidate is quietly optimistic of becoming one of the country’s new MPs.
Labour candidate Kris Fa’afoi and his team are waiting anxiously in Titahi Bay for the results to drop.
National party candidate Paul Foster-Bell spent the day with a sleep in and then helping people vote.
Most Kiwis are voting today, but the Electoral Commission early voting marketing has made a difference. More than 20% or New Zealanders who are eligible to vote had done so by yesterday. JONTY DINE reports.
FRANCESCA JAGO and LIZE IMMELMAN report visited the Kelburn School which was one of the Wellington polling stations today.
A political social media specialist rates the work of the Greens as the best in a truly social election.
With just a 1000-vote majority, Peter Dunne’s Ohariu seat could be a game changer.
Coffee beans have been used to predict the outcome of the election.
MATTHEW LAU speaks with top Wellington foodies about restaurant guides and how we, and Michelin, rate.
Conservative candidate Gordon Copeland ruffled feathers with his comments about poverty.
What influence has the final leaders debate had on voters? Social media and streets opinion offer clues.
The Opinion Partnership has been using billboards and ads to scare voters about Labour-Greens alliance.
Students who challenged candidates on student issues give their thoughts on how the politicians performed.
NewsWire asks Wellingtonians what they thought about being spied on, and for many it is just part of life.
About 18,500 people will be working at more than 2500 places set-up for New Zealanders to vote.
An exhibition in Wellington puts the events of September 11, 2001 under close scrutiny.
National party billboards in the Wellington Central electorate take a hammering in the run-up to the election. SUE TEODORO reports.
The annual Feilding High School show 10 schools and wows the crowd, including photographer AMANDA CARRINGTON .
A passionate and at times unruly crowd grilled Rongotai candidates in Miramar.
The threat of super city amalgamation was the meeting issue, but it became all about Winston Peters.
The Greens Party has announced a half-billion-dollar public transport spend for Wellington if it gets into power. Most locals think the ideas have merit, but decisionmakers expect more communication, and trolley buses are not popular. SARAH WILSON reports.
NewsWire asks five voters to get On The Fence, a simulation tool is being used by kiwi’s worldwide.
Young and old gathered in their hundreds at Parliament calling for cleaner politics.
Wellingtonians tired of the shady dealings highlighted in Nicky Hagar’s book, rallied at Parliament on Wednesday.
People sleeping on the street and tertiary students struggling to pay the rent are big issues.
Longstanding MP skyrockets on the social media popularity scale
Labour’s Ohariu candidate Virginia Andersen finds warmer response than Peter Dunne in Wadestown.
A crowd of about 50 people took a pew at Central Baptist Church in Wellington for local candidates.
Nicky Hager calls for more money for public broadcasting to guard against right wing bloggers.
Wadestown residents meet the candidates, including two new “young thrusters”.
Hundreds of Wellington residents all crammed into the Aro Valley Community centre for iconic debate.
Hettie the hen on the hustings with five election candidates in Wellington.
Samaritans Wellington needs funding to train for helpline service which averages 52 calls a day.
FRAN JAGO visits the the Hawaiian island of Maui and records the action at one of its iconic beaches.
The merged national media archive’s first Curator-at-Large talks with YC LEE about his love of sound and vision.
Rongotai candidates on health issues among other things at a packed meeting in Newtown.
Marchers call on parliament to voice opposition to ISIS atrocities in the Middle East.
A boisterous crowd puts Newtown candidates through their paces at election meeting in church hall.
Ron Mark says getting 11% support in 10 days electioneering is just the start.
Alastair Scott’s message for undecided voters is to back the PM.
Door knocking suggests many National and Green voters will give him their electorate vote.