Friends of Owhiro Stream are waiting to find out council plans to extensions the Southern Landfill and whether another valuable open stream will be lost underground. HAYLEY GASTMEIER reports.
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 competed against an all-male line-up in the Wellington Mountain Bike Club Downhill Series. AMANDA CARRINGTON meets the international competitor.
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.
WITHIN a year Jo Alderdice and her Little Sprouts charity have gone from making one baby care pack to being one of 20 Wellington Local Heroes for the year. YC LEE talks to the Whitby woman who has channeled her corporate experience into a much-loved charity in a short time.
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.
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 .