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REVIEW: Five women figure out The First Time at Circa Theatre

Play a must-see for young New Zealanders for whom life continues to confuse

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Celebrants “incredulous” some still negative on same-sex marriage

Statistics New Zealand says half of same-sex marriages and civil unions for overseas residents

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Hutt teenage mums celebrate 20 years of their own school

Hutt Valley young mums, alumni and staff celebrate 20 years of unique schooling at the Titiro Whakamua teen parent unit. Debbie Whitely, principal and teacher from the very beginning says most schools would wait till their 50th birthday, but Titiro Whakamua is not like other schools. SAPEER MAYRON reports.

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Traditional Maori forms re-imagined by artist Darren Ward

The Weltec tutor is using the eel traps of his whanau to inspire creative students. He talks with PATRICK FRENCH.

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WATCH: Te Papa’s Matariki celebrations light up winter.

The event saw music, the lighting of candles and a retelling of the Maori creation myth

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Game development fast growing New Zealand export

Creative Kiwis beating Aussies at game development as sector has grown 354% in five years.

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Beneficiaries and Maori being hit hardest by rises in living costs

Statistics New Zealand has released a report showing the rising costs of tobacco and rent is affecting New Zealand’s poorest, particularly Maori and beneficiaries. AIMEE EASTWOOD investigates.

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Wellington city’s brightest shine at awards

Wellington most influential citizens line up with their Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Awards. AIMEE EASTWOOD talked to three of the recipients.

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Blues legend joins Whitireia music students for master class and gig

Chris Cain says musics students are pretty much the same the world over

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In search of the Maori journalist in Aotearoa New Zealand

Maori are 15 percent of the population but only about eight percent of mainstream newsrooms. IRELAND HENDRY-TENNENT asks why.

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Rain fails to drown out climate protest

Rain failed to deter a climate change protest at Parliament as US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, visited the country. AIMEE EASTWOOD talked to some of the protesters.

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Community Radio goes FM after ticking all ministry boxes

FM radio surfers will now find a diverse range of shows as they dial, with Wellington Access Radio going live this month on 106.1 FM. Depending on the time of day listeners will find the bilingual Maori Matters, InsideOUT Radio from rainbow communities, or Samoa Ala Mai. ALBION HAINES reports.

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Eclectic combination of arts on stage in ‘Some Kind Of Love’

Wellington’s Gryphon Theatre hosts synthesis of sound, music, movement, poetry, theatre, drama

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WATCH: Gareth Morgan addresses students on policies

New party gets electioneering opportunity at Victoria University

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WATCH: Wellington Access Radio gets new frequency

Wellington Access Radio Station Manager Kristen Paterson talks about the switch to FM frequency and what’s next for the station.

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LISTEN: Our native tongue in three homes.

Māori language is struggling to survive colonisation. JADE WINTON-LOWE talks to three Te Reo speakers.

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WATCH: Wellington CBD lit up by Lux Light Festival

Wellington’s Lux Light Festival returned to the CBD this year. AIMEE EASTWOOD captures the dazzling artworks and performers.

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WATCH: Weltec and Whitireia Open Day 2017

Interaction and hands on activities draws in crowds to Weltec/Whitireia open day in Petone.

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Porirua principal settles into job where she wants to excite students

Ragne Maxwell is hoping to revamp the teaching style at Porirua College to get students more engaged in learning. A few months into the job, she sits down with KATENI SAU and talks about her dreams and the actions she intends to take.

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Storytellers of the Pacific challenge old societal norms

KATENI SAU explores the challenges of being a Pacific journalist

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Newlands resident wins business and Parliament trust prize

Holly Blackler (22) used Questions Time as the top of her winning essay

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PHOTO ESSAY: Growing craft beer culture in Upper Hutt

A set of photos showcasing Upper Hutt’s developing culture around craft beers and their breweries

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More to SPCA than cat and dog adoptions

ANGELA REID visits the people and animals behind the Newtown SPCA.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Anzacs, and Turks remembered at Strathmore

Friends who were once enemies 100 years ago gather at Strathmore every year.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Vigil for Peace at Cenotaph on Anzac Day

Members of the Peace Movement Aotearoa gathered at the going down of the sun in Wellilngton.

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WATCH: Craft beer brewery using Upper Hutt to create special brews

Upper Hutt is growing a strong craft beer scene. YANNI CAMPBELL reports on why Kereru loves Upper Hutt.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Civic Square Sculptures Walk

Civic Square is a hub of sculptures and artwork. ANIL GANASON visually captures the Civil Square Sculpture walk.

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PHOTO ESSAY: African Unity celebrated in Wellington

Reporter SAPEER MAYRON visually captures the essence of African Unity celebrated in Wellington.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Have a sticky-beak at Wellington Zoo’s Kea enclosure

Kea are cheeky, colourful and a Wellington favourite. SHAR DAVIS captures them in action.

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Porirua people pay their respects to the fallen on Anzac Day

Anzac Day commemorations in Porirua’s Civic Centre.

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Dogs assist those living with epilepsy

Dogs are trained to assist people living with epilepsy thanks to a small New Zealand trust. SHAR DAVIS meets the e-dog lovers.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Road to new beginnings for quake city

Christchurch’s heart is being re-imagined and KATENI SAU took to the streets to capture progress

PHOTO ESSAY: Waitangi Day spent telling tales with rock art puppets

Puppeteers use rock art inspired puppets to tell the story of Pourangahua.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Vigil for Peace at Cenotaph on Anzac Day

Members of the Peace Movement Aotearoa gathered at the going down of the sun in Wellilngton.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Anzacs, and Turks remembered at Strathmore

Friends who were once enemies 100 years ago gather at Strathmore every year.

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This Anzac Day remember World War 1 on film at Nga Taonga

Animation, 100-year-old newsreels and veterans’ personal recounts on big screen

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WW1 musical film experience comes to Wellington Museum

The Nudge are performing live before showing of film, music commemorating World War 1

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New Te Aro knitting teacher from Spain

A Spanish student teacher is running knitting classes at Te Aro school as part of her PhD. Aimee Eastwood reports.

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Bellevue School is ready ERO report after accelerating students

Bellevue has accelerated the writing ability of male and Maori students.

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Te Aro knitting teacher from Spain

A Spanish student teacher is running knitting classes at Te Aro school as part of her PhD. Aimee Eastwood reports.

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Missing voices in the health system focus of transgender tea time

The absence of voices from the trans community in the health system was discussed over tea, coffee and cake at Saint Andrews Church as part of Trans Day of Visibility. AIMEE EASTWOOD talks to some of those who spoke.

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Collectors, musicians, poets raise money for Rape Crisis

Thursday 30th March was the street appeal for Wellington Rape Crisis. SAPEER MAYRON met some of the volunteer collectors.

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Brooklyn School is using $3.5 million refit to rethink education

Parents in April get their chances to talk about renovating five teaching spaces

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Street opera captivates CubaDupa crowd with feathers fly

Collaboration of professional opera singers, orchestra and circus acrobats

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PHOTO ESSAY: Circus, burlesque, belly, drag

Circus, burlesque, belly and drag performers pulled in an audience at Cuba Dupa on Sunday. ALBION HAINES captured the action in pictures.

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Porirua’s Aotea College have big basketball boots to fill

Team members talk about building on top 4 placing. ANIL GANASON reports.

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Wellington Chocolate Factory virtual reality takes you to PNG

Chocolate farm run by little birds called the OooEee give people at CubaDupa a treat

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Female harmonies meet loud guitars on stage

Wellington band HEX who played CubaDupa, are making an album. AIMEE EASTWOOD talks with bass player Kiki Van Newtown.

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Te Auaha director gets first taste of student talent at CubaDupa

Te Auaha creative hub’s new director Victoria Spackman ONZM got a taste of her new job on the weekend at CubaDupa . She speaks to SHAR DAVIS.

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Renard the Fox wows CubaDupa

Professional performers and Whitireia students take opera to the streets this weekend for CupaDupa 2017

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Zeal showcasing up-and-coming talent during Cuba Dupa

MISHAP among an evening of emerging talent at Wellington Festival

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Te Auaha building stage showcases talent converging in 2018

Musicians, dancers, poetry, DJs, circus, Maori and Pacific performerss, stage and screen on show

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Festival-goers get a visual taste of chocolate thanks to VR

Crowds lined up today to experience a virtual ride through chocolate at Cuba Dupa today

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Family festival gives kids their own interactive space

Crowds of kids and parents converged on their very own part of Cuba Dupa Festival 2017

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WATCH: Cuba Dupa gets its own beer for 2017 festival

WATCH: Jade Winton-Lowe gets tasting notes for the Garage Project beer brewed for the occasion.

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Teapot racing takes over Wellington

Teapot racing is part of the action at CupaDupa 2017 in the middle of Wellington. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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Japanese anime meets Maori myth in Wellington artist’s new mural

Ruaumoko mural by artist Taupuruariki Brightwell transforms Bond Street.

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CubaDupa circus, burlesque, belly and drag performers take over bar

The circus is coming to Eva Beva on Sunday with a variety of artists, including a college student.

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CubaDupa artists ready to make a noise

The noise has already begun about CubaDupa this weekend. La Cymbalobylette by French group Dynamogene showcased their mobile and musical street theatre show on Thursday.

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Wellington Library storytime takes kids to drag queen’s Promised Land

Drag queen LaQuisha St Redfern read stories to Wellington’s children at part of Pride 2017.

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Does New Zealand have a rape culture? Views from the street

Rape culture has been in the news following social media posts and filming of female teachers by college students.

NEWSWIRE TEAM took to the streets of Wellington to ask people if they thought the country had a rape culture.

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Rape culture: ‘No means no’

Newswire team members AIMEE EASTWOOD and SAPEER MAYRON attended the protest against rape culture at Parliament and spoke to some of the participants.

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Hundreds of thousands to be spent celebrating NZ ‘discovery’ by Cook

Comedians and other artists challenge 250th anniversary of Cook’s landing in 2019

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PHOTO ESSAY: Wellingtonians ‘bold for change’

Women use #beboldforchange to rally the world. AIMEE EASTWOOD focuses on capital marchers.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Women march for equality and human rights

Wellingtonians this week showed support for International Women’s Day.

Night market used to launch Porirua’s latest mural by local artists

Porirua’s new mural by artists Chloe Reweti and Ruth Robertson-Taylor stole the show during the official opening at the night market in Porirua’s CBD. KATENI SAU reports.

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Students being asked to Check Yourself as tertiary year begins

The words “Check Yourself” will be in the face of young people from this week, on everything from bus backs to bar toilet doors and social media. ANGELA REID reports on a campaign partnership between council, police and tertiary institutions.

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Big weekend goal for young cyclist

Grace Saywell is on a mission to win back the Poneke Plate for Wellington this weekend’s at the Hataitai Velodrome. ANGELA REID reports on the college student’s dreams.

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WATCH: Bill English’s first Waitangi Day as Prime Minister

Prime Minister Bill English was at the annual Bledisloe Garden Reception

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WATCH: Local sustainable kai for Wellington plates

WorkerBe Oasis harvests locally grown vegetables and then gives half away .

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Festival makes it easy for artists on the Fringe

Fringe artists say they’re thankful for the platform that the popular New Zealand Fringe festival offers.

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WATCH: Waitangi festival celebrates the elements

Thousands turned out to Porirua’s Te Rauparaha park to celebrate Waitangi Day.

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WATCH: New citizens welcomed at Waitangi celebrations

New citizens were treated to pōwhiri and kai before Porirua’s Waitangi Day festival.

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Rule changes make little difference to cannabis group

Changes to medicinal cannabis regulations are seen as nothing more than a small administrative change.

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WATCH: Free fluro and fun at Wellington’s Go By Bike Day

There were plenty of fluorescent jackets and shorts at Wellington’s Queens Wharf today.

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Sallies encouraging New Zealanders to think before they vote

The latest Salvation Army State of the Nation report raises questions that need answering ahead of the election due to entrenched child abuse and poverty, alarming housing conditions and an exploding prison population. SHAR DAVIS reports.

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Child abuse, poverty, housing, prisons show NZ ‘off track’

The Salvation Army recognise government financial management, but the ledger is not balanced.

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New Kiwis celebrate Waitangi with 2000 other New Zealanders

Government House hosted a citizenship ceremony and the Bledisloe Garden Reception

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WATCH: Team Wellington face title challenge

Everyone at Team Wellington knows they have to keep working hard if they want to finish the regular season in first place.

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Facebook’s influential in Christchurch Women’s March

The Christchurch Women’s March came together in seven days thanks to social media’s reach

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