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See you in the New Year

Merry Christmas from students and staff at Whitireia Journalism and Broadcasting everyone. Have a great break.

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WATCH: Johnsonville feeling Christmas spirit

WATCH: Thousands of people in Johnsonville turned out to watch Santa and his band of elves at the annual Christmas parade.

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WATCH: Locals flood the streets for Thorndon Fair

Forty-year-old street fair delivers the goods as a local school fundraiser

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Rail funding call should not forget road needs, says wary AA

Motorists don’t want rail investment “crowding out” roading projects, the Automobile Association says.

Reacting to a report calling for more rail investment, the AA warns against rail at the expense of road funding. THOMAS CROSKERY reports.

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Phoenix coach laments letting home games slip after taking control

Defeat to Melbourne Victory continues run of second half defensive lapses

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WATCH: Wellington Comedy Awards

Wellington’s funniest come together for awards ceremony. Bronte Wilson reports.

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WATCH: Santa kickstarts A Very Welly Christmas

Santa’s back in town and Wellington’s kids couldn’t be happier. AIMEE EASTWOOD was there to welcome him.

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LISTEN: Wellington’s funniest man is revealed

Wellington’s funniest gathered for The Wellies Comedy Award Show. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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LISTEN: Confronting exhibition puts sexuality in your face

No Apologies is an art fundraiser which organisers are hoping will challenge the way you think. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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LISTEN: Tauranga team ace it in the pool

Smiles, splashes and pride aplenty in Kilbirnie pool. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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LISTEN: A new home for seven local sports clubs

Wellingtons newest sports venue officially opened this week in Kilbirnie. BLAIR MOCKETT reports.

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New Wellington bike path would avoid ‘Hunger Games’

Cycling Action Network spokesperson Patrick Morgan supports separate space for cyclists.

A shared space with pedestrians, would amount to throwing everyone together to fight it out, he said. THOMAS CROSKERY reports.

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Police are people too – on and off the beat

The cops sometimes get a bad rap. LAURA WILTSHIRE went along for a ride along and saw the human side

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WATCH: Christmas parade season off to happy start

MP’s, civic leaders, fairies and Santa himself all turned out for Petone’s annual Christmas parade, as ELIJAH HILL reports.

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LISTEN: Looming rental crisis no surprise for renters

Wellington’s rental housing sector is in for a rough year and no-one’s surprised. SAPEER MAYRON reports.

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LISTEN: Council tells protesters they’ve missed the bus

An unusual protest in Wellington this week put public transport back in the spotlight. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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Food parcel demand increases as rents rise

Pressure on food banks is mounting in Wellington as rents continue to rise. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports

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WATCH: local Zinefest proves as popular as ever

Wellington’s Zinefest proved popular as ever with enthusiasts filling the hall. SAPEER MAYRON reports.

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Prison reform raises hope of 1989 report’s “habilitation” idea

JustSpeak and veteran justice campaigner Moana Jackson excited by prisons review

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Wellington Youth Council not on board with proposed national body

Dunedin comes up with idea of Wellington organising national body, but didn’t ask anyone in capital

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#LoveIsLove, especially for kids of Australian same sex couples

The anti-marriage equality campaign in Australia put children in at the centre of their argument.

LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to a relieved parent, and looks at claims debunked by science.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Notes from the Darkest Times

The 2017 Kristallnacht Memorial Concert was captured by photographer SAPEER MAYRON at the St James Theatre last month.

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PHOTO ESSAY: A day in the life of an SPCA volunteer

The SPCA of Wellington survives on volunteer help. LAURA WILTSHIRE visited and documented some of their work.

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PHOTO ESSAY: A day in the life of a scientist

Reporter BRONTE WILSON joins marine biologist Josh Brian in his lab for the day as he researches coral DNA.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Football fever grips Wellington

New Zealand’s football capital dresses in All White for World Cup Qualifier. THOMAS AIREY follows the crowd to the Westpac Stadium.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Wellington a year on from the Kaikoura earthquake

A year on from the Kaikoura earthquake, Wellington is still healing. ANDREW BEVIN documents the damage and recovery.

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WATCH: Transgender community remembers its dead

Wellington’s transgender community joins international event . AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Wellington hosts Diwali Festival of the Lights

Traditional Indian festival lights up Wellington waterfront. THOMAS CROSKERY captures the event in photos.

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WATCH: First major battle using tanks remembered

An historical battle has been remembered this week at Wellington’s National War Memorial. BLAIR MOCKETT reports.

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LISTEN: Have your say on the future of our city

Bronte Wilson reports on a Wellington City Council initiative to get you involved in city planning.

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LISTEN: First big military tank battle remembered

Aimee Eastwood attends the 100 year commemoration of the Battle of Cambrai at the National War Memorial.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Weapons protest comes to capital

Protesters attempted to shut down the weapons protest held in Wellington. BLAIR MOCKETT caught the action.

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Young people getting into art buying – given they can’t afford houses

The digital age is bring art collectors and artists together more easily.

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WATCH: local Zinefest proves as popular as ever

Wellington’s Zinefest proved popular as ever with enthusiasts filling the hall. SAPEER MAYRON reports.

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Sustainability celebrated in the capital

Wellington’s leaders in sustainability came together last night to share their organisation initiatives.

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Petition reminds government of election promise

A 70,000 signature petition reminding the government to deliver on its promise to clean up New Zealand rivers, has been presented.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Hunting, part of country life

Hunting is very much part of New Zealand culture. ELIJAH HILL joins a pig hunt excursion.

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WATCH: Wellington Cable Car notches up a milestone

Wellington’s Cable Car has been hauling people up up to Kelburn for 115 years. Thomas Croskery reports.

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WATCH: Busy week ends with Raucous Caucus at parliament

Could it be a sign of things to come? A busy first week for the new parliament ends with a Raucous Caucus.

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Twilight tours launched at Zealandia

Twilight tours introduced over summer at Zealandia. ISOBELLE TOLLEMACHE reports.

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Cultural divide in Aotearoa inspires thought-provoking art

Cultural divide in Aotearoa inspires thought-provoking art. ISOBELLE TOLLEMACHE reports.

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Basin battlers wary of transport scenarios to be announced

City, regional council and NZTA will on Wednesday announce the latest blueprint to ease Wellington traffic congestion. After saving the Basin Reserve once already, defenders of the landmark are watching with interest. LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.

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Archive photo captures SPCA encounter that changed a life

SPCA annual appeal time, and Sarah McMullan tracked down a boy in 1955 photo

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Building owners can bank on council to stop bits falling on people

Developer Richard Burrell scolded Wellington City councillors for considering loaning money to building owners to stop masonry and parappets falling off – but they voted for the plan. THOMAS CROSKERY reports from the council City Strategy Committee meeting.

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The unseen faces behind the change of government

Three buidlings, three days, 700-plus people, 10,000 boxes – LAURA WILTSHIRE reports on the big move

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WATCH: Pomp and ceremony for State Opening of 52nd Parliament

The public gathered on the grounds of Parliament for Governor General Dame Patsy Reedy’s arrival.

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Locals endorse expressway as Peka Peka to Otaki stretch starts

Locals turn out to hear expressway plans at Te Horo meeting, and economic benefits are being hailed

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Journalism award for te reo in prime time

Maiki Sherman, second time Maori journalist of the year says the experience has been humbling.

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LISTEN: More Maori needed in journalism

Māori journalism and books were celebrated in Wellington last night. ELIJAH HILL talks to one of the award winners about her dream for Māori in mainstream news.

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Cycleways plus e-bikes mean no sweat if capital idea supported

Consultation about to close on the latest cycleway plan from Oriental Bay to Miramar

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WATCH: Stitch’n’Bitch knitting circle getting younger

Wellington’s Stitch’n’Bitch group is helping revive an interest in knitting, and many of them are younger

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Region plans get shake up as new emergency plans rolled out

As the one year anniversary of the Kaikoura earthquake approaches, Wellington Regional Emergency Management is schooling locals up on new hubs.

THOMAS CROSKERY reports on one of the meetings in Karori.

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WATCH: Sky Show off to Matariki with a bang

Wellington’s Guy Fawkes Day fireworks are no more. Next year they light up the mid-winter festival for Matariki. AIMEE EASTWOOD spoke to city councillor Jill Day about the move.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Weapons Expo Blockade 2017

On October 10th 2017, police and protesters clash at “Weapons Expo”. AIMEE EASTWOOD captured the action.

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Kiwi’s gear up for the big Aussie race

At 5 o’clock today, Kiwi’s across the country will stop working and turn their eyes to the TV to watch an Australian horse race. The Melbourne Cup, known as the race that stops a nation, garners more attention in New Zealand than any local race. British horse Marmelo is  favourite to win the cup, according […]

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Google YouTube is bringing kiwi horror to the world’s screens

Killer Kiwi horror films are in the spotlight thanks to a collaboration with NZ On Air

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Council questioned over waterfront building transparency

Waterfront Watch hopes submissions are impartial and independent, but many in favour are from outside city

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Tenant already lining up for proposed waterfront building

The proposed building at site 9 in Kumutoto on the Wellington Waterfront will supply much needed high quality office space to Wellington

ANDREW BEVIN reports.

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Council makes appointments to fill Eagle’s vacancy

Council is Wellington’s biggest landlord and Dawson intends to support tenants

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New leadership for student legal advocacy group

Environment, community key for the next generation of leaders of a student legal advocacy group

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Climate change promise all rhetoric say trolley bus fans

Locals farewell trolley buses amid calls for sustainable transport.

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Waterfront Watch challenges capital council on consulation

Public had just five days to digest latest plans from consultation for last remaining building site

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LISTEN: Mixed feelings saying goodbye to trolley buses

The last trolley bus will roll through the streets of Wellington today, despite last minute attempts to save the Wellington icons.

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Chinese speakers surge thanks to schools support

Kiwis’ need for Chinese language, cultural knowledge underlined amid growth of Mandarin in schools

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Charter school boss hopes politics, ideology can be put aside

Parties in the new coalition government were clear in their campaigning that they were against charter schools.

LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to the CEO of a high profile charter school and to the teachers’ union about how they see the future.

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Wellingtonians seem to be happy with their government

On the streets of the left-leaning capital, people spoken to are mostly satisfied with the election result

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WATCH: Seniors master the ancient art of Tai Chi

Johnsonville seniors mark Seniors Week by learning an ancient art.

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LISTEN: Young Innovator of the Year on a mission

Serious concerns about the clothing industry motivate Young Innovator of the Year.

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WATCH: Kapiti town takes pride in world record attempt

Paekakariki locals were looking to break a world record when they marched across the town’s zebra crossing, as Elijah Hill reports.

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Shooters celebrate 100 years of their sport in Wellington

The Wellington Smallbore Rifle Association used its annual prizegiving to celebrate centenary

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Wellington City Council hopeful fighting for early Christmas present

Labour candidate acknowledges hard fight in race for Eagle’s old council seat.

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Kaikoura quake, flexible work behind Wellington region property trend

Working from home and living outside the city centre are boosting the property market thanks to CBD property issues.

ANDREW BEVIN reports.

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LISTEN: New sex industry book under attack

Wellington brothel owner Mary Brennan (above) disagrees with a book attacking the global sex industry. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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Waiting for Winston: A political playlist to soothe your nerves

To help ease the nerves, yet prepare you for the “big moment”, SARAH MCMULLAN has created this playlist

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WATCH: Arrests at weapons expo

Police have arrested a number of protesters outside Westpac Stadium for blocking a roadway leading into a weapons expo. BLAIR MOCKETT reports.

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WATCH: Disappointment after inconclusive election result

New Zealanders voted on Saturday night to elect a government and the results were inconclusive.

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Lions win again… just

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The Jacinda effect is as strong as ever among Labour faithful

LISTEN: ELI HILL recaps how things went down at the Wharewaka Labour Party gathering in Wellington when Jacinda Ardern gave her end of election day speech up on the screen… and how Gareth Morgan got it wrong.

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Is there one last special vote twist remaining in this election?

LAURA WILTSHIRE surveys the political landscape in which people should be wary of predictions

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2017 General Election Results

Results at the end of election day displayed in an easy bar graph.

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