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Salvation Army window tells true story of grandmother’s loss

Women’s side of the story is represented in Johnsonville’s heartfelt Anzac window display. Susan Bradley was moved by the story of her own great grandmother. COURTNEY DAY reports.

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More dead rats and mice on Predator Free Northland’s agenda

Tim Trengrove, from Predator Free Northland, wants traps in every backyard and council help.

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Spate of drone issues raises questions about regulation

Photographer wants drone buyers licenced so because laws penalise responsible professionals

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Trail run raises $25,000 for Ronald McDonald House

PNBHS students, teachers have completed a Cape Reinga to Island Bay Te Araroa Trail Challenge.

NIC ORR talks to them on their arrival in Wellington.

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Solway Primary School ex-students gather for 100th party

School which survived closure threat makes it to centenary with plenty of stories

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PHOTO ESSAY: Wellington’s most popular market still booming

Wellington Harbourside market continues to draw in large crowds. SAMUEL ROBINSON took a look.

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St Oran’s girls 2018 dragon boat title all about mental toughness

Captain Alyssa Best, coach Alistair McDonald reflect on teamwork and mental strength

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NZ launches sexual harm crisis line Monday

Eva McGauley gets her wish as Ministry of Social Development set to launch online messaging service. SAMUEL ROBINSON reports.

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Former PM’s constitutional blueprint greeted with Little caution

Constitution enthusiasm dampened by minister at launch of Palmer book

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Garage Project website nominated for the internet’s highest honour

Wellington’s creative community recognised in website standing – and you can cast a vote

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Meet London’s woman in Wellington, Laura Clarke

British High Commissioner wants more diversity in diplomacy, and LAURA WILTSHIRE finds she’s leading by example

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Henson Retrospectacle stars to spend time with capital creative students

A select number of creative tertiary students from Wellington will be putting on makeup and lighting up the lights for the inaugural New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity Te Auaha Talks. SARAH McMULLAN reports.

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Haemorrhaging virus to attack Wellington rabbit population

Wellington rabbit owners should ensure their animals are vaccinated against the RHDV1 virus

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Bringing America to New Zealand on the shelves of US2U

A new store in Johnsonville offers expats a taste of home and Kiwis a taste of adventure.

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WATCH: Oil protest proves worthwhile

Protesters applaud an end to oil exploration in New Zealand. Mobile reporter BRONTE WILSON filmed events leading up to this week’s announcement.

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Mass transit network could be in Wellington’s future

A discussion on climate change emphasises the need for better public transport . BRONTE WILSON reports.

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Principal prepares children for jobs that don’t exist yet

Solway Primary School’s new Principal steers school into 21st century learning

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WATCH: Radio students promote Te Auaha opening with show

ELI HILL reports on a class tasked with producing a show for the opening of their new campus in the heart of Wellington

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Cars driven out of lower Tory Street in favour of pedestrians

Locals need to get used to leaving cars home as council pushes more laneway projects

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Combat video journalist Margaret Moth remembered at Te Auaha

Kiwi-born Moth’s close friend attended the Te Auaha opening. He talks with LAURA WILTSHIRE about her legacy

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Bus and train improvement ideas from capital commuters

Snapper on all services, bike carriers, lower prices for students, and more bus-only lanes are wanted

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Ardern rekindles discussion on New Zealand becoming a republic

A pro-monarchy group says we would be giving up one of the most stable forms of democracy

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Living Wage employees get a pay rise to $20.55 this year

Kiwi’s working for living wage accredited employers will receive and extra 35c an hour from September

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Global interest in restorative justice course offered online by Victoria

Enrollments projected to climb into thousands with its free course

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Māori voters to choose their roll over the coming months

The Māori electoral option determines which electoral roll they’ll be on for the next two General Elections

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Record visitors for Homegrown provide fresh economy boost

Close to 14,000 visitors are coming to Wellington this weekend, providing a $7.2 million boost for the local economy.

ANDREW BEVIN does the numbers, and finds a “mellow” crowd has helped.

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Anzac protest call using Hit and Run book on SAS raid in poster promo

Illegal protest posters go up same day defence boss Keating steps down

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Autism – it’s time to start looking beyond the male statistics

LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to young women with Asperger’s Syndrome who represent the hidden numbers

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Ngāti Katoa, iwi all, gathers at Orongomai Marae in Upper Hutt

How does a Pākeha become a respected kaumātua? LAURA WILTSHIRE visits the marae her great grandfather helped create.

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Deadly drug fentanyl prompts appeal for users to get $8.50 test

An $8.50 drug testing strip could save your life now that one of the world’s most deadly drugs has turned up in New Zealand’s illicit market.

However police are against the kits marketed by Know Your Stuff. LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.

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Blasphemy law on way out in time for Easter

Parliamentary vote puts anti-blasphemy law over the first hurdle

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Students press Government for oil free future

Students pressure the Government to stop oil exploration. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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NZ’s cultural capital debate has winner at CubaDupa: Wellington

With Auckland hitting back at the claim Wellington City Council in its latest long term draft that “Wellington is known as the culture capital of New Zealand”, the debate is not going away. So SAM ROBINSON asks the experts.

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PHOTO ESSAY: CubaDupa 2018 opens

The two-day CupaDupa 2018 party is underway. The NewsWire team of photographers captured the opening in a photo essay slideshow.

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Steampunk Aucklanders join CubaDupa party

CubaDupa has attracted festival-goers from around the country, including the Waugh family. Zac Graham reports on the start of day one in Wellington.

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Te Auaha make-up artistry team create nymph and troll

CubaDupa crowds pouring through Te Auaha got a glimpse into the creative world of make-up artistry

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Organisation key to CubaDupa success – including masonry

CubaDupa is an important date on the Wellington events calendar, and it’s on this weekend. Artistic director of CubaDupa, Drew James describes the event as ‘an arts festival on the street’. But it’s also a lot of work. SARAH McMULLAN reports.

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Mayor gets all dressed up for the CubaDupa 2018 party

Justin Lester dressed up to promote CubaDupa thanks to make-up artistry tutors from Te Auaha

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Kiwi attempts marathon crossing of Greenland ice cap

Explorer and serial adventurer, Brando Yelavich will be one of two kiwis attempting the crossing in May.

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WATCH: Te Auaha opens showcasing student talent

Te Kahui Auaha opened this month with a showcase of creative talent. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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Te Reo introduction courses for businesses fill up quickly

Wellington Chamber of Commerce says it is offering courses because Te Reo important for business

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Fund-razoring for blood cancer support in heart of Wellington

People have their heads shaved in shop window to raise money and awareness for leukaemia, blood

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Wellington remembers murdered trans woman

Zena Campbell was remembered at a vigil in the city as AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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Water quality concerns aired on World Water Day

Kiwis recognise World Water Day but is our water worth celebrating? BRONTE WILSON reports.

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LISTEN: Petition calls for end to oil exploration

Crowds gathered in front of parliament as Green Peace handed over it’s oil petition. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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WATCH: Creative hub lives up to its name for circus students

Circus is one of several degree programmes at Te Auaha as Sarah McMullan reports.

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Women have Cook Strait record in sight

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Te Papa’s new gallery intends to educate and challenge

International and local icons share space in 4000-square-metre Toi Art

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Under-funding in past decade leaves polytechs in bad state, says union

Tertiary Education Union boss Sandra Grey says new review must recognise that cutting courses, facilities and tutors is bad planning in cyclical downturns.

THOMAS CROSKERY canvasses opinion ahead of review.

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LISTEN: Capital’s foodies embrace Ethiopia

Ethiopian cuisine has been brought to Wellington by former refugees. SAPEER MAYRON reports on the latest in a string of eateries.

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Mistrust an issue for police and rainbow community

Police look to improve the uneasy relationship with the rainbow community. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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WATCH: Pride Parade attracts a big crowd

Around 5000 Wellingtonians flocked to see the city’s annual Pride Parade on Saturday. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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Altruism movement welcomes Wellington branch

A global altruism movement sets up in Wellington. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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Kieran McAnulty – painting a region red

Wairarapa’s new list MP is a man on a mission. He talks to THOMAS CROSKERY about the past, being in Government, and the future.

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LISTEN: Urban marae play increasingly important role

After the colonisation of New Zealand, displaced Māori began to establishing urban marae, as BRONTE WILSON reports.

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WATCH: New creative campus open for business

New Zealand’s cultural capital has a new Institute of Creativity . LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.

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WATCH: Te Auaha welcomes first students

Te Kahui Auaha is open for business. 850 students now call Te Auaha home as BRONTE WILSON reports.

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LISTEN: Petition to save Valley Flyer proves popular

Almost 10,000 people sign petition to save popular bus service. ELI HILL reports.

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WATCH: Te Auaha opens its doors

The brand new Te Auaha Institute of Creativity officially opened on Monday night as BLAIR MOCKETT reports

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Mana Wāhine celebrate 125 years of getting vote

New Zealand’s year long celebration of women’s voting rights launched today at Government House. Laura Wiltshire reports.

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Speed, crank, ice, uppers, meth – Salvos issue warning

In their 10th annual report on social and economic issues that need addressing, the Salvation Army fears the rise of meth. SARAH McMULLAN reports.

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Low listing numbers, but home buyers urged to keep looking

Potential home buyers need to block out all the noise they hear in the media and just keep going

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Millions for poor may be grabbed by landlords

Building more houses, rather than topping up wages, is answer says the author of the Salvation Army State of the Nation report. LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to Alan Johnson.

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Millions for poor may be grabbed by landlords

Building more houses, rather than topping up wages, is only answer says report author. LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to Alan Johnson.

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New LISTEN: Pokie machine operators feel the heat

State of the Nation report puts the spotlight on pokie machine operators. Thomas Airey reports.

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Renters in for a hell of a time in coming months and years

Homelessness predicted to rise as wage and housing cost gap widens

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Salvation Army counts the forgotten in latest report card

Children in poverty are a stark reminder our growing economy is no indicator the country is doing well.

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Methamphetamine on the rise – Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s State of the Nation report throws up horrifying meth statistics.

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This year’s rental issues the worst, says flat hunter without a home

Salvation Army report cards says rental costs are outstripping incomes for everyone

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Kiwis not sharing in their country’s economic growth

New Zealand is richer, but New Zealanders are not, according to the annual State of the Nation report produced by the Salvation Army. There are too many negative statistics that too many Kiwis fall into. LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.

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It’s fine… but – an economist explains the New Zealand economy.

The economy can be ok, but have issues on some areas, says Shamubeel Equab.

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More rentals, security of tenure, on tenant advocate’s agenda

Kiwi housing issues mean tenants have to be looked after legally, says Renters United.

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Heat to stay on housing supply as root of all the problems

Housing expected to take second public hit this week in Salvation Army report.

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Flashmob a meeting of mindfulness in Wellington

A soothing flashmob gently hits the capital’s harbor front to focus on mindful leadership

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Salvation Army about to deliver country’s annual report card

The Salvation Army releases it’s tenth State of The Nation report in Wellington tomorrow.

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Community hub gives more options for residents in Johnsonville

New building breaks monopoly on Johnsonville commercial real estate, says community leader

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NZ to whakatū for women’s rights 125 years after vote victory

‘Whakatū Wāhine’ to celebrate 125 years of women’s voting rights – that’s what the Ministry for Women wants Kiwis to do. The phrase means Women Stand Up and represents not just women, but all people, standing up for women’s rights. LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.

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LISTEN: Persistent Pertussis causing concerns

A recent outbreak of whooping cough is expected to be around for a while. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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LISTEN: Space technology takes off with successful NZ launch

Rocket Lab’s successful launch will benefit New Zealand and the world. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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Thousands at Porirua foreshore for Waitangi Day

Circus performance student Eli Joseph gets a bird’s eye view of the Waitangi Festival in Porirua. SARAH MCMULLAN reports the new event was a big success.

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