Aotea Block Development is set to ease the housing shortage in Porirua.
The road to new beginnings for Christchurch after the devastating 2010 earthquake.
Victoria University graduates paraded thought the city during graduation week two weeks ago.
Wellington musician Sam Manzanza keeps African music alive.
The Mother Of Coffee cafe which opened early 2016 is proving to be popular with the residents of Newtown.
Blood donation saves lives and only 4% of eligible donors donate. Do you save lives?
Cancer Society fundraiser Junk Free June returns to the capital this month.
The Newtown community centre is trying new initiatives to garner community support .
The Porirua food truck night market is held on the last Thursday of the month.
The New Zealand Blood Service needs more plasma donors.
Baby animals ease exam nerves in students ease exam stress at Victoria University.
Same education, different pathway,. Te Ara offers an alternative to mainstream schooling.
Teaching sign language and barista classes is all in a day’s work for Amber Shaw
Te Rauparaha Arena is getting behind Porirua kayaker Marty McDowell.
Custom tattoo designs brings tattoo ideas to life. IRELAND HENDRY-TENNENT finds out how.
The name of Wellington’s newest creative arts campus was well received at gala launch.
The Wellington Urban Ultra 2k, commonly known as WUU2K, is an ultra-marathon starting in Khandallah and ending at the Mt Victoria lookout.
ZARIUS SAMUEL visits Wellington Zoo to see how it benefits from public support.
Kate Lepper mixed nature with art for her latest work at Wellington’s Toi Poneke Gallery.
A gala event reveals the name of Wellington’s new creative education hub. Captured by JOANNA PIATEK.
New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity will brings together more than 1000 students each year in one creative space on the corner of Cuba and Dixon streets, Wellington. James Lobban (video), Larissa Toelupe (interview) and Colin Engelbrecht (story) report.
Gino Acevedo, Te Auaha ambassador and Weta Digital creative director, with student Orama Fisher made up for the launch. Image, Joanna Piatek; Video, James Lobban
Students and graduates showed off their creative skills for gala launch of $22.5 million centre.
The launch included live performances from the new institute’s programmes, plus speeches from Minister for Tertiary Education Skills and Employment Steven Joyce and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Maggie Barry.
NewsWire.co.nz graduate and student reporters covered the event live.
Awhina Society offers refuge and support for women in need.
Marking clients with custom tattoo art is all part of a day’s work for Katy Hayward in a studio which is also an art gallery. JADE WINTON-LOWE reports.
Advisory groups engaging families are raising Maori and Pacific achievement at Postgate School in Whitby.
ZARIUS SAMUEL reports it is all part of what principal Adam Campbell says involves seeing learning through children’s eyes.
Wellington’s laneways are getting an upgrade and JAMES LOBBAN reports on one that is leading the way to reshape the city.
Playshop Live has people laughing from improvised comedy. AMY MCEWEN follows the actors at the rehearsals of the latest show.
Traffic at a standstill after power lines drop onto Wellington street.
Indie rockers say they are now writing the kind of music that they set out to.
Colin Engelbrecht follows Prince Charles around his tour of Tawa College during the Royal visit.
Simon Smuts-Kennedy, Hills Hats General Manger, talks about the company and its history.
Founded in 1929 meet the second and third generation family fronting the Dixon St Shoe repairs shop.
An abandoned looking Ako Pai Marae on Victoria University’s campus typifies the value that locals see in the former education facilities.
AMY MCEWEN reports on local reaction and the meeting.
With 2016 another local body election year, Wellington’s Nicola Young is making her second tilt for the capital’s mayoralty. DOMINIC GODFREY reports.
Wellington protesters march towards the Beehive against the Trans-Pacific-Partnership agreement.
An inside look at the training of a Special Olympics power lifter. ANDREW JOHNSEN captured the intense session at Morrinsville Fitness Centre.
Wellingtonians give their opinion on the Airwheel seen out and about in Wellington.
Angus Lindsay 24, prepares for “Capital Punishment”, a Muay Thai boxing event held in Wellington September 2015.
Event organiser Liz Kelly will be leaving Creekfest in good health after seven years.
Over 800 Taonga from Wellington Access Radio have been gifted to Nga Taonga Sound and Vision. EMMA MOODY reports.
The RSA celebrated its centenary at the Pukeahu War Memorial in Wellington.
COLIN ENGELBRECHT reports.
Child refugees will be the subject of laughter on Sunday night – all for a good cause.
The green buses now have active audio surveillance on board to record incidents.
Headgear’s popularity is on the rise. Matt Tso talks to Hills Hatman Simon Smuts-Kennedy.
School’s rise from decile two to four, has its upsides and downsides, says principal.
Stokes Valley residents have only a week left to submit their views on council’s $5 million community hub project.
The project will be finalised soon after April 29, which marks the last day submissions will be accepted. KEENAN MAY reports.
Sandra Tisam looks at Michel Tuffrey’s work honouring the Cook Island’s World War 1 legacy, which is remembered each year in Porirua. MATT TSO reports.
As the next games draw near, Melissa Ingram talks to Dominic Godfrey about her new life mentoring young Kiwis.
Aussie helps Kiwis remember centenary with Woman of Empire exhibition at Mansfield House
The idea of doing away with the decile system for rating schools has found favour with a school which has had to fight against the inequities of the current system.
Tayla Shortland reports on Te Aro School’s battle.
University, residents association and councilors are inviting locals to a meeting on April 26
Teacher Alex Hamilton with Ocearny Kaiwhata at Windley School where new teaching practices are making a difference. KATENI SAU reports.
Fans of the Wellington Phoenix said goodbye to a retiring crowd favourite.
Design to incorporate art and structural qualities from different cultural groups.
iPads and Chromebooks will not be replacing hand writing any time soon.
Four new buildings to cater for growth which continues to reflect multi-cultural area.
With local body elections this year, and talk of mergers going on, what do Porirua people say?
After spending nearly a decade in supporting roles, Betty Whyte takes over the top job this year.
Sam Dollimore puts herself in the spotlight with a body of work that took more than 200 hours.
Temporary premises on college grounds clears way for $9 million reconstruction.
Event organiser Liz Kelly will be leaving Creekfest in good health after seven years.
Six weeks consultation has just opened to fix Wellington’s central city traffic issues.
Le ART, from left Anastasia Sirila, Tiresa Fomai, Rosetta lopa were buzzing among the young bands sharing a stage with professionals at Creekfest. KEANU HEAD reports.
Boulevard of Dreams a promenade performance through the streets of Wellington during Cuba Dupa.
The Royal New Zealand Air Force will lead Pōkarekare Ana to open CubaDupa celebrations
Swinging voters could decide the outcome in a merger was put to a vote.
Alpha Art Studio enables people with an intellectual disability to be active and valued. ANDREW JOHNSEN reports.
Crowds not as big as hoped for, but the show went on.
Thanks to a classmate’s forgetfulness, Whitireia performers are keeping themselves hydrated.
ENROLMENTS for the second flag vote close on Wednesday , and while there has been a push for enrolments, history suggests Maori will be under-represented. About 27 per cent of all voters from the seven Maori electorates cast their vote last year. EMMA MOODY reports.
With more refugees and migrants coming to NZ, volunteers can help with language training.
Teenage mothers are nearly three times more likely to be uneducated and unemployed. LEAH FLYNN talks to Terihia Trillo who bucks the trend.
Chrissie Jorgenson says kids have not changed, despite all of the technology. VIRGINIA FALLON reports.
A Wellington chimp obsessed with jamming sticks in her ear has had five hours of surgery.
Festival of the Elements carver Peter Rumble has never been too far from products of earth.
TEZA, or the Transitional Economic Zone of Aotearoa, is a public art project bringing art and the community together. BRAD FLAHIVE reports.
The Toi Two Hundy at Toi Poneke Art Centre displays resident artists’ work for no more than $200 each.
Accommodation businesses pinpoint regular events for driving their guest numbers.