Patisserie student’s career decision leads to culinary fair this weekend.
Classroom rebuild will create more space for Lyall Bay School children to play in.
Wainuiomata’s Fernlea School is turning 50 this year, and a big celebration is planned.
Early morning exercisers have been joining together for ‘boot-camp’s around the Hutt region
Wairarapa endurance horse club gives motorbike riders the chance to get into the bush.
DRUG-USING tenants have cost two Wellington families potentially $65,000 on the sale of an investment property.
The couples have found that P users can do as much damage as P labs following the sale of the house, and they are warning others to be vigilant. ANNA FERRIER-KERR reports.
Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds became disaster victims and helpers in a major earthquake.
After starring in awards in 2012, the Wellington student band is well on the way to ticking all the boxes for success. RYAN ABRAHAM reports.
Dyer Street School’s old dental clinic building is no longer the ‘murder house’.
Cctopus offspring may have gone, but there was plenty of other viewing at Bait House.
Many people have found that the way to Maori culture’s heart is through its song and dance. NATASHA THYNE reports.
With work, study and training Bernard Gregorius has no time to set up big fundraising projects.
Past and present Stokes Valley bowlers will be putting the weekend of March 14 in their next-year diaries.
Fine miniatures, from war era planes to fantasy sci-fi creatures, are favourites at a Kilbirnie shop, reports KAWE ROES.
Wainui’s rugby club is celebrating its Old Timers Day this weekend, remembering past achievements.
Public feedback swings decision, but Khandallah cuts still possible in annual plan.
A new dedicated downhill mountainbike track will be ready by summer. ANNEKA PAUL talks to Kevin O’Donnell, above, about Brooklyn Trail Builders’ new Wellington project.
Beached whales are sometimes found on New Zealand shores, but what happens next? NICOLE BAXTER finds out.
As the Comedy Festival begins, teen comedian Kahui Beach talks about how he got a festival gig.
Wellington City Council to vote on e-waste recycling proposal calling on government to legislate.
Numbers at their highest in 15 years as planning for new buildings progress.
A Petone school has high hopes for its new system for pupils learning in te reo, reports HOANI HOTENE.
The popularity of smartphones and the use of internet on the go is rising in New Zealand.
Evolve’s move coincides with Youth Week, when Evolve has a special workshop planned.
BUS USERS in Wellington can be forgiven if they are confused by signs for elderly and disabled seating.
Signs state that the four seats at the front are for the elderly, disabled and those with young children, but Metlink’s website says otherwise, reports SAMMI ABBOTT.
Victoria University has introduced new regulations banning smoking on campus grounds.
Kapiti Island’s native birds are streamed live on a Paekakariki community radio station.
Wainuiomata Primary School children can look forward to softer seating during assemblies.
Wellingtonian Hannah Shand takes the stage and third place with her Malysian collaborator.
Some protesters from the anti-asset sales march on Saturday are now camping out in front of Parliament.
Shortage of grass has meant farmers are beginning to lose money and ‘dry off’ cows early.
Skype date with Indonesian classroom one of their many digital experiences.
School hall and Shorland Park venues used for service recalling 250 local men who died .
Homework isn’t compulsory, but one local centre is making it fun for students.
A Whitireia training initiative allows iwi radio station staff to get their skills and dedication recognised, reports VICTORIA COTTERELL.
Burlesque made a return to Cuba Street’s Fringe Bar, where exponents of the art entertained a packed bar.
Taonga puoro was a lost art when Richard Nunns took an interest. Now a new generation is carrying on.
Falls can have catastrophic effects, and arthritis sufferers are more susceptible to falls
Hutt Council says it has listened to its citizens and kept their rates bill low.
In leaner times, councils in the Wellington region are looking to spend less on feeding their councillors.
School hires literacy guru to meet the needs of the children in its area.
Beating vandalism by having his school as a community hub is the vision of Wainuiomata Primary School principal Neil Worboys, reports AARON MEREDITH.
“I’m wanting the school’s facilities to be used in the weekends,” he says, citing the field and playground as examples.
Kiwi-raised Sharon Barbour is hoping her screen play for a drama-enacted film will get noticed, reports KAWE ROES.
A local man has moved in to a living art gallery with walls covered in colour.
Wayne Guppy still has the energy to be the voice of his community, he tells JAMES PAUL.
Wellington’s extreme water shortage was due to an unusual situation that is unlikely to recur.
Hutt City Council’s road resurfacing has made some hills like ice rinks for cyclists.
New Zealand’s billion-dollar clean green brand at risk, say environmentalists.
As ongoing change challenges schools, LIZ WYLIE explores what is being done to help dyslexic learners. Image: iStockphoto
Thousands turned out for the fun and entertainment at the Big Day Dowse in the Hutt Valley. EMILY LIPSYS checks out the action.
Hutt families enjoy old-fashioned entertainment: jugglers and high-wire with a twist of comedy.
Cynthia Knight rallies her neighbours for speed bumps as an anti-bump petition reaches council.
Written submissions mostly in favour, oral submissions to be heard by council in early April.
Most people on the streets of Wellington think the minimum wage should be higher.
Leaders add to learning with teacher Matthew Breach Island Bay’s Tapu Te Ranga Marae.
Eighth time lucky charm needed to beat almost 70 riders to NZ jet skiing’s top spot
Jesse Ryder supporters flock to Facebook page to express sympathy after cricketer attacked.
Accommodation and food services in Christchurch rise in sales for three consecutive quarters.
Lower Hutt celebrated its diversity last weekend with food, fashion and dance from around the world.
Young Labour Hutt Valley held a forum for people to have their say on public transport fares.
New Year visitors opportunity to showcase innovation and independent says businessman.
The Made in Petone market and car boot sale proved a colourful fundraiser for the local primary school. EMILY LIPSYS caught the day in photos.
Stokes Valley School trying initiatives such as whanau groups to help Maori achievement.
‘It was like winning the lottery’, says new Victoria University student Sione Hapa.
Laura Macdonald was on the Dom Post page one on the day she won the Canon best journalism student prize.
Wainuiomata’s Neil Worboys wants grounds to be a local hub for all to use.
Tattooist Zak Kohl likes fast cars, karate and playing bass guitar, but his main calling is preaching, he tells JAMES VERNON.
Anoushka Isaac volunteers for an award-winning charity. She talks to VICTORIA COTTERELL about living a meaningful life.
Real estate agents dispute house sale claims, as locals give KiwiRail three months to sort issue.
Celebrations will include 93-year-old ex-teacher attending the jubilee events.
Building self esteem and confidence results in Hutt Valley exhibition with difference.
Young Charlotte Browning’s talent could get her a spot in Rockz premier 1 team. She talks to NICOLE BAXTER.
Whitireia has opened a new building to house the more than 1000 students in its health courses.
Some of New Zealand’s most well-known companies are run by Maori.
Te Taiohitoa o Te Awe wants to push into Hutt Valley with programme aimed at young people.
CLYDE Quay Boat Harbour could be the jewel in Wellington’s crown, but Dean Stanley says it looks more like the missing tooth in Wellington’s smile.
The chief executive of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club is spearheading a push to redevelop the wharf. ALASTAIR REITH looks at the issues involved.
Peter Taylor special guest at first Fiesta-Bourne dinner to raise money for the local heros.
Beer quenching kiwi consumer less as tide of spirits continue to rise in the market.
Petone’s miniature railway track is open for train rides again. EMILY LIPSYS attended the re-opening.
Wellington family rallies for its third straight Relay for Life at Frank Kitts Park.