Open mic nights and live entertainment at Kotuku Cafe add to Waiwhetu’s life.
More than 30,000 Germans live in NZ, and the Goethe Institut supports the language and culture.
Volunteers ensure World War 2 history is not forgotten by maintaining the old Karori gun fortress.
Newswire reporter JOSHUA PRICE spent the day with Wellington Deputy Mayor Justin Lester and captured some of his duties in a photo essay.
Community rallies to make sure the annual ANZAC day parade takes place in Wainuiomata.
In 12 months, new Johnsonville rugby coach Mason Lawrence has improved team performances.
WATCH: Prince William hints at future new baby in exclusive video captured by Whitireia Journalism student MARK BISHNELL.
The damp weather doesn’t deter crowds as popular British royals say goodbye to Wellington and NZ.
Parents drop their their kids at Miramar’s Holy Cross school and then stay to learn English.
Some cats such as this one were shy, but AMANDA HERRERA found plenty to purr about in an afternoon with some of the country’s top felines.
Nominations are open for new members, and the outgoing group has recommended to Wellington City Council that the number of seats be increased to 19 so smaller Pacific Island groups are represented. JULIE TAYLOR reports.
Successful festival puts paid to claims that Wellington’s Churton Park is a suburb without a heart
Northern United and Hurricanes Academy player Aukuso Tuitama in NZ Under-20s training group.
Stylist and motivator Lisa O’Neill talks about how kiwi women need to love their bodies more.
Candidates in wheelchairs may find it easier to win a seat than get into the building, or even vote. CALLY MARTIN reports.
Zealandia latest in many sanctuaries to be gifted juvenile tuataras by tribe. PAUL ORDISH reports.
Young artists are challenging studios using little more than the internet and a laptop. LIAM MACANDREW meets two of them.
Local entrepreneurs are launching a new product that could help thousands of Kiwis during winter months. Their Solar Space Heater uses solar power to provide heat to houses during sunshine hours. JOSH PRICE talked to the co-founders.
Locals eye Wellington as the perfect city to get their car share company ‘Shyft’ into gear.
Turning 60 was the catalyst behind Jenny O’Connor’s new book ‘Visible’. A record of 60 women at 60.
A top NZ artist has made a point by using people as cultural dancing machines in their exhibition. HOANI HOTENE reports.
Councillor wants to get to bottom of whatever is regularly polluting a community asset.
The Trelissick Park Group has had regional funding cut and wants city council to make up the shortfall.
Injury and illness have not stopped breakthrough first-class season for wicket keeper and batsman.
New migrants will celebrate their volunteering achievements in a special awards ceremony this week. ANNEKA PAUL reports on how volunteering has connected the recent arrivals to their new home.
Principal Janice Shramka is enthusiastic about her school’s role in the community.
Greenacres School principal is implementing much needed change in the school and the community.
St Anthony’s School in Seatoun reaping the results after adopting a new learning scheme.
Totara Park School principal is hoping the roll won’t grow too much saying its size is its strength.
Amesbury school is a school of the future with no desks and 21st century technology.
Naenae Primary School is looking to the future after striking a perfect harmony of education and positivity.
After grieving the loss of a family friend and mentor 15 year old Conan Burt shaved his head for cancer.
Amesbury school is a school of the future with no desks and 21st century technology.
Newtown Primary School is developing its learning environments to better suit kids in modern society.
It’s Caffeine Awareness month and one of the events was Caffienation on the waterfront.
Soon solar panels could be powering the local school thanks to the fair’s fundraising.
Football tournament ‘Culture Kicks’ still continues to be a big success after eight years.
It took self determination and regular weigh ins, but Lower Hutt striker Hamish Watson has been signed to the Wellington Phoenix for the remainder of the 2014 season.
Homelessness is right on our back doorsteps and one local woman is doing all she can to help, writes BETHANY PEARSON
Wellingtonians brought their rugs, bean bags and picnics to Waitangi Park for a movie under the stars.
There are questions about his mana, but Te Ururoa Flavell tells SAM DUFF it is better to be on the field scoring goals.
Stadium-goers sick of standard footy food will be able to swap hotdogs and chips for steak sandwiches, vegetarian burritos and even Yorkshire puddings. LAUREN MANN reports.
Hutt City Council and Hutt Rotary Club combine resources to put on an outdoor sculpture show.
School yard bullying is no longer the biggest problem schools face. Social media abuse has arrived.
The ‘Inside Out’ project has gone from Ecuador to Nepal, Mexico, Palestine and now Wellington.
Thousands of Wellingtonians squeeze into Kilbirnie for a day in the sun
Day trek takes between six and eight hours, and is one of New Zealand’s nine great walks.
Maori tattoos is displayed on the bodies of many New Zealanders. But as JANELLE CHEESMAN found, it is not tā moko.
Riding for the Disabled prepare to host event in Upper Hutt for first time.
One hour, two shows, four actors and many laughs as performing arts student take to BATS.
Wellington’s Botanic Garden has been lit up for the New Zealand Festival.
MORE than 32 teams are expected at the eight annual multicultural football tournament on Saturday.
EACH year surf lifeguards from around the country compete in their national champs. NEWSWIRE reporter LAUREN MANN was there to capture the action.
Mayor Celia Wade-Brown this week visited Te Aro School, the first Wellington primary school to keep beehives. JOSH PRICE reports on students getting back to nature.
Wainuiomata Little Theatre has a new leading man for its production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
OREN OAARIKI and LAUREN MANN talk to Wellington musician Louis Baker about his upcoming self titled EP.
CALLY MARTIN spends the day with a bee keeper, looking at the process of raising queen bees and collecting honey.
Lessons give potential members a taste of defensive martial art.
Porirua’s annual Creekfest health festival brought 25,000 people together.
Wellington’s coffee is in the world’s top 10, according to a CNN rating.
Recent production Broken River a new experience for local designer. JACOB CHANDLER reports.
Wellington Museum of City and Sea is looking for $1.6 million in council plan pitch.
Plans for a safe cycle-way network through the southern suburbs will be revealed at the Newtown Residents’ Association community meeting in Newtown on March 17. FINN RAINGER reports.
Public and organisers give at this year’s Creekfest thumbs up at day-long festival.
Tent gives Creekfest visitors about local initiatives, and gets feedback on what public want.
The latest storm hit the capital’s south coast soon after locals got to take part in The Great Seawall Debate.
Severe southerly winds of 120km kept ferries tied up and closed roads in the capital.
The minimum wage is going up 50 cents to $14.25, and many of those spoken to on the streets of Wellington this week say it should be more. The NEWSWIRE TEAM asked people for views on the rise, and whether it would affect them.
Richard Bruce represented New Zealand at the first Asia Pacific Games in Australia. He talks to PAUL ORDISH about his motivation.
An open letter to residents this week kicks off a drive to win the hearts and minds of Lower Hutt ratepayers.
Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff is leaving after more than ten years in the job.
She sat down with CALLY MARTIN to reflect on her career, and privacy issues in New Zealand.
Victoria University School of Architecture and Design students show their creations from 300 hours of work.
Natalie Smith is the 2014 Whitireia-Toi Poneke Artist in Residence. As she settles into her space, she talks with MIKE METCALFE about the year ahead, and her work.
The Wainuiomata Community Board is helping form a group to fill the void left by the RSA closure last year.
A late cut to the boundary at backward point put New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum’s 302 in the record books.
SAM BRODIE reports that at the same time, related hashtags dominated social media in New Zealand and India.
Anna Guenther, co-founder of Pledgeme talks about the road to the website’s success. MIKE METCALFE reports.
Living in Wellington is a daily celebration of culture for three Muslim university students. BETHANY PEARSON reports.
Stickybuds entertained crowds at Wellington’s Tugboat, and having experienced him live once before, OREN OAARIKI went along for more.
Wellington came alive for the annual sevens Parade which welcomes the international teams to the city.
An internet safety programme has been launched for primary and secondary children around the country.