Te Auaha creative hub’s new director Victoria Spackman ONZM got a taste of her new job on the weekend when students performed at CubaDupa. Spackman is recognised as one of New Zealand’s most influential business women. She speaks to SHAR DAVIS.
Professional performers and Whitireia students take opera to the streets this weekend for CupaDupa 2017
MISHAP among an evening of emerging talent at Wellington Festival
Musicians, dancers, poetry, DJs, circus, Maori and Pacific performerss, stage and screen on show
Crowds lined up today to experience a virtual ride through chocolate at Cuba Dupa today
Crowds of kids and parents converged on their very own part of Cuba Dupa Festival 2017
WATCH: Jade Winton-Lowe gets tasting notes for the Garage Project beer brewed for the occasion.
Teapot racing is part of the action at CupaDupa 2017 in the middle of Wellington. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.
Ruaumoko mural by artist Taupuruariki Brightwell transforms Bond Street.
The circus is coming to Eva Beva on Sunday with a variety of artists, including a college student.
The noise has already begun about CubaDupa this weekend. La Cymbalobylette by French group Dynamogene showcased their mobile and musical street theatre show on Thursday.
Drag queen LaQuisha St Redfern read stories to Wellington’s children at part of Pride 2017.
Rape culture has been in the news following social media posts and filming of female teachers by college students.
NEWSWIRE TEAM took to the streets of Wellington to ask people if they thought the country had a rape culture.
Newswire team members AIMEE EASTWOOD and SAPEER MAYRON attended the protest against rape culture at Parliament and spoke to some of the participants.
Comedians and other artists challenge 250th anniversary of Cook’s landing in 2019
Women use #beboldforchange to rally the world. AIMEE EASTWOOD focuses on capital marchers.
Wellingtonians this week showed support for International Women’s Day.
Porirua’s new mural stole the show during the official opening at yesterday’s night market in Porirua’s CBD. Porirua artists Chloe Reweti and Ruth Robertson-Taylor used some of Porirua most iconic places and people in the artwork. KATENI SAU reports.
The words “Check Yourself” will be in the face of young people from this week, on everything from bus backs to bar toilet doors and social media. ANGELA REID reports on a campaign partnership between council, police and tertiary institutions.
Grace Saywell is on a mission to win back the Poneke Plate for Wellington this weekend’s at the Hataitai Velodrome. ANGELA REID reports on the college student’s dreams.
Prime Minister Bill English was at the annual Bledisloe Garden Reception
WorkerBe Oasis harvests locally grown vegetables and then gives half away .
Fringe artists say they’re thankful for the platform that the popular New Zealand Fringe festival offers.
Thousands turned out to Porirua’s Te Rauparaha park to celebrate Waitangi Day.
New citizens were treated to pōwhiri and kai before Porirua’s Waitangi Day festival.
Changes to medicinal cannabis regulations are seen as nothing more than a small administrative change.
There were plenty of fluorescent jackets and shorts at Wellington’s Queens Wharf today.
The latest Salvation Army State of the Nation report raises questions that need answering ahead of the election due to entrenched child abuse and poverty, alarming housing conditions and an exploding prison population. SHAR DAVIS reports.
The Salvation Army recognise government financial management, but the ledger is not balanced.
Government House hosted a citizenship ceremony and the Bledisloe Garden Reception
Everyone at Team Wellington knows they have to keep working hard if they want to finish the regular season in first place.
The Christchurch Women’s March came together in seven days thanks to social media’s reach
Fat Freddys Drop headline act at Lower Hutt’s Te Rā o te Raukura festival .
The $750,000 kea habitat is final stage of Meet the Locals He Tuku Aroha interactive area
Wellington City Council has funded a workshop where people can learn how to fix their own bikes. SHAR DAVIS reports.
Five bike mechanics are offering free help with repairs from a shop in a cosmic blue container on Marion Street.
Kiwis are speculating about the impact the Donald trump presidency will have here.
Victoria University’s Jon Johansson fears Trump’s plans to increase infrastructure spending and increase tax cuts, will have a flow-on effect.
LAURA KEOWN reports.
Eager mountain bikers tackle tracks at newly opened Christchurch Adventure Park.
The Kitten Inn is experiencing a surge in kitten numbers this season. AMY McEWEN finds out out what the public can do to help.
Over a million dollars is needed for Petone wharf repair, and consultation will take place early in 2017 after blow-out in maintenance costs.
MARGOT NEAS reports.
The councillor charged with keeping the smokefree process moving has softly-softly approach
Barista John Hart tells us how a café can become a second living room.
After years of argument the contentious Curtis St rezoning has been signed off by Wellington council.
Staff are working from the back of their truck collecting and distributing food.
More female players becoming professional cricket players. KATENI SAU reports.
Wellington has a two-stage living wage plan, says the man charged with overseeing the process
Successful merging of alumni and graduate talent likely to be repeated
Numbers are double last year despite de-sexing initiatives
Kids from the East Porirua area are taking charge of revamping Cannons Creek – KATENI SAU reports.
Maiden speech for ‘proud red-badge wearing, union loving, bleeding heart liberal lefty’
A Central Otago business has spotted a perk of NZ’s ongoing annual increase in visitors.
Luke Fiso is rising to the top of crossfit success in New Zealand with an eye on the world. SHAR DAVIS reports
The past year in particular has been the best since the 2011 quake
Wellingtonians are getting a small taste of disruption, as these photos show
No parent wants to be away from their kids, but circumstances mean it is necessary
Local designer Jessie Wong creates leather bags and accessories with a focus on environmental responsibilities.
Cafe L’affare has a barista who can guess your coffee order. IRELAND HENDRY-TENNENT reports
Little Yellow Bird produce sustainable uniforms sourced from India
Latu Talu and Keegan O’Kane–Jones enjoyed success at the Australian championships.
The regular imports to Wellington this year include 20 from Japanese rugby competitions.
Record numbers include increasing numbers from Asia, particularly China.
Kapiti campus students prepare for a function to test their culinary skills. DAN MAGEEAN spent the day documenting the process.
The election, and the shows, may be over, but the gags may keep coming.
Month after month Statistics New Zealand is reporting tourism growth
Getting through the quake, and preparing for future emergencies is the topic of students in this show on Wellington Access Radio.
A bout of severe weather on November 15 caused flooding throughout the Greater Wellington Region. Here is a selection of photos taken around some of the waterways as they neared maximum capacity that day.
Quake didn’t clear shelves in the Island Bay New World but shoppers did
In the weeks after Britain voted to leave the European Union on June 23 , New Zealand was told to prepare for a British invasion. But Statistics New Zealand figures tell a different story. CHRIS VISSER reports.
Statistics New Zealand report shows Kiwis are travelling more but not to the same places they once did. However fewer are going to traditionally glamourous holiday destinations Vanuatu, Paris and Italy. SHAR DAVIS reports.
After the quake a gap had opened between a bank and a retaining wall
The Department of Conservation has received 1680 public submissions after approving in principle a hydro scheme on the West Coast’s Waitaha River.
Seventy submitters want to speak at hearing on December 5 for scheme that Forest and Bird says will be a devastating impact on native animals and vegetation. MARGOT NEAS reports.
More than 50 1932 classic Deuce cars rolled into Martinborough Square
Newswire talks to several Newtown businesses who decided to open up the morning after the quake.
Newswire spoke to people throughout New Zealand for their reactions to the quake. SHAR DAVIS reports.
Wellington CBD was all but deserted today as residents respected the council’s request to avoid the area so that buildings could be checked for damage by experts. SHAR DAVIS reports.
Moggli is chipped and ready to be adopted at the SPCA, which has been in the middle of a microchipping and desexing frenzy thanks to a big discount. SHAR DAVIS reports.
From left Elizabeth Marshall, Tara Brannigan, Corey Johnson and Lynn Abate-Johnson in a sad JJ Murphy’s bar in Wellington. SALLY MUYOMA and KATENI SAU report.
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LISTEN: Americans and Kiwis pack-out Wellington’s cult beer bar Hashigo Zake for a US election party.