Kiwi entrepreneurs can now crowd fund through licences issued by the Financial Markets Authority to the likes of PledgeMe. However, FRANCESCA JAGO found there is still the potential for a $55,000 potato salad fundraiser.
Concert showcases a couple of rare violins.
Wearable art awards showcase college talent.
A Wellington builder looks for love in unusual places.
Award-winning soul musician Bella Kalolo is guiding Whitireia music students and will join them on stage. MATTHEW LAU reports.
Newtown firefighters (from left) Alan Ormiston, Mike Dombrowski and Michael Fleming work in one of the busiest stations in the country. SUSAN TEODORO reports.
Pupils at Ngati Toa given the gift of words by Wellington Rotary Club.
More than just a trend, craft beer is changing the way we enjoy beer according to retailers.
Whitireia creative writing students and local writers create book of poetry to hold while drinking coffee.
It’s not only the CBD dining out on Wellington on a Plate – go foraging in Karori.
In the space of three years Lux festival has gone from four installations to 32.
Online political engagement site Ask Away is proving popular with curious young voters.
National candidate upbeat despite facing practiced campaigner Trevor Mallard.
The capital celebrates the crème de la crème of food producers in the region during Wellington On A Plate. MATTHEW LAU was at the awards and talked to a talented lot.
The future of Lower Hutt’s boarded up state houses remains unclear as the debate continues between the city council and Housing NZ.
Dumpling queen Vicky Ha is opening two new pop up shops in the CBD .
After a four decade hiatus, award winning photographer Peter Peryer returns to The Dowse .
Ailsa Lipscombe’s chronic pain is being helped as she edges toward the $20,000 she needs.
Presbytarian Support Central invests in Enliven programme to help elderly.
Civil defence wants to help Newtown become the latest community with a plan for a natural disasters.
Downtown Community Ministry’s annual event in Wellington draws generous crowds.
Vogelmorn Bowling Club is on the market and could put about $1 million into a foundation for the community but some residents are not ready to let the club go. LIAM CAVANAGH reports of the community debate.
Six of eight political parties have agreed to review system as student body pushes election issue.
This week marks a year since same-sex marriage became law, and some churches are welcoming.
Passenger returning to plane for item sets off scare, but airport happy with just 30-minute delay.
The merit of national standards is still the subject of debate among educators.
An exhibition of sculptures inspired by the books of a popular New Zealand author,are about to go on tour.
Moah Lee was inspired by her parents and encouraged by her husband Paul.
A local Owhiro Bay artist has created a business
which puts the enviroment first.
Freshly baked bread key to the success of a popular Aro street bakery celebrating its 25th birthday
A 10-year-old girl who challenged a politician to help her friend out of poverty typifies passionate crowd.
Breastfeeding mum Lucy says Kiwis should understand how tough it is for new mums.
Generous locals are attracting beggars from Auckland and Christchurch. However JONTY DINE reports the easy money can be destructive. Also, NewsWire team asked Wellingtonians how they felt about the increasing in begging on the street.
VIDEO: Daren Kamali launches his second book of Pacific poetry with inspirational readings to a Wellington audience. FRANCESCA JAGO reports.
Kelburn Normal School is teaming up with Victoria University to stage the children’s opera Brundibar.
Wellingtonians can look forward to more international futsal in city after successful tournament.
Learning from the diverse cultures at St Teresa’s School in Karori suits Mary-Angela Tombs.
Kilbirnie club’s celebration dinner will include 15 founding club members
Wellington Pheonix manager Ernie Merrick speaks after team training ahead of the inaugural FFA Cup.
A national day of action against factory farming sparks rally in Wellington.
LIAM CAVANAGH and HAYLEY GASTMEIER report routine was ditched when Whitireia Journalism students covered World Cup final.
Falun Gong practitioners are protesting outside a Chinese community newspaper which they say has defamed them but the editor is not backing down. FINN RAINGER reports.
Newtown shaky heritage buildings will have plans drawn to encourage owners to strengthen them.
The Hutt Repertory Theatre members are bringing back one act plays to celebrate.
Raw milk stirs emotion from both sides of the debate, but Massey University is looking to find some answers and researchers are recruiting families who drink raw milk for a study into potential health benefits. LIAM CAVANAGH reports.
Strengthening of relationships between Solomons and NZ on agenda for both countries. SUE TEODORO reports.
Her Excellency Joy Kere, is not intimidated by her position or the tasks that lie ahead.
Wellington cinema managers not worried about a rise in online piracy.
Paul Lincoln may be living in New Zealand, but he is committed to preserving iconic Solomons sound.
Leo Bertos earns marquee status in league rated higher than Aussie
Young artists with disabilities are creating pieces which will be displayed around cafes and shops.
University investment in science facilities excites students and staff.
MATTHEW LAU goes backstage to meet the cast of the show and tell their stories in words and photo essay.
Showered with support, Sarah Jones* talks openly with NICOLE ADAMSON about being the one in nine with breast cancer.
Publican has seen Kiwis embrace football as rugby watching wanes.
Greens, Labour, Mana and National candidates and representatives attended Wellington Young Feminist’s forum.
More than 90,000 books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl, puzzles, games await buyers, and more are welcome.
Wellington Zoo is awaiting the arrival of a male Sumatran tiger to join existing female tiger, Senja.
As Israel enters Gaza, white doves and loudspeakers highlight the conflict in Wellington.
At Coder Dojo, E-Learning Porirua is offering free sessions on computer coding for children and parents
Two Ultimate Frisbee teams from Wellington have made it to the Wolrd Championships in Italy
LEO Bertos makes his international futsal debut, but still wants to be an All White
NewsWire reporter MATTHEW LAU spent the day behind the scenes of Wellington Musical Theatre’s production of Grease.
LIAM CAVANAGH and HAYLEY GASTMEIER report routine was thrown out the window when Whitireia Journalism students covered the Football World Cup final.
Children had a blast at the Mega Inflatable Day hosted at the Kilbirnie Recreation Center on Friday.
PHOTO ESSAY into the emotion behind the 2014 Fifa World Cup final between Germany and Argentina.
Proceeds will go to disabled, and to language schools for migrants.
‘Celebrity’ Matt’s formula means parents are struggling to get their kids in.
When a Thai, a Zimbabwean and a German walk into a bar it’s no joke, it’s World Cup fever.
WATCH: Argentinian and German fans endure an emotional rollercoaster ride, as they watch the FIFA World Cup final in Wellington.
WATCH AND LISTEN: Argentinian and German supporters watch as the World Cup final unfolds
In homes, bars and businesses across greater Wellington, football fans gathered to watch the FIFA World Cup final. The NEWSWIRE TEAM ventured to different venues across the city to cover the event.
Supporters in Wellington brave the early morning cold to support their team – with dissapointing results
The German community in Wellington cheers as their team scores an historic World Cup win
Germany wins the 2014 FIFA World Cup – the NewsWire Team follows mainstream and social media coverage.
Clean up volunteers are finding small plastic balls washed up on Wellington beaches and experts say they are likely to be harming marine life. FINN RAINGER reports.
Council officers are trying to get the message through about the Warm up New Zealand project offering free home insulation for home owners with eligible tenants. NICOLE ADAMSON reports.
The first of three annual petrol tax increases, which will add nine cents a litre to the price of fuel, this week hit the pumps around the country. The NewsWire team went to the streets of Wellington to gauge reaction.
Nick Smith target after oil exploration raised dismissed as threat to dolphins in marine reserve.