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Wainuiomata’s annual ANZAC parade to go ahead

Community rallies to make sure the annual ANZAC day parade takes place in Wainuiomata despite the closure of the local RSA.

Lawrence leads Johnsonville to resurgence in Club Rugby

In 12 months, new Johnsonville rugby coach Mason Lawrence has improved team performances.

Prince William answers royal baby rumour

WATCH: Prince William hints at future new baby in exclusive video captured by Whitireia Journalism student MARK BISHNELL.

New Zealand waves goodbye to the Royals

The damp weather doesn’t deter crowds as popular British royals say goodbye to Wellington and New Zealand

School, MClass help parents learn English to join community

Parents drop their their kids at Miramar’s Holy Cross school and then stay to learn English.

On the hunt for the Purrfect feline

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.

Pacific Advisory Group needs more time, money, says chair

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.

Churton Park retailers bring community together

Successful festival puts paid to claims that Wellington’s Churton Park is a suburb without a heart

Rising star Tuitama aiming for U20 World Rugby Championship

Northern United and Hurricanes Academy player Aukuso Tuitama in NZ Under-20s training group.

Kiwi women told they need to spend more time being gorgeous

Stylist and motivator Lisa O’Neill talks about how kiwi women need to love their bodies more.

Accessibility to Parliament a topic for election year

Candidates in wheelchairs may find it easier to win a seat than get into the building, or even vote. CALLY MARTIN reports.

Ngāti Koata treasure tuatara as kaitiaki of stream of knowledge

Zealandia latest in many sanctuaries to be gifted juvenile tuataras by tribe. PAUL ORDISH reports.

A new generation of musicians pushing the boundaries

Young artists are challenging studios using little more than the internet and a laptop. LIAM MACANDREW meets two of them.

Entrepreneurs look to beat the winter chill with solar energy

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 look to ‘Shyft’ Wellington’s attitude to car ownership

Locals eye Wellington as the perfect city to get their car share company ‘Shyft’ into gear.

Photographer’s new book celebrates being 60

Turning 60 was the catalyst behind Jenny O’Connor’s new book ‘Visible’. A record of 60 women at 60.

Human jukeboxe fun provokes thought

A top NZ artist has made a point by using people as cultural dancing machines in their exhibition. HOANI HOTENE reports.

Wainuiomata River contaminated by E. coli … again

Councillor wants to get to bottom of whatever is regularly polluting a community asset.

Trelissick Park faces fight against council and pests

The Trelissick Park Group has had regional funding cut and wants city council to make up the shortfall.

Blundell’s class beginning to shine for Firebirds

Injury and illness have not stopped breakthrough first-class season for wicket keeper and batsman.

Migrant volunteers to be recognised for their work in capital

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.

Karori West Normal School proud to promote Maori culture

Principal Janice Shramka is enthusiastic about her school’s role in the community.

New principal loving community support at Greenacres

Greenacres School principal is implementing much needed change in the school and the community.

New phase of positive learning for St Anthony’s School in Seatoun

St Anthony’s School in Seatoun reaping the results after adopting a new learning scheme.

Strength in small numbers for country school in the city

Totara Park School principal is hoping the roll won’t grow too much saying its size is its strength.

Murrihy ensures Amesbury School on right track

Amesbury school is a school of the future with no desks and 21st century technology.

New programmes get Naenae on the right track

Naenae Primary School is looking to the future after striking a perfect harmony of education and positivity.

No hair but Wainuiomata teen has a big heart

After grieving the loss of a family friend and mentor 15 year old Conan Burt shaved his head for cancer.

Murrihy ensures Amesbury School on right track

Amesbury school is a school of the future with no desks and 21st century technology.

Newtown School planning for the future

Newtown Primary School is developing its learning environments to better suit kids in modern society.

Caffeine lovers in the capital try out a new event

It’s Caffeine Awareness month and one of the events was Caffienation on the waterfront.

Sun shines down on Aro Valley festival-goers

Soon solar panels could be powering the local school thanks to the fair’s fundraising.

PHOTO ESSAY: Wellington football tournament still going strong

Football tournament ‘Culture Kicks’ still continues to be a big success after eight years.

Lower Hutt footballer slims his way to big break

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.

Stephanie McIntyre knows the many colours of homelessness

Homelessness is right on our back doorsteps and one local woman is doing all she can to help, writes BETHANY PEARSON

PHOTO ESSAY: Starlight Outdoor Cinema a big hit

Wellingtonians brought their rugs, bean bags and picnics to Waitangi Park for a movie under the stars.

New generation eyeing up Maori Party leadership

There are questions about his mana, but Te Ururoa Flavell tells SAM DUFF it is better to be on the field scoring goals.

Footy food and cold beer to get upgrade at Westpac Stadium

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.

Outdoor sculptures go on show during Shapeshifter

Hutt City Council and Hutt Rotary Club combine resources to put on an outdoor sculpture show.

Online bullying making its presence felt in Hutt Valley school ground

School yard bullying is no longer the biggest problem schools face. Social media abuse has arrived.

VIDEO: French traveller snaps Wellingtonians in global project

The ‘Inside Out’ project has gone from Ecuador to Nepal, Mexico, Palestine and now Wellington.

PHOTO ESSAY: All the fun of Kilbirnie’s annual fair

Thousands of Wellingtonians squeeze into Kilbirnie for a day in the sun

PHOTO ESSAY: Tongariro Crossing brings out walkers

Day trek takes between six and eight hours, and is one of New Zealand’s nine great walks.

The resurrection of tā moko raises questions for Maori

Maori tattoos is displayed on the bodies of many New Zealanders. But as JANELLE CHEESMAN found, it is not tā moko.

Riders saddle up for Special Olympics competition

Riding for the Disabled prepare to host event in Upper Hutt for first time.

Black romantic comedy creates a meeting of two art forms

One hour, two shows, four actors and many laughs as performing arts student take to BATS.

PHOTO ESSAY: More than a walk through the park

Wellington’s Botanic Garden has been lit up for the New Zealand Festival.

Council backs Culture Kicks 2014 to help rebuild team numbers

MORE than 32 teams are expected at the eight annual multicultural football tournament on Saturday.

PHOTO ESSAY: Surf-lifesavers take over Ohope

EACH year surf lifeguards from around the country compete in their national champs. NEWSWIRE reporter LAUREN MANN was there to capture the action.

Mayor buzzing about beekeeping initiative led by Te Aro School

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.

Acting novice lands major role in popular show

Wainuiomata Little Theatre has a new leading man for its production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

From Wellington to New York and back again with Louis Baker

OREN OAARIKI and LAUREN MANN talk to Wellington musician Louis Baker about his upcoming self titled EP.

PHOTO ESSAY: Leonie is queen of the queen bees

CALLY MARTIN spends the day with a bee keeper, looking at the process of raising queen bees and collecting honey.

Aikido club kicks off in Belmont with training for beginners

Lessons give potential members a taste of defensive martial art.

Fizz free, smoke free, alcohol free Creekfest attracts thousands

Porirua’s annual Creekfest health festival brought 25,000 people together.

‘Passion’ separates Wellington from the rest say local baristas

Wellington’s coffee is in the world’s top 10, according to a CNN rating.

Eliza’s passion for costuming leads to stage and screen

Recent production Broken River a new experience for local designer. JACOB CHANDLER reports.

Museum wants refurbishment out of city council purse

Wellington Museum of City and Sea is looking for $1.6 million in council plan pitch.

Capital bike fans want European cycleways through Newtown

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.

Whanau and community message gets across in Creekfest 2014

Public and organisers give at this year’s Creekfest thumbs up at day-long festival.

Cannon’s Creek ratepayers, council team up at festival

Tent gives Creekfest visitors about local initiatives, and gets feedback on what public want.

Capital’s new south coast sea walls get their first work-out

The latest storm hit the capital’s south coast soon after locals got to take part in The Great Seawall Debate.

Unwelcome southerly storm slams capital

Severe southerly winds of 120km kept ferries tied up and closed roads in the capital.

Street poll: Minimum wage rise great, but it should be more

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.

Special Olympics champion swam for his cousin in Australia

Richard Bruce represented New Zealand at the first Asia Pacific Games in Australia. He talks to PAUL ORDISH about his motivation.

Campaign begins to win public support for $25m stadium spend

An open letter to residents this week kicks off a drive to win the hearts and minds of Lower Hutt ratepayers.

Marie Shroff bids farewell to a decade of privacy

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.

Students nail it with their own furniture exhibition

Victoria University School of Architecture and Design students show their creations from 300 hours of work.

Artist-in-residence moves into Toi Poneke

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.

Group formed to save Wainuiomata Anzac Day parade

The Wainuiomata Community Board is helping form a group to fill the void left by the RSA closure last year.

Basin and social media celebrate Brendon McCullum’s 302 runs

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 has plenty of stories to tell about her journey

Anna Guenther, co-founder of Pledgeme talks about the road to the website’s success. MIKE METCALFE reports.

Beyond the hijab: Living as a Muslim female in Wellington

Living in Wellington is a daily celebration of culture for three Muslim university students. BETHANY PEARSON reports.

REVIEW: DJ Stickybuds rocks the boat

Stickybuds entertained crowds at Wellington’s Tugboat, and having experienced him live once before, OREN OAARIKI went along for more.

Wellington welcomes sevens superstars in streets.

Wellington came alive for the annual sevens Parade which welcomes the international teams to the city.

Kids to learn good internet safety practice from OWLS

An internet safety programme has been launched for primary and secondary children around the country.

PHOTO ESSAY: Bowl-A-Rama grabs skate fans

Brazilian Pedro Barras took out last week’s international skateboard competition in Wellington’s Waitang Park. ELLIOT PARKER captured the action in photos.

Young Warkina finding his roots and making a difference in Africa

Warkina Tujuba is heading to Africa on voluntary work thanks to a big fundraising effort. KHALID AHMED met the 17 year-old who talks about why he is making the journey back to where he was born, and where he will walk in his late father’s footsteps.

Drawing the line in Wellington bars gets creative juices flowing

A Wellington illustrator, animator and designer organises meet ups for local artists to network.

From Masterton to Mars – Kiwi woman on a quest to red planet

Countdown to 2024 lift-off after beating 199,000 others to still be in running for space trip.