School’s out for dead humpback whale, which gets a karakia from local Maori.
Psychoactive drugs and legal highs are scheduled for a comeback in May 2015. Senior policy advisor at the Wellington City Council Mark Jones says whether we like it or not, the drugs may come back and be sold. NICOLE ADAMSON reports.
TESS NICHOL discovers the joys of craft beer at this year’s Beervana festival in Wellington.
Hutt Valley Indoor Sports hosts Indoor Cricket World Cup and NZ wants to stop Aussie dominance.
A broken piece of wind art, hail, damaged coastlines – it’s all in a winter’s day for the capital. SUE TEODORO records the action.
Through Wellington’s creative spaces Fraser Hoffe says he has found his reason for living,
Wellington’s first Syrian refugees need the help of volunteers to show them the Kiwi way.
Performers chosen to end Nan-Ying Cultural Festival opening ceremony.
A new rifle range at the valley’s old landfill has been backed by the community board.
The gig by Wellington-based soul singer Bella Kalolo and music students is captured on video.
Vulnerable communities target of programme based on Aussie model.
Homeless numbers in Wellington are increasing. NICOLE ADAMSON talks to those dealing with the issue.
FINN RAINGER talks to Bert van Dijk about his performance workshop next month and his vision for the future.
NewsWire’s team provides a constant stream of updates on election results and commentary.
After one of the most divisive election campaigns in New Zealand history, NewsWire reporters TESS NICHOL and SUE TEODORO reflect on the big winners and losers of New Zealand’s 2014 General Election.
At the Labour Party Wharewaka gathering, candidates reflect on their performance.
National Party faithful celebrate at the Penthouse in Brooklyn while the media are put in their place.
Newswire hits the Wellington streets – JONTY DINE and YC LEE ask voters for their thoughts.
The Wellington Central Greens candidate is quietly optimistic of becoming one of the country’s new MPs.
Most Kiwis are voting today, but the Electoral Commission early voting marketing has made a difference. More than 20% or New Zealanders who are eligible to vote had done so by yesterday. JONTY DINE reports.
FRANCESCA JAGO and LIZE IMMELMAN report visited the Kelburn School which was one of the Wellington polling stations today.
A political social media specialist rates the work of the Greens as the best in a truly social election.
With just a 1000-vote majority, Peter Dunne’s Ohariu seat could be a game changer.
MATTHEW LAU speaks with top Wellington foodies about restaurant guides and how we, and Michelin, rate.
Conservative candidate Gordon Copeland ruffled feathers with his comments about poverty.
The Opinion Partnership has been using billboards and ads to scare voters about Labour-Greens alliance.
Students who challenged candidates on student issues give their thoughts on how the politicians performed.
About 18,500 people will be working at more than 2500 places set-up for New Zealanders to vote.
National party billboards in the Wellington Central electorate take a hammering in the run-up to the election. SUE TEODORO reports.
The annual Feilding High School show 10 schools and wows the crowd, including photographer AMANDA CARRINGTON .
A passionate and at times unruly crowd grilled Rongotai candidates in Miramar.
The Greens Party has announced a half-billion-dollar public transport spend for Wellington if it gets into power. Most locals think the ideas have merit, but decisionmakers expect more communication, and trolley buses are not popular. SARAH WILSON reports.
NewsWire asks five voters to get On The Fence, a simulation tool is being used by kiwi’s worldwide.
Young and old gathered in their hundreds at Parliament calling for cleaner politics.
FRAN JAGO visits the the Hawaiian island of Maui and records the action at one of its iconic beaches.
The merged national media archive’s first Curator-at-Large talks with YC LEE about his love of sound and vision.
Ron Mark says getting 11% support in 10 days electioneering is just the start.
Alastair Scott’s message for undecided voters is to back the PM.
Door knocking suggests many National and Green voters will give him their electorate vote.
Almost one third of Wairarapa voters don’t know who they will vote for according to a phone poll by the NewsWire Team.
About a quarter of changing voters are clear about their new electorate candidate choice.
Can politics be fun? FRANCESCA JAGO attends her first political meeting, is entertained, and informed.
Nick White has had the chance to give something back to the surgeon who operated on him.
One side says getting pokies out of high deprivation areas is the answer, the other says enforcing a sinking lid policy is more important for problem gamblers. AMANDA HERERRA attended this week’s long and passionate debate.
Holly Walker’s politicking focused on lifting party vote in Hutt South electorate. NICOLE ADAMSON reports.
Following a week-long social media campaign crowds packed Ivy Bar and Caberet for a show of solidarity against homophobic violence. JONTY DINE reports on the group hug and singing.
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.
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.
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.
Civil defence wants to help Newtown become the latest community with a plan for a natural disasters.
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.
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.
VIDEO: Daren Kamali launches his second book of Pacific poetry with inspirational readings to a Wellington audience. FRANCESCA JAGO reports.
Learning from the diverse cultures at St Teresa’s School in Karori suits Mary-Angela Tombs.
Wellington Pheonix manager Ernie Merrick speaks after team training ahead of the inaugural FFA Cup.
LIAM CAVANAGH and HAYLEY GASTMEIER report routine was ditched when Whitireia Journalism students covered World Cup final.
Newtown shaky heritage buildings will have plans drawn to encourage owners to strengthen them.
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.
Her Excellency Joy Kere, is not intimidated by her position or the tasks that lie ahead.
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
Showered with support, Sarah Jones* talks openly with NICOLE ADAMSON about being the one in nine with breast cancer.
Wellington Zoo is awaiting the arrival of a male Sumatran tiger to join existing female tiger, Senja.
LIAM CAVANAGH and HAYLEY GASTMEIER report routine was thrown out the window when Whitireia Journalism students covered the Football World Cup final.
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
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.
A traditional auction business believes new laws will lead to more dumping.
A new play by rookie writer and director Chris Swney puts the spotlight on the Kiwi backpacker experience. STEVEN READ reports. IMAGES: Josh Price.
WATCH: An $80 million investment is planned for a creative Cuba St campus for Whitireia and WelTech polytechs. Newswire team reports.
A Cuba St building will be the first major programme related project for Wellington’s Whitireia and WelTec polytechs, which are governed by the same council. NEWSWIRE TEAM reports on the launch.
A day in life of a midiwfe, following Jill Adamson around as she completes her daily routine in Lower Hutt.