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REVIEW: Five women figure out The First Time at Circa Theatre

Play a must-see for young New Zealanders for whom life continues to confuse

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Game development fast growing New Zealand export

Creative Kiwis beating Aussies at game development as sector has grown 354% in five years.

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Blues legend joins Whitireia music students for master class and gig

Chris Cain says musics students are pretty much the same the world over

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WATCH: Gareth Morgan addresses students on policies

New party gets electioneering opportunity at Victoria University

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WATCH: Wellington Access Radio gets new frequency

Wellington Access Radio Station Manager Kristen Paterson talks about the switch to FM frequency and what’s next for the station.

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LISTEN: Our native tongue in three homes.

Māori language is struggling to survive colonisation. JADE WINTON-LOWE talks to three Te Reo speakers.

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Porirua principal settles into job where she wants to excite students

Ragne Maxwell is hoping to revamp the teaching style at Porirua College to get students more engaged in learning. A few months into the job, she sits down with KATENI SAU and talks about her dreams and the actions she intends to take.

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Storytellers of the Pacific challenge old societal norms

KATENI SAU explores the challenges of being a Pacific journalist

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Dogs assist those living with epilepsy

Dogs are trained to assist people living with epilepsy thanks to a small New Zealand trust. SHAR DAVIS meets the e-dog lovers.

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New Te Aro knitting teacher from Spain

A Spanish student teacher is running knitting classes at Te Aro school as part of her PhD. Aimee Eastwood reports.

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Bellevue School is ready ERO report after accelerating students

Bellevue has accelerated the writing ability of male and Maori students.

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Te Aro knitting teacher from Spain

A Spanish student teacher is running knitting classes at Te Aro school as part of her PhD. Aimee Eastwood reports.

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Missing voices in the health system focus of transgender tea time

The absence of voices from the trans community in the health system was discussed over tea, coffee and cake at Saint Andrews Church as part of Trans Day of Visibility. AIMEE EASTWOOD talks to some of those who spoke.

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Brooklyn School is using $3.5 million refit to rethink education

Parents in April get their chances to talk about renovating five teaching spaces

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Street opera captivates CubaDupa crowd with feathers fly

Collaboration of professional opera singers, orchestra and circus acrobats

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PHOTO ESSAY: Circus, burlesque, belly, drag

Circus, burlesque, belly and drag performers pulled in an audience at Cuba Dupa on Sunday. ALBION HAINES captured the action in pictures.

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Porirua’s Aotea College have big basketball boots to fill

Team members talk about building on top 4 placing. ANIL GANASON reports.

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Wellington Chocolate Factory virtual reality takes you to PNG

Chocolate farm run by little birds called the OooEee give people at CubaDupa a treat

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Female harmonies meet loud guitars on stage

Wellington band HEX who played CubaDupa, are making an album. AIMEE EASTWOOD talks with bass player Kiki Van Newtown.

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Te Auaha director gets first taste of student talent at CubaDupa

Te Auaha creative hub’s new director Victoria Spackman ONZM got a taste of her new job on the weekend at CubaDupa . She speaks to SHAR DAVIS.

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Renard the Fox wows CubaDupa

Professional performers and Whitireia students take opera to the streets this weekend for CupaDupa 2017

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Family festival gives kids their own interactive space

Crowds of kids and parents converged on their very own part of Cuba Dupa Festival 2017

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Japanese anime meets Maori myth in Wellington artist’s new mural

Ruaumoko mural by artist Taupuruariki Brightwell transforms Bond Street.

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CubaDupa circus, burlesque, belly and drag performers take over bar

The circus is coming to Eva Beva on Sunday with a variety of artists, including a college student.

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CubaDupa artists ready to make a noise

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.

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Wellington Library storytime takes kids to drag queen’s Promised Land

Drag queen LaQuisha St Redfern read stories to Wellington’s children at part of Pride 2017.

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Does New Zealand have a rape culture? Views from the street

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.

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Rape culture: ‘No means no’

Newswire team members AIMEE EASTWOOD and SAPEER MAYRON attended the protest against rape culture at Parliament and spoke to some of the participants.

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Hundreds of thousands to be spent celebrating NZ ‘discovery’ by Cook

Comedians and other artists challenge 250th anniversary of Cook’s landing in 2019

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Night market used to launch Porirua’s latest mural by local artists

Porirua’s new mural by artists Chloe Reweti and Ruth Robertson-Taylor stole the show during the official opening at the night market in Porirua’s CBD. KATENI SAU reports.

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Students being asked to Check Yourself as tertiary year begins

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.

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Big weekend goal for young cyclist

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.

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WATCH: Bill English’s first Waitangi Day as Prime Minister

Prime Minister Bill English was at the annual Bledisloe Garden Reception

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Sallies encouraging New Zealanders to think before they vote

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.

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Child abuse, poverty, housing, prisons show NZ ‘off track’

The Salvation Army recognise government financial management, but the ledger is not balanced.

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Facebook’s influential in Christchurch Women’s March

The Christchurch Women’s March came together in seven days thanks to social media’s reach

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Have a sticky-beak at keas in zoo’s new walk-through enclosure

The $750,000 kea habitat is final stage of Meet the Locals He Tuku Aroha interactive area

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Council opens DIY bike workshop in city

Wellington City Council has funded a workshop where people can learn how to fix their own bikes. SHAR DAVIS reports.

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WATCH: Kitten Inn’s cats galore

The Kitten Inn is experiencing a surge in kitten numbers this season. AMY McEWEN finds out out what the public can do to help.

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WATCH: Taking on the crossfit world

Luke Fiso is rising to the top of crossfit success in New Zealand with an eye on the world. SHAR DAVIS reports

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WATCH: Psychic barista knows what your brew will be

Cafe L’affare has a barista who can guess your coffee order. IRELAND HENDRY-TENNENT reports

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Billy’s Graham’s boxers enjoy Aussie win, and helping local kids

Latu Talu and Keegan O’Kane–Jones enjoyed success at the Australian championships.

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Foreign players adding flavour to capital club rugby competition

The regular imports to Wellington this year include 20 from Japanese rugby competitions.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Whitireia cooking students test their skills

Kapiti campus students prepare for a function to test their culinary skills. DAN MAGEEAN spent the day documenting the process.

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Post-quake focus of Whitireia Journalism and Broadcasting

Getting through the quake, and preparing for future emergencies is the topic of students in this show on Wellington Access Radio.

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Newtown businesses soldier on with tsunami warnings, aftershocks

Newswire talks to several Newtown businesses who decided to open up the morning after the quake. 

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Quake felt across New Zealand

Newswire spoke to people throughout New Zealand for their reactions to the quake. SHAR DAVIS reports.

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Wellington CBD an earthquake ghost town as the clean-up begins

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.

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Cat owners cash in on SPCA chips

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.

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Tears in Wellington after Trump takes Florida

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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Blind leading the blind to the White House

NewsWire has made it into the famous Washington Post website, thanks to blind cat Murdock picking the US election winner.

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Donald Trump spotted in Wellington

Upper Hutt’s own Donald Trump impersonator is bringing the US presidency, and media, to New Zealand. HUGO HUNTINGTON meets Alexander Sparrow.

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New Zealand media react to US Election result

NewsWire’s SHAR DAVIS is tracking NZ news media covering the US elections. Click through to follow the day’s progress.

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What Net influencers are saying on election day

NewsWire’s DAN MAGEEAN is following Internet influencers across the globe as the US election results come in.

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Playing the 2016 US Presidential election

Want to play politics? Video game reviewer DAN MAGEEAN and fellow journalism student BLAIR MOCKETT delved into election gaming.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Karate medalist returns from world championships

Lennex Drummond returns from the karate world championships with a second placing.

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American elections 101 with a political scientist and a podcast

Victoria University’s Dr Jon Johansson explains the US elections, while LAURA BETH KEOWN unravel the mystery with JADE WINTON-LOWE for readers.

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US presidential vote follows long line of election drama

The USA’s 57 presidential elections have each had their own character. ANGELA REID explores some of the drama.

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Capital Topshoppers camp out overnight for prize scramble

Wellington now has its own TopShop and the first 300 people sone bonus spending.

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Ben Sigmund enjoying a well-planned life after football

Former Pheonix and international footballer has already knocked back All Whites request to stand by.

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NZ Land Wars day announcement reminder of push for Parihaka

Modern day peace protesters keep up the pressure for November 5 memorial. SHAR DAVIS talks to two supporters.

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Aussies give cup money to Womens Refuge

Money raised at the Australian High Commission’s Melbourne Cup event will go to the Wellington Womens Refuge this year. SALLY MUYOMA reports.

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New Cup winner will earn millions in retirement

The Melbourne Cup winner gets $6.2 million but could earn even more having fun in retirement.

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Social media warming up for race day, #MelbourneCup

Here’s the hottest Cup tweets, posts, and pics from social media. LAURA McKEWEN reports.

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A history of the race that stops two nations

How did an Australian horse race become so important in New Zealand? James Malthus looks back.

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Kapiti coffee drinkers get flavour added

Café owner Matthew Payne has made Kapiti the place for his new coffee roasting project after coming from Melbourne to the coast three years ago. DAN MAGEEAN reports.

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Upper Hutt’s gone to the dogs for its 50th birthday celebration

Parading dogs were among the drawcards to the city’s weekend celebrations

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Pest Free Capital – Wellington well on the way to beating rodents

From Island Bay to Plimmerton over 140 groups are fighting for coolest little pest free capital

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Design graduates’ work on show not your typical exhibition

WelTec’s Creative Technologies graduates show off their talent in a National Portrait Gallery

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Hundreds take advantage of Free Yoga Day

Wellingtonians donated their old yoga mats to a worthy cause this Labour Day. Sally Muyoma reports.

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Coolest capital gets creative council titles

Wellington new has cool names for its councillors – there’s a city scientist and a Wellington ambassador.

The two new portfolios are among new Mayor Justin Lester’s major revamp of councillor responsibilities. SHAR DAVIS talks to councillors about their new roles.

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Rats reign of Wilton coming to an end thanks to trapping programme

More than 100 rats caught since the community project began three months ago

Free Bike FixUp enticing people to dust off their cycles

Strathmore’s Kahurangi School venue for Wellington City Council event to fix and try out bikes.

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Wellington has deep pockets and big heart

The capital city gave over half of what the country raised sponsoring people to sleep rough for the night. SHAR DAVIS joined the event, and spoke to participants.

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Arts and culture hit if capital ‘slush fund’ axed, says Foster

Scrapping the council’s “slush fund” would deal a blow to Wellington’s arts and culture activity, says long-time councillor and mayoral candidate Andy Foster. He talks to ANGELA REID about the role in plays in the cultural capital.

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Former Dunedin students bring young business to Wellington

A group of young entrepreneurs no longer need McDonald’s WIFI after setting up in Wellington.

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Do young people know what to do with an envelope?

Candidates say postal voting has done its dash. But voters also need to take responsibility. CHRIS VISSER reports

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Deputy Mayor on defensive over airline subsidy

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Political tourism an untapped market say local politicians

Mayoral candidates say the city is not taking full tourism advantage of its role as capital.

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Couch, cardboard or car – sleeping rough for others

14 Hours Homeless is a nationwide campaign to aid the end of homelessness in NZ

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