Nikau McCullough at his Porirua chapel basketball court where he plays with his friends – in contrast to the world stage he climbed up to this month. ARANA KENNY reports.
With some of the worst statistics for poorly insulated housing in New Zealand, Wellington is struggling to meet the demand to fit out homes with proper heating. COLIN ENGELBRECHT looks at the statistics, and talks to an organisation which is part of the solution.
The gap between Maori and non-Maori life expectancy has narrowed, but ARANA KENNY finds there is more work to be done.
A rise of international visitors to New Zealand is flowing through to regions such as Hawke’s Bay.
Porirua schools are part of the spend-up on electronics through smart use of grants and funding.
Harbourside market, the oldest and most popular market draws large crowds every Sunday morning. Captured by COLIN ENGELBRECHT.
Fergs Kayaks rock climbing wall on Wellington’s Waterfront is an attraction for people of all ages.
Mt Victoria’s local community centre is on the hunt for a new home to suit everyone.
Wellington City Council has proposed a new cycle framework in Wellington. JAMES LOBBAN checks in with the cycling lobby and a councillor, who are hopeful this finally means action for dedicated city cycle lanes, after years of talking.
Haunting, emotional and stunning are some of the words being used by the thousands of people lining up to see the ‘The Scale of Our War’ exhibition. JADE MAISEY reports.
NextStage, is using the old Little Theatre as its home and its well known founders have clear aims.
Hurricanes victory at Westpac Stadium captured by JAMES LOBBAN
Three years of self taught illustration work has paid off for Amit Dutta after winning a dream prize for amateur artists in the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of The Future competition. He talks with COLIN ENGELBRECHT after returning from Los Angeles.
Pūpūkahi I Ke Alo O Nā Pua were hosted at Maraeroa Marae in Porirua and performed at Te Papa.
Police resources are being moved away from community based constables in areas such as Porirua.
Dress up as a servant, maid, low society or high society to fight Transit in High Court
Karori fort took six years to build and was designed to foil Japanese invasion during World War 2.
Kaye Bruntonspent five years advising other people on running a school, and is now running her own.
Survey shows app designed to keep students safe is still on their minds – even if they do not use it.
Capital Jazz festival will have about 100 local and international acts in June.
The café is a social enterprise and is run by the not for profit organisation Zeal.
Wellington children discover ANZAC history at the local library and community centre.
Property owners are struggling to fund multi-million-dollar building upgrades.
Best Journalist goes to Francesca Jago pictured with TV1 reporter Jehan Casinader.
Last year’s decision left many Maori outraged, while others took the opportunity. LIAM CAVANAGH reports.
Michael Tuffery to work with student’s from Porirua secondary schools.
In the spirit of the street, Cuba crowds flocked in the rain to Wellington’s new festival. NEWSWIRE TEAM captures the vibe.
Lisa Gembitsky is leaving her Konfident Kidz programme. She reflects on her work with AMANDA CARRINGTON.
An Otago University stomach cancer report highlights over-representation of Maori in stats. FINN RAINGER reports.
Kapiti artist Ellen Coup paints a Khandallah bus shelter as part of the council’s mural project.
Lower Hutt is home to the exceptional Kara Hands, a place that’s especially fond of special needs children
Tutakitaki blends Maori and Brazilian music for the Cuba Dupa street festival.
Every months locals get down to Lyall Bay beach for the monthly rubbish clean-up.
X FACTOR was dismissed and disparaged on the streets of Wellington after bullying of a contestant.
Budding food writer MATTHEW LAU speaks with Wellington’s most influential restaurant critic and food feature writer David Burton.
HAYLEY GASTMEIER talks to three New Zealanders who care for people with intellectual disabilities.
Seventeen Miramar Peninsula artists opened their studios for the annual Artists in Action event.
Not enough focus on how Maori are taught, right down to pronouncing names correctly.
Site has changed over years from an army base to an abandoned concrete playground for graffiti artists.
William Matangi knows he has done a lot of good things. JONTY DINE talks to him about life as a Black Power boss, finding God, and now making a difference for young people.
A begging culture appears to be growing visibly on the streets of Wellington.
JONTY DINE visits the home where some of the beggars live together, to try to understand some of the issues.
Development issues facing Wellington city are a challenge for a councillor holding key positions.
HAYLEY GASTMEIER speaks to three Kiwis helping to revitalise te reo Māori after more than 150 years of decline.
A High Court action has thrown the focus on the law which bans prisoners from voting. Campaigners say the law disconnects prisoners from society when they need to be re-connecting, and there will be consequences. TESS NICHOL reports.
Universities, Polytechnics, training providers and schools in aiming to double international numbers.
Chinese New Year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar.
Leading NZ filmmaker Sima Urale talks to HAYLEY GASTMEIER about her work and inspiring a new generation.
A new year was supposed to bring an upgraded commuter cycleway to Island Bay, but politics and red tape have cast doubt overthe project. After receiving the go-ahead at the beginning of December, behind-the-scenes politiking has resulted in another meeting in February likely. YC LEE reports.
Fresh from North America showing her new series Hope and Wire, Gaylene Preston talks with FRANCESCA JAGO.
Through Wellington’s creative spaces Fraser Hoffe says he has found his reason for living,
Ainslie Allen has gone through several stages of performing life since the 90s hit TV show.
After a 2013 grinch-like Christmas, Wellington City Council got back into the spirit in 2014, including a Courtney Place tree. FRANCESCA JAGO films the lights going on.
A woman who escaped the prostitution industry now wants Wellington City Council help to fund a haven.
JONTY DINE reports on Rosalie Batchelor’s appeal, and what councillors thought.
Locals have until Friday to tell Wellington City Council why it should not take their playground away.
Friends of Owhiro Stream hope council plans to extensions the Southern Landfill are altered.
Hayley Gastmeier captures the annual celebration lighting up Wellington’s waterfront with culture.
After failing to sell in August, the Vogelmorn Bowling Club has a chance to be retained for wider community.
Lower Hutt’s Sarah Atkin challenges an all-male line-up in the Wellington Mountain Bike Club Downhill Series.
Māori of all ages, backgrounds, shapes and sizes come to Wellington to study the art of performance. MATTHEW LAU reports.
FRANCESCA JAGO meets Māori students in Hawaii learning more about themselves and their culture than they did growing up in NZ.
Kapiti Coast downhill mountain biker Jamie Lyall has been around the world racing and building tracks.
Trailblazers of traditional craft and cultural art from NZ, Hawaii and Canada are celebrated in Toi Maori.
A compost bin was set up to benefit community and council hopes it will inspire more local bins.
The water is warming up and Wellington freediving club members are getting back in the ocean.
WATCH: Organic, Fairtrade Wellington Chocolate Factory maker this week launches a Kickstarter campaign for a Bougainville cocoa grower. Financing the improved processing will eventually mean cocoa beans can be shipped direct from Bougainville to New Zealand. LIZE IMMELMAN reports.
After turning Green at college, James Shaw has played a long game in his route to Parliament.
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.
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