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.
More than 100 rats caught since the community project began three months ago
Strathmore’s Kahurangi School venue for Wellington City Council event to fix and try out bikes.
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.
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.
A group of young entrepreneurs no longer need McDonald’s WIFI after setting up in Wellington.
Candidates say postal voting has done its dash. But voters also need to take responsibility. CHRIS VISSER reports
Mayoral candidates say the city is not taking full tourism advantage of its role as capital.
14 Hours Homeless is a nationwide campaign to aid the end of homelessness in NZ
As traffic is picked to increase in Wellington, what would Wellington mayoral candidates do?
Figures show 50 people are sleeping rough in capital. What are the mayoral options? SALLY MUYOMA reports
Mayoral hopefuls attack each other over council fund process that led to Singapore Airlines being given $800,000 a year. LAURA KEOWN reports.
Wellington’s mayoral candidates answer questions on Wellington’s issues
“I feel loved and privileged to have been able to work with 15 cultures each day.”
Tempers flared when Wellington mayoral hopefuls asked for opinions on financial transparency.
Wellington city councillors should be shut away together for a weekend to thrash things out, according to a candidate for the Eastern Ward. ANGELLA REID reports on a candidates meeting in Hataitai.
Volunteers are cleaning up after a Wellington non-profit was burgled and vandalised on Tuesday night. The second-floor office of Dress for Success on Boulcott Street was broken into and cash, jewellery, and electronics were stolen. LAURA KEOWN reports.
Students are missing out on scholarships by not applying to a local charitable trust.
NZ Symphony Orchestra to play with film at Michael Fowler Centre
Four finalists have been confirmed for a French Memorial to be installed in 2018
Porirua College whanau spent a long time looking for the right principal to build on the legacy Susan Jungerson. This week they welcomed Ragne Maxwell to the role. KATENI SAU reports.
Seventy men now bringing DIY skills to community work at historic building
‘Luckily I work by myself. No-one gets to see me eating nothing’
New Zealand journalists keep the profession in “good shape” despite challenges, says an editor of a new book. Barnaby Bennett joined three panelists and over 60 guests to discuss and launch the book, Don’t dream it’s over: Reimagining journalism in Aotearoa. PATRICK FRENCH reports.
A seven-month-old baby is teaching primary school students about empathy as part of an international programme. SALLY MUYOMA reports.
Residents have their say at Love The Bay Community Space, and in series of workshops
The twice-daily traffic jam outside Raumati Beach School might be getting sorted out after years of public frustration – hopefully this summer. The plan will ease congestion and make the area safer for students. DAN MAGEEAN reports.
Houghton Valley Enviro School adds cycling to its environmental repertoire.
Kahurangi School has been working with community on projects such as a super slide. SHAR DAVIS sits down with principal Kyran Smith (above) to talk about the school.
Thirty years after his own Olympics, Tim Logan reflects with ANGELA REID about differences and similarities.
Brooklyn Primary School’s production is currently being workshopped by staff and students.
At the Mt Victoria school kids are comfortable hearing different languages.
After Birkenhead defeat, club tallies cost of high number of away games
Island Bay residents have been given a chance to talk about the $30 million development
The Makery is building a creative craft and DIY community in Miramar
After beating Hutt Valley high, Onslow will play Naenae for Paul Cameron Cup
KATENI SAU meets a team from Holy Family School in Porirua experiencing the spirit of Wellington region’s second annual Sportsfest.
McFadden eyeing up next generation of basketball talent at Sportsfest
Coach puts victory down to fitness and finding the gaps out wide
Homelessness, housing and social issues concern people in the coming council elections
Organisers Partners Porirua happy with launch of initiative and will be back for more
Wellington’s fascination with the new David Jones store was enough for the doors to be closed for a short time because of opening day crowds.
Store management introduced NewsWire’s PATRICK FRENCH to one of the company’s new local employees, retail assistant Molly Brain (19) to talk about the experience.
New David Jones store attracts Wellington crowds, but Kirkcaldie and Stains has not been forgotten.
Hawkes Bay gym Peak Fitness encourages exercise to honor memory of local inspiration
Te Aro’s crime rates don’t stop citizens from feeling safe in their city, but JADE WINTON-LOWE find they still want more CCTV cameras.
Drought major driver behind fluctuating sheep fortunes reflected in Statistics NZ numbers
Aotea Block Development is set to ease the housing shortage in Porirua.
Wellington musician Sam Manzanza keeps African music alive.
Fewer Kiwis were able to buy houses in 2013 compared to 186, but they are still trying
Custom tattoo designs brings tattoo ideas to life. IRELAND HENDRY-TENNENT finds out how.
New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity will brings together more than 1000 students each year in one creative space on the corner of Cuba and Dixon streets, Wellington. James Lobban (video), Larissa Toelupe (interview) and Colin Engelbrecht (story) report.
Gino Acevedo, Te Auaha ambassador and Weta Digital creative director, with student Orama Fisher made up for the launch. Image, Joanna Piatek; Video, James Lobban
Students and graduates showed off their creative skills for gala launch of $22.5 million centre.
The launch included live performances from the new institute’s programmes, plus speeches from Minister for Tertiary Education Skills and Employment Steven Joyce and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Maggie Barry.
NewsWire.co.nz graduate and student reporters covered the event live.
Marking clients with custom tattoo art is all part of a day’s work for Katy Hayward in a studio which is also an art gallery. JADE WINTON-LOWE reports.
Advisory groups engaging families are raising Maori and Pacific achievement at Postgate School in Whitby.
ZARIUS SAMUEL reports it is all part of what principal Adam Campbell says involves seeing learning through children’s eyes.
Simon Smuts-Kennedy, Hills Hats General Manger, talks about the company and its history.
Founded in 1929 meet the second and third generation family fronting the Dixon St Shoe repairs shop.
An abandoned looking Ako Pai Marae on Victoria University’s campus typifies the value that locals see in the former education facilities.
AMY MCEWEN reports on local reaction and the meeting.
Event organiser Liz Kelly will be leaving Creekfest in good health after seven years.
Child refugees will be the subject of laughter on Sunday night – all for a good cause.
The green buses now have active audio surveillance on board to record incidents.
Headgear’s popularity is on the rise. Matt Tso talks to Hills Hatman Simon Smuts-Kennedy.
School’s rise from decile two to four, has its upsides and downsides, says principal.
Stokes Valley residents have only a week left to submit their views on council’s $5 million community hub project.
The project will be finalised soon after April 29, which marks the last day submissions will be accepted. KEENAN MAY reports.
Sandra Tisam looks at Michel Tuffrey’s work honouring the Cook Island’s World War 1 legacy, which is remembered each year in Porirua. MATT TSO reports.
Aussie helps Kiwis remember centenary with Woman of Empire exhibition at Mansfield House
The idea of doing away with the decile system for rating schools has found favour with a school which has had to fight against the inequities of the current system.
Tayla Shortland reports on Te Aro School’s battle.
University, residents association and councilors are inviting locals to a meeting on April 26
Teacher Alex Hamilton with Ocearny Kaiwhata at Windley School where new teaching practices are making a difference. KATENI SAU reports.
Fans of the Wellington Phoenix said goodbye to a retiring crowd favourite.
Design to incorporate art and structural qualities from different cultural groups.
iPads and Chromebooks will not be replacing hand writing any time soon.
With local body elections this year, and talk of mergers going on, what do Porirua people say?
Sam Dollimore puts herself in the spotlight with a body of work that took more than 200 hours.
Temporary premises on college grounds clears way for $9 million reconstruction.
Event organiser Liz Kelly will be leaving Creekfest in good health after seven years.
Six weeks consultation has just opened to fix Wellington’s central city traffic issues.
Le ART, from left Anastasia Sirila, Tiresa Fomai, Rosetta lopa were buzzing among the young bands sharing a stage with professionals at Creekfest. KEANU HEAD reports.