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.
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.
Whitireia Polytechnic and the AMA University of the Philippines agree to student and teacher exchanges.
WATCH: Yeastie Boys Brewers are looking to expand their business throughout Europe after a great showing at a recent beer festival in the UK.
WATCH: Wellington City Council’s new Think, Look, Cross campaign will cost rate-payers up to $100,000.
Local group successfully fundraises to get solar panels installed on the local community centre.
Kingston residents affected by a landslip last year say they are still facing problems, and a report shows that homeowners in the area have cause for concern.
Whitireia Journalism School Diploma students celebrate the end of their course.
Candidates in wheelchairs may find it easier to win a seat than get into the building, or even vote. CALLY MARTIN reports.
Zealandia latest in many sanctuaries to be gifted juvenile tuataras by tribe. PAUL ORDISH reports.
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.
There are questions about his mana, but Te Ururoa Flavell tells SAM DUFF it is better to be on the field scoring goals.
The ‘Inside Out’ project has gone from Ecuador to Nepal, Mexico, Palestine and now Wellington.
Day trek takes between six and eight hours, and is one of New Zealand’s nine great walks.
Maori tattoos is displayed on the bodies of many New Zealanders. But as JANELLE CHEESMAN found, it is not tā moko.
EACH year surf lifeguards from around the country compete in their national champs. NEWSWIRE reporter LAUREN MANN was there to capture the action.
CALLY MARTIN spends the day with a bee keeper, looking at the process of raising queen bees and collecting honey.
Porirua’s annual Creekfest health festival brought 25,000 people together.
The latest storm hit the capital’s south coast soon after locals got to take part in The Great Seawall Debate.
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.
An open letter to residents this week kicks off a drive to win the hearts and minds of Lower Hutt ratepayers.
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.
Anna Guenther, co-founder of Pledgeme talks about the road to the website’s success. MIKE METCALFE reports.
Living in Wellington is a daily celebration of culture for three Muslim university students. BETHANY PEARSON reports.
Stickybuds entertained crowds at Wellington’s Tugboat, and having experienced him live once before, OREN OAARIKI went along for more.
Wellington came alive for the annual sevens Parade which welcomes the international teams to the city.
Brazilian Pedro Barras took out last week’s international skateboard competition in Wellington’s Waitang Park. ELLIOT PARKER captured the action in photos.
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.
Kirsten Terito is about to release her first album in English, but another te reo one is on the way.
New kapa haka uniforms the goal for St Bernard’s and Sacred Heart students.
Upper Hutt and Hutt City Councils alert for algae levels which can be fatal to dogs.
Island Bay man John Shorland is again outside his comfort zone as he turns to a 100 year old art form.
Locals and visitors have written their personal stories for Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui exhibition.
Wellington’s first full time Ethiopian restaurant has opened in Tory St. KHALID AHMED attended the historic event.
Khan will have to deal with female Star Trek leads and picnic baskets in the park.
As he prepares to tackle the climate change portfolio in 2014, new Wellington City Councillor David Lee intends to address the role from an economic perspective, instead of environmental. He talks to JULIE TAYLOR.
Building has started on a Brooklyn property which was sold by the Wellington City Council, and locals say they are angry about a process. Meanwhile a social housing trust building on the site is caught in the middle. ANNEKA PAUL reports.
Newswire took to the streets to see what Wellington thinks of not refreshing Christmas decorations.
Arrow FM has presented South Wairarapa community boards with the idea of their own radio programme.
Double bass player Vicki Jones has been on TV and won an award in the past month. She talks with LAUREN HERTZBERG.
A council project has brightened up Berhampore and Newtown with designs and painting by local kids.
The annual Christmas parade had Wellington city dancing in the streets. PENNY SCOTT captured the day in pictures.
Moroccan chef Abdelghani El Adraoui has always dreamed of writing his own cookbook and finally has one. He talks to KHALID AHMED about what inspired him.
Iranian basketball referees Fatemeh Fazel and Rouhi Maher enjoy officiating together as a married couple.
The Wellington City Council Youth group have been a great success according to Youth Council director
Dash of santas from Frank Kitts Park to Waitangi Park and back.
The Wellington sevens team got off to a good start finishing third in the Auckland sevens
Irene’s daughter wants to make her own way in netball, but she accepts the connection to her famous mother will always be there. JESSE CLARK talks with the pair about the expectations.
Wellington Zinefest 2013 showcased 50 DIY creatives on Saturday. OREN OAARIKI captured the activity on video.
Wellington’s not-for-profit food rescue organisation seeks funding to expand operations.
WHELDON Curzon-Hobson will walk 180 kilometres around Wellington and then to Palmerston North this month to help change the lives of young people. Mr Curzon-Hobson, 45, said the purpose of the walk was for young people to share inspirational stories with him. “I meet a whole lot of young people in our area who are […]
Wairarapa artists Barry Saunders and Megan Campbell talk to LAUREN HERTZBERG about their move from city to country.
Wellingtonians attempt to ‘trick shot their way to the NBA’ with extreme beer pong shots.
Landscape designer continues his winning streak at the Gardening World Cup in Japan.
Wellington City councillors will meet this month to consider freedom camping, and to hear oral submissions before making a final decision next month. JESSE CLARK reports on the issue, and talks to locals in the areas identified.
An Ecuadorian Fair Trade banana farmer made the rounds in Wellington last week.
Victoria University is taking a garden back in time, using it to research pre-European New Zealand.
Hobbit fans lined Kent Terrace today to catch a glimpse of Peter Jackson’s latest film in the trilogy.
March the first of 447 around the world the be staged on November 5.
A Hutt City Council rezoning hearing could result in Te Atiawa iwi getting back a patch of land taken more than 70 years ago, reports HOANI HOTENE.
It can be hard settling in to a new culture, especially getting a job. SAM DUFF looks at services that smooth the way for refugees.
Text-to-pay lights in fake rocks and portable night lights are two of the latest options in a proposal which is close to being presented to Wellington City Council. ELLIOT PARKER talks to Russell Millar of Lyall Bay Board Riders about the idea.
Pre-sale tickets are moving fast for Wellington region’s first drive-in movie cinema – and they only went on sale yesterday.
LAUREN MANN talks to one of the entrepreneurs behind the summer idea.
Wellington’s Polish School celebrates it’s 60th anniversary, and LIAM MACANDREW learns their cultural story in a strange land.
CELIA WADE-BROWN pulled dead heads out of flower pots while awaiting the mayoral election results, but she had no need for nerves thanks to a majority of more than 2500.
JULIE TAYLOR reports on her winning words.
Labour MP Kris Faafoi congratulates Nick Leggett, right, on his re-election as Porirua’s mayor on Saturday. Click on the headline for NewsWire’s coverage of national media.
A woman tossed her papers from a car to a stranger as NewsWire Team watched a frenzied last hour of voting.
The incoming council needs to adress the parking layout in Thorndon if they want to satisfy Thorndon businesses.
Local businesses say they are looking for the new council to actively address problems with the CBD.
Eastern Ward councillor Swampy Marsh finds tongue in cheek response to election theft.
Management lecturer’s comments in story described as irresponsible and a disservice to democracy.