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PHOTO ESSAY: A day in the life of a scientist

Reporter BRONTE WILSON joins marine biologist Josh Brian in his lab for the day as he researches coral DNA.

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Young people getting into art buying – given they can’t afford houses

The digital age is bring art collectors and artists together more easily.

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Basin battlers wary of transport scenarios to be announced

City, regional council and NZTA will on Wednesday announce the latest blueprint to ease Wellington traffic congestion. After saving the Basin Reserve once already, defenders of the landmark are watching with interest. LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.

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Archive photo captures SPCA encounter that changed a life

SPCA annual appeal time, and Sarah McMullan tracked down a boy in 1955 photo

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Building owners can bank on council to stop bits falling on people

Developer Richard Burrell scolded Wellington City councillors for considering loaning money to building owners to stop masonry and parappets falling off – but they voted for the plan. THOMAS CROSKERY reports from the council City Strategy Committee meeting.

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The unseen faces behind the change of government

Three buidlings, three days, 700-plus people, 10,000 boxes – LAURA WILTSHIRE reports on the big move

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Journalism award for te reo in prime time

Maiki Sherman, second time Maori journalist of the year says the experience has been humbling.

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LISTEN: More Maori needed in journalism

Māori journalism and books were celebrated in Wellington last night. ELIJAH HILL talks to one of the award winners about her dream for Māori in mainstream news.

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Region plans get shake up as new emergency plans rolled out

As the one year anniversary of the Kaikoura earthquake approaches, Wellington Regional Emergency Management is schooling locals up on new hubs.

THOMAS CROSKERY reports on one of the meetings in Karori.

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Kiwi’s gear up for the big Aussie race

At 5 o’clock today, Kiwi’s across the country will stop working and turn their eyes to the TV to watch an Australian horse race. The Melbourne Cup, known as the race that stops a nation, garners more attention in New Zealand than any local race. British horse Marmelo is  favourite to win the cup, according […]

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Google YouTube is bringing kiwi horror to the world’s screens

Killer Kiwi horror films are in the spotlight thanks to a collaboration with NZ On Air

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Tenant already lining up for proposed waterfront building

The proposed building at site 9 in Kumutoto on the Wellington Waterfront will supply much needed high quality office space to Wellington

ANDREW BEVIN reports.

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Council makes appointments to fill Eagle’s vacancy

Council is Wellington’s biggest landlord and Dawson intends to support tenants

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New leadership for student legal advocacy group

Environment, community key for the next generation of leaders of a student legal advocacy group

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Climate change promise all rhetoric say trolley bus fans

Locals farewell trolley buses amid calls for sustainable transport.

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Waterfront Watch challenges capital council on consulation

Public had just five days to digest latest plans from consultation for last remaining building site

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Chinese speakers surge thanks to schools support

Kiwis’ need for Chinese language, cultural knowledge underlined amid growth of Mandarin in schools

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Charter school boss hopes politics, ideology can be put aside

Parties in the new coalition government were clear in their campaigning that they were against charter schools.

LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to the CEO of a high profile charter school and to the teachers’ union about how they see the future.

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Kaikoura quake, flexible work behind Wellington region property trend

Working from home and living outside the city centre are boosting the property market thanks to CBD property issues.

ANDREW BEVIN reports.

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Waiting for Winston: A political playlist to soothe your nerves

To help ease the nerves, yet prepare you for the “big moment”, SARAH MCMULLAN has created this playlist

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WATCH: Arrests at weapons expo

Police have arrested a number of protesters outside Westpac Stadium for blocking a roadway leading into a weapons expo. BLAIR MOCKETT reports.

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Lions win again… just

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WATCH: Ohariu voters have made their choice for a new MP

Johnsonville voters reflect on an election during which their MP resigned

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WATCH: What to eat on election day – sausages and scones of course

Petone voters are being well fed today with sausages in bread, scones and cream

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WATCH: Election Day ticks still popular with voters in Rongotai

WATCH: Despite the increased number of early voters, convenience and tradition were among the reasons why Rongotai voters waited for Election Day to hit the polls. Voting booths are open until 7pm today. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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Kiwis are getting out to vote in 2017 General Election

Polling booths are open until 7pm for New Zealanders to cast their ballot

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Follow the election here

The Whitireia Team is covering the election live around Wellington. Click above for a rolling blog of updates as election night progresses.

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Marama Te Kira brings Te Reo to Te Papa and her life

As Te Reo in schools added to the political debate in the elections, AIMEE EASTWOOD listens to her experience.

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Ardern welcomed by crowd at Victoria University

Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern arrived at Victoria University to a rousing welcome by students. Increasing rain didn’t deter the selfie-takers. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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TOP tops criminal justice policy election scorecard

Advocacy group for youth in the criminal justice system produces a scorecard

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WATCH: Locals have their says on Oriental Bay cycleway idea

Wellington City Council to consult on cycle lane in iconic bay

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Wellington Lions grounded despite record win

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Suicide brings to tears the most staunch-looking

Jacinda Ardern was not the only one brought to tears by the sight of 606 pairs of shoes

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The election’s this Saturday – too bad the world’s going to explode

Will Saturday’s election will be the cause of our destruction? ELIJAH HILL reports.

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Electoral Commission doesn’t think its leg shaving ad is sexist

LISTEN: Body image issues have been raised about an advert published in The University of Canterbury’s student magazine Canta which depicts two legs in a bathtub with a tick box for two options: to shave legs or wear jeans. SAPEER MAYRON reports.

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WATCH: 606 pairs of shoes mark World Suicide Day

Riders Against Teenage Suicide (R.A.T.S.) on their motorbikes played a part in bringing the message to Parliament.

SARAH McMULLAN talks to riders about protecting their tamariki.

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What’s stopping young voters?

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WATCH: Lighting up Te Auaha

The lights are on at Wellington’s new creative institute. BRONTE WILSON reports on the celebration for the building which will host Whitireia and Weltec students from 2018.

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Big yellow container showcases new creative educational institute

Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Creativity building Dixon St being prepared to open in 2018

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WATCH: Māori Language Week kicks off with Wellington parade

WATCH: Yesterday Stacey Morrison helped launch Māori Language Week in Wellington, with thousands marching to support Te Reo. BRONTE WILSON captured the action.

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LISTEN: Politicians ponder polls in election with many twists

While they will often clash on policy, Labour and National share common ground on the importance of polls.

THOMAS AIREY talks to Wellington electorate opponents Grant Robertson and Nicola Willis.

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WATCH: Students take Little Shop of Horrors to the stage

Musical Theatre students at Whitireia Polytechnic Performing Arts are gearing up for opening night.

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Slip of a National tongue puts Labour in power

Willis says vote for her because Robertson will be too busy as Finance Minister – oops

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WATCH: Te Reo marches down Lambton Quay

WATCH: About 5000 people march to start Maori Language week. ELIJAH Hill got among the crowd.

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Where are women in politics? Not at Victoria University debate

The Parties Youth Wing debate at Victoria University had representatives from all the parties on campus, but one group was notably absence – women. LAURA WILTSHIRE reports on a meeting where even the Trump comedian bit off more than he could chew.

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Policy trumps personality at a capital candidates’ meeting – just

Newswire poses the question “How important is personality in your preffered Prime Minister?”

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Asking the question: Is Ardern ready for PM?

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More millennials eligible to vote at this election than baby boomers

Young voters could change the election outcome. LAURA WILTSHIRE asks the question, will they?

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Campaign chair says Labour not getting ahead of itself

Labour leads National for the first time in 12 years of polls, but Twyford cautious

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Candidates dangle the house lolly in Hutt City symposium

Social Issues on the agenda as crowd of 40 brave wet night for politics

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Two electorates, one suburb – meet the candidates in Brooklyn

Residents from Brooklyn and beyond will next week get a chance to meet candidates standing for election in the electorates straddling the suburb and its surroundings. Reporter SAPEER MAYRON speaks to the organiser and locals to learn what they want this election.

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Bernard chooses Gareth Morgan over a movie

TOP is doing things differently in the political landscape. ELIJAH HILL tries to read the topography at a party event.

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Johnsonville coach looking to stay and build for the 2018 season

Logan Tauiliili has unfinished business are second placing in the 2017 Hardham Cup

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Where’s the funding for special needs education?

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Days too short for extra languages teaching, says principal

LISTEN: A principal is struggling to see merit in National’s latest education policy announcement.

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Paparangi School’s 50th anniversary time for celebration

Past students coming from as far away as England for the community milestone

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Can you guess what Nurses have in their pockets?

Win movie tickets, dinner for two and a book of poems with your best guess

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Wet inside and outside Aro Valley Hall for candidates meeting

Water pistols spray candidates, and rain wet spectators for the iconic local election debate.

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Politics, social issues on the minds of high school students

Year 10s at Wellington High School are looking closely at this year’s General Election

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Magpies debut still a possibility for Gardner despite arm injury

Loose forward has fingers crossed for this week’s scan of freak injury

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Five-year-olds learn to code at Waterloo Primary School

At Tuesday Coding Club kids learn about the languages and logic driving their devices

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Fergusson girls take to SportsFest court

Fergusson Intermediate students from Trentham were among thousands of Wellington regional children at city venues for SportsFest. ELIJAH HILL reports.

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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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