Porirua’s new mural stole the show during the official opening at yesterday’s night market in Porirua’s CBD. Porirua artists Chloe Reweti and Ruth Robertson-Taylor used some of Porirua most iconic places and people in the artwork. KATENI SAU reports.
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.
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.
Prime Minister Bill English was at the annual Bledisloe Garden Reception
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.
The Salvation Army recognise government financial management, but the ledger is not balanced.
The Christchurch Women’s March came together in seven days thanks to social media’s reach
The $750,000 kea habitat is final stage of Meet the Locals He Tuku Aroha interactive area
Wellington City Council has funded a workshop where people can learn how to fix their own bikes. SHAR DAVIS reports.
The Kitten Inn is experiencing a surge in kitten numbers this season. AMY McEWEN finds out out what the public can do to help.
Luke Fiso is rising to the top of crossfit success in New Zealand with an eye on the world. SHAR DAVIS reports
Cafe L’affare has a barista who can guess your coffee order. IRELAND HENDRY-TENNENT reports
Latu Talu and Keegan O’Kane–Jones enjoyed success at the Australian championships.
The regular imports to Wellington this year include 20 from Japanese rugby competitions.
Kapiti campus students prepare for a function to test their culinary skills. DAN MAGEEAN spent the day documenting the process.
Getting through the quake, and preparing for future emergencies is the topic of students in this show on Wellington Access Radio.
Newswire talks to several Newtown businesses who decided to open up the morning after the quake.
Newswire spoke to people throughout New Zealand for their reactions to the quake. SHAR DAVIS reports.
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.
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.
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.
NewsWire has made it into the famous Washington Post website, thanks to blind cat Murdock picking the US election winner.
Upper Hutt’s own Donald Trump impersonator is bringing the US presidency, and media, to New Zealand. HUGO HUNTINGTON meets Alexander Sparrow.
NewsWire’s SHAR DAVIS is tracking NZ news media covering the US elections. Click through to follow the day’s progress.
NewsWire’s DAN MAGEEAN is following Internet influencers across the globe as the US election results come in.
Want to play politics? Video game reviewer DAN MAGEEAN and fellow journalism student BLAIR MOCKETT delved into election gaming.
Lennex Drummond returns from the karate world championships with a second placing.
Victoria University’s Dr Jon Johansson explains the US elections, while LAURA BETH KEOWN unravel the mystery with JADE WINTON-LOWE for readers.
The USA’s 57 presidential elections have each had their own character. ANGELA REID explores some of the drama.
Wellington now has its own TopShop and the first 300 people sone bonus spending.
Former Pheonix and international footballer has already knocked back All Whites request to stand by.
Modern day peace protesters keep up the pressure for November 5 memorial. SHAR DAVIS talks to two supporters.
Money raised at the Australian High Commission’s Melbourne Cup event will go to the Wellington Womens Refuge this year. SALLY MUYOMA reports.
The Melbourne Cup winner gets $6.2 million but could earn even more having fun in retirement.
Here’s the hottest Cup tweets, posts, and pics from social media. LAURA McKEWEN reports.
How did an Australian horse race become so important in New Zealand? James Malthus looks back.
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.
Parading dogs were among the drawcards to the city’s weekend celebrations
From Island Bay to Plimmerton over 140 groups are fighting for coolest little pest free capital
WelTec’s Creative Technologies graduates show off their talent in a National Portrait Gallery
Wellingtonians donated their old yoga mats to a worthy cause this Labour Day. Sally Muyoma reports.
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