Blind Foundation puppy walkers give pups a great start before they leave to train as guide dogs.
China, Greece, USA, Mali and Syria are among the countries represented on stage at WOMAD 2016.
The French Ambassador speaks to hundreds of people in Wellington’s Civic Square this week. EMMA MOODY captured the emotional vigil marking the Paris terrorist attack.
BRAD FLAHIVE looks at New Zealand’s language dynamics in his blog about Te Reo Maori.
Creative New Zealand and Porirua City Council pitching in to help community tell its stories.
Familiarity with mental health events helps a worker in the field do his job, and reflect on his role with EMMA MOODY.
Basketball star Letava Whippy’s heart is split between Porirua and Fiji, but her head is at Long Island University in the US.
Hutt Valley residents have two hearings where verbal submissions will be made about a proposed new dog reserve which is worrying locals.
The public reserve on Pohutukawa Street has been selected a year-long trial. MATT TSO reports.
Mana College’s hall buzzing with hundreds of local students talking to careers advisers.
Literacy Aotearoa helps raise awareness at Wellington Railway Station.
Fighter for traumatised soldiers who committed suicide wins her own honour. BRAD FLAHIVE reports.
Friends of Central Park receive their fourth honour in a year for their work on Moturoa Stream track.
Fighting is all about solving problems, says Muay Thai kickboxer Angus Lindsey. JOANNA PIATEK talks to him about his sport and his latest bout.
Local food truckers from the coast are now feeding the hordes on Friday nights in Waikanae.
Architects working on redesigning outdoor spaces, and parents get a say.
St Mark’s Church School principal is keen to see other options explored to reduce traffic.
Ingrid Dyer from Kapiti has scored a role acting herself in a UK Tesco’s Rugby World Cup commercial
Ten Pin Bowling is part of Special Olympics and teams are working towards representing NZ.
New Zealand remembers those who gave their lives for their country every day at 5pm with at the tomb of the unknown warrior.
Members from both clubs say they are pleased with the amalgamation of the RSA and Kapiti Club
Middle-Eastern refugees in Europe face a similar experience to the refugees from Europe in the 1940s.
Partnership with ChangeMakers Refugee Forum latest initiative on air.
Plenty of beds available as social media campaign invites people to open their doors.
One Syrian migrant says NZ a fantastic place to live andhopes more of his countrymen can enjoy it.
JAMES LOBBAN interviews Wellingtonian Linda Shamoon, who knows challenges that will be faced by Syrian refugees.
SYRIANS should integrate well into New Zealand and Baha Mabruk should know – he migrated to New Zealand from Libya 18 years ago.
The Island Bay businessman says Syrian refugees are not economic refugees, they come with skill and ambitions. JOANNA PIATEK reports
New Zealander’s divided in response to announcement of a emergency refugee intake.
COLIN ENGELBRECHT talks to a Middle East specialist about the refugee crisis background.
Emma Beals went to study in Syria, but stayed to write about the conflict for Vice magazine.
Parents at St Teresa’s School Karori help make basketball a more accessible sport for their kids.
THE man who lit up Wellington’s 150th birthday is excited about the creative possibilities of the new polytechnic arts and performance centre on Cuba Street. Construction has just began following a ceremony led by Te Ati Awa iwi in late August. EMMA MOODY reports.
A prayer for the late Jerry Collins, a member of the last winning St Pat’s Town team, was one of the inspirations for victory this week. ARANA KENNY reports.
Porirua club is not in the Horowhenua/Kapiti competition for the first time in 18 years.
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.
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.