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.
Findings of an Otago University report on stomach cancer have raised questions about the over-representation of Maori in the statistics. FINN RAINGER asks public health specialists why there is a substantial disparity in health status between Maori and non-Maori.
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.
Chinese New Year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar.
Leading NZ filmmaker Sima Urale talks to HAYLEY GASTMEIER about her work and inspiring a new generation.
A new year was supposed to bring an upgraded commuter cycleway to Island Bay, but politics and red tape have cast doubt overthe project. After receiving the go-ahead at the beginning of December, behind-the-scenes politiking has resulted in another meeting in February likely. YC LEE reports.
Fresh from North America showing her new series Hope and Wire, Gaylene Preston talks with FRANCESCA JAGO.
Through Wellington’s creative spaces Fraser Hoffe says he has found his reason for living,
Ainslie Allen has gone through several stages of performing life since the 90s hit TV show.
After a 2013 grinch-like Christmas, Wellington City Council got back into the spirit in 2014, including a Courtney Place tree. FRANCESCA JAGO films the lights going on.
A woman who escaped the prostitution industry now wants Wellington City Council help to fund a haven.
JONTY DINE reports on Rosalie Batchelor’s appeal, and what councillors thought.
Locals have until Friday to tell Wellington City Council why it should not take their playground away.
Friends of Owhiro Stream hope council plans to extensions the Southern Landfill are altered.
Hayley Gastmeier captures the annual celebration lighting up Wellington’s waterfront with culture.
After failing to sell in August, the Vogelmorn Bowling Club has a chance to be retained for wider community.
Lower Hutt’s Sarah Atkin challenges an all-male line-up in the Wellington Mountain Bike Club Downhill Series.
Māori of all ages, backgrounds, shapes and sizes come to Wellington to study the art of performance. MATTHEW LAU reports.
FRANCESCA JAGO meets Māori students in Hawaii learning more about themselves and their culture than they did growing up in NZ.
Kapiti Coast downhill mountain biker Jamie Lyall has been around the world racing and building tracks.
Trailblazers of traditional craft and cultural art from NZ, Hawaii and Canada are celebrated in Toi Maori.
A compost bin was set up to benefit community and council hopes it will inspire more local bins.
The water is warming up and Wellington freediving club members are getting back in the ocean.
WATCH: Organic, Fairtrade Wellington Chocolate Factory maker this week launches a Kickstarter campaign for a Bougainville cocoa grower. Financing the improved processing will eventually mean cocoa beans can be shipped direct from Bougainville to New Zealand. LIZE IMMELMAN reports.
After turning Green at college, James Shaw has played a long game in his route to Parliament.
School’s out for dead humpback whale, which gets a karakia from local Maori.
Psychoactive drugs and legal highs are scheduled for a comeback in May 2015. Senior policy advisor at the Wellington City Council Mark Jones says whether we like it or not, the drugs may come back and be sold. NICOLE ADAMSON reports.
TESS NICHOL discovers the joys of craft beer at this year’s Beervana festival in Wellington.
Hutt Valley Indoor Sports hosts Indoor Cricket World Cup and NZ wants to stop Aussie dominance.
A broken piece of wind art, hail, damaged coastlines – it’s all in a winter’s day for the capital. SUE TEODORO records the action.
Through Wellington’s creative spaces Fraser Hoffe says he has found his reason for living,
Wellington’s first Syrian refugees need the help of volunteers to show them the Kiwi way.
Performers chosen to end Nan-Ying Cultural Festival opening ceremony.
A new rifle range at the valley’s old landfill has been backed by the community board.
The gig by Wellington-based soul singer Bella Kalolo and music students is captured on video.
Vulnerable communities target of programme based on Aussie model.
Homeless numbers in Wellington are increasing. NICOLE ADAMSON talks to those dealing with the issue.
FINN RAINGER talks to Bert van Dijk about his performance workshop next month and his vision for the future.
NewsWire’s team provides a constant stream of updates on election results and commentary.
After one of the most divisive election campaigns in New Zealand history, NewsWire reporters TESS NICHOL and SUE TEODORO reflect on the big winners and losers of New Zealand’s 2014 General Election.
At the Labour Party Wharewaka gathering, candidates reflect on their performance.
National Party faithful celebrate at the Penthouse in Brooklyn while the media are put in their place.
Newswire hits the Wellington streets – JONTY DINE and YC LEE ask voters for their thoughts.
The Wellington Central Greens candidate is quietly optimistic of becoming one of the country’s new MPs.
Most Kiwis are voting today, but the Electoral Commission early voting marketing has made a difference. More than 20% or New Zealanders who are eligible to vote had done so by yesterday. JONTY DINE reports.
FRANCESCA JAGO and LIZE IMMELMAN report visited the Kelburn School which was one of the Wellington polling stations today.
A political social media specialist rates the work of the Greens as the best in a truly social election.
With just a 1000-vote majority, Peter Dunne’s Ohariu seat could be a game changer.
MATTHEW LAU speaks with top Wellington foodies about restaurant guides and how we, and Michelin, rate.
Conservative candidate Gordon Copeland ruffled feathers with his comments about poverty.
The Opinion Partnership has been using billboards and ads to scare voters about Labour-Greens alliance.
Students who challenged candidates on student issues give their thoughts on how the politicians performed.
About 18,500 people will be working at more than 2500 places set-up for New Zealanders to vote.
National party billboards in the Wellington Central electorate take a hammering in the run-up to the election. SUE TEODORO reports.
The annual Feilding High School show 10 schools and wows the crowd, including photographer AMANDA CARRINGTON .
A passionate and at times unruly crowd grilled Rongotai candidates in Miramar.
The Greens Party has announced a half-billion-dollar public transport spend for Wellington if it gets into power. Most locals think the ideas have merit, but decisionmakers expect more communication, and trolley buses are not popular. SARAH WILSON reports.
NewsWire asks five voters to get On The Fence, a simulation tool is being used by kiwi’s worldwide.
Young and old gathered in their hundreds at Parliament calling for cleaner politics.
FRAN JAGO visits the the Hawaiian island of Maui and records the action at one of its iconic beaches.
The merged national media archive’s first Curator-at-Large talks with YC LEE about his love of sound and vision.
Ron Mark says getting 11% support in 10 days electioneering is just the start.
Alastair Scott’s message for undecided voters is to back the PM.
Door knocking suggests many National and Green voters will give him their electorate vote.