Porirua’s annual Creekfest health festival brought 25,000 people together.
The Esplanade in Island Bay was littered with rocks and logs after the ocean came over the sea wall on Tuesday night. The storm hit soon after locals got to take part in The Great Seawall Debate. LIAM MACANDREW reports.
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.
Large public turn-out to Ngaio’s western ward meeting not reciprocated by some candidates.
Porirua mayoralty candidates have varying views on the contentious liquor licensing application for a tavern in
Cannons Creek. CAMERON MASSEY reports.
The former councillor takes time to attack the media and other candidates during his bid to lead capital.
Poor people will suffer, a meeting about the possible closure of a health centre was told.
Taken from work-sites all over the city, traffic cones are appearing in unreachable locations. PAUL ORDISH reports.
An exhibition is showing works on the environment and the bottom line. CAM MASSEY went for a look.
LIVING Wage Aotearoa tries to stay apolitical, but has welcomed the issue’s entry into the Labour leadership battle of the past week. Organisers also know where to buy their bread now after a Miramar bakery pledges support. KHALID AHMED.
David Cunliffe and Grant Robertson continue to make commitments to a living wage of $18 an hour.
Miramar South and Strathmore schools are laid to rest as the final stage of the merger in Wellington’s eastern suburbs is completed. KHALID AHMED was at the event.
Featherston Community Board takes up local’s suggestion of pointing visitors in the right direction.
Liz Wylie worked in many fields before deciding to pursue journalism as a career.
One September 12 Wellington City Council will decide new rules for licenced premises. Bar owners feel they were not listened to at hearings on the rules, but the council describes the rules as permissive. OREN OAARIKI reports.
The idea for a new app to encourage children’s brain development was inspired by the designer’s daughter.
A Victoria University professor is part of a team that have finally cracked a problem posed in 1970.
Young students from St Mark’s Church School have been learning about finance and entrepreneurship.
New Zealand’s defiant nuclear history proves inflammatory at a new art exhibition.
Top foodies formed a panel to discus developments in eating on Tuesday night.
Incumbent Porirua mayor denies using the chains of office just to pull himself up into Parliament, although the idea has support in Porirua. SAM DUFF reports.
More than 500 people watched twenty fighters battle it out in the ring at a boxing fundraiser
An exercise that could have you admiring the view from the top of Mt Vic or watching glow-worms.
The brother of the first New Zealand Idol starred as Jesus alongside his other sibling in Rongotai show.
The good folk of Aro Valley meet once again, bringing together their lively personalities for their AGM. JENNIFER WEBSTER reports.
Whitireia lecturer Janet Nixon talks about her life living aboard at Chaffers Marina.
Social rugby club the 69ers are fighting to fund a trip to follow the All Blacks to Argentina.
Te Papa talk on modern art successful despite controversial circumstances.
Brooklyn Residents Association gives locals opportunity to make suggestions and offer advice.