Many people have found that the way to Maori culture’s heart is through its song and dance. NATASHA THYNE reports.
Fine miniatures, from war era planes to fantasy sci-fi creatures, are favourites at a Kilbirnie shop, reports KAWE ROES.
Beached whales are sometimes found on New Zealand shores, but what happens next? NICOLE BAXTER finds out.
A Petone school has high hopes for its new system for pupils learning in te reo, reports HOANI HOTENE.
A Whitireia training initiative allows iwi radio station staff to get their skills and dedication recognised, reports VICTORIA COTTERELL.
Wayne Guppy still has the energy to be the voice of his community, he tells JAMES PAUL.
As ongoing change challenges schools, LIZ WYLIE explores what is being done to help dyslexic learners. Image: iStockphoto
Laura Macdonald was on the Dom Post page one on the day she won the Canon best journalism student prize.
Tattooist Zak Kohl likes fast cars, karate and playing bass guitar, but his main calling is preaching, he tells JAMES VERNON.
Anoushka Isaac volunteers for an award-winning charity. She talks to VICTORIA COTTERELL about living a meaningful life.
Young Charlotte Browning’s talent could get her a spot in Rockz premier 1 team. She talks to NICOLE BAXTER.
MELISSA WASTNEY talks to Wellington writer Max Rashbrooke about New Zealand’s growing divide and what it means for us.
Reaching all ears since 1981, Access Radio is still going strong on Wellington airways, reports NATASHA THYNE.
Emma Chalmers, a young Dunedin artist, is the new artist in residence at 30 Upstairs. VOMLE SPRINGFORD reports.
Refugees get an endorsement from Hutt City Mayor Ray Wallace, once an immigrant himself. JAMES VERNON reports.
Next year’s WOMAD has everything from Japanese banjo to Russian gypsy punk from Melbourne, reports ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL
Republicans across the US are distancing themselves from Mitt Romney. VICTORIA COTTERELL discusses the trend.
Cosplay may seem strange and foreign but the community is friendly to newcomers, reports TAREN STEVENS.
Estimates show home birth is still a rare choice for Kiwis as official numbers remain unknown. MELISSA WASTNEY reports.
Heritage firearms enthusiasts can be very competitive. SOPHIE JACKMAN attended a recent shoot.
While 63 million voted, 96 million did not. REGAN ROBERTS goes looking for answers.
NZ gets in step with global emitters’ carbon footprints. JAMES PAUL reports on mixed messages.
Wellington cricketer Harry Boam is holding his own alongside ‘import’ team-mates. He talks to Sarah MacKenzie.
Homelessness is on the rise, and not all of it is visible on the street. KRISTEN PATERSON reports on new ideas on how to deal with it.
Loughlan Prior cried when his dad took him to play footy, but his dancing lessons led to a career he loves, writes NATASHA THYNE.
JEAN ELTRINGHAM, ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL and MELISSA WASTNEY ask questions about America’s most vulnerable.
The social media machine went into overdrive. SARAH MACKENZIE wonders whether some were over the edge.
Obama was expected to keep the black votes, but some celebrities bucked the trend, writes SARAH MACKENZIE.
Four Jewish Americans reflect on politics with ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL about their pre-election concerns at home and in Israel.
According to news website Salon, Donald Trump is not happy with the outcome
Daniel Simmons Ritchie, a graduate from Whitireia journalism, talks to EMILY LYPSIS, about reporting the US election.
On the surface Obama’s troop withdrawals look different to Romney’s military policies, but ALASTAIR REITH is not so sure.
Obama and Romney identify education as a big part of America’s economic future.
Despite first term disappointments, Obama still beats Romney in global popularity reports DAMON RUSDEN.
SAMUEL HILL offers insights into the nuances of the US states most likely to swing one way or the other.
Democrats appear to let nothing slip, while new Republican Party stances are quickly betrayed. KRISTEN PATERSON reports.
Gay rights and immigration policy are hot topics in both American and New Zealand politic, writes LAURA MACDONALD
KAT DUGGAN looks at the domestic policies of presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL and MELISSA WASTNEY talk to US feminists appalled by Romney’s stance on women’s issues.
Burlesque national and international stars perform with Wellington pioneer Courtney L’amour, reports ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL
As US elections loom, New Zealand media coverage steps up. LAURA MACDONALD looks at some of the variety.
Could Hurricane Sandy be the key to the US election? KRISTEN PATERSON looks back at the weather’s effect on poll results.
Barack Obama is the social media pioneer, but Mitt Romney is catching up fast, writes MEGAN SMYTH.
Fact checkers weigh up US presidential candidates on promises vs actions, truth v rhetoric, writes KRISTEN PATERSON.
JEAN ELTRINGHAM ponders the spate of privacy breaches by Work and Income NZ, while SAM HILL has some theories about why the incumbent US president is so popular here.
ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL checked out burlesque show Nautical Naughties to find a host of talented young performers.
A Nepal Night festival is aimed at introducing Wellington to the best of Nepalese culture. SARAH MACKENZIE reports.
Seniors groups criticise WCC Positive Ageing Policy as “a generalised statement of nothing”, reports LIZ WYLIE.
Nautical Naughties has it all without costing the earth or, in this case, the sea reports ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL.
The NZ falcon leads in this year’s Bird of the Year competition – although the PM says he prefers the ostrich, reports DAMON RUSDEN.
EMILY LIPSYS reports on an issue which challenges those who lose their hearing, and why they want the course to continue.
Tea and tragedy were shared at the Japan Festival in Wellington. SOPHIE JACKMAN reports on an ancient ceremony.
Canterbury residents are sharing their food, flowers and frustration, reports LIZ WYLIE.
First it was ACC – now Work and Income has misplaced information and failed to follow its own policies, reports SOPHIE JACKMAN.
The St Patrick’s School principal for the past 11 years will retire in December. She talks to TAREN STEVENS.
Not everyone is black and white about the issue of marriage. SOPHIE JACKMAN and LIZ WYLIE canvas opinion on the issue.
KAT DUGGAN and VICTORIA COTTERELL follow the stream of coverage surrounding the Marriage Amendment Bill day.
The disturbing, alluring, and occasionally blood-curdling were on show at Wellington’s Bodega Bar, reports VICTORIA COTTERELL.
Why walk when you can fly? Aerial yoga is taking people back to their childhood ways while working out, reports NATASHA THYNE
Human FM’s collection has five years of Blah Blah Blah open mic shows, reports ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL
Baking for Parliament all part of Katie Morgan’s busy fundraising for Durham University. MEGAN SMYTH reports.
Music, speeches, and impromptu dancing in Cuba St showed the fight against sales is strong, reports VICTORIA COTTERELL
Hutt Chocoholics unite! Local companies at festival totally dedicated to everything that is chocolate, reports EMILY LIPSYS.
The kokako is rarely seen, but it’s the early leader in this year’s Bird of the Year contest, reports DAMON RUSDEN.
Their relationships could once have landed them in jail – now their photographs hang in an art gallery, writes ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL.
A Facebook group rounds up knitters across the globe to combat child poverty in New Zealand, reports ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL
Hairspray, which opens next week at the Opera House, stars 26 students from Whitireia, reports ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL.
Sam Neho the Newtown busker just wants to see smiles, he tells REGAN ROBERTS.
Massi Alessandrini says having house music will keep clubbers at one gig, reports ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL.
The mid-winter service at Island Bay Presbyterian Church featured fireworks for the kids, reports KEZIA BENNETT.
Wellington burlesque artist is country’s first to use signing to help the deaf, reports ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL.
TEWETINI TE MOANANUI joined hundreds of family members and friends of Pacific Studies students to celebrate their work.
The Government’s partial sales plan is turning away loyalists, swing voters, according to a NewsWire street poll.
Lisa Reweti talks to GRANT ELLEN about teaching NZ social history and te reo in Wellington schools.
Instructors at the Blue Dragon Club are teaching more than technique. JENNIFER GILBERT finds out how and why.
Why do people decide to go against the grain and become vegan? asks ANGIE MILLS.
Wellington’s award-winning Maori radio station set to celebrate 25 years in the business, reports RODNEY BROWN.
The life of a merry banker and womens rights supporter, who recounted his times to GARETH WALLACE..
Similarities between Islam and Maori culture are leading more Maori to embrace Islam, reports MOHAMMAD NAZAYER.
So what’s causing a growing belief NZ youth drinking is out of control? asks ANNA WILLIAMS: