The NewsWire team looked at the latest census results and examined the population growth of the capital’s ethnicity, gender and housing make-up.
Wellington Zinefest 2013 showcased 50 DIY creatives on Saturday. OREN OAARIKI captured the activity on video.
Wairarapa artists Barry Saunders and Megan Campbell talk to LAUREN HERTZBERG about their move from city to country.
NEWSWIRE sent a video team to check out the Next in Line Young Cartoonist’s exhibition at the National Library.
The Indian festival of Diwali means many things to many people, JESSE CLARK discovered at Wellington’s celebrations.
Roller derby is growing in popularity. A keen skater tells JANELLE CHEESMAN what makes the fast-paced sport so much fun.
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.
Wellington’s Polish School celebrates it’s 60th anniversary, and LIAM MACANDREW learns their cultural story in a strange land.
John Morrison’s options were either mayor or fishing. BETHANY PEARSON reports on his farewell.
Fifth-term Upper Hutt City Mayor Wayne Guppy is pleased with his mandate, he tells JANELLE CHEESMAN.
Ray Wallace is thinking ahead to his next term and welcoming ideas of his rivals, reports JENNIFER McILROY.
A rolling feed of tweets and retweets of council election coverage from around the country.
Mayoral candidate Nicola Young wants to see Wellington get it’s buzz back. JOHANNA CLELAND reports.
Small business owners in Waterloo want Ray Wallace to serve another term as Hutt City Mayor. SAM BRODIE reports.
Economic growth is at the top of the wishlists for Upper Hutt City mayoralty contenders, reports JANELLE CHEESMAN.
A new approach to learning through one-off affordable classes proves to be a hit. PAUL ORDISH and JOHANNA CLELAND report.
Taken from work-sites all over the city, traffic cones are appearing in unreachable locations. PAUL ORDISH reports.
After a long time away from premier rugby, 2013 saw Wellington’s Axemen return to top-tier club rugby. CALLY MARTIN reports
A big future in fashion has been predicted for Massey University design student Annelise Moen. JENNIFER MCILROY reports.
The good folk of Aro Valley meet once again, bringing together their lively personalities for their AGM. JENNIFER WEBSTER reports.
A mini United Nations has been meeting in Wellington. CHRIS WILLIAMS talks to the movers and shakers.
Pre-eminent journalism educator Jim Tucker is retiring from teaching after 27 years, reports PENNY SCOTT.
Craft beer’s popularity is booming in the capital, NEWSWIRE sent a multimedia team to find out more about the new craft brews in town.
If an early Kiwi nurse had been listened to, 10,000 New Zealand soldiers could have been saved from syphilis, writes LIZ WYLLIE.
Armageddon 2013 proves popular, Newswire reports from amongst the cosplayers with video, social media and pictures.
There have been no deaths along the Golden Mile since last year, but pedestrians are still jaywalking, reports SHARN CROSSLING.
Poneke and Wainuiomata fought an epic battle at Kilbirnie Park. AARON MEREDITH was there and caught the action.
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.