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Waiting for Winston: A political playlist to soothe your nerves

To help ease the nerves, yet prepare you for the “big moment”, SARAH MCMULLAN has created this playlist

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Looking at the polls before the result of tonight’s election

ANDREW BEVIN tracks the tussle between National and Labour in the 1 News Colmar Brunton polls leading up to today’s election.

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Marama Te Kira brings Te Reo to Te Papa and her life

As Te Reo in schools added to the political debate in the elections, AIMEE EASTWOOD listens to her experience.

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The election’s this Saturday – too bad the world’s going to explode

Will Saturday’s election will be the cause of our destruction? ELIJAH HILL reports.

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Big yellow container showcases new creative educational institute

Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Creativity building Dixon St being prepared to open in 2018

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WATCH: Te Reo marches down Lambton Quay

WATCH: About 5000 people march to start Maori Language week. ELIJAH Hill got among the crowd.

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Cynicism high among Māori youth voters, but there is hope

What can be done about low youth and Maori voting numbers? AIMEE EASTWOOD attends Here We Go Again forum to find out.

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More millennials eligible to vote at this election than baby boomers

Young voters could change the election outcome. LAURA WILTSHIRE asks the question, will they?

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Bernard chooses Gareth Morgan over a movie

TOP is doing things differently in the political landscape. ELIJAH HILL tries to read the topography at a party event.

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Traditional Maori forms re-imagined by artist Darren Ward

The Weltec tutor is using the eel traps of his whanau to inspire creative students. He talks with PATRICK FRENCH.

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In search of the Maori journalist in Aotearoa New Zealand

Maori are 15 percent of the population but only about eight percent of mainstream newsrooms. IRELAND HENDRY-TENNENT asks why.

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WATCH: Wellington Access Radio gets new frequency

Wellington Access Radio Station Manager Kristen Paterson talks about the switch to FM frequency and what’s next for the station.

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LISTEN: Our native tongue in three homes.

Māori language is struggling to survive colonisation. JADE WINTON-LOWE talks to three Te Reo speakers.

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WATCH: Wellington CBD lit up by Lux Light Festival

Wellington’s Lux Light Festival returned to the CBD this year. AIMEE EASTWOOD captures the dazzling artworks and performers.

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Storytellers of the Pacific challenge old societal norms

KATENI SAU explores the challenges of being a Pacific journalist

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PHOTO ESSAY: African Unity celebrated in Wellington

Reporter SAPEER MAYRON visually captures the essence of African Unity celebrated in Wellington.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Have a sticky-beak at Wellington Zoo’s Kea enclosure

Kea are cheeky, colourful and a Wellington favourite. SHAR DAVIS captures them in action.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Road to new beginnings for quake city

Christchurch’s heart is being re-imagined and KATENI SAU took to the streets to capture progress

Porirua’s Aotea College have big basketball boots to fill

Team members talk about building on top 4 placing. ANIL GANASON reports.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Wellingtonians ‘bold for change’

Women use #beboldforchange to rally the world. AIMEE EASTWOOD focuses on capital marchers.

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WATCH: Local sustainable kai for Wellington plates

WorkerBe Oasis harvests locally grown vegetables and then gives half away .

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WATCH: Waitangi festival celebrates the elements

Thousands turned out to Porirua’s Te Rauparaha park to celebrate Waitangi Day.

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WATCH: New citizens welcomed at Waitangi celebrations

New citizens were treated to pōwhiri and kai before Porirua’s Waitangi Day festival.

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WATCH: Free fluro and fun at Wellington’s Go By Bike Day

There were plenty of fluorescent jackets and shorts at Wellington’s Queens Wharf today.

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WATCH: Team Wellington face title challenge

Everyone at Team Wellington knows they have to keep working hard if they want to finish the regular season in first place.

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WATCH: Fat Freddys drop in for free Lower Hutt festival

Fat Freddys Drop headline act at Lower Hutt’s Te Rā o te Raukura festival .

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WATCH: New Bike Space gets Wellington rolling

Five bike mechanics are offering free help with repairs from a shop in a cosmic blue container on Marion Street.

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WATCH: Cafes are second living rooms for apartments

Barista John Hart tells us how a café can become a second living room.

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WATCH: Professional women cricket players on the rise.

More female players becoming professional cricket players. KATENI SAU reports.

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WATCH: Psychic barista knows what your brew will be

Cafe L’affare has a barista who can guess your coffee order. IRELAND HENDRY-TENNENT reports

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PHOTO ESSAY: Whitireia cooking students test their skills

Kapiti campus students prepare for a function to test their culinary skills. DAN MAGEEAN spent the day documenting the process.

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Post-quake focus of Whitireia Journalism and Broadcasting

Getting through the quake, and preparing for future emergencies is the topic of students in this show on Wellington Access Radio.

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New Zealand media react to US Election result

NewsWire’s SHAR DAVIS is tracking NZ news media covering the US elections. Click through to follow the day’s progress.

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What Net influencers are saying on election day

NewsWire’s DAN MAGEEAN is following Internet influencers across the globe as the US election results come in.

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NZ journalists cover US elections over social media channels

ROSALIE STONYER-LINN keeps an eye on what NZ journalists are talking about on US election day.

Our man on the ground in Los Angeles – Leon Gurevitch

Associate Prof. Leon Gurevitch from Victoria University is in Los Angeles providing a rolling taste of US election day with MARGOT NEAS.

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American elections 101 with a political scientist and a podcast

Victoria University’s Dr Jon Johansson explains the US elections, while LAURA BETH KEOWN unravel the mystery with JADE WINTON-LOWE for readers.

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US presidential vote follows long line of election drama

The USA’s 57 presidential elections have each had their own character. ANGELA REID explores some of the drama.

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NZ Land Wars day announcement reminder of push for Parihaka

Modern day peace protesters keep up the pressure for November 5 memorial. SHAR DAVIS talks to two supporters.

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Social media warming up for race day, #MelbourneCup

Here’s the hottest Cup tweets, posts, and pics from social media. LAURA McKEWEN reports.

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Three NZ horses in the running for Melbourne Cup glory

Three Kiwi horses are looking to repeat last year’s cup success.ABE LEACH reports.

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A history of the race that stops two nations

How did an Australian horse race become so important in New Zealand? James Malthus looks back.

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Secret Singapore deal latest in mixed history for growth fund

MARGOT NEAS background the mixed history of the economic growth fund.

Do young people know what to do with an envelope?

Candidates say postal voting has done its dash. But voters also need to take responsibility. CHRIS VISSER reports

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LISTEN: Mayoral candidates split on fixing homeless issue

Figures show 50 people are sleeping rough in capital. What are the mayoral options? SALLY MUYOMA reports

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Print is not dead, it’s an untapped market, says former newspaper editor

Cate Brett talks print media, community newspapers and the state of New Zealand journalism

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Some things stay the same in Kiwi sporting tradition

Thirty years after his own Olympics, Tim Logan reflects with ANGELA REID about differences and similarities.

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Prevention Is key for Te Aro to change crime stats say locals

Te Aro’s crime rates don’t stop citizens from feeling safe in their city, but JADE WINTON-LOWE find they still want more CCTV cameras.

WATCH: Wellington Access Radio’s archive launch

Over 800 Taonga from Wellington Access Radio have been gifted to Nga Taonga Sound and Vision. EMMA MOODY reports.

WATCH: RSA’s 100th centenary at the National War Memorial

The RSA celebrated its centenary at the Pukeahu War Memorial in Wellington.
COLIN ENGELBRECHT reports.

Hills Hats anything but old hat as popularity inspires factory shop

Headgear’s popularity is on the rise. Matt Tso talks to Hills Hatman Simon Smuts-Kennedy.

From Olympic competitor to Olympic ambassador

As the next games draw near, Melissa Ingram talks to Dominic Godfrey about her new life mentoring young Kiwis.

WATCH: A special art gallery in Abel Smith St values citizens

Alpha Art Studio enables people with an intellectual disability to be active and valued. ANDREW JOHNSEN reports.

Paraparaumu teaching legend reflects on 40 years with teenagers

Chrissie Jorgenson says kids have not changed, despite all of the technology. VIRGINIA FALLON reports.

Found in translation – a korero about languages in Aotearoa

BRAD FLAHIVE looks at New Zealand’s language dynamics in his blog about Te Reo Maori.

Moving Wellington vigil for Paris terror victims

WATCH: Wellingtonians gathered at Civic Square on Tuesday night to remember the 129 people lost in last week’s Paris terror attacks .

Mental health worker uses his own journey to help others

Familiarity with mental health events helps a worker in the field do his job, and reflect on his role with EMMA MOODY.

EXERCISE: Te Matau-a-Māui

LISTEN: Whitireia’s radio journalism team were key players in a major civil defence exercise involving a simulated magnitude 7 earthquake in the Hawkes Bay last week.

Stemming Wellington’s creative flow to Auckland

Actor, director and producer Nathaniel Lees wants to keep Wellington as the country’s creative hub. DOMINIC GODFREY reports.

Whippy chases dream long way from Fiji, Porirua, family

Basketball star Letava Whippy’s heart is split between Porirua and Fiji, but her head is at Long Island University in the US.

Royal recognition for war research work on tunneller suicides

Fighter for traumatised soldiers who committed suicide wins her own honour. BRAD FLAHIVE reports.

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Royal recognition for war research work on tunneller suicides

Fighter for traumatised soldiers who committed suicide wins her own honour. BRAD FLAHIVE reports.

Former refugees know how fleeing Syrians are feeling

Two Wellingtonions, who came to New Zealand as refugees, share their perspectives with DOMINIC GODFREY.

WATCH: Moving daily ritual for New Zealand’s war dead

New Zealand remembers those who gave their lives for their country every day at 5pm with at the tomb of the unknown warrior.

WATCH: Body builders strut their stuff in lead up to national champs

Amateur body builders vie for a last chance to qualify for the National Amateur Body Building Championships.

Whitireia Gone Done country

For the first time in 27 years Whitireia Music School is doing a country gig and it’s part of a class assessment.

WATCH: Former refugee applauds decision on Syrians

JAMES LOBBAN interviews Wellingtonian Linda Shamoon, who knows challenges that will be faced by Syrian refugees.

A history of the Syrian conflict makes devastating reading

COLIN ENGELBRECHT talks to a Middle East specialist about the refugee crisis background.

Higher life expectancy for Maori not good enough

The gap between Maori and non-Maori life expectancy has narrowed, but ARANA KENNY finds there is more work to be done.

PHOTO ESSAY: Upper Hutt hosts National Geographic images

Photographic exhibition is a first for New Zealand. JADE MAISEY took her own camera to reflect the exhibition.

PHOTO ESSAY: Memphis Belle Cafe a capital coffee hot spot

TE HUIA MOKE visits a community based cafe situated in Dixon Street, central Wellington, to capture the culture in pictures.

PHOTO ESSAY: NZ Athlete Ashleigh Sando

An insight into New Zealand athlete Ashleigh Sando’s training. Captured by JADE MAISEY.

Outsourcing Maori programming still raw, but the show goes on

Last year’s decision left many Maori outraged, while others took the opportunity. LIAM CAVANAGH reports.

Work to be done at grass roots in fight against bullying

Lisa Gembitsky is leaving her Konfident Kidz programme. She reflects on her work with AMANDA CARRINGTON.

Inequities in health linked to high stomach cancer rates for Maori

An Otago University stomach cancer report highlights over-representation of Maori in stats. FINN RAINGER reports.

Behind the smile, your lattes and lagers can have a human toll

TESS NICHOL speaks with some of the capital’s young workers to find out what it’s really like “working hospo.”

Meet the people who find joy in a YMCA dance, or a clap of hands

HAYLEY GASTMEIER talks to three New Zealanders who care for people with intellectual disabilities.

Bringing te reo back to life – three takes on te reo

HAYLEY GASTMEIER speaks to three Kiwis helping to revitalise te reo Māori after more than 150 years of decline.

From Pacific Island beginnings to movie screens

Leading NZ filmmaker Sima Urale talks to HAYLEY GASTMEIER about her work and inspiring a new generation.