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What could the future hold for Wellington’s public transport?

WATCH: The future options for how much you pay and the type of bus you catch in Wellington under review

Maori people much more likely to suffer from mental health issues

Figures show that Maori are a third more likely to be living with mental health issues than Europeans

Behind the scenes of the SPCA

WATCH: The Newswire team goes behind the scenes of the Wellington SPCA’s new centre in Mt Victoria.

‘Best news ever about legal high ban’ for Cuba Street Retailers

Cuba Street Retailers are hoping the legal high ban will have a positive effect on their business and the area.

Prince William answers royal baby rumour

WATCH: Prince William hints at future new baby in exclusive video captured by Whitireia Journalism student MARK BISHNELL.

Accessibility to Parliament a topic for election year

Candidates in wheelchairs may find it easier to win a seat than get into the building, or even vote. CALLY MARTIN reports.

Ngāti Koata treasure tuatara as kaitiaki of stream of knowledge

Zealandia latest in many sanctuaries to be gifted juvenile tuataras by tribe. PAUL ORDISH reports.

A new generation of musicians pushing the boundaries

Young artists are challenging studios using little more than the internet and a laptop. LIAM MACANDREW meets two of them.

Human jukeboxe fun provokes thought

A top NZ artist has made a point by using people as cultural dancing machines in their exhibition. HOANI HOTENE reports.

Stephanie McIntyre knows the many colours of homelessness

Homelessness is right on our back doorsteps and one local woman is doing all she can to help, writes BETHANY PEARSON

New generation eyeing up Maori Party leadership

There are questions about his mana, but Te Ururoa Flavell tells SAM DUFF it is better to be on the field scoring goals.

The resurrection of tā moko raises questions for Maori

Maori tattoos is displayed on the bodies of many New Zealanders. But as JANELLE CHEESMAN found, it is not tā moko.

From Wellington to New York and back again with Louis Baker

OREN OAARIKI and LAUREN MANN talk to Wellington musician Louis Baker about his upcoming self titled EP.

PHOTO ESSAY: Leonie is queen of the queen bees

CALLY MARTIN spends the day with a bee keeper, looking at the process of raising queen bees and collecting honey.

Eliza’s passion for costuming leads to stage and screen

Recent production Broken River a new experience for local designer. JACOB CHANDLER reports.

Special Olympics champion swam for his cousin in Australia

Richard Bruce represented New Zealand at the first Asia Pacific Games in Australia. He talks to PAUL ORDISH about his motivation.

Anna Guenther has plenty of stories to tell about her journey

Anna Guenther, co-founder of Pledgeme talks about the road to the website’s success. MIKE METCALFE reports.

Beyond the hijab: Living as a Muslim female in Wellington

Living in Wellington is a daily celebration of culture for three Muslim university students. BETHANY PEARSON reports.

Taking a walk down Laneway 2014 at Auckland’s Silo Park

In a roundup of Laneways in Auckland, LIAM MACANDREW features six of the more prominent acts, and photos

New Zealand home after sinking boat and island isolation.

“What amazing people are New Zealanders,” says former refugee Mohammad Ali Amiri. He talks with JANELLE CHEESMAN.

PHOTO ESSAY: The graffiti of Aro Valley can polarise

Aro Valley’s community can have divergent views of its ever-present graffiti. Take a walk up the valley with BETHANY PEARSON.

Month of fame for ex-orchestra member Vicki Jones

Double bass player Vicki Jones has been on TV and won an award in the past month. She talks with LAUREN HERTZBERG.

Wellington goes crackers for Christmas in streets

The annual Christmas parade had Wellington city dancing in the streets. PENNY SCOTT captured the day in pictures.

INFOGRAPHICS: A look at Wellington in the 2013 Census

The NewsWire team looked at the latest census results and examined the population growth of the capital’s ethnicity, gender and housing make-up.

VIDEO: Who needs a publisher these days anyway?

Wellington Zinefest 2013 showcased 50 DIY creatives on Saturday. OREN OAARIKI captured the activity on video.

Artists drawn from the cities to the Wairarapa life

Wairarapa artists Barry Saunders and Megan Campbell talk to LAUREN HERTZBERG about their move from city to country.

VIDEO: Young Cartoonists on show at the National Library

NEWSWIRE sent a video team to check out the Next in Line Young Cartoonist’s exhibition at the National Library.

Wellington’s Diwali festival gives many reasons for celebration

The Indian festival of Diwali means many things to many people, JESSE CLARK discovered at Wellington’s celebrations.

Roller derby not all about fishnet tights and violence, says player

Roller derby is growing in popularity. A keen skater tells JANELLE CHEESMAN what makes the fast-paced sport so much fun.

Skilled and qualified refugees stacking shelves at supermarkets

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.

Traditions of Pahiatua children live on at Polish School

Wellington’s Polish School celebrates it’s 60th anniversary, and LIAM MACANDREW learns their cultural story in a strange land.

John Morrison turns to fishing after losing mayoralty race

John Morrison’s options were either mayor or fishing. BETHANY PEARSON reports on his farewell.

Guppy celebrating with quiet night at home watching the rugby

Fifth-term Upper Hutt City Mayor Wayne Guppy is pleased with his mandate, he tells JANELLE CHEESMAN.

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Wallace returned to Hutt City mayoralty by a landslide

Ray Wallace is thinking ahead to his next term and welcoming ideas of his rivals, reports JENNIFER McILROY.

NewsWire’s live Twitter council election coverage

A rolling feed of tweets and retweets of council election coverage from around the country.

Young answers the call because politics runs in her blood

Mayoral candidate Nicola Young wants to see Wellington get it’s buzz back. JOHANNA CLELAND reports.

Waterloo want Wallace as well as more toilets and longer parking

Small business owners in Waterloo want Ray Wallace to serve another term as Hutt City Mayor. SAM BRODIE reports.

Mayoral candidates share their visions for Upper Hutt City

Economic growth is at the top of the wishlists for Upper Hutt City mayoralty contenders, reports JANELLE CHEESMAN.

Council gives Chalkle $19,000 to develop its own social network

A new approach to learning through one-off affordable classes proves to be a hit. PAUL ORDISH and JOHANNA CLELAND report.

Traffic cones prove popular targets for pranksters

Taken from work-sites all over the city, traffic cones are appearing in unreachable locations. PAUL ORDISH reports.

Grassroots key to Axemen’s successful comeback

After a long time away from premier rugby, 2013 saw Wellington’s Axemen return to top-tier club rugby. CALLY MARTIN reports

Designer earns her scholarship with ‘tears, sweat and hard work’

A big future in fashion has been predicted for Massey University design student Annelise Moen. JENNIFER MCILROY reports.

Aro Valley Community Council AGM as lively as ever

The good folk of Aro Valley meet once again, bringing together their lively personalities for their AGM. JENNIFER WEBSTER reports.

Model students gather for a model United Nations conference

A mini United Nations has been meeting in Wellington. CHRIS WILLIAMS talks to the movers and shakers.

Journalism education godfather retires…again (but not really)

Pre-eminent journalism educator Jim Tucker is retiring from teaching after 27 years, reports PENNY SCOTT.

Capital of craft beer still brewing

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.

Dame gets her hands dirty to honour sexual health trailblazer

If an early Kiwi nurse had been listened to, 10,000 New Zealand soldiers could have been saved from syphilis, writes LIZ WYLLIE.

Armageddon proves major drawcard for costumed fun

Armageddon 2013 proves popular, Newswire reports from amongst the cosplayers with video, social media and pictures.

Wellington’s Golden Mile appears to be a safer place for pedestrians

There have been no deaths along the Golden Mile since last year, but pedestrians are still jaywalking, reports SHARN CROSSLING.

PHOTO ESSAY: Poneke celebrate Old Timers’ day with a victory

Poneke and Wainuiomata fought an epic battle at Kilbirnie Park. AARON MEREDITH was there and caught the action.

Sharing Maori culture through the song and dance of kapa haka

Many people have found that the way to Maori culture’s heart is through its song and dance. NATASHA THYNE reports.

Weta Workshop artists’ models on sale at old-school hobby shop

Fine miniatures, from war era planes to fantasy sci-fi creatures, are favourites at a Kilbirnie shop, reports KAWE ROES.

The long journey from beached whale to bone carvings

Beached whales are sometimes found on New Zealand shores, but what happens next? NICOLE BAXTER finds out.

Petone school begins programme to help pupils learning in te reo

A Petone school has high hopes for its new system for pupils learning in te reo, reports HOANI HOTENE.

Iwi radio stations get training boost to help further te reo

A Whitireia training initiative allows iwi radio station staff to get their skills and dedication recognised, reports VICTORIA COTTERELL.

Upper Hutt mayor has plenty of fight left for another election

Wayne Guppy still has the energy to be the voice of his community, he tells JAMES PAUL.

Dyslexic learners challenging education for support

As ongoing change challenges schools, LIZ WYLIE explores what is being done to help dyslexic learners. Image: iStockphoto

Page one story, top student award make Laura’s day

Laura Macdonald was on the Dom Post page one on the day she won the Canon best journalism student prize.

Tattooist drag racer aspires to be a travelling preacherman

Tattooist Zak Kohl likes fast cars, karate and playing bass guitar, but his main calling is preaching, he tells JAMES VERNON.

Kaibosh coordinator has designed herself a meaningful life

Anoushka Isaac volunteers for an award-winning charity. She talks to VICTORIA COTTERELL about living a meaningful life.

Young netballer has a shot at getting into a top team

Young Charlotte Browning’s talent could get her a spot in Rockz premier 1 team. She talks to NICOLE BAXTER.

All things being equal (or not) that is the question

MELISSA WASTNEY talks to Wellington writer Max Rashbrooke about New Zealand’s growing divide and what it means for us.

Open door helps make radio accessible for aspiring disc jockey

Reaching all ears since 1981, Access Radio is still going strong on Wellington airways, reports NATASHA THYNE.

Emerging artist gets residency at Wellington gallery

Emma Chalmers, a young Dunedin artist, is the new artist in residence at 30 Upstairs. VOMLE SPRINGFORD reports.

Hutt City mayor rolls out the welcome mat for refugees

Refugees get an endorsement from Hutt City Mayor Ray Wallace, once an immigrant himself. JAMES VERNON reports.

WOMAD 2013 to bring music and colour from far flung countries

Next year’s WOMAD has everything from Japanese banjo to Russian gypsy punk from Melbourne, reports ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL

Fair-weather friends turn their back on Republican candidate

Republicans across the US are distancing themselves from Mitt Romney. VICTORIA COTTERELL discusses the trend.

Legions of fans come out to cosplay at the Armageddon Expo

Cosplay may seem strange and foreign but the community is friendly to newcomers, reports TAREN STEVENS.

New Zealand homebirth figures being addressed by Ministry

Estimates show home birth is still a rare choice for Kiwis as official numbers remain unknown. MELISSA WASTNEY reports.

Heritage rifle enthusiasts battle it out for sharpshooter trophy

Heritage firearms enthusiasts can be very competitive. SOPHIE JACKMAN attended a recent shoot.

US Presidential election lowest voter turnout since 2000.

While 63 million voted, 96 million did not. REGAN ROBERTS goes looking for answers.

Climate change debate avoided, but change may be in the wind

NZ gets in step with global emitters’ carbon footprints. JAMES PAUL reports on mixed messages.

Young all-rounder aiming for a black cap

Wellington cricketer Harry Boam is holding his own alongside ‘import’ team-mates. He talks to Sarah MacKenzie.

New solutions needed for the homeless, concludes think-tank

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.

Ballet shoes always the perfect fit for aspiring choreographer

Loughlan Prior cried when his dad took him to play footy, but his dancing lessons led to a career he loves, writes NATASHA THYNE.

Vulnerable US families lose whoever wins the White House

JEAN ELTRINGHAM, ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL and MELISSA WASTNEY ask questions about America’s most vulnerable.

Celebs spin a web of election controversy on social media

The social media machine went into overdrive. SARAH MACKENZIE wonders whether some were over the edge.

Race matters in more ways than one, as election leadup showed

Obama was expected to keep the black votes, but some celebrities bucked the trend, writes SARAH MACKENZIE.

It’s not all about Israel for Jewish voters in the United States

Four Jewish Americans reflect on politics with ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL about their pre-election concerns at home and in Israel.

Trawling the world of social media for election reaction

According to news website Salon, Donald Trump is not happy with the outcome