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Robotics team wins big in international competition

University robot rolls into the winner’s circle at international competition. BONNIE MOSEN reports.

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Blind patrons catered for at Nutcracker performances

The Nutcracker ballet will offer audio description to blind audience members. BONNIE MOSEN reports.

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LISTEN: New Zealanders like their internet without limits

Broadband use is rising rapidly In this country. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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LISTEN: Calls for change to benefit system

The Green Party wants an overhaul to the benefit system. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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WATCH: Cats Protection League needs your help

Cashless society is bad news for Cats Protection League. COURTNEY DAY reports:

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LISTEN: Fun day highlights homelessness

A community fun day helps raise awareness on World Homeless day. NIKITA RAWNSLEY WRATT reports.

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Soup Kitchen invites you to join the whanau at open day

The Kitchen is highlighting it’s work supporting the homeless.NIKITA RAWNSLEY WRATT reports.

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LISTEN: Wellingtonians at odds with Minister over surplus

Wellingtonians disagree with Finance Minister about rainy day surplus. NICO HENDRICKS reports.

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LISTEN: WOW windfall good for Wellington

60 000 guests expected in town for fashion event. NICO HENDRICKS reports.

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LISTEN: Summer months bringing hot and harsh conditions

NIWA is warning El Niño is already on its way as LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Mooncake feast for Chinese festival

Mooncake celebrated at the The Salvation Army Chinese Church. COURTNEY DAY documents.

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LISTEN: Travelers assured over electronic border searches

Customs says regular travelers shouldn’t fear electronic searches. NICO HENDRICKS reports.

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LISTEN: Residents unsettled by abandoned building in Mount Cook

Council can’t help residents concerned about an abandoned site as LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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LISTEN: Celia the documentary wins audience approval

Nga Taonga hosted a screening of the acclaimed film this week as NIKITA RAWNSLEY WRATT reports.

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LISTEN: Blind community puts government on notice

A petition wants government to rethink the way it interacts with the visually impaired. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Master showcases skills for Chinese Language Week

The event attracted an enthusiastic but small crowd at the National Library , as COURTNEY DAY documents.

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LISTEN: Māori broadcasting takes a hit as streaming options grow

Māori needs to be embedded in mainstream media to survive. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Tulip Sunday festival celebrates Dutch culture

Annual tulip event attracts thousands. COURTNEY DAY documents.

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LISTEN: Victoria University celebrates Maori Language Week

Students write on wall to practice te reo Māori. BONNIE MOSEN reports:

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LISTEN: Māori talking dolls compliment Te Reo journey

Māori speaking dolls are utilising technology to build te reo Māori. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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LISTEN: Artificial Intelligence proves powerful for Māori learners

LISTEN: Technology is changing how te reo Māori speakers are utilising conversational Māori.

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LISTEN: Machine learning teaches humans in Te Reo app

Kupu helps you learn te reo using your phone camera. NICO HENDRICKS reports.

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Māori music celebration a good end to Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

The night at a Newtown bar involved songs from Te Kupu and Amba Holly. COURTNEY DAY reports.

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WATCH: He kawhe koa? Wellingtonians try coffee reo

A Wellington bilingual café uses coffee cards to help customers order coffee

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Daffodil Day funding initiative going digital

LISTEN: The Cancer Society is focusing on digital fundraising this Daffodil Day. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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Winter blues linger for North Island

LISTEN: “South Easterly with teeth” biting into North Island, says Metservice. NICO HENDRICKS reports.

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Food truck smokes other contestants out of competition

LISTEN:The best burger in Wellington is flipped in a food truck. NIKITA RAWNSLEY-WRATT reports.

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Teachers willing to strike again if negotiations fail.

LISTEN: Teacher negotiations continue but strike action isn’t off the table. NICO HENDRICKS reports.

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Spring storm causes headaches for travellers

A spring storm disrupted flights and ferries on Tuesday. COURTNEY DAY reports.

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Bus fallout affects Brooklyn library users

Recent bus changes impact on Brooklyn Library users. Nikita Rawnsley Wratt reports.

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Young people moving to synthetic cannabis to secure jobs

Synthetic cannabis is becoming drug of choice for many workers. NIKITA RAWNSLEY-WRATT reports.

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A warning for parents about their online behaviour

Principal says parents’ behavior online can affect their kids. NICO HENDRICKS reports.

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Money thrown at Kereru problem on Hutt riverbank

Oncoming traffic will no longer be a problem for feeding Kererū. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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Residential Tenancies Act reform welcomed

New law aims to improve relationships between landlords and tenants, as LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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Attitude change needed to slash suicide rate

LISTEN: A change in attitude seen as answer to suicide problem. NICO HENDRICKS reports.

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Council backs calls for changes to the litter laws

Local Government New Zealand want to make it easier to charge people. COURTNEY DAY reports.

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Kererū to benefit from native tree giveaway

Thousands of native trees are being given away in a bid to boost Kereru numbers. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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Warm summer causing winter Rat problems for homeowners

Colder weather is forcing Rats indoors. COURTNEY DAY reports.

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Hutt Valley schools raising awareness around mental health

Four Hutt Valley schools have joined forces to promote mental health awareness. Courtney Day reports.

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Local roaster bucks trend by cutting prices

Coffee prices are rising but one local roaster is setting a new trend. NIKITA RAWNSLEY WRATT reports .

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Devices OK in Victoria University’s lecture halls

Devices should be encouraged in classes according to lecturer. NIKITA RAWNSLEY WRATT reports.

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LISTEN: Vegan cuisine features at Wellington On A Plate

Wellington On A Plate features a number of vegan dishes this year. MOLLY HANCOCK reports.

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Simple solution to stay safe online

LISTEN: Netsafe CEO has some simple tips for online safety. NICO HENDRICKS reports.

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LISTEN: BSA wants to know how you monitor online content for kids

The BSA wants to know about your kid’s viewing habits. BONNIE MOSEN reports.

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Listen: Parisians shocked at latest attempt to clean up their city

LISTEN: New urinals are a little too public according to one French man. NICO HENDRICKS reports.

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LISTEN: High hopes for success of miscarriage bill

Hopes a private members bill will get cross party support . LEAH TEBBUTT reports

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LISTEN: Teachers strike for a better life balance

Teachers are missing out on time with their children due to job pressure. LEAH TEBBUTT reports:

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LISTEN: Teachers talk of further strike action at rally

Striking teachers say they’re happy to strike again if demands aren’t met. JAYDEN TAMARUA reports.

LISTEN: Poor pay impacting children with additional needs

Teachers strike to improve the lot of students with additional needs. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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LISTEN: Community rallies behind striking teachers

A clear message from teachers bouyed up by solid community support. BONNIE MOSEN reports.

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WATCH: Kitten season takes over SPCA in Wellington

Kitten season in Wellington is ending, which causes a bigger demand for foster careers

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Online versus in-store fine balance for The Mews partners

Domestic online retail sales are growing at a faster pace than international, but all is not lost for in-store retail. JULIA STEEL reports.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Magnolia Trading Company beats time and quakes

Boutique gift shop withstands earthquake strengthening. LEAH TEBBUTT catches the vibe in photos

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PHOTO ESSAY: Plastic pollution and alternatives

World environment day and world ocean day occurred side by side recently, with the aim this year to reduce plastic pollution. COURTNEY DAY documents.

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PHOTO ESSAY: UP Fitness puts a new spin on working out

Wellington exercise studio Up Fitness uses spices up the traditional workout. Newswire reporter Molly Hancock takes a look.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Dogs dominate Waitangi Park at annual event

Wellington locals gather with their dogs for the charity event Big Dog Walk With Lots of Dogs. Newswire reporter Nikita Rawnsley-Wratt joined in.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Eastbourne’s rat traps a community effort

Sally Bain devotes her free time to conservation. Newswire reporter Nicholas Hendricks spent a day documenting her activities.

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PHOTO ESSAY: The Curiosities of Cuba Street

Wellington’s historic Cuba Street is a slice of Bohemia filled with buskers, quaint shops, cosy and kooky cafes. Bonnie Mosen explores.

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Masterton’s Millennium group honours stalwart supporter

Newly renamed lake honours George Bain’s contribution to reserve and region’s environment

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WATCH: Sculpture fills Wellington City Gallery with sound

Classical pianist Maria Mo plays Michael Parekowhai’s piano as part of This is New Zealand exhibition displayed at Wellington City Gallery. LEAH TEBBUT reports.

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WATCH: The daily Last Post comes to an end

The daily Last Post ceremony held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park ends in November.

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WATCH: First the novel, next the movie for new Masterton author

Yarns in Barns Festival launches new author who is already into the second book in a trilogy

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WATCH: Wellington becoming city of long white clouds

Wellington’s emergent vaping culture may have been fuelled by the city’s fondness for food and drink.

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WATCH: Kaibosh puts the kibosh on food poverty in Wellington

Some of the $872m in food Kiwis discard annually is find its way to good homes. BONNIE MOSEN reports

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Little-known textile designs of artist Avis Higgs brought to life

The Wellington artist may have passed away but her daughter is ensuring her work lives on

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Wainuiomata Hill’s Shared Path project worth wait for mayor

Lower Hutt Mayor excited about safety for walkers and cyclists up Wainui Hill. COURTNEY DAY reports.

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Silverstream 1st XV lose co-captain but coach has talent to call on

Coach Tim Mannix and co-captain Josh Southall talk to ZACHARY GRAHAM as their rugby season starts

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Wellington launch for ‘The last earth – a Palestinian story’

As Palestinians die at Israel fence a Palestinian journalist shares stories in NZ

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Angel of Grace statue may help bless Masterton with outdoor arts policy

Long fight for statue inspired by need for ‘symbol of positivity’ has made council think about public art

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Black Grace dancers try out Te Auaha – and scout talent

Neil Ieremia’s newest work will be shown in Porirua before touring the world. JAYDEN TAMARUA reports.

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New cakery in Johnsonville makes diet friendly desserts

The humble cakery customises cakes everyone can enjoy.  BONNIE MOSEN takes a look.

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Local portrait artists going strong a decade on

The portrait group which meets in Karori welcomes all artists, and talks to JULIA STEEL.

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Going to dark places for a theatre career all part of the training

Greer Samuel took audience, including dad, to dark places as abused child in lead role at BATS Theatre.

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Charitable Pick Me Up returns to Wellington and promises free coffee.

City Mission’s winter appeal with a caffeinated boost for low income families. SAM ROBINSON reports.

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Kiwi developer’s NZ train game goes viral thanks to NerdCubed reviewer

Kiwi developers new virtual reality game based around South Island railways shows NZ to world

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NZ Music Month timely for computer musician’s first album

Lower Hutt musician grew up with piano and guitar and is now playing the computer

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Street artists encouraging others to explore street art that is Kiwi

Erica Duthie and Staun Ashby want to inspire others not interested in black or white box galleries

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Bacon and egg butties cooked for capital pedestrians on back of bike

Wellingtonians walking to work get scrumptious surprise and SALLY HEMING’s hungry for the news

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Blues music for lunch the first of regular student music in city

Te Auaha musicians held their first Wednesday gig today, the first of many open to the public

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Kia ora! Kia ora! Mahna! Mahna! – The Muppets take Wellington

Muppet mania marches on Wellington. BONNIE MOSEN reports.

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