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Food parcel demand increases as rents rise

Pressure on food banks is mounting in Wellington as rents continue to rise. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports

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WATCH: local Zinefest proves as popular as ever

Wellington’s Zinefest proved popular as ever with enthusiasts filling the hall. SAPEER MAYRON reports.

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Prison reform raises hope of 1989 report’s “habilitation” idea

JustSpeak and veteran justice campaigner Moana Jackson excited by prisons review

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Wellington Youth Council not on board with proposed national body

Dunedin comes up with idea of Wellington organising national body, but didn’t ask anyone in capital

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PHOTO ESSAY: A day in the life of an SPCA volunteer

The SPCA of Wellington survives on volunteer help. LAURA WILTSHIRE visited and documented some of their work.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Football fever grips Wellington

New Zealand’s football capital dresses in All White for World Cup Qualifier. THOMAS AIREY follows the crowd to the Westpac Stadium.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Wellington hosts Diwali Festival of the Lights

Traditional Indian festival lights up Wellington waterfront. THOMAS CROSKERY captures the event in photos.

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Young people getting into art buying – given they can’t afford houses

The digital age is bring art collectors and artists together more easily.

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WATCH: local Zinefest proves as popular as ever

Wellington’s Zinefest proved popular as ever with enthusiasts filling the hall. SAPEER MAYRON reports.

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Sustainability celebrated in the capital

Wellington’s leaders in sustainability came together last night to share their organisation initiatives.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Hunting, part of country life

Hunting is very much part of New Zealand culture. ELIJAH HILL joins a pig hunt excursion.

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WATCH: Wellington Cable Car notches up a milestone

Wellington’s Cable Car has been hauling people up up to Kelburn for 115 years. Thomas Croskery reports.

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WATCH: Busy week ends with Raucous Caucus at parliament

Could it be a sign of things to come? A busy first week for the new parliament ends with a Raucous Caucus.

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Twilight tours launched at Zealandia

Twilight tours introduced over summer at Zealandia. ISOBELLE TOLLEMACHE reports.

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Cultural divide in Aotearoa inspires thought-provoking art

Cultural divide in Aotearoa inspires thought-provoking art. ISOBELLE TOLLEMACHE reports.

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Archive photo captures SPCA encounter that changed a life

SPCA annual appeal time, and Sarah McMullan tracked down a boy in 1955 photo

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WATCH: Pomp and ceremony for State Opening of 52nd Parliament

The public gathered on the grounds of Parliament for Governor General Dame Patsy Reedy’s arrival.

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Locals endorse expressway as Peka Peka to Otaki stretch starts

Locals turn out to hear expressway plans at Te Horo meeting, and economic benefits are being hailed

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Cycleways plus e-bikes mean no sweat if capital idea supported

Consultation about to close on the latest cycleway plan from Oriental Bay to Miramar

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WATCH: Stitch’n’Bitch knitting circle getting younger

Wellington’s Stitch’n’Bitch group is helping revive an interest in knitting, and many of them are younger

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Google YouTube is bringing kiwi horror to the world’s screens

Killer Kiwi horror films are in the spotlight thanks to a collaboration with NZ On Air

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Council questioned over waterfront building transparency

Waterfront Watch hopes submissions are impartial and independent, but many in favour are from outside city

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Council makes appointments to fill Eagle’s vacancy

Council is Wellington’s biggest landlord and Dawson intends to support tenants

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New leadership for student legal advocacy group

Environment, community key for the next generation of leaders of a student legal advocacy group

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Climate change promise all rhetoric say trolley bus fans

Locals farewell trolley buses amid calls for sustainable transport.

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Waterfront Watch challenges capital council on consulation

Public had just five days to digest latest plans from consultation for last remaining building site

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Chinese speakers surge thanks to schools support

Kiwis’ need for Chinese language, cultural knowledge underlined amid growth of Mandarin in schools

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Wellingtonians seem to be happy with their government

On the streets of the left-leaning capital, people spoken to are mostly satisfied with the election result

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WATCH: Seniors master the ancient art of Tai Chi

Johnsonville seniors mark Seniors Week by learning an ancient art.

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LISTEN: Young Innovator of the Year on a mission

Serious concerns about the clothing industry motivate Young Innovator of the Year.

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Shooters celebrate 100 years of their sport in Wellington

The Wellington Smallbore Rifle Association used its annual prizegiving to celebrate centenary

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Wellington City Council hopeful fighting for early Christmas present

Labour candidate acknowledges hard fight in race for Eagle’s old council seat.

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LISTEN: New sex industry book under attack

Wellington brothel owner Mary Brennan (above) disagrees with a book attacking the global sex industry. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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WATCH: Disappointment after inconclusive election result

New Zealanders voted on Saturday night to elect a government and the results were inconclusive.

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Is there one last special vote twist remaining in this election?

LAURA WILTSHIRE surveys the political landscape in which people should be wary of predictions

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2017 General Election Results

Results at the end of election day displayed in an easy bar graph.

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National party-goers weigh in on result of election night

Four more years a good result for young National voters

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LISTEN: Greens optimistic having made it to Parliament

Having secured their place in Parliament, Teall Crossen and the Greens are looking forward.

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Wellington Central and Mana conceded, but Willis hopes for list

Wellington Central’s Nicola Willis and Mana’s Euon Murrell gather with their supporters at bar

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WATCH: Labour Supporters stay positive

Labour supporters gathering at the Wharewaka Function Centre still hoping to win

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LISTEN: Subdued celebration for National in Rongotai

Rongotai electorate National Party function reflective despite leading party vote

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Te Auaha’s mobile container open on Courtenay Place for election

The crowd could grab a slice of pizza from next door and watch a live stream of the New Zealand Election

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Labour mood in Wellington hopeful

Labour faithful mingle with MPs Grant Robertson (Wellington Central), Greg O’Connor (Ohariu), Kris Faafoi (Mana) and Ginny Anderson (Hutt South).

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Labour supporters at Wharewaka, Wellington

Enthusiastic Labour supporters at the Wharewaka in Wellington visually captured by BLAIR MOCKETT.

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Children vote in favour of Labour/Greens goverment

Children voting at Vogelmorn Bowling Club give the Labour/Greens coalition a majority.

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Victoria University students gather for election night

Tension and excitement fill the air at Victoria University student bar The Hunter Lounge

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Green party anxious at 6% of vote

The Green Party faithful are nervously watching their party dance around 6% with 20% of the votes in.

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WATCH: Inside a National Party function as the vote count begins

Newswire Journalist Thomas Croskery is at a National Party Function as the vote count begins.

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WATCH: Ohariu voters have made their choice for a new MP

Johnsonville voters reflect on an election during which their MP resigned

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WATCH: What to eat on election day – sausages and scones of course

Petone voters are being well fed today with sausages in bread, scones and cream

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Kiwis are getting out to vote in 2017 General Election

Polling booths are open until 7pm for New Zealanders to cast their ballot

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TOP tops criminal justice policy election scorecard

Advocacy group for youth in the criminal justice system produces a scorecard

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WATCH: Locals have their says on Oriental Bay cycleway idea

Wellington City Council to consult on cycle lane in iconic bay

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Youth voting problem combatted through photography

Young photographer takes our youth voting problem into her own hands

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Greens release new policy on renting including warrant of fitness

WATCH: Greens say policy recognises the 48% of Kiwis who rent their homes

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Suffrage Day with a woman leader as Ardern visits Victoria University

124 years since women gained the franchise, Ardern encourages students at Victoria University to vote

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Suicide brings to tears the most staunch-looking

Jacinda Ardern was not the only one brought to tears by the sight of 606 pairs of shoes

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WATCH: Performers, mayor switch on capital’s new creative campus

Circus, dance, music, Māori and Pacific performers turn on lights for Te Auaha ahead of opening in 2018.

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Passionate plea for Kiwis to vote for “killing capital gain”

Homelessness, low home ownership described as tragedy and outrage

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WATCH: Advance voting gets underway

Electoral Commission opens 485 advance voting booths around the country

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Housing, healthcare, environment on agenda in Newtown

Finlayson battles tough crowd, despite suggesting he has compassion

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WATCH: Māori Language Week kicks off with Wellington parade

WATCH: Yesterday Stacey Morrison helped launch Māori Language Week in Wellington, with thousands marching to support Te Reo. BRONTE WILSON captured the action.

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WATCH: 606 Shoes – talking about New Zealand’s suicide story

606 pairs of shoes on Parliament’s lawn mark the country’s suicide deaths

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WATCH: Going Shopping? BYO Boomerang Bag

WATCH: A chance for you to learn to sew, and save the environment during your lunch break

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WATCH: Students take Little Shop of Horrors to the stage

Musical Theatre students at Whitireia Polytechnic Performing Arts are gearing up for opening night.

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Slip of a National tongue puts Labour in power

Willis says vote for her because Robertson will be too busy as Finance Minister – oops

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WATCH: Issues left unaddressed at Rongotai candidates meeting

Voters left in dark after only two questions from the crowd were answered.

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WATCH: African fashion pops up on Wellington’s streets

This week Wellington’s Tory Street hosts an African fashion pop up store run by A-Collective

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Candidates turn on NZ First over Māori seats ‘privilege’

Hugh Barr ‘living on another planet’ at Sustainability Trust meeting

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Ohariu candidates confident in the face of latest polls

Wellington electorate candidates talk up their chances wth Dunne gone

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Policy trumps personality at a capital candidates’ meeting – just

Newswire poses the question “How important is personality in your preffered Prime Minister?”

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Campaign chair says Labour not getting ahead of itself

Labour leads National for the first time in 12 years of polls, but Twyford cautious

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Candidates dangle the house lolly in Hutt City symposium

Social Issues on the agenda as crowd of 40 brave wet night for politics

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Positivity key as Miramar Central School taps into ministry funding

Seclusion rooms are being replaced by the Positive Learning for Life programme

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Fire breaks out in multi-storey Wellington CBD building

Early morning chaos in city centre as air conditioning billows smoke

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Emotional stories and pledge for living wage action

Emotional living wage stories shared and politicians pledge to take action

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Johnsonville coach looking to stay and build for the 2018 season

Logan Tauiliili has unfinished business are second placing in the 2017 Hardham Cup

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Days too short for extra languages teaching, says principal

LISTEN: A principal is struggling to see merit in National’s latest education policy announcement.

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Paparangi School’s 50th anniversary time for celebration

Past students coming from as far away as England for the community milestone

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Unionism and trade deals on the political agenda for business leaders

Businesses discuss parties’ employment, trade policies at election breakfast

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