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Christchurch locals can’t get enough of new adventure park

  Eager mountain bikers waived a lazy Christmas day in favour of tackling the tracks at the newly opened Christchurch Adventure Park. Christchurch local Jamie Helms has spent nearly every day at the park since it opened (including Christmas day) and says it’s a great thing for Christchurch. “We’ve got the mountains, we’ve got the ski fields not […]

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Smokefree Wellington by 2025 a pro-active, not punitive approach

The councillor charged with keeping the smokefree process moving has softly-softly approach

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Capital’s west waits on big development after council vote

After years of argument the contentious Curtis St rezoning has been signed off by Wellington council.

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Local food charity Kaibosh calls for public help after quake

Staff are working from the back of their truck collecting and distributing food.

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New councillor has plans set out to move living wage forward

Wellington has a two-stage living wage plan, says the man charged with overseeing the process

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Art alumni and graduates combine to celebrate 30 years for Whitireia

Successful merging of alumni and graduate talent likely to be repeated

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Kitten Inn is inundated with kittens and they’re unsure why

Numbers are double last year despite de-sexing initiatives

Kids take charge of Porirua’s newest community project

Kids from the East Porirua area are taking charge of revamping Cannons Creek – KATENI SAU reports.

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No divide between church and state for Brian Dawson

Maiden speech for ‘proud red-badge wearing, union loving, bleeding heart liberal lefty’

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Tourism so good business does not need to advertise

A Central Otago business has spotted a perk of NZ’s ongoing annual increase in visitors.

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Christchurch tourism starting to benefit from record visitors to NZ

The past year in particular has been the best since the 2011 quake

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PHOTO ESSAY: A quake damaged city of fences and demolition

Wellingtonians are getting a small taste of disruption, as these photos show

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Young Samoans after fresh start in NZ 50 years after Tony arrived

No parent wants to be away from their kids, but circumstances mean it is necessary

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WATCH: Fashion with a conscience

Local designer Jessie Wong creates leather bags and accessories with a focus on environmental responsibilities.

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New aprons impact workers in India and Wellington

Little Yellow Bird produce sustainable uniforms sourced from India

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Billy’s Graham’s boxers enjoy Aussie win, and helping local kids

Latu Talu and Keegan O’Kane–Jones enjoyed success at the Australian championships.

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Foreign players adding flavour to capital club rugby competition

The regular imports to Wellington this year include 20 from Japanese rugby competitions.

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Kapiti Island tourism prospers from growing tourism numbers

Record numbers include increasing numbers from Asia, particularly China.

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Comedian Alexander Sparrow isn’t hanging up his Trump wig just yet

The election, and the shows, may be over, but the gags may keep coming.

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Record numbers force adventure tourism marketing rethink

Month after month Statistics New Zealand is reporting tourism growth

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Flooded waterways of Wellington

A bout of severe weather on November 15 caused flooding throughout the Greater Wellington Region. Here is a selection of photos taken around some of the waterways as they neared maximum capacity that day.

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Water, baked beans, toilet paper and chocolate biggest fly off shelves

Quake didn’t clear shelves in the Island Bay New World but shoppers did

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A hundred tonnes of soil collapses onto Island Bay street after quake

After the quake a gap had opened between a bank and a retaining wall

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Deuce lovers roll into wine country for the weekend

More than 50 1932 classic Deuce cars rolled into Martinborough Square

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Newtown businesses soldier on with tsunami warnings, aftershocks

Newswire talks to several Newtown businesses who decided to open up the morning after the quake. 

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Money markets fall as Trump gains traction

LISTEN: Financial markets plummet as trump presidency looks likely.

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US election set to break betting records

LISTEN: The US election is set to break records for betting agencies around the world.

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Local bar serving beer brewed specially for US elections

LISTEN: Americans and Kiwis pack-out Wellington’s cult beer bar Hashigo Zake for a US election party.

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US Elections: How the world is watching

ANGELA REID and PATRICK FRENCH follow news from all over the world covering the US elections.

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Conservative media keep flag flying for a Trump victory

ANDREW DAWSON monitored the conservative American news media over the course of Election Day.

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Celebrities making plenty of noise about their electoral choices

JADE WINTON-LOWE follows the big names and their reaction to the results.

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Democrats gather at Cuba Street bar to follow Hillary’s fortunes

Christine Valverde dresses in white to honour the suffragettes. SALLY MUYOMA reports from Cuba St.

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Celebrity backing for US presidential candidates.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are receiving support from well-known celebrities.

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Senate race key to breaking log jam in Supreme Court

Andrew Dawson looks at commentary of the Supreme Court battle in the US elections

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Should we be taking the U.S elections seriously?

NewsWire asks some young people: Should the election be taken seriously?

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Clinton already has two votes recorded in Auckland

Two Auckland-based women and Democrat supporters back their woman

Clinton and Trump battle it out on Twitter

The U.S. presidential candidates take their gloves off pre-election.

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Grassroots presidential campaign propels CIA man to prominence

A rare upset looms in Utah, which neither Clinton nor Trump may win thanks to Mormon factor

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WATCH: Exhibition promises bright future for young artist

Wellington artist’s less than traditional style encourages local youth art appreciation.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Karate medalist returns from world championships

Lennex Drummond returns from the karate world championships with a second placing.

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Capital Topshoppers camp out overnight for prize scramble

Wellington now has its own TopShop and the first 300 people sone bonus spending.

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Ben Sigmund enjoying a well-planned life after football

Former Pheonix and international footballer has already knocked back All Whites request to stand by.

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WATCH: Melbourne Cup party time in Wellington bar

A Wellington waterfront bar rolls out the red carpet for the biggest horse race in Australasia.

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New Cup winner will earn millions in retirement

The Melbourne Cup winner gets $6.2 million but could earn even more having fun in retirement.

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Wellington’s Melbourne Cup party underway

Wellingtonians don their hats and facscinators for the Melbourne Cup Sally Muyoma reports.

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Our $10 million Melbourne Cup habit no problem

Melbourne Cup not seen as an issue for problem gamblers. IRELAND HENDRY- TENNENT reports.

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Upper Hutt’s gone to the dogs for its 50th birthday celebration

Parading dogs were among the drawcards to the city’s weekend celebrations

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Pest Free Capital – Wellington well on the way to beating rodents

From Island Bay to Plimmerton over 140 groups are fighting for coolest little pest free capital

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Kropp rates healthy harbour work at top of council achievement

Young councillor sticks to the vow she made when elected at 19.

Design graduates’ work on show not your typical exhibition

WelTec’s Creative Technologies graduates show off their talent in a National Portrait Gallery

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Rats reign of Wilton coming to an end thanks to trapping programme

More than 100 rats caught since the community project began three months ago

Hataitai fire due to years of roof timber being dried, heated

Fire safety officers says gas drier flue blowing on timbers results in blaze

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Free Bike FixUp enticing people to dust off their cycles

Strathmore’s Kahurangi School venue for Wellington City Council event to fix and try out bikes.

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Lee wants local councils to take over central government roles

David Lee will need to be his favourite superhero if he get his way

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Former Dunedin students bring young business to Wellington

A group of young entrepreneurs no longer need McDonald’s WIFI after setting up in Wellington.

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Political tourism an untapped market say local politicians

Mayoral candidates say the city is not taking full tourism advantage of its role as capital.

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Couch, cardboard or car – sleeping rough for others

14 Hours Homeless is a nationwide campaign to aid the end of homelessness in NZ

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Best traffic bang-for-buck: sharing a taxi with Helene Ritchie

As traffic is picked to increase in Wellington, what would Wellington mayoral candidates do?

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Homelessness and housing an increasing issue for Wellington

Wellington’s mayoral candidates answer questions on Wellington’s issues

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Student fare discount funding “question of prioritisation”

Six mayoral candidates give Newswire their views on funding for student transport discounts in Wellington.

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Nick Leggett has new reservoir at top of his wish list

Wellington dangerously exposed to a local disaster says mayoral hopeful.

Taita Central Primary principal ready to hang up the boots

“I feel loved and privileged to have been able to work with 15 cultures each day.”

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Student-friendly candidate needed, says discount campaigner

Students are urged to keep the pressure on candidates to lower transport fares

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Lester throws council CEO “under bus” says mayoral rival

Tempers flared when Wellington mayoral hopefuls asked for opinions on financial transparency.

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Trust has $6000 up for grabs for children in capital’s Eastern Ward

Students are missing out on scholarships by not applying to a local charitable trust.

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Wellingtonians get free screenings of 1916 Somme doco with NZSO

NZ Symphony Orchestra to play with film at Michael Fowler Centre

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Finalists for $570,000 memorial ready for exhibition in Wellington

Four finalists have been confirmed for a French Memorial to be installed in 2018

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Martinborough Courthouse transformed into mighty Menz Shed

Seventy men now bringing DIY skills to community work at historic building

Mayoral candidates get and give Living Wage messages

‘Luckily I work by myself. No-one gets to see me eating nothing’

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Paparangi Kindergarten teachers live Treaty of Waitangi with kids

Te Tiriti based learning practise embedded throughout programme

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Kids inspire young mum to get into her own quirky business

Porirua woman Jessica Lee Groves is a stay-at-home mum and new business owner.

Community gets a say on future of Karori campus

A meeting tonight will give the Karori community a say on the future of the vacant Victoria University campus.

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Spreading the love in Island Bay with first community workshop

Residents have their say at Love The Bay Community Space, and in series of workshops

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Four languages and more part of the teaching at Paremata

Principal thinks NZ should take after British schools with mid-term breaks

The kids are green and fit at Houghton Valley School

Houghton Valley Enviro School adds cycling to its environmental repertoire.

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A Newtown mentoring program receives positive feedback

A community program in Newtown is encouraging adults to mentor children.

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College rugby tournament celebrates lesser lights

A rugby tournament at Wellington College showcased the talents of the school’s lower profile teams.

Kiwis of European ethnicity more likely to live alone, says report

Pacific cultures the least likely to be living alone, says Statistics NZ report.

Diversity something to be proud of at Bishop Viard College

Hands on principal loves her new job at Porirua’s Bishop Viard College.

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Production growing out of imaginations of Brooklyn kids

Brooklyn Primary School’s production is currently being workshopped by staff and students.

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