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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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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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Differences celebrated at Clyde Quay School thanks to diverse families

At the Mt Victoria school kids are comfortable hearing different languages.

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App makes life easier for Thorndon School parents

A smartphone app is making it easier for Thorndon parents to juggle kid’s activities.

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Wellington High School students favour an early start

Wellington students are turning down the option to start lessons later in the day.

$30,000 and 2000km later, Miramar’s season is over

After Birkenhead defeat, club tallies cost of high number of away games

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Erskine College revamp may add 1000 traffic movements daily

Island Bay residents have been given a chance to talk about the $30 million development

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Crafty way to make new friends is attracting crowds in Miramar

The Makery is building a creative craft and DIY community in Miramar

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Onslow step up to face Naenae in college Premier 3 rugby final

After beating Hutt Valley high, Onslow will play Naenae for Paul Cameron Cup

Poetry slam sees people turned away from Wellington venue

A form of poetry relatively unknown in New Zealand attracted a sell-out crowd in Wellington last weekend.

Community spirit evident at Aro Valley hangi

Community spirit is alive and well in the Aro Valley where a community hāngi proves a popular event.

Volleyball teaches more than winning or losing

KATENI SAU meets a team from Holy Family School in Porirua experiencing the spirit of Wellington region’s second annual Sportsfest.

Nine-year-olds should start student-athlete journey says coach

McFadden eyeing up next generation of basketball talent at Sportsfest

Capital coffee shop almost roasted thanks to fire in chimney

Gentleman’s Beans chimney catches fire and stops traffic on the corner of Courtney Place.

Tawa stage comeback to snatch Jubilee Cup in tough conditions

Coach puts victory down to fitness and finding the gaps out wide

Street poll: Wellington has a heart, and so should councils

Homelessness, housing and social issues concern people in the coming council elections

Job-seekers flock in their hundreds to Porirua’s newest event

Organisers Partners Porirua happy with launch of initiative and will be back for more

Kirks fans reluctantly give new David Jones store the thumbs up

New David Jones store attracts Wellington crowds, but Kirkcaldie and Stains has not been forgotten.

Samuel Gibson’s memory inspires Hawke’s Bay community to ride for brittle bones.

Hawkes Bay gym Peak Fitness encourages exercise to honor memory of local inspiration

A Newtown store is helping abused and neglected farm animals.

Three stores that all support the Black Sheep animal sanctuary

Mobile eating may not be such a green idea

Food trucks are on the rise and but many of them are more hazardous than we think.

Tasman region sheep numbers jump as other regions suffer

Drought major driver behind fluctuating sheep fortunes reflected in Statistics NZ numbers

Pukekohe benefitting from tourist ‘spillover’ through summer

New Zealand visitor numbers are up and small towns are reaping small rewards.

Wellington Noodle Market 2016 takes East to waterfront

The five-day market was a huge success, attracting over 16,500 on the first night alone.

Swapportunity shop turns rags into riches

The event allows Wellington’s most stylish to trade old clothing among themselves.

More homes on the way for Porirua as development spreads across hill

Aotea Block Development is set to ease the housing shortage in Porirua.

WATCH: Victoria university graduates strut their stuff

Victoria University graduates paraded thought the city during graduation week two weeks ago.

African musician sings Newtown’s praises

Wellington musician Sam Manzanza keeps African music alive.

WATCH: Ethiopian coffee and vegan food popular in Newtown

The Mother Of Coffee cafe which opened this year is proving popular with Newtown residents

WATCH: Fresh blood wanted, particularly plasma donors

Blood donation saves lives and only 4% of eligible donors donate. Do you save lives?

WATCH: DIY focus at Newtown’s Community Centre

The Newtown community centre is trying new initiatives to garner community support .

WATCH: Porirua night market a huge success

The Porirua food truck night market is held on the last Thursday of the month.

Blood donors desperately needed

The New Zealand Blood Service needs more plasma donors.

WATCH: Animals help stressed students

Baby animals ease exam nerves in students ease exam stress at Victoria University.

Home Ownership is still a priority for Kiwis – no matter how old

Fewer Kiwis were able to buy houses in 2013 compared to 186, but they are still trying

Te Ara school nurtures struggling students

Same education, different pathway,. Te Ara offers an alternative to mainstream schooling.

Cafe supports diversity by teaching staff to sign

Teaching sign language and barista classes is all in a day’s work for Amber Shaw

Local support for Porirua Olympic hopeful

Te Rauparaha Arena is getting behind Porirua kayaker Marty McDowell.

Te Auaha gets the thumbs up

The name of Wellington’s newest creative arts campus was well received at gala launch.

Wellingtonians run for cancer research

The Wellington Urban Ultra 2k, commonly known as WUU2K, is an ultra-marathon starting in Khandallah and ending at the Mt Victoria lookout.

Katydid star of Toi Poneke Gallery exhibit

Kate Lepper mixed nature with art for her latest work at Wellington’s Toi Poneke Gallery.

Te Auaha NZ Institute of Applied Creativity launched in capital

NewsWire.co.nz graduate and student reporters covered the event live.

PHOTO ESSAY: Women seek refuge at Awhina Society

Awhina Society offers refuge and support for women in need.

WATCH: Buses delayed by broken stay wire

Traffic at a standstill after power lines drop onto Wellington street.

The Moots collide with NZ Music Month on tour

Indie rockers say they are now writing the kind of music that they set out to.

WATCH: Inside the Hills Hats factory

Simon Smuts-Kennedy, Hills Hats General Manger, talks about the company and its history.

WATCH: Dixon St Shoe Repairs, a heritage business

Founded in 1929 meet the second and third generation family fronting the Dixon St Shoe repairs shop.

WATCH: Air Wheel the latest gizmo to hit the streets

Wellingtonians give their opinion on the Airwheel seen out and about in Wellington.

New Creekfest celebrates great year with more than 30,000 people

Event organiser Liz Kelly will be leaving Creekfest in good health after seven years.

Comedians help vulnerable kids with charitable laughter

Child refugees will be the subject of laughter on Sunday night – all for a good cause.

Newlands and Mana buses activate audio surveillance

The green buses now have active audio surveillance on board to record incidents.

Titahi Bay Intermediate thriving despite $75,000 budget cut

School’s rise from decile two to four, has its upsides and downsides, says principal.

Anzac women connected through fashion and stories

Aussie helps Kiwis remember centenary with Woman of Empire exhibition at Mansfield House

Karori public meeting to talk about empty teacher campus

University, residents association and councilors are inviting locals to a meeting on April 26

Sigmund’s last football battle has a disappointing end

Fans of the Wellington Phoenix said goodbye to a retiring crowd favourite.

New building to reflect Newtown’s multi-cultural roll

Design to incorporate art and structural qualities from different cultural groups.

Kelson balances new tech and traditional teaching

iPads and Chromebooks will not be replacing hand writing any time soon.

Karori West Normal School tackles growing roll with new buildings

Four new buildings to cater for growth which continues to reflect multi-cultural area.