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REVIEW: Five women figure out The First Time at Circa Theatre

Play a must-see for young New Zealanders for whom life continues to confuse

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Celebrants “incredulous” some still negative on same-sex marriage

Statistics New Zealand says half of same-sex marriages and civil unions for overseas residents

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WATCH: Te Papa’s Matariki celebrations light up winter.

The event saw music, the lighting of candles and a retelling of the Maori creation myth

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Game development fast growing New Zealand export

Creative Kiwis beating Aussies at game development as sector has grown 354% in five years.

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Blues legend joins Whitireia music students for master class and gig

Chris Cain says musics students are pretty much the same the world over

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Eclectic combination of arts on stage in ‘Some Kind Of Love’

Wellington’s Gryphon Theatre hosts synthesis of sound, music, movement, poetry, theatre, drama

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WATCH: Gareth Morgan addresses students on policies

New party gets electioneering opportunity at Victoria University

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WATCH: Weltec and Whitireia Open Day 2017

Interaction and hands on activities draws in crowds to Weltec/Whitireia open day in Petone.

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Newlands resident wins business and Parliament trust prize

Holly Blackler (22) used Questions Time as the top of her winning essay

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PHOTO ESSAY: Growing craft beer culture in Upper Hutt

A set of photos showcasing Upper Hutt’s developing culture around craft beers and their breweries

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PHOTO ESSAY: Anzacs, and Turks remembered at Strathmore

Friends who were once enemies 100 years ago gather at Strathmore every year.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Vigil for Peace at Cenotaph on Anzac Day

Members of the Peace Movement Aotearoa gathered at the going down of the sun in Wellilngton.

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WATCH: Craft beer brewery using Upper Hutt to create special brews

Upper Hutt is growing a strong craft beer scene. YANNI CAMPBELL reports on why Kereru loves Upper Hutt.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Civic Square Sculptures Walk

Civic Square is a hub of sculptures and artwork. ANIL GANASON visually captures the Civil Square Sculpture walk.

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Porirua people pay their respects to the fallen on Anzac Day

Anzac Day commemorations in Porirua’s Civic Centre.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Waitangi Day spent telling tales with rock art puppets

Puppeteers use rock art inspired puppets to tell the story of Pourangahua.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Vigil for Peace at Cenotaph on Anzac Day

Members of the Peace Movement Aotearoa gathered at the going down of the sun in Wellilngton.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Anzacs, and Turks remembered at Strathmore

Friends who were once enemies 100 years ago gather at Strathmore every year.

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This Anzac Day remember World War 1 on film at Nga Taonga

Animation, 100-year-old newsreels and veterans’ personal recounts on big screen

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WW1 musical film experience comes to Wellington Museum

The Nudge are performing live before showing of film, music commemorating World War 1

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Bellevue School is ready ERO report after accelerating students

Bellevue has accelerated the writing ability of male and Maori students.

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Collectors, musicians, poets raise money for Rape Crisis

Thursday 30th March was the street appeal for Wellington Rape Crisis. SAPEER MAYRON met some of the volunteer collectors.

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Brooklyn School is using $3.5 million refit to rethink education

Parents in April get their chances to talk about renovating five teaching spaces

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Street opera captivates CubaDupa crowd with feathers fly

Collaboration of professional opera singers, orchestra and circus acrobats

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Wellington Chocolate Factory virtual reality takes you to PNG

Chocolate farm run by little birds called the OooEee give people at CubaDupa a treat

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Zeal showcasing up-and-coming talent during Cuba Dupa

MISHAP among an evening of emerging talent at Wellington Festival

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Te Auaha building stage showcases talent converging in 2018

Musicians, dancers, poetry, DJs, circus, Maori and Pacific performerss, stage and screen on show

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Festival-goers get a visual taste of chocolate thanks to VR

Crowds lined up today to experience a virtual ride through chocolate at Cuba Dupa today

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Family festival gives kids their own interactive space

Crowds of kids and parents converged on their very own part of Cuba Dupa Festival 2017

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WATCH: Cuba Dupa gets its own beer for 2017 festival

WATCH: Jade Winton-Lowe gets tasting notes for the Garage Project beer brewed for the occasion.

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Japanese anime meets Maori myth in Wellington artist’s new mural

Ruaumoko mural by artist Taupuruariki Brightwell transforms Bond Street.

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CubaDupa circus, burlesque, belly and drag performers take over bar

The circus is coming to Eva Beva on Sunday with a variety of artists, including a college student.

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Wellington Library storytime takes kids to drag queen’s Promised Land

Drag queen LaQuisha St Redfern read stories to Wellington’s children at part of Pride 2017.

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Hundreds of thousands to be spent celebrating NZ ‘discovery’ by Cook

Comedians and other artists challenge 250th anniversary of Cook’s landing in 2019

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PHOTO ESSAY: Women march for equality and human rights

Wellingtonians this week showed support for International Women’s Day.

Festival makes it easy for artists on the Fringe

Fringe artists say they’re thankful for the platform that the popular New Zealand Fringe festival offers.

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Rule changes make little difference to cannabis group

Changes to medicinal cannabis regulations are seen as nothing more than a small administrative change.

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Child abuse, poverty, housing, prisons show NZ ‘off track’

The Salvation Army recognise government financial management, but the ledger is not balanced.

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New Kiwis celebrate Waitangi with 2000 other New Zealanders

Government House hosted a citizenship ceremony and the Bledisloe Garden Reception

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Facebook’s influential in Christchurch Women’s March

The Christchurch Women’s March came together in seven days thanks to social media’s reach

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Have a sticky-beak at keas in zoo’s new walk-through enclosure

The $750,000 kea habitat is final stage of Meet the Locals He Tuku Aroha interactive area

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Christchurch locals can’t get enough of new adventure park

Eager mountain bikers tackle tracks at newly opened Christchurch Adventure Park.

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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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WATCH: Local food charity Kaibosh calls for public help after quake

Staff are working from the back of their truck collecting and distributing food. ANGELA REID visits Kaibosh to report on how the public can help.

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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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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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New 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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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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