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Low listing numbers, but home buyers urged to keep looking

Potential home buyers need to block out all the noise they hear in the media and just keep going

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Renters in for a hell of a time in coming months and years

Homelessness predicted to rise as wage and housing cost gap widens

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Salvation Army counts the forgotten in latest report card

Children in poverty are a stark reminder our growing economy is no indicator the country is doing well.

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Methamphetamine on the rise – Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s State of the Nation report throws up horrifying meth statistics.

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This year’s rental issues the worst, says flat hunter without a home

Salvation Army report cards says rental costs are outstripping incomes for everyone

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It’s fine… but – an economist explains the New Zealand economy.

The economy can be ok, but have issues on some areas, says Shamubeel Equab.

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More rentals, security of tenure, on tenant advocate’s agenda

Kiwi housing issues mean tenants have to be looked after legally, says Renters United.

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Heat to stay on housing supply as root of all the problems

Housing expected to take second public hit this week in Salvation Army report.

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Flashmob a meeting of mindfulness in Wellington

A soothing flashmob gently hits the capital’s harbor front to focus on mindful leadership

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Salvation Army about to deliver country’s annual report card

The Salvation Army releases it’s tenth State of The Nation report in Wellington tomorrow.

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Community hub gives more options for residents in Johnsonville

New building breaks monopoly on Johnsonville commercial real estate, says community leader

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Law professor after justice for baby name choices

Law professor offers pro bono appeal so parents can get the baby name they want.

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Kiwi kids inspired by successful rocket launch.

New Zealand’s successful rocket launch has piqued interest in space science here.

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WATCH: Johnsonville feeling Christmas spirit

WATCH: Thousands of people in Johnsonville turned out to watch Santa and his band of elves at the annual Christmas parade.

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WATCH: Locals flood the streets for Thorndon Fair

Forty-year-old street fair delivers the goods as a local school fundraiser

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Phoenix coach laments letting home games slip after taking control

Defeat to Melbourne Victory continues run of second half defensive lapses

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WATCH: Wellington Comedy Awards

Wellington’s funniest come together for awards ceremony. Bronte Wilson reports.

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LISTEN: Wellington’s funniest man is revealed

Wellington’s funniest gathered for The Wellies Comedy Award Show. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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LISTEN: Tauranga team ace it in the pool

Smiles, splashes and pride aplenty in Kilbirnie pool. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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LISTEN: A new home for seven local sports clubs

Wellingtons newest sports venue officially opened this week in Kilbirnie. BLAIR MOCKETT reports.

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LISTEN: Looming rental crisis no surprise for renters

Wellington’s rental housing sector is in for a rough year and no-one’s surprised. SAPEER MAYRON reports.

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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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