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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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Can you guess what Nurses have in their pockets?

Win movie tickets, dinner for two and a book of poems with your best guess

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Rediscover art in print with art publications at Enjoy Gallery

Art publications up to 10 years old are getting their own show

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Wet inside and outside Aro Valley Hall for candidates meeting

Water pistols spray candidates, and rain wet spectators for the iconic local election debate.

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Politics, social issues on the minds of high school students

Year 10s at Wellington High School are looking closely at this year’s General Election

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Magpies debut still a possibility for Gardner despite arm injury

Loose forward has fingers crossed for this week’s scan of freak injury

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Thorndon School rebuild expected to be complete by April 2018

Leaky buildings give school a chance to build flexible learning environment

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Kelburn Normal School is getting an $8.5 million face lift

Rebuild helping school become modern learning environment

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Five-year-olds learn to code at Waterloo Primary School

At Tuesday Coding Club kids learn about the languages and logic driving their devices

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Thousands in action for capital SportsFest

NewsWire Team joined thousands Wellington region primary students to capture some of the activity.

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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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