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LISTEN: Teachers strike for a better life balance

Teachers are missing out on time with their children due to job pressure. LEAH TEBBUTT reports:

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LISTEN: Teachers talk of further strike action at rally

Striking teachers say they’re happy to strike again if demands aren’t met. JAYDEN TAMARUA reports.

LISTEN: Poor pay impacting children with additional needs

Teachers strike to improve the lot of students with additional needs. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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LISTEN: Community rallies behind striking teachers

A clear message from teachers bouyed up by solid community support. BONNIE MOSEN reports.

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WATCH: Kitten season takes over SPCA in Wellington

Kitten season in Wellington is ending, which causes a bigger demand for foster careers

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Online versus in-store fine balance for The Mews partners

Domestic online retail sales are growing at a faster pace than international, but all is not lost for in-store retail. JULIA STEEL reports.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Magnolia Trading Company beats time and quakes

Boutique gift shop withstands earthquake strengthening. LEAH TEBBUTT catches the vibe in photos

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PHOTO ESSAY: Plastic pollution and alternatives

World environment day and world ocean day occurred side by side recently, with the aim this year to reduce plastic pollution. COURTNEY DAY documents.

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PHOTO ESSAY: UP Fitness puts a new spin on working out

Wellington exercise studio Up Fitness uses spices up the traditional workout. Newswire reporter Molly Hancock takes a look.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Dogs dominate Waitangi Park at annual event

Wellington locals gather with their dogs for the charity event Big Dog Walk With Lots of Dogs. Newswire reporter Nikita Rawnsley-Wratt joined in.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Eastbourne’s rat traps a community effort

Sally Bain devotes her free time to conservation. Newswire reporter Nicholas Hendricks spent a day documenting her activities.

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PHOTO ESSAY: The Curiosities of Cuba Street

Wellington’s historic Cuba Street is a slice of Bohemia filled with buskers, quaint shops, cosy and kooky cafes. Bonnie Mosen explores.

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Masterton’s Millennium group honours stalwart supporter

Newly renamed lake honours George Bain’s contribution to reserve and region’s environment

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WATCH: Sculpture fills Wellington City Gallery with sound

Classical pianist Maria Mo plays Michael Parekowhai’s piano as part of This is New Zealand exhibition displayed at Wellington City Gallery. LEAH TEBBUT reports.

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WATCH: The daily Last Post comes to an end

The daily Last Post ceremony held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park ends in November.

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WATCH: First the novel, next the movie for new Masterton author

Yarns in Barns Festival launches new author who is already into the second book in a trilogy

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WATCH: Wellington becoming city of long white clouds

Wellington’s emergent vaping culture may have been fuelled by the city’s fondness for food and drink.

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WATCH: Kaibosh puts the kibosh on food poverty in Wellington

Some of the $872m in food Kiwis discard annually is find its way to good homes. BONNIE MOSEN reports

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Little-known textile designs of artist Avis Higgs brought to life

The Wellington artist may have passed away but her daughter is ensuring her work lives on

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Wainuiomata Hill’s Shared Path project worth wait for mayor

Lower Hutt Mayor excited about safety for walkers and cyclists up Wainui Hill. COURTNEY DAY reports.

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Silverstream 1st XV lose co-captain but coach has talent to call on

Coach Tim Mannix and co-captain Josh Southall talk to ZACHARY GRAHAM as their rugby season starts

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Wellington launch for ‘The last earth – a Palestinian story’

As Palestinians die at Israel fence a Palestinian journalist shares stories in NZ

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Angel of Grace statue may help bless Masterton with outdoor arts policy

Long fight for statue inspired by need for ‘symbol of positivity’ has made council think about public art

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Black Grace dancers try out Te Auaha – and scout talent

Neil Ieremia’s newest work will be shown in Porirua before touring the world. JAYDEN TAMARUA reports.

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New cakery in Johnsonville makes diet friendly desserts

The humble cakery customises cakes everyone can enjoy.  BONNIE MOSEN takes a look.

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Local portrait artists going strong a decade on

The portrait group which meets in Karori welcomes all artists, and talks to JULIA STEEL.

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Going to dark places for a theatre career all part of the training

Greer Samuel took audience, including dad, to dark places as abused child in lead role at BATS Theatre.

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Charitable Pick Me Up returns to Wellington and promises free coffee.

City Mission’s winter appeal with a caffeinated boost for low income families. SAM ROBINSON reports.

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Kiwi developer’s NZ train game goes viral thanks to NerdCubed reviewer

Kiwi developers new virtual reality game based around South Island railways shows NZ to world

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NZ Music Month timely for computer musician’s first album

Lower Hutt musician grew up with piano and guitar and is now playing the computer

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Street artists encouraging others to explore street art that is Kiwi

Erica Duthie and Staun Ashby want to inspire others not interested in black or white box galleries

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Bacon and egg butties cooked for capital pedestrians on back of bike

Wellingtonians walking to work get scrumptious surprise and SALLY HEMING’s hungry for the news

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Blues music for lunch the first of regular student music in city

Te Auaha musicians held their first Wednesday gig today, the first of many open to the public

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Kia ora! Kia ora! Mahna! Mahna! – The Muppets take Wellington

Muppet mania marches on Wellington. BONNIE MOSEN reports.

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Winter woollens for cold Wellington kids thanks to Marsden students

Students leading project to get warm clothing to schools talk to NIKITA RAWNSLEY-WRATT

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Whanau hope Whale Rider may swim home thanks to new doco

Artefact makers hope to connect taonga physically, and in hearts and minds. LEAH TEBBUT reports

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Wellington soaks up new production facilities at Te Auaha

Two new theatres full of mix of professional and student performances. JAYDEN TAMARUA reports.

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Pro football vlogger from the US at home playing for Waterside Karori

US pro footballer Matt Sheldon has 170,000 YoutTube followers. NIC ORR reports.

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Jazz musician Mark Wilson turns 50 in his beloved Queenstown

Blind Queenstown musician reflects on life, love, and music at 50 with BONNIE MOSEN

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WATCH: New landmark series airs on Maori Television

Guests enjoyed a preview of Maori TV’s new series, Artefact, at Te Papa. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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From Cut Throat London to the barbering chairs of Wellington

The barbershop is all about the atmosphere, Te Auaha barbering tutor Daimon Johnson tells NIC ORR

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From Pinochet’s Chile to front of house in creative education

Vero’s early life marked by families living in fear, so she is happy to be in NZ

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Upper Hutt summer soccer champions get to meet the pros

Wellington Phoenix players encourage young soccer stars of the future

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New 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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Fund-razoring for blood cancer support in heart of Wellington

People have their heads shaved in shop window to raise money and awareness for leukaemia, blood

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Hairdressing contributes to cosplayer’s artistic work

Chloe Syder hopes to use Te Auaha as a creative stepping stone to help pursue an artistic career

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New Weltec beauty therapy brings hydrotherapy pod to Te Auaha

A futuristic pod will be used in training with a new NZQA qualification in NZ

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Poll: Government fees free policy helpful but not a deal-breaker

Students at Te Auaha NZ Institute of Creativity are asked what difference the fees-free policy has made

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Te Auaha theatres providing creative spaces for Wellington performances

Wellington Comedy Fest shows, musical events and more planned to be held in Te Auaha’s theatre spaces

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Caffeine queen serious about brews for creative students and staff

Mojo coffee cart serves up cups of creativity to Te Auaha students. BONNIE MOSEN reports.

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More dead rats and mice on Predator Free Northland’s agenda

Tim Trengrove, from Predator Free Northland, wants traps in every backyard and council help.

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Spate of drone issues raises questions about regulation

Photographer wants drone buyers licenced so because laws penalise responsible professionals

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Solway Primary School ex-students gather for 100th party

School which survived closure threat makes it to centenary with plenty of stories

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PHOTO ESSAY: Wellington’s most popular market still booming

Wellington Harbourside market continues to draw in large crowds. SAMUEL ROBINSON took a look.

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St Oran’s girls 2018 dragon boat title all about mental toughness

Captain Alyssa Best, coach Alistair McDonald reflect on teamwork and mental strength

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Former PM’s constitutional blueprint greeted with Little caution

Constitution enthusiasm dampened by minister at launch of Palmer book

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Garage Project website nominated for the internet’s highest honour

Wellington’s creative community recognised in website standing – and you can cast a vote

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Haemorrhaging virus to attack Wellington rabbit population

Wellington rabbit owners should ensure their animals are vaccinated against the RHDV1 virus

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Bringing America to New Zealand on the shelves of US2U

A new store in Johnsonville offers expats a taste of home and Kiwis a taste of adventure. BONNIE MOSEN takes a visit.

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Mass transit network could be in Wellington’s future

A discussion on climate change emphasises the need for better public transport . BRONTE WILSON reports.

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Principal prepares children for jobs that don’t exist yet

Solway Primary School’s new Principal steers school into 21st century learning

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Cars driven out of lower Tory Street in favour of pedestrians

Locals need to get used to leaving cars home as council pushes more laneway projects

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Bus and train improvement ideas from capital commuters

Snapper on all services, bike carriers, lower prices for students, and more bus-only lanes are wanted

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Ardern rekindles discussion on New Zealand becoming a republic

A pro-monarchy group says we would be giving up one of the most stable forms of democracy

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Living Wage employees get a pay rise to $20.55 this year

Kiwi’s working for living wage accredited employers will receive and extra 35c an hour from September

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Global interest in restorative justice course offered online by Victoria

Enrollments projected to climb into thousands with its free course

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Māori voters to choose their roll over the coming months

The Māori electoral option determines which electoral roll they’ll be on for the next two General Elections

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Anzac protest call using Hit and Run book on SAS raid in poster promo

Illegal protest posters go up same day defence boss Keating steps down

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Blasphemy law on way out in time for Easter

Parliamentary vote puts anti-blasphemy law over the first hurdle

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Students press Government for oil free future

Students pressure the Government to stop oil exploration. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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Steampunk Aucklanders join CubaDupa party

CubaDupa has attracted festival-goers from around the country, including the Waugh family. Zac Graham reports on the start of day one in Wellington.

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Te Auaha make-up artistry team create nymph and troll

CubaDupa crowds pouring through Te Auaha got a glimpse into the creative world of make-up artistry

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Mayor gets all dressed up for the CubaDupa 2018 party

Justin Lester dressed up to promote CubaDupa thanks to make-up artistry tutors from Te Auaha

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Kiwi attempts marathon crossing of Greenland ice cap

Explorer and serial adventurer, Brando Yelavich will be one of two kiwis attempting the crossing in May.

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Te Reo introduction courses for businesses fill up quickly

Wellington Chamber of Commerce says it is offering courses because Te Reo important for business

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Fund-razoring for blood cancer support in heart of Wellington

People have their heads shaved in shop window to raise money and awareness for leukaemia, blood

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Wellington remembers murdered trans woman

Zena Campbell was remembered at a vigil in the city as AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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Water quality concerns aired on World Water Day

Kiwis recognise World Water Day but is our water worth celebrating? BRONTE WILSON reports.

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WATCH: Creative hub lives up to its name for circus students

Circus is one of several degree programmes at Te Auaha as Sarah McMullan reports.

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Te Papa’s new gallery intends to educate and challenge

International and local icons share space in 4000-square-metre Toi Art

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