You TubeFacebookTwitterflickrGoogle plus
Saturday, 04 July 2015 04:36 am

Latest News

Statistics show marriage may be back in vogue after long decline

More New Zealand couples tying the knot, and it was not all about same-sex marriage legislation.

International visitors rise boosting Hawke’s Bay economy

A rise of international visitors to New Zealand is flowing through to regions such as Hawke’s Bay.

Employed Kiwis happier – but it has to be the right job

The annual social survey says jobs make us happy, but New Zealanders say you have to like that job.

Super city gone, but Wellingtonians still want change for local economy

However, neither Auckland nor Wellington economies are starring in the unemployment figures

Porirua schools work smart with funding to plug in digital learners

Porirua schools are part of the spend-up on electronics through smart use of grants and funding.

Drivers adjusting their travel as fuel prices start to bite

Fuel spending is at its highest in 12 months after fuel prices rebound from drop at the end of last year.

Residents in ‘best place to live’ happy with branding change

A street poll finds the majority of Upper Hutt residents like the city’s new slogan.

Cossie Club still thriving after 10 years in new building

Upper Hutt’s popular Cossie Club will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Saturday June 13.

Art through the eyes of young people used to mark Porirua milestone

A local artist and college students band together to create art to celebrate Poriruas 50th anniversary..

Upper Hutt locals use library to post memories online

The Upper Hutt library is using an internet programme to update the city’s history.

International exhibition attracts thousands

National Geographic’s 50 greatest photos are drawing large crowds to an Upper Hutt gallery.

Upper Hutt City Council helps speed railway station upgrade

Work on a $3.5 million upgrade has begun at the Upper Hutt railway station.

Community support key to brewing success story

The Upper Hutt community bands together to help a small business find success.

Council funding new businesses in Upper Hutt

The first business to take advantage of an Upper Hutt Council funding package has opened on Main Street.

PHOTO ESSAY: Memphis Belle Cafe a capital coffee hot spot

TE HUIA MOKE visits a community based cafe situated in Dixon Street, central Wellington, to capture the culture in pictures.

PHOTO ESSAY: NZ Athlete Ashleigh Sando

An insight into New Zealand athlete Ashleigh Sando’s training. Captured by JADE MAISEY.

PHOTO ESSAY: Harbourside market draws crowd

Harbourside market, the oldest and most popular market draws large crowds every Sunday morning. Captured by COLIN ENGELBRECHT.

PHOTO ESSAY: Rock climbing at Fergs Kayaks

Fergs Kayaks rock climbing wall on Wellington’s Waterfront is an attraction for people of all ages.

Community centre wants to come out of hiding in Mt Victoria

Mt Victoria’s local community centre is on the hunt for a new home to suit everyone.

Karori’s local library may be getting more than a new coat of paint.

The library reopens on May 25 after the 10-year-old building gets its first make-over.

New theatre company aims to help bring life to Hutt city centre

NextStage, is using the old Little Theatre as its home and its well known founders have clear aims.

PHOTO ESSAY: Hurricanes closing in on finals appearance

Hurricanes victory at Westpac Stadium captured by JAMES LOBBAN

Hawaiian group feel right at home in NZ

Pūpūkahi I Ke Alo O Nā Pua were hosted at Maraeroa Marae in Porirua and performed at Te Papa.

Police deploying more officers to high risk areas across region

Police resources are being moved away from community based constables in areas such as Porirua.

A Victorian Gaiety raising funds for the The Basin Reserve appeal

Dress up as a servant, maid, low society or high society to fight Transit in High Court

Anzac weekend chance to get on war footing in Wrights Hill tunnels

Karori fort took six years to build and was designed to foil Japanese invasion during World War 2.

Principal of Porirua’s Ngati Toa Primary School gets to walk the talk

Kaye Bruntonspent five years advising other people on running a school, and is now running her own.

Council happy to know students are aware of The Pack app for partying

Survey shows app designed to keep students safe is still on their minds – even if they do not use it.

Wellington gets jazzed up for its annual music festival

Capital Jazz festival will have about 100 local and international acts in June.

Cuba container cafe helping hospitality students

The café is a social enterprise and is run by the not for profit organisation Zeal.

Wellington children learn about the life of a World War I soldier

Wellington children discover ANZAC history at the local library and community centre.

WATCH: Financial aftershocks of the Christchurch quake in capital

Property owners are struggling to fund multi-million-dollar building upgrades.

Small school’s big visit from Phoenix football players

Three Wellingotn Phoenix players visited Linden School as part of their ‘Phoenix in Schools’ programme.

Students benefit from Rangikura School programme

A programme created at a Porirua school is achieving results for Maori and Polynesian students .

Karori school wants community input in future planning

Karori Normal school principal a firm believer in sending local children to local schools.

New principal brings fresh ideas to Linden School

The new principal of Linden Primary is briging years of experience to the school.

New Kelburn Normal School principal has an exciting year.

One year into his new job, the principal of Kelburn Normal School is celebrating an exciting year.

School prepares its pupils for 21st century jobs

Kilbirnie School gets funding of $200,000 and half will be spent on preparing pupils for jobs not yet invented.

Clyde Quay School celebrates 125 years with reunion

Clyde Quay School celebrates a special milestone in the school’s history with a weekend reunion.

A small school with a big culture

Embracing and learning about others cultures is something a Titahi Bay school firmly believes in.

Principal proud of achievements during first year in the job

The Newtown School Principal is proud of the change that has been made during his first year in the job.

Porirua icons to inspire student collaboration with renown artist

Michael Tuffery to work with student’s from Porirua secondary schools.

WATCH: Capital bus shelters gets eye-catching makeovers

Kapiti artist Ellen Coup paints a Khandallah bus shelter as part of the council’s mural project.

Kōhanga kids right at home in Wainuiomata where it all began

Parents talk about why they choose Kōhanga Reo for their kids, and about the demand for fluent speakers

WATCH: Helen Henderson is one of Hutt Valley’s local hero

Lower Hutt is home to the exceptional Kara Hands, a place that’s especially fond of special needs children

WATCH: Definitely Not Witches at the Fringe Festival

Definitely Not Witches is a new Wellington-based improvised comedy group.

Maori and Brazilian ‘chucked in a pot’ for Cuba Dupa festival

Tutakitaki blends Maori and Brazilian music for the Cuba Dupa street festival.

WATCH: Volunteers keeping Lyall Bay’s coastline litter free

Every months locals get down to Lyall Bay beach for the monthly rubbish clean-up.

Angry Wellington voices join chorus against X Factor

X FACTOR was dismissed and disparaged on the streets of Wellington after bullying of a contestant.

Comments

Comments Off

WATCH: Ceramic artist Nicola Dench opens doors to her studio

Seventeen Miramar Peninsula artists opened their studios for the annual Artists in Action event.

Māori students still struggling with stereotypes, racism

Not enough focus on how Maori are taught, right down to pronouncing names correctly.

Peninsula wants Fort Ballance to be a showcase, not an enigma

Site has changed over years from an army base to an abandoned concrete playground for graffiti artists.

Cricket World Cup fever sweeps schools as NZ makes quarter-finals

Aspiring young cricket stars have a chance to pick up a bat and learn the basics at Kelburn Park.

Pannett juggles environment and development

Development issues facing Wellington city are a challenge for a councillor holding key positions.

Melanesians using local festivals to keep culture alive in NZ

Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands gave a strong presence at capital’s Pasifika Festival.

Safety and freedom a Wellington drawcard for international students

Universities, Polytechnics, training providers and schools in aiming to double international numbers.

REVIEW: Taken 3 falls short of franchise success

FRANCESCA JAGO is not taken with the latest of the edition of Liam Neeson’s efforts.

Wellingtonians with Chinese roots celebrating Year of the Sheep

Chinese New Year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar.

Fraser puts a face to the ability of artists, not the disability

Through Wellington’s creative spaces Fraser Hoffe says he has found his reason for living,

Next stop Samoa for Upper Hutt student traveller

After visiting 10 countries, Jess Thompson is looking forward to making Samoa her eleventh.

McDonalds Young Entertainers star guiding the next generation

Ainslie Allen has gone through several stages of performing life since the 90s hit TV show.

Vegan athlete fuelled by nature and vegetables for his marathons

An Englishman sets out to challenge the assumption that you need to eat meat to be an athlete.

Popular kids author has kids up and dancing at Te Papa

Craig Smith and his wife Margaret Amor take singalong tour around the country.

Wellington shoppers leave gift buying until last minute

Wellingtonians leave shopping to the last minute with many stores only just experiencing a Christmas rush.

Korean Christmas inspires window display, and the people love it

Childhood memory inspires the winner of the people’s choice award in the capital’s display awards.

Council answers critics of pop-up beach

Wellington City Council defends its use of almost $20,000 to build a pop-up beach in Civic Square .

Spreading the love at Christmas.

Capital E has partnered with Foster Hope to pack kits for children entering foster care.

Taking the stress out of the season to be jolly

Wellingtonians not up for the Christmas dinner challenge will be well catered for on December 25th.

WATCH: Guide dog Gina set to venture off with new partner

Blind Foundation graduates Gina and friends from guide school.

WATCH: Rabbit’s tale of survival in the coffee capital.

Red Rabbit Co Coffee manager Baptiste Kreyder talks about carving out a niche in Wellington.

Cartoonist finds his voice again in new graphic novel

Dylan Horrocks new graphic novel Sam Zabel And The Magic Pen is a personal journey.

WATCH: Emotional homecoming for Maori ancestors

After a century abroad Maori ancestral remains return home to Te Papa.

Old heritage building rejuvenated with craft beer on city bypass

Negotiating old building issues with council rules one of challenges for Tuatara.

Capital’s heritage fund needs strengthening.

Councillor questions whether the capital’s Built Heritage Incentive Fund needs more funding.

WATCH: Pints going to the dogs as profits given to SPCA

Wellington’s Blackdog Brewery released a new beer and all proceeds from it donated to the SPCA.

Bigger parking fines wanted for illegal use of disability parks

Wellington council’s Accessiblity Advisory Group says more parks are great, but increase the fines.

Tattoo studio with a difference

Sally Millar, her partner Sam and their dog cross the Tasman to set up an alternative tattoo studio.

Handball champs hit capital

The IHF trophy Oceania championship made its Wellington debut this week with the sport rapidly gaining national popularity.

Seatoun community fighting council to keep their local treasure

Locals have until Friday to tell Wellington City Council why it should not take their playground away.

Johnsonville will know what its new library looks like later next year

Council signs off on new building to integrate community services and facilities.