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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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Wellington Lions grounded despite record win

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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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The election’s this Saturday – too bad the world’s going to explode

Will Saturday’s election will be the cause of our destruction? ELIJAH HILL reports.

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Electoral Commission doesn’t think its leg shaving ad is sexist

LISTEN: Body image issues have been raised about an advert published in The University of Canterbury’s student magazine Canta which depicts two legs in a bathtub with a tick box for two options: to shave legs or wear jeans. SAPEER MAYRON reports.

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WATCH: 606 pairs of shoes mark World Suicide Day

Riders Against Teenage Suicide (R.A.T.S.) on their motorbikes played a part in bringing the message to Parliament.

SARAH McMULLAN talks to riders about protecting their tamariki.

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What’s stopping young voters?

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Big yellow container showcases new creative educational institute

Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Creativity building Dixon St being prepared to open in 2018

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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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LISTEN: Politicians ponder polls in election with many twists

While they will often clash on policy, Labour and National share common ground on the importance of polls.

THOMAS AIREY talks to Wellington electorate opponents Grant Robertson and Nicola Willis.

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WATCH: Te Reo marches down Lambton Quay

WATCH: About 5000 people march to start Maori Language week. ELIJAH Hill got among the crowd.

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Where are women in politics? Not at Victoria University debate

The Parties Youth Wing debate at Victoria University had representatives from all the parties on campus, but one group was notably absence – women. LAURA WILTSHIRE reports on a meeting where even the Trump comedian bit off more than he could chew.

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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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Two electorates, one suburb – meet the candidates in Brooklyn

Residents from Brooklyn and beyond will next week get a chance to meet candidates standing for election in the electorates straddling the suburb and its surroundings. Reporter SAPEER MAYRON speaks to the organiser and locals to learn what they want this election.

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Bernard chooses Gareth Morgan over a movie

TOP is doing things differently in the political landscape. ELIJAH HILL tries to read the topography at a party event.

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Where’s the funding for special needs education?

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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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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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Thousands in action for capital SportsFest

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

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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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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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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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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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PHOTO ESSAY: African Unity celebrated in Wellington

Reporter SAPEER MAYRON visually captures the essence of African Unity celebrated in Wellington.

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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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New Te Aro knitting teacher from Spain

A Spanish student teacher is running knitting classes at Te Aro school as part of her PhD. Aimee Eastwood reports.

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Te Aro knitting teacher from Spain

A Spanish student teacher is running knitting classes at Te Aro school as part of her PhD. Aimee Eastwood reports.

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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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Street opera captivates CubaDupa crowd with feathers fly

Collaboration of professional opera singers, orchestra and circus acrobats

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PHOTO ESSAY: Circus, burlesque, belly, drag

Circus, burlesque, belly and drag performers pulled in an audience at Cuba Dupa on Sunday. ALBION HAINES captured the action in pictures.

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Porirua’s Aotea College have big basketball boots to fill

Team members talk about building on top 4 placing. ANIL GANASON reports.

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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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Female harmonies meet loud guitars on stage

Wellington band HEX who played CubaDupa, are making an album. AIMEE EASTWOOD talks with bass player Kiki Van Newtown.

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Te Auaha director gets first taste of student talent at CubaDupa

Te Auaha creative hub’s new director Victoria Spackman ONZM got a taste of her new job on the weekend at CubaDupa . She speaks to SHAR DAVIS.

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Renard the Fox wows CubaDupa

Professional performers and Whitireia students take opera to the streets this weekend for CupaDupa 2017

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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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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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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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Does New Zealand have a rape culture? Views from the street

Rape culture has been in the news following social media posts and filming of female teachers by college students.

NEWSWIRE TEAM took to the streets of Wellington to ask people if they thought the country had a rape culture.

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Rape culture: ‘No means no’

Newswire team members AIMEE EASTWOOD and SAPEER MAYRON attended the protest against rape culture at Parliament and spoke to some of the participants.

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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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Night market used to launch Porirua’s latest mural by local artists

Porirua’s new mural by artists Chloe Reweti and Ruth Robertson-Taylor stole the show during the official opening at the night market in Porirua’s CBD. KATENI SAU reports.

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Big weekend goal for young cyclist

Grace Saywell is on a mission to win back the Poneke Plate for Wellington this weekend’s at the Hataitai Velodrome. ANGELA REID reports on the college student’s dreams.

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WATCH: Bill English’s first Waitangi Day as Prime Minister

Prime Minister Bill English was at the annual Bledisloe Garden Reception

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Sallies encouraging New Zealanders to think before they vote

The latest Salvation Army State of the Nation report raises questions that need answering ahead of the election due to entrenched child abuse and poverty, alarming housing conditions and an exploding prison population. SHAR DAVIS reports.

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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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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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Council opens DIY bike workshop in city

Wellington City Council has funded a workshop where people can learn how to fix their own bikes. SHAR DAVIS reports.

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WATCH: Taking on the crossfit world

Luke Fiso is rising to the top of crossfit success in New Zealand with an eye on the world. SHAR DAVIS reports

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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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PHOTO ESSAY: Whitireia cooking students test their skills

Kapiti campus students prepare for a function to test their culinary skills. DAN MAGEEAN spent the day documenting the process.

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Post-quake focus of Whitireia Journalism and Broadcasting

Getting through the quake, and preparing for future emergencies is the topic of students in this show on Wellington Access Radio.

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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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Quake felt across New Zealand

Newswire spoke to people throughout New Zealand for their reactions to the quake. SHAR DAVIS reports.

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Wellington CBD an earthquake ghost town as the clean-up begins

Wellington CBD was all but deserted today as residents respected the council’s request to avoid the area so that buildings could be checked for damage by experts. SHAR DAVIS reports.

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Cat owners cash in on SPCA chips

Moggli is chipped and ready to be adopted at the SPCA, which has been in the middle of a microchipping and desexing frenzy thanks to a big discount. SHAR DAVIS reports.

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Tears in Wellington after Trump takes Florida

From left Elizabeth Marshall, Tara Brannigan, Corey Johnson and Lynn Abate-Johnson in a sad JJ Murphy’s bar in Wellington. SALLY MUYOMA and KATENI SAU report.

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Blind leading the blind to the White House

NewsWire has made it into the famous Washington Post website, thanks to blind cat Murdock picking the US election winner.

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Donald Trump spotted in Wellington

Upper Hutt’s own Donald Trump impersonator is bringing the US presidency, and media, to New Zealand. HUGO HUNTINGTON meets Alexander Sparrow.

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What Net influencers are saying on election day

NewsWire’s DAN MAGEEAN is following Internet influencers across the globe as the US election results come in.

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Top Ticket to the White House

A woman today may be in the most powerful position in world politics. MARGO NEAS and SHAR DAVIS look at what it has taken to break down barriers. IMAGE: Margot Neas

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Playing the 2016 US Presidential election

Want to play politics? Video game reviewer DAN MAGEEAN and fellow journalism student BLAIR MOCKETT delved into election gaming.

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American elections 101 with a political scientist and a podcast

Victoria University’s Dr Jon Johansson explains the US elections, while LAURA BETH KEOWN unravel the mystery with JADE WINTON-LOWE for readers.

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US presidential vote follows long line of election drama

The USA’s 57 presidential elections have each had their own character. ANGELA REID explores some of the drama.

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Ben Sigmund enjoying a well-planned life after football

Former Pheonix and international footballer has already knocked back All Whites request to stand by.

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NZ Land Wars day announcement reminder of push for Parihaka

Modern day peace protesters keep up the pressure for November 5 memorial. SHAR DAVIS talks to two supporters.

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Aussies give cup money to Womens Refuge

Money raised at the Australian High Commission’s Melbourne Cup event will go to the Wellington Womens Refuge this year. SALLY MUYOMA reports.

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Kapiti coffee drinkers get flavour added

Café owner Matthew Payne has made Kapiti the place for his new coffee roasting project after coming from Melbourne to the coast three years ago. DAN MAGEEAN reports.

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Upper Hutt’s gone to the dogs for its 50th birthday celebration

Parading dogs were among the drawcards to the city’s weekend celebrations

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Pest Free Capital – Wellington well on the way to beating rodents

From Island Bay to Plimmerton over 140 groups are fighting for coolest little pest free capital

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Design graduates’ work on show not your typical exhibition

WelTec’s Creative Technologies graduates show off their talent in a National Portrait Gallery

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Hundreds take advantage of Free Yoga Day

Wellingtonians donated their old yoga mats to a worthy cause this Labour Day. Sally Muyoma reports.

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Coolest capital gets creative council titles

Wellington new has cool names for its councillors – there’s a city scientist and a Wellington ambassador.

The two new portfolios are among new Mayor Justin Lester’s major revamp of councillor responsibilities. SHAR DAVIS talks to councillors about their new roles.

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Free Bike FixUp enticing people to dust off their cycles

Strathmore’s Kahurangi School venue for Wellington City Council event to fix and try out bikes.

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Wellington has deep pockets and big heart

The capital city gave over half of what the country raised sponsoring people to sleep rough for the night. SHAR DAVIS joined the event, and spoke to participants.

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