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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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Record visitors for Homegrown provide fresh economy boost

Close to 14,000 visitors are coming to Wellington this weekend, providing a $7.2 million boost for the local economy.

ANDREW BEVIN does the numbers, and finds a “mellow” crowd has helped.

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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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Autism – it’s time to start looking beyond the male statistics

LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to young women with Asperger’s Syndrome who represent the hidden numbers

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Ngāti Katoa, iwi all, gathers at Orongomai Marae in Upper Hutt

How does a Pākeha become a respected kaumātua? LAURA WILTSHIRE visits the marae her great grandfather helped create.

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Deadly drug fentanyl prompts appeal for users to get $8.50 test

An $8.50 drug testing strip could save your life now that one of the world’s most deadly drugs has turned up in New Zealand’s illicit market.

However police are against the kits marketed by Know Your Stuff. LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.

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New Kaikoura quake, flexible work behind Wellington region property trend

Working from home and living outside the city centre are boosting the property market thanks to CBD property issues.

ANDREW BEVIN reports.

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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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NZ’s cultural capital debate has winner at CubaDupa: Wellington

With Auckland hitting back at the claim Wellington City Council in its latest long term draft that “Wellington is known as the culture capital of New Zealand”, the debate is not going away. So SAM ROBINSON asks the experts.

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PHOTO ESSAY: CubaDupa 2018 opens

The two-day CupaDupa 2018 party is underway. The NewsWire team of photographers captured the opening in a photo essay slideshow.

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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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Organisation key to CubaDupa success – including masonry

CubaDupa is an important date on the Wellington events calendar, and it’s on this weekend. Artistic director of CubaDupa, Drew James describes the event as ‘an arts festival on the street’. But it’s also a lot of work. SARAH McMULLAN reports.

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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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WATCH: Te Auaha opens showcasing student talent

Te Kahui Auaha opened this month with a showcase of creative talent. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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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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LISTEN: Petition calls for end to oil exploration

Crowds gathered in front of parliament as Green Peace handed over it’s oil petition. 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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Women have Cook Strait record in sight

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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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Under-funding in past decade leaves polytechs in bad state, says union

Tertiary Education Union boss Sandra Grey says new review must recognise that cutting courses, facilities and tutors is bad planning in cyclical downturns.

THOMAS CROSKERY canvasses opinion ahead of review.

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LISTEN: Capital’s foodies embrace Ethiopia

Ethiopian cuisine has been brought to Wellington by former refugees. SAPEER MAYRON reports on the latest in a string of eateries.

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Mistrust an issue for police and rainbow community

Police look to improve the uneasy relationship with the rainbow community. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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WATCH: Pride Parade attracts a big crowd

Around 5000 Wellingtonians flocked to see the city’s annual Pride Parade on Saturday. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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Altruism movement welcomes Wellington branch

A global altruism movement sets up in Wellington. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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Kieran McAnulty – painting a region red

Wairarapa’s new list MP is a man on a mission. He talks to THOMAS CROSKERY about the past, being in Government, and the future.

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LISTEN: Urban marae play increasingly important role

After the colonisation of New Zealand, displaced Māori began to establishing urban marae, as BRONTE WILSON reports.

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WATCH: New creative campus open for business

New Zealand’s cultural capital has a new Institute of Creativity . LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.

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WATCH: Te Auaha welcomes first students

Te Kahui Auaha is open for business. 850 students now call Te Auaha home as BRONTE WILSON reports.

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LISTEN: Petition to save Valley Flyer proves popular

Almost 10,000 people sign petition to save popular bus service. ELI HILL reports.

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WATCH: Te Auaha opens its doors

The brand new Te Auaha Institute of Creativity officially opened on Monday night as BLAIR MOCKETT reports

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Mana Wāhine celebrate 125 years of getting vote

New Zealand’s year long celebration of women’s voting rights launched today at Government House. Laura Wiltshire reports.

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Te Papa’s new gallery intends to educate and challenge

Pacific art shares space with international icons in 4000-square-metre Toi Art

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Speed, crank, ice, uppers, meth – Salvos issue warning

In their 10th annual report on social and economic issues that need addressing, the Salvation Army fears the rise of meth. SARAH McMULLAN reports.

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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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Millions for poor may be grabbed by landlords

Building more houses, rather than topping up wages, is answer says the author of the Salvation Army State of the Nation report. LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to Alan Johnson.

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Millions for poor may be grabbed by landlords

Building more houses, rather than topping up wages, is only answer says report author. LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to Alan Johnson.

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New LISTEN: Pokie machine operators feel the heat

State of the Nation report puts the spotlight on pokie machine operators. Thomas Airey reports.

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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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Kiwis not sharing in their country’s economic growth

New Zealand is richer, but New Zealanders are not, according to the annual State of the Nation report produced by the Salvation Army. There are too many negative statistics that too many Kiwis fall into. LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.

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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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NZ to whakatū for women’s rights 125 years after vote victory

‘Whakatū Wāhine’ to celebrate 125 years of women’s voting rights – that’s what the Ministry for Women wants Kiwis to do. The phrase means Women Stand Up and represents not just women, but all people, standing up for women’s rights. LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.

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LISTEN: Persistent Pertussis causing concerns

A recent outbreak of whooping cough is expected to be around for a while. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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LISTEN: Space technology takes off with successful NZ launch

Rocket Lab’s successful launch will benefit New Zealand and the world. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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Thousands at Porirua foreshore for Waitangi Day

Circus performance student Eli Joseph gets a bird’s eye view of the Waitangi Festival in Porirua. SARAH MCMULLAN reports the new event was a big success.

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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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Landlords cry foul over rental crisis attention

Landlords are worried the media is favouring anecdotes over statistical evidence as the Wellington rental crisis continues to gain attention.

Tenants throughout the capital are describing landlords as greedy, reporting large increases in rent.

BRONTE WILSON reports:

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Landlords cry foul over rental crisis attention

Landlords are worried the media is favouring anecdotes over statistical evidence as the Wellington rental crisis continues to gain attention.

Tenants throughout the capital are describing landlords as greedy, reporting large increases in rent.

BRONTE WILSON reports:

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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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See you in the New Year

Merry Christmas from students and staff at Whitireia Journalism and Broadcasting everyone. Have a great break.

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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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Rail funding call should not forget road needs, says wary AA

Motorists don’t want rail investment “crowding out” roading projects, the Automobile Association says.

Reacting to a report calling for more rail investment, the AA warns against rail at the expense of road funding. THOMAS CROSKERY reports.

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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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WATCH: Santa kickstarts A Very Welly Christmas

Santa’s back in town and Wellington’s kids couldn’t be happier. AIMEE EASTWOOD was there to welcome him.

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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: Confronting exhibition puts sexuality in your face

No Apologies is an art fundraiser which organisers are hoping will challenge the way you think. AIMEE EASTWOOD 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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New Wellington bike path would avoid ‘Hunger Games’

Cycling Action Network spokesperson Patrick Morgan supports separate space for cyclists.

A shared space with pedestrians, would amount to throwing everyone together to fight it out, he said. THOMAS CROSKERY reports.

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Ans Westra’s Kiwi photo history goes on display in Cuba St gallery

Ans Westra’s Kiwi photo history on display at Suite Gallery on Cuba Street

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Police are people too – on and off the beat

The cops sometimes get a bad rap. LAURA WILTSHIRE went along for a ride along and saw the human side

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WATCH: Christmas parade season off to happy start

MP’s, civic leaders, fairies and Santa himself all turned out for Petone’s annual Christmas parade, as ELIJAH HILL 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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