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New Zealand waves goodbye to the Royals

The damp weather doesn’t deter crowds as popular British royals say goodbye to Wellington and New Zealand

On the hunt for the Purrfect feline

Some cats such as this one were shy, but AMANDA HERRERA found plenty to purr about in an afternoon with some of the country’s top felines.

Lower Hutt footballer slims his way to big break

It took self determination and regular weigh ins, but Lower Hutt striker Hamish Watson has been signed to the Wellington Phoenix for the remainder of the 2014 season.

PHOTO ESSAY: Surf-lifesavers take over Ohope

EACH year surf lifeguards from around the country compete in their national champs. NEWSWIRE reporter LAUREN MANN was there to capture the action.

Unwelcome southerly storm slams capital

Severe southerly winds of 120km kept ferries tied up and closed roads in the capital.

REVIEW: DJ Stickybuds rocks the boat

Stickybuds entertained crowds at Wellington’s Tugboat, and having experienced him live once before, OREN OAARIKI went along for more.

PHOTO ESSAY: Bowl-A-Rama grabs skate fans

Brazilian Pedro Barras took out last week’s international skateboard competition in Wellington’s Waitang Park. ELLIOT PARKER captured the action in photos.

Valley comes alive with Haka in the Park

Te Ra o Te Raukura festival’s was dedicated to the regional kapa haka contest today, which included the pan-tribal Nga Taonga Mai Tawhiti. SAM BRODIE captured some of the action.

PHOTO ESSAY: Drag racing on nitro

Flames shoot from the exhaust of a nitro-fuelled dragster at Fram Autolite Dragway, Meremere. CAMERON MASSEY captures the action on camera.

A taste of Ethiopia in Wellington

Wellington’s first full time Ethiopian restaurant has opened in Tory St. KHALID AHMED attended the historic event.

Archie has his nose in travellers’ bags

Biosecurity beagle Archie is the newest addition to Wellington International Airport, where he has a nose for trouble. JOHANNA CLELAND reports.

School kids to go on Zoofari at Wellington Zoo

Children from low decile schools will be able to visit Wellington Zoo for a fun learning programme in a new partnership with The Warehouse. JULIE TAYLOR reports.

Chef Abdelghani’s cookbook dream a reality

Moroccan chef Abdelghani El Adraoui has always dreamed of writing his own cookbook and finally has one. He talks to KHALID AHMED about what inspired him.

Absolutely positively growing – Census VINES

WELLINGTONIANS are more educated, earning more and have greater access to internet than in 2006, according to the latest census results.

Foods of many flavours at school’s carnival

Clyde Quay School pupils, whose annual carnival was held at the weekend. JOHANNA CLELAND reports.

Rongotai’s ethnic food fair welcomed back

Rongotai College staff sell smoothies at the fair. KHALID AHMED reports from the school’s fundraiser.

Parfumier is living his dream at top of cable car

Francesco van Eerd has set up a mini museum which shows off his perfume passion. KHALID AHMED reports on his new shop in Kelburn.

Beer in the park has a smooth introduction

There have been ‘no dramas’ with beer drinkers in bean bags taking over Glover Park in Wellington’s Cuba precinct. JESSE CLARK reports.

Top photographers coming together in city show

The Photo School is bringing student work to the city, including NZ Institute of Professional Photography award winning pieces. LIAM MACANDREW reports.

NewsWire’s coverage of council elections

Labour MP Kris Faafoi congratulates Nick Leggett, right, on his re-election as Porirua’s mayor on Saturday. Click on the headline for NewsWire’s coverage of national media.

Young Fijians target of language week

The inaugural Fijian Language Week was launched on Monday and aims to encourage Fijians living in New Zealand to reconnect with and celebrate their culture. CALLY MARTIN reports.

Cyclists push for cycle lanes through elections

The Cycle Advocates Network are giving away bike plates to get their message across, CHRIS WILLIAMS reports.

Petone locals pitch in to replant sand dunes

Hutt City Council provided the plants and shovels, and residents provided the muscle to repair storm damage to Petone beach. HOANI HOTENE reports.

Kahurangi School officially opens

Miramar South and Strathmore schools are laid to rest as the final stage of the merger in Wellington’s eastern suburbs is completed. KHALID AHMED was at the event.

Khandallah celebrates library milestone

The Khandallah community held an event to celebrate its library’s diamond jubilee – and keeping the opening hours in a budget cut battle with council. YONG-CHOO LEE reports.

Petone patients rally against loss of their clinic

A medical centre in Petone has found strong local opposition to the idea of merging with another centre in Pomare. HOANI HOTENE reports.

Stokes Valley pupils on the road to Japan

In a couple of weeks’ time, eight pupils from Tui Glen Primary School will be going off to Japan. MIKE METCALFE reports.

Excitement building up for Polynesian festival

Students from around the Porirua region are preparing to show off their Pasifika cultures, reports CAM MASSEY.

Temporary chocolate factory pops up in Welly

Chocoholics can make their own treats in the run-up to the Chocolate Festival, reports CHRIS WILLIAMS.

Young Phoebe knows how to shelter in quakes

For a child’s eye view of earthquake etiquette, BETHANY PEARSON interviews a couple of quake-savvy sisters.

Cricketer tells of road to redemption

Wellington cricketer Ili Tugaga talks to LAUREN MANN about making amends and working his way back into the Wellington cricket team.

Chipped, broken…but not down (mostly)

WELLINGTON streets were littered with glass and rubble after parts of the city tumbled to the ground during the weekend’s flurry of earthquakes.

‘Visionary art’ exhibition makes Daniel happy

In August Daniel and other artists go on show at ROAR Gallery.

Going animal for the animals at charity gig

Wellington musicians are flocking to raise money for Wellington Zoo’s animal hospital, reports LIAM MACANDREW.

Going animal for the animals at charity gig

Wellington musicians are flocking to raise money for Wellington Zoo’s animal hospital, reports LIAM MACANDREW.

Malaysian games at Vic Uni helping community

Playing sports in the hijab is no problem for New Zealand’s Malaysian students, reports BETHANY PEARSON.

Explosion averted at Cuba St cafe

Firefighters ensure a fire is well and truly out in Cuba St. SAM DUFF and SAM BRODIE report.

The day the city nearly closed

NewsWire’s Liam Macandrew and Oren Oaariki went to Wellington’s south coast to report on some of the storm’s worst damage. See their photos in the LEAD STORY.

Hot dogs, cherry picker used in ACC protest

Hot dogs and a cherry picker were used to disrupt the footpath outside ACC head office in Wellington this week to publicise a $4.6 million claim. YONG-CHOO LEE reports.

Tunes of I making most of NZ Music Month

After starring in awards in 2012, the Wellington student band is well on the way to ticking all the boxes for success. RYAN ABRAHAM reports.

Volunteers dig dirt to ease bush trail traffic

A new dedicated downhill mountainbike track will be ready by summer. ANNEKA PAUL talks to Kevin O’Donnell, above, about Brooklyn Trail Builders’ new Wellington project.

Movie and book on way for Wahine disaster

Kiwi-raised Sharon Barbour is hoping her screen play for a drama-enacted film will get noticed, reports KAWE ROES.

Jamming with Anika at the Big Day Dowse

Thousands turned out for the fun and entertainment at the Big Day Dowse in the Hutt Valley. EMILY LIPSYS checks out the action.

Arts and craft market raises funds for school

The Made in Petone market and car boot sale proved a colourful fundraiser for the local primary school. EMILY LIPSYS caught the day in photos.

Whenua burial revives connection to land

Earth mothers all over Aotearoa are reviving the practice of whenua burial, reports MELISSA WASTNEY

Students raise alarm over polluted stream

HEALTH RISK: A sign tells people to stay out of the Wainui Stream at Paekakariki.

Dragons and dancing welcome Year of the Snake

Wellingtonians turned out in droves to enjoy Chinese New Year celebrations, which mixed the traditional with the modern.

Anti-asset sales petition nears its goal

All sorts turned out to the protest at Wellington’s Frank Kitts Park against the Government’s proposed asset sales.

Salsa at Sunset a hit on Valentine’s Day

Wellington locals break out their best moves at Cuban-style dance lessons on the waterfront on Valentine’s Day.

PICTURES: Roaring final for Island Bay Festival

The Ribble Street downhill kart race was a celebration of Kiwi ingenuity that finished off the annual Island Bay Festival. MEGAN SMYTH captured the competition on camera.

PICTURES: Waitangi Day draws crowds into city

Ladi6, above, was part of the entertainment which attracted hundreds of people to the Wellington waterfront yesterday. KAT DUGGAN captured the activities on camera.

PHOTOS: Warm welcome for sevens teams

New Zealand player Lote Raikabula and son Emanuel enjoy the parade which kicked off Sevens Weekend in Wellington. KRISTEN PATERSON recorded the event in photos.

Programme to lift confidence in kids

Confidence4Kids is a programme being introduced by three Wellington women to help kids relax, concentrate and have better self-image.

Volunteers needed for disabled riders

RIDING for the Disabled is celebrating 50 years in New Zealand and it needs volunteers to keep going for another 50. NICOLE BAXTER reports.

Santa swaps his sleigh for a chopper

Hundreds turn out to see Santa Claus star at Wellington’s carols by candle-light.

Young Lyall Bay DJs make their voices heard

MARANUI FM’s DJs are charming and articulate, have local knowledge and varied musical tastes – and they are only nine to 11 years old. ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL reports.

Wellington’s Hobbit big day out

NewsWire video teams were out on the streets of the Capital to capture Hobbit mania as thousands celebrated the premiere of the first Hobbit movie.

Get your charity walking shoes on women

Natalia Albert needs 100 exercise buddies to join her for 36-hour Taupo Oxfam charity walk. ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL reports.

Sport of waka ama sprints ahead in high school

High school waka ama students had a great day at the recent championships in Petone. EMILY LIPSYS reports on a fast-growing sport.

City water conservation means no meters

Wellington saves $7m in infrastructure costs because of lower water usage, leak identification and conservation. MEGAN SMYTH reports.

Toasting art fit to hang on drag queens’ ears

Toast exhibition of contemporary visual art and design showcases the talents of Whitireia’s upcoming artists and designers. REGAN ROBERTS reports.

Charles and Camilla charm big crowds

THOUSANDS of people sang Happy Birthday to Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, on Wellington’s waterfront. KAT DUGGAN captures the walk in pictures.

Election gives real-time taste of news deadlines

Whitireia journalism students worked over 12 hours in two shifts to provide live coverage of the US election on NewsWire.co.nz.

Men vastly outnumber women in Romney lineup

Only 12 of the 80 candidates for a top Republican admin job are female.

Obama vs Romney now a virtual reality

Want to see Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duke it out with weapons other than words? There’s now an app for that, reports TAREN STEVENS.

Flash occupation hits key asset sales players

TEN protesters today marched into the lobby of a Lambton Quay building to condemn Forsyth Barr’s role in state asset sales, and they plan to do it again.

Kiwis worried for US if Mitt wins

Economy and defence were concerns of the majority who think the result will be important to New Zealand. See the story by the NewsWire team.

The graffiti at Victoria Uni that fired debate

This picture was posted on a Victoria University student Facebook page, the last straw for many students upset at so-called ‘rape humour’ at the university.

Economy leaves vacant lot’s future unsure

A VACANT lot in Wellington could have a musical makeover if NZSO can take up an offer by a city construction company – Newswire’s Erin Kavanagh-Hall reports.

Changes planned for Cuba St Carnival

Wellington City Council is being briefed on the event that attracted crowds of more than 100,000 before lack of funding forced cancellation last year.

About Whitireia Journalism School

Whitireia delivers two journalism programmes – the level 3 National Certificate in Journalism (Introductory), which is offered twice, once in each semester, and the level 5 National Diploma in Journalism (Multi-media). Scroll down for a slideshow introduction from programme leader, Jim Tucker. The one-semester National Certificate is what the title suggests – a broad introduction […]