Headgear is becoming so popular that Hills Hats is opening a factory shop in Petone. Matt Tso talks to Hatman Simon Smuts-Kennedy.
Sandra Tisam looks at Michel Tuffrey’s work honouring the Cook Island’s World War 1 legacy, which is remembered each year in Porirua. MATT TSO reports.
Teacher Alex Hamilton with Ocearny Kaiwhata at Windley School where new teaching practices are making a difference. KATENI SAU reports.
Le ART, from left Anastasia Sirila, Tiresa Fomai, Rosetta lopa were buzzing among the young bands sharing a stage with professionals at Creekfest. KEANU HEAD reports.
Teenage mothers are nearly three times more likely to be uneducated and unemployed. LEAH FLYNN talks to Terihia Trillo who bucks the trend.
One in ten stock car racers are female, and 15-year-old Amy Eckersley is one of them. JAMES BAKER catches up with her about her love for racing.
Amnesty International has set up a website for Kiwis to send their message to government to lift New Zealand’s intake. COLIN ENGELBRECHT reports.
Porirua Strong Pacific Families celebrate 10 years by putting on a cultural exhibition and film night. TYRAN HEAD reports.
Meet the zoo brew crew who are mixing beer and animals to raise money for cheetahs in the wild. JAMES BAKER reports.
The French Ambassador speaks to hundreds of people in Wellington’s Civic Square this week. EMMA MOODY captured the emotional vigil marking the Paris terrorist attack.
Budding barista Rachel Kennedy- Good showcases her skills at Whitireia’s final Cafe Day of the year. Larissa Toelupe reports.
The new New Zealand banknotes are assisting the low-vision community with their brighter colours and clearer designs. Matt Tso reports.
Fighting is all about solving problems, says Muay Thai kickboxer Angus Lindsey. JOANNA PIATEK talks to him about his sport and his latest bout.
Award winning short story writer, Sue Orr, publishes her first novel with help from the characters in her head. Clemetine Smart caught up with the author to find out more.
With crowds increasing each year the future is looking bright for Wellington’s Lux Light festival.
Eastern Hutt School prepares to celebrate 100 years of educating generations of students in Hutt Valley.
Getting refugees to New Zealand is only the beginning and support organisations will need more funding to service the upcoming increase in refugees. ALIA OVEREND reports.
Kiwi Syrians Sunil Matloub and Feras Aslan happy the New Zealand Government is taking in more refugees. VIRGINIA FALLON reports that Wellington has room for the newcomers.
RIPPA rugby is more than just sport for the Porirua’s Tairangi Typhoons. ALIA OVEREND talks to coach Lucho Arca
The Wellington Regional Sportsfest provides a break from routine and promotes healthy activities for the Windley School basketballers. MATT TSO reports.
A prayer for the late Jerry Collins, a member of the last winning St Pat’s Town team, was one of the inspirations for victory this week. ARANA KENNY reports.
Nikau McCullough at his Porirua chapel basketball court where he plays with his friends – in contrast to the world stage he climbed up to this month. ARANA KENNY reports.
National Geographic’s 50 greatest photos are drawing large crowds to an Upper Hutt gallery.
Haunting, emotional and stunning are some of the words being used by the thousands of people lining up to see the ‘The Scale of Our War’ exhibition. JADE MAISEY reports.
In the spirit of the street, Cuba crowds flocked in the rain to Wellington’s new festival. NEWSWIRE TEAM captures the vibe.
Budding food writer MATTHEW LAU speaks with Wellington’s most influential restaurant critic and food feature writer David Burton.
William Matangi knows he has done a lot of good things. JONTY DINE talks to him about life as a Black Power boss, finding God, and now making a difference for young people.
After a 2013 grinch-like Christmas, Wellington City Council got back into the spirit in 2014, including a Courtney Place tree. FRANCESCA JAGO films the lights going on.
Former Wellingtonian of the Year Ruth Gotlieb is busy as ever four years after officially retiring. TESS NICHOL sits down in her living room for a chat.
Lower Hutt’s Sarah Atkin challenges an all-male line-up in the Wellington Mountain Bike Club Downhill Series.
FRANCESCA JAGO meets Māori students in Hawaii learning more about themselves and their culture than they did growing up in NZ.
Whitireia Polytech’s Maori performing art opens show for final event of Nan Ying International Folklore Festival. MATTHEW LAU reports.
Andrew Weston needs your votes to win a scholarship to study strokes – and help his dad. FINN RAINGER reports.
A dislike of stopping at the lines in netball led Bridget Kiddle to hockey and to China this year. ASHLEIGH MANNING talks to her about the Youth Olympics and the future.
NewsWire’s team provides a constant stream of updates on election results and commentary.
FRANCESCA JAGO and LIZE IMMELMAN report visited the Kelburn School which was one of the Wellington polling stations today.
Almost one third of Wairarapa voters don’t know who they will vote for according to a phone poll by the NewsWire Team.
Children were inspired by their peers at a karate camp in Karori. FRANCESCA JAGO reports.
Newtown firefighters (from left) Alan Ormiston, Mike Dombrowski and Michael Fleming work in one of the busiest stations in the country. SUSAN TEODORO reports.
The capital celebrates the crème de la crème of food producers in the region during Wellington On A Plate. MATTHEW LAU was at the awards and talked to a talented lot.
VIDEO: Daren Kamali launches his second book of Pacific poetry with inspirational readings to a Wellington audience. FRANCESCA JAGO reports.
Falun Gong practitioners are protesting outside a Chinese community newspaper which they say has defamed them but the editor is not backing down. FINN RAINGER reports.
WATCH: Argentinian and German fans endure an emotional rollercoaster ride, as they watch the FIFA World Cup final in Wellington.
Clean up volunteers are finding small plastic balls washed up on Wellington beaches and experts say they are likely to be harming marine life. FINN RAINGER reports.
A new play by rookie writer and director Chris Swney puts the spotlight on the Kiwi backpacker experience. STEVEN READ reports. IMAGES: Josh Price.
WATCH: An $80 million investment is planned for a creative Cuba St campus for Whitireia and WelTech polytechs. Newswire team reports.
IN PICTURES: Dog daycare facility opens in Wellington, allowing pets to be pampered as their owners go to work.
A day in life of a midiwfe, following Jill Adamson around as she completes her daily routine in Lower Hutt.
WATCH: Wellington City Council’s new Think, Look, Cross campaign will cost rate-payers up to $100,000.
Family and friends share the Easter weekend on Waiheke Island and FINN RAINGER documents the experience in a photo essay.
Newswire reporter JOSHUA PRICE spent the day with Wellington Deputy Mayor Justin Lester and captured some of his duties in a photo essay.
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.
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.
EACH year surf lifeguards from around the country compete in their national champs. NEWSWIRE reporter LAUREN MANN was there to capture the action.
Severe southerly winds of 120km kept ferries tied up and closed roads in the capital.
Stickybuds entertained crowds at Wellington’s Tugboat, and having experienced him live once before, OREN OAARIKI went along for more.
Brazilian Pedro Barras took out last week’s international skateboard competition in Wellington’s Waitang Park. ELLIOT PARKER captured the action in photos.
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.
Flames shoot from the exhaust of a nitro-fuelled dragster at Fram Autolite Dragway, Meremere. CAMERON MASSEY captures the action on camera.
Wellington’s first full time Ethiopian restaurant has opened in Tory St. KHALID AHMED attended the historic event.
Biosecurity beagle Archie is the newest addition to Wellington International Airport, where he has a nose for trouble. JOHANNA CLELAND reports.
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.
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.
WELLINGTONIANS are more educated, earning more and have greater access to internet than in 2006, according to the latest census results.
Clyde Quay School pupils, whose annual carnival was held at the weekend. JOHANNA CLELAND reports.
Rongotai College staff sell smoothies at the fair. KHALID AHMED reports from the school’s fundraiser.
Francesco van Eerd has set up a mini museum which shows off his perfume passion. KHALID AHMED reports on his new shop in Kelburn.
There have been ‘no dramas’ with beer drinkers in bean bags taking over Glover Park in Wellington’s Cuba precinct. JESSE CLARK reports.
The Photo School is bringing student work to the city, including NZ Institute of Professional Photography award winning pieces. LIAM MACANDREW reports.
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.
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.
The Cycle Advocates Network are giving away bike plates to get their message across, CHRIS WILLIAMS reports.
Hutt City Council provided the plants and shovels, and residents provided the muscle to repair storm damage to Petone beach. HOANI HOTENE reports.
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.
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.
A medical centre in Petone has found strong local opposition to the idea of merging with another centre in Pomare. HOANI HOTENE reports.
In a couple of weeks’ time, eight pupils from Tui Glen Primary School will be going off to Japan. MIKE METCALFE reports.
Students from around the Porirua region are preparing to show off their Pasifika cultures, reports CAM MASSEY.
Chocoholics can make their own treats in the run-up to the Chocolate Festival, reports CHRIS WILLIAMS.
For a child’s eye view of earthquake etiquette, BETHANY PEARSON interviews a couple of quake-savvy sisters.