Open mic nights and live entertainment at Kotuku Cafe add to Waiwhetu’s life.
More than 30,000 Germans live in NZ, and the Goethe Institut supports the language and culture.
Volunteers ensure World War 2 history is not forgotten by maintaining the old Karori gun fortress.
Community rallies to make sure the annual ANZAC day parade takes place in Wainuiomata.
WATCH: Prince William hints at future new baby in exclusive video captured by Whitireia Journalism student MARK BISHNELL.
The damp weather doesn’t deter crowds as popular British royals say goodbye to Wellington and NZ.
Parents drop their their kids at Miramar’s Holy Cross school and then stay to learn English.
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.
Nominations are open for new members, and the outgoing group has recommended to Wellington City Council that the number of seats be increased to 19 so smaller Pacific Island groups are represented. JULIE TAYLOR reports.
Successful festival puts paid to claims that Wellington’s Churton Park is a suburb without a heart
Candidates in wheelchairs may find it easier to win a seat than get into the building, or even vote. CALLY MARTIN reports.
Local entrepreneurs are launching a new product that could help thousands of Kiwis during winter months. Their Solar Space Heater uses solar power to provide heat to houses during sunshine hours. JOSH PRICE talked to the co-founders.
Locals eye Wellington as the perfect city to get their car share company ‘Shyft’ into gear.
Turning 60 was the catalyst behind Jenny O’Connor’s new book ‘Visible’. A record of 60 women at 60.
Councillor wants to get to bottom of whatever is regularly polluting a community asset.
The Trelissick Park Group has had regional funding cut and wants city council to make up the shortfall.
Injury and illness have not stopped breakthrough first-class season for wicket keeper and batsman.
New migrants will celebrate their volunteering achievements in a special awards ceremony this week. ANNEKA PAUL reports on how volunteering has connected the recent arrivals to their new home.
It’s Caffeine Awareness month and one of the events was Caffienation on the waterfront.
Soon solar panels could be powering the local school thanks to the fair’s fundraising.
Football tournament ‘Culture Kicks’ still continues to be a big success after eight years.
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.
Wellingtonians brought their rugs, bean bags and picnics to Waitangi Park for a movie under the stars.
Stadium-goers sick of standard footy food will be able to swap hotdogs and chips for steak sandwiches, vegetarian burritos and even Yorkshire puddings. LAUREN MANN reports.
Hutt City Council and Hutt Rotary Club combine resources to put on an outdoor sculpture show.
School yard bullying is no longer the biggest problem schools face. Social media abuse has arrived.
The ‘Inside Out’ project has gone from Ecuador to Nepal, Mexico, Palestine and now Wellington.
Thousands of Wellingtonians squeeze into Kilbirnie for a day in the sun
Day trek takes between six and eight hours, and is one of New Zealand’s nine great walks.
Maori tattoos is displayed on the bodies of many New Zealanders. But as JANELLE CHEESMAN found, it is not tā moko.
Riding for the Disabled prepare to host event in Upper Hutt for first time.
One hour, two shows, four actors and many laughs as performing arts student take to BATS.
MORE than 32 teams are expected at the eight annual multicultural football tournament on Saturday.
Mayor Celia Wade-Brown this week visited Te Aro School, the first Wellington primary school to keep beehives. JOSH PRICE reports on students getting back to nature.
Lessons give potential members a taste of defensive martial art.
Porirua’s annual Creekfest health festival brought 25,000 people together.
Wellington’s coffee is in the world’s top 10, according to a CNN rating.
Recent production Broken River a new experience for local designer. JACOB CHANDLER reports.
Wellington Museum of City and Sea is looking for $1.6 million in council plan pitch.
Plans for a safe cycle-way network through the southern suburbs will be revealed at the Newtown Residents’ Association community meeting in Newtown on March 17. FINN RAINGER reports.
Public and organisers give at this year’s Creekfest thumbs up at day-long festival.
Tent gives Creekfest visitors about local initiatives, and gets feedback on what public want.
The latest storm hit the capital’s south coast soon after locals got to take part in The Great Seawall Debate.
Severe southerly winds of 120km kept ferries tied up and closed roads in the capital.
The minimum wage is going up 50 cents to $14.25, and many of those spoken to on the streets of Wellington this week say it should be more. The NEWSWIRE TEAM asked people for views on the rise, and whether it would affect them.
Richard Bruce represented New Zealand at the first Asia Pacific Games in Australia. He talks to PAUL ORDISH about his motivation.
An open letter to residents this week kicks off a drive to win the hearts and minds of Lower Hutt ratepayers.
Victoria University School of Architecture and Design students show their creations from 300 hours of work.
Natalie Smith is the 2014 Whitireia-Toi Poneke Artist in Residence. As she settles into her space, she talks with MIKE METCALFE about the year ahead, and her work.
The Wainuiomata Community Board is helping form a group to fill the void left by the RSA closure last year.
A late cut to the boundary at backward point put New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum’s 302 in the record books.
SAM BRODIE reports that at the same time, related hashtags dominated social media in New Zealand and India.
Anna Guenther, co-founder of Pledgeme talks about the road to the website’s success. MIKE METCALFE reports.
Wellington came alive for the annual sevens Parade which welcomes the international teams to the city.
Brazilian Pedro Barras took out last week’s international skateboard competition in Wellington’s Waitang Park. ELLIOT PARKER captured the action in photos.
Warkina Tujuba is heading to Africa on voluntary work thanks to a big fundraising effort. KHALID AHMED met the 17 year-old who talks about why he is making the journey back to where he was born, and where he will walk in his late father’s footsteps.
A Wellington illustrator, animator and designer organises meet ups for local artists to network.
Countdown to 2024 lift-off after beating 199,000 others to still be in running for space trip.
In her second term, the ward councillor wants to draw on Wainuiomata’s translation of ‘big water’.
Performer pays tribute to iwi radio’s part in giving Maori music a place to be heard.
Kirsten Terito is about to release her first album in English, but another te reo one is on the way.
Te Reo Taranaki Charitable Trust has already put 120 people in the region through its courses.
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.
Kapa haka teams from around Wellington region are at Te Whiti Park in Lower Hutt today to compete in the Wellington Kapa Haka Championships. SAM BRODIE reports from Waiwhetu.
New kapa haka uniforms the goal for St Bernard’s and Sacred Heart students.
Horses, hats and heels at Wellington Cup day are captured through photos.
Upper Hutt and Hutt City Councils alert for algae levels which can be fatal to dogs.
Island Bay man John Shorland is again outside his comfort zone as he turns to a 100 year old art form.
In a roundup of Laneways in Auckland, LIAM MACANDREW features six of the more prominent acts, and photos
Flames shoot from the exhaust of a nitro-fuelled dragster at Fram Autolite Dragway, Meremere. CAMERON MASSEY captures the action on camera.
Locals and visitors have written their personal stories for Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui exhibition.
Wainuiomata Community Board is hoping to connect to a wider audience.
On February 21 hundreds of performers fill Civic Square for a massive party and everyone is welcome.
Wellington’s waterfront will be lined with crazy costumes on Monday for the annual event.
Wellington’s first full time Ethiopian restaurant has opened in Tory St. KHALID AHMED attended the historic event.
Khan will have to deal with female Star Trek leads and picnic baskets in the park.
As he prepares to tackle the climate change portfolio in 2014, new Wellington City Councillor David Lee intends to address the role from an economic perspective, instead of environmental. He talks to JULIE TAYLOR.
Professor is drawn to the beauty and aesthetic appeal of maths, rather than its usefulness.
Building has started on a Brooklyn property which was sold by the Wellington City Council, and locals say they are angry about a process. Meanwhile a social housing trust building on the site is caught in the middle. ANNEKA PAUL reports.
Biosecurity beagle Archie is the newest addition to Wellington International Airport, where he has a nose for trouble. JOHANNA CLELAND reports.
Newswire took to the streets to see what Wellington thinks of not refreshing Christmas decorations.