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Owhiro friends to know by Christmas if they have won stream battle

Friends of Owhiro Stream are waiting to find out council plans to extensions the Southern Landfill and whether another valuable open stream will be lost underground. HAYLEY GASTMEIER reports.

Vogelmorn Foundation to decide the future of bowling club

After failing to sell in August, the Vogelmorn Bowling Club has a chance to be retained for wider community.

Karori downhill tough, but tamed by Sarah

Lower Hutt’s Sarah Atkin competed against an all-male line-up in the Wellington Mountain Bike Club Downhill Series. AMANDA CARRINGTON meets the international competitor.

Māori see future careers in performing arts

Māori of all ages, backgrounds, shapes and sizes come to Wellington to study the art of performance. MATTHEW LAU reports.

Rejection pays off for award winning Toi Whakaari actor

Olivia Mahood was rejected four times by drama school, now she’s one of their top students.

Medal honours people behind Wellington’s beloved baby care packs

WITHIN a year Jo Alderdice and her Little Sprouts charity have gone from making one baby care pack to being one of 20 Wellington Local Heroes for the year. YC LEE talks to the Whitby woman who has channeled her corporate experience into a much-loved charity in a short time.

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Māori learn about their culture in Hawaii

FRANCESCA JAGO meets Māori students in Hawaii learning more about themselves and their culture than they did growing up in NZ.

Stolen motorbike was catalyst for flying Jamie’s world adventures

Kapiti Coast downhill mountain biker Jamie Lyall has been around the world racing and building tracks.

Award-winning artist prepares for London with Wellington auction

Jane Kellahan preparing for trip to London Biennale in January.

Toi Māori Art Market woven in Wellington

Trailblazers of traditional craft and cultural art from NZ, Hawaii and Canada are celebrated in Toi Maori.

Epuni St locals filling up their new compost bin

A compost bin was set up to benefit community and council hopes it will inspire more local bins.

The relief and elation of freediving 70 breathless metres below Pacific

The water is warming up and Wellington freediving club members are getting back in the ocean.

New novel gives Iraqi people a human face

Kate Carty’s book Run Thomas Run follows an Iraqi family living in fear under Saddam Husain’s regime.

Chocolate maker wants Kiwis to help poor Bougainville growers

WATCH: Organic, Fairtrade Wellington Chocolate Factory maker this week launches a Kickstarter campaign for a Bougainville cocoa grower. Financing the improved processing will eventually mean cocoa beans can be shipped direct from Bougainville to New Zealand. LIZE IMMELMAN reports.

Green MP says being the newbie is like jumping on a moving train

After turning Green at college, James Shaw has played a long game in his route to Parliament.

Remember, remember…why in November?

Guy Fawkes celebrations go off in Wellington this weekend, but who remembers why?

Creative writers come to the party for 2014 Fourth Floor Journal

Editor says taking on the project is like throwing a party and hoping the guests turn up.

Hundreds converge on dead whale washed up on Waikanae Beach

School’s out for dead humpback whale, which gets a karakia from local Maori.

Master class learns Vicky Ha’s dumpling secrets

LIAM CAVANAGH follows Vicky Ha around Wellington as she shows her dumpling fans how it’s done.

Island Bay mood about new seawall and traffic may be changing

Debate in the community meetings considering the council’s five options are beginning the shift local feelings about some of the issues, says Councillor Paul Eagle. However traffic changes are still the biggest sticking point if the coast road is closed. HAYLEY GASTMEIER attended two of the meetings.

Tsunami warnings draw line in Miramar Peninsula

Tsunami escape routes and safety markers for Miramar Peninsula help residents prepare for worst..

WATCH: Whitireia flash-mob haka hits Singapore

Performers end their wānanga to Taiwan with Ka Mate to the surprise of airport travellers.

Double accolade in Taiwan

Whitireia Polytech’s Maori performing art opens show for final event of Nan Ying International Folklore Festival. MATTHEW LAU reports.

Texas inspiration for free yoga day in Wellington

A local yoga enthusiast has organised free yoga classes on Labour Day for the Wellington region.

Aussies break NZ hearts in World Cup indoor cricket in Petone

Hutt Valley Indoor Sports hosts Indoor Cricket World Cup and NZ wants to stop Aussie dominance.

A street level look at Wellington’s World War 1 history

Locals come face-face with stories and images of Wellingtonians who left 100 years ago to fight in WW1.

WW1 commemorations in the capital

Commemorations kick off in Wellington to mark 100 years since New Zealand soldiers left to fight in WW1.

PHOTO ESSAY: Wild southerly winter slams capital

A broken piece of wind art, hail, damaged coastlines – it’s all in a winter’s day for the capital. SUE TEODORO records the action.

Student fights for a personal cause

Andrew Weston needs your votes to win a scholarship to study strokes – and help his dad. FINN RAINGER reports.

Fraser puts a face to the ability of artists, not the disability

Through Wellington’s creative spaces Fraser Hoffe says he has found his reason for living,

Wellington to welcome New Zealand’s first Syrian refugees

Wellington’s first Syrian refugees need the help of volunteers to show them the Kiwi way.

WATCH: Whitireia group earn Taiwan honour

Performers chosen to end Nan-Ying Cultural Festival opening ceremony.

Thousands entertained and scared by haka in Taiwan streets

A Taiwanese tour guide joins NZ performing for haka Ka Mate during the opening of festival.

WATCH: Soul star leads a new pack of stars at Whitireia Music School

The gig by Wellington-based soul singer Bella Kalolo and music students is captured on video.

Obesity trial to spend $3 million through Lower Hutt agencies

Vulnerable communities target of programme based on Aussie model.

Wellington’s charities and council struggle to manage homeless

Homeless numbers in Wellington are increasing. NICOLE ADAMSON talks to those dealing with the issue.

Performer helps people find their “presence” in capital workshop

FINN RAINGER talks to Bert van Dijk about his performance workshop next month and his vision for the future.

Video stores feeling the digital pressure as young go for “free stuff”

The digital world of online streaming, movie rental and film piracy is turning local video stores into the walking wounded.

Couple’s costume hobby puts WOW factor on show in Plimmerton

The Haydocks’ outrageous outfits, made in their spare time, are on display at Emerging Light Gallery.

Youth Olympian didn’t stop at white lines

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.

Whitireia performers warm up for cultural tour to Taiwan festival

Nan Ying Folk Festival is the destination next week for the annual Whitireia Performing Arts Wananga. In the final stages of preparations, the degree students visited Karori West Normal School and wowed hundreds of students. MATTHEW LAU, who will be reporting on the tour, was at Karori.

NewsWire’s live coverage of the 2014 General Election

NewsWire’s team provides a constant stream of updates on election results and commentary.

Dunne and dusted for 11th term in Parliament

Peter Dunne has been an MP since 1984, and he’s been given another three years.

History repeats itself – and Paul Foster-Bell’s happy

Losing in Wellington Central once again is easy to take when you are basking in National glory.

Key more years, Peters party foiled, and Harawira blind-sided

After one of the most divisive election campaigns in New Zealand history, NewsWire reporters TESS NICHOL and SUE TEODORO reflect on the big winners and losers of New Zealand’s 2014 General Election.

Andersen upbeat as Labour licks its wounds

At the Labour Party Wharewaka gathering, candidates reflect on their performance.

Greens concedes defeat at Bodega as 15% vote target is missed

JONTY DINE caught the reactions at the Greens election night party as they concede defeat.

Buttoned-down Finalyson team tight-lipped in cinema one

National Party faithful celebrate at the Penthouse in Brooklyn while the media are put in their place.

Wellington streets not too concerned about election result

NICOLE ADAMSON and SARAH WILSON hit Wellington streets on election night to talk to voters.

Word on the street says inequality on voters’ minds tonight

Newswire hits the Wellington streets – JONTY DINE and YC LEE ask voters for their thoughts.

National Party on the “cusp of greatness,” says Hekia Parata

Hekia Parata awaits the election results at the Mana Cruising Club in Paremata.

Chris Bishop surrounded by supporters on nerve-wrecking day

The National candidate for Hutt South nervously awaits the election results at Chappelli’s Bar and Eatery.

Greens’ James Shaw expects to be one of new MPs

The Wellington Central Greens candidate is quietly optimistic of becoming one of the country’s new MPs.

Election in “God’s hands now,” says Kris Fa’afoi

Labour candidate Kris Fa’afoi and his team are waiting anxiously in Titahi Bay for the results to drop.

Paul Foster-Bell quietly confident at the Backbencher

National party candidate Paul Foster-Bell spent the day with a sleep in and then helping people vote.

WATCH: Voting begins with rain and wind

FRANCESCA JAGO and LIZE IMMELMAN report visited the Kelburn School which was one of the Wellington polling stations today.

Greens rated savviest in NZ’s first truly social media election

A political social media specialist rates the work of the Greens as the best in a truly social election.

Campaign meetings in “three-horse race” Ohariu suggests close call

With just a 1000-vote majority, Peter Dunne’s Ohariu seat could be a game changer.

Beans predict National win in coffee vote – and they’ve been right before

Coffee beans have been used to predict the outcome of the election.

New Zealand eateries could be ready for a Michelin rating

MATTHEW LAU speaks with top Wellington foodies about restaurant guides and how we, and Michelin, rate.

Wellington voters unimpressed with Conservative comments on poverty

Conservative candidate Gordon Copeland ruffled feathers with his comments about poverty.

Cunliffe outshines off-key Prime Minister according to punters

What influence has the final leaders debate had on voters? Social media and streets opinion offer clues.

Starving kids used in attack ads designed by iwi/kiwi campaign man

The Opinion Partnership has been using billboards and ads to scare voters about Labour-Greens alliance.

Students offer passionate election messages at Victoria University

Students who challenged candidates on student issues give their thoughts on how the politicians performed.

Are New Zealanders resigned and accepting about being spied on?

NewsWire asks Wellingtonians what they thought about being spied on, and for many it is just part of life.

Election workers gearing up for voting on the big day – and earlier

About 18,500 people will be working at more than 2500 places set-up for New Zealanders to vote.

Putting the 9/11 tragedy under the microscope

An exhibition in Wellington puts the events of September 11, 2001 under close scrutiny.

National billboards take such a hammering

National party billboards in the Wellington Central electorate take a hammering in the run-up to the election. SUE TEODORO reports.

Politicians want to make the world a better place – just in different ways

A passionate and at times unruly crowd grilled Rongotai candidates in Miramar.

Fifty shades of grey turn up in Upper Hutt for NZ First leader

The threat of super city amalgamation was the meeting issue, but it became all about Winston Peters.

Wellingtonians are not totally convinced about Greens transport spend

The Greens Party has announced a half-billion-dollar public transport spend for Wellington if it gets into power. Most locals think the ideas have merit, but decisionmakers expect more communication, and trolley buses are not popular. SARAH WILSON reports.

Online voting tool a big hit for people ‘On the Fence’

NewsWire asks five voters to get On The Fence, a simulation tool is being used by kiwi’s worldwide.

Laundry list outside Parliament calls for cleaner politics

Young and old gathered in their hundreds at Parliament calling for cleaner politics.

WATCH: Wellingtonians rally for cleaner politics with laundry list

Wellingtonians tired of the shady dealings highlighted in Nicky Hagar’s book, rallied at Parliament on Wednesday.

Homelessness and living costs for students dominate housing debate

People sleeping on the street and tertiary students struggling to pay the rent are big issues.

Electorate change rattles Mallard, but he is winning social friends

Longstanding MP skyrockets on the social media popularity scale

Crowd warms to passionate Ginny in Ohariu gathering

Labour’s Ohariu candidate Virginia Andersen finds warmer response than Peter Dunne in Wadestown.

Church niceties observed on altar of polite politics

A crowd of about 50 people took a pew at Central Baptist Church in Wellington for local candidates.

Hager wants strong media, transparent government

Nicky Hager calls for more money for public broadcasting to guard against right wing bloggers.

Climate change hot Wadestown topic – too hot for some

Wadestown residents meet the candidates, including two new “young thrusters”.