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WATCH: More than 200,000kg of food saved, distributed annually

Kaibosh fights back against food waste and food poverty with the help of the community. ABBY SINCLAIR PARKER reports

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Newtown Market an example of increasing self-employed numbers

Newtown Market’s Nomie Julian is enjoying her new role as organiser of the market, where stallholders get the chance to try working for themselves. ABIGAIL SINCLAIR-PARKER reports the stall-holders are among an increasing number of self-employed according to government statistics.

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Children inspire all-natural beauty products

ABIGAIL SINCLAIR-PARKER talks to a sustainable local business, and asks locals in the street how they try to live sustainably

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PHOTO ESSAY: A day in the life at Juliette Florist

Juliette florist is a boutique in Wellington. ABBY SINCLAIR PARKER spends a day with them.

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WATCH: Kitten season takes over SPCA in Wellington

Kitten season in Wellington is ending, which causes a bigger demand for foster careers

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Ra Smith: Reviving the “people’s marae.”

A Māori community leader is vying to make a Wairarapa marae vibrant again. THOMAS CROSKERY reports.

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Online versus in-store fine balance for The Mews partners

Domestic online retail sales are growing at a faster pace than international, but all is not lost for in-store retail. JULIA STEEL reports.

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WATCH: Zoo fights plastic for World Environment Day

Over 700 marine species are affected by plastic in our oceans. Courtney Day finds out how Wellington Zoo raises awareness.

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Increasing numbers of Kiwis leave for Asia a longer-term trend

People are departing New Zealand for overseas in the largest numbers since 2014 and Asia is increasingly attractive. NZ China Friendship national president Dave Bromwich talks to SAM ROBINSON about the trend of younger Kiwis moving to China for business opportunities.

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PHOTO ESSAY: A taste of France in capital

The Renault French Festival’s French Village brought European expats, tourists and Kiwi Francophiles together. JULIA STEEL had a taste.

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WATCH: Hinerangi reminder of grief, hope at Pukeahu Memorial

The Last Post ceremony will cease on Armistice Day, but LEAH TEBBUT reports the statue of Hinerangi will forever wait.

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PHOTO ESSAY: HuttCross Cycle cross race supplying the mud and muck

Annual HuttCross races setting people back this winter

PHOTO ESSAY: Magnolia Trading Company beats time and quakes

Boutique gift shop withstands earthquake strengthening. LEAH TEBBUTT catches the vibe in photos

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PHOTO ESSAY: Plastic pollution and alternatives

World environment day and world ocean day occurred side by side recently, with the aim this year to reduce plastic pollution. COURTNEY DAY documents.

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PHOTO ESSAY: UP Fitness puts a new spin on working out

Wellington exercise studio Up Fitness uses spices up the traditional workout. Newswire reporter Molly Hancock takes a look.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Hot shots from the Wairarapa Balloon Festival 2018

The 2018 annual Wairarapa Balloon Festival is in it’s 19th year and continues to attract participants from around the country. Sally Heming documents the weekend.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Dogs dominate Waitangi Park at annual event

Wellington locals gather with their dogs for the charity event Big Dog Walk With Lots of Dogs. Newswire reporter Nikita Rawnsley-Wratt joined in.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Eastbourne’s rat traps a community effort

Sally Bain devotes her free time to conservation. Newswire reporter Nicholas Hendricks spent a day documenting her activities.

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PHOTO ESSAY: The Curiosities of Cuba Street

Wellington’s historic Cuba Street is a slice of Bohemia filled with buskers, quaint shops, cosy and kooky cafes. Bonnie Mosen explores.

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Sculpture a solstice sacrifice in Wellington

A Balinese inspired harpy demon will be burned on Wellington’s Wairepo Lagoon this evening to celebrate the Winter Solstice. NICHOLAS HENDRICKS reports.

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WATCH: Stressed-out students get puppies and free food

Puppies eases the tension for Vic Uni students worrying about exams. ABBY SINCLAIR-PARKER reports

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Masterton’s Millennium group honours stalwart supporter

Newly renamed lake honours George Bain’s contribution to reserve and region’s environment

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WATCH: Sculpture fills Wellington City Gallery with sound

Classical pianist Maria Mo plays Michael Parekowhai’s piano as part of This is New Zealand exhibition displayed at Wellington City Gallery. LEAH TEBBUT reports.

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WATCH: The daily Last Post comes to an end

The daily Last Post ceremony held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park ends in November.

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WATCH: From supermarket shelf to someone in need

Kaibosh saves supermarket and cafe food for struggling communities. NICHOLAS HENDRICKS reports.

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WATCH: First the novel, next the movie for new Masterton author

Yarns in Barns Festival launches new author who is already into the second book in a trilogy

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WATCH: Gold rush to gold heels, Hannahs keeps stepping out

Websnap Queensgate Store Combines Old and New to Celebrate 150 years of Hannah Shoes. BONNIE MOSEN reports.

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WATCH: Wellington becoming city of long white clouds

Wellington’s emergent vaping culture may have been fuelled by the city’s fondness for food and drink.

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WATCH: Kaibosh Food Rescue out to reduce food poverty

Kaibosh Food Rescue helps reduce food poverty aby saving 15 tonnes of food every month. COURTNEY DAY reports.

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WATCH: Wellington’s Last Post ceremony coming to an end

As the 100 year anniversary of Armistice Day approaches, Last Post Ceremony draws to an end. BONNIE MOSEN reports.

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WATCH: Kaibosh puts the kibosh on food poverty in Wellington

Some of the $872m in food Kiwis discard annually is find its way to good homes. BONNIE MOSEN reports

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WATCH: Daily Last Post ends in November

The daily Last Post ceremonies at Pukeahu end in November this year as the 100 year anniversary of WWI’s end approaches. NICHOLAS HENDRICKS reports.

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Challenging the status quo in New Zealand media

Diverse voices beyond the straight white narrative can be found at Wellington Access Radio 106.1. ANDREW BEVIN reports

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Life after pro skateboarding includes helping next generation

Wellington IT worker and skateboarding advocate Chris Wood lived every skating boy’s dream. He talks to ANDREW BEVIN

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Podcast a way to talk about mental health for talented performers

Alcohol and tears were the catalyst for podcast How’d It Go. Actor Max Apse has been on stage and screen and Robbie Nicholl has been the White Man Behind A Desk, but ABIGAIL SINCLAIR PARKER finds their podcast has presented different challenges.

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Little-known textile designs of artist Avis Higgs brought to life

The Wellington artist may have passed away but her daughter is ensuring her work lives on

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Women fly and run Wairarapa Balloon Festival

The sky’s no limit for women who have chased their dreams. SALLY HEMING talk to them about their stories.

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Black Grace Dance is students’ amazing grace

Black Grace provides workshops for Maori and Pacific dance classes at Te Auaha. NIKITA RAWNSLEY-WRATT talks with founder Neil Ieremia. Image: NICHOLAS HENDRICKS

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Silverstream 1st XV lose co-captain but coach has talent to call on

Coach Tim Mannix and co-captain Josh Southall talk to ZACHARY GRAHAM as their rugby season starts

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Wellington launch for ‘The last earth – a Palestinian story’

As Palestinians die at Israel fence a Palestinian journalist shares stories in NZ

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Angel of Grace statue may help bless Masterton with outdoor arts policy

Long fight for statue inspired by need for ‘symbol of positivity’ has made council think about public art

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From horses, carts to trucks, Garritys’ still on the road.

Garrity Bros celebrate 125 years of South Wairarapa’s transport. Generations of the family tell SALLY HEMING some tales

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Black Grace dancers try out Te Auaha – and scout talent

Neil Ieremia’s newest work will be shown in Porirua before touring the world. JAYDEN TAMARUA reports.

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Students balance violence, sex, Arabian culture

Creative scenes challenge students in the upcoming performance of The Arabian Nights. Leah Tebbutt reports

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New cakery in Johnsonville makes diet friendly desserts

The humble cakery customises cakes everyone can enjoy.  BONNIE MOSEN takes a look.

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Local portrait artists going strong a decade on

The portrait group which meets in Karori welcomes all artists, and talks to JULIA STEEL.

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Going to dark places for a theatre career all part of the training

Greer Samuel took audience, including dad, to dark places as abused child in lead role at BATS Theatre.

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Charitable Pick Me Up returns to Wellington and promises free coffee.

City Mission’s winter appeal with a caffeinated boost for low income families. SAM ROBINSON reports.

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Kiwi developer’s NZ train game goes viral thanks to NerdCubed reviewer

Kiwi developers new virtual reality game based around South Island railways shows NZ to world

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Waka Ama – the unofficial sport of New Zealand

For Māori waka ama is steeped in culture, for others it is a sporting passion. ANDREW BEVIN reports.

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NZ Music Month timely for computer musician’s first album

Lower Hutt musician grew up with piano and guitar and is now playing the computer

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Wellington app share cars can be dropped anywhere in city zone

City council joins Mevo for Australasia’s first app with what they call free-floating drop-off.

Previously Mevo users had to take the vehicle back to one of the 10 parking/charging areas. LEAH TEBBUT reports.

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Street artists encouraging others to explore street art that is Kiwi

Erica Duthie and Staun Ashby want to inspire others not interested in black or white box galleries

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Bacon and egg butties cooked for capital pedestrians on back of bike

Wellingtonians walking to work get scrumptious surprise and SALLY HEMING’s hungry for the news

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Amazing maze owner gets scarier

More haunted attractions may be coming to Wellington and possible nearby cornfields. ZOEY OFFORD talks to Hamish Williams.

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Blues music for lunch the first of regular student music in city

Te Auaha musicians held their first Wednesday gig today, the first of many open to the public

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Plummeting towards earth in a plane makes Muriel think

A flight from London to Auckland nearly ended in disaster. COURTNEY DAY sits down with a woman who was on the plane.

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Kia ora! Kia ora! Mahna! Mahna! – The Muppets take Wellington

Muppet mania marches on Wellington. BONNIE MOSEN reports.

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Blind worried public transport pets may spook guide dogs

As pet dogs take to public transport, disability assistance dog handlers fear poorly behaved animals.

BONNIE MOSEN talks with trainers of guide dogs and officials about the issue.

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Winter woollens for cold Wellington kids thanks to Marsden students

Students leading project to get warm clothing to schools talk to NIKITA RAWNSLEY-WRATT

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Whanau hope Whale Rider may swim home thanks to new doco

Artefact makers hope to connect taonga physically, and in hearts and minds. LEAH TEBBUT reports

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Wellington soaks up new production facilities at Te Auaha

Two new theatres full of mix of professional and student performances. JAYDEN TAMARUA reports.

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Schools team together on the Battalion

Jim Moriarty directs the first production combining St Oran’s and St Patricks College Silverstream. ZAC GRAHAM reports.

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Pro football vlogger from the US at home playing for Waterside Karori

US pro footballer Matt Sheldon has 170,000 YoutTube followers. NIC ORR reports.

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Jazz musician Mark Wilson turns 50 in his beloved Queenstown

Blind Queenstown musician reflects on life, love, and music at 50 with BONNIE MOSEN

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Tuakana/Our Tutors brings the art of creative teachers to life

An artist’s body twisted into typefaces will accompany carving and jewellery at Te Auaha’s second exhibition.

The exhibition will showcase the work of tutors from Whitireia and WelTec’s creative programmes at the gallery on Dixon Street. NICHOLAS HENDRICKS reports.

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Artist has an eye for painting pets

Macular degeneration almost blinded Susan Bradley – now she gets to bring cats to life artistically. She talks with COURTNEY DAY about her inspiration.

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From Cut Throat London to the barbering chairs of Wellington

The barbershop is all about the atmosphere, Te Auaha barbering tutor Daimon Johnson tells NIC ORR

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From Pinochet’s Chile to front of house in creative education

Vero’s early life marked by families living in fear, so she is happy to be in NZ

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Upper Hutt summer soccer champions get to meet the pros

Wellington Phoenix players encourage young soccer stars of the future

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Folau unlikely to be banned from entering NZ

Wallabies fullback Israel Folau will likely be able to enter the country despite saying gay people were destined to go to hell.

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Cannabis reform attracts hundreds of submissions

Parliment has been hearing from cannabis users this week over changes to laws around medicinal cannabis.
 

Hurricanes prepare for physical battle

The Hurricanes have made five changes ahead of their grudge match against the Lions in Wellington on Saturday.

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New cycleways plus e-bikes mean no sweat if capital idea supported

Consultation about to close on the latest cycleway plan from Oriental Bay to Miramar

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New Waka Ama – the unofficial sport of New Zealand

For Māori waka ama is steeped in culture, for others it is a sporting passion. ANDREW BEVIN reports.

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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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NZ Festival moves into Te Auaha

Te Auaha invites creative New Zealanders to share building to help shape the future of Kiwi innovators. NIKITA RAWNSLEY-WRATT talks to marketing co-ordinator Brianne Kerr.

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Hairdressing contributes to cosplayer’s artistic work

Chloe Syder hopes to use Te Auaha as a creative stepping stone to help pursue an artistic career

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New Weltec beauty therapy brings hydrotherapy pod to Te Auaha

A futuristic pod will be used in training with a new NZQA qualification in NZ

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Poll: Government fees free policy helpful but not a deal-breaker

Students at Te Auaha NZ Institute of Creativity are asked what difference the fees-free policy has made

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