At Coder Dojo, E-Learning Porirua is offering free sessions on computer coding for children and parents
Wellington Zoo is awaiting the arrival of a male Sumatran tiger who is expected to produce cubs with existing female tiger, Senja. SUE TEODORO reports.
AS Israel launched a ground offensive in Gaza, white doves and loudspeakers were used to support both sides of the conflict in inner city Wellington. YC LEE reports.
Two Ultimate Frisbee teams from Wellington have made it to the Wolrd Championships in Italy
LEO Bertos makes his international futsal debut, but still wants to be an All White
Children had a blast at the Mega Inflatable Day hosted at the Kilbirnie Recreation Center on Friday.
Proceeds will go to disabled, and to language schools for migrants.
‘Celebrity’ Matt’s formula means parents are struggling to get their kids in.
When a Thai, a Zimbabwean and a German walk into a bar it’s no joke, it’s World Cup fever.
In homes, bars and businesses across greater Wellington, football fans gathered to watch the FIFA World Cup final. The NEWSWIRE TEAM ventured to different venues across the city to cover the event.
Supporters in Wellington brave the early morning cold to support their team – with dissapointing results
The German community in Wellington cheers as their team scores an historic World Cup win
Germany wins the 2014 FIFA World Cup – the NewsWire Team follows mainstream and social media coverage.
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.
Council officers are trying to get the message through about the Warm up New Zealand project offering free home insulation for home owners with eligible tenants. NICOLE ADAMSON reports.
The first of three annual petrol tax increases, which will add nine cents a litre to the price of fuel, this week hit the pumps around the country. The NewsWire team went to the streets of Wellington to gauge reaction.
Nick Smith target after oil exploration raised dismissed as threat to dolphins in marine reserve.
A traditional auction business believes new laws will lead to more dumping.
Changes to the Fair Trade Act 1986 positive for consumers purchasing extended warranties.
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.
A Cuba St building will be the first major programme related project for Wellington’s Whitireia and WelTec polytechs, which are governed by the same council. NEWSWIRE TEAM reports on the launch.
Why Tourism New Zealand is targeting India, Indonesia and Latin America for the next three years.
WATCH: The future options for how much you pay and the type of bus you catch in Wellington under review
More female couples have chosen to tie the knot since the Marriage Equality Bill was passed early last year.
Wellington has the highest percentage of people with degrees in New Zealand – does this make it the ‘clever capital’?
Your View: Wellintonians not ready for a film about flight MH370, student straw poll reveals.
The latest census shows there are now more people living in Wellington City without religion than there are who believe in Chrisianity.
Statistics show Wellington’s Northern Suburbs experiencing a population growth since the 2006 census.
New Zealand women seem to be giving birth later in life, is this contributing to the birth rate falling?
The 2013 census shows that the amount of Maori speaking te reo Māori is on the decline.
New Zealand placed in top ten of life expectancy for baby boys in global league table.
Ongoing sex assaults prompt student call for safer pathways around Wellington city.
Mayor hopes the Wellington region will support Porirua’s bid to win the “Gigatown” competition .
Whitireia Polytechnic and the AMA University of the Philippines agree to student and teacher exchanges.
Proposed plans for an airport located in the northern suburb of Hunters Hill have been abandoned.
WATCH: A disease known as coffee rust is destroying plantations in South America. Could it change the way we enjoy coffee in New Zealand?
WATCH: Wellington City Council’s new Think, Look, Cross campaign will cost rate-payers up to $100,000.
Upper Hutt recognises its young achievers at the annual Civic Awards.
Local group successfully fundraises to get solar panels installed on the local community centre.
Cuba Street Retailers are hoping the legal high ban will have a positive effect on their business and the area.
Kingston residents affected by a landslip last year say they are still facing problems, and a report shows that homeowners in the area have cause for concern.
A change in fortunes for the Johnsonville rugby club is being attributed to the new coach.
The local community is to play a major role in the transformation of Petone’s Jackson Street toilets.
Karori’s free community bus service has been operating for 20 years but many locals don’t appear to know it exists.
Whitireia Journalism School Diploma students celebrate the end of their course.
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.