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Foreign players adding flavour to capital club rugby competition

The regular imports to Wellington this year include 20 from Japanese rugby competitions.

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Kapiti Island tourism prospers from growing tourism numbers

Record numbers include increasing numbers from Asia, particularly China.

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WATCH: Whitireia students cooking students test their skills

Kapiti campus students prepare for a function to test their culinary skills. DAN MAGEEAN spent the day documenting the process.

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Comedian Alexander Sparrow isn’t hanging up his Trump wig just yet

The election, and the shows, may be over, but the gags may keep coming.

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Record numbers force adventure tourism marketing rethink

Month after month Statistics New Zealand is reporting tourism growth

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Water, baked beans, toilet paper and chocolate biggest fly off shelves

Quake didn’t clear shelves in the Island Bay New World but shoppers did

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Kiwis flying more than ever, but they are avoiding some places

Statistics New Zealand report shows Kiwis are travelling more but not to the same places they once did. However fewer are going to traditionally glamourous holiday destinations Vanuatu, Paris and Italy. SHAR DAVIS reports.

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A hundred tonnes of soil collapses onto Island Bay street after quake

After the quake a gap had opened between a bank and a retaining wall

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Flood of submissions to DoC on Waitaha River

The Department of Conservation has received 1680 public submissions after approving in principle a hydro scheme on the West Coast’s Waitaha River.

Seventy submitters want to speak at hearing on December 5 for scheme that Forest and Bird says will be a devastating impact on native animals and vegetation. MARGOT NEAS reports.

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Deuce lovers roll into wine country for the weekend

More than 50 1932 classic Deuce cars rolled into Martinborough Square

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Quake felt across New Zealand

Newswire spoke to people throughout New Zealand for their reactions to the quake. SHAR DAVIS reports.

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Cat owners cash in on SPCA chips

Moggli is chipped and ready to be adopted at the SPCA, which has been in the middle of a microchipping and desexing frenzy thanks to a big discount. SHAR DAVIS reports.

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Money markets fall as Trump gains traction

LISTEN: Financial markets plummet as trump presidency looks likely.

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Local bar serving beer brewed specially for US elections

LISTEN: Americans and Kiwis pack-out Wellington’s cult beer bar Hashigo Zake for a US election party.

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US Elections: How the world is watching

ANGELA REID and PATRICK FRENCH follow news from all over the world covering the US elections.

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Conservative media keep flag flying for a Trump victory

ANDREW DAWSON monitored the conservative American news media over the course of Election Day.

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Blind leading the blind to the White House

NewsWire has made it into the famous Washington Post website, thanks to blind cat Murdock picking the US election winner.

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Donald Trump spotted in Wellington

Upper Hutt’s own Donald Trump impersonator is bringing the US presidency, and media, to New Zealand. HUGO HUNTINGTON meets Alexander Sparrow.

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New Zealand media react to US Election result

NewsWire’s SHAR DAVIS is tracking NZ news media covering the US elections. Click through to follow the day’s progress.

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Democrats gather at Cuba Street bar to follow Hillary’s fortunes

Christine Valverde dresses in white to honour the suffragettes. SALLY MUYOMA reports from Cuba St.

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NZ journalists cover US elections over social media channels

ROSALIE STONYER-LINN keeps an eye on what NZ journalists are talking about on US election day.

Our man on the ground in Los Angeles – Leon Gurevitch

Associate Prof. Leon Gurevitch from Victoria University is in Los Angeles providing a rolling taste of US election day with MARGOT NEAS.

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Top Ticket to the White House

A woman today may be in the most powerful position in world politics. MARGO NEAS and SHAR DAVIS look at what it has taken to break down barriers. IMAGE: Margot Neas

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Celebrity backing for US presidential candidates.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are receiving support from well-known celebrities.

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Senate race key to breaking log jam in Supreme Court

Andrew Dawson looks at commentary of the Supreme Court battle in the US elections

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Should we be taking the U.S elections seriously?

NewsWire asks some young people: Should the election be taken seriously?

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Grassroots presidential campaign propels CIA man to prominence

A rare upset looms in Utah, which neither Clinton nor Trump may win thanks to Mormon factor

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Playing the 2016 US Presidential election

Want to play politics? Video game reviewer DAN MAGEEAN and fellow journalism student BLAIR MOCKETT delved into election gaming.

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WATCH: Exhibition promises bright future for young artist

Wellington artist’s less than traditional style encourages local youth art appreciation.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Karate medalist returns from world championships

Lennex Drummond returns from the karate world championships with a second placing.

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Capital Topshoppers camp out overnight for prize scramble

Wellington now has its own TopShop and the first 300 people sone bonus spending.

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Ben Sigmund enjoying a well-planned life after football

Former Pheonix and international footballer has already knocked back All Whites request to stand by.

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NZ Land Wars day announcement reminder of push for Parihaka

Modern day peace protesters keep up the pressure for November 5 memorial. SHAR DAVIS talks to two supporters.

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Aussies give cup money to Womens Refuge

Money raised at the Australian High Commission’s Melbourne Cup event will go to the Wellington Womens Refuge this year. SALLY MUYOMA reports.

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Kapiti coffee drinkers get flavour added

Café owner Matthew Payne has made Kapiti the place for his new coffee roasting project after coming from Melbourne to the coast three years ago. DAN MAGEEAN reports.

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Upper Hutt’s gone to the dogs for its 50th birthday celebration

Parading dogs were among the drawcards to the city’s weekend celebrations

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Pest Free Capital – Wellington well on the way to beating rodents

From Island Bay to Plimmerton over 140 groups are fighting for coolest little pest free capital

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Kropp rates healthy harbour work at top of council achievement

Young councillor sticks to the vow she made when elected at 19.

Design graduates’ work on show not your typical exhibition

WelTec’s Creative Technologies graduates show off their talent in a National Portrait Gallery

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Coolest capital gets creative council titles

Wellington new has cool names for its councillors – there’s a city scientist and a Wellington ambassador.

The two new portfolios are among new Mayor Justin Lester’s major revamp of councillor responsibilities. SHAR DAVIS talks to councillors about their new roles.

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Rats reign of Wilton coming to an end thanks to trapping programme

More than 100 rats caught since the community project began three months ago

Hataitai fire due to years of roof timber being dried, heated

Fire safety officers says gas drier flue blowing on timbers results in blaze

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Free Bike FixUp enticing people to dust off their cycles

Strathmore’s Kahurangi School venue for Wellington City Council event to fix and try out bikes.

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Arts and culture hit if capital ‘slush fund’ axed, says Foster

Scrapping the council’s “slush fund” would deal a blow to Wellington’s arts and culture activity, says long-time councillor and mayoral candidate Andy Foster. He talks to ANGELA REID about the role in plays in the cultural capital.

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Lee wants local councils to take over central government roles

David Lee will need to be his favourite superhero if he get his way

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Secret Singapore deal latest in mixed history for growth fund

MARGOT NEAS background the mixed history of the economic growth fund.

Do young people know what to do with an envelope?

Candidates say postal voting has done its dash. But voters also need to take responsibility. CHRIS VISSER reports

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Political tourism an untapped market say local politicians

Mayoral candidates say the city is not taking full tourism advantage of its role as capital.

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Couch, cardboard or car – sleeping rough for others

14 Hours Homeless is a nationwide campaign to aid the end of homelessness in NZ

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Best traffic bang-for-buck: sharing a taxi with Helene Ritchie

As traffic is picked to increase in Wellington, what would Wellington mayoral candidates do?

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Homelessness and housing an increasing issue for Wellington

Wellington’s mayoral candidates answer questions on Wellington’s issues

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Student fare discount funding “question of prioritisation”

Six mayoral candidates give Newswire their views on funding for student transport discounts in Wellington.

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Nick Leggett has new reservoir at top of his wish list

Wellington dangerously exposed to a local disaster says mayoral hopeful.

Taita Central Primary principal ready to hang up the boots

“I feel loved and privileged to have been able to work with 15 cultures each day.”

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Student-friendly candidate needed, says discount campaigner

Students are urged to keep the pressure on candidates to lower transport fares

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Lester throws council CEO “under bus” says mayoral rival

Tempers flared when Wellington mayoral hopefuls asked for opinions on financial transparency.

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Council candidates challenged on collaborating as leaders

Wellington city councillors should be shut away together for a weekend to thrash things out, according to a candidate for the Eastern Ward. ANGELLA REID reports on a candidates meeting in Hataitai.

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Trust has $6000 up for grabs for children in capital’s Eastern Ward

Students are missing out on scholarships by not applying to a local charitable trust.

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Wellingtonians get free screenings of 1916 Somme doco with NZSO

NZ Symphony Orchestra to play with film at Michael Fowler Centre

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Finalists for $570,000 memorial ready for exhibition in Wellington

Four finalists have been confirmed for a French Memorial to be installed in 2018

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Porirua College’s first new principal in 20 years welcomed

Porirua College whanau spent a long time looking for the right principal to build on the legacy Susan Jungerson. This week they welcomed Ragne Maxwell to the role. KATENI SAU reports.

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Martinborough Courthouse transformed into mighty Menz Shed

Seventy men now bringing DIY skills to community work at historic building

Mayoral candidates get and give Living Wage messages

‘Luckily I work by myself. No-one gets to see me eating nothing’

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Paparangi Kindergarten teachers live Treaty of Waitangi with kids

Te Tiriti based learning practise embedded throughout programme

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Kids inspire young mum to get into her own quirky business

Porirua woman Jessica Lee Groves is a stay-at-home mum and new business owner.

Journalism’s challenges and opportunities on the table in new book

New Zealand journalists keep the profession in “good shape” despite challenges, says an editor of a new book. Barnaby Bennett joined three panelists and over 60 guests to discuss and launch the book, Don’t dream it’s over: Reimagining journalism in Aotearoa. PATRICK FRENCH reports.

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Lesson in empathy for Thorndon school children

A seven-month-old baby is teaching primary school students about empathy as part of an international programme. SALLY MUYOMA reports.

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Spreading the love in Island Bay with first community workshop

Residents have their say at Love The Bay Community Space, and in series of workshops

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Raumati Rd school traffic chaos finally getting attention

The twice-daily traffic jam outside Raumati Beach School might be getting sorted out after years of public frustration – hopefully this summer. The plan will ease congestion and make the area safer for students. DAN MAGEEAN reports.

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Four languages and more part of the teaching at Paremata

Principal thinks NZ should take after British schools with mid-term breaks

The kids are green and fit at Houghton Valley School

Houghton Valley Enviro School adds cycling to its environmental repertoire.

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Strathmore gets to play on hillside super slide

Kahurangi School has been working with community on projects such as a super slide. SHAR DAVIS sits down with principal Kyran Smith (above) to talk about the school.

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Creativity and technology blend at Kelburn Normal School

New devices introduced to improve Kelburn Normal School’s digital literacy.

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Kiwis of European ethnicity more likely to live alone, says report

Pacific cultures the least likely to be living alone, says Statistics NZ report.

Some things stay the same in Kiwi sporting tradition

Thirty years after his own Olympics, Tim Logan reflects with ANGELA REID about differences and similarities.

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Production growing out of imaginations of Brooklyn kids

Brooklyn Primary School’s production is currently being workshopped by staff and students.

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Differences celebrated at Clyde Quay School thanks to diverse families

At the Mt Victoria school kids are comfortable hearing different languages.

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$30,000 and 2000km later, Miramar’s season is over

After Birkenhead defeat, club tallies cost of high number of away games

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Erskine College revamp may add 1000 traffic movements daily

Island Bay residents have been given a chance to talk about the $30 million development

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Crafty way to make new friends is attracting crowds in Miramar

The Makery is building a creative craft and DIY community in Miramar

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