The regular imports to Wellington this year include 20 from Japanese rugby competitions.
Record numbers include increasing numbers from Asia, particularly China.
Kapiti campus students prepare for a function to test their culinary skills. DAN MAGEEAN spent the day documenting the process.
The election, and the shows, may be over, but the gags may keep coming.
Month after month Statistics New Zealand is reporting tourism growth
Quake didn’t clear shelves in the Island Bay New World but shoppers did
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.
After the quake a gap had opened between a bank and a retaining wall
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.
More than 50 1932 classic Deuce cars rolled into Martinborough Square
Newswire spoke to people throughout New Zealand for their reactions to the quake. SHAR DAVIS reports.
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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LISTEN: Americans and Kiwis pack-out Wellington’s cult beer bar Hashigo Zake for a US election party.
ANGELA REID and PATRICK FRENCH follow news from all over the world covering the US elections.
ANDREW DAWSON monitored the conservative American news media over the course of Election Day.
NewsWire has made it into the famous Washington Post website, thanks to blind cat Murdock picking the US election winner.
Upper Hutt’s own Donald Trump impersonator is bringing the US presidency, and media, to New Zealand. HUGO HUNTINGTON meets Alexander Sparrow.
NewsWire’s SHAR DAVIS is tracking NZ news media covering the US elections. Click through to follow the day’s progress.
Christine Valverde dresses in white to honour the suffragettes. SALLY MUYOMA reports from Cuba St.
ROSALIE STONYER-LINN keeps an eye on what NZ journalists are talking about on US election day.
Associate Prof. Leon Gurevitch from Victoria University is in Los Angeles providing a rolling taste of US election day with MARGOT NEAS.
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
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are receiving support from well-known celebrities.
Andrew Dawson looks at commentary of the Supreme Court battle in the US elections
NewsWire asks some young people: Should the election be taken seriously?
A rare upset looms in Utah, which neither Clinton nor Trump may win thanks to Mormon factor
Want to play politics? Video game reviewer DAN MAGEEAN and fellow journalism student BLAIR MOCKETT delved into election gaming.
Wellington artist’s less than traditional style encourages local youth art appreciation.
Lennex Drummond returns from the karate world championships with a second placing.
Wellington now has its own TopShop and the first 300 people sone bonus spending.
Former Pheonix and international footballer has already knocked back All Whites request to stand by.
Modern day peace protesters keep up the pressure for November 5 memorial. SHAR DAVIS talks to two supporters.
Money raised at the Australian High Commission’s Melbourne Cup event will go to the Wellington Womens Refuge this year. SALLY MUYOMA reports.
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.
Parading dogs were among the drawcards to the city’s weekend celebrations
From Island Bay to Plimmerton over 140 groups are fighting for coolest little pest free capital
Young councillor sticks to the vow she made when elected at 19.
WelTec’s Creative Technologies graduates show off their talent in a National Portrait Gallery
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.
More than 100 rats caught since the community project began three months ago
Fire safety officers says gas drier flue blowing on timbers results in blaze
Strathmore’s Kahurangi School venue for Wellington City Council event to fix and try out bikes.
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.
David Lee will need to be his favourite superhero if he get his way
MARGOT NEAS background the mixed history of the economic growth fund.
Candidates say postal voting has done its dash. But voters also need to take responsibility. CHRIS VISSER reports
Mayoral candidates say the city is not taking full tourism advantage of its role as capital.
14 Hours Homeless is a nationwide campaign to aid the end of homelessness in NZ
As traffic is picked to increase in Wellington, what would Wellington mayoral candidates do?
Wellington’s mayoral candidates answer questions on Wellington’s issues
Six mayoral candidates give Newswire their views on funding for student transport discounts in Wellington.
Wellington dangerously exposed to a local disaster says mayoral hopeful.
“I feel loved and privileged to have been able to work with 15 cultures each day.”
Students are urged to keep the pressure on candidates to lower transport fares
Tempers flared when Wellington mayoral hopefuls asked for opinions on financial transparency.
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.
Students are missing out on scholarships by not applying to a local charitable trust.
NZ Symphony Orchestra to play with film at Michael Fowler Centre
Four finalists have been confirmed for a French Memorial to be installed in 2018
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.
Seventy men now bringing DIY skills to community work at historic building
‘Luckily I work by myself. No-one gets to see me eating nothing’
Te Tiriti based learning practise embedded throughout programme
Porirua woman Jessica Lee Groves is a stay-at-home mum and new business owner.
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.
A seven-month-old baby is teaching primary school students about empathy as part of an international programme. SALLY MUYOMA reports.
Residents have their say at Love The Bay Community Space, and in series of workshops
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.
Principal thinks NZ should take after British schools with mid-term breaks
Houghton Valley Enviro School adds cycling to its environmental repertoire.
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.
New devices introduced to improve Kelburn Normal School’s digital literacy.
Pacific cultures the least likely to be living alone, says Statistics NZ report.
Thirty years after his own Olympics, Tim Logan reflects with ANGELA REID about differences and similarities.
Brooklyn Primary School’s production is currently being workshopped by staff and students.
At the Mt Victoria school kids are comfortable hearing different languages.
After Birkenhead defeat, club tallies cost of high number of away games
Island Bay residents have been given a chance to talk about the $30 million development
The Makery is building a creative craft and DIY community in Miramar