Nikau McCullough at his Porirua chapel basketball court where he plays with his friends – in contrast to the world stage he climbed up to this month. ARANA KENNY reports.
With some of the worst statistics for poorly insulated housing in New Zealand, Wellington is struggling to meet the demand to fit out homes with proper heating. COLIN ENGELBRECHT looks at the statistics, and talks to an organisation which is part of the solution.
The gap between Maori and non-Maori life expectancy has narrowed, but ARANA KENNY finds there is more work to be done.
More New Zealand couples tying the knot, and it was not all about same-sex marriage legislation.
A rise of international visitors to New Zealand is flowing through to regions such as Hawke’s Bay.
The annual social survey says jobs make us happy, but New Zealanders say you have to like that job.
However, neither Auckland nor Wellington economies are starring in the unemployment figures
Porirua schools are part of the spend-up on electronics through smart use of grants and funding.
Fuel spending is at its highest in 12 months after fuel prices rebound from drop at the end of last year.
Amnesty International members gathered outside Parliament to encourage the Government to increase the refugee quota.
COLIN ENGELBRECHT talked to organisers at the protest.
National Geographic’s 50 greatest photos are drawing large crowds to an Upper Hutt gallery.
Work on a $3.5 million upgrade has begun at the Upper Hutt railway station.
TE HUIA MOKE visits a community based cafe situated in Dixon Street, central Wellington, to capture the culture in pictures.
The library reopens on May 25 after the 10-year-old building gets its first make-over.
Wellington City Council has proposed a new cycle framework in Wellington. JAMES LOBBAN checks in with the cycling lobby and a councillor, who are hopeful this finally means action for dedicated city cycle lanes, after years of talking.
Haunting, emotional and stunning are some of the words being used by the thousands of people lining up to see the ‘The Scale of Our War’ exhibition. JADE MAISEY reports.
NextStage, is using the old Little Theatre as its home and its well known founders have clear aims.
Hurricanes victory at Westpac Stadium captured by JAMES LOBBAN
Three years of self taught illustration work has paid off for Amit Dutta after winning a dream prize for amateur artists in the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of The Future competition. He talks with COLIN ENGELBRECHT after returning from Los Angeles.
Pūpūkahi I Ke Alo O Nā Pua were hosted at Maraeroa Marae in Porirua and performed at Te Papa.
Police resources are being moved away from community based constables in areas such as Porirua.
Karori fort took six years to build and was designed to foil Japanese invasion during World War 2.
Kaye Bruntonspent five years advising other people on running a school, and is now running her own.
Survey shows app designed to keep students safe is still on their minds – even if they do not use it.
Capital Jazz festival will have about 100 local and international acts in June.
The café is a social enterprise and is run by the not for profit organisation Zeal.
Wellington children discover ANZAC history at the local library and community centre.
Property owners are struggling to fund multi-million-dollar building upgrades.
Three Wellingotn Phoenix players visited Linden School as part of their ‘Phoenix in Schools’ programme.
A programme created at a Porirua school is achieving results for Maori and Polynesian students .
Best Journalist goes to Francesca Jago pictured with TV1 reporter Jehan Casinader.
Last year’s decision left many Maori outraged, while others took the opportunity. LIAM CAVANAGH reports.
Michael Tuffery to work with student’s from Porirua secondary schools.
In the spirit of the street, Cuba crowds flocked in the rain to Wellington’s new festival. NEWSWIRE TEAM captures the vibe.
Lisa Gembitsky is leaving her Konfident Kidz programme. She reflects on her work with AMANDA CARRINGTON.
An Otago University stomach cancer report highlights over-representation of Maori in stats. FINN RAINGER reports.
Kapiti artist Ellen Coup paints a Khandallah bus shelter as part of the council’s mural project.
Lower Hutt is home to the exceptional Kara Hands, a place that’s especially fond of special needs children
Definitely Not Witches is a new Wellington-based improvised comedy group.
TESS NICHOL speaks with some of the capital’s young workers to find out what it’s really like “working hospo.”
Tutakitaki blends Maori and Brazilian music for the Cuba Dupa street festival.
Every months locals get down to Lyall Bay beach for the monthly rubbish clean-up.
X FACTOR was dismissed and disparaged on the streets of Wellington after bullying of a contestant.
Budding food writer MATTHEW LAU speaks with Wellington’s most influential restaurant critic and food feature writer David Burton.
HAYLEY GASTMEIER talks to three New Zealanders who care for people with intellectual disabilities.
Seventeen Miramar Peninsula artists opened their studios for the annual Artists in Action event.
Not enough focus on how Maori are taught, right down to pronouncing names correctly.
Site has changed over years from an army base to an abandoned concrete playground for graffiti artists.
Aspiring young cricket stars have a chance to pick up a bat and learn the basics at Kelburn Park.
William Matangi knows he has done a lot of good things. JONTY DINE talks to him about life as a Black Power boss, finding God, and now making a difference for young people.
A begging culture appears to be growing visibly on the streets of Wellington.
JONTY DINE visits the home where some of the beggars live together, to try to understand some of the issues.
Development issues facing Wellington city are a challenge for a councillor holding key positions.
HAYLEY GASTMEIER speaks to three Kiwis helping to revitalise te reo Māori after more than 150 years of decline.
Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands gave a strong presence at capital’s Pasifika Festival.
A High Court action has thrown the focus on the law which bans prisoners from voting. Campaigners say the law disconnects prisoners from society when they need to be re-connecting, and there will be consequences. TESS NICHOL reports.
Universities, Polytechnics, training providers and schools in aiming to double international numbers.
Chinese New Year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar.
A new year was supposed to bring an upgraded commuter cycleway to Island Bay, but politics and red tape have cast doubt overthe project. After receiving the go-ahead at the beginning of December, behind-the-scenes politiking has resulted in another meeting in February likely. YC LEE reports.
Through Wellington’s creative spaces Fraser Hoffe says he has found his reason for living,
After visiting 10 countries, Jess Thompson is looking forward to making Samoa her eleventh.
Ainslie Allen has gone through several stages of performing life since the 90s hit TV show.
An Englishman sets out to challenge the assumption that you need to eat meat to be an athlete.
Craig Smith and his wife Margaret Amor take singalong tour around the country.
The first twilight Christmas parade to be held in Petone attracted big crowds. SUE TEODORO filmed the event.
After a 2013 grinch-like Christmas, Wellington City Council got back into the spirit in 2014, including a Courtney Place tree. FRANCESCA JAGO films the lights going on.
Over 80% of those questioned in a Wellington street poll feel Christmas is too commercial. Only two of those questioned mentioned the birth of Christ.
FRANCESCA JAGO has the details.
Wellingtonians leave shopping to the last minute with many stores only just experiencing a Christmas rush.
Wellington City Council defends its use of almost $20,000 to build a pop-up beach in Civic Square .
Capital E has partnered with Foster Hope to pack kits for children entering foster care.
Library users get to waive their fines and support the community in a Food for Fines amnesty.
Twice a year Wellington Central Library sells off old books to make room for new stock. TESS NICHOL finds out what is involved.
Blind Foundation graduates Gina and friends from guide school.
Red Rabbit Co Coffee manager Baptiste Kreyder talks about carving out a niche in Wellington.
Dylan Horrocks new graphic novel Sam Zabel And The Magic Pen is a personal journey.
After a century abroad Maori ancestral remains return home to Te Papa.
Negotiating old building issues with council rules one of challenges for Tuatara.
Councillor questions whether the capital’s Built Heritage Incentive Fund needs more funding.
A woman who escaped the prostitution industry now wants Wellington City Council help to fund a haven.
JONTY DINE reports on Rosalie Batchelor’s appeal, and what councillors thought.
Wellington’s Blackdog Brewery released a new beer and all proceeds from it donated to the SPCA.
Wellington council’s Accessiblity Advisory Group says more parks are great, but increase the fines.