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 to stop the project. 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.
Former child star Ainslie Allen has been busy since starring in the 90s hit TV show McDonald’s Young Entertainers. She talks to LIAM CAVANAGH.
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.
The IHF trophy Oceania championship made its Wellington debut this week with the sport rapidly gaining national popularity.
Wellington and Lower Hutt ratepayers are being unfairly charged for expensive rail costs in the wider region according to independent research. FINN RAINGER talks to Tony Randle who has done the numbers and wants them changed.
Hutt Valley residents have the chance on Thursday and Saturday this week to find out about the council’s infill housing proposals. Proponents say it will revitalise a tired inner-city, while others say the type of housing is not what people want. NICOLE ADAMSON reports.
Former Wellingtonian of the Year Ruth Gotlieb is busy as ever four years after officially retiring. TESS NICHOL sits down in her living room for a chat.
Council signs off on new building to integrate community services and facilities.
Wellington City Council reviews as central government looks set to get rid of state housing.
Boy band Titanium stopped in the capital for their Take Us Back tour and spoke to ASHLEIGH MANNING.
Three Wellington cafes will be vying for Cafe of the Year honour.
Friends of Owhiro Stream hope council plans to extensions the Southern Landfill are altered.
After failing to sell in August, the Vogelmorn Bowling Club has a chance to be retained for wider community.
Lower Hutt’s Sarah Atkin challenges an all-male line-up in the Wellington Mountain Bike Club Downhill Series.
Māori of all ages, backgrounds, shapes and sizes come to Wellington to study the art of performance. MATTHEW LAU reports.
Olivia Mahood was rejected four times by drama school, now she’s one of their top students.
Jo Alderdice and Little Sprouts charity has gone from making one baby care pack to becoming one of Wellington’s Local Heroes.
Peter Biggs expects Wellington’s new asset to become economic drive like Melbourne centre.
FRANCESCA JAGO meets Māori students in Hawaii learning more about themselves and their culture than they did growing up in NZ.
Kapiti Coast downhill mountain biker Jamie Lyall has been around the world racing and building tracks.
Jane Kellahan preparing for trip to London Biennale in January.
Trailblazers of traditional craft and cultural art from NZ, Hawaii and Canada are celebrated in Toi Maori.
A compost bin was set up to benefit community and council hopes it will inspire more local bins.
The water is warming up and Wellington freediving club members are getting back in the ocean.
Kate Carty’s book Run Thomas Run follows an Iraqi family living in fear under Saddam Husain’s regime.
WATCH: Organic, Fairtrade Wellington Chocolate Factory maker this week launches a Kickstarter campaign for a Bougainville cocoa grower. Financing the improved processing will eventually mean cocoa beans can be shipped direct from Bougainville to New Zealand. LIZE IMMELMAN reports.
After turning Green at college, James Shaw has played a long game in his route to Parliament.
Guy Fawkes celebrations go off in Wellington this weekend, but who remembers why?
Editor says taking on the project is like throwing a party and hoping the guests turn up.
School’s out for dead humpback whale, which gets a karakia from local Maori.
LIAM CAVANAGH follows Vicky Ha around Wellington as she shows her dumpling fans how it’s done.
Debate in the community meetings considering the council’s five options are beginning the shift local feelings about some of the issues, says Councillor Paul Eagle. However traffic changes are still the biggest sticking point if the coast road is closed. HAYLEY GASTMEIER attended two of the meetings.
Tsunami escape routes and safety markers for Miramar Peninsula help residents prepare for worst..
Performers end their wānanga to Taiwan with Ka Mate to the surprise of airport travellers.
Whitireia Polytech’s Maori performing art opens show for final event of Nan Ying International Folklore Festival. MATTHEW LAU reports.
A local yoga enthusiast has organised free yoga classes on Labour Day for the Wellington region.
Hutt Valley Indoor Sports hosts Indoor Cricket World Cup and NZ wants to stop Aussie dominance.
Locals come face-face with stories and images of Wellingtonians who left 100 years ago to fight in WW1.
Commemorations kick off in Wellington to mark 100 years since New Zealand soldiers left to fight in WW1.
A broken piece of wind art, hail, damaged coastlines – it’s all in a winter’s day for the capital. SUE TEODORO records the action.
Andrew Weston needs your votes to win a scholarship to study strokes – and help his dad. FINN RAINGER reports.
Through Wellington’s creative spaces Fraser Hoffe says he has found his reason for living,
Wellington’s first Syrian refugees need the help of volunteers to show them the Kiwi way.
Performers chosen to end Nan-Ying Cultural Festival opening ceremony.
A Taiwanese tour guide joins NZ performing for haka Ka Mate during the opening of festival.
The gig by Wellington-based soul singer Bella Kalolo and music students is captured on video.
Vulnerable communities target of programme based on Aussie model.
Homeless numbers in Wellington are increasing. NICOLE ADAMSON talks to those dealing with the issue.
FINN RAINGER talks to Bert van Dijk about his performance workshop next month and his vision for the future.
The digital world of online streaming, movie rental and film piracy is turning local video stores into the walking wounded.
The Haydocks’ outrageous outfits, made in their spare time, are on display at Emerging Light Gallery.
A dislike of stopping at the lines in netball led Bridget Kiddle to hockey and to China this year. ASHLEIGH MANNING talks to her about the Youth Olympics and the future.
Nan Ying Folk Festival is the destination next week for the annual Whitireia Performing Arts Wananga. In the final stages of preparations, the degree students visited Karori West Normal School and wowed hundreds of students. MATTHEW LAU, who will be reporting on the tour, was at Karori.
NewsWire’s team provides a constant stream of updates on election results and commentary.
Peter Dunne has been an MP since 1984, and he’s been given another three years.
Losing in Wellington Central once again is easy to take when you are basking in National glory.
After one of the most divisive election campaigns in New Zealand history, NewsWire reporters TESS NICHOL and SUE TEODORO reflect on the big winners and losers of New Zealand’s 2014 General Election.
At the Labour Party Wharewaka gathering, candidates reflect on their performance.
JONTY DINE caught the reactions at the Greens election night party as they concede defeat.
National Party faithful celebrate at the Penthouse in Brooklyn while the media are put in their place.