ZARIUS SAMUEL visits Wellington Zoo to see how it benefits from public support.
A gala event reveals the name of Wellington’s new creative education hub. Captured by JOANNA PIATEK.
New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity will brings together more than 1000 students each year in one creative space on the corner of Cuba and Dixon streets, Wellington. James Lobban (video), Larissa Toelupe (interview) and Colin Engelbrecht (story) report.
Gino Acevedo, Te Auaha ambassador and Weta Digital creative director, with student Orama Fisher made up for the launch. Image, Joanna Piatek; Video, James Lobban
NewsWire.co.nz graduate and student reporters covered the event live.
Awhina Society offers refuge and support for women in need.
Marking clients with custom tattoo art is all part of a day’s work for Katy Hayward in a studio which is also an art gallery. JADE WINTON-LOWE reports.
Advisory groups engaging families are raising Maori and Pacific achievement at Postgate School in Whitby.
ZARIUS SAMUEL reports it is all part of what principal Adam Campbell says involves seeing learning through children’s eyes.
Wellington’s laneways are getting an upgrade and JAMES LOBBAN reports on one that is leading the way to reshape the city.
Ever wondered what ‘Who’s Line Is It Anyway?’ would be like live? Well Playshop Live is that, but with local actors and kiwi humor. Playshop is a company of young professionals and students who are assisted by Lori Leigh, a theatre lecturer at Victoria University. They workshop their ideas weekly in the University’s Theatre department. […]
Traffic at a standstill after power lines drop onto Wellington street.
Indie rockers say they are now writing the kind of music that they set out to.
Colin Engelbrecht follows Prince Charles around his tour of Tawa College during the Royal visit.
Simon Smuts-Kennedy, Hills Hats General Manger, talks about the company and its history.
Founded in 1929 meet the second and third generation family fronting the Dixon St Shoe repairs shop.
An abandoned looking Ako Pai Marae on Victoria University’s campus typifies the value that locals see in the former education facilities.
AMY MCEWEN reports on local reaction and the meeting.
With 2016 another local body election year, Wellington’s Nicola Young is making her second tilt for the capital’s mayoralty. DOMINIC GODFREY reports.
Wellington protesters march towards the Beehive against the Trans-Pacific-Partnership agreement.
An inside look at the training of a Special Olympics power lifter. ANDREW JOHNSEN captured the intense session at Morrinsville Fitness Centre.
Wellingtonians give their opinion on the Airwheel seen out and about in Wellington.
Angus Lindsay 24, prepares for “Capital Punishment”, a Muay Thai boxing event held in Wellington September 2015.
The RSA celebrated its centenary at the Pukeahu War Memorial in Wellington.
COLIN ENGELBRECHT reports.
Child refugees will be the subject of laughter on Sunday night – all for a good cause.
The green buses now have active audio surveillance on board to record incidents.
Headgear’s popularity is on the rise. Matt Tso talks to Hills Hatman Simon Smuts-Kennedy.
School’s rise from decile two to four, has its upsides and downsides, says principal.
Stokes Valley residents have only a week left to submit their views on council’s $5 million community hub project.
The project will be finalised soon after April 29, which marks the last day submissions will be accepted. KEENAN MAY reports.
Sandra Tisam looks at Michel Tuffrey’s work honouring the Cook Island’s World War 1 legacy, which is remembered each year in Porirua. MATT TSO reports.
Aussie helps Kiwis remember centenary with Woman of Empire exhibition at Mansfield House
The idea of doing away with the decile system for rating schools has found favour with a school which has had to fight against the inequities of the current system.
Tayla Shortland reports on Te Aro School’s battle.
University, residents association and councilors are inviting locals to a meeting on April 26
Teacher Alex Hamilton with Ocearny Kaiwhata at Windley School where new teaching practices are making a difference. KATENI SAU reports.
Design to incorporate art and structural qualities from different cultural groups.
iPads and Chromebooks will not be replacing hand writing any time soon.
Four new buildings to cater for growth which continues to reflect multi-cultural area.
With local body elections this year, and talk of mergers going on, what do Porirua people say?
After spending nearly a decade in supporting roles, Betty Whyte takes over the top job this year.
Sam Dollimore puts herself in the spotlight with a body of work that took more than 200 hours.
Temporary premises on college grounds clears way for $9 million reconstruction.
Event organiser Liz Kelly will be leaving Creekfest in good health after seven years.
Six weeks consultation has just opened to fix Wellington’s central city traffic issues.
Le ART, from left Anastasia Sirila, Tiresa Fomai, Rosetta lopa were buzzing among the young bands sharing a stage with professionals at Creekfest. KEANU HEAD reports.
Boulevard of Dreams a promenade performance through the streets of Wellington during Cuba Dupa.
The Royal New Zealand Air Force will lead Pōkarekare Ana to open CubaDupa celebrations
Swinging voters could decide the outcome in a merger was put to a vote.
Thanks to a classmate’s forgetfulness, Whitireia performers are keeping themselves hydrated.
ENROLMENTS for the second flag vote close on Wednesday , and while there has been a push for enrolments, history suggests Maori will be under-represented. About 27 per cent of all voters from the seven Maori electorates cast their vote last year. EMMA MOODY reports.
With more refugees and migrants coming to NZ, volunteers can help with language training.
Teenage mothers are nearly three times more likely to be uneducated and unemployed. LEAH FLYNN talks to Terihia Trillo who bucks the trend.
Chrissie Jorgenson says kids have not changed, despite all of the technology. VIRGINIA FALLON reports.
A Wellington chimp obsessed with jamming sticks in her ear has had five hours of surgery.
The Toi Two Hundy at Toi Poneke Art Centre displays resident artists’ work for no more than $200 each.
LEEDS STREET is one of Wellington’s little laneways tucked away in the city’s Te Aro precinct. Andrew Johnsen reports on its revitalisation.
Accommodation businesses pinpoint regular events for driving their guest numbers.
Male volunteers were welcomed into the Wellington Women’s Boarding House for the first time.
Amnesty International has set up a website for Kiwis to send their message to government to lift New Zealand’s intake. COLIN ENGELBRECHT reports.
With Christmas fast approaching, the capital finds ways of spreading the spirit.
Government’s “hypocritical stance” earns ‘Fossil Of The Day’ and Zoe Lenzie Smith happily accepted.
International students are a big part of the rise in permanent and long term visitor increase.
Ngati Toa are glad the All Blacksfinally came to visit them and enjoyed teaching them about Ka Mate.
With two giant attractions side by side, Wellington Museums Trust Director Brett Mason wonders if tourists explore the city enough to visit Wellington’s other museums.
KEENAN MAY reports.
Chinese on rise, but two bay businesses still report mostly Aussie, European and US tourists.
Your cab driver can be doctors, architects and scientists, and author doubts many people ask why.
Wellingtonians agree licenses were tougher to get these days but are split about adding it to NCEA.
Meet the zoo brew crew who are mixing beer and animals to raise money for cheetahs in the wild. JAMES BAKER reports.
Kiwis are taking advantage of lower prices thanks to competition in the air.
Hopes Porirua people will change the way they see clothing stores after visiting a TEZA week project called Sharemart.
Blind Foundation puppy walkers give pups a great start before they leave to train as guide dogs.
Two days of celebrations will mark 50 years for Redwood School in Tawa next year.
Kiwis are taking advantage of lower prices thanks to competition in the air.
China, Greece, USA, Mali and Syria are among the countries represented on stage at WOMAD 2016.
The French Ambassador speaks to hundreds of people in Wellington’s Civic Square this week. EMMA MOODY captured the emotional vigil marking the Paris terrorist attack.
Fair, Intelligent Transport wants to to educate the public on issues and solutions.
Creative New Zealand and Porirua City Council pitching in to help community tell its stories.
Familiarity with mental health events helps a worker in the field do his job, and reflect on his role with EMMA MOODY.
Basketball star Letava Whippy’s heart is split between Porirua and Fiji, but her head is at Long Island University in the US.
Hutt Valley residents have two hearings where verbal submissions will be made about a proposed new dog reserve which is worrying locals.
The public reserve on Pohutukawa Street has been selected a year-long trial. MATT TSO reports.
Mana College’s hall buzzing with hundreds of local students talking to careers advisers.
Literacy Aotearoa helps raise awareness at Wellington Railway Station.
Friends of Central Park receive their fourth honour in a year for their work on Moturoa Stream track.