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He tangata, he tangata, he tangata*

*The people, the people, the people: “You just have to meet the people” is the result of a three-week diversity reporting project undertaken by Whitireia Journalism students.

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‘You just have to meet the people’ – beyond mental health stigma

As New Zealand wakes up to the enormity of the mental health issue, more and more of us are finding the will to tell our stories. The NewsWire team puts people at the heart of the story in a project culminating in this multi-media, interactive long read.

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Royals put spotlight on mental health at iconic Wellington cafe

The royal visitors put Wellington’s Maranui cafe in the spotlight on Monday as LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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Anxious moments as armed police board bus

Passengers on the Island Bay bus got more than they paid for as NIKITA RAWNSLEY WRATT reports.

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Robotics team wins big in international competition

University robot rolls into the winner’s circle at international competition. BONNIE MOSEN reports.

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Blind patrons catered for at Nutcracker performances

The Nutcracker ballet will offer audio description to blind audience members. BONNIE MOSEN reports.

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LISTEN: New Zealanders like their internet without limits

Broadband use is rising rapidly In this country. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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LISTEN: Calls for change to benefit system

The Green Party wants an overhaul to the benefit system. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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Benefit system failing the most vulnerable

Green Party are changing the benefit system. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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Rainbow crossing a small step in the right direction

Members of the rainbow community say Wellington’s new rainbow crossing is a sign of visibility and pride for the capital. The crossing which was officially opened last week was a collaborative effort between the Wellington City Council and the rainbow community. Support group, Inside Out’s national coordinator, Tabby Besley says the crossing is important for […]

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On yer bike!

WATCH: Cats Protection League needs your help

Cashless society is bad news for Cats Protection League. COURTNEY DAY reports:

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PHOTO ESSAY: Colourful crossing opened

A colourful street party marks the official opening of Wellington’s new rainbow crossing. MOLLY HANCOCK documents the occasion.

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LISTEN: Fun day highlights homelessness

A community fun day helps raise awareness on World Homeless day. NIKITA RAWNSLEY WRATT reports.

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Soup Kitchen invites you to join the whanau at open day

The Kitchen is highlighting it’s work supporting the homeless.NIKITA RAWNSLEY WRATT reports.

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Wellington expecting bumper cruise ship season

The cruise ship season has started and it’s going to bring Wellington a record breaking number of ships. Between October 2nd and April 22nd, 110 cruise ships are expected to visit Wellington. Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency Spokesman David Perks says tourists on board the cruise ships want to enjoy the Wellington experience and to […]

LISTEN: Summer months bringing hot and harsh conditions

NIWA is warning El Niño is already on its way as LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Mooncake feast for Chinese festival

Mooncake celebrated at the The Salvation Army Chinese Church. COURTNEY DAY documents.

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Wellington wins the race for wettest September

NIWA’s climate summary exposes Wellington as the wettest in New Zealand. LEAH TEBBUTT reports

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PHOTO ESSAY: WOW factor nearly cost business dearly

T2 was one of many stores competing in a creative window display event during WOW, as COURTNEY DAY documents.

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New visual-aid app seen as game-changer

Visual-aid app will be widely available throughout Australasian this month.

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LISTEN: Celia the documentary wins audience approval

Nga Taonga hosted a screening of the acclaimed film this week as NIKITA RAWNSLEY WRATT reports.

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LISTEN: Blind community puts government on notice

A petition wants government to rethink the way it interacts with the visually impaired. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Master showcases skills for Chinese Language Week

The event attracted an enthusiastic but small crowd at the National Library , as COURTNEY DAY documents.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Tulip Sunday festival celebrates Dutch culture

Annual tulip event attracts thousands. COURTNEY DAY documents.

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Te reo books for teens hard to find

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Communities proud of bilingual status, but say it’s not a race

WATCH: there is debate about which community was the first in the country to be bilingual.

But as NIKITA RAWNSLEY-WRATT found when she visited Otaki, it is all about community, not competition.

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LISTEN: Victoria University celebrates Maori Language Week

Students write on wall to practice te reo Māori. BONNIE MOSEN reports:

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LISTEN: Māori talking dolls compliment Te Reo journey

Māori speaking dolls are utilising technology to build te reo Māori. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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LISTEN: Artificial Intelligence proves powerful for Māori learners

LISTEN: Technology is changing how te reo Māori speakers are utilising conversational Māori.

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LISTEN: Proud students say school haka unites them

Saint Bernard’s college students say their haka represents who they are. JAYDON TAMARUA reports:

LISTEN: Machine learning teaches humans in Te Reo app

Kupu helps you learn te reo using your phone camera. NICO HENDRICKS reports.

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A whole month of Māori to refine your Reo.

LISTEN: A communications advisor is putting his te reo to the test this month. NICO HENDRICKS reports.

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Worksafe weaves basket of safety with te reo app

LISTEN: Worksafe’s Te Kete Maruiti app allows workers to engage with te reo. NICO HENDRICKS reports.

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Māori music celebration a good end to Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

The night at a Newtown bar involved songs from Te Kupu and Amba Holly. COURTNEY DAY reports.

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New Local college takes a stand on Te Reo

Year 7 and 8 students at Queen Margret College will study Te Reo in 2019.

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WATCH: He kawhe koa? Wellingtonians try coffee reo

A Wellington bilingual café uses coffee cards to help customers order coffee

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Immersion strengthens Otari students’ Te Reo

LISTEN: A Kaiako at Otari School says culture is important for learning. NICO HENDRICKS reports.

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Support not permission needed for bilingual towns

LISTEN: Rotorua tribe gives other iwis advice for becoming bilingual after they were so successful earlier this year.

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Future of Daffodil Day flowers looks grim

The Cancer Society is being mindful of their plastic use this Daffodil Day. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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Daffodil Day funding initiative going digital

LISTEN: The Cancer Society is focusing on digital fundraising this Daffodil Day. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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Yoga in classrooms tackles mental health issues

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Food truck smokes other contestants out of competition

LISTEN:The best burger in Wellington is flipped in a food truck. NIKITA RAWNSLEY-WRATT reports.

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Bus fallout affects Brooklyn library users

Recent bus changes impact on Brooklyn Library users. Nikita Rawnsley Wratt reports.

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Kererū to benefit from native tree giveaway

Thousands of native trees are being given away in a bid to boost Kereru numbers. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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LISTEN: Teachers talk of further strike action at rally

Striking teachers say they’re happy to strike again if demands aren’t met. JAYDEN TAMARUA reports.

Bus chaos needs an apology says regional councillor

LISTEN: It’s not only commuters who are fed up with Wellington’s new bus system.

Wellington Regional Councillor Sue Kedgley is calling for an apology from her own team. NICHOLAS HENDRICKS reports.

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New Zealander unfazed by Indonesian quake

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WATCH: More than 200,000kg of food saved, distributed annually

Kaibosh fights back against food waste and food poverty with the help of the community. ABBY SINCLAIR PARKER reports

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Newtown Market an example of increasing self-employed numbers

Newtown Market’s Nomie Julian is enjoying her new role as organiser of the market, where stallholders get the chance to try working for themselves. ABIGAIL SINCLAIR-PARKER reports the stall-holders are among an increasing number of self-employed according to government statistics.

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Children inspire all-natural beauty products

ABIGAIL SINCLAIR-PARKER talks to a sustainable local business, and asks locals in the street how they try to live sustainably

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PHOTO ESSAY: A day in the life at Juliette Florist

Juliette florist is a boutique in Wellington. ABBY SINCLAIR PARKER spends a day with them.

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WATCH: Kitten season takes over SPCA in Wellington

Kitten season in Wellington is ending, which causes a bigger demand for foster careers

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Ra Smith: Reviving the “people’s marae.”

A Māori community leader is vying to make a Wairarapa marae vibrant again. THOMAS CROSKERY reports.

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Online versus in-store fine balance for The Mews partners

Domestic online retail sales are growing at a faster pace than international, but all is not lost for in-store retail. JULIA STEEL reports.

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WATCH: Zoo fights plastic for World Environment Day

Over 700 marine species are affected by plastic in our oceans. Courtney Day finds out how Wellington Zoo raises awareness.

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Increasing numbers of Kiwis leave for Asia a longer-term trend

People are departing New Zealand for overseas in the largest numbers since 2014 and Asia is increasingly attractive. NZ China Friendship national president Dave Bromwich talks to SAM ROBINSON about the trend of younger Kiwis moving to China for business opportunities.

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PHOTO ESSAY: A taste of France in capital

The Renault French Festival’s French Village brought European expats, tourists and Kiwi Francophiles together. JULIA STEEL had a taste.

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WATCH: Hinerangi reminder of grief, hope at Pukeahu Memorial

The Last Post ceremony will cease on Armistice Day, but LEAH TEBBUT reports the statue of Hinerangi will forever wait.

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PHOTO ESSAY: HuttCross Cycle cross race supplying the mud and muck

Annual HuttCross races setting people back this winter

PHOTO ESSAY: Magnolia Trading Company beats time and quakes

Boutique gift shop withstands earthquake strengthening. LEAH TEBBUTT catches the vibe in photos

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PHOTO ESSAY: Plastic pollution and alternatives

World environment day and world ocean day occurred side by side recently, with the aim this year to reduce plastic pollution. COURTNEY DAY documents.

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PHOTO ESSAY: UP Fitness puts a new spin on working out

Wellington exercise studio Up Fitness uses spices up the traditional workout. Newswire reporter Molly Hancock takes a look.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Hot shots from the Wairarapa Balloon Festival 2018

The 2018 annual Wairarapa Balloon Festival is in it’s 19th year and continues to attract participants from around the country. Sally Heming documents the weekend.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Dogs dominate Waitangi Park at annual event

Wellington locals gather with their dogs for the charity event Big Dog Walk With Lots of Dogs. Newswire reporter Nikita Rawnsley-Wratt joined in.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Eastbourne’s rat traps a community effort

Sally Bain devotes her free time to conservation. Newswire reporter Nicholas Hendricks spent a day documenting her activities.

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PHOTO ESSAY: The Curiosities of Cuba Street

Wellington’s historic Cuba Street is a slice of Bohemia filled with buskers, quaint shops, cosy and kooky cafes. Bonnie Mosen explores.

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Sculpture a solstice sacrifice in Wellington

A Balinese inspired harpy demon will be burned on Wellington’s Wairepo Lagoon this evening to celebrate the Winter Solstice. NICHOLAS HENDRICKS reports.

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WATCH: Stressed-out students get puppies and free food

Puppies eases the tension for Vic Uni students worrying about exams. ABBY SINCLAIR-PARKER reports

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Masterton’s Millennium group honours stalwart supporter

Newly renamed lake honours George Bain’s contribution to reserve and region’s environment

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WATCH: Sculpture fills Wellington City Gallery with sound

Classical pianist Maria Mo plays Michael Parekowhai’s piano as part of This is New Zealand exhibition displayed at Wellington City Gallery. LEAH TEBBUT reports.

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WATCH: The daily Last Post comes to an end

The daily Last Post ceremony held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park ends in November.

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WATCH: From supermarket shelf to someone in need

Kaibosh saves supermarket and cafe food for struggling communities. NICHOLAS HENDRICKS reports.

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WATCH: First the novel, next the movie for new Masterton author

Yarns in Barns Festival launches new author who is already into the second book in a trilogy

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WATCH: Gold rush to gold heels, Hannahs keeps stepping out

Websnap Queensgate Store Combines Old and New to Celebrate 150 years of Hannah Shoes. BONNIE MOSEN reports.

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WATCH: Wellington becoming city of long white clouds

Wellington’s emergent vaping culture may have been fuelled by the city’s fondness for food and drink.

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