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
After beating Hutt Valley high, Onslow will play Naenae for Paul Cameron Cup
A form of poetry relatively unknown in New Zealand attracted a sell-out crowd in Wellington last weekend.
KATENI SAU meets a team from Holy Family School in Porirua experiencing the spirit of Wellington region’s second annual Sportsfest.
McFadden eyeing up next generation of basketball talent at Sportsfest
Gentleman’s Beans chimney catches fire and stops traffic on the corner of Courtney Place.
Coach puts victory down to fitness and finding the gaps out wide
Homelessness, housing and social issues concern people in the coming council elections
Organisers Partners Porirua happy with launch of initiative and will be back for more
Wellington’s fascination with the new David Jones store was enough for the doors to be closed for a short time because of opening day crowds.
Store management introduced NewsWire’s PATRICK FRENCH to one of the company’s new local employees, retail assistant Molly Brain (19) to talk about the experience.
Whitireia Journalism and Broadcasting will be part of the new Te Auaha centre of applied creativity in the heart of Wellington. JOANNA PIATEK’s images capture the future.
Hawkes Bay gym Peak Fitness encourages exercise to honor memory of local inspiration
Te Aro’s crime rates don’t stop citizens from feeling safe in their city, but JADE WINTON-LOWE find they still want more CCTV cameras.
Three stores that all support the Black Sheep animal sanctuary
Food trucks are on the rise and but many of them are more hazardous than we think.
Drought major driver behind fluctuating sheep fortunes reflected in Statistics NZ numbers
New Zealand visitor numbers are up and small towns are reaping small rewards.
The five-day market was a huge success, attracting over 16,500 on the first night alone.
The event allows Wellington’s most stylish to trade old clothing among themselves.
Aotea Block Development is set to ease the housing shortage in Porirua.
The road to new beginnings for Christchurch after the devastating 2010 earthquake.
Victoria University graduates paraded thought the city during graduation week two weeks ago.
Wellington musician Sam Manzanza keeps African music alive.
The Mother Of Coffee cafe which opened this year is proving popular with Newtown residents
Blood donation saves lives and only 4% of eligible donors donate. Do you save lives?
Cancer Society fundraiser Junk Free June returns to the capital this month.
The Newtown community centre is trying new initiatives to garner community support .
The Porirua food truck night market is held on the last Thursday of the month.
The New Zealand Blood Service needs more plasma donors.
Baby animals ease exam nerves in students ease exam stress at Victoria University.
Fewer Kiwis were able to buy houses in 2013 compared to 186, but they are still trying
The largest number of graduating students ever, celebrate their success with friends and family.
Same education, different pathway,. Te Ara offers an alternative to mainstream schooling.
Teaching sign language and barista classes is all in a day’s work for Amber Shaw
Te Rauparaha Arena is getting behind Porirua kayaker Marty McDowell.
Custom tattoo designs brings tattoo ideas to life. IRELAND HENDRY-TENNENT finds out how.
The name of Wellington’s newest creative arts campus was well received at gala launch.
ZARIUS SAMUEL visits Wellington Zoo to see how it benefits from public support.
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