The Esplanade in Island Bay was littered with rocks and logs after the ocean came over the sea wall on Tuesday night. The storm hit soon after locals got to take part in The Great Seawall Debate. LIAM MACANDREW reports.
Severe southerly winds of 120km kept ferries tied up and closed roads in the capital.
The minimum wage is going up 50 cents to $14.25, and many of those spoken to on the streets of Wellington this week say it should be more. The NEWSWIRE TEAM asked people for views on the rise, and whether it would affect them.
Richard Bruce represented New Zealand at the first Asia Pacific Games in Australia. He talks with PAUL ORDISH about the event and his motivation.
An open letter to residents this week kicks off a drive to win the hearts and minds of Lower Hutt ratepayers.
Victoria University School of Architecture and Design students show their creations from 300 hours of work.
Natalie Smith is the 2014 Whitireia-Toi Poneke Artist in Residence. As she settles into her space, she talks with MIKE METCALFE about the year ahead, and her work.
The Wainuiomata Community Board is helping form a group to fill the void left by the RSA closure last year.
A late cut to the boundary at backward point put New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum’s 302 in the record books.
SAM BRODIE reports that at the same time, related hashtags dominated social media in New Zealand and India.
Anna Guenther, co-founder of Pledgeme talks about the road to the website’s success. MIKE METCALFE reports.
Wellington came alive for the annual sevens Parade which welcomes the international teams to the city.
Brazilian Pedro Barras took out last week’s international skateboard competition in Wellington’s Waitang Park. ELLIOT PARKER captured the action in photos.
Warkina Tujuba is heading to Africa on voluntary work thanks to a big fundraising effort. KHALID AHMED met the 17 year-old who talks about why he is making the journey back to where he was born, and where he will walk in his late father’s footsteps.
A Wellington illustrator, animator and designer organises meet ups for local artists to network.
Countdown to 2024 lift-off after beating 199,000 others to still be in running for space trip.
In her second term, the ward councillor wants to draw on Wainuiomata’s translation of ‘big water’.
Performer pays tribute to iwi radio’s part in giving Maori music a place to be heard.
Kirsten Terito is about to release her first album in English, but another te reo one is on the way.
Te Reo Taranaki Charitable Trust has already put 120 people in the region through its courses.
Te Ra o Te Raukura festival’s was dedicated to the regional kapa haka contest today, which included the pan-tribal Nga Taonga Mai Tawhiti. SAM BRODIE captured some of the action.
Kapa haka teams from around Wellington region are at Te Whiti Park in Lower Hutt today to compete in the Wellington Kapa Haka Championships. SAM BRODIE reports from Waiwhetu.
New kapa haka uniforms the goal for St Bernard’s and Sacred Heart students.
Horses, hats and heels at Wellington Cup day are captured through photos.
Upper Hutt and Hutt City Councils alert for algae levels which can be fatal to dogs.
Island Bay man John Shorland is again outside his comfort zone as he turns to a 100 year old art form.
In a roundup of Laneways in Auckland, LIAM MACANDREW features six of the more prominent acts, and photos
Flames shoot from the exhaust of a nitro-fuelled dragster at Fram Autolite Dragway, Meremere. CAMERON MASSEY captures the action on camera.
Locals and visitors have written their personal stories for Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui exhibition.
Wainuiomata Community Board is hoping to connect to a wider audience.
On February 21 hundreds of performers fill Civic Square for a massive party and everyone is welcome.
Wellington’s waterfront will be lined with crazy costumes on Monday for the annual event.
Wellington’s first full time Ethiopian restaurant has opened in Tory St. KHALID AHMED attended the historic event.
Khan will have to deal with female Star Trek leads and picnic baskets in the park.
As he prepares to tackle the climate change portfolio in 2014, new Wellington City Councillor David Lee intends to address the role from an economic perspective, instead of environmental. He talks to JULIE TAYLOR.
Professor is drawn to the beauty and aesthetic appeal of maths, rather than its usefulness.
Building has started on a Brooklyn property which was sold by the Wellington City Council, and locals say they are angry about a process. Meanwhile a social housing trust building on the site is caught in the middle. ANNEKA PAUL reports.
Biosecurity beagle Archie is the newest addition to Wellington International Airport, where he has a nose for trouble. JOHANNA CLELAND reports.
Newswire took to the streets to see what Wellington thinks of not refreshing Christmas decorations.
Arrow FM has presented South Wairarapa community boards with the idea of their own radio programme.
Double bass player Vicki Jones has been on TV and won an award in the past month. She talks with LAUREN HERTZBERG.
A council project has brightened up Berhampore and Newtown with designs and painting by local kids.
Children from low decile schools will be able to visit Wellington Zoo for a fun learning programme in a new partnership with The Warehouse. JULIE TAYLOR reports.
Thousands will flock to the Wairarapa for this year’s LaDeDa festival at Daisybank Farm.
Upper Hutt City Council is consulting the community on where to house an increasing population.
A hilltop site in Melrose has been described as Wellington’s best kept secret garden.
FOOTBALL talent goes unnoticed in New Zealand, according to social players surveyed in Wellington.
ANNEKA PAUL asked players what they thought needed to happen after NZ’s World Cup exit.
Cycling is a way of life for Ione Johnson and Eden Cruise, who have bigger goals.
Iranian basketball referees Fatemeh Fazel and Rouhi Maher enjoy officiating together as a married couple.
The Wellington City Council Youth group have been a great success according to Youth Council director
The NewsWire team looked at the latest census results and examined the population growth of the capital’s ethnicity, gender and housing make-up.
The 2013 New Zealand census results have been released, with initial figures shedding light on population growth, housing and education.
The figures, released yesterday, showed about a quarter of New Zealanders are born overseas.
Artist Sarah Matthew returns to New Zealand for art exhibition inspired by remote environment.
The Wellington sevens team got off to a good start finishing third in the Auckland sevens
Irene’s daughter wants to make her own way in netball, but she accepts the connection to her famous mother will always be there. JESSE CLARK talks with the pair about the expectations.
A Wellington author is writing a book filled with stories of young people making a difference.
Sleigh bells will be ringing at Upper Hutt’s Santa parade, calling the whole community together.
Northern Ward’s Malcolm Sparrow believes amalgamation will help address issues such as jobs.
Curiousity Roadshow all about interesting items with stories behind them.
Wellington’s not-for-profit food rescue organisation seeks funding to expand operations.
After being voted on to the Hutt City Council, Campbell Barry has plenty of plans to make his term worthwhile.
Clyde Quay School pupils, whose annual carnival was held at the weekend. JOHANNA CLELAND reports.
WHELDON Curzon-Hobson will walk 180 kilometres around Wellington and then to Palmerston North this month to help change the lives of young people. Mr Curzon-Hobson, 45, said the purpose of the walk was for young people to share inspirational stories with him. “I meet a whole lot of young people in our area who are […]
Wairarapa artists Barry Saunders and Megan Campbell talk to LAUREN HERTZBERG about their move from city to country.
Wellingtonians attempt to ‘trick shot their way to the NBA’ with extreme beer pong shots.
Rising tennis star Pratt Keerasuntonpong keeps winning titles.
Wellington badminton club earns silver medal at NZ champs.
20-year veteran joins Porirua city police.
Sara Watchorn was runnerup in the Most Inspiring Teacher awards.
Housing Minister Nick Smith says almost 500 state houses need improved driveway safety.
Super-city doesn’t seem to worry Porirua residents.
Olivia Sheat typical of the hard-working singers preparing for their choir’s 10th international tour.
Councillor says six new faces will help bring more action to Wellington local government.
Landscape designer continues his winning streak at the Gardening World Cup in Japan.
Wellington City councillors will meet this month to consider freedom camping, and to hear oral submissions before making a final decision next month. JESSE CLARK reports on the issue, and talks to locals in the areas identified.
Director Bronwyn Judge premieres her documentary on African dance at dance festival in capital.
An Ecuadorian Fair Trade banana farmer made the rounds in Wellington last week.
Wheel Stylish puts models on bikes to show off clothes that can be worn while pedalling.
Get to know your neighbours was the message at the Neighbourhood support meeting on November 4
Residents will have to find other ways to dispose of inorganic rubbish as council drops annual events.
Meridian Energy submitted its resource consent application for Brooklyn Turbine upgrade last week.