Prime Minister Bill English took time for a selfie with NewsWire’s SHAR DAVIS during his first Waitangi Day in the top job. Shar reports on the annual Bledisloe Garden Reception.
Changes to medicinal cannabis regulations are seen as nothing more than a small administrative change.
The latest Salvation Army State of the Nation report raises questions that need answering ahead of the election due to entrenched child abuse and poverty, alarming housing conditions and an exploding prison population. SHAR DAVIS reports.
The Salvation Army recognise government financial management, but the ledger is not balanced.
Government House hosted a citizenship ceremony and the Bledisloe Garden Reception
The Christchurch Women’s March came together in seven days thanks to social media’s reach
The $750,000 kea habitat is final stage of Meet the Locals He Tuku Aroha interactive area
Wellington City Council has funded a workshop where people can learn how to fix their own bikes. SHAR DAVIS reports.
Eager mountain bikers tackle tracks at newly opened Christchurch Adventure Park.
The Kitten Inn is experiencing a surge in kitten numbers this season. AMY McEWEN finds out out what the public can do to help.
Over a million dollars is needed for Petone wharf repair, and consultation will take place early in 2017 after blow-out in maintenance costs.
MARGOT NEAS reports.
The councillor charged with keeping the smokefree process moving has softly-softly approach
Barista John Hart tells us how a café can become a second living room.
After years of argument the contentious Curtis St rezoning has been signed off by Wellington council.
Staff are working from the back of their truck collecting and distributing food.
More female players becoming professional cricket players. KATENI SAU reports.
Wellington has a two-stage living wage plan, says the man charged with overseeing the process
Successful merging of alumni and graduate talent likely to be repeated
Numbers are double last year despite de-sexing initiatives
Kids from the East Porirua area are taking charge of revamping Cannons Creek – KATENI SAU reports.
Maiden speech for ‘proud red-badge wearing, union loving, bleeding heart liberal lefty’
A Central Otago business has spotted a perk of NZ’s ongoing annual increase in visitors.
Luke Fiso is rising to the top of crossfit success in New Zealand with an eye on the world. SHAR DAVIS reports
The past year in particular has been the best since the 2011 quake
Wellingtonians are getting a small taste of disruption, as these photos show
No parent wants to be away from their kids, but circumstances mean it is necessary
Local designer Jessie Wong creates leather bags and accessories with a focus on environmental responsibilities.
Cafe L’affare has a barista who can guess your coffee order. IRELAND HENDRY-TENNENT reports
Latu Talu and Keegan O’Kane–Jones enjoyed success at the Australian championships.
The regular imports to Wellington this year include 20 from Japanese rugby competitions.
Record numbers include increasing numbers from Asia, particularly China.
Kapiti campus students prepare for a function to test their culinary skills. DAN MAGEEAN spent the day documenting the process.
The election, and the shows, may be over, but the gags may keep coming.
Month after month Statistics New Zealand is reporting tourism growth
Quake didn’t clear shelves in the Island Bay New World but shoppers did
Statistics New Zealand report shows Kiwis are travelling more but not to the same places they once did. However fewer are going to traditionally glamourous holiday destinations Vanuatu, Paris and Italy. SHAR DAVIS reports.
After the quake a gap had opened between a bank and a retaining wall
The Department of Conservation has received 1680 public submissions after approving in principle a hydro scheme on the West Coast’s Waitaha River.
Seventy submitters want to speak at hearing on December 5 for scheme that Forest and Bird says will be a devastating impact on native animals and vegetation. MARGOT NEAS reports.
More than 50 1932 classic Deuce cars rolled into Martinborough Square
Newswire spoke to people throughout New Zealand for their reactions to the quake. SHAR DAVIS reports.
Moggli is chipped and ready to be adopted at the SPCA, which has been in the middle of a microchipping and desexing frenzy thanks to a big discount. SHAR DAVIS reports.
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LISTEN: Americans and Kiwis pack-out Wellington’s cult beer bar Hashigo Zake for a US election party.
ANGELA REID and PATRICK FRENCH follow news from all over the world covering the US elections.
ANDREW DAWSON monitored the conservative American news media over the course of Election Day.
NewsWire has made it into the famous Washington Post website, thanks to blind cat Murdock picking the US election winner.
Upper Hutt’s own Donald Trump impersonator is bringing the US presidency, and media, to New Zealand. HUGO HUNTINGTON meets Alexander Sparrow.
NewsWire’s SHAR DAVIS is tracking NZ news media covering the US elections. Click through to follow the day’s progress.
Christine Valverde dresses in white to honour the suffragettes. SALLY MUYOMA reports from Cuba St.
ROSALIE STONYER-LINN keeps an eye on what NZ journalists are talking about on US election day.
Associate Prof. Leon Gurevitch from Victoria University is in Los Angeles providing a rolling taste of US election day with MARGOT NEAS.
A woman today may be in the most powerful position in world politics. MARGO NEAS and SHAR DAVIS look at what it has taken to break down barriers. IMAGE: Margot Neas
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are receiving support from well-known celebrities.
Andrew Dawson looks at commentary of the Supreme Court battle in the US elections
NewsWire asks some young people: Should the election be taken seriously?
A rare upset looms in Utah, which neither Clinton nor Trump may win thanks to Mormon factor
Want to play politics? Video game reviewer DAN MAGEEAN and fellow journalism student BLAIR MOCKETT delved into election gaming.
Wellington artist’s less than traditional style encourages local youth art appreciation.
Lennex Drummond returns from the karate world championships with a second placing.
Wellington now has its own TopShop and the first 300 people sone bonus spending.
Former Pheonix and international footballer has already knocked back All Whites request to stand by.
Modern day peace protesters keep up the pressure for November 5 memorial. SHAR DAVIS talks to two supporters.
Money raised at the Australian High Commission’s Melbourne Cup event will go to the Wellington Womens Refuge this year. SALLY MUYOMA reports.
Café owner Matthew Payne has made Kapiti the place for his new coffee roasting project after coming from Melbourne to the coast three years ago. DAN MAGEEAN reports.
Parading dogs were among the drawcards to the city’s weekend celebrations
From Island Bay to Plimmerton over 140 groups are fighting for coolest little pest free capital
Young councillor sticks to the vow she made when elected at 19.
WelTec’s Creative Technologies graduates show off their talent in a National Portrait Gallery
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