Hilltop site in Melrose described by manager as Wellington’s best kept secret garden.
FOOTBALL talent goes unnoticed in New Zealand, according to social players surveyed by in Wellington this week.
ANNEKA PAUL asked players what they thought needed to happen after NZ’s World Cup exit.
CYCLING is a way of life for two ambitious teenagers who have bigger goals. BETHANY PEARSON talks to Ione Johnson and Eden Cruise.
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.
Victoria University is taking a garden back in time, using it to research pre-European New Zealand.
After her recent induction onto council, new Harbour Ward Councillor Tui Lewis is ready for the challenge.
A New Zealander is astonished at having begun a trend that has international media seeking him out.
SHARING his name with a former prime minister could be a sign of the future for Tawa teenager Jack Marshall. Mr Marshall, 19, was last month elected to the Tawa Community Board, but said he had barely heard of the country’s former leader until recently. “I asked my Mum whether that was a deciding factor […]
Four years, one award and 2900 members later social activity group returns to its first adventure.
The Get Set Go programme responds to research showing Kiwi kids could do better in movement skills.
The Embassy Theatre in Wellington played host to a global fan event for the second movie in The Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug, today. Fans joined actor Jed Brophy, director Peter Jackson – who of course was barefoot – and JULIE TAYLOR.
Hobbit fans lined Kent Terrace today to catch a glimpse of Peter Jackson’s latest film in the trilogy.
March the first of 447 around the world the be staged on November 5.
Rongotai College staff sell smoothies at the fair. KHALID AHMED reports from the school’s fundraiser.
An artist’s island odyssey inspired photos for an exhibition to be held at Thistle Hall.
For the 16th year that the Ludlam family of Stokes Valley has transformed its home.
The Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust is already busy providing transition time.
Natural Burials site at Makara now four times the size thanks to Wellington City Council.
The annual event drew large crowds and the home side took home the cup.
Movember team Growing Momentum is attempting to break the Guinness World Record Pass-The-Parcel
A majority in the poll favoured compulsory service, but that does not mean they want to serve.
A Hutt City Council rezoning hearing could result in Te Atiawa iwi getting back a patch of land taken more than 70 years ago, reports HOANI HOTENE.
Live showing of inauguration trial for future televising of Wellington City Council meetings.
THE Titan’s football team rounded off a successful season by winning their grade at the John McCartney invitational tournament this month. The 11th grade Western Suburbs team beat Ellerslie 6-0 in the final. Coach Dean Eagar said the players were thrilled with the win against a highly regarded side. “The team wanted to beat the […]
THE Blair Witch Project and TV2 programme 20/20 have inspired three Porirua students to create their own horror film. Budding Aotea College film-maker Corey Fuimaono was joined by classmates Shea McBride and Danny Bultitude to create The Botanical Hanging Tree. Fuimaono said the mockumentary film was based around a news show and two paranormal investigators. […]
Petone Library will be brought into the 21st century with a community hub.
Roller derby is growing in popularity. A keen skater tells JANELLE CHEESMAN what makes the fast-paced sport so much fun.
A mix of NZ’s best writers were let behind the scenes at Te Papa to find their stories.
Residents have their say about their community and what they want.
A Wellington man’s first self-published novel will be reaching a bigger audience at Whitcoulls.
Wellington City Council are looking to develop more apps for the city’s parks.
The Photo School is bringing student work to the city, including NZ Institute of Professional Photography award winning pieces. LIAM MACANDREW reports.
Local body expert Dr Mike Reid addressed lack of voter turnout and gave insight into reasons behind it in a public lecture in the week after the elections.
LAUREN MANN reports on what the future might hold.
Ihaia West’s high school days suggested he was always going to make a name in sport.
Pre-sale tickets are moving fast for Wellington region’s first drive-in movie cinema – and they only went on sale yesterday.
LAUREN MANN talks to one of the entrepreneurs behind the summer idea.
Australian music producer FLUME entertains thousands of fans at Trentham Racecourse.
Wellington’s Polish School celebrates it’s 60th anniversary, and LIAM MACANDREW learns their cultural story in a strange land.
Public art gallery, theatre, and civic hall complex attracts 72,000 visitors a year.
Third place-getter would like to hear from Celia Wade-Brown and share some of his thoughts.
Paul Eagle celebrated his win at the Labour Party shindig at Wharewaka on Wellington’s waterfront.
John Morrison’s options were either mayor or fishing. BETHANY PEARSON reports on his farewell.
Six new councillors sitting around re-elected Wellington city Mayor Celia Wade-Brown’s table.
A wrap-up of who has been elected today to serve under re-elected Hutt City Council Mayor Ray Wallace.
Mayor Nick Leggett doubles his majority in Porirua with little change in council line-up.
Fifth-term Upper Hutt City Mayor Wayne Guppy is pleased with his mandate, he tells JANELLE CHEESMAN.
Ray Wallace is thinking ahead to his next term and welcoming ideas of his rivals, reports JENNIFER McILROY.
Labour MP Kris Faafoi congratulates Nick Leggett, right, on his re-election as Porirua’s mayor on Saturday. Click on the headline for NewsWire’s coverage of national media.
VOTERS and candidates at Wellington City Council today were evenly divided on the possibility of online voting in future elections.
LIAM MACANDREW and ELLIOT PARKER spoke to some of them during last minute voting this morning.
Antics of Newtown commuter cited for ban to be extended to town centre.