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PHOTO ESSAY: Hunting, part of country life

Hunting is very much part of New Zealand culture. ELIJAH HILL joins a pig hunt excursion.

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Twilight tours launched at Zealandia

Twilight tours introduced over summer at Zealandia. ISOBELLE TOLLEMACHE reports.

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Cultural divide in Aotearoa inspires thought-provoking art

Cultural divide in Aotearoa inspires thought-provoking art. ISOBELLE TOLLEMACHE reports.

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Basin battlers wary of transport scenarios to be announced

City, regional council and NZTA will on Wednesday announce the latest blueprint to ease Wellington traffic congestion. After saving the Basin Reserve once already, defenders of the landmark are watching with interest. LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.

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Archive photo captures SPCA encounter that changed a life

SPCA annual appeal time, and Sarah McMullan tracked down a boy in 1955 photo

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Building owners can bank on council to stop bits falling on people

Developer Richard Burrell scolded Wellington City councillors for considering loaning money to building owners to stop masonry and parappets falling off – but they voted for the plan. THOMAS CROSKERY reports from the council City Strategy Committee meeting.

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The unseen faces behind the change of government

Three buidlings, three days, 700-plus people, 10,000 boxes – LAURA WILTSHIRE reports on the big move

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WATCH: Pomp and ceremony for State Opening of 52nd Parliament

The public gathered on the grounds of Parliament for Governor General Dame Patsy Reedy’s arrival.

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Locals endorse expressway as Peka Peka to Otaki stretch starts

Locals turn out to hear expressway plans at Te Horo meeting, and economic benefits are being hailed

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LISTEN: More Maori needed in journalism

Māori journalism and books were celebrated in Wellington last night. ELIJAH HILL talks to one of the award winners about her dream for Māori in mainstream news.

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Cycleways plus e-bikes mean no sweat if capital idea supported

Consultation about to close on the latest cycleway plan from Oriental Bay to Miramar

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WATCH: Stitch’n’Bitch knitting circle getting younger

Wellington’s Stitch’n’Bitch group is helping revive an interest in knitting, and many of them are younger

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Region plans get shake up as new emergency plans rolled out

As the one year anniversary of the Kaikoura earthquake approaches, Wellington Regional Emergency Management is schooling locals up on new hubs.

THOMAS CROSKERY reports on one of the meetings in Karori.

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Melbourne Cup grips Wellington

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WATCH: Sky Show off to Matariki with a bang

Wellington’s Guy Fawkes Day fireworks are no more. Next year they light up the mid-winter festival for Matariki. AIMEE EASTWOOD spoke to city councillor Jill Day about the move.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Weapons Expo Blockade 2017

On October 10th 2017, police and protesters clash at “Weapons Expo”. AIMEE EASTWOOD captured the action.

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Google YouTube is bringing kiwi horror to the world’s screens

Killer Kiwi horror films are in the spotlight thanks to a collaboration with NZ On Air

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Council questioned over waterfront building transparency

Waterfront Watch hopes submissions are impartial and independent, but many in favour are from outside city

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Tenant already lining up for proposed waterfront building

The proposed building at site 9 in Kumutoto on the Wellington Waterfront will supply much needed high quality office space to Wellington

ANDREW BEVIN reports.

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New leadership for student legal advocacy group

Environment, community key for the next generation of leaders of a student legal advocacy group

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Climate change promise all rhetoric say trolley bus fans

Locals farewell trolley buses amid calls for sustainable transport.

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Waterfront Watch challenges capital council on consulation

Public had just five days to digest latest plans from consultation for last remaining building site

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LISTEN: Mixed feelings saying goodbye to trolley buses

The last trolley bus will roll through the streets of Wellington today, despite last minute attempts to save the Wellington icons.

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Chinese speakers surge thanks to schools support

Kiwis’ need for Chinese language, cultural knowledge underlined amid growth of Mandarin in schools

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Charter school boss hopes politics, ideology can be put aside

Parties in the new coalition government were clear in their campaigning that they were against charter schools.

LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to the CEO of a high profile charter school and to the teachers’ union about how they see the future.

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Wellingtonians seem to be happy with their government

On the streets of the left-leaning capital, people spoken to are mostly satisfied with the election result

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Shooters celebrate 100 years of their sport in Wellington

The Wellington Smallbore Rifle Association used its annual prizegiving to celebrate centenary

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Wellington City Council hopeful fighting for early Christmas present

Labour candidate acknowledges hard fight in race for Eagle’s old council seat.

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Kaikoura quake, flexible work behind Wellington region property trend

Working from home and living outside the city centre are boosting the property market thanks to CBD property issues.

ANDREW BEVIN reports.

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LISTEN: New sex industry book under attack

Wellington brothel owner Mary Brennan (above) disagrees with a book attacking the global sex industry. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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Waiting for Winston: A political playlist to soothe your nerves

To help ease the nerves, yet prepare you for the “big moment”, SARAH MCMULLAN has created this playlist

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WATCH: Arrests at weapons expo

Police have arrested a number of protesters outside Westpac Stadium for blocking a roadway leading into a weapons expo. BLAIR MOCKETT reports.

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WATCH: Disappointment after inconclusive election result

New Zealanders voted on Saturday night to elect a government and the results were inconclusive.

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The Jacinda effect is as strong as ever among Labour faithful

LISTEN: ELI HILL recaps how things went down at the Wharewaka Labour Party gathering in Wellington when Jacinda Ardern gave her end of election day speech up on the screen… and how Gareth Morgan got it wrong.

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Is there one last special vote twist remaining in this election?

LAURA WILTSHIRE surveys the political landscape in which people should be wary of predictions

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National party-goers weigh in on result of election night

Four more years a good result for young National voters

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LISTEN: Greens optimistic having made it to Parliament

Having secured their place in Parliament, Teall Crossen and the Greens are looking forward.

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Wellington Central and Mana conceded, but Willis hopes for list

Wellington Central’s Nicola Willis and Mana’s Euon Murrell gather with their supporters at bar

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WATCH: “Jacinda Ardern will be Prime Minister one day”

Robertson and party faithful reckon youth quake still hidden in special votes

LAURA WILTSHIRE reports from the Wharewaka in Wellington and Labour’s party.

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Te Auaha’s mobile container open on Courtenay Place for election

The crowd could grab a slice of pizza from next door and watch a live stream of the New Zealand Election

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Labour mood in Wellington hopeful

Labour faithful mingle with MPs Grant Robertson (Wellington Central), Greg O’Connor (Ohariu), Kris Faafoi (Mana) and Ginny Anderson (Hutt South).

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Labour supporters at Wharewaka, Wellington

Enthusiastic Labour supporters at the Wharewaka in Wellington visually captured by BLAIR MOCKETT.

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Children vote in favour of Labour/Greens goverment

Children voting at Vogelmorn Bowling Club give the Labour/Greens coalition a majority.

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Victoria University students gather for election night

Tension and excitement fill the air at Victoria University student bar The Hunter Lounge

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Looking at the polls before the result of tonight’s election

ANDREW BEVIN tracks the tussle between National and Labour in the 1 News Colmar Brunton polls leading up to today’s election.

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WATCH: Election Day ticks still popular with voters in Rongotai

WATCH: Despite the increased number of early voters, convenience and tradition were among the reasons why Rongotai voters waited for Election Day to hit the polls. Voting booths are open until 7pm today. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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Kiwis are getting out to vote in 2017 General Election

Polling booths are open until 7pm for New Zealanders to cast their ballot

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Marama Te Kira brings Te Reo to Te Papa and her life

As Te Reo in schools added to the political debate in the elections, AIMEE EASTWOOD listens to her experience.

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Ardern welcomed by crowd at Victoria University

Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern arrived at Victoria University to a rousing welcome by students. Increasing rain didn’t deter the selfie-takers. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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Labour defends water tax

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TOP tops criminal justice policy election scorecard

Advocacy group for youth in the criminal justice system produces a scorecard

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WATCH: Locals have their says on Oriental Bay cycleway idea

Wellington City Council to consult on cycle lane in iconic bay

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Youth voting problem combatted through photography

Young photographer takes our youth voting problem into her own hands

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Greens release new policy on renting including warrant of fitness

WATCH: Greens say policy recognises the 48% of Kiwis who rent their homes

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Suffrage Day with a woman leader as Ardern visits Victoria University

124 years since women gained the franchise, Ardern encourages students at Victoria University to vote

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The election’s this Saturday – too bad the world’s going to explode

Will Saturday’s election will be the cause of our destruction? ELIJAH HILL reports.

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WATCH: Performers, mayor switch on capital’s new creative campus

Circus, dance, music, Māori and Pacific performers turn on lights for Te Auaha ahead of opening in 2018.

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WATCH: 606 pairs of shoes mark World Suicide Day

Riders Against Teenage Suicide (R.A.T.S.) on their motorbikes played a part in bringing the message to Parliament.

SARAH McMULLAN talks to riders about protecting their tamariki.

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U-report voicing young New Zealanders political opinions

UNICEF’s U-report is helping young New Zealanders voice their opinions on political issues with the election just over a week away.

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What’s stopping young voters?

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Passionate plea for Kiwis to vote for “killing capital gain”

Homelessness, low home ownership described as tragedy and outrage

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WATCH: Lighting up Te Auaha

The lights are on at Wellington’s new creative institute. BRONTE WILSON reports on the celebration for the building which will host Whitireia and Weltec students from 2018.

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WATCH: Advance voting gets underway

Electoral Commission opens 485 advance voting booths around the country

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Housing, healthcare, environment on agenda in Newtown

Finlayson battles tough crowd, despite suggesting he has compassion

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LISTEN: Politicians ponder polls in election with many twists

While they will often clash on policy, Labour and National share common ground on the importance of polls.

THOMAS AIREY talks to Wellington electorate opponents Grant Robertson and Nicola Willis.

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WATCH: 606 Shoes – talking about New Zealand’s suicide story

606 pairs of shoes on Parliament’s lawn mark the country’s suicide deaths

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WATCH: Going Shopping? BYO Boomerang Bag

WATCH: A chance for you to learn to sew, and save the environment during your lunch break

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WATCH: Students take Little Shop of Horrors to the stage

Musical Theatre students at Whitireia Polytechnic Performing Arts are gearing up for opening night.

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Slip of a National tongue puts Labour in power

Willis says vote for her because Robertson will be too busy as Finance Minister – oops

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WATCH: Issues left unaddressed at Rongotai candidates meeting

Voters left in dark after only two questions from the crowd were answered.

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WATCH: African fashion pops up on Wellington’s streets

This week Wellington’s Tory Street hosts an African fashion pop up store run by A-Collective

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WATCH: Te Reo marches down Lambton Quay

WATCH: About 5000 people march to start Maori Language week. ELIJAH Hill got among the crowd.

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Candidates turn on NZ First over Māori seats ‘privilege’

Hugh Barr ‘living on another planet’ at Sustainability Trust meeting

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Cynicism high among Māori youth voters, but there is hope

What can be done about low youth and Maori voting numbers? AIMEE EASTWOOD attends Here We Go Again forum to find out.

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Ohariu candidates confident in the face of latest polls

Wellington electorate candidates talk up their chances wth Dunne gone

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Where are women in politics? Not at Victoria University debate

The Parties Youth Wing debate at Victoria University had representatives from all the parties on campus, but one group was notably absence – women. LAURA WILTSHIRE reports on a meeting where even the Trump comedian bit off more than he could chew.

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Greens and NZ First Labour coalition choices

With Labour getting stronger in the latest polling, it is clear that they will still need a partner. Aimee Eastwood asks candidates at the housing issues forum for their thoughts.

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Policy trumps personality at a capital candidates’ meeting – just

Newswire poses the question “How important is personality in your preffered Prime Minister?”

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Asking the question: Is Ardern ready for PM?

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More millennials eligible to vote at this election than baby boomers

Young voters could change the election outcome. LAURA WILTSHIRE asks the question, will they?

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