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Folau unlikely to be banned from entering NZ

Wallabies fullback Israel Folau will likely be able to enter the country despite saying gay people were destined to go to hell.

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Cannabis reform attracts hundreds of submissions

Parliment has been hearing from cannabis users this week over changes to laws around medicinal cannabis.
 

Hurricanes prepare for physical battle

The Hurricanes have made five changes ahead of their grudge match against the Lions in Wellington on Saturday.

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New 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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New Waka Ama – the unofficial sport of New Zealand

For Māori waka ama is steeped in culture, for others it is a sporting passion. ANDREW BEVIN reports.

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Fund-razoring for blood cancer support in heart of Wellington

People have their heads shaved in shop window to raise money and awareness for leukaemia, blood

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NZ Festival moves into Te Auaha

Te Auaha invites creative New Zealanders to share building to help shape the future of Kiwi innovators. NIKITA RAWNSLEY-WRATT talks to marketing co-ordinator Brianne Kerr.

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Hairdressing contributes to cosplayer’s artistic work

Chloe Syder hopes to use Te Auaha as a creative stepping stone to help pursue an artistic career

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New Weltec beauty therapy brings hydrotherapy pod to Te Auaha

A futuristic pod will be used in training with a new NZQA qualification in NZ

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Poll: Government fees free policy helpful but not a deal-breaker

Students at Te Auaha NZ Institute of Creativity are asked what difference the fees-free policy has made

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Lower Tory St project attracts people – but not the desired ones

The Lower Tory Street project has bought unwanted skateboarders, drunks, homeless and to the area.

NIKITA RAWNSLEY-WRATT talks to local businesses.

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Niuean congregation may be homeless

Local Presbyterians are seeking community support as regional authorities act to close the premises. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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Te Auaha theatres providing creative spaces for Wellington performances

Wellington Comedy Fest shows, musical events and more planned to be held in Te Auaha’s theatre spaces

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Caffeine queen serious about brews for creative students and staff

Mojo coffee cart serves up cups of creativity to Te Auaha students. BONNIE MOSEN reports.

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Escaping trauma, healing from the past in Wellington

Former Colombian refugee Yibeth Morales Ayala relives her experience and gives her view on the refugee intake system. TOM CROSKERY reports.

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Salvation Army window tells true story of grandmother’s loss

Women’s side of the story is represented in Johnsonville’s heartfelt Anzac window display. Susan Bradley was moved by the story of her own great grandmother. COURTNEY DAY reports.

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More dead rats and mice on Predator Free Northland’s agenda

Tim Trengrove, from Predator Free Northland, wants traps in every backyard and council help.

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Spate of drone issues raises questions about regulation

Photographer wants drone buyers licenced so because laws penalise responsible professionals

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Trail run raises $25,000 for Ronald McDonald House

PNBHS students, teachers have completed a Cape Reinga to Island Bay Te Araroa Trail Challenge.

NIC ORR talks to them on their arrival in Wellington.

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Solway Primary School ex-students gather for 100th party

School which survived closure threat makes it to centenary with plenty of stories

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PHOTO ESSAY: Wellington’s most popular market still booming

Wellington Harbourside market continues to draw in large crowds. SAMUEL ROBINSON took a look.

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St Oran’s girls 2018 dragon boat title all about mental toughness

Captain Alyssa Best, coach Alistair McDonald reflect on teamwork and mental strength

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NZ launches sexual harm crisis line Monday

Eva McGauley gets her wish as Ministry of Social Development set to launch online messaging service. SAMUEL ROBINSON reports.

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Former PM’s constitutional blueprint greeted with Little caution

Constitution enthusiasm dampened by minister at launch of Palmer book

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Garage Project website nominated for the internet’s highest honour

Wellington’s creative community recognised in website standing – and you can cast a vote

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Meet London’s woman in Wellington, Laura Clarke

British High Commissioner wants more diversity in diplomacy, and LAURA WILTSHIRE finds she’s leading by example

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Henson Retrospectacle stars to spend time with capital creative students

A select number of creative tertiary students from Wellington will be putting on makeup and lighting up the lights for the inaugural New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity Te Auaha Talks. SARAH McMULLAN reports.

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Haemorrhaging virus to attack Wellington rabbit population

Wellington rabbit owners should ensure their animals are vaccinated against the RHDV1 virus

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Bringing America to New Zealand on the shelves of US2U

A new store in Johnsonville offers expats a taste of home and Kiwis a taste of adventure. BONNIE MOSEN takes a visit.

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Principal prepares children for jobs that don’t exist yet

Solway Primary School’s new Principal steers school into 21st century learning

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WATCH: Radio students promote Te Auaha opening with show

ELI HILL reports on a class tasked with producing a show for the opening of their new campus in the heart of Wellington

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Cars driven out of lower Tory Street in favour of pedestrians

Locals need to get used to leaving cars home as council pushes more laneway projects

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Combat video journalist Margaret Moth remembered at Te Auaha

Kiwi-born Moth’s close friend attended the Te Auaha opening. He talks with LAURA WILTSHIRE about her legacy

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Bus and train improvement ideas from capital commuters

Snapper on all services, bike carriers, lower prices for students, and more bus-only lanes are wanted

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Ardern rekindles discussion on New Zealand becoming a republic

A pro-monarchy group says we would be giving up one of the most stable forms of democracy

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Living Wage employees get a pay rise to $20.55 this year

Kiwi’s working for living wage accredited employers will receive and extra 35c an hour from September

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Global interest in restorative justice course offered online by Victoria

Enrollments projected to climb into thousands with its free course

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Māori voters to choose their roll over the coming months

The Māori electoral option determines which electoral roll they’ll be on for the next two General Elections

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Record visitors for Homegrown provide fresh economy boost

Close to 14,000 visitors are coming to Wellington this weekend, providing a $7.2 million boost for the local economy.

ANDREW BEVIN does the numbers, and finds a “mellow” crowd has helped.

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Anzac protest call using Hit and Run book on SAS raid in poster promo

Illegal protest posters go up same day defence boss Keating steps down

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Autism – it’s time to start looking beyond the male statistics

LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to young women with Asperger’s Syndrome who represent the hidden numbers

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Deadly drug fentanyl prompts appeal for users to get $8.50 test

An $8.50 drug testing strip could save your life now that one of the world’s most deadly drugs has turned up in New Zealand’s illicit market.

However police are against the kits marketed by Know Your Stuff. LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.

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New 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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Blasphemy law on way out in time for Easter

Parliamentary vote puts anti-blasphemy law over the first hurdle

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NZ’s cultural capital debate has winner at CubaDupa: Wellington

With Auckland hitting back at the claim Wellington City Council in its latest long term draft that “Wellington is known as the culture capital of New Zealand”, the debate is not going away. So SAM ROBINSON asks the experts.

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PHOTO ESSAY: CubaDupa 2018 opens

The two-day CupaDupa 2018 party is underway. The NewsWire team of photographers captured the opening in a photo essay slideshow.

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Steampunk Aucklanders join CubaDupa party

CubaDupa has attracted festival-goers from around the country, including the Waugh family. Zac Graham reports on the start of day one in Wellington.

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Te Auaha make-up artistry team create nymph and troll

CubaDupa crowds pouring through Te Auaha got a glimpse into the creative world of make-up artistry

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Organisation key to CubaDupa success – including masonry

CubaDupa is an important date on the Wellington events calendar, and it’s on this weekend. Artistic director of CubaDupa, Drew James describes the event as ‘an arts festival on the street’. But it’s also a lot of work. SARAH McMULLAN reports.

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Mayor gets all dressed up for the CubaDupa 2018 party

Justin Lester dressed up to promote CubaDupa thanks to make-up artistry tutors from Te Auaha

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Kiwi attempts marathon crossing of Greenland ice cap

Explorer and serial adventurer, Brando Yelavich will be one of two kiwis attempting the crossing in May.

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WATCH: Te Auaha opens showcasing student talent

Te Kahui Auaha opened this month with a showcase of creative talent. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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Fund-razoring for blood cancer support in heart of Wellington

People have their heads shaved in shop window to raise money and awareness for leukaemia, blood

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PHOTO ESSAY: An afternoon with the vet at the Wellington SPCA

Journalist SARAH McMULLAN swapped her headphones and microphone for a surgical cap and a camera, and spent the afternoon with the SPCA Wellington’s surgical team.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Oil petition handed over

A petition was handed to parliament yesterday calling on the government to stop deep sea oil mining, BLAIR MOCKETT captures the action.

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WATCH: Creative hub lives up to its name for circus students

Circus is one of several degree programmes at Te Auaha as Sarah McMullan reports.

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Te Papa’s new gallery intends to educate and challenge

International and local icons share space in 4000-square-metre Toi Art

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Under-funding in past decade leaves polytechs in bad state, says union

Tertiary Education Union boss Sandra Grey says new review must recognise that cutting courses, facilities and tutors is bad planning in cyclical downturns.

THOMAS CROSKERY canvasses opinion ahead of review.

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Kieran McAnulty – painting a region red

Wairarapa’s new list MP is a man on a mission. He talks to THOMAS CROSKERY about the past, being in Government, and the future.

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Newtown residents fight to keep post office open

Welingtonians are expressing their anger over plans by NZ Post to close the Newtown branch. Newtown residents this week  handed in an 8,000 plus signature petition calling on the government to keep NZ Post offices open. NZ post announced the closures last year. Rongotai MP Paul Eagle says the post offices are an important social […]

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Mana Wāhine celebrate 125 years of getting vote

New Zealand’s year long celebration of women’s voting rights launched today at Government House. Laura Wiltshire reports.

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Te Papa’s new gallery intends to educate and challenge

Pacific art shares space with international icons in 4000-square-metre Toi Art

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Speed, crank, ice, uppers, meth – Salvos issue warning

In their 10th annual report on social and economic issues that need addressing, the Salvation Army fears the rise of meth. SARAH McMULLAN reports.

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Low listing numbers, but home buyers urged to keep looking

Potential home buyers need to block out all the noise they hear in the media and just keep going

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Millions for poor may be grabbed by landlords

Building more houses, rather than topping up wages, is answer says the author of the Salvation Army State of the Nation report. LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to Alan Johnson.

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Millions for poor may be grabbed by landlords

Building more houses, rather than topping up wages, is only answer says report author. LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to Alan Johnson.

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Renters in for a hell of a time in coming months and years

Homelessness predicted to rise as wage and housing cost gap widens

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This year’s rental issues the worst, says flat hunter without a home

Salvation Army report cards says rental costs are outstripping incomes for everyone

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Kiwis not sharing in their country’s economic growth

New Zealand is richer, but New Zealanders are not, according to the annual State of the Nation report produced by the Salvation Army. There are too many negative statistics that too many Kiwis fall into. LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.

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It’s fine… but – an economist explains the New Zealand economy.

The economy can be ok, but have issues on some areas, says Shamubeel Equab.

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More rentals, security of tenure, on tenant advocate’s agenda

Kiwi housing issues mean tenants have to be looked after legally, says Renters United.

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Heat to stay on housing supply as root of all the problems

Housing expected to take second public hit this week in Salvation Army report.

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Flashmob a meeting of mindfulness in Wellington

A soothing flashmob gently hits the capital’s harbor front to focus on mindful leadership

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Community hub gives more options for residents in Johnsonville

New building breaks monopoly on Johnsonville commercial real estate, says community leader

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NZ to whakatū for women’s rights 125 years after vote victory

‘Whakatū Wāhine’ to celebrate 125 years of women’s voting rights – that’s what the Ministry for Women wants Kiwis to do. The phrase means Women Stand Up and represents not just women, but all people, standing up for women’s rights. LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.

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Thousands at Porirua foreshore for Waitangi Day

Circus performance student Eli Joseph gets a bird’s eye view of the Waitangi Festival in Porirua. SARAH MCMULLAN reports the new event was a big success.

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Law professor after justice for baby name choices

Law professor offers pro bono appeal so parents can get the baby name they want.

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See you in the New Year

Merry Christmas from students and staff at Whitireia Journalism and Broadcasting everyone. Have a great break.

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WATCH: Locals flood the streets for Thorndon Fair

Forty-year-old street fair delivers the goods as a local school fundraiser

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Rail funding call should not forget road needs, says wary AA

Motorists don’t want rail investment “crowding out” roading projects, the Automobile Association says.

Reacting to a report calling for more rail investment, the AA warns against rail at the expense of road funding. THOMAS CROSKERY reports.

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