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Monday, 08 February 2016 10:38 am

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Drinking the keg dry for a good cause

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Tramping a popular summer pastime

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Christmas a busy time for Women’s Refuge

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Support for New Zealand Land wars remembrance day

A CALL for a special day to commemorate the New Zealand land wars is gaining support. A group of Otorohanga College students started the petition last year after a trip to some of the battle sites in the Waikato 13,000 people have signed the petition since it began. Maori Party Co-Leader Marama Fox has thrown her […]

Drink drive warning as festive season approaches

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Sun safety warnings ahead of summer

A sun safe warning just a month out from the shortest day. The Cancer Society says people should not only wear sunblock but also suitable clothing. U.V ray exposure is the main cause of skin cancer in New Zealand so the Cancer Society is promoting the use of long sleeved shirts and wide brimmed hats […]

Growing a moustache helps promote men’s health.

IT’S  November so don’t be surprised to see a sudden increase in the number of men sprouting healthy moustaches. This time every year the Movember charity encourages men to grow moustaches in a bid to raise awareness around men;’s health issues. Campaign organiser, Paul Chynoweth says the focus this year will be on prostate and […]

Movember moustaches start to sprout

THE international Movember fundraising campaign is underway. To support the annual November fundraiser men are encouraged to grow a moustache to raise money for testicular and prostate cancer, mental health and physical inactivity. Movember campaign worker, Paul Chynoweth says the Movember campaign has made a huge difference to men’s health awareness.

Meat lovers told moderation is the key

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Hunt starts for Wellingtonian of the year

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A passing grade but only just for PM’s refugee package

LISTEN: THE GOVERNMENT’S received a could do better card from Wellingtonians following news that its increasing our refugee intake. New Zealand will accept another 250 a year on top of the current 750 over the next 3 years.

Extra funding needed to host Syrian refugees.

  IT HAS just been announced that New Zealand is to accept a further 750 refugees over the next three years. That’s prompted a call for extra funding from a group campaigning to get the government to increase its annual refugee quota. Marianne Elliott from Action Station says it costs the country a lot to […]

Iwi welcome refugees but focus stays on their own

WELLINGTON IWI Te Ati Awa are welcoming news that the government is to take an extra intake of Syrian refugees, but say their main focus is still on their own people. The European humanitarian crisis put pressure on the New Zealand government to play its part and offer refuge to some of the thousands of […]

Wellington school one of few offering night classes

STAINED glass, Asian cookery and upholstery are just some of the things being offered at Wellington High School’s community night classes. Principal Nigel Hanton who also teaches art at the school, says they also offer language and numeracy classes for the community’s adult learners. He says after changes in government funding, many secondary schools have […]

Commuters to be challenged with giant scrabble game

New Zealand’s low rate of adult literacy is the driving force behind a giant scrabble game being held at Wellington Railway station next Tuesday. Statistics show that 1.6 million New Zealanders have low literacy and numeracy skills. To promote International Literacy Day on Tuesday, Literacy Aotearoa Wellington has set up a big scrabble game from […]

Kiwi DNA to go under the microscope

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North Island wins craft beer taste-off

IT seems the North Island brews the best beer. Almost 200 people drank their way through 200 litres of craft beer in a blind tasting event on Saturday at the Fork & Brewer, and decided the best craft beer is brewed in the bottom of the North Island. The Wellington breweries were declared the winners in […]

Melbourne Cup mania hits New Zealand

Wellington to host its own ‘Amazing Race’

WELLINGTON gets its own ‘Amazing Race’ this weekend. Wellingtonian Graeme Davidson created the event called ‘The Great Wellington Hunt’ which will see competitors looking for clues around the capital, and learning about the cities history in the process. Proceeds will go to the Make a Wish Foundation and Graeme says embarrassment is what drove him […]