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Benefit system failing the most vulnerable

Green Party are changing the benefit system. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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Rainbow crossing a small step in the right direction

Members of the rainbow community say Wellington’s new rainbow crossing is a sign of visibility and pride for the capital. The crossing which was officially opened last week was a collaborative effort between the Wellington City Council and the rainbow community. Support group, Inside Out’s national coordinator, Tabby Besley says the crossing is important for […]

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On yer bike!

No support for meat tax here

Claims a meat tax study doesn’t apply to New Zealand. NICO HENDRICKS reports.

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Audio description lifts curtain on theatre for blind

LISTEN: Audio describers fill in visual gaps for blind theatre goers

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Wellington expecting bumper cruise ship season

The cruise ship season has started and it’s going to bring Wellington a record breaking number of ships. Between October 2nd and April 22nd, 110 cruise ships are expected to visit Wellington. Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency Spokesman David Perks says tourists on board the cruise ships want to enjoy the Wellington experience and to […]

Te Reo Maori speakers needed to assist the blind

LISTEN: Te Reo Maori lacking in audio description services for the blind

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Wellington wins the race for wettest September

NIWA’s climate summary exposes Wellington as the wettest in New Zealand. LEAH TEBBUTT reports

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NZ’s favourite bird competition takes flight

LISTEN: The Bird of the year competition has taken off. NICO HENDRICKS reports.

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Stats show NZ crash rates highest since 2002.

LISTEN: NZTA says new stats are “disappointing.” NICO HENDRICKS reports.

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Calligrapher shows how to paint a picture with words.

LISTEN: Local artist shares knowledge of calligraphy for Chinese Language Week. NICO HENDRICKS reports.

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New visual-aid app seen as game-changer

Visual-aid app will be widely available throughout Australasian this month.

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Wellington bus crisis windfall for local cabbies

Passengers who are frustrated with late or crowded buses are hailing taxis.

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Fair trade coffee option for Johnsonville

Commonsense Organics is adding a coffee cart to their shop in Johnsonville.

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Red cross wants Kiwis to dig deep for quake victims

Red Cross describes Indonesian earthquake and tsunami terrifying double disaster

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Streaming service looks to normalise Maori content

HEIHEI committed to normalising Māori through children programming

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Four car crash on Western Hutt Road

LISTEN: Police attended the scene of a collision near Lower Hutt earlier today. MOLLY HANCOCK reports.

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Te reo books for teens hard to find

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Pipi Mā dolls say ‘kia ora’ to overseas whanau

LISTEN: Te reo Māori is proving to be popular overseas thanks to new technology

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A whole month of Māori to refine your Reo.

LISTEN: A communications advisor is putting his te reo to the test this month. NICO HENDRICKS reports.

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Worksafe weaves basket of safety with te reo app

LISTEN: Worksafe’s Te Kete Maruiti app allows workers to engage with te reo. NICO HENDRICKS reports.

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New Local college takes a stand on Te Reo

Year 7 and 8 students at Queen Margret College will study Te Reo in 2019.

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Immersion strengthens Otari students’ Te Reo

LISTEN: A Kaiako at Otari School says culture is important for learning. NICO HENDRICKS reports.

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Support not permission needed for bilingual towns

LISTEN: Rotorua tribe gives other iwis advice for becoming bilingual after they were so successful earlier this year.

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Future of Daffodil Day flowers looks grim

The Cancer Society is being mindful of their plastic use this Daffodil Day. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.

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Porirua to get co-working space

LISTEN: Porirua ready for community working space

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Winter blues linger for North Island

LISTEN: “South Easterly with teeth” biting into North Island, says Metservice. NICO HENDRICKS reports.

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Government told to tighten up disability legislation

LISTEN: Disability advocates gather at parliament to call for stronger legislation on access

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Yoga in classrooms tackles mental health issues

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Free nappy initiative may be coming to Wellington

Plunket are hoping to expand their project to more communities in NZ – and Wellington may be next. COURTNEY DAY reports.

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Food truck smokes other contestants out of competition

LISTEN:The best burger in Wellington is flipped in a food truck. NIKITA RAWNSLEY-WRATT reports.

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Teachers willing to strike again if negotiations fail.

LISTEN: Teacher negotiations continue but strike action isn’t off the table. NICO HENDRICKS reports.

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Local synthetic cannabis users feel neglected

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Improved respiratory health behind bike challenge

Wellingtonians are being encouraged to raise awareness for people with respiratory conditions. COURTNEY DAY reports.

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Number 18 bus service to return

LISTEN: Students are glad to have their bus service back, and say it should never have been axed in the first place. MOLLY HANCOCK reports.

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No damage reported in Pacific Ocean earthquake

LISTEN: Despite locals feeling the shake, no injuries have been reported.

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Short, sharp strike for South Island health workers

A strike shorter than most lunch breaks is the last resort for mental health workers in the Nelson/ Marlborough area. Mental health workers for the Gateway Trust will be striking from 3 till 4pm this afternoon after negotiations to save workers’ jobs from restructuring and DHB tender failed. The Gateway Trust provides residential and community […]

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Witness describes moment tornado touches down

Twin Twisters Touch down on North Island

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Bill could be good news for grieving parents

Claims New Zealand has work to do when it comes to acknowledging grief. The Employment Act in New Zealand allows three days off for grieving parents,however, the miscarriage bereavement bill currently before parliament could amend this. If successful the bill will allow parents longer bereavement leave after a miscarriage. Spokesperson for the miscarriage support group, […]

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Increasing milk prices impact on coffee sales

The milk prices is causing a cafe owner to increase his coffee prices – and customers are not keen.

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A clothing bonanza for Newtown this weekend

St Vincent de Paul’s reach out to the wider community by providing free clothing.

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Kiwi goat milk formula has export potential

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Students rally for more mental health dollars

Hundreds of students rallied outside parliament today for mental health

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Competitor joins the fries with burger debate

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Ambos dust off Onesies for annual appeal

LISTEN: Wellington Free Ambulance Street Appeal is all about the onesies

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Mayor throws on Onesie for ambulance appeal

LISTEN: Mayor Justin Lester onboard with street appeal

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Burger competition sparks debate over fries

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International success for a Petone pizzeria

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LISTEN: Teachers strike for a better life balance

Teachers are missing out on time with their children due to job pressure. LEAH TEBBUTT reports:

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LISTEN: Teachers talk of further strike action at rally

Striking teachers say they’re happy to strike again if demands aren’t met. JAYDEN TAMARUA reports.

Striking Wellington teachers up the anti on pay demands

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Year two teacher says things must change

Listen: Teacher says something has to change

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New winter energy payment not for everyone

LISTEN: The $20 payment is to help reduce heating costs throughout the winter.

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Tory St businesses happy to see council project end

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Banning cats from Wellington too extreme

LISTEN: There are alternative ways to remove predators to help save the kiwi.

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More stores sign up for ban on plastic bags

LISTEN: Banning single use plastics is a good place to start protecting our environment.

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Mixed feelings in the capital about MP’s expense account

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Kiwis urged to get on board with climate campaigns

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Teedubs dream big after weekend win

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Wellington women air safety concerns

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Coach alarmed by amount of injury time

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Council serves warning over earthquake work

After winning a court case against a company that didn’t comply with earthquake restrengthening orders the Lower Hutt City Council is making enforcement more urgent.

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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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Environmental big guns coming to New Zealand

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Climate change more than a three year challenge

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More parks mean safer cyclists

State highway 2 just got a whole lot safer for cyclists.

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Wellington women are having their say

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Team Wellington unfazed by Fiji final

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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 arena for Wellington on the cards

A new 12,000 seat arena is on the cards for central Wellington.

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Teedubs fighting fit for finals footy

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Concussion recovery Linked with mental health

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Wellingtonian’s have their say on virtual forum

Wellingtonian’s jumped online on Tuesday night to have their say on the city’s 10-year Plan. It’s the third time Wellington City Council have held a consultation online in a virtual forum format, inviting members of the public to have their say through social media. Councillors fielded dozens of questions from Facebook and Twitter throughout the […]

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