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Teamwork keeps midwives going at under siege hospital

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Education scholarship gets fashion funded boost

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Grassroots organisations applaud new Green co-leader

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Polish film festival proves a hit in Wellington

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Proposed Oriental Bay cycleway could affect many

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From Warsaw to Wellington – a future star going places

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Eastbourne remembers the sinking of the Wahine

The harbourside community came together to mark 50 years since the tragedy.

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Mass transit network could be in Wellington’s future

A discussion on climate change emphasises the need for better public transport . BRONTE WILSON reports.

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Highlanders unbeaten run ends

The Highlanders unbeaten run was ended this weekend when they went down to the Hurricanes 29-12 in Wellington.

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Hurricanes notch up third win in a row

The Hurricanes are on a roll with three straight wins after they defeated the Highlanders in Wellington 29-12.

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Te Papa promising interactive exhibit

Te Papa has promised interactive learning and environmental education will be part of new exhibitions being built over the next two years. The natural history exhibitions, which include Mountain to Sea, Awesome Forces and Nature Space will be dismantled after Easter to make room for new projects. The current shows were installed in 1998. Head […]

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Weekly meet up for struggling managers

The people behind a support group for managers in Wellington are ready to hit the road. Managers Anonymous is a weekly meet up for managers who are struggling to manage difficult situations in the workplace. Facilitator Adam Shand started the group when he and his sister Amy realised too many managers aren’t actually trained, they’re […]

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Phoenix legend hoping for Central League success

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Greenacre bringing fire back to Phoenix

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CubaDupa returns to Wellington streets

Cuba Dupa is returning to the streets of Wellington this weekend and is promising plenty of the weird, delightful and unexpected. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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Tenants welcome new bill around letting fees

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Evolving retail scene sees Masterton shops close

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Too soon to rate NZ Festival success

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Wellington City Council embraces Walk2Work Day

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Mistrust an issue for police and rainbow community

Police look to improve the uneasy relationship with the rainbow community. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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Phoenix criticism falls on deaf ears

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St Patrick’s Day party not what it used to be

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Education crisis talks are underway

Claims of 9 years of undervaluing and underfunding teachers are behind a series of meetings around the country this week. The meetings, run by New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa, offer teachers and principals a chance to discuss pressing issues such as teacher shortages and inadequate resources. National Executive member Liam Rutherford says change […]

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Rare books to help Turnbull celebrate century

20 rare book shave been donated to the Alexander Turnbull library in Wellington.

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Animal welfare petition delivered to Parliament

Over 100,000 people have called on the government to end the practice of farrow caging sows.

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Team Wellington balancing dual competitions

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Concussions crippling the Crusaders

The Crusaders are without All Blacks Ryan Crotty and Samuel Whitelock for this weeks game against the Highlanders.

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Hurricanes deal to the rugby super champs

The Hurricanes have topped the New Zealand conference after beating the Crusaders in Wellington on Saterday.

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Guernseyman’s goals driving Team Wellington

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Students give new campus the thumbs up

The students of the brand new Te Auaha building appear to be settling in well despite some early teething problems.

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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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Gender minorities missing from follow-up survey

Gender minorities are missing out again as sexual orientation but not gender identity are included in April’s census follow-up General Social Survey.

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Corrections move to cut ever increasing re-offending rates

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Re-offending on the rise as crime rates drop

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Teen pregnancy no barrier to a full education

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Government urged to consider bigger picture

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More houses but harder to find somewhere to live

Despite more houses being built New Zealand’s population is growing at a rate the current house numbers cannot contain.

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Quality teachers needed in early childhood sector

There isn’t enough qualified teachers to match the number of children enrolled in early childhood care.

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Concern over unemployment levels among young adults

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Prisons squeezed by rising numbers of remand prisoners

More prisoners on remand means existing prisoners must be moved says Community Law Wellington. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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Easier access to the NFL has Kiwis engaging

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Students feel the heat over illegal rubbish dumping

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Cannabis Party: Ignorance could scuttle bill

Steve Wilkinson says he sees ignorance and refusing to look at facts as obstacles hindering the Green’s medicinal cannabis bill.

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Party looks forward to its demise

The Aoteroa Legalise Cannabis Party is looking forward to the day it no longer needs to exist.

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Reassurances about investing in the rental market

Property Investors are being assured that the Wellington rental market is safe and secure. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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Students cry foul over rising rents

Students are complaining about the tactics uses by landlords while trying to secure accommodation, the Victoria University Student’s says. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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Change needed to cut the prison population

Labour has promised to cut New Zealand’s growing prison population, but Ti Lamusse of PAPA says in order to do that fundamental changes are needed in the legal system. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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Pets suffering as the summer heatwave continues

The SPCA are warning people to take extra care of their pets during this hot summer as they continue to see cases of animal injuries as a result of the hot weather.

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Melanoma warning as temperatures soar

While tanning may look healthy, in reality you’re causing damage to your skin.

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Wellingtonians embracing Waitangi Day

With Waitangi Day approaching people in Wellington’s Civic Square had a chance to say what Waitangi Day means to them.

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Talking politics encouraged on new chat forum

New Zealanders can now discuss political issues effecting them on a new online forum run by two former political hopefuls. Next Best Thing NZ is a Facebook page run by former Opportunities Party members Dr Jenny Condie and Jessica Hammond Doube. Dr Jenny Condie says they want to encourage New Zealanders take political action. Dr […]

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Fears for Blue Whales as seismic survey begins

There are fears that a seismic survey by the controversial ship the Amazon Warrior could disturb marine life, in particular Blue Whales. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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Planet-saving inventions win awards

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First Responder brew to benefit free ambulance

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Summer Games about more than winning

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Palestinian activist favours one state solution

At a Free Palestine protest outside Wellington Railways Station, the future of Israel and Palestine was debated. AIMEE EASTWOOD talked to a Palestinian activist about her vision of a “One State Solution”.

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Civil Defence reassures those without smartphones

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Future proof parking model for the Lower Hutt

Parking in the Hutt Valley is moving into the 21st century.   The Hutt City Council is looking to future-proof car-park usage in  the city, witgh its proposed parking policy.   Future improvements may include sensor bases under cars and licence plate recognition.   John Pritchard, Research and Policy Advisor says car ownership rates will […]

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Sister inspires special olympics footballer

Over 3,000 proud special olympians head home today as the Wellington Summer Games draw to a close.   Athletes around the country have been competing in sports ranging from table tennis to powerlifting.   Wellington Special Olympian Ella Smith , a footballer, trains every Tuesday   Ella says she was inspired by her sister to […]

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Free microchipping proves popular in Wellington

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Big challenges overcome by special olympians

Wellington this week has hosted a range of talented special Olympians from around New Zealand, some having to overcome financial and transport issues to compete.

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Hopes are high for new ministerial portfolio

Prominent constitutional lawyer has high hopes for government’s new ministerial portfolio

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Conditioning coach stays on for ultimate reward

Max Symes the new strength and conditioning coach at Marist St Pats is helping Marist St pats rugby club prepare for the 2018 season after just finishing an internship with the Highlanders in Super Rugby.

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Taking tea to raise money for Wellington hospice

Mary Hospice is set to benefit from a high tea experience put on by hospitality students in Wellington.

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New Zealand looks to raise awareness around antibiotics

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Cats and coffee purrfect combination

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Cheers as Council scraps housing plan

Around 30 Bell park locals attended the council’s Regulatory Committee meeting this week where councillors decided against turning two thirds of the park into housing.

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Ziplines to lure tourists to Wellington

Wellington City Council is considering plans for a zipline park to lure tourists. Adrenaline junkies could soon be ziplining in the the hills above Wellington.

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Locals win battle to save Hutt valley park

Fears of flooding and community submissions have stopped a proposed housing development in its tracks.

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Colonisation blamed for resistance to Te Reo

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Top lawyer backs plans for review commission

Wrongful convictions will get a separate appeal option under new Government’s justice policy.

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Your money goes further with Indigo & Iris

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Your help needed for new social initiative

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Regulations put Country markets under threat.

Local markets are under threat from new food-safety regulations.

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Highway gates to aid emergency traffic flow

Emergency gates are being erected on State Highway 2 to help cope with potential disasters. The gates, between Ngauranga and Petone cost approximately $500,000 and took six months to design and construct. They’re designed to pivot, allowing traffic access to both sides of the road in event of an emergency. Transport system manager for the […]

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Getting to know your community hub

There’s concern Wellingtonians are not aware of new civil defence procedures. The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office is holding community briefings to explain the role of the new community hubs in an emergency. Emergency Management Advisor Ashleigh Brown says it is vital that communities come together to help each other. Emergency Community Hubs used to […]

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Apartment dwellers told to prepare for tsunami

One year after the Kaikoura earthquake brought the capital to a standstill, Wellington City Council is reminding residents to be prepared for all disasters including tsunamis. The anniversary was marked with a tsunami walk out, where businesses, schools and residents were encouraged to get acquainted with their escape route to higher ground. Councillor Nicola Young […]

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Walkout marks first quake anniversary

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Playwright draws on personal experience in new work

A personal experience of racism is the inspiration behind a new cabaret,  Christ (Church) Almighty. Victor Rodgers, a well known playwright and occasional Shortland Street actor, was in Wellington on Saturday, talking about his most recent work. The piece was inspired by an incident which saw him verbally attacked  for speaking Te Reo Maori by […]

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Youth councillors have say in shaping city

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