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 […]
NEW ZEALAND is underachieving in the fight against child poverty according to the Child Poverty Action Group. A UNICEF report released yesterday showed New Zealand had decreased its child poverty levels by less than one percent between 2008 and 2012. Australia’s child poverty decreased by six percentage points, while both the USA and Great Britain […]
EXPECT some wild weather this summer. The summer cyclone outlook for the South-West Pacific was released today and New Zealand has a higher than normal chance of being affected. However, the places expecting the greatest impacts from the seasonal storms are Samoa, Tuvalu and the Cook Islands. Eight to twelve named cyclones are predicted during […]
SCOTS nationals living in New Zealand are upset they can’t vote in Scotland’s referendum on independence next week. Scots in the homeland vote Thursday, and polls are showing the vote could go either way. Gilly Gilchrist a local Scot says, independence should have come a long time ago. He says many people are upset they can’t […]
IF you thought August was drier than usual you were right. According to NIWA’s monthly weather stats, Wellington had 75mm of rain , just over half the amount usually expected. However, we weren’t the driest, Christchurch had well below their usual rainfall levels with just 18mm. Of the main centres, Auckland was the warmest, wettest […]
LISTEN: Jo Randerson explains why she, Jason Muir (left) and others are giving free haircuts and cheap coffee to Wellingtonians interested in talking politics.