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Battle continues to save heritage buildings

The struggle to save over 150 heritage buildings continues almost one year after the Kaikoura earthquake. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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Killer Lay-z-Boy is going to America

A Jewish Rabbi and a voodoo sorcerer who try and stop a Lay-z-Boy killing people is the plot for a Wellington film, going to the american film market.

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Migrants to blockade National Front parade

A migrant and refugee rights group plans to blockade the National Front Flag Day at Parliament this Saturday.
The counter protest will challenge the group who claim migrants are to blame for social issues.

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Timely renovations just in time for quake

Renovations on Wellington’s Saint Mary of the Angels church may have been undertaken just in time to save it from the Kaikoura earthquakes last year. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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Paekakariki locals wait for record to be confirmed

Paekakariki locals will be waiting a while before they can officially claim the record for the world’s shortest gay pride parade.

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Claims new book on the sex industry has got it wrong

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Hungry Wolves looking to retain top place

The Wellington Wolves american football team is feeling confident about defending their Capital Bowl title they won last year.

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Labour turns its sights on local by-election

Victorious Labour Party turns its focus to Wellington city council vacancy.

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Council promises popular edible gardens will return

Silverbeet is set to return to Wellington street gardens following the popularity of this years harvest.

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American football back in business in the capital

American football is growing in popularity in Wellington with the senior competition returning for its second season after 3 years in hiatus.

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Local comedians seek wider audience

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Refugee stories larger than life in new exhibition

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Parent Help group backs school study findings

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Solitary confinement policy under the spotlight

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Wellington’s free ambulance service celebrates milestone

For the last 90 years the Wellington Ambulance Service has provided free ambulance care across the region.

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Conservation week marked with passion

Wellington DOC ranger Lee Barry is excited by efforts being made during conservation week 2017.

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Seniors master the ancient art of Tai Chi

A taste of Tai Chi for Johnsonville’s senior citizens as the country marks Seniors Week. Tai Chi was developed in China 500 years ago and has many health benefits according to experts who say it has less impact on the body than other martial arts such as Karate. Instructor Mary Clare says the benefits to […]

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Green homes prove increasingly popular

Green homes are being built at a faster rate than ever before. Houses built under the Green Building Council’s Homestar rating system have increased tenfold since 2015. Homestar measures the health, warmth and efficiency of New Zealand houses. Kush Bhargava of Eco-Green Homes says building Green cuts power costs, and leads to a healthier lifestyle.

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Adams stays grounded despite sky-high salary

And his old headmaster couldn’t be more proud

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Parking solution fails to hit the mark in Miramar

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Moves to curb suburb’s parking problems unpopular

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Popular beaches tackle sand drift

Two popular Oriental Bay beaches are closed this week while sand drift issues are adressed.

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Conservation Week test throws up positive result

It seems the majority of us can tell the difference between a native plant and a weed.

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Greens hanging hope on youth

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Youth key to Labour’s campaign- Brian Dawson

Youth participation is key says a Wellington City Councillor. The rise of Jacinda Ardern has bought calls of a “youthquake” in New Zealand politics. Brian Dawson says that the youth participation in this election has been higher than ever for Labour.

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Wellingtonians find voting easy

Voting appears to have gone smoothly for Wellingtonians today. Some minor delays were reported when polling booths opened at nine o’clock this morning, but no other problems have been reported. People spoken to on Cuba St a short time ago were surprised at how easy the voting process is.

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Labour defends water tax

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New Zealand more united than divided: Robertson

The Labour party is saying that New Zealand does not have a rural/urban divide. Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says New Zealand is more united than divided, despite an angry a protest at a farmers rally in Morrinsville yesterday. He says in his experience, New Zealanders agree on a need for urgency around social issues.

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U-report voicing young New Zealanders political opinions

UNICEF’s U-report is helping young New Zealanders voice their opinions on political issues with the election just over a week away.

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New Voters should be wary of polls says NZ First

With polls big in the news, are they accurate? Recent polls by Colmar Brunton put the Labour Party in the lead with the Greens and New Zealand First fighting it out as coalition partners. Meanwhile Newshub’s poll paints a different picture. However New Zealand Firsts housing spokesperson Dennis O’Rourke says voters should be wary of […]

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Labour’s Ohariu man still has work to do

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Asking the question: Is Ardern ready for PM?

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Where’s the funding for special needs education?

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Wairarapa dams come at a cost says council

Dams proposed for two for the Wairarapa reservoirs are not finding favour with locals. The community group Wairarapa Water, People before Profits recently held a protest outside Te Papa to raise awareness in Wellington about the dams. Chairman Dave Field says the Greater Wellington Regional Councils’ proposal is going to come at a cost.  

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New Zealanders now have a say in data sharing

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS

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Cuba Dupa’s Brianne Kerr talks about her favourites.

NewsWire’s Tayla Quinn and Ulrike Lykke talk to Cuba Dupa 2017 communications manager Brianne Kerr

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NewsWire gets low-down on Cuba Dupa 2017

Cuba Dupa’s Brianne Kerr talks to NewsWire about the festival.

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Wellingtonians walk for women

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS.

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Kiwis to get a say on how their data is shared

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS

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Future looking clearer for abandoned campus

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Hall closure sees students caught out

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Summer Shakespeare on the move

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Panel to discuss disability employment

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS.

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The annual accommodation squeeze goes on

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Wellingtonians are up skilling their Waitangi knowledge.

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS

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Valentines Day fails to excite many in the capital

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Trans-Tasman partnership good for dragon boat festival

Organisers hope Wellington’s annual Dragon Boat Festival will benefit from a Trans –Tasman partnership JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS.

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Wellingtonians invited to check out local parks

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS

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Wellington’s play spaces under review

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS.

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Olympian’s life remembered in a unique way

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JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS.

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New taxi company caters for women only.

From this month Wellington women will be able to call a taxi company specifically set up for them. Sophie’s Angels is a new service employing only female drivers. Owner Sophie Denman says she hopes women will feel safe from any risk of harassment or sexual assault, and also hopes to work with other services dealing with […]

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An open invitation to the Lion Pit

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Indigenous languages to be put under the spotlight

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JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS.

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Kapiti expressway good news for the environment

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JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS

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Adult playgrounds could soon be a thing

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Jade winton-lowe reports.

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Wellington’s play spaces need improving

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Submissions put fresh spin on Wellington play spaces

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Labour win could be good for property market

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A reassurance for Wellington home buyers

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Fans get chance to meet footy legends

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NRL Singles Zone could be a winner

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Women only taxi service cops flak

The owner of a new taxi service for women has been accused of discrimination online. The founder of Sophie’s Angels, Sophie Denman says she was criticised on the Vic Deals Facebook page. She says they need to know men will have a place in the business just not in the driver’s seat.  

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Grass roots initiative promotes recycling

An international recycling initiative will make its first appearance in Wellington this weekend. Boomerang Bags is a community project which involves people attending a working bee and using donated fabric to make environmentally friendly bags. This weekend will see them cutting and sorting the donated material. Boomerang Bags organiser Pippila Ya says those attending will […]

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Footballers ready for Champions League campaign

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Champions League battle pits old against new

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Public told not to take plants from Botanic gardens

The medicinal history of Wellington plants are up for discussion on the Pills, Potions, Poisons, and Plants guided walk.

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Holocaust Remembrance Day marked in NZ

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New taxi service caters only for women

From February Wellington women will be able to call a taxi company specifically set up for them. Sophie’s Angels is a new service which employs only female drivers. Owner Sophie Denman says she hopes women will feel safe from any risk of harassment or sexual assault, and also hopes to work with services dealing with […]

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Local bars feel the pinch after dismal Sevens turnout

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Free workshops available for Wellington bikers

Ireland Hendry-Tennent
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Hopes unique podcast series will spark conversations

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Free bike workshops to cater for LGBTQ women

Ireland Hendry-Tennent Reports.

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No quick fix for Kaikoura rail link

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Stars to align on Wellington in future

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Good crowds predicted for Blackcaps and Proteas

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Marlborough full of praise for rail workers

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Kiwi fighter goes after AFC lightweight title

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Bats Theatre celebrates new year with unusual production

Ireland Hendry-Tennent Reports.

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Unique visuals set Bats Theatre production apart

Ireland Hendry-Tennent Reports.

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Aussie boxer ready for his toughest challenge

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