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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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Wellington motorcycle parking under review

Council refutes claim saying motorcycles aren’t welcome in the city.

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Wellingtonians prepared for another big one

Wellingtonians appear to be more prepared for another earthquake then this time last year when a big earthquake triggered tsunami warnings along Wellington’s coastline.

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Wellingtonians face high cost of quake repairs

Inner-city residents face high costs for quake strengthening, but most should have a plan in place.

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Local players join sevens training squad

Jacob Walmsley is one of three Johnsonville players selected in the Wellington Sevens wider training squad ahead of the National Provincial Sevens Tournament.

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Wellington ‘Jammers’ preparing for annual concert

Next week young Wellingtonians will take to the stage in a celebration of diversity

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Mayor gives Hutt school kids top tsunami marks

Mayor,Ray Wallace evacuated with kids from Wilford school petone, and says they did extremely well.

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Minister rewarded for work on pay equity

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Local players bid for a place in top team

The Wellington sevens wider training squad had a chance to finalize places for the final team to go to the Regional and National tournaments.

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Accessibility advocates support refurbishment

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Journalism award for te reo in prime time

Maiki Sherman, second time Maori journalist of the year says the experience has been humbling.

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Our government told to do more for Manus refugees

Australia’s refusal to accept New Zealand’s offer to take 150 refugees from the troubled Manus Island detention centre has spark calls for New Zealand to more. The controversial site in Papua New Guinea has been shut down after Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court deemed it’s operation illegal, leaving its residents in limbo. Migrants and Refugees […]

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Percy reserve make-over good news for CD team

The Hutt Valley’s civil defence team is one step closer to securing a new base

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More artificial turf not the answer

The Wellington City Council have said that they wont be constructing any new artificial grounds at this point in time.

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Knit one pearl one pub club expands

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Tribute concert to mark the night of broken glass

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Government gets climate change message

Wellington’s trolley buses rolled out of service last week despite pleas to keep them. A desire for carbon neutral public transport fueled a demonstration outside Unity Books on Willis Street. Around fifty Wellingtonians attended the protest where local transport activist Roland Sapsford called on the new government to prove its commitment to halting climate change. […]

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Wellington band finishes tour in hometown

Wellington band New Age Leper finished their North Island tour with a final show in their hometown, Wellington, on Saturday. AIMEE EASTWOOD spoke to frontman Bjorn Christenson

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Busy Councillor steps up to fill vacancy

Housing affordability, community housing, rentals and wet house project in Council’s sights.

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Art eases exam stress for local students

A new art gallery showcasing work done by students from the Victoria University’s art club opened yesterday.

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Kiwi’s gear up for the big Aussie race

At 5 o’clock today, Kiwi’s across the country will stop working and turn their eyes to the TV to watch an Australian horse race. The Melbourne Cup, known as the race that stops a nation, garners more attention in New Zealand than any local race. British horse Marmelo is  favourite to win the cup, according […]

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New multi-storey office block for waterfront

New development to feature public facilities.

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Wellington’s rental market set for shake-up

New warrant of fitness scheme could lead to more change

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Central city Wet House looking more likely

Wellington is on track to get its first wet house. City Councillor Brian Dawson says council’s hoping the wet house will go some way towards solving the city’s homeless problem. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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Waterfront proposal raises concerns over birds

Prime waterfront property could soon become corporate office space.

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More waterfront offices for Wellington

Yesterday the Wellington City Council approved the development of a new commercial building along the waterfront.

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Fare review results in cheaper fares for some

Discounted fares for transport disadvantaged

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Claims waterfront decision rushed

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Students win battle over bus fares

  Students are celebrating the success of their lobbying efforts, following a massive drop in public transport fares yesterday. The Greater Wellington Regional Council voted 12 to one to drop fares for students and disabled people. The move comes after the Victoria University Students Association gathered nearly 2000 submissions to take to the council on […]

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