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Student Features

Alister Grant has been a feminist well ahead of his time

The life of a merry banker and womens rights supporter, who recounted his times to GARETH WALLACE..

Marae and mosque – how Kiwis are attracted to overlapping customs

Similarities between Islam and Maori culture are leading more Maori to embrace Islam, reports MOHAMMAD NAZAYER.

Contrary to belief, we may be losing ‘binge’ from our drinking culture

So what’s causing a growing belief NZ youth drinking is out of control? asks ANNA WILLIAMS:

New generation of Brits moves here for vastly different reasons

British migration to New Zealand has become more restrictive, yet not uncommon. CHRISTINA MCDONALD finds out why two familes migrated.

Desire for culture prompts many Māori to reconnect

Maori who feel isolated from their culture are increasingly finding ways to reconnect with it, reports KATIE MCALISTER.

Blanket Man’s back story – what’s really going on with our homeless

We are quickly falling behind other western countries when it comes to helping the homeless, reports TENNESSEE MANSFORD.

Stereotypes rule – how media misses the real news in sex work

Sex workers and academics say media inability to look past myths hinders inquiry into real issues, reports TESSA JOHNSTONE.

Consumer demand for gluten-free food on the rise – but so is the price

Specialty food prices aren’t dropping despite market growth, reports ROBBIE PARKES.

Montessori now available through to high school level

Wa Ora School will offer approved NCEA standards, together with the Montessori philosophy. RUSSELL PALMER reports.

A Capital night on the town through the ambos’ eyes

NewsWire’s ANGIE MILLS spends a Saturday night out with the Wellington Free Ambulance street triage team in Courtenay Place.

No help for parents whose ex-partners turn kids against them

Before PAS, Mary had a normal relationship with her kids. Now, they’re not the children she once knew, reports CHRISTINA McDONALD.

Pasifika communities fear for future of their languages

The Bilingual Leo Pacific Coalition wants official minority status for five Pacific languages, reports KATIE McALISTER.

World Photo Show: Bushy favours ‘being alive’ to ‘inhumanity’

“It’s shock horror, but it’s lost its impact,” says NZ’s best-known press photographer as he tours World Press Photo exhibition with TESSA JOHNSTONE:

Top Whitireia dance teacher leaves her treasure of 21 years

Gaylene Sciascia talks to KATIE McALISTER about her 21 years as a dance teacher at Whitireia.

Wellington shoe repair man is doing his bit to save dying trade

Evan Giddens is keeping the tradition alive with his purchase of a 70-year-old shoe repair shop, reports CHRISTINE LINNELL.

Bush giant leads anthropologist down mysterious sidetrack

Paul Wolffram’s film festival documentary shows PNG myth is a reality, reports KATIE McALISTER.

Here’s why today’s journalists need to be living the ‘tweet’ life

OWEN WINTER talks to leading online journalists about social media’s impact on the way news is gathered and published.

The dodgy practitioner who created a real pain the neck

Salina never got sick, but NITA BLAKE-PERSEN hears how visiting a so-called health professional changed that.

Keeping Northern Iraq’s ancient Nineveh alive and well in NZ

JENNIFER GILCHRIST finds out how a small, relatively unknown population from Northern Iraq maintains its culture in NZ.

Life after All Blacks: ‘You wake up and think what do I do now?’

Christian Cullen redefined attacking rugby in his 15-year career. The Paekakariki Express tells DAN DALGETY how life changes after footy.

Top Kiwi woman surfer wants to bring change for her sisters

In this supposed generation of equal pay, equal rights and equal quality of life, men still dominate surfing, writes GRACE ACKLAND.

First steps in 20-year project to create new Maori bible translation

The new translation is in its beginning stages and first Maori must decide what type of version is needed, writes SAMANTHA IVES.

Sculptor Brett Keno finds his Maori culture and sets it in stone

Brett Tutauanui Keno discovers sculpting and his Maori heritage later in life and finds a blend between the two, writes ANITA DE MUTH.

Last bastion of forced unionism faces extinction

The ACT party’s Freedom of Association bill – heading into its final stages in Parliament – could destroy student unions as we know them.

JONATHAN CHILTON-TOWLE talks to both sides of a debate about the world’s last surviving compulsory unions.

Protected: The life of Moira and Selwyn – a love story without end

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Art bridges the distance between Maori and Somali cultures

The role of tangata whenua is being ignored when welcoming new migrants, reports NICOLE BENNIK.

Exclusive taxi stand deals make life tough for small operator cabbies

Are Wellington’s big taxi companies freezing out small competitors? GREG FORD and MOHAMMAD NAZAYER investigate.

Popular food waste scheme turns table scraps into garden goodness

A sheme to recycle food waste and save on landfill is popular with Wellington businesses, reports KATE MELZER.

Why Maori must turn away from smoking – and how they will do it

Maori have strategies to defeat their smoking epidemic. AMIE HICKLAND finds out what it will take.

Social problems lurk behind NZ’s breath-taking vistas

Shanghai Daily journalist LYDIA CHEN writes of her impressions of NZ, after spending a month at Whitireia Journalism.

Dead harbour: North Island’s biggest estuary ‘very sick indeed’

Porirua Harbour was once a major source of seafood. Now it’s dying, reports CATHERINE McGREGOR.

Welly underbelly: world’s ‘best’ brothels not what they seem

Wellington has its own brand of “underbelly”. TASHA BLACK reveals our local version doesn’t live up to a UK TV doco view that it’s the “world’s best”.

Tricky Dick in the White House among memories of long career

Apollo space launches, famous funerals and a pen from a notorious president rate highly when radio man Terry Brown reflects on his life as a journalist. By LIZ PROCTOR.

Inspired young Pasifika people will ‘make changes for themselves’

Victoria University leadership exponent Kabini Sanga says new leaders of the Pacific are already emerging. JANICE IKIUA talks to a father of Pacific leadership.

Nurturing 100% pure New Zealand

He’s not saving kakapo or kiwi but it’s work he says is just as important. And visitors to his Wellington native plant haven appreciate the results, Tom Petrie tells SIMON BUNNY.

Gentle teacher conveys the exacting art of calligraphy

New Zealanders respond well to the teachings of the country’s only grandmaster calligrapher. TASHA BLACK talks to Akiko Crowther about creating the perfect line.

A teenage view on nana’s wheels

Your modern teen hopes like heck he can look cool even when driving his gran’s small car. Is this remotely possible in a Sirion or a Getz or will the iCar rule the roost, asks BEN STRANG.

Blink throws fests that are the best

How a teetotal music fiend and not-for-profit entrepreneur from Wellington creates events that inspire the loyalty of a whole ‘scene’. By CHRIS ARMSTRONG.

Play it really loud – eh?

TORY REGAN talks to a young musician about the ‘listen loud and lose it’ message and how exposure to high-volume music has already affected him.

A lifetime covering politics

Ian Templeton, an institution in the Parliamentary press gallery, shares some insights with VAUGHAN ELDER.

The Kiwi softball enthusiast who calls the Czechs mate

Wellingtonian Lawrence Allen is instrumental in the sporting ties between New Zealand and the Czech Republic. The Island Bay softballer is interviewed by SIMON BUNNY.

Whakapapa, tikanga, whanau – that’s what Maori rugby is all about

As Maori rugby prepares to celebrate 100 years, LEE STACE explores what is being done to grow Maori participation in rugby and what Maori players learn from the experience.

Changing the world – one baby cuddle at a time

SARAH HARDIE meets Mandi Lynn, the teacher, consultant, nurse and photographer behind the ‘Boobs in the Berries’ breastfeeding class taught in a tepee in the Akatarawa Valley.

Can the click of a mouse save public broadcasting? Maybe…

EXPRESSING your opinion these days is easier than ever. SABRINA DANKEL looks at how nearly 20,000 clicks on the web “save” Radio New Zealand.

Te Rakau or jail? Where the lost boys can go for help

How do you turn around the life of a young man who’s got nowhere to go? KARA LOK found out at Te Rakau, Wellington’s Maori education and drama company.

Indian burial customs adapted for the NZ generation

New Zealand-born Indians have added elements of Christianity from their adoptive country to their traditional funerals, reports BRENDA COTTINGHAM.

Bigger, better, cheaper: Rodney Hide puts bomb under councils

Will Rodney Hide make the capital a Super City too? Perhaps. But local councils will certainly have to do things differently.

Players learn lesson in bouncing back

Young players prove themselves away from rugby field.

An anxious time for providers as health reforms take shape

The Government is taking a new broom to health – and a multiplicity of small, local providers appears to conflict with its solutions. NewsWire explores smaller community services with an uncertain future.

German recluse gives a rare look into his life

Karl Reipen will give away Mt Taranaki’s Mountain House.

VIDEO: Walking on Lovely Bones red carpet

There’s nothing like being in a Wellywood home crowd.

After tragedy, outdoor pursuits centre firmly on way to recovery

LIZ PROCTOR found it relatively easy to see beyond a media blackout the passion OPC staff are applying to restore the centre’s reputation.

Capital’s carbon zero – gone by lunchtime

Wellington City declared it would be a leader in the battle against climate change but its carbon-zero goal is unrealistic, the mayor now admits.
NewsWire reporter PAUL McBETH continues his investigation.

It’s about safety for an English rose

Being English and settling in New Zealand should be a breeze – shouldn’t it? Not necessarily, as one Wellington woman tells MELISSA KINEALY.

Maori partnership seen as ‘model’

Amid renewed national debate about Maori representation, PAUL McBETH, KRISTINA KEOGH, CHARLOTTE HILLING and LUKE APPLEBY look into Wellington regional council’s partnership with Maori.

Niueans share gift of culture

As part of moves to save their culture, Niueans from Wellington are on a visit to the island. BRENDA COTTINGHAM explains the value they place on the trip.

Out in the world and coping with an ‘invisible disability’

Asperger Syndrome is more than just a troubling form of autism. REESH LYON meets a Wellingtonian who has the syndrome, to gain an insider’s guide to the condition.

Maori take softly, softly approach to Crown waterfront jewel

Maori will have soon have control of a chunk of the Wellington coast. AARON CASKEY, JESSICA DIXON, MIYUKI McGUFFIE, REESH LYON and WILLIAM LIANDO explain.

Wanted: ideas on how you can raise $1 million in a recession

It took Kitty McKinley just one lecture in law school to know being a lawyer isn’t anything like law on TV. KRISTINA KEOGH talks to a youth centre manager with a big challenge.

Moa egg expert intrigued by Transylvanian find

A rare and intact moa egg has been found in a museum in Romania by a Wellington couple.

Now a Te Papa expert in taonga wants to investigate how it got there, reports REESH LYON.

Book shines light on Asian Muslims in NZ

Adrienne Jansen talks about the Asian face of Islam in NZ.

Let us NOT have a ‘gay’ old time

Should we worry new meaning’s been given to an old word?

Vaccine prevents cervical cancer: but what about the moral issues?

A cervical cancer vaccine has raised heated debate among religious groups. So what do New Zealand’s Catholics think of Gardasil? SARAH CODDINGTON finds out.

Sensing Murder boosts ‘new age’ health care

More Kiwis sidestep conventional medicine for alternatives.

Woman with a big heart for Wellington’s homeless

JESSICA DIXON finds a Wellington Good Samaritan organisation that tries to keep the hurt, the abused and the needy off the city’s streets at night.

Make my pimples go away! Govt eases access to acne-busting drug

Sufferers of severe acne no longer need a specialist to prescribe them a powerful medication. JENNY MEYER investigates.

Heart fever rates fail to fall among Maori and Pacific Island people

Rheumatic heart fever affects Maori and PI people more than any other group. JESSICA DIXON investigates this preventable disease that haunts a quarter of the nation.

Suspension more than just skin deep, say its adherents

What makes a person want to be suspended above the ground with hooks through their back, chest or legs? MIYUKI MCGUFFIE investigates an activity foreign to most.


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