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PHOTO ESSAY: Wellington a year on from the Kaikoura earthquake

A year on from the Kaikoura earthquake, Wellington is still healing. ANDREW BEVIN documents the damage and recovery.

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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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Rediscover art in print with art publications at Enjoy Gallery

Art publications up to 10 years old are getting their own show

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The bathroom debate

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Cuba Dupa 2017 gets its own beer

Jade Winton-Lowe tests the tastebuds of beer drinkers at the Garage Project stage in Marion St, Wellington, where the beer specially produced for the festival is being poured.

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WATCH: New coach for Wellington Blaze

Wellington cricket legend Matthew Bell taking over as coach of the Wellington Blaze. JAMES MALTHUS reports.

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WATCH: Coffee victory

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WATCH: CrossFit in a minute and a half

Top Wellington athlete Luke Fiso provides a gateway to a better life. JADE WINTON-LOWE reports.

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Last motorist on motorway runs the gauntlet to get to work

State highways 1 and 2 between Wellington and Petone were closed earlier today because of rising waters and extensive surface flooding as a result of heavy rain in the Wellington region over the last two days. Guy Littlejohn was the last person allowed to drive through before Police closed the motorway due to severe flooding and […]

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Democrat says voters faced a hard choice

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Lee wants local councils to take over central government roles

David Lee will need to be his favourite superhero if he get his way

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Disability rights subject of weekend forum at Te Papa.

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Nicky Hager Reimagining Leadership

Nicky Hager talks about the future of journalism and the vital role of leadership in the industry.

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Ethiopian coffee and vegan food proves popular in Newtown

The Mother Of Coffee cafe which opened early 2016 is proving to be popular with the residents of Newtown.

Home Ownership is still a priority for Kiwis – no matter how old

Fewer Kiwis were able to buy houses in 2013 compared to 186, but they are still trying

PHOTO ESSAY: Fashion pop up proves popular

Te Rauparaha Arena was home to a three day Last Season clothing sale. KEANU HEAD captured the set up process.

PHOTO ESSAY: Playshop Live

Playshop Live has people laughing from improvised comedy. AMY MCEWEN follows the actors at the rehearsals of the latest show.

PHOTO ESSAY: Prince Charles Royal Tour to Tawa College

Colin Engelbrecht follows Prince Charles around his tour of Tawa College during the Royal visit.

WATCH: Inside the Hills Hats factory

Simon Smuts-Kennedy, Hills Hats General Manger, talks about the company and its history.

WATCH: Dixon St Shoe Repairs, a heritage business

Founded in 1929 meet the second and third generation family fronting the Dixon St Shoe repairs shop.

PHOTO ESSAY: Angus Lindsay – Muay Thai Wellington boxer

Angus Lindsay 24, prepares for “Capital Punishment”, a Muay Thai boxing event held in Wellington September 2015.

Weibo helping Te Papa tap into changing face of NZ tourists

Chinese social media sites are being used to attract Chinese travelers to New Zealand.

EXERCISE: Te Matau-a-Māui

LISTEN: Whitireia’s radio journalism team were key players in a major civil defence exercise involving a simulated magnitude 7 earthquake in the Hawkes Bay last week.

Wellington school one of few offering night classes

STAINED glass, Asian cookery and upholstery are just some of the things being offered at Wellington High School’s community night classes. Principal Nigel Hanton who also teaches art at the school, says they also offer language and numeracy classes for the community’s adult learners. He says after changes in government funding, many secondary schools have […]

Commuters to be challenged with giant scrabble game

New Zealand’s low rate of adult literacy is the driving force behind a giant scrabble game being held at Wellington Railway station next Tuesday. Statistics show that 1.6 million New Zealanders have low literacy and numeracy skills. To promote International Literacy Day on Tuesday, Literacy Aotearoa Wellington has set up a big scrabble game from […]

Kiwi DNA to go under the microscope

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Community support key to brewing success story

The Upper Hutt community bands together to help a small business find success.

PHOTO ESSAY: Harbourside market draws crowd

Harbourside market, the oldest and most popular market draws large crowds every Sunday morning. Captured by COLIN ENGELBRECHT.

PHOTO ESSAY: Traditional furniture restored

Bree Honores captures furniture restorer Rick White at his Leeds Street premises.

PHOTO ESSAY: Firefighter Combat Challenge 2015

Firefighters test skills and fitness at the National Firefighters 2015 challenge. Captured by Araina Khonthothong.

Students benefit from Rangikura School programme

A programme created at a Porirua school is achieving results for Maori and Polynesian students .

Karori school wants community input in future planning

Karori Normal school principal a firm believer in sending local children to local schools.

New principal brings fresh ideas to Linden School

The new principal of Linden Primary is briging years of experience to the school.

New Kelburn Normal School principal has an exciting year.

One year into his new job, the principal of Kelburn Normal School is celebrating an exciting year.

School prepares its pupils for 21st century jobs

Kilbirnie School gets funding of $200,000 and half will be spent on preparing pupils for jobs not yet invented.

Clyde Quay School celebrates 125 years with reunion

Clyde Quay School celebrates a special milestone in the school’s history with a weekend reunion.

A small school with a big culture

Embracing and learning about others cultures is something a Titahi Bay school firmly believes in.

Principal proud of achievements during first year in the job

The Newtown School Principal is proud of the change that has been made during his first year in the job.

Tattoo studio with a difference

Sally Millar, her partner Sam and their dog cross the Tasman to set up an alternative tattoo studio.

PHOTO ESSAY: A day in the life of an operations manager

ASHLEIGH MANNING spent the day with Operations Manager Dallas Manning of Barker Contractors in Waipukurau and captured some of his duties in a photo essay.

Greens concedes defeat at Bodega as 15% vote target is missed

JONTY DINE caught the reactions at the Greens election night party as they concede defeat.

Word on the street says inequality on voters’ minds tonight

Newswire hits the Wellington streets – JONTY DINE and YC LEE ask voters for their thoughts.

PHOTO ESSAY: 120 minutes of football passion

PHOTO ESSAY into the emotion behind the 2014 Fifa World Cup final between Germany and Argentina.

Wainuiomata’s annual ANZAC parade to go ahead

Community rallies to make sure the annual ANZAC day parade takes place in Wainuiomata.

Murrihy ensures Amesbury School on right track

Amesbury school is a school of the future with no desks and 21st century technology.

No hair but Wainuiomata teen has a big heart

After grieving the loss of a family friend and mentor 15 year old Conan Burt shaved his head for cancer.

Murrihy ensures Amesbury School on right track

Amesbury school is a school of the future with no desks and 21st century technology.

Online bullying making its presence felt in Hutt Valley school ground

School yard bullying is no longer the biggest problem schools face. Social media abuse has arrived.

PHOTO ESSAY: More than a walk through the park

Wellington’s Botanic Garden has been lit up for the New Zealand Festival.

Valley comes alive with Haka in the Park

Te Ra o Te Raukura festival’s was dedicated to the regional kapa haka contest today, which included the pan-tribal Nga Taonga Mai Tawhiti. SAM BRODIE captured some of the action.

Kapa haka in the park a first for Waiwhetu in Lower Hutt

Kapa haka teams from around Wellington region are at Te Whiti Park in Lower Hutt today to compete in the Wellington Kapa Haka Championships. SAM BRODIE reports from Waiwhetu.

Samoan women sewing their way to language confidence

Wairarapa REAP has helped a group of women with their sewing skills and also their English.

Kaibosh aims to save Hutt Valley food from the bin

Wellington’s not-for-profit food rescue organisation seeks funding to expand operations.

VIDEO: Young Cartoonists on show at the National Library

NEWSWIRE sent a video team to check out the Next in Line Young Cartoonist’s exhibition at the National Library.

Brooklyn’s issues aired with newly elected councillors

Residents have their say about their community and what they want.

Early twitter feed of Wellington’s local body elections

The early feed from the twittersphere begins to reveal both election winners and losers.

Food science panel dish up their thoughts on the future of food

Top foodies formed a panel to discus developments in eating on Tuesday night.

Wainuiomata’s quake tales

The recent earhquake shoke up the locals of Wainui, but it did nothing to dampen their community spirit.

Brooklyn is well on the way to quake compliance

Brooklyn’s commercial building owners are taking progressive steps forward with earthquake safety to get buildings up to and beyond the minimum building standard.

Social Rugby Club take a punch for a trip to Argentina

Social rugby club the 69ers are fighting to fund a trip to follow the All Blacks to Argentina.

Miramar youth members fundraise their way into the snow

Young Salvation Army volunteers raised more than $500 for trip to Mt Ruapehu.

Porirua East fashion designers strut their stuff on catwalk

Pupils design new school uniform items and model them for school and parents.

Tourist numbers stay up high after the Rugby World Cup surge

The Rugby World Cup drew 100,000 more people to New Zealand, and those numbers haven’t dropped off this year.

Israelis and Palestinians march together in Wellington

Police diffuse tension by leading away Two men shouting pro-Israel messages.

Online literary journal released this week by Whitireia schools

4th Floor 2012 is a team effort by creative writing and publishing faculties at Whitireia Polytechnic.

Guerillas turn to flower power

GUERILLA TACTICS are being employed by greenies in the Upper Hutt and Wairarapa, in order to spread a cheerful message this spring. Flower seeds rolled in organic compost and clay make up little “Happy bombs”, which volunteers throw into ugly vacant lots to create an explosion of bright wildflowers within a fortnight.

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Get your Obama Burger here and look forward to four more years

Kiwis happy with the US election result can enjoy an Obama Burger from Uncle Mike’s Kansas City BBQ.

Early swing state voters chose Obama

Only one swing state has more people vote Romney than Obama.

Quilt may become Greytown artwork

MORE THAN a thousand people have contributed to creating a massive community quilt that may become a permanent piece of art in Greytown, in South Wairarapa.

‘Manic pixie girl’ needs money for screen debut

Creative writing course idea bears fruit years later for author.

Path plans threaten Plimmerton Brigade shed

Uncertain future for Wellington 29th Boys’ Brigade storage shed.

Despite Teagate Nats quiet on media reform

Labour and Greens pushing for more regulation of news media.

Council makes no plans as housing demands grow

There is an under-supply of housing for elderly people.