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Posts Tagged ‘ Aimee Eastwood ’

Fears for Blue Whales as seismic survey begins

Dec 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Multimedia, Radio News

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.



WATCH: Santa kickstarts A Very Welly Christmas

Dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Multimedia

Santa’s back in town and Wellington’s kids couldn’t be happier. AIMEE EASTWOOD was there to welcome him.



Palestinian activist favours one state solution

Dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

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”.



LISTEN: Confronting exhibition puts sexuality in your face

Dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Multimedia

No Apologies is an art fundraiser which organisers are hoping will challenge the way you think. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



LISTEN: Tauranga team ace it in the pool

Dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News, Sport

Smiles, splashes and pride aplenty in Kilbirnie pool. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Food parcel demand increases as rents rise

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News

Pressure on food banks is mounting in Wellington as rents continue to rise. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports



Colonisation blamed for resistance to Te Reo

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



WATCH: Transgender community remembers its dead

Nov 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Multimedia

Wellington’s transgender community joins international event . AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



LISTEN: First big military tank battle remembered

Nov 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article

Aimee Eastwood attends the 100 year commemoration of the Battle of Cambrai at the National War Memorial.



Getting to know your community hub

Nov 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

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 […]



Apartment dwellers told to prepare for tsunami

Nov 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

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 […]



Playwright draws on personal experience in new work

Nov 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

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 […]



WATCH: Pomp and ceremony for State Opening of 52nd Parliament

Nov 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Multimedia, News

The public gathered on the grounds of Parliament for Governor General Dame Patsy Reedy’s arrival.



WATCH: Sky Show off to Matariki with a bang

Nov 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Multimedia, News, Top Picture

Wellington’s Guy Fawkes Day fireworks are no more. Next year they light up the mid-winter festival for Matariki. AIMEE EASTWOOD spoke to city councillor Jill Day about the move.



PHOTO ESSAY: Weapons Expo Blockade 2017

Nov 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News, Picture story

On October 10th 2017, police and protesters clash at “Weapons Expo”. AIMEE EASTWOOD captured the action.



Wellington band finishes tour in hometown

Nov 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Radio News

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



Central city Wet House looking more likely

Nov 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

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.



Greens reluctantly accept refugee quota

Nov 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

The Green Party is reluctantly accepting a compromise with the new Labour led government regarding New Zealand’s annual refugee intake. Aimee Eastwood reports.



Lack of investment to blame for housing crisis

Nov 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Labour is set to cut back immigration numbers in order to take the pressure on the housing market. However the Green Party is maintaining that a lack of investment in people and infrastructure is the bigger problem not migrants. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Battle continues to save heritage buildings

Oct 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

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



Timely renovations just in time for quake

Oct 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

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.



WATCH: Seniors master the ancient art of Tai Chi

Oct 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News

Johnsonville seniors mark Seniors Week by learning an ancient art.



Seniors master the ancient art of Tai Chi

Oct 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

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 […]



Popular beaches tackle sand drift

Oct 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

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



WATCH: Disappointment after inconclusive election result

Oct 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News, Multimedia, News

New Zealanders voted on Saturday night to elect a government and the results were inconclusive.



Greens hanging hope on youth

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



Youth key to Labour’s campaign- Brian Dawson

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

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.



Marama Te Kira brings Te Reo to Te Papa and her life

Sep 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

As Te Reo in schools added to the political debate in the elections, AIMEE EASTWOOD listens to her experience.



New Zealand more united than divided: Robertson

Sep 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

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.



Greens release new policy on renting including warrant of fitness

Sep 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Latest News, Multimedia, News

WATCH: Greens say policy recognises the 48% of Kiwis who rent their homes



Big yellow container showcases new creative educational institute

Sep 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Most Popular

Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Creativity building Dixon St being prepared to open in 2018



WATCH: 606 Shoes – talking about New Zealand’s suicide story

Sep 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Latest News, Multimedia, News

606 pairs of shoes on Parliament’s lawn mark the country’s suicide deaths



Cynicism high among Māori youth voters, but there is hope

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, News, Student Features

What can be done about low youth and Maori voting numbers? AIMEE EASTWOOD attends Here We Go Again forum to find out.



Greens and NZ First Labour coalition choices

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, News, Student Features, Top Picture

With Labour getting stronger in the latest polling, it is clear that they will still need a partner. Aimee Eastwood asks candidates at the housing issues forum for their thoughts.



Politics, social issues on the minds of high school students

Aug 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Year 10s at Wellington High School are looking closely at this year’s General Election



Thousands in action for capital SportsFest

Aug 18th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News, Picture story, Sport

NewsWire Team joined thousands Wellington region primary students to capture some of the activity.



WATCH: Te Papa’s Matariki celebrations light up winter.

Jun 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Multimedia, News

The event saw music, the lighting of candles and a retelling of the Maori creation myth



Beneficiaries and Maori being hit hardest by rises in living costs

Jun 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News, Student Features

Statistics New Zealand has released a report showing the rising costs of tobacco and rent is affecting New Zealand’s poorest, particularly Maori and beneficiaries. AIMEE EASTWOOD investigates.



Wellington city’s brightest shine at awards

Jun 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Features, Front Page Layout, Multimedia, News, Student Features, Top Picture

Wellington most influential citizens line up with their Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Awards. AIMEE EASTWOOD talked to three of the recipients.



Rain fails to drown out climate protest

Jun 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Multimedia, News, Top Picture

Rain failed to deter a climate change protest at Parliament as US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, visited the country. AIMEE EASTWOOD talked to some of the protesters.



WATCH: Wellington CBD lit up by Lux Light Festival

May 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Multimedia, News, Student Features

Wellington’s Lux Light Festival returned to the CBD this year. AIMEE EASTWOOD captures the dazzling artworks and performers.



PHOTO ESSAY: Anzacs, and Turks remembered at Strathmore

May 17th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Picture story

Friends who were once enemies 100 years ago gather at Strathmore every year.



PHOTO ESSAY: Vigil for Peace at Cenotaph on Anzac Day

May 17th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Picture story

Members of the Peace Movement Aotearoa gathered at the going down of the sun in Wellilngton.



PHOTO ESSAY: Vigil for Peace at Cenotaph on Anzac Day

May 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Picture story

Members of the Peace Movement Aotearoa gathered at the going down of the sun in Wellilngton.



PHOTO ESSAY: Anzacs, and Turks remembered at Strathmore

May 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Picture story

Friends who were once enemies 100 years ago gather at Strathmore every year.



New Te Aro knitting teacher from Spain

Apr 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

A Spanish student teacher is running knitting classes at Te Aro school as part of her PhD. Aimee Eastwood reports.



Te Aro knitting teacher from Spain

Apr 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

A Spanish student teacher is running knitting classes at Te Aro school as part of her PhD. Aimee Eastwood reports.



Missing voices in the health system focus of transgender tea time

Apr 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

The absence of voices from the trans community in the health system was discussed over tea, coffee and cake at Saint Andrews Church as part of Trans Day of Visibility. AIMEE EASTWOOD talks to some of those who spoke.



Female harmonies meet loud guitars on stage

Mar 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Features, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Student Features, Top Picture

Wellington band HEX who played CubaDupa, are making an album. AIMEE EASTWOOD talks with bass player Kiki Van Newtown.



Japanese anime meets Maori myth in Wellington artist’s new mural

Mar 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Ruaumoko mural by artist Taupuruariki Brightwell transforms Bond Street.



Wellington Library storytime takes kids to drag queen’s Promised Land

Mar 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Drag queen LaQuisha St Redfern read stories to Wellington’s children at part of Pride 2017.



Does New Zealand have a rape culture? Views from the street

Mar 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular

Rape culture has been in the news following social media posts and filming of female teachers by college students.

NEWSWIRE TEAM took to the streets of Wellington to ask people if they thought the country had a rape culture.



PHOTO ESSAY: Wellingtonians ‘bold for change’

Mar 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Women use #beboldforchange to rally the world. AIMEE EASTWOOD focuses on capital marchers.