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From Olympic competitor to Olympic ambassador

Apr 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Sport

As the next games draw near, Melissa Ingram talks to Dominic Godfrey about her new life mentoring young Kiwis.



Emotional vigil for Paris terror victims

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



Emotional vigil for Paris terror victims

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story
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Emotional memorial for Paris victims in Wellington

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



Movember moustaches start to sprout

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

THE international Movember fundraising campaign is underway. To support the annual November fundraiser men are encouraged to grow a moustache to raise money for testicular and prostate cancer, mental health and physical inactivity. Movember campaign worker, Paul Chynoweth says the Movember campaign has made a huge difference to men’s health awareness.



Iwi welcome refugees but focus stays on their own

Sep 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

WELLINGTON IWI Te Ati Awa are welcoming news that the government is to take an extra intake of Syrian refugees, but say their main focus is still on their own people. The European humanitarian crisis put pressure on the New Zealand government to play its part and offer refuge to some of the thousands of […]



Cartoonist finds his voice again in new graphic novel

Dec 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Dylan Horrocks new graphic novel Sam Zabel And The Magic Pen is a personal journey.



WATCH: Titanium can drive fans crazy just like Bruno and Beyonce

Dec 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Boy band Titanium stopped in the capital for their Take Us Back tour and spoke to ASHLEIGH MANNING.



Newsweek in review

Oct 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



WATCH: Whitireia flash-mob haka hits Singapore

Oct 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Performers end their wānanga to Taiwan with Ka Mate to the surprise of airport travellers.



New Zealand eateries could be ready for a Michelin rating

Sep 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News

MATTHEW LAU speaks with top Wellington foodies about restaurant guides and how we, and Michelin, rate.



Capital experiences a drier than usual August

Sep 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News

IF you thought August was drier than usual you were right. According to NIWA’s monthly weather stats, Wellington had 75mm of rain , just over half the amount usually expected. However, we weren’t the driest, Christchurch had well below their usual rainfall levels with just 18mm. Of the main centres, Auckland was the warmest, wettest […]



MPs give mixed response to super city idea

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News



Airport security breach forces hundreds to be re-screened

Aug 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Passenger returning to plane for item sets off scare, but airport happy with just 30-minute delay.



Pacific poet draws giant squid from ocean

Aug 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

VIDEO: Daren Kamali launches his second book of Pacific poetry with inspirational readings to a Wellington audience. FRANCESCA JAGO reports.



Is Wellington the country’s clever capital?

May 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wellington has the highest percentage of people with degrees in New Zealand – does this make it the ‘clever capital’?



Back to the roots

May 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Features, Front Page Layout, Picture story, Top Picture

Family and friends share the Easter weekend on Waiheke Island and FINN RAINGER documents the experience in a photo essay.



Rising star Tuitama aiming for U20 World Rugby Championship

Apr 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Sport

Northern United and Hurricanes Academy player Aukuso Tuitama in NZ Under-20s training group.



Locals look to ‘Shyft’ Wellington’s attitude to car ownership

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Locals eye Wellington as the perfect city to get their car share company ‘Shyft’ into gear.



Blundell’s class beginning to shine for Firebirds

Mar 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Sport

Injury and illness have not stopped breakthrough first-class season for wicket keeper and batsman.



New generation eyeing up Maori Party leadership

Mar 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Most Popular

There are questions about his mana, but Te Ururoa Flavell tells SAM DUFF it is better to be on the field scoring goals.



Taking a walk down Laneway 2014 at Auckland’s Silo Park

Jan 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News, Opinion

In a roundup of Laneways in Auckland, LIAM MACANDREW features six of the more prominent acts, and photos



Council accused of being Christmas Grinch with decorations

Dec 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Newswire took to the streets to see what Wellington thinks of not refreshing Christmas decorations.



School kids to go on Zoofari at Wellington Zoo

Dec 13th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Children from low decile schools will be able to visit Wellington Zoo for a fun learning programme in a new partnership with The Warehouse. JULIE TAYLOR reports.



New Zealand reacts to census data – STORIFY

Dec 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Multimedia, News

The 2013 New Zealand census results have been released, with initial figures shedding light on population growth, housing and education.

The figures, released yesterday, showed about a quarter of New Zealanders are born overseas.



NewsWire’s coverage of council elections

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Labour MP Kris Faafoi congratulates Nick Leggett, right, on his re-election as Porirua’s mayor on Saturday. Click on the headline for NewsWire’s coverage of national media.



Quilt leaves prison to find a permanent home at Parliament

Jul 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

A quilt which inspired women prisoners to stay out of trouble will be presented to Parliament next week.



Big rise in numbers of Kiwis accessing internet on the move

May 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

The popularity of smartphones and the use of internet on the go is rising in New Zealand.



Street poll: Wellingtonians love their healthy and safe city, but…

Feb 28th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

People on the streets are not quite as convinced as national lifestyle survey suggests.



Pretty Things return to rock Powerstation as senior citizens

Dec 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

When the band were last here in 1965 they were kicked out of the country.



Legions of fans come out to cosplay at the Armageddon Expo

Nov 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Cosplay may seem strange and foreign but the community is friendly to newcomers, reports TAREN STEVENS.



Hutt’s property market follows sluggish trend

Nov 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

HUTT VALLEY’S property market is following the sluggish trend of the rest of the Wellington region. Property values across the wider Wellington area are down five-point-one percent from their peak five years ago. That compares to Auckland and Christchurch, where property values have risen for the same period.



Youth may attend Powershift for free

Nov 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

Pacific youth will have the opportunity to attend New Zealand’s largest youth climate change summit for free in December.

Environmental organisation 350 Aotearoa are offering scholarships to Powershift, a part conference, part festival celebration of how young people can end climate change.

350’s Pacific co-ordinator Koreti Tiumalu says the scholarships are particularly aimed at large families who don’t have the money to send their youth to conferences like Powershift.



Fingers pointed at a few fibs as bad as it gets for Ryan and Biden

Nov 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Their role is to stay in the background and secure key constituencies.



China trade an issue for NZ with tougher talking Republican Romney

Nov 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

NEW ZEALAND is on the verge of teaming up with America to break down trade barriers – but a new US President may mean a different agreement. JAMES PAUL finds while Obama and Romney’s policies look similar, the reality may not be so clear.



New book shows Chinese influence in NZ garden market history

Nov 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News

A history of Chinese market gardens is the focus of an event at the Museum of City and Sea.



Only the eyes at risk from dark day ahead

Sep 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Rare total eclipse will pass near New Zealand



Silky’s Cantabs claim 17th consecutive national title

Sep 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Captain who died tragically was with team in photo.



Roads still top of govt’s agenda despite emissions

Sep 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Labour, Greens attack National’s $14 billion spend.



Wellingtonians sign up for end to “dying wage”

Aug 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Living Wage brings community groups together in capital.



City dog owners wonder where their money goes

Aug 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Registration fee rose this year to $165 for an un-neutered dog.



Hutt siblings continue Ta Moko tradition

Jul 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Tattooing more than skin deep for family business.



Drummer grabs her chance with Trinity Roots

Jul 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Jean Pompey’s hard work catches attention of big music names.



Titahi Bay woman issues sock monkey challenge

May 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Rachelle Toimata uses arts and craft skills to help ill children.



Food and drink fans take a bite out of the capital city

May 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Annual Wellington Food Show puts icing on the Cake Tin.



Life Flight crewman revels in dream job

May 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Volunteer years pay off as Julian tackles critical winch job



Hikoi makes its presence felt in Auckland streets

Apr 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Newswire on hand to capture Auckland leg of the hikoi.



Plimmerton firefighters get wet for charity

Apr 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Car wash fundraiser part of their first Sky Tower challenge



Tips from old hands for budding furious filmers

Apr 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Jackson back to judge NZ’s wackiest movie making contest



Study to look at vitamin D deficiency in dancers

Apr 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

But Royal NZ Ballet asks ‘what’s the problem?’



Veggie tales: why a vegan diet can be as varied as any other

Apr 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Student Features

Why do people decide to go against the grain and become vegan? asks ANGIE MILLS.



Hutt Valley favourites Mantra take final bow

Mar 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Members heading different ways directions with their music.



Prime Minister mines boos, jeers on street

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Bathurst Resources office attracts West Coast coal protest



Refugee’s dream is to use filmmaking to highlight similar lives

Mar 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Diversity, Featured Article, Front Page Layout

Hisham Zaoui, son of Algerian refugee Ahmed Zaoui, tells MOHAMMAD NAZAYER he wants to cover human rights around the world..



Laneway rocks despite hot sun, soul-less venue

Feb 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News

Music festival celebrated art at its loudest, most raucous.



Greens pit Auckland against Northland

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Transport policy prioritises public transport over holiday highway.



Hollywood wide open for hacking – from NZ

Nov 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wellington hackers hear of movie studio security breach.



Bogans and rascals to rock PN’s Tankapalooza

Nov 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News

Third Tankapooloza gig grows to 10 bands and two stages.



Tongans do red-faced fans proud in victory

Oct 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

Island supporters celebrate historic victory against France



Samoan flashmob haka call for Lambton Quay

Sep 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News, Sport

A Facebook inspired Manu Samoan flash mob haka may involve more than 700 participants taking over part of Wellington’s top retail street at lunchtime tomorrow.

Organisers are hoping to get at least 50 people performing two hours before Samoa plays Namibia. JOSH HYDE reports



Pasifika communities fear for future of their languages

Sep 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Student Features

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



End of the line for MP, but not end of her battle for the workers

Sep 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

LYNNE Pillay leaves Parliament after three terms this year, but she intends to keep fighting for Labour. JOSHUA HYDE reports.



Brooklyn’s cricket club is older than it thinks

Sep 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

Return of lost cup helps unravel club’s history.



Quake vigil at last Christchurch church

Jul 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Interfaith youth community organises candlelit gatherings.



Plankers are plonkers, unless the name is Key

Jun 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Poll suggests planking may be great election campaign idea.



Business as usual for twister-damaged mall

May 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Uncategorized

Westfield Albany Mall opened within 24 hours of fatal tornado.



World turns Twitter in crisis

Feb 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Twitter users worldwide have been turning to the social media site to form a global community during the Christchurch earthquake disaster. Increasingly media outlets were releasing their upcoming headlines prior to running their stories on the web and members of the public were rallying for support or seeking lost loved ones. The most used hashtag […]



Family takes separate flights to safety

Feb 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wellington mother escapes quake carnage with her family.



QUAKE day 4: Death toll tops 100

Feb 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

No survivors were rescued overnight and the death toll has risen to more than 100.



Swarm of cleaners to hit region’s coastline

Dec 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Uncategorized

More than 2000 volunteers sign up for Love Your Coast project



Rugby cup volunteers turn out in hundreds

Nov 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

Cup organisers seek 5000-plus to help at next year’s event.



Mad if you don’t care about heart children

Nov 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Sir Peter Leitch gets on board Heart Rate 180 fundraiser.



Councils fail to reflect Capital city’s ethnic diversity

Sep 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Local body elections

FEW Maori or other ethnic minorities are making it on to elected councils in NZ, and Wellington is no exception, report GREG FORD and AMIE HICKLAND.



Local musician’s seventh album in the raw

Sep 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Blues fans to get their fix without clinical production



Eastbourne business still fresh 57 years on

Aug 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Greengrocer family honoured for long tradition of service.



Whitireia graduate joins Auckland mayoral race

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Beer, public transport top student’s election strategy.



Muritai pupils get a multi-media rev-up

Jun 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Video reportage boosts learning and teamwork



Son’s death moves mum to cycle for heart kids

May 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Bluff to Cape Reinga charity ride in memory of Jacob.



Tom tackling Auckland’s Sky Tower for charity

May 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Fully-dressed firefighters to race up 51 leg-draining floors



Musician Terry still on the rollercoaster

Mar 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

NZ Idol contestant now producing his own radio show