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Wellington has deep pockets and big heart

Oct 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, Top Picture

The capital city gave over half of what the country raised sponsoring people to sleep rough for the night. SHAR DAVIS joined the event, and spoke to participants.



Secret Singapore deal latest in mixed history for growth fund

Sep 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Article, Local body elections, News

MARGOT NEAS background the mixed history of the economic growth fund.



LISTEN: Mayoral candidates split on fixing homeless issue

Sep 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Most Popular

Figures show 50 people are sleeping rough in capital. What are the mayoral options? SALLY MUYOMA reports



Capital’s Chinese community celebrate

Feb 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News, Uncategorized



Capital’s Chinese community celebrate a new year

Feb 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Uncategorized



WATCH: The big history of a little street

Dec 16th, 2015 | By | Category: News, Picture story

LEEDS STREET is one of Wellington’s little laneways tucked away in the city’s Te Aro precinct. Andrew Johnsen reports on its revitalisation.



Migrant Journeys is more than just a new book launched

Dec 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Features, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Your cab driver can be doctors, architects and scientists, and author doubts many people ask why.



PHOTO ESSAY: Paris, we stand with you

Nov 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

The French Ambassador speaks to hundreds of people in Wellington’s Civic Square this week. EMMA MOODY captured the emotional vigil marking the Paris terrorist attack.



Wellington’s disabled stars ready to jam

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



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



Mayor Wade-Brown leads vigil against terrorism

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



WATCH: Wellington open for Christmas

Dec 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

After a 2013 grinch-like Christmas, Wellington City Council got back into the spirit in 2014, including a Courtney Place tree. FRANCESCA JAGO films the lights going on.



Korean Christmas inspires window display, and the people love it

Dec 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News

Childhood memory inspires the winner of the people’s choice award in the capital’s display awards.



New economic development head gets convention centre to market

Nov 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Peter Biggs expects Wellington’s new asset to become economic drive like Melbourne centre.



Island Bay mood about new seawall and traffic may be changing

Oct 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Debate in the community meetings considering the council’s five options are beginning the shift local feelings about some of the issues, says Councillor Paul Eagle. However traffic changes are still the biggest sticking point if the coast road is closed. HAYLEY GASTMEIER attended two of the meetings.



Wellingtonians are not totally convinced about Greens transport spend

Sep 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

The Greens Party has announced a half-billion-dollar public transport spend for Wellington if it gets into power. Most locals think the ideas have merit, but decisionmakers expect more communication, and trolley buses are not popular. SARAH WILSON reports.



Polytechs join forces for creative city campus

Jun 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, Multimedia, News, Top Picture

WATCH: An $80 million investment is planned for a creative Cuba St campus for Whitireia and WelTech polytechs. Newswire team reports.



$80 million Cuba St creative hub plan to house 1000 students

Jun 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

A Cuba St building will be the first major programme related project for Wellington’s Whitireia and WelTec polytechs, which are governed by the same council. NEWSWIRE TEAM reports on the launch.



Photo Essay: A day in the life of a deputy mayor

Apr 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Most Popular, Multimedia, Picture story, Top Picture

Newswire reporter JOSHUA PRICE spent the day with Wellington Deputy Mayor Justin Lester and captured some of his duties in a photo essay.



Mayor buzzing about beekeeping initiative led by Te Aro School

Mar 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, Multimedia, News

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown this week visited Te Aro School, the first Wellington primary school to keep beehives. JOSH PRICE reports on students getting back to nature.



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.



Local and regional issues on the mind of new councillor

Nov 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, News

Northern Ward’s Malcolm Sparrow believes amalgamation will help address issues such as jobs.



Rongotai’s ethnic food fair welcomed back

Nov 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Rongotai College staff sell smoothies at the fair. KHALID AHMED reports from the school’s fundraiser.



Celia Wade-Brown’s new council goes live on YouTube

Oct 31st, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Live showing of inauguration trial for future televising of Wellington City Council meetings.



Wade-Brown lays out vision for her second term as capital’s mayor

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Lead Story, Local body elections, Most Popular

CELIA WADE-BROWN pulled dead heads out of flower pots while awaiting the mayoral election results, but she had no need for nerves thanks to a majority of more than 2500.

JULIE TAYLOR reports on her winning words.



Jack Yan still wants to influence Wellington despite loss

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Third place-getter would like to hear from Celia Wade-Brown and share some of his thoughts.



Wellington mayor gets second shot

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story, Radio News



Gill loses eastern ward seat to Greens’ Sarah Free

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Six new councillors sitting around re-elected Wellington city Mayor Celia Wade-Brown’s table.



Voters and candidates split about online voting in future

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Local body elections, News

VOTERS and candidates at Wellington City Council today were evenly divided on the possibility of online voting in future elections.

LIAM MACANDREW and ELLIOT PARKER spoke to some of them during last minute voting this morning.



Mayoral hopefuls angry at being dismissed by academic

Oct 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, News, Other

Management lecturer’s comments in story described as irresponsible and a disservice to democracy.



Almost half of ward candidates don’t bother showing to meeting

Oct 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Local body elections, Most Popular, News

Large public turn-out to Ngaio’s western ward meeting not reciprocated by some candidates.



Young voters show little interest in election, but they still have opinions

Oct 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, Most Popular, News

A street poll shows concern for liquor licencing, and about candidates not connecting with young.



Council would back rent-to-own housing under Wade-Brown

Oct 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Mayoral incumbent says rates housing, traffic, jobs as important items on her agenda.



Media coverage of mayoral race unfair, says candidate Goulden

Oct 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, Most Popular, News

The former councillor takes time to attack the media and other candidates during his bid to lead capital.



Cyclists push for cycle lanes through elections

Sep 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

The Cycle Advocates Network are giving away bike plates to get their message across, CHRIS WILLIAMS reports.



Homeless and poverty issues separate mayoral candidates

Sep 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, Most Popular, News

One hopeful Nicola Young says people chose to live an “unconventional life”.



Council award absolutely positively no joke for Sharda Patel

Sep 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Local Indians and migrants have been receiving her help for more than 25 years.



Kahurangi School officially opens

Sep 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, News, Top Picture

Miramar South and Strathmore schools are laid to rest as the final stage of the merger in Wellington’s eastern suburbs is completed. KHALID AHMED was at the event.



Newtown out in force to listen to what candidates have to say

Sep 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, Local body elections, News

Libraries, fluoride, roads and bikes on minds of locals out to meet would-be mayors and councillors.



Mayoral candidates use Town Belt time to hold up other policies

Sep 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

The Friends of the Town Belt kick off mayoral forums for 2013 local government elections.



As dodgy lift shaft comes down, capital goes back to work

Aug 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Most Wellingtonians ready, but others still have no idea of what to do in an earthquake.



Porirua deals with frayed nerves and demand for supplies

Jul 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Civil Defence pushes “Get Ready” message as it sells 28 of its 200 litre water containers



Mayoral candidate Yan would ‘unite council to get things done’

Jul 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

“There is a culture of mistrust,” says Wellington mayoral candidate Jack Yan.



Mayoral election apathy gives Celia early lead

Jul 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

Who do Wellingtonians want to be their mayor? In the lead-up to this year’s elections, the Newswire team took to the streets to find out.

They talked to about 60 people, more than half of whom were undecided, knew nothing about the local body elections in October – or simply didn’t care.



Women walk from Parliament to Civic Square for peace

Mar 13th, 2013 | By | Category: Diversity, Front Page Layout, Latest News

Wellington women came together to celebrate international Women’s day with a peace walk.



Anti-asset sales petition nears its goal

Feb 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Top Picture

All sorts turned out to the protest at Wellington’s Frank Kitts Park against the Government’s proposed asset sales.



Three pools in three days for Wellington mayor

Feb 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Wellington Council’s investment into health, safety and fitness includes spending on swimming



PICTURES: Waitangi Day draws crowds into city

Feb 7th, 2013 | By | Category: News, Top Picture

Ladi6, above, was part of the entertainment which attracted hundreds of people to the Wellington waterfront yesterday. KAT DUGGAN captured the activities on camera.



Cyclist safety requires new roads

Oct 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

WELLINGTON ROADS are dangerous for cyclists – that’s the word on the street

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown was hit by a car while cycling over the weekend.



Changes planned for Cuba St Carnival

Oct 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

Wellington City Council is being briefed on the event that attracted crowds of more than 100,000 before lack of funding forced cancellation last year.



Officers ‘wrong’ to reject barriers on Golden Mile

Aug 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Council officers have been challenged to admit they were wrong last year to reject pedestrian barriers on Wellington’s Golden Mile.

City councillors were briefed on pedestrian safety proposals, some of which they say were suggested and rejected in meetings last year. The Newswire team reports.



Volunteer power cleans up Oriental Bay

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

Adventure Wellington out in force to clear Oriental Bay of rubbish.



Thousands of native plants ready to be dug in

May 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Mayor celebrates 2012 Arbor and World Environment Days.



Walk to work day aims to get us active

Mar 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

City council is promoting ‘invisible’ mode of transport.



Hutt candidates face off over train bike ban

Nov 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Greens, Nats disagree on Hutt transport needs.



Referendum a hard sell for Electoral Commission

Nov 20th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Educating voters about the MMP and voting choice a difficult task.



Downstage Theatre’s future is on the up

Nov 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

But must prove its financial sustainability.



Know Your Neighbour initiative launched

Oct 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Uncategorized

But Neighbourhood Support says it merely adds to what’s there.



Mayor off to regional public sector summit

Oct 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Celia Wade-Brown heading for meeting of Asia Pacific leaders.



Khandallah pool stays open thanks to Alice

Aug 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Her heartfelt letter sways city council to amend annual plan.



Bikers triumph as council parks free parking issue

Aug 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News

But if they push for more parks they might end up having to pay.



Wellington’s first chance to sip from the Cup

Jul 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, Sport

Roadshow: there’s more to see than the rugby.



Exclusive taxi stand deals make life tough for small operator cabbies

Mar 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News, Student Features

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



Using origami to help save the whales

Jan 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Greens launch national anti-whaling campaign.



NewsWire’s best year yet had other media noticing

Dec 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Nearly a quarter of a million people visited NewsWire in 2010, making it a record year since the Whitireia Journalism news website was launched in 2008.



Easing cyclists’ way from Welly to Shelly Bay

Nov 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

New route opening Sunday includes concession for cyclists.



Fresh face on Tawa board renews family ties

Nov 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, News

Alistair Sutton follows in grandfather mayor’s footsteps.



Summer arrives in time for Welly’s big parade

Nov 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Smiles and iceblocks at welcome for Santa [WITH SLIDESHOW].



National cycle-friendly award goes to Island Bay bike shop

Nov 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

They restore 1920s-styled bicycles the business imports from Japan, reports AARON VAN DELDEN.



Capital’s new voters cost more than $1000 each

Oct 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, News

Advertising worth $130,000 nets 129 more voters than 2007



Celia Wade-Brown takes mayoralty by 176 votes

Oct 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Local body elections, News

Green Wellington city councillor Celia Wade-Brown has taken the mayoralty from three-term incumbent Kerry Prendergast.

Her victory was announced today after council electoral staff checked more than 900 special votes, report NICOLE BENNIK, SAMANTHA IVES and GRACE ACKLAND.



Bets are on for Capital’s two mayor race

Oct 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Local body elections, News

News media and political bookies perfectly predicted Wellington’s mayoral race would be a near dead heat between Kerry Prendergast and Celia Wade-Brown.

HANNA BUTLER has been checking odds as the Capital holds its breath for tomorrow’s final count.



Cars need to give way to walkers in city

Sep 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Councillor – ‘without walking, we’ll have dead, dangerous places.’



Hundreds turn out for anti-trial rally

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

People affected by the 90-day rule told their stories.



Race to be mayor of Capital city is down to a ‘quaddie’

Jul 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Local body elections

Two of the six candidates don’t seem to have any policies, reports HUGH PETERSEN.



Wellington buses trialling NZ developed ‘green’ diesel

Jul 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News

Four city buses have no black smoke coming out their back ends, all because of a new kind of fuel developed in the Hutt, reports KATE MELZER.



‘Waste now, pay later’ a harsh lesson for Capital

Jul 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Daily water usage must reduce by 14 litres per person.



New candidate puts civil defence on eastern ward agenda

Jul 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Local body elections

Fagaloa challenges Wellington’s disaster relief plans in wake of Christchurch quake. By NITA BLAKE-PERSEN.