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WATCH: Johnsonville feeling Christmas spirit

Dec 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News

WATCH: Thousands of people in Johnsonville turned out to watch Santa and his band of elves at the annual Christmas parade.



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.



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: A new home for seven local sports clubs

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

Wellingtons newest sports venue officially opened this week in Kilbirnie. BLAIR MOCKETT reports.



Cats and coffee purrfect combination

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



Cheers as Council scraps housing plan

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

Around 30 Bell park locals attended the council’s Regulatory Committee meeting this week where councillors decided against turning two thirds of the park into housing.



PHOTO ESSAY: Weapons protest comes to capital

Nov 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News, Picture story

Protesters attempted to shut down the weapons protest held in Wellington. BLAIR MOCKETT caught the action.



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 […]



Petition reminds government of election promise

Nov 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article

A 70,000 signature petition reminding the government to deliver on its promise to clean up New Zealand rivers, has been presented.



Wellington ‘Jammers’ preparing for annual concert

Nov 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Next week young Wellingtonians will take to the stage in a celebration of diversity



Mayor gives Hutt school kids top tsunami marks

Nov 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Mayor,Ray Wallace evacuated with kids from Wilford school petone, and says they did extremely well.



Local players bid for a place in top team

Nov 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

The Wellington sevens wider training squad had a chance to finalize places for the final team to go to the Regional and National tournaments.



Basin battlers wary of transport scenarios to be announced

Nov 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

City, regional council and NZTA will on Wednesday announce the latest blueprint to ease Wellington traffic congestion. After saving the Basin Reserve once already, defenders of the landmark are watching with interest. LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.



Percy reserve make-over good news for CD team

Nov 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

The Hutt Valley’s civil defence team is one step closer to securing a new base



Art eases exam stress for local students

Nov 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

A new art gallery showcasing work done by students from the Victoria University’s art club opened yesterday.



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.



Waterfront proposal raises concerns over birds

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

Prime waterfront property could soon become corporate office space.



More waterfront offices for Wellington

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

Yesterday the Wellington City Council approved the development of a new commercial building along the waterfront.



Fare review results in cheaper fares for some

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

Discounted fares for transport disadvantaged



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.



Waterfront Watch challenges capital council on consulation

Nov 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Public had just five days to digest latest plans from consultation for last remaining building site



Dance studio one of many affected by campus sale

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

Fiona Haines Dance Academy will lose out if the Karori campus land is sold.



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.



Paekakariki locals wait for record to be confirmed

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

Paekakariki locals will be waiting a while before they can officially claim the record for the world’s shortest gay pride parade.



Council promises popular edible gardens will return

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

Silverbeet is set to return to Wellington street gardens following the popularity of this years harvest.



American football back in business in the capital

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

American football is growing in popularity in Wellington with the senior competition returning for its second season after 3 years in hiatus.



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 […]



Conservation Week test throws up positive result

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

It seems the majority of us can tell the difference between a native plant and a weed.



Wellingtonians find voting easy

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

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.



WATCH: Going Shopping? BYO Boomerang Bag

Sep 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

WATCH: A chance for you to learn to sew, and save the environment during your lunch break



WATCH: African fashion pops up on Wellington’s streets

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

This week Wellington’s Tory Street hosts an African fashion pop up store run by A-Collective



Two electorates, one suburb – meet the candidates in Brooklyn

Sep 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

Residents from Brooklyn and beyond will next week get a chance to meet candidates standing for election in the electorates straddling the suburb and its surroundings. Reporter SAPEER MAYRON speaks to the organiser and locals to learn what they want this election.



Paparangi School’s 50th anniversary time for celebration

Sep 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, News

Past students coming from as far away as England for the community milestone



Candidate comments booed by LGBTQI crowd in Wellington

Aug 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Diversity, Features, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News, Student Features

ACT’s Stephen Berry was booed at the LGBTQI Rainbow forum on Tuesday for not backing new hate speech law.

Newswire’s AIMEE EASTWOOD asked candidates after the meeting about hate speech and free speech.



REVIEW: Five women figure out The First Time at Circa Theatre

Jun 28th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Play a must-see for young New Zealanders for whom life continues to confuse



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.



Wairarapa dams come at a cost says council

May 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Dams proposed for two for the Wairarapa reservoirs are not finding favour with locals. The community group Wairarapa Water, People before Profits recently held a protest outside Te Papa to raise awareness in Wellington about the dams. Chairman Dave Field says the Greater Wellington Regional Councils’ proposal is going to come at a cost.  



PHOTO ESSAY: African Unity celebrated in Wellington

May 11th, 2017 | By | Category: Diversity, Featured Article, Most Popular, News, Picture story

Reporter SAPEER MAYRON visually captures the essence of African Unity celebrated in Wellington.



This Anzac Day remember World War 1 on film at Nga Taonga

Apr 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Animation, 100-year-old newsreels and veterans’ personal recounts on big screen



New Zealanders now have a say in data sharing

Apr 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS



Cuba Dupa’s Brianne Kerr talks about her favourites.

Mar 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

NewsWire’s Tayla Quinn and Ulrike Lykke talk to Cuba Dupa 2017 communications manager Brianne Kerr



NewsWire gets low-down on Cuba Dupa 2017

Mar 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Cuba Dupa’s Brianne Kerr talks to NewsWire about the festival.



Wellingtonians walk for women

Mar 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS.



Kiwis to get a say on how their data is shared

Mar 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS



Wellingtonians are up skilling their Waitangi knowledge.

Feb 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS



Wellingtonians invited to check out local parks

Feb 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS



Wellington’s play spaces under review

Feb 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS.



Olympian’s life remembered in a unique way

Feb 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

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JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS.



Adult playgrounds could soon be a thing

Feb 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

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Jade winton-lowe reports.



Body shamers subject of online campaign

Feb 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



Public told not to take plants from Botanic gardens

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

The medicinal history of Wellington plants are up for discussion on the Pills, Potions, Poisons, and Plants guided walk.



Holocaust Remembrance Day marked in NZ

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



WATCH: Fat Freddys drop in for free Lower Hutt festival

Jan 31st, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article

Fat Freddys Drop headline act at Lower Hutt’s Te Rā o te Raukura festival .



Bats Theatre celebrates new year with unusual production

Jan 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Ireland Hendry-Tennent Reports.



Unique visuals set Bats Theatre production apart

Jan 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Ireland Hendry-Tennent Reports.



Local support for extra speed cameras

Jan 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Ireland Hendry-Tennent reports.



Housing major topic at capital summit

Dec 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Unexpected surprise for a sick Kiwi kid.

Dec 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Dirty politics won’t fly in New Zealand

Dec 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Cemetery cleanup for Spanish Flu victims

Dec 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Newtown businesses soldier on with tsunami warnings, aftershocks

Nov 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular

Newswire talks to several Newtown businesses who decided to open up the morning after the quake. 



Our $10 million Melbourne Cup habit no problem

Nov 1st, 2016 | By | Category: Latest News

Melbourne Cup not seen as an issue for problem gamblers. IRELAND HENDRY- TENNENT reports.



Upper Hutt’s gone to the dogs for its 50th birthday celebration

Oct 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Parading dogs were among the drawcards to the city’s weekend celebrations



DIY library offers tools not books

Oct 17th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



A mindful approach to mental health

Oct 17th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



New Mayor down on legal highs

Oct 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News

Mayor K Gurunathan thinks Kapiti doesn’t need its current licencing system for legal highs, as James Malthus reports.



Tools not books on offer at library with a difference

Oct 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News


Ireland Hendry-Tennent reports.



A call for new council to adopt a housing first policy

Oct 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



New Kapiti Mayor aims to fast track growth

Oct 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Volunteers brave rain to clean up south coast

Sep 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Support for WOF’s on local rentals

Sep 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News
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Disability rights subject of Te Papa forum

Sep 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Disability rights subject of weekend forum at Te Papa.

Sep 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Uncategorized
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Karori wants vacant campus kept for community use

Sep 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



City cafe packed for meet the candidates meeting

Sep 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News
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Vote Local app gets the thumbs up.

Sep 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News
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Strathmore gets to play on hillside super slide

Sep 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Kahurangi School has been working with community on projects such as a super slide. SHAR DAVIS sits down with principal Kyran Smith (above) to talk about the school.



$30,000 and 2000km later, Miramar’s season is over

Aug 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News, Sport

After Birkenhead defeat, club tallies cost of high number of away games