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Blues music for lunch the first of regular student music in city

May 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Te Auaha musicians held their first Wednesday gig today, the first of many open to the public



Winter woollens for cold Wellington kids thanks to Marsden students

May 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Students leading project to get warm clothing to schools talk to NIKITA RAWNSLEY-WRATT



NZ Festival moves into Te Auaha

May 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Te Auaha invites creative New Zealanders to share building to help shape the future of Kiwi innovators. NIKITA RAWNSLEY-WRATT talks to marketing co-ordinator Brianne Kerr.



Lower Tory St project attracts people – but not the desired ones

May 2nd, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

The Lower Tory Street project has bought unwanted skateboarders, drunks, homeless and to the area.

NIKITA RAWNSLEY-WRATT talks to local businesses.



Niuean congregation may be homeless

May 2nd, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Local Presbyterians are seeking community support as regional authorities act to close the premises. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.



Te Auaha theatres providing creative spaces for Wellington performances

May 1st, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wellington Comedy Fest shows, musical events and more planned to be held in Te Auaha’s theatre spaces



Te Papa promising interactive exhibit

Mar 29th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Te Papa has promised interactive learning and environmental education will be part of new exhibitions being built over the next two years. The natural history exhibitions, which include Mountain to Sea, Awesome Forces and Nature Space will be dismantled after Easter to make room for new projects. The current shows were installed in 1998. Head […]



CubaDupa returns to Wellington streets

Mar 23rd, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Cuba Dupa is returning to the streets of Wellington this weekend and is promising plenty of the weird, delightful and unexpected. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Wellington remembers murdered trans woman

Mar 22nd, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, Multimedia

Zena Campbell was remembered at a vigil in the city as AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



PHOTO ESSAY: Oil petition handed over

Mar 20th, 2018 | By | Category: News, Picture story

A petition was handed to parliament yesterday calling on the government to stop deep sea oil mining, BLAIR MOCKETT captures the action.



WATCH: Creative hub lives up to its name for circus students

Mar 18th, 2018 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

Circus is one of several degree programmes at Te Auaha as Sarah McMullan reports.



LISTEN: Capital’s foodies embrace Ethiopia

Mar 16th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Top Picture

Ethiopian cuisine has been brought to Wellington by former refugees. SAPEER MAYRON reports on the latest in a string of eateries.



WATCH: Pride Parade attracts a big crowd

Mar 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Featured Article

Around 5000 Wellingtonians flocked to see the city’s annual Pride Parade on Saturday. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Rare books to help Turnbull celebrate century

Mar 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

20 rare book shave been donated to the Alexander Turnbull library in Wellington.



Animal welfare petition delivered to Parliament

Mar 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Over 100,000 people have called on the government to end the practice of farrow caging sows.



Students give new campus the thumbs up

Mar 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

The students of the brand new Te Auaha building appear to be settling in well despite some early teething problems.



Newtown residents fight to keep post office open

Mar 9th, 2018 | By | Category: News, Radio News

Welingtonians are expressing their anger over plans by NZ Post to close the Newtown branch. Newtown residents this week  handed in an 8,000 plus signature petition calling on the government to keep NZ Post offices open. NZ post announced the closures last year. Rongotai MP Paul Eagle says the post offices are an important social […]



WATCH: Te Auaha opens its doors

Mar 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, Multimedia

The brand new Te Auaha Institute of Creativity officially opened on Monday night as BLAIR MOCKETT reports



Gender minorities missing from follow-up survey

Mar 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story, Radio News

Gender minorities are missing out again as sexual orientation but not gender identity are included in April’s census follow-up General Social Survey.



More houses but harder to find somewhere to live

Feb 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Despite more houses being built New Zealand’s population is growing at a rate the current house numbers cannot contain.



Reassurances about investing in the rental market

Jan 31st, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Property Investors are being assured that the Wellington rental market is safe and secure. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Students cry foul over rising rents

Jan 31st, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Students are complaining about the tactics uses by landlords while trying to secure accommodation, the Victoria University Student’s says. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Change needed to cut the prison population

Jan 31st, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Labour has promised to cut New Zealand’s growing prison population, but Ti Lamusse of PAPA says in order to do that fundamental changes are needed in the legal system. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Wellingtonians embracing Waitangi Day

Jan 30th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

With Waitangi Day approaching people in Wellington’s Civic Square had a chance to say what Waitangi Day means to them.



Talking politics encouraged on new chat forum

Jan 30th, 2018 | By | Category: Other, Radio News

New Zealanders can now discuss political issues effecting them on a new online forum run by two former political hopefuls. Next Best Thing NZ is a Facebook page run by former Opportunities Party members Dr Jenny Condie and Jessica Hammond Doube. Dr Jenny Condie says they want to encourage New Zealanders take political action. Dr […]



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 .