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Blind patrons catered for at Nutcracker performances

Oct 16th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, News

The Nutcracker ballet will offer audio description to blind audience members. BONNIE MOSEN reports.



On yer bike!

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



PHOTO ESSAY: Colourful crossing opened

Oct 15th, 2018 | By | Category: News, Top Picture

A colourful street party marks the official opening of Wellington’s new rainbow crossing. MOLLY HANCOCK documents the occasion.



No support for meat tax here

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

Claims a meat tax study doesn’t apply to New Zealand. NICO HENDRICKS reports.



Soup Kitchen invites you to join the whanau at open day

Oct 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, News

The Kitchen is highlighting it’s work supporting the homeless.NIKITA RAWNSLEY WRATT reports.



LISTEN: Wellingtonians at odds with Minister over surplus

Oct 10th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News

Wellingtonians disagree with Finance Minister about rainy day surplus. NICO HENDRICKS reports.



Diverse capital lays out a rainbow welcome

Oct 10th, 2018 | By | Category: Top Picture

A final clean-up of skid marks before the rainbow crossing is revealed.



Audio description lifts curtain on theatre for blind

Oct 10th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

LISTEN: Audio describers fill in visual gaps for blind theatre goers



Wellington expecting bumper cruise ship season

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

The cruise ship season has started and it’s going to bring Wellington a record breaking number of ships. Between October 2nd and April 22nd, 110 cruise ships are expected to visit Wellington. Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency Spokesman David Perks says tourists on board the cruise ships want to enjoy the Wellington experience and to […]



LISTEN: WOW windfall good for Wellington

Oct 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News

60 000 guests expected in town for fashion event. NICO HENDRICKS reports.



Connection key to mental health

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



Alcohol ads thrown off the bus in Auckland

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



Te Reo Maori speakers needed to assist the blind

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

LISTEN: Te Reo Maori lacking in audio description services for the blind



Wellington wins the race for wettest September

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

NIWA’s climate summary exposes Wellington as the wettest in New Zealand. LEAH TEBBUTT reports



Stats show NZ crash rates highest since 2002.

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

LISTEN: NZTA says new stats are “disappointing.” NICO HENDRICKS reports.



PHOTO ESSAY: The Rainbow Warrior tour sails into the capital

Oct 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout

The Greenpeace flagship is here to promote their next campaign MOLLY HANCOCK reports.



Calligrapher shows how to paint a picture with words.

Oct 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

LISTEN: Local artist shares knowledge of calligraphy for Chinese Language Week. NICO HENDRICKS reports.



Friendship the creative force behind new documentary

Oct 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: Featured Article

A veteran journalist’s debut documentary needed a different approach, as NICO HENDRICKS reports.



New visual-aid app seen as game-changer

Oct 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: News, Radio News

Visual-aid app will be widely available throughout Australasian this month.



LISTEN: Blind community puts government on notice

Oct 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, News

A petition wants government to rethink the way it interacts with the visually impaired. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.



WATCH: Calligraphy with expert Stan Chan

Oct 2nd, 2018 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Top Picture

Master illustrates the Chinese art form during Chinese Language Week.



Fair trade coffee option for Johnsonville

Oct 2nd, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Commonsense Organics is adding a coffee cart to their shop in Johnsonville.



Red cross wants Kiwis to dig deep for quake victims

Oct 2nd, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Red Cross describes Indonesian earthquake and tsunami terrifying double disaster



Four car crash on Western Hutt Road

Sep 28th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

LISTEN: Police attended the scene of a collision near Lower Hutt earlier today. MOLLY HANCOCK reports.



Blind find te reo challenging using speech tech

Sep 25th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story, News



LISTEN: Victoria University celebrates Maori Language Week

Sep 25th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Students write on wall to practice te reo Māori. BONNIE MOSEN reports:



LISTEN: Proud students say school haka unites them

Sep 25th, 2018 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, News

Saint Bernard’s college students say their haka represents who they are. JAYDON TAMARUA reports:



Māori music celebration a good end to Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

Sep 25th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, News

The night at a Newtown bar involved songs from Te Kupu and Amba Holly. COURTNEY DAY reports.



WATCH: He kawhe koa? Wellingtonians try coffee reo

Sep 25th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, News

A Wellington bilingual café uses coffee cards to help customers order coffee



Support not permission needed for bilingual towns

Sep 25th, 2018 | By | Category: News, Radio News

LISTEN: Rotorua tribe gives other iwis advice for becoming bilingual after they were so successful earlier this year.



Porirua to get co-working space

Sep 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

LISTEN: Porirua ready for community working space



Government told to tighten up disability legislation

Sep 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

LISTEN: Disability advocates gather at parliament to call for stronger legislation on access



Free nappy initiative may be coming to Wellington

Sep 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Plunket are hoping to expand their project to more communities in NZ – and Wellington may be next. COURTNEY DAY reports.



Spring storm causes headaches for travellers

Sep 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News

A spring storm disrupted flights and ferries on Tuesday. COURTNEY DAY reports.



Improved respiratory health behind bike challenge

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

Wellingtonians are being encouraged to raise awareness for people with respiratory conditions. COURTNEY DAY reports.



Attitude change needed to slash suicide rate

Aug 30th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News

LISTEN: A change in attitude seen as answer to suicide problem. NICO HENDRICKS reports.



Witness describes moment tornado touches down

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

Twin Twisters Touch down on North Island



Bill could be good news for grieving parents

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

Claims New Zealand has work to do when it comes to acknowledging grief. The Employment Act in New Zealand allows three days off for grieving parents,however, the miscarriage bereavement bill currently before parliament could amend this. If successful the bill will allow parents longer bereavement leave after a miscarriage. Spokesperson for the miscarriage support group, […]



Kiwis told to forget about bargains when shopping

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



LISTEN: Vegan cuisine features at Wellington On A Plate

Aug 23rd, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News

Wellington On A Plate features a number of vegan dishes this year. MOLLY HANCOCK reports.



PHOTO ESSAY: Teachers spell it out

Aug 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Top Picture

MOLLY HANCOCK captures the signs and slogans of the Wellington teachers strike.



LISTEN: Teachers talk of further strike action at rally

Aug 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Radio News, Uncategorized

Striking teachers say they’re happy to strike again if demands aren’t met. JAYDEN TAMARUA reports.



Striking Wellington teachers up the anti on pay demands

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



LISTEN: More action promised if teachers strike falls on deaf ears

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

Primary school teachers are talking tough as they rally in their thousands for improved conditions. COURTNEY DAY reports:



Year two teacher says things must change

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

Listen: Teacher says something has to change



New winter energy payment not for everyone

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

LISTEN: The $20 payment is to help reduce heating costs throughout the winter.



New Zealander unfazed by Indonesian quake

Aug 13th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story, Multimedia, News



WATCH: More than 200,000kg of food saved, distributed annually

Jul 18th, 2018 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Kaibosh fights back against food waste and food poverty with the help of the community. ABBY SINCLAIR PARKER reports



WATCH: Kitten season takes over SPCA in Wellington

Jul 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Kitten season in Wellington is ending, which causes a bigger demand for foster careers



Online versus in-store fine balance for The Mews partners

Jul 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Domestic online retail sales are growing at a faster pace than international, but all is not lost for in-store retail. JULIA STEEL reports.



WATCH: Zoo fights plastic for World Environment Day

Jul 2nd, 2018 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News

Over 700 marine species are affected by plastic in our oceans. Courtney Day finds out how Wellington Zoo raises awareness.



Increasing numbers of Kiwis leave for Asia a longer-term trend

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

People are departing New Zealand for overseas in the largest numbers since 2014 and Asia is increasingly attractive. NZ China Friendship national president Dave Bromwich talks to SAM ROBINSON about the trend of younger Kiwis moving to China for business opportunities.



PHOTO ESSAY: A taste of France in capital

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

The Renault French Festival’s French Village brought European expats, tourists and Kiwi Francophiles together. JULIA STEEL had a taste.



PHOTO ESSAY: UP Fitness puts a new spin on working out

Jun 27th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Picture story

Wellington exercise studio Up Fitness uses spices up the traditional workout. Newswire reporter Molly Hancock takes a look.



PHOTO ESSAY: Dogs dominate Waitangi Park at annual event

Jun 27th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Picture story

Wellington locals gather with their dogs for the charity event Big Dog Walk With Lots of Dogs. Newswire reporter Nikita Rawnsley-Wratt joined in.



WATCH: From supermarket shelf to someone in need

Jun 19th, 2018 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Kaibosh saves supermarket and cafe food for struggling communities. NICHOLAS HENDRICKS reports.



WATCH: Kaibosh puts the kibosh on food poverty in Wellington

Jun 8th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Some of the $872m in food Kiwis discard annually is find its way to good homes. BONNIE MOSEN reports



WATCH: Daily Last Post ends in November

Jun 8th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

The daily Last Post ceremonies at Pukeahu end in November this year as the 100 year anniversary of WWI’s end approaches. NICHOLAS HENDRICKS reports.



Life after pro skateboarding includes helping next generation

Jun 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News

Wellington IT worker and skateboarding advocate Chris Wood lived every skating boy’s dream. He talks to ANDREW BEVIN



Little-known textile designs of artist Avis Higgs brought to life

May 26th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

The Wellington artist may have passed away but her daughter is ensuring her work lives on



Wainuiomata Hill’s Shared Path project worth wait for mayor

May 25th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News

Lower Hutt Mayor excited about safety for walkers and cyclists up Wainui Hill. COURTNEY DAY reports.



Silverstream 1st XV lose co-captain but coach has talent to call on

May 24th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Coach Tim Mannix and co-captain Josh Southall talk to ZACHARY GRAHAM as their rugby season starts



Wellington launch for ‘The last earth – a Palestinian story’

May 19th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

As Palestinians die at Israel fence a Palestinian journalist shares stories in NZ



Black Grace dancers try out Te Auaha – and scout talent

May 16th, 2018 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Neil Ieremia’s newest work will be shown in Porirua before touring the world. JAYDEN TAMARUA reports.



New cakery in Johnsonville makes diet friendly desserts

May 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

The humble cakery customises cakes everyone can enjoy.  BONNIE MOSEN takes a look.



Local portrait artists going strong a decade on

May 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

The portrait group which meets in Karori welcomes all artists, and talks to JULIA STEEL.



Going to dark places for a theatre career all part of the training

May 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Greer Samuel took audience, including dad, to dark places as abused child in lead role at BATS Theatre.



Charitable Pick Me Up returns to Wellington and promises free coffee.

May 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

City Mission’s winter appeal with a caffeinated boost for low income families. SAM ROBINSON reports.



Waka Ama – the unofficial sport of New Zealand

May 13th, 2018 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, News, Student Features

For Māori waka ama is steeped in culture, for others it is a sporting passion. ANDREW BEVIN reports.



Newest Mojo cafe opens in June at Te Auaha

May 13th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Top Picture

Manager Miriama Royal will lose her cart in the campus foyer, and move into a plant-filled design. ABBY SINCLAIR-PARKER talks to her about the new space.



NZ Music Month timely for computer musician’s first album

May 13th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Lower Hutt musician grew up with piano and guitar and is now playing the computer



Plummeting towards earth in a plane makes Muriel think

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

A flight from London to Auckland nearly ended in disaster. COURTNEY DAY sits down with a woman who was on the plane.



Blind worried public transport pets may spook guide dogs

May 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Lead Story, News

As pet dogs take to public transport, disability assistance dog handlers fear poorly behaved animals.

BONNIE MOSEN talks with trainers of guide dogs and officials about the issue.



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



Wellington soaks up new production facilities at Te Auaha

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

Two new theatres full of mix of professional and student performances. JAYDEN TAMARUA reports.



Jazz musician Mark Wilson turns 50 in his beloved Queenstown

May 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

Blind Queenstown musician reflects on life, love, and music at 50 with BONNIE MOSEN



Tuakana/Our Tutors brings the art of creative teachers to life

May 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

An artist’s body twisted into typefaces will accompany carving and jewellery at Te Auaha’s second exhibition.

The exhibition will showcase the work of tutors from Whitireia and WelTec’s creative programmes at the gallery on Dixon Street. NICHOLAS HENDRICKS reports.



Teedubs dream big after weekend win

May 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News, Sport



Coach alarmed by amount of injury time

May 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News, Sport



Council serves warning over earthquake work

May 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

After winning a court case against a company that didn’t comply with earthquake restrengthening orders the Lower Hutt City Council is making enforcement more urgent.