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Posts Tagged ‘ newtown ’

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.



A clothing bonanza for Newtown this weekend

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

St Vincent de Paul’s reach out to the wider community by providing free clothing.



Newtown Market an example of increasing self-employed numbers

Jul 18th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Newtown Market’s Nomie Julian is enjoying her new role as organiser of the market, where stallholders get the chance to try working for themselves. ABIGAIL SINCLAIR-PARKER reports the stall-holders are among an increasing number of self-employed according to government statistics.



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.



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 […]



Quality teachers needed in early childhood sector

Feb 13th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

There isn’t enough qualified teachers to match the number of children enrolled in early childhood care.



Archive photo captures SPCA encounter that changed a life

Nov 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Picture story

SPCA annual appeal time, and Sarah McMullan tracked down a boy in 1955 photo



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.



More to SPCA than cat and dog adoptions

May 17th, 2017 | By | Category: Multimedia, News, Picture story, Top Picture

ANGELA REID visits the people and animals behind the Newtown SPCA.



Free workshops available for Wellington bikers

Jan 31st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

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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. 



Quake damage displaces Wellingtonians

Nov 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



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



Tools not books on offer at library with a difference

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


Ireland Hendry-Tennent reports.



New vintage market for Wellington

Sep 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News
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African musician sings Newtown’s praises

Jun 7th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Wellington musician Sam Manzanza keeps African music alive.



Junk Free June is back

Jun 7th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Cancer Society fundraiser Junk Free June returns to the capital this month.



New building to reflect Newtown’s multi-cultural roll

Apr 11th, 2016 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Design to incorporate art and structural qualities from different cultural groups.



Newtown library upgrade tackles air flow, damp, heat

Sep 21st, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Public and staff enjoy healthier surroundings after three months of work.



Keep Newtown Clean

Sep 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

The first ever quarterly clean-up aimed at rekindling original spirit of monthly event that died.



Ranchhod’s change the recipe

Sep 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



National billboards take such a hammering

Sep 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, News

National party billboards in the Wellington Central electorate take a hammering in the run-up to the election. SUE TEODORO reports.



Newtown voters can be a trusting bunch -but they want answers

Sep 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Rongotai candidates on health issues among other things at a packed meeting in Newtown.



Elephant in the room at Newtown candidates meeting

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



Fire danger stalks Newtown kitchens

Aug 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

Newtown firefighters (from left) Alan Ormiston, Mike Dombrowski and Michael Fleming work in one of the busiest stations in the country. SUSAN TEODORO reports.



Newtown push to prepare locals for the worst

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Civil defence wants to help Newtown become the latest community with a plan for a natural disasters.



Chinese take protest to street in Newtown

Aug 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Diversity, News, Top Picture

Falun Gong practitioners are protesting outside a Chinese community newspaper which they say has defamed them but the editor is not backing down. FINN RAINGER reports.



Students to help owners by assessing quake prone buildings

Jul 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Newtown shaky heritage buildings will have plans drawn to encourage owners to strengthen them.



Have you enrolled to vote?

May 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News

Young people committed to bringing about change in the 2014 election, campaign to boost enrollments.



Pacific Advisory Group needs more time, money, says chair

Apr 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Nominations are open for new members, and the outgoing group has recommended to Wellington City Council that the number of seats be increased to 19 so smaller Pacific Island groups are represented. JULIE TAYLOR reports.



Newtown School planning for the future

Mar 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News

Newtown Primary School is developing its learning environments to better suit kids in modern society.



Capital bike fans want European cycleways through Newtown

Mar 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

Plans for a safe cycle-way network through the southern suburbs will be revealed at the Newtown Residents’ Association community meeting in Newtown on March 17. FINN RAINGER reports.



Students’ murals brighten up neighbourhoods in Paint Up project

Dec 13th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

A council project has brightened up Berhampore and Newtown with designs and painting by local kids.



Chef Abdelghani’s cookbook dream a reality

Dec 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, Top Picture

Moroccan chef Abdelghani El Adraoui has always dreamed of writing his own cookbook and finally has one. He talks to KHALID AHMED about what inspired him.



Get Set Go gets Kiwi kids set to go at Newtown event

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

The Get Set Go programme responds to research showing Kiwi kids could do better in movement skills.



Labour celebrates getting two candidates on to the WCC

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

Paul Eagle celebrated his win at the Labour Party shindig at Wharewaka on Wellington’s waterfront.



Liquor ban still on agenda for people in Brooklyn

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

Antics of Newtown commuter cited for ban to be extended to town centre.



Newtown art workshops prove popular with community

Oct 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News

The Newtown Community Centre has been encouraging people to come and learn new skills.



Call for Newtown licencing to be allowed beyond midnight

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

Opening hours, beggars and parking on council wishlist for local businesses.



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.



Green thumbs eager to get planting in Carrara Park

Sep 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular

Newtown gardeners hope to establish a community garden in a local park space.



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.



Workshop brings the magic to Wellington’s performing arts

Aug 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

Magicians Angel Simal, Nopera Whitley and Chelfyn Baxter stage workshop in Newtown.



Businesses lend a hand to children’s hospital

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

Wellington businesses are banding together to raise funds for the Wellington Children’s Hospital.



It’s an ill wind that blows an Irish Strawberry on to your Toyota Starlet

May 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Council workers responded quickly when a tree was blown on top of a car in Berhampore last night.



Pasifika communities no closer to getting their dreamed-of fale

May 28th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

An on-going push for a Pasifika fale (centre) to be built in the community.



Wellingtonians would pay more for electronics to ensure safe recycling

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

Wellington City Council to vote on e-waste recycling proposal calling on government to legislate.



Newtown School roll bounces back after quake risks losses

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

Numbers at their highest in 15 years as planning for new buildings progress.



Harawira will use court case to highlight homelessness

Mar 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Twenty people turn out to Mana Movement hui in Newtown to hear Harawira’s plans for 2013.



Newtown Street Festival attracts thousands

Mar 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News

New Zealand’s largest open-air street fair kicks off the start of the 2013 Newtown Festival.



National champions mix with college students on croquet lawn

Mar 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, Sport

Wellington boasts ‘the best little croquet club in the world’ tucked away in Newtown.



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.



Shooters keen to alter impressions of their sporting passion

Feb 24th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Sue Bowen says shooting is fun and addictive, but some people have the wrong idea about it.



Newtown fights plans for new liquor store

Dec 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Another liquor store just spells trouble for Newtown health services trying to cope with people vulnerable to alcohol problems, say agencies.

VOMLE SPRINGFORD talks to the store owner and residents worried about vulnerable residents being exploited.



Fundraiser documentary to raise awareness of home birth

Oct 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News

Film is about pioneering midwife Ina May Gaskin.



$1m safety upgrade for Newtown athletics track

Sep 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Sport

Athletes seek new training venues while track is resurfaced.



Campaign to stop health funding cut falls flat

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

Hospital board cut to go ahead despite community effort.



Day of fun and games for Maori language week

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

South Wellington Intermediate puts learning te reo into context.



Artificial turf turnover puts ‘after match’ at risk

Jul 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

But outweighed by ground availability in wet weather.



Sam says: don’t get down with a frown in Newtown

Jul 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Sam Neho the Newtown busker just wants to see smiles, he tells REGAN ROBERTS.



Newtown group wants answers over health cuts

Jul 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

A Newtown community group refuses to accept the health board’s silence over a funding cut to the local clinic.

Pleas for information from Capital and Coast District Health Board have failed, but now TV3’s Campbell Live may be taking an interest, reports VOMLE SPRINGFORD.



Reluctant role model kicks smoking habit

Jun 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

It is a time to receive and give nourishment to Papatuanuku.



Health funding cut sparks community action

Jun 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Lead Story, News

PEOPLE angered by cuts to front line health services are taking their protest to the next Capital and Coast District Health Board meeting.

Cuts to the Newtown Union Health Service (NUHS) funding has sparked the anger. VOMLE ANTAS reports.



Phobic Trust fights to fund “unique” service

May 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wellington clinic believes pilot programme proved its worth.



Let’s talk about funding vasectomies, says doctor

May 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Men’s role should be part of the debate on unwanted pregnancies.



Proposed $3.6m upgrade for Community Centre

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

Newtown centre suggested in council’s draft Long-Term Plan.



Garden makeover plans for Newtown Community

May 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Seating, grass, and space to grow plants in the sun for locals.



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.



Newtown farewells muso who makes a difference

Apr 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

Local dinner show send-off for community minded Fraser Ross.



Wellington Tongans mourn their king

Mar 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Community and council stage memorial service.



Performers jump from Paris to Porirua

Mar 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Whitireia trio combine their poetry and music performance talents



Bus users must rush to submit views by Friday

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

Newtown commuters confused and annoyed by lack of notice



Weather bomb has no effect on NZ’s biggest free festival

Mar 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Front Page Layout

The threat of rain didn’t deter 60,000 people from attending the Newtown Festival. SARA GREIG (video) and CALLUM VALENTINE (story and photos) were there.



Harawira declares war on ‘corporate takeover’ of NZ

Mar 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Mana leader is urging civil disobedience to fight back.



Ban means they’re not drinking their beer here

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

Newtown behaviour better, but drinkers just go elsewhere.



NewsWire’s coverage of the General Election 2011 and Referendum

Nov 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Click here to see our coverage timeline of the election, referendum, and reactions from other news outlets and social media.



Tawa makes basket case for shopping strip flowers

Nov 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Retailers wonder whether money could be better spent



Council makes no plans as housing demands grow

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

There is an under-supply of housing for elderly people.



St Anne’s Hall fills for electorate hopefuls

Nov 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News

National and NZ First candidates drew most heckling.