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Millions for poor may be grabbed by landlords

Feb 19th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Building more houses, rather than topping up wages, is answer says the author of the Salvation Army State of the Nation report. LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to Alan Johnson.



Millions for poor may be grabbed by landlords

Feb 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Building more houses, rather than topping up wages, is only answer says report author. LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to Alan Johnson.



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.



Kiwis not sharing in their country’s economic growth

Feb 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

New Zealand is richer, but New Zealanders are not, according to the annual State of the Nation report produced by the Salvation Army. There are too many negative statistics that too many Kiwis fall into. LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.



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.



Easier access to the NFL has Kiwis engaging

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



Pets suffering as the summer heatwave continues

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

The SPCA are warning people to take extra care of their pets during this hot summer as they continue to see cases of animal injuries as a result of the hot weather.



Kiwi kids inspired by successful rocket launch.

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

New Zealand’s successful rocket launch has piqued interest in space science here.



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 […]



See you in the New Year

Dec 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Merry Christmas from students and staff at Whitireia Journalism and Broadcasting everyone. Have a great break.



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.



Civil Defence reassures those without smartphones

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



Sister inspires special olympics footballer

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

Over 3,000 proud special olympians head home today as the Wellington Summer Games draw to a close.   Athletes around the country have been competing in sports ranging from table tennis to powerlifting.   Wellington Special Olympian Ella Smith , a footballer, trains every Tuesday   Ella says she was inspired by her sister to […]



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.



Big challenges overcome by special olympians

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

Wellington this week has hosted a range of talented special Olympians from around New Zealand, some having to overcome financial and transport issues to compete.



Police are people too – on and off the beat

Nov 30th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

The cops sometimes get a bad rap. LAURA WILTSHIRE went along for a ride along and saw the human side



Conditioning coach stays on for ultimate reward

Nov 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News, Sport, Uncategorized

Max Symes the new strength and conditioning coach at Marist St Pats is helping Marist St pats rugby club prepare for the 2018 season after just finishing an internship with the Highlanders in Super Rugby.



Taking tea to raise money for Wellington hospice

Nov 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News, Uncategorized

Mary Hospice is set to benefit from a high tea experience put on by hospitality students in Wellington.



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.



Food parcel demand increases as rents rise

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

Pressure on food banks is mounting in Wellington as rents continue to rise. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports



Ziplines to lure tourists to Wellington

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

Wellington City Council is considering plans for a zipline park to lure tourists. Adrenaline junkies could soon be ziplining in the the hills above Wellington.



Locals win battle to save Hutt valley park

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

Fears of flooding and community submissions have stopped a proposed housing development in its tracks.



WATCH: First major battle using tanks remembered

Nov 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article

An historical battle has been remembered this week at Wellington’s National War Memorial. BLAIR MOCKETT reports.



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.



Regulations put Country markets under threat.

Nov 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Local markets are under threat from new food-safety regulations.



Highway gates to aid emergency traffic flow

Nov 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Emergency gates are being erected on State Highway 2 to help cope with potential disasters. The gates, between Ngauranga and Petone cost approximately $500,000 and took six months to design and construct. They’re designed to pivot, allowing traffic access to both sides of the road in event of an emergency. Transport system manager for the […]



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.



Wellingtonians prepared for another big one

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

Wellingtonians appear to be more prepared for another earthquake then this time last year when a big earthquake triggered tsunami warnings along Wellington’s coastline.



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.



WATCH: Busy week ends with Raucous Caucus at parliament

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

Could it be a sign of things to come? A busy first week for the new parliament ends with a Raucous Caucus.



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.



The unseen faces behind the change of government

Nov 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Three buidlings, three days, 700-plus people, 10,000 boxes – LAURA WILTSHIRE reports on the big move



WATCH: Stitch’n’Bitch knitting circle getting younger

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

Wellington’s Stitch’n’Bitch group is helping revive an interest in knitting, and many of them are younger



More artificial turf not the answer

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

The Wellington City Council have said that they wont be constructing any new artificial grounds at this point in time.



Melbourne Cup grips Wellington

Nov 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story, News, Sport



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.



Kiwi’s gear up for the big Aussie race

Nov 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Radio News

At 5 o’clock today, Kiwi’s across the country will stop working and turn their eyes to the TV to watch an Australian horse race. The Melbourne Cup, known as the race that stops a nation, garners more attention in New Zealand than any local race. British horse Marmelo is  favourite to win the cup, according […]



Google YouTube is bringing kiwi horror to the world’s screens

Nov 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Killer Kiwi horror films are in the spotlight thanks to a collaboration with NZ On Air



Council questioned over waterfront building transparency

Nov 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Waterfront Watch hopes submissions are impartial and independent, but many in favour are from outside city



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.



Charter school boss hopes politics, ideology can be put aside

Oct 29th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Parties in the new coalition government were clear in their campaigning that they were against charter schools.

LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to the CEO of a high profile charter school and to the teachers’ union about how they see the future.



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.



Killer Lay-z-Boy is going to America

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

A Jewish Rabbi and a voodoo sorcerer who try and stop a Lay-z-Boy killing people is the plot for a Wellington film, going to the american film market.



Hungry Wolves looking to retain top place

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

The Wellington Wolves american football team is feeling confident about defending their Capital Bowl title they won last year.



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.



WATCH: Kapiti town takes pride in world record attempt

Oct 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article

Paekakariki locals were looking to break a world record when they marched across the town’s zebra crossing, as Elijah Hill reports.



Wellington’s free ambulance service celebrates milestone

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

For the last 90 years the Wellington Ambulance Service has provided free ambulance care across the region.



Conservation week marked with passion

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

Wellington DOC ranger Lee Barry is excited by efforts being made during conservation week 2017.



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.



Waiting for Winston: A political playlist to soothe your nerves

Oct 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

To help ease the nerves, yet prepare you for the “big moment”, SARAH MCMULLAN has created this playlist



WATCH: Arrests at weapons expo

Oct 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Police have arrested a number of protesters outside Westpac Stadium for blocking a roadway leading into a weapons expo. BLAIR MOCKETT reports.



Lions win again… just

Oct 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Radio Story



Is there one last special vote twist remaining in this election?

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

LAURA WILTSHIRE surveys the political landscape in which people should be wary of predictions



National party-goers weigh in on result of election night

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

Four more years a good result for young National voters



WATCH: “Jacinda Ardern will be Prime Minister one day”

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Story, Multimedia, News

Robertson and party faithful reckon youth quake still hidden in special votes

LAURA WILTSHIRE reports from the Wharewaka in Wellington and Labour’s party.



Greens hanging hope on youth

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



Labour MPs gather at Wharewaka for Wellington results

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story

WATCH: Greg O’Conner describes himself as an eternal pessimist, so despite leading in Ōhāriu he is unprepared to call it, saying it could go either way still.

LAURA WILTSHIRE reports from the Wharewaka.



Labour mood in Wellington hopeful

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Labour faithful mingle with MPs Grant Robertson (Wellington Central), Greg O’Connor (Ohariu), Kris Faafoi (Mana) and Ginny Anderson (Hutt South).



Victoria University students gather for election night

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Tension and excitement fill the air at Victoria University student bar The Hunter Lounge



National’s Ohariu candidate confident

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



Wellington Greens get excited with an early count of 6.3%

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story

In the first results out the Greens at are 6.3% and the mood here is nervous, as they hope that their party stays above the 5% threshold.

LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.



WATCH: Ohariu voters have made their choice for a new MP

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News

Johnsonville voters reflect on an election during which their MP resigned



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: Election Day ticks still popular with voters in Rongotai

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

WATCH: Despite the increased number of early voters, convenience and tradition were among the reasons why Rongotai voters waited for Election Day to hit the polls. Voting booths are open until 7pm today. BRONTE WILSON reports.



Kiwis are getting out to vote in 2017 General Election

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Polling booths are open until 7pm for New Zealanders to cast their ballot



Follow the election here

Sep 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Most Popular, Top Picture

The Whitireia Team is covering the election live around Wellington. Click above for a rolling blog of updates as election night progresses.



New Zealand more united than divided: Robertson

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

The Labour party is saying that New Zealand does not have a rural/urban divide. Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says New Zealand is more united than divided, despite an angry a protest at a farmers rally in Morrinsville yesterday. He says in his experience, New Zealanders agree on a need for urgency around social issues.



Wellington Lions grounded despite record win

Sep 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Radio Story, Most Popular



Suffrage Day with a woman leader as Ardern visits Victoria University

Sep 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

124 years since women gained the franchise, Ardern encourages students at Victoria University to vote



Suicide brings to tears the most staunch-looking

Sep 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular

Jacinda Ardern was not the only one brought to tears by the sight of 606 pairs of shoes



The election’s this Saturday – too bad the world’s going to explode

Sep 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Most Popular, News

Will Saturday’s election will be the cause of our destruction? ELIJAH HILL reports.



WATCH: 606 pairs of shoes mark World Suicide Day

Sep 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

Riders Against Teenage Suicide (R.A.T.S.) on their motorbikes played a part in bringing the message to Parliament.

SARAH McMULLAN talks to riders about protecting their tamariki.



U-report voicing young New Zealanders political opinions

Sep 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Radio News

UNICEF’s U-report is helping young New Zealanders voice their opinions on political issues with the election just over a week away.



Housing, healthcare, environment on agenda in Newtown

Sep 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Finlayson battles tough crowd, despite suggesting he has compassion