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Wellington’s mayoral candidates answer questions on Wellington’s issues
Six mayoral candidates give Newswire their views on funding for student transport discounts in Wellington.
“I feel loved and privileged to have been able to work with 15 cultures each day.”
Students are urged to keep the pressure on candidates to lower transport fares
Porirua College whanau spent a long time looking for the right principal to build on the legacy Susan Jungerson. This week they welcomed Ragne Maxwell to the role. KATENI SAU reports.
New Zealand journalists keep the profession in “good shape” despite challenges, says an editor of a new book. Barnaby Bennett joined three panelists and over 60 guests to discuss and launch the book, Don’t dream it’s over: Reimagining journalism in Aotearoa. PATRICK FRENCH reports.
The twice-daily traffic jam outside Raumati Beach School might be getting sorted out after years of public frustration – hopefully this summer. The plan will ease congestion and make the area safer for students. DAN MAGEEAN reports.
Pacific cultures the least likely to be living alone, says Statistics NZ report.
Thirty years after his own Olympics, Tim Logan reflects with ANGELA REID about differences and similarities.
Island Bay residents have been given a chance to talk about the $30 million development
A form of poetry relatively unknown in New Zealand attracted a sell-out crowd in Wellington last weekend.
KATENI SAU meets a team from Holy Family School in Porirua experiencing the spirit of Wellington region’s second annual Sportsfest.
McFadden eyeing up next generation of basketball talent at Sportsfest
Organisers Partners Porirua happy with launch of initiative and will be back for more
Wellington’s fascination with the new David Jones store was enough for the doors to be closed for a short time because of opening day crowds.
Store management introduced NewsWire’s PATRICK FRENCH to one of the company’s new local employees, retail assistant Molly Brain (19) to talk about the experience.
New David Jones store attracts Wellington crowds, but Kirkcaldie and Stains has not been forgotten.
Whitireia Journalism and Broadcasting will be part of the new Te Auaha centre of applied creativity in the heart of Wellington. JOANNA PIATEK’s images capture the future.
Te Aro’s crime rates don’t stop citizens from feeling safe in their city, but JADE WINTON-LOWE find they still want more CCTV cameras.
Food trucks are on the rise and but many of them are more hazardous than we think.
New Zealand visitor numbers are up and small towns are reaping small rewards.
The five-day market was a huge success, attracting over 16,500 on the first night alone.
The event allows Wellington’s most stylish to trade old clothing among themselves.
The road to new beginnings for Christchurch after the devastating 2010 earthquake.
Wellington musician Sam Manzanza keeps African music alive.
Blood donation saves lives and only 4% of eligible donors donate. Do you save lives?
Cancer Society fundraiser Junk Free June returns to the capital this month.
The Porirua food truck night market is held on the last Thursday of the month.
Fewer Kiwis were able to buy houses in 2013 compared to 186, but they are still trying
The largest number of graduating students ever, celebrate their success with friends and family.
Te Rauparaha Arena is getting behind Porirua kayaker Marty McDowell.
The Wellington Urban Ultra 2k, commonly known as WUU2K, is an ultra-marathon starting in Khandallah and ending at the Mt Victoria lookout.
ZARIUS SAMUEL visits Wellington Zoo to see how it benefits from public support.
Gino Acevedo, Te Auaha ambassador and Weta Digital creative director, with student Orama Fisher made up for the launch. Image, Joanna Piatek; Video, James Lobban
Students and graduates showed off their creative skills for gala launch of $22.5 million centre.
The launch included live performances from the new institute’s programmes, plus speeches from Minister for Tertiary Education Skills and Employment Steven Joyce and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Maggie Barry.
Marking clients with custom tattoo art is all part of a day’s work for Katy Hayward in a studio which is also an art gallery. JADE WINTON-LOWE reports.
Advisory groups engaging families are raising Maori and Pacific achievement at Postgate School in Whitby.
ZARIUS SAMUEL reports it is all part of what principal Adam Campbell says involves seeing learning through children’s eyes.
Indie rockers say they are now writing the kind of music that they set out to.
An abandoned looking Ako Pai Marae on Victoria University’s campus typifies the value that locals see in the former education facilities.
AMY MCEWEN reports on local reaction and the meeting.
The RSA celebrated its centenary at the Pukeahu War Memorial in Wellington.
COLIN ENGELBRECHT reports.
The green buses now have active audio surveillance on board to record incidents.
Headgear’s popularity is on the rise. Matt Tso talks to Hills Hatman Simon Smuts-Kennedy.
School’s rise from decile two to four, has its upsides and downsides, says principal.
Aussie helps Kiwis remember centenary with Woman of Empire exhibition at Mansfield House
Design to incorporate art and structural qualities from different cultural groups.
iPads and Chromebooks will not be replacing hand writing any time soon.
With local body elections this year, and talk of mergers going on, what do Porirua people say?
After spending nearly a decade in supporting roles, Betty Whyte takes over the top job this year.
Sam Dollimore puts herself in the spotlight with a body of work that took more than 200 hours.
Temporary premises on college grounds clears way for $9 million reconstruction.
Six weeks consultation has just opened to fix Wellington’s central city traffic issues.
Boulevard of Dreams a promenade performance through the streets of Wellington during Cuba Dupa.
The Royal New Zealand Air Force will lead Pōkarekare Ana to open CubaDupa celebrations
Swinging voters could decide the outcome in a merger was put to a vote.
Alpha Art Studio enables people with an intellectual disability to be active and valued. ANDREW JOHNSEN reports.
Crowds not as big as hoped for, but the show went on.
Thanks to a classmate’s forgetfulness, Whitireia performers are keeping themselves hydrated.
ENROLMENTS for the second flag vote close on Wednesday , and while there has been a push for enrolments, history suggests Maori will be under-represented. About 27 per cent of all voters from the seven Maori electorates cast their vote last year. EMMA MOODY reports.
Teenage mothers are nearly three times more likely to be uneducated and unemployed. LEAH FLYNN talks to Terihia Trillo who bucks the trend.
Chrissie Jorgenson says kids have not changed, despite all of the technology. VIRGINIA FALLON reports.
A Wellington chimp obsessed with jamming sticks in her ear has had five hours of surgery.
TEZA, or the Transitional Economic Zone of Aotearoa, is a public art project bringing art and the community together. BRAD FLAHIVE reports.
LEEDS STREET is one of Wellington’s little laneways tucked away in the city’s Te Aro precinct. Andrew Johnsen reports on its revitalisation.
Amnesty International has set up a website for Kiwis to send their message to government to lift New Zealand’s intake. COLIN ENGELBRECHT reports.
With Christmas fast approaching, the capital finds ways of spreading the spirit.
A CALL for a special day to commemorate the New Zealand land wars is gaining support. A group of Otorohanga College students started the petition last year after a trip to some of the battle sites in the Waikato 13,000 people have signed the petition since it began. Maori Party Co-Leader Marama Fox has thrown her […]
Ngati Toa are glad the All Blacksfinally came to visit them and enjoyed teaching them about Ka Mate.
Your cab driver can be doctors, architects and scientists, and author doubts many people ask why.