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Erskine College revamp may add 1000 traffic movements daily

Aug 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

Island Bay residents have been given a chance to talk about the $30 million apartment development earmarked for Erskine College – and they are not happy with potential traffic issues. CHRIS VISSER reports.



Poetry slam sees people turned away from Wellington venue

Aug 24th, 2016 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

A form of poetry relatively unknown in New Zealand attracted a sell-out crowd in Wellington last weekend.



Volleyball teaches more than winning or losing

Aug 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Sport, Top Picture

KATENI SAU meets a team from Holy Family School in Porirua experiencing the spirit of Wellington region’s second annual Sportsfest.



Nine-year-olds should start student-athlete journey says coach

Aug 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

McFadden eyeing up next generation of basketball talent at Sportsfest



Job-seekers flock in their hundreds to Porirua’s newest event

Aug 5th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Organisers Partners Porirua happy with launch of initiative and will be back for more



David Jones wows crowd and employee

Jul 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

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.



Kirks fans reluctantly give new David Jones store the thumbs up

Jul 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News

New David Jones store attracts Wellington crowds, but Kirkcaldie and Stains has not been forgotten.



Te Auaha new home for creative capital

Jul 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, News, Picture story, Top Picture

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.



PHOTO ESSAY: Road to new beginnings for Quake City

Jun 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Multimedia, News, Picture story

The road to new beginnings for Christchurch after the devastating 2010 earthquake.



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.



WATCH: Fresh blood wanted, particularly plasma donors

Jun 7th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, Multimedia, News, Picture story

Blood donation saves lives and only 4% of eligible donors donate. Do you save lives?



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.



WATCH: Porirua night market a huge success

Jun 7th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Multimedia, News, Picture story

The Porirua food truck night market is held on the last Thursday of the month.



Graduating students break records

Jun 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Multimedia, News

The largest number of graduating students ever, celebrate their success with friends and family.



Local support for Porirua Olympic hopeful

Jun 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Sport

Te Rauparaha Arena is getting behind Porirua kayaker Marty McDowell.



Wellingtonians run for cancer research

May 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Latest News

The Wellington Urban Ultra 2k, commonly known as WUU2K, is an ultra-marathon starting in Khandallah and ending at the Mt Victoria lookout.



PHOTO ESSAY: Wellington Zoo benefits from public support

May 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Multimedia, News, Picture story

ZARIUS SAMUEL visits Wellington Zoo to see how it benefits from public support.



WATCH: Te Auaha facts and figures

May 24th, 2016 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

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



Crowd wowed by talent, launch for Te Auaha

May 24th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story

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.



PHOTO ESSAY: Day in life of tattoo artist

May 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

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.



Seeing school through eyes of kids, families lifts Postgate

May 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

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.



The Moots collide with NZ Music Month on tour

May 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

Indie rockers say they are now writing the kind of music that they set out to.



Karori crowds determined to save uni campus for community

May 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

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.



WATCH: RSA’s 100th centenary at the National War Memorial

May 5th, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Multimedia, News, Picture story

The RSA celebrated its centenary at the Pukeahu War Memorial in Wellington.
COLIN ENGELBRECHT reports.



Newlands and Mana buses activate audio surveillance

May 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

The green buses now have active audio surveillance on board to record incidents.



Hills Hats anything but old hat as popularity inspires factory shop

May 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News, Student Features

Headgear’s popularity is on the rise. Matt Tso talks to Hills Hatman Simon Smuts-Kennedy.



Titahi Bay Intermediate thriving despite $75,000 budget cut

May 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

School’s rise from decile two to four, has its upsides and downsides, says principal.



Anzac women connected through fashion and stories

Apr 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Aussie helps Kiwis remember centenary with Woman of Empire exhibition at Mansfield House



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.



Kelson balances new tech and traditional teaching

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

iPads and Chromebooks will not be replacing hand writing any time soon.



Porirua people offer their thoughts about merging with Wellington

Apr 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

With local body elections this year, and talk of mergers going on, what do Porirua people say?



Queen Charlotte College’s new boss knows her way around the school

Apr 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

After spending nearly a decade in supporting roles, Betty Whyte takes over the top job this year.



Artist sets herself ‘a/part’ from the crowd with first solo show of her body

Apr 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Sam Dollimore puts herself in the spotlight with a body of work that took more than 200 hours.



Thorndon School uses Tuffery art to make temporary rooms like home

Apr 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Temporary premises on college grounds clears way for $9 million reconstruction.



Wellingtonians have a say in getting their city moving – but be quick

Apr 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Six weeks consultation has just opened to fix Wellington’s central city traffic issues.



Promenade leads CubaDupa on a merry dance

Mar 15th, 2016 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Boulevard of Dreams a promenade performance through the streets of Wellington during Cuba Dupa.



Pōkarekare Ana turns 100 and launches this year’s CubaDupa

Mar 11th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

The Royal New Zealand Air Force will lead Pōkarekare Ana to open CubaDupa celebrations



Wellington and Porirua merger talk has people in three minds

Mar 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Swinging voters could decide the outcome in a merger was put to a vote.



WATCH: A special art gallery in Abel Smith St values citizens

Mar 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Diversity, Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Multimedia, Student Features

Alpha Art Studio enables people with an intellectual disability to be active and valued. ANDREW JOHNSEN reports.



Celebrating 100 years of summer in the Hutt

Mar 4th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Second annual Holi Festival brightens up Johnsonville

Mar 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Crowds not as big as hoped for, but the show went on.



Donation keeps the water flowing at performance centre.

Mar 1st, 2016 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Thanks to a classmate’s forgetfulness, Whitireia performers are keeping themselves hydrated.



Maori unlikely to bother with flag vote based on history

Feb 25th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

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.



Young Maori mum not a victim of statistics

Feb 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Teenage mothers are nearly three times more likely to be uneducated and unemployed. LEAH FLYNN talks to Terihia Trillo who bucks the trend.



Paraparaumu teaching legend reflects on 40 years with teenagers

Feb 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News

Chrissie Jorgenson says kids have not changed, despite all of the technology. VIRGINIA FALLON reports.



Cara the capital chimp goes under knife to close off her ear

Feb 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

A Wellington chimp obsessed with jamming sticks in her ear has had five hours of surgery.



WATCH: Community art festival in Porirua

Jan 28th, 2016 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Features, Lead Radio Story, Student Features

TEZA, or the Transitional Economic Zone of Aotearoa, is a public art project bringing art and the community together. BRAD FLAHIVE reports.



WATCH: The big history of a little street

Dec 16th, 2015 | By | Category: News, Picture story

LEEDS STREET is one of Wellington’s little laneways tucked away in the city’s Te Aro precinct. Andrew Johnsen reports on its revitalisation.



Drinking the keg dry for a good cause

Dec 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Write, voice, or video your call for more refugees

Dec 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

Amnesty International has set up a website for Kiwis to send their message to government to lift New Zealand’s intake. COLIN ENGELBRECHT reports.



All aboard the bus to Christmas cheer in Wellington

Dec 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

With Christmas fast approaching, the capital finds ways of spreading the spirit.



Popular Christmas shop to close for good

Dec 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Support for New Zealand Land wars remembrance day

Dec 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

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 hope All Blacks bring cup back for visit to Ka Mate’s home

Dec 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Ngati Toa are glad the All Blacksfinally came to visit them and enjoyed teaching them about Ka Mate.



Iconic Christmas shop closes doors for the last time

Dec 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Migrant Journeys is more than just a new book launched

Dec 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Features, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Your cab driver can be doctors, architects and scientists, and author doubts many people ask why.



Education a priority for local league team

Nov 25th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Weekend celebrations planned for school’s 50th

Nov 25th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Two days of celebrations will mark 50 years for Redwood School in Tawa next year.



Countries in conflict to come together at WOMAD 2016

Nov 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

China, Greece, USA, Mali and Syria are among the countries represented on stage at WOMAD 2016.



PHOTO ESSAY: Paris, we stand with you

Nov 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

The French Ambassador speaks to hundreds of people in Wellington’s Civic Square this week. EMMA MOODY captured the emotional vigil marking the Paris terrorist attack.



Professionals mobilise to fight rapid bus plan for Wellington

Nov 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Fair, Intelligent Transport wants to to educate the public on issues and solutions.



Wellington’s disabled stars ready to jam

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Claims meth addiction is a health issue not a crime

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Sun safety warnings ahead of summer

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

A sun safe warning just a month out from the shortest day. The Cancer Society says people should not only wear sunblock but also suitable clothing. U.V ray exposure is the main cause of skin cancer in New Zealand so the Cancer Society is promoting the use of long sleeved shirts and wide brimmed hats […]



Emotional vigil for Paris terror victims

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



Emotional vigil for Paris terror victims

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story
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Emotional memorial for Paris victims in Wellington

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



Mayor Wade-Brown leads vigil against terrorism

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Growing a moustache helps promote men’s health.

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

IT’S  November so don’t be surprised to see a sudden increase in the number of men sprouting healthy moustaches. This time every year the Movember charity encourages men to grow moustaches in a bid to raise awareness around men;’s health issues. Campaign organiser, Paul Chynoweth says the focus this year will be on prostate and […]



Movember moustaches start to sprout

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

THE international Movember fundraising campaign is underway. To support the annual November fundraiser men are encouraged to grow a moustache to raise money for testicular and prostate cancer, mental health and physical inactivity. Movember campaign worker, Paul Chynoweth says the Movember campaign has made a huge difference to men’s health awareness.



Porirua People’s Library giving locals a voice in November

Nov 18th, 2015 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Diversity, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Creative New Zealand and Porirua City Council pitching in to help community tell its stories.



Mental health worker uses his own journey to help others

Nov 18th, 2015 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Most Popular, News

Familiarity with mental health events helps a worker in the field do his job, and reflect on his role with EMMA MOODY.



Brighter banknotes help people with low vision

Nov 8th, 2015 | By | Category: Diversity, Front Page Layout, Top Picture

The new New Zealand banknotes are assisting the low-vision community with their brighter colours and clearer designs. Matt Tso reports.



Nix fans key to team’s future

Nov 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Whippy chases dream long way from Fiji, Porirua, family

Oct 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Student Features

Basketball star Letava Whippy’s heart is split between Porirua and Fiji, but her head is at Long Island University in the US.



Careers expo inspires students from colleges in Porirua

Oct 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Mana College’s hall buzzing with hundreds of local students talking to careers advisers.



WATCH: Giant scrabble gets capital thinking about adult literacy

Sep 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Literacy Aotearoa helps raise awareness at Wellington Railway Station.



WATCH: Capital park friends honoured for stream work

Sep 25th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Friends of Central Park receive their fourth honour in a year for their work on Moturoa Stream track.



‘No thinking about anything else when you fight’

Sep 25th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Sport, Top Picture

Fighting is all about solving problems, says Muay Thai kickboxer Angus Lindsey. JOANNA PIATEK talks to him about his sport and his latest bout.



Food trucks feed Kapiti with ministry licence

Sep 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Local food truckers from the coast are now feeding the hordes on Friday nights in Waikanae.