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Rugby club helps out at safe haven for women

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

Male volunteers were welcomed into the Wellington Women’s Boarding House for the first time.



Ken Laban will miss Jonah the man most of all

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



Shock rugby result good news all round for Japan

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News, Sport



St Pat’s First XV champion after 20 long years

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

A prayer for the late Jerry Collins, a member of the last winning St Pat’s Town team, was one of the inspirations for victory this week. ARANA KENNY reports.



Toa rugby has hopes for future despite not fielding a team in 2015

Jul 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Porirua club is not in the Horowhenua/Kapiti competition for the first time in 18 years.



PHOTO ESSAY: Hurricanes closing in on finals appearance

May 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News, Picture story

Hurricanes victory at Westpac Stadium captured by JAMES LOBBAN



WATCH: Bump or be bumped in latest sporting craze

Oct 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Sport

Have a look at a different way people play the most watched sport in the world right here in Wellington.



Newsweek in review

Sep 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



PHOTO ESSAY: Shaving for a cause at the Wainui Rugby Club

Sep 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Picture story

Premier team members show support a teammate’s wife battling cancer, and NICOLE ADAMSON captures it in photos.



Geordie’s welcoming Geordies as football takes over capital

Jul 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Publican has seen Kiwis embrace football as rugby watching wanes.



Tawa rugby on the rise

Jun 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Sport

Tawa rugby has come a long way in 18 months, and according to Tawa RFC’s chairman, Dave Banks, that’s down to some changes in key areas.



Rising star Tuitama aiming for U20 World Rugby Championship

Apr 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Sport

Northern United and Hurricanes Academy player Aukuso Tuitama in NZ Under-20s training group.



Opportunities for young seen as key to football’s future in NZ

Dec 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

FOOTBALL talent goes unnoticed in New Zealand, according to social players surveyed in Wellington.

ANNEKA PAUL asked players what they thought needed to happen after NZ’s World Cup exit.



New-look Wellington sevens rugby team coming into form

Nov 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

The Wellington sevens team got off to a good start finishing third in the Auckland sevens



West can book himself a Super contract in Dunedin

Oct 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Ihaia West’s high school days suggested he was always going to make a name in sport.



Grassroots key to Axemen’s successful comeback

Sep 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Sport, Student Features

After a long time away from premier rugby, 2013 saw Wellington’s Axemen return to top-tier club rugby. CALLY MARTIN reports



Social Rugby Club take a punch for a trip to Argentina

Aug 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Features, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Sport, Uncategorized

Social rugby club the 69ers are fighting to fund a trip to follow the All Blacks to Argentina.



No dream outcome for rugby team – but nobody minded

Jul 24th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, Most Popular, Sport

The Bergs weren’t quite able to keep their winning streak going, but that didn’t worry anyone.



Tourist numbers stay up high after the Rugby World Cup surge

Jun 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The Rugby World Cup drew 100,000 more people to New Zealand, and those numbers haven’t dropped off this year.



Student world cup still $2000 away for young league player

May 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Sport

With work, study and training Bernard Gregorius has no time to set up big fundraising projects.



Celebrating the good old days at the Wainui Rugby Club

May 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, Sport

Wainui’s rugby club is celebrating its Old Timers Day this weekend, remembering past achievements.



Upper Hutt mayor has plenty of fight left for another election

Apr 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Local body elections, News

Wayne Guppy still has the energy to be the voice of his community, he tells JAMES PAUL.



Three new artificial turfs in Council plans

Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Sport

The Wellington City Council is building on success of all-weather turfs.



PHOTOS: Warm welcome for sevens teams

Feb 1st, 2013 | By | Category: News, Top Picture

New Zealand player Lote Raikabula and son Emanuel enjoy the parade which kicked off Sevens Weekend in Wellington. KRISTEN PATERSON recorded the event in photos.



MP supports female director on NZRFU

Nov 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

MP AND former Black Fern Louisa Wall has added to the Human Rights Commission’s call for a woman to be included on rugby’s national governing body. Thirty percent of sports directors in New Zealand are women but the NZRFU has never had a woman on its board.



Samoans ‘amp’ed for rugby

Oct 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

SAMOANS FROM around Wellington are amped to compete in this weekend’s Village Kings rugby tournament.

12 teams are taking part in the two-day tournament at Porirua park, and co-organiser Alama Ieremia says it’s part of a plan to rebuild the Wellington Samoan rugby union.



Declining numbers hit American Football

Aug 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Sport

Rugby pressure forces idea of seven-a-side games in capital.



No win, no play for Jubilee Cup bottom four

Aug 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Premier club rugby teams opt out of minor playoffs.



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.



Wellington cafe unwinds after successful summer

Mar 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Tired Karaka Cafe staff relieved to return to a 40 hour week.



Sevens a blackout for many

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, Opinion

CHRISTINA MCDONALD gives an eyewitness account of Wellington’s annual party.



Top nob cops it in pop, rock, punk and hip-hop

Nov 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

Wellington band takes political satire to new lengths



RWC collectors’ item proves popular

Oct 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Uncategorized

All Blacks stamp sheet went to press moments after the win.



Coy council’s creative counting of cup costs

Oct 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Vague tally somewhere between $1.8 million and $70 million.



Capital labelled less safe, more seedy during cup

Oct 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Two young women say the cup has brought a “seedy vibe” to city.



Rugby free zone gets a few thumbs up around capital

Oct 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

A Tawa resident makes his point – not everyone likes rugby



Busker invasion jams city performance space

Oct 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Picture story

Street performance space at a premium on Wellington’s streets.



‘Fantastic’, ‘amazing’ is majority view on RWC

Sep 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Two weeks into Cup and we’re going brilliantly.



Wild weather, warm fans greet All Blacks

Sep 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Picture story, Sport

Hundreds turn out at airport to see their heroes..



Kiwis splurged on travel while dollar was strong

Sep 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Visitor numbers up even before Rugby World Cup.



Fans go easy on Quade Cooper in Wellington

Sep 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Supporters offer a variety of players they love to hate.



American Eagles get Kiwi welcome at Scots College

Sep 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Sport

US Ambassador cheers for three different RWC teams.



Wallabies wounded, wary, after reality check

Sep 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Sport

Media reports focus on how the Aussies will respond against USA.



Asian tourism slumps during Rugby World Cup

Sep 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Hotel rates drive Asian tourists away during RWC



A Capital night on the town through the ambos’ eyes

Sep 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News, Student Features

NewsWire’s ANGIE MILLS spends a Saturday night out with the Wellington Free Ambulance street triage team in Courtenay Place.



Cup failure could spark depression and violence

Sep 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Experts speculate on aftermath if ABs fail to win.



Boutique is nailing its rugby world cup support

Sep 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Nail polish art lets fans show who they’re backing.



Savea makes cut for national rugby team

Sep 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

Ardie will in schools test match against Australia.



Wellington in high spirits as Rugby World Cup fever kicks in

Sep 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News, Picture story

Signs of Rugby World Cup fever have been everywhere in Wellington this week, as our NEWSWIRE photo team shows.



How’s this for real Kiwi passion, says Leo

Sep 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Chance French remark leads to big RWC display.



A taste of South African barbie during world cup

Sep 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

Hotel fires up braii to feed Bok supporters and educate locals.



Springbok fans welcome in local Dragon’s den

Sep 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Sport

Welsh rugby supporters back their boys to beat Boks on Sunday.



Popular market open for months of Sundays

Sep 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News

“Crazy” days as stallholders cash in on WOW, rugby tourists.



Rugby World Cup will be nightmare for some

Sep 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Some Wellingtonians feel the Rugby World Cup is nothing but an intrusion on their lives.

They’re the ones working longer hours, postponing major personal events, sleeping to a chorus of drunken fans or having trouble getting out their front door, reports CHRISTINA McDONALD.



Wellington’s number two facilities are mostly number one

Sep 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

RWC fans will be relieved to know our bar and restaurant toilets are generally safe – although there are exceptions, report CHRISTINE LINNELL and NICK GRAY.



Capital gets its game face on for the Rugby World Cup

Aug 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Picture story

The NewsWire team has been on the streets of Wellington taking photos of the growing rugby fever.



Poets to pitch poetry to Rugby World Cup fans

Aug 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

Pacific poets will run workshops in the Cup fanzone.



Refugees say bullying part of New Zealand culture

Jun 20th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Young people use drama to show what they have to put up with



Life after All Blacks: ‘You wake up and think what do I do now?’

May 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Student Features

Christian Cullen redefined attacking rugby in his 15-year career. The Paekakariki Express tells DAN DALGETY how life changes after footy.



Understanding Ka Mate – how a chief’s escape led to the All Blacks

Apr 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Diversity, Featured Article, Front Page Layout

VIDEO: Ngati Toa, owners of Ka mate, have agreed with the NZ Rugby Union over its continued use by the All Blacks. JOSIE GLASSON tells the story of the haka.



Wellington to wear red and black this Saturday

Feb 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wellingtonians planning on showing their support.



The final 80 minutes a hard slog for Hardham

Aug 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

Hutt rugby was ‘the winner on the day’ at Sunday’s final.



New St Pat for oldest Catholic boys college

May 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Saint’s new statue waits under plastic for 125th Jubilee unveiling



Eastbourne Rugby Club honours its old timers

May 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

Wellingtons’ smallest rugby club turns 90 next year



Franco aims his javelin at Brazil Olympics

Apr 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Sport

Porirua College student doing hard yards in training



Few arrests as city turns into super Sevens party

Feb 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Multimedia, News, Sport

Dorothy, Toto and Tin Man played the Wicked Witch and Batman in central Wellington after the Sevens on Saturday night – but the games were drinking, not rugby.

The city was a riot of colour and (largely clean) fun at the conclusion of super Sevens weekend, reports KYLIE KLEIN-NIXON.



World Cup free rides may be hollow promise

Dec 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Council’s free transport pledge may prove unrealistic.



Capital city shines for the super Sevens weekend

Dec 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Sport

Thousands of people have jammed into Wellington for the biggest party of the year.

NewsWire’s KIMBERLEY CRAYTON-BROWN, PENELOPE SCOTT and CARL SUURMOND report on the dressing up, the parade, the teams…and, oh yeah, the rugby.



Under-20 rugby players tackle outdoor pursuits

Dec 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Players from the NZ Rugby Academy test their limits.



Where did all the Ladies go?

Nov 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Features, Opinion

A YOUNG man goes in search of something other than testosterone.



Painting the town red – and green, and blue

Nov 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Naenae locals give shopping centre second annual touch up.



Trip’s two aims – rugby and Disneyland

Sep 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Sport

Two Wellington players in touring Sports Institute team.



Talent-tamer Teri wins regional award

Jul 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Surf life saving and rugby fan is volunteer of the year.



Valley heart and soul go into club’s 60 years

Apr 13th, 2009 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Stokes Valley rugby has had loyal support, says veteran.



When Lions meet cubs (reporters, that is)

Nov 27th, 2008 | By | Category: Latest News, Multimedia, Sport

VIDEO: NewsWire gets to quiz some rugby stars.