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Popular Christmas shop to close for good

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



Iconic Christmas shop closes doors for the last time

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



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.



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 […]



Nix fans key to team’s future

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



Pataka exhibition puts the spotlight on a dying art form

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



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.



Wellington is ready to welcome refugees

Sep 7th, 2015 | By | Category: News, Top Picture

Kiwi Syrians Sunil Matloub and Feras Aslan happy the New Zealand Government is taking in more refugees. VIRGINIA FALLON reports that Wellington has room for the newcomers.



Iwi welcome refugees but focus stays on their own

Sep 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

WELLINGTON IWI Te Ati Awa are welcoming news that the government is to take an extra intake of Syrian refugees, but say their main focus is still on their own people. The European humanitarian crisis put pressure on the New Zealand government to play its part and offer refuge to some of the thousands of […]



Creative leader predicts new campus centre will light up Wellington

Sep 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

THE man who lit up Wellington’s 150th birthday is excited about the creative possibilities of the new polytechnic arts and performance centre on Cuba Street. Construction has just began following a ceremony led by Te Ati Awa iwi in late August. EMMA MOODY reports.



Porirua schools work smart with funding to plug in digital learners

Jun 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Porirua schools are part of the spend-up on electronics through smart use of grants and funding.



Politics, bureaucracy stop Island Bay cyclists in their new bike track

Jan 15th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

A new year was supposed to bring an upgraded commuter cycleway to Island Bay, but politics and red tape have cast doubt overthe project. After receiving the go-ahead at the beginning of December, behind-the-scenes politiking has resulted in another meeting in February likely. YC LEE reports.



Korean Christmas inspires window display, and the people love it

Dec 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News

Childhood memory inspires the winner of the people’s choice award in the capital’s display awards.



Council answers critics of pop-up beach

Dec 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Wellington City Council defends its use of almost $20,000 to build a pop-up beach in Civic Square .



Bigger parking fines wanted for illegal use of disability parks

Dec 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Wellington council’s Accessiblity Advisory Group says more parks are great, but increase the fines.



WW1 commemorations in the capital

Oct 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Commemorations kick off in Wellington to mark 100 years since New Zealand soldiers left to fight in WW1.



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.



Sun shines down on Aro Valley festival-goers

Mar 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Soon solar panels could be powering the local school thanks to the fair’s fundraising.



Capital’s new south coast sea walls get their first work-out

Mar 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

The latest storm hit the capital’s south coast soon after locals got to take part in The Great Seawall Debate.



Birdman about to make a splash on Wellington Anniversary day

Jan 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wellington’s waterfront will be lined with crazy costumes on Monday for the annual event.



Superhuman Trek attack forecast for Frank Kitts Park

Jan 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Khan will have to deal with female Star Trek leads and picnic baskets in the park.



Climate change job also has economic demands, says new councillor

Jan 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

As he prepares to tackle the climate change portfolio in 2014, new Wellington City Councillor David Lee intends to address the role from an economic perspective, instead of environmental. He talks to JULIE TAYLOR.



Council accused of being Christmas Grinch with decorations

Dec 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Newswire took to the streets to see what Wellington thinks of not refreshing Christmas decorations.



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.



Time for secret garden to have management make-over

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

A hilltop site in Melrose has been described as Wellington’s best kept secret garden.



Local and regional issues on the mind of new councillor

Nov 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, News

Northern Ward’s Malcolm Sparrow believes amalgamation will help address issues such as jobs.



Community loses donations as council cancels clean-up

Nov 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Residents will have to find other ways to dispose of inorganic rubbish as council drops annual events.



Natural cemetery planting open day on expanded site

Nov 1st, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Natural Burials site at Makara now four times the size thanks to Wellington City Council.



Wellington’s parks and walkways get a digital makeover

Oct 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wellington City Council are looking to develop more apps for the city’s parks.



Gill loses eastern ward seat to Greens’ Sarah Free

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

Six new councillors sitting around re-elected Wellington city Mayor Celia Wade-Brown’s table.



Early twitter feed of Wellington’s local body elections

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, Local body elections, Multimedia, Uncategorized

The early feed from the twittersphere begins to reveal both election winners and losers.



Local businesses look for action from the incoming mayor

Oct 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections

Local businesses say they are looking for the new council to actively address problems with the CBD.



Young answers the call because politics runs in her blood

Oct 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News

Mayoral candidate Nicola Young wants to see Wellington get it’s buzz back. JOHANNA CLELAND reports.



Council would back rent-to-own housing under Wade-Brown

Oct 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Mayoral incumbent says rates housing, traffic, jobs as important items on her agenda.



Wellington mayoral campaign inspired by father’s political legacy

Oct 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Karunanidhi Muthu believes Wellington region’s population would be better served by one council.



Traffic, mall and living wage on minds of northern ward voters

Sep 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, Local body elections, News

Johnsonville meeting brings out 50 voters to ask candidates questions



Traffic cones prove popular targets for pranksters

Sep 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Multimedia, News

Taken from work-sites all over the city, traffic cones are appearing in unreachable locations. PAUL ORDISH reports.



Mixed reviews from Lambton voters after inner city meeting

Sep 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Lead Story, News

Lambton Ward’s inner city meeting last night gave an opportunity for residents to grill candidates on issues they face living in Wellington City. ANNEKA PAUL and ZAK GERRATY were at the meeting.



Khandallah celebrates library milestone

Sep 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Multimedia, News, Top Picture

The Khandallah community held an event to celebrate its library’s diamond jubilee – and keeping the opening hours in a budget cut battle with council. YONG-CHOO LEE reports.



Pigeon pests have their favourite Wellington café spots too

Aug 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Pigeons have been residing on Cuba Street for sometime, but now they are dining in our cafés.



Trail builders bringing back nikau to the hills of Wellington

Jul 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

A group of Brooklynites are making Polhill Reserve a more pleasant place for the whole community.



Wellington’s Golden Mile appears to be a safer place for pedestrians

Jun 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

There have been no deaths along the Golden Mile since last year, but pedestrians are still jaywalking, reports SHARN CROSSLING.



Barmy Army joins campaign against Basin Reserve flyover

Mar 20th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, Sport

Flyover opponents grateful for international support from England’s cricket supporters.



Salsa at Sunset a hit on Valentine’s Day

Feb 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Multimedia, Picture story, Top Picture

Wellington locals break out their best moves at Cuban-style dance lessons on the waterfront on Valentine’s Day.



Wellington artists get ready for another cycle

Feb 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News

Another round of Wellington City Council funding is under way for public artists and performers.



Wellington community hall safe for a further two years

Feb 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Future of Vogelmorn Hall brighter thanks to Facebook and a boost in use by local community.



Residents parking only offered to odd numbered addresses.

Dec 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

In Lipmann St, Mt Victoria, odd residents a treated more evenly than others.



Begonia House is re-opened after earth quake strengthening

Nov 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, Most Popular, News

Spring visitors enjoy safer tropical glass house in the heart of Wellington’s Botanic Gardens.



Unusual new specialty shops changing face of Kilbirnie

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

Street upgrade only one of the reasons new outlets are opening.



Sushi roll 60 metres for 60 years of friendship

Aug 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Wellington marks Japan and NZ relations in classic style



Quake-risk facade looms above Cuba St playground

Apr 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Many Wellington central areas at risk from falling masonry.



Te Papa entry fee won’t deter overseas tourists

Mar 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Tourists surveyed say they wouldn’t complain.



Council told to make sure students are plugged in

Dec 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News

ICT graduates critical to economic strategy, say submissions.



Ngaio Kindergarten kids can now play legally

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

Wellington council fixes long-lost reserve zoning error.



Downstage Theatre’s future is on the up

Nov 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

But must prove its financial sustainability.



Joy Division memorial gets painted over, again

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

Council not sure if it fell victim to its graffiti cleanup staff.



Wellington groups push fresh safety message

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

Rugby World Cup gives Who Are You campaign impetus



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.



Know Your Neighbour initiative launched

Oct 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Uncategorized

But Neighbourhood Support says it merely adds to what’s there.



Brewery stuck as Aro locals fight rezoning

Sep 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News

New business may have to leave valley if mediation drags on.



Bikers triumph as council parks free parking issue

Aug 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News

But if they push for more parks they might end up having to pay.



Easing cyclists’ way from Welly to Shelly Bay

Nov 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

New route opening Sunday includes concession for cyclists.



Residents chip away at tunnel bylaw plan

Jul 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Search for a safer Mt Vic tunnel hasn’t hit bedrock yet.



Local Brownies official advisers to council

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

Ngaio girls offer their opinion on Silverstream playground upgrade.



Wellington coastal reserves get new look

Mar 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

City council approves Breaker Bay and Point Dorset makeover.



No limit on Capital’s CBD pokie numbers

Mar 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Suburban pokie machines to be limited, but not in central city.



Capital’s tourism under-promoted in Japan

Mar 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Keep eye on ball with sister-city opportunities, says councillor.



Mayor set to declare commercial interests

Mar 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Councillors to state business interests on public register.



Brooklyn leads the way with orchard for all

Mar 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

In years to come, residents’ efforts will bear free fruit.



Don’t build me in, GG tells planners

Mar 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

The PM has spoken for Governor-General’s views, privacy.



As if finding a park wasn’t hard enough

Nov 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Council considers resident parking changes this week.



Traffic light trial for Courtenay crossings

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

Buses will find Courtenay Pl easier to negotiate with crossing controls.



Skaters amped at ramps’ tough new surface

Aug 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Skate ramp revamps cost $80,000, expected to last much longer



Capital back-pedals on clean, green goal

Mar 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Carbon-neutral Wellington by 2012 seen as over-ambitious.



Safety campaign a hit with pedestrians

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

Public embraces lollipop people despite media criticism.



Web debate on Wellington’s future

Feb 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Wellingtonians are online talking to city council.



Vehicles risk fines cutting through Cuba Mall

Dec 4th, 2008 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Delivery vehicles okay, but must show courtesy, says WCC.