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Posts Tagged ‘ Wellington City Council ’

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.



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.



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: Te Auaha revealed as name of new creative centre

May 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News, Picture story

A gala event reveals the name of Wellington’s new creative education hub. Captured by JOANNA PIATEK.



WATCH: New age of creative education launched with Te Auaha

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

New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity will brings together more than 1000 students each year in one creative space on the corner of Cuba and Dixon streets, Wellington. James Lobban (video), Larissa Toelupe (interview) and Colin Engelbrecht (story) report.



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.



Te Auaha NZ Institute of Applied Creativity launched in capital

May 24th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

NewsWire.co.nz graduate and student reporters covered the event live.



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.



Young and restless for mayoral future

May 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Local body elections, News, Top Picture

With 2016 another local body election year, Wellington’s Nicola Young is making her second tilt for the capital’s mayoralty. DOMINIC GODFREY reports.



Comedians help vulnerable kids with charitable laughter

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

Child refugees will be the subject of laughter on Sunday night – all for a good cause.



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.



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



Te Aro wins back school decile six rating after ministry raises it to 10

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

The idea of doing away with the decile system for rating schools has found favour with a school which has had to fight against the inequities of the current system.

Tayla Shortland reports on Te Aro School’s battle.



Karori public meeting to talk about empty teacher campus

Apr 15th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

University, residents association and councilors are inviting locals to a meeting on April 26



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.



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?



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.



Fringe Festival Kicks off in Wellington

Mar 4th, 2016 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Radio News



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.



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.



Capital’s Chinese community celebrate

Feb 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News, Uncategorized



Capital’s Chinese community celebrate a new year

Feb 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Uncategorized



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.



The Toi Two Hundy, affordable art for every day people

Dec 17th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

The Toi Two Hundy at Toi Poneke Art Centre displays resident artists’ work for no more than $200 each.



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.



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 […]



Film attraction could have impact on capital’s smaller museums

Dec 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

With two giant attractions side by side, Wellington Museums Trust Director Brett Mason wonders if tourists explore the city enough to visit Wellington’s other museums.

KEENAN MAY reports.



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



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



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 […]



Moving Wellington vigil for Paris terror victims

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features

WATCH: Wellingtonians gathered at Civic Square on Tuesday night to remember the 129 people lost in last week’s Paris terror attacks .



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.



Kiwi accent for hire earns Ingrid Rugby World Cup gig

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Ingrid Dyer from Kapiti has scored a role acting herself in a UK Tesco’s Rugby World Cup commercial



Pataka exhibition puts the spotlight on a dying art form

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



Careers exhibition offers a look into the future

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.



The future is looking bright for Wellington’s Lux Festival

Sep 15th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Top Picture

With crowds increasing each year the future is looking bright for Wellington’s Lux Light festival.



Keep Newtown Clean

Sep 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

The first ever quarterly clean-up aimed at rekindling original spirit of monthly event that died.



New Kiwis will have a peaceful life in a safe land

Sep 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

One Syrian migrant says NZ a fantastic place to live andhopes more of his countrymen can enjoy it.



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 […]



Commuters to be challenged with giant scrabble game

Sep 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News, Uncategorized

New Zealand’s low rate of adult literacy is the driving force behind a giant scrabble game being held at Wellington Railway station next Tuesday. Statistics show that 1.6 million New Zealanders have low literacy and numeracy skills. To promote International Literacy Day on Tuesday, Literacy Aotearoa Wellington has set up a big scrabble game from […]



Volleyball hopes first sports festival will bring players to the game

Sep 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

National organisation gets hands on with schools at regional sports event.



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.



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.



McCullough makes jump to world champs team

Jun 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

Nikau McCullough at his Porirua chapel basketball court where he plays with his friends – in contrast to the world stage he climbed up to this month. ARANA KENNY reports.



Cold facts show work needed before everyone has Warm Fuzzies

Jun 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

With some of the worst statistics for poorly insulated housing in New Zealand, Wellington is struggling to meet the demand to fit out homes with proper heating. COLIN ENGELBRECHT looks at the statistics, and talks to an organisation which is part of the solution.



Super city gone, but Wellingtonians still want change for local economy

Jun 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

However, neither Auckland nor Wellington economies are starring in the unemployment figures



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.



Art through the eyes of young people used to mark Porirua milestone

Jun 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Latest News

A local artist and college students band together to create art to celebrate Poriruas 50th anniversary..



International exhibition attracts thousands

Jun 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Top Picture

National Geographic’s 50 greatest photos are drawing large crowds to an Upper Hutt gallery.



Council funding new businesses in Upper Hutt

Jun 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: Latest News

The first business to take advantage of an Upper Hutt Council funding package has opened on Main Street.



PHOTO ESSAY: Traditional furniture restored

May 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Bree Honores captures furniture restorer Rick White at his Leeds Street premises.



City cyclists in for safer ride, but there’s still more talk before action

May 15th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

Wellington City Council has proposed a new cycle framework in Wellington. JAMES LOBBAN checks in with the cycling lobby and a councillor, who are hopeful this finally means action for dedicated city cycle lanes, after years of talking.



Police deploying more officers to high risk areas across region

Apr 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Police resources are being moved away from community based constables in areas such as Porirua.



Council happy to know students are aware of The Pack app for partying

Apr 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Survey shows app designed to keep students safe is still on their minds – even if they do not use it.



Wellington children learn about the life of a World War I soldier

Apr 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Wellington children discover ANZAC history at the local library and community centre.



WATCH: Financial aftershocks of the Christchurch quake in capital

Apr 21st, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Property owners are struggling to fund multi-million-dollar building upgrades.



New Kelburn Normal School principal has an exciting year.

Apr 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Latest News, Uncategorized

One year into his new job, the principal of Kelburn Normal School is celebrating an exciting year.



Plenty of jobs for journalism students entering news media

Apr 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Creative Writing, Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, Multimedia, News, Picture story

Best Journalist goes to Francesca Jago pictured with TV1 reporter Jehan Casinader.



CubaDupa crowds dance in the rain

Mar 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, Multimedia, News, Top Picture

In the spirit of the street, Cuba crowds flocked in the rain to Wellington’s new festival. NEWSWIRE TEAM captures the vibe.



WATCH: Capital bus shelters gets eye-catching makeovers

Mar 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, Multimedia, News

Kapiti artist Ellen Coup paints a Khandallah bus shelter as part of the council’s mural project.



WATCH: Volunteers keeping Lyall Bay’s coastline litter free

Mar 18th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Every months locals get down to Lyall Bay beach for the monthly rubbish clean-up.



Peninsula wants Fort Ballance to be a showcase, not an enigma

Mar 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Features, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News, Student Features

Site has changed over years from an army base to an abandoned concrete playground for graffiti artists.



From the dark to the light

Mar 8th, 2015 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Features, Most Popular, News, Student Features, Top Picture

William Matangi knows he has done a lot of good things. JONTY DINE talks to him about life as a Black Power boss, finding God, and now making a difference for young people.



Neither spit nor spare change are what capital beggars really need

Mar 8th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

A begging culture appears to be growing visibly on the streets of Wellington.

JONTY DINE visits the home where some of the beggars live together, to try to understand some of the issues.