Tempers flared today when Wellington mayoral hopefuls were asked for their opinions on the transparency of the city’s deal with Singapore Airlines. SHAR DAVIS reports.
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Wellington city councillors should be shut away together for a weekend to thrash things out, according to a candidate for the Eastern Ward. ANGELLA REID reports on a candidates meeting in Hataitai.
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.
A meeting tonight will give the Karori community a say on the future of the vacant Victoria University campus.
Residents have their say at Love The Bay Community Space, and in series of workshops
Houghton Valley Enviro School adds cycling to its environmental repertoire.
Island Bay residents have been given a chance to talk about the $30 million development
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
Homelessness, housing and social issues concern people in the coming council elections
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.
Cancer Society fundraiser Junk Free June returns to the capital this month.
The largest number of graduating students ever, celebrate their success with friends and family.
The Wellington Urban Ultra 2k, commonly known as WUU2K, is an ultra-marathon starting in Khandallah and ending at the Mt Victoria lookout.
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.
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.
NewsWire.co.nz graduate and student reporters covered the event live.
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.
With 2016 another local body election year, Wellington’s Nicola Young is making her second tilt for the capital’s mayoralty. DOMINIC GODFREY reports.
Child refugees will be the subject of laughter on Sunday night – all for a good cause.
The green buses now have active audio surveillance on board to record incidents.
Aussie helps Kiwis remember centenary with Woman of Empire exhibition at Mansfield House
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.
University, residents association and councilors are inviting locals to a meeting on April 26
Design to incorporate art and structural qualities from different cultural groups.
With local body elections this year, and talk of mergers going on, what do Porirua people say?
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.
Thanks to a classmate’s forgetfulness, Whitireia performers are keeping themselves hydrated.
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.
The Toi Two Hundy at Toi Poneke Art Centre displays resident artists’ work for no more than $200 each.
LEEDS STREET is one of Wellington’s little laneways tucked away in the city’s Te Aro precinct. Andrew Johnsen reports on its revitalisation.
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 […]
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.
Your cab driver can be doctors, architects and scientists, and author doubts many people ask why.
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.
Fair, Intelligent Transport wants to to educate the public on issues and solutions.
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 […]
WATCH: Wellingtonians gathered at Civic Square on Tuesday night to remember the 129 people lost in last week’s Paris terror attacks .
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 […]
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.
Ingrid Dyer from Kapiti has scored a role acting herself in a UK Tesco’s Rugby World Cup commercial
Public and staff enjoy healthier surroundings after three months of work.
With crowds increasing each year the future is looking bright for Wellington’s Lux Light festival.
The first ever quarterly clean-up aimed at rekindling original spirit of monthly event that died.
One Syrian migrant says NZ a fantastic place to live andhopes more of his countrymen can enjoy it.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
National organisation gets hands on with schools at regional sports event.
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.