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Posts Tagged ‘ Wellington City Council ’

Thousands in action for capital SportsFest

Aug 18th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Picture story, Sport, Top Picture

Brooklyn School students in selfie action at Sportsfest 2017 this week. NewsWire Team joined thousands Wellington region primary students to capture some of the activity.



Beneficiaries and Maori being hit hardest by rises in living costs

Jun 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News, Student Features

Statistics New Zealand has released a report showing the rising costs of tobacco and rent is affecting New Zealand’s poorest, particularly Maori and beneficiaries. AIMEE EASTWOOD investigates.



Wellington city’s brightest shine at awards

Jun 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Features, Front Page Layout, Multimedia, News, Student Features, Top Picture

Wellington most influential citizens line up with their Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Awards. AIMEE EASTWOOD talked to three of the recipients.



Wairarapa dams come at a cost says council

May 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Dams proposed for two for the Wairarapa reservoirs are not finding favour with locals. The community group Wairarapa Water, People before Profits recently held a protest outside Te Papa to raise awareness in Wellington about the dams. Chairman Dave Field says the Greater Wellington Regional Councils’ proposal is going to come at a cost.  



PHOTO ESSAY: Anzacs, and Turks remembered at Strathmore

May 17th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Picture story

Friends who were once enemies 100 years ago gather at Strathmore every year.



PHOTO ESSAY: Civic Square Sculptures Walk

May 11th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, Most Popular, News, Picture story

Civic Square is a hub of sculptures and artwork. ANIL GANASON visually captures the Civil Square Sculpture walk.



PHOTO ESSAY: African Unity celebrated in Wellington

May 11th, 2017 | By | Category: Diversity, Featured Article, Most Popular, News, Picture story

Reporter SAPEER MAYRON visually captures the essence of African Unity celebrated in Wellington.



PHOTO ESSAY: Anzacs, and Turks remembered at Strathmore

May 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Picture story

Friends who were once enemies 100 years ago gather at Strathmore every year.



New Zealanders now have a say in data sharing

Apr 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS



Collectors, musicians, poets raise money for Rape Crisis

Mar 31st, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Thursday 30th March was the street appeal for Wellington Rape Crisis. SAPEER MAYRON met some of the volunteer collectors.



Brooklyn School is using $3.5 million refit to rethink education

Mar 31st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Parents in April get their chances to talk about renovating five teaching spaces



Street opera captivates CubaDupa crowd with feathers fly

Mar 31st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Collaboration of professional opera singers, orchestra and circus acrobats



Wellington Chocolate Factory virtual reality takes you to PNG

Mar 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Chocolate farm run by little birds called the OooEee give people at CubaDupa a treat



Te Auaha director gets first taste of student talent at CubaDupa

Mar 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

Te Auaha creative hub’s new director Victoria Spackman ONZM got a taste of her new job on the weekend at CubaDupa . She speaks to SHAR DAVIS.



Renard the Fox wows CubaDupa

Mar 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Radio Story, Most Popular, News

Professional performers and Whitireia students take opera to the streets this weekend for CupaDupa 2017



Zeal showcasing up-and-coming talent during Cuba Dupa

Mar 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

MISHAP among an evening of emerging talent at Wellington Festival



Te Auaha building stage showcases talent converging in 2018

Mar 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular

Musicians, dancers, poetry, DJs, circus, Maori and Pacific performerss, stage and screen on show



Festival-goers get a visual taste of chocolate thanks to VR

Mar 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Crowds lined up today to experience a virtual ride through chocolate at Cuba Dupa today



Cuba Dupa’s Brianne Kerr talks about her favourites.

Mar 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

NewsWire’s Tayla Quinn and Ulrike Lykke talk to Cuba Dupa 2017 communications manager Brianne Kerr



NewsWire gets low-down on Cuba Dupa 2017

Mar 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Cuba Dupa’s Brianne Kerr talks to NewsWire about the festival.



WATCH: Cuba Dupa gets its own beer for 2017 festival

Mar 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

WATCH: Jade Winton-Lowe gets tasting notes for the Garage Project beer brewed for the occasion.



Teapot racing takes over Wellington

Mar 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Top Picture

Teapot racing is part of the action at CupaDupa 2017 in the middle of Wellington. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



CubaDupa artists ready to make a noise

Mar 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Top Picture

The noise has already begun about CubaDupa this weekend. La Cymbalobylette by French group Dynamogene showcased their mobile and musical street theatre show on Thursday.



Rape culture: ‘No means no’

Mar 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

Newswire team members AIMEE EASTWOOD and SAPEER MAYRON attended the protest against rape culture at Parliament and spoke to some of the participants.



Kiwis to get a say on how their data is shared

Mar 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS



Students being asked to Check Yourself as tertiary year begins

Feb 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

The words “Check Yourself” will be in the face of young people from this week, on everything from bus backs to bar toilet doors and social media. ANGELA REID reports on a campaign partnership between council, police and tertiary institutions.



Trans-Tasman partnership good for dragon boat festival

Feb 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Organisers hope Wellington’s annual Dragon Boat Festival will benefit from a Trans –Tasman partnership JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS.



Wellingtonians invited to check out local parks

Feb 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS



Olympian’s life remembered in a unique way

Feb 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

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JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS.



Indigenous languages to be put under the spotlight

Feb 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

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JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS.



Kapiti expressway good news for the environment

Feb 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

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JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS



Adult playgrounds could soon be a thing

Feb 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

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WATCH: Free fluro and fun at Wellington’s Go By Bike Day

Feb 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article

There were plenty of fluorescent jackets and shorts at Wellington’s Queens Wharf today.



Sallies encouraging New Zealanders to think before they vote

Feb 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

The latest Salvation Army State of the Nation report raises questions that need answering ahead of the election due to entrenched child abuse and poverty, alarming housing conditions and an exploding prison population. SHAR DAVIS reports.



Grass roots initiative promotes recycling

Feb 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

An international recycling initiative will make its first appearance in Wellington this weekend. Boomerang Bags is a community project which involves people attending a working bee and using donated fabric to make environmentally friendly bags. This weekend will see them cutting and sorting the donated material. Boomerang Bags organiser Pippila Ya says those attending will […]



Public told not to take plants from Botanic gardens

Feb 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

The medicinal history of Wellington plants are up for discussion on the Pills, Potions, Poisons, and Plants guided walk.



Stars to align on Wellington in future

Jan 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News, Sport



Good crowds predicted for Blackcaps and Proteas

Jan 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News, Sport



New Space for free bike repairs

Jan 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



WATCH: New Bike Space gets Wellington rolling

Jan 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article

Five bike mechanics are offering free help with repairs from a shop in a cosmic blue container on Marion Street.



Smokefree Wellington by 2025 a pro-active, not punitive approach

Dec 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

The councillor charged with keeping the smokefree process moving has softly-softly approach



Housing major topic at capital summit

Dec 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



New councillor has plans set out to move living wage forward

Dec 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Wellington has a two-stage living wage plan, says the man charged with overseeing the process



No divide between church and state for Brian Dawson

Dec 15th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Maiden speech for ‘proud red-badge wearing, union loving, bleeding heart liberal lefty’



PHOTO ESSAY: Whitireia cooking students test their skills

Dec 5th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Picture story

Kapiti campus students prepare for a function to test their culinary skills. DAN MAGEEAN spent the day documenting the process.



Cemetery cleanup for Spanish Flu victims

Dec 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



The contributions of people with disabilities acknowledged

Dec 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



Newtown businesses soldier on with tsunami warnings, aftershocks

Nov 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular

Newswire talks to several Newtown businesses who decided to open up the morning after the quake. 



Wellington CBD an earthquake ghost town as the clean-up begins

Nov 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular

Wellington CBD was all but deserted today as residents respected the council’s request to avoid the area so that buildings could be checked for damage by experts. SHAR DAVIS reports.



Quake damage displaces Wellingtonians

Nov 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



New US Elections: How the world is watching

Nov 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Latest News, News

ANGELA REID and PATRICK FRENCH follow news from all over the world covering the US elections.



US Elections: How the world is watching

Nov 9th, 2016 | By | Category: Latest News, News

ANGELA REID and PATRICK FRENCH follow news from all over the world covering the US elections.



Capital Topshoppers camp out overnight for prize scramble

Nov 4th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wellington now has its own TopShop and the first 300 people sone bonus spending.



Pest Free Capital – Wellington well on the way to beating rodents

Oct 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

From Island Bay to Plimmerton over 140 groups are fighting for coolest little pest free capital



Kropp rates healthy harbour work at top of council achievement

Oct 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Young councillor sticks to the vow she made when elected at 19.



Students bring class comedy to the stage

Oct 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Spending taxpayer dollars for a laugh

Oct 21st, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Is it time to rebrand the doggy bag?

Oct 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Rats reign of Wilton coming to an end thanks to trapping programme

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

More than 100 rats caught since the community project began three months ago



DIY library offers tools not books

Oct 17th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Aro Valley murals get a make over

Oct 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



A call for new council to adopt a housing first policy

Oct 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Party ties create accountability

Oct 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Free Bike FixUp enticing people to dust off their cycles

Oct 13th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Strathmore’s Kahurangi School venue for Wellington City Council event to fix and try out bikes.



Wellington has deep pockets and big heart

Oct 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, Top Picture

The capital city gave over half of what the country raised sponsoring people to sleep rough for the night. SHAR DAVIS joined the event, and spoke to participants.



Questions for wannabe mayors in run-up to election

Oct 3rd, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Arts and culture hit if capital ‘slush fund’ axed, says Foster

Oct 3rd, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

Scrapping the council’s “slush fund” would deal a blow to Wellington’s arts and culture activity, says long-time councillor and mayoral candidate Andy Foster. He talks to ANGELA REID about the role in plays in the cultural capital.



Secret Singapore deal latest in mixed history for growth fund

Sep 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Article, Local body elections, News

MARGOT NEAS background the mixed history of the economic growth fund.



Do young people know what to do with an envelope?

Sep 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News

Candidates say postal voting has done its dash. But voters also need to take responsibility. CHRIS VISSER reports



Deputy Mayor on defensive over airline subsidy

Sep 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Radio Story, Most Popular



Couch, cardboard or car – sleeping rough for others

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

14 Hours Homeless is a nationwide campaign to aid the end of homelessness in NZ



LISTEN: Mayoral candidates split on fixing homeless issue

Sep 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Most Popular

Figures show 50 people are sleeping rough in capital. What are the mayoral options? SALLY MUYOMA reports



Council processes under fire in mayoral debate

Sep 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Top Picture

Mayoral hopefuls attack each other over council fund process that led to Singapore Airlines being given $800,000 a year. LAURA KEOWN reports.



Homelessness and housing an increasing issue for Wellington

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

Wellington’s mayoral candidates answer questions on Wellington’s issues



Student fare discount funding “question of prioritisation”

Sep 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Six mayoral candidates give Newswire their views on funding for student transport discounts in Wellington.



Nick Leggett has new reservoir at top of his wish list

Sep 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wellington dangerously exposed to a local disaster says mayoral hopeful.



Student-friendly candidate needed, says discount campaigner

Sep 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Students are urged to keep the pressure on candidates to lower transport fares



Lester throws council CEO “under bus” says mayoral rival

Sep 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Lead Story, News

Tempers flared when Wellington mayoral hopefuls asked for opinions on financial transparency.



Council candidates challenged on collaborating as leaders

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

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.



Support for WOF’s on local rentals

Sep 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News
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