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Posts Tagged ‘ Wellington City Council ’

Lester throws council CEO “under a bus” says mayoral rival Leggett

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

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.



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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WW1 battle commemorated in Wellington

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



Karori wants vacant campus kept for community use

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



Journalism’s challenges and opportunities on the table in new book

Sep 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

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.



City cafe packed for meet the candidates meeting

Sep 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News
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Community gets a say on future of Karori campus

Sep 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Latest News

A meeting tonight will give the Karori community a say on the future of the vacant Victoria University campus.



Spreading the love in Island Bay with first community workshop

Sep 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Residents have their say at Love The Bay Community Space, and in series of workshops



The kids are green and fit at Houghton Valley School

Sep 13th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Houghton Valley Enviro School adds cycling to its environmental repertoire.



Young people support lock out rules for bars

Sep 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Social media key to youth involvement in local body poll

Sep 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Erskine College revamp may add 1000 traffic movements daily

Aug 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Island Bay residents have been given a chance to talk about the $30 million development



Volleyball teaches more than winning or losing

Aug 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

KATENI SAU meets a team from Holy Family School in Porirua experiencing the spirit of Wellington region’s second annual Sportsfest.



Nine-year-olds should start student-athlete journey says coach

Aug 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

McFadden eyeing up next generation of basketball talent at Sportsfest



Street poll: Wellington has a heart, and so should councils

Aug 9th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, Most Popular, News

Homelessness, housing and social issues concern people in the coming council elections



David Jones wows crowd and employee

Jul 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

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.



Kirks fans reluctantly give new David Jones store the thumbs up

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

New David Jones store attracts Wellington crowds, but Kirkcaldie and Stains has not been forgotten.



Te Auaha new home for creative capital

Jul 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, News, Picture story, Top Picture

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.



Prevention Is key for Te Aro to change crime stats say locals

Jul 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News

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.



Mobile eating may not be such a green idea

Jul 1st, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Food trucks are on the rise and but many of them are more hazardous than we think.



Pukekohe benefitting from tourist ‘spillover’ through summer

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

New Zealand visitor numbers are up and small towns are reaping small rewards.



Wellington Noodle Market 2016 takes East to waterfront

Jun 21st, 2016 | By | Category: Latest News, News

The five-day market was a huge success, attracting over 16,500 on the first night alone.



Swapportunity shop turns rags into riches

Jun 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

The event allows Wellington’s most stylish to trade old clothing among themselves.



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.



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.