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Prison reform raises hope of 1989 report’s “habilitation” idea

Nov 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

JustSpeak and veteran justice campaigner Moana Jackson excited by prisons review



Wellington Youth Council not on board with proposed national body

Nov 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Dunedin comes up with idea of Wellington organising national body, but didn’t ask anyone in capital



PHOTO ESSAY: Notes from the Darkest Times

Nov 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News, Picture story

The 2017 Kristallnacht Memorial Concert was captured by photographer SAPEER MAYRON at the St James Theatre last month.



PHOTO ESSAY: A day in the life of an SPCA volunteer

Nov 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Picture story

The SPCA of Wellington survives on volunteer help. LAURA WILTSHIRE visited and documented some of their work.



PHOTO ESSAY: Wellington a year on from the Kaikoura earthquake

Nov 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, News, Picture story, Uncategorized

A year on from the Kaikoura earthquake, Wellington is still healing. ANDREW BEVIN documents the damage and recovery.



WATCH: Transgender community remembers its dead

Nov 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Multimedia

Wellington’s transgender community joins international event . AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Top lawyer backs plans for review commission

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

Wrongful convictions will get a separate appeal option under new Government’s justice policy.



PHOTO ESSAY: Wellington hosts Diwali Festival of the Lights

Nov 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Picture story

Traditional Indian festival lights up Wellington waterfront. THOMAS CROSKERY captures the event in photos.



Your help needed for new social initiative

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



WATCH: First major battle using tanks remembered

Nov 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article

An historical battle has been remembered this week at Wellington’s National War Memorial. BLAIR MOCKETT reports.



PHOTO ESSAY: Weapons protest comes to capital

Nov 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News, Picture story

Protesters attempted to shut down the weapons protest held in Wellington. BLAIR MOCKETT caught the action.



Regulations put Country markets under threat.

Nov 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Local markets are under threat from new food-safety regulations.



Highway gates to aid emergency traffic flow

Nov 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Emergency gates are being erected on State Highway 2 to help cope with potential disasters. The gates, between Ngauranga and Petone cost approximately $500,000 and took six months to design and construct. They’re designed to pivot, allowing traffic access to both sides of the road in event of an emergency. Transport system manager for the […]



Getting to know your community hub

Nov 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

There’s concern Wellingtonians are not aware of new civil defence procedures. The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office is holding community briefings to explain the role of the new community hubs in an emergency. Emergency Management Advisor Ashleigh Brown says it is vital that communities come together to help each other. Emergency Community Hubs used to […]



Playwright draws on personal experience in new work

Nov 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

A personal experience of racism is the inspiration behind a new cabaret,  Christ (Church) Almighty. Victor Rodgers, a well known playwright and occasional Shortland Street actor, was in Wellington on Saturday, talking about his most recent work. The piece was inspired by an incident which saw him verbally attacked  for speaking Te Reo Maori by […]



Petition reminds government of election promise

Nov 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article

A 70,000 signature petition reminding the government to deliver on its promise to clean up New Zealand rivers, has been presented.



Wellingtonians prepared for another big one

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

Wellingtonians appear to be more prepared for another earthquake then this time last year when a big earthquake triggered tsunami warnings along Wellington’s coastline.



Wellingtonians face high cost of quake repairs

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

Inner-city residents face high costs for quake strengthening, but most should have a plan in place.



Local players join sevens training squad

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

Jacob Walmsley is one of three Johnsonville players selected in the Wellington Sevens wider training squad ahead of the National Provincial Sevens Tournament.



Wellington ‘Jammers’ preparing for annual concert

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

Next week young Wellingtonians will take to the stage in a celebration of diversity



Mayor gives Hutt school kids top tsunami marks

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

Mayor,Ray Wallace evacuated with kids from Wilford school petone, and says they did extremely well.



WATCH: Wellington Cable Car notches up a milestone

Nov 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News

Wellington’s Cable Car has been hauling people up up to Kelburn for 115 years. Thomas Croskery reports.



WATCH: Busy week ends with Raucous Caucus at parliament

Nov 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News

Could it be a sign of things to come? A busy first week for the new parliament ends with a Raucous Caucus.



Local players bid for a place in top team

Nov 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

The Wellington sevens wider training squad had a chance to finalize places for the final team to go to the Regional and National tournaments.



Accessibility advocates support refurbishment

Nov 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



Twilight tours launched at Zealandia

Nov 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Twilight tours introduced over summer at Zealandia. ISOBELLE TOLLEMACHE reports.



Basin battlers wary of transport scenarios to be announced

Nov 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

City, regional council and NZTA will on Wednesday announce the latest blueprint to ease Wellington traffic congestion. After saving the Basin Reserve once already, defenders of the landmark are watching with interest. LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.



Archive photo captures SPCA encounter that changed a life

Nov 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Picture story

SPCA annual appeal time, and Sarah McMullan tracked down a boy in 1955 photo



Building owners can bank on council to stop bits falling on people

Nov 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Developer Richard Burrell scolded Wellington City councillors for considering loaning money to building owners to stop masonry and parappets falling off – but they voted for the plan. THOMAS CROSKERY reports from the council City Strategy Committee meeting.



The unseen faces behind the change of government

Nov 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Three buidlings, three days, 700-plus people, 10,000 boxes – LAURA WILTSHIRE reports on the big move



WATCH: Pomp and ceremony for State Opening of 52nd Parliament

Nov 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Multimedia, News

The public gathered on the grounds of Parliament for Governor General Dame Patsy Reedy’s arrival.



Locals endorse expressway as Peka Peka to Otaki stretch starts

Nov 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Locals turn out to hear expressway plans at Te Horo meeting, and economic benefits are being hailed



LISTEN: More Maori needed in journalism

Nov 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Māori journalism and books were celebrated in Wellington last night. ELIJAH HILL talks to one of the award winners about her dream for Māori in mainstream news.



Percy reserve make-over good news for CD team

Nov 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

The Hutt Valley’s civil defence team is one step closer to securing a new base



WATCH: Stitch’n’Bitch knitting circle getting younger

Nov 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Wellington’s Stitch’n’Bitch group is helping revive an interest in knitting, and many of them are younger



More artificial turf not the answer

Nov 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

The Wellington City Council have said that they wont be constructing any new artificial grounds at this point in time.



Knit one pearl one pub club expands

Nov 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



Tribute concert to mark the night of broken glass

Nov 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



Government gets climate change message

Nov 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Wellington’s trolley buses rolled out of service last week despite pleas to keep them. A desire for carbon neutral public transport fueled a demonstration outside Unity Books on Willis Street. Around fifty Wellingtonians attended the protest where local transport activist Roland Sapsford called on the new government to prove its commitment to halting climate change. […]



Region plans get shake up as new emergency plans rolled out

Nov 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Lead Story, News

As the one year anniversary of the Kaikoura earthquake approaches, Wellington Regional Emergency Management is schooling locals up on new hubs.

THOMAS CROSKERY reports on one of the meetings in Karori.



Melbourne Cup grips Wellington

Nov 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story, News, Sport



WATCH: Sky Show off to Matariki with a bang

Nov 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Multimedia, News, Top Picture

Wellington’s Guy Fawkes Day fireworks are no more. Next year they light up the mid-winter festival for Matariki. AIMEE EASTWOOD spoke to city councillor Jill Day about the move.



PHOTO ESSAY: Weapons Expo Blockade 2017

Nov 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News, Picture story

On October 10th 2017, police and protesters clash at “Weapons Expo”. AIMEE EASTWOOD captured the action.



Wellington band finishes tour in hometown

Nov 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Radio News

Wellington band New Age Leper finished their North Island tour with a final show in their hometown, Wellington, on Saturday. AIMEE EASTWOOD spoke to frontman Bjorn Christenson



Busy Councillor steps up to fill vacancy

Nov 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Housing affordability, community housing, rentals and wet house project in Council’s sights.



Art eases exam stress for local students

Nov 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

A new art gallery showcasing work done by students from the Victoria University’s art club opened yesterday.



Google YouTube is bringing kiwi horror to the world’s screens

Nov 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Killer Kiwi horror films are in the spotlight thanks to a collaboration with NZ On Air



Council questioned over waterfront building transparency

Nov 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Waterfront Watch hopes submissions are impartial and independent, but many in favour are from outside city



Tenant already lining up for proposed waterfront building

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

The proposed building at site 9 in Kumutoto on the Wellington Waterfront will supply much needed high quality office space to Wellington

ANDREW BEVIN reports.



Wellington’s rental market set for shake-up

Nov 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

New warrant of fitness scheme could lead to more change



Central city Wet House looking more likely

Nov 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Wellington is on track to get its first wet house. City Councillor Brian Dawson says council’s hoping the wet house will go some way towards solving the city’s homeless problem. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Waterfront proposal raises concerns over birds

Nov 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Prime waterfront property could soon become corporate office space.



More waterfront offices for Wellington

Nov 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Yesterday the Wellington City Council approved the development of a new commercial building along the waterfront.



Fare review results in cheaper fares for some

Nov 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Discounted fares for transport disadvantaged



Claims waterfront decision rushed

Nov 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



Council makes appointments to fill Eagle’s vacancy

Nov 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News

Council is Wellington’s biggest landlord and Dawson intends to support tenants



New leadership for student legal advocacy group

Nov 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Environment, community key for the next generation of leaders of a student legal advocacy group



Climate change promise all rhetoric say trolley bus fans

Nov 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Locals farewell trolley buses amid calls for sustainable transport.



Students win battle over bus fares

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

  Students are celebrating the success of their lobbying efforts, following a massive drop in public transport fares yesterday. The Greater Wellington Regional Council voted 12 to one to drop fares for students and disabled people. The move comes after the Victoria University Students Association gathered nearly 2000 submissions to take to the council on […]



Lack of investment to blame for housing crisis

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

Labour is set to cut back immigration numbers in order to take the pressure on the housing market. However the Green Party is maintaining that a lack of investment in people and infrastructure is the bigger problem not migrants. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Waterfront Watch challenges capital council on consulation

Nov 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Public had just five days to digest latest plans from consultation for last remaining building site



Chinese speakers surge thanks to schools support

Oct 30th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Kiwis’ need for Chinese language, cultural knowledge underlined amid growth of Mandarin in schools



Dance studio one of many affected by campus sale

Oct 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Fiona Haines Dance Academy will lose out if the Karori campus land is sold.



Killer Lay-z-Boy is going to America

Oct 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

A Jewish Rabbi and a voodoo sorcerer who try and stop a Lay-z-Boy killing people is the plot for a Wellington film, going to the american film market.



Migrants to blockade National Front parade

Oct 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

A migrant and refugee rights group plans to blockade the National Front Flag Day at Parliament this Saturday.
The counter protest will challenge the group who claim migrants are to blame for social issues.



Timely renovations just in time for quake

Oct 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Renovations on Wellington’s Saint Mary of the Angels church may have been undertaken just in time to save it from the Kaikoura earthquakes last year. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Claims new book on the sex industry has got it wrong

Oct 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



Hungry Wolves looking to retain top place

Oct 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

The Wellington Wolves american football team is feeling confident about defending their Capital Bowl title they won last year.



Wellingtonians seem to be happy with their government

Oct 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

On the streets of the left-leaning capital, people spoken to are mostly satisfied with the election result



WATCH: Seniors master the ancient art of Tai Chi

Oct 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News

Johnsonville seniors mark Seniors Week by learning an ancient art.



Council promises popular edible gardens will return

Oct 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Silverbeet is set to return to Wellington street gardens following the popularity of this years harvest.



American football back in business in the capital

Oct 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

American football is growing in popularity in Wellington with the senior competition returning for its second season after 3 years in hiatus.



Local comedians seek wider audience

Oct 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



LISTEN: Young Innovator of the Year on a mission

Oct 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News

Serious concerns about the clothing industry motivate Young Innovator of the Year.



Wellington City Council hopeful fighting for early Christmas present

Oct 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Labour candidate acknowledges hard fight in race for Eagle’s old council seat.



Kaikoura quake, flexible work behind Wellington region property trend

Oct 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Working from home and living outside the city centre are boosting the property market thanks to CBD property issues.

ANDREW BEVIN reports.



Wellington’s free ambulance service celebrates milestone

Oct 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

For the last 90 years the Wellington Ambulance Service has provided free ambulance care across the region.



Conservation week marked with passion

Oct 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Wellington DOC ranger Lee Barry is excited by efforts being made during conservation week 2017.



Seniors master the ancient art of Tai Chi

Oct 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

A taste of Tai Chi for Johnsonville’s senior citizens as the country marks Seniors Week. Tai Chi was developed in China 500 years ago and has many health benefits according to experts who say it has less impact on the body than other martial arts such as Karate. Instructor Mary Clare says the benefits to […]



LISTEN: New sex industry book under attack

Oct 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Wellington brothel owner Mary Brennan (above) disagrees with a book attacking the global sex industry. BRONTE WILSON reports.