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Millions for poor may be grabbed by landlords

Feb 19th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Building more houses, rather than topping up wages, is answer says the author of the Salvation Army State of the Nation report. LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to Alan Johnson.



Millions for poor may be grabbed by landlords

Feb 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Building more houses, rather than topping up wages, is only answer says report author. LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to Alan Johnson.



New LISTEN: Pokie machine operators feel the heat

Feb 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Featured Article

State of the Nation report puts the spotlight on pokie machine operators. Thomas Airey reports.



Teen pregnancy no barrier to a full education

Feb 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News



Renters in for a hell of a time in coming months and years

Feb 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Homelessness predicted to rise as wage and housing cost gap widens



Government urged to consider bigger picture

Feb 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News



Methamphetamine on the rise – Salvation Army

Feb 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News

The Salvation Army’s State of the Nation report throws up horrifying meth statistics.



More houses but harder to find somewhere to live

Feb 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Despite more houses being built New Zealand’s population is growing at a rate the current house numbers cannot contain.



Kiwis not sharing in their country’s economic growth

Feb 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

New Zealand is richer, but New Zealanders are not, according to the annual State of the Nation report produced by the Salvation Army. There are too many negative statistics that too many Kiwis fall into. LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.



More rentals, security of tenure, on tenant advocate’s agenda

Feb 13th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Kiwi housing issues mean tenants have to be looked after legally, says Renters United.



Quality teachers needed in early childhood sector

Feb 13th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

There isn’t enough qualified teachers to match the number of children enrolled in early childhood care.



Flashmob a meeting of mindfulness in Wellington

Feb 13th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

A soothing flashmob gently hits the capital’s harbor front to focus on mindful leadership



Concern over unemployment levels among young adults

Feb 13th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News



Salvation Army about to deliver country’s annual report card

Feb 13th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News

The Salvation Army releases it’s tenth State of The Nation report in Wellington tomorrow.



Community hub gives more options for residents in Johnsonville

Feb 8th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

New building breaks monopoly on Johnsonville commercial real estate, says community leader



Students feel the heat over illegal rubbish dumping

Feb 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News



Law professor after justice for baby name choices

Feb 2nd, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Law professor offers pro bono appeal so parents can get the baby name they want.



Cannabis Party: Ignorance could scuttle bill

Jan 31st, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Steve Wilkinson says he sees ignorance and refusing to look at facts as obstacles hindering the Green’s medicinal cannabis bill.



Reassurances about investing in the rental market

Jan 31st, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Property Investors are being assured that the Wellington rental market is safe and secure. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Students cry foul over rising rents

Jan 31st, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Students are complaining about the tactics uses by landlords while trying to secure accommodation, the Victoria University Student’s says. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Change needed to cut the prison population

Jan 31st, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Labour has promised to cut New Zealand’s growing prison population, but Ti Lamusse of PAPA says in order to do that fundamental changes are needed in the legal system. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Pets suffering as the summer heatwave continues

Jan 31st, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

The SPCA are warning people to take extra care of their pets during this hot summer as they continue to see cases of animal injuries as a result of the hot weather.



Kiwi kids inspired by successful rocket launch.

Jan 30th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News

New Zealand’s successful rocket launch has piqued interest in space science here.



Rental crisis sees students heading back home

Jan 30th, 2018 | By | Category: Uncategorized



Wellingtonians embracing Waitangi Day

Jan 30th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

With Waitangi Day approaching people in Wellington’s Civic Square had a chance to say what Waitangi Day means to them.



Talking politics encouraged on new chat forum

Jan 30th, 2018 | By | Category: Other, Radio News

New Zealanders can now discuss political issues effecting them on a new online forum run by two former political hopefuls. Next Best Thing NZ is a Facebook page run by former Opportunities Party members Dr Jenny Condie and Jessica Hammond Doube. Dr Jenny Condie says they want to encourage New Zealanders take political action. Dr […]



See you in the New Year

Dec 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Merry Christmas from students and staff at Whitireia Journalism and Broadcasting everyone. Have a great break.



WATCH: Johnsonville feeling Christmas spirit

Dec 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News

WATCH: Thousands of people in Johnsonville turned out to watch Santa and his band of elves at the annual Christmas parade.



Fears for Blue Whales as seismic survey begins

Dec 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Multimedia, Radio News

There are fears that a seismic survey by the controversial ship the Amazon Warrior could disturb marine life, in particular Blue Whales. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Planet-saving inventions win awards

Dec 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



First Responder brew to benefit free ambulance

Dec 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



WATCH: Locals flood the streets for Thorndon Fair

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

Forty-year-old street fair delivers the goods as a local school fundraiser



Rail funding call should not forget road needs, says wary AA

Dec 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Motorists don’t want rail investment “crowding out” roading projects, the Automobile Association says.

Reacting to a report calling for more rail investment, the AA warns against rail at the expense of road funding. THOMAS CROSKERY reports.



Phoenix coach laments letting home games slip after taking control

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

Defeat to Melbourne Victory continues run of second half defensive lapses



WATCH: Santa kickstarts A Very Welly Christmas

Dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Multimedia

Santa’s back in town and Wellington’s kids couldn’t be happier. AIMEE EASTWOOD was there to welcome him.



Palestinian activist favours one state solution

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

At a Free Palestine protest outside Wellington Railways Station, the future of Israel and Palestine was debated. AIMEE EASTWOOD talked to a Palestinian activist about her vision of a “One State Solution”.



Civil Defence reassures those without smartphones

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



LISTEN: Confronting exhibition puts sexuality in your face

Dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Multimedia

No Apologies is an art fundraiser which organisers are hoping will challenge the way you think. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Sister inspires special olympics footballer

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

Over 3,000 proud special olympians head home today as the Wellington Summer Games draw to a close.   Athletes around the country have been competing in sports ranging from table tennis to powerlifting.   Wellington Special Olympian Ella Smith , a footballer, trains every Tuesday   Ella says she was inspired by her sister to […]



LISTEN: Tauranga team ace it in the pool

Dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News, Sport

Smiles, splashes and pride aplenty in Kilbirnie pool. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



LISTEN: A new home for seven local sports clubs

Dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News, Sport

Wellingtons newest sports venue officially opened this week in Kilbirnie. BLAIR MOCKETT reports.



Big challenges overcome by special olympians

Dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News, Sport

Wellington this week has hosted a range of talented special Olympians from around New Zealand, some having to overcome financial and transport issues to compete.



New Wellington bike path would avoid ‘Hunger Games’

Dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Cycling Action Network spokesperson Patrick Morgan supports separate space for cyclists.

A shared space with pedestrians, would amount to throwing everyone together to fight it out, he said. THOMAS CROSKERY reports.



Police are people too – on and off the beat

Nov 30th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

The cops sometimes get a bad rap. LAURA WILTSHIRE went along for a ride along and saw the human side



Conditioning coach stays on for ultimate reward

Nov 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News, Sport, Uncategorized

Max Symes the new strength and conditioning coach at Marist St Pats is helping Marist St pats rugby club prepare for the 2018 season after just finishing an internship with the Highlanders in Super Rugby.



Taking tea to raise money for Wellington hospice

Nov 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News, Uncategorized

Mary Hospice is set to benefit from a high tea experience put on by hospitality students in Wellington.



LISTEN: Looming rental crisis no surprise for renters

Nov 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News

Wellington’s rental housing sector is in for a rough year and no-one’s surprised. SAPEER MAYRON reports.



Cats and coffee purrfect combination

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



Food parcel demand increases as rents rise

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News

Pressure on food banks is mounting in Wellington as rents continue to rise. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports



Locals win battle to save Hutt valley park

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Fears of flooding and community submissions have stopped a proposed housing development in its tracks.



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