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PHOTO ESSAY: Wellington Zoo benefits from public support

May 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Multimedia, News, Picture story

ZARIUS SAMUEL visits Wellington Zoo to see how it benefits from public support.



PHOTO ESSAY: Te Auaha revealed as name of new creative centre

May 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News, Picture story

A gala event reveals the name of Wellington’s new creative education hub. Captured by JOANNA PIATEK.



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.



PHOTO ESSAY: Day in life of tattoo artist

May 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Marking clients with custom tattoo art is all part of a day’s work for Katy Hayward in a studio which is also an art gallery. JADE WINTON-LOWE reports.



PHOTO ESSAY: Playshop Live

May 17th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Multimedia, News, Picture story, Uncategorized

Ever wondered what ‘Who’s Line Is It Anyway?’ would be like live? Well Playshop Live is that, but with local actors and kiwi humor. Playshop is a company of young professionals and students who are assisted by Lori Leigh, a theatre lecturer at Victoria University. They workshop their ideas weekly in the University’s Theatre department. […]



The Moots collide with NZ Music Month on tour

May 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

Indie rockers say they are now writing the kind of music that they set out to.



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.



WATCH: RSA’s 100th centenary at the National War Memorial

May 5th, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Multimedia, News, Picture story

The RSA celebrated its centenary at the Pukeahu War Memorial in Wellington.
COLIN ENGELBRECHT reports.



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.



Last chance for public to influence Stokes Valley Community Hub

Apr 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

Stokes Valley residents have only a week left to submit their views on council’s $5 million community hub project.

The project will be finalised soon after April 29, which marks the last day submissions will be accepted. KEENAN MAY reports.



From Olympic competitor to Olympic ambassador

Apr 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Sport

As the next games draw near, Melissa Ingram talks to Dominic Godfrey about her new life mentoring young Kiwis.



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



Sigmund’s last football battle has a disappointing end

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

Fans of the Wellington Phoenix said goodbye to a retiring crowd favourite.



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.



Kelson balances new tech and traditional teaching

Apr 11th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

iPads and Chromebooks will not be replacing hand writing any time soon.



Karori West Normal School tackles growing roll with new buildings

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

Four new buildings to cater for growth which continues to reflect multi-cultural area.



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?



Artist sets herself ‘a/part’ from the crowd with first solo show of her body

Apr 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Sam Dollimore puts herself in the spotlight with a body of work that took more than 200 hours.



Thorndon School uses Tuffery art to make temporary rooms like home

Apr 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Temporary premises on college grounds clears way for $9 million reconstruction.



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



Celebrating 100 years of summer in the Hutt

Mar 4th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Fifteen years of Fringe and still loving it

Mar 4th, 2016 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Radio News



Second annual Holi Festival brightens up Johnsonville

Mar 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Crowds not as big as hoped for, but the show went on.



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.



Maori unlikely to bother with flag vote based on history

Feb 25th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

ENROLMENTS for the second flag vote close on Wednesday , and while there has been a push for enrolments, history suggests Maori will be under-represented. About 27 per cent of all voters from the seven Maori electorates cast their vote last year. EMMA MOODY reports.



A traditional approach to fight climate change

Feb 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Young Maori mum not a victim of statistics

Feb 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Teenage mothers are nearly three times more likely to be uneducated and unemployed. LEAH FLYNN talks to Terihia Trillo who bucks the trend.



Paraparaumu teaching legend reflects on 40 years with teenagers

Feb 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News

Chrissie Jorgenson says kids have not changed, despite all of the technology. VIRGINIA FALLON reports.



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.



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.



Drinking the keg dry for a good cause

Dec 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Tramping a popular summer pastime

Dec 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Activities, events outside peak season help Otago tourism

Dec 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Accommodation businesses pinpoint regular events for driving their guest numbers.



Young women a hit in the stock-car world

Dec 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Sport, Top Picture

One in ten stock car racers are female, and 15-year-old Amy Eckersley is one of them. JAMES BAKER catches up with her about her love for racing.



Rugby club helps out at safe haven for women

Dec 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Male volunteers were welcomed into the Wellington Women’s Boarding House for the first time.



Write, voice, or video your call for more refugees

Dec 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

Amnesty International has set up a website for Kiwis to send their message to government to lift New Zealand’s intake. COLIN ENGELBRECHT reports.



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.



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 […]



Ngati Toa hope All Blacks bring cup back for visit to Ka Mate’s home

Dec 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Ngati Toa are glad the All Blacksfinally came to visit them and enjoyed teaching them about Ka Mate.



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



Stars sparkle on Wellington’s waterfront

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.



NCEA credits for licenses draws mixed reactions on the street

Dec 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wellingtonians agree licenses were tougher to get these days but are split about adding it to NCEA.



Beer launch for cheetah charity

Nov 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Meet the zoo brew crew who are mixing beer and animals to raise money for cheetahs in the wild. JAMES BAKER reports.



Education a priority for local league team

Nov 25th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Weekend celebrations planned for school’s 50th

Nov 25th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Two days of celebrations will mark 50 years for Redwood School in Tawa next year.



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



Comedy show no laughing matter

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Wellington man attempts epic Arctic crossing

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 .



Emotional vigil for Paris terror victims

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



Emotional vigil for Paris terror victims

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story
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Emotional memorial for Paris victims in Wellington

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



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.



Porirua People’s Library giving locals a voice in November

Nov 18th, 2015 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Diversity, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Creative New Zealand and Porirua City Council pitching in to help community tell its stories.



Mental health worker uses his own journey to help others

Nov 18th, 2015 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Most Popular, News

Familiarity with mental health events helps a worker in the field do his job, and reflect on his role with EMMA MOODY.



Meat lovers told moderation is the key

Nov 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News
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Nix fans key to team’s future

Nov 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Stemming Wellington’s creative flow to Auckland

Oct 15th, 2015 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Front Page Layout

Actor, director and producer Nathaniel Lees wants to keep Wellington as the country’s creative hub. DOMINIC GODFREY reports.



Careers expo inspires students from colleges in Porirua

Oct 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Mana College’s hall buzzing with hundreds of local students talking to careers advisers.



WATCH: Giant scrabble gets capital thinking about adult literacy

Sep 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Literacy Aotearoa helps raise awareness at Wellington Railway Station.



WATCH: Capital park friends honoured for stream work

Sep 25th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Friends of Central Park receive their fourth honour in a year for their work on Moturoa Stream track.