More than 100 competitors fought it out at a Brazilian jiu jitsu competition in Wanganui on Saturday. Brazilian jiu jitsu is a ground fighting martial art similar to wrestling and judo. Abe Leach explains. Saturday’s event featured men and woman of all ages and skill levels. Grena Waitai, the mother of […]
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MARGOT NEAS background the mixed history of the economic growth fund.
Mayoral hopefuls attack each other over council fund process that led to Singapore Airlines being given $800,000 a year. LAURA KEOWN reports.
Wellington’s mayoral candidates answer questions on Wellington’s issues
Six mayoral candidates give Newswire their views on funding for student transport discounts in Wellington.
“I feel loved and privileged to have been able to work with 15 cultures each day.”
Students are urged to keep the pressure on candidates to lower transport fares
Porirua College whanau spent a long time looking for the right principal to build on the legacy Susan Jungerson. This week they welcomed Ragne Maxwell to the role. KATENI SAU reports.
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.
The twice-daily traffic jam outside Raumati Beach School might be getting sorted out after years of public frustration – hopefully this summer. The plan will ease congestion and make the area safer for students. DAN MAGEEAN reports.
Pacific cultures the least likely to be living alone, says Statistics NZ report.
Thirty years after his own Olympics, Tim Logan reflects with ANGELA REID about differences and similarities.
At the Mt Victoria school kids are comfortable hearing different languages.
The Makery is building a creative craft and DIY community in Miramar
A form of poetry relatively unknown in New Zealand attracted a sell-out crowd in Wellington last weekend.
McFadden eyeing up next generation of basketball talent at Sportsfest
Homelessness, housing and social issues concern people in the coming council elections
Organisers Partners Porirua happy with launch of initiative and will be back for more
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.
New David Jones store attracts Wellington crowds, but Kirkcaldie and Stains has not been forgotten.
Hawkes Bay gym Peak Fitness encourages exercise to honor memory of local inspiration
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.
Food trucks are on the rise and but many of them are more hazardous than we think.
New Zealand visitor numbers are up and small towns are reaping small rewards.
The five-day market was a huge success, attracting over 16,500 on the first night alone.
The event allows Wellington’s most stylish to trade old clothing among themselves.
Aotea Block Development is set to ease the housing shortage in Porirua.
The road to new beginnings for Christchurch after the devastating 2010 earthquake.
Wellington musician Sam Manzanza keeps African music alive.
The Porirua food truck night market is held on the last Thursday of the month.
Baby animals ease exam nerves in students ease exam stress at Victoria University.
Fewer Kiwis were able to buy houses in 2013 compared to 186, but they are still trying
Te Rauparaha Arena is getting behind Porirua kayaker Marty McDowell.
The name of Wellington’s newest creative arts campus was well received at gala launch.
The Wellington Urban Ultra 2k, commonly known as WUU2K, is an ultra-marathon starting in Khandallah and ending at the Mt Victoria lookout.
Te Rauparaha Arena was home to a three day Last Season clothing sale. KEANU HEAD captured the set up process.
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.
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.
NewsWire.co.nz graduate and student reporters covered the event live.
Awhina Society offers refuge and support for women in need.
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.
Advisory groups engaging families are raising Maori and Pacific achievement at Postgate School in Whitby.
ZARIUS SAMUEL reports it is all part of what principal Adam Campbell says involves seeing learning through children’s eyes.
Playshop Live has people laughing from improvised comedy. AMY MCEWEN follows the actors at the rehearsals of the latest show.
Indie rockers say they are now writing the kind of music that they set out to.
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.
An inside look at the training of a Special Olympics power lifter. ANDREW JOHNSEN captured the intense session at Morrinsville Fitness Centre.
The RSA celebrated its centenary at the Pukeahu War Memorial in Wellington.
COLIN ENGELBRECHT reports.
Child refugees will be the subject of laughter on Sunday night – all for a good cause.
Headgear’s popularity is on the rise. Matt Tso talks to Hills Hatman Simon Smuts-Kennedy.
School’s rise from decile two to four, has its upsides and downsides, says principal.
Aussie helps Kiwis remember centenary with Woman of Empire exhibition at Mansfield House
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.
University, residents association and councilors are inviting locals to a meeting on April 26
Fans of the Wellington Phoenix said goodbye to a retiring crowd favourite.
Design to incorporate art and structural qualities from different cultural groups.
Four new buildings to cater for growth which continues to reflect multi-cultural area.
With local body elections this year, and talk of mergers going on, what do Porirua people say?
After spending nearly a decade in supporting roles, Betty Whyte takes over the top job this year.
Sam Dollimore puts herself in the spotlight with a body of work that took more than 200 hours.
Temporary premises on college grounds clears way for $9 million reconstruction.