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Posts Tagged ‘ Whitireia Polytechnic ’

Salvation Army window tells true story of grandmother’s loss

Apr 21st, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Women’s side of the story is represented in Johnsonville’s heartfelt Anzac window display. Susan Bradley was moved by the story of her own great grandmother. COURTNEY DAY reports.



More dead rats and mice on Predator Free Northland’s agenda

Apr 19th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Tim Trengrove, from Predator Free Northland, wants traps in every backyard and council help.



Spate of drone issues raises questions about regulation

Apr 19th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Photographer wants drone buyers licenced so because laws penalise responsible professionals



Solway Primary School ex-students gather for 100th party

Apr 19th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

School which survived closure threat makes it to centenary with plenty of stories



St Oran’s girls 2018 dragon boat title all about mental toughness

Apr 17th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, News

Captain Alyssa Best, coach Alistair McDonald reflect on teamwork and mental strength



NZ launches sexual harm crisis line Monday

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

Eva McGauley gets her wish as Ministry of Social Development set to launch online messaging service. SAMUEL ROBINSON reports.



Garage Project website nominated for the internet’s highest honour

Apr 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wellington’s creative community recognised in website standing – and you can cast a vote



Meet London’s woman in Wellington, Laura Clarke

Apr 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News

British High Commissioner wants more diversity in diplomacy, and LAURA WILTSHIRE finds she’s leading by example



Haemorrhaging virus to attack Wellington rabbit population

Apr 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wellington rabbit owners should ensure their animals are vaccinated against the RHDV1 virus



Bringing America to New Zealand on the shelves of US2U

Apr 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

A new store in Johnsonville offers expats a taste of home and Kiwis a taste of adventure.



WATCH: Radio students promote Te Auaha opening with show

Apr 11th, 2018 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News

ELI HILL reports on a class tasked with producing a show for the opening of their new campus in the heart of Wellington



Cars driven out of lower Tory Street in favour of pedestrians

Apr 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Locals need to get used to leaving cars home as council pushes more laneway projects



Combat video journalist Margaret Moth remembered at Te Auaha

Apr 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Kiwi-born Moth’s close friend attended the Te Auaha opening. He talks with LAURA WILTSHIRE about her legacy



Bus and train improvement ideas from capital commuters

Apr 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Snapper on all services, bike carriers, lower prices for students, and more bus-only lanes are wanted



Ardern rekindles discussion on New Zealand becoming a republic

Apr 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, News

A pro-monarchy group says we would be giving up one of the most stable forms of democracy



Living Wage employees get a pay rise to $20.55 this year

Apr 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Kiwi’s working for living wage accredited employers will receive and extra 35c an hour from September



Māori voters to choose their roll over the coming months

Apr 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

The Māori electoral option determines which electoral roll they’ll be on for the next two General Elections



Record visitors for Homegrown provide fresh economy boost

Apr 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Close to 14,000 visitors are coming to Wellington this weekend, providing a $7.2 million boost for the local economy.

ANDREW BEVIN does the numbers, and finds a “mellow” crowd has helped.



Anzac protest call using Hit and Run book on SAS raid in poster promo

Apr 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Illegal protest posters go up same day defence boss Keating steps down



Autism – it’s time to start looking beyond the male statistics

Apr 4th, 2018 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News

LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to young women with Asperger’s Syndrome who represent the hidden numbers



Ngāti Katoa, iwi all, gathers at Orongomai Marae in Upper Hutt

Apr 4th, 2018 | By | Category: Diversity, Featured Article, Front Page Layout

How does a Pākeha become a respected kaumātua? LAURA WILTSHIRE visits the marae her great grandfather helped create.



Highlanders unbeaten run ends

Mar 29th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News, Sport

The Highlanders unbeaten run was ended this weekend when they went down to the Hurricanes 29-12 in Wellington.



Hurricanes notch up third win in a row

Mar 29th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News, Sport

The Hurricanes are on a roll with three straight wins after they defeated the Highlanders in Wellington 29-12.



NZ’s cultural capital debate has winner at CubaDupa: Wellington

Mar 25th, 2018 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

With Auckland hitting back at the claim Wellington City Council in its latest long term draft that “Wellington is known as the culture capital of New Zealand”, the debate is not going away. So SAM ROBINSON asks the experts.



PHOTO ESSAY: CubaDupa 2018 opens

Mar 24th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

The two-day CupaDupa 2018 party is underway. The NewsWire team of photographers captured the opening in a photo essay slideshow.



Steampunk Aucklanders join CubaDupa party

Mar 24th, 2018 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

CubaDupa has attracted festival-goers from around the country, including the Waugh family. Zac Graham reports on the start of day one in Wellington.



Te Auaha make-up artistry team create nymph and troll

Mar 24th, 2018 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

CubaDupa crowds pouring through Te Auaha got a glimpse into the creative world of make-up artistry



Kiwi attempts marathon crossing of Greenland ice cap

Mar 23rd, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Explorer and serial adventurer, Brando Yelavich will be one of two kiwis attempting the crossing in May.



PHOTO ESSAY: Oil petition handed over

Mar 20th, 2018 | By | Category: News, Picture story

A petition was handed to parliament yesterday calling on the government to stop deep sea oil mining, BLAIR MOCKETT captures the action.



Women have Cook Strait record in sight

Mar 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



Rare books to help Turnbull celebrate century

Mar 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

20 rare book shave been donated to the Alexander Turnbull library in Wellington.



Animal welfare petition delivered to Parliament

Mar 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Over 100,000 people have called on the government to end the practice of farrow caging sows.



Concussions crippling the Crusaders

Mar 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News, Sport

The Crusaders are without All Blacks Ryan Crotty and Samuel Whitelock for this weeks game against the Highlanders.



Hurricanes deal to the rugby super champs

Mar 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News, Sport

The Hurricanes have topped the New Zealand conference after beating the Crusaders in Wellington on Saterday.



WATCH: New creative campus open for business

Mar 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News

New Zealand’s cultural capital has a new Institute of Creativity . LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.



Students give new campus the thumbs up

Mar 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

The students of the brand new Te Auaha building appear to be settling in well despite some early teething problems.



Newtown residents fight to keep post office open

Mar 9th, 2018 | By | Category: News, Radio News

Welingtonians are expressing their anger over plans by NZ Post to close the Newtown branch. Newtown residents this week  handed in an 8,000 plus signature petition calling on the government to keep NZ Post offices open. NZ post announced the closures last year. Rongotai MP Paul Eagle says the post offices are an important social […]



LISTEN: Petition to save Valley Flyer proves popular

Mar 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News

Almost 10,000 people sign petition to save popular bus service. ELI HILL reports.



WATCH: Te Auaha opens its doors

Mar 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, Multimedia

The brand new Te Auaha Institute of Creativity officially opened on Monday night as BLAIR MOCKETT reports



Mana Wāhine celebrate 125 years of getting vote

Mar 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

New Zealand’s year long celebration of women’s voting rights launched today at Government House. Laura Wiltshire reports.



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.



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.



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.



NZ to whakatū for women’s rights 125 years after vote victory

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

‘Whakatū Wāhine’ to celebrate 125 years of women’s voting rights – that’s what the Ministry for Women wants Kiwis to do. The phrase means Women Stand Up and represents not just women, but all people, standing up for women’s rights. LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.



Party looks forward to its demise

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

The Aoteroa Legalise Cannabis Party is looking forward to the day it no longer needs to exist.



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.



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.



Civil Defence reassures those without smartphones

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



Future proof parking model for the Lower Hutt

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

Parking in the Hutt Valley is moving into the 21st century.   The Hutt City Council is looking to future-proof car-park usage in  the city, witgh its proposed parking policy.   Future improvements may include sensor bases under cars and licence plate recognition.   John Pritchard, Research and Policy Advisor says car ownership rates will […]



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: 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.



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.



Cats and coffee purrfect combination

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



Cheers as Council scraps housing plan

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

Around 30 Bell park locals attended the council’s Regulatory Committee meeting this week where councillors decided against turning two thirds of the park into housing.



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.



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



#LoveIsLove, especially for kids of Australian same sex couples

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

The anti-marriage equality campaign in Australia put children in at the centre of their argument.

LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to a relieved parent, and looks at claims debunked by science.



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.



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.



LISTEN: First big military tank battle remembered

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

Aimee Eastwood attends the 100 year commemoration of the Battle of Cambrai at the National War Memorial.



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 […]



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.



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: 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.