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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.



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



Civil Defence reassures those without smartphones

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



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.



Hopes are high for new ministerial portfolio

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

Prominent constitutional lawyer has high hopes for government’s new ministerial portfolio



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.



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.



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



#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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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



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



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.



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



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.



Kiwi’s gear up for the big Aussie race

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

At 5 o’clock today, Kiwi’s across the country will stop working and turn their eyes to the TV to watch an Australian horse race. The Melbourne Cup, known as the race that stops a nation, garners more attention in New Zealand than any local race. British horse Marmelo is  favourite to win the cup, according […]



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



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



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.



Greens reluctantly accept refugee quota

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

The Green Party is reluctantly accepting a compromise with the new Labour led government regarding New Zealand’s annual refugee intake. 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



Charter school boss hopes politics, ideology can be put aside

Oct 29th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Parties in the new coalition government were clear in their campaigning that they were against charter schools.

LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to the CEO of a high profile charter school and to the teachers’ union about how they see the future.



Battle continues to save heritage buildings

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

The struggle to save over 150 heritage buildings continues almost one year after the Kaikoura earthquake. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



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.



Paekakariki locals wait for record to be confirmed

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

Paekakariki locals will be waiting a while before they can officially claim the record for the world’s shortest gay pride parade.



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.



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.



Shooters celebrate 100 years of their sport in Wellington

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

The Wellington Smallbore Rifle Association used its annual prizegiving to celebrate centenary



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.



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 […]



WATCH: Disappointment after inconclusive election result

Oct 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News, Multimedia, News

New Zealanders voted on Saturday night to elect a government and the results were inconclusive.



Lions win again… just

Oct 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Radio Story



Labour mood in Wellington hopeful

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Labour faithful mingle with MPs Grant Robertson (Wellington Central), Greg O’Connor (Ohariu), Kris Faafoi (Mana) and Ginny Anderson (Hutt South).



Wellingtonians find voting easy

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News, Uncategorized

Voting appears to have gone smoothly for Wellingtonians today. Some minor delays were reported when polling booths opened at nine o’clock this morning, but no other problems have been reported. People spoken to on Cuba St a short time ago were surprised at how easy the voting process is.



Follow the election here

Sep 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Most Popular, Top Picture

The Whitireia Team is covering the election live around Wellington. Click above for a rolling blog of updates as election night progresses.



Marama Te Kira brings Te Reo to Te Papa and her life

Sep 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

As Te Reo in schools added to the political debate in the elections, AIMEE EASTWOOD listens to her experience.



Ardern welcomed by crowd at Victoria University

Sep 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern arrived at Victoria University to a rousing welcome by students. Increasing rain didn’t deter the selfie-takers. BRONTE WILSON reports.



New Zealand more united than divided: Robertson

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

The Labour party is saying that New Zealand does not have a rural/urban divide. Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says New Zealand is more united than divided, despite an angry a protest at a farmers rally in Morrinsville yesterday. He says in his experience, New Zealanders agree on a need for urgency around social issues.



Wellington Lions grounded despite record win

Sep 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Radio Story, Most Popular



WATCH: Performers, mayor switch on capital’s new creative campus

Sep 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Latest News, Multimedia, News

Circus, dance, music, Māori and Pacific performers turn on lights for Te Auaha ahead of opening in 2018.



WATCH: 606 pairs of shoes mark World Suicide Day

Sep 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

Riders Against Teenage Suicide (R.A.T.S.) on their motorbikes played a part in bringing the message to Parliament.

SARAH McMULLAN talks to riders about protecting their tamariki.



Passionate plea for Kiwis to vote for “killing capital gain”

Sep 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Homelessness, low home ownership described as tragedy and outrage



WATCH: Advance voting gets underway

Sep 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Latest News, Multimedia, News

Electoral Commission opens 485 advance voting booths around the country



Housing, healthcare, environment on agenda in Newtown

Sep 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Finlayson battles tough crowd, despite suggesting he has compassion



WATCH: Māori Language Week kicks off with Wellington parade

Sep 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular

WATCH: Yesterday Stacey Morrison helped launch Māori Language Week in Wellington, with thousands marching to support Te Reo. BRONTE WILSON captured the action.



WATCH: Going Shopping? BYO Boomerang Bag

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

WATCH: A chance for you to learn to sew, and save the environment during your lunch break



WATCH: Students take Little Shop of Horrors to the stage

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Musical Theatre students at Whitireia Polytechnic Performing Arts are gearing up for opening night.