Design student turns art into fundraiser for Zealandia

Sophia Meldrum has turned her images from a design course into postcards for sale at Zealandia.

5:00 AM  Sophia Meldrum​ has turned her passion for the environment into a way to help the wildlife sanctuary.

Retiring principal reflects on years of triumph, challenge and heartbreak video

Tawa College principal Murray Lucas will step down at the end of 2021 after 20 years in the job. He was a high-school ...

5:00 AM  After 31 years inside the grounds of Wellington's Tawa College, Murray Lucas says his job is never short of surprises.

Language Matters: Māori English, eh?

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Jane du Feu and Shep- Craig Shepard at the Wharenui at Whakatu ...

5:00 AM  OPINION: Both ME and Pākehā English should be considered legitimate varieties of New Zealand English

Five things to do in Wellington city on Labour Day

Enjoy a spooky ride on the cable car in the lead up to Halloween.

5:00 AM  Don't let a cloudy day put you off, get out and about in Wellington City.

Wearable Art organisers sought more ratepayer money, on top of $5m underwrite video

The long-running WOW show, pictured here in 2012, has been cancelled the past two years.

5:00 AM  A request for additional cash – a figure not being made public – was put to the Wellington City Council three days before this year's event was cancelled.

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Language Matters: Māori English, eh?

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Jane du Feu and Shep- Craig Shepard at the Wharenui at Whakatu ...

5:00 AM  OPINION: Both ME and Pākehā English should be considered legitimate varieties of New Zealand English

Is it time for an 'Auckland Basic Income'?

5:00 AM  OPINION: If the Government is willing to make direct payments to business owners, why t not straight to workers and their families?

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Design student turns art into fundraiser for Zealandia

Sophia Meldrum has turned her images from a design course into postcards for sale at Zealandia.

Sophia Meldrum​ has turned her passion for the environment into a way to help the wildlife sanctuary.

Five things to do in Wellington city on Labour Day

Enjoy a spooky ride on the cable car in the lead up to Halloween.

Don't let a cloudy day put you off, get out and about in Wellington City.

Wearable Art organisers sought more ratepayer money, on top of $5m underwrite video

The long-running WOW show, pictured here in 2012, has been cancelled the past two years.

A request for additional cash – a figure not being made public – was put to the Wellington City Council three days before this year's event was cancelled.

Overlooked by the cultural sector, queer people document themselves video

Gareth Watkins from PrideNZ interviewing people at a rally for trans rights earlier this year in Wellington.

New Zealand's queer communities are increasingly recording and sharing their own lives and stories out of fear the cultural sector may not be.

Te Hīkoi Toi: Clay on the riverbank

This work by HineWaiKerekere won the Rick Rudd Foundation sponsored National Emerging Practitioner in Clay Award.

Mark Amery considers the richness of Whanganui’s art scene with a visit to the Quartz Museum of Studio Ceramics.

Sport

From Chris Wood 'fanboy' to Wellington Phoenix player; club signs academy duo video

George Ott’s prolific winter season for Lower Hutt has been rewarded with a scholarship deal with Wellington Phoenix.

New Phoenix recruit George Ott has always wanted to become a professional footballer, ever since he attended the same Hamilton school as All Whites star Chris Wood.

Wellington Phoenix fullbacks to miss start of A-League Men season through injury video

Louis Fenton will miss the start of the new season.

Wellington Phoenix have been dealt a double injury blow with defenders Louis Fenton and Sam Sutton ruled out for at least six weeks.

Former leading New Zealand cricket umpire Fred Goodall dies aged 83 video

Former test cricket umpire Fred Goodall pictured in his Newlands home in 2013.

Goodall umpired 24 tests and 15 ODIs but was best known as being the victim of an elbow in the back from West Indian fast bowler Colin Croft.

Wellington Phoenix snap up young Kiwi talent ahead of A-League Women debut video

Grace Wisnewski was a key member of the New Zealand team that clinched a bronze medal at the Under-17 Women's World Cup ...

Nine more players sign on for Wellington Phoenix's first A-League Women season.

Wellington Phoenix men sign Australia under-23 midfielder Luka Pršo video

Wellington Phoenix have signed midfielder Luka Pršo, who spent the previous A-League Men season with Newcastle Jets.

The 20-year-old played against the Phoenix last season, scoring one goal in 17 appearances for Newcastle Jets while on loan from Croatian club NK Osijek.

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$50m studio nearing completion a likely drawcard for international films video

Chief strategic officer Melissa Conway, left, and chief executive Kristy Grant in front of one of the 2300-square metre ...

The offices are quiet and the sound stages echo with the sound of construction as Wellington's answer to Hollywood prepares to open in April.

Wellington City Council will keep shares in international airport video

Infratil owns significant shares in Wellington International Airport, also Vodafone New Zealand and Trustpower. They ...

The council decided to keep its 34 per cent holding in the airport, after a surprise vote.

Wellington mayors caught on the hop as consents ditched for housing intensification video

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Generic. New building in suburbs. High density housing. Newtown, Wellington. Construction.

The region’s mayors say they’ve been blindsided by the Government and Opposition’s joint housing intensification announcement.

Mayoral taskforce to tackle Wellington council's social housing crisis video

Mayor Andy Foster says the establishment of a mayoral taskforce which would look at council housing is about “being kind ...

Some of the council's tenants facing “everyday hardship” will take part in a taskforce that aims to solve the problem of unaffordable rents.

Saying cheese to a change in career

Broughton holds waxed havarti in the chiller at his Featherston store. Overseas tourists are often surprised by the ...

Paul Broughton used to be in corporate real estate, now he owns one of New Zealand's best cheese shops.

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'Help keep Lily safe': Mum's plea to the unvaccinated video

Heart transplant recipient Lily Leadbetter with her mum, Veronika Klingler, and dog Millie at their Wellington home.

Lily Leadbetter was a toddler when she underwent a heart transplant. Now immunocompromised and too young for a vaccine, she's relying on others for protection.

NZ ambassador to Turkey 'unwelcome' after calls to free jailed businessman

New Zealand’s ambassador to Turkey, Wendy Hinton, pictured here in 2016, has been declared persona non grata, or ...

Ten countries opposed the detention of a political opponent in Turkey. All are now “persona non grata”, including Kiwi diplomat Wendy Hinton.

Overlooked by the cultural sector, queer people document themselves video

Gareth Watkins from PrideNZ interviewing people at a rally for trans rights earlier this year in Wellington.

New Zealand's queer communities are increasingly recording and sharing their own lives and stories out of fear the cultural sector may not be.

The dignity of being heard video

Journalist Aaron Smale has created a new podcast about Lake Alice, which aims to give survivors “the dignity of being heard”.

Investigative journalist Aaron Smale says his new podcast, about child abuse at Lake Alice hospital, is about accountability

Concerns new housing rules will destroy character neighbourhoods video

21102021 News Photo: RYAN ANDERSON/STUFF Classic villa streets in Grey Lynn, Ponsonby, Auckland

A heritage group says the Government’s new medium density housing rules could destroy the character of historic inner-city neighbourhoods.

Students urge action after school racism claims video

Students at Wellington East Girls’ College say staff have failed to crack down on racism and xenophobia.

The Ministry of Education is advising Wellington East Girls' College after some students say a fight broke out at a party over the use of racist language.

The new traffic lights look good, but 90 per cent will be hard to hit video

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Grant Robertson, Chris Hipkins, and Peeni ...

OPINION: The post alert-level world looks to make sense, but it will be tough going if you aren't vaccinated.

Handyman in the sights of police after trail of unhappy customers

Mark Morton, pictured, was paid $1705 by Aotea resident Anaci du Plessis for work in her home office. After being paid ...

Kristine Ford has lost sleep over the $2000 she paid Mark Morton for work never started. She's not alone, but the jack-of-all-trades says he's keen to make amends.

New Covid-19 plan 'unethical' and leaves Māori and Pacific people exposed, say critics video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduces the new traffic light system on Friday.

The Government's “traffic light” system for managing the virus in the future could make history – but will leave Māori and Pacific communities vulnerable, health experts say.

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