Kate Nicol-Williams

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The large scale performance involved thousands and was the opening act for the New Zealand Festival

A Waka Odyssey: Kupe brings booming energy to Wellington’s heart

The large scale performance involved thousands and was the opening act for the New Zealand Festival.

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There are multiple theories as to exactly what the creature is.

Mystery fish found near Wellington has marine experts stumped

There are multiple theories as to exactly what the creature is.

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Forget the candle-lit dinner and half-price chocolates, Wellingtonians get their love tips from the animal kingdom.

Animal instincts run wild at Wellington Zoo's adults only event

Guests heard love-themed talks about the zoo's star attractions.

'We need to stop the behaviour' - New councillor planning to eliminate sexual violence in Wellington

Fleur Fitzsimons says she'll work with the hospitality association, bar owners, the police, sporting codes and support agencies to achieve "no sexual violence".

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Waititi walked the red carpet in Sydney last night, amused by how many Kiwi references he's been able to crowbar in.

Taika Waititi king of the Kiwi box office for second straight year

Waititi followed up the success of Hunt for the Wilderpeople with Thor: Ragnarok.

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Kaibos Mapuranga was driving on Saturday when a steel beam fell from the sky narrowly missing him.

'I just feel lucky' – Near miss for Christchurch man as steel beam smashes through car windscreen

Kaibos Mapuranga was driving on Saturday when a steel beam fell from the sky narrowly missing him.

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The historic  homestead near Queenstown was built during the gold rush in 1879.

Charges may be laid over fire which destroyed historic homestead near Queenstown

The fire in the early hours of New Year's Day razed the historic 1860's homestead to the ground.

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Fireworks ignited a large bush fire in the Coromandel holiday spot of Fletcher Bay.

'Completely reckless' - Firefighter condemns revellers who lit fireworks in tinder dry conditions

Fireworks ignited a large bush fire in the Coromandel holiday spot of Fletcher Bay.

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They should be left to the experts, authorities say, amid concerns about the fire risk.

Revellers urged not see in the new year with fireworks in dry South Island

Bonfires can easily get out of control, especially when it's windy and those responsible are drinking alcohol.

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US Navy vessels have only returned to our ports in the past year, after decades of absence due to NZ’s nuclear free stance.

Take a tour of the US Coastguard's only Antarctic ice breaker as it arrives in Lyttelton

Every year The Polar Star delivers supplies to McMurdo Station in Antarctica.

Snowfall hits Canterbury one day after a sizzling 31.8 degrees

Unfortunately there wasn't enough to ski on.

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Students will participate in a week-long internship with a live studio role, and get one-on-one training.

Talented Weta Workshop artists spilling secrets to the next generation of designers

The company sees it as a chance to pay it forward by sharing their mastery.

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The team, yet to find its own catchy name, is heading to the Asia Men's Handball Championship in South Korea.

Meet the NZ men's handball team out to cause upsets at first big international tournament

The team, yet to find a catchy name, is heading to the Asia Handball Championship.

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The warm weather is putting a strain on the water supply, with a sprinkler ban already in place.

Wellington enjoys third driest November on record - but it's not all good news

Last year 240mm of rain fell in November, but this time around, there's been just 17mm.

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The alert should reach a third of the 5.8 million cellphones in New Zealand.

Civil Defence performs first official test of new emergency alert technology

The alert should have reached a third of the 5.8 million cellphones in New Zealand.

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The venture still has a few hurdles and challenges to overcome before zipliners can zig zag through Wellington bush.

Wellington zipline near dump land causes councillors to voice concern

It could be 2019 before zipliners are zig zagging through the area

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Some parents and principals are calling for more consultation on schedule changes, which will see some school services scrapped.

Government to investigate fixed-term contract use in schools as matter of urgency

Principals say flexibility around funding is a key reason for fixed-term contracts.

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Fans turned up in the hundreds to catch a glimpse of their Peru football team outside their hotel in Wellington.

Watch: Passionate Peru fans shut down Wellington street, sing and chant for football stars

Fans turned up in the hundreds to catch a glimpse of their Peru football team outside their hotel in Wellington.

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A four-year-old remains in hospital with third degree burns after the Christchurch incident.

Child remains in hospital with third degree burns after Christchurch fireworks display goes horribly wrong

Ten people were hurt after a fireworks display at a central city church went wrong.

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A crowd of Wellington commuters congregated in the CBD to protest and take a final ride on the iconic trolley buses.

'It's a big disappointment' – Wellingtonians demonstrate in CBD awaiting last ever trolley bus ride

Many commuters are angry with the removal of the electric fleet for diesel buses.

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Labour MP Jenny Salesa was sworn in as the Minister for Building and Construction and Minister for Ethnic Communities.

'I helped my mum clean schools' - NZ's first Tongan-born Cabinet minister Jenny Salesa reflects on family's sacrifice, homelessness

Labour MP Jenny Salesa moved to NZ as a 16-year-old, and this week was sworn in as a Cabinet minister.

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The father of Carly Setwart, who was stabbed at a nail party in 2016, says he’s pleased with the 12 year prison sentence given to her killer.

'I think she got what she deserved' - father of 'pamper party' victim says he's happy with killer's sentence

Anna Browne plunged a kitchen knife into the side of Carly Stewart's face at a nail party in Auckland. Today she was jailed for at least 12 years.

New Zealand takes top spot in international report on preparing students for the future

The inaugural index created by The Economist Intelligence Unit assessed 35 economies.

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1 NEWS speaks to a woman whose baby died after she was left languishing in the hospital for 17 hours.

Waikato DHB member slams management for lack of information after seven baby deaths

He said the board is not getting accurate information about serious events.

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Mehaka  Lee Te Puia wants justice for other Kiwis detained in Oz after being booted on character grounds.

Kiwi booted out of Aussie despite winning landmark case tells of toll on kids - 'They were shattered'

Mehaka Lee Te Puia was detained at Perth's immigration centre for nearly two years.

After Labour fee free announcement, head of University of Auckland says more funding needed to improve universities themselves

Labour has offered a free first year of uni in 2018, and an extra $50 a week to student allowances.

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