One Māori student advocate at Massey University fears rent increases to Wellington rental properties and a lack of accommodation availability could put students off studying. This follows a reported warning from property experts of the market heating up during the next few months.
Having received his final NCEA results, former Wainuiomata High School student Ethan Kamana is one step closer to fulfilling his dream of becoming a dentist.
While some students who are looking to move into tertiary study this year eagerly await their NCEA results, for others tertiary enrolment is overwhelming and presents a barrier to furthering their education.
Mountains to Sea Wellington is helping people take the plunge to learn about marine conservation by snorkelling marine reserves. The group is also building up young kids to be the next generation of ocean guardians.
More than 400 people traded technology for a treasure hunt in Wellington's Kaitoke Regional Park at the weekend where they learned about the environment and water conservation.
This week Wellingtonians will get a rare glimpse of space thanks to the Wellington Astronomical Society who are putting on a number of free stargazing events as part of an international celebration of astronomy.
Zealandia Eco sanctuary's rare Tākahe chick is kicking off the New Year with a new diet as it continues to grow. The chick is now out and about exploring its environment.
A group of volunteer scuba divers are removing up to a tonne of waste each month from Wellington's sea shores. Ghost Fishing NZ Director Rob Wilson says every little bit counts when it comes to ensuring the survival of marine life.
Sir Kim Workman is happy he'll still be called dad even though he's earned a new title.
The Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa and Rangitāne descendant has been named a Knight Companion in the New Year honours for his services to prisoner welfare and the justice sector.
Wellington's community garden Mokai Kainga is helping the homeless get back on their feet. Those staying here say working in the garden is therapeutic and gives them hope for the New Year.