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    • Sculpture a solstice sacrifice in Wellington June 21, 2018
      A Balinese inspired harpy demon will be burned on Wellington's Wairepo Lagoon this evening to celebrate the Winter Solstice. NICHOLAS HENDRICKS reports. The post Sculpture a solstice sacrifice in Wellington appeared first on NewsWire.co.nz.
    • WATCH: Stressed-out students get puppies and free food June 19, 2018
      Puppies eases the tension for Vic Uni students worrying about exams. ABBY SINCLAIR-PARKER reports The post WATCH: Stressed-out students get puppies and free food appeared first on NewsWire.co.nz.
    • Masterton’s Millennium group honours stalwart supporter June 19, 2018
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    • Prayer a powerful tool for charity working with capital’s impoverished June 19, 2018
      Hutt based charity Drug-ARM uses sausage rolls, Milo and prayer as some of its strategies to help heal those affected by drugs. SAMUEL ROBINSON spent an evening with them and talked with volunteers. The post Prayer a powerful tool for charity working with capital’s impoverished appeared first on NewsWire.co.nz.
    • WATCH: Sculpture fills Wellington City Gallery with sound June 19, 2018
      Classical pianist Maria Mo plays Michael Parekowhai's piano as part of This is New Zealand exhibition displayed at Wellington City Gallery. LEAH TEBBUT reports. The post WATCH: Sculpture fills Wellington City Gallery with sound appeared first on NewsWire.co.nz.
    • WATCH: The daily Last Post comes to an end June 19, 2018
      The daily Last Post ceremony held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park ends in November. The post WATCH: The daily Last Post comes to an end appeared first on NewsWire.co.nz.
    • WATCH: From supermarket shelf to someone in need June 19, 2018
      Kaibosh saves supermarket and cafe food for struggling communities. NICHOLAS HENDRICKS reports. The post WATCH: From supermarket shelf to someone in need appeared first on NewsWire.co.nz.
    • WATCH: First the novel, next the movie for new Masterton author June 19, 2018
      Yarns in Barns Festival launches new author who is already into the second book in a trilogy The post WATCH: First the novel, next the movie for new Masterton author appeared first on NewsWire.co.nz.
    • WATCH: Gold rush to gold heels, Hannahs keeps stepping out June 19, 2018
      Websnap Queensgate Store Combines Old and New to Celebrate 150 years of Hannah Shoes. BONNIE MOSEN reports. The post WATCH: Gold rush to gold heels, Hannahs keeps stepping out appeared first on NewsWire.co.nz.
    • WATCH: Wellington becoming city of long white clouds June 19, 2018
      Wellington’s emergent vaping culture may have been fuelled by the city’s fondness for food and drink. The post WATCH: Wellington becoming city of long white clouds appeared first on NewsWire.co.nz.
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A couple of interesting stories

I WOULD like to draw your attention to two stories I wrote for Whitireia Journalism School’s news website NewsWire.

The first is a feature profile about legendary rugby photographer Peter Bush, who has been covering rugby matches since 1949:

IT WAS the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland.

Peter Bush’s picture shows the All Blacks and Ulster walking onto the field while armed soldiers and sharpshooters surround the stadium, after a threat to kill a player from either side was made.

Nothing eventuated, but later a bomb warning went out and Bush was escorted to a nearby pub and told to wait. CLICK HERE to read more.

The second is a feature about Maori rugby and what New Zealand’s national pastime means to Maori people and what is beng done to raise the profile of their unique brand:

MORE workshops, training camps and tournaments for Maori rugby players and coaches.

These are initiatives Wellington Maori Rugby is considering to increase Maori involvement in the game, says its deputy chairperson Rick Whatarau (Ngati Kahungunu).

They are looking to work with the New Zealand Rugby Union or local iwi, but plans have not been finalised. CLICK HERE to read more.

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