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I'm 5.11 ft tall, but if I whack on some shoes I'm 6ft - logically 'attractive', according to memes.

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New Zealand Golf going all out to woo LGBTI, disabled and other minorities

In a move to get more women into golf Daisy Dagg, Laura McGoldrick, Gemma McCaw, Toni Street, Matilda Rice, Rose Keddell and Charlotte Harrison all got to give it a go. Golf fairways are about to get a lot smoother for LGBTI members, women and those with disabilities. New Zealand Golf (NZG) planning to create a fully diverse culture by looking at how it can further include under-represented groups into the golfing community. NZG sector relationship manager Carl Fenton said the sport wanted to

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Artwork seeks to change taboo-like attitude towards nipples

The 9NIP crew Courteney Lomas, left, Kimi Whiting, and Ayla Corner are determined to change Kiwi's views of nipples. Whether hairy, inverted or dressed-up with a tattoo, strangers online are sending in pictures of their unique nipples to make a compelling wall of art. Wellington student Courteney Lomas, 23, who is collecting the photos for an art exhibition, said she wanted the artwork to change New Zealand's taboo-like attitude towards nipples. She hoped it would bring people to feel comfort

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Wellington LED street lights turned up after safety fears

Sutherland Road’s LED street lights were dialled up past 50 per cent brightness on Tuesday night. Some of Wellington's new LED street lights have been made brighter following complaints they were too dim and enticing criminal behaviour. Wellington City Council's Transport Infrastructure team finished brightening two streets in Lyall Bay and Miramar this week, and plan to fix more. A Neighbourly post two weeks ago sparked more than 70 comments from residents who said they felt unsafe. Katie T

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Young mother speaks after man exposes himself in front of her children

The woman had just crossed from the top field to the bottom field of the park, and the incident took place at the lower end of the fields, which run alongside Adelaide Rd. A young mother was left in tears after a man indecently exposed himself near her and her two small children at a Wellington park on Thursday. The 22-year-old said the man appeared like any other jogger, out for a midday run in Macalister Park in the southern suburb of Berhampore. "I first saw him jog past me, just a normal

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Tawa residents shine light on their problem with LED-lit streets

The lights of Tawa. Residents have complained the LED street lights are too dim. First it was just two streets in Miramar and Lyall Bay, now 60 streets in Tawa have brighter street lights. Wellington City Council's Transport Infrastructure team confirmed the street lights have been bumped-up from 50 per cent brightness to 100 per cent. A Tawa Neighbourly post on the suburb's lighting drew 115 comments -  the bulk complaining they were dim, which spurred residents to send complaints to the cou

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Kids suggest Minecraft and porridge for new Wellington playground

Twins Edward, left, and Percy, 8, hold their dream designs for the new playground, while standing on the spot they voted for, next to the skatepark on Adelaide Road, Berhampore. Minecraft TNT, pools filled with porridge and zombie arms sticking out of the ground are just some of the ideas two Island Bay kids have for a new playground  in Berhampore, Wellington. Wellington City Council will be ready to hit the whiteboard to draft a design for the $300,000 park, after  the final location for the

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Several Wellington councillors question review of Leisure Card

Cr Fleur Fitzsimons is seeking a review of the Leisure Card to enable low-income families to have cheaper access to Wellington City Council facilities. Talk of a Leisure Card upgrade is premature and financially difficult, say some Wellington City councillors. Their concerns were raised after southern ward Cr Fleur Fitzsimons expressed her vision to see an upgrade in discounts for the Leisure Card, after she sought a review for it on the council's draft 10-year plan. The card gives low-income

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Review of capital Leisure Card could bring cheaper swims, zoo visits, sports

Fleur Fitzsimons is excited to see new potential for Wellington's Leisure card. Cash-strapped Wellington families might soon be walking into the zoo and playing sports for free. Wellington City Council has included a review of the Leisure Card, which offers up to 50 per cent discounts at council facilities for low-income residents, into its draft 10-year plan. Cr Fleur Fitzsimons wants to upgrade the card, potentially giving its holders free access to council facilities. "Many children don't

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New Zealand’s fastest bus charger powering up in capital

An illustration of what the charging poles would look like paired with the new upcoming electric double-decker buses. It will take 45,000 cellphone chargers to match the power of the country's new, fastest bus charger. Costing around $1.5 million, the charging station will be be installed in Island Bay, Wellington, in June. It is thought to be the only one in the country and likely the Southern Hemisphere. Tranzit Group transport and operations director Keven Snelgrove said the lightning-quic