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Shooters celebrate 100 years of their sport in Wellington

The Wellington Smallbore Rifle Association used its annual prizegiving to celebrate centenary

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Wellington City Council hopeful fighting for early Christmas present

Labour candidate acknowledges hard fight in race for Eagle’s old council seat.

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Kaikoura quake, flexible work behind Wellington region property trend

Working from home and living outside the city centre are boosting the property market thanks to CBD property issues.

ANDREW BEVIN reports.

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Waiting for Winston: A political playlist to soothe your nerves

To help ease the nerves, yet prepare you for the “big moment”, SARAH MCMULLAN has created this playlist

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WATCH: Arrests at weapons expo

Police have arrested a number of protesters outside Westpac Stadium for blocking a roadway leading into a weapons expo. BLAIR MOCKETT reports.

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WATCH: Disappointment after inconclusive election result

New Zealanders voted on Saturday night to elect a government and the results were inconclusive.

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Lions win again… just

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The Jacinda effect is as strong as ever among Labour faithful

LISTEN: ELI HILL recaps how things went down at the Wharewaka Labour Party gathering in Wellington when Jacinda Ardern gave her end of election day speech up on the screen… and how Gareth Morgan got it wrong.

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Is there one last special vote twist remaining in this election?

LAURA WILTSHIRE surveys the political landscape in which people should be wary of predictions

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2017 General Election Results

Results at the end of election day displayed in an easy bar graph.

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National party-goers weigh in on result of election night

Four more years a good result for young National voters

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LISTEN: Greens optimistic having made it to Parliament

Having secured their place in Parliament, Teall Crossen and the Greens are looking forward.

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Wellington Central and Mana conceded, but Willis hopes for list

Wellington Central’s Nicola Willis and Mana’s Euon Murrell gather with their supporters at bar

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WATCH: “Jacinda Ardern will be Prime Minister one day”

Robertson and party faithful reckon youth quake still hidden in special votes

LAURA WILTSHIRE reports from the Wharewaka in Wellington and Labour’s party.

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WATCH: Labour Supporters stay positive

Labour supporters gathering at the Wharewaka Function Centre still hoping to win

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LISTEN: Subdued celebration for National in Rongotai

Rongotai electorate National Party function reflective despite leading party vote

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Te Auaha’s mobile container open on Courtenay Place for election

The crowd could grab a slice of pizza from next door and watch a live stream of the New Zealand Election

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Labour MPs gather at Wharewaka for Wellington results

WATCH: Greg O’Conner describes himself as an eternal pessimist, so despite leading in Ōhāriu he is unprepared to call it, saying it could go either way still.

LAURA WILTSHIRE reports from the Wharewaka.

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Labour mood in Wellington hopeful

Labour faithful mingle with MPs Grant Robertson (Wellington Central), Greg O’Connor (Ohariu), Kris Faafoi (Mana) and Ginny Anderson (Hutt South).

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Labour supporters at Wharewaka, Wellington

Enthusiastic Labour supporters at the Wharewaka in Wellington visually captured by BLAIR MOCKETT.

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Children vote in favour of Labour/Greens goverment

Children voting at Vogelmorn Bowling Club give the Labour/Greens coalition a majority.

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Victoria University students gather for election night

Tension and excitement fill the air at Victoria University student bar The Hunter Lounge

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Green party anxious at 6% of vote

The Green Party faithful are nervously watching their party dance around 6% with 20% of the votes in.

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WATCH: Inside a National Party function as the vote count begins

Newswire Journalist Thomas Croskery is at a National Party Function as the vote count begins.

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Wellington Greens get excited with an early count of 6.3%

In the first results out the Greens at are 6.3% and the mood here is nervous, as they hope that their party stays above the 5% threshold.

LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.

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Looking at the polls before the result of tonight’s election

ANDREW BEVIN tracks the tussle between National and Labour in the 1 News Colmar Brunton polls leading up to today’s election.

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WATCH: Ohariu voters have made their choice for a new MP

Johnsonville voters reflect on an election during which their MP resigned

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WATCH: What to eat on election day – sausages and scones of course

Petone voters are being well fed today with sausages in bread, scones and cream

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WATCH: Election Day ticks still popular with voters in Rongotai

WATCH: Despite the increased number of early voters, convenience and tradition were among the reasons why Rongotai voters waited for Election Day to hit the polls. Voting booths are open until 7pm today. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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Kiwis are getting out to vote in 2017 General Election

Polling booths are open until 7pm for New Zealanders to cast their ballot

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Follow the election here

The Whitireia Team is covering the election live around Wellington. Click above for a rolling blog of updates as election night progresses.

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Marama Te Kira brings Te Reo to Te Papa and her life

As Te Reo in schools added to the political debate in the elections, AIMEE EASTWOOD listens to her experience.

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Ardern welcomed by crowd at Victoria University

Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern arrived at Victoria University to a rousing welcome by students. Increasing rain didn’t deter the selfie-takers. BRONTE WILSON reports.

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Ardern on the campaign trail at Vic Uni

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Labour defends water tax

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TOP tops criminal justice policy election scorecard

Advocacy group for youth in the criminal justice system produces a scorecard

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WATCH: Locals have their says on Oriental Bay cycleway idea

Wellington City Council to consult on cycle lane in iconic bay

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Youth voting problem combatted through photography

Young photographer takes our youth voting problem into her own hands

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Greens release new policy on renting including warrant of fitness

WATCH: Greens say policy recognises the 48% of Kiwis who rent their homes

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Wellington Lions grounded despite record win

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Suffrage Day with a woman leader as Ardern visits Victoria University

124 years since women gained the franchise, Ardern encourages students at Victoria University to vote

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Suicide brings to tears the most staunch-looking

Jacinda Ardern was not the only one brought to tears by the sight of 606 pairs of shoes

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The election’s this Saturday – too bad the world’s going to explode

Will Saturday’s election will be the cause of our destruction? ELIJAH HILL reports.

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Electoral Commission doesn’t think its leg shaving ad is sexist

LISTEN: Body image issues have been raised about an advert published in The University of Canterbury’s student magazine Canta which depicts two legs in a bathtub with a tick box for two options: to shave legs or wear jeans. SAPEER MAYRON reports.

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WATCH: Performers, mayor switch on capital’s new creative campus

Circus, dance, music, Māori and Pacific performers turn on lights for Te Auaha ahead of opening in 2018.

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WATCH: 606 pairs of shoes mark World Suicide Day

Riders Against Teenage Suicide (R.A.T.S.) on their motorbikes played a part in bringing the message to Parliament.

SARAH McMULLAN talks to riders about protecting their tamariki.

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U-report voicing young New Zealanders political opinions

UNICEF’s U-report is helping young New Zealanders voice their opinions on political issues with the election just over a week away.

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What’s stopping young voters?

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Passionate plea for Kiwis to vote for “killing capital gain”

Homelessness, low home ownership described as tragedy and outrage

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WATCH: Lighting up Te Auaha

The lights are on at Wellington’s new creative institute. BRONTE WILSON reports on the celebration for the building which will host Whitireia and Weltec students from 2018.

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WATCH: Advance voting gets underway

Electoral Commission opens 485 advance voting booths around the country

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Housing, healthcare, environment on agenda in Newtown

Finlayson battles tough crowd, despite suggesting he has compassion

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Big yellow container showcases new creative educational institute

Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Creativity building Dixon St being prepared to open in 2018

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WATCH: Māori Language Week kicks off with Wellington parade

WATCH: Yesterday Stacey Morrison helped launch Māori Language Week in Wellington, with thousands marching to support Te Reo. BRONTE WILSON captured the action.

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LISTEN: Politicians ponder polls in election with many twists

While they will often clash on policy, Labour and National share common ground on the importance of polls.

THOMAS AIREY talks to Wellington electorate opponents Grant Robertson and Nicola Willis.

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WATCH: 606 Shoes – talking about New Zealand’s suicide story

606 pairs of shoes on Parliament’s lawn mark the country’s suicide deaths

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WATCH: Going Shopping? BYO Boomerang Bag

WATCH: A chance for you to learn to sew, and save the environment during your lunch break

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WATCH: Students take Little Shop of Horrors to the stage

Musical Theatre students at Whitireia Polytechnic Performing Arts are gearing up for opening night.

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Slip of a National tongue puts Labour in power

Willis says vote for her because Robertson will be too busy as Finance Minister – oops

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WATCH: Issues left unaddressed at Rongotai candidates meeting

Voters left in dark after only two questions from the crowd were answered.

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WATCH: African fashion pops up on Wellington’s streets

This week Wellington’s Tory Street hosts an African fashion pop up store run by A-Collective

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WATCH: Te Reo marches down Lambton Quay

WATCH: About 5000 people march to start Maori Language week. ELIJAH Hill got among the crowd.

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Candidates turn on NZ First over Māori seats ‘privilege’

Hugh Barr ‘living on another planet’ at Sustainability Trust meeting

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Cynicism high among Māori youth voters, but there is hope

What can be done about low youth and Maori voting numbers? AIMEE EASTWOOD attends Here We Go Again forum to find out.

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Ohariu candidates confident in the face of latest polls

Wellington electorate candidates talk up their chances wth Dunne gone

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Where are women in politics? Not at Victoria University debate

The Parties Youth Wing debate at Victoria University had representatives from all the parties on campus, but one group was notably absence – women. LAURA WILTSHIRE reports on a meeting where even the Trump comedian bit off more than he could chew.

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Greens and NZ First Labour coalition choices

With Labour getting stronger in the latest polling, it is clear that they will still need a partner. Aimee Eastwood asks candidates at the housing issues forum for their thoughts.

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Policy trumps personality at a capital candidates’ meeting – just

Newswire poses the question “How important is personality in your preffered Prime Minister?”

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Asking the question: Is Ardern ready for PM?

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More millennials eligible to vote at this election than baby boomers

Young voters could change the election outcome. LAURA WILTSHIRE asks the question, will they?

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Campaign chair says Labour not getting ahead of itself

Labour leads National for the first time in 12 years of polls, but Twyford cautious

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Candidates dangle the house lolly in Hutt City symposium

Social Issues on the agenda as crowd of 40 brave wet night for politics

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Wellington principal opposes National policy

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Positivity key as Miramar Central School taps into ministry funding

Seclusion rooms are being replaced by the Positive Learning for Life programme

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Fire breaks out in multi-storey Wellington CBD building

Early morning chaos in city centre as air conditioning billows smoke

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Emotional stories and pledge for living wage action

Emotional living wage stories shared and politicians pledge to take action

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Two electorates, one suburb – meet the candidates in Brooklyn

Residents from Brooklyn and beyond will next week get a chance to meet candidates standing for election in the electorates straddling the suburb and its surroundings. Reporter SAPEER MAYRON speaks to the organiser and locals to learn what they want this election.

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Bernard chooses Gareth Morgan over a movie

TOP is doing things differently in the political landscape. ELIJAH HILL tries to read the topography at a party event.

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Johnsonville coach looking to stay and build for the 2018 season

Logan Tauiliili has unfinished business are second placing in the 2017 Hardham Cup

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Where’s the funding for special needs education?

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