Peter Dunne has been an MP since 1984, and he he’s been given another three years.
Losing in Wellington Central once again is easy to take when you are basking in National glory.
After one of the most divisive election campaigns in New Zealand history, NewsWire reporters TESS NICHOL and SUE TEODORO reflect on the big winners and losers of New Zealand’s 2014 General Election.
At the Labour Party Wharewaka gathering, candidates reflect on their performance.
JONTY DINE caught the reactions at the Greens election night party as they concede defeat.
National Party faithful celebrate at the Penthouse in Brooklyn while the media are put in their place.
NICOLE ADAMSON and SARAH WILSON hit Wellington streets on election night to talk to voters.
Newswire hits the Wellington streets – JONTY DINE and YC LEE ask voters for their thoughts.
Hekia Parata awaits the election results at the Mana Cruising Club in Paremata.
The National candidate for Hutt South nervously awaits the election results at Chappelli’s Bar and Eatery.
The Wellington Central Greens candidate is quietly optimistic of becoming one of the country’s new MPs.
Labour candidate Kris Fa’afoi and his team are waiting anxiously in Titahi Bay for the results to drop.
National party candidate Paul Foster-Bell spent the day with a sleep in and then helping people vote.
Click through the headline to see NewsWire’s live updates of the 2014 General Election. The above cupcakes were baked and decorated by NewsWire reporter Tess Nichol
Most Kiwis are voting today, but the Electoral Commission early voting marketing has made a difference. More than 20% or New Zealanders who are eligible to vote had done so by yesterday. JONTY DINE reports.
FRANCESCA JAGO and LIZE IMMELMAN report visited the Kelburn School which was one of the Wellington polling stations today.
A political social media specialist rates the work of the Greens as the best in a truly social election.
With just a 1000-vote majority, Peter Dunne’s Ohariu seat could be a game changer.
Coffee beans have been used to predict the outcome of the election.
MATTHEW LAU speaks with top Wellington foodies about restaurant guides and how we, and Michelin, rate.
Conservative candidate Gordon Copeland ruffled feathers with his comments about poverty.
What influence has the final leaders debate had on voters? Social media and streets opinion offer clues.
The Opinion Partnership has been using billboards and ads to scare voters about Labour-Greens alliance.
Students who challenged candidates on student issues give their thoughts on how the politicians performed.
NewsWire asks Wellingtonians what they thought about being spied on, and for many it is just part of life.
About 18,500 people will be working at more than 2500 places set-up for New Zealanders to vote.
An exhibition in Wellington puts the events of September 11, 2001 under close scrutiny.
National party billboards in the Wellington Central electorate take a hammering in the run-up to the election. SUE TEODORO reports.
The annual Feilding High School show 10 schools and wows the crowd, including photographer AMANDA CARRINGTON .
A passionate and at times unruly crowd grilled Rongotai candidates in Miramar.
The threat of super city amalgamation was the meeting issue, but it became all about Winston Peters.
The Greens Party has announced a half-billion-dollar public transport spend for Wellington if it gets into power. Most locals think the ideas have merit, but decisionmakers expect more communication, and trolley buses are not popular. SARAH WILSON reports.
NewsWire asks five voters to get On The Fence, a simulation tool is being used by kiwi’s worldwide.
Young and old gathered in their hunders at Parliament calling for cleaner politics.
Wellingtonians tired of the shady dealings highlighted in Nicky Hagar’s book, rallied at Parliament on Wednesday.
People sleeping on the street and tertiary students struggling to pay the rent are big issues.
Longstanding MP skyrockets on the social media popularity scale
Labour’s Ohariu candidate Virginia Andersen finds warmer response than Peter Dunne in Wadestown.
A crowd of about 50 people took a pew at Central Baptist Church in Wellington for local candidates.
Nicky Hager calls for more money for public broadcasting to guard against right wing bloggers.
Wadestown residents meet the candidates, including two new “young thrusters”.
Hundreds of Wellington residents all crammed into the Aro Valley Community centre for iconic debate.
Hettie the hen on the hustings with five election candidates in Wellington.
Samaritans Wellington needs funding to train for helpline service which averages 52 calls a day.
FRAN JAGO visits the the Hawaiian island of Maui and records the action at one of its iconic beaches.
The merged national media archive’s first Curator-at-Large talks with YC LEE about his love of sound and vision.
Rongotai candidates on health issues among other things at a packed meeting in Newtown.
Marchers call on parliament to voice opposition to ISIS atrocities in the Middle East.
A boisterous crowd puts Newtown candidates through their paces at election meeting in church hall.
Ron Mark says getting 11% support in 10 days electioneering is just the start.
Alastair Scott’s message for undecided voters is to back the PM.
Door knocking suggests many National and Green voters will give him their electorate vote.
Almost one third of Wairarapa voters don’t know who they will vote for according to a phone poll by the NewsWire Team.
About a quarter of changing voters are clear about their new electorate candidate choice.
Can politics be fun? FRANCESCA JAGO attends her first political meeting, is entertained, and informed.
Nick White has had the chance to give something back to the surgeon who operated on him.
An Island Bay man’s enviromental sculptures withstand Wellington’s wild weather.
One side says getting pokies out of high deprivation areas is the answer, the other says enforcing a sinking lid policy is more important for problem gamblers. AMANDA HERERRA attended this week’s long and passionate debate.
Premier team members show support a teammate’s wife battling cancer, and NICOLE ADAMSON captures it in photos.
DoC, Zealandia experts want people to be aware of preventable injuries.
Holly Walker’s politicking focused on lifting party vote in Hutt South electorate. NICOLE ADAMSON reports.
Following a week-long social media campaign crowds packed Ivy Bar and Caberet for a show of solidarity against homophobic violence. JONTY DINE reports on the group hug and singing.
Children were inspired by their peers at a karate camp in Karori. FRANCESCA JAGO reports.
Kiwi entrepreneurs can now crowd fund through licences issued by the Financial Markets Authority to the likes of PledgeMe. However, FRANCESCA JAGO found there is still the potential for a $55,000 potato salad fundraiser.
Concert showcases a couple of rare violins.
Wearable art awards showcase college talent.
A Wellington builder looks for love in unusual places.
Award-winning soul musician Bella Kalolo is guiding Whitireia music students and will join them on stage. MATTHEW LAU reports.
Newtown firefighters (from left) Alan Ormiston, Mike Dombrowski and Michael Fleming work in one of the busiest stations in the country. SUSAN TEODORO reports.
Pupils at Ngati Toa given the gift of words by Wellington Rotary Club.
More than just a trend, craft beer is changing the way we enjoy beer according to retailers.
Whitireia creative writing students and local writers create book of poetry to hold while drinking coffee.
It’s not only the CBD dining out on Wellington on a Plate – go foraging in Karori.
In the space of three years Lux festival has gone from four installations to 32.
Online political engagement site Ask Away is proving popular with curious young voters.
National candidate upbeat despite facing practiced campaigner Trevor Mallard.
The capital celebrates the crème de la crème of food producers in the region during Wellington On A Plate. MATTHEW LAU was at the awards and talked to a talented lot.
The future of Lower Hutt’s boarded up state houses remains unclear as the debate continues between the city council and Housing NZ.
Dumpling queen Vicky Ha is opening two new pop up shops in the CBD .
After a four decade hiatus, award winning photographer Peter Peryer returns to The Dowse .