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Dunne and dusted for 11th term in Parliament

Peter Dunne has been an MP since 1984, and he he’s been given another three years.

History repeats itself – and Paul Foster-Bell’s happy

Losing in Wellington Central once again is easy to take when you are basking in National glory.

Key more years, Peters party foiled, and Harawira blind-sided

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.

Andersen upbeat as Labour licks its wounds

At the Labour Party Wharewaka gathering, candidates reflect on their performance.

Greens concedes defeat at Bodega as 15% vote target is missed

JONTY DINE caught the reactions at the Greens election night party as they concede defeat.

Buttoned-down Finalyson team tight-lipped in cinema one

National Party faithful celebrate at the Penthouse in Brooklyn while the media are put in their place.

Wellington streets not too concerned about election result

NICOLE ADAMSON and SARAH WILSON hit Wellington streets on election night to talk to voters.

Word on the street says inequality on voters’ minds tonight

Newswire hits the Wellington streets – JONTY DINE and YC LEE ask voters for their thoughts.

National Party on the “cusp of greatness,” says Hekia Parata

Hekia Parata awaits the election results at the Mana Cruising Club in Paremata.

Chris Bishop surrounded by supporters on nerve-wrecking day

The National candidate for Hutt South nervously awaits the election results at Chappelli’s Bar and Eatery.

Greens’ James Shaw expects to be one of new MPs

The Wellington Central Greens candidate is quietly optimistic of becoming one of the country’s new MPs.

Election in “God’s hands now,” says Kris Fa’afoi

Labour candidate Kris Fa’afoi and his team are waiting anxiously in Titahi Bay for the results to drop.

Paul Foster-Bell quietly confident at the Backbencher

National party candidate Paul Foster-Bell spent the day with a sleep in and then helping people vote.

NewsWire’s live 2014 election coverage

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

One in five Kiwi voters cast their ballot in early polling record

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.

WATCH: Voting begins with rain and wind

FRANCESCA JAGO and LIZE IMMELMAN report visited the Kelburn School which was one of the Wellington polling stations today.

Greens rated savviest in NZ’s first truly social media election

A political social media specialist rates the work of the Greens as the best in a truly social election.

Campaign meetings in “three-horse race” Ohariu suggests close call

With just a 1000-vote majority, Peter Dunne’s Ohariu seat could be a game changer.

Beans predict National win in coffee vote – and they’ve been right before

Coffee beans have been used to predict the outcome of the election.

New Zealand eateries could be ready for a Michelin rating

MATTHEW LAU speaks with top Wellington foodies about restaurant guides and how we, and Michelin, rate.

Wellington voters unimpressed with Conservative comments on poverty

Conservative candidate Gordon Copeland ruffled feathers with his comments about poverty.

Cunliffe outshines off-key Prime Minister according to punters

What influence has the final leaders debate had on voters? Social media and streets opinion offer clues.

Starving kids used in attack ads designed by iwi/kiwi campaign man

The Opinion Partnership has been using billboards and ads to scare voters about Labour-Greens alliance.

Students offer passionate election messages at Victoria University

Students who challenged candidates on student issues give their thoughts on how the politicians performed.

Are New Zealanders resigned and accepting about being spied on?

NewsWire asks Wellingtonians what they thought about being spied on, and for many it is just part of life.

Election workers gearing up for voting on the big day – and earlier

About 18,500 people will be working at more than 2500 places set-up for New Zealanders to vote.

Putting the 9/11 tragedy under the microscope

An exhibition in Wellington puts the events of September 11, 2001 under close scrutiny.

National billboards take such a hammering

National party billboards in the Wellington Central electorate take a hammering in the run-up to the election. SUE TEODORO reports.

PHOTO ESSAY: More than 2000 turn up for schools wearable art

The annual Feilding High School show 10 schools and wows the crowd, including photographer AMANDA CARRINGTON .

Politicians want to make the world a better place – just in different ways

A passionate and at times unruly crowd grilled Rongotai candidates in Miramar.

Fifty shades of grey turn up in Upper Hutt for NZ First leader

The threat of super city amalgamation was the meeting issue, but it became all about Winston Peters.

Wellingtonians are not totally convinced about Greens transport spend

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.

Online voting tool a big hit for people ‘On the Fence’

NewsWire asks five voters to get On The Fence, a simulation tool is being used by kiwi’s worldwide.

Laundry list outside Parliament calls for cleaner politics

Young and old gathered in their hunders at Parliament calling for cleaner politics.

WATCH: Wellingtonians rally for cleaner politics with laundry list

Wellingtonians tired of the shady dealings highlighted in Nicky Hagar’s book, rallied at Parliament on Wednesday.

Homelessness and living costs for students dominate housing debate

People sleeping on the street and tertiary students struggling to pay the rent are big issues.

Electorate change rattles Mallard, but he is winning social friends

Longstanding MP skyrockets on the social media popularity scale

Crowd warms to passionate Ginny in Ohariu gathering

Labour’s Ohariu candidate Virginia Andersen finds warmer response than Peter Dunne in Wadestown.

Church niceties observed on altar of polite politics

A crowd of about 50 people took a pew at Central Baptist Church in Wellington for local candidates.

Hager wants strong media, transparent government

Nicky Hager calls for more money for public broadcasting to guard against right wing bloggers.

Climate change hot Wadestown topic – too hot for some

Wadestown residents meet the candidates, including two new “young thrusters”.

Wet and wild Aro Valley gives candidates a political spray

Hundreds of Wellington residents all crammed into the Aro Valley Community centre for iconic debate.

Chicken joins politicians for election debate on factory farming

Hettie the hen on the hustings with five election candidates in Wellington.

World Suicide Day time to set goals as Samaritans short on listeners

Samaritans Wellington needs funding to train for helpline service which averages 52 calls a day.

PHOTO ESSAY: Vibrant, beautiful Big Beach in Makena

FRAN JAGO visits the the Hawaiian island of Maui and records the action at one of its iconic beaches.

Gareth Watkins says Farewell as Nga Taonga launches new era

The merged national media archive’s first Curator-at-Large talks with YC LEE about his love of sound and vision.

Newtown voters can be a trusting bunch -but they want answers

Rongotai candidates on health issues among other things at a packed meeting in Newtown.

Call for action against ISIS atrocities in Syria and Iraq

Marchers call on parliament to voice opposition to ISIS atrocities in the Middle East.

Rongotai candidates get a grilling with good humour

A boisterous crowd puts Newtown candidates through their paces at election meeting in church hall.

Mark says he has “blown it wide open” with his late entry

Ron Mark says getting 11% support in 10 days electioneering is just the start.

National candidate says Wairarapa should unite behind Key

Alastair Scott’s message for undecided voters is to back the PM.

Labour’s McAnulty not surprised by undecided voters

Door knocking suggests many National and Green voters will give him their electorate vote.

Swinging voters may decide Wairarapa

Almost one third of Wairarapa voters don’t know who they will vote for according to a phone poll by the NewsWire Team.

Mark the most popular choice for voters clear about change

About a quarter of changing voters are clear about their new electorate candidate choice.

Candidates raise laughs, hackles, heckles and awareness

Can politics be fun? FRANCESCA JAGO attends her first political meeting, is entertained, and informed.

First he beat cancer, now he’s knocked off Mt Fuji

Nick White has had the chance to give something back to the surgeon who operated on him.

Revealed. The artist behind Wellington’s coastal sculptures.

An Island Bay man’s enviromental sculptures withstand Wellington’s wild weather.

Pokie machines split Hutt council, mayor refuses casting vote

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.

PHOTO ESSAY: Shaving for a cause at the Wainui Rugby Club

Premier team members show support a teammate’s wife battling cancer, and NICOLE ADAMSON captures it in photos.

Urban hazard for native birds lead to hundreds of cases each year

DoC, Zealandia experts want people to be aware of preventable injuries.

Walker leaving MP life, but she still wants Green valley

Holly Walker’s politicking focused on lifting party vote in Hutt South electorate. NICOLE ADAMSON reports.

Bashed manager of gay bar humbled by group hugs and support

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.

Kids get a kick out of learning karate

Children were inspired by their peers at a karate camp in Karori. FRANCESCA JAGO reports.

Crowd funding gets serious, but there is still chance of potato salad

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.

18th century violins centre stage in lunchtime concert

Concert showcases a couple of rare violins.

3D pop out dress wins supreme award at wearable art show

Wearable art awards showcase college talent.

Builder puts heart on the pavement in search for true love

A Wellington builder looks for love in unusual places.

Bella Kalolo draws on the soul of Whitireia musicians for big gig

Award-winning soul musician Bella Kalolo is guiding Whitireia music students and will join them on stage. MATTHEW LAU reports.

Fire danger stalks Newtown kitchens

Newtown firefighters (from left) Alan Ormiston, Mike Dombrowski and Michael Fleming work in one of the busiest stations in the country. SUSAN TEODORO reports.

Bright new books for bright new minds in Porirua

Pupils at Ngati Toa given the gift of words by Wellington Rotary Club.

A growing thirst for craft beer more than just a trend

More than just a trend, craft beer is changing the way we enjoy beer according to retailers.

Poetry and coffee prove a winning combination

Whitireia creative writing students and local writers create book of poetry to hold while drinking coffee.

Peanut butter-stuffed, choc-dipped huhu grubs wriggling onto plates

It’s not only the CBD dining out on Wellington on a Plate – go foraging in Karori.

Wellingtonians lit up by city’s latest art festival sensation

In the space of three years Lux festival has gone from four installations to 32.

Any questions for your politicians? Ask Away thanks to Meg Howie

Online political engagement site Ask Away is proving popular with curious young voters.

Chris Bishop reckons he has youth and a positive message on his side

National candidate upbeat despite facing practiced campaigner Trevor Mallard.

Producers “live and breathe” their craft

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.

Waiting list grows in Hutt Valley as houses remain empty

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 to expand her Wellington empire

Dumpling queen Vicky Ha is opening two new pop up shops in the CBD .

Artist with A Careful Eye returns to the Hutt

After a four decade hiatus, award winning photographer Peter Peryer returns to The Dowse .