John Ansell designed National’s divisive Iwi/Kiwi billboards in 2005 and this election he and backers The Opinion Partnership have been using billboards and other advertising to scare voters about a Labour-Greens alliance. TESS NICHOL reports.
Students at Victoria University gathered in The Hub to challenge on student issues for the election. AMANDA CARRINGTON asked some of the students what they thought.
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.
National party billboards in the Wellington Central electorate take a hammering in the run-up to the election. SUE TEODORO reports.
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.
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.
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.
Nick White has had the chance to give something back to the surgeon who operated on him.
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.
DoC, Zealandia experts want people to be aware of preventable injuries.
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.
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.
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 .
Ailsa Lipscombe’s chronic pain is being helped as she edges toward the $20,000 she needs.
Presbytarian Support Central invests in Enliven programme to help elderly.
Civil defence wants to help Newtown become the latest community with a plan for a natural disasters.
Downtown Community Ministry’s annual event in Wellington draws generous crowds.
Vogelmorn Bowling Club is on the market and could put about $1 million into a foundation for the community but some residents are not ready to let the club go. LIAM CAVANAGH reports of the community debate.
Six of eight political parties have agreed to review system as student body pushes election issue.
This week marks a year since same-sex marriage became law, and some churches are welcoming.
Passenger returning to plane for item sets off scare, but airport happy with just 30-minute delay.
Moah Lee was inspired by her parents and encouraged by her husband Paul.
A local Owhiro Bay artist has created a business
which puts the enviroment first.
A 10-year-old girl who challenged a politician to help her friend out of poverty typifies passionate crowd.
Breastfeeding mum Lucy says Kiwis should understand how tough it is for new mums.
Generous locals are attracting beggars from Auckland and Christchurch. However JONTY DINE reports the easy money can be destructive. Also, NewsWire team asked Wellingtonians how they felt about the increasing in begging on the street.
VIDEO: Daren Kamali launches his second book of Pacific poetry with inspirational readings to a Wellington audience. FRANCESCA JAGO reports.
Wellingtonians can look forward to more international futsal in city after successful tournament.
Learning from the diverse cultures at St Teresa’s School in Karori suits Mary-Angela Tombs.
Kilbirnie club’s celebration dinner will include 15 founding club members
Wellington Pheonix manager Ernie Merrick speaks after team training ahead of the inaugural FFA Cup.
A national day of action against factory farming sparks rally in Wellington.
LIAM CAVANAGH and HAYLEY GASTMEIER report routine was ditched when Whitireia Journalism students covered World Cup final.
Falun Gong practitioners are protesting outside a Chinese community newspaper which they say has defamed them but the editor is not backing down. FINN RAINGER reports.
Newtown shaky heritage buildings will have plans drawn to encourage owners to strengthen them.
The Hutt Repertory Theatre members are bringing back one act plays to celebrate.
Raw milk stirs emotion from both sides of the debate, but Massey University is looking to find some answers and researchers are recruiting families who drink raw milk for a study into potential health benefits. LIAM CAVANAGH reports.
Strengthening of relationships between Solomons and NZ on agenda for both countries. SUE TEODORO reports.
Her Excellency Joy Kere, is not intimidated by her position or the tasks that lie ahead.
Wellington cinema managers not worried about a rise in online piracy.
Paul Lincoln may be living in New Zealand, but he is committed to preserving iconic Solomons sound.
Leo Bertos earns marquee status in league rated higher than Aussie
Young artists with disabilities are creating pieces which will be displayed around cafes and shops.
University investment in science facilities excites students and staff.
MATTHEW LAU goes backstage to meet the cast of the show and tell their stories in words and photo essay.
Publican has seen Kiwis embrace football as rugby watching wanes.
Greens, Labour, Mana and National candidates and representatives attended Wellington Young Feminist’s forum.
More than 90,000 books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl, puzzles, games await buyers, and more are welcome.