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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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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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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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Days too short for extra languages teaching, says principal

LISTEN: A principal is struggling to see merit in National’s latest education policy announcement.

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Paparangi School’s 50th anniversary time for celebration

Past students coming from as far away as England for the community milestone

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Unionism and trade deals on the political agenda for business leaders

Businesses discuss parties’ employment, trade policies at election breakfast

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Can you guess what Nurses have in their pockets?

Win movie tickets, dinner for two and a book of poems with your best guess

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Rediscover art in print with art publications at Enjoy Gallery

Art publications up to 10 years old are getting their own show

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Wet inside and outside Aro Valley Hall for candidates meeting

Water pistols spray candidates, and rain wet spectators for the iconic local election debate.

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Politics, social issues on the minds of high school students

Year 10s at Wellington High School are looking closely at this year’s General Election

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Magpies debut still a possibility for Gardner despite arm injury

Loose forward has fingers crossed for this week’s scan of freak injury

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Thorndon School rebuild expected to be complete by April 2018

Leaky buildings give school a chance to build flexible learning environment

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Kelburn Normal School is getting an $8.5 million face lift

Rebuild helping school become modern learning environment

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Five-year-olds learn to code at Waterloo Primary School

At Tuesday Coding Club kids learn about the languages and logic driving their devices

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Fergusson girls take to SportsFest court

Fergusson Intermediate students from Trentham were among thousands of Wellington regional children at city venues for SportsFest. ELIJAH HILL reports.

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Candidate comments booed by LGBTQI crowd in Wellington

ACT’s Stephen Berry was booed at the LGBTQI Rainbow forum on Tuesday for not backing new hate speech law.

Newswire’s AIMEE EASTWOOD asked candidates after the meeting about hate speech and free speech.

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Thousands in action for capital SportsFest

NewsWire Team joined thousands Wellington region primary students to capture some of the activity.

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REVIEW: Five women figure out The First Time at Circa Theatre

Play a must-see for young New Zealanders for whom life continues to confuse

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Celebrants “incredulous” some still negative on same-sex marriage

Statistics New Zealand says half of same-sex marriages and civil unions for overseas residents

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Hutt teenage mums celebrate 20 years of their own school

Hutt Valley young mums, alumni and staff celebrate 20 years of unique schooling at the Titiro Whakamua teen parent unit. Debbie Whitely, principal and teacher from the very beginning says most schools would wait till their 50th birthday, but Titiro Whakamua is not like other schools. SAPEER MAYRON reports.

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Traditional Maori forms re-imagined by artist Darren Ward

The Weltec tutor is using the eel traps of his whanau to inspire creative students. He talks with PATRICK FRENCH.

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WATCH: Te Papa’s Matariki celebrations light up winter.

The event saw music, the lighting of candles and a retelling of the Maori creation myth

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Game development fast growing New Zealand export

Creative Kiwis beating Aussies at game development as sector has grown 354% in five years.

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Beneficiaries and Maori being hit hardest by rises in living costs

Statistics New Zealand has released a report showing the rising costs of tobacco and rent is affecting New Zealand’s poorest, particularly Maori and beneficiaries. AIMEE EASTWOOD investigates.

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Wellington city’s brightest shine at awards

Wellington most influential citizens line up with their Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Awards. AIMEE EASTWOOD talked to three of the recipients.

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Blues legend joins Whitireia music students for master class and gig

Chris Cain says musics students are pretty much the same the world over

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In search of the Maori journalist in Aotearoa New Zealand

Maori are 15 percent of the population but only about eight percent of mainstream newsrooms. IRELAND HENDRY-TENNENT asks why.

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Rain fails to drown out climate protest

Rain failed to deter a climate change protest at Parliament as US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, visited the country. AIMEE EASTWOOD talked to some of the protesters.

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Community Radio goes FM after ticking all ministry boxes

FM radio surfers will now find a diverse range of shows as they dial, with Wellington Access Radio going live this month on 106.1 FM. Depending on the time of day listeners will find the bilingual Maori Matters, InsideOUT Radio from rainbow communities, or Samoa Ala Mai. ALBION HAINES reports.

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Eclectic combination of arts on stage in ‘Some Kind Of Love’

Wellington’s Gryphon Theatre hosts synthesis of sound, music, movement, poetry, theatre, drama

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Eva and Leeds Streets

PATRICK FRENCH takes a stroll through Eva/Leeds Streets laneway – quite possibly the coolest little alleyway in the CBD.

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WATCH: Gareth Morgan addresses students on policies

New party gets electioneering opportunity at Victoria University

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WATCH: Wellington Access Radio gets new frequency

Wellington Access Radio Station Manager Kristen Paterson talks about the switch to FM frequency and what’s next for the station.

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WATCH: Wellington CBD lit up by Lux Light Festival

Wellington’s Lux Light Festival returned to the CBD this year. AIMEE EASTWOOD captures the dazzling artworks and performers.

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Porirua principal settles into job where she wants to excite students

Ragne Maxwell is hoping to revamp the teaching style at Porirua College to get students more engaged in learning. A few months into the job, she sits down with KATENI SAU and talks about her dreams and the actions she intends to take.

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Newlands resident wins business and Parliament trust prize

Holly Blackler (22) used Questions Time as the top of her winning essay

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PHOTO ESSAY: Growing craft beer culture in Upper Hutt

A set of photos showcasing Upper Hutt’s developing culture around craft beers and their breweries

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More to SPCA than cat and dog adoptions

ANGELA REID visits the people and animals behind the Newtown SPCA.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Anzacs, and Turks remembered at Strathmore

Friends who were once enemies 100 years ago gather at Strathmore every year.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Vigil for Peace at Cenotaph on Anzac Day

Members of the Peace Movement Aotearoa gathered at the going down of the sun in Wellilngton.

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WATCH: Craft beer brewery using Upper Hutt to create special brews

Upper Hutt is growing a strong craft beer scene. YANNI CAMPBELL reports on why Kereru loves Upper Hutt.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Civic Square Sculptures Walk

Civic Square is a hub of sculptures and artwork. ANIL GANASON visually captures the Civil Square Sculpture walk.

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PHOTO ESSAY: African Unity celebrated in Wellington

Reporter SAPEER MAYRON visually captures the essence of African Unity celebrated in Wellington.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Have a sticky-beak at Wellington Zoo’s Kea enclosure

Kea are cheeky, colourful and a Wellington favourite. SHAR DAVIS captures them in action.

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Porirua people pay their respects to the fallen on Anzac Day

Anzac Day commemorations in Porirua’s Civic Centre.

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Dogs assist those living with epilepsy

Dogs are trained to assist people living with epilepsy thanks to a small New Zealand trust. SHAR DAVIS meets the e-dog lovers.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Road to new beginnings for quake city

Christchurch’s heart is being re-imagined and KATENI SAU took to the streets to capture progress

PHOTO ESSAY: Waitangi Day spent telling tales with rock art puppets

Puppeteers use rock art inspired puppets to tell the story of Pourangahua.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Vigil for Peace at Cenotaph on Anzac Day

Members of the Peace Movement Aotearoa gathered at the going down of the sun in Wellilngton.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Anzacs, and Turks remembered at Strathmore

Friends who were once enemies 100 years ago gather at Strathmore every year.

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This Anzac Day remember World War 1 on film at Nga Taonga

Animation, 100-year-old newsreels and veterans’ personal recounts on big screen

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WW1 musical film experience comes to Wellington Museum

The Nudge are performing live before showing of film, music commemorating World War 1

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New Te Aro knitting teacher from Spain

A Spanish student teacher is running knitting classes at Te Aro school as part of her PhD. Aimee Eastwood reports.

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Bellevue School is ready ERO report after accelerating students

Bellevue has accelerated the writing ability of male and Maori students.

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Te Aro knitting teacher from Spain

A Spanish student teacher is running knitting classes at Te Aro school as part of her PhD. Aimee Eastwood reports.

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Missing voices in the health system focus of transgender tea time

The absence of voices from the trans community in the health system was discussed over tea, coffee and cake at Saint Andrews Church as part of Trans Day of Visibility. AIMEE EASTWOOD talks to some of those who spoke.

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Collectors, musicians, poets raise money for Rape Crisis

Thursday 30th March was the street appeal for Wellington Rape Crisis. SAPEER MAYRON met some of the volunteer collectors.

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