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Posts Tagged ‘ act ’

NZ’s only native bird of prey swoops ahead in bird stakes

Sep 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

The NZ falcon leads in this year’s Bird of the Year competition – although the PM says he prefers the ostrich, reports DAMON RUSDEN.



Teapot spill seems to confirm Peters’ claims

Jan 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Everything quoted from tape “deadly accurate”, says Peters.



What now post-election – business as usual?

Nov 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Opinion

Before the election, child poverty hotly-debated.



Epsom result crucial for Act’s re-entry

Nov 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

But candidates relaxed at Wellington Central HQ.



Facebook: stone National and play drinking games

Nov 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Election drinking game and anti-National events popular.



The next Parliament – according to our mates

Nov 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

THE Greens look set to storm into office this election – at least according to an unscientific poll of the NewsWire team’s family and friends.

NewsWire students elbowed, cajoled and annoyed their contacts into telling us what they will do at the ballot box on Saturday, and the results are, well, interesting.



One preferred party poll to rule them all

Nov 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Saturday night we’ll know if the political polls were right.



Public know not who the Green Party’s got

Nov 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

And Mel Gibson is more recognisable than the PM.



Creating jobs more than just a election policy label

Nov 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News

Jobs are an issue but business commentator Rod Oram questions the reality of job creation policies. Brendan Manning reports.



Last bastion of forced unionism faces extinction

Apr 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Features, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Student Features

The ACT party’s Freedom of Association bill – heading into its final stages in Parliament – could destroy student unions as we know them.

JONATHAN CHILTON-TOWLE talks to both sides of a debate about the world’s last surviving compulsory unions.



Councils fail to reflect Capital city’s ethnic diversity

Sep 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Local body elections

FEW Maori or other ethnic minorities are making it on to elected councils in NZ, and Wellington is no exception, report GREG FORD and AMIE HICKLAND.



Why virtual silence about climate change during election?

Nov 14th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article, Opinion

OPINION: Greens made little noise about climate change during the election campaign. Will they speak up when new coalition government tries to weaken emissions trading scheme, asks ANNE CORNISH.



Rimutaka Marks future of NZ First

Nov 6th, 2008 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Ron Mark says Labour has neglected Rimutaka electorate.



The right to vote: ‘I’ll drink to that’

Nov 6th, 2008 | By | Category: Latest News, News

The election is a good reason for a shindig, says Vote Party.



Saved by the bell? Not likely, as candidates go on and on

Nov 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features

The Mana candidates meeting to address education issues went on so long, people (even candidates) started to drift out before the end, reports HINANO ANDREWS.



Rongotai meeting was new voter’s first election experience – yawn!

Nov 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Multimedia

KRISTINA KEOGH gets her first vote this election, so went to her first candidates meeting. It was boring, she writes, but it did confirm her voting choice.



Abort Roger Douglas? ‘No, surely you mean euthanase him’

Oct 19th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features

Abortion one hot topic debated at Upper Hutt election meeting, reports CARL SUURMOND.



Water pistols keep politics far from dry at Aro election rally

Oct 15th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Sport

When candidates clashed at Aro Valley’s notorious meet-the-candidates meeting, SOPHIE SCARF got the highlights for her video news coverage.



Emissions law needed minor party support to scrape through

Oct 14th, 2008 | By | Category: Features

Labour needed every vote it could cobble together to get the emissions trading scheme into law. LAURA FRYKBERG and JENNY MEYER look at the minor parties’ role.



Is it a done deal? What the polls don’t tell us

Sep 19th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

Election polls hold a lot of sway with voters, but are they giving an accurate picture? NewsWire polled nearly 600 Wellingtonians and many are still undecided about their party vote.