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WATCH: Advance voting gets underway

Sep 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Latest News, Multimedia, News

Electoral Commission opens 485 advance voting booths around the country



LISTEN: Politicians ponder polls in election with many twists

Sep 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

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.



New Voters should be wary of polls says NZ First

Sep 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

With polls big in the news, are they accurate? Recent polls by Colmar Brunton put the Labour Party in the lead with the Greens and New Zealand First fighting it out as coalition partners. Meanwhile Newshub’s poll paints a different picture. However New Zealand Firsts housing spokesperson Dennis O’Rourke says voters should be wary of […]



WATCH: Issues left unaddressed at Rongotai candidates meeting

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Voters left in dark after only two questions from the crowd were answered.



Where are women in politics? Not at Victoria University debate

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

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.



Campaign chair says Labour not getting ahead of itself

Sep 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Labour leads National for the first time in 12 years of polls, but Twyford cautious



Wet inside and outside Aro Valley Hall for candidates meeting

Aug 31st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

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



Politics, social issues on the minds of high school students

Aug 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

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



Candidate comments booed by LGBTQI crowd in Wellington

Aug 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Diversity, Features, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News, Student Features

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.



Rain fails to drown out climate protest

Jun 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Multimedia, News, Top Picture

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.



Sallies encouraging New Zealanders to think before they vote

Feb 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

The latest Salvation Army State of the Nation report raises questions that need answering ahead of the election due to entrenched child abuse and poverty, alarming housing conditions and an exploding prison population. SHAR DAVIS reports.



Housing and inequality likely election issues

Dec 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Celebrity backing for US presidential candidates.

Nov 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are receiving support from well-known celebrities.



American elections 101 with a political scientist and a podcast

Nov 7th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Most Popular

Victoria University’s Dr Jon Johansson explains the US elections, while LAURA BETH KEOWN unravel the mystery with JADE WINTON-LOWE for readers.



New Mayor down on legal highs

Oct 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News

Mayor K Gurunathan thinks Kapiti doesn’t need its current licencing system for legal highs, as James Malthus reports.



Party ties create accountability

Oct 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Secret Singapore deal latest in mixed history for growth fund

Sep 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Article, Local body elections, News

MARGOT NEAS background the mixed history of the economic growth fund.



Deputy Mayor on defensive over airline subsidy

Sep 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Radio Story, Most Popular



LISTEN: Mayoral candidates split on fixing homeless issue

Sep 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Most Popular

Figures show 50 people are sleeping rough in capital. What are the mayoral options? SALLY MUYOMA reports



Student fare discount funding “question of prioritisation”

Sep 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Six mayoral candidates give Newswire their views on funding for student transport discounts in Wellington.



Student-friendly candidate needed, says discount campaigner

Sep 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Students are urged to keep the pressure on candidates to lower transport fares



Lester throws council CEO “under bus” says mayoral rival

Sep 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Lead Story, News

Tempers flared when Wellington mayoral hopefuls asked for opinions on financial transparency.



Council candidates challenged on collaborating as leaders

Sep 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Wellington city councillors should be shut away together for a weekend to thrash things out, according to a candidate for the Eastern Ward. ANGELLA REID reports on a candidates meeting in Hataitai.



Vote Local app gets the thumbs up.

Sep 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News
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Young people support lock out rules for bars

Sep 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Social media key to youth involvement in local body poll

Sep 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Maori unlikely to bother with flag vote based on history

Feb 25th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

ENROLMENTS for the second flag vote close on Wednesday , and while there has been a push for enrolments, history suggests Maori will be under-represented. About 27 per cent of all voters from the seven Maori electorates cast their vote last year. EMMA MOODY reports.



New economic development head gets convention centre to market

Nov 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Peter Biggs expects Wellington’s new asset to become economic drive like Melbourne centre.



Defeated Greens say there’s still hope

Sep 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News



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

Sep 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

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

Sep 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

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



Wellington streets not too concerned about election result

Sep 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News

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



Chris Bishop surrounded by supporters on nerve-wrecking day

Sep 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News

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



WATCH: Voting begins with rain and wind

Sep 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

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

Sep 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

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



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

Sep 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News

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



Wellington voters unimpressed with Conservative comments on poverty

Sep 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

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



Cunliffe outshines off-key Prime Minister according to punters

Sep 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News

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

Sep 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

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



Are New Zealanders resigned and accepting about being spied on?

Sep 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

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



Hundreds join Wellington march against violence

Sep 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News



Perseverance required to defeat ‘dirty politics’

Sep 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News



Climate change hot Wadestown topic – too hot for some

Sep 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News

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



Hundreds turn out for popular Aro election meeting

Sep 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News



Swinging voters may decide Wairarapa

Sep 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

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

Sep 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

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



Elephant in the room at Newtown candidates meeting

Sep 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News



Walker leaving MP life, but she still wants Green valley

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout

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



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

Aug 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

National candidate upbeat despite facing practiced campaigner Trevor Mallard.



Wellington protest march for Maui’s dolphin with message for minister

Jul 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Nick Smith target after oil exploration raised dismissed as threat to dolphins in marine reserve.



Photo Essay: A day in the life of a deputy mayor

Apr 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Most Popular, Multimedia, Picture story, Top Picture

Newswire reporter JOSHUA PRICE spent the day with Wellington Deputy Mayor Justin Lester and captured some of his duties in a photo essay.



New generation eyeing up Maori Party leadership

Mar 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Most Popular

There are questions about his mana, but Te Ururoa Flavell tells SAM DUFF it is better to be on the field scoring goals.



Youngest councillor wants to see growth in the Valley

Nov 21st, 2013 | By | Category: News

After being voted on to the Hutt City Council, Campbell Barry has plenty of plans to make his term worthwhile.



Eagle already seeing a more energetic council

Nov 20th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, News

Councillor says six new faces will help bring more action to Wellington local government.



New Harbour Ward councillor wants more communication

Nov 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

After her recent induction onto council, new Harbour Ward Councillor Tui Lewis is ready for the challenge.



Political name a winner

Nov 6th, 2013 | By | Category: News

SHARING his name with a former prime minister could be a sign of the future for Tawa teenager Jack Marshall. Mr Marshall, 19, was last month elected to the Tawa Community Board, but said he had barely heard of the country’s former leader until recently. “I asked my Mum whether that was a deciding factor […]



Voting time may be shorter, and online pushed in review

Oct 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Local body elections, News

Local body expert Dr Mike Reid addressed lack of voter turnout and gave insight into reasons behind it in a public lecture in the week after the elections.

LAUREN MANN reports on what the future might hold.



Wade-Brown lays out vision for her second term as capital’s mayor

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Lead Story, Local body elections, Most Popular

CELIA WADE-BROWN pulled dead heads out of flower pots while awaiting the mayoral election results, but she had no need for nerves thanks to a majority of more than 2500.

JULIE TAYLOR reports on her winning words.



Labour celebrates getting two candidates on to the WCC

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, News

Paul Eagle celebrated his win at the Labour Party shindig at Wharewaka on Wellington’s waterfront.



Gill loses eastern ward seat to Greens’ Sarah Free

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Six new councillors sitting around re-elected Wellington city Mayor Celia Wade-Brown’s table.



A few new names among Hutt City councillors and board members

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, News

A wrap-up of who has been elected today to serve under re-elected Hutt City Council Mayor Ray Wallace.



Wallace returned to Hutt City mayoralty by a landslide

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Ray Wallace is thinking ahead to his next term and welcoming ideas of his rivals, reports JENNIFER McILROY.



NewsWire’s coverage of council elections

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Labour MP Kris Faafoi congratulates Nick Leggett, right, on his re-election as Porirua’s mayor on Saturday. Click on the headline for NewsWire’s coverage of national media.



Video: Wellington voters turned away in final rush to lodge papers

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections

A woman tossed her papers from a car to a stranger as NewsWire Team watched a frenzied last hour of voting.



Thorndon operators want council to change angled parking

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, Most Popular, News

The incoming council needs to adress the parking layout in Thorndon if they want to satisfy Thorndon businesses.



Stokes Valley business people mostly happy with city council

Oct 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Not too many rates gripes from the small-business owners of Stokes Valley.



No voting required this year for Eastbourne, Makara/Ohariu

Oct 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Two community boards in the Wellington region are not taking part in this year’s elections.



Lack of concern for local elections a problem, says departing chairman

Oct 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, News

Departing chairman of Lower Hutt City’s Western Ward reflects on local body politics.



Election signs are a site for sore eyes on roadsides

Oct 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Local body election signs upset residents and candidates alike.



Young answers the call because politics runs in her blood

Oct 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News

Mayoral candidate Nicola Young wants to see Wellington get it’s buzz back. JOHANNA CLELAND reports.



Who stole my sign? It’s the latest electioneering slogan

Oct 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, Most Popular

Eastern Ward councillor Swampy Marsh finds tongue in cheek response to election theft.



Almost half of ward candidates don’t bother showing to meeting

Oct 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Local body elections, Most Popular, News

Large public turn-out to Ngaio’s western ward meeting not reciprocated by some candidates.



Media coverage of mayoral race unfair, says candidate Goulden

Oct 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, Most Popular, News

The former councillor takes time to attack the media and other candidates during his bid to lead capital.



Councillors tell community board to have another look at Seaview speed

Sep 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Hutt City backs business asking Petone Community Board for reconsider and low speed limit.



Kahurangi School officially opens

Sep 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, News, Top Picture

Miramar South and Strathmore schools are laid to rest as the final stage of the merger in Wellington’s eastern suburbs is completed. KHALID AHMED was at the event.



Mayoral hopeful Collins would throw out Porirua’s $18m face-lift

Sep 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: Lead Story, News

Brian Collins says the majority of ratepayers will get no benefit from Saatchi plan which will see the city centre marketed as distinct quarters. SAM DUFF talks to one of the three mayoral contenders about why he is standing.



Four more years as pop culture icon

Dec 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

President Obama continues to rise in internet popularity since his re-election a month ago.



Election gives real-time taste of news deadlines

Nov 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

Whitireia journalism students worked over 12 hours in two shifts to provide live coverage of the US election on NewsWire.co.nz.



Three TVs, two laptops, one iPad – elections are go!

Nov 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Conservative Fox channel was running because it was fun to watch Republicans lose.



Race matters in more ways than one, as election leadup showed

Nov 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout

Obama was expected to keep the black votes, but some celebrities bucked the trend, writes SARAH MACKENZIE.