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Posts Tagged ‘ government ’

Petition reminds government of election promise

Nov 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article

A 70,000 signature petition reminding the government to deliver on its promise to clean up New Zealand rivers, has been presented.



Minister rewarded for work on pay equity

Nov 14th, 2017 | By | Category: News, Radio News



The unseen faces behind the change of government

Nov 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Three buidlings, three days, 700-plus people, 10,000 boxes – LAURA WILTSHIRE reports on the big move



More artificial turf not the answer

Nov 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

The Wellington City Council have said that they wont be constructing any new artificial grounds at this point in time.



PHOTO ESSAY: Weapons Expo Blockade 2017

Nov 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News, Picture story

On October 10th 2017, police and protesters clash at “Weapons Expo”. AIMEE EASTWOOD captured the action.



Central city Wet House looking more likely

Nov 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Wellington is on track to get its first wet house. City Councillor Brian Dawson says council’s hoping the wet house will go some way towards solving the city’s homeless problem. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



More waterfront offices for Wellington

Nov 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Yesterday the Wellington City Council approved the development of a new commercial building along the waterfront.



Lack of investment to blame for housing crisis

Nov 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Labour is set to cut back immigration numbers in order to take the pressure on the housing market. However the Green Party is maintaining that a lack of investment in people and infrastructure is the bigger problem not migrants. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Charter school boss hopes politics, ideology can be put aside

Oct 29th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Parties in the new coalition government were clear in their campaigning that they were against charter schools.

LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to the CEO of a high profile charter school and to the teachers’ union about how they see the future.



Timely renovations just in time for quake

Oct 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Renovations on Wellington’s Saint Mary of the Angels church may have been undertaken just in time to save it from the Kaikoura earthquakes last year. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Wellingtonians seem to be happy with their government

Oct 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

On the streets of the left-leaning capital, people spoken to are mostly satisfied with the election result



Wellington’s free ambulance service celebrates milestone

Oct 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

For the last 90 years the Wellington Ambulance Service has provided free ambulance care across the region.



WATCH: Disappointment after inconclusive election result

Oct 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News, Multimedia, News

New Zealanders voted on Saturday night to elect a government and the results were inconclusive.



Wellingtonians find voting easy

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News, Uncategorized

Voting appears to have gone smoothly for Wellingtonians today. Some minor delays were reported when polling booths opened at nine o’clock this morning, but no other problems have been reported. People spoken to on Cuba St a short time ago were surprised at how easy the voting process is.



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 […]



Slip of a National tongue puts Labour in power

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Willis says vote for her because Robertson will be too busy as Finance Minister – oops



WATCH: Te Reo marches down Lambton Quay

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

WATCH: About 5000 people march to start Maori Language week. ELIJAH Hill got among the crowd.



Ohariu candidates confident in the face of latest polls

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

Wellington electorate candidates talk up their chances wth Dunne gone



Candidates dangle the house lolly in Hutt City symposium

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

Social Issues on the agenda as crowd of 40 brave wet night for politics



Two electorates, one suburb – meet the candidates in Brooklyn

Sep 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

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.



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.



Hutt teenage mums celebrate 20 years of their own school

Jun 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

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.



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.



WATCH: Gareth Morgan addresses students on policies

May 30th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Multimedia, News

New party gets electioneering opportunity at Victoria University



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

Apr 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

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



New Zealanders now have a say in data sharing

Apr 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS



Wellingtonians walk for women

Mar 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS.



Kiwis to get a say on how their data is shared

Mar 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS



Wellington’s play spaces under review

Feb 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS.



Adult playgrounds could soon be a thing

Feb 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

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Jade winton-lowe reports.



Child abuse, poverty, housing, prisons show NZ ‘off track’

Feb 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

The Salvation Army recognise government financial management, but the ledger is not balanced.



No quick fix for Kaikoura rail link

Jan 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



Marlborough full of praise for rail workers

Jan 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



Housing major topic at capital summit

Dec 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



President Trump reality dawns on US and world

Nov 9th, 2016 | By | Category: Lead Story

Pennsylvania was being declared for Donald Trump and with it the presidential election.

JAMES MALTHUS followed the trajectory of election day through monitoring US sites and media coverage with live updates. Welcome to Donald Trump’s America.



Grassroots presidential campaign propels CIA man to prominence

Nov 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Latest News, News

A rare upset looms in Utah, which neither Clinton nor Trump may win thanks to Mormon factor



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.



Students bring class comedy to the stage

Oct 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Perceptions of inequality imported from overseas

Oct 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Inequality and public perceptions a paradox

Oct 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Spending taxpayer dollars for a laugh

Oct 21st, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Wellingtonians skeptical about higher speed limit

Oct 21st, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



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.



A call for new council to adopt a housing first policy

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



Party ties create accountability

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



New Kapiti Mayor aims to fast track growth

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



Homelessness and housing an increasing issue for Wellington

Sep 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wellington’s mayoral candidates answer questions on Wellington’s issues



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



Finalists for $570,000 memorial ready for exhibition in Wellington

Sep 21st, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Four finalists have been confirmed for a French Memorial to be installed in 2018



City cafe packed for meet the candidates meeting

Sep 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News
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Vote Local app gets the thumbs up.

Sep 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News
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Wellington High School stretched to the limit

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



Last chance for public to influence Stokes Valley Community Hub

Apr 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

Stokes Valley residents have only a week left to submit their views on council’s $5 million community hub project.

The project will be finalised soon after April 29, which marks the last day submissions will be accepted. KEENAN MAY reports.



Anzac women connected through fashion and stories

Apr 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Aussie helps Kiwis remember centenary with Woman of Empire exhibition at Mansfield House



Thorndon School uses Tuffery art to make temporary rooms like home

Apr 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Temporary premises on college grounds clears way for $9 million reconstruction.



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.



WATCH: The big history of a little street

Dec 16th, 2015 | By | Category: News, Picture story

LEEDS STREET is one of Wellington’s little laneways tucked away in the city’s Te Aro precinct. Andrew Johnsen reports on its revitalisation.



Write, voice, or video your call for more refugees

Dec 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

Amnesty International has set up a website for Kiwis to send their message to government to lift New Zealand’s intake. COLIN ENGELBRECHT reports.



Support for New Zealand Land wars remembrance day

Dec 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

A CALL for a special day to commemorate the New Zealand land wars is gaining support. A group of Otorohanga College students started the petition last year after a trip to some of the battle sites in the Waikato 13,000 people have signed the petition since it began. Maori Party Co-Leader Marama Fox has thrown her […]



Professionals mobilise to fight rapid bus plan for Wellington

Nov 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Fair, Intelligent Transport wants to to educate the public on issues and solutions.



Still a chance for Red Peak flag to fly

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Lead Radio Story



A candlelight call for refugee quota to be doubled

Sep 14th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



New Zealanders get behind refugee crisis on Facebook

Sep 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Plenty of beds available as social media campaign invites people to open their doors.



New Zealand response to refugee quota announcement mixed

Sep 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, News

New Zealander’s divided in response to announcement of a emergency refugee intake.



Iwi welcome refugees but focus stays on their own

Sep 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

WELLINGTON IWI Te Ati Awa are welcoming news that the government is to take an extra intake of Syrian refugees, but say their main focus is still on their own people. The European humanitarian crisis put pressure on the New Zealand government to play its part and offer refuge to some of the thousands of […]



Consensus on the street – NZ should take another 1000 refugees

Sep 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Story

LISTEN: PRIME MINISTER John Key will this afternoon announce the government’s response to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Europe. Germany is currently bearing the brunt and Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for other countries to step up and help. ANDREW JOHNSEN reports.



Porirua schools work smart with funding to plug in digital learners

Jun 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Porirua schools are part of the spend-up on electronics through smart use of grants and funding.



Amnesty urges NZ government to open its heart for Syrians

Jun 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Story, News

Amnesty International members gathered outside Parliament to encourage the Government to increase the refugee quota.

COLIN ENGELBRECHT talked to organisers at the protest.



Police deploying more officers to high risk areas across region

Apr 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Police resources are being moved away from community based constables in areas such as Porirua.



Māori students still struggling with stereotypes, racism

Mar 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Features, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Student Features

Not enough focus on how Maori are taught, right down to pronouncing names correctly.



From the dark to the light

Mar 8th, 2015 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Features, Most Popular, News, Student Features, Top Picture

William Matangi knows he has done a lot of good things. JONTY DINE talks to him about life as a Black Power boss, finding God, and now making a difference for young people.



Pannett juggles environment and development

Feb 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Features, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News, Student Features

Development issues facing Wellington city are a challenge for a councillor holding key positions.



Council answers critics of pop-up beach

Dec 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Wellington City Council defends its use of almost $20,000 to build a pop-up beach in Civic Square .



Sex worker sanctuary is Rosalie’s mission, and she needs help

Dec 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

A woman who escaped the prostitution industry now wants Wellington City Council help to fund a haven.

JONTY DINE reports on Rosalie Batchelor’s appeal, and what councillors thought.



Welly Winner still making her mark in the city

Dec 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Former Wellingtonian of the Year Ruth Gotlieb is busy as ever four years after officially retiring. TESS NICHOL sits down in her living room for a chat.



Capital makes soothing noises, but some are wary of housing review

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

Wellington City Council reviews as central government looks set to get rid of state housing.



Summer fundraiser proves popular

Nov 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News



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.



Workers urged to jump on the pay equity bandwagon

Oct 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News