Amnesty International has set up a website for Kiwis to send their message to government to lift New Zealand’s intake. COLIN ENGELBRECHT reports.
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Government’s “hypocritical stance” earns ‘Fossil Of The Day’ and Zoe Lenzie Smith happily accepted.
Development issues facing Wellington city are a challenge for a councillor holding key positions.
After turning Green at college, James Shaw has played a long game in his route to Parliament.
Coffee beans have been used to predict the outcome of the election.
Conservative candidate Gordon Copeland ruffled feathers with his comments about poverty.
The Opinion Partnership has been using billboards and ads to scare voters about Labour-Greens alliance.
A passionate and at times unruly crowd grilled Rongotai candidates in Miramar.
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.
People sleeping on the street and tertiary students struggling to pay the rent are big issues.
Wadestown residents meet the candidates, including two new “young thrusters”.
Hettie the hen on the hustings with five election candidates in Wellington.
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.
Can politics be fun? FRANCESCA JAGO attends her first political meeting, is entertained, and informed.
A 10-year-old girl who challenged a politician to help her friend out of poverty typifies passionate crowd.
A national day of action against factory farming sparks rally in Wellington.
Nick Smith target after oil exploration raised dismissed as threat to dolphins in marine reserve.
There are questions about his mana, but Te Ururoa Flavell tells SAM DUFF it is better to be on the field scoring goals.
Paul Eagle celebrated his win at the Labour Party shindig at Wharewaka on Wellington’s waterfront.
Council for young people says year ahead is full of new projects.
NewsWire images of support for Marriage Amendment Bill.
Many in Parliament still undecided close to decision day.
VIDEO: Hundreds joined march to deliver 35,000-strong petition.
Greens say programme needs to target homes by income.
About 200 volunteers collect more than 3000 signatures.
JustSpeak puts politicians to the justice test in first gathering
Newswire on hand to capture Auckland leg of the hikoi.
We are quickly falling behind other western countries when it comes to helping the homeless, reports TENNESSEE MANSFORD.
New bill to address men and women’s income divide.
The Greens have grown their vote by five percentage points since the last election. TESSA JOHNSTONE ponders the keys to their success.
A leading lobbyist says political parties don’t want surprises during campaign. NATALIE FINNIGAN reports.
Election drinking game and anti-National events popular.
Jack McDonald waits for news with his colleagues at San Fran.
Nats and their policies are being mocked on Facebook.
Voting gives three year contract from which MPs can’t be sacked.
Parish platform perfect pulpit for political pontificating
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.
Saturday night we’ll know if the political polls were right.
Hecklers’ drown out candidates at final Wellington Central.meeting
The Electoral Commission is warning people using social media they could be fined up to $20,000 if they post anything on polling day that influences voters.
Most non-media people are unaware of the risk, according to a NewsWire survey. TESSA JOHNSTONE and RODNEY BROWN report.
James Shaw and Tane Woodley break the radical mould.
Anti-National Cuba St rally urges voters to cast an educated vote.
Transport policy prioritises public transport over holiday highway.
If Greens gets 12% or more, Mojo Mathers will be in Parliament.
Party’s list policy keeps young voice in Parliament
Hughes on policies, Greenpeace and National billboards.
Thousands score free music when they check enrolment.
Students get their political education at home.
Conservation organisation hopes environment gets priority
A poll of 90 senior students at Wellington High School shows a two thirds majority favours voting Green, reports RODNEY BROWN.
Enrolments in Kids Voting election programme breaks records.
Protesters assured they can grow, share each other’s food.
Better to look at the bigger picture, says commentator.
Right Wing Resistance email says incriminate non-whites.
Web account holders face $15,000 fine for breaches.
NewsWire survey proves correct – EMA acts over period comments.
Midland Park protest backs Libyans seeking democracy.
Greens launch national anti-whaling campaign.
Mana by-election takes place on November 20. ALICE PETRIE reports on the efforts to get young people voting while TANYA WOOD lines up the candidates.
EXPRESSING your opinion these days is easier than ever. SABRINA DANKEL looks at how nearly 20,000 clicks on the web “save” Radio New Zealand.
Hundreds demonstrate against government RNZ funding freeze.
Are adverts needed to educate women on harm to babies?
The protest about pay parity for women. WITH SLIDESHOW.
How will Helen Clark be remembered? How is New Zealand different in 2008, after nine years of Labour-led governments, to the country she inherited in 1999? SANDRA DICKSON reviews the Clark years.
Green Party disappointed not to reach 10 MPs in Parliament.
It’s BYO for snacks at the Nationals Election night bash.
NewsWire’s resident political pundit PAUL McBETH joins the chorus of picks for Cabinet places.
Cuba Mall characters mostly going Green, our poll finds.
The Green Party is blitzing London as it looks off-shore to boost its polling. PAUL McBETH looks at the hidden battle lines in the election.
Current polling has National sleep-walking to victory, but PAUL McBETH’s analysis shows it will be much closer than you think.
Meeting goes smoothly until Maori Party question.
SARAH CODDINGTON looks at party policy behind Labour’s climate change initiative.
A HOST of lobby groups has pressured the Government about the emissions trading scheme. KRISTINA KEOGH and MELISSA KINEALY find out who they are and what they wanted from the new legislation.