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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.



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 City Council hopeful fighting for early Christmas present

Oct 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Labour candidate acknowledges hard fight in race for Eagle’s old council seat.



Waiting for Winston: A political playlist to soothe your nerves

Oct 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

To help ease the nerves, yet prepare you for the “big moment”, SARAH MCMULLAN has created this playlist



WATCH: “Jacinda Ardern will be Prime Minister one day”

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Story, Multimedia, News

Robertson and party faithful reckon youth quake still hidden in special votes

LAURA WILTSHIRE reports from the Wharewaka in Wellington and Labour’s party.



Follow the election here

Sep 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Most Popular, Top Picture

The Whitireia Team is covering the election live around Wellington. Click above for a rolling blog of updates as election night progresses.



Ardern on the campaign trail at Vic Uni

Sep 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Radio Story



Suffrage Day with a woman leader as Ardern visits Victoria University

Sep 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

124 years since women gained the franchise, Ardern encourages students at Victoria University to vote



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



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



No divide between church and state for Brian Dawson

Dec 15th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Maiden speech for ‘proud red-badge wearing, union loving, bleeding heart liberal lefty’



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



Young and restless for mayoral future

May 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Local body elections, News, Top Picture

With 2016 another local body election year, Wellington’s Nicola Young is making her second tilt for the capital’s mayoralty. DOMINIC GODFREY reports.



Kapiti meeting pines for the way journalism used to be

Aug 27th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Panel and audience representing older population remember ‘the golden days’.



Grant Robertson not ruling out leadership bid

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



NewsWire’s live coverage of the 2014 General Election

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

NewsWire’s team provides a constant stream of updates on election results and commentary.



Election in “God’s hands now,” says Kris Fa’afoi

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

Labour candidate Kris Fa’afoi and his team are waiting anxiously in Titahi Bay for the results to drop.



One in five Kiwi voters cast their ballot in early polling record

Sep 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Lead Story, Most Popular

Most Kiwis are voting today, but the Electoral Commission early voting marketing has made a difference. More than 20% or New Zealanders who are eligible to vote had done so by yesterday. JONTY DINE reports.



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.



Politicians want to make the world a better place – just in different ways

Sep 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

A passionate and at times unruly crowd grilled Rongotai candidates in Miramar.



Homelessness and living costs for students dominate housing debate

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

People sleeping on the street and tertiary students struggling to pay the rent are big issues.



Electorate change rattles Mallard, but he is winning social friends

Sep 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Longstanding MP skyrockets on the social media popularity scale



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”.



Chicken joins politicians for election debate on factory farming

Sep 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Hettie the hen on the hustings with five election candidates in Wellington.



National relaxed about today’s poll result

Sep 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News



Homelessness hot election issue

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



Candidates raise laughs, hackles, heckles and awareness

Sep 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, Opinion

Can politics be fun? FRANCESCA JAGO attends her first political meeting, is entertained, and informed.



Vocal crowd put election hopefuls to the test in Karori

Sep 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News



St Pauls in Wellington hosts 1000 at Forum on Child Poverty

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

A 10-year-old girl who challenged a politician to help her friend out of poverty typifies passionate crowd.



Cuba street rally wants factory farming phased out

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

A national day of action against factory farming sparks rally in Wellington.



Pacific Advisory Group needs more time, money, says chair

Apr 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Nominations are open for new members, and the outgoing group has recommended to Wellington City Council that the number of seats be increased to 19 so smaller Pacific Island groups are represented. JULIE TAYLOR reports.



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.



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.



John Key the target as Labour leader hopefuls campaign in Wellington

Sep 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

David Cunliffe and Grant Robertson continue to make commitments to a living wage of $18 an hour.



Wellington supports minimum wage hike – within reason

Mar 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Most people on the streets of Wellington think the minimum wage should be higher.



Bennett agrees to fund sexual abuse helpline after public pressure

Dec 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Petition signed by 12,000 moves Government to save sexual abuse helpline.



Vulnerable US families lose whoever wins the White House

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

JEAN ELTRINGHAM, ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL and MELISSA WASTNEY ask questions about America’s most vulnerable.



Legislation draws line, changes MP hearts

Aug 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Many in Parliament still undecided close to decision day.



Anti-asset sales fight in streets of Johnsonville

May 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

About 200 volunteers collect more than 3000 signatures.



Council stickers inspire capital fear and loathing

Apr 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

That is the effect Wellington City Council is having on inner city residents, says Chrissie Hill. She says council has stickered her building in such a visible way at the entrance that it frightens visitors and tenants.

KRISTEN PATERSON reports on an angry residents meeting.



Blanket Man’s back story – what’s really going on with our homeless

Mar 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Student Features

We are quickly falling behind other western countries when it comes to helping the homeless, reports TENNESSEE MANSFORD.



Ohariu drive to pull the peg on state asset sales

Mar 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Two groups join forces to activate protests around Johnsonville



Charles Chauvel gears up for 2014 campaign

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

Labour MP proud to have turned around local fortunes.



Peter Dunne gives credit to Winston Peters

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

He says NZ First adds a political dynamic for his tenth term.



Lone National supporter pleads crowd for a ‘fair go’

Nov 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Hecklers’ drown out candidates at final Wellington Central.meeting



Facebook comment risky business on election day

Nov 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

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.



Te Tai Tokerau’s child poverty policies revealed

Nov 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Labour, Maori and Mana candidates talk child health.



If it weren’t for polytechs where would we be?

Nov 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Anti-National Cuba St rally urges voters to cast an educated vote.



Maori voters call for change to extinguish poverty

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

Poverty is the biggest issue in New Zealand for Maori voters in Porirua who want change. TENNESSEE MANSFORD reports.



Voters just kidding, but it’s all about education

Oct 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Enrolments in Kids Voting election programme breaks records.



End of the line for MP, but not end of her battle for the workers

Sep 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

LYNNE Pillay leaves Parliament after three terms this year, but she intends to keep fighting for Labour. JOSHUA HYDE reports.



So very happy to meet you, Annette and Paul

Aug 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Happy Feet the penguin gets a visit from the pollies.



More youth wanted on roll as Mana looks like two-horse race

Oct 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

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.



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.



Nothing unusual about giving PM ‘big nose’

Jun 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Uncategorized

Political cartoon historian defends depictions of John Key.



‘Mean-spirited’ education cuts condemned

Aug 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Community told not to back down in fight to save adult education.



Cullen Fund not bound for NZ stock exchange

Feb 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Super Fund not directed to invest in local exchange.



Election on the ‘net – National outplayed Labour on key sites

Nov 24th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

THE new Prime Minister made twice as much use of internet social networks as his rival during the election, if Facebook is any indication, reports AARON CASKEY.



From ‘Ruthanasia’ to ‘dead fish’ – I give you Helen Clark

Nov 11th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article, News, Uncategorized

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.



NewsWire makes its Cabinet picks

Nov 7th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features

NewsWire’s resident political pundit PAUL McBETH joins the chorus of picks for Cabinet places.



Our analysis: what it would take for a change of government

Nov 4th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features

Current polling has National sleep-walking to victory, but PAUL McBETH’s analysis shows it will be much closer than you think.



Candidates cross swords at Mt Victoria’s New Crossways

Oct 17th, 2008 | By | Category: Features

Mt Victoria’s Meet the Candidates meeting got off to a smoking start on Thursday night with Michael Appleby pontificating on the benefits of cannabis.