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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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 […]
Last year’s decision left many Maori outraged, while others took the opportunity. LIAM CAVANAGH reports.
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.
NICOLE ADAMSON and SARAH WILSON hit Wellington streets on election night to talk to voters.
Newswire hits the Wellington streets – JONTY DINE and YC LEE ask voters for their thoughts.
A political social media specialist rates the work of the Greens as the best in a truly social 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.
Students who challenged candidates on student issues give their thoughts on how the politicians performed.
Labour’s Ohariu candidate Virginia Andersen finds warmer response than Peter Dunne in Wadestown.
A crowd of about 50 people took a pew at Central Baptist Church in Wellington for local candidates.
Hundreds of Wellington residents all crammed into the Aro Valley Community centre for iconic debate.
Ron Mark says getting 11% support in 10 days electioneering is just the start.
Alastair Scott’s message for undecided voters is to back the PM.
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.
About a quarter of changing voters are clear about their new electorate candidate choice.
Six of eight political parties have agreed to review system as student body pushes election issue.
Candidates in wheelchairs may find it easier to win a seat than get into the building, or even vote. CALLY MARTIN reports.
Councillor says six new faces will help bring more action to Wellington local government.
Paul Eagle celebrated his win at the Labour Party shindig at Wharewaka on Wellington’s waterfront.
LIVING Wage Aotearoa tries to stay apolitical, but has welcomed the issue’s entry into the Labour leadership battle of the past week. Organisers also know where to buy their bread now after a Miramar bakery pledges support. KHALID AHMED.
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.
School hall and Shorland Park venues used for service recalling 250 local men who died .
Council for young people says year ahead is full of new projects.
Labour, Greens attack National’s $14 billion spend.
Living Wage brings community groups together in capital.
NewsWire images of support for Marriage Amendment Bill.
Organisers say small businesses backing different pay calculation.
VIDEO: Hundreds joined march to deliver 35,000-strong petition.
The country needs a political hero to save our faith in the system. SIENA YATES reports.
When John Key and Phil Goff delivered their election night speeches, a clearly articulated vision for the next term was nowhere to be heard, writes NATALIE FINNIGAN.
She talks to political observers about why we rarely see the sort of rhetoric delivered by David Lange and the Kennedys.
The Maori electorates have taken on a different composition with the Maori Party only winning three seats. NICK GRAY and TENNESSEE MANSFORD report.
The Greens have grown their vote by five percentage points since the last election. TESSA JOHNSTONE ponders the keys to their success.
Labour MP proud to have turned around local fortunes.
“He will bring up race and he will just be unpleasant”.
Chris Hipkins and Trevor Mallard retain Rimutaka and Hutt South.
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Wellington electorate victories of little cheer to party faithful.
Election drinking game and anti-National events popular.
After big effort by 300 supporters, Greens party at Bath House
Faafoi majority up marginally on election result.
Nats and their policies are being mocked on Facebook.
National wants to sell, Labour wants to borrow.
Labour and Greens pushing for more regulation of news media.
Crowd raises issues at final candidates meeting.
Candidates agree that changes must be made.
They have involved gambling, super, military training and voting, writes SARA GREIG.
National MP would not take their Ohariu vote, or their bait.
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.
Bill’s author disagrees on including privacy clause.
Saturday night we’ll know if the political polls were right.
Greens, Nats disagree on Hutt transport needs.
But they are reasonably satisfied with their political representation. CHRISTINA FITZWATER reports.
Candidate tosses in his own question for opponents.
And Mel Gibson is more recognisable than the PM.
Trade Minister’s stance not trustworthy, says pharmacy expert.
Volunteers foresee a turning point for Ohariu in tight contest
Jobs are an issue but business commentator Rod Oram questions the reality of job creation policies. Brendan Manning reports.
Rangitkei meatworker picketers know that better than most.
An informal hui gave way to a heated and passionate debate.
Students get their political education at home.
National and NZ First candidates drew most heckling.
Youth policies take us all the way back to Socrates, writes SARAH DUNN.
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.