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He tangata, he tangata, he tangata*

Nov 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, Multimedia, News, Top Picture

*The people, the people, the people: “You just have to meet the people” is the result of a three-week diversity reporting project undertaken by Whitireia Journalism students.



‘You just have to meet the people’ – beyond mental health stigma

Nov 13th, 2018 | By | Category: Diversity, Features, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Multimedia, News

As New Zealand wakes up to the enormity of the mental health issue, more and more of us are finding the will to tell our stories. The NewsWire team puts people at the heart of the story in a project culminating in this multi-media, interactive long read.



LISTEN: Wellingtonians at odds with Minister over surplus

Oct 10th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News

Wellingtonians disagree with Finance Minister about rainy day surplus. NICO HENDRICKS reports.



LISTEN: High hopes for success of miscarriage bill

Aug 17th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News

Hopes a private members bill will get cross party support . LEAH TEBBUTT reports



Council serves warning over earthquake work

May 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

After winning a court case against a company that didn’t comply with earthquake restrengthening orders the Lower Hutt City Council is making enforcement more urgent.



Te Papa promising interactive exhibit

Mar 29th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Te Papa has promised interactive learning and environmental education will be part of new exhibitions being built over the next two years. The natural history exhibitions, which include Mountain to Sea, Awesome Forces and Nature Space will be dismantled after Easter to make room for new projects. The current shows were installed in 1998. Head […]



PHOTO ESSAY: Oil petition handed over

Mar 20th, 2018 | By | Category: News, Picture story

A petition was handed to parliament yesterday calling on the government to stop deep sea oil mining, BLAIR MOCKETT captures the action.



Mistrust an issue for police and rainbow community

Mar 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, Radio News

Police look to improve the uneasy relationship with the rainbow community. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



WATCH: Pride Parade attracts a big crowd

Mar 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Featured Article

Around 5000 Wellingtonians flocked to see the city’s annual Pride Parade on Saturday. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Newtown residents fight to keep post office open

Mar 9th, 2018 | By | Category: News, Radio News

Welingtonians are expressing their anger over plans by NZ Post to close the Newtown branch. Newtown residents this week  handed in an 8,000 plus signature petition calling on the government to keep NZ Post offices open. NZ post announced the closures last year. Rongotai MP Paul Eagle says the post offices are an important social […]



WATCH: Te Auaha opens its doors

Mar 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, Multimedia

The brand new Te Auaha Institute of Creativity officially opened on Monday night as BLAIR MOCKETT reports



Millions for poor may be grabbed by landlords

Feb 19th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Building more houses, rather than topping up wages, is answer says the author of the Salvation Army State of the Nation report. LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to Alan Johnson.



Re-offending on the rise as crime rates drop

Feb 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News



Millions for poor may be grabbed by landlords

Feb 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Building more houses, rather than topping up wages, is only answer says report author. LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to Alan Johnson.



Government urged to consider bigger picture

Feb 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News



Prisons squeezed by rising numbers of remand prisoners

Feb 13th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

More prisoners on remand means existing prisoners must be moved says Community Law Wellington. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Students cry foul over rising rents

Jan 31st, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Students are complaining about the tactics uses by landlords while trying to secure accommodation, the Victoria University Student’s says. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Change needed to cut the prison population

Jan 31st, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Labour has promised to cut New Zealand’s growing prison population, but Ti Lamusse of PAPA says in order to do that fundamental changes are needed in the legal system. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



LISTEN: A new home for seven local sports clubs

Dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News, Sport

Wellingtons newest sports venue officially opened this week in Kilbirnie. BLAIR MOCKETT reports.



Colonisation blamed for resistance to Te Reo

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



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.



WATCH: Pomp and ceremony for State Opening of 52nd Parliament

Nov 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Multimedia, News

The public gathered on the grounds of Parliament for Governor General Dame Patsy Reedy’s arrival.



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.



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.



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



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.



Youth key to Labour’s campaign- Brian Dawson

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

Youth participation is key says a Wellington City Councillor. The rise of Jacinda Ardern has bought calls of a “youthquake” in New Zealand politics. Brian Dawson says that the youth participation in this election has been higher than ever for Labour.



Ardern welcomed by crowd at Victoria University

Sep 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern arrived at Victoria University to a rousing welcome by students. Increasing rain didn’t deter the selfie-takers. BRONTE WILSON reports.



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



Housing, healthcare, environment on agenda in Newtown

Sep 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Finlayson battles tough crowd, despite suggesting he has compassion



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



Cynicism high among Māori youth voters, but there is hope

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, News, Student Features

What can be done about low youth and Maori voting numbers? AIMEE EASTWOOD attends Here We Go Again forum to find out.



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



Labour’s Ohariu man still has work to do

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



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.



Greens and NZ First Labour coalition choices

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, News, Student Features, Top Picture

With Labour getting stronger in the latest polling, it is clear that they will still need a partner. Aimee Eastwood asks candidates at the housing issues forum for their thoughts.



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.



Beneficiaries and Maori being hit hardest by rises in living costs

Jun 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News, Student Features

Statistics New Zealand has released a report showing the rising costs of tobacco and rent is affecting New Zealand’s poorest, particularly Maori and beneficiaries. AIMEE EASTWOOD investigates.



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.



Missing voices in the health system focus of transgender tea time

Apr 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

The absence of voices from the trans community in the health system was discussed over tea, coffee and cake at Saint Andrews Church as part of Trans Day of Visibility. AIMEE EASTWOOD talks to some of those who spoke.



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



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



WATCH: New age of creative education launched with Te Auaha

May 24th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity will brings together more than 1000 students each year in one creative space on the corner of Cuba and Dixon streets, Wellington. James Lobban (video), Larissa Toelupe (interview) and Colin Engelbrecht (story) report.



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.



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 […]



Outsourcing Maori programming still raw, but the show goes on

Apr 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News

Last year’s decision left many Maori outraged, while others took the opportunity. LIAM CAVANAGH reports.



Newsweek in review

Oct 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



Robertson and Little win support for top job

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News



Leadership campaign kicks off in Wellington

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News



Unions warn about changes to employment law

Oct 23rd, 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.



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.



Word on the street says inequality on voters’ minds tonight

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

Newswire hits the Wellington streets – JONTY DINE and YC LEE ask voters for their thoughts.



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.



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.



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.



Students offer passionate election messages at Victoria University

Sep 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Students who challenged candidates on student issues give their thoughts on how the politicians performed.



Compulsory savings scheme gets mixed reception

Sep 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News



Newsweek in review

Sep 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



Crowd warms to passionate Ginny in Ohariu gathering

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

Labour’s Ohariu candidate Virginia Andersen finds warmer response than Peter Dunne in Wadestown.



Church niceties observed on altar of polite politics

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

A crowd of about 50 people took a pew at Central Baptist Church in Wellington for local candidates.



A promise to give prisoners back the right to vote

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



Perseverance required to defeat ‘dirty politics’

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



Wet and wild Aro Valley gives candidates a political spray

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

Hundreds of Wellington residents all crammed into the Aro Valley Community centre for iconic debate.



Iconic Aro election meeting doesn’t disappoint

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



Hundreds turn out for popular Aro election meeting

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



Undecided voters give Labour hope

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



Mark says he has “blown it wide open” with his late entry

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

Ron Mark says getting 11% support in 10 days electioneering is just the start.



National candidate says Wairarapa should unite behind Key

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

Alastair Scott’s message for undecided voters is to back the PM.



Labour’s McAnulty not surprised by undecided voters

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

Door knocking suggests many National and Green voters will give him their electorate vote.



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.



Political pledges to support a review of student benefits

Aug 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Six of eight political parties have agreed to review system as student body pushes election issue.



Accessibility to Parliament a topic for election year

Apr 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Candidates in wheelchairs may find it easier to win a seat than get into the building, or even vote. CALLY MARTIN reports.



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.



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.