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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.



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



National party-goers weigh in on result of election night

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

Four more years a good result for young National voters



WATCH: Inside a National Party function as the vote count begins

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

Newswire Journalist Thomas Croskery is at a National Party Function as the vote count begins.



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.



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



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



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.



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.



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



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.



Obesity trial to spend $3 million through Lower Hutt agencies

Sep 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Vulnerable communities target of programme based on Aussie model.



National’s man in Wellington Central upbeat despite loss

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.



Paul Foster-Bell quietly confident at the Backbencher

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

National party candidate Paul Foster-Bell spent the day with a sleep in and then helping people vote.



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.



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.



National billboards take such a hammering

Sep 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, News

National party billboards in the Wellington Central electorate take a hammering in the run-up to the election. SUE TEODORO reports.



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.



Wellingtonians are not totally convinced about Greens transport spend

Sep 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

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.



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



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 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.



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



Chris Bishop reckons he has youth and a positive message on his side

Aug 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

National candidate upbeat despite facing practiced campaigner Trevor Mallard.



Political hoardings taking a battering

Aug 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



‘Highway robbery’ fuel tax more of same for frustrated motorists

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

The first of three annual petrol tax increases, which will add nine cents a litre to the price of fuel, this week hit the pumps around the country. The NewsWire team went to the streets of Wellington to gauge reaction.



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.



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.



Street poll: Minimum wage rise great, but it should be more

Feb 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

The minimum wage is going up 50 cents to $14.25, and many of those spoken to on the streets of Wellington this week say it should be more. The NEWSWIRE TEAM asked people for views on the rise, and whether it would affect them.



Joyce dismissal of runway not end of battle for Evans Bay

Aug 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Lead Story, News

Guardians of Evans Bay expect council, business to keep pushing for extension of Wellington airport runway, and they are mobilising for the fight. CALLY MARTIN reports.



Final rewind for Wellington dance venue

Jul 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

After a decade of late night dance parties, music venue Sandwiches is closing its doors for good.



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.



More WINZ screwups no surprise

Oct 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, Opinion

JEAN ELTRINGHAM ponders the spate of privacy breaches by Work and Income NZ, while SAM HILL has some theories about why the incumbent US president is so popular here.



NZ’s only native bird of prey swoops ahead in bird stakes

Sep 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

The NZ falcon leads in this year’s Bird of the Year competition – although the PM says he prefers the ostrich, reports DAMON RUSDEN.



Long-time MPs change colours to rainbow

Aug 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Smith, Banks yes votes show it’s now time for homosexuals.



Legislation draws line, changes MP hearts

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

Many in Parliament still undecided close to decision day.



SURVEY: Asset sales issue may cost National at next election

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

The Government’s partial sales plan is turning away loyalists, swing voters, according to a NewsWire street poll.



Hearse, coffin protest mark death of TVNZ 7

Jun 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

VIDEO: Hundreds joined march to deliver 35,000-strong petition.



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.



National’s benefit reform unpopular on street

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

More than 60 % in survey did not agree with govt changes.



Teapot spill seems to confirm Peters’ claims

Jan 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Everything quoted from tape “deadly accurate”, says Peters.



The Green Party’s changing image suits 11% of voters

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

The Greens have grown their vote by five percentage points since the last election. TESSA JOHNSTONE ponders the keys to their success.



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.



Govt’s overseas aid fund slammed by NGOs

Nov 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Survey shows aid organisations have little confidence.



Battle lines drawn in Hutt South electoral meeting

Nov 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Parish platform perfect pulpit for political pontificating



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



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.



No more clowning around for Green party MP

Nov 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Hughes on policies, Greenpeace and National billboards.



Finlayson washes hands of dirty campaign tactics

Nov 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Pamphlet attempts to discredit the Rongotai candidate.



‘I want a job’ Finlayson told at fiery meeting

Nov 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Minister gets strong message on welfare reform concerns.



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.



‘Whale warrior’ Bethune back in front of cameras in role he prefers

Sep 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

The conservationist is home in Auckland after filming a new TV series, and he is steering clear of politics. He talks with ZAMZAM ADEN.



Copyright law may mean end of free Wi-Fi

Aug 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Web account holders face $15,000 fine for breaches.



MMP supporters like ‘like’, while their opponents tend to ‘tweet’

Aug 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

IF you’re for keeping MMP, you’re likely to be on Facebook. Those against, seem to Tweet, reports CHRISTINA McDONALD.



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.



Protesters warn about Big Brother looming

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

Fear of Search and Surveillance Bill brings activists to streets.



Cartoonists defend drawing Prime Minister with a big nose

Jun 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

A Wellington Jewish community leader says some cartoons of John Key with a big nose are offensive, reports GREG FORD.



Pure anger over government mining plan

Mar 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

A speedily organised protest has hundreds chanting at Parliament



Save Radio NZ Facebook group at 15,000

Feb 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

SLIDESHOW: More than 200 respond to protest call.



Bigger, better, cheaper: Rodney Hide puts bomb under councils

Jan 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Student Features

Will Rodney Hide make the capital a Super City too? Perhaps. But local councils will certainly have to do things differently.



MMP referendum to be held in 2011

Oct 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Minister of Justice keeps National election promise.



Simon and Natalie – JFK and Jackie of New Zealand politics

Dec 18th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

National’s MP for Tauranga, Simon Bridges of Maniapoto, talks to SANDRA DICKSON about being a new boy in Parliament.



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.



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.



National’s ‘more measured’ approach on climate change law

Oct 9th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, News

In the wake of the Labour Government’s new legislation, PAUL McBETH looks at how National would deal with climate change and emissions trading.



Lawmakers slow to move on reforming airgun law

Sep 15th, 2008 | By | Category: Latest News, News

No licence needed to buy high-powered weapons.



MP promotes own agenda on local news website

Jul 7th, 2008 | By | Category: News

National MP Katrina Shanks may be in breach of the Electoral Finance Act over her contributions to community news website ‘Flying Pickle’, NewsWire.co.nz exclusively reveals.