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Posts Tagged ‘ national ’

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.



Accessibility advocates support refurbishment

Nov 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



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.



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.



LISTEN: Subdued celebration for National in Rongotai

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

Rongotai electorate National Party function reflective despite leading party vote



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.



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.



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.



Where’s the funding for special needs education?

Sep 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, Radio News



Days too short for extra languages teaching, says principal

Sep 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

LISTEN: A principal is struggling to see merit in National’s latest education policy announcement.



Five-year-olds learn to code at Waterloo Primary School

Aug 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

At Tuesday Coding Club kids learn about the languages and logic driving their devices



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.



Child abuse, poverty, housing, prisons show NZ ‘off track’

Feb 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

The Salvation Army recognise government financial management, but the ledger is not balanced.



Holocaust Remembrance Day marked in NZ

Feb 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



No quick fix for Kaikoura rail link

Jan 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



Marlborough full of praise for rail workers

Jan 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



Quake damage displaces Wellingtonians

Nov 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



President Trump reality dawns on US and world

Nov 9th, 2016 | By | Category: Lead Story

Pennsylvania was being declared for Donald Trump and with it the presidential election.

JAMES MALTHUS followed the trajectory of election day through monitoring US sites and media coverage with live updates. Welcome to Donald Trump’s America.



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



Wellingtonians skeptical about higher speed limit

Oct 21st, 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.



Vote Local app gets the thumbs up.

Sep 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News
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Thorndon School uses Tuffery art to make temporary rooms like home

Apr 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Temporary premises on college grounds clears way for $9 million reconstruction.



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.



Sun safety warnings ahead of summer

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

A sun safe warning just a month out from the shortest day. The Cancer Society says people should not only wear sunblock but also suitable clothing. U.V ray exposure is the main cause of skin cancer in New Zealand so the Cancer Society is promoting the use of long sleeved shirts and wide brimmed hats […]



Emotional vigil for Paris terror victims

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



Emotional vigil for Paris terror victims

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story
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Emotional memorial for Paris victims in Wellington

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



Nix fans key to team’s future

Nov 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Pataka exhibition puts the spotlight on a dying art form

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Careers exhibition offers a look into the future

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Cold facts show work needed before everyone has Warm Fuzzies

Jun 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

With some of the worst statistics for poorly insulated housing in New Zealand, Wellington is struggling to meet the demand to fit out homes with proper heating. COLIN ENGELBRECHT looks at the statistics, and talks to an organisation which is part of the solution.



Porirua schools work smart with funding to plug in digital learners

Jun 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Porirua schools are part of the spend-up on electronics through smart use of grants and funding.



PHOTO ESSAY: Firefighter Combat Challenge 2015

May 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Firefighters test skills and fitness at the National Firefighters 2015 challenge. Captured by Araina Khonthothong.



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.



‘Knee-jerk’ prisoner voting law damages society, say advocates

Feb 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, IN DEPTH, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

A High Court action has thrown the focus on the law which bans prisoners from voting. Campaigners say the law disconnects prisoners from society when they need to be re-connecting, and there will be consequences. TESS NICHOL reports.



Unions warn about changes to employment law

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



United Future leader wants a role in Key government

Sep 21st, 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.



Chris Bishop surrounded by supporters on nerve-wrecking day

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

The National candidate for Hutt South nervously awaits the election results at Chappelli’s Bar and Eatery.



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.



Campaign meetings in “three-horse race” Ohariu suggests close call

Sep 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

With just a 1000-vote majority, Peter Dunne’s Ohariu seat could be a game changer.



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.



Newsweek in review

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



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.



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.



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



Gareth Watkins says Farewell as Nga Taonga launches new era

Sep 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News

The merged national media archive’s first Curator-at-Large talks with YC LEE about his love of sound and vision.



National warned of tough race to the finish line

Sep 6th, 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.



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.



New Zealand consumers to benefit more from extended warranties

Jun 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Changes to the Fair Trade Act 1986 positive for consumers purchasing extended warranties.



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.



Riders saddle up for Special Olympics competition

Mar 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Riding for the Disabled prepare to host event in Upper Hutt for first time.



Driveway safety record a ‘national shame’

Nov 20th, 2013 | By | Category: News

Housing Minister Nick Smith says almost 500 state houses need improved driveway safety.



Late night bars brace for worst as council drinking vote looms

Sep 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News, Other

One September 12 Wellington City Council will decide new rules for licenced premises. Bar owners feel they were not listened to at hearings on the rules, but the council describes the rules as permissive. OREN OAARIKI reports.



Chess takes South End School to nationals for third year

Aug 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

A group of South End School boys are off to Auckland next for a national chess competition.



Quakes scare needed, says Civil Defence head

Jul 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Lead Story, News

WELLINGTON needs this quake swarm shake-up to wake up, says Dave Butcher, the Upper Hutt Civil Defence team leader.

Mr Butcher says having an earthquake kit is essential and Wellington should be learning from the Christchurch disaster. JANELLE CHEESMAN reports.



Maori and PI kids need to think outside the rugby square

Jun 28th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Sport

Being the only Maori football player on almost every team he’s played on is nothing new to Nephi Harrison.



Mobile internet on rise, but not ruling web yet

Jun 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

KIWIS are getting more mobile via broadband, but maybe not as fast as we may think, or as fast mobile marketers of broadband services would like.

A third of all households used a mobile phone to access the internet last year, according to a Statistics New Zealand report. YONG CHOO LEE reports.



Historic ship remains moved despite preservation concerns

Mar 13th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Historic ship remains moved from liquid chemical preservation to dry storage.



Busy Wellington Youth Council wants new members

Dec 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Council for young people says year ahead is full of new projects.



Poetry slam nationals in Wellington

Nov 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

THE NATIONAL Poetry Slam final is being held in Wellington this weekend, and organisers hope it will boost the popularity of poems in New Zealand.

The competition has been running thoughout the country over the past four months. the 12 finalists will be given three minutes to present an original poem – without any props – and they’ll be judged by audience members randomly selected on the night.



Fundraiser documentary to raise awareness of home birth

Oct 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News

Film is about pioneering midwife Ina May Gaskin.