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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.



Wellingtonians find voting easy

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

Voting appears to have gone smoothly for Wellingtonians today. Some minor delays were reported when polling booths opened at nine o’clock this morning, but no other problems have been reported. People spoken to on Cuba St a short time ago were surprised at how easy the voting process is.



U-report voicing young New Zealanders political opinions

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

UNICEF’s U-report is helping young New Zealanders voice their opinions on political issues with the election just over a week away.



First time candidate enjoying election race

Sep 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



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.



Bernard chooses Gareth Morgan over a movie

Sep 4th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News

TOP is doing things differently in the political landscape. ELIJAH HILL tries to read the topography at a party event.



Gareth Morgan’s TOP event draws crowd of Wellingtonians

Sep 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



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.



WATCH: Gareth Morgan addresses students on policies

May 30th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Multimedia, News

New party gets electioneering opportunity at Victoria University



Newlands resident wins business and Parliament trust prize

May 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Holly Blackler (22) used Questions Time as the top of her winning essay



PHOTO ESSAY: Vigil for Peace at Cenotaph on Anzac Day

May 17th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Picture story

Members of the Peace Movement Aotearoa gathered at the going down of the sun in Wellilngton.



PHOTO ESSAY: Vigil for Peace at Cenotaph on Anzac Day

May 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Picture story

Members of the Peace Movement Aotearoa gathered at the going down of the sun in Wellilngton.



New Zealanders now have a say in data sharing

Apr 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS



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.



Does New Zealand have a rape culture? Views from the street

Mar 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular

Rape culture has been in the news following social media posts and filming of female teachers by college students.

NEWSWIRE TEAM took to the streets of Wellington to ask people if they thought the country had a rape culture.



Rape culture: ‘No means no’

Mar 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

Newswire team members AIMEE EASTWOOD and SAPEER MAYRON attended the protest against rape culture at Parliament and spoke to some of the participants.



Adult playgrounds could soon be a thing

Feb 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

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Jade winton-lowe reports.



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



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



Spending taxpayer dollars for a laugh

Oct 21st, 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.



WW1 battle commemorated in Wellington

Sep 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



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.



Red Peak, ISIL, TPP top topics for Prime Minister

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

John Key spoke at his regular Monday press conference about Red Peak, ISIL and the UN.



Still a chance for Red Peak flag to fly

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Lead Radio Story



A candlelight call for refugee quota to be doubled

Sep 14th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



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 […]



Amnesty urges NZ government to open its heart for Syrians

Jun 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Story, News

Amnesty International members gathered outside Parliament to encourage the Government to increase the refugee quota.

COLIN ENGELBRECHT talked to organisers at the protest.



‘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.



Green MP says being the newbie is like jumping on a moving train

Nov 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

After turning Green at college, James Shaw has played a long game in his route to Parliament.



Wellington’s charities and council struggle to manage homeless

Sep 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News, Student Features

Homeless numbers in Wellington are increasing. NICOLE ADAMSON talks to those dealing with the issue.



Defeated Greens say there’s still hope

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



United Future leader wants a role in Key government

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



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.



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.



Are New Zealanders resigned and accepting about being spied on?

Sep 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

NewsWire asks Wellingtonians what they thought about being spied on, and for many it is just part of life.



Laundry list outside Parliament calls for cleaner politics

Sep 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Young and old gathered in their hundreds at Parliament calling for cleaner politics.



WATCH: Wellingtonians rally for cleaner politics with laundry list

Sep 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Wellingtonians tired of the shady dealings highlighted in Nicky Hagar’s book, rallied at Parliament on Wednesday.



Angry Kiwis want to clean up politics

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



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.



Walker leaving MP life, but she still wants Green valley

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout

Holly Walker’s politicking focused on lifting party vote in Hutt South electorate. NICOLE ADAMSON reports.



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.



WWI Centenary marked with special ceremony

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



Wellington protest march for Maui’s dolphin with message for minister

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

Nick Smith target after oil exploration raised dismissed as threat to dolphins in marine reserve.



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.



Stephanie McIntyre knows the many colours of homelessness

Mar 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Student Features

Homelessness is right on our back doorsteps and one local woman is doing all she can to help, writes BETHANY PEARSON



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.



Spying, inequality lead Anonymous in masks to Parliament

Nov 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, Multimedia, News

March the first of 447 around the world the be staged on November 5.



GPs urged to look for symptoms as gout catches up with society

Aug 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Kiwi men, especially Pasifika and Maori, have high rates of gout, a painful condition with links to heart disease and diabetes. ANNEKA PAUL reports.



Quilt leaves prison to find a permanent home at Parliament

Jul 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

A quilt which inspired women prisoners to stay out of trouble will be presented to Parliament next week.



Cenotaph occupied in protest against state asset sales

May 1st, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Some protesters from the anti-asset sales march on Saturday are now camping out in front of Parliament.



DOC job cuts a threat to NZ, says Forest and Bird

Apr 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

New Zealand’s billion-dollar clean green brand at risk, say environmentalists.



Funding keeps lid on Maori business mentoring scheme

Mar 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Te Taiohitoa o Te Awe wants to push into Hutt Valley with programme aimed at young people.



PICTURES: Women’s Day a celebration of peace, not war

Mar 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, News, Picture story

Let there be peace on earth, and in march along Wellington streets.



WOMAD 2013 to bring music and colour from far flung countries

Dec 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Front Page Layout

Next year’s WOMAD has everything from Japanese banjo to Russian gypsy punk from Melbourne, reports ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL



Pomare residents march on Parliament

Nov 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

ABOUT ONE hundred people from Wellington, Napier and Auckland marched to the steps of Parliament today, to protest at what they claim to be “ill treatment” by Housing New Zealand. Residents from the Hutt Valley suburb of Pomare were among those protesting, after they were evicted from about ninety state houses, that were eventually demolished earlier this year.



Pomare residents protest at Parliament

Nov 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

POMARE RESIDENTS are on the steps of Parliament at the moment, protesting their eviction and eventual demolition of their Housing Corp properties in Farmer’s Cresent earlier this year. The Pomare residents have joined with others from Auckland and Napier, who travelled to the Capital to protest about similar treatment by Housing Corp.



Digital age catches out presidential campaign porkies

Nov 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, News

Democrats appear to let nothing slip, while new Republican Party stances are quickly betrayed. KRISTEN PATERSON reports.



History tells us nature can decide balance of power in US elections

Oct 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, News

Could Hurricane Sandy be the key to the US election? KRISTEN PATERSON looks back at the weather’s effect on poll results.



Sell hemp and keep state assets

Oct 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

THE NATIONAL Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws says it is a waste of taxpayers’ money to police cannabis, when it could be better spent exploring ways of tapping into the lucrative hemp market.



MPs lose chance to save lives of young drinkers

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

Vote to keep the drinking age at 18 blow to alcohol issues fight.



Gay marriage our mandate says Porirua

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

But public show little interest in councillors debating bill.



Wellingtonians sign up for end to “dying wage”

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

Living Wage brings community groups together in capital.



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.



Parliament feels the love on marriage bill day

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

About 1000 supporters dwarf handful against marriage bill.



Legislation draws line, changes MP hearts

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

Many in Parliament still undecided close to decision day.



Living wage campaign launch for Wellington

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

Organisers say small businesses backing different pay calculation.



Call for calm as Porirua debates marriage bill

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

Porirua council to debate Amendment Bill tomorrow.



Prestigious law school place paid for with cakes and preserves

Aug 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, News

Baking for Parliament all part of Katie Morgan’s busy fundraising for Durham University. MEGAN SMYTH reports.