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Posts Tagged ‘ politics ’

Meet London’s woman in Wellington, Laura Clarke

Apr 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News

British High Commissioner wants more diversity in diplomacy, and LAURA WILTSHIRE finds she’s leading by example



WATCH: Radio students promote Te Auaha opening with show

Apr 11th, 2018 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News

ELI HILL reports on a class tasked with producing a show for the opening of their new campus in the heart of Wellington



Ardern rekindles discussion on New Zealand becoming a republic

Apr 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, News

A pro-monarchy group says we would be giving up one of the most stable forms of democracy



Māori voters to choose their roll over the coming months

Apr 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

The Māori electoral option determines which electoral roll they’ll be on for the next two General Elections



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 […]



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.



Gender minorities missing from follow-up survey

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

Gender minorities are missing out again as sexual orientation but not gender identity are included in April’s census follow-up General Social Survey.



Mana Wāhine celebrate 125 years of getting vote

Mar 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

New Zealand’s year long celebration of women’s voting rights launched today at Government House. Laura Wiltshire 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



Kiwis not sharing in their country’s economic growth

Feb 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

New Zealand is richer, but New Zealanders are not, according to the annual State of the Nation report produced by the Salvation Army. There are too many negative statistics that too many Kiwis fall into. LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.



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.



Fears for Blue Whales as seismic survey begins

Dec 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Multimedia, Radio News

There are fears that a seismic survey by the controversial ship the Amazon Warrior could disturb marine life, in particular Blue Whales. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Palestinian activist favours one state solution

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

At a Free Palestine protest outside Wellington Railways Station, the future of Israel and Palestine was debated. AIMEE EASTWOOD talked to a Palestinian activist about her vision of a “One State Solution”.



LISTEN: Confronting exhibition puts sexuality in your face

Dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Multimedia

No Apologies is an art fundraiser which organisers are hoping will challenge the way you think. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Food parcel demand increases as rents rise

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

Pressure on food banks is mounting in Wellington as rents continue to rise. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports



Playwright draws on personal experience in new work

Nov 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

A personal experience of racism is the inspiration behind a new cabaret,  Christ (Church) Almighty. Victor Rodgers, a well known playwright and occasional Shortland Street actor, was in Wellington on Saturday, talking about his most recent work. The piece was inspired by an incident which saw him verbally attacked  for speaking Te Reo Maori by […]



WATCH: Busy week ends with Raucous Caucus at parliament

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

Could it be a sign of things to come? A busy first week for the new parliament ends with a Raucous Caucus.



The unseen faces behind the change of government

Nov 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Three buidlings, three days, 700-plus people, 10,000 boxes – LAURA WILTSHIRE reports on the big move



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.



WATCH: Sky Show off to Matariki with a bang

Nov 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Multimedia, News, Top Picture

Wellington’s Guy Fawkes Day fireworks are no more. Next year they light up the mid-winter festival for Matariki. AIMEE EASTWOOD spoke to city councillor Jill Day about the move.



PHOTO ESSAY: Weapons Expo Blockade 2017

Nov 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News, Picture story

On October 10th 2017, police and protesters clash at “Weapons Expo”. AIMEE EASTWOOD captured the action.



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.



Greens reluctantly accept refugee quota

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

The Green Party is reluctantly accepting a compromise with the new Labour led government regarding New Zealand’s annual refugee intake. 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.



Battle continues to save heritage buildings

Oct 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

The struggle to save over 150 heritage buildings continues almost one year after the Kaikoura earthquake. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Timely renovations just in time for quake

Oct 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Renovations on Wellington’s Saint Mary of the Angels church may have been undertaken just in time to save it from the Kaikoura earthquakes last year. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



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.



The Jacinda effect is as strong as ever among Labour faithful

Sep 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

LISTEN: ELI HILL recaps how things went down at the Wharewaka Labour Party gathering in Wellington when Jacinda Ardern gave her end of election day speech up on the screen… and how Gareth Morgan got it wrong.



Children vote in favour of Labour/Greens goverment

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

Children voting at Vogelmorn Bowling Club give the Labour/Greens coalition a majority.



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.



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.



Looking at the polls before the result of tonight’s election

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

ANDREW BEVIN tracks the tussle between National and Labour in the 1 News Colmar Brunton polls leading up to today’s election.



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.



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.



TOP tops criminal justice policy election scorecard

Sep 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Advocacy group for youth in the criminal justice system produces a scorecard



Greens release new policy on renting including warrant of fitness

Sep 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Latest News, Multimedia, News

WATCH: Greens say policy recognises the 48% of Kiwis who rent their homes



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



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.



What’s stopping young voters?

Sep 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Radio Story, Most Popular, News



First time candidate enjoying election race

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



LISTEN: Politicians ponder polls in election with many twists

Sep 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

While they will often clash on policy, Labour and National share common ground on the importance of polls.

THOMAS AIREY talks to Wellington electorate opponents Grant Robertson and Nicola Willis.



New Voters should be wary of polls says NZ First

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

With polls big in the news, are they accurate? Recent polls by Colmar Brunton put the Labour Party in the lead with the Greens and New Zealand First fighting it out as coalition partners. Meanwhile Newshub’s poll paints a different picture. However New Zealand Firsts housing spokesperson Dennis O’Rourke says voters should be wary of […]



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.



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.



Two electorates, one suburb – meet the candidates in Brooklyn

Sep 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

Residents from Brooklyn and beyond will next week get a chance to meet candidates standing for election in the electorates straddling the suburb and its surroundings. Reporter SAPEER MAYRON speaks to the organiser and locals to learn what they want this election.



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



Wet inside and outside Aro Valley Hall for candidates meeting

Aug 31st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Water pistols spray candidates, and rain wet spectators for the iconic local election debate.



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.



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.



In search of the Maori journalist in Aotearoa New Zealand

Jun 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

Maori are 15 percent of the population but only about eight percent of mainstream newsrooms. IRELAND HENDRY-TENNENT asks why.



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



PHOTO ESSAY: Anzacs, and Turks remembered at Strathmore

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

Friends who were once enemies 100 years ago gather at Strathmore every year.



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.



PHOTO ESSAY: Anzacs, and Turks remembered at Strathmore

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

Friends who were once enemies 100 years ago gather at Strathmore every year.



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.



PHOTO ESSAY: Wellingtonians ‘bold for change’

Mar 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Women use #beboldforchange to rally the world. AIMEE EASTWOOD focuses on capital marchers.



Adult playgrounds could soon be a thing

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

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Jade winton-lowe reports.



Sallies encouraging New Zealanders to think before they vote

Feb 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

The latest Salvation Army State of the Nation report raises questions that need answering ahead of the election due to entrenched child abuse and poverty, alarming housing conditions and an exploding prison population. SHAR DAVIS reports.



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.



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



Trump’s policies tipped to push up inflation

Jan 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Story

Kiwis are speculating about the impact the Donald trump presidency will have here.

Victoria University’s Jon Johansson fears Trump’s plans to increase infrastructure spending and increase tax cuts, will have a flow-on effect.

LAURA KEOWN reports.



Housing major topic at capital summit

Dec 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



No divide between church and state for Brian Dawson

Dec 15th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Maiden speech for ‘proud red-badge wearing, union loving, bleeding heart liberal lefty’



Dirty politics won’t fly in New Zealand

Dec 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Housing and inequality likely election issues

Dec 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Blind leading the blind to the White House

Nov 9th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

NewsWire has made it into the famous Washington Post website, thanks to blind cat Murdock picking the US election winner.