Posts Tagged ‘ politics ’
Temporary premises on college grounds clears way for $9 million reconstruction.
Amnesty International has set up a website for Kiwis to send their message to government to lift New Zealand’s intake. COLIN ENGELBRECHT reports.
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 […]
Not enough focus on how Maori are taught, right down to pronouncing names correctly.
A new year was supposed to bring an upgraded commuter cycleway to Island Bay, but politics and red tape have cast doubt overthe project. After receiving the go-ahead at the beginning of December, behind-the-scenes politiking has resulted in another meeting in February likely. YC LEE reports.
Wellington City Council defends its use of almost $20,000 to build a pop-up beach in Civic Square .
Former Wellingtonian of the Year Ruth Gotlieb is busy as ever four years after officially retiring. TESS NICHOL sits down in her living room for a chat.
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.
JONTY DINE caught the reactions at the Greens election night party as they concede defeat.
NICOLE ADAMSON and SARAH WILSON hit Wellington streets on election night to talk to voters.
FRANCESCA JAGO and LIZE IMMELMAN report visited the Kelburn School which was one of the Wellington polling stations today.
A political social media specialist rates the work of the Greens as the best in a truly social election.
With just a 1000-vote majority, Peter Dunne’s Ohariu seat could be a game changer.
What influence has the final leaders debate had on voters? Social media and streets opinion offer clues.
The Opinion Partnership has been using billboards and ads to scare voters about Labour-Greens alliance.
The threat of super city amalgamation was the meeting issue, but it became all about Winston Peters.
Labour’s Ohariu candidate Virginia Andersen finds warmer response than Peter Dunne in Wadestown.
A crowd of about 50 people took a pew at Central Baptist Church in Wellington for local candidates.
Almost one third of Wairarapa voters don’t know who they will vote for according to a phone poll by the NewsWire Team.
Holly Walker’s politicking focused on lifting party vote in Hutt South electorate. NICOLE ADAMSON reports.
LISTEN: Jo Randerson explains why she, Jason Muir (left) and others are giving free haircuts and cheap coffee to Wellingtonians interested in talking politics.
National candidate upbeat despite facing practiced campaigner Trevor Mallard.
Greens, Labour, Mana and National candidates and representatives attended Wellington Young Feminist’s forum.
Newswire reporter JOSHUA PRICE spent the day with Wellington Deputy Mayor Justin Lester and captured some of his duties in a photo essay.
Candidates in wheelchairs may find it easier to win a seat than get into the building, or even vote. CALLY MARTIN reports.
There are questions about his mana, but Te Ururoa Flavell tells SAM DUFF it is better to be on the field scoring goals.
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.
In her second term, the ward councillor wants to draw on Wainuiomata’s translation of ‘big water’.
Newswire took to the streets to see what Wellington thinks of not refreshing Christmas decorations.
Super-city doesn’t seem to worry Porirua residents.
A Hutt City Council rezoning hearing could result in Te Atiawa iwi getting back a patch of land taken more than 70 years ago, reports HOANI HOTENE.
CELIA WADE-BROWN pulled dead heads out of flower pots while awaiting the mayoral election results, but she had no need for nerves thanks to a majority of more than 2500.
JULIE TAYLOR reports on her winning words.
Paul Eagle celebrated his win at the Labour Party shindig at Wharewaka on Wellington’s waterfront.
A wrap-up of who has been elected today to serve under re-elected Hutt City Council Mayor Ray Wallace.
Ray Wallace is thinking ahead to his next term and welcoming ideas of his rivals, reports JENNIFER McILROY.
Departing chairman of Lower Hutt City’s Western Ward reflects on local body politics.
Local body election signs upset residents and candidates alike.
Mayoral candidate Nicola Young wants to see Wellington get it’s buzz back. JOHANNA CLELAND reports.
Eastern Ward councillor Swampy Marsh finds tongue in cheek response to election theft.
Large public turn-out to Ngaio’s western ward meeting not reciprocated by some candidates.
Johnsonville meeting brings out 50 voters to ask candidates questions
Miramar South and Strathmore schools are laid to rest as the final stage of the merger in Wellington’s eastern suburbs is completed. KHALID AHMED was at the event.
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.
Leggett feels as passionate about Porirua as the day he first decided to stand for mayor.
Brian Collins says the majority of ratepayers will get no benefit from Saatchi plan which will see the city centre marketed as distinct quarters. SAM DUFF talks to one of the three mayoral contenders about why he is standing.
Twenty of 23 dairies visited admitted they used to sell they “legal highs”, but the have stopped.
Some protesters from the anti-asset sales march on Saturday are now camping out in front of Parliament.
New Zealand’s billion-dollar clean green brand at risk, say environmentalists.
MELISSA WASTNEY talks to Wellington writer Max Rashbrooke about New Zealand’s growing divide and what it means for us.
Council for young people says year ahead is full of new projects.
Conservative Fox channel was running because it was fun to watch Republicans lose.
Only one swing state has more people vote Romney than Obama.
NZ back on map as both candidates want to spread more military in Pacific.
On the surface Obama’s troop withdrawals look different to Romney’s military policies, but ALASTAIR REITH is not so sure.
Casino boss flips Romney $34 million as largest campaign contributor.
Obama and Romney identify education as a big part of America’s economic future.
A Japanese seaside town of the same name has adopted the Barack Obama cause.
The mood has shifted from spreading hope to avoiding despair.
Democrats appear to let nothing slip, while new Republican Party stances are quickly betrayed. KRISTEN PATERSON reports.
Wellington’s sole feminist magazine, Muse, is publishing its last issue after seven years.
Gay rights and immigration policy are hot topics in both American and New Zealand politic, writes LAURA MACDONALD
KAT DUGGAN looks at the domestic policies of presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
This vote “…more important than Abraham Lincoln’s election before the American Civil war”.
Want to see Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duke it out with weapons other than words? There’s now an app for that, reports TAREN STEVENS.
Could Hurricane Sandy be the key to the US election? KRISTEN PATERSON looks back at the weather’s effect on poll results.
TEN protesters today marched into the lobby of a Lambton Quay building to condemn Forsyth Barr’s role in state asset sales, and they plan to do it again.
Fact checkers weigh up US presidential candidates on promises vs actions, truth v rhetoric, writes KRISTEN PATERSON.
First it was ACC – now Work and Income has misplaced information and failed to follow its own policies, reports SOPHIE JACKMAN.
AFFORDABLE housing for Wellington seniors and other tenants could be in for major change if local government reforms go ahead.
Wellington City Council admits it may not be able to honour the Positive Aging Policy it adopted last week under new local government structures. KRISTEN PATERSON reports,
But public show little interest in councillors debating bill.
NewsWire images of support for Marriage Amendment Bill.