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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.



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.



Grassroots campaign, religion important in Utah

Nov 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



Should we be taking the U.S elections seriously?

Nov 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

NewsWire asks some young people: Should the election be taken seriously?



Clinton already has two votes recorded in Auckland

Nov 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Two Auckland-based women and Democrat supporters back their woman



Grassroots presidential campaign propels CIA man to prominence

Nov 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Latest News, News

A rare upset looms in Utah, which neither Clinton nor Trump may win thanks to Mormon factor



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.



Party ties create accountability

Oct 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



New Kapiti Mayor aims to fast track growth

Oct 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Secret Singapore deal latest in mixed history for growth fund

Sep 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Article, Local body elections, News

MARGOT NEAS background the mixed history of the economic growth fund.



Deputy Mayor on defensive over airline subsidy

Sep 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Radio Story, Most Popular



Support for WOF’s on local rentals

Sep 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News
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WW1 battle commemorated in Wellington

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



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.



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 […]



Māori students still struggling with stereotypes, racism

Mar 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Features, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Student Features

Not enough focus on how Maori are taught, right down to pronouncing names correctly.



Politics, bureaucracy stop Island Bay cyclists in their new bike track

Jan 15th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

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.



Council answers critics of pop-up beach

Dec 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Wellington City Council defends its use of almost $20,000 to build a pop-up beach in Civic Square .



Welly Winner still making her mark in the city

Dec 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

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.



Defeated Greens say there’s still hope

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.



Greens concedes defeat at Bodega as 15% vote target is missed

Sep 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Uncategorized

JONTY DINE caught the reactions at the Greens election night party as they concede defeat.



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.



WATCH: Voting begins with rain and wind

Sep 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

FRANCESCA JAGO and LIZE IMMELMAN report visited the Kelburn School which was one of the Wellington polling stations today.



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.



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.



Wet weather closing in on election day

Sep 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News



Fifty shades of grey turn up in Upper Hutt for NZ First leader

Sep 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

The threat of super city amalgamation was the meeting issue, but it became all about Winston Peters.



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.



Angry Kiwis want to clean up politics

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



Hundreds turn out for popular Aro election meeting

Sep 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News



National warned of tough race to the finish line

Sep 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News



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.



A free snip and quick chat

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News

LISTEN: Jo Randerson explains why she, Jason Muir (left) and others are giving free haircuts and cheap coffee to Wellingtonians interested in talking politics.



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.



Big crowd challenges candidates on social justice issues

Jul 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Greens, Labour, Mana and National candidates and representatives attended Wellington Young Feminist’s forum.



Photo Essay: A day in the life of a deputy mayor

Apr 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Most Popular, Multimedia, Picture story, Top Picture

Newswire reporter JOSHUA PRICE spent the day with Wellington Deputy Mayor Justin Lester and captured some of his duties in a photo essay.



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.



Wainuiomata’s 100,000 visitors are untapped, says councillor

Feb 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

In her second term, the ward councillor wants to draw on Wainuiomata’s translation of ‘big water’.



Council accused of being Christmas Grinch with decorations

Dec 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Newswire took to the streets to see what Wellington thinks of not refreshing Christmas decorations.



Porirua shows little concern over super-city

Nov 20th, 2013 | By | Category: News

Super-city doesn’t seem to worry Porirua residents.



Lost Maori land could be returned to Te Atiawa after 70 years

Oct 31st, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

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.



Wade-Brown lays out vision for her second term as capital’s mayor

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Lead Story, Local body elections, Most Popular

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.



Labour celebrates getting two candidates on to the WCC

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, News

Paul Eagle celebrated his win at the Labour Party shindig at Wharewaka on Wellington’s waterfront.



A few new names among Hutt City councillors and board members

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, News

A wrap-up of who has been elected today to serve under re-elected Hutt City Council Mayor Ray Wallace.



Wallace returned to Hutt City mayoralty by a landslide

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Ray Wallace is thinking ahead to his next term and welcoming ideas of his rivals, reports JENNIFER McILROY.



Lack of concern for local elections a problem, says departing chairman

Oct 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, News

Departing chairman of Lower Hutt City’s Western Ward reflects on local body politics.