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Posts Tagged ‘ politics ’

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.



Election signs are a site for sore eyes on roadsides

Oct 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Local body election signs upset residents and candidates alike.



Young answers the call because politics runs in her blood

Oct 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News

Mayoral candidate Nicola Young wants to see Wellington get it’s buzz back. JOHANNA CLELAND reports.



Who stole my sign? It’s the latest electioneering slogan

Oct 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, Most Popular

Eastern Ward councillor Swampy Marsh finds tongue in cheek response to election theft.



Almost half of ward candidates don’t bother showing to meeting

Oct 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Local body elections, Most Popular, News

Large public turn-out to Ngaio’s western ward meeting not reciprocated by some candidates.



Traffic, mall and living wage on minds of northern ward voters

Sep 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, Local body elections, News

Johnsonville meeting brings out 50 voters to ask candidates questions



Kahurangi School officially opens

Sep 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, News, Top Picture

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.



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.



Porirua mayor wants a vibrant city, to attract new business

Sep 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Leggett feels as passionate about Porirua as the day he first decided to stand for mayor.



Mayoral hopeful Collins would throw out Porirua’s $18m face-lift

Sep 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: Lead Story, News

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.



Wellington dairies take notice of new psychoactive substances law

Jul 27th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Twenty of 23 dairies visited admitted they used to sell they “legal highs”, but the have stopped.



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.



All things being equal (or not) that is the question

Mar 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout

MELISSA WASTNEY talks to Wellington writer Max Rashbrooke about New Zealand’s growing divide and what it means for us.



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.



Three TVs, two laptops, one iPad – elections are go!

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

Conservative Fox channel was running because it was fun to watch Republicans lose.



Early swing state voters chose Obama

Nov 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Only one swing state has more people vote Romney than Obama.



Will we see American soldiers disembarking on our shores?

Nov 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, News

NZ back on map as both candidates want to spread more military in Pacific.



Obama and Romney agreed on Middle East war

Nov 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, News, Opinion, Student Features

On the surface Obama’s troop withdrawals look different to Romney’s military policies, but ALASTAIR REITH is not so sure.



From casino bosses to SuperPACs: the $6 billion election

Nov 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Casino boss flips Romney $34 million as largest campaign contributor.



Candidates’ visions for America’s education and economy

Nov 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

Obama and Romney identify education as a big part of America’s economic future.



Obama backs Obama, prays for his return as US president

Nov 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

A Japanese seaside town of the same name has adopted the Barack Obama cause.



What the streets and digital art are saying about US election

Nov 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, News

The mood has shifted from spreading hope to avoiding despair.



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.



No more Musing on feminist issues as online feminism takes over

Nov 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News

Wellington’s sole feminist magazine, Muse, is publishing its last issue after seven years.



Two US election issues strike a chord with NZ politics

Nov 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

Gay rights and immigration policy are hot topics in both American and New Zealand politic, writes LAURA MACDONALD



American voters have clear presidential policy options

Nov 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Most Popular, News

KAT DUGGAN looks at the domestic policies of presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.



Passionate Republican gives an insight into US political divide

Nov 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, News

This vote “…more important than Abraham Lincoln’s election before the American Civil war”.



Obama vs Romney now a virtual reality

Nov 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

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.



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.



Flash occupation hits key asset sales players

Oct 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Most Popular, News, Top Picture

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.



Now official debates are over, and the fact checking begins

Oct 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout

Fact checkers weigh up US presidential candidates on promises vs actions, truth v rhetoric, writes KRISTEN PATERSON.



Work and Income office bungles privacy breach followup

Sep 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

First it was ACC – now Work and Income has misplaced information and failed to follow its own policies, reports SOPHIE JACKMAN.



Doubt hangs over council housing in revamp

Sep 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

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,



Gay marriage our mandate says Porirua

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

But public show little interest in councillors debating bill.



Wellingtonians support rally for equality – PHOTOS

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

NewsWire images of support for Marriage Amendment Bill.



Living wage campaign launch for Wellington

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

Organisers say small businesses backing different pay calculation.



Cuba St rally shows opposition to asset sales far from fading

Aug 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Music, speeches, and impromptu dancing in Cuba St showed the fight against sales is strong, reports VICTORIA COTTERELL



Sam says: don’t get down with a frown in Newtown

Jul 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Sam Neho the Newtown busker just wants to see smiles, he tells REGAN ROBERTS.