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Posts Tagged ‘ politics ’

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.



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.