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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.



Is there one last special vote twist remaining in this election?

Sep 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

LAURA WILTSHIRE surveys the political landscape in which people should be wary of predictions



National party-goers weigh in on result of election night

Sep 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Four more years a good result for young National voters



WATCH: “Jacinda Ardern will be Prime Minister one day”

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Story, Multimedia, News

Robertson and party faithful reckon youth quake still hidden in special votes

LAURA WILTSHIRE reports from the Wharewaka in Wellington and Labour’s party.



Labour MPs gather at Wharewaka for Wellington results

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story

WATCH: Greg O’Conner describes himself as an eternal pessimist, so despite leading in Ōhāriu he is unprepared to call it, saying it could go either way still.

LAURA WILTSHIRE reports from the Wharewaka.



Labour mood in Wellington hopeful

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

Labour faithful mingle with MPs Grant Robertson (Wellington Central), Greg O’Connor (Ohariu), Kris Faafoi (Mana) and Ginny Anderson (Hutt South).



Victoria University students gather for election night

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

Tension and excitement fill the air at Victoria University student bar The Hunter Lounge



National’s Ohariu candidate confident

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



Wellington Greens get excited with an early count of 6.3%

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story

In the first results out the Greens at are 6.3% and the mood here is nervous, as they hope that their party stays above the 5% threshold.

LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.



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.



WATCH: What to eat on election day – sausages and scones of course

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News

Petone voters are being well fed today with sausages in bread, scones and cream



WATCH: Election Day ticks still popular with voters in Rongotai

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

WATCH: Despite the increased number of early voters, convenience and tradition were among the reasons why Rongotai voters waited for Election Day to hit the polls. Voting booths are open until 7pm today. BRONTE WILSON reports.



Follow the election here

Sep 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Most Popular, Top Picture

The Whitireia Team is covering the election live, including from the corner of Courtenay Place and Taranaki St in Wellington. Click above for a rolling blog of action from 7pm.



Marama Te Kira brings Te Reo to Te Papa and her life

Sep 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

As Te Reo in schools added to the political debate in the elections, AIMEE EASTWOOD listens to her experience.



Ardern on the campaign trail at Vic Uni

Sep 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Radio Story



New Zealand more united than divided: Robertson

Sep 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

The Labour party is saying that New Zealand does not have a rural/urban divide. Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says New Zealand is more united than divided, despite an angry a protest at a farmers rally in Morrinsville yesterday. He says in his experience, New Zealanders agree on a need for urgency around social issues.



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



Wellington Lions grounded despite record win

Sep 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Radio Story, Most Popular



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



Suicide brings to tears the most staunch-looking

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

Jacinda Ardern was not the only one brought to tears by the sight of 606 pairs of shoes



The election’s this Saturday – too bad the world’s going to explode

Sep 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Most Popular, News

Will Saturday’s election will be the cause of our destruction? ELIJAH HILL reports.



Electoral Commission doesn’t think its leg shaving ad is sexist

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

LISTEN: Body image issues have been raised about an advert published in The University of Canterbury’s student magazine Canta which depicts two legs in a bathtub with a tick box for two options: to shave legs or wear jeans. SAPEER MAYRON reports.



WATCH: Performers, mayor switch on capital’s new creative campus

Sep 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Latest News, Multimedia, News

Circus, dance, music, Māori and Pacific performers turn on lights for Te Auaha ahead of opening in 2018.



WATCH: 606 pairs of shoes mark World Suicide Day

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

Riders Against Teenage Suicide (R.A.T.S.) on their motorbikes played a part in bringing the message to Parliament.

SARAH McMULLAN talks to riders about protecting their tamariki.



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



Passionate plea for Kiwis to vote for “killing capital gain”

Sep 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Homelessness, low home ownership described as tragedy and outrage



WATCH: Advance voting gets underway

Sep 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Latest News, Multimedia, News

Electoral Commission opens 485 advance voting booths around the country



Housing, healthcare, environment on agenda in Newtown

Sep 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Finlayson battles tough crowd, despite suggesting he has compassion



WATCH: Māori Language Week kicks off with Wellington parade

Sep 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular

WATCH: Yesterday Stacey Morrison helped launch Māori Language Week in Wellington, with thousands marching to support Te Reo. BRONTE WILSON captured the action.



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.



WATCH: 606 Shoes – talking about New Zealand’s suicide story

Sep 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Latest News, Multimedia, News

606 pairs of shoes on Parliament’s lawn mark the country’s suicide deaths



WATCH: Going Shopping? BYO Boomerang Bag

Sep 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

WATCH: A chance for you to learn to sew, and save the environment during your lunch break



WATCH: Students take Little Shop of Horrors to the stage

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Musical Theatre students at Whitireia Polytechnic Performing Arts are gearing up for opening night.



Slip of a National tongue puts Labour in power

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Willis says vote for her because Robertson will be too busy as Finance Minister – oops



WATCH: Issues left unaddressed at Rongotai candidates meeting

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Voters left in dark after only two questions from the crowd were answered.



WATCH: African fashion pops up on Wellington’s streets

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

This week Wellington’s Tory Street hosts an African fashion pop up store run by A-Collective



Candidates turn on NZ First over Māori seats ‘privilege’

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Hugh Barr ‘living on another planet’ at Sustainability Trust meeting



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.



Labour’s Ohariu man still has work to do

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



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.



Policy trumps personality at a capital candidates’ meeting – just

Sep 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Newswire poses the question “How important is personality in your preffered Prime Minister?”



Campaign chair says Labour not getting ahead of itself

Sep 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Labour leads National for the first time in 12 years of polls, but Twyford cautious



Wellington principal opposes National policy

Sep 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Radio Story



Positivity key as Miramar Central School taps into ministry funding

Sep 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Seclusion rooms are being replaced by the Positive Learning for Life programme



Fire breaks out in multi-storey Wellington CBD building

Sep 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Early morning chaos in city centre as air conditioning billows smoke



Emotional stories and pledge for living wage action

Sep 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Emotional living wage stories shared and politicians pledge to take action



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.



Johnsonville coach looking to stay and build for the 2018 season

Sep 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

Logan Tauiliili has unfinished business are second placing in the 2017 Hardham Cup



Where’s the funding for special needs education?

Sep 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, Radio News



Days too short for extra languages teaching, says principal

Sep 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

LISTEN: A principal is struggling to see merit in National’s latest education policy announcement.



Gareth Morgan’s TOP event draws crowd of Wellingtonians

Sep 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



Unionism and trade deals on the political agenda for business leaders

Sep 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Businesses discuss parties’ employment, trade policies at election breakfast



Rediscover art in print with art publications at Enjoy Gallery

Aug 31st, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Uncategorized

Art publications up to 10 years old are getting their own show



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



Magpies debut still a possibility for Gardner despite arm injury

Aug 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Loose forward has fingers crossed for this week’s scan of freak injury



Thorndon School rebuild expected to be complete by April 2018

Aug 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Leaky buildings give school a chance to build flexible learning environment



Kelburn Normal School is getting an $8.5 million face lift

Aug 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Rebuild helping school become modern learning environment



Five-year-olds learn to code at Waterloo Primary School

Aug 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

At Tuesday Coding Club kids learn about the languages and logic driving their devices



Fergusson girls take to SportsFest court

Aug 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Sport, Top Picture

Fergusson Intermediate students from Trentham were among thousands of Wellington regional children at city venues for SportsFest. ELIJAH HILL reports.



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.



Thousands in action for capital SportsFest

Aug 18th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News, Picture story, Sport

NewsWire Team joined thousands Wellington region primary students to capture some of the activity.



REVIEW: Five women figure out The First Time at Circa Theatre

Jun 28th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Play a must-see for young New Zealanders for whom life continues to confuse



Celebrants “incredulous” some still negative on same-sex marriage

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

Statistics New Zealand says half of same-sex marriages and civil unions for overseas residents



Hutt teenage mums celebrate 20 years of their own school

Jun 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Hutt Valley young mums, alumni and staff celebrate 20 years of unique schooling at the Titiro Whakamua teen parent unit. Debbie Whitely, principal and teacher from the very beginning says most schools would wait till their 50th birthday, but Titiro Whakamua is not like other schools. SAPEER MAYRON reports.



Traditional Maori forms re-imagined by artist Darren Ward

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

The Weltec tutor is using the eel traps of his whanau to inspire creative students. He talks with PATRICK FRENCH.



WATCH: Te Papa’s Matariki celebrations light up winter.

Jun 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Multimedia, News

The event saw music, the lighting of candles and a retelling of the Maori creation myth



Game development fast growing New Zealand export

Jun 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Creative Kiwis beating Aussies at game development as sector has grown 354% in five years.



Wellington city’s brightest shine at awards

Jun 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Features, Front Page Layout, Multimedia, News, Student Features, Top Picture

Wellington most influential citizens line up with their Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Awards. AIMEE EASTWOOD talked to three of the recipients.



Blues legend joins Whitireia music students for master class and gig

Jun 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Chris Cain says musics students are pretty much the same the world over



Community Radio goes FM after ticking all ministry boxes

Jun 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

FM radio surfers will now find a diverse range of shows as they dial, with Wellington Access Radio going live this month on 106.1 FM. Depending on the time of day listeners will find the bilingual Maori Matters, InsideOUT Radio from rainbow communities, or Samoa Ala Mai. ALBION HAINES reports.



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



WATCH: Wellington Access Radio gets new frequency

May 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Diversity, Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Multimedia, News

Wellington Access Radio Station Manager Kristen Paterson talks about the switch to FM frequency and what’s next for the station.



LISTEN: Our native tongue in three homes.

May 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout

Māori language is struggling to survive colonisation. JADE WINTON-LOWE talks to three Te Reo speakers.



WATCH: Wellington CBD lit up by Lux Light Festival

May 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Multimedia, News, Student Features

Wellington’s Lux Light Festival returned to the CBD this year. AIMEE EASTWOOD captures the dazzling artworks and performers.



Wairarapa dams come at a cost says council

May 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Dams proposed for two for the Wairarapa reservoirs are not finding favour with locals. The community group Wairarapa Water, People before Profits recently held a protest outside Te Papa to raise awareness in Wellington about the dams. Chairman Dave Field says the Greater Wellington Regional Councils’ proposal is going to come at a cost.