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NewsWire – what Whitireia journalism students have been reporting this week:

Is it a done deal? What the polls don’t tell us – Newswire’s election poll
The election could be a much closer race between National and Labour than recent polls show, if a survey of Wellingtonians this week is any indication.

Streets near Wellington schools may try new 40kph speed limit
The 40kph speed limit that applies around some schools in New Zealand may soon hit the streets of Wellington and make it safer for children to get to and from school.

Commuters would carpool for free parking
Two out of three Wellington commuter drivers would carpool if they got free parking in return, according to the latest NewsWire poll.

It takes more than just telling people what road markings mean
Porirua driving instructor Cathy Tainui tries something different when she has one of her latest group of pupils in her car – like stopping and getting out to direct their attention to road markings.

Helen well-received, but what about Winston?
Sorry Winston, it may be all over, if the complete absence of interest in your fate at a Grey Power meeting today is any indicator.

Kiwi researchers help find genetic heart risk
New Zealand scientists have collaborated with international researchers and found 25% of us carry a genetic hotspot that increases heart disease risk by the equivalent of smoking 10 cigarettes a day. Jenny Meyer reports.

When grandparents become mum and dad
Sally Kabak knows she’s not the only Wellington grandmother raising a grandchild – but she has had no luck trying to found a Wellington Central support group for the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ. By Miyuki McGuffie.

God’s great 100-year-old view over Wellington
St Gerard’s, on Mt Victoria cliff-top land, has endured for a century, writes Nicola Tod.


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