NewsWire’s big fat election reportage
New tonight in NewsWire’s big fat election reportage
Newsy, informed, to-the-point, comprehensive, challenging, analytical, quirky and fun… election coverage from Whitireia Polytechnic journalism students
It’s not the economy, stupid –
Don’t let the pundits bias your view of the election. NewsWire’s Laura Frykberg and Jenny Meyer ask Kiwi workers for their “big issues”.
and it’s gone
Kiwi Rail has slumped $255 million in value in just three months. But the Greens say it will pay for itself eventually, reports Jessica Dixon.
the politicians softly – with their cartoons
The law lets political cartoonists get away with satirical murder. Reesh Lyon explains how.
of an election
It costs $25-million-plus. Voting procedures unpicked by Melissa Kinealy.
man confident he’ll hold Rimutaka
Will New Zealand First’s Ron Mark secure his party a foothold? Not if Labour’s Chris Hipkins has anything to do with it. By Sinead Ogilvie.
make their election mark early
Voters are on the march already as special booths get a good response. By William Liando.
Check the latest shenanigans by sloganeers and their vandal enemies in the war of the billboards in Wellington, the Hutt and Kapiti http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/11/billboard/
PLUS: Greens push for expat vote; Peter Dunne denies bribes-for-policy charge; How Maori have gained real electoral power; MMP confuses the public; Wellington’s town belt an election issue.
still set to go bang
The capital’s show must go on – and it looks as though the wind will co-operate. Pyrotechnics in Wellington Harbour are expected to attract 100,000 spectators, reports Alexandra Johnson.