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Newsy, informed, to-the-point, comprehensive, challenging, analytical, quirky and fun… election coverage from Whitireia Polytechnic journalism students

It’s not the economy, stupid – it’s education
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”.
http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/11/elections-authentic-voices-its-not-the-economy-stupid/

Blink 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.
http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/11/greens-loyal-on-rail-buyback-despite-value-drop/

Killing the politicians softly – with their cartoons
The law lets political cartoonists get away with satirical murder. Reesh Lyon explains how.
http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/11/cartoondefamation/

Anatomy of an election
It costs $25-million-plus. Voting procedures unpicked by Melissa Kinealy.
http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/11/election-08-anatomy-of-a-25-million-enterprise/

Labour 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.
http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/11/rimutaka/

Thousands make their election mark early
Voters are on the march already as special booths get a good response. By William Liando.
http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/11/thousands-make-their-mark-early-done-wl/

Billboard Watch
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.

ENTERTAINMENT: Fireworks 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.
http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/11/fireworks-still-set-to-go-bang/


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