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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”.

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.

Killing the politicians softly – with their cartoons
The law lets political cartoonists get away with satirical murder. Reesh Lyon explains how.

Anatomy of an election
It costs $25-million-plus. Voting procedures unpicked by Melissa Kinealy.

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.

Thousands make their election mark early
Voters are on the march already as special booths get a good response. By William Liando.

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.


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Government: Mandatory Vaccination For Two Workforces

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