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NewsWire’s all-you-can-eat election coverage 06/10

New this morning on NewsWire’s all-you-can-eat election coverage

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

Herald deal raises fear level
With Fairfax tipped as a possible buyer for a stake in NZ Herald owner APN, politicians are getting twitchy about concentration of media ownership. By Sandra Dickson & Sarah Coddington.

Daddy’s girl votes on the right
Sarah McCormick, daughter of American Ambassador William McCormick, voted for John McCain to keep her dad quiet, NewsWire reveals. Our reporters mingled with the crowd at the US Embassy in Wellington as the Obama result became clear.

England succumbs to US election fever
A take on the American situation from NewsWire’s former online news tutor, Dave Lee, now with the BBC.

Cuba Mall: Green as (WITH VIDEO)
True to form for this hangout for environmental activists, modern hippies and the beatnik young cool, Cuba Mall regulars tell NewsWire they will mainly be voting for the Green Party.

Victory for the Orange Guy (WITH VIDEO)
He has 1000 Facebook friends and is being hailed as a promotional success. A panel of young voters give their views of New Zealand’s election mascot.

Weather casts gloom for National
Jessica Dixon reports that Saturday’s fine-weather forecast bodes better for Labour than the Nats.

PLUS: Bad news for National among voters in the Wellington High school-yard; New Zealand’s journey to full voting rights for all; and more Billboard Shenanigans.


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Gordon Campbell: On The Criminalising Of Rap Music

For black youth in America, there can be only three ways out of the ghetto: athletics, music or drug dealing. And for every individual who succeeds in making it out, dozens more attach themselves to their celebrity crews in order to bask in the reflected glory, and partake of the lifestyle. And what rap musician can afford to turn their back entirely on the ‘hood, when staying street and staying real is what their audience demands of them..?


Crime: Govt Helps Protect Shops From Ram Raids

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Government: Investment Boosts Coastal Shipping In Aotearoa
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Government: New Zealand To Stay At Orange For Now
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Government: Independent Panel Appointed To Review Electoral Law
Justice Minister Kris Faafoi today announced appointments to the independent panel that will lead a review of New Zealand’s electoral law. “This panel, appointed by an independent panel of experts... More>>

Trade: Prime Minister To Visit United States
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National: Jacqui Dean To Retire From Parliament In 2023

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean has announced that she will not be seeking re-election at the 2023 election. “I have advised the President and Leader of the National Party that I have decided not to put my name forward... More>>




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