Archive for the 'Elections' Category

Powertool Records release ‘Election EP’ asking its listeners to vote

Press Release – Powertool Records
We at Powertool Records – and our indefatigable artists – are not a team that sits still for long, especially when something big is looming. So we’re sticking it to the ballot box with the release of ‘The Election EP’: 8 artists with few stylistic similarities, but each with a passionate request that we vote – or at least think about what this election means to you. Read more »

Hutt City planning to spend $3m more to help cycling and walking

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt City Council’s Policy and Regulatory Committee has recommended that the Council should increase its investment in cycling and walking infrastructure by $3,012,000 over three years to encourage greater participation in active travel in the city. Read more »

Wellington employers release regional election manifesto with four issues

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce
Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce has released its election manifesto for the region ahead of its Business Election Year Debate tonight. Read more »

Regional election issues to be debated at Massey

News from Massey University
Wellington regional issues, from the flyover to extending the airport, will be in the spotlight at an election debate at Massey University’s Wellington campus on Thursday. Read more »

Laugh, think, vote: festival of political performance at Bats

Press Release – Bats Theatre
What do Winston Peters, a savage and wild barbarian, Karl Marx, and a group of dusky maidens have in common? They’re all part of #RaucousCaucus2014, a two week festival of political performance taking over BATS Theatre from the 26th of August. Read more »

Electoral Commission bans satirical song by Wellington musician

News release from Darren Watson
The Electoral Commission has told Wellington musician Darren Watson to stop selling or promoting his satirical song “Planet Key” or he may face prosecution. Read more »

Sir Geoffrey Palmer joins Mt Victoria residents at election meeting

More than 80 Mt Victoria residents attended an election meeting tonight – at the top table were James Shaw ( Green) Paul Foster Bell (National) Grant Robertson (Labour) and Hugh Barr ( NZ First). Read more »

Gerry Brownlee and the flyover

As the days tick away on the Transport Agency’s statutory timeframe to appeal against the Basin Reserve flyover decision, the question on everyone’s mind is whether the National government would step in and legislate. Read more »

Debate today on better broadcasting

News from Coalition for Better Broadcasting
An election debate on better broadcasting is to be held in Wellington on Monday. Read more »

Anna Paquin offers to help put up Russel Norman’s campaign signs

News from NewstalkZB
The Green Party’s campaign will have a touch of starpower, with actress Anna Paquin offering to help put up election billboards in Wellington. Read more »

Free green card travel for students a ‘leap forward’ says VUW student leader

News from VUWSA
Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association President Sonya Clark welcomed the release of the Green Party’s Student Transport policy today, saying it is “a leap forward in addressing the cost of transport for tertiary students.” Read more »

Election issue: quality of democracy discussed at Wellington conference

Press Release: Public Good
A well-attended conference in Wellington this weekend heard and discussed presentations which raised questions about the quality of our democracy. The conference was hosted by the St Andrews Trust for the Study of Religion and Society and Public Good and the aspirations of many organisations and the approaches they are taking to achieve a richer kind of democracy were also on the agenda. Read more »

Ohariu needs fresh energy, says Labour candidate

News release from NZ Labour Party
The National Party’s deal with Peter Dunne is a rort and shows the people of Ōhāriu are being taken for granted, says Labour candidate Virginia Andersen. Read more »

Five VUW academics to answer questions on election issues

News from VUW
Could National’s refusal to reform MMP lead to the defeat of the government? Is the media providing voters with the information they require to make an informed electoral decision? What directions might John Key’s leadership take if he secures a third term? These questions and more will be part of a five-week course about the 2014 New Zealand election, run by Victoria University of Wellington’s Continuing Education programme. Read more »

Labour will pay for Capital Connection commuter service, promise MPs

News from Labour Party
The next Labour government will ensure the future of the Capital Connection by funding it on a similar basis to other commuter rail services, say Labour’s Transport Spokesperson Phil Twyford and Labour’s MP for Palmerston North Iain Lees-Galloway. Read more »

National names list MP as Wellington Central candidate

News from NZ National Party
The National Party has announced List MP and former diplomat Paul Foster-Bell will be its candidate for the Wellington Central electorate at the 2014 General Election. Read more »

Greens’ Rimutaka candidate helps shape bill championing internet freedoms

News from Green Party
Championing Internet rights and freedoms, the Green Party has today launched New Zealand’s first ever crowdsourced Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill. With her unique background and experience in human rights law and ICT, Green Party candidate for Rimutaka, Susanne Ruthven, helped Gareth Hughes MP to shape this Bill. Read more »

Results of Pacific Advisory Group elections

News from WCC
The results of elections for Wellington City Council’s Pacific Advisory Group have now been finalised. Read more »

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