Elections News

Ōhāriu deal same old same old, says Greg O’Connor

Media release from NZ Labour Party
“The same tired message to Ōhāriu voters to vote for Peter Dunne will produce the same result,” Labour Party Ōhāriu Candidate Greg O’Connor said today. Read more »

Politicians joining Max Harris for a debate on criminal justice

Press Release – Just Speak NZ
This Thursday at 6.30pm Max Harris hosts a criminal justice election forum at Wellington High School Hall, brought to you by JustSpeak. Read more »

A Green credibility problem

As Ian Apperley has rightly noted, the election season is beginning to get into full swing in the city. And for the Greens, Wellington is a bellwether for how they can be expected to perform on the national stage, because the Wellington Central electorate has consistently delivered a higher percentage of the party vote to the Greens than anywhere else in the country. Read more »

Closure of Johnsonville line shows need to prioritise spending, says candidate

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party
“The fact the Johnsonville Line has been closed by slips for the last two Fridays in a row indicates the need to prioritise infrastructure spending within the northern suburbs,” Labour Ōhāriu candidate Greg O’Connor said today. Read more »

A good guide to bad politics

by Ian Apperley
As we head toward the general election, we’ve yet to see the Wellington candidates come to the fore. Wellington seems to be missing from the agenda so far; however we can be sure that as we approach the magical date it will warm up. Read more »

Horowhenua district council accused of operating email black list

News from NZ Labour Party
Otaki Labour Candidate Rob McCann is calling on the Horowhenua District Council to halt the sale of the Pensioner Flats following revelations leaked from an internal Audit Report, and has asked the Office of the Ombudsman to investigate. Read more »

Labour/Greens support rises, now just ahead of National

News from Roy Morgan Research
In July New Zealand’s opposition Labour/Greens has jumped 4.5% to 44%, now just ahead of incumbent National on 43% (down 3.5%) following the scandal involving National MP Todd Barclay. But NZ First is again in the box seat. Read more »

Making a difference for families

Press release from National Party
National Party candidate for Wellington Central Nicola Willis has celebrated the news of a new $50 million children’s hospital for Wellington. Read more »

National candidate backs homeless and renters as well as home owners

News from National Party
National Party candidate for Wellington Central Nicola Willis has committed to being a strong voice for the housing needs of Wellingtonians. Read more »

Housing NZ plans to build up to 330 new homes in Hutt Valley

News from NZ Government
Work is set to begin to build and refurbish over 700 homes in the Hutt Valley. Read more »

Trolley buses, light rail, and votes

NZ First should pick up some extra votes in Wellington after the news that its policy for the elections supports retention of trolley buses and light rail to the airport. Read more »

NZ First wants to keep the trolley buses, and build light rail to the airport

NZ First has stated that it would retain Wellington’s trolley buses and renew the buses’ electricity supply. It also says it wants Wellington Airport served by light rail. Read more »

Three Wellington Central candidates discuss city issues

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
The big three candidates standing for Wellington Central faced each other today in a debate hosted by the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

250 Johnsonville people express concern about their mall

Press Release from Greg O’Connor
“The fact that 250 people turned out on a cold winter’s night to express their concern about the lack of development on the Johnsonville Mall is evidence of the depth of feeling on the matter in the northern suburbs,” says Labour Ōhāriu candidate Greg O’Connor. Read more »

The runway extension and the drop in international travellers

by Dr. Sea Rotmann
Wellington Airport have released their full-year results, reporting a drop in international passengers by nearly 9,000 people. Read more »

$300m in Budget to help film industry

News from NZ Government
$303.9 million is to be allocated in the Budget to support the continuation of the New Zealand screen industry production grants, both globally and domestically. Read more »

Public meeting on deterioration of Johnsonville Mall

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party
“There is a considerable degree of frustration with the lack of progress and development at the Johnsonville Mall, and we are holding a public meeting to give residents the opportunity to have their say,” Ōhāriu candidate Greg O’Connor said today. Read more »

National is committed to Wellington’s resilient future, says candidate

News from National Party
National’s Wellington Central candidate Nicola Willis says National’s resilience focus and commitment to a low-debt track means the Government would be able to afford to rebuild Wellington should the city suffer a large earthquake. Read more »

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