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Candidates, we want to hear from you – Election 2016

by Guest September 5, 2016

Hey, did y’all know there’s an election coming up? Yes, there is! And once again, we want to provide you with some decent coverage of the issues we care about. Local body politics is IMPORTANT. Once again, we’re asking candidates to contact us with the answers to the questions below. We’re doing things a little […]

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Wellington candidates – we’ve heard from you

by Sue Tyler September 8, 2014

We put together fifteen questions we wanted answers for from anyone running for Parliament in the Wellington region. Four candidates got back to us before our deadline. Here’s what they told us. Wellington Central Paul Foster Bell’s answers James Shaw’s Answers Grant Robertson’s answers Ōhāriu Tane Woodley’s answers  

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Political Cuts

by Sue Tyler September 2, 2014

Every second store I pass seems to be a Pop-Up Shop of one kind or another, but Political Cuts is something brings a different spin to the idea. When you pop along to 101 Wakefield Street this week (like a true Pop-Up Political Cuts is only around for a week) you’ll discover a salon offering […]

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It’s Election Season

by Sue Tyler June 27, 2013

The local body elections are soon upon us Well not super soon but it makes your life easy if you are enrolled to vote by Friday 16 August 2013, that way you get your voting paper in the mail. You can still enroll after the 16th but then you need to request special voting papers […]

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My personal Wellington highlights of 2011

by Joanna December 22, 2011

We didn’t have the TAWAs this year, but lots of awesomeness still took place. Here’s a very self-indulgent look at what I particularly loved and didn’t – hopefully other Wellingtonistas will add their own posts too.

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Candidates: Paul Foster-Bell for National in Wellington Central

by Joanna November 4, 2011

We invited all candidates in Wellington electorates to contact us with their answers to fifteen crowdsourced questions. Answers are restricted to 30 words each, and we publish them exactly as we receive them. Who are you and what do you want? I am National’s Candidate for Wellington Central – I want your party vote for National […]

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Candidates: Tane Woodley for the Greens in Rimutaka

by Robyn November 4, 2011

We invited all candidates in Wellington electorates to contact us with their answers to fifteen crowdsourced questions. Answers are restricted to 30 words each, and we publish them exactly as we receive them. Who are you and what do you want? My name is Tane, and I was born and bred in the Hutt. I […]

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Candidates: Alex Speirs for ACT in Hutt South

by Robyn November 4, 2011

We invited all candidates in Wellington electorates to contact us with their answers to fifteen crowdsourced questions. Answers are restricted to 30 words each, and we publish them exactly as we receive them. NB: Alex went over the 30-word limit a few times. We’re pretty strict about the limit, so those answers have been truncated […]

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Candidates: Grant Robertson for Labour in Wellington Central

by Herbertimo November 4, 2011

We invited all candidates in Wellington electorates to contact us with their answers to fifteen crowdsourced questions. Answers are restricted to 30 words each, and we publish them exactly as we receive them. Who are you and what do you want? I am Grant Robertson, and I want your vote to continue to be MP […]

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Date an MP

by Tom Ackroyd November 3, 2011

Political Speed Dating comes to Wellington next Wednesday. Promoted by the PSA, a group of unions and community organisations* have joined together to bring you a “fun, fast and furious” evening of political debate. Members of unions and community organisations will be speaking about their experiences and asking party spokespeople to respond to their questions […]

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