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Candidates: Kelly Buchanan for the Alliance in Wellington Central

by Alan 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? Never ask that question! Er, I’m a geek and socialist, and want to drastically […]

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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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Candidates: Holly Walker for the Greens in Hutt South

by Tom Ackroyd November 3, 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’m Holly, I’m from the Hutt, and I want a clean green economy that […]

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Candidates: Sea Rotmann for the Greens in Wairarapa

by Joanna November 3, 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 Dr Sea Rotmann and I want NZ to be green and […]

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Wellington candidates – we want to hear from you

by Joanna November 2, 2011

Remember when we asked questions of mayoral candidates? Well it might have escaped your attention while people chased a little ball around a field, but there is an national election in less than a month’s time. Holy shit! If you are running as a candidate in the Wellington region, we would like you to answer […]

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