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

Published: Thu 6 Nov 2008 12:06 PM
New this morning on NewsWire’s all-you-can-eat election coverage
www.newswire.co.nz
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.
http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/11/media-diversity/
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.
http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/11/powerful-father/
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.
http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/11/us-election-takes-foreign-media-by-storm/
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.
http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/11/street-poll-the-cuba-vote/
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.
http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/11/orange-guy-2/
Weather casts gloom for National
Jessica Dixon reports that Saturday’s fine-weather forecast bodes better for Labour than the Nats.
http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/11/poor-weather-could-swing-election-for-national/
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.
ENDS

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