ELECTION 2014

Website election queries differ to media focus

Website election queries differ to media focus

An online web platform that enabled voters to ask questions of candidates in the lead up to the general election found the issues were quite different to those in the media.

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

People of a certain age experienced an odd feeling at about 9pm on Saturday. There it was: the realisation that one party had clearly won the election and that we knew precisely who the next government was going to be before we went to bed.

Students want voting to be easier

Students want voting to be easier

More young non-voters would be motivated to participate in September's general election by online voting than a one-off $50 payment, according to the results of a student survey conducted by Massey University.

Issues experts

Issues experts

As well as a strong line-up of political commentators, Massey has a range of researchers who are experts in their field and keen to comment on key election issues.

Election News

Opinion: Immigration - here we go again

Opinion: Immigration - here we go again

Immigration is shaping up to be a key debating point this election year. Whether it will be the incendiary issue it was in 1996 remains to be seen, says Professor Paul Spoonley.

Listen up – for democracy’s sake

Listen up – for democracy’s sake

How do you encourage people to listen to views that differ or clash with their own, especially around issues like inequality and poverty that can be easy to ignore and uncomfortable to face?

Opinion: Fake news and how to spot it

Opinion: Fake news and how to spot it

We are only a few weeks into 2017, but already it seems the phrase of the year might very well be the "F" one. Fake news.

Disaster, diaspora, distrust in politics – lecture series

Disaster, diaspora, distrust in politics – lecture series

How do we best cope after a natural disaster? Who do we allow to migrate here? What's with the growing distrust in politics ahead of this year's election? With the housing crisis and associated insecurities? Massey University speakers - in a series of public talks starting next month - will tackle these hot button issues.

Is immigration becoming emotionally charged?
High rates of immigration are changing New Zealand in a range of ways, and both government and the public need to consider the issues in depth, says...
Opinion: What the Labour-Green deal means for voters
The Labour and Green Parties have signed an agreement to co-operate. Politics commentator Associate Professor Grant Duncan asks: what does this mean,...
Opinion: Meanwhile in the real world... "Where the Left" went wrong
One of the most memorable scenes played out as American tanks rolled across the desert into Baghdad under orders from President George W Bush...
Website election queries differ to media focus
An online web platform that enabled voters to ask questions of candidates in the lead up to the general election found the issues were quite...
Opinion: Immigration - here we go again
Immigration is shaping up to be a key debating point this election year. Whether it will be the incendiary issue it was in 1996 remains to be seen,...
Listen up – for democracy’s sake
How do you encourage people to listen to views that differ or clash with their own, especially around issues like inequality and poverty that can be...
Disaster, diaspora, distrust in politics – lecture series
How do we best cope after a natural disaster? Who do we allow to migrate here? What's with the growing distrust in politics ahead of this year's...
Opinion: Fake news and how to spot it
We are only a few weeks into 2017, but already it seems the phrase of the year might very well be the "F" one. Fake news.

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