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

Investigative craft shared at journalism conference

Investigative craft shared at journalism conference

Renowned investigative journalist, John Pilger, who made his name exposing injustice in war-torn Vietnam and East Timor, is a headline speaker at the third annual Investigative Journalism Conference to be held at Massey University, Wellington this weekend.

Opinion: Brexit – Post-truth politics and illusory democracy

Opinion: Brexit – Post-truth politics and illusory democracy

Recent developments in international politics have highlighted the uneasy attitude that politicians are beginning to develop towards information, truth, evidence and expert opinion, says Bill Fish.

Opinion: What the Labour-Green deal means for voters

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, and should the National Party be worried about it?

From the House to health and safety – then back again

From the House to health and safety – then back again

Minister of Corrections and Police Judith Collins isn't just a parliamentarian. She's also an A+ student.

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...
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...
Investigative craft shared at journalism conference
Renowned investigative journalist, John Pilger, who made his name exposing injustice in war-torn Vietnam and East Timor, is a headline speaker at the...
Opinion: Brexit – Post-truth politics and illusory democracy
Recent developments in international politics have highlighted the uneasy attitude that politicians are beginning to develop towards information,...
From the House to health and safety – then back again
Minister of Corrections and Police Judith Collins isn't just a parliamentarian. She's also an A+ student.
Visual bias in image selection of party leaders
A political commentator's research into the visual coverage of party leaders in New Zealand newspapers during the 2014 election year suggests there...

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