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: Could UK election youth turnout be repeated here?

Opinion: Could UK election youth turnout be repeated here?

Britain's hung Parliament has been called a political earthquake but if the seismic shifts are examined more closely it's a youthquake that has altered the Westminster landscape.

Youth vote engagement tool wins Australian design award

Youth vote engagement tool wins Australian design award

An online interactive tool devised by Massey University that encouraged young New Zealanders to engage and vote in last year's council elections has been honoured at Australia's Good Design Awards.

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?

Looming clash between home owners and renters
With major policy announcements from the two largest parties this month, there is no doubt housing is shaping up as one of the key issues for the...
Opinion: The silence of the voices
On Saturday September 23, New Zealanders will go to the polls and vote for the 52nd Parliament. Well, some of us will. Probably fewer than did three...
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: Could UK election youth turnout be repeated here?
Britain's hung Parliament has been called a political earthquake but if the seismic shifts are examined more closely it's a youthquake that has...
Youth vote engagement tool wins Australian design award
An online interactive tool devised by Massey University that encouraged young New Zealanders to engage and vote in last year's council elections has...
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...

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