NEW ZEALAND ELECTION 2017

Will immigration anxiety shape this election?

Will immigration anxiety shape this election?

As the election campaign kicked off, it appeared that immigration would be one of the defining talking points. But has it been that important?

Engaging young voters online

Engaging young voters online

An interactive online tool that boosted youth voting turnout at the 2014 election is back.

Opinion: We live in puzzling times

Opinion: We live in puzzling times

The economy is growing, inflation is low, firms are hiring. So, why are the country's leaders trusted by so few? Give us your thoughts in our second election survey.

Massey's election commentators

Massey's election commentators

Massey researchers and lecturers are leading conversations around many key election issues. Their topic areas and contacts are listed here.

ELECTION OPINION


Opinion:Rethinking Politics - is Nat-Lab cooperation conceivable?

Opinion:Rethinking Politics - is Nat-Lab cooperation conceivable?

Negotiation and compromise might become centrally important tenets in politics if National and Labour joined forces, rather than the self-aggrandising, winner-take-all approach that has dominated thus far, says Associate Professor Beth Greener.

Opinion: Will we have an election 'youthquake?'

Opinion: Will we have an election 'youthquake?'

In June of this year Professor Claire Robinson asked the question as to whether the 'youthquake' that shook the Westminster landscape following the British election would happen here in New Zealand?

Opinion: Is there an election image bias?

Opinion: Is there an election image bias?

Which party political leader's image features more frequently in New Zealand's print media? It's a question Professor Claire Robinson sought to answer in 2011 and 2014 and this year she has sifted through newspaper pictorial coverage of the respective campaigns of Bill English and Jacinda Ardern to offer some early analysis.

Is Jacinda vs Bill actually leadership vs management?

Is Jacinda vs Bill actually leadership vs management?

Dr Suze Wilson says we often value 'leadership' at the expense of 'management' - and we need both, not just one or the other. Something to consider at election time.

Latest Election News

Opinion:Rethinking Politics - is Nat-Lab cooperation conceivable?
Negotiation and compromise might become centrally important tenets in politics if National and Labour joined forces, rather than the...
Opinion: Will we have an election 'youthquake?'
In June of this year Professor Claire Robinson asked the question as to whether the 'youthquake' that shook the Westminster landscape following the...
Opinion: Is there an election image bias?
Which party political leader's image features more frequently in New Zealand's print media? It's a question Professor Claire Robinson sought to...
Journalism students work with TVNZ to produce election videos
Massey University journalism students, inspired by an online youth engagement voting tool, have produced videos that will screen ahead of election...
Health sector under-funding unfair on patients and medical staff
With chronic under-funding over a long period of time, it's no surprise that health sector services have become an election issue.
Opinion: How to decide who’s the best leader
The dramatic rise in Labour's fortunes seems a pretty clear indication that, when it comes to voting, our opinion of party leaders matters.
Opinion: Is NZ in for a 'pollquake'?
As we approach the general election, terms like 'pollquake' and 'youthquake' are increasingly being bandied about. But how likely is it really?
Inequality is growing, so how can we fix it?
Most of us feel that poverty is real and inequality is growing. But the good news is, policies change in response to public opinion, says Dr Emily...
Is funding Christchurch’s stadium a political forward pass?
Christchurch residents are faced with a $496 million question: what is a new stadium worth to them and their city? Economist Dr Sam Richardson gives...
Opinion: Is Jacinda the real deal?
The Jacinda-mania New Zealand has experienced since the Labour Party decided to replace its leader says much about the way we view our leaders.

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