‘One of the most significant democratic processes in New Zealand’ and one which arguably affects New Zealand youth more than any other election, has been ignored by four-fifths of electors. This as the government presses forward with significant reforms to the sector.
Leading the polls, at the front and centre of the debate stage is Former Vice President Joe Biden, yet not everyone thinks he deserves to be there. Biden has a past history of racist voting records and endorsements which cannot be ignored, critics say.
According to AZARIA HOWELL, in 2010 a law passed that should’ve never been drafted. It was the law forbidding inmates to vote if they were in prison on election day. What has been called “inconsistent with the Bill of Rights” by the High Court is still an enforced law in New Zealand to this day, and in Azaria's opinion, not rightly so.
On March 15th, students across the globe are striking from school to draw attention to climate change. Cities across New Zealand are holding strikes too, and Ethan had a chat with NZ organiser Sophie Handford to see what it's all about.
It's been a crazy year in New Zealand politics, involving everything including new-born babies, sexual assault allegations, corruption claims and fresh new faces. We've covered the biggest stories of 2018 here.
This week played host to what could well be one of the biggest scandals in New Zealand politics in the last ten years, and likely the biggest political fallout between two politicians of the same party in over thirty, and it’s all due to disgruntled former National MP Jami-Lee Ross. Political editor, Ethan Griffiths, and Maverick, Azaria Howell, fill you in on all the dirty politics.