A health check on our democracy
New Zealanders will go to the polls on September 23, but how many of us will exercise our right to vote?
Big data can’t win an election here... yet
Campaigners used big data sets and Facebook to hyper-target voters in the Brexit and US presidential elections to surprising effect.
Democracy’s dark future no distant doomsday
Max Harris worries NZ is fast becoming a hollowed-out democracy, but it’s not too late to turn it around.
The puzzle of political disengagement
The candidates for Wellington Central got a pre-election chance to try to convince students why they should listen to politicians.
What should we expect from election debates?
Most of us seek out information that confirms our existing views, so is watching election debates pointless?
Make NZ vote again
Dr Bryce Edwards offers six suggestions for improving New Zealand’s voter turnout.
How to turn young Kiwis on to politics
Young Kiwis lag behind their elders at the ballot box - how can that change, and what will happen when their voices are heard?