Media watch – Friday

15 September 2017

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  1. Pete Kane

     /  September 15, 2017

    In a neck-and-neck election race many pundits believe will be swayed by the mobilisation of New Zealand’s youth vote, TVNZ heard from the the younger generation themselves in the first ever Young Voters Debate.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/tvnzs-first-ever-young-voters-debate-reveals-generational-divide-over-climate-change-housing-and-compulsory-te-reo-maori?auto=5575808488001

    • But from RNZ: Fewer young people enrolled than 2014

      The Electoral Commission does expect that as 23 September nears, more people may enrol, but at this stage nearly 20,000 fewer young people under 30 registered compared to 2014.

      So far, 97 percent of people over 70 have enrolled to vote, but as the age drops, so does the percentage.

      Only 75 percent of people between the ages of 25 and 29 enrolled to vote and that proportion dropping to 67 percent for 18-24 year olds.</blockquote.
      http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/election-2017/339434/fewer-young-people-enrolled-than-2014

      • Pete Kane

         /  September 15, 2017

        That’s the real campaign challenge for the Left Block Pete. How many unregistered (likely young) voters can be delivered to the Polling Booths before election day and thus effectively make it a one step process?

        • Does it matter? If young people can’t be bothered voting then is it a problem if they don’t?

          It took me more then thirty years after I became eligible to vote to take much interest in politics.

          The Electoral Commission can’t wave a wand during a campaign and suddenly make parties and candidates engaging and interesting and relevant, and the parties and candidates probably do more to deter rather than attract serious interest.

          • Pete Kane

             /  September 15, 2017

            As I say, challenge for the Left, if they want to win. In, the end the Greens didn’t need Coromandel in 99, because they got over the 5 with a very effective Specials campaign, largely in London and Sydney.

            • That’s presuming the young peoeple who can be motivated to vote will vote for the left.

            • Pete Kane

               /  September 15, 2017

              I’m assuming targeting. South/West Auckland, Porirua, Flaxmere etc, and of course rural North and East Coast.

            • Parties target – and presumably National is trying to do this too. The Electoral Commission should be trying to encourage everyone participate.

            • Pete Kane

               /  September 15, 2017

              And these extra early booths are a potential Godsend for the Left, if they can muster the ‘apparatus’?

  2. Pete Kane

     /  September 15, 2017

    Good opening vid interview with Liam Dann
    “Barry Soper: Tax was always going to be Labour’s Achilles Heel”
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11922464

    • High Flying Duck

       /  September 15, 2017

      I hope based on that you’ll stop with your ridiculous 18 new taxes spiel.

      • Blazer

         /  September 15, 2017

        the reality is,its far closer to 18,than Joyces…’only..1…!

        • High Flying Duck

           /  September 15, 2017

          You need to work on your maths – i think they came up with 5 – and that includes a $2 prescription charge…

  3. PDB

     /  September 15, 2017

    Though totally unscientific & liable to be rigged by people voting multiple times the stuff poll strangely mirrors the TV3 poll for the leading two parties – a bit of hope for TOP voters too. Not what I suspected from a lefty media site.

    Put your vote here;

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/96897026/were-curious-who-are-you-going-to-vote-for

  4. Blazer

     /  September 15, 2017

    UNICEF report ,an indictment on this Govt..NZ ‘s place..

    Child Poverty (41/41)
    Teen Suicide (34/34)
    Jobless Households (35/37)
    Environmental Awareness (34/36)
    Teenage Birth Rate (36/41)
    Inequity in Education (34/39
    Inclusive Economy (34/40)
    Homicide and Bullying (33/40)
    Neonatal Mortality Rate (28/36)
    Reducing Inequality (26/41)
    Food Insecurity (21/41)
    Education Performance (15/38

    • PDB

       /  September 15, 2017

      Hilarious list – NZL 41/41 for child poverty! Thanks for the reminder of what a joke UNICEF is!