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Dr Bernard Cadogan discusses Brexit – video published today

Dr Bernard Cadogan discusses Brexit – video published today

On Friday, 1 July 2016 the Institute was fortunate to host Dr Bernard Cadogan for a public discussion on the United Kingdom’s decision (via referendum) to vote to leave the European Union. Dr Cadogan’s talk was followed by a Q&A session and refreshments. The discussion was filmed and is now published on our YouTube channel.  ...
UK 'Leaves' EU: Implications for Europe and lessons for New Zealand

UK ‘Leaves’ EU: Implications for Europe and lessons for New Zealand

Given recent events, we have decided to host a last-minute discussion titled UK ‘Leaves’ EU: Implications for Europe and lessons for New Zealand. See the flyer below and visit the NationVoicesNZ website for more information. Dr Bernard Cadogan has agreed to give a lunchtime talk at the McGuinness Institute this Friday, 1 July 2016. He...
Nation Voices Essay Competition – Results announced

Nation Voices Essay Competition – Results announced

The McGuinness Institute is delighted to announce the winners of the Nation Voices essay competition. The topic for the essay competition was: What makes a good prime minister of New Zealand? The essays were to focus particularly on the character, personality and skills that make for a good prime minister of New Zealand. The winning essay...
Nation Voices essay competition – 5 more days to submit your essay

Nation Voices essay competition – 5 more days to submit your essay

‘WHAT MAKES A GOOD PRIME MINISTER FOR NEW ZEALAND?’ Submit essay by Friday, 18 December 2015 Results will be announced on Friday, 26 February 2016 Five more days to submit an essay for the Institute’s Nation Voices essay competition, which explores the question ‘What makes a good prime minister for New Zealand?’ This is an...
Nation Voices essay competition – entries due 18 December 2015

Nation Voices essay competition – entries due 18 December 2015

‘WHAT MAKES A GOOD PRIME MINISTER FOR NEW ZEALAND?’ Submit essay by Friday, 18 December 2015 Results will be announced on Friday, 26 February 2016 The McGuinness Institute is looking for young people aged between 18 and 25 to participate in our essay competition, which explores the question ‘What makes a good prime minister of New...
Watch Dr Bernard Cadogan Discussing What Makes a Good Political Speech in New Zealand

Watch Dr Bernard Cadogan Discussing What Makes a Good Political Speech in New Zealand

On 8 May Dr Bernard Cadogan discussed what makes a good political speech in New Zealand. Bernard presented us with a ‘perfect speech’, discussing the place of irony, wit and a range of other tools in political speeches today. It was an informative and thought-provoking presentation, and the following Q & A session proved stimulating. We...
Dr Bernard Cadogan Speaks on What Makes a Good Political Speech in New Zealand

Dr Bernard Cadogan Speaks on What Makes a Good Political Speech in New Zealand

Today we had the pleasure of hosting a lunch time discussion on what makes a good political speech in New Zealand. Dr Bernard Cadogan presented us with a ‘perfect speech’ discussing the place of irony, wit and a range of other tools in political speeches today. Bernard discussed five speeches: Sir George Grey’s ‘Millions Yet Unborn’ (8...