Posts tagged "Politics"
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...
Feedback on Draft Discussion Paper 2015/01: Proposal for the Creation of an Oceans Institute

Feedback on Draft Discussion Paper 2015/01: Proposal for the Creation of an Oceans Institute

On Thursday, 15 October, the McGuinness Institute hosted a round-table meeting to discuss the feedback received on the Draft Discussion Paper 2015/01: Proposal for the Creation of an Oceans Institute. The paper shares ideas about (i) why such an institute is necessary, (ii) what its success would look like, (iii) how the institute would come into...
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...
Upcoming event: What makes a good political speech in New Zealand?

Upcoming event: What makes a good political speech in New Zealand?

Please join us for lunch this Friday at 1 pm to listen to Dr Bernard Cadogan talk about what makes a good political speech in New Zealand. Please see the invitation below. We have been fortunate to have the pleasure of Dr Bernard Cadogan joining us at the Institute this week. Bernard is well-known in...
Candidate

Candidate

Candidate, like On the Fence, is an initiative that takes the form of an online questionnaire. Users can answer policy-based questions with a ‘thumbs-up’ or ‘thumbs-down’, and are ultimately told how their opinions align with the policies of the parties. A tutorial is offered before undertaking the survey to ensure users understand the process. Candidate...
Voting ... and Animal Welfare

Voting … and Animal Welfare

Not long now … In the run up to the election MPs and parties have been debating a range of issues – from economics and jobs to climate change and the environment. However, as one of the participants from EmpowerNZ informed us, very few focus on animal welfare policies. If you are interested, check out the...
Political Cuts

Political Cuts

In the run up to the election this Saturday, 20 September, a pop-up political hair salon opened next to the i-SITE in Wellington Central for the first week of September. The salon was called ‘Political Cuts’ and gave passers-by the chance of a free haircut and space to discuss New Zealand politics and the upcoming...
Ask Away

Ask Away

Informed voters are key to democracy. With the election mere weeks away, many voters want to know how different parties would handle important issues if given their vote. However, relying solely on party statements and political debates can leave questions unanswered and policies unclear. A clever innovation released as part of Massey University’s Design and Democracy Project has made...
On the Fence - Voter Engagement

On the Fence – Voter Engagement

This is the first in series of blogs looking at voter engagement in the run up to the 2014 National Election next month. Our first focus is the online voter questionnaire On the Fence, launched at Massey University, Wellington on Friday, 8 August. Since then it has been popping up all over social media, particularly...