Posts Tagged ‘nz general election’

Prepare for the Election: Reflect on Catholic social teaching

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
social teaching

With this year’s General Election approaching, voters are preparing and reflecting on who to vote for. Catholic social teaching is an essential body of thought that offers some insight on how to think about today’s social issues. Social Justice Week runs from 6-12 September and is based on the theme of Catholic social teaching. Caritas Read more

Make it 16 campaigner will be able to vote in this year’s election

Monday, August 31st, 2020
make it 16

The one-month postponement of the general election will see thousands turn 18 before October 17. One for these people will be Gina Dao-McLay. She’ll turn 18 on September 27. She said she would be focusing her vote on climate action and poverty. Dao MClay also said people were talking about the political parties’ policies, and Read more

Did the Church vote hurt Labour in South Auckland?

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Did the church vote in South Auckland swing towards the National Party? There was no change in the distribution of seats. Mangere, Manukau East and Manurewa all stayed with Labour; Maungakiekie stayed with National. Of 5 the general seats in which Labour won the party vote, 3 were in South Auckland – Mangere, Manukau East Read more

St Peter’s students exercise their right to vote

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

A mock election at St Peter’s College in Auckland last Friday, gave the students a chance to “practice” exercising their democratic right. St Peter’s is located in the Epsom electorate. Over the past three weeks there have been campaigns, and a leaders’ debate. In the mock vote National won the poll with 29.6 percent of Read more

National denies churchgoers being coerced to join the party

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Labour MP Su’a William Sio has been approached by a minister, concerned members of his church have been coerced to join the National Party without understanding what they were signing. He says it seems a National Party advocate has taken advantage of the community’s deprivation. “Congregation members are being approached by a person claiming to Read more

Archbishop Dew – outrage about Dirty Politics a good sign

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The public discomfort around the current dirty politics revelations is a good sign for our political community, says John Dew, the Catholic Archbishop of Wellington New Zealand. He was speaking in the wake of disclosures made in a recently published book, Dirty Politics which is based on information contained in emails obtained by hacking the computer of Read more