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March 19, 2018

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently announced that the Government will be sending around $20 million to Tonga and Samoa to aid their recovery in the wake of Cyclone Gita. Is this a good use of Government funds? What does New Zealand gain from supporting its Pacific neighbours? VicLabour Why shouldn’t the idea of selflessness extend […]

March 12, 2018

In 2010, prisoners were stripped of the right to vote if they were incarcerated during the time of a general election. The High Court has since deemed this amendment incompatible with our own Bill of Rights Act. With this in mind, what is your party’s position on prisoner voting rights? Labour at Vic The right […]

March 12, 2018

In a statement this week that they “can’t be bought,” the Green Party has announced it will refuse donations from lobbyists. This issue was addressed in the Labour Party’s governmental overhaul at the end of 2017, however the Greens’ announcement comes as an attempt to “take a lead” on the issue of transparency in Government. […]

March 5, 2018

This week in the news, a student from Pakuranga College tried to wear a colander on his head for his school photos, citing his religion as Pastafarian. His school refused to allow him. What are your stances on wearing religious attire in public, at school, and in places of employment?” Labour at Vic Wow, who […]

March 5, 2018

Closing off 2017 was the release of “Ennui” from prominent Wellington Metal Band, Opium Eater. Having recently signed with Sydney-based “Art As Catharsis” records, this album was the springboard they needed into the international market. “Ennui”, meaning “a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement”, lives up to its […]

February 26, 2018

Bill English has announced his official resignation date as National Party Leader, as of 27 February 2018. The next National Party leader chosen by caucus will take over the same day. English, surrounded by family and caucus members, spoke to the press on 13 February 2018: “It’s been an enormous privilege to serve New Zealanders […]

February 26, 2018

Given that National and the Greens are preparing to select new party leaders, what traits, in your opinion, make for a strong and suitable leader? Vic Nats Being a leader of a political party is one the hardest jobs a person can have. They have to defend their party from attack, keep their caucus united, […]