Green's draft list favours youth, and poll shows more will win seats

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 Written by

The Greens are the first party to name their contenders for the September election, issuing a draft list which favours youthful candidates.


On the basis of the Herald-Digipoll survey published today, 17 Green candidates would get into Parliament.

National, Greens up, Labour at new low

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 Written by

Labour's support has sunk nearly six points and it is polling only 29.5 per cent in the Herald-DigiPoll survey.

The popularity of leader David Cunliffe has fallen by almost the same amount, to 11.1 per cent. That is worse than the 12.4 per cent worst rating of former leader David Shearer.

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DigiPoll votes NZ to stay clear of East China Sea conflict

Thursday, 23 January 2014 Written by

A majority of voters want New Zealand to keep out of any conflict that could flare up in the East China Sea and they do not want the Government to lend even verbal support to anyone.


But a large minority, 20 per cent, wanted New Zealand to support Japan and the United States either verbally or by offering its services to a conflict - and 2.7 per cent thought New Zealand should side with China.


Almost 70 per cent of respondents in the latest Herald DigiPoll Survey thought New Zealand should keep out of any conflict altogether.

Survey backs school swim classes

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 Written by

Pools and swimming lessons should be available in schools and many believe they should be compulsory, according to a Herald DigiPoll survey.


In the poll last month of 750 people, 44.5 per cent said schools should offer children the opportunity to have swimming lessons and almost 42 per cent said lessons should be compulsory.


Water Safety New Zealand chief executive Matt Claridge said that in an ideal world every school would have a pool and learning to swim would be a core curriculum subject.

Women MP target misses mark

Thursday, 09 January 2014 Written by

Labour's target of selecting candidates to ensure women make up at least half of its caucus by 2017 has been given the thumbs down in the latest Herald-DigiPoll survey - and more than half of the women polled said it was too restrictive.

Young drivers more responsible on roads

Wednesday, 08 January 2014 Written by

Young Wanganui drivers are becoming more aware of "the frailty of life", a local road safety advocate says. A summer crackdown on speeding which will see drivers travelling more than 4km/h above the legal limit fined is strongly supported by the public, a recent Herald-DigiPoll survey showed.

Trawler-free gulf finds big support in survey

Friday, 03 January 2014 Written by

More than half of New Zealanders think commercial fishing should be banned in the Hauraki Gulf, according to a Herald-DigiPoll survey.

Internet mogul beats politicians for pet position

Wednesday, 01 January 2014 Written by

New Zealanders would rather have an internet tycoon feed their cat while they're on holiday than an under-fire mayor and two former right-wing politicians, a poll shows. A Herald-DigiPoll survey asking who New Zealanders would trust most to feed their cat over the holidays had internet mogul Kim Dotcom as the most popular choice.