Latest poll suggests minor party's three seats would be vital to both major parties

Friday, 20 December 2013 Written by

Labour's poll support has slipped after an initial surge following David Cunliffe's election as leader, the latest Herald-DigiPoll survey shows.

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Tight belt starts at city's top

Monday, 04 November 2013 Written by

A post-election Herald-DigiPoll survey found 73 per cent of Aucklanders think the new chief executive should be paid closer to or less than $500,000. Just 18.5 per cent believed the chief executive should be paid the same or more than Mr McKay.

Poll backs no-mow policy

Friday, 01 November 2013 Written by

Most Aucklanders, with the exception of central suburbs dwellers, appear to support the controversial council decision to stop mowing roadside berms.


A Herald-DigiPoll survey of 500 Aucklanders has found 59.2 per cent support across the Super City for the decision and 34.1 per cent opposition.

Waterfront preferred Te Papa site

Thursday, 24 October 2013 Written by

A majority of Aucklanders want the new northern branch of the Te Papa national museum to be built on the central city waterfront rather than the Manukau site announced by the Government, a Herald DigiPoll suggests.

Aucklanders would bring back Brown

Saturday, 19 October 2013 Written by

Half of Aucklanders think Len Brown should continue as mayor of the city after revelations of a two-year extra-marital affair with a woman appointed to a council advisory panel.


The first scientific poll since details of the affair were revealed on Tuesday by his 32-year-old former mistress Bevan Chuang show 51 per cent of Aucklanders think Mr Brown should continue being the mayor and 39.5 per cent think he should resign.

Charter cash better spent on state schools - poll

Thursday, 03 October 2013 Written by

A narrow majority of New Zealanders oppose the opening of five charter schools next year and feel the funding would be better spent on state schools, a Herald-DigiPoll survey has found.


The new partnership schools, or charter schools, will be a topic of heated debate at the Post Primary Teacher's Association (PPTA) annual conference today, where the union will discuss its response to the Government-funded, privately-run schools.

Mortgage changes: Key 'confident' market will settle

Monday, 30 September 2013 Written by

Prime Minister John Key says he is confident the property market will settle down, despite the Reserve Bank's new mortgage lending restrictions.


The new rules come into effect tomorrow and will limit the number of home loans banks can make on purchases with a loan-to-value ratio greater than 80 per cent, meaning most would-be owners need to have a 20 per cent deposit.

Kiwis favour help for films and TV

Thursday, 26 September 2013 Written by

Kiwis are largely in favour of the Government's subsidies to attract and keep large film and TV productions here, according to the latest Herald-DigiPoll survey.


Nearly 64 per cent said they approved of the Government's subsidies to attract big film productions to New Zealand, compared with 31.7 per cent who disapproved.


But fewer New Zealanders are in favour of the Government's $30 million sweetener to keep the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter open.