Kiwis support keeping flag and Queen

Thursday, 06 January 2011 Written by

Most New Zealanders want to keep the national flag with its Union Jack and retain the Queen as head of state - but three out of four have no idea who the next Governor-General should be.

A Herald-DigiPoll survey of 750 people, conducted before Christmas, shows that 72 per cent of respondents support keeping the current flag with its Union Jack and the four stars of the Southern Cross.

Open and easy for beach feet

Wednesday, 05 January 2011 Written by

When we head to the beach, Kiwis have clear preferences on what to wear. What we put on our feet leaves us more divided.

A Herald-Digipoll survey of 750 people found both men and women knew what they liked to don before going for a dip or doing some sunbathing.

King in front but gap closing

Tuesday, 04 January 2011 Written by

The public believe that Annette King should take the reins of the Labour Party if Phil Goff were no longer the leader, a Herald poll shows.

But the Herald-DigiPoll survey - involving 750 respondents and done just before Christmas - also shows David Cunliffe nipping at her heels, and some recognition for Andrew Little, who is the party president and will stand for Parliament for the first time this year in the New Plymouth seat.

Facebook users now in majority

Tuesday, 04 January 2011 Written by

More than half of New Zealanders have an online profile, half of those check it daily and one in 10 admits to being addicted to it.

Facebook has become a necessity for every other man, woman and teenager - according to a Herald-DigiPoll survey.

Pinot noir favourite tipple as wine and palates mature

Monday, 03 January 2011 Written by

Wine-drinkers are more likely to pick pinot noir from the shelf than sauvignon blanc, a survey shows.

A Herald-DigiPoll survey showed that slightly more New Zealanders (31.3 per cent) chose red wines over white (30.1 per cent).

Red wine's popularity is likely to be due to the marked increase in pinot noir drinkers.

Big chunk of Kiwis eat out more than they cook

Monday, 03 January 2011 Written by

Despite tough economic times, nearly a third of New Zealanders eat out more than they cook at home.

A Herald Digipoll survey of 750 people found that 28.1 per cent of us were too exhausted or lacked the skills to whip up a meal, cooking three times or less per week.

Men were less likely to spend time in the kitchen than women.

Huge hopes of winning Rugby World Cup again

Saturday, 01 January 2011 Written by

Will we never learn? More than 70 per cent of New Zealanders think the All Blacks will win the Rugby World Cup in October, despite 24 years of failure on the game's biggest stage.

A Herald-DigiPoll survey has revealed that just 16.5 per cent of respondents believed the All Blacks would not win the Webb Ellis Cup, while 2.9 per cent did not care and 10.2 per cent did not know.

Marae DigiPoll-November 2009

Sunday, 18 October 2009 Written by


John Key, Prime minister of New Zealand speaks about the Marae-DigiPoll findings.


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