Public opinion growing for ban on booze sponsorship in sports

Monday, 25 March 2013 Written by

More than four in 10 people say it's time to ban alcohol sponsorship in sports, a number alcohol control advocate groups see as encouraging.


A Herald-DigiPoll survey asked whether alcohol sponsorship of sports bodies should be made unlawful along the same lines as tobacco sponsorship, which was banned in the early 1990s.

Price rises bite middle- and low-income earners

Saturday, 23 March 2013 Written by

More than one in three New Zealanders believe they're worse off than they were two years ago and have less disposable income.

And 43 per cent feel they're about the same.

Economists say the bleak view is because low and middle-income families are feeling the increase in the cost of living more than those at the top end of the scale.

Asset sale foes plan to buy in

Friday, 22 March 2013 Written by

Almost one in five New Zealanders who oppose the partial sale of Mighty River Power intend buying shares in the company anyway, according to a Herald-DigiPoll survey.


But the survey also indicates opposition to the sales plan is softening, with just over half of the 750 respondents saying they are against it compared with almost two thirds a year ago, and as much as three quarters before the 2011 election, which was largely fought on the issue.

Labour rises at expense of allies

Thursday, 21 March 2013 Written by

 Labour and its leader David Shearer have had a boost in support in the latest Herald-DigiPoll survey - but it appears to have come at the expense of its potential coalition allies rather than National, which would still be the only party able to form a government on the results.


In the poll of 750 people, just over 36 per cent of voters said they would give Labour their party vote - its best result since December 2010 and a four-point increase since the last Herald-DigiPoll survey in August last year. The full article

Sharples will fight to hold party leadership

Tuesday, 05 February 2013 Written by

Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples has mooted the idea of allowing two male co-leaders within the party as one solution for the stand-off between himself and Te Ururoa Flavell for the job.


However, Dr Sharples also made it clear that he would prefer to remain as the sole male co-leader and retain the male-female split the party currently has.

Many Maori unclear of Labour leader - poll

Tuesday, 05 February 2013 Written by

Labour leader David Shearer has claimed to be putting in a lot of work with Maori, but in a new poll only one third of Maori who supported Labour knew he was the party's leader.


The Te Karere Digipoll asked Labour voters who the party's leader was and 35 per cent named Mr Shearer. Sixty-three per cent did not know and two per cent believed it was still Phil Goff.

Facebook's allure fading - survey

Thursday, 17 January 2013 Written by

Almost half of New Zealand is on Facebook, but more than half of those don't care about social media.


And nearly a quarter say social media is less important to them than it used to be, according to a Herald-DigiPoll summer survey.

Oz exodus: Flying Kiwis unfazed by lack of welfare across the Ditch

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 Written by

An ever-increasing number of Kiwis are eyeing a move to Australia despite the lack of access to safety nets. More than one in three would work and live in Australia if they could - including 53 per cent of people younger than 40.


According to the Herald-DigiPoll survey, a national poll with a margin of error of 4.4 per cent, this suggests about 1.6 million NZ residents want to cross the Tasman.