Real Issues Blog - Young people

This is why politicians don't really need to care about the opinions of young people

Danielle van Dalen
27 March 14

In the 2008 election, a significant number of eligible young people didn’t vote. In fact, almost four out of every ten 18-24 year olds (39.9%) failed to turn up to a voting booth. In the last election, that number rose to 41.8%. That’s worryingly close to half of my peer group silencing their own democratic voice. + more

Financial Literacy

Narelle Suisted
22 November 12

Massey University and Westpac have released the base findings in the 20 year longitudinal study they are jointly carrying out into the financial literacy of New Zealanders. They interviewed 18-22 year olds on their financial education, and found “ a relatively low level of financial understanding compared to other studies in other countries.”+ more

Time to wake up to gang problems in the UK

Narelle Suisted
05 November 12

A year on from the riots that rocked the UK, a report has come out showing little progress has been made on halting gang violence.+ more

A gift worth giving

Kieran Madden
24 July 12

Multi-millionare businessman Owen Glenn recently announced an eighty million dollar investment into New Zealand’s communities in an effort to tackle domestic violence and child abuse. + more

older posts

Shouting at elephants

by Kieran Madden  |  11 April 14

Shouting at elephants

Think again

by Luke Fenwick  |  10 April 14

Think again

Normalising suicide

by Jane Silloway Smith  |  07 April 14

Normalising suicide

Who are you reserving a seat in Parliament for?

by Jeremy Vargo  |  05 April 14

Who are you reserving a seat in Parliament for?

Growing Aotearoa

by Kieran Madden  |  03 April 14

Growing Aotearoa

China: what are we not talking about?

by Jane Silloway Smith  |  28 March 14

China: what are we not talking about?