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

Reviving the humanities: Part I

by Luke Fenwick  |  13 January 14

Reviving the humanities: Part I

Defeating loneliness

by Jeremy Vargo  |  20 December 13

Defeating loneliness

Child poverty not about the headlines

by Kieran Madden  |  13 December 13

Child poverty not about the headlines

NZ's education report card disappoints

by Luke Fenwick  |  09 December 13

NZ's education report card disappoints

Bound to fail

by Alex Penk  |  02 December 13

Bound to fail

Seeking compassion, respect and dignity for all

by Jane Silloway Smith  |  25 November 13

Seeking compassion, respect and dignity for all